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post #101 of 608
a crane fell on my freeway and it took me 4 hours to get home. it took 2 hours to go about 2 miles. good times...
post #102 of 608
Yikes.

I forgot about carseats. We have the Sunshine Kids Radian, and i love it. Super easy to install, easy to use, and she's so much happier in it than she was in the bucket. Also, one of their marketing features is that you can fit 3 radians across a back seat. It's narrow, but tons of space for kiddos.
post #103 of 608
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a crane fell on my freeway and it took me 4 hours to get home. it took 2 hours to go about 2 miles. good times...
At first I thought you meant a bird.
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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
That's funny to me, because I hate the pull strap kind of tightener, I can never get them to get snug. I don't find them easy at all, and if it's not snug, it's not safe. The Evenflo's ratcheting crank? LOVE IT.
I guess that yes that can be a pain but we don't change them often...The button I hear is a concern when the baby is bigger....he/she can quick-release herself.
post #104 of 608
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a crane fell on my freeway and it took me 4 hours to get home. it took 2 hours to go about 2 miles. good times...
Good thing your not prego and have to pee! I hate when that happens.
post #105 of 608
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Good thing your not prego and have to pee! I hate when that happens.
Lindsey~my dh said "a bird on the freeway?" um, no, that wouldn't shut down the whole thing...

And Nicole~ good point. See, I was looking at this all wrong. Thanks for the optimism! Of course, there is a guy on our van who apparently has the bladder of a 4 year old as we did have to stop... but yeah, good point...
post #106 of 608
On car seats, anyone have to transfer one between different cars? Reason I am dreading giving up my bucket... But don't have a choice... Looking for something supereasy to junp between different cars.... Like 3 or 4 a day kind of thing.... Mine, than my mother's, possibly the baby sitter if she decides to leave the house and then dh.... With C we just have several different car seats but as J still needs infant capabilities....
post #107 of 608
Holy Moly Batman! I know it's been 3 days, but geez. I'm just now getting back. I've been super busy at work.

Yesterday I went to a job fair with another school system (the one where Evie and Caleb will go to school.) I got a new job!!!!! I am so excited. The school that I'm at this year is just awful. I'll be glad to leave. The bonus is that the principal that I interviewed with is the principal of the Elem. school that Caleb and Evie will attend and he offered me a fifth grade position there, if it becomes available. (He thinks it's going to)! I couldn't believe my luck! I'll be 10 minutes away from work, and work will be over at 2!!!! Woohooo!!!

And now, I'm going back to read. Love you all!!!
post #108 of 608
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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
On car seats, anyone have to transfer one between different cars? Reason I am dreading giving up my bucket... But don't have a choice... Looking for something supereasy to junp between different cars.... Like 3 or 4 a day kind of thing.... Mine, than my mother's, possibly the baby sitter if she decides to leave the house and then dh.... With C we just have several different car seats but as J still needs infant capabilities....
We have transferred it. When DH is home, in this kind of weather, we use his truck to get around so obviously the carseat has to go in there, and when we were visiting my parents, we put the carseat in my Mom's SUV. It's pretty easy to change in & out, and I can manage to get it solid every time. My car is way easy because I've got the UAS. I just put my knees in the seat, brace my back against the roof of the car and pull the strap, takes about 5 minutes. DH's truck is a bit tougher as his seatbelts don't lock : and we have to use the locking clip, but still manageable although that takes the longest at about 20 minutes. My Mom's SUV has a locking belt, and while it's harder to do than mine, it's still pretty easy. I clipped the belt in, let it go in all the way tight with me kneeling in the seat, then I unclipped the belt, let it retract 2 more notches and put the clip back in. That part was hard, but all in all, it took about 7 minutes. I'm not sure I'd want to transfer it that frequently, but I probably would if I had to. If everyone had UAS, for sure.

Katie, the job sounds great, congrats!

We have forward motion. And there's 3 pictures on my blog that I'm trying to decide between for the newspaper photospread. Anyone want to chime in?
post #109 of 608
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Originally Posted by katiejon1 View Post
Holy Moly Batman! I know it's been 3 days, but geez. I'm just now getting back. I've been super busy at work.

Yesterday I went to a job fair with another school system (the one where Evie and Caleb will go to school.) I got a new job!!!!! I am so excited. The school that I'm at this year is just awful. I'll be glad to leave. The bonus is that the principal that I interviewed with is the principal of the Elem. school that Caleb and Evie will attend and he offered me a fifth grade position there, if it becomes available. (He thinks it's going to)! I couldn't believe my luck! I'll be 10 minutes away from work, and work will be over at 2!!!! Woohooo!!!

