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Sarah, congrats on still being pregnant! Cook, baby, cook!
Oh, and I didn't forget you...last week's total was pathetic, so I'm waiting til next week to tote it all up and be less...disappointing.

No problem, sweetie. I didn't think I'd been forgotten. And even if I had, you all have done so much already that I am so grateful, no matter what.

And for those of you who were waiting to place orders, place away. I've got my car back, and it seems to be running fine.
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Sarah, are you making slings yet? :
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Today was one of those "haha, mom, you're not putting me down" days though. .
Right there with you....FINALLY ASLEEP. Will be up in 40 minutes to nurse again I am sure....
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Oh No Megs! I'm so sorry Dan is back in the hospital! And as sucky as migraines are, I'm glad that they aren't mini-strokes. I hope he's feeling better soon and can that the doctors can find a way to help him manage it.
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Hello dh has the gi flu fun! I try to be a girly girl 90% of the time i have makeup on, i always shave/shower, lulu just goes in with me.

Please keep us up to date meg,sorry to here your hubby in back in the hosp,it must be so nerve racking.

My mom is the realy hard to please type.No matter how hard you try it's never enough. She went way over board for christmas and didn't get what i asked her to get,and when i asked her about it I was being picky and unappreciative of "all she does for me" .: I asked for jeans for the boys like 2 pair each,they are long and thin so I need like a 6 in length and a 4 in waist and the only place i can buy them pants is at penny's they carry levi's slim and she goes to wally world and gets elastic cords for the boys. If they fit I could do this but they don't. She said they were too expensive. But thats what they NEED, not the other s*it she spent like 60 dollars on!

She must think I'm realy fat she bought me a bath robe and a cord jacket that is a size 2x.I wear a size l-xl in t shirts and thats cause I like them not clingy . "You know you are not as skinny as you once were you know" She is just hurtfull.

She asks the kids what grammy b get you,oh that's nice,don't you like what i got you even better! mine's better I'm the best grammy arn't I .And she got pissed when I said yes you win your the best and everyone else sucks! It turned into a you no you match. sometimes it is best to keep my mouth shut. Then she gave me shit about the tree being on the floor and dinner not being ready.:

Thanks for the therapy session,I'll leave the co-pay on the way out!
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Oh my gosh, lots to reply to! Whew! I'm goin' in.

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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
Love it. [shudder - you poor, poor girl]....I noted in the description that it said they fall 24 inches from the inseam.....my entire inseam is only 24 inches - so I'd be wearing......PANTS!!!!!!
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Primping... I think I pretty much do as much as I ever did. I get a shower every day because I put Katie on the floor of the shower to play while I'm washing, ever since she started sitting by herself. She's happy and I get clean. I wear makeup once or twice a week, depending on how I'm feeling. I shave/pluck/etc. when necessary or when I feel like it. And I get my hair cut so rarely that that doesn't matter anyway.
Juuuuust starting to get a normal primping routine on. I actually just dyed my hair today for the first time in a year. I am going to try to make an effort to not wear my pajamas all day long. I have been feeling like a fat frumpy beeotch, so I'm going to start making efforts to feel hot again.

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That is some culottes story. AUGH. You lived! I would buy so many pairs of pants too. Those pants made you end up PREGNANT. Like that one girl. Do you still talk to your parents? And if so, how do they explain this educational choice? My parents *were* atheists. Our world ending stuff was because of worldwide economic collapse due to people ignoring the value of gold, blah blah. We were raised by Kraftwerk, only not that cool. Paranoid nihilists might not excel at childrearing.
Duuuuude. That is a crazy story. I do still talk to my parents. We're quite close all these years later, compared with a lot of the other girls I went to school with. See, my parents are not Fundies. They're Catholics. They got the name of the school on a recommendation from a friend. They had no idea what was going on. Geez, I could take a novel to explain it. The school was a business. They made parents feel panicky to get their kids in. They made parents agree to outrageous things to get their kids in. They didn't let us speak to each other once we were there. It was nuts. By the time I left, I was so angry that I didn't speak to my parents for a few years. We reconnected, I wrote some stuff to explain what I'd been through, they said sorry, I got over it. One of the volunteer activities I do is I run an informational group for parents sending their kids to private boarding facilities. If anyone wants to know, the number one sign of a "bad" one is if they put any communication restrictions between you and your child.

Well, I certainly went off on a tangent there.

