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post #141 of 1282
Oh and on hospital costs, wow, I can't believe some of those bills! Thank God for insurance! Really, I sometimes forget how lucky we are to have such a good policy - DH's employer offers a few options and we were able to take the cheapest premium, the HMO (I think we pay $100/month or so), because it happened that they have a huge network here and all the good doctors and midwives etc. that I wanted to use were in the network anyway, so why pay more. So I have no idea what Andrew's birth and NICU stay cost - I never even saw the bills. I paid nothing, not one cent. Actually I did pay one single $15 copay at my first midwife visit, but that was for my entire 9 months of maternity care and the hospital was in network so covered 100%. I wish that were the case for everyone!

And what other topics did I miss....oh yeah TV! I have to get TiVo in the new house! No, really, I shouldn't - I am trying not to watch too much TV, it really tempts me to waste way too much time. But I can't resist. Call me a big cheeseball but I am a soap opera addict I have watched my soaps since I was like 12 and watching them with my mom! I keep saying I gotta give up these dumb shows but then I find myself wondering what's happening and taping them, to watch my guilty pleasure late at night after the kids are asleep!

And yeah, like everyone in the country I am getting addicted to Grey's Anatomy, too. Stop me!!
post #142 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.
Heh -- we love that show. Complete guilty pleasure. I *do* want to give Joey Lawrence a wig and a valium, though...

BFM, thanks for the CLW info & reassurance -- and honesty about how you felt the first time you were faced with it. It's nice to hear how it worked out for you.

My cousin was an instant "triandem" nurser... triplets! It was astonishing to behold...
post #143 of 1282
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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...
Oh yeah I know that one, B grabs onto my bra or shirt or necklace with a kung fu grip so I cant go anywhere.I like this crib idea nad showed DH tonight, B has been kicking the heck outta both of us at night, so I think we will try this one out. It would be cool maybe I can find a comforter and make a matching crib set, I will defentlly take picks.


***To Harper's momma and daddy***

your pictures have inspired me to give up on my 2k rainbow vacuum and ask for a nice digital SLR instead...and a hoover windtunnel. I love taking picks its one of my passions...


holy cow B is tryingout his super sonic scream and he is so bouncy has to bounce and move even in his sleep its insanity I cant put him down or he will get so mad : I gave away a jumper chair and I am now kicking myself for that...what was I thinking, he would so dig a jumper he could bounce to his hearts content. Okay gotta go dance with my baby.


umm what is CLW?
post #144 of 1282
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Have a question, and I know y'all will be honest with me.

I bought 5 yards of fabric to make a no sew wrap, and was loving it. No work required! However, I got tired of having to carry the diaper bag/backpack/purse in addition to carrying Sam. So, I took my wrap, found the center, and sewed a panel across the middle, leaving it open at the top. Now, I can toss my wallet/keys/a diaper/cell phone and Sam's bottle in the little center pouch that I made. I'm thinking that I'll take it one step further and finish the edges of the wrap, taper the ends to make it easier to tie, and add individual pockets to the panel so that there are more organized slots for keeping keys/wallet etc., and then the big area in between the pockets and the wrap itself for the bigger stuff. Make sense?

So the question is, do you think this is a marketable idea? If so, how much would you be willing to pay for a wrap with a built-in-purse (basically)?
I did this with the wraps I made too! I like the pocket - you can fit a lot of stuff in there! ...and definitely taper the ends, it makes it so much easier to tie Do you have a serger to finish the edges? That's probably the easiest way. I don't know that I'd make organized slots...that might get too complicated, the one big pocket works well...that's just my 2 cents though.

I've made many carriers myself this time around and I constantly get comments on them...I bet you'd do well...and depending on what you pay for your fabric, you could make some good money.

My favorite is a pouch I made out of a pair of old jeans with stretch in them - it's my go-to carrier now. I used the pockets from the jeans to make pockets on the pouch - you could do that on the wraps too - they look so cute! ...oh not cute...I mean vintage
post #145 of 1282
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Oh yeah I know that one, B grabs onto my bra or shirt or necklace with a kung fu grip so I cant go anywhere.I like this crib idea nad showed DH tonight, B has been kicking the heck outta both of us at night, so I think we will try this one out. It would be cool maybe I can find a comforter and make a matching crib set, I will defentlly take picks.


***To Harper's momma and daddy***

your pictures have inspired me to give up on my 2k rainbow vacuum and ask for a nice digital SLR instead...and a hoover windtunnel. I love taking picks its one of my passions...


holy cow B is tryingout his super sonic scream and he is so bouncy has to bounce and move even in his sleep its insanity I cant put him down or he will get so mad : I gave away a jumper chair and I am now kicking myself for that...what was I thinking, he would so dig a jumper he could bounce to his hearts content. Okay gotta go dance with my baby.


umm what is CLW?
i have a rainbow if you haven't gone the wind tunnel route yet - shipping might be the only problem. PM me if you're interested...

