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post #261 of 287
haircut trip successful! we got there early-early, and he played a bit with the toy crane and in the playhouse and with buzz lightyear and assorted plastic animals, then chose the red car to sit in and then the very sweet woman admired his hair, showed me a pic of a shaggy haircut thing people are doing, and snip-snip-snip it was over pretty fast. marek did really well. and i didn't even cry. i was ready this time, but the last time, i wasn't.

the two of us are eating lunch now while stefan finishes his nap.

~claudia
post #262 of 287
OMG- are our kids really big enough to have this thread move to "the childhood years"? YIKES!!! My not so little one turned 3 in mid-May and I just can't believe that it's been that long. I can't believe that I was pregnant with him nearly *four* years ago- it kind of feels like yesterday to me. And now I have this absolutely wonderful whirlwind of joy who has scraped knees and comes up with new things to say every day. Our conversations always make me laugh- and now he is talking in a very animated way with big hand gestures. too funny.

We haven't really focused on potty learning yet- that's this summer's project. He still loves his cloth diapers and although he fully comprehends "the potty" he just isn't that interested and we aren't going to push it.

He is in love with his sister (I saw a few of you on here from my other DDC- Sept 06) and for us the spacing couldn't be better. No jealousy, just lots of love.

I just cannot get over how quick it has gone and how grown up my little boy has become. OMG- and the days we take him for his haircuts- he looks so big. Definitely bittersweet- I love to see the child that he is becoming, but I am also sad to lose those last remnants of babyhood...Enjoy the last few days of our birth month, mamas!!!
post #263 of 287
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I have to get this down now before the moment is lost!
Rowan and I are officially....weaned.
*sniff* : *sniff*

Aww mama- I am tearing up after reading your story. My May 04 baby is still nursing...I think. He hasn't nursed for 9 days and we have been on a 1-2 times/week routine- which is all he is asking for. I know- 3 years of nursing. It's hard to believe. And my DS was such a trooper- we got pregnant when he was 19 months old and my milk dried up right around the 5th month. He still nursed for comfort and I could tell he felt like he hit the jackpot when my colustrum came in. He has been so good with sharing his "nursies" with his baby sister for the past 8 months. And now I think we're both ready to say goodbye to that part of our relationship. He nursed for about an hour the last time and that might be a good one to go out on...Ugh - bittersweet, mamas- bittersweet.

Thanks for sharing your story- I loved it!
post #264 of 287
almost 4 cms now! woo woo painfree dilation. gotta love it don't know if i'll get my junebaby or not. i'm kinda hoping friday because isaac has an end of year party and performance on thursday. but my ob ends his call for the week on friday morning. so thursday *after* 6pm would be great plus then mcsarahb could visit me on friday


names names. i quit discussing them with my parents a few months ago because they're so opinionated. so that has been *killing* them. my mom didn't bring it up at all until she said 'have you noticed i haven't asked about names??????" yep! we still haven't really decided. my two main contenders are henry/hank or kai. i love both of em. those have both been in discussion for a while now. (kai we considered for isaac but doug thought it too hippie.) but we keep throwing new ones out there too. this weekend was alfie (v. cute for a kid not so much for an adult). and doug suggested jameson ryan and calling him 'junior' uhhh NO way on the junior : i just hope the babe presents his personality before we have to leave the hospital if he's born on the blue moon we could just call him 'blue moon'
post #265 of 287
Jstar--I truly believe "blue" would be a great name for either sex. Then, I vote for Kai. But--I am assuredly hippie-dippie. I mean, my first child is named "Sun", after all.

Renae your last-nurse story had me all moony too. That is so sweet :

Sherri--psyched about the good doc visit! They really ARE getting so big.

quinbearzmama--nice to "meet" you!

TC want to see pics of the haircut!!!

After I posted this morning things got much worse--then, much better. She vomited & had a fever and didn't pee for a couple hours. I took her to my herbalist-friend's house and we treated her with teas, and she seems to be doing much better now, several pain-free pees. I got really freaked when she didn't pee.
post #266 of 287
Dude, UTIs are *not* okay. I'm glad she's feeling better.

