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post #1821 of 1860
BFMama, We are hoping to get someone from every region of the US on mdc at our home party. We are also hoping it can be a "home fundraising party". Our chapter has a lot of social things. We do a playdate and the pm group does a potluck. We also do a potluck picnic with a walk.

We went to the zoo tonight for the Lights festival. Lots of lights! Liz loved it, Maggie stayed warm on Daddy in the daddy bra (baby bjorn). I thought she would snooze but she was wide eyed from all the lights all over. Ran into another LLL person.
post #1822 of 1860
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Those pictures are gorgeous!! The kids are too cute. And that is one big boy you got there....

Where are you living now? How far from the Quakertown area?
Thank you!! I think so.

And yeah, he is a big guy, had his WBV yesterday (he turned 6 months on Christmas Day) and he was 28.5 inches & almost 23 pounds. He's outgrown all his 12-month stuff and is in 18-month now. (And he's still never had anything other than breastmilk, as I love to point out to random people who comment on his size or nag me about starting solids, etc.)

We're in Coatesville now, about an hour from your area. Speaking of which, whatever happened to our PA/MD get-together??? I think it got derailed by the holidays I guess? And then a bunch of us wanted to join Lisa on her visit to Sarah but the day/time didn't work out. We should try again in the new year!!
post #1823 of 1860
Just realized, we are going to get to 100 pages in this thread pretty soon!
post #1824 of 1860
Hmm....where is everyone tonight? The past few nights I haven't gotten online and there's been so much activity; now I'm here and no else is around! : :yawning:
post #1825 of 1860
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We're in Coatesville now, about an hour from your area. Speaking of which, whatever happened to our PA/MD get-together??? I think it got derailed by the holidays I guess? And then a bunch of us wanted to join Lisa on her visit to Sarah but the day/time didn't work out. We should try again in the new year!!
I don't know, things got crazy I guess..

We could totally meet at Elmwood Park Zoo when the weather gets nice (I mapquested you, you are about an hour from me)...
post #1826 of 1860
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Hmm....where is everyone tonight? The past few nights I haven't gotten online and there's been so much activity; now I'm here and no else is around! : :yawning:
I am here, but having a cup of tea and off to bed..

Care to join me?


I meant with the tea..not the bed part...
post #1827 of 1860
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I am here, but having a cup of tea and off to bed..

Care to join me?


I meant with the tea..not the bed part...

: Sorry, but I have TWO very handsome guys waiting for me in my bed, so I'd have to turn you down! (And guess what, they like me between them...ooooo yeah baby....and they both love my breasts! Oh man, I really need to get to bed....)

But yes, I'd love some tea, thanks - however I'm too tired to drive 1 hr., 11 min. to get it (I Mapquested you, too!)

OK I'm off to bed now too - but yeah, the zoo would be fun! That's the one in Norristown, right? Am I thinking of the right place?
post #1828 of 1860
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Mmmmmmm......I bet those are mine!! I wonder if they'll make it just from MD to PA in one day? Otherwise they won't get here until Tuesday which seems like forever!
It might! And if not, then it won't get there until Wednesday. : I found out as I was LEAVING the Post Office that there won't be any mail delivery on 1/2 in honor of the National Day of Remembrance for Gerald Ford. Had I know that going in, I would have expressed all the packages and just eaten the shipping difference, since it was my own fault (well, okay, my car's) for not getting them shipped out sooner. But they're on their way to you.

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Well, we got moved into our new condo over the weekend. I never knew that moving with a baby would be this hard, I usually would have everything unpacked by now and organized...not going to happen. It is so nice to actually own my own home finally.

Alex loved Christmas, he actually open most of this gifts, we would start the paper and he would tear it off like a champ. of course, he would really care less about the toys, alls he wanted was the paper, actually, he got this chicken doing the chicken dance and he loves it, he flaps his wings around like a chicken, it is really cute.

We are offically six months as of yesturday..he had our checkup and he weights 18.12 lbs and is 27 in long.
Have fun unpacking! We've been in our house for about a month now, and still have boxes in the garage that we need to go through. There just aren't enough hours in the day!

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Nipple piercing??? Ouch!!! I guess it would be easy to do after pregncy though if I had too- my nipples were so big, they would have never fit in MAggie's mouth when she was born. I know TMI but they were and my dorky dh said so.

BTW- Anyone attending the LLL conference or will be in Chicago this summer, we are having a MDC party in our backyard. Myself and another mdc mama will be putting it together but we have plenty of room and we will have plenty to do. So if you chat w other mamas here who you know will be going, let them know about our meetup. Of course nursing mamas are invited to nurse yourself silly in my backyard!!
I think that was one of the things that freaked me out the most when Sam was born...the nipple size in proportion to her mouth. My first thought was that there was no way in hell I would ever be able to breastfeed her. Which turned out to be true, but not for the reason I thought. I'm much more confident that if Jackson goes to term we'll be able to nurse no problem.

