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post #141 of 269
Kristina. I think I'm planning on taking Isaac dairy free (well, prolly Feingold, actually) because in addition to the behaviour and asthma attack, his eczema has flared as well. I put it down to a change in washing powder, but maybe not?
post #142 of 269
Helen it sounds like you are far more in need of after this long of being at least mostly diary free it's just life as usual. When I got pg with Joseph I was still bfing Annette. At that point she was fine if I had hidden dairy and small amounts of things like a slice of pizza. I haven't had a glass of cow's milk in about 5 years now and at this point I honestly don't miss it at all. I have to admit I was never a big dairy person. What killed me early on with Joseph was his horrid spit up when I had caffeine. I couldn't have my dark chocolate Thankfully he can handle it when I have small bits now. I also encourage my kids to bf until at least 2 years for that optimal brain growth so keeping up the times in a day isn't a big deal for us. So far Joseph has only had a very few skin problems probably because I caught the dairy issue early on with him. Annette ended up on Zyrtec for at least a year just to get her skin under control because the ped had no clue my diet could cause her skin problems. She does also react bad to changes in laundry liquid though. We pretty much only use All Free and Clear. There is one other brand we use at times, but even with the natural stuff we can have problems. So really it sounds like either could be an issue. I've seen very little about the Feingold, but what I have is good and it intrigues me. I should probably read more about it if I ever get free time to read.
post #143 of 269
S Kristina: I'm right there with you on the dairy issues. I actually am really good about not consuming much of any dairy myself other than yogurt and some hard cheeses. I *duh* forgot the other day, though, and had alfredo sauce *and* ice cream in one evening. I NEVER eat either one of those foods, so for me to have both in one evening is insane. At any rate, the next morning poor Noah had an INSANE belly ache. Of course this is right after coming off a week of belly problems. Bad, bad, bad mama. Eggs are BAD for him, too.
post #144 of 269
Oh Michelle I remember those days (and when I accidentally poisoned Skye by eating half a tub of ben and jerry's...)
Kristina, we're going to come through this. I don't know how, and I think I need some external help because some of Isaac's behaviour is so extreme, but at least I've found something that I really like and admire about him, which I've been flailing for. He still drives me nutty, but you know- my bad day had a bright spot in it.
post #145 of 269
hi ladies - i'm a nov. 2005 mama.... any chance i can jump in?
post #146 of 269
Well, yeah, but you need to tell us a bit more about yourself?

post #147 of 269
Helen: back at ya, mama. Yeah, I don't think Noah would do so hot if I'd ate a half tub of B & J!!! I'm glad that you have found a light with Isaac. I think you should definitely read Alfie Kohn and have you also read Raising Your Spirited Child? It, for me, is a good reference point and has become somewhat of a "bible" for me to refer back to on those days that I feel as if I'm losing hope.

KandKRose: Welcome! What's your scoop, mama? Tell us about you and your family!


post #148 of 269
Helen: I second the Alfie Kohn and Raising your Spirited Child. Also, if you haven't already, sign up for this daily email: The Daily Groove

kandkrose: welcome! please join us, but be forewarned, we are a chatty bunch!