Jess, I missed T's end of the year thingy last year, because of L being born and all. (If you don't recall, I considered going anyway and pretending that I wasn't in labor.) I knew (and loathed) a guy named Kai, and though I think it's a *great* name, *I* can never use it. Your mil might be different from mine, but just about the last thing on earth I'd want to do would be to have her visit when I was about to have a baby. (Both the "watched pot never boils thing" and the fact that I'm sooo glamorous and so uncrabby just after I've had a baby.)

TC, I want to see a pic, too.

Sherri, we both had the poke Sat. a.m. (for life ins. stuff), and T was both totally freaked out but also totally wanting to watch. :

Heath, I can't see your blog anymore. Wassup?

Go, G, go! Pee, poop, do the works!!! I hope you guys are feeling better.

Ug, Ferny, I'm sorry about the trip to the ER. And to that dorktastic nurse. L is not the first kid to bonk his sib, and you didn't need a lecture.

Okay, so I got here after the spam, I guess, and I was thinking, "Why is TC calling Renae's touching post about W spam?" : Renae, big s to you. Definitely a big milestone.

How can kids bounce for 5 hrs and not fall asleep? Wow.

That's about it from these here parts.
post #267 of 287
KK--hrrmmm...you should be able to, maybe you just aren't signed in?

els--glad she seems to be on the mend!

jstar---only 6 to go! We never said a word to anyone about names because our families would assuredly make some lame comments. We're already settled on one boy and one girl name and mums the word. We won't even tell C because she'd surely be a blabbermouth. Instead, she insists that the baby will be called 'bucket' ---um, probably not!

I'm debating a haircut for C because she hates getting it combed, but ever since my sister told her to leave it long so it would be pretty she doesn't want it done.

I feel like a stressball lately...perhaps I'll elaborate over yonder sometime...
post #268 of 287
i *am* worried about that watched pot never boils thing. like she'll just sit and STARE at me and wait ugh. and i will be bummed if i miss his performance. but he will have other admiring fans...his grandma and 2 of my work companions want to go

PLUS i just realized sarah is on call thurs not friday. thurs is the blue moon i think. kai blue. mebbe that's it!
post #269 of 287
elsanne- when L got a uti as a babe they thought it might be linked to his failure to thrive, and much antibiotics and x-rays ensued, till they ruled out reflux to kidneys.

I do have experience myself, though. Here's what I learned: uva ursi tea is not neccessarily safe for kids because it can cause kidney damage (which is exactly what one is trying to avoid when one fights a uti). plus, it only works when the urine is basic, but most other treatments make the urine acidic.

So... when I was fighting mine, I did the following (per mdc advice): 5 cloves of raw garlic daily (i put it in guacamole). No sugar. Tons and tons of unsweetened cranberry juice, diluted slightly, with vitamin C powder added. Parsley (I made tabouli). I didn't treat it till it was pretty bad, and after 5 weeks I had to give up and go with the antibiotics, cause the natural remedies helped me recover but not fully. Hope that helps a little, and I hope Sol recovers quickly. UTI's can be baaaaad news. Dialysis is no fun for anyone.


Oh- and Renae, that is a sweet story about the weaning. :
post #270 of 287
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PLUS i just realized sarah is on call thurs not friday. thurs is the blue moon i think. kai blue. mebbe that's it!
And, Jstar, Thursday is also G's birthday and Julia's I think. So, it's just a very special day all around.:
post #271 of 287
Hi dear mamas! I just got back from Chicagoland; my a$$ is draggin'. Can't wait to catch up. Just wanted to say quickly 1. that I met someone named "Hollis" today and thought of jstar's almost-ready-to-be-named little one, and 2. that 5 days is a looooooong time to be away from my own little one! I was really missing her.

Back now, good conference. More tomorrow!

S.
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Hi everyone! We survived the birthday party. The lentil had a great time, the kids seemed to enjoy themselves, and the adults ate all the food, so it was deemed a success. Yesterday was the lentil's birthday. At his school they do this special "candle walk" on the kid's birthday where the parents come in and bring a photo from each year of the child's life. Then the child gets to walk in a circle around a candle for each year while the parents tell stories about them. In the end they are sung to and they get to blow out the candle. It was so sweet, and the lentil, who's been at the school for almost a year so he's seen a lot of candle walks but this was his first, he was completely and totally enraptured. When the other kids sang happy birthday he just sat there with the sweetest, happiest smile. It was a wonderful moment for us as parents.