And I wanna come to Chicago. Hmm...if I save my pennies now, maybe in 5 years I can make it?

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And...the top 3 reasons I have had a splitting headache since Christmas (in ascending order of continuous, loud, electronic noise emitted):

Madeleine's Favorite Present
(but don't worry, most of their other presents were more natural-family-living-oriented! )
It's a good thing Sydney isn't here with me right now. Butterscotch Pony (which is what I think that is, right?) is the ONLY thing she wanted from Santa. Poor kiddo. She got shoes instead.

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We're in Coatesville now, about an hour from your area. Speaking of which, whatever happened to our PA/MD get-together??? I think it got derailed by the holidays I guess? And then a bunch of us wanted to join Lisa on her visit to Sarah but the day/time didn't work out. We should try again in the new year!!
You can come visit anytime. I won't be venturing out for a while, not until I work out the logistics of a crawling baby and a constantly nursing baby. I'm thinking I'll be house-ridden for at least a month.
post #1829 of 1860
I'm not sure how long it took me to catch up but it was a while! LOL

Megs, hope your DH is better soon!

Amy & BFM. I'm excited for the confrence as well but It'll be a long trip. 4 kids between my cousin and I (all under 4, LOL). and driving. !- We're a little worried how long it'll take us to get there, but i'm excited. like uber excited! hehe We've got our hotel reserved and everything. Now i'm just saving money to spend on the exhibits there. hehe

Someone asked about a mei tai i think? I have two babyhawks and love them. I also use my cousins KozyCarrier which I love. For me I use it way more than my sling now.





I don't remember what else I was going to respond to. LOL
post #1830 of 1860
I'm a little : but I won't get into that right now.

I am sooo tired. We've been crazy busy since we got here, and it's wearing me down a bit. And Katie has been getting passed around during the day (because she loves people), so she wants her "Mommy time" at night, so I get to sleep with a little velcro baby who wakes up 2 minutes after I am in bed without her. : And we're heading south tomorrow to visit family that DH hasn't met yet after almost 4 years of marriage. Yea, we don't socialize with them much, but i guess it's time for them to meet my little family.

Oooh, and I bought some Earth Mama Angel Baby baby lotion today. Yum. It smells like creamsicles and is oh so soft. My Mom also treated me to an hour massage today and I bought some peruvian chocolate lotion at the spa. The massage was heaven. I tried to tell our friend (who owns the spa) that I didn't like my massage and wanted a do-over, but she just laughed at me.
post #1831 of 1860
BFM your kiddos are so darn cute...what a pair of peepers that boy has, ooh B has compatition big time with that cutie-patutie on the loose. good thing he has some sisters to rein him in and beat the girls off with a stick!

Okay so has anyone elses babe discovered shreaking yet? B has been making this godawful sound lately when he is ticked off or tired. He has been using his 'words' too saying "neehaa" when he's tired...wonder what O's friend thinks of that *snark*! But the screaming is irratating. I told dh tonight while leaving the store of the Anti-Christ (wal mart) with a screaching baby "Welcome to parenthood!" he chuckled nervously. Hopefull the babe will out grown it befoer a band of Gypsies come by and offer to buy him cause if its a good price...well lets just say the boy could be good at fortune telling.

Cant believe another year has gone by! it went so fast :
post #1832 of 1860
Soooooo, guess who's not going to Pittsburgh? Us.

We had planned on leaving around DS's bedtime and her early-evening nap time, so that they would both just lsepe in the car the whole trip (about 6-1/2 hours). Welllllll, DD SCREAMED in the car. I mean, screamed. It was the worst 45 minutes of my life thus far. She's never been THIS upset in the car. She was fine as we got onto the highway, got off a couple minutes later to grab some Wendy's for me and DH, : andthen got back on. About a minute later she started crying...about 2 minutes later we stopped at a rest stop because I thought she might have pooped, it kind of sounded like her "hey, I'm sittign in poop over here!" cry...but no poop. So, I nursed her, she was calm and smiley, and I put her back in her seat. 2 minutes on the highway and she's crying again....I had a flashlight so I thought maybe she was scared of the dark...that calmed her down for about 2 minutes, and she started SCREAMING this time. And I mean that high-pitched, 'mommy where are you' type of scream. So, DH turned around at the next exit, then we had a 25-minute drive home, with her screaming the whole way...that gasping, choking scream. It's burned into my memory. How the can people make their babies cry it out on purpose? : I practically vaulted over the top of the car once we were in the driveway, to get her into my arms....took her about 20 minutes to calm down, and then she slept fine the rest of the night cuddled right next to me. Woke at 5am, changed her diaper and she smiled and cooed at me, nursed and is back asleep now.

