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Originally Posted by aydensmama View Post
Mason slept from 7pm to 6:30am : Not a peep, I kept checking on him, I am not to be fooled though, this will not last.

I was at a purse party yesterday and a mama, (my friend) was bragging about how her 3 mth old slept 14 hours, because she didnt pick her up when she cried after a month. I do not know why I cannot say anything in situations like this. Do you guys? Also, do you remain friends with very maintstream moms?
I am so jealous. The most I've ever gotten is 5 hours, and I was awake for ALL of it because of a nasty cold.

I have many mainstream friends and they all refer to me (in their heads, but I can see it) as the crunchy/weird one. Abuse of any sort makes me physically ill, but because I don't want to totally alienate anyone, the most I can do is state how I approach a given situation with my DS and hope they keep asking questions or see the point I'm trying to get across. I've had many many people say what a great baby I have and then in the next breath imply that I'm not parenting them the "right" way because I do x or don't do y. What is up with that?
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dd took a flying head dive out of the high chair which was all my fault: and I have been sticking to her like glue all day.
is it bad that that made me feel a little better? I am just so glad that DS will not remember all the mishaps from these first years but will instead grow up knowing that he is loved and cared for on every level.
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Originally Posted by JoyofBirth View Post
She said I could just mix with her formula and put it in her bottle. I said she doesn't have a bottle, I'll just take this kind. And I left. I feel very unsettled about it. I'm unsure of what I should do with this. I probably should have sad something to the woman, but I was so shocked. I get that verywhere else-the assumption that I ff, but at whole foods, I guess I expect that people would assume I bf, particularly someone working there. Maybe I'm just being overly sensitive.
oh yeah, people are always surprised, whether mildly or overtly when they realize that I'm still pretty much EBF and that I am ok with that. Sad that formula is the norm, even in whole foods.
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Originally Posted by elsanne View Post
Had a hard night...baby mucho wakies and then Sol (almost 3, also in bed w/me) was snortin' n snufflin' with a cold--asks for water at 3 am. I go get it. 5 am, she sits up screaming OUUUUUUCH!!! and clutching her (what I now know was her) bladder and as I begin to take off her jammies she explodes wetly all over us, the bed, the floor en route to the bathroom, etc...I'm thinking it's diarrhea and am sooo relieved to see it's pee.
tell this story to her first boyfriend and then you'll be even. Of course, she'll probably hate you for it, but at least you won't have thatparticular boy to worry about ever again ;-)
post #142 of 755
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Originally Posted by JoyofBirth View Post
Tanya~ I totally seey our dilemna. I guess I'd vote for waiting till the nest is empty. But i could see not wanting to give up your flowers again. Tough choice.
Actually the nest is still under construction. That's why I'm undecided. If it were already inhabited by little eggs, I'd just wait. I guess I still have the other window box...
post #143 of 755
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Originally Posted by newlywaaz View Post
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is it bad that that made me feel a little better?
not at all! glad to be of service!!

Tanya - I think the birds come first.

I haven't thought really to divide my friends into non-mainstream/mainstream, whatever. I know they all love their kids and do their best. I have sometimes felt really uneasy with the way one of them (funnily enough a real proponent of EBF) treated her dc, it comes under discipline I suppose, it was like she needed total control, and she would get quite hysterical when he didn't comply. It was clearly her mental problem, but it was very hard to watch. I was just as good to her dc as I could be, and explained how I was trying to be with my dd and how incredibly difficult I found it too.
There is more distance maybe between us, but no less affection, if that makes any sense...
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Actually the nest is still under construction.
even potential birds!!
post #145 of 755
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
Actually the nest is still under construction. That's why I'm undecided. If it were already inhabited by little eggs, I'd just wait. I guess I still have the other window box...

personally i'd try to figure out the kind of bird and go from there-if it's a protected songbird, i'd let them be and just enjoy watching the babies grow-if it's a predatory nonnative species like house wren, house sparrow or starling, i'd remove and takeover the box! i'm pretty hardcore about protecting my native songbirds-bc (before children) i was in charge of a bluebird trail...but that's probably more than you wanted to know...
post #146 of 755
Hmm. I'm not sure what kind it is. I know it's not a songbird. It's small and brown. It's not bigger than the length of my hand. It's nest from last year was small enough to cup in my hands. I'm probably going to leave it alone. It just doesn't give me the predatory vibe, IYKWIM. But they sure did make a lot of noise whenever we would take a peek at the nest. Should have seen dh jump when we first found it last year! : He got too close not knowing the mama was there and she flew out really fast.
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sounds like i'd leave it too!
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Mira---you FUNNY! That's a good idea (the boyfriend thing).
post #149 of 755
Peeking in from h#ll! I will catch up on the posts I missed later tonight.

