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post #241 of 340
Aubrey, if it makes you feel any better I'm planning on double-dating August and September. With my tendency to be way overdue, we can manage another set of transatlantic twins somehow. All we need to do is persuade Xeowyn to sleep.
Lydia, breathing is critically important. Something about the oxygen, so take it easy, OK?
Mel, I totally know what you mean about the blocks. Skye's favourite toys are duplo, primo and lego (in roughly that order) but she'll use wooden blocks if that's the only thing available. Even at a playgroup with a room full of toys, she heads straight for the construction stuff.
Barcelona, peacefulmommy, everyone should knit. It's the anti-parenting, because you just put one stitch in front of another and you can see that each and every little bit is right. And if it's not, you can have a do-over. (parenting is like spinning- you can work really hard on the individual bits but you can't undo any mistakes, and you don't really get a view of the finished article until you're nearly there.)
Can I have a quick poll? Should, in your opinion, breastfeeding mothers be drinking mulled wine at 10am on a school day a week before Christmas? The family centre put us on the naughty step for it this morning
post #242 of 340
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EVERYONE should be drinking mulled wine at 10 am a week before Christmas. It ought to be mandatory. I am annoyed that my workplace doesn't agree with me, and therefore doesn't have a nice pot of it on the go. I had to make do with tea. Of all the insipid, wishy-washy beverages....
post #243 of 340
I've never had mulled wine : but I have a feeling I would reeeeaaallly like it. Especially if I were drinking it at 10am a week before x-mas. (Mental Note: Go and find a recipe for some mulled wine and drink it tomorrow at 10 am...) So how do you make your mulled wine, ladies?

And yes, EVERY mother should learn to knit. It gives you something to do whilst sitting on the floor with a child who can't be bothered by your presence, but will whine the moment you stand up...
post #244 of 340
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Originally Posted by flapjack View Post
Aubrey, if it makes you feel any better I'm planning on double-dating August and September. With my tendency to be way overdue, we can manage another set of transatlantic twins somehow.

Can I have a quick poll? Should, in your opinion, breastfeeding mothers be drinking mulled wine at 10am on a school day a week before Christmas? The family centre put us on the naughty step for it this morning
Transatlantic twins Now if only I can manage to ovulate soon AND convince Xeowyn to sleep long enough for us to take advantage of it!! We had a conversation just last night on how we need to get more creative with our BDing time because waiting until Xeowyn is finally sound asleep at night is just not cutting it.

We were perusing the chart gallery over at Fertility Friend, looking at the pregnant charts & checking out how often/when folks were BDing (that ended up pregnant). Many of them did it only once or a few times a month & ended up pg. Then we got to this one chart where the couple had had sex at least once nearly every single day the whole month & DP was all "See?! THAT'S how we need to be doing it! We're just not doing it enough!" I think he was actually serious. OMG men are dorks. (I mean at least 75% of the charts had maybe 5 BD sessions noted, & they got pg, but he sees THAT ONE & is convinced that's how it has to be done. Hahasnort)

To answer your poll: Absolutely.


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EVERYONE should be drinking mulled wine at 10 am a week before Christmas. It ought to be mandatory. I am annoyed that my workplace doesn't agree with me, and therefore doesn't have a nice pot of it on the go. I had to make do with tea. Of all the insipid, wishy-washy beverages....
: I'm SO trying to convince myself that tea is just as fabulous a hot beverage as coffee because I want to break my coffee habit, but I feel the same way dammit!! Your post made me lol.
post #245 of 340
OMG Helen and Aubrey you so need to have transatlantic twins. Hurry up and get knocked up Aubrey, come on!
post #246 of 340
Thread Starter 
Mulled wine:

1 bottle of good, fruity red wine
1/2 can concentrated apple juice
good dash of cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger (OR substitute 1-2 cinnamon sticks. Use fresh nutmeg but don't use fresh ginger because it gets too strong)
1 small star anise
zest strips from 1/2 large orange and 1/2 med. lemon

Bring up temperature slowly and let sit in a non-reactive saucepan at a very low simmer (no boiling!) for an hour or two. Add brandy if you're feeling particularly indulgent!
post #247 of 340
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OMG Helen and Aubrey you so need to have transatlantic twins. Hurry up and get knocked up Aubrey, come on!
I'm ready, & I'm trying! Just tell my ovaries to go along with it, okay???
post #248 of 340
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EVERYONE should be drinking mulled wine at 10 am a week before Christmas. It ought to be mandatory.
LOL, of course I agree! (I didn't get my ddddc for nothing!) Spughy, you are evil, evil, evil for posting that recipe!
post #249 of 340
Ahhhhhh, Spughy, thanks for the recipe! OF COURSE, Helen, EVERYONE should drink mulled wine at 10 am on a school day a week before Christmas!

