Originally Posted by elsanne
We don't agree on everything (thank GAWD) but we don't harsh on each other either.
which is why we are all great buddies a few years into this
[QUOTE=KKmama;7085263]When I dropped them off, the sky was lavender, the mts were pink, the fresh snow was obscenely sparkly... Okay, yes, yes, this is all why we moved back to CO from CA.
this hits me in the heart. (the heart of jealousy!) you know i have a hankering for a skibum lifestyle with diamond-glittery snow and fresh tracks and high altitude sunshine. if we lose our house to bankruptcy for a gone-under business endeavor we'll head for a snowy sunny town and clip tickets for the rest of our lives
and be totally happy. and that sunny ski town is not in oregon. actually we'll head to my parents new mountain house and move on in and we joke about this to them frequently. much to their chagrin
here's my feeling about u/s. i think any cell death that might happen is likely comparable to us going out and getting a sunburn. a few cells here and there may not be a big deal. maybe it is worse earlier on when there aren't as many cells and everything isn't formed yet--but those u/s are so short because there isn't much to see. i mean it all *could* be damaging. maybe you damage a cell that turns to cancer 60 years down the road. but there are so many other contributing factors to cancer 60 years down the road. i can *for myself* rationalize that the 20w one is ok in my risk-benefit analysis. the benefit just being that i feel good knowing nothing majorly wrong appears to loom. and when i see that little mouth opening and closing and those little hands moving around and grabbing it feels a lot like i'm going to be having a BABY. eeeeeeeek
and i AM trusting in the process. i'm going to try REALLY hard not to get the epi this time. you know i'm mega pain wimp. and even though i also have major needle phobia the pain phobia outweighed the needle phobia last time. i'd LOVE to try birthing on hands and knees. so that is my goal
time to shower i spose. i have been going to doug's office and my office on mondays now that my playgroup is kaput. but today i think i need to clean the house. clutter consumes US!
i hope beth is feeling READY now after her blessingway
it was really sweet. that baby was definitely feeling the energy! that is so exciting.
and oh yeah candy. this is us and candy ----> it's an obsession. and unfortunately we have christmas candy around still. i need to make it disappear. but i don't eat candy so i really just need to throw 98% of it in the trash. i use gummi bears for potty treats. even though i know the reward system isn't a good approach. i bought a sticker thing for the bathroom wall this weekend so i'm trying to transition to that 'reward' instead. still a reward system but i'm trying to get some motivation going. here are our latest potty interactions:
isaac hunched over somewhere in a corner
'are you pooping?'
'i'm not done yet'
'do you want to sit on the potty and poop?'
'no i'm not done yet?'
'hey! lets try potty!' pick him up to head to bathroom and try to remove dipe.
*screaming screaming nooooooooooooooooooooo! you leave it ON*
ok. i lay off. he poops in the diaper.
'i poop. i get gummi bear'
'no you only get gummi bear when you poop on potty not in the diaper'
he hops on the potty and pees after i wipe him up
'now i get gummi bear'
ok advice. just let him poop in his dipe to his hearts content? offer potty one time only and leave him be? it feels like we've backslid because i used to catch him in that phase and take him to the potty and he'd hop up and poop. i think i need to remember they backslide sometimes before they make the big leap. i know i need to lay off but it is sooooooo hard