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'anti-pervert mode' - I love it!!

writermommy, dear writermommy, the only one who's older than me : that pic of Logan is fantastic...

Kimya - I am SOO enjoying your music...

cori - just don't jump. And don't strangle me if I say something like 'this too shall pass!' I mean the sleeplessness. As for the medical condition - I hope you have some proper information now, IMO the only way to avoid being scared by drs.

Good teething vibes to the Sabbath and Juice households, and anyone else who I missed.

And maria - thank god you're all OK...

no feeding going on here - what with going to morocco next month it really doesn't seem like a good idea even to play around with any food...

elsanne - yeah, i checked out the vaccinations.We're going to update our tetanus, and hepatitus, and leave out the thyphoid. I feel pretty stupid as I wanted to really delay dd's vaccinations, but what with going away, she's going to get them at 6 months. I feel a bit like a crappy mother. It feels like the perfect time for the family to go there together and I didn't think that last bit through.

With all the illness I had completely forgotten that dd is crawling!! Now she's better - and the crib she doesn't sleep in has moved into the kitchen taking up half the floor space but she can be kept happy going from one end to the other for now as long as her way is strewn with books...!

April - lovely pics - lochlan does indeed make his Daddy look inconceivably huge, or the other way round - what happened there?! And you look lovely in the pic of you both, too...

Everyone's pics were gorgeous... better go and eat something before dd awakes...
post #1122 of 1217
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Originally Posted by soapdiva View Post
Heather - no advice on the solids. I'm stressing about this myself. My dcp is still spoon-feeding a 15-month old!!
This has nothing to do with your issue, really, but it's possible this 15mo is like my toddler, who has a severe, long-term habit of throwing food. It gets so OLD. I don't have enough hours in the day to just take his food when he throws and start the meal over later, so some weeks his only options are very neat foods or spoon-feeding. :


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Originally Posted by Quagmire View Post
A-s "haha, that tickles!"
S-e- "haha, that tickles!"

Plus anything with a -uc or -uk sound and you're outta luck!

:
, quag, that sounds like a game my boys would play. On a related note, does anyone have that elmo toy with the doctor kit? you check his bandaid, his ears, etc? One of his little lines is "Elmo has a booboo on his foot" and I swear it sounds a whole lot more like "Elmo has a bubble on my butt."

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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
Must go, can't type with kicky screamy here. Hopefully the AM coffee moment will happen tomorrow...

ETA ~pi, thanks so much! Got mail yesterday more comments coming when I've had a chance to listen :
ditto pi, thanks for the great mail, and I'm glad you're safe and ok.

Kicky-Screamy sounds like a very accurate name for my peanut, too.


Kimya, can't wait to hear the CDs - thanks for sending them. I'm sorry to hear your holidays have that touch of sadness. I've been sober many years too, and regrets are scary/sad. Some harder to let go than others. (on a silly note, I usually don't joke like this, but this particular xmas I turned to my sister and said, dang, if I did drink, this would be the night. It was insane! We had kids ages 5mos, 9mos, 2,3,3,3,5,9,12 crammed in my living room : )
post #1123 of 1217
peaceful coffee time
the children cooperate
i count my blessings

Seriously, I am going to start journaling these...

Yowzers, there's a lot I want to respond to still. We'll see how far I get.

Maria, so glad you're all OK - those moments can scare the daylights out of you.

Cori, what can I say? I want to drive to your house and take your dear son for a nice long walk so you can just sleep for two hours. I've been through the no-sleep thing and it is SO hard. When my first was a babe she was a 20-minute napper in the day, and stretched it all the way to 45 minutes at night! And people IRL just did not get it. I got some of the worst advice during that time (it lasted longer than you'd like to know). I finally stopped telling people the truth, and started lying about how much she slept. I wanted to cry all the time. I know this isn't much help, but I'm feeling for you and I wish there was something I could do.

