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post #701 of 822
Happy Birthday Sarenka!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!!!

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Here's a picture of all these teeth! If you go through the album, DD2's in there wearing her shades.
: holy teeth batman! I don't think Seth had that many teeth at a year! A still doesn't have any teeth at all (thank heavens!)

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It is -20F here....brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....so cold I can't keep the fireplace going...
Yikes, that is cold!!! Sending you some nice warm vibes Mama -

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Amara is sitting well, and her forte seems to be almost-crawling (she leans forward and balances on her feet for many minutes) and singing. When I sing to her, she pitches a high tone and tones along with me! It's kind of amazing.

JessJoy, I am seriously thinking about that dancing-with-toddler video. How FUN would that be? My prob is that I teach adults, and teenagers, and have to really rework my wiring to teach (or entertain) the younger set. I wouldn't take it all too seriously at first, but then, who knows???
Amelia sings with me too. She loves music and LOVES to sing. She will match my tone pretty well, she's a genius I tell ya!

I would LOVE to do a Mom and Toddler belly dancing type class. Oh man, how fun would that be?!?!?

On the job front here...dh is at an interview all day today. He got an email on Wednesday night (9:30ish) that he needed to have a 30-45 minute power point presentation about himself, his past experiences, his past projects and interests to give to all the interviewers at once. He was freaking out. He is not a public speaker, really pretty quiet, so there was that, and the fact that he only had about 6 hours to make it. He got home last night at 5:30 and worked on it until he went to bed at midnight. He left this morning at 6:30 and won't be home until about 6:30 tonight. Oh I hope it goes well!

So, tell me what you all think of this. We don't have a ton of experience with interviews and such. Dh is interviewing with a company in Warsaw, IN on Tuesday. They are flying him out and he has interviews all day on Wednesday. Well, after his interviews they have set him up with a Realtor to show him the town and such. He got a package today from them (fedex) with his interview schedule and such, but also housing guides! Is this standard, or do you think this shows they are pretty darn serious about him? I would LOVE either place...it will be a hard choice for sure!

Oh yeah and JJoy, I can not believe your mover Miss Mattie!!! A crawls (sort of) and gets where she wants to go, but is not at all near pulling herself up!!!
post #702 of 822
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I so hear you.
: i can sort of get work done as long as i nak nak nak. not such a great strategy when i really need to sort through some papers, though.
post #703 of 822
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Originally Posted by ksjhwkr View Post
So, tell me what you all think of this. We don't have a ton of experience with interviews and such. Dh is interviewing with a company in Warsaw, IN on Tuesday. They are flying him out and he has interviews all day on Wednesday. Well, after his interviews they have set him up with a Realtor to show him the town and such. He got a package today from them (fedex) with his interview schedule and such, but also housing guides! Is this standard, or do you think this shows they are pretty darn serious about him? I would LOVE either place...it will be a hard choice for sure!
IME, it means he is short-listed. (It's probably him and maybe one or two other people up for the job.) So, they're pretty serious. It also means that if they offer, they are looking for a quick start date. Good luck! :
post #704 of 822
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It means that they are definitely serious and want to sell you the job/town/area as much as they want him to sell them himself. VERY good sign. He should be prepared for an offer the same day. Also, he should be prepared with a response if he is going to discuss it with you first.
post #705 of 822
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Here's a picture of all these teeth! If you go through the album, DD2's in there wearing her shades.
WOW! Look at those teeth! We can see some white showing in Logan's top gums. I think we'll have more teeth soon. Btw: your children are beautiful.

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My baby has turned into a squealing banshee. Ahhhhh Ahhhhhh Ahhhhh is all she says and it's LOUD. The first few times I heard it she startled me and I turned to tell dd1 to please use her inside voice. They don't understand inside/outside voice at 5 months, do they?
I wish they did! : Logan has definitely found his voice.

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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess View Post
screeching: also seems to have passed, please. please. It passed once and came back so I'm crossing my fingers.

mesh baggie for solids: I'm in the eeew camp, sorry to say. If they are gagging/choking that much, it's too solid or they're not ready, according to my lazy methods
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Me too, they seem yucky to me. Logan just turned six months so we haven't really started anything. He had a tiny bite or two of my banana last week because he was FREAKING out, screaming and grabbing for it. He had no idea what to do, but I think he liked the taste. Today he had a little bite of dds applesauce. He scrunched his face and I don't think he liked it. We aren't in a hurry here. It's easier when he doesn't eat. : :

Oh, Happy Birthday Sarenka!

GOOD LUCK to your dh Kim, keeping my fingers crossed for you.

One more thing: I FIGURED OUT THE MULTI QUOTE!
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One more thing: I FIGURED OUT THE MULTI QUOTE!
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post #707 of 822
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Could someone please convince this boy to nap for more than 10 minutes??? He's killing my productivity! He wakes after 10 minutes NO MATTER WHAT I DO. Hod him, put him down, nurse him, it doesn't matter.
Juice, I think it is great that you are hodding him. IT's always good to hod your child, which for everyone else's benefit is something they do to babies down South. Juice can explain more.
post #708 of 822
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The dd's have a cold and I got some of Hyland's Sniffles 'n Sneezes 4 kids. I've given it to dd1 but I want to make sure it's ok for dd2. The bottle has dosage for 2+ years. I think it's ok based on my simple understanding of homeopathy. Here's the ingredients:

aconitum napellus 6x hpus
allium cepa 6x hpus
gelemium sempervirens 6x hpus
zincum gluconium 2x hpus
It's fine just make sure they are the kind that disolve instantly, that's all.
post #709 of 822
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Juice, I think it is great that you are hodding him. IT's always good to hod your child, which for everyone else's benefit is something they do to babies down South. Juice can explain more.

