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post #221 of 244
hattoo- i remembered that you asked about books- and in hopes of finding a few new titles for us to wear out, here are eisa's favorites right now-

"what will the weather be like today" by paul rogers and awsome illustrations by kazuko

"the five senses" by maria ruis - we only have "sight" and "hearing"- i sure wish we had the others too. the narrative is not rhyming, but still engaging and the pictures are soo nice.

she also loves "cats know best" by colin eisler (who is a friend of hilger so buy it!) the illustrations are real cute and real real.

she also likes all books about babies including "babies" i forget who wrote that, but it is real popular and rhymes.

she also really likes this library book called "hands can" by cheryl willis hudson.

there you have it- now you can see what our day looks like. we read soo much. i love it and sometimes i am tired of it. i just buy our books at thrift stores, but i am ready to spend some money for christmas on new books. i don't know if it will be a gift for me or for eisa.

hey grace! glad to hear your doing so well in what could be a stressful situatuion. i want to hear your band! too bad about the sleep- is it really as bad as before?

i have heard of a lot of babies self-weaning when the mom becomes pregnant. a woman i know said that her four year old said "mom your milk hurts my belly, can i stop nursing now?"

it is a beautiful day here, when eisa wakes up we are going to go to the park where i used to work. it is a "real" state park with hiking trails and horse trails and all- not so easy to come by around here. should be fun to see all of my old work mates too. they love an excuse to not work.

mcs
post #222 of 244
mcs, what park?

hattoo, we're into a lot of different books. Her favorite is the Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. Which was also my favorite when I was a kid. I had it memorized, and at the age of two, my uncle thought I was reading it to him. :

I've got a great book that I love called "On the Day you were born", but Joey could take it or leave it.

"You and me" is a great one, short and rhyming, with absolutely gorgeous illustrations.

oh, and then there's always the freaking Binky book. My mother and her brilliant ideas.
post #223 of 244
sharron anne- clay pit ponds state park- are you taking the day off work? come on!
post #224 of 244
When Maddie was 3ish she was afraid of flowers. Would cry during our walks when we strolled past them. She loved snakes. Couldn't get enough of them at the zoo.

Meli: I've been gone overnight before. Chocolate Fountain!!! You must go. It's a great way to recharge. The kids can get extra daddy time in. All will be good.

hattoo: check out the library. They have a ton a good books to look through. And you have to return them in a month, so you are forced into a variety.

I've been sick all weekend. I started some zithromax on Saturday and I feeling much better today. DH wanted me to stay home, but I'm toughing it out at work. He spoiled me all weekend and I did get a lot of rest. The cough is so much better and no more chills. Now I'm hoping that he doesn't get it because he has big plans with his dad and brother for this weekend.

I'm craving peanut butter right now.
post #225 of 244
Thanks for the book suggestions ladies!! We were at the library today and Sage picked out "Northern Lullaby" (can't remember the author and I left the book downstairs). I skimmed through it and it seems nice. It has beautiful illustrations of Inuit people in it too. I'll let y'all know if it stands up to Sage's fussy tastes!!

I also found a great website (through posts on MDC of course): http://www.magicalchildhood.com. If you haven't already, check it out. It's packed with good play ideas for toddlers, not to mention a great book list. I have a hard time remembering what books I liked as a kid, but this list refreshes your memory and gives new ideas too!

mcs - Thanksgiving went very well, thanks for asking. I did go on Martha Stewarts website as someone? suggested. I actually rely on that website a lot : I've never gotten a bad recipe from there. Everything always turns out beautifully. The turkey was delish as was the stuffing. I even made 2 pumpkin pies from scratch (not from Martha, but from a never-fail-Mennonite-cookbook). I felt officially grownup feeding my parents and grandmother Thanksgiving dinner.

The reason we were at the library today is that "Rhymes that Bind" started. I love this. It's for kids 0-3 and we sit in a circle and say nursery rhymes, sing songs and do actions. I was babysitting Abby today and she and Sage had a great time. They're both sleeping now, so I'd better go get my floor washed.
post #226 of 244
Mclisa, thanks for the encouragement! I think I want to go -- just need to work up the nerve to actually give them the money and put it on the calendar.

Re: books, Danny is not really into sitting still and being read to. He does occasionally enjoy pointing at things in a picture book for me to read to him. But all this did remind me of a funny story from Miles's babyhood -- I got The Thumb Book which is a very rhythmic story with a refrain that goes:

Dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum.

Whenever dh read it it was like he didn't hear the rhythym at all and he would read:

Dum ditty.
Dum ditty.
Dum.
Dum.
Dum.

It drove me crazy!
post #227 of 244
hehe! we love the thumb book. sandra boyton is awesome.

and now for the news we've all been waiting for........


















it's a BOY!!!!! ds will be the proud big brother to another little monster. he enjoyed watching "baby" on TV my mum was very excited to be involved and here to be able to see him. dh was so sure that the baby was a girl too: the first thing we saw on the screen was a penis! dh is already saying that the next child will be a girl. so, wish me luck in the great circ debate. i hope i can convince him not to. :
post #228 of 244
Thread Starter 
aww anne...pm me your addy, i will send you the mothering Case against Circ reprint for free.

