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So when are you moving to CT?
Any good jobs for HS History teachers???
post #122 of 1217
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Oh that is different than the one I was thinking about. That was interesting. I don't know if I can get past giving a baby a hunk of food or meat and not cutting it up. I understand what they are saying but I don't know if I could convince myself to do it...

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Not anymore!!!!!


post #123 of 1217
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Any good jobs for HS History teachers???
I don't know! My town has a very good school system though - our high school just won some kind of education award....
post #124 of 1217
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I don't know! My town has a very good school system though - our high school just won some kind of education award....
Cool!

I think before i move anywhere, that dh needs a job.
post #125 of 1217
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Cool!

I think before i move anywhere, that dh needs a job.
Sheesh you're just too logical.
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Have any of you ever attended a "Big Yellow Box by Crayola" party? They are one of those catalog/home party type things. They basically sell "crafts in a box" to encourage family time. I'm toying with the idea of becoming a consultant...anything for extra cash...would love to hear opinions...

Dh's mother was in a car accident today! She cut out in front of an 18-wheeler (totally her fault)!!! She was t-boned - he slammed right into her door. Because of side airbags, she walked out with just a scratch on her forehead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car is totaled. She would have died without the airbags. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dh's mother was in a car accident today! She cut out in front of an 18-wheeler (totally her fault)!!! She was t-boned - he slammed right into her door. Because of side airbags, she walked out with just a scratch on her forehead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car is totaled. She would have died without the airbags. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
holly cow!! I'm glad she's ok. I don't know if I'd ever be able to drive after a car accident!
post #128 of 1217
OH! Guess what I just realized? My subscription to Working Mother expired!! Now I don't know if I was published or not!!!!!!!!!!!! Waaaahhhh! I might have to buy the Nov issue on backorder. I can't believe they haven't sent me all kinds of renewal notices...
post #129 of 1217
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Dh's mother was in a car accident today! She cut out in front of an 18-wheeler (totally her fault)!!! She was t-boned - he slammed right into her door. Because of side airbags, she walked out with just a scratch on her forehead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car is totaled. She would have died without the airbags. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
: So glad she's alright!

Pavlina, I hope his eye heals quickly. I agree, the abx would likely be in his system a bit, but I think you may avoid the major alterations in gut flora with eye drops. Thanks for that link, too. I saw that ages ago when dd1 was starting solids, but I lost it. I'm so glad to have it bookmarked again!
post #130 of 1217
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Sunday afternoon haiku

Football I hate you
You rob me of my husband
I can't do it all

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Here's a question that I am sure someone will have the answer for: How big is too big for the sling? DS is about 17lbs and it's starting to get harder to carry him in it. Is this normal?

Also, tried rice cereal for the first time this morning and as I suspected....he was very disinterested. How long should I stay with the rice cereal before trying oatmeal?
Re: slings - how do you carry him? I turned Rachel around to face front and it's made all the difference in the world. She was straining so hard to see around her that she'd fall sideways while facing me That position was starting to put a lot of strain on one side since I'd have to lean to keep her upright. Now, facing forward, she is froggied comfortably with her head resting between my boobs. She can fall asleep that way, but if she gets overstimulated I can still turn her around to face me.

Re: solids - I skipped all the cereals with DD1 - they tend to constipate because of all the iron and - take my opinion FWIW - I don't think they have a whole lot of nutritional value. We started on sweet potatoes - I baked them, slipped the skins off and blended them with breastmilk. Yummy! Then we did pears and after that apples. I think we did a combo next: chicken rice and green beans. I made everything myself. It's really really easy, and sort of fun : I steamed fruits and veggies, pureed them with a little water, and stuck it all in ice cube trays. Then once they froze I put them in bags or tupperware and sent them to school with her a couple at a time.

I want to say we started a couple of days before she turned 6 months. I agree with Pav - everything is so exciting with the first that I think we got sucked into trying stuff quickly. More on that later...

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Pav & Tanya, thanks. The "funny" thing is, I'm at a point now where I'm feeling much more at peace with my experience. Not happy, and I certainly learned some things about what I would and would not do again, but more or less at peace. I've finished the birth story and am just waiting to get a missing page from my chart on Monday to do the last bit of fact-checking before I call it done.

So it's just strange for me that just as I am moving past this place, someone about whom I care may be entering it. It really lends credence to my mom's mantra: "Everything happens for a reason."
Maria, I just want to say that you are awesome This friend is really lucky to have you. And I'm glad that you are in a good place

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Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense
Refrigerator.


