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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELWYNN!!!!!

Ahhhhhhh...Christmas is over & I can relax. Sort of. In case anyone else forgets that while breastfeeding a toddler, what goes into your body goes into theirs, take my words of advice: DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT EAT ABSURD AMOUNTS OF PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE AND EXPECT YOUR CHILD TO ACT NORMAL!!!!! : Noah was on the biggest sugar buzz this evening, without putting the slightest bit of sugar in his own mouth. I felt SOOOOOOOOO bad. For both of us! He woke up from his only nap today at 3:30. Didn't go to sleep until I drove him around at 10PM!!!: The kid was seriously running around in circles cackling hysterically immediately before I put him in the car. My son is sooooo super sensitive to sugar and people wonder why I won't let him have a cookie "every now and then!"

All in all, we had a wonderful holiday. We were blessed to be surrounded by loved ones all weekend. There was great food, great beer and some gift giving. Christmas day was fairly quiet for us as we did most of our celebrating the two days prior. EEKS! And my sister got engaged! I almost forgot!

Eeks! And guess what??? I'm learning how to knit! I am about 10 inches into my very first scarf!!!! I it!!!

Spiritmomma: to Isa! I used Garlic & Willow oil in Noah's ear and it helped tremendously! We went back to have his ear rechecked last week and it's completely cleared up. I was wondering if that may have been why she was so fussy. Sorry it was a double whammy!
post #322 of 340
Happy birthday Elwynn!

And a belated merry christmas to all who celebrate, and happy boxing day to my the canadians (and brit- you guys started boxing day, didn't you?).

We made a quick trip back to Canada for Christmas, but I worked today so we travelled home yesterday. It was good to see family and friends, and I think worth the trip and all of the driving!!!

I'm trying to make more time in my life for reading and sewing, so have needed to reduce my on-line time. But I'm still reading and trying to stay caught up. Hugs to all of the sick babies and mamas, I hope you're all feeling better soon. Imagine if we weren't nursing how much worse it could all be!!
post #323 of 340
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELWYNN!!! ( a couple of days late).

Hope you all had a delightful day, and happy birthday day, Fern.

I love this week...between Christmas and New Year's, when it's festive, but calmer.

Not much time at the moment, but will check in soon. So glad to hear about all of your Christmases, which sound lovely.
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Guess whose back hurts a whole lot less? MINE! I picked up my Ergo carrier tonight! Fortunately I picked it up on the way to go grocery shopping so I had an immediate test drive. Ahhh.... so comfy, so cozy, so easy to nurse in while absent-mindedly scouring the sale racks.... *sigh* How did I go so long without the Ergo???

Knitting is going swimmingly too. I finished my first diaper cover (using this pattern) and am now most of the way through my second pair (using this cool wrap pattern). Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!

Isa's ear infection(S!) seem to be healing quite well with the anti-biotics : I know, I know... she's on probiotics too and eating lots of yogurt... I was desparate! I just hope we can keep the thrush at bay and heal her gut afterward... I just waited too long to take her to the doctor, so I never realized it was ear infections. I thought she was teething!!! :

Hope everyone is well... Off to !
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Hi Mamas! Hope everyone had as lovely a holiday as we did. It was so nice, just how I wanted it to be. For a few pics and the details, you can click.

Other than that, my big news is that I fell down our stairs on Wednesday, while holding Brynn. Our house was built in 1840 so the stairs are wood, and really steep and narrow. I was on the top step, wearing only socks, and my feet slipped right out from under me and I went down all 12 steps *on my ass*, clutching Brynn so she wouldn't fall. She made it down fine (although she was scared witless), but I am pretty sure I fractured my coccyx. Or as Jason said, "Honey, I'm pretty sure you busted your arse." Anyway, it was incredibly painful (natch) and I am still hobbling around here like a gray-haired old lady, and have several huge bruises on my upper legs and hiney. Not fun. At least Brynn is OK though.

