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post #1061 of 1217
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
If you wait until they are able to pick it up themselves then it's usually not an issue. Maybe his tongue thrust reflex is still hanging on and that's why he gagged. Once the tongue thrust is gone, it should be much easier for him to eat without gagging.
I wasn't planning on starting yet - I didn't even think he'd take it. My first son gagged for a long time (years). He still gags brushing his teeth!
post #1062 of 1217
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If you wait until they are able to pick it up themselves then it's usually not an issue. Maybe his tongue thrust reflex is still hanging on and that's why he gagged. Once the tongue thrust is gone, it should be much easier for him to eat without gagging.
I really wanna do this "method" this time around. I think he'll be happy just to play with the food first. I think they make an impression like they REALLY wanna eat, but I don't think it's all about eating. Probably just experiencing the food. I don't know if i'll be able to hold myself from giving him some pured food and wait until he can pick it up himself - which happens at what age? anybody knows?

Serenka ~ we have hoarseness baby here too. He has not lost his voice completelly, but has hard time making any kind of noise now
We ened up going to ER last night. DH totally freaked out and panicked. I was starting to worry myself but I was not panicking yet. But i figured since it was day before xmas Eve and 2 more days of holidays in front of us we better go rather then spending xmas Eve on ER if things got worse. What freaked us out was another run of bloody diaper - which was looking pretty scary. Basicly no poop, just blood. Then he had a couthing fit and had hard time catching his breath and at that point we were packing and leaving. He had absolutelly no fever at all. Not last night, not the day before, at all. So obviouslly that meant that things are OK and he is improoving, but we still went. They said the same. Just a virus, lungs were perfectly clear. So there goes probably abour $600......: I know, being save then sorry, you can't put a price on your child's health. Man i can't wait to have our onw naturopath that we can call in situations like this one for help.
The thing is that i have a horrible sinus and i thought that DS2 had sinus too so i bought a great remedy for sinus and gave it to both of us and he reacted really well and his mucous really thined out and started to come out and that's what freaked us out. Next time i will follow my intuition....


Anyway, i think i am gonna take a break from the darn computer, at least for a day. i can tell my DH is getting annoyed by me sitting here at the time....so everyone, have a Lovelly Merry Christmas. Hope it's ful of Joy and peace and love.

Take care my fellow mamas. I love you all
post #1063 of 1217
Had a handful of posts multiquoted so I could snip them and add my thoughts, but firefox had a coronary or something.

Juice, my to do list is just as long. We can DO it! Pies to bake, presents to wrap, one to put together. Have to run an errand out of the house today. Not looking forward to the traffic. My brother and his wife will be here Thursday and I just realized the rug in our living room needs a serious cleaning. We use it to protect the carpet from our children. Let's just say it's serving it's purpose well.

Elsanne, I am so impressed that you chose to stay in Mexico after you separated. If something like that happened in my life I would probably run to my mom's.

Cori, I didn't mean to say you did anything wrong...just saying that it's less stressful to try that method when the tongue thrust is gone. The gag reflex will always be there. I still gag when I brush my teeth, and it's even worse when I'm pregnant!

Merry Christmas to those who live where it has already arrived! I got an early present this morning. All the dc slept until 9AM
post #1064 of 1217
PSA or note to self:
Don NOT run to the store for "just a few things" the day before a major holiday.

But yay, the shopping is all done. It's good!
post #1065 of 1217

It's Christmas here

Merry Christmas everyone
post #1066 of 1217
Merry Christmas Witt!!! I hope you have a wonderful day.
post #1067 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
PSA or note to self:
Don NOT run to the store for "just a few things" the day before a major holiday.

But yay, the shopping is all done. It's good!

