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post #161 of 269
Gunter, I'm so sorry that I completely didn't see your post. On a similar note to the museum, the Surestart centre where I run one of the breastmates groups (our local community project where lots and lots of money gets thrown at poor families so their toddlers don't firebomb cars like what their teenagers do) got the Unicef Baby-friendly community award this week I am SO proud of Tiina, our lovely midwife, and the rest of the team for wanting this so badly.
Mothers Day was lovely. We went to the outlet village, decided we didn't want to do shopping, didn't want to wait in a long queue to eat, didn't want to do anything much. So we had Burger King for lunch, went to the park and then took our muddy boots to Borders and spent much time and money frolicking. Great fun No (or very little) shouting either, though Skye was not happy being told that she couldn't go to Starbucks this morning
post #162 of 269
Helen, it sounds like you had a nice day, albeit with an interesting start!

And yeah, count me out for the Dec 07 DDC. I'm aiming for the Nov 08 DDC, I think. No TTC til Christmas!

Rowan's still in teething hell. It's not as bad as it was, since we cut out the motrin, but she's been needing to sleep with mummy the past few nights and I'm exhausted. She usually has 3-4 hours GOOD sleep a night and the rest is quite restless. I have a hard time with cosleeping anyway and it's worse when she's wriggling around because I wake up every time she moves. Tonight DH is going to have to deal with her for a good portion because I need some sleep - and I have to work tomorrow of course.

But the upshot of this is that once this last canine is through we only have the two upper ones (which aren't looking imminent) and the two-year old molars and then we're done with teeth for a good long time. I am going to go get NCSS for Toddlers today I think, too.
post #163 of 269
Today I went to a NINO meeting and then came home and worked in the garden with all three boys. hey! I'm starting to feel like my life can be normal again. A friend let me borrow her Kozy and I wore Winter on my back for the first time while I did some housework. It was awesome. Beautiful spring weather here today and I'm feeling so optomistic.
post #164 of 269
ezra's rash kinda went away after the bath but it flared up a little bit, again today at her knee and under her neck/chin. it wasn't right after she ate anything though. one idea that we have is that she may be allergic to something at my mil's house. we were there all weekend and my mil held her a bunch. not to bash her b/c she is great but she uses a lot of toxic items like toothpaste AND clothes detergent that is BLUE! so, maybe the clothes detergent dyes bothered baby ez? certainly, i didn't let her anywhere near that toothpaste; we actually left ours there for mil to try. or the carpet may have bothered her? we are keeping our eyes on it. at least she hasn't been itching.

she kissed a boy tonight. her boyfriend. they were hugging and kissing and we tried to take pics of them. pathetic parents taking pics of smooching babes. we went to hear a kid's band play but got there super late. we did have a yummy dinner and my mama friend split a pomegranate martini or two with me. woo hoo.

there is absolutely no way that i am in any DDC that even exists on MDC, at this point. not b/c i don't want another babe (i do)...not b/c i don't have babylust (it comes and goes)...not b/c i am scared of labor (so looking forward to that, again, believe it or not!) but just not any time soon. we'll be traveling for a year come june so i want to wait until that is nearly over before we even start to talk about ttc. plus, adopting a child is on our radar for ezra's sibling. but, i will certainly cheer on you mamas ttc!
post #165 of 269
Well, I hate to brag... but I have the hands-down cutest picture of babies kissing ever... Brace yourself: Ellie and her little boyfriend. My friend took the picture and we're both crazy over it.

Ellie has been super-fussy all day... I think its because she's teething, she has all her top and bottom front teeth, all her one year molars, and none of her canines. They were the last to come in for Killy, too, and I remember them taking the longest and seeming to cause the most pain. GREAT.
post #166 of 269
Wow! How much hair has Ellie got? (and how jealous am I? )
post #167 of 269
Awww, kissing babies!!!! That is so cute. QofC, Rowan's canines have been the worst so far for the teeth. I think that's normal.

Gunter, has Ezra been eating lots of citrus? My sister always got a rash like that after eating too many oranges. Tomatoes could do it too, I think.

