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post #21 of 1217
Tanya - thanks for offering to look up the medication - I haven't been able to contact the dr today to ask her. Last night I tried smearing myself with olive oil lemon juice and beaten egg white. We'll see how tonight goes - I'm told not to wash...

we've all been very orderly about these questions haven't we!

My marriage was a direct response to pregnancy and being from different countries (and catholic family on the IL side probably to be honest)

Alarm clock? it's at 6. It's to get dd1 to school, her bus is at 7. Sometimes dh goes off to some big city from our remote rural hole to do reasearch or lectures or something, like this morning, and then the alarm is about 4 or 5.

Haven't cut my hair yet, never had it really short, but it's annoying me enough by it's crap condition that it may be endangered...

As for a typical day...not really any such thing as typical, there's dd to school, she comes home at 12.30, and we eat together, and she goes to bed at 8 (dd2 at 7) but that's it for regularity - dh's work is really irregular. we have one car so there's a lot of fitting things in. i spend more time at home than i ever have done in my life before. i do sometimes climb the walls, but i like it more than i ever thought i would...
post #22 of 1217
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Originally Posted by fenwickmama View Post
pretty chicken about getting out on my own w/both little guys so we are pretty homebound during the week. i gotta get over that...
YOU CAN DO IT!! I just started tentatively doing it a few weeks ago, here and there. It is so scary, I know what you mean! I just now feel okay to do it periodically. I am amazed at women who do it all the time.

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Originally Posted by sewaneecook View Post

Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?
I did! DH and I had never dtd before we started dating, so we decided to wait until we were married. It really helped that it was a long distance relationship ... REALLY helped!
cool about the locks of love! Hey, how cool are YOU that you waited!!! That must have been very special.

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Originally Posted by soapdiva View Post
There is more than one question there. Sorry couldn't resist!


-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?


Nope. But dh was the first - we started dating when I was 15 and he was 17.
YEEEES, (<--sarcasm there) there is more than one question. I had just thought of one at first, OKAAAAY? Then, more were channeled. Yes, channeled.

And in regards to dh being the first (wow, btw), what I wanna know is, was he the last? : : : : : : : :

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Hi ladies! I completely missed out on the November thread.

When DD was about 6 weeks, on my 31st birthday I got it chopped off from this length to this length. I had my hair chemically straightened about a year and a half ago and was growing it out, it looked really funky - wavy on the top and straight on the bottom. DH had just gone sea so I got it all chopped off.
Nice to see you back! Great hair pics!
post #23 of 1217
elsane, did you ever get the dylan album? i swear it gets better and better and better
post #24 of 1217
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And in regards to dh being the first (wow, btw), what I wanna know is, was he the last? : : : : : : : :

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I plead the fifth! I don't want to discuss on a public forum! Might have to go to the YG for these questions!
post #25 of 1217
This really is a coincidence but could I join the yahoo group and if so, where? :
post #26 of 1217
Hey, my dh was my first and I was 15 too! He was 20 : My parents hated him and we ended up parting ways, so he wasn't my only. We ended up back together when I was 20 and have been together ever since.

As for going out with the kids, it takes time to get a system down for handling all of them. I remember staying in a lot when my second was born. Now I take all four of them out (but not too often). During the day when the older two are in school, I take the two little ones out. We even went to Friendly's on our own when Logan was about 2 months old! I felt very brave that day.
post #27 of 1217
I'll answer all those questions in a bit. We just got back from DH's "big V", and he's to "stay off his feet". So I'm going to wait on him hand and foot for a while. I don't mind, but I'm really having a hard time not GOING OFF about how I was so not waited on after I pushed out all those babies.

*sigh* just such a difference in perspective sometimes...
post #28 of 1217
It sounds like an ideal time to, er, force some empathy. I never waste those opportunities!!
post #29 of 1217
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Originally Posted by sarenka View Post
This really is a coincidence but could I join the yahoo group and if so, where? :
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/mdcjulyddc/

Jessica, They just aren't as strong as we are. I forgot that was today. I still can't convince my dh that it's something to consider. Don't worry about getting back to me about the pail liner right away. I've got plenty of other sewing to do first.
post #30 of 1217
Jessica, DHs are always big babies when they are sick! How did the surgery go overall? DH promised me that I never had to take chemical birth control (we do FAM/NFP) and I promised him he'd never have to have anything snipping at his jewels!

There sure are a lot of Locks of Love donaters here! This was my 2nd time donating. I did it after college too. JessicaJoy, 16 inches! Wow. I couldn't stand my hair and I only donated 11 inches!

Elsanne, I think I was more scared of getting preggers before getting hitched than anything else! That would have been a huge no-no in my family ... I have a cousin who was practically shunned for getting preggers this past year without being married and she's 33 (I think she's a big girl who can take care of herself and her babe!)

Sonja, happy anniversary! Are you doing anything special? Too much detail is not necessary! BTW, I love your haircut.
post #31 of 1217
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elsane, did you ever get the dylan album? i swear it gets better and better and better
No! Methinks you need to send me a copy. :

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I plead the fifth! I don't want to discuss on a public forum! Might have to go to the YG for these questions!
Oh boy! *rubs hands together gleefully* LOVE this juicy stuff.