Also, Jason is officially beginning his job search as of now, so if you have any extra vibes to send out after thinking of DiD's hubby, please send luck to us! He officially gets out of the Navy on May 31st, but because of his accrued leave time, he can actually start a new job as early as late March, so we have quite a big comfortable window for him to start a new job. He's working with two headhunter companies, too, so he'll be going to two back-to-back hiring conferences in Dallas at the end of January, and he's also got a really good lead on a huge company that is developing a new disaster relief division (disaster relief/humanitarian aid is Jason's specialty). So as of now, I'm not feeling stressed at all because I am feeling really sure that he will get a good job. I'm just excited to find out what it will be and where we'll be moving!!

Can you believe this year is over, ladies?? Ours just flew by. I really wonder where we will be and what we'll be doing this time next year!

Oh! I totally forgot to mention something. I'm not sure if y'all remember my post from a couple of weeks ago about my pregnant friend who tested in the positive range for Down Syndrome? Anyway, today is her follow-up appointment and she has elected to go ahead with the amnio. I asked her if it would make a difference, i.e., if she would abort the pregnancy if she found out that the baby did have DS, and she said no. I asked her what the point was of getting the amio in that case, and she said she just has to know with 100% certainty as soon as possible. She talked to another OB about it (not just the OB she's been seeing) and the new doctor told her that all of the statistics that people quote are just "scare tactics" and that amios are safe. It just makes me really sad because I would bet a million dollars that the reason her results came back positive is because they don't know how far along she really is, so the quad screen was not given during the appropriate window...and if anything happened to her baby, it would just be so senseless. Anyway (sigh), please keep Rebecca in your thoughts today if you can.
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: for Rebecca for you! There is no way that I would let a doctor near my stomach if I was pregnant for an amnio... My feelings toward my kids are unconditional no matter what the case and I wouldn't want to risk it. Suprisingly, doctors are probably the best at scare tactics.
post #327 of 340
Geez Amy, that's so sad about your friend Rebecca. That is exactly why I will never have those tests done during pregnancy, because like her, I wouldn't choose to abort, so what's the point of all the worry?? Why not just enjoy the pregnancy & deal with any potential health issues when it's necessary, y'know?

A friend of a friend went through something similar last year, & they chose to abort. It was really, really sad. The whole family mourned, the couple had been trying to get pg for a long time. I was sad for them, but I could not help but think *what if the stupid test was wrong*?? I think that question would haunt me for life if I made the same decision.

Anyway, I do hope her amnio turns out fine.

And also, good luck to your DH in his job search! DiD's honey did find a new job (yay!), so we can now all direct our job getting vibes toward your man.


I had a bizarre adventure last night. We discovered one of our chickens had found a spool of thread & tried to eat it (the chickens are still too young to be outside & so are running amock in our garage). The poor thing was standing there pulling & pulling backwards with thread stuck inside her mouth trying to get free. So I brought her in & started trimming the thread away. It turned out that somehow she'd managed to get the thread tied tightly around her tongue & when pulling back, the knot tightened up even more & it was digging in to her tongue (ouch!). My poor dumb chicken!

So I spent over an hour trying every which way to snip the loop of thread that was around her tongue. It was so hard because it was stuck waaay back on her tongue, practically in her throat, & since it was digging in so deep it was hard to SEE it, let alone slip scissors under it. Eventually I had my dd hold Henny Penny's tongue way out, I pried her mouth open with one hand, held the tiny swiss army knife scissors with the other, aimed everything at the lamp so I could see, and after about 25 tries, FINALLY got her poor tongue free of the thread! My poor chicky, I was afraid she was going to go into shock from all the stress. But she's fine. And all my thread is now very, very well hidden.

