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post #1081 of 1217
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Cute, cute, CUTE sab.

Sorry to hear about the dh, Tanya! You have had so much more than your fair share of what goes around, girl.
post #1082 of 1217
Thanks, Elsanne. I'm really sorry he's sick, but I'm really glad he's slept all day. It makes it easier to take care of him. I've checked on him a couple of times. He hasn't gotten up once, no food, no drink. Only sleep. Poor dh.
post #1083 of 1217
Dropping in to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I tried to read the ten or so pages, but got a little crosseyed form reading the screen to much!!!

Regarding RSV...my little one had congestion for over two months, just viruses, but sounded much worse...did all kinds of tests, including RSV (negative), and finally they put him on albuterol breathing treatments (I say finally cause it was so hard to have him sick and yucko with nothing to do to help him). They worked well and thinned the mucos out even more for him to work through. This and me keeping him and his brother home from all kinds of children interaction the whole month of December (church nursery, play dates, sitter, MDO, EVERYTHING), and we are sounding and feeling great!

Solids...I have tried oatmeal here and there for a couple of weeks...he hates it! Today he was grabbing at food, so I thought, well no need for oatmeal if he hates it and smooshed up one slice of bannana with tons of hand-expressed bm, and he LOVED it, sucked it right off the spoon. This is what we will do here and there for the next 3-4 months (normally when I am eating what he can have), because I am not ready for him to grow up, and finger foods are so much easier. I also do not feel like I have the time to do cereal or baby food every meal time :

Mason and MRI- he had his MRI on Friday (no results yet), and it was so hard. I didn't nurse him later than 4:45am, and he didn't get out of the procedure till 12:30pm: : : . That was so tough. It took the best IV nurse in the place 30 minutes and lots of pokes to finally get an IV in his foot! (I do not know how many cause I could not look). I don't know if I was feeling ds tears or mine on my check!!!! And then to not be able to comfort nurse him when he was done was HORRIBLE! But that is the worst of it, and he was a charm the whole morning! No major fits, just calm in our arms as long as we were singing and rocking! He was on and off tried all day, but has no side effects from being under!

New Years Resolution- work out more, AND get on here more than once a month, cause I love to read everyones posts and I dont like writing anovel for you guys to read and get a catch up!!! (I get addicted way to easy to mothering, and I feel bad for not playing more with my toddler )

Anyways hey there ladies and have a great day...we are going shopping tommorrow :
post #1084 of 1217
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Originally Posted by aydensmama View Post
Dropping in to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I tried to read the ten or so pages, but got a little crosseyed form reading the screen to much!!!

Regarding RSV...my little one had congestion for over two months...did all kinds of tests, including RSV (-), and finally they put him on albuterol breathing treatments (I say finally cause it was so hard to have him sick and yucko with nothing to do to help him). They worked well and thinned the mucos out even more for him to work through. This and me keeping him and his brother home from all kinds of children interaction the whole month of December (church nursery, play dates, sitter, MDO, EVERYTHING), and we are sounding and feeling great!

Solids...I have tried oatmeal here and there for a couple of weeks...he hates it! Today he was grabbing at food, so I thought, well no need for oatmeal if he hates it and smooshed up one slice of bannana with tons of hand-expressed bm, and he LOVED it, sucked it right off the spoon. This is what we will do here and there for the next 3-4 months (normally when I am eating what he can have), because I am not ready for him to grow up, and finger foods are so much easier. I also do not feel like I have the time to do cereal or baby food every meal time :

Mason and MRI- he had his MRI on Friday (no results yet), and it was so hard. I didn't nurse him later than 4:45am, and he didn't get out of the procedure till 12:30pm: : : . That was so tough. It took the best IV nurse in the place 30 minutes and lots of pokes to finally get an IV in his foot! (I do not know how many cause I could not look). I don't know if I was feeling ds tears or mine on my check!!!! And then to not be able to comfort nurse him when he was done was HORRIBLE! But that is the worst of it, and he was a charm the whole morning! No major fits, just calm in our arms as long as we were singing and rocking! He was on and off tried all day, but has no side effects from being under!

New Years Resolution- work out more, AND get on here more than once a month, cause I love to read everyones posts and I dont like writing anovel for you guys to read and get a catch up!!! (I get addicted way to easy to mothering, and I feel bad for not playing more with my toddler )

Anyways hey there ladies and have a great day...we are going shopping tommorrow :
Hi there! Welcome back
RSV sucks! I am glad Mason is doing better now! When do you get the results from the MRI? Poor guy all that poking and torturing. Babies are so incredible when it comes to stuff like that, aren't they? They still keep their charm despite of all that torturing.

New Year Resolution - START working out and walking more and spending LESS time on the computer


Tanya ~ how's your hubby doing today?

Elsanne ~ your Christmas sound like SO MUCH fun!!! Do you have any photos? I have to peak at your blog to see.

