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post #21 of 257

subbing & update

My goodness! I haven't been here since Aug 28th! What a slacker! At least you guys are good at leaving a bread crumb trail to follow.

I'm still "enjoying" morning sickness 24/7. So much for it only hanging around the 1st trimester (I'm in week 13 now). I haven't really been able to do much other than deal with my Biscuit and nap when he does. Poor DH has had to bear the brunt of cooking and shopping -- anything to do with food. I'm doing a little better on that front, but raw meat is still pretty gross. I had thought it was bad the first time, but oh this is so worse. I am just so exhausted. I had complained last time that I was sure that if I could just actually throw up I would feel better. I learned that theory is wrong last week. Oh well. I didn't want to brush my molars and my tongue anyway.

So, I'm going to cut this short and go make sure that my blog is in my signature. Not that I've posted more over there, but if there's anything juicy/interesting going on there'll be another way to find me!

Hugs to all. I thought of you guys even though I wasn't logging on.
Kath
post #22 of 257
we missed you Kathleen! and i'm at 22 weeks and still feeling ill every few days. my phenagren is keeping the puking at bay though.

meli-sounds like a wonderful time, happy anniversary!!!!

bama-it's cold here too. and pouring rain. yucky. i hope ya'll feel better soon. we're starting to get somethign here, i've had a sore throat for several days. :

all the pictures are adorable! i can't believe how big our "toddlers" are! someone at the mall today thought ds was 2!
post #23 of 257
Kathleen!! I was thinking about you today, but I can never remember your username!!!

PLEASE come back and post with us..we miss you!!

And anne...some one at the store guessed ds lately as 12 mos.: he is pretty small..

and we go back to the gastro doc monday, and they're gonna want to do a feeding tube.

I am SO not prepared for this. I do have a somewhat local friend who had a dd with a NG feeding tube for a year, and has offered to help us.

He just wont eat, and he's not growing. GRRRRR I wish he could just eat!! And he wants to eat! so frustrating...

but the happy news!! DH is home!! I get to be frisky! Woohoo! try out my new mirena!! Give 'er the old test drive!:
post #24 of 257
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Bama... I thought you were supposed to use backup for the first month? Just curious. Have fun.
post #25 of 257
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Bama... I thought you were supposed to use backup for the first month? Just curious. Have fun.
No one told me that!! Grrrrrr

We had only had sex once since my period when i got it in, and we used a condom that time, so she said good!

GRRRR

do I really have to use backup??
post #26 of 257
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A friend of mine just got one put in a couple of weeks ago and thats what she was told. It was a "Just in Case" type thing...b ut they said for a month to use bacfkup.
post #27 of 257
: Kathleen! sorry about the continued morning (day) sickness. that's got to be rough.

yesterday I'd invited my pregnant friend to dinner and she called and said 'I can't come, I'm in labor!' so I went over to her house for about 6 hours and she had a little girl last night at 10pm-ish, it was an intense second labor, I think she was having back labor. anyways that was really fun! now I get to practice my postpartum doula skills.

ugh I need to go get another depo shot. i was enjoying being dp-free and not having to worry about bc.

people often think ds is 2 years old. they're surprised that he doesn't talk as much as a 2 year old. he's got a big head tho, so that helps make him look older.
post #28 of 257
bama- oya. how scary. i remember that someone started a thread about this a few weeks ago- i don't think that it fits schuylers problem exactly b/c he can't even keep the food down, but you might want to check out the thread to see if anyone has some encouraging words at least. i will look for it.

kathleen- i am so happy that you wrote, i just wish that it didn't sound so hard for you. that is a very long time to be sick. have you tried the stuff that anne or michelle take? i was really sick and extra vitamin b helped a lottt. morning sickness is kinda of like colic though- the same thing never seems to help two people and everyone is full of advice. i mean, have you tried saltine crackers? or running the vaccume nonstop for hours? just joking. how is stephen doing? pictures?

oh yea! i want to see some pregnancy pictures!

