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post #121 of 1282
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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
can i just ask: is this really considered "breaking news"????

Britney Spears filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline in Los Angeles County Superior Court today citing "irreconcilable differences."
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i mean, cnn worthy? tabloid, maybe, but cnn??? and anyway, is anyone really surprised?

sorry, totally off topic but i just got the "breaking news" and so :
No, sadly I am not surprised. American mainstream (a word I generally hate using, but in this case...) news is a joke.
post #122 of 1282
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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
Now, I need to make a prototype of each kind, and get you guys to try them and see if they work well and it makes sense to venture in to the WAHM world.
Another wrap/carrier obsessed mama volunteering to test drive!! :
post #123 of 1282
sarah - great idea. would also love to test drive : i'm in need of something different. the sling just doesn't work as good as it did about a month ago. he's too big for it now imo. sending you full-term labor vibes too.

hidden zipper. that sounds good to me..

about the news - they only show what will get the best ratings and sadly enough, that does.


question:

why is it that everytime i take a drive in the car, a huge sense of sadness comes over me about not being pg anymore? i can't explain it. it's like everytime i'm driving for a long distance (30m+) i start feeling like i want another baby, i want my belly back....
post #124 of 1282
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why is it that everytime i take a drive in the car, a huge sense of sadness comes over me about not being pg anymore? i can't explain it. it's like everytime i'm driving for a long distance (30m+) i start feeling like i want another baby, i want my belly back....
For me, it's because in the car I used to rub my belly and feel her kick and dance to whatever music I was listening to. Now I don't get to feel that anymore.
post #125 of 1282
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why is it that everytime i take a drive in the car, a huge sense of sadness comes over me about not being pg anymore? i can't explain it. it's like everytime i'm driving for a long distance (30m+) i start feeling like i want another baby, i want my belly back....
already mama??? sheesh, i didn't start feeling like i wanted another after ds1 until he was um, 1 1/2??? are you planning more? can't remember back to that thread.... if yes, what spacing this time?
post #126 of 1282
Test drive,me too! I love wraps/carriers I showed a mama how to baby wear at the drug store today then again at the library and then I went to my favorite baby store, they sell new/used things and this woman carring a bucket asks about my wrap so i show her all the ones they have(I had nothing else to do today. ) and told her all the benifits of wearing your baby and a little about AP she ended up buying a maya wrap: BW is a disease!

I did not bf my ds1 I eped for him untill he was about 4 mos old: with a hand pump what a pita. My ds2 was about 27 mos or so when he weened but i had the freezer stocked so both kids were getting bm for quite a while after he stopped nursing, I do feel great regret that i didn't seek help for my ds1 he never caught on to nursing,I think now maybe if he was fully bfed he would not be so thin(6y/o 40#).

Olivia will bf as long as she would like. If she's 12 and inviting her friends over for lunch,we'll have to talk


Is there an acceptable cut off point ? for me it would have to be about 6 y/othen I guess it would not be clw, baby calls
post #127 of 1282
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Originally Posted by EcoMama7 View Post
Lindsey - That's scary! Glad she was ok. Was she between the two of you? Maybe if you just put her on your side? Hmm..

On the food note: I think Elijah is gonna be like that. He already acts like he wants to eat. : I feel bad eating in front of him sometimes.
Yeah she sleeps between us. I tried having her only on my side but she rolls over in her sleep and I'm afraid she'll fall off the bed...and Dh won't put the bed on the floor until spring for warmth :

I had her in her playpen with the bassinet next to the bed last night but I really missed her. I guess I could kick Lee out of the room for awhile.
post #128 of 1282
Lindsey, we made a bolster pillow kind of like the Tres Tria, it goes under the fitted sheet at the edge of the bed. Baby speed bump, basically.

Sarah, that's an awesome idea! We have a small diaper bag, and it's still a pain while wearing a wrap. Would it be possible to make the pocket waterproof? I'm thinking drool and barf frequently soak our wrap these days, so wouldn't want my wallet in on that action. I know Harper would be obsessed with playing with a drawstring with a toggle. That could be either good or bad, who knows?

