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Thanks, Tanya!

I gave dd Aconitum - Homaccord (it's a mixture, prodeuced by Heel - German company I think) yesterday once every fifteen minutes for the first hr, then every hr, and the fever actually disappeared, and dd seems a lot better. I know you don't want the fever to actually go away though, right? So maybe a lower dose?
Dd had her fever for 3 days and I just felt she just couldn't take it anymore...

Heel is GREAT company. Their products are available in US as well. Plenty of on-line stores carry their products as well. You don't have to worry about Aconitum making the fever go away - it's not supressing it, the body will react to it on its own terms anyway. It's just a information you are giving.
post #902 of 1217
Thanks you guys! She is laying still. Not restless at all. She seems to be either drooling a lot or producing mucous in her mouth. She has had a slight sniffly nose for days now, but not bad enough to even label a cold.
post #903 of 1217
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Here are some newer pics...


With her stacking bowls:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...panda010-2.jpg

Confused about the playsilks:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...panda009-2.jpg

Rocking out with Daddy:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...bypanda158.jpg

Happy Girl:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...bypanda150.jpg

I don't have any new ones of me, sorry! I take all of the pictures. I did change my pic in my signature though!
Oh my GOODNESS!! SO CUTE!!

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Oh that is too cute about your ds!! I am not a vegetarian, but have often thought about it. I really love meat though However, we eat meat pretty sparingly. We like fish a lot, but don't need to have meat with every meal. I am trying to come up with some good non-meat meals to serve my family. Sometimes I think our bodies need a break So, if you have any good recipes, give em to me!
The best vegetarian cookbooks I have are both by Nava Atlas, and they are The Family Vegetarian, and The 5 Ingredient Vegetarian. SO GOOD. A lot of recipes in there. If you were just going to eat fish you would a pesco-vegetarian! That's my goal. We don't eat meat hardly at all, so I don't think the transition will be hard.

By the way, thank you so much for sharing Emma's story with me.

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: I just went to the bathroom and I think Aunt Flow may have returned!!!!! I thought I ovulated recently based on mucus and forgot about it. I had 1 day of light spotting around 11/2 and then one day of light spotting around 11/30 so I thought maybe my body was getting back into the swing of things. This is a little earlier than I would have expected based on the 11/30 date but I guess we'll see what happens. I may be the only one - but I'm looking forward to having her around. I miss good sex. I'm hoping it makes everything better like it did after ds1!!! Though with him, I EP'd and didn't get it back until 9 months pp and this kid nurses around the clock and it might be back...:
I got my period back, full force about 2 weeks ago. I was SO thrilled. :

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what cool photos everyone

here are mine.........

http://www.dropshots.com/witt


I have a stack!!!!! I wouldn't know where to start You can get some really good fake meat products these days!!! Every meat free meal is one for the cows/chickens!! Good on you kim. I'll try and post quesadillas - kids like that one! baby crying now

I've gotta go, baby nappy needs changing and boys are hungry!!!!:
CUTE pics! I have a blog I just started, with recipes on it. www.kitchendavies.blogspot.com. The Sweet Potatoe and Lentil Burritos are to DIE FOR. I am also pretty partial to the Mac N Cheese recipe (uses silken tofu...to DIE for! Don't knock it till ya tried it!)

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nak

not kimya, but we often sleep until 11. HOWEVER we don't get to sleep until 3 or 4. it kind of bites. i am not doing anything to encourage earlier bedtimes yet because 1. i'm lazy and 2. we're heading west over the holidays and i hope the later bedtime will help with with jet lag.



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My DD is like clockwork. I lay her down every night at 7 pm. She wakes up between 2-3 am, and at 4-5 am, and then is up for the day at 6-7 : , but then goes back down between 7-8 for 45 minutes, and then again between 9-10. Then a nap at 1-2, and sometimes a nap at 4 depending on how long the afternoon nap was (if it was 2 hours, which it RARELY is, she won't take a 4pm nap).