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I want to get my belly button redone (and a couple other piercings that will have to wait until I'm done breastfeeding but as I'm only 23, it's not too trashy, right? Of course this all depends on what my post-baby tummy ends up looking like.
Oooh, the bellybutton hurt. I'll never get it redone. Ouch. I want to cry.

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
: no it's not. : its a tree which also happens to be my business logo. i'll see if i have a pix... i have 3 tattoos. time for a new one...
Her tattoos are wayyy cooler than mine. I have every girl tattoo known to man. Yeah, that's why 17-year-olds aren't supposed to get tattoos.

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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
Well, crappity-crap-crap-craperooo... Dan is back in the hospital today. We left around 2:45 this morning and I headed out (he opted to be admitted and rest there rather than have to move around) at noon or so. Couldn't stand to be there anymore, 'though my Dad came to help with baby duty. Again, she was a champ. Slept much toward the end of our stay, and then the ENTIRE drive to my house, then my parents. Hooray! Anyway, Dan's symptoms were the same, but a bit worse this time with the aphasia and numbness. His brain is "clean," though, so they think he's having compound migraines. Not cool, but better than a stroke. I'm staying at my parents' until things settle out again.
I hope he gets well soon! I'm so sorry about all this.

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Oh...32 weeks today, and still pregnant.
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(I woulda put the banana too, but he's not movin'.)

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Hello dh has the gi flu fun! I try to be a girly girl 90% of the time i have makeup on, i always shave/shower, lulu just goes in with me.

She must think I'm realy fat she bought me a bath robe and a cord jacket that is a size 2x.I wear a size l-xl in t shirts and thats cause I like them not clingy . "You know you are not as skinny as you once were you know" She is just hurtfull.
I haven't shaved my legs for almost a year. : Although, my leg hair is blonde, so it's no biggie. Pits and privates are a must for shaving.

My mom used to make comments like that too. And even comments she made about herself or others were hurtful. I snapped a slimjim on her one day and she hasn't made any comments since. I think she honestly had that behavior engrained in her from her own parents and didn't realize the damage she was doing. The final straw was comments she made about Tania's weight. Tania is a different child than I was. I was a scrawny, thin thing. Tania has much more weight on her than I did. My mom's comments finally got to me and I just hit the roof.

Well now, I hope you all have a wonderful night.

Oh! Talula drank breast milk from a bottle today for the first time! And then! Then! She played with Tania for about two hours! She didn't need me at all. I thought I'd be sad about this day, but I feel like I can do things again! If I have to work, it will be okay! Dyeing my hair was okay! When I take the bar exam in February, it will be okay! Yippee!!!
post #1787 of 1860
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Ooh, these are tough. While I think both can be totally normal and age appropriate, I also think that they are also things that need parental intervention to teach and guide the child as to how their actions and words can affect others.
Lindsey, those pics of Marlow are too cute!!!

, mama. This is tough. I think the bouncer vs rocker isn't part of "raising" your child, just doing things differently, like I'm sure you don't both brush your teeth the exact same way, you're going to soothe him different ways, so maybe you could approach DH that way, that it's the same philosophy (soothing), different technique type of thing. The CIO issue I would definitely put my foot down on, no way, no how would that happen...there's a difference between needing to take a few minutes to pee, or to regain your composure if you're burnt out, and leaving a baby to cry to "teach" them something....but I'm preaching to the choir, I know. I know there's a difference between fussing and crying, but you can easily tell when one is ramping up, and one is ramping down. As far as spoiling, it's literally impossible to spoil a baby. As to nipping it in the bud, if I may be so presumptuous, if your DH would read a book he might like Anthony Wolf's "The Secret to Parenting" (I know, cheesy title) - it's a great read for more authoritative parents into how and why gentle discipline works, and gives easy to remember anectdotes to how to handle various situations. I'd also maybe suggest getting him some developmental information so he knows what is appropriate and what's not at various stages in early childhood (Bates and Ames put out a decent "Your X-year-old" series, and the website Zero to Three is also good)- though I do think it's a 2-fold issue; knowing what is appropriate behavior (since too-high expectations can lead to lots of struggles), and knowing how to redirect behaviors when they're developmentally appropriate, but not socially appropriate (i.e., the creamed corn issue Lindsey brought up above). OK, I'll step down off my soapbox now. Gentle discipline is my HUGE soapbox issue, as I believe it's the single most important issue in childrearing past babyhood.....:
ITA. Very well put Heather

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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
OK, some pictures of DD and DS (cause they're both super cute, as far as I'm concerned : )

Santa shot DD looks to me to be thinking: "OK, who the !&^@ is this guy holding me, and mom, why are you standing way over there?"