And now, I'm going back to read. Love you all!!!
Congrats, Katie! That's so awesome!

Ange-freaky about the crane!!
post #110 of 608
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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
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I guess that yes that can be a pain but we don't change them often...The button I hear is a concern when the baby is bigger....he/she can quick-release herself.


There is no possible way that a kid can reach the quick stap release on the Evenflo. It is at the bottem of the base. And you have to sort of turn it and pull the straps at the same time. I guess if you plastic man for a kid...

And we adjust the harness straps everytime we put him in the seat. I loosen them to get him in, then tighten them so it is customized around what he is wearing. So the ease is definatly worth it!!
post #111 of 608
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Originally Posted by AlbertaJes View Post
We have transferred it. When DH is home, in this kind of weather, we use his truck to get around so obviously the carseat has to go in there, and when we were visiting my parents, we put the carseat in my Mom's SUV. It's pretty easy to change in & out, and I can manage to get it solid every time. My car is way easy because I've got the UAS. I just put my knees in the seat, brace my back against the roof of the car and pull the strap, takes about 5 minutes. DH's truck is a bit tougher as his seatbelts don't lock : and we have to use the locking clip, but still manageable although that takes the longest at about 20 minutes. My Mom's SUV has a locking belt, and while it's harder to do than mine, it's still pretty easy. I clipped the belt in, let it go in all the way tight with me kneeling in the seat, then I unclipped the belt, let it retract 2 more notches and put the clip back in. That part was hard, but all in all, it took about 7 minutes. I'm not sure I'd want to transfer it that frequently, but I probably would if I had to. If everyone had UAS, for sure.

Katie, the job sounds great, congrats!

We have forward motion. And there's 3 pictures on my blog that I'm trying to decide between for the newspaper photospread. Anyone want to chime in?
i can't believe she's crawling!! my baby needs to get with the program!
post #112 of 608
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CUTE!


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well it's been a rough week. i start my whole divorce process on tuesday. get to start all the legal stuff.. i can already tell it's gonna be terrible. please just keep us in your thoughts. i am so scared/worried/nervous. i am not sure what i'm going to do about daycare issues.. but that is why i'll be away. hopefully i'll still be able to check in during work..

oh ya. here is a pic of me double slingin, when hannah was little (i think i posted this before?)

Love the pic. I don't think I'd seen it.

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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
still here, still pregnant. it's getting exhausting. i would like to have a baby soon, please. my poor body is so tired.
Not much longer.

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Tooth tooth tooth! She finally has a tooth!!

that is all. I am exhausted.
Hurray!!!

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Originally Posted by Caroline248 View Post
There is no possible way that a kid can reach the quick stap release on the Evenflo. It is at the bottem of the base. And you have to sort of turn it and pull the straps at the same time. I guess if you plastic man for a kid...

And we adjust the harness straps everytime we put him in the seat. I loosen them to get him in, then tighten them so it is customized around what he is wearing. So the ease is definatly worth it!!
I agree! We have the Evenflo Triumph V in my old car for Caleb. I don't think there's anyway he could loosen those straps. However, he could do the Britax straps. I caught him fooling around with the metal thingy once. All he would have to do is lift it up and lean forward and he'd be loose. It's my major complaint with it. I think it's harder to adjust too. It's hard to pull the straps tight imo.

Thanks everybody! I'm thrilled about the job.
post #113 of 608
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Originally Posted by BundleFishMama View Post
So here goes: We all know our babies are the cutest in the world, but now that our babies are really coming into their own personalities and getting around a bit, if you had to pick just one thing your Junebug does or one thing about him or her that is the cutest ever, what would it be?
The cutest thing that J.C does is blow zurburts while he's nursing And the fact that Kya, our 4 yr old is the only one that can make him totally crack up. I get little giggles, but Kya gets huge belly laughs. All she does is smile at him and he LOVES it!!

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Too Cute!

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so pretty!

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Gotta go she's on the floor trying to nurse off the coffee table leg,I'm pretty sure varnish has no nutrional value.