melissa- sounds like a great wekend. hilger took eisa yesterday, but he accidently took my keys too so i had to stay inside when i was hoping to go and secretly buy some chairs that we can't afford. boy was he happy when he heard that. he has her again right now for a walk. he is so good sometimes. and i am so bad sometimes. a-hahahah.

i made a simple little dress for eisa's halloween costume- she and i will both be witches. i choose it b/c she loved to run around with her bath towel....but that was last week, this week she HATES it- we'll see if she is a witch with a cape or not. i have a feeling that she won'tbe a witch with a hat. she might just be a kid in a black dress.

ok, mcs
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post #30 of 257
thanks mcs...I posted over there...

It is strange that a tube is beginning to look like such a blessing...:
post #31 of 257
Kathleen, it's so good to hear from you! I've been wondering how you were. Sorry to hear that you are still so sick.

Bama, I'm sure dtd will still be fun, no matter what accoutrements go along with it

My new strategy is to get away from the children as often as I can. Nice, huh? It's not totally selfish though -- I do get refreshed after a break, and can be much more patient with the screaming, books getting thrown at my face, etc. Took them to church today and that was a trip -- Miles was pretty good but Danny was terrible, running all over the place, scribbling in a hymnal with a pencil (!), and being very LOUD. I knew this would be a difficult age and I am trying to keep that in mind -- it is a phase, it will end someday. Miles was takling to me about something last night and I said to him, "Imagine, Danny is going to be a big boy like you someday. I wonder what he'll want to talk about?" It is hard to believe.

Here's a sad but true confession -- Danny loves TV. Really loves it. He is now running to the cabinet, getting DVDs, bringing them to me, and then plopping down on the couch expectantly. We are not a family who have the TV on all day, and Miles's screentime is limited but Danny is right there for all of it. Sigh.
post #32 of 257
TV-ds watches at daycare. they only do kid oriented type shows but it's so annoying!!! now ds wants to watch at home and will get mad when he can't. it's getting better and he knows that i will not turn the TV on at all during the day when he is awake. he gets to watch Baby Einstein before naps and bed and that's it at home. dh and i watch the news from 5-630 but that's it. we don't have cable or anything so that really limits our viewing options. is it odd that ds has no clue who Elmo and other "typical" toddler favorites are?
post #33 of 257
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is it odd that ds has no clue who Elmo and other "typical" toddler favorites are?
DD calls all Muppet types "Elmo". I think it's a little joke on her part, because DS and I always make a big deal about saying "No no, that's not Elmo! That's Grover!" etc. So even if he watched TV there's no guarantee he'd know who Elmo is.

Poor DD is getting a whole bunch of teeth. She teethes (sp??) in a weird pattern - right now she has her top first molars but not her top canines, and she's currently cutting both her first molar and canine on the lower left side. The rest are right under the surface, though. She gets this weird blister-like thing on her gum as her molars surface. It looks really gross. DS never got it but he cut his teeth a lot faster. It takes forever for DD's teeth to break through.

I am having kind of a hard time letting go of my image of DD as a baby. We are not having any more kids and it is somewhat melancholy to watch her babyhood disappearing.
post #34 of 257
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Here's a sad but true confession -- Danny loves TV. Really loves it. He is now running to the cabinet, getting DVDs, bringing them to me, and then plopping down on the couch expectantly. We are not a family who have the TV on all day, and Miles's screentime is limited but Danny is right there for all of it.
I'm so glad someone else admitted this. : Joey's all about DVDs and, lately, I've bought her some : She's got one baby einstein that she loves (the changing seasons one, which I actually like, too. ) She also loves Elmo : and Veggie Tales (She'll bring me a DVD and go, "Ta...ta....ta....." I keep trying to get her to say "VEGGIE" but she's more into the TALES part : )

Anyway, I'm glad I'm not alone. Although, I think I'm worse than you are. Because first of all, Joey doesn't have an older sibling who's got limited TV time. She's got a gran and a mom who have the TV on pretty much constantly, for background noise. FWIW, she rarely SITS and watches anything. She'll watch a song and then go off to her room to play and then come back in when she hears something else that catches her attention.