It did the trick for my dh. It is written by a doc of 35 yrs...absolutely excellent.

and congrats on another boy!
post #229 of 244
oh how exciting anne!
i am in the middle of studying for midterms so i will be MIA for a while. i just finished a 3 day postpartum doula training, because i want to get involved with a local non-profit that offers free doulas to low-income women. it was intense and now i need to study a LOT.
: everyone!
post #230 of 244
Congrats, Anne! Yea for boys! ps: I'm routing for a girl next time!

Michelle the student: good luck on midterms! When you get back tell us more about your doula class.

Speaking of doulas: my secretary is due in March. She has an 8yr old, but this will be her dh's first. He's not too sure about the whole delivery process. She's been teasing me that my DH should be her doula since he's been in on 3 deliveries.

me: cough better. my toast from breakfast is giving me heartburn.
post #231 of 244
Thread Starter 
mclisa..you're rooting for a girl for Anne next time, or yourself?? I would think you'd want a boy! even out some of that estrogen!!
post #232 of 244
so the debate has already started. so far it's not going well. who would have thought that a little piece of skin could cause hours of arguing. however, the one thing in my favor is that i told him if we don't come to a consensual decision then we should let the boy decide for himself when he is old enough. dh seems pretty open to that so far. i tried putting it int he context of getting a tattoo or peircing. it seems to be making a little more sense ot him this way. ...: this is really putting a huge damper on the excitement.

thanks for the book bama, i pm'd ya
post #233 of 244
Thread Starter 
anne, there is also a link in the Case against Circ with a graphic circ video. Shows what happens...

if he insists on it, MAKE him sit there and watch it, its only fair. Then see if he really wants to do it.
post #234 of 244
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Originally Posted by anabellee View Post
so the debate has already started. so far it's not going well. who would have thought that a little piece of skin could cause hours of arguing. however, the one thing in my favor is that i told him if we don't come to a consensual decision then we should let the boy decide for himself when he is old enough. dh seems pretty open to that so far. i tried putting it int he context of getting a tattoo or peircing. it seems to be making a little more sense ot him this way. ...: this is really putting a huge damper on the excitement.

thanks for the book bama, i pm'd ya

Don't let it be a debate. Tell him it's not happening, and that's that. If he wanted to infibrulate a baby girl, you'd say "no f'ing way" right? This is no different. You don't need to bargain with your baby's body.
If the "he can decide when he's old enough" arguement seems to make sense to him, maybe push the "he can always decide to have it done, but you can't ever have it UNdone" side?
post #235 of 244
Yeah for a boy, Anne!
Sorry it's being dampened by the the circ thing, but we're here to support you! Maybe you and your dh can try and get focused on other exciting boy things that your dh can look forward to, to try and take the focus off the foreskin... Like letting him get stoked on things he can do with two boys...I dunno exactly...

But, I like your approach of it needing to be a mutual agreement, hopefully that can make sense to your dh.

Maybe you can ask him to do some research to prove to you why he thinks it should be done in the first place?

Even the fact that it could theoreticly be done later (not that you want it done at all) can kind of take the pressure off of making the decision *at birth*, giving you guys time to work out your differences.

I have to say that I'm SUPER PROUD OF YOU for being brave enough to try something new!
post #236 of 244
And another thing!

Maybe working hard to validate your dh's opinions in other areas regarding the new baby will help him let go of this area...like really valuing his ideas on baby names, other parenting issues, etc. I can totally see why so many guys's manhood feels threatened over the debate! Man him up!, and may the foreskin be with you.
post #237 of 244
Thread Starter 
my favorite point to make is...if mom and dad are both there, and mom doesnt sign for it, it cant be done.

period.

so just dont sign the paper.

that's my solution.
post #238 of 244
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may the foreskin be with you.
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post #239 of 244
congratulations anne! two boys! hip horah! and i agree with everything that everyone said 'fore me on the skin. ah ha. you have plenty of time before the birth to let dh think about it and to try each of the ideas until an angle catches in his mind.

melissa- that story about the book really made me laugh- i could so perfectly imagine it- and imagine it making me crazy too! by the way- go for it- the chocolate fountain of no youth around. sounds glorious.
i think i am major need of a night with drinks and girl friends. do it for me.

preg.michelle- glad your feeling better. i forgot about heart burn...blech.


michelle from peru- you are amazing. i will look up volunteer oportunities tonight. how is daycare going for louis? when will dp come?

gota put the babe in bed.
mcs
post #240 of 244
Yay, Anne, two boys! Only the lucky ones get two boys Good luck with the circ convrsation --I know that you will prevail.

So nice to hear your sunny voice again, Grace!

Very cool about the doula program, Michelle -- good for you. Do you think it will be hard to go into the hospitals with those women? Thank goodness they will have you there to help, but I imagine a lot of that stuff might be hard to take.

Thanks again for the encouragement ladies .. chocolate fountain of no youth indeed!
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