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post #441 of 483
Time to form a breastfeeding coalition and get those laws enacted. Those types of stories give lawmakers motivation to do something. We're trying to get laws in Arkansas without any high profile incidents.

everyone! We are back online...yay!!

I want my, I want my, I want my MDC.....



Sorry so many are dealing with the sickies. My dd1 is still suffering with some drainage and subsequent cough. Other than keeping me up at night with some restless sleep and coughing, she feels fine. I think she's just about to turn the corner on it, though.
post #442 of 483
thanks for the BIG welcome --- you all are not only awesome but very kind to a wayward mom...

no, no gossip that I can tell yet. I don't want to lose touch with all the aug moms, so I will occasionally drop in over there. my sense is they were pissed that we were taken off our own forum ...

lulu was born sept 04...

oops must run... mom needed
post #443 of 483
Pi

Elsanne, of course I missed you... on the inside

Sarenka, hope you are having a blast!

Welcome Liz!

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A mama was harrassed the weekend before by two security guards for bf in the mall. They threatened to ban her from the mall "for life" and call the cops on her. Also, our state has no legislation to protect mommies and babies from this kind of discrimination. I'd never been to a nurse in before. It was amazing to see all those babies and mommies.

We also made the news in two of the three Philly stations that covered it. My mom taped it for me. She said one channel had a close up of Logan nursing and the other ended their broadcast with a close up of Logan's face! so cool!
For god's SAKE. When will breastfeeding be NORMAL? But awesome news story!

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I want my, I want my, I want my MDC.....
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Ok I need to brag for a second. Rachel has started doing the following things over the past two days:

1. Getting herself from crawling back to sitting
2. Kneeling! (without holding onto anything)
3. Waving hello and goodbye to people (so cute!)

On the not so great side, all of this development hasn't come without its price, most of which occured on the tile floor in the kitchen. Ouch.
post #444 of 483
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For god's SAKE. When will breastfeeding be NORMAL? But awesome news story!



Ok I need to brag for a second. Rachel has started doing the following things over the past two days:

1. Getting herself from crawling back to sitting
2. Kneeling! (without holding onto anything)
3. Waving hello and goodbye to people (so cute!)

On the not so great side, all of this development hasn't come without its price, most of which occured on the tile floor in the kitchen. Ouch.
I know, it's ridiculous! And the security guards that harrassed that mother were probably at the strip club staring at boobs the night before.
But god FORBID we use them for their intended purpose! :

Yeah Rachel! Logan is kneeling too and starting to crawl. He's trying to pull up, but he doesn't have the leg strength to get that fat little butt all the way up yet. We've had some boo boos here too.
post #445 of 483
She's signing milk!!!!
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And laughing with delight when I sign it!
post #446 of 483
We don't have phone or internet yet, but I managed to hack a neighbors wireless connection to jump on here for a sec. We are mostly moved in and living in our new place. We are so loving it. Emma tells absolutely everyone who will listen that we have a new house and she loves it. She has slept in her own room the past 2 nights and we are both doing okay. I must say I don't abolutely love it, but it has not been as terrible as I thought. She seems to think it's cool. I miss you girls so much and I can't wait till we are up and running so I can catch up.
post #447 of 483
glad to hear you're moved joyofbirth

tanya why the 40 days without cheese?

my girl just rolls and wriggles but............ she has 7 teeth!!!!! my nipples are not happy :

when she smiles she's all teeth

pi - did your boy ever roll?
post #448 of 483
my guess would be lent witt.
post #449 of 483
well i'm an athiest (sp??) ignoramus can you explain it
post #450 of 483
as best I can - Christians give up something (cheese, the internet, a personality flaw ect) for 40 days. It's a fasting. You are supposed to give up something you love, add something that will bring you closer to God (usually more prayer), and spend time or money giving to a charitable organization or neighbor. It's possible this fasting started for a more practical reason - towards the end of winter/beginning of spring when food stores were running out from what was saved at last summer's harvest there is something British farmers called a 'hungry gap' where there was no food left in stores, but the new crops hadn't started growing yet, lent and this fasting helped with the low food supplies as people were fasting from food. the fasting used to be very extreme, people only eating one meal per day, only ever eating bread ect. But, that doesn't really happen anymore. abstinence is also a large part of lent.