DD's "fancy" picture

DS rolling cookies

DS sprinkling cookies

DD hanging out while DS sprinkles cookies

DD her first Christmas Morning

I swear we didn't pose this! Hat malfunction

DS opening stocking stuffers - He had NO interest in opening his regular presents, but was SO excited to open stocking stuffers

Let's see some more pictures from everyone else!
Cute Cute Cute!! Still to upload them off the camera


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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
I totally understand. It's HARD. Don't worry, no one can be expected to like everyone all the time, sweetie.
Well put! Its hard when they're not your kids.

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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
Thank you! She is HUGE! She is now 29 inches long and still 20lbs (doing the bathroom scale thing). She is in 12-18 month clothes already. Definitely doesn't look like a baby born early! BUt I guess at 6 lbs she wasn't a small preemie in the first place!
Wow! Chunko! Too cute! And at 6lb's she was definetly not a small preemie!!

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I know but they're just little kids and when they run up to me with their sticky-goobery hands I just want to run away but when Marlow is all sticky and stinky I want to run to her. I wish I could just get over myself sometimes.
hugs hon

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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
O.M.Freeking.G. Guess what showed up on my porch this afternoon? YES. My Amazon Box.


So many bizarre scenarios are running through my mind right now about how this could have gone down....each of them more bizarre than the next!

Good news is, all the kiddies will get their presents, even if they are a week late.


So, here's a fun question: What do YOU think happened to my package that finally made its way to me?

I think it got dumped after whoever stole it realized it was just childrens' books, someone else found it and decided to take pity on me (since it was obviously presents, as I ordered 4 copies of one book and 2 copies of another) and sent it to me, since all they had was the address on the box and our phone number is unlisted...though that doesn't answer the question as to why it was a duplicate receipt and not the original.....(note to self, check credit card transactions after I sign off MDC).


So anyway, there you have it. How unreal. Gotta go email my girlfriends....
How Awesome!! I like your theory on the thief

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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
I think ummm.. the thief was maybe a teenager. His/her mom found the package and sent it to you.

OR

Someone's dog stole your package (that's why one end of the box is busted) and wrapped it up for his people. When they opened it on Christmas they thanked him and secretly sent it back to you so as not to hurt his feelings...I mean he's just a dog, he doesn't know any better.
Lovin' the dog theory!!:

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(my Mil is a USPS mail lady...she's slow).
OMG, I find this hilarious!!laughup :

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Has anyone else stopped doing a normal part of their everyday appearance (besides sleeping in) now that they have a baby?

What I mean is, I have stopped plucking my eyebrows. I just don't have the time to spend on it. Well, I do if I want to not play online.

So now I have my full blown bushy brows. My mom is half Mexican and my dad is a Greek so they are Bert and Ernie.

I am liking them but also a little self conscious about them too.
Dude, you're killing me here!! When a get over a fit of laughter, I read your next post and it cracks me up again! Bert and Ernie!!:

I'm kinda in between before and after kids. I've always been a bit Rockabilly/Funky. I wear jeans, but love chunky shoes. Im also only 4'11'', so any height I can get, I get!!! I keep my hair cut and colored. I wear jeans, but pair it with a cute top. My glasses are my trademark, kinda funky. My make up is pretty simple, a little concealer under my eyes, loose powder, blush, mascara, and lip gloss and if Im feeling racey, I wear red lipstick. I just really like the look from the 40's. Helen, your wedding pics reminded me of that style. LOVED THEM!!

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Sarah! When did you change your photos? They are too cute and funny. What kind of carrier is Sam in?
Great new pics Sarah!

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Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post
I am thinking of telling her that she is no longer welcome in our life until she gets checked out.
Sorry you're having trouble with your mom. That must be really hard for you guys

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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
MAN, do I love the fact that he's handy. He can fix just about anything. I find that INCREDIBLY sexy. :
You're SOOO lucky! My dh is NOT a handyman. I usually try fixing it myself or my fil does it. Its actually kind of cute. :

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Korin and Amy - for dealing with the crappy parent/IL situation. Korin, your FIL sounds like a peach. :

Heather, I WISH B was handy. Like at all. He's cute and everything, but I've pulled out the "household repairs the Rosie the Riveter way" book my sis got me a few years ago more times than I can count. If something is broken, B always says, "well, let me take a look at it." And then I inevitably end up fixing it. He tries, sweetheart that he is, but it just doesn't work.
I hear ya on the handyman situation!!