You'll get yours, woman.


post #710 of 822
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I don't get it?

Thanks, Pav! They are the dissolving kind. Dd1 no longer has a profusely running nose!
post #711 of 822
Ack - mutliquote isn't working for me - whever I press it, it goes to the reply window instead of waiting...what happened? Now I forget what I was replying to...

Kim - all parts crossed for your dh! Let us know how his presentation went!

Juice - hope E got some rest today!

JJoy - I read the manicure thing the way you did. I kept thinking, "A Polish change? What is that? She must have called the wrong place and not a spa!"

Pav! Good to see you! I have a homeopathic quesiton for you - I'll pm when I get a chance

Tanya - I'm glad to hear that remedy worked. I'm struggling with applying the principles of my class, which is a single remedy, not a combo like the Hyland's. I am struggling with pinpointing the correct one. Hopefully will learn more.

I bought those mesh feeder things at Target and promptly lost them somewhere in this mess. : I thought they were weird last time around, but this time I want to feed regular food and not puree but I'm not "there" yet in terms of not being afraid of choking.

I volunteered at ds1's school today for lunch (ds2 was with my mom here). There were 2 other mothers who knew each other and I was eavesdropping.

Mother1: My friend had triplets. She breastfed two of them and not the third. The third is the healthiest one. The other two have asthma and other things. So when everyone asked me if I was breastfeeding I was like, "Hell no, it isn't any better than formula, it is worse!"
Mother2: I agree! It isn't all they say it is.

: : :

I didn't say anything since I wasn't in the conversation and I didn't know them but ugh. I had to bite the tongue. There is no convincing people like that anyway.
post #712 of 822
yeah, I am still around, trying to keep up occassionally.

I too struggle with the one remedy only rule....after seeing our new homeopath I stopped giving everyone everything and anything and I am letting things just settle down a little.
post #713 of 822
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
I don't get it?
Elsanne is doing the Dance Of Joy because I made a typographical error.
And she's rubbing my nose in it.
And I am biding my time...




just you wait my friend
typographical errors
will kick your butt too


eta: Not sure about the down south reference, though. Cleveland is pretty far north :
post #714 of 822
I got the typo part but not the southern part
post #715 of 822
It was for the JOKE, people, come ON! Up in CLEVELAND I daresay they don't do much that is interesting, but down SOUTH....
post #716 of 822
Spent a good few hours catching up on this thread! Ksjhwkr, fingers crossed for your dh! We're up in Indiana, too, but in Terre Haute.

Just ds2 and myself today. Dh's sister flew in from Colorado Springs today (oh how I envy her) for a quick visit, and mil, dh and ds1 all went to the airport in Indianapolis to meet her, and then up to Kokomo to visit with mil's side of the family. I'm not the biggest fan of that side of the family...they tend to make the news by doing things like stabbing their significant others and whatnot....so I begged off. It's dh's family, and I trust him to look after ds1 properly. Though that doesn't mean I don't periodically call his cell to see how things are going. They're going to be back pretty late tonight. We're hosting tomorrow's playgroup and I really hope ds1 gets a good night's sleep so he's not cranky in the morning. But it has been awfully nice. Quiet. And when I pick things up off the floor, there's no little person trailing behind me taking things back out.

Canceled ds2's upcoming well baby visit today. He's gotten all his vaxes up to this point, but each time, he cried pretty extensively within 24 hours afterward. The first time, he exhausted himself pretty quickly and fell asleep in dh's arms. Last time, he cried all night long. So I'm going to have a talk with dh about delaying his vaxxes until he's 2ish, and then seeing how things go. I don't need any special forms to do that, do I? I can't recall ever having to produce proof of ds1's shots yet. Anyone know for sure? And will they kick you out of a practice for that? We can't really claim to be religiously opposed to it, since our doctor attends mil's church and knows us well.
post #717 of 822
writermommy,

elsanne, :

anna,
post #718 of 822
Anna, You don't have to say anything about your religion to your ped - the exemptions are for school/daycare. All you have to say is "We wish to delay vaxing while we do some more research." and close the topic to further discussion. The ped *can* fire you and if s/he does, then it is for the best. I wouldn't want a ped who wouldn't respect my wishes. I would definitely be concerned after the reactions you mention. That being said, I don't know your ped and s/he might try to scare you into doing them anyway. I highly recommend the vax board to read up on the vaxes, reactions, delaying, etc. You might want to check out some books as well. Good luck with your decision. My first ds had a reaction and I feel like I was sooo lucky that he didn't have another. If I could turn back time I would have stopped vaxing.

Elsanne -
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Originally Posted by AidansMommy1012 View Post
I don't need any special forms to do that, do I? I can't recall ever having to produce proof of ds1's shots yet. Anyone know for sure? And will they kick you out of a practice for that? We can't really claim to be religiously opposed to it, since our doctor attends mil's church and knows us well.
No special forms required. The ped office might try to make you sign something, but you are not required to do so. They can kick you out of a practice for not vaxing. Depends on how respectful the ped's are of parental choice. You can claim religious exemption. It has nothing to do with a particular church body, just your personal religious beliefs. And he is not allowed to question you about them. If he does, you just say that you do not wish to discuss it.

Your biggest problem will be standing firm in your decision. It's a tough spot to be in, for sure.
post #720 of 822
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Up in CLEVELAND I daresay they don't do much that is interesting
... I will now stew in my own juices until I feel like dishing something out.





















And elsanne is out of town until Sunday, so I suspect I'll be stewing awhile.
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