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it's summer holidays here so not much time for the computer
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Summer!! *wistful sigh*

So your babe was born in the depths of winter! fORGOT 'BOUT THAT "other hemisphere" there for a moment.
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They're cute and they make us laugh at just the right times. This is how they stay alive :
I'm trying to consiously think happy thoughts about ds. It's working. Today has been a complete turn-around. I'm hoping it continues when dh comes home. That's when things get wild around here.

Hey, Claire...you might want to : .......



Actually, I'm just kidding. We are unseasonably warm today and it was very pretty outside this afternoon while I cleaned out the car. You all don't want to know what I found in there. Ew. Too much eating in the car and not enough time to clean it out... that's all I'll say.
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Wow...so many posts!!!!

Sabbath- I hope the worst of Autumn's yuckiness has passed...the first sew days are tough. We also had the albuterol treatments vis the nebulizer and seemed to help, but he alwyas tested neg for RSV, but we had two months of congestion and the treatment really thinned out the snot. We only had to do it a week!

I love all the funny kid qoutes...It is great when you laugh out loud to the computer!

I really loved the info on the SA, I wanted so bad to dose ds up with vit c somehow when he was sick, now I know it is ok, and what form!

Juice, good luck with b-day planning! I also cannot wait for "school" to start back up, and that is MDO 2x a week for my 2 yr old. He gets so restless in the cold rainy weather with me and Mason all week all day long!

Maria, I got all teary reading your blog post! Beautiful!

Tayna- vent away!

On our front, the two bottom teeth came are peeking through! Mason has refused the bottle from MIL for 6 hours two days ago, and Sister this morning for 4 hours, and then from me ( to see what the prob was). He screams bloody murder. I cannot decide if I want to go buy more nipples (I have tried Avent, and currently he was using Dr. Browns at the sitters 2x a week) or start solids and exploring sippy cups. He is not mad when I am gone unless someone is trying to feed him, then he will play and sleep fine. When I get home he nurses like a mad man! I work 9am-3pm 2x a week, any suggestions, advice?

I went to see the nurse practioner about the MRI results, and everything is good. I am gonna be one of those moms that is like "oh it was so scary when you were born, and so many tests, and part of your brain, blah, blah" and he will be just fine and say "yeah ok mom, I have heard this story before" yeah for that!

Anyone have any fabulous plans for New Years?
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oh yeah...toasted?????
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Thanks!
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: I am SO far behind!!! I've got some nice depression going on : so I just don't feel much like doing anything. Hopefully it will pass soon and I will have motivation to get on the computer again. I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah and that you all have a fantastic New Year!!!
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Summer!! *wistful sigh*

So your babe was born in the depths of winter! fORGOT 'BOUT THAT "other hemisphere" there for a moment.
ahh you guys had your summer and I was jealous then! My partner always finds it weird that it's summer at Christmas time (she comes from England but has been here 14 years) - but I find it weird that it's winter at Christmas!!!

Yep so............... summer summer summer and :
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did I mention it was summer here

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Hello to all!

Witt: Did I mention "I" am jealous? I was dreaming of summer today when I looked outside this morning and saw the snow falling. I enjoy snow, but just enough for Christmas and then I am ready to be all done with it. I think snow can bring out the worst in my driving abilities:

Andrew had a great 1st Christmas. He appeared to enjoy opening up the presents and the excitement all around him. I remember dreaming last year at this time about having a six month old at Christmas this year and I can't believe it's here! Believe it or not I now find myself wondering what it would be like to have two children. I really shouldn't think about getting PG again until I have lost some of this weight.....when oh when will that happen?

Speaking of weight. Has anyone heard of women gaining more weight because they were breastfeeding? A couple of friends of mine swear they didn't lose any weight until they were done breastfeeding. Does this make sense?

Now my rant......I have had several friends who had babies this month and I am extremely surprised at how many of them gave into the pressure to supplement with formula. I'm also surprised at how many doctors and hospitals are eager to supplement as well. One of my friends was very eager about breastfeeding and ended up taking her doctor's advice to supplement because the doctor felt the baby was jaundiced. Doesn't breastfeeding do the same for the child? Luckily, she was able to resume breastfeeding after she gave the baby the formula, but in any case I still found it surprising that she was pushed to give formula so fast.

Well, I hope all is well with everyone. Here's to a great and HEALTHY 2007
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I've got some nice depression going on : so I just don't feel much like doing anything.
s mama! me too, i'm definitely bumming lately!
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Speaking of weight. Has anyone heard of women gaining more weight because they were breastfeeding? A couple of friends of mine swear they didn't lose any weight until they were done breastfeeding. Does this make sense?
Yea, I think that's true for some women. I think the body says "ok, there's a baby in the picture, must conserve resources," and it doesn't want to shed the weight. Just my theory. Just enjoy all those extra calories you need to be a milkmaker.
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I have heard of that too, it's a common belief among mainstream mommies (bad me, bad me!). It actually would explain some of what's going on with me...of course, the cookies wouldn't have anything to do with it, now would they?:
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what?? I have no idea what you mean. Cookies aren't fattening at all.
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What are you doing still up, PankGod? Get back in your "kitchens".: : I'll meet you there for cookies.
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mmmm...cookies.
been eating a bunch - Santa left them. Actually Santa forgot to leave them, so sent them USPS with a note about how sorry he was.

I my "step"mom who raised me. I owe my relative sanity to her.
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I've never been able to lose all the weight while I'm breastfeeding. I lose in the beginning and then it stops. Once we stop breastfeeding, the rest of the weight comes off. That's how it worked with the other three babies and I'm pretty sure it will be the same this time.

Witt: please send some of that sunshine this way! I lived in Florida for 12 years. We've been back North for 4 years and I still HATE the winter. I love it until Christmas is over. I can understand your partner's feelings. Christmas always felt really weird when I lived in Florida. Watching my dh hang the lights in shorts never felt right. I think that whatever you grew up with is what seems normal.
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Quick question -

Has anyone here ever done BM donations and could PM me? I have never done it, and I am going to for one specific family, and I want to make sure that I don't mess anything up. I don't know what I would mess up, but knowing me, I would find something!! LOL!!

TIA!!
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I've always lost all my pregnancy weight right off the bat. It's the 30 pounds I've been carrying pre-pregnancy I can't get rid of ! There is definitely a leveling off of weight loss for nursing mothers. I believe that there may be a little extra padding of 10 pounds or so that our bodies hold onto for survival. But then even women not lactating have issues with "that last 10 pounds" so maybe it's unrelated.

Sabbath, I don't have any personal experience, but the only thing I can think of is getting a physical prior to donating so that you have evidence of a clean bill of health. I suppose it also depends on how well you know each other. Very close friends I wouldn't worry about it, but someone I didn't know well I would protect myself a bit more. Crazy world we live in and all....

Oh....and all this talk about cookies makes me hungry! Or could it be the crazy mad dash cleaning I've been doing all day. Today went surprisingly well with me and the dc considering all I've had to do today. I'll pop in to say hi when I can the next few days. I'll be thinking of you all!

JJoy...where are you??? Hope all is well. It's been quiet on your end!
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