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I have lost all my baby weight thank goodness cos I hate buying in between clothes to bridge that gap, but I am back running again so that's probably why.

HAve to train for a half marathon in June (21km or 13.1 miles) then want to run my first marathon (26 miles or 42 km) by end of next year. I've run heaps of half marathons but never the full marathon - wish me luck ahh!!!

I have a cute question......... I LOVE the babyness of my baby, she's my last and I SOOO LOVE babies....... What is your favourite baby thing?

for example I love it when she sleeps in the "stick 'em up" position - you know the one - asleep on her back with arms bent up at the elbows

and I love the way she smiles like I"m the most important person in the world *sigh* did I mention I love babies??
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I've run heaps of half marathons but never the full marathon - wish me luck ahh!!!

I have a cute question......... I LOVE the babyness of my baby, she's my last and I SOOO LOVE babies....... What is your favourite baby thing?

for example I love it when she sleeps in the "stick 'em up" position - you know the one - asleep on her back with arms bent up at the elbows

and I love the way she smiles like I"m the most important person in the world *sigh* did I mention I love babies??
Good luck!! You are amazing! And as for the babyness of babies - you've stolen my two favourite things! The 'surrender' position, and that smile... in second place maybe the way their little ankles cross while they're feeding, or their little fingers meet as if they were praying...

I've been eating chocolate like crazy since dd was born - so I'm unsurprised to find my pregnancy clothes the most comfortable

Kelly, so sorry to hear about the depression. You're missed...
As are JJoy and Sandrine... how are you all?

elsanne - you completly forgot about the other hemisphere for a moment?? Why, how lax of you!
It's snowing here which is not so bad (apart from the roads) but the sky is the same colour as the ground and that I do not like at all.
post #1183 of 1217
I too lost all my preggo weight quickly (40 pounds) but I have 50 or more to lose from before the pregnancy! : : I find myself constantly hungry when bf - it was like this last time. It doesn't help that I find myself eating to stay awake or for comfort. Really need to get back on the healthy eating wagon...

Claire - wow on running marathons! That's awesome. I'm not sure I could run down my driveway. Pretty sad as I used to be a major athlete. I've had dreams recently where I was running though...weird

Sarenka - I am with you on the ground and sky color. The gray skies are what I hate most about winter. I don't mind the cold as much if the sky is a nice bright blue.

As for favorite baby stuff - I absolutely *adore* baby giggles. Nothing melts my heart more!!! I also love the tiny fingers and toes and the way they cross their legs at the ankles...

Lots of for all those feeling the blues....
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I've had dreams recently where I was running though...weird
Do you get as excited about remembering a dream as I do?? I take it as evidence that I've actually slept!!
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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 !
Exactly! I was back at pre-pg weight within a week or so. It's the pre-pg weight that's the problem. I'm going pretty easy on myself when I say I have about 20 lbs to get rid of.

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Do you get as excited about remembering a dream as I do?? I take it as evidence that I've actually slept!!
I get either excited (if I feel rested) or irritated, irritated that I managed to sleep and yet feel like I was awake all night.

From yesterday:

the dog and the phone
anti-nap conspirators
make for cranky babe
post #1186 of 1217
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Do you get as excited about remembering a dream as I do?? I take it as evidence that I've actually slept!!
yea that!
post #1187 of 1217
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Exactly! I was back at pre-pg weight within a week or so. It's the pre-pg weight that's the problem. I'm going pretty easy on myself when I say I have about 20 lbs to get rid of.


I get either excited (if I feel rested) or irritated, irritated that I managed to sleep and yet feel like I was awake all night.

From yesterday:

the dog and the phone
anti-nap conspirators
make for cranky babe
That's why they invented white noise machines.

I can't praise them enough. They are the saviors(sp) of our babies sleep in this house. We live on a corner lot : Never again. So you can imagine the noise that comes from the street.


I'm doing ok. Just trying to survive life in general.

I'm sick today.









I'm cleaning. LOL
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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!!
do you mind doing this on-thread? I've never donated to a specific person, but I'm in the process of being approved to donate through International Breastmilk Project - I feel like going through them is going to CMA, yk? Plus, they donate to not only preemies domestically but HIV babies in Africa.

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I have a cute question......... I LOVE the babyness of my baby, she's my last and I SOOO LOVE babies....... What is your favourite baby thing?
I like when they flap their wings like they wanna take off. With this baby in particular, I love when he smiles so big his eyes disappear. swooon
post #1189 of 1217
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That's why they invented white noise machines.
I've often thought about running my cool mist humidifier without water just to have the background noise!

Sorry you're sick today, mama! It's no fun! I'm still amazed that the baby and I are well. I should probably stop saying that out loud.

My favorite baby thing right now is the giant open mouth kisses she gives me...and only me. I kiss her so much that now she gives them to me. I'm sure she's just copying and not actually "kissing", but it's so cute. The sparkle in her eye when she gives them. Bliss.
post #1190 of 1217
Hugs to everyone who needs em! I'm becoming the Emergen-C spokesgirl but man does it help.