I'm bummed about not seeing my family (good news is my aunt's prognosis right now is OK, so hopefully we've got some time to get them together), but Oh.My.God. How horrible.

Beyond that, I was about ready to strangle my DH. He seems to think that I'm completely irrational when it comes to my parents. His family is NOT really close. My family is...so sometimes I do things that to him seem "inconvenient" to see them....it's always been a point of contention in our marriage. So last night, when he said he was pulling off and turning around, I said, "Good, let's get her home as fast as we can"....I seriously felt like I was going to vomit with how upset she was...a couple minutes later I reached over to hold his arm, and he mumbled something about "priorities"...and I said, "Don't even go there - how was I supposed to know she'd do this? I don't want this any more than you do, we just need to get her home." So...about 5 min later, it looked like she was going to scream herself to sleep (:Puke) and I said "oh man, it looks like she's goign to fall asleep.". He had the nerve to say, "well, I'm not turning around". O.M.G. you. What kind of a monster does he think I am? I couldn't even look at thim. I said, "how DARE you", and he started to say something, and I said, "Don't talk." I couldn't even look at him the rest of the trip or night...and I think he knew he crossed a line. First time I've ever gone to bed mad at him. Guess who's having a discussion today? : Yeah - I'm gonna have my baby scream herself to sleep, wake up in the car and scream some more until she falls asleep again, and then wake up screaming again, for the next 6-1/2 hours. Yeah. OK. He can't seem to grasp the concept that I can be disappointed about not seeing my family, but also NOT ACTUALLY GO. Good God. Or maybe because I called my mom from the car to let her know we weren't coming and I apologized and said I wished we could see them, maybe he took that as me being "resentful" of DD? Who knows, but I REALLY have to talk to him - that was just ridiculous.

Ahhhh, I feel much better now typing it out. DD is happy again thank GOD, and I'll iron this out with DH later today.

Seriously. How do people do CIO? I wanted to rip my skin off :
post #1833 of 1860
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'Ello, all. Dan is still waiting around in the hospital. He's bored out of his gourd, but I brought him his Alton Brown cookbook to read and now he'll be entertained. They have him on a liquid diet, though, so reading about grilling, roasting and searing is... well, rather tortuous.
Poor guy. Please keep us posted on how he's doing!

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Well, my sister is in the hospital.

Evie's going to her first hockey game tonight. There's

I'm contimplating a mei tai. The one time I tried one on with her in it, she fussed, but I don't know if it was naptime/hunger/tired/ect. I don't want to waste my money if she's not going to like it. Any thoughts?
to your sister, hope you had a good time at the game, and the only thing I use my pouch (like a sling) for now is a hip carry, cause she doesn't like it any other way. In fact, I can't carry her on my front for long anymore in the wrap either,, she's just too big (and I'm too short)...so I've GOT to figure out a good back carry (I've gotten ehr up there a few times, but it feels really precarious and I inevitably pinch something and she gets unhappy quickly)...there was a carrier kind of like an ergo I saw in one of the ads here that starte with a W that I was liking, but I can't remember the name of it...bother.....

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I said I make time for my primping every day; I didn't say it's a peaceful, tranquil experience!

So anyway, it's not exactly the epitome of relaxation, but the end result is the same!

OK - off to order Chinese food, I'm a Chinese take-out addict
Your primping description makes me : See, that would be so UN-relaxing for me, it would make me worse...which is probably why I don't have a primping routine right now.

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Originally Posted by sarahlynn83 View Post
Well, we got moved into our new condo over the weekend. I never knew that moving with a baby would be this hard, I usually would have everything unpacked by now and organized...not going to happen. It is so nice to actually own my own home finally.

We are offically six months as of yesturday..he had our checkup and he weights 18.12 lbs and is 27 in long.
COngrats on the new place, and go go Alex!! : )

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Now I've got that slim jim commercial in my head!! Do you remember the ones with Macho Man Randy Savage?


How do you molest a zipper?
YES! I remember those commercials!

And..um, yeah, I don't even want to think about how you would molest a zipper

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OK, finally had a chance to upload photos, so now you can all gaze upon the 3 most adorable kids in the universe!
SOOOOOO CUTE! What a great-looking family! I LOVE that piano with the mic attached!

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: Sorry, but I have TWO very handsome guys waiting for me in my bed, so I'd have to turn you down! (And guess what, they like me between them...ooooo yeah baby....and they both love my breasts! Oh man, I really need to get to bed....)
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I'm a little : but I won't get into that right now.