Something REALLY ODD happened here - do you guys remember how I asked the question "When, oh when is this little man going to stop spitting up so much?" So he DID! And he did stop COMPLETELLY. NO spit ups AT ALL since Friday. I was waiting to tell you in case he'd start spitting up again, but this is just unbelievable! He had his better and worse days but he never went without spitting up at all. And the wierdest thing - it happened after I gave him the sinus remedy last Friday. That's my only explanation. I guess if he had a bad reflux and there was a remedy in that spray compatible with it - it sure took care of it. He is now starting to sleep loooong streches again. Last night he slept 7 hours. He's much happier little man now I tell you. And I went from doing loundry every day to once in 3 days. I can't believe it! I can't believe something like that would bring so much joy.
post #1085 of 1217
Hi Aydensmama! Thanks for popping in to update about Mason. Huge hugs for the MRI trauma - it was probably worse for you than for him. My DD2 had to have a bunch of horrible tests when she was about this age, the worst of which was a renal scan where she had to be immobilized - completely still - for 45 minutes. But it sounds like you all came through it OK. Are there many more tests that will need to be done?

Pav, that is awesome. What was the remedy? My boy spits up all the time, and is very congested, so I'm particularly interested.

Tanya, hugs to your DH, and Amy, your DS - how's everybody doing today?

Sabbath and Kimya - thanks for the pics. So cute! I'm such a slacker on the photos these days.

Elsanne, sounds like your Christmas was a success! Yay! Ours was significantly more successful than I thought. I had a little stress bubble when I pulled the shopping bags out of the car (at 10:00 on Christmas eve, of course, we love to procrastinate) and found that two key gifts had not made it into the bag. But it was all good in the end. DD1 was so excited. We do Santa, primarily because the grandparents beat us to it on that topic. DD1's comment at the end of the morning - "That Santa Claus sure is a nice guy, huh?"

There's probably more I wanted to say. Oh, yeah, I wanted to give Kimya an extra-special squeeze for the 8-year anniversary. How's things today?
post #1086 of 1217
quiet coffee time
a few moments to myself
sadly, not today :
post #1087 of 1217
Oh Santa - we do it too, dd1 is nine so it's a bit of a farce but we all keep it going because it's fun. This year I had to go to bed earlier and leave dh to it. He tried going in and she was still awake so he just lay down on the floor in our room waiting for her to settle down, and reading in the light coming through the door from the hall, so as not to wake me. Well I heard pages turning and thought there was some enormous mouse in the room - then I saw him prone on the floor and had kittens, thinking he'd collapsed!

He got up and went to do the business, and then suddenly came running back into the room spitting, screaming and trying to do both silently!! Turned out dd had left Santa some chocolate which had been in her room since last Christmas!! Then he told me she'd been tossing and turning when he went in so he started snorting (: you had to be there and hear him) and making other Santa-like noises, he said she went totally quiet and rigid!!!

In the morning she was really disappointed because she couldn't even find her stocking, god knows where dh put it...

anyway it wasn't meant to be that long, love to all - hope all ill kiddos and dh's are feeling better - Pav we had a similar total stopping of the spit up here too a couple of days ago - maybe to do with the stuff she's taking for cough and cold - never thought of that!

Kimya, I hear those mixed feelings...our babe didn't get anything this year either except all the wrapping paper which she adored...oh WOW!! At that moment the postman came in and handed me your cd's!! Oh thank you SO MUCH!!! And your card, cori to you both!!

elsanne - yep he's a tortured artist of sorts, and yep, he does pay a deal of attention to the side of life...
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post #1089 of 1217
Pav, awesome news on the sleeping and spitting up fronts. Glad to hear that not only you are resting more and your laundry load decreased, but that your babe is also feeling better.

Aydensmama, so glad you had a minute to stop in!! Hopefully you and Mason won't have to go through much more tests and treatments. Pop in whenever you can!

Juice, sorry the coffee break didn't work out. Can I just say how much my anti-morning person self is enjoying not getting up before the sun and getting everyone ready for school? : Of course, everyone's sleep schedule is beyond screwed up. Dd1 lays in bed at night eyes wide open and falls asleep sometime after I finally do. Then she's up at midnight thinking she just took a nap . At least she's not up with the sun, too.

Dh is doing a little better. Thanks, all, for asking. He ate breakfast, but didn't really want to. He got up to go to work, but still had a fever and decided it was not best to share this particular germ. I had to call my brother to tell him that tomorrow may not be a good time to visit. He may still come on Friday, though.

Sarenka, that's cool that he made Santa noises. I swear I heard "ho ho ho" outside my window when I was a kid.

ETA: Pssst. There's a fluff thread getting 2007 posts by 2007....think we can beat the June mama's by 2007?
post #1090 of 1217
Well, I jinxed it!
Right after I posted the first time he spitted up on my keyboard. And again now. Not bad but still, the joy is over. Hopefully it'll stay to a minimun.
post #1091 of 1217
Hi all - just popping in for a quick hello. We had a truly wonderful Chirstmas. Ds1 was so thrilled and made it all worthwhile. Both kids got waaaayyy too much stuff from my family. Plenty of plastic. : My mom is getting better though and getting nice stuff, even if it is plastic. No loud noises, lights, music, batteries, etc! I'm particularly pleased with one toy that is hard to describe but ds2 is having a blast with it.