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: I think I've cracked. I was doing so much better lately. I was feeling like I turned a corner with my depression struggles. Today I feel like I turned a corner and hit a brick wall. I feel like everything is out of control. The kids. OMGosh the kids. I just can't take anymore of ds's disrespect. He brings out such a primal gut response that scares me. I haven't acted on it, but it frightens me nonetheless. Dd1 is a nonstop tornado. If she's not talking my ear off, then she's getting into something. I managed to vacuum my living room today just before she woke from her nap and she dumped the bowl of cat food on the carpet. She does stuff like that constantly. Earlier today she got the pepper shaker off the counter, opened the lid and dumped the freshly filled contents onto the train table. Where was I? Just making lunch. The baby won't nap, which is just another thing on the list. It doesn't make me mad at her. I do feel overwhelmed by trying to meet all these needs, and I am just screaming inside "What about me?!?" I actually vented some of that out in the laundry room (in the garage). I just felt the need to yell and I had to walk away for a few minutes. Of course I switched out the laundry while I was out there. Can't even just let out some frustrations without multi-tasking.

The finances. The sister-in-law. The state of the house. The mile long to do list. And the constant "I need this, I need that" from everyone including dh. He keeps saying "How about some Steven and Tanya time?" and I look at him like he just asked me to go bungee jumping. AF is definitely here. It's not bright red, but it's heavier now. Maybe that is what's making all this feel like I'm in a pressure cooker. I'm carrying my Rescue Remedy around the house with me this afternoon.

I knew you guys would lend an ear, so to speak. Thanks for that. Really and truly.

I you all.
s... I am so sorry that you are having all of this happen at once! Isn't that the way of it? Don't worry, for every day like this, for every sleeplessness night, you are one day closer to a good day, and a full night's rest.
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Eek, life is so busy today. I just wanted to pop in and say Hi! Also, go check out my blog - www.kimsknits.blogspot.com I am doing some fundraising for Doctors without Borders.

: to all of you!! I'll check in tonight!
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Happy Birthday Maria!! : Are you doing anything special?


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I think it is safe to say that this group does not produce ugly kids. What beauties!!
ITA!!!

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Hey guys, I just learned that there is a mama on the holiday helper thread (a MIN) whose DH just died, suddenly. They were moving furniture for the tree they just got and he collapsed--she called 911, did CPR, to no avail. She has 3 kids and I am just bawling for this family. I found out through another mdc'er's blog and This is the mama's blog. I don't know her personally but WOW. I can hardly stand the thought of this poor family and am sending her mega-wonderful vibes and lighting a candle.
Elsanne, thanks for letting us know. How awful for her. A tough situation getting worse!

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I did it! I did it! (I think...)
Yes, you did it! And what beautiful girls you have!

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Eek, life is so busy today. I just wanted to pop in and say Hi! Also, go check out my blog - www.kimsknits.blogspot.com I am doing some fundraising for Doctors without Borders.

: to all of you!! I'll check in tonight!
You knit beautifully! What a great idea for a fundraiser.

DS sat up for the first time yesterday while getting his Christmas pictures taken!! He did it several times for 30 seconds or so and then last night he sat up for a full 2 minutes! Of course he falls right over today when I try to sit him up! BTW, DS will be 6 MONTHS on Sunday! Where has the time gone?
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Kimya, what a schweetie--I especially love the first pic. I am amazed that mama lives down the street for you--good on ya for seeing what you can do. Maybe a nice hot meal next week.

Sarenka--you and your daughter are GORGEOUS! What lovely full lips she has!
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Dd1 would hardly drink I'm still not sure how I'm not sleeping at the keyboard (sak?).


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Elsanne, I read about that family last night. I feel as you do for this family. It is just so heartbreaking. A worst nightmare for me.
OMG, how absolutely awful and heartbreaking.

All three of you are adorable!!!!