Re: donating breastmilk. Here are a few good links:

http://www.breastfeeding.com/all_abo...ilk_banks.html
http://www.nationalmilkbank.org/donorinfo_faq.html
http://www.thewholewomaninc.com/milk_bank.htm

I also got a handout from my LLL leader which I've since misplaced on how exactly to go through the steps of sterilizing equipment, washing hands etc. Basically I wash everything in super hot, soapy water including my hands. I don't wipe down my nipples but I do shower before I start. I pump, then I bring the milk over to a clean surface. I wash my hands again, label the bags, then wash my hands again and transfer the milk directly into the bags. Then they go in the freezer (we have a larger freezer so I put the bags in our regular freezer, then once they are frozen (and can stand up on their own) they go in a big tupperware in the large freezer. I see my friend that I donate to every week or two, so she gets a big bag of milk when we get together. I try to store by the amount that her babies drink. So I started at 2 oz but now we're up to 4oz (yay baby!)

We didn't do blood tests or anything but I'd certainly do one at her request. She knows me well enough to know that I don't take drugs or drink (except a glass of wine in the evening - certainly not close to the time I'm pumping). I take vitamins and I drink Emergen-C. I'm generally a healthy person. And I do plan to start exercising again soon

So that's what it's like for a personal donation. If anyone has specific questions you can PM or ask me here.

Kel, I am one of those women who doesn't lose weight bfing. I dropped the pg weight but I got back an extra 5 which (at least last time) falls off once I wean. And since then I've been eating way more than I should so now I have an extra 15-20 I'd like to lose. Blech.

Favorite baby thing... oh gosh. So many things. I think it's when they are nursing and they just look up at you with those big loving eyes. Something chemical happens to me when Rachel does that

Speaking of which, Rachel has been home with me all week, and she's gained over a pound! She's looking far chubbier now Course she's nursing all night too, but who's keeping track?
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Sorry you're sick today, mama! It's no fun! I'm still amazed that the baby and I are well. I should probably stop saying that out loud.
I'm not really sick, just sick enough that i'm cleaning. Get it?? I usually don't clean often. So when i do, i say that i'm sick because i'm cleaning.

It was a joke. :
post #1192 of 1217
oh yeah crossing legs at the ankles.......... that's cute

omg I love babies
post #1193 of 1217
Just droppin in to say Happy New year from the June mamas and be proud that you didnt chat up 90 pages like we did this month! :

Happy half bdays coming up for all the beautiful babes!!
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ohmigosh page two

Happy new year to the June mamas as well!

Where'd everybody go?

Santa brought everybody in our family a $20 gift card to Borders. So today we all went, and the kids got to pick out their own books, and Dh got something for himself (side note - I got him a great book for Christmas, called "The United States of Arugula" because I couldn't find the one he wanted which is called, and I swear I am not making this up at all, "Salt - A World History") and I looked and looked and finally found a beautiful journal for haiku journaling. I'm so excited. Of course I haven't written anything in it because now I am in search of The Perfect Pen
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anyone making resolutions? I'll make the same one I make every year. Hey, I never keep it perfectly but it's something to work for: no more library fines :

Serious goals, huh?
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Weight schmeight. I have 40 lbs. to lose to get to where I want to be. 20 to where I was when I got pregnant. I went to Old Navy last night to get a new shirt and some pants with some Christmas money...well, I had to buy a size bigger than I have worn in the recent past! :

Something MUST be done. One of my friends and I are doing our own weight watchers. We both know how many points we get and have done it with success before. So, instead of putting money into meetings every week, we will contribute to a pot at the beginning of the month and the girl who has lost the most (percentage wise) will get the money or yarn or gc to our local yarn store! We are both pretty obsessed with yarn, so this should work good.

I think that my weight is where a good portion of my depression is coming from (that coupled with the fact that I can't type anymre!). So, if I can get off my lazy be-hind and start losing some weight, I'll be doing much better.
In fact, dh and I are having a "Dump the Junk" party on Monday. We are going to throw away all the goodies we have left in the house! It will be good for me. I am also going to get up with dh (around 6:30) and exercise before Seth wakes up. This should help.

I am also sick of winter. I like snow and cold for the holidays, and then I am ready for spring. Sadly, it won't be spring here until end of March, beginning of April. That is SO far away!!!!
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anyone making resolutions? I'll make the same one I make every year. Hey, I never keep it perfectly but it's something to work for: no more library fines :

Serious goals, huh?
I think it's funny that is your resolution...I went tonight and was informed that I have $2.40 in fines : I didn't have any cash so I promised I would take care of it next time. The guy made sure to tell me that the books are due in 4 weeks, on a specific date!

My resolution is to be healthier. I keep it pretty vague so that I don't break it in the first month!
I also want to finish more knitting projects. Not just start a bunch and have them on my needles forever!!
post #1199 of 1217
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Juice,

I told myself last night as I sauteed mushrooms and pea pods that the next time you came on here to vent I would then reply, and the first words I would say would be,

AU, JUS!!!


Okay, hee hee, you simply must start writing before you find the Perfect Pen. This I say because it could take you aeons to find it. And, you simply MUST write a haiku a day all of 2007. No, I'm not kidding.
post #1200 of 1217
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AU, JUS!!!


Busy with brother and SIL here. And kids that won't sleep!!! It's been a crazy night at the "Griswold's".
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