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So. What do you do for anniversary celebrations when one of you won't be there? Hmmm...
I'm thinking about making this one night when DH is home and having a mini-celebration, but I don't know what to put with it. Maybe some wine?
Hey I am with you, girl! DH was away on business for our anniversary in November, and it was a 'milestone' one too - our 5th! I decided to have fun without him and celebrate with the kids (hey, they are the fruit of our marriage, so why not?!) We went to Chuck E. Cheese's and ate junk food and played for a while Actually you reminded me, he promised me we'd plan a date and do a nice dinner for just the two of us (or at least drinks or coffee/dessert somewhere nice if I didn't think Andrew could stay with my folks for that long) when he got back - and we never did and here it is, February! But it was OK since he gave me a fabulous present before he left

Hey, speaking of it being February - I guess I will start a new thread since no one has yet? Will do that & come back and link to it in a moment!


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Hmm. At 2-1/2, I'd say your best bet is to "honor the impulse"...that is, try to find a way to help her get the sensation of pushing over, but just not the babe. So, maybe let her push you over from sitting while on your bed, or set out some stuffed animals on the hardwood floor for her to push over or something - just redirect the undesirable into something acceptable...and try to make it as close to what she's wanting to do as possible (though you do have to keep babe safe too, which is why I'm suggesting you or stuffed animals). Of course, you'll have to remind her and redirect 7.2 billion times, but better to let her get it out in a good way than stifle it and have it crop up somewhere else. "Honoring the impulse" is one of my favorite GD tricks.
Sooo....anyone who is interested, PM me and we'll figure out setting up some sort of something to further delve into GD. !!
Heather, GREAT idea, you are brilliant! : And you know I'm interested so I won't bother PMing

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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
ok photo time.
The house looks nice! And I love the turtle photo - that is so cool!! How did you do that? Was there a special technique to get that "motion" effect?

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Kessa, I vote for garlic and goat cheese mashed potatoes to go with your dinner. mMMMMM food. Haricot verts are skinnier or something, right? But I notice no real taste difference.

Speaking of goat, I'm going to try goat's milk yogurt tomorrow (have had it before so I know I like it, but want to see if Harper reacts). The elimination diet seems to indicate that she does not do well with peanuts. Oy. It was sort of hard to tell if the diet helped her mood because at the end of the two weeks, we had teething horror. The side teeth have now cut, btw, so she has 4 in a row on top. Nursing hurts! She's not biting, but it's like she doesn't know how to hold her mouth yet. I seem to remember this with the bottom teeth and that it got better. But now I'm back to eating mostly normally, no dairy, just really easy on the soy, and skipping the nuts for now.

Amy, we have to stage our place in a few months, and I am dreading it! Nice tour. I like that light fixture over the dining room table a lot.
I agree with you guys - some time of elegant potato accompaniment would go perfectly - and a nice red wine, something really deep and complex like a nice Cabernet. You know what goes well with goat cheese potatoes - it's expensive but amazing - drizzle some white truffle oil over them before serving, it's AMAZING!

And yeah, getting ready to sell our house was nuts - we had all our crap stashed everywhere, our attic, our neighbors' houses, our friends' basements, our cars (!) :

I am still struggling to make myself declutter and get rid of stuff I don't really need anymore. Anyone have any great advice for me?

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I know, I know.

It's actually okay that I'm still pregnant, because................
I HAVE A FULL TERM BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The relief is palpable here, let me tell ya.
Awesome, Sarah!! So happy for you!

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Ok, I am just gonna
Harper's latch stinks right now! She's cutting the last incisor on the top. She had a tough night last night, and now this morning I just nursed her down for her nap, and it really hurt. So when I look, I see a row of 3 tiny clear blisters along the tip of my nipple. I know they are friction, not milk blebs. Owwwww. I'll do saline, expressed EBM, and lansinoh, I guess. Any other bright ideas on how to fix the latch? I tried relatching her a few times, and it feels like we can't get a good one no matter what. I'm giving her Boiron's Camilia for the teething.
Sorry about the nursing pain! No real tricks I can think of except letting her teethe on something cold prior to nursing to numb a bit, and then just get her on as deeply as possible and hold her in tight to keep her from slipping back on your nipple. What about trying other positions, or have you done that already? Sometimes nursing lying down or some other hold can help if it takes the pressure off the part of their gums that is hurting.

I wouldn't do saline on your nips though - it's not recommended anymore, just expressed milk or Lansinoh should be good - I feel your pain though, Andrew has been biting a lot of and it's NOT fun Hope it improves soon!!

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And you all are making me want a house
You'll get there eventually! I know how you feel though - we rented for years before buying our first house - we had 2 kids in a VERY small apartment. The only thing that made it possible for us was that we moved from D.C. to PA - I'm sure if we were still in Washington we'd still be renting! I still miss a lot about D.C., but PA is certainly a lot more affordable.
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thank you and houses are a pain in the butt too though...no one will come and fix your toilet for free like in a rental. You own all the flaws and mishaps. I really want a smaller house. We only use 2 bedrooms and the other 2 are just empty. It feels like such a waste.
Now THAT is a good point! Renting was so convenient, and no "hidden" costs - what you pay is what you pay each month. Not like now when the concrete driveway cracks or the dishwasher leaks or the grass dies and you're like, oh crap, now how do we buy groceries this month?

OK *really* off to start new thread now...
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OK, here is it is:

New Thread for February

See you there!
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The house looks nice! And I love the turtle photo - that is so cool!! How did you do that? Was there a special technique to get that "motion" effect?
She is actually moving and I have long shutter speed so I just 'panned' (moved the camera) while pointed at her....but yes...I did add a little bit extra motion blur from photoshop to the background....just don't tell my professor!
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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
I know, I know.

It's actually okay that I'm still pregnant, because................













































I HAVE A FULL TERM BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The relief is palpable here, let me tell ya.
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Woohoo!!! Way to cook a baby!

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Congrats Sarah and Jackson! Way to cook!

Ok, I am just gonna
Harper's latch stinks right now! She's cutting the last incisor on the top. She had a tough night last night, and now this morning I just nursed her down for her nap, and it really hurt. So when I look, I see a row of 3 tiny clear blisters along the tip of my nipple. I know they are friction, not milk blebs. Owwwww. I'll do saline, expressed EBM, and lansinoh, I guess. Any other bright ideas on how to fix the latch? I tried relatching her a few times, and it feels like we can't get a good one no matter what. I'm giving her Boiron's Camilia for the teething.
Amen sistah. I am feeling you. thankfully i don't have the blisters but, ouch. the latch sux. I hear they get better after the tooth pops through.
Have you tried bourbon? for you? bring me some will ya?
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New Thread for February

See you there!
On my way!
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