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Originally Posted by mommitola View Post
True appearance confessions:
I haven't had a pedicure since September. The polish is still partially on from then. Ahem. I just cut my nails off anyway so as not to stab a baby.

I try to keep some kind of routine though. After my shower, I do skin care and do my brows (following the Allure-magazine approved ingenious method), and dry my hair. Floss. I don't shave anything anymore. What's the point? I threw out all my makeup in August when I realized it was expired anyway. So no makeup anymore, although I'd like to get some.

I get a haircut more like every 8 weeks, and I am a monster by the time the next appointment rolls around. My stylist always yells at me for not coming in for a bang trim and neck cleanup in between appointments.

Why, it's screeching time!
Our toe nails must look the same. Same red paint from 2 months ago!! I also keep my brows groomed too. You look beautiful without makeup!! You have such style. Your eyes are gorgeous!

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What is this method?

I find you ideas intriguing, and wish to subscribe to your newsletter...
[obscure Simpsons reference, anyone? I know it's used as a flamekiller online sometimes, but I mean it seriously!]
Yes, what method and my dh thinks the Simpsons reference is about the Comic book store guy.

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Originally Posted by BundleFishMama View Post
Merry Christmas everyone!! We are having a wonderful Christmas (remember, it is 12 days, lasting until Candlemas, not just one day!!) despite the flood....anyway I just caught up since I hadn't been around in a few days, and will be back later to respond & post pics! Thanks again for all the cards, they are all beautiful! Korin, yours was so sweet. And all the June babes (+ one July babe of course, Kelly!) are just adorable!!
Thanks Kerri! We've got our tree up still too. Not taking it down till after the Epiphany. But then again we tend to be procrastinaters (sp?) so it might be up a little longer.

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We call such tattoos "the tramp stamp" 'round these parts!
Haha! Oh man, this needs a visual aid. You find the end points and the natural arch using a pencil - line a pencil up vertically with the side of your nose. Where it hits the inner corner is where the brow should start. Tilt it from the axis of your nose to align with the outer corner of your eye. Where the pencil touches on the brow is where it should end. Then move it so the pencil appears to cover the pupil of your eye when looking straight ahead. this is the natural arch's peak. Then the trick is actually minimal plucking for shape, and more trimming with scissors. So no overplucked brows. And I should say you only do the pencil measurement once, after that it's basically maintenance. I do not stand in front of my medicine cabinet with a pencil every morning.
I've got a tattoo on my lower back too : Plus 4 more. And Im researching my next one right now. I really want a pin up and I think it might be a Bettie Page. Love her, so beautiful!!

Awesome method!! Thanks for the instructions. Gonna do mine tomorrow morning. :

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here's the thing, yes it is normal for the age but yes it is time for a parent to start teaching them proper responses for given situations. c does the spit things out in his father's hand thing because dh is okay with it, but he is also being taught to get a napkin and if it were someone else's kid spitting regurgitated food on me, i would think yuck and try to redirect them to use a napkin. so age appropriate yes, but old enough to start learning, yes as well.
I agree. Carson's done the spit out food thing, so has Kya, but its usually on our plate, which to me, is equally discusting. And they are being told that thats not proper. Dh and I joke that her first date will be short, cuz the minute she tastes something yucky, she'll spit it on his plate and it'll be over! We also joke that she'll have to take her carseat with her on her first date, cuz it goes to 100lbs and I was 98lbs in high school!

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friends were supposed to come by today but decided i live too far and it would be better if i came down to them by myself with my 2 kids in the car though i commute 5 days a week down normally and i am the one who always comes down to them and i have lived in this house for 4 years and this is only the second time this friend has been in it. not bitter though. kind of glad to have a day to myself. just irritated by the rational...
That totally sucks! sorry

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Ladies, i've been toasted so many times, I'm roasted.
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I have a lower back tattoo :
Me too, Me too:

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C... when in pants potty training still sucks. will not tell me at all if he has to go. so we are having some naked time and i have resorted to bribes for when he goes by himself. we are at about 99% accuracy without pants and i don't have to tell him when to go more than once or twice. hoping to reintroduce pants tomorrow...:
We do the potty prize with Carson too. When she uses the potty, she gets to pick a prize out of the grab bag. It consists of little cheapy stuff, keychains, stickers, bubbles, etc. NO CANDY!!