CLW is child led weaning...
post #146 of 1282
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My favorite is a pouch I made out of a pair of old jeans with stretch in them - it's my go-to carrier now. I used the pockets from the jeans to make pockets on the pouch - you could do that on the wraps too - they look so cute! ...oh not cute...I mean vintage



I need to see pictures of this pouch! from jeans realy sounds neat. I don't have any pouches, but im short 5'3" I had a new native and I sold it. It hung below my waist.
post #147 of 1282
ok, ladies, I don't get computer time for a couple days and not only is the previous thread more than a few pages ahead of where I last read, but now there's a new thread w/ a total of 8 pages in 2 days!!!!!!!!! Wow, we can talk!! Needless to say I wasn't able to read all the pages or I'd never catch up..

On the medical bills...When we had the emer. c-section w/ my 2nd, the bill was a little over $11,000. We had insurance of course, but we still ended up paying over $600. W/ J.C since it was a VBAC it was more than a regular vaginal, so we owe $509. Then of course I had my hospital stay in august when I threw up blood and they did an endoscope and found out I had a bleeding ulcer, so after a 4 day stay in the hospital and a blood transfusion, we just got the bill and even after insurance paid, we still owe over $700!! Then I had my epidural steroid injections for my back for my bulging L5 L1 disc and we just got the bill for that and they (I had 2) will cost us about a $1000. Oh, and did I mention my dh had kidney stones the same week I had my back procedure!! Needless to say, we're up to our eyeballs in med bills and thankfully have insurance. I can't even imagine what we'd owe if we didn't!!

I really like the pocket on the pouch idea. I made myself a knock off Moby and made a panel on the front like the Moby D, but never thought to make it a big pocket!! Awesome idea and one I will borrow

On the tv issue. We have a DVR and couldn't survive without it. That way the kids can come first and we can get family dinner, baths, and bedtime prayers and stories over, then we can sit down and watch a few of our favorites. We are total die hard Survivor and Amazing Race fans, but since we got Direct Tv instead of our cable, we haven't had local channels yet, so we've not seen them much this season. Oh well, not like we haven't found anymore shows to replace those LOL!!


ok, I can't remember much more....Oh, Sarah, I have some boy baby stuff from J.C that I'm selling on the TP. Onesies and some sleepers and such for really cheap. If you need anything, just let me know

Off to bed with me...can't believe its 11pm already!!!!!

Oh, just a last minute thought. Has anyone seen the new Borat movie? We watched his shoe "De Ali G show" on HBO a few times and its hilarious!!! So we went tonight to see the movie at the theatre and I haven't laughed that hard in my whole life!! A total must see if you don't mind raunchy comedy. I think I peed myself a litte J.C slept thru the whole thing and even the loud, obnoxious laughing of the whole theatre didnt wake him up! Go figure...
post #148 of 1282
Kelly - I think we're going to be good on baby boy clothes for a while. One of my playfroup friends gave me two big boxes of clothes from her son, ranging from newborn to 24months, so once I go through all of those and get them sorted out and in drawers, I'll have a better idea of what I might need.

LeighAnne - Gee thanks...you couldn't just let me think I was original, now could you?

Ugh. I have to get ready for work. And it's raining, and I don't want to haul Bubba across town in the rain. At least the sitter is one of the awesomest moms in playgroup, and she's taking Sam (and her own two kids, ages 2 1/2 and 10 months!) to another friend's house to play this afternoon, so Bubbas will be around a LOT of kids today, which she loves.

The girl who watched her for me last night (seriously, I never see my child anymore ) said that when Samantha got there, her son, Owen (he's about 3 I think) squealed when I rang the doorbell. He was the one who ripped the door open, but then he put on his shy face, so I didn't get the brunt of his excitement. He wanted to hold Sam, and play with her, and feed her, and wanted to keep her, because his baby sister (about two weeks older than Sam) scratches him and pulls his hair, but Sam doesn't do that. Apparently when Angie (the mom) laid Sam and her daughter down on the floor together to play, Owen built a barrier between them so that Madisyn couldn't scratch Samantha. He was SO disappointed when DH picked her up last night to bring her home!