Whew, crazy pets. :

Ps. Still TTC..... still waiting to O actually.
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Ps again. I'm getting married one month from today.
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Oh my goodness! Congrats!!! You are all such a beautiful family!!
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Oh my goodness! Congrats!!! You are all such a beautiful family!!
Thanks! :
post #331 of 340
getting married sounds like it is going to be totally amazing! im so so happy for you.

to you this month!

our big news is that we are guying a van.. but not just any van.. its going to be a biodiesel/veggie oil powered beast. we wont sacrifice the earth for our want to be mobile, so we have searched high and low and finally found some really amazing japanese minivans (mitsubishi delica)..or actually SUV's we checked a few out yesterday at a dealership..timothy drove one (they are right hand drive..which is kinda weird, but fine too) and they have so many neet features.. the big one has 8 seats..they all swivel so you can have them facing any way you want..or they lay flat or the fold up to the sides.. there is a cooler, icebox and warming box in them and skylights in the roof!
it looks like this...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:L300_Nearside.jpg
and the one we will probably buy is white, so it looks almost exactly like this but ours is the high roof model, so its bigger.
im excited because it means that we will have freedom to go wherever we want and they are big enough to camp in if need be. so this year we will be stopping by to visit some of you on our way to mexico and beyond..
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Congratulations! I am excited for you! We were looking into vans. I didn't even hear of one like this though... how much are they?
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OMG Fern that is exactly the same van we are going to buy!!!! Wow great minds think alike hey? We need to sell our truck first though because we can't park 3 vehicles at our place. I have to get DH on that because those mitsubishis are going fast and they are changing the import rules soon so they won't be available anymore.

Nothing much new here, except Rowan's cold seems to be getting worse, not better, and I can't figure out why. I don't think it's anything more than a cold since she's as energetic and happy as ever, her nose just keeps producing SO much snot. I am sick of snot. SOOOOO sick of snot. :
post #334 of 340
Ack, I am reading and keeping up with you all, but don't have time to post as much as I would like, or respond to everyone!

Amy- SOOOO sorry you 'busted your arse'! How scary, too, that you were holding Brynn! Is there anything you can do to help it to heal, or is giving it time all you can do? Exciting about your dh's job prospects! Would you definitely be moving?

Fern- yay about the van!

DiD- so great to hear your partner got a job! I can't believe you are going to have a baby in a couple months already!

zjande- yikes about the chicken- sounds frightening and painful for the poor thing!

sphughy- I really hope rowan gets over her illness soon and is snot-free!
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OMG Fern that is exactly the same van we are going to buy!!!! Wow great minds think alike hey? We need to sell our truck first though because we can't park 3 vehicles at our place. I have to get DH on that because those mitsubishis are going fast and they are changing the import rules soon so they won't be available anymore.
that is way too funny! yeah they are changing the laws.. its stupid because they are so much better vehicles that the american made ones.. but i guess its a threat to the economy or whatever. as it is they can only import ones that are 15 years old or older..so there ae tons of nice newer ones waiting to be loved by someone, but they cant bring there here

we are going to pay around 9000$ for ours.. there is also a toyota model similar..also with 7 or 8 seats that fold and swivel and stuff.. but they are said to be less reliable and so forth. we want one we can go camping in and the delica is its a 4X4 with a truck chasie..they are in high demand these days..so we are going to get one really soon. they just seem really rad through and through.

i hear that the vancover island custom imports in parksville is a good place to get them and there is a mechanic in coombs who knows lots about them too.

ive decided that if we are going to have a car i might as well be able to fix it..so im going to learn how to be a mechanic in the coming months
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that is way too funny! yeah they are changing the laws.. its stupid because they are so much better vehicles that the american made ones.. but i guess its a threat to the economy or whatever. as it is they can only import ones that are 15 years old or older..so there ae tons of nice newer ones waiting to be loved by someone, but they cant bring there here


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we are going to pay around 9000$ for ours.. there is also a toyota model similar..also with 7 or 8 seats that fold and swivel and stuff.. but they are said to be less reliable and so forth.
ive decided that if we are going to have a car i might as well be able to fix it..so im going to learn how to be a mechanic in the coming months

That's not a bad price at all! You are looking at much more for a newer van that doesn't even have the pluses you mentioned. And to learning how to be your own mechanic-