Dinner with my best friend and her family last night went swimmingly. Her daughter Athena and Isa got along great. I think we will all be spending a lot of time together here. Hopefully after she gets in sync with her job and the flow of life here in Indy, she'll be taking Wednesdays off from work so she can come to the playgroup I host with SoulJourney! Yay!
Weaning is at a point where I'm comfortable staying where we are for a while. We are down to three times in 24 hours. Once at 6am (my snooze button!) once in the afternoon after her nap, and once about an hour before bed. She's eating food and drinking water pretty constantly and she's peeing alot. So I think she's staying hydrated and satisfied even with less mama milk. I think it's going well. She doesn't even fuss when she signs for milk and I say "not right now." She seems to understand that I'll be happy to get her whatever she wants to eat whenever she wants it. She trusts me to keep her belly full. I'm not really ready to give up any more nursing sessions right now, but when it does feel right, the afternoon nursing will probably be the next to go. I enjoy our nightly wind down and I LOVE our early morning snuggles.
post #149 of 269
hmm, I'll check that site out. Thanks!
Does anyone else think that we're less chatty than usual this month? It seems to have been really quiet round here- and I notice zjande's mia (again.) Sniff. I miss being a newly wed.
DH declared that I wasn't getting a present for mothers day, because he was investing heavily in my birthday next month, what with me turning 30 and all. Way to make a girl feel old That's 36 days time, in case anyone else is counting, until I'm no longer in my twenties, no longer a "young mum," just- mum.
post #150 of 269
im on a knitting binge, sorry im mia..

we are leaving for a week tomorow and im trying to get my sh!t together, so im not much fun.. im going in to get my new glasses today so i can get learning to drive (yuk) so i wont be stranded in the middle of nowhere when we move in june..did i mention that we are moving? ngaio is being a psycho clingmonster and its wearing me thin.. (i wish literally) and im doing a one day fast to try to clear me head or whatever because im so jumbled up about everything.
i still have major babylust and im so pissed off that this month we dtd quite a few times without any for of BC and he didnt withdraw and im frigging bleeding a week or more earlier than usual. i always thought i culd get pregnant if he even touched me and now ims ad because i want another baby but now the universe is against me. the house is a mess and i dontwnat to cleanup. my clothes are all fallingapart and i keep getting medical bills in the mail even though they know im a poor single mother (at leats as far as taxes go..) im So glad itsspring break because i swear i feel like i could lock all of my chldren and daycare kids in a cage and leave them there if i have to se them anymore.
i need a day off. but yes, i want another one :

ok. rant complete.

sorry to not respond to anyone else. im no good. :
post #151 of 269
Fern I did see that you were stalking Dec DDC too You're sure it's not just an implantation bleed, right? You didn't mention the move, or the driving lessons, or any of the rest of it, but I hope it all goes well.
Did I mention I finished Ambrose's scarf? 29, 312 stitches of stockingette.... : I'm so there with you on the knitting binges.
post #152 of 269
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Originally Posted by spiritmomma View Post
Hopefully after she gets in sync with her job and the flow of life here in Indy, she'll be taking Wednesdays off from work so she can come to the playgroup I host with SoulJourney! Yay!
Hey, you two are in Indianapolis right? I am not going to be that far from you when we move! (Louisville is about an hour and change, from what I hear.) We also have some good friends there, so we will be coming to visit them sometimes once we move, so maybe we can meet up! Can we come play too? : One benefit to moving, I will finally be SOMEWHERE where there is at least a vague possibility of ever meeting any of our Nov DDC IRL!!
post #153 of 269
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Originally Posted by MamaFern View Post
im on a knitting binge, sorry im mia..

we are leaving for a week tomorow and im trying to get my sh!t together, so im not much fun.. im going in to get my new glasses today so i can get learning to drive (yuk) so i wont be stranded in the middle of nowhere when we move in june..did i mention that we are moving? ngaio is being a psycho clingmonster and its wearing me thin.. (i wish literally) and im doing a one day fast to try to clear me head or whatever because im so jumbled up about everything.
i still have major babylust and im so pissed off that this month we dtd quite a few times without any for of BC and he didnt withdraw and im frigging bleeding a week or more earlier than usual. i always thought i culd get pregnant if he even touched me and now ims ad because i want another baby but now the universe is against me. the house is a mess and i dontwnat to cleanup. my clothes are all fallingapart and i keep getting medical bills in the mail even though they know im a poor single mother (at leats as far as taxes go..) im So glad itsspring break because i swear i feel like i could lock all of my chldren and daycare kids in a cage and leave them there if i have to se them anymore.
i need a day off. but yes, i want another one :

ok. rant complete.

sorry to not respond to anyone else. im no good. :

Hugs MamaFern!! Sounds like you need a break and some time to go off by yourself for a few hours! Any chance of getting someone to take the kiddos for a while you you can rejuvenate?