I gotta. Got no choice. Darn it!!
post #1068 of 1217
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

We are in the mountains right now -- DS did GREAT yesterday on:

- a walk through the park to the subway (with luggage!)
- a subway and bus trip to the airport
- hours waiting at the airport
- a 4 hour completely packed flight with 5 other babies (they seated us all in 3 rows together)
- arguing with the rental car people that 4 adults (two traveling from overseas with lots of luggage) and a baby would NOT fit in a compact car (we lost and did the drive with luggage piled on top of my DH in the car)
- and a drive out to the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

I'm hanging out by the woodstove now with some rarely-seen loved ones.

to Tanya for winning, to sarenka for tackling thorny IL issues, to Juicy and Sabbath for braving the crowds, to Quag for fattening up her babe, to Laura for making a 10 hour drive :, to waaz for an easygoing babe, to Elsanne for a first year as Santa, to Sandrine for organizing the card exchange, to kimya for a super cute card, to Claire for her quest for senior status, to Cori for some gorgeous digital scrapbooking, to Pavlina for being a source of knowledge and to Amy for being her fabulous self. And an extra to everyone I forgot to list. Gotta run.
post #1069 of 1217
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
post #1070 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
Oh, this is my very least favorite nursing activity. Ow ow ow and then I'm spraying milk all over the room and the rhythm is all messed up. I can handle a little gentle kneading (not that I like it) but the grab and pull and then get mad about it routine is old from minute one.
yep. I'd like to be able to nurse and read or something... I actually find the regular kneading totally fine, but grab and pull does not work.

So, Happy Christmas to those who celebrate, and please please send non-puking energy in the direction of my house here in Ohio, because my toddler has it bad. I'd like him to be the only one. Poor bunny doesn't even want a present.
post #1071 of 1217
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So, Happy Christmas to those who celebrate, and please please send non-puking energy in the direction of my house here in Ohio, because my toddler has it bad. I'd like him to be the only one. Poor bunny doesn't even want a present.
for your little man. Poor guy I hope he feels better soon and nobody else gets it from him. Healing vibes your way.....
post #1072 of 1217
Thread Starter 
Aw, Amy...nonpukies going your way.

YAY FOR CHRISTMAS!!! We put out the presents, and blew up about 50 balloons, and filled the pinatas (instead of stockings). FUN FUN FUN!

I was trying to figure out how to let Sol know which prezzies were hers and which Amara's, so I tied each of Sol's with a red ribbon and each of Amara's with a green and told her about it, and easy as ~pie she got it!!! It was super fun and all over by 8.30. I am about to put the turkey in the oven.

Some of the balloons had drifted into the bedroom where, upon waking, Sol exclaimed about them. Then, following the balloon trail through the bathroom which leads to the rest of the house, she found more..then the mother lode! She exclaimed very cutely.

It's fun to be a mama!!!! most days!!!
post #1073 of 1217
elsanne, that's so wonderful - sounds like such a happy time.
post #1074 of 1217
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we found viet's christmas prezzie, a new hat! I was psyched as he is hard to buy for. He picked it out--then, the person in the shop was a friend of mine, who then gave us her discount! Wahooo! So the hat orig. marked $32 was $20! I just love getting a good deal, and I just love getting somebody exactly what they want.

You gotta understand, though--this man does not DO holidays, ever. Christmas, Birthday Present? : This is real growth for Mr. Viet. So a good night was had. The man is learning how to get what he wants, as am I...
elsane, I think we are two halves of the same something-or-other, or at least the fathers of our kids are! My dh is Mr Non Present Buying Non Holiday Celebrating Inc. I also bought him a really crazy hat. And he absolutely loves it. Personal Growth is fun, eh? (No, no, no metaphors intended don't go there!)

Lots of healthy vibes going to Pav and kids...the blood sounds very scary...and to all...

Would you believe I just had a really nice Christmas with the ILs? As we did the Christmas wishes (you share a wafer with people individually and say special wishes) MIL's eyes were spilling with tears - I think the good kind!! It does help sometimes to clear the air. I think she respects me for it underneath. Anyway, we had the Polish Christmas Eve and then yesterday a mini-English Christmas day when they all came to us with roast potatoes and crackers, the Queen's speech via internet (!) and carols with my violin (not a new one, no! I have to wait until after Morocco!). Without any tension at all. Something of a miracle.

Now I've lost what I wrote before I quoted. It seems my post count is being elevated by my sheer incompetence these days. I'm scared to lose this too so I'm going to post it and hope I can then find what I wrote before! (Using the no-brain card).
post #1075 of 1217
No, it's lost, but it was basically a big festive to celebrators and non-celebrators alike!!
post #1076 of 1217
I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. Ours was nice and VERY low key. Today is a hard day for me every year. 8 years ago on Christmas I drank myself into a coma. So today is my 8th anniversary of being sober. I am happy about it and proud and all that. It just brings back hard memories. My brother is still in rehab until Thursday. We are going to do Christmas with my family on Friday, when he is there.