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I've got a lower back tattoo too... It's a nice one though. It doesn't say JUICY.

Helen, your childhood sounds a bit like my high school years spent at a Fundamental Baptist boarding school. It was like homeschool because there were no teachers, and we couldn't leave the campus. It was friggin nutty. We had to wear culottes, the kind that go past your knees. I wrote an essay about culottes if you want to read it. We also had to watch the Left Behind videos. Not the remakes by Kirk Cameron, but the friggin scary-ass 70s ones. Some weird stuff. I had nightmares of hell for ten years after that. Thank God for atheism.
About the Juicy tatoo Can't believe you made it out of there alive!

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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
Love it. [shudder - you poor, poor girl]....I noted in the description that it said they fall 24 inches from the inseam.....my entire inseam is only 24 inches - so I'd be wearing......PANTS!!!!!!
Me too!! I know my inseam is shorter than 28 inches!

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Me too. It's a bouquet of snapdragons, in honor of my paternal grandfather. I also have healing hands on my left hip, which were drawn from MY hands, which is kinda cool, and I'll be getting a bouquet of the kids' birth flowers in between my shoulder blades when we can afford it.

The tattooing is addictive. So is piercing. :
That snapdragon tattoo sounds so pretty. I'd love to see a pic. How cool about your hands being the model. And yes, I belong to TA (tattooees anonymous) I have five and am currently looking for inspiration for my next one. And I've had 6 piercings, but took out my tongue ring. I still rock the nose ring though! And I kept my belly ring in till about 7mos preggers then took it out until after the dc's were born, then put it back in.


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Sorry, it doesn't count as a tramp stamp unless you also accessorize it with a visible thong and velour sweat pants with something written across the butt! It should also be "tribal," but you shouldn't be able to tell me the meaning. And then you'd be my SIL. The second choice for tramp stamp iconography in Massachusetts is a Claddagh, pronounced "Klatter."
I was also more of a piercing person. My one rule for Harper will be that any piercings she may want are done by a professional, not a gun at the mall. I scarred the heck out of my ears going that route, and the difference once I tried a professional studio was amazing. It's so weird that we'll have to have policies on things like body mods, cell phones, email addresses for our kids.
OMG thats funny!! Whats a Claddagh? And ITA about being pierced in a professional shop, not the mall!!

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
: no it's not. : its a tree which also happens to be my business logo. i'll see if i have a pix... i have 3 tattoos. time for a new one...
Would love to see a pic!

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hee. i was thinking this was something suggestive until i saw the 6 month old part and realized it was just a typo.
Hah, me too!

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laughup : : : geeze, um, your mom's dad. um, does he not like kids????
I was thinking the same thing!

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I was really sad about moving our celebration to my parents' since I was SO looking forward to hosting our first Christmas in our new house here, back in antediluvian times (and if you get that joke, you have a very good vocabulary ) but it ended up being very nice. My side of the family is very small (we did the huge side of the family - DH's - for Thanksgiving on our big road trip) so it was just the five of us, my folks in NJ, my grandmother (from NY), and my younger brother (from Chicago). It was pretty quiet but a lot of fun - the girls looooove my brother (he's the 25-year-old cool uncle who runs around playing with them and gave them THIS for Christmas - and they can't wait for us to use it; we're going to try it out tonight! There are recipes in the booklet it came with for dairy-free sorbets, so thankfully I won't be deprived!) My grandmother loves spending time with her great-grandchildren, and it was nice to just relax and catch up with family.
That Cuisenart ROCKS!!!!!! Man it sucks not eating dairy or sugar!!! That looks pretty tasty!

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Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post
Has anyone not been toasted yet??

I need to pass it on!

Taking down the tree today!!
Me, Me, I haven't been toasted yet! : I missed being online yesterday and all of a sudden we in a whole new verb

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Hey, you'd do well on the SAT with those powers of deduction! Yeah, it means "before the flood" but it's usually used to mean "very old, a long time ago" because it actually refers to "THE flood" (like the Biblical flood) so anyway, it was my lame attempt at English-major wit
I though it was rather witty and cute!:

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Well, crappity-crap-crap-craperooo... Dan is back in the hospital today. We left around 2:45 this morning and I headed out (he opted to be admitted and rest there rather than have to move around) at noon or so. Couldn't stand to be there anymore, 'though my Dad came to help with baby duty. Again, she was a champ. Slept much toward the end of our stay, and then the ENTIRE drive to my house, then my parents. Hooray! Anyway, Dan's symptoms were the same, but a bit worse this time with the aphasia and numbness. His brain is "clean," though, so they think he's having compound migraines. Not cool, but better than a stroke. I'm staying at my parents' until things settle out again.
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UGH, Megs, Im so sorry. Thinking of you and Dan. :