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I'm going to have to do SOME solids, probably one serving around the 6 months time period just to shut the dcp up. We're having some issues there. : She takes great care of him but I'm not liking her attitude toward his current feeding schedule. She is way too used to formula babies. Sigh. I just hate the whole daycare thing.
So many dcps have no experience with bf babies. It's crazy. I can see now why people are so surprised that my baby is EBF when I work 4x a week though...

I am actually torn on the solids as well. I think DD1 was borderline - we really took it easy with the introduction of solids though I think in retrospect she could have waited a few weeks or even more than a month. At her 9 month visit her ped told me "we really like to see them eating three meals a day by now." : At the time she was getting two "cubes" per day, mainly at school. On weekends I never bothered.

So. Given the bottle situation, Rachel is averaging 4 oz a day when she's away from me. I do worry about her calories. She has plenty of wet and poop diapers, and she is growing like a weed. She hasn't done her WBV yet because we are switching peds, but I measured her at home and she was nearly 26 inches long. She's growing out of 6-9 mos clothes. But I still worry and would like to add more to her diet. Not NOW of course... she is 2 weeks away from being 5 months and only sits up for 5-10 seconds at a time. But I am inclined to start sooner rather than later because I hate the fact that she's going 9 hours with only 4 oz of milk. She is definitely more aware of food than DD1 was... she watches the fork travel back and forth between my mouth and the plate when I eat

Anyway I hate that the fact that DD is in daycare influences this decision : We will try straw cups once she can sit up unsupported. That may help.

Sorry to get so far off course! Good luck with the dcp Cori. You are The Mama. You make the decisions!

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Dh's mother was in a car accident today! She cut out in front of an 18-wheeler (totally her fault)!!! She was t-boned - he slammed right into her door. Because of side airbags, she walked out with just a scratch on her forehead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car is totaled. She would have died without the airbags. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG! Glad she's ok!

Interesting stuff on the homeopathy! I am in the processing re-reading the Nutrition and Immunology sticky in the Vaccinations forum because there is SO MUCH GOOD STUFF in there. When I think about how reliant this society has become on the pharmaceutical industry it makes me all the more determined to get my diet in balance. Herbal remedies are definitely a part of that. I'm trying to avoid even Tylenol for myself... I've been so quick in the past to take it for every little ailment. Anyway, Belladonna seems to have a ton of uses! Isn't that the stuff in Similasan?
post #131 of 1217
Similasan has lots of diferent products and each of them has different homeopathic remedies in them based on the symptoms. Some of them do have Belladonna in them as well.
That made me look up their website (similasanusa.com) and they have a new product called Sty eye relief - I might give it a try if I can find it locally. I hope I will get the oehter remedy I ordered on-line tomorrow.
post #132 of 1217
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Sheesh you're just too logical.
I don't think we can survive on just my salary.

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Dh's mother was in a car accident today! She cut out in front of an 18-wheeler (totally her fault)!!! She was t-boned - he slammed right into her door. Because of side airbags, she walked out with just a scratch on her forehead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car is totaled. She would have died without the airbags. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
So glad that she is ok.

Pav, you just do it. My mom had an accident about 10yrs ago and since then she drives but she gets nervous. It depends on the condition of the road and how tired she is. Mostly she like to drive than be driven.
post #133 of 1217
My ils left us a x-mas present. A cheque. It's going to help with our debt. It's like they kinda knew but dh doesn't want to let them know that we are having a hard time. I think of spending it a bit on sleighs for the girls. I know that they will love that.
post #134 of 1217
Question: Does Anyone Want To Do A X-mas Card Swap???

I'll Could Do The Addy List.

Let Me Know.


p.s. I type that all in capital and that's the results??:
p.s.s. Deadline is FRIDAY. Leave us less than 3 wks to send our card.
post #135 of 1217
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Hm. Cards? mmmm...nice idea. Gifts? Now we're talkin.
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I don't do cards, although I love to make them.

Juice: I haikus. I especially your haiku. I just love the economy of words to express, eloquently and simply, a thought or feeling.
post #136 of 1217
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ps Sandrine, am I correct in my understanding that your Canadian husband teaches U.S. history?
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Sandrine ~ So nice of your IL's to help you out. My mom helped us a bit when she was here after the baby. She stocked us up on things like garbage bags and soap. Amazing how help comes just when you need it.

