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btw, cori, wasn't defending the dcp w/my personal spoonfeeding situation-was just admitting to being lazy about the baby cleanup
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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!!)
What do they want to give her? Logan had RSV last month and dd had it when she was a baby too. They never gave us steroids. Just albuterol via nebulizer. Albuterol isn't a steroid, but it does help clear up the congestion and help the baby breathe easier.
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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....


I have a SA in powder and I give him sometimes even 1 gram (1000mg) at one sitting. He never has a runny stool from that. He loves the salty taste. I put it in a little water a give it to him with a dropper.


Guys, did I tell you what happen to our *future * tennants I mentioned about 2 weeks ago? Remember how they were all excited about our house? Well, we NEVER heard from them again! They came like 4 times, brought their relatives to show the house, talked about remodeling the kitchen, putting swimming pool on the back yard and then we never heard from them again!! The property agency said thei had really bad credit and that they could not get hold on anyone they left soe references and when they tried to call them, the phone was disconected! How weird is that? Why would anyone get so freaking excited about something and then disaper? Some people are just so WEIRD!! :
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I wanna be toasted :
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I'm glad you spoke up about the SA, Cori, because I don't have any experience with it for babies, only older dc and myself. I didn't mean to imply that it shouldn't be used. Sometimes I see how someone else might have read my post after someone else adds info! So just to clear that up....That SA thread is a doozy and I've been trying to follow it myself.
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oh, pavlina, that stinks!
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That's just weird about the tenents, Pav. But you know what? It sounds like my inlaws :

Before the holidays I felt like I was barely hanging on, but now the break from school and the holidays has just messed our routine up so badly. I'm feeling so frustrated, especially with ds. How can a five year old bring out such frustration, anger and stress??

My dd is still up at 10pm : Oh, yeah, so is the baby. And the sheet is in the washer.
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How can a five year old bring out such frustration, anger and stress??
very easily I think tanya, just by being a five year old!

wriggler here
one finger typing
no fun

sorry to hear that pav - they semed so ideal didn't they....
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Lots of hugs, especially to those who seem to need them especially right now -- Cori, Pavlina, Tanya and Sabbath. And a big yeah that to the suggestion of a haiku blog for Juice.

We've got some sleeplessness on mountain time here, but it gave me time to finish DS' monthly letter for his blog. I thought I would share the closing paragraphs here:

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Wow. Half a year old.

A few other mothers of babies your age have mentioned that they don't know where the time has gone.

I know.

It has gone to time spent nursing you and rubbing your sweet, soft, fuzzy baby head, feeling your tiny hand softly grasping the outside of mine. Time spent stroking your soft, soft skin. Time spent giving you zerberts on your belly after changing you, and delighting in your giggles. Time spent watching you sleep, staring at your eyelashes, the curve of your cheek and the way your mouth keeps sucking gently long after the object of its suck has been removed.

Time spent learning the Countries of the World song, because it seems to entertain you. Time spent making up silly songs that make you laugh, songs about eating feet instead of putting them in a diaper. (And a moment just there spent pondering how that song would probably never happen in English, since it lacks the perfect rhyme of la bouche and la couche.) Time spent crying after you were asleep. Time spent picking you up when you were upset and feeling both incredibly guilty that you just spent fifteen minutes screaming in the carseat and also incredibly gratified that you calmed down the instant I took you in my arms.

Time spent taking photos and video because it gives me a false sense of security that I can hold on to this time, even though I know I can't. Time spent nodding at everyone who looks at you, their face softening with memories of their own sweet babies, and tells me, "Oh, I remember that time. Enjoy it. It goes so fast." Time spent lying awake with you, wanting desperately to sleep, but also recognizing that someday, I will wish for the chance to have another midnight to 4 a.m. party with you, when all you want in the world is for me to stay up and play with you, as you grab your feet and roll enthusiastically onto your side, over and over again, checking to make sure that I am watching you, and when you see that I am, your face exploding into a smile so wide and beautiful I get lost in it.

