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Originally Posted by ksjhwkr View Post
I am going to be 30 in February...looks like I'm one of the youngin's of the group!
So am I! I'll be 30 in Jan.

So writtermommy is the oldest of the gang and newlywaaz is the youngest.


and now i can't remember what else i wanted to say. *sign*
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I just turned 31 in Oct. And I bought a Joni Mitchell album not too long ago
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I am 25 and will be 26 in February, and Ashtree is 22 I believe. I do believe she is the youngin of the group.
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Where are you getting your information from?? Whatever...
I'm just using the power of positive thinking and trying to pass it on. I haven't had the drastic illnesses that everyone else here is having, just minor colds, but I hate for my kiddos to be sick.


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We had a problem with the Sears picture girl too! I was sitting on the floor playing peek a boo with Logan. (this always gets BIG smiles) She kept taking a stuffed animal and shoving it right in his face. I was getting annoyed and I said, "We don't really shove things in his face." She kept doing it to try to get him to smile. (UH, won't work hon!) He just looks confused in the pictures.
We haven't had the greatest luck with Sears. We've been using JCPenney's for years with all my nineces and nephews and they do pretty good. I've found a lady I really like there and always try to get her. My dd is really funny about people and probably has some OCD, so that's probably why she was weird about the other lady taking her pics. And if you watch for coupons, you can get no sitting fee and a decent package of one pose for eight dollars. Or you can get sheets for four or five dollars each. I have a ton of coupons if anyone needs one.

Mattie's newest thing is throwing her pacifier. She launches it halfway across the room. Then she whines because she wants it. This is a serious game of "Fetch, Mommy" Okay at home, not okay at church when it bounces four rows in front of us. Crazy baby.:

I also wanna say that I'm so glad to have my girls so close together. It's so tough in the beginning. But they are getting to be the best of friends. Emma gets up near Mattie and she laughs and Mattie laughs and they're both giggling and my heart just wants to burst. They were doing this in the car the other day. It was greatness. It reminds me of my little sister and me and all the fun times we've had.
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Originally Posted by soapdiva View Post
- my newest hobby if I ever get the chance again - is digital scrapbooking.....
really nice, Cori! I adore scrapbooking. I do the paper kind, but this looks just exactly like anything I could make--and even better, with those fonts!


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Originally Posted by fenwickmama View Post
i know me some joni!!
Good for you, girl!

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Originally Posted by sarenka View Post
Just a quickie before naptime to say OLDER OLDER OLDER than most!!
I'll be 37 on Jan 26th - yes, I'm announcing it already!!!

And Joni Mitchell's Blue album is one of my ALL TIME FAVES no thanks to my own mother who used to listen to things like 'tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree' :

Juice - that cracked me up - but you know I've been unable to find my own way to my own bed at night recently?! I know I'm OK, I know I'm in a straight line and then suddenly there's a completely different object in front of me...

So, whose bed DO you find your way into???
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I wanted to send cards to everyone, too. I was secretly thankful to have a minimum requirement to participate. Sometimes I wonder what happened to me. I used to be such an over-achiever. Oh, yeah. I remember now. I had kids.
My over-achieverness ended at DS's birth! Now I'm a great underachiever!

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And as to losing one's mind - you all know how I recently drove around without buckling my DS in. Well, I've topped it. Monday night (it's taken me three days to get up the courage to admit this) - keep in mind Monday is my hardest, longest day and I rarely get home before 7pm - I tried to go home to SOMEONE ELSE'S HOUSE. I turned on the street before mine, thinking it was mine, then was turning into "my" driveway, wondering why there were no lights on at all, and when did the neighbors get those crazy bright Christmas lights? How did I not notice them? As I'm pulling into the driveway I see the FOR SALE sign. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that's what it took for me to realize this was not my home. My home is not for sale! I've only lived here three years. You'd think I could find my way home after work.
: and You must have been tired!

