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Rachel has a splotchy birthmark on her forehead and a little redness in that little dip between her nose and mouth. One time a cashier in a store asked me about it. She said she has one too, and it has faded with time, but it still comes out when she's mad or crying.
We have the same splotch on the face here. I've also heard from my aunt that hers shows up whenever she has some alcohol. So we have a surefire way of detecting if the kid has been drinking!

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We Brits use pulse to refer to heart beat as well as to, well, what you call legumes which are actually just vegetables in french, oh superpower of the world and you aren't supposed to use french are you, with your freedom fries :
UGH! That was really not what a large percentage of us felt. I lived in the DC area when that happened I was : I heard they quietly changed the names back at the Congress restaurant. Probably right after they didn't find any "weapons of mass destruction". :

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Hamburger helper = (noodles + basic seasonings + mega-profit for the company who put it in the box) + hamburger (purchased separately)
Plus a lot of impossible-to-pronounce ingredients and quality stuff like MSG.
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Hey all! Was pleasantly surprised this morning when I looked at the calendar and discovered that dh (aso known as "the calvary") would be home today. For those who don't know, he works a 12 hour night shift, from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning (and he usually as to go in early to prepare for meetings; he's a supervisor). The schedule runs four days at work, four days off work. So for four days, we only see him for about two hours as he's getting ready for work. But then he's home for four days afterward. Anywho, I had gotten off somehow on my Husband Work Day Count and had thought he'd be working tonight. Nope! Of course, he's at band practice right now. At least the kids are both napping. Nate's in the maya wrap right now, mouth agape.

Speaking of Nate sleeping....he's not, at night. I don't know what it is. Perhaps teething? I come to bed around midnight, and during the time that I'm in bed with him, he wakes up screaming and scooting around at least five times. And we have the darkest bedroom there ever was or will be, so I have to blindly chase him down with my boob. I'm so tired!
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That's GREAT!!!

JJuice, I hope things improve today. Where's our update at 11?

Update on the penis situation. The doc said that the redness, cracked area looked like yeast. She said that probiotics are good (which DS has been getting most days) and that a small amount of vinegar added to the wipe solution should also help. Otherwise, DS is GREAT. His official weigh in was at 26 lbs. 3 oz. and 29 3/4 in. long. The scales I used at my parent's house must have been on the heavy side (he was closer to 27 or 28 lbs!).
Glad you got a diagnosis on the rash area. HOLY MILK mama, 26 lbs. wow! We are probably about 19lbs or so...

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Hey all! Was pleasantly surprised this morning when I looked at the calendar and discovered that dh (aso known as "the calvary") would be home today. For those who don't know, he works a 12 hour night shift, from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning (and he usually as to go in early to prepare for meetings; he's a supervisor). The schedule runs four days at work, four days off work. So for four days, we only see him for about two hours as he's getting ready for work. But then he's home for four days afterward. Anywho, I had gotten off somehow on my Husband Work Day Count and had thought he'd be working tonight. Nope! Of course, he's at band practice right now. At least the kids are both napping. Nate's in the maya wrap right now, mouth agape.

Speaking of Nate sleeping....he's not, at night. I don't know what it is. Perhaps teething? I come to bed around midnight, and during the time that I'm in bed with him, he wakes up screaming and scooting around at least five times. And we have the darkest bedroom there ever was or will be, so I have to blindly chase him down with my boob. I'm so tired!
Glad dh is home to help out! I have nejoyed my dh being home earlier than normal because he is taking some classes for a couple of weeks closer to home than his job.

We just finished some quality outside time, and everyone is happy happy, so mommy is getting some computer time!
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Hi Ladies- I haven't been on much lately, my mother and sis were here visiting so we were busy, busy! I don't get to see my sis much because she lives in England so I was good to see her! I was the first time she had seen Kaitlyn!
Today was an awful day and I just have to vent to someone! First, I had to take my sis to the airport and traffic was AWFUL- and my stupid blinker on our piece of schist car decided that it wanted to quit working so I am freaking out at the super busy airport because I can't get where I want to without my blinker and I am scared I am going to get hit. Then I was so sad because I miss my mom and sis and wish we could be closer to them. I hate it here in AZ and it just makes it that much worse that I am so far from my family.
Then- I am at *gasp* WalFart: and I am watching this young girl in the Mcdonalds area. She has a baby about 8 months old and this poor baby is in its car seat faced the opposite direction of her and this girl is just chatting away and eating crap while her baby is just making sad faces and whimpering.This goes on for about 5 minutes, THEN she gets up and gives her baby a drink of her soda and goes on ignoring her. I think my expression was something like this .
FTR- I am waaaayyyy to overly emotional/empathetic. I feel physically sick and overwhelmingly sad about things that probably don't really bother others. Seriously- I can't watch the news or read the paper or watch American Idol- or anything where I think people are going to be hurt. Pathetic as it sounds-some commercials even make me feel bad. I HATE being like this- I hate not being able to read the paper or watch the news because I will cry like a baby for hours about it. Sooooo, after seeing this baby look so sad, I was miserable. I kept thinking 'that poor thing' I just wanted to go hug it and play with it.
Then on the way home, Kaitlyn starts crying uncontrollably. I was about 30 minutes away from home and my son gets out of school in about 35 minutes. Kaitlyn starts crying so hard that it sounds like she is throwing up and by this time I am also crying . So I pull over to calm her down. I get out of my car and there is the remains of a dead animal RIGHT outside my car door. I call my son at the school to tell him that I am going to be home a little late and he can just ride his bike around the neighborhood for a few minutes or wait in the backyard. I feel so bad about this. I think I get Kaitlyn calmed down and start back on the road again- she starts screaming again- I have never heard her cry like this, it was awful, but I had to get home to my son so I had to let her cry. It was heartbreaking. Finally I get home and just cuddled her and cried for a while.
I feel better now- but I am NEVER going to drive that far without someone else in the car with me again!
Sorry this is so long- but I sooo needed to vent.
post #725 of 755
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Originally Posted by sewaneecook View Post