I think the babe is up. Back soon if not.
post #1124 of 1217
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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
On a related note, does anyone have that elmo toy with the doctor kit? you check his bandaid, his ears, etc? One of his little lines is "Elmo has a booboo on his foot" and I swear it sounds a whole lot more like "Elmo has a bubble on my butt."
My aunt gave that toy to my dd a couple months ago. I'm going to have to go listen. Dd1 got some silly cheerleader doll for Christmas from dh's mom. We still can't figure out what it says. Something about riding on a donkey is all we can hear.

Amy, three three year olds is enough to make me go :

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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
peaceful coffee time
the children cooperate
i count my blessings

Seriously, I am going to start journaling these...
And get them published in a book. Juicy Haiku's for Harried Mothers

You could start a Haiku blog.
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
Also Quag I love your twisted self
: uh HUH!!! I just love me a twisted girl like meself.


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Originally Posted by writermommy View Post
Way, super, mega, mongo CUTE.

Aydensmama your holiday pic really floated my boat, too--what a great idea! Thanks for sharing the pic of his little head. That is pretty fascinating and I am sooo glad he is developmentally where he ought!

Juice-san, I really adore your haikus too. I want to get on the haiku boat but I think it's a slow one to China or something like that. :nana:
post #1126 of 1217
Thread Starter 
Harried Haikus!!! I just had to post to love that.
post #1127 of 1217
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Harried Haikus!!! I just had to post to love that.

Pav---did I tell you the lac materna came? It has been a LIFESAVER around here, what with me having Sol all the live-long day. So, thank you so so much.
post #1128 of 1217
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Okay, wait, what?

What just happened here?

Okay, I think I just came into class late again...
post #1129 of 1217
RSV - DD has it. Anyone have good alternative remedies for this one, or should I go with the steroids? She is wheezing up a storm (it's really scary to listen to!!)
post #1130 of 1217
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Originally Posted by SabbathD View Post
RSV - DD has it. Anyone have good alternative remedies for this one, or should I go with the steroids? She is wheezing up a storm (it's really scary to listen to!!)
Oh poor girl!! in what form do they wanna give it to her? like an inhaler? if it was an ihaler then I'd take it in case you need to use it, otherwise I do not touch any drugs at all.
Otherwise I have this remedy that is great for bronchitis and like:


http://www.liddell.net/prodview.asp?prodID=52

they sell these in our Whole foods so i am sure it's in every WF.
post #1131 of 1217
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Harried Haikus!!! I just had to post to love that.

Pav---did I tell you the lac materna came? It has been a LIFESAVER around here, what with me having Sol all the live-long day. So, thank you so so much.
I am so happy it's saving lives around here! I am still holding on from giving it to my DS1
post #1132 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Yin Yang View Post
Oh poor girl!! in what form do they wanna give it to her? like an inhaler? if it was an ihaler then I'd take it in case you need to use it, otherwise I do not touch any drugs at all.
Otherwise I have this remedy that is great for bronchitis and like:


http://www.liddell.net/prodview.asp?prodID=52

they sell these in our Whole foods so i am sure it's in every WF.
Oh Pav! I am so glad you got online when you did. I was hoping you would be around.

It's a liquid, and I guess my DH used to take it in inhaler form.

Will this help with the secretions as well?
post #1133 of 1217
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Originally Posted by SabbathD View Post
Oh Pav! I am so glad you got online when you did. I was hoping you would be around.

It's a liquid, and I guess my DH used to take it in inhaler form.

Will this help with the secretions as well?
That's exactly what it is for - it will make the mucous really thin and easy to cough out. It's pretty cool stuff. One dose and it starts coming out - it's actually pretty scare how it sounds when it's coming out.....
post #1134 of 1217
Writermommy - cute kiddo!!

Sabbath - Sorry about the rsv! Hope she feels better soon! Seems like it is a bad year for it.

Amy - thanks for the info about messy eating toddler! I think in this case, the dcp is a little anal about messes. Just another reason I want to look around. So far, no luck with that though. I'm going to have an ulcer before long!

Juicy - thanks so much for your words. I know it will end...eventually...lol. I already do lie about it. If I don't, I get told to give him solids. : I just keep trying to remind myself that someday I will miss him sleeping in the crook of my arm. Really I will. Really.