I'm thinking of getting little cards printed with where to buy the various carriers we use. I get asked all the time. One woman was pulling out from a parking meter and stopped and leaped out of the car to ask me where I got the wrap! She was pregnant and wanted breastfeeding advice too.

Harper voted for the first time!
post #129 of 1282
Alex is almost four and a half months and he has started solids. I had to stop bf when he was sick months old because I was very sick. He was on formula and it didn't agree with him so we tried adding the cereal and that didn't work, so we tried giving him solids about a month ago. It works soooo well, he would spit up the whole bottle before and then want to eat again 30 minutes later. Now he goes about four hours and keeps his bottles down. He loves his food and if you don't feed him fast enough he gets mad. He tires to take out food off of our plates when we are eating. It was funny because I was eating ice cream the other night with a spoon and he thought it was for him and started screaming. I had to quit eating it because I felt so bad. But his ped said it was ok because of the circumstances. He said if i was still bf or he was doing fine on the folrumla we wouldn't of suggested it. But it seems to be working for us.
post #130 of 1282
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Maggie voted today for the first time too! She was bored, she fell asleep in the sling right away. Liz voted twice. She went w me and then with dh a while later.
post #131 of 1282
Okay, so maybe waterproof lining on the pocket. That could get tricky, but it's doable I think. Just a matter of incorporating the right fabrics. I think instead of a hidden zipper, hidden velcro would work better. That way I could make a totally separate flap over the pocket. At least until I can afford to invest in a snap press. Then I can offer an option. Velcro is fast and easy.

So much to think about! :

Just got back from orientation. It was alright. Kinda lame, but that's the nature of the beast. At least the person leading training fully recognized that the videos were ridiculous and horribly acted. So, I go in tomorrow to shadow one of the cashiers, and then I'm on my own. The store opens at 6am on Black Friday. Our local outlets open at midnight. Crazy.
post #132 of 1282
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. The store opens at 6am on Black Friday. Our local outlets open at midnight. Crazy.
I guess some malls are opening at midnight after Thanksgiving. I wonder if the suit who made that decision will be working right along side all those employees or in bed in a turkey induced coma??
post #133 of 1282
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Harper voted for the first time!
So did DD and DS! DD with me, DS with DH. THen DH and I talked with DS about his responsibility to vote as we walked out - I felt so grown up!

I've been thinking of what we're going to do now that DD is clearly too big for her bassinet....DS sleeps between us when he stumbles in from his room at some point every night (he starts in his room then joins us later), and we don't have a wall to push the bed up against on its side, so I've been thinking of having DH fashion some sort of pack N play-sized platform (so I could use the PNP mattress and sheets, since we don't use the PNP itself anymore anyway) with a railing around it and then sidecarring that to our bed. DH is very handy, so I know if I gave him specs, he'd be able to build it for me. We did have a snug-tuck pillow on DS's toddler bed for a while, which I loved, but I don't think I feel comfortable with DD next to it quite yet, she's still so young - unless I put it under the sheet as PP suggested....hmmmmmm....maybe I'll try that and see how I like it...though DD doesn't sleep as well next to me, cause she smells me and gets shook up by the other 3 of us tossing/turning. She'll sleep all night in the bassinet (with the side dropped down) right next to the bed, less than a foot away from me, but if she's on the same surface as me, she wakes several times at night...and...well, I guess I'm being selfish : . She's clearlythriving (remember, 26-1/2 inches and 17pounds 9 ounces at 4 months!), and I'm enjoying the uninterrupted sleep! I've got to do some thinking about this...our bed is really cramped right now as it is, so I think an extension to it is better than trying to cram one more person in it.

Sarah, I'm glad training wasn't too bad, I hope you continue to feel OK while working!

