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post #161 of 1282
Well, today sucked. Seriously, sucked big time. I forgot how draining it is to just stand around all the time. I'm gonna see if they can change my availability to just Fri, Sat and Sun. I'll actually make the same money as if I was working 5 days a week, because I won't be paying a sitter for the two other days. And since I'm only making $7/hr, every penny counts.

And I missed my baby, because every time I turned around I saw a baby, or a pregnant woman, or someone buying baby clothes. And my back hurts, my feet hurt, and my stomach was hard as a rock all day. Not painful, and no contractions, just hard. I'm not used to that. So, as soon as we move I'm going to get going on these wraps/slings/pouches so that I can hopefully quit and stay home.

I just can't do this without having another preemie, mostly 'cause I'm terrified every minute and that makes it tough, you know?

Good grief this is hard.
post #162 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.
HOLY MILK MAMA BATMAN?!?! I get 2-3 OZ if I'm lucky. I have to pump 2x for one feeding. I am greeeeeed with envy!
post #163 of 1282
Sarah, I realy hope you can be home relaxing soon. I'mthinking of you.
post #164 of 1282
bfm-- clean out your pm box!
post #165 of 1282
Sarah, that sucks I'm so sorry you have to work right now, leaving your little one and worrying about your new baby....totally none of my business, but can I butt in and give completely unsolicited advice? I know once before you asked about money-making ideas and I mentioned direct selling businesses and you said you weren't really the "salesperson" type and didn't like hitting up family and friends, etc., but I just wanted to suggest it again - I used to sell Avon and I have friends who still do, and it really is a great opportunity - you can EASILY make a couple hundred bucks a month while putting your feet up at home! (and even more by hosting a couple of parties and demonstrating products which is FUN and waaaayyyy less stress on your body than standing around Target during holiday season!) Anyway I couldn't resist mentioning it because there is NO startup investment and no experience necessary - they train you and teach you strategies to sell, and you can start right away (while you plan your sling business, etc. for the future). Plus you then have a source for cheap holiday gifts yourself!

Sorry to sound like I still work for them (lol - swear I don't!) but I just remember it was easy and I made enough extra money to help when we were in that situation (we had just bought our house and were falling behind on the bills) without too much stress or effort. Something to think about.

Good luck mama....again I wish you didn't have to do anything besides sit back and relax!
post #166 of 1282
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bfm-- clean out your pm box!
oops, sorry...
post #167 of 1282
Sarah, , and I know we're all thinking of you...
post #168 of 1282
sehbub...I worked target during the holidays...its insanity. is there anyway you can talk to your boss and try to get assigned to the dressing room and pa announceents if thats how you stor works, its a sit down job. I am also in the process of starting a sling/diaper bag business if you want to bounce some ideas back and forth. What about doing some day care once you get into your new home? Just not for friends, I am kinda getting skrewed being a nanny for my friends but we need the little money it brings in and I can take B with me so its better than no job or sending the baby to day care. I might think about it after he turns 1, getting a better paying job or going to school. I get free school (GI bill woohoo). I can sympthize with you on the heat issue too, we live in Fairbanks, AK its stayed steady -15 today and getting colder, avarage temp from Nov-May is like -30. Our land lord said we would have heat befoer the end of June then it was the middle of Oct, now we dont know whats going on. Its freezing and we are heating one side of our apt (it was an addition to the main apt) with one lousey space heater that is going to melt the extention cord its hooked up to. Its very cold in our bedroom, good thing we co-sleep or we would all freeze this winter.

Better subject...anyones babe descover thier tounge? B is crazy about sticking his out...it might have to do with the toddler I watch she never has hers in her mouth and licks everything especally wet wipes and wash cloths...yuck!

B is also starting on the teething he is getting drooly and chews on his fingers, he loves his toes and has descovered his 'little friend' and soon as his dipe is off his hand is grabing ahold in that kung fu grip eek and he pulls on it like its rubber makes me and DH cringe. Gotta love little boys.
post #169 of 1282
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
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. :
Gee thanks for rubbing it in, Candice! Just kidding. Yeah....one of the "others" here : and no, we 'crunchy conservatives' are not so happy today : Here in PA, every single candidate from local on up that I voted for lost! Ugh.
post #170 of 1282
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B is also starting on the teething he is getting drooly and chews on his fingers, he loves his toes and has descovered his 'little friend' and soon as his dipe is off his hand is grabing ahold in that kung fu grip eek and he pulls on it like its rubber makes me and DH cringe. Gotta love little boys.

Both my boys would grab them selves as soon as the diaper would come off, it's like good it's still there thought i had lost it.


Olivia pulls her tounge out of her mouth , it's very cute.
post #171 of 1282
Nothing too important to say, but we're off the first page! Oh noes!

Harper is up every 1.5-2 hours. Mercy. She's 21 weeks tomorrow. Let this phase be over soon. I don't have that hungover newborn feeling though, so either I'm getting used to no sleep, or co-sleeping and nursing sidelying make a huge difference.

I'm supposed to be working. Gahhh. Harper is on a blanket next to me screeching at the top of her lungs like a parrot.

Sarah, I know someone who WAH part-time for Google doing QA of Google ads. They are still hiring, apparently:
http://www.google.com/support/jobs/b...94&loc_id=1628
post #172 of 1282
I did look in to Avon in the beginning...there are 9 Avon ladies in our area...our area is like 5 square miles. Mary Kay is the same thing, as is Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, etc. Apparently everyone thinks the same thing.