Thanks to everyone who sent hugs my way. They are the fuel sustaining me through this!

Not sure what I will do about the tongue-tie. The treatment is to further clip it. Not without risk though as you can go too far. I'm just not sure I will do anything about it at all. At this point, I'm used to bf hurting all the time. My dh, me and older ds all have tongue-ties that were never clipped. My palette is fine, perfect teeth, no sinus issues, etc. So I'm leaning toward not doing anything at this point...and clipping it won't guarantee against those things anyway! Who knows...
post #1135 of 1217
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Thanks to everyone who sent hugs my way. They are the fuel sustaining me through this!
Fill up! and :guh

Sabbath, so sorry about the RSV. I didn't want to say it, but when you were talking about so much mucous, I thought it might be a cold. But I never thought RSV. Use your milk in her nose (or saline) before you suction her and you'll probably need to suction her before each feeding. Nurse, nurse, nurse as much as she can or wants to. If you're not already using a cool mist humifier, then use one now. It'll help keep the secretions thin while she sleeps. RSV is so scary in a baby because we feel so helpless! You'll get through it! Breastfeeding is GREAT for a baby with RSV. Tends to keep them from being admitted in the hospital. You might consider adding some sodium ascorbate to your diet. It'll eventually max out in your milk, but it's a great way to increase the Vit C for her without actually giving it to her. Of course, that's assuming you don't want to give it to her....
post #1136 of 1217
I've been ambushed by toasters! I had a PM box full of these.
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Originally Posted by soapdiva View Post
Amy - thanks for the info about messy eating toddler! I think in this case, the dcp is a little anal about messes.
ahhh.... methinks she chose the wrong career

Welp, ordinary floor-beneath-the-highchair and tray messes are fine, but R is a flinger, and he's got quite a range.
post #1138 of 1217
hugs all around, i think!
we still sometimes spoon feed ds1 at 15 mos-just the messy stuff i don't have the time to clean off the walls w/ds2 in arms...but still...

confession time: gave seth a taste of banana today-he's been so grabby i was feeling guilty holding off-good news is he hated it-threw the spoon, spit it out & cried til he had boob! that's my boy! now i know he's just reaching out of curiosity & i don't have to have the guilts!

maria, thx for the surprise pkg!

bbl, kel
post #1139 of 1217
Flying food is enough for me to give up!

I always try to give them their own shiny spoon to hold if they show those grabby signs early. Sometimes they just want some shiny silverware to hold, too. Little monkeys (i.e. monkey see, monkey do ).
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
Fill up! and :guh

Sabbath, so sorry about the RSV. You might consider adding some sodium ascorbate to your diet. It'll eventually max out in your milk, but it's a great way to increase the Vit C for her without actually giving it to her. Of course, that's assuming you don't want to give it to her....
Thanks for the additional hugs Tanya!

Sabbath - you can definitely give her sodium asorbate - Hylands vit c tabs are sodium asorbate. You just have to dose slowly as too much causes the runs. When Nathan had a stuffy nose, I gave it to him (one tablet every few hours) after reading the SA thread on the vax board and after reading that Kimya was giving it to Panda. The SA thread is great but very long....

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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
ahhh.... methinks she chose the wrong career
From what I hear she used to be the best. I think she is winding down and planning to retire soon - I think she is getting burnt out...

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Originally Posted by fenwickmama View Post
hugs all around, i think!
we still sometimes spoon feed ds1 at 15 mos-just the messy stuff i don't have the time to clean off the walls w/ds2 in arms...but still...
I'm sure I probably fed my 7 yr old as well when he was that age - it is just that I have never seen this child finger anything yet. It is possible she gets something during the day but I doubt it since I was there a couple of full days when Nathan was starting.

The other thing that really gets me is that Gerber is now putting baby food in plastic instead of glass jars! And they are using #7 plastic which is one of the worst! You'd think they'd use better non-leaching plastic for BABY food!!!!
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