Sigh.

Bama, y'all will be in my prayers. That is so scary, but you are doing really really well. And have fun with your new mirena!

I said I was going to start temping again this month, but I just forget! It's not easy to temp first hting in the morning if you get woken up differently every day. Somedays Joey lifts my shirt, some days, DH tells me i'm going to be late for work, some days the dog sits on my foot. : Makes life interesting, though.
post #35 of 257
I had never heard about "backup" for a month with the mirena. My midwife told me in no uncertain terms that it was effective immediately, as did my regular dr when mine went missing.

Kathleeen, famousmockingbird, good to see both of you again!
We are struggling with teeth - he still only has 2 on top, four on bottom, and one-half a molar. He's so uncomfortable all the time, chewing on anything...poor kid.

mcs - too funny about your kid in a black dress
I bought some red plaid material yesterday and a pattern for a plain pair of pants (for Cully's punk costume). I've never sewn anything besides a diaper so wish me luck! Sam is still unsure about her costume, I think we will go browse tomorrow. For school's party she has to read a fictional book, and write a book report about it, and dress as a character from the book. I gave her my copy of Neil Gaiman's _Coraline_ and she LOVED it...wants to do that one, but I have no idea how to dress her for Coraline. :
post #36 of 257
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I had never heard about "backup" for a month with the mirena. My midwife told me in no uncertain terms that it was effective immediately
Thats good. Weird that my friend's doc told her otherwise, though.
post #37 of 257
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Originally Posted by twouglyducks View Post
Thats good. Weird that my friend's doc told her otherwise, though.
It's possible if the dr didn't have much experience with the mirena that they would maybe tell people that just to be safe?
post #38 of 257
Thread Starter 
Yeah, probably just a "save yer ass" type thing. Sorry I scared you, Bama. :
post #39 of 257
its ok..we didnt use backup anyway too much trouble!!

and I'm getting a little nervous and relieved at the same time...we leave in an hour to go to the dr, and oy....

its not gonna be fun for ds, if they decide to do it in the office.

And as for TV/DVD...lets just say my kids know the order of everything on public TV, and Nick Jr.

Our morning consists of..

Mickymouse clubhouse,
Dora
Diego
Blues Clues
Backyardigans
Wonderpets

then smart kid movies in the afternooon....I dont watch TV at all, except for LOST, but their daddy loves his TV...mostly sports and news.

So they know how to sit and yell at a football game..

so in terms of TV watching/DVD watching....my kids probably have all of yours beat, so no shame in admitting they watch that stuff!!!:
post #40 of 257
Elaina loves eating apples whole lately too: http://flickr.com/photos/elaina_pearl/274868985/

I am thinking about taking her to the doctor... last Sunday she woke up with a cold, runny nose/stuffed up... developed a fever Sun. afternoon then by Thursday it seemed to be drying up. Then this Saturday she had a very restles night, woke up in the am with a fever (didn't have a thermometer but she felt pretty hot so I gave her some motrin) and she has had a fluctuating fever since, was very grumpy all day yesterday and the snottiness has picked back up. Her fever tops out at 104.5... (got a thermometer yesterday!) So, I think she has a sinus infection maybe? I've never taken her to the doctor for being sick before, as I don't take myself until absolutely necessary... but I don't think infection is anything I want to mess with and I don't want her to suffer through this any more than she has to!

So we'll prolly end up going in.

Kathleen - so good to hear from you!

Bama - glad you're enjoying your mirena. Good luck with Schuy & the Dr!!

DVDs/Tv... Elaina watches the random animal youtube, some music videos, and I checked out an IMAX elephant dvd for her that she watched almost all of... we do not own a tv so she's not exposed to it much, but I don't sweat it if she sees it elsewhere or anything. The only shows DH and I watch we download or rent, and they're not shows I want her watching! So we watch em after she's asleep.
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