I am sooo tired. We've been crazy busy since we got here, and it's wearing me down a bit. And Katie has been getting passed around during the day (because she loves people), so she wants her "Mommy time" at night, so I get to sleep with a little velcro baby who wakes up 2 minutes after I am in bed without her. :
for whatever your : is, I decided to get into mine above . Good luck with velcro baby!

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I told dh tonight while leaving the store of the Anti-Christ (wal mart) with a screaching baby "Welcome to parenthood!" he chuckled nervously.
Wait until you're carrying a kicking, screaming toddler under one arm and have a baby strapped to you on the front. To quote Angie quoting me , good times, good times.
post #1834 of 1860
For me the conference is my vacation $. Since we cannot fly until she is at least 2, we are grounded and we dont have much to do on the house. So I can not worry about the cost of the conference and its vendors!! Also a major plus is its 20 minutes from my house.
post #1835 of 1860
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BFM your kiddos are so darn cute...what a pair of peepers that boy has, ooh B has compatition big time with that cutie-patutie on the loose. good thing he has some sisters to rein him in and beat the girls off with a stick!

Okay so has anyone elses babe discovered shreaking yet? B has been making this godawful sound lately when he is ticked off or tired. He has been using his 'words' too saying "neehaa" when he's tired...wonder what O's friend thinks of that *snark*! But the screaming is irratating. I told dh tonight while leaving the store of the Anti-Christ (wal mart) with a screaching baby "Welcome to parenthood!" he chuckled nervously. Hopefull the babe will out grown it befoer a band of Gypsies come by and offer to buy him cause if its a good price...well lets just say the boy could be good at fortune telling.

Cant believe another year has gone by! it went so fast :

Alex has discovered this as well, but he only does it when he is mad. Last night he went out to eat at Rubby Tuesdays. We had him in the high chair and he was fine, then our food came out and he was totally mad. He was sreaming and hollaring, but not crying, so I gave him some for my bread and mashed potatoes and it was fine, that was before he about pulled a hot plate of food on himself.
post #1836 of 1860
Heather I don't understand how people can CIO either. I feel the same way about wanting to rip my skin off, even if it's just 2 minutes in the car. Breaks my heart. DD was crying the other night when I was getting ready for bed, and I knew that DH was holding her & trying to comfort her and i still couldn't handle it.

And the velcro baby is totally dealable as long as I realize that's why she's being a velcro baby. I do way better with an explanation of behaviour. Somehow, having a reason makes it less stressful for me. Velcro baby and I slept very, very well last night all snuggled up. Seriously, she sleeps so tight against me that she has to crank her head back, not sure if that's so she can look at me or so she can breathe. And if I try to scoot her an inch away, she squiggles back against me.

My : is just because, again, I don't deal well with the unknown, and that seems to be what I get right now. It'll clear up sooner or later. Just the joy of holidays.
post #1837 of 1860
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For me the conference is my vacation $. Since we cannot fly until she is at least 2, we are grounded and we dont have much to do on the house. So I can not worry about the cost of the conference and its vendors!! Also a major plus is its 20 minutes from my house.
Why can't you fly 'til she is two? Just curious. And Granola Ambassador...that's cute. :
post #1838 of 1860
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Why can't you fly 'til she is two? Just curious. And Granola Ambassador...that's cute. :
Since Maggie has the preemie status for at least 24 mos, you dont want to fly. One, the germs she could get and another- she went home on O2 and her lungs may be too delicate or not but we dont want to find out. The air on board may make it too difficult for her to breath. So we are land grounded for a while.

As far as Granola Ambassador= that was a title given to me by mdc. I am kind of an asst mod in sahm and nicu areas. Or a hall monitor like!

Also- who will start the new year new thread???
post #1839 of 1860
so one of my good friends from school is pregnant and due in April. i haven't talked to her much lately. we try to catch up but its hard.. she's into partying going out etc.. i like to stay home do things with my family etc... anyways.. she's asked me a couple questions regarding birth and afterwards, breastfeeding, etc.. i am thinking of giving her the thinking womans guide to a better birth, the Ina mays guide to childbirth... maybe also the baby book and the birth book by dr. sears... what would u lovely ladies do? hehe.. i just don't wanna seem too idk the word....
post #1840 of 1860
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so one of my good friends from school is pregnant and due in April. i haven't talked to her much lately. we try to catch up but its hard.. she's into partying going out etc.. i like to stay home do things with my family etc... anyways.. she's asked me a couple questions regarding birth and afterwards, breastfeeding, etc.. i am thinking of giving her the thinking womans guide to a better birth, the Ina mays guide to childbirth... maybe also the baby book and the birth book by dr. sears... what would u lovely ladies do? hehe.. i just don't wanna seem too idk the word....
Well, dont worry- she will be staying home a lot and soon!

I like all your suggestions but add- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Also just in case- the Fussy baby book by Sears.
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