And where are you moving to?
post #154 of 269
ez has a rash around her knees, inner elbows, and ankles. anyone else seen this? it looks like a bunch of little mosquito bites. i am trying not to worry. i called my friend of 4 kids who is also a nurse and she thinks it may just be heat rash.

fern- i bought something for you at the bead shop last week. it reminded me of you. if you send me your addy via e-mail, i will mail it on up to you.

we went to a children's museum in mil's town. i actually saw this sign for the first time IRL (only seen it online or in mothering mag)! they had a large lending library that included the WAB, Dr Sears books, garcia's sign language book, "the birth partner" and a few other titles that i really appreciated. dh and i were so excited! along with this sign , there were the words something like "while breastfeeding moms are welcome everywhere in the museum, here is a private, quiet space if you would prefer that". there were big overstuffed chairs and books everywhere. the sign and words were posted above the changing tables, too! i was so stoked and so proud of them! my single guy friend used to work there and he does support BF, mainly b/c he spends a lot of time with his BF sis and with me and my fam. i wrote a note showing appreciation for the signs.
post #155 of 269
I feel like I've been a little less chatty this month. I feel busy and like I've not checked in as much as I'd like. But I'm keeping up, so maybe it's not just me!
Fern: Hugs, mama. I'm right there with you. I've had some seriously weird CM patterns... and last night after making love, I had some bleeding. But my cycle isn't due for a LONG time.... WTF? I'm confused. I feel like I should take a test, but I'm scared! I was just starting to feel like I was getting my life back...maybe that means its the perfect time...Ugh. I'm still on the fence about having more kiddos. I REALLY want to, and I'm REALLY scared that I'll break down. :
Kavita: Ooooh.... yes of course you can come and play! Let me know when you'll be in town and we'll set up a meet up!
Hope everyone is doing well! Lots of Love to all!
post #156 of 269
Helen...yeah, I know I've definitely been alot less chatty this month, for sure. I have just had SO. MUCH. GOING. ON. that it's been impossible for me to try to connect with anyone lately. We'll come back around full swing, though, I'm sure! I do miss Zjande, though, and I was missing Fern until she popped that cute little head of hers in!

Fern...tell us more about your move!!! You seem to have soooo many new things going on in your life lately, I'm sure that when the time is right you'll have another little bun in the oven!

Kavita...Please, please, please play with us! You know, I was also thinking, if you are in Louisville, how cool would it be if we could all do a camping trip somewhere in southern Indiana sometime? Sooooooo fun! Let's keep it in mind!

Noah's dad is going to be in town tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. He gets him for ten hours a day each day... As much as I always hate sending Noah off with him (not because he treats him badly, btw, just to clarify!) I am actually looking forward to having ten straight hours to do as I please tomorrow. First thing I'm doing at 8:45am is hitting the gym and staying until I can no longer stand! Then I'm going to get my hair cut and do all the things that are way too difficult to do with a toddler in tow. My sis is hanging out with me the entire day, I'm so excited! Monday and Tuesday I still have the little man that I normally watch. I wish that I could afford to take at least one of those days off but I can't. Oh well, I at least have ten hours tomorrow! Keep your fingers crossed for me that Noah has a good day tomorrow!

post #157 of 269
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Kavita...Please, please, please play with us! You know, I was also thinking, if you are in Louisville, how cool would it be if we could all do a camping trip somewhere in southern Indiana sometime? Sooooooo fun! Let's keep it in mind!