And finally (since I won't get to update ALL day!) we discovered last night that even though we put 200 gallons of oil in the tank on Saturday, we have no heat. Pretty sure there's a leak in the line, because the tank sounds empty, according to DH. I banged on it, and it doesn't sound empty to me, but he swears it. Luckily, we're renting, so it's not our responsibility to fix it, but at the same time, it was 35 last night. DH is going to talk to our management company and see if they'll let us start moving in to our new house now instead of waiting two weeks like we were going to. This house we're in now just has TOO MANY PROBLEMS!

Alright, I'm done. Have a great day, ladies. I'll miss you. :
post #149 of 1282
mcimom is back! I like seeing your avatar around. it calms me.

mommy2girlies - we are terrible aren't we? i went away for halloween weekend plus a day or two and we had gone through 3 threads :

sehbub - good luck with the job today! try and take it slow and don't overdo it. i'll be thinking about you today... also, sheesh, i noticed you just joined this year and already have double my post??? okay, so i don't always get to post but sheesh... :

BundleFishMama - i just recently started back on general hospital. dang show, keeps bringing me back and i keep leaving fed up with the writers.... :

you know, having the dvr actually makes it so that i don't aimlessly flip so often so i think it has actually cut my tv time. and b/c i can watch it whenever i am in the mood, i can do it during naps or when jonah just wants me to hold him and do absolutely nothing else or he will get fussy. or after i get the boys in bed so that i can unwind at the end of the day...
post #150 of 1282
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Bundlefish- thanks for the pretzals!!! DH didnt know I hid two of them in the pantry, he thought there was only one bag. Then he found them!

Glad the election is behind us. I am so sick of those political ads coming in the mail, on the news, radio, etc plus all those signs all over the place. Hopefully the campaigns are going around today to take them down.

Last week I received a congrats on your new baby from our Gov of Ill. There was a vax card and a reminder to start vaxing her after 8 weeks old. Also the first lady put a card in there reminding me that it is legal to breastfeed anywhere in IL. This is all great but my new baby is 9 mos old, he was running for reelection (which he won) and it was on the news that several families got new baby cards last week. Most of them also had new babies over 6 mos old. As dh said, well he may drum up some votes!
post #151 of 1282
nak: oh my goodness i just was interduced to borat. he is terribly funny in a reall wrong way we have to wait for the movie to come out on dvd though they wont bring it up here to fairbanks ak

tv shows....all i watch these days is heros....totally addicted, other than that its once in a while SVU...like once a month.
post #152 of 1282
riki - that is really sweet to say! hmm, you can get a d70, a portrait lens, & a Dyson for under 2k! We love our Dyson to bits, not that it gets used that much these days :

We're thinking of going to see the Borat movie too.
post #153 of 1282
DD has a rash on her chest. It keeps coming and going, so I'm sure its something I'm eating, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. It started as a patch of dry looking skin on her one shoulder a week ago. The teeny little bumps have been coming and going for 5 days, I think. I hate elimination diets. But here we go.

DH is home again, so I won't be checking in here so often for a bit. I'll try to keep up, but you ladies talk so fast.
post #154 of 1282
can i just share a moment how much i rock? i just got 15 oz of milk (4 bottles for my babe) in one pump session!! sorry, needed to share it with folks who would understand. i usually only get 2 1/2 to 3 bottles in a session.
post #155 of 1282
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can i just share a moment how much i rock? i just got 15 oz of milk (4 bottles for my babe) in one pump session!! sorry, needed to share it with folks who would understand. i usually only get 2 1/2 to 3 bottles in a session.
WOW, you DO rock!! I get tons when I pump, too, but the only time I ever got THAT much was when I was engorged 3 days after DS was born! Amazing!
post #156 of 1282
Haven't had much computer time--chatty bunch! I can't even catch up
DD1 is still sick now with infantigo and just got over scarlet fever... I think hannah has a slight case of it.. We went to the homopath today and got some remedies so I'm hoping all will go well..

I'll hopefully catch up here soon and post more later
post #157 of 1282
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WOW, you DO rock!! I get tons when I pump, too, but the only time I ever got THAT much was when I was engorged 3 days after DS was born! Amazing!
Thanks! I got so excited that I wanted to share with someone and realized everyone IRL would so not get it, as none of them breastfed....
post #158 of 1282
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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
can i just share a moment how much i rock? i just got 15 oz of milk (4 bottles for my babe) in one pump session!! sorry, needed to share it with folks who would understand. i usually only get 2 1/2 to 3 bottles in a session.



I wish I could make that much, Whats your secret?
post #159 of 1282
Paddington -- go, go, gadget boobs!
post #160 of 1282
Whew, I've been reading today, but I haven't been able to post anything baby, because I've been too stupid thrilled about the election results. I can't stop smiling and skipping. Sorry to gloat if any of you are, you know, one of...the others. :
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