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post #461 of 643
Tanya, my family's in Burque too! I go there usually once a year for the holidays.
post #462 of 643
It's still a small world. I keep wanting to go during the balloon festival, but the timing never works out. I know my kids would love that. My mom's been spending her weekends helping at a wild horse ranch. I forget the name, but their purpose is preservation...that's what she calls it...the horse preserve. She's been working hard at getting healthier, and last year for her birthday she climbed Sandia Peak, and did it again this year. Of course, it's not a major mountain, but I tell you what...until I don't have a child strapped while hiking then I'm not doing it! I'll take the tram, thank you
post #463 of 643
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They also say on the CDC site that because of this, you are more likely to suffer an adverse reaction to the vaccine than catch the disease itself.
ooooh - do you have any idea how i can find a link to exactly this on the CDC site? if i could just show it to my dh, we could maybe stop fighting.
post #464 of 643
I have it somewhere...let me find it for ya.
post #465 of 643
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Jessica, where in NM are you from? My mom and sister live in Albuquerque. We visit once or twice a year. We're all originally from FL, but when my stepdad died, my mom and sister moved there to be near his family for support.
I'm from all over NM : We lived in soome VERY small towns, Gila,
Pie Town, T or C, Silver City. We moved to Albuquerque when I was about 7 and lived there for 6 years, then moved to Taos where we lived until I went to college. My family imploded while I was in college and my dad and brother moved back to ABQ, but now he's moving back to Gila and my bro is going to live with my mom in VA - so for the first time in forever I have no "ties" to NM - except its special place in my heart.
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It's still a small world. I keep wanting to go during the balloon festival, but the timing never works out. I know my kids would love that.
The Balloon fiesta ROCKS! Go if you can.

So today, out of nowhere, DS has a rash on his *should I say it?* willy. I don't know what's up with that! I gave him some nekkid time earlier and it looks a little better, but I feel like a mommy failure.
post #466 of 643
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Tanya, my family's in Burque too! I go there usually once a year for the holidays.
Wow, small world is right!
How'd you end up in Mexico? (if you care to share)
post #467 of 643
you mamas can TALK. I'm trying to keep up.

Kellen update - he rolled over a few times yesterday, from tummy to back. It was sort of shocking how easily he toppled. He's gone once from back to front but has to work like crazy for it.

He loves the ergo and meitai on my back - falls right to sleep. Tolerates the sling but mostly facing out. He is drooling/raspberrying like crazy, makes these really loud vocalizations that sound like a baby elephant (kellephant, groan...) and has taken one very bad bite on the hand from his 2yo bro.

That's it!
post #468 of 643
aw, poor Kellen getting bitten by his bro. That's cool that he managed to get from his back to his front. Ezra started sort of trying but he's not nearly there. Front to back has gotten easy with practice, so now sometimes he does these hyper quick rolls--it's so funny.

Amy how do you put him in the mei tai on your back? I got DS on once, but I haven't been able to get him comfy since then. I think he had one leg sort of frogged and another sticking out (remember, he's short!). I'm saving for an Ergo; hopefully we'll be able to afford it in a few weeks.

Oh, about penis rashes: for us it usually happens if he's in a wet diaper too long, just some red on the tip (he's circ'd, not sure if it makes a difference). Since we started ECing we haven't had that prob.
post #469 of 643
Oh Jessica, dont feel like a failure!

Cant wait for my ergo...still cant use the sling poor spine of mine...

daisy did a couple of rolls back to front about a week ago and then seemed to just forget about it... Im most enchanted by the giggles and will do anything to provoke them!!

also deciding re vaxing, last time we delayed and selected. I am sure its better for the individual child not to vax, but I do believe the figures that childhood diseases are coming back in the uk and this may be because of people stopping vaxing...I think theres an argument for the greater good...but Im sure that as long as breastmilk is the main source of nourishment though vaxing is useless. Ive been so ill while feeding and babe is unscathed. and as elsane pointed out - the immune system is now perfect, why mess with it?

sorry for lack of apostrophes in this post, something really weird happens when I use them that isnt worth explaining!!
post #470 of 643
Sarenka, sometimes apostrophes don't work for me either! Dunno what it is. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Daisy, by the way. So simple and sweet.

Jessica, give yourself a friccin break already! You give all of US breaks, so where´s YOURS? Yes, darling daught of mine gets the occasional redness on her prettyparts and I slather it up with some kickash cream I made, go me, anyway a few hours later it's gone. NON-ISSUE.