I'll be alright. I'll get them to give me a stool so that I can sit between customers, I'll get some money in the bank, and I'll get going on the wraps and things, and then I'll be alright. Just need to get moved in to the new house in order for all of this to happen, you know? I can't sew in this house real easily 'cause my sewing table is in the bathroom...it's the only place we had room! Our house is only about 30' wide, 12' living room, then staircase, tiny hallway, then 12' wide bathroom.

I already know exactly where my table's going in the new house, and am very excited to get going. DH already has three pairs of pants that need to be fixed.

Do your DH's sit down like mine does...with their legs spread all wide? Brad does this, and has ripped the crotch seam in three pairs of pajama pants already. It's ridiculous. He just won't stop! I keep telling him if he just put his legs together and then sat down like a normal person he'd be fine, but he doesn't get it.
post #173 of 1282
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Do your DH's sit down like mine does...with their legs spread all wide? Brad does this, and has ripped the crotch seam in three pairs of pajama pants already. It's ridiculous. He just won't stop! I keep telling him if he just put his legs together and then sat down like a normal person he'd be fine, but he doesn't get it.
I think it's because they are SO BIG down there that they can't close their legs anymore.
post #174 of 1282


*gasp* LINdsey!

Thanks for that.
post #175 of 1282
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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
Do your DH's sit down like mine does...with their legs spread all wide? Brad does this, and has ripped the crotch seam in three pairs of pajama pants already. It's ridiculous. He just won't stop! I keep telling him if he just put his legs together and then sat down like a normal person he'd be fine, but he doesn't get it.
My dh always rips his crotch out, I always wondered how he did it. Now I know!!!

As one of the, ahem, others, here, I have to confess that I actually voted for a democrat : and was happy that the balance of power shifted in the house .
post #176 of 1282
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
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. :
: sounds like a Lost reference.
post #177 of 1282
Sarah

I woke up with a sore right boob. :

Elijah discovered his tongue a while ago. It's hilarious watching him move it all around. He recently discovered his feet though. I had to capture it on camera since it was one of the 1st times I saw him pulling his feet to his mouth on his back. So cute!

Wow - Donkey's took the house and senate! Hope? Maybe there is a little, eh? AND Rumsfeld resigns - WOW! I'm happy to say that he WON'T be missed! But I do go by the saying "Democrats and Republicans. Same sh*t, different piles." No offense to anyone!
post #178 of 1282
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Originally Posted by medicmama View Post
I wish I could make that much, Whats your secret?

i have no secret other than a greedy baby! actually i switched from pumping 3 times per day to pumping twice per day for a longer time each session. you get more hind milk which keeps baby full longer which is great. there is a point where the milk stops and i just pump through that point and then it will start again and i can get another bottle with all thick milk. that's usually when i am chatting with you all in the middle of the day. you nak and i pak and because i am not totally stopping to pump every 2 1/2 to 3 hours, i don't feel as if i am not getting anything done because i am pumping all day kwim?

i think we are in another growth spurt though, cause i am exhausted. my greedy baby drank all his milk yesterday and the day before and still had me up all night nursing.
post #179 of 1282
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Originally Posted by BundleFishMama View Post
Sarah, that sucks I'm so sorry you have to work right now, leaving your little one and worrying about your new baby....totally none of my business, but can I butt in and give completely unsolicited advice? I know once before you asked about money-making ideas and I mentioned direct selling businesses and you said you weren't really the "salesperson" type and didn't like hitting up family and friends, etc., but I just wanted to suggest it again - I used to sell Avon and I have friends who still do, and it really is a great opportunity - you can EASILY make a couple hundred bucks a month while putting your feet up at home! (and even more by hosting a couple of parties and demonstrating products which is FUN and waaaayyyy less stress on your body than standing around Target during holiday season!) Anyway I couldn't resist mentioning it because there is NO startup investment and no experience necessary - they train you and teach you strategies to sell, and you can start right away (while you plan your sling business, etc. for the future). Plus you then have a source for cheap holiday gifts yourself!

Sorry to sound like I still work for them (lol - swear I don't!) but I just remember it was easy and I made enough extra money to help when we were in that situation (we had just bought our house and were falling behind on the bills) without too much stress or effort. Something to think about.

Good luck mama....again I wish you didn't have to do anything besides sit back and relax!

hmmm... heck, i might want to try that.... both my sister and mother actually do buy avon and i am sure i could convince a few relatives to buy from me.....
post #180 of 1282
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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
Well, today sucked. Seriously, sucked big time. I forgot how draining it is to just stand around all the time. I'm gonna see if they can change my availability to just Fri, Sat and Sun. I'll actually make the same money as if I was working 5 days a week, because I won't be paying a sitter for the two other days. And since I'm only making $7/hr, every penny counts.

And I missed my baby, because every time I turned around I saw a baby, or a pregnant woman, or someone buying baby clothes. And my back hurts, my feet hurt, and my stomach was hard as a rock all day. Not painful, and no contractions, just hard. I'm not used to that. So, as soon as we move I'm going to get going on these wraps/slings/pouches so that I can hopefully quit and stay home.

I just can't do this without having another preemie, mostly 'cause I'm terrified every minute and that makes it tough, you know?

Good grief this is hard.
mama, you need a desk job.... if your belly gets hard, you NEED to rest.
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