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I just have to tell you guys about the cutest thing Rowan did. I gave her some bocconcini balls in her snack trap in the kitchen, and she just spent the last five minutes taking one or two out, running into the living room to her "eating spot", eating them, running back to the kitchen for some more, back to her eating spot to eat them... it's not like her snack trap isn't totally portable, I guess she just decided that it belonged in the kitchen, but she needed to eat in her eating spot. The eating spot is entirely her invention - aside from meals at the table, she's always been free to eat wherever she wants, but whenever anyone gives her food, she takes it to one corner of the dog's bed, sits down, and munches away until it's gone.

She is just such a little bundle of cuteness. DH posted a video of her newest trick - saying "bye bye" and waving like the queen.

So, new year's resolutions, anyone? I am going to go off refined carbohydrates completely for at least 3 months, in the hopes of improving my energy levels and overall health, and maybe dropping a few pounds too. I'm also going to start doing a 20 min workout at the gym at work and working all day at the office and pumping in the afternoon (I'm pretty sure pump breaks don't count as part of lunch breaks where I work, but I am going to check on that.) So I will have longer days away from Rowan () but hopefully more energy for her on the weekends.
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So, new year's resolutions, anyone? I am going to go off refined carbohydrates completely for at least 3 months,
Dang girl. More power to you! Keep us updated; I will cheer you on and live vicariously through your fitness!

I know what you mean about the bundle of cuteness. I think of 100 things a day that I want to post, but then don't have time or forget when I actually sit down to write! One funny and weird thing (not so much cute, but memorable): last night, DH had a glass of red wine and for some reason decided to give Brynn a taste. She LOVED it; she flipped out and kept reaching for the glass and *begging* for more. I could not believe it. She has never acted that way for any other food or drink. DH said that he heard in a college psych class he took that babies prefer the taste of alcohol to water. Isn't that bizarre?

No news on my friend Rebecca. The amio was on Friday, and we haven't gotten a call or email so I 'm not sure if I should assume it's bad news for them or not. She said the amnio results would take two weeks, but they were also getting a level two ultrasound, which I would assume would allow them to see craniofacial abnormalities or the like, if there were any there to see. So I'm really just wondering if they are doing OK. I called yesterday and left a message but didn't hear back from them at all, so I will just wait to hear from them.

OMG Spughy I just watched your video, and that was hilariously adorable!!! OK, I am going to have to post some video of Brynnie doing something cute, because one thing that was sooooo cool about seeing Rowan on video rather than just photos was hearing her voice!! I think Brynn has kind of a less high-pitched, even sometimes gravelly voice, for the most part. Although when she says some words, it's very high pitched (like, "Hi!"). One really adorable thing she does is says "Meowwwwwwwwww" like 1000 times a day and it crakes me up every time. I will try to capture that one tomorrow and share it with you. Spughy, how did you store your video so that I could just click on it and it would open my media player? You can PM me about that if you want to.

Well this party animal is off to read for a few moments, and then probably pass out in bed. Not from partying, mind you; from exhaustion. Such an exciting life!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
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I started the new thread for us - hop on over!
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Howdy All! My twins are 14 months and...

One is walking, talking, talking back, dropping things and saying uh-oh and all that jazz.... She's Ms. Sassy pants for sure!

My son is a little behind. He walks, but only if he has something in sight. He does alot of sofa cruising. I keep kicking around disorders such as sensory, autism, etc..

I'm really hoping he's not autistic. We had ECI come to the house and evaluate him. He is just slightly behind on most of the development skills, however, his social skills, they had him rated as a 7-8 month old. I'd like to think he's just an independent soul. He does smile and interact with me, just not with his sister. So, who knows.

I've got to stay off the web though. I'm starting to become obsessed and sad when I look at the web. We all want our children to be perfect.

Ah, well, I digress. Hello to all and I've missed you. Being a momma to twins is alot of work!

Hugs to all and I look forward to 'catching' up!

Christy
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