That's GREAT!!!

JJuice, I hope things improve today. Where's our update at 11?

Update on the penis situation. The doc said that the redness, cracked area looked like yeast. She said that probiotics are good (which DS has been getting most days) and that a small amount of vinegar added to the wipe solution should also help. Otherwise, DS is GREAT. His official weigh in was at 26 lbs. 3 oz. and 29 3/4 in. long. The scales I used at my parent's house must have been on the heavy side (he was closer to 27 or 28 lbs!).
WOW! Kaitlyn is a little over 14 lbs (according to our scale) -but she was only 5 lb 11oz when she was born.
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kirstin, sorry bout the rough day!
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Oh, Kirsten, my heart goes out to you, that was a rough one

My dh was a great hubby tonight and I am happy that he is here with me on this journey of life!
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I have to blindly chase him down with my boob. I'm so tired!
I could totally relate to this last night. And then I stuck my finger in her mouth later today and felt TEEFIES! Yes, they are FINALLY cutting through, her first ones!

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FTR- I am waaaayyyy to overly emotional/empathetic. I feel physically sick and overwhelmingly sad about things that probably don'
Kirstin, glad you had a nice visit with your family--
I am so sorry you spent so much of your day feeling miserable! I definitely think watching the news is out of the question for someone like you. The U.S. news is a Fear Factory, any way. No loss, really.
Maybe praying a little bit every time you see/hear/read something that bothers you could make you feel like you can "do" something about it. Y'know, whatever your faith might be, if any.
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FTR- I am waaaayyyy to overly emotional/empathetic. I feel physically sick and overwhelmingly sad about things that probably don't really bother others.


I am very similar. I'm reading a book now called The Mood Cure and she actually addresses this - sometimes caused by deficiencies of amino acids in the diet! I'm quite fascinated by this book!
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DS just erased my post I typed out.:

Here's the jist of it:

Kristen, I've had to let DS cry in the car b/c of not having a safe place to pull over. When I can stop, I cry right along with him. So tough. My DH's cousin has a baby who eats like the babe you saw at WalMart. So sad. I want to give him something nutritious to eat. Gee, I wonder why kids only eat hot dogs and pizza ... if that's all you feed them, they aren't going to want carrots when they are offered. :

Aydensmama, Great to hear about your DH! I like hearing positive DH stories.

I have some bragging news. Yesterday Dr. James McKenna (the co-sleeping expert from Notre Dame) came to speak. I got to go and it was an amazing seminar. The coordinator of the event is good friends with my mom and she asked me to come to dinner with Dr. McKenna (he said to "please, call me Jim!) afterward!! So, I had dinner with Jim and a few others who coordinated the event. To top it off, DS and I had a brief appearance on the local news b/c of the event. A very AWESOME day.
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I am very similar. I'm reading a book now called The Mood Cure and she actually addresses this - sometimes caused by deficiencies of amino acids in the diet! I'm quite fascinated by this book!
interesting - have you (and you Kirsten - ) always been this way, or has it intensified after having kids? I wasn't like this until I had babies - I could always translate my feelings into action somehow, or get angry rather than upset - but now I just get weepy and wobbly and feel more powerless somehow, and I try to avoid things. Hugs to us all!

Oh and Laura - wow! Tell us more!
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Laura, "Jim" must've been so impressed with your Seth and his 26 lb self!!
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Laura, "Jim" must've been so impressed with your Seth and his 26 lb self!!
He asked where he could put in an order for one of Seth ... DH later asked me "he didn't 'put in an order,' did he?" Sometimes my DH cracks me up.

I met DS's twin at the seminar. There was a little girl whose thighs rivaled DS's. She was born a day before DS and weighs 26 lbs as well.

Some of the most fascinating info he presented was about studies that have been done that have very positive results for co-sleeping, but the conclusions of the studies were very flawed (lumping safe co-sleeping in to the same group as those sleeping on a couch/chair and those co-sleeping while drunk or drugged!). He also showed the results of a study that was conducted world-wide where as the rate of co-sleeping increased, the SIDS rate decreased (the researchers called this a "paradox" b/c they were expecting the opposite outcome . One of the most interesting things he showed was the sleep/wake cycles of mom and baby while co-sleeping. They mimicked each other so much that if the mom/baby pairs (or, their charts, rather) could have been separated and grouped together with lots of other separated pairs, the mom/baby pairs could have been re-matched together again b/c they were so similar. (Did that make any sense? It makes much more sense when looking at the charts that go along with it.)