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maybe i'll find some time to post those pics someday....
Would love to see some pics

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I have only wore sweats in the last few years in public twice and both times I was leaving the hospital after having babies.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the LLL conference. Wait until you see the hotel!!
I don't think I've worn sweats out in public since I was a kid. When I had the kids, all were born in the summer, so sweats NO THANKS!! With all 3 I wore a loose tank dress. And Im jealous you guys are getting together. :

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Hello dh has the gi flu fun! I try to be a girly girl 90% of the time i have makeup on, i always shave/shower, lulu just goes in with me.

Please keep us up to date meg,sorry to here your hubby in back in the hosp,it must be so nerve racking.

My mom is the realy hard to please type.No matter how hard you try it's never enough. She went way over board for christmas and didn't get what i asked her to get,and when i asked her about it I was being picky and unappreciative of "all she does for me" .: I asked for jeans for the boys like 2 pair each,they are long and thin so I need like a 6 in length and a 4 in waist and the only place i can buy them pants is at penny's they carry levi's slim and she goes to wally world and gets elastic cords for the boys. If they fit I could do this but they don't. She said they were too expensive. But thats what they NEED, not the other s*it she spent like 60 dollars on!

She must think I'm realy fat she bought me a bath robe and a cord jacket that is a size 2x.I wear a size l-xl in t shirts and thats cause I like them not clingy . "You know you are not as skinny as you once were you know" She is just hurtfull.

She asks the kids what grammy b get you,oh that's nice,don't you like what i got you even better! mine's better I'm the best grammy arn't I .And she got pissed when I said yes you win your the best and everyone else sucks! It turned into a you no you match. sometimes it is best to keep my mouth shut. Then she gave me shit about the tree being on the floor and dinner not being ready.:

Thanks for the therapy session,I'll leave the co-pay on the way out!
She sounds so sweet : Sorry hon


It looks like we have thrush again and J.C is getting a little patch of eczema on his face. So Im pretty sure its the dairy and the enormous amounts of sugar I've been consuming since Thanksgiving!! So Im going no dairy or sugar. Hey Kerri, can you send me some recipes or links for non dairy stuff. Maybe a list of the dishes you make, so I could start a list. We're both taking probiotics now.

On a much happier note, J.C is cutting his first tooth!!! Its barely poked thru, but I can feel it!!

Ok, off to bed with me...Im gonna have to make sure I get 'puter time everyday, cuz this is just too long of a post and hard to keep up! Phew, we can talk!
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Candice, your "snapped her a slim jim"... god that had me rolling.

It's now 10:30 and Ruby is still awake, after pinching, punching and biting me for at least an hour. ugh.
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It's now 10:30 and Ruby is still awake, after pinching, punching and biting me for at least an hour. ugh.
Kait decided that 2:30 this morning was a good time to have a conversations with me.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......2 HOURS later, she fell back sleep. And she's up again.

I had a sinking feeling her early amazing sleep habits were too good to be true, that's why I savored them. For the past couple weeks she's fallen into a pattern that's more like her brother's was....which is not so fun for me.....:yawning:...

Much to do today before we leave for Pitt this evening; if I don't get back before then, I hope everyone has a Happy New Year celebration and I'll see you next year (har dee har, har) - we'll be back Monday, be driving New Year's Eve night...I reminded DH it would be the first time we've been awake for New Year's in a few years (we're not so much party animals anymore ). My Nana has dialup so I may log on once or twice just to check in over the weekend, after everyone is asleep.
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Anyway, I love my primping and hopefully you won't all vote me off the crunchy island for it!
I won't vote you off - I may not be a girly girl, but I sure ain't real NFL either! : I'm here more for the AP

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Well, crappity-crap-crap-craperooo... Dan is back in the hospital today.
Oh, Meg. I'm glad it's something relatively benign, but sheesh...how nerve wracking. I hope he gets some relief soon.