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Cute things...Talula screeches to get her Daddy's attention, and then looks away when he pays attention. She also hams it up for the camera these days.
Thats so cute :

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Originally Posted by AlbertaJes View Post
Granted, I don't know you personally, but I think there's still a difference between what you do and what the people who let their children run wild are doing. You engage your children and model/teach them how to interact, and they see from you how people expect them to behave. You may not be disciplining, but you are teaching. The people I see whose kids run wild have no interest at all in anything their children do. Their children do run wild, wherever/whatever/whenever they want, with not even the slightest hint of interaction with their parents..
I agree. I've seen parents who don't even engage their children in conversation and act as if they're not even there and thats so sad Candice, sounds like you've got yourself a wonderful daughter :

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Hey mamas...I'm getting ready to put together my NEW! EXCITING! WEBSITE! and want to put together a list of articles/essays to write about chiro/craniosacral with mamas, babies, etc... Anything you'd want to see? any ideas?
I'd love to hear more about craniosacral info (my L5 S1 problems) I know you've suggested that before, but im not sure what it is. And I've heard and have a few friends that use the chiro for their childrens eczema and another for her babies reflux and as far as I've seen, it really seems to be working.

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this is one of my MDC buddies. She is carrying 2 babies in one really long wrap. Her daughter is the one on her back and hamming it up for my camera phone. 40lbs of baby put together!
talk about some awesome carrying positions. I never thought about carrying more than one! wow, thats cool!

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You're right, but I don't go to huge lengths to negotiate things. I will stand up for myself if I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick or like she's trying to take advantage of me. But I go into things believing that she's a good person with good intentions, and that she will grow into the person she is and needs to be without outside discipline. I guess I see her as a person with equal rights and equal responsibilities. I'm not her maid and I'm not her boss. I enjoy her as a person, and I value her thoughts and ideas and contributions to our house. I've lived longer though, so I know more about some things, and my job is to be her guide.
Wow, this post totally blew me away!! What an awesome what to parent! This is a fantastic view to have and definetly the way I want to parent. Right now my oldest is 4 and I feel like I don't know how to apply this to her right now. We definetly GD, but I know I need/want to use this method and don't really how to. I'll hop over to GD forum and read up

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well it's been a rough week.
hugs mama

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Originally Posted by EcoMama7 View Post
Elijah needs a new carseat. I can't believe his has lasted this long. Dh thinks he can use an old one that his mom has laying around but I'm gonna tell her to please send it to goodwill before he has a chance to ask! It's seriously gross. I think it's over 10yrs. old. I'm NOT putting my ds in it. So..can someone recommend a good *adorable* car seat?
Im starting to think about a new seat for J.C too. And about the old/used seats, my 2nd dd, Carson, got carsick and I had to pull the cover off and wash it and while doing so I saw that the carseat actually has an expiration date. There was a sticker on the back that said "Do Not Use this Seat after 2011" I never knew that!

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a crane fell on my freeway and it took me 4 hours to get home. it took 2 hours to go about 2 miles. good times...
Yikes, what a headache!

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Originally Posted by AlbertaJes View Post
We have forward motion. And there's 3 pictures on my blog that I'm trying to decide between for the newspaper photospread. Anyone want to chime in?
how awesome!!! J.C starts out the same way, but lays down after moving his arms forward. Im pretty sure he'll be moving forward in a week or two. My poor baby is gonna do everything later than all the other babies, cuz he was born July 2nd (due date was June 25th). I guess since he figured that both my birthday and Carson's birthdays are in June, he'd take July.

Well guess what ladies.....Eczema is all gone!!!!!!! I even ate a bit of dairy for atleast 4 days now and now reaction. He's also back on solids, except Im using a solid food introduction list for allergic babies. Instead of starting w/ sweet potatoes, banana, pear, etc. (it lists those as good foods for 9-12mos.) It starts w/ carrots, squash, applesauce, and many more foods that I would never have thought of. So far he's had applesauce and now carrots and still no reaction. So the eczema is either from sweet potato, banana, or the small bit of rice cereal I started with than after researching, decided to nix that. Or it could be just the cold/ dry air and the heater being on all the time. I've kept his little face hydrated with lotion and thats helped too. I mean the eczema is completely gone, no redness, no little bumps, no flaky skin, nothing!!! Im sooooo stoked! I actually had a slice of pineapple/jalepeno pizza today for lunch (Ange, I thought of you the whole time). It was soooooo yummy!

I've we've been out of town a couple days and then when I was home, Im really working on trying to declutter the house (if Jasn gets the job, we'll be moving and Im not moving all this junk!) and it seems like I havent been able to get on here forever and I was missing you girls! :

Oh, Ange, I think you asked why JasN was that instead of Jason or Jasn, right? Well he is a Jason Nathaniel Smith (I was a Smith, who married a Smith, so I didn't have to change my name) and as you know, there are a few Smiths, and Jason being a very common name, he wanted to be a little different, so since his middle initial is N, he went with JasN. My brothers name is Jason Smith too, so it was my conversation starter the first time we met. :
post #114 of 608
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Originally Posted by Caroline248 View Post

And we adjust the harness straps everytime we put him in the seat. I loosen them to get him in, then tighten them so it is customized around what he is wearing. So the ease is definatly worth it!!
That sounds really easy! Im gonna look into those. Like the price too!