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I've just stopped changing outfits :
: Eh, it's just a little wet - it will dry
post #908 of 1217
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When, oh when is this baby going to stop spitting up like this????????????? This is 5th outfit since 8am!
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Panda's spit up totally depends on what diapers she is wearing and how much sitting she is doing. I have always hated bibs (and painting smocks for that matter) but we ended up getting her a bunch.

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Kimya ~ i wanted to say that Panda is so adorable. I love the picture when she is sitting on a couch and DH is playing guitar - she looks so tiny but such a strong character. tooo cute
Thanks! I like that picture too. In pictures of her by herself it is hard to tell how itsy bitsy she is. I think she does look like a miniature kid sometime because of her personality.
post #909 of 1217
Well, ladies, turns out dd1 has strep throat and an ear infection. She's napping now, and I found pedialyte jello at the drug store, and she ate half of that before she fell asleep. I need to help ds with homework, so I'll check back in with you all later.
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My DD is like clockwork. I lay her down every night at 7 pm. She wakes up between 2-3 am, and at 4-5 am, and then is up for the day at 6-7 : , but then goes back down between 7-8 for 45 minutes, and then again between 9-10. Then a nap at 1-2, and sometimes a nap at 4 depending on how long the afternoon nap was (if it was 2 hours, which it RARELY is, she won't take a 4pm nap).
We tried to go to bed at 9:30 last week and she wasn't having it at all. She will sleep from 9:30-10 in arms and then sleep in the bed anytime after 11. But if we try to go to bed early she will wake up and want more up and playing time and then be thrown off and have a hard time getting back to sleep. She stays on the boob almost all night with real nursing happening around 1, 3, 6, and 9. I have started changing her around 6 and can nurse her back to sleep and sometimes sneak of for a couple of hours and crawl back in bed with her and DH around 9, before she gets hungry again!

Last night we were in bed right at 11. This morning I was up for a little bit. But she slept until 1pm AGAIN!!! I guess she is working on getting the RSV out of her system while she sleeps.

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Kimya, what a schweetie--I especially love the first pic. I am amazed that mama lives down the street for you--good on ya for seeing what you can do. Maybe a nice hot meal next week.
Her sister emailed me back and Jamie and the kids are going to move in with her mom up in Port Angeles. I told her if they need help packing or loading the moving truck to let me know. I am connected to a lot of younger folk in this town and could rally together a team of people to help.

When we moved in a bunch of people helped us unload the truck and it only took 15 minutes!
post #911 of 1217
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Well, ladies, turns out dd1 has strep throat and an ear infection. She's napping now, and I found pedialyte jello at the drug store, and she ate half of that before she fell asleep. I need to help ds with homework, so I'll check back in with you all later.
Aw! What a bad combo! At least it is figured out so she can get the right remedy now.
post #912 of 1217
Tanya~ I hope your dd gets better real fast. Poor sweetie.
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Tanya, hugs to your girl.
I'm having your yesterday today. :
Lets just say I failed the No-Yelling Challenge. I called DH at work this morning to ask him to remind me that hitting kids is not OK. (He did, so I didn't.) I was home alone with three kids all morning while I tried to get ready for work, then I took them all to the office where they stayed until grandma could come collect the older two. Then I worked a crazy afternoon, E is especially fussy 'cuz his top teeth are coming through. At one point I was adjusting someone, and she said, "wow that baby is unhappy. do you need to go take care of him?" I felt so awful, so non-AP. But he was with my assistant, and she is so good with kids. i just needed to take care of that one person and then I had a break...but it was awful. I just have to make it through tomorrow... and then I have two weeks to get my Christmas stuff in order, right? Plent of time to shop, get cards out, and so on. So what am I stressing about??

Did I mention my mom is taking my brother to the Bahamas for a week for Christmas? Because they're moving too fast and they need to slow down??

OK, vent/rant : over. Carry on.
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hang in there juicy mama!
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Miss Juice.
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:guh Juicy Juice. I didn't mean to pass on my rough day. Because we are now dealing with an illness on top of all the other stresses, my mommy adrenaline has kicked in. It's starting to wear off some tonight.