I'm somewhat keeping to myself these past couple of days...ya know the saying "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all...." That's about how I feel right now. I think the lack of sleep has really reached a peak with me these past couple of days. Not to mention that ds2 is nursing non-stop - my nips are beyond sore!! He is teething so badly, the poor thing. He is miserable. Nothing seems to be helping either. The fact that today he has taken one FOUR MINUTE nap pretty much has me over the edge.

I also took him to the chiro and my LC met me there. They are saying they think he has a posterior tongue-tie which is why I am still in pain with nursing (they both just went to a training about it). He already had an anterior t-t clipped. I don't know what to do. Frankly, they scared me, saying his pallette won't be wide enough, his sinuses won't spread properly, etc. All sorts of things. I don't know what to think and really don't want to put him through it again. I feel all : :

Sorry to be a bummer. Just not feeling too perky today! :
post #1092 of 1217
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I am among the non-perkies myself here.

*grump*

*cough, wheeze, hack hack*
post #1093 of 1217
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quiet coffee time
a few moments to myself
sadly, not today :
: and
post #1094 of 1217
just a few minutes to say hi, and update that my toddler is well, but 4 more of us got it last night. It doesn't seem to last long... This has been a nasty xmas around here
post #1095 of 1217
if anyone gets the chance can you check this thread out and give me some advice

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=582752
post #1096 of 1217
Sorry to hear about all the : going around! We are in the same boat on this end! The trip to the grandparents just about did me in : . to everyone feeling under the weather!

DD did great on our trip, and she did wonders for my father who was newly home from the hospital after a quintuple bypass. All the family was wonderful about her Chanukah gifts and she got some great educational toys.

However we discovered a few intesting things!

1) Grandma had purchased a Bumbo for her to sit in, and she proceded to try and do a backbend over the back. They claim babies *can't* get out of those things but it made me very nervous! Anyone else have any experience with them? I was considering getting one for home, but now I have reservations.

2) We are just starting to play with solids. She has had rice cereal a few times, and we gave her bannannas at Grandmas. When she is in the mood she loves it, grabs the spoon and slams it into her mouth and sucks it clean. She was grabbing for the bananna while I peeled it I let her suck on a piece while I held it. We both got bananna all over but she loved it!

3) I think I have a carnivor on my hands! She has been grabbing for our plates for a couple weeks, and I gave in the other night when I had some chicken I had just stewed. Pulled off a large piece and let her suck/gum it to death. She was in heaven! Now I go look and chicken isn't on the list till after 18mo. Anyone know why? Do they mean as a meal, or don't let them taste it at all?

This leads me to my next question - those of you who WOH, how did you handle solids with your day care provider? I would like to start sending a bit for her to play with, maybe in that cool meshbag fresh food feeder but I don't want them to force foods. They are very sweet, but as it is my DD is the only EBM baby in the room and that has taken many conversations to explain that *yes, she is getting enough to eat* dang she is in the 95th percentile in height and weight! So I don't want them forcing it on her on a set schedule or anything. But I was thinking that some frozen fruits would be good for her to suck on with the teething. Thoughts?
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we borrowed a bumbo and K regularly arches nearly out. He's never come out, and he'd be fine since he's on the floor, but yikes!

I like the bumbo because I can put a basket of toys next to him and he goes to town. Takes up way less space than a saucer, although we use that sometimes too.
post #1098 of 1217
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we borrowed a bumbo and K regularly arches nearly out. He's never come out, and he'd be fine since he's on the floor, but yikes!

I like the bumbo because I can put a basket of toys next to him and he goes to town. Takes up way less space than a saucer, although we use that sometimes too.
I was going to buy a bumbo and I saw that they have these too. I think we are going to buy one of these to go with it.

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000JL7TOK
post #1099 of 1217
Popping in in a quiet moment.

Aydensmama and Heather, Glad to hear Mason's MRI is over.

Sorry to hear about all the :

We had a scary morning -- we had reservations for a sleigh ride up in the mountains so were driving there in some relatively heavy snow. My BIL was driving the rental car, all seemed fine, but then suddenly we hit a slippery patch and next thing we knew we were fishtailing on and off the highway until we finally slid slowly off the road into the ditch. Very scary but it could have been so much worse. I was in the backseat sitting next to DS in his carseat. It was the longest 30 seconds of my life. Getting home involved some waiting by the side of the road, which was also scary -- I couldn't decide whether it was better to keep DS warm or out of the way of more cars sliding into us. In the end I waited in a truck cab with the airbag turned off. I was happy that I was wearing an old undershirt into which I had cut nursing access slits -- DS was pretty upset and as much as we were staying calm on the surface, I'm sure that he sensed how freaked out we all were. A bit of nursing and all was well. I am very thankful we are all OK. We saw a lot of other cars ditched on our way home, some of them looked much worse.
post #1100 of 1217
Oh Maria how scary!!! I am so glad that it didn't turn out badly, and that everyone is okay.
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