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Thanks everybody! I'm thrilled about the job.
Forgot to Congratulate!! Awesome! Im so happy for you
post #115 of 608
You have been missed Kelly : Thanks for checking in...

Congrats Katie on the job!! Awesome!
post #116 of 608
hannah is beginning to cruise....ahhhh!! she's growin up too quick. oh and she loves following me around the house everywhere, its cute her and her sister love playing together as well, its so cute how they are with each other :

im having a hard time trying to find daycare for the girls. i don't know what i'm gonna do. i am not sure if i will get help from the state either, because i think i make too much to qualify but really i dont make that much... and i have hardly been getting any sleep cuz i always am hearing noises and i'm scared. can everyone please just keep us in your thoughts, its really a lot harder than i thought.. oh and i dont have a car, well i do, but i don'tknow how to drive stick. so my dad has been picking us up and gion everywhere with us.

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(from hannah)
post #117 of 608
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Originally Posted by mamamilkbar View Post
hannah is beginning to cruise....ahhhh!! she's growin up too quick. oh and she loves following me around the house everywhere, its cute her and her sister love playing together as well, its so cute how they are with each other :

im having a hard time trying to find daycare for the girls. i don't know what i'm gonna do. i am not sure if i will get help from the state either, because i think i make too much to qualify but really i dont make that much... and i have hardly been getting any sleep cuz i always am hearing noises and i'm scared. can everyone please just keep us in your thoughts, its really a lot harder than i thought.. oh and i dont have a car, well i do, but i don'tknow how to drive stick. so my dad has been picking us up and gion everywhere with us.

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(from hannah)
of course we're thinking about you! If you need anything at all, please let us know!!
post #118 of 608
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Holy Moly Batman! I know it's been 3 days, but geez. I'm just now getting back. I've been super busy at work.

Yesterday I went to a job fair with another school system (the one where Evie and Caleb will go to school.) I got a new job!!!!! I am so excited. The school that I'm at this year is just awful. I'll be glad to leave. The bonus is that the principal that I interviewed with is the principal of the Elem. school that Caleb and Evie will attend and he offered me a fifth grade position there, if it becomes available. (He thinks it's going to)! I couldn't believe my luck! I'll be 10 minutes away from work, and work will be over at 2!!!! Woohooo!!!

And now, I'm going back to read. Love you all!!!
Congrats!



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Originally Posted by mamamilkbar View Post
hannah is beginning to cruise....ahhhh!! she's growin up too quick. oh and she loves following me around the house everywhere, its cute her and her sister love playing together as well, its so cute how they are with each other :

im having a hard time trying to find daycare for the girls. i don't know what i'm gonna do. i am not sure if i will get help from the state either, because i think i make too much to qualify but really i dont make that much... and i have hardly been getting any sleep cuz i always am hearing noises and i'm scared. can everyone please just keep us in your thoughts, its really a lot harder than i thought.. oh and i dont have a car, well i do, but i don'tknow how to drive stick. so my dad has been picking us up and gion everywhere with us.

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(from hannah)

I hate that single working moms always get the shaft!! This pisses me off to no end. My bf is single working mom and can't get any help because she makes 32$ too much. she pays rent,and chid support to her ex,ex.when she's done she gets 30$ a week for food for her and her son. plus she needs to put gass in the gas tank. That sucks big time! Sorry rant!!!

BIG HUG!
post #119 of 608
Heidi, definitely thinking about you and your girls. I am so sorry you are going through this! And can I tell you HOW ADORABLE IS HANNAH IN THAT CABLE KNIT SWEATER. OH.MY.GOSH.

And Nicole, right there with you on your rant....
post #120 of 608
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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
a crane fell on my freeway...
BTW Ange, I love that THE 5 (i think that's the one you're talking about.) is YOUR freeway. Where I grew up, I-5 is THE freeway.


We get to see DH tomorrow!!! Hooray!! He's been gone 3 weeks. I don't know how long I get to see him, I have to meet him with some lube for his truck. Hopefully we'll at least get lunch, but Katie and I are bringing a change of clothes in case we get to spend the night over there. Still don't know when he's coming home or when he has to go back to the "other" work.
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