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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
I'll answer all those questions in a bit. We just got back from DH's "big V", and he's to "stay off his feet". So I'm going to wait on him hand and foot for a while. I don't mind, but I'm really having a hard time not GOING OFF about how I was so not waited on after I pushed out all those babies.

*sigh* just such a difference in perspective sometimes...
They REALLY ARE WEAKER, ladies, without being obnoxious (okay maybe a little). Big V, huh???? Whoa dude!
post #32 of 1217
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*** Describe a typical day in your family/house. ***
Up at 7am to getdd1 ready for school, she's on the bus for 8am, dd2 gets up either between 7:30-8:30am, DD3 wakes up around 8-8:30am, Nurse her, get dd2 bk, get dress, dd3 goes for her nap about 1hrs-1.25hrs after she wakes up. SOmetimes we go out during her nap. We get back home around 12, nurse dd3 while dd2 eat lunch, eat lunch, put both dds in bed around 1pm, wake dd2 at 3pm, wake dd3 around 4:30pm to nurse. DD1 gets home at 3:45pm from school. Supper around 5:30pm, nap for dd3 at 6pm, she sleeps for about 1hr. Bath for dd1 and dd2 during dd3's last nop. DD1 in bed for 7pm, dd2 in bed by 8pm. bath for dd3 about 7:30-7:45. Nurse dd3 at 8pm. Then i relax.

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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Here's a question:
-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd? Yes
-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day?I do during the wk as dd1 needs to get up for school
-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense?married for the past 6.5yrs
-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby?
I have cut my hair off when dd1 was born, then let them grow then cut them off again after dd2 was born. I have kept the short hairstyle up since then. right now i'm scared to cut it as during my pg with dd3, they lost their curls. So they are getting long again and driving me insane.
post #33 of 1217
My ils are here for the wkend so i may be scarce for a while.

DD1's b-day is tomorrow and we have a b-day party for her for lunch tomorrow. I can't wait. I hope she likes it and all her presents.
post #34 of 1217
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I love how Sandrine refers to her hair in the plural. All her hairs lost their curls!!!
Awwwwww!
post #35 of 1217
Hi ladies!! I am reading all day long, trying to keep up with all the posts but no time to post as usual. Today was just crazy busy! DH's business is getting super busy and all of a sudden he gets dozens of phonecalls every day. It's getting nuts around here. Plus trying to find a house, which we did by the way. Actually we have two houses. One owner, 2 diferent houses - still making a decision which one it's gonna be. They are down the road from one another in a great area. Nothing like the house we lost though.....but good enough.

To answer the questions:



-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd? nope
-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day? sonce DH works from home there's no alarm clock being used
-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense? married, 5 years on December 16
-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby? I had beautiful loooong hair after Sebastian was born then it started to come out really bad and I cut it to my shoulders. I grew it back somewhat but never that long again. This time it's not coming out so bad so I think I might just let it grow. I LOVe my hair long but I NEVER wear it down because I hate it when it gets into my face. But I don't trust anyone enough to cut my hair into some nice style.
post #36 of 1217
oh my gosh guys, I was browsing my old photos on yahoo and I just have to show you this old photo of Sebastian. He's almost one year old here. Look at that chunk!!!
Sebastian one year old
and look at him now at 3 years old Time goes by way too fast all of a sudden!!


OK, since I am at this "Showing off old photos mode" here's one more photos from the same day. I just LOVE it. It's an amazing snap shot!
post #37 of 1217
We're married since 93, and I cut my hair after every baby. Donated to LOL the past two times. After the second baby, it was most extreme - I had it buzzed and bleached. I'm tempted to do that again. My hair now is way too bell-shaped bobby 8yo for me and I'm not into it.


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My big proud news today: I NIP in front of a class of sixth-graders!

Not after baby, but I had waist-length hair and shaved my head when I was 20.
Re NIP:
go pi!

About the hair, wow!

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Originally Posted by JoyofBirth View Post
Are you talking a regular backpack or a diaper bag backpack?
Definitely not diaper bag style - I can't find one big enough. Mine is an Eddie Bauer thing - quite large. I had the same brand before this baby and it lasted 10 years without so much as a small tear. If you can come up with the initial investment, you'll get your money's worth.


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I love how Sandrine refers to her hair in the plural. All her hairs lost their curls!!!
Awwwwww!
elsanne, you are so bad.
post #38 of 1217
Hey July mamas!! I don't get to post often but I wanted pop in and say The title of the thread caught my eye...has it really been close to half a year these babes have been earthside??:

-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?
No.
-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day? dh wakes up to NPR on our alarm clock. He then goes and gets ds1 and ds2 ready for school. ds3, dd, and I hardly notice
-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense?Yup. We've been married 6 years in Januray
-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby? I did after ds3 only b/c it was long enough to donate. I plan on getting it hacked off again soon b/c I've got more to donate...and I'm sick of the PP hair loss already!
post #39 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
We just got back from DH's "big V", and he's to "stay off his feet". So I'm going to wait on him hand and foot for a while.
DH will be getting a V soon, too. He was going to have it done soon, but now he was transferred and will be deployed again shortly, so we'll wait until after that. Or, so he says!
post #40 of 1217
Here's a link to some new pics. I haven't had a chance to caption them yet. The ones of Mattie sitting wouldn't upload for some reason, so I'll have to try again later. This computer is giving me a tough time with pics.
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