Essentially it's supposed to be a way that people can connect with the concept of Jesus' suffering.

Probably WAY more than you wanted to know. I am not a christian, but I think religion is FASCINATING.
post #451 of 483
Sabbath's right. I remember being a child and giving up on dessert for lent.

We are still all sick here. Day 7 for dd2, day 5 for dd1, day 122323534 for me and day 3 for dd3.
post #452 of 483
Sandrine, I just want to give you a hug for the sickies. Hope they go away soon!

Sab that was VERY interesting--more than I knew, which was the basic fasting thing!
post #453 of 483
You guessed right. It's for Lent. I've never participated in any kind of Lenten sacrifice before. I don't even go to a church that is known for them (i.e. Catholic). Most of the people at my church are probably not doing a sacrifice. It's usually a time of reflection for many Christians, though.

I decided I wanted to do something to get closer to God instead of just praying for it. I decided to put something in my siggy for it to help remind me every day. Reminds me .... I need to add a day. I chose cheese because I cheese! It would not be an easy thing for me, and I would also like to know what my body feels like without cheese to see if it should be a permanent thing.
post #454 of 483
to piggyback on what Sabbath said, when someone chooses to fast or give up something for Lent, the idea is that they spend the time they would have been doing that thing (eating, watching tv, etc) on furthering their relationship with God. Personally, I am pretty humbled when i compare how much time I spend on the computer (for example) versus the time I spend reading my Bible or praying, and so computer time might be one of the first things I'd choose to give up if I were to do something like Lent.
post #455 of 483
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to piggyback on what Sabbath said, when someone chooses to fast or give up something for Lent, the idea is that they spend the time they would have been doing that thing (eating, watching tv, etc) on furthering their relationship with God. Personally, I am pretty humbled when i compare how much time I spend on the computer (for example) versus the time I spend reading my Bible or praying, and so computer time might be one of the first things I'd choose to give up if I were to do something like Lent.
OK, let's not talk about that! :
post #456 of 483
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pi - did your boy ever roll?
He will now roll (under duress) from front to back. Only because he dislikes being on his front. He is the total opposite of some of the developmental rockstars in this group! No rolling, no crawling, no babbling, and still no closed form solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations, either. (For the newbies, that is a joke from a few months back. link)

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as best I can - Christians give up something (cheese, the internet, a personality flaw ect) for 40 days.
Is it all Christians? I always thought it was just a Catholic thing. (I know I was often one of the few in my class observing Lent.)

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Originally Posted by newlywaaz View Post
to piggyback on what Sabbath said, when someone chooses to fast or give up something for Lent, the idea is that they spend the time they would have been doing that thing (eating, watching tv, etc) on furthering their relationship with God. Personally, I am pretty humbled when i compare how much time I spend on the computer (for example) versus the time I spend reading my Bible or praying, and so computer time might be one of the first things I'd choose to give up if I were to do something like Lent.
: I think partly because of that, there has been a renewed focus in recent times on not necessarily giving something up, but doing something extra to make the world a better place and deepen one's spiritual connection.

As an aside, if you are interested in religious questions in general, check out this thread. Some fascinating reading!
post #457 of 483
: She's crawling, and sitting up on her own from crawling, kneeling, and today she pulled herself up on the blankets and wobbled along the couch! All this at 7 months and in like 24 hours wow!:
post #458 of 483
that is really exciting, Chrissy!!! : WAHOOOO!
post #459 of 483
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Is it all Christians? I always thought it was just a Catholic thing. (I know I was often one of the few in my class observing Lent.)
I was going to write a big long posting, but DD calls, so I scrounged up this from wiki, and skimmed it. It pretty much has everything I would have said plus a LOT more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent
post #460 of 483
well my curiosity has been satisfied

I gave up cheese in September (been vegetarian for 15 years though!) when I went vegan : I don't like being vegan cos I love cheese but for me being vegan means living by my beliefs
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