I got a great pair of socks and a Jacques Brel cd for Christmas. DH got Peewee's Big Adventure on dvd. Panda didn't get anything. She didn't even mind! She gets stuff all the time.

Actually, she got this book in the mail from her friend Odessa...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...panda001-4.jpg

Sorry if I am a little strange today. I feel melancholy.
post #1077 of 1217
Thread Starter 
Kimya, that makes sense to me, that you would feel strange and melancholy. Glad yours was a nice mellow navidad. Very intense story about the coma. And eight years ago seems like a long time, but really isn't when I think back eight years. That gift is perfect for her, how very cute!

Sarenka, so glad I'm not the only one with a spouse like this. Is he also a moody artist as well? Is he quite attentive to your sex life?

Yesterday really was fun, but I worked my arrrrse off as women are wont to do. I actually put together a turkey dinner, all by myself! and invited the ILs, and much fun was had by all. It was fun cooking. I bought myself an apron with skulls & roses on it, and apparently I am the only one who thinks cooking in that is fun--viet thought it was rather morbid.

Afterward they brought home some mezcal and we all got a little jiggy, which was fun. Thankfully no mega-alcoholics in the immediate bunch (which really puts a damper on holiday boozing, and is a serious consideration in my family of origin).
post #1078 of 1217
kimya, congrats on the anniversary-melancholy is definitely understandable but what a huge accomplishment! thanks for the cds by the way!!

pretty nice day was had here as well, despite being away from my family and not in our home. being together was nice and the boys had a great day and didn't get too overstimulated or anything, which was a bonus!

i'm gearing up for a visit from my dad, stepmom and stepbro today til thursday-should be fun, but why am i nervous? i'm such a dork but i'm all worried/ashamed to show them where we are living and self-conscious of my family around dh's and worried the boys (especially kevin obviously) won't remember them and will favor dh's family and hurt my dad's feelings. ugh, go with the flow woman!

anyway, just wanted to pop in and say hello-must get back to the cleanup/company preparation!
kel

hey mamas-look, i got a dddc-thanks beachbaby (my bestfriend)!!
post #1079 of 1217
Kelly, that's so much nicer than the ddddc's we get around here
I understand your frustrations about mixing families and all. My brother and his wife will be here Thursday, and I'm trying to figure out how I'm supposed to feed us all. Ordinarily I wouldn't worry too much because I can feed the family, but it's not exactly creatively. I have this need to produce nice meals while they're here for some reason. I guess it's because my brother doesn't visit often.

Elsanne, it sounds like your first Christmas to plan was a success all around!

You know what I noticed this Christmas? Dh and I didn't have a present under the tree and we didn't care. We've had tight Christmases before, but we were always able to get either a joint gift or a little something for each other. I never really thought consciously that I needed a gift, but I never really went without either. You know what? It just wasn't a big deal at all. I was busy watching my kids' eyes light up thanks to the HH's. My mom and dad also sent them a little something so they really had a nice Christmas. Kimya, all the baby got from us was a "taggie" I made for her. She got some clothes from dh's grandma and our niece. She just doesn't need anything, and I've also saved most of the baby toys from the other two and she hasn't even explored all of them yet.

Congratulations on the anniversary, Kimya. I can understand why it brings bittersweet feelings for you. I wanted to thank you, too, for the cd's. Maria, I wanted to let you know that your's arrived as well, and just in time for Christmas!

Amy, I sure hope your little one is better by now! It's tough being sick at Christmas!

Safe travels for those finding their way home this week.

The family bug has found dh. He is worst than any of the kids when he's sick. He moved from the couch to the bed and said "I need someone to help me cover up". Of course I tucked him in well. He was up all night shivering with fever, so I think he's the next for strep to hit. : the baby and I are spared. You would think I would have gotten it by now after caring for two kids up close.
post #1080 of 1217
Not a lot of time, but here are some pics from Christmas. The little boy is my nephew.

http://babydavies.blogspot.com/2006/...tmas-pics.html
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