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Shit - I sent you a copy ages ago, well before Christmas! What's up with the post between Poland and Mexico?!
Okay, wait! I just remembered that my old job (where I get my mail sent sometimes) called several weeks ago to tell me I had mail there and I haven't gone by yet. I bet that's it!!!

Yeeee-haaaw!
post #802 of 822
:guhs cori on the poo. no water, but you know that!!!
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Fasten your seatbelts, you're on the train of consciousness with what's left of miss juice...

The d@mn fish died. Seemed fine this morning, dead this afternoon. Poor Allison. She was terrified of this fish for *weeks*, then they made friends and 24 hours later the fish is dead. Oh, the conversations we have had this afternoon.

You know what I want to see on TV? Rachel Ray doing "30-minute meals with a 6 month old on your back and a 2 and a 5 year old 'helping.'"

I kill me.

Els, now I'm all worried about your mail. Did you get the CD I sent?

Many other thoughts and lots of hugs, but no ability to put it all together. Aidansmommy it's really good to see you for a while!
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I have not...maybe it's also there waiting for me. Update to follow.

RRay episode made me smile.
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Yesterday was very intense. Full Moon.
That explains yesterday :

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Well, the laundry fairy has skipped my house yet again.
She never got my forwarding address.

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Does anyone's children take a sippy cup yet?
No sippy here, or solids for that matter. But she follows my cup and tries to grab it when I'm drinking.
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You know what I want to see on TV? Rachel Ray doing "30-minute meals with a 6 month old on your back and a 2 and a 5 year old 'helping.'"
: Yes! And it must not be burned, smushy, and each part of the meal must be the same temperature. And not cooked in one pan.

Fruits

The funeral was nice today. The minister said the same things I did, and he knew her longer than I did. She never complained. You guys, this woman had a HARD life. She had emphysema from smoking, but the worst part is all her sons smoke in the house with her. Only in the last year or so they didn't because she had O2 in the house. Her husband abused her, but she left him and raised her five children alone in rural Arkansas. Her only daughter was murdered as a young woman. She was always poor, and her home was barely pieced together. No real heat. No a/c. Think very, very poor. And yet she never complained.

My life is better than hers by far. I have so many reasons to be thankful, and not just because my comfort level is better than she ever knew. Yet I complain. A lot.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings. We're settled in for the night. Sleet/snow/freezing rain in our forecast for the night and day tomorrow. I hope we keep power. Not exactly a reliable electric co-op we have here.
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Eek, trying to catch up here.

Hugs, JJoy and TanyaS and anyone else who needs em...

Must go back and peruse for a while but I just want to say, WE'VE GOT SIGNING HERE!

Rachel signed to nurse on Saturday. I thought I was imagining things but I whipped out the boob quick as can be saying nurse and making the sign. It happened again in front of my mom who was here visiting, then yesterday DH saw her do it before I went to work. WAHOO! She's not consistent yet, but she definitely tends to do it if I have her sitting on the floor and am not paying constant attention to her

Anyhoo, that is our exciting news. We're adding more signs now. This is cool!
post #807 of 822
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I kept hitting what is for me, the wall, when I thought I would just go insane if I had to do anything else for anyone else, I mean REALLY insane, and then I would breathe, and swallow, and do my best in the next moment, and face the person or persons with needs and try try try to not wallow and just do my best.
This is a really great description of it - what I spend a great deal of my waking moments doing.

JJoy - so relieved that Mattie is OK, I was really worried there! Still thinking of you though in this really difficult time.

fenwickmama - YAY on escaping the inlaws.

Juice - the fish - what can I say??!
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Juice - the fish - what can I say??!
Nothing necessary. It was just one of those cruel twists that keep us on our toes.

And now, my 2yo appears to be up. Does she not understand that 6:45 am is my quiet time?
post #809 of 822
Quagmire, awesome on the signing! That is very very cool. When Ethan wants to nurse he just bangs his head into my chest repeatedly.
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Good morning. It's a snow day here. The weather got icy last night, and it's expected to continue this morning.

I got up at 6am to find out if school was a go or not, and my dd1 practically followed me out of bed. So we don't have anywhere to be, the sun is not up. And my dd's are both up. Because, of course, dd1 is too loud to let dd2 go back to sleep.

The silver lining: we have electricity and are warm!
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Morning everyone. Please bare with me as i'm still trying to learn who all of you are and what's going on in your respective lives. lol

For those of you who have not started solids yet, when do you plan to?

Anyone's babies crawling yet?

I cannot believe it has been almost 7 months since I had my DD. Addison can't crawl yet but she's getting there. She can turn herself around in a split second and roll anywhere. hehe She is starting to get up on all fours but not quite sure what to do from there.

Anyway, hope everyone has a great day.
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I think someone is crawling...can't remember who...want to say jjoy or sunshinestarr ? Can't remember...I mean, their babies...

We are suuuper close to crawlville ourselves. Amara sits up well and does the forward onto hands balancing on feet thing for a long time.

Jus, you made me laugh already this morning. I shared the headbanging with Viet, who also laughed.

Intense, intense days around here, but today has dawned well. 2.5 yo sleep issues, to be specific.
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Quagmire, awesome on the signing! That is very very cool. When Ethan wants to nurse he just bangs his head into my chest repeatedly.
here too!
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sarenka's dd is crawling. and i think a couple more are scooting?

my ds wants to know, "why? why bother moving when you can simply sit on the floor and have people bring you whatever your heart desires?"
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Addison will sit up if I put her there but she still falls over alot. She's getting better about balance but we still have to sit with her just in case. Is it normal that she's not sitting on her own completely yet?

Even though I have a 4 year old son, i've never experienced this age before. I deployed when my son was 4 1/2 months old, I was in the Army, and came back when he was almost 9 months old. So I really have no clue what Addison should be doing.
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Hey, there Jessica #3. Yup. There were two already here! If you're ever unsure of what seems like an "inside joke" ... just ask and we'll be more than happy to clue you in!

No crawling here, but then my babe is one of the younger ones of the group. Due at the end of July, but she procrastinated. It was too cozy and she decided to be a mid-August baby. But thankfully they still let me play

Elsanne, intense is exactly the word for it. I'm snowed in with a 5 yo who wants nothing but to play in the freezing weather, a 2 yo who wants to constantly take the baby's toys, and a 5 mo who's latest developmental milestone is crying when I leave the room or when someone else holds her. She tolerates dh a little longer than strangers (to her). But eventually she realizes I am no longer holding her.

Congrats on the signing! I need to do it more with dd2.
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Tanya, we got the same snow and ice storm you did! This is the most snow I've seen in my 4 years here. Of course, it's not much compared to the feet of snow I got growing up in Michigan.

As for what the babes "should" be doing ... it varies so much at this stage. DS can't roll yet (I don't think he ever will! He'll go directly in to the crawling stage), but he can sit like a champ ... 30 minutes at a stretch. I don't know how he is in the crawling department because if he isn't sitting, he screams until he's put in to a sitting position.
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Is today over yet?
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my ds wants to know, "why? why bother moving when you can simply sit on the floor and have people bring you whatever your heart desires?"
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As for what the babes "should" be doing ... it varies so much at this stage. DS can't roll yet (I don't think he ever will! He'll go directly in to the crawling stage), but he can sit like a champ ... 30 minutes at a stretch. I don't know how he is in the crawling department because if he isn't sitting, he screams until he's put in to a sitting position.
These describe dd3 to perfection.

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Is today over yet?
:guh I hope it gets better with the naps.
post #820 of 822
I started a new thread for Feb. here's the link:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=607768
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