Well, we MIGHT have figured out how to get Rowan to sleep better. Yesterday she was outside, running around, almost all day (to the point where she was cranky before dinner because she was exhausted) and then she ate a huge dinner (of takeout chinese : ) and slept like a log from 8:30 to 5:30 am. So maybe she just needs more exercise??? It was a beautiful day yesterday though - today, not so much. But MIL will have orders from DH today to march the child around the block for at least an hour this afternoon, rain or shine, I'm sure
post #168 of 269
[QUOTE=Queen of Cups;7591784]Well, I hate to brag... but I have the hands-down cutest picture of babies kissing ever... Brace yourself: Ellie and her little boyfriend. My friend took the picture and we're both crazy over it.QUOTE]

Your family is beautiful! I have thought so since we were preggo together! i will have to post that pic of ez and her boyfriend. he is a little cutie.

spughy- she is not so into citrus stuff but she did have salsa. no rash at all today thankfully.

right now she is laughingly putting her doll on the dog's back while he lays on the floor. it is super funny. she is so small and our rottie is so big, it's precious that they play together. before that, they were going through all of his dog collars, leashes to see which one tasted best. yummy.
post #169 of 269
We are all sick- reading but not getting a free hand to post! It's been over a week and I'm totally beat. Between it being DH's exam week (with final papers and a ton of marking to do), Neela being sick and nursing non-stop and not sleeping and me working because I've now used up all of my sick time for work- I am sooo exhausted. I'm having a hard time sustaining myself, let alone a huge toddler who is mostly NOT eating solids right now (except, mysteriously, hummous) :

Kissing babies are sooo cute
post #170 of 269
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Your family is beautiful! I have thought so since we were preggo together
Thank you! I think my kids are pretty darn gorgeous, but I realize I might be a bit biased...
post #171 of 269
I just wanted to say HI, and thinking of you mamas having a hard time...Fern and Kavita (with your mom)...and MelW being so tired...Fern, where are you moving?

I'm usually not the best at keeping up with the board, but have been worse than usual this month, Helen. Again, so much going on here, mixed with the stresses that you all know about.

A mini update from here is that I have my first night rehearsal on Thursday, so am a nervous wreck about Finley being without me at bedtime, but am also balanced with a bit of calm knowing that he WILL be with DH in his home, so I think he will be okay...And the latest I'll be is 10:15, which is late, but not too too bad.

My mom apologized to me for her behavior at the end of our stay there, and I think it is the first time she has ever apologized to me. So that was both shocking and nice. I think it might be because I stood up for myself more than usual, and am getting stronger. They were in town this weekend for business and we saw them Saturday afternoon, and they were on their best behavior and quite nice with only a couple of comments about why we don't have batteries in our toys and stuff and why we don't let him watch Sesame Street (the TV thing is a battle...we never do TV, but occassionally do bits of movies in "emergency" situations, though I'm sure you movie and tv-free moms balk at that...but anyway, it's one of those issues I'm still trying to sort out myself. Finley hasn't watched anything in almost three weeks, so that's pretty good. That may change on Thursday night).

I'm jealous of you mamas living close to each other!

As for the babylust, I understand it...it comes and goes for me, and lately is pretty strong, though it makes no sense for us right now. Our plan is to wait til Finley is 3 or 4 to TTC.

Helen, sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Spughy, isn't it marvelous when they sleep in those long chunks? Finley has been back and forth...one night is amazing, the next night pretty restless. I definitely think it helps when he has run around a lot, but it's been freezing and snowing here, so that's been difficult to achieve.

DiD, so glad you feel like you're getting your life back!

Spiritmomma, you too, on the getting your life back

Gunter, I hope you can figure out the rash thing. That would definitely be troubling. I wish I had ideas, but am not great in that department.

As for the teeth, it seems like Finley has been working on his molars forever, literally for months, but they have yet to come through. His gums are really swollen, though. He has his front eight teeth, 4 on top and 4 on bottom, and has since he was 10 months, and nothing since then! He has been wanting to nurse a LOT lately, more than usual, so maybe something is actually coming through...Let's hope!

Sorry this is so very scattered. It's kind of how I feel at the moment, all over the place. This is such a transitional and strange time for us, what with our careers so up in the air, and trying to balance the financial and the creative in our lives. And my eyes are reacting STRONGLY to being on the computer lately...really feeling fuzzy and bad. So I'm going to try to really limit my screen time. I'm on it a lot fixing pictures and reading MDC (when Finley sleeps, but can't type), and trying to keep up with friends via email...I just have to tone it down.