We love you, little man. Happy half-birthday.

Love,
Maman
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Well, Maria has made me cry into my coffee

Pav, that's strange about the tenants. A blessing in a way, though, as they'd probably be terrible to deal with as tenants.

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How can a five year old bring out such frustration, anger and stress??
DD1 (who'll be five in two weeks! TWO WEEKS!! OMG I better thing about a party) anyway DD1 has been climbing the walls. We've been making a point of getting out of the house, which helps some, but not enough. I'll be glad when school starts on Tuesday. It makes me worry - what are we going to do this summer?
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Juice, I ca't beleve you're going to have a 5 year old in two weeks. I know just how hard this has been for me and when I hear echoes of the same,, in your posts, in tanya's , I just want you to know I'm thinking of you. I can't beliefe you have 3 under 5. many typs this morning, sorry bout that. baby on lap, toddler pulling underneath.

pav, tenants. grrr gotta go play with miss sol.
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DD1 (who'll be five in two weeks! TWO WEEKS!! OMG I better thing about a party) anyway DD1 has been climbing the walls. We've been making a point of getting out of the house, which helps some, but not enough. I'll be glad when school starts on Tuesday. It makes me worry - what are we going to do this summer?
This sounds like me. DD #3 turned 4 when Logan was 2 months old. I just couldn't plan a party. We ended up going to the zoo for the day with my mom, brothers and all their kids. She had a great time with her sisters and cousins. Then we all went to my moms for cake, which I decorated with wooden zoo animals. She still talks about her "zoo party" It still turns out great even with little planning. Happy Birthday to your dd.

Maria, that was beautiful!
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Juice, I never knew how good the school routine was until it was gone. I think I'm going to have to get back into it next week after my brother and sil leave. Who am I kidding. I'll be sleeping until the older ones wake up.

I feel like it cannot get much worse around here. I don't like the feelings I have toward ds. Is it awful for a parent to admit they don't like their child right now? I know I love him. I know I like him. I just don't like him *right now*. :

Maria, your letter was beautiful! Thank you for sharing. It reminded me that my ds was that beautiful baby once. Last month, even.
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I just had the following conversation with DD1 (3 in January):

DD1: We don't sniff other people's butts
Me: *laughing uncontrollably*
DD1: Cause it's very stinky. We don't sniff other people's butts ok mama?
Me: Ok. Who told you that?
DD1: Miss Rachel (her teacher)

Glad to see she's learning good life skills at that school
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I just had the following conversation with DD1 (3 in January):

DD1: We don't sniff other people's butts
Me: *laughing uncontrollably*
DD1: Cause it's very stinky. We don't sniff other people's butts ok mama?
Me: Ok. Who told you that?
DD1: Miss Rachel (her teacher)

Glad to see she's learning good life skills at that school


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That is hysterical! Who says they don't need preschool? She is getting some valuable information there!
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Thanks, Quag! I needed that! While we're on the funny things kids say subject...your butt story reminds me of something funny ds said when I was pregnant. Here's how it went:

Dd1 removes diaper.
Runs around the living room gleefully. She's only been walking a couple months at this point.
Ds has seen dd1 naked via baths and diaper, but I guess this was a first time he saw her running in the buff.
Ds says "Mom! Kaleigh has a butt in the front!!!"
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Guys, did I tell you what happen to our *future * tennants I mentioned about 2 weeks ago?
Yikes Pav! Better to be rid of them now. Sorry!

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I'm glad you spoke up about the SA, Cori, because I don't have any experience with it for babies, only older dc and myself. I didn't mean to imply that it shouldn't be used. Sometimes I see how someone else might have read my post after someone else adds info! So just to clear that up....That SA thread is a doozy and I've been trying to follow it myself.
It is tough thread to follow! I hope you didn't think I was pointing out something wrong with your post. : That wasn't my intention at all!!