Megs, how's my cybertwin? :
post #134 of 1282
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I've been thinking of what we're going to do now that DD is clearly too big for her bassinet....DS sleeps between us when he stumbles in from his room at some point every night (he starts in his room then joins us later), and we don't have a wall to push the bed up against on its side, so I've been thinking of having DH fashion some sort of pack N play-sized platform (so I could use the PNP mattress and sheets, since we don't use the PNP itself anymore anyway) with a railing around it and then sidecarring that to our bed. DH is very handy, so I know if I gave him specs, he'd be able to build it for me.
This was shown to me by a person at my local birth center. We just built our version tonight. I'll try to get some pictures soon.
post #135 of 1282
Ruby voted last night. Oregon is all mail in ballots. so I voted in bed in my pjs.
post #136 of 1282
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Getting back to tv talk: My dd1 is downstairs now watching Dancing with the B list. She is changing clothes with each dance but keeps the wedgie shoes style on.

We also had a talk w dd1 about her needing to vote every year and why.

Our room is not big enough to put a crib in, but that is a most awesome idea.
post #137 of 1282
I think that picture is probably how we're (read: I'm ) going to end up side-carring Jackson's crib in the new house. I love saying "new house" It's wonderful that we get to move in to a place with plenty of room for all 6 of us, plus guests, and our rent will change by...nothing. It's a blessing that we found it!

If I can ever get the card reader to work, I'll post pics of the new house.

DH has been tracking the votes status, and said more than likely Democrats are going to be very happy tonight. Just thought I'd pass that on. He's planning to watch the voting coverage tonight, which I think sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry, but it's all him.
post #138 of 1282
are there actually babies that stay on the crib side? hmmm... never worked for us... i would end up trying to squeeze into the crib myself... ds1 and 2 like to sleep right next to the boob--occassionally with a hand on it to make sure it is still there...
post #139 of 1282
Sarah, I am so in on the wrap action, should you be so inclined.

We're going to try the side car at some point I guess. At least just to justify the crib purchase (used), and to assuage DH.

More later, I just spent hours cleaning the house and want to go to BED

Oh, clw. I plan on it, but hope that PHilip's idea of CLW is also mine!
post #140 of 1282
Hi everyone....

On CLW, definitely. I would personally never wean before my child wanted to. Well, unless God forbid there were a legitimate medical reason (which are very few, but we've had moms come to LLL for help with forced weaning if they have to go on chemo or something drastic like that, so sad ) My DD1 weaned during this last pregnancy; she was not quite 3 1/2, and I would have been fine with continuing (I actually thought it would be neat to be "triandem nursing" ) DD2 shows no signs of weaning, in fact she's going through a milkies-obsessed stage where she wants to nurse almost as much as DS does! :

For those who said they weren't quite comfortable with the thought of total CLW, just take it one day at a time! I was actually one of those people who said, when I was pg with my first, "Oh I will only nurse for 1 year, I would never be one of those 'extremists' who nurse forever and go to LLL meetings' and now here I am, one of the biggest lactivists I know The thing is, it's hard to imagine until you get there, but they get "big" so quickly, all of a sudden they are turning one or two or three and to other people they look big but to you they still totally feel like your baby when you hold them and nurse them. :

Anyway I think it's interesting, Katherine Dettwyler, a scientist who is pretty much the world's leading authority on anthropology and breastfeeding, has done years and years of research on normal breastfeeding patterns (i.e., what happens in traditional cultures where the natural course of bfing is not interrupted by artificial feeding products, marketing, societal roadblocks, weird cultural hangups, etc.) and based on those studies as well as analysis of our anatomy (when our final teeth come in, when our immune systems are fully developed) she concluded that the natural age of weaning for humans is anywhere between 2 1/2 and 7 years, and a good average duration for nursing would be around 4-5 years. She says anything under 2 1/2 should be considered premature weaning and discouraged (and usually, up to that point, what sometimes appears to be self-weaning is really a nursing strike or some other temporary situation and the child will go back to the breast with some time and encouragement.)

Anyway even on MDC I'm sure some of you will find that kind of weird, but I thought I'd share anyhow
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