I could go on and on about all the info, but DS is complaining about a dirty diaper ... gotta go.
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I am very similar. I'm reading a book now called The Mood Cure and she actually addresses this - sometimes caused by deficiencies of amino acids in the diet! I'm quite fascinated by this book!
Oooo! I am going to check and see if my library has it! Thanks.

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interesting - have you (and you Kirsten - ) always been this way, or has it intensified after having kids? I wasn't like this until I had babies - I could always translate my feelings into action somehow, or get angry rather than upset - but now I just get weepy and wobbly and feel more powerless somehow, and I try to avoid things. Hugs to us all!

Oh and Laura - wow! Tell us more!
I have always been like this- Maybe I have gotten more so as I have gotten older but I have also been really empathetic.
Like in high school, my friends used to make fun of me and ditch me because I was always nice and tried to include the mentally retarded and autistic kids in things. :
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Kirstin
I get really weepy now when I hear about people dying.... suffice to say I CAN"T watch the news. I think ever since my mum died I realised the power of life and death. I don't watch the news, or read the 'bad'stuff in the news paper.... I don't want to live my life feeling everyone else's pain as bad as that sounds

plus I feel that intense fear and joy about my babies that most mumas feel
<sigh> life huh?!
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Oooo! I am going to check and see if my library has it! Thanks.



I have always been like this- Maybe I have gotten more so as I have gotten older but I have also been really empathetic.
Like in high school, my friends used to make fun of me and ditch me because I was always nice and tried to include the mentally retarded and autistic kids in things. :
Hey...good for you. Your old friends probably don't even remember this stuff, but it probably meant quite a bit to the kids you befriended. Just one friend is such a blessing when no one else is willing.

Last night was crazy. We hit the sack early because we were so worn out...and then I spent the majority of the night awake. : Dh fell asleep almost instantly (I could hear him softly snoring), and TWITCHED all night long! At first it was his hand. He had it on my hip, and every so often (generally as I was drifting off) his fingers would flutter and tickle me. I gave him a nudge and he rolled over...and got a twitch in his leg that left him gently kicking me all night. Plus at some point he stole an essential-for-sleep pillow of mine and cuddled it rather than let anyone use it. Then Nate woke up twice--once at quarter to three and once at five--for a half hour each of romping and playing amidst the blankets and lumpy, grown up bodies. He had zero interest in nursing, he just felt like having a pajama party. Fortunately, dh got up with the kids this morning, amused because I called him a "twitchy jerk" (it was early, I was massively tired), and I slept in til 11. Right now, Nate and dh are asleep in our room, and Aidan's napping in his room, and all is nice and quiet, and no one is hanging off my body.

And I'm happy because my best friend and her family are probably moving in down the road.
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Originally Posted by sarenka View Post
interesting - have you (and you Kirsten - ) always been this way, or has it intensified after having kids? I wasn't like this until I had babies - I could always translate my feelings into action somehow, or get angry rather than upset - but now I just get weepy and wobbly and feel more powerless somehow, and I try to avoid things. Hugs to us all!

Oh and Laura - wow! Tell us more!

I think it got much, much worse for me once I had kids!

That's not the only thing the book talks about - also talks about depression, anxiety, fear, etc - and how amino acids are very effective. I'm totally gobbling up the book and can't wait to try some things out. I'm trying to read the whole thing first. I can't wait to go pump so I can read it at work!!!
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Originally Posted by AidansMommy1012 View Post
Last night was crazy. We hit the sack early because we were so worn out...and then I spent the majority of the night awake. : Dh fell asleep almost instantly (I could hear him softly snoring), and TWITCHED all night long! At first it was his hand. He had it on my hip, and every so often (generally as I was drifting off) his fingers would flutter and tickle me. I gave him a nudge and he rolled over...and got a twitch in his leg that left him gently kicking me all night. Plus at some point he stole an essential-for-sleep pillow of mine and cuddled it rather than let anyone use it. Then Nate woke up twice--once at quarter to three and once at five--for a half hour each of romping and playing amidst the blankets and lumpy, grown up bodies. He had zero interest in nursing, he just felt like having a pajama party. Fortunately, dh got up with the kids this morning, amused because I called him a "twitchy jerk" (it was early, I was massively tired), and I slept in til 11. Right now, Nate and dh are asleep in our room, and Aidan's napping in his room, and all is nice and quiet, and no one is hanging off my body.

And I'm happy because my best friend and her family are probably moving in down the road.
Ewww for the night, but yeah for the sleeping in and best friend moving so close!

We are having a lazy day around here!
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hi girls. reading
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DS just took a nap ... alone ... for over 30 minutes!! He usually won't sleep more than 5 minutes if he isn't in my arms. I'm hoping to transition him in to alone naps. I need to start getting more done!
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