I have to make a mile on work this morning, so I don't have time to comment on much more right now.....
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I'm here more for the AP
Come for the freak, stay for the food! Arrr! (sorry, more Simpsons : )
post #1792 of 1860
Candice, for a minute I thought you meant you whacked her with a slim jim, you know, like what you use to break into cars!
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Sarah, are you making slings yet? :
Not yet. It is my goal to get my sewing machine operational by early next week, and then I'll go through my scrap fabric and make up a model. It'll be super ugly, as NONE of my scrap fabric goes together but I'm gonna get started on them soon. I need to get some waterproof material with which to line the pocket. oooooo...I have an old hideous waterproof rain jacket that I'll cut up.

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Oooh, the bellybutton hurt. I'll never get it redone. Ouch. I want to cry.
Didn't hurt as bad as the nipples, trust me. And those were my first piercing. My piercer (Dave, I love him) said, in true piercer style, "Dude, you're hardcore." I LOVED those piercings. And now, I get milk out of the center and both sides on each nipple. It's funny to pump and watch like a dozen streams come out. It doesn't shoot out the sides, just trickles. Sorry, TMI.

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(I woulda put the banana too, but he's not movin'.)
Thanks! The banana's a slacker.

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Great new pics Sarah!
Thanks! I LOVE picking out pics of the girls. It's so much fun.

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That snapdragon tattoo sounds so pretty. I'd love to see a pic. How cool about your hands being the model. And yes, I belong to TA (tattooees anonymous) I have five and am currently looking for inspiration for my next one. And I've had 6 piercings, but took out my tongue ring. I still rock the nose ring though! And I kept my belly ring in till about 7mos preggers then took it out until after the dc's were born, then put it back in.
Here are the snapdragons and here are the healing hands and just 'cause I love the picture, here is my favorite pic of me and the girls.

Samantha is rolling around on the floor eating one of her clean diapers. She's chewing on it and yelling at it. She also found her feet yesterday, and was trying to decide which one to put in her mouth, if not both. She's so cute and cuddly and I just wanna eat her up. She won't let us cuddle with her anymore though. If she's getting sleepy, she'll scream at us until we lay her down in her bed, and then she goes right to sleep. Kinda sad. Sydney was the same way, and it was like a switch was flipped when she hit about 18 months and all of a sudden she wanted all the cuddling she could get. I just wanna cuddle my Bubba.
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Candice, for a minute I thought you meant you whacked her with a slim jim, you know, like what you use to break into cars!
That's what I thought too.
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I also thought she broke into her car!

So for New Years we usually have a fab meal DH makes and hang out. Well this year we will have a fab meal, champagne (drinking the whole thing!!) and the Bears Game to watch as they kill the packers!!! Bob is making crab cakes. We do it every New Years.
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Well, during one of these sessions, Mom was telling my dh and everyone else in the room that Evie was just spoiled and I needed to let her scream. "Why I let Katie cry when she was 2 weeks old. It only took 3 nights." And she was so proud. I find it heartbreaking myself, and am a little sad for the baby me. I know that sounds corny, but it does make me sad.
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I'll post more later. Right now, Caleb is calling. Evie is happily destroying a box, and the IL are on the way over.
It's not corny to be sad for your little baby self. I would too.

For my wedding I did full makeup.
Now, I decided i have to get my hair cut every 6 wks because it's short, and I would highlight it but that's too much $$, and I do at least powder and eyeliner every day I am at work. I look totally hideous when not at work though-- I don't do my hair or makeup. And for all of you who don't go out in sweats... The last time I went out in public in sweats was... yesterday. :

I totally need new clothes but hate shopping.


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Oh No Megs! I'm so sorry Dan is back in the hospital! And as sucky as migraines are, I'm glad that they aren't mini-strokes. I hope he's feeling better soon and can that the doctors can find a way to help him manage it.
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She must think I'm realy fat she bought me a bath robe and a cord jacket that is a size 2x.I wear a size l-xl in t shirts and thats cause I like them not clingy . "You know you are not as skinny as you once were you know" She is just hurtfull.
That's horrible.
BTW, your posts are SO stream of consciousness!

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Duuuuude. That is a crazy story. I do still talk to my parents. We're quite close all these years later, compared with a lot of the other girls I went to school with. See, my parents are not Fundies. They're Catholics. They got the name of the school on a recommendation from a friend. They had no idea what was going on. Geez, I could take a novel to explain it. The school was a business. They made parents feel panicky to get their kids in. They made parents agree to outrageous things to get their kids in. They didn't let us speak to each other once we were there. It was nuts. By the time I left, I was so angry that I didn't speak to my parents for a few years. We reconnected, I wrote some stuff to explain what I'd been through, they said sorry, I got over it. One of the volunteer activities I do is I run an informational group for parents sending their kids to private boarding facilities. If anyone wants to know, the number one sign of a "bad" one is if they put any communication restrictions between you and your child. ....
Not totally on topic, but I was in public school in tennessee and they paddled me when I was bad, also washed my mouth out with soap. My parents didn't know! I always thought they did, and had sanctioned it.

