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post #81 of 1217
JJoy, hope your little one feels better soon

Oy, toddlers...

Yesterday we went xmas shopping and stopped for lunch around noon. It was a Wendy's, absolutely packed, so we sat smack in the middle of the restaurant since there were no other tables. I managed to nurse DD2 with a minimum of fuss, but I have to use nursing pads and they always wrinkle and get messed up when I try to be discreet.

So DD1 notices me futzing around and shouts "MAMA, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR BOOB?" (because she is almost three and often has trouble controlling THE VOLUME OF HER VOICE!) DH and I cracked up, which of course prompted DD1 to repeat three more times, and louder for effect... :

Anyway it was a mixed crowd and no one batted an eye so that much was good!
post #82 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Quagmire View Post
"MAMA, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR BOOB?"
:

You should have told her "Incredibly stretching my nipple, of course."

JJoy (Quag, I like your abbreviation enough to steal it)....It sucks when they are sick, but also nice to know that we can help heal them more quickly and comfort them in a way no one else can while they are sick. I hope she's better soon!

Sarenka, remember to take a deep breath. You have the easy part - the kids! They're easily impressed. Your dh has the hard part entertaining the adults.

Whatever stomach bug I caught that sent me to the potty all night Friday and Saturday morning my ds caught. He slept with me last night, and eventually dd1 came to bed, too. I was sandwiched between three kids, a dog and a cat. I didn't sleep that well. I'm
post #83 of 1217
Thread Starter 
Oh man, for sick kids, Tanya and JJoy. I am thinking of your children and especially that little one, Jessica. Hope she woke up a bit better.

Sarenka, how did the party go?

Quag that is a pretty durn funny story!!!

Thinking about Maria and that low sugar episode she had last week...: jk honey...thought I'd keep mentioning it...
post #84 of 1217
Quagmire, toddlers do keep you honest, don't they?
And, yes, Ethan tries to get his fingers in his mouth while nursing. It's aggravating, but it's nowhere near as painful as his newest nursing behavior. He latches on, then grabs the boob with both hands and pushes away as hard as he can. Incredible stretchable nipple indeed, and half the time he pulls it out of his mouth, which REALLY makes him mad. I have to hold his hands while he nurses, which makes it hard to NAK, which is one reason I can't respond to half the posts I want to around here.

JJoy and Tanya. Jessica, how's the babe this morning?

And happy birthdays all around! Ethan is 4 months today. He's not yet rolling over, though he could if he tried. His two bottom teeth are almost all the way in, and he seems to be working on the next two bottom ones. He has figured out how to reach out and grab things. He loves his sisters, and I'm still completely smitten.
post #85 of 1217
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: newest nursing behavior. He latches on, then grabs the boob with both hands and pushes away as hard as he can.
HERE TOO!!! OOOOH this is aggravating at times.
post #86 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
And, yes, Ethan tries to get his fingers in his mouth while nursing. It's aggravating, but it's nowhere near as painful as his newest nursing behavior. He latches on, then grabs the boob with both hands and pushes away as hard as he can. Incredible stretchable nipple indeed, and half the time he pulls it out of his mouth, which REALLY makes him mad. I have to hold his hands while he nurses, which makes it hard to NAK, which is one reason I can't respond to half the posts I want to around here.
Ow ow ow

We've added a new painful one today... she brings her fist up next to her mouth on my boob and pushes it hard while making a twisting motion. It's hard to explain but I assure you, not at all comfortable. Any attempt to hold her hands results in infuriated screeching

Perhaps it's teeth coming in. Maybe.

A friend of mine has a 5.5 month old who just popped one tooth on the bottom. It looks really funny.... they call her Snaggletooth
post #87 of 1217
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That ain't right. - Chris Rock
post #88 of 1217
Hello everyone!!!

Hope all those sick babies get better real soon.

Did i tell ya i can't type either???

DD3 is also trying to put her hand close to her mouth while nursing. I usually have one hand in my hand and then the other is stuck under her as her arm is under her tummy. She can't get me with that hand.

Right now her cute thing, is when i have her standing on me, she tries to take my face and bring her face close to me for a kiss. It's cute but she can keep all her saliva to herself. eww i keep wiping her. but the kisses are cute. She also take that occasion to chat to me and tell me stuff but it's all with her tongue out. lol It's so funny. Have you tried talking with your tongue out?? can't say much without us not understanding it.
post #89 of 1217
Sunday afternoon haiku

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

:
post #90 of 1217
JJuice, :guhs.

I just got news that a good friend of mine who was due last week just had her baby girl via emergency C. Reading all the happy excited congrats on her blog is making me and and :. I don't know if she will feel the same as I did, but I know she was planning a midwife-assisted NCB, so I am assuming that she is, at the very least, disappointed. I feel horribly guilty because although for the most part, I'm just heartbroken for her, a very tiny part of me is grateful that I am not alone in my circle of friends anymore.

The weirdest thing about it all is that the evening her babe was born, I told my DH that I had a feeling that she was in labour, that it wasn't going very well, and that it was going to end up as a c/s. I had hoped that it was just a weird feeling, or I was projecting my experience, or something.