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Since I know I'll never get around to it with the disastrous house and sickies galore, I uploaded my Christmas card for those who want to gush. I made it myself - my newest hobby if I ever get the chance again - is digital scrapbooking.....

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...finalwhite.jpg
How precious! beautifully done.

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I smell someone trying to boost her post count!
: Who? ME?

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Can anyone who was a member of the unpopulars board PLEASE email/pm me? We had a massive crash (with a very long story involving someone getting arrested!!) and I lost a lot of the member files! Thank you in advance!!
Oh goodness! I hope no one is in too much trouble!

DS has been super fussy today and we have to leave in an hour for a 10 hour drive! Wish us luck. We'll see if he is regressing in to his "I-Hate-The-Carseat" phase.
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Originally Posted by JoyofBirth View Post
I'm just using the power of positive thinking and trying to pass it on. I haven't had the drastic illnesses that everyone else here is having, just minor colds, but I hate for my kiddos to be sick.
Oh I hope I didn't sound weird or snotty back there - my tone is sometimes a bit odd which is why I usually use a million smilies to make it clear! - what I meant was - put me in touch with this source of positive future visions- please!! and then I meant wherever it comes from - BRING IT ON!! And joined you passing on the vibes with my fairy wand...

Now I hope that wasn't a lot of explanation over nothing!

I need to go to bed.

Now, which one was it ??? (elsanne, if only there was a choice )
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Originally Posted by writermommy View Post
We had a problem with the Sears picture girl too! I was sitting on the floor playing peek a boo with Logan. (this always gets BIG smiles) She kept taking a stuffed animal and shoving it right in his face. I was getting annoyed and I said, "We don't really shove things in his face." She kept doing it to try to get him to smile. (UH, won't work hon!) He just looks confused in the pictures.
We brought a couple of Panda's toys and we were on the floor with her and the girl was trying to tickle her face with a feather duster : Panda was getting really mad!!!

They also told us that our cheapest option was the bronze package. So we spent $150 on pics that are awkward!!!

They didn't tell us we could just get sheets!
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Dd1 is doing much better today. She's still not able to eat much besides yogurt and applesauce, but her fever's long gone and her spirits are much better.

But.

I picked ds up from school and the shivers started. He now has a fever of 102 and says his throat hurts.

I'm still hoping mama's magical boobie juice keeps the baby from getting it at all.

I've read so many posts the last couple of days, and I'd love to respond to them all, but I can't right now. :guhs and 's to you all!
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
Dd1 is doing much better today. She's still not able to eat much besides yogurt and applesauce, but her fever's long gone and her spirits are much better.

But.

I picked ds up from school and the shivers started. He now has a fever of 102 and says his throat hurts.

I'm still hoping mama's magical boobie juice keeps the baby from getting it at all.

I've read so many posts the last couple of days, and I'd love to respond to them all, but I can't right now. :guhs and 's to you all!
OMG Tanya. I misread your post and I thought you meant the BABY could not eat much besides yogurt and applesauce. Glad your kiddos are feeling better.
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They also told us that our cheapest option was the bronze package. So we spent $150 on pics that are awkward!!!

They didn't tell us we could just get sheets!
Kimya, I would complain. I would let them know that the things they were doing just made Panda mad and then they lied and told you the only option was $150. Sears runs portrait specials on a daily basis. They're in every baby magazine out there. She must've been trying to win a contest or something.

The Target where I used to live had a portrait studio. I hate that the ones here don't have one because they took great pics and you could get a cheap package or buy sheets for an equally cheap price. Plus, they don't charge sitting fees or make you join a silly club. I was always happy with our pics there, too.
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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
I was 35 in September, too. Witt, who's older? I guess I am, born on the 6th? Mom says I was 4 weeks late too

i'm on the 14th and i was 4 wks early!