Anyone know why dd1 would be excessively salivating? It's really thick, like baby drool and is soaking her shirts and getting all over her hand. It just keeps coming out, too. It's just weird and I've never seen anything like it.

I'm at our pedi. I've never really liked him much, and I just feel like he's not the right pedi for my kids. He doesn't bug me about vaccination at least. Dh went with me today to keep the other two busy while I held dd1. She only wants mommy. All night she's been saying over and over "I don't feel good...I don't feel good." She's finally sleeping right now. She hasn't napped all day. I haven't had any dinner and I'm trying to think what I could fix quickly. The garbage still needs to go out and I think dh passed out putting ds to sleep.
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Oh, Tanya. Oh, Juiceling. I really have to remind you that you are doing something that was never intended to be possible, by one's self. His TOP teeth are coming through? He is teething so early! Anyway, no teeth here yet.
I love and honor you both as goddesses in the mothering realm. No, you're not perfect (which doesn't exist), but you're doing a damn good job with what you have.
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Happy birthday Maria!!! : :
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
If she's not talking my ear off, then she's getting into something.

I'm carrying my Rescue Remedy around the house with me this afternoon.
Ok, your dd sounds like my ds!! And I am also relying heavily on RR right now!!

Quag - your girls are so cute!! I had to tell you, I got The Office ringtone for my phone this week. Amelia likes to listen to it when she's cranky...that's my girl!

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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Hey guys, I just learned that there is a mama on the holiday helper thread (a MIN) whose DH just died, suddenly. They were moving furniture for the tree they just got and he collapsed--she called 911, did CPR, to no avail. She has 3 kids and I am just bawling for this family.
Oh my gosh, that poor family. My heart is just breaking for them. Do you know which family they are? Oh, that is just terrible.

Oh, what beauties they are!!!!

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I called DH at work this morning to ask him to remind me that hitting kids is not OK. (He did, so I didn't.)
BTDT!


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Did I mention my mom is taking my brother to the Bahamas for a week for Christmas? Because they're moving too fast and they need to slow down??
: :guh

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I love and honor you both as goddesses in the mothering realm. No, you're not perfect (which doesn't exist), but you're doing a damn good job with what you have.
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post #920 of 1217
Thanks for the hugs and support. Everything looks better in the morning. Yesterday was pretty rough, but it's over, and today the sun will come up (eventually), work will be done, playdates will be had, and all will be well.
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Hey guys, I just learned that there is a mama on the holiday helper thread (a MIN) whose DH just died, suddenly. They were moving furniture for the tree they just got and he collapsed--she called 911, did CPR, to no avail. She has 3 kids and I am just bawling for this family.
And yet again I remind myself that I am so very fortunate. My heart breaks for them.

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Originally Posted by elsanne
I love and honor you both as goddesses in the mothering realm. No, you're not perfect (which doesn't exist), but you're doing a damn good job with what you have.
: thanks. Sometimes I feel like I'm just doing a crappy job at everything. But not most of the time.
And what do you mean I'm not perfect??? :

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Because we are now dealing with an illness on top of all the other stresses, my mommy adrenaline has kicked in. It's starting to wear off some tonight.
Anyone know why dd1 would be excessively salivating? It's really thick, like baby drool and is soaking her shirts and getting all over her hand. It just keeps coming out, too. It's just weird and I've never seen anything like it.
I'm sorry she's having such a tough time. I don't know for sure, but the drool could be a response to the strep - that stuff burns your throat pretty fiercely. If you're concerned you could call your ped. And more hugs for the ped dilemma. I don't love ours either, but he also doesn't give me any flak about vax, and it's soooo much work to look for a new one...

We July mamas are due for a nice long weekend retreat, hmmm? A week in the Bahamas together? (that's going to be my new joke, because if I can laugh about it I'm less likely to cry about it.)
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