My family did the imploding thing you talk about while I was in college, having grown up in Oregon, and they all moved to New Mex. So I have no 'ties' there except friendships (Oregon)...the short version of my life and 'how I got here' is thus:
came for a dance workshop (contact improv), met Viet ('dh').
Went back to az, where I lived (prescott), quit job, sold house, divorced husband. (this is the short version, remember)
Came back to san miguel and have been makin it ever since. I keep thinking I'll stay until economically I cannot do it any more and that keeps being longer and longer. I have my immigrant status and all that. I have my 92 toyota camry. I have a part time job from home. I have a 'wife'. I don't have any debt. From the outside, and sometimes even from the inside, life is lookin pretty good.:
post #471 of 643
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ooooh - do you have any idea how i can find a link to exactly this on the CDC site? if i could just show it to my dh, we could maybe stop fighting.
Here it is:

http://www.cdc.gov/niP/publications/pink/safety.pdf

This is in the first paragraph under "Decreases in Disease Risk":

Quote:
At the same time,
approximately 15,000 cases of adverse events following
vaccination are reported in the United States each year
(these include both true adverse reactions and events that
occur coincidentally after vaccination). This number exceeds
the current reported incidence of vaccine-preventable
childhood diseases.
post #472 of 643
What is it about college and families imploding? Mine did the same thing. My stepdad died during the spring semester of my first year. He was killed by a drunk driver. My mom got severely depressed and was out of it for a couple of years. She finally came out of the fog, but not before my little sister (she was 7 when he died) got seriously screwed up mentally. Then they moved to NM to live near his parents. They've gotten better over the years, my mom more so than my sister. My brother is still in FL, and I've been a gypsy with my dh until now. Now we live near his family since mine's scattered.
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approximately 15,000 cases of adverse events following
vaccination are reported in the United States each year
And I believe (though have NO cite, just a recollection) that it is estimated that less than 10% of vax reactions are actually reported.

off to ballet!
post #474 of 643
I think that's on the CDC site somewhere, too. But I don't know exactly where.

Have fun at ballet...I'm sure it's more fun than cleaning the kitchen....
post #475 of 643
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Amy how do you put him in the mei tai on your back? I got DS on once, but I haven't been able to get him comfy since then. I think he had one leg sort of frogged and another sticking out (remember, he's short!). I'm saving for an Ergo; hopefully we'll be able to afford it in a few weeks.
I can try to find exact links later, nak and gotta get up, but try mamatoto.org for videos about getting baby onto your back. They'll be videos with wraps, but getting him up there works the same way.

More details later.
post #476 of 643
They sure do look cute here, but don't let them fool you!

http://www.tsmith7.photosite.com/ThreeCrazyKids/

There's a lot of pics so don't feel like you have to see them all. I use this same page to share with family who actually like browsing 20+ pics of my kids.
post #477 of 643
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Originally Posted by mama_tigress View Post
Amy how do you put him in the mei tai on your back? I got DS on once, but I haven't been able to get him comfy since then. I think he had one leg sort of frogged and another sticking out (remember, he's short!). I'm saving for an Ergo; hopefully we'll be able to afford it in a few weeks.
There are also some good instructions at www.babyhawk.com I haven't tried it myself yet.

Oh, this poor babe is just screaming, in a way he hasn't in sooo long. Every time he fell asleep today I had to put him in the car. It was ... lemme count... EIGHT times in the past 5 hours. Every time he has fallen asleep I have had to get him in or out of the car. He's now been screaming for over an hour, won't nurse, doesn't need a diaper, just yelling. I know he is over-exhausted and I feel so bad. Tuesdays suck.
post #478 of 643
OH jeez, Jessica. Hang in there! Only a few more hours before you can collapse exhausted into bed!

Tanya I couldn't get the pics to come up. I'll try again.
post #479 of 643
Cute pics Tanya! Jessica major s for you!

I have a question -

my dd is STILL eating on the hour. And, as I am sure you could have guessed, that certainly puts a damper on our social lives (ha ha ha!!!). So, how far spaced out is everyone else's feedings? And does anyone have any thoughts about mine, and how to get her more spaced out (or not)? I am sorta getting tired of feeding on the hour, and it really means that we can't get out and do much still even with her closing on on 4 months old pretty fast here.

Thoughts?
post #480 of 643
Hugs Jessica. I hate having to get in and out of the car with DS when it really doesn't suit his sleep schedule--he hates the car!

Cute pics, Tanya! Love the matching hot pink FBs

Thanks for the links. I guess we need to practice back carries more. The one time I got it to work was awesome--he napped in there while I cooked, and I felt like I could get a lot of things done that I couldn't with him in a front carry.

Sabbath, my DS basically eats every 2 hours, except at night. It's actually weird how accurate his internal timing is--often he'll wake up hungry exactly 2 hours after he last ate. Sometimes he eats after 1.5 hours and sometimes it's 3, but the vast majority of the time it's 2. The thing is, I've read in a lot of places that different women have different milk storage capacities. So if your DD is eating very frequently, it may be due to a small storage capacity. Apparently this is not related to breast size. Also I guess some babies just need to eat more often; I know some who never ate more frequently than every 3-4 hours! As far as getting out, are you not comfortable NIP? For me the hardest part about getting out is making sure DS gets his naps, but I'll feed him just about anywhere without a problem. Hmm...I don't have much advice about spacing out feedings more, but there was just a thread on this forum about that. Maybe if you were out and she got distracted, she would forget to get hungry, and then she'd learn that she doesn't need to eat as often? That would only work if it's more habit than actual need, though. Good luck!!
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