Noah's dad is going to be in town tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. He gets him for ten hours a day each day... As much as I always hate sending Noah off with him (not because he treats him badly, btw, just to clarify!) I am actually looking forward to having ten straight hours to do as I please tomorrow. First thing I'm doing at 8:45am is hitting the gym and staying until I can no longer stand! Then I'm going to get my hair cut and do all the things that are way too difficult to do with a toddler in tow. My sis is hanging out with me the entire day, I'm so excited! Monday and Tuesday I still have the little man that I normally watch. I wish that I could afford to take at least one of those days off but I can't. Oh well, I at least have ten hours tomorrow! Keep your fingers crossed for me that Noah has a good day tomorrow!

Camping sounds fun!!! I happen to have a few insanely nice pieces of camping gear too, which I bought right after I broke up with my last boyfriend before DH! That boyfriend had some pretty nice gear--so a part of recovering from that breakup was to buy gear that was similar, but a notch better!! So I'll bring the multifuel stove and the nifty pots! Right before buying my house and meeting DH I went on a really awesome solo backpacking trip with my dogs in Arizona's white mountains. It was scary, though, because it was bear country and I swear that I heard a bear growl off in the distance--I was in this alpine valley, with forest on either side, and it really echoed. It totally made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and I spent a long time sitting up by my little fire thinking about bears!!
post #158 of 269
What is this, the 11/05 DDC moves en masse to 12/07? That would be so cool... I'm still sitting firmly on the fence about this maybe-baby. I'm really excited, but part of me just wonders why I don't just slice open my body, remove my still-beating heart and shove pins in it now so I save myself the hassle later on, you know? I'm down half a stone and my diet is way better than it was a couple of months ago, but there's still every chance of things going wrong again. Drat Lemsip and it's mucus-drying abilities :
It's Mothers Day here, so far I've had a conversation about inappropriate touching of willies, a discussion of rape and Rowan's birth, fifteen minutes of someone using my head as a trampoline, a gift-wrapped dummy (wrapped in lots of snot and put into my mouth. Gah), someone complaining about one of my branch officers (I will be going round there with a big stick to sort them out later) and a can of diet coke and a bar of chocolate as breakfast in bed It's 8am! I can't wait to see what the rest of the day brings- peace and quiet, hopefully.
post #159 of 269
That would be fun and super crazy for all of us to move on masse to 12/07 DDC! I've had some crazy feelings in my abdomen lately. Is it gas? Implantation? Menstrual Cramps? My sense of bodily timing is SO off right now that I have no idea what's happening in my body right now. It's the most alienating feeling. I feel a distance between my conscious mind and my body right now... eery.
BTW, camping sounds like fun!
post #160 of 269
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ez has a rash around her knees, inner elbows, and ankles. anyone else seen this? it looks like a bunch of little mosquito bites. i am trying not to worry. i called my friend of 4 kids who is also a nurse and she thinks it may just be heat rash.

fern- i bought something for you at the bead shop last week. it reminded me of you. if you send me your addy via e-mail, i will mail it on up to you.

we went to a children's museum in mil's town. i actually saw this sign for the first time IRL (only seen it online or in mothering mag)! they had a large lending library that included the WAB, Dr Sears books, garcia's sign language book, "the birth partner" and a few other titles that i really appreciated. dh and i were so excited! along with this sign , there were the words something like "while breastfeeding moms are welcome everywhere in the museum, here is a private, quiet space if you would prefer that". there were big overstuffed chairs and books everywhere. the sign and words were posted above the changing tables, too! i was so stoked and so proud of them! my single guy friend used to work there and he does support BF, mainly b/c he spends a lot of time with his BF sis and with me and my fam. i wrote a note showing appreciation for the signs.
Gunter, that is so cool! How encouraging! I would be thrilled to see something like that! Hope Ez's rash goes away, or you figure out what it is.

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That would be fun and super crazy for all of us to move on masse to 12/07 DDC!
Uh, no, no it wouldn't be fun, not at all! Speak for yourself sister! I am firmly planted here in the Nov 05 DDC!
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