I'm just and and .
post #91 of 1217
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?

MissJuice: I have a friend who was so tired of her husband watching football nonstop that she made a deal with him.....watch less football and she would agree to dtd more often. Not a tradeoff I would like to make, but it worked for her
post #92 of 1217
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I just got news that a good friend of mine who was due last week just had her baby girl via emergency C. Reading all the happy excited congrats on her blog is making me and and :. I don't know if she will feel the same as I did, but I know she was planning a midwife-assisted NCB, so I am assuming that she is, at the very least, disappointed. I feel horribly guilty because although for the most part, I'm just heartbroken for her, a very tiny part of me is grateful that I am not alone in my circle of friends anymore.

The weirdest thing about it all is that the evening her babe was born, I told my DH that I had a feeling that she was in labour, that it wasn't going very well, and that it was going to end up as a c/s. I had hoped that it was just a weird feeling, or I was projecting my experience, or something.

I'm just and and .
Maria ~ to you AND to your friend. Honestly I don't know how you do it. I have been reading all your posts and emails on yahoo group, never knew what to say, but I was there, "listening". I wish there was something I could do to help you heal this pain. I can't even imagine what would such experience do with me. And I will forver be grateful for my beautiful birth experience I had.
I once read a birth story here - I think it was Chiromama's birth story, back in April I think - she ended up having a c-section after failed homebirth, after I think 16 hours of pushing!!! - her story was very very long and I cried and cried reading it. I could totally feel what she felt (in my own way of course). The panic she was in, and every detailed she described. I have been through so much pain in my life (without even having c-section) thanks to doctors and drugs and bad decisions that still effects my every day life, that adding this to it would probably kill me. I know I am not helping right now, but I just wanted to say that I admire you and yuor strenght (all of you who had to go through something like that) and it makes me even more angry to know there are women out there who choose planned s/c because it's "convenient". :
I really hope and wish for you to heal soon so you can move on and leave it all behind, if it's even possible.
post #93 of 1217
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
Sunday afternoon haiku

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

:
I am SO GLAd my DH isn't into that! Plus we don't have a cable anyway. It was the best decision we have ever made.
post #94 of 1217
JJuice, I think you'd had enough of men for one weekend. Does he want you to rub his feet while he watches football? :

Maria, and :guh. I remember panicking when my younger sister was pg and trying natural birth when they started the pitocin talk. All those feelings I had came rushing back and I panicked for her. Her story ended well. She had an epidural during the pit and when the pit was done, the epi wore off and she birthed him naturally. I tell her all the time that she had an augmented and medicated labor and a natural birth.

Tricia, if he's not really interested then he may not be ready. Then again, try bananas and see what he does. My ds refused rice cereal, and I tried all the little samples I had. He cried when I fed him a taste of the one premixed with formula. Boy have I learned since then. After that, he never had any rice cereal, and neither did dd1 (and neither will dd2). It's kind of processed anyway. Dd1 didn't start solids until she was able to pick it up and feed herself around 6.5-7 months. So much less stressful to be able to put food in front of her, have her feed herself while I get to eat, too. Too much work, that spoon feeding. I am such a lazy mom.
post #95 of 1217
Haiku Two

Oh my god my mom
will take my bro on a trip
Bahamas Christmas

: :

Things come in threes, can I go to bed now?
post #96 of 1217
Haiku Two revisited

Bahama Christmas
For my mom and my brother
"They need to sit still"

: :
post #97 of 1217
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."

Miss J, :guh. And . My DH made me laugh the other day with a haiku from threadless.com:

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

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Originally Posted by gumby74 View Post
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?
Did I miss something? Why do you need to start solids early?
post #98 of 1217
tricia-ime, most slings say 35 lbs but i think it depends on your comfort level w/a heavier babe. we still carry 25 # ds1 but only in a MT or our patapum cuz it's just not comfortable in any other style.

also: my favorite Haiku is from that 70s show-Hyde to Jackie (before they were ever a couple).

"I look at you,
i vomit.
die away from me."

hi to all-gotta go, crying babe...
post #99 of 1217
Jessica - sorry both about your dh and the trip! Ugh. My dh has almost no interest in sports. The only thing he gets into is the Red Sox and that's because *I'm* the fanatic!!

Maria - I'm sorry for your friend. You will be a good resource for her in the coming days...

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Originally Posted by gumby74 View Post
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?
Not sure about the sling - I found it incredibly uncomfortable when ds was only 10 pounds!

As for food, you do not have to start with rice cereal. You could start with oatmeal or regular food. Is your little one showing all the signs already? I can't believe that era is coming up for many of us already. It was weird seeing that Juice's babe just turned 4 months and mine is already 5 months. 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. Sigh.

Quag - LOL!!!
post #100 of 1217
My poor, sweet, darling.
Christmas decor fell crashing
On her little head.

Twas awful. She shrieked.
Snuggled, iced, held so very tight.
Thank God she's alright.
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