My partner turns 43 in Jan - she used the age card to get out of having the babies

don't want to get explicit.......... but i'm pretty sure i'm ovulating::
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um, tooth number 3 made its appearance today-no wonder we are getting no sleep! he's not 6 months until jan 7-sheesh, what's the rush in the tooth race, son?
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OMG! We still have no teeth and that's ok with me. DD1 had 2 teeth at 6 months and no more until almost 18 months! It would be completely fine if DD2 follows in her footsteps
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adorable!
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
Cori, I loved the digital scrapbook page you made. Your kids are adorable! I remember you talking about this before, but I was not in a place postpartum to consider it. Can you remind me what software you use?
Aw thanks! I use Adobe Photoshop Elements. I'm a couple of version behind though. I recommend starting at http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com at the tutorials and articles area - good overviews to see if it is for you. You can design the elements yourself - or buy kits. The cool thing is that you can use the elements over and over - unlike paper scrapping!

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Originally Posted by writermommy View Post
I turned 38 on Monday.
Happy belated birthday!

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Originally Posted by kimya View Post
That is cute! But I understand how frustrated you were. Ugh. I did not like Sears at all with ds1. The only place I've ever like the photographers was Picture People. It is expensive though because you get them in one hour. I did Nathan's at Kiddie Kandids and that was actually good too - also expensive. I noticed our Target has a studio - I'm going to try them.

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Originally Posted by JoyofBirth View Post
I turned in August. It was three days after I lost my brother, so I didn't mention it. I kinda wanted to forget it all together. Otherwise, I would have been telling everybody.
Continued PVs to you JJoy!

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Originally Posted by sarenka View Post
Oh god! I didn't want to gush particularly, but then I saw this!! Gorgeous!
: Why thank you!

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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
really nice, Cori! I adore scrapbooking. I do the paper kind, but this looks just exactly like anything I could make--and even better, with those fonts!
Thanks - I started out with paper. I'm hoping to be able to do it faster digitally - and I like that there are no mistakes (can just redo it), no cleanup, etc. Now to find the time!

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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
I picked ds up from school and the shivers started. He now has a fever of 102 and says his throat hurts.

I'm still hoping mama's magical boobie juice keeps the baby from getting it at all.
Oh no! I don't know why I think this but I swear I read that under age 2 it is very rare to get strep. Not sure where or if I just made that up. FWIW, ds2 did not catch it when ds1 had it! Colloidal silver is supposed to be a wondrous natural antibiotic and great for strep. I even saw a doc on The View talking about it! I bought some but haven't used it yet. ds1 is a magnet for it so I'm sure it won't be long. Google "strep throat colloidal silver"

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Originally Posted by fenwickmama View Post
um, tooth number 3 made its appearance today-no wonder we are getting no sleep! he's not 6 months until jan 7-sheesh, what's the rush in the tooth race, son?
Wow, another tooth!!! I'm worried about teeth - ds doesn't open well and I kind of cram the nip in there. Not going to work with teeth! Eeks.
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Originally Posted by witt View Post
i'm on the 14th and i was 4 wks early!

My partner turns 43 in Jan - she used the age card to get out of having the babies

don't want to get explicit.......... but i'm pretty sure i'm ovulating::
bummer.

and, um, weirrrd. My dp turns 42 in January. He played the no-uterus card to get out of having babies.
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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
and, um, weirrrd. My dp turns 42 in January. He played the no-uterus card to get out of having babies.
: :
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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
bummer.

and, um, weirrrd. My dp turns 42 in January. He played the no-uterus card to get out of having babies.
ah yes well we have an abundance of wombs in this house, unfortunately only one has performed it's duties! I did try and convince her that she could have the next one, but sadly noooo.......


gosh amy I've just noticed we joined Mothering at the same time(actually I have an old user name previous to that but I chucked it and started again) but you've done over 4000 posts........... how many posts a day does that work out to be???
I'm feeling post-inadequate I aspire to be one of you SENIOR ones but <sigh> I'm probably not up to the task
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maybe i should do lots of little posts like this
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