Zjande, sending baby-making vibes your way!!!!!

Oh, and Spughy...don't you dare speak of my beloved tea in such a manner! *gasp*! I sooooooo LOVE tea. Especially a good, strong, spicy (not sweet) chai! None of that Oregon Chai for me...I like the real stuff baby!
post #250 of 340
UGH DP lost his job today.
post #251 of 340
OH NOOOOOO! Lydia, I'm sooooo sorry, mama.
post #252 of 340
im really sorry to hear that.. things will work out..trust in the universe and it will provide! but sometimes its scary and uncertain along the way. ..im working on winters longies if that makes you feel any better at all.
post #253 of 340
OMG,DiD. Big hugs, and we're thinking of you. Right before Christmas as well, the mean rotten Dickensian pigs.
Spughy, you missed the cloves
Don't diss the tea.

I'm serious about the transatlantic twins. What got me through my weepy day after Skye was sitting at the computer with a calculator, trying to find out the time differences from my side of the water to Zjande's and forget about the house FULL of people and the fact that I really wanted to just curl up in a ball and cry. If I've figured it right, there was about half an hour in it.
post #254 of 340
I'm sitting here at work just dumbfounded, watching all of his co-workers hear the news one by one like cattle being brought to slaughter. It's awful because the managers keep walking them past me and then they walk past me again to go back to their seats. I hope all of them can find new jobs within the company on a different contract.
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and I so can't deal with this right now. If he doesn't find a new job soon, I *have* to go on maternity leave, it's not like I can just not give birth because it's a bad time, and my leave is totally unpaid.
Totally freaking out.
post #255 of 340
Is there any help available from the state? I know we're lucky in our welfare system, but is there anything that would put a roof over your heads and food in your tummies?
We're thinking of you
post #256 of 340
Sadly, because of my job we don't qualify. If I were to quit my job, the money we would get from welfare would not cover our living expenses either.
And then they would go after DP for the welfare money after he started working again.
post #257 of 340
Hey mamas, is it too late to jump in? I just recently got started up on MDC since we have our own computer now.. I have a November '05 baby boy named Isaac and would love to meet some other mamas with babes the same age. Let me know if it's too late to jump in.
post #258 of 340
Oh Lydia...I am so sorry. The worst possible time for this to happen, I know. I won't even try to say anything cheerful, but I am sending out many vibes for a quick resolution.

So Helen, is it official? Should I paste in the dancing carrot?

Welcome Danile! Of course it's not too late!
post #259 of 340
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DiD, I'm so sorry about your DP's job. What an awful time of year for that (not like there's a good time really though). You guys will make it through.

And yes, I forgot the cloves in the mulled wine recipe. Use whole cloves, just throw a large pinch in.
post #260 of 340
MmMm mulled wine.. i drank mulled mead at a party last weekend. it was ever so yummy!

so im making a doll. i decided yesterday that i had to and ive been obsessivly working on her since. she is pretty rad. im not using a pattern or anything..just stuff from around the house.. she is pictured in my blog (but im a lot farther along now.. her head is attached and her hair is nealy done)
i have a feeling that she will be a work in progress for a while becaus eim not 100% happy with her body, but i know ngaio will like anything i make for her.. she loves dolls. she keept trying to cuddle the head with no body sayins "oh baby baby"

http://fernspatchworkheart.blogspot.com/


on baby news.
justin is supposed to go home today..but no word yet of when exactly. he is sleeping now but ive spent all morning snuggling him as much as i can and giving him lot of love to take wth him when he goes.
we will miss him, but im not too attatched which im surprised at..i thought i would be heartbroken.

we have another baby on the way..she is only tiny..born dec9th..6lbs or so at birth. her mom was/is using heroin/methadone so she is on meds now for withdrawl symptoms.she is currently in hospital with the momma and breastfeeding..i almost cried when i was told that.. but she cant be discharged with mom because of her drug issues.hopeflly she will pump and give us milk for baby, but we will see..she wont come till after xmas..the 30th or so because of the withdrawl.they have to slowly ween her off the medication and observe her for a few days. im torn between happy that i will have a newborn in my home but so sad that this momma wants to be with her baby but wont be anymore. its sooo hard.i wish that there was a better sollution than taking her baby away. she will get visits but thats not enough! we were asked to go visit her before she comes so it ont be totally unfamiliar, so ill let you all know more when i see her. its so intense.
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