So that's me for now!

Love to all of you!
post #172 of 269
Oh, and Q of C, what beautiful kids you have...and what an Adorable picture! Nothing like kissing babies
post #173 of 269
barcelona~ how amazing that your mom apologized! I hope that this marks a change in your relationship with her

I'm feeling mildly better. Neela is eating again. My DH cheered me up this morning by teaching Neela to say "super hot". Who is super hot? "Mama". Our friend and neighbour taught her to say "multisyllabic" yesterday while I was at work. My kid is a parrot
post #174 of 269
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I'm feeling mildly better. Neela is eating again. My DH cheered me up this morning by teaching Neela to say "super hot". Who is super hot? "Mama". Our friend and neighbour taught her to say "multisyllabic" yesterday while I was at work. My kid is a parrot
I can't even get my kid to say MAMA reliably! Your kid is a frikkin' genius!!!!

But mine is still awfully cute. This morning we were playing kissy-face with the french doors in our living room - she walks up to them, smooshes her face against the glass and I go on the other side and smoosh MY face against the glass so we're "kissing". Then she pops her head around the door to get a real kiss.

My REAL news today is that DH finished his thesis!!!! YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYYY YAAAAAAYYYYY

I can't begin to explain how good this is. Yes, there's some "defense" thing he has to do but from now on we can start to make some sort of plans about the rest of our life. The end of limbo is nigh!!!!
post #175 of 269
Spughy, I'm so happy for you Mine is currently superglued to his maths textbook with sheets of graph paper strewn all over the living room floor, so I can understand a little of what you've gone through...
Mel, I'm glad she can say multisyllalllallabullic (heck, even I can't and I'm 29) but thinking that her mommy is super-hot is way, way cooler
post #176 of 269
We should totally have a partners of students support thread! My DH handed in the last of his papers and assignments for the term yesterday, but is on campus today to pick up all of the papers and portfolios that he has to mark for his students. The amount of work he is doing amazes me, since I was the perfectionist workaholic and he was a total slacker as an undergrad.

And my confession: I've been browsing grad schools for me on the internet. I think I want to go back to school- I also think I don't know what I might be getting myself into :
post #177 of 269
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And my confession: I've been browsing grad schools for me on the internet. I think I want to go back to school- I also think I don't know what I might be getting myself into :
uhm, i do this all the time! just to see what is out there and i make mental notes to myself about their requirements to get in, do i need to take the GRE, do they have a dual degree program, etc? i will probably get my Master's in Social Work one day. One day....
post #178 of 269
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My REAL news today is that DH finished his thesis!!!! YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYYY YAAAAAAYYYYY
yay!
post #179 of 269
Love love love the kissing babies! I wanna see yours, Gunter!

Spughy: Yay for DH's thesis being done! YAY!

As for me and mine, I got some kind of disgusting sickness on Monday that involved a lot of :Puke and (imagine diarhea smilie here). Yeah. Eww.
I think it was something I ate, though, because besides being a bit weak and tired, I feel a LOT better today. I am hoping that by tomorrow it will be as if it never happened. Poor Isa is getting a tooth on the bottom and really wanted to nurse, but I was so dehydrated and has such a sour stomach, I couldn't really nurse her very well. I tried, but my attempts disappointed her, so Joshua was in her room all night trying to explain that Mama is sick, etc... I felt so bad for both of them...
But, like I said, feeling much better today and hoping for "all better" tomorrow.

Hope everyone has got out to enjoy the lovely spring weather!
post #180 of 269
Yay! Happy Eostre! Equinox! Whatever you want to call it, it's the first day of spring. We have snow coming through the apple blossom, it's blowing a gale and I had to take my nose stud out on the way to school because I was so uncomfortable.
spiritmomma, I'm sending you many hugs and virtual lemon barley water. I hope you feel better soon.
I went diaper shopping First time in over a year, but the elastic has gone in a couple of her tots and another one is threadbare. A huggle, a swaddlebee and I'm coveting puddlepants, just can't decide which one.
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