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Lots of hugs, especially to those who seem to need them especially right now -- Cori, Pavlina, Tanya and Sabbath. And a big yeah that to the suggestion of a haiku blog for Juice.

We've got some sleeplessness on mountain time here, but it gave me time to finish DS' monthly letter for his blog. I thought I would share the closing paragraphs here:
Maria - that was beautiful. I was writing something similar for ds2 as I'm trying to focus on some positives. I felt myself longing for the baby days to be over recently...and that made me sad...because I know I will miss it...so I'm trying to stay positive when I can.

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I feel like it cannot get much worse around here. I don't like the feelings I have toward ds. Is it awful for a parent to admit they don't like their child right now? I know I love him. I know I like him. I just don't like him *right now*. :
Oh my, that was me this spring. I hate to say this, but I thought 5 was easy compared to 6. Six was *rough*. So rough that I got one of those "Your six year old" books from the library to reassure myself. Ds matched it pretty closely. Interestingly, it was the 1st half that was a bear and he turned so much sweeter the second half (and I think the book even said that would happen!)

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Originally Posted by Quagmire View Post
I just had the following conversation with DD1 (3 in January):

DD1: We don't sniff other people's butts
Me: *laughing uncontrollably*
DD1: Cause it's very stinky. We don't sniff other people's butts ok mama?
Me: Ok. Who told you that?
DD1: Miss Rachel (her teacher)

Glad to see she's learning good life skills at that school


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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
While we're on the funny things kids say subject...your butt story reminds me of something funny ds said when I was pregnant. Here's how it went:

Dd1 removes diaper.
Runs around the living room gleefully. She's only been walking a couple months at this point.
Ds has seen dd1 naked via baths and diaper, but I guess this was a first time he saw her running in the buff.
Ds says "Mom! Kaleigh has a butt in the front!!!"
OMG, I spit my water out!! : :
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Cori, I didn't think you read something into my post... I just had a thought that it might be interpreted that I might be saying not to use the SA! I was just making myself clear as mud.
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OK, you funny ladies are keeping DS awake with my chuckling.

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I just want you to know I'm thinking of you. I can't beliefe you have 3 under 5.
Thanks It's not that bad. I just like to vent here I also cannot believe I have three under 5. If you'd told me 6 years ago when I started my practice that I'd have 3 kids by now, I would have laughed so hard. Funny how the world works.

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She still talks about her "zoo party" It still turns out great even with little planning. Happy Birthday to your dd.
Brilliant. You are brilliant. I'm actually going to check out the birthday party packages at the zoo - we have this amazing indoor rainforest building. That could rock.

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I feel like it cannot get much worse around here. I don't like the feelings I have toward ds. Is it awful for a parent to admit they don't like their child right now? I know I love him. I know I like him. I just don't like him *right now*. :
It's never awful to admit how you feel. It's so frustrating. I get to that point with DD1. Unfortunately once I hit that point, it seems to just get worse. The more I need her to change her behavior the more she does whatever it is that's making me crazy. Like the whining. The neverending whining. The thing that I have found that makes a huge difference for HER is for me to take some special time with her alone. I don't know if it would help your DS, or if you've already tried it, but you might leave the other two with DH for an hour and just get some one-on-one with your DS. A quick trip to the library, a walk around the block, heck even a run to the grocery store without the siblings. I know I rely heavily on my DD1's independence, and I tend to assume that she can handle more than is fair for her. She's so big compared to my other two, but she's still so young at the same time.

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Originally Posted by Quagmire View Post
I just had the following conversation with DD1 (3 in January):

DD1: We don't sniff other people's butts
Me: *laughing uncontrollably*
DD1: Cause it's very stinky. We don't sniff other people's butts ok mama?
Me: Ok. Who told you that?
DD1: Miss Rachel (her teacher)

Glad to see she's learning good life skills at that school
: At least you know you're getting your money's worth!

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Ds says "Mom! Kaleigh has a butt in the front!!!"
:rofl
They're cute and they make us laugh at just the right times. This is how they stay alive :
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