Mason is sooooooo sickkkkkkkkoooooooo:

I got thrown up on 7 times in the last 36 hours. Lots of diaherra, no sleep from 10:30 pm-5:30am. Then I got three hours before hubby took off to Vail to go snowboaridng with his brother. (free trip, very lat minute) I am terribly sad and depressed that my support system left me here to deal with the hard stuff (two sicko kids).

We went to the doc today so I could rest easy tonight without worrying about dehydration, and they said we are at the bridge between dehydration and on our way out. He is SOOOOOOOOO lethargic, maybe picked his head up like 5 times today. Just started nursing strong again, so that should make him feel better.

Have a good night ladies, and thanks for letting me vent about the hubby who has no clue. (last night he asked why we can't just let the baby fuss, and I responded with um cause he will throw up, choke and could get hurt choking : ) Maybe it was sleep talking but I was pissed, he should of taken over:
post #150 of 755
s aydensmama! that sux!
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Autumn ate some more solids today! I didn't expect her to, but she fed them all to herself! It was great, she is really getting that pincher reflex down. I hope these don't effect her diapers too much, but I guess it's just paper. I mean I am not sure about the nutritional value of a page of my knitpicks catalog, but hey, it's what she wanted to eat, so who am i to deny my perfect DD?

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Aydensmama, I am soooo osooooo soooo sorry about your sitch today. That must suck so very badly. What is going on with lil punkin? Poor baby, poor mama, poor family! And no help! Ye-gads, girl. Hang in there and I hope tomorrow dawns a little healthier. Keep us posted.
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I am so behind but wanted to welcome anyone new and give s to those who need them
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hi
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Originally Posted by SabbathD View Post
Autumn ate some more solids today! I didn't expect her to, but she fed them all to herself! It was great, she is really getting that pincher reflex down. I hope these don't effect her diapers too much, but I guess it's just paper. I mean I am not sure about the nutritional value of a page of my knitpicks catalog, but hey, it's what she wanted to eat, so who am i to deny my perfect DD?

post #156 of 755
aydensmama that really sux hugs to you

not much happening here. I am mourning the departure of summer (well in another few weeks anyway) and I"m getting ready to go back to work. Am going to work mornings and my partner oops wife will work afternoons. We've always worked 20 hours each and made up one full time income between us.

So i'll just be away from my wee babe for 4 hours each morning which feels really manageable. I like it this way cos it means I get a break and the kids get the benefits of both mummies caring for them!

hope all those with yucky bugs are on the mend

btw where's amy these days? the pancake goddess
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Kel meant to say congratulations yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #158 of 755
Aydensmama,

Kim, glad to hear the day was OK. And good luck with the job/move!

Mira, I too, am highly envious of the Silician weather.

JJoy, I think it's perfectly reasonable to feel that way about the assumption that you must be ffing Mattie. Best of luck with preparing for your trip to California! I'm visiting my sister in a few weeks, too, though it's a family trip. I am not brave enough to fly on my own with DS, let alone a babe plus a toddler! Let us know how it goes.

Claire, sorry to hear your summer vacation is coming to an end. Sounds wonderful about the morning/afternoon shift with DW, though!

Sabbath, What is it with babies and paper?

Elsanne, that is a beautiful place!

Tricia, ouch.

Steph, sorry to hear about the allergies. :

Tanya, no idea on the bird's nest. I would probably leave it, but that might be because I'm lazy.
post #159 of 755
Witt-that's a great set-up you have there. I wish dh and I could swing something like that. I wish I could just find a flexible enough job that's only like 4 hours a day. I think it's great for your kiddos that you work it that way.

I keep thinking of Elsanne's Christmas trip home. I still feel for your trauma.
Dh was going to try to get me an ergo and the backpack diaper bag. I am going to a *gasp* leash for Emma. She's a runner. She's very spirited and there's no way I'm going somewhere like an airport without a leash on her. It's a little monkey backpack and she loves it. My project today was to go through all the kids clothes and try to get rid of some. And make what I want suitable for storage. Organized basically. Dh's employer is slow and they are cutting back his hours. So that now means no ergo for me. Ok, I'm such a baby, where's my gratitude for the things I do have. Like my own house : : Well not our own, like we own it, but our own, like only we live here. Yay!

I have a dilemna with Mattie I'll be posting in the main board. I'll post and you guys add your input.
post #160 of 755
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Originally Posted by SabbathD View Post
Autumn ate some more solids today! I didn't expect her to, but she fed them all to herself! It was great, she is really getting that pincher reflex down. I hope these don't effect her diapers too much, but I guess it's just paper. I mean I am not sure about the nutritional value of a page of my knitpicks catalog, but hey, it's what she wanted to eat, so who am i to deny my perfect DD?

What is it about that wonderful Knitpicks catalog?!?! A loves to eat it also!! Today she was in S's bedroom playing. she was pretty quiet, so I went to check on her...she'd ingested almost an entire page of a book! : She really is my vacuum cleaner. I am ALWAYS fishing things out of this girl's mouth!
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