And now? he hates short pants. He loves little einsteins. He handled waking up today to no presents quite gracefully. He's my wonderful little boy. sigh.

And I'm 27 weeks today! Helllooooo, third tri!
post #274 of 287
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And, Jstar, Thursday is also G's birthday and Julia's I think. So, it's just a very special day all around.:
awww that would be sweet

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Hi dear mamas! I just got back from Chicagoland; my a$$ is draggin'. Can't wait to catch up. Just wanted to say quickly 1. that I met someone named "Hollis" today and thought of jstar's almost-ready-to-be-named little one, and 2. that 5 days is a looooooong time to be away from my own little one! I was really missing her.
hollis is cute! and 5 days is a long time. my conference last november was only 3 days i really missed isaac. glad you had fun though

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And I'm 27 weeks today! Helllooooo, third tri!
yahoooo 3rd tri!


i am feeling especially ripe and ready today. maybe because it is so freakin hot. but my coworkers took funny pics of me so i posted em
check out the BELLLLEH
post #275 of 287
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i am feeling especially ripe and ready today. maybe because it is so freakin hot. but my coworkers took funny pics of me so i posted em
check out the BELLLLEH
Hmm. I think there might be a baby in there. You look great, though! Can't believe your ankles aren't even the least bit swollen in all this HEAT. It will be tomorrow night, I think. Full blue moon, just like you said!
post #276 of 287
Dang, Jess, you look awesome!
Happy due date to you, happy due date to you, happy due date happy due date, happy due date to you.

And now, just go right ahead and birth that baby
post #277 of 287
Jess, you look fabulous. And I love that skirt. LOVE the skirt. Let's go, little blue!
post #278 of 287
I, too, was admiring your unswollen ankles. : You look fabulous, mama! Thanks for sharing! One of my big regrets from my pregnancies is that I don't have any pictures of my belly.
post #279 of 287
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And now, just go right ahead and birth that baby

did ya hear that, little baby?????? i hope he did.

the nonswollen ankles was just a wierd phenomenon of yesterday. they're usually pretty puffy by the end of the work day. it's a flip flop only kinda thing now.

EL - the skirt is yours as soon as i'm done with it

sherri - no pics at all????? i wish i had some black and white professional pics. i always admire other people's but i haven't done it either time. i'd rather spend the $$ on baby pics. i've been thinking a set of pics of the new babe and isaac by the photographer claudia has used would be nice splurge in a few months. and maybe doug and i should be in them too because we haven't done any family photos yet.

speaking of photos we took isaac to sears this weekend for the ol age3 pics. i haven't logged online yet to access them but maybe i'll post the link over yonder. cheesy smiles abounded
post #280 of 287
jstar-You do look wonderful! I'd say you're ready to pop about any time. However, dh told me the scientists who said this full moon was blue have admitted to making up the story...not sure about the whole background, but a full moon is still pretty good and I bet if you squint, it could look blue

Woke up after 7 nights in a row of sleeping poorly due to congestion, cough, etc. So, I sucked it up and called the doc (this is a hard thing for me to do). It appears I have sinusitis, so I'm on amoxicillin and he gave me a cough syrup with codeine in it to help me sleep at night. He assured me it's safe during pg, but I will look online, too. I just really need to sleep well and this cough thing sucks!

However, it's also G's birthday! So, I ended up going to Target after I got off work last night to spend his birthday money and gift card so he had something to open up from his relatives. It was fun, but I'm sure that didn't help my health sitch anyway. He loved opening all his presents, but the winner seems to be a green John Deere tractor and spreader from me and dh. No Lincoln Logs to be find in our fair hamlet. Maybe Christmas.

DH made strawberry & granola pancakes for breakfast and we met for lunch at a local diner where G said he just wanted PB&J. He has requested spaghetti and meatballs at home for dinner, so I can handle that.

G still has a cough, though, and crusty eyes. I'm keeping an eye on it cause we may need to go see a doc for him tomorrow if the homeopathics can't get a handle on it. He usually responds quickly to those, though, so I'm hoping we can avoid another visit. I already had his well-visit scheduled for next Friday, and he needs a booster for the DTaP (we're really delayed) so i want him to get better.

Well, I'm going to try and take a nap myself.
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