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I snapped a slimjim on her one day and she hasn't made any comments since.
I thought you meant a beef jerky stick! :

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Oh! Talula drank breast milk from a bottle today for the first time! And then! Then! She played with Tania for about two hours! She didn't need me at all. I thought I'd be sad about this day, but I feel like I can do things again! If I have to work, it will be okay! Dyeing my hair was okay! When I take the bar exam in February, it will be okay! Yippee!!!
Yes, it WILL be okay!
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Sarah you are crazy

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Didn't hurt as bad as the nipples, trust me. And those were my first piercing. My piercer (Dave, I love him) said, in true piercer style, "Dude, you're hardcore." I LOVED those piercings. And now, I get milk out of the center and both sides on each nipple. It's funny to pump and watch like a dozen streams come out. It doesn't shoot out the sides, just trickles. Sorry, TMI.
OMG that makes me cringe!
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OMG that makes me cringe!
Yeah, but it's fun. Lots of fun. :
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Whew! Found the posts

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selesai (why can't i think of your name!?!?!) sometimes being the sahp you can get kind of "know-it-all-y" (LOL) so that might be some of dh's problem. i think all you have to say to him is - "I miss so much of him while I'm at work, I just want to love him up whenever I can!" that should shut him up
It's Jessica.
You're right about the know-it-all-y part. Also, this is how DH is defining himself now, which he is struggling with, because he isn't working and isn't the provider (a role he is used to seeing men take). So if I don't listen to him he feels completely useless. But you're suggestion is a good one. And maybe sometimse I should just humor him ("oh yes, DH, you're right, I know")

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As far as fussing... is he fussing to get comfortable, or calling for attention? sometimes Ruby will wake up, while we're downstairs, and I'll listen to the monitor for a bit to see if she needs me or if she just wants to moan a bit and fall back to sleep. it's 50/50. it's more like seeing if she is self soothing, or not.
This is a good point. Generally he fusses for attention and then soothing will get him to sleep. But last night I noticed that he fussed for 15 seconds, I thought he was going to fully wake up and need soothing, but he then just went to sleep. I think I need to pay more attention to this and not be so quick to give him the boob or to pick him up, because he might not need either of those things
but i do love to hug him! and i don'tk now about you, but it seems like he's getting so big!

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BEAUTIFUL!
, mama. This is tough. I think the bouncer vs rocker isn't part of "raising" your child, just doing things differently, like I'm sure you don't both brush your teeth the exact same way, you're going to soothe him different ways, so maybe you could approach DH that way, that it's the same philosophy (soothing), different technique type of thing. The CIO issue I would definitely put my foot down on, no way, no how would that happen...there's a difference between needing to take a few minutes to pee, or to regain your composure if you're burnt out, and leaving a baby to cry to "teach" them something....but I'm preaching to the choir, I know. I know there's a difference between fussing and crying, but you can easily tell when one is ramping up, and one is ramping down. As far as spoiling, it's literally impossible to spoil a baby. As to nipping it in the bud, if I may be so presumptuous, if your DH would read a book he might like Anthony Wolf's "The Secret to Parenting" (I know, cheesy title) - it's a great read for more authoritative parents into how and why gentle discipline works, and gives easy to remember anectdotes to how to handle various situations. I'd also maybe suggest getting him some developmental information so he knows what is appropriate and what's not at various stages in early childhood (Bates and Ames put out a decent "Your X-year-old" series, and the website Zero to Three is also good)- though I do think it's a 2-fold issue; knowing what is appropriate behavior (since too-high expectations can lead to lots of struggles), and knowing how to redirect behaviors when they're developmentally appropriate, but not socially appropriate (i.e., the creamed corn issue Lindsey brought up above). OK, I'll step down off my soapbox now. Gentle discipline is my HUGE soapbox issue, as I believe it's the single most important issue in childrearing past babyhood.....:
Great suggestions. I am the one who reads, not him, and I think he would really benefit from reading.
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Yeah, but it's fun. Lots of fun. :
You're horrible! Where is the covering eyes in horror smilie?
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