I don't mind a card swap. I've never done one before. Maybe it will be motivation enough for me to actually send cards to my other friends and family. I'm the worlds best procrastinator.

Will someone please tell my babe that if she doesn't sleep then I can't sew? We must be on a growth spurt or something, because all I've kicked out is JJoys cloth wipes bag (which is just so darn cute I may have to make one for myself to make that official move to all cloth wipes). I'll have to do the pail liner next. It's easy and doesn't have the extra pretty fabric. Just a reusable garbage bag, pretty much!

I feel so bad. : Baby was passed out cold, so I laid her on the couch and ran off to get a shower and hopefully sew some more. I didn't take a long shower, but it wasn't rushed either. When I turned the water off, I heard her crying across the house. Dh was outside fiddling with something in his car. She had such big tears and a freaked out look of "I thought you'd never come" when I picked her up. : I wish I'd have laid her in the bed.

I have one more question at the end of my long winded post. Dd1 went to sleep really quickly tonight, but it was at least a couple hours after the head injury. Should I wake her up in a few hours just to be safe?
The bleeding did stop, but I gave her a bath and washed the wounds and they were leaking a bit. I think I just washed the scab off as it was still pretty fresh at bathtime.
post #138 of 1217
-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?

Nope. We also got married after I was pregnant. And because we wanted to be able to live together in the same country!

-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day?

Panda will sleep until noon if I keep giving her the boob. I can't sleep that long though! So around ten I usually hide the boob and she will gradually wake up looking for it. Once she is awake I will feed her and then we are good to go.


-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense?

We are really married.

-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby?

I have had a mohawk for a few years, but grew it out while I was pregnant. A few weeks after she was born I cut it back to a short mohawk. I stopped dyeing it when I got pregnant though and now it is my natural color for the first time since I was 17!


ALSO...my brother went into rehab which is good. I have a five day break before my next show also good.

I got a 2nd degree burn from a hot water bottle a few nights ago. The big blister on my leg popped last night at the show! It is soooo gross!!! Does anyone have burn wound advice?!

Gotta go. Sad girl waking up.

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omg

wow you gals have been chatting away and I've been missing all the fun.

I'm flying solo with three kids right now, (my partner isn't home until late tonight) so perhaps this ain't the best time.......... I've got to get them into bed.

Have loved reading everyone's posts - I'm up to page 4!! I'll keep chugging away.

All ok here! Life is pretty hectic with three. But we're ok!
I don't know if this link works but here's (hopefully) me and my baby, if it doesn't work can someone give me some advice

oh yeah and my routine during the day, right round like a blue as**ed fly all day meeting everyone's needs except my own, ahh sweet housewife heaven

ok that is hysterical - my link has come up with something totally bizarre - I'll try again
http://www.dropshots.com/witt
post #140 of 1217
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ALSO...my brother went into rehab which is good. I have a five day break before my next show also good.

I got a 2nd degree burn from a hot water bottle a few nights ago. The big blister on my leg popped last night at the show! It is soooo gross!!! Does anyone have burn wound advice?!
That's wonderful news about your brother, and your break. I think Vit E is good for burns? Really not sure. Hope you heal quickly.

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Thanks for all the good feelings. Mattie is better today.


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Dh's mother was in a car accident today! She cut out in front of an 18-wheeler (totally her fault)!!! She was t-boned - he slammed right into her door. Because of side airbags, she walked out with just a scratch on her forehead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car is totaled. She would have died without the airbags. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my goodness. How wonderful that she is OK. :guh

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Anyway I hate that the fact that DD is in daycare influences this decision :
:guh

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My ils left us a x-mas present. A cheque. It's going to help with our debt. It's like they kinda knew but dh doesn't want to let them know that we are having a hard time. I think of spending it a bit on sleighs for the girls. I know that they will love that.
That's awesome!!

We got some unexpected money recently -- enough so that we were able to replace our rustbucket of a car with something with airbags, tires with treads, and a relative degree of certainty that the brakes will work. We had actually been talking about going car-free again or joining AutoShare except that DH only got his license recently so that would mean I would have to do ALL the driving for the next three years. : Anyway, I'm just : to have a safe, reliable car for the first time in my life!

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Question: Does Anyone Want To Do A X-mas Card Swap???

I'll Could Do The Addy List.

Let Me Know.


p.s. I type that all in capital and that's the results??:
p.s.s. Deadline is FRIDAY. Leave us less than 3 wks to send our card.
I would be in for that. So we just PM you our address by Friday, you'll put them all together, and send us the list?
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