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post #21 of 243
My mom uses these for her migraines, and she says they work really well. Her migraines are tied to her cycle, and also allergy induced.

She used to use imitrex, but it made her violently ill.
post #22 of 243
Wow, I guess my DH is lucky he hasn't any side effects, that sounds nasty! He only takes it once every couple of months when he gets a bad migraine (for him, usually stress-related or lack of sleep-related, or sometimes if his bp is up - he has high blood pressure). And btw it comes in pill form, doesn't have to be shots. Hopefully you'll find something natural or not so strong and won't have to worry about it anyway!
post #23 of 243
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So here's my question - if the first 16 come in by, say, 16 months, which it looks like for us, do the 2-year molars wait til closer to 24 months, or will it be the usual 1 month break before we dive right in to those? : I was kind of hoping for a nice 8 months of better eep-slay. Yeah, right, huh? Harper's cousin just got his 6-year molars at age 3.

Sorry about the migraines, that stinks. I've only had a few ever where I could say it was probably a migraine (with the light/noise disturbances), and trepanation always felt like a good option at the time. I am a terrible person who hangs on to expired narcotic painkillers for just such a reason. If it is indeed ovulation that's the trigger, I guess hormonal bcp would suppress the ovulation, but that's another can of worms in itself :/ Maybe the folks in Health & Healing would know some remedies? Accupuncture?
D had all of his baby teeth by the time he was 18 months, so we got no break for 2 yr molars. :

Yeah, the hormonal stuff isn't gonne fly as my mom had premenopausal breast cancer and I'm only 5 years younger than she was when she was diagnosed....not worth the risk for me, I already pushed my comfort envelope by being on hormonal BC for 7 years when I was younger. I've read up a lot over hte past day and have some good options I'm going to try out - if I cna't get any relief over the counter, I'll go to my doc and ask for an Rx just to use a few days a month.

Thanks everyone!

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Andrew is obsessed with Phil the Drill! I had just resolved to get rid of all (most?) of our battery-eating, obnoxious plastic toys, and now he falls in love with this thing. Very nice when your toddler is nursing and "drilling" your head at the same time
Oh yeah - he's one of our few electronic/talking toys, too. "Let's get to work!" "I think I have a screw loose!" Me too Phil, me too.

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Originally Posted by AlbertaJes View Post
My mom uses these for her migraines, and she says they work really well. Her migraines are tied to her cycle, and also allergy induced.

She used to use imitrex, but it made her violently ill.
I think I'm gonna check the health food section of my favorite market and see what kind of remedies like this they might have.
post #24 of 243
Heather, i'm so happy your mom is a breast cancer survivor. Your boobs will be in my thoughts. seriously tho.
post #25 of 243
Wow, I can't believe how many teeth your DC all have!!! Sydney has 5, two on the top and three on the bottom, all in the front, of course....

Oh how I would LOVE to be a mom in the US... hummus dip and all the yummy foods.... *sigh*. DD had a wonderful appetite in the US but won't eat anything (hardly) since we've come home except rice (when I make it with chicken broth instead of water). I'm getting sooooo tired of trying EVERYTHING and her just throwing it on the floor.... Norwegians eat tons of bread with toppings (cheese, liverwurst, meats...) but she won't have any part of it, I suspect everyone here thinks I'm starving her

Other than eating we're having fun. her new thing is the freezer (they're on the bottom of the fridge over here) she points to is and yells... and now she's strong enough to get it open and pull stuff out when I'm say going to the bathroom or something like that

And who invented sell-able toys? What a scam!!! ( I know cause we have tons that never get played with! ) they never get played with now, she's too busy with mamma and pappa's things!
post #26 of 243
Klynne, if you can find chickpeas, you can make your own hummus. Someone at our farmers' market was even selling hummus made with black beans.
post #27 of 243
When we were in the states we bought this one brand from New Seasons, it was sooo good. I tried to make it from scratch but it just doesn't taste the same and dd didn't like it anyways...

She only ate that one brand. I think I'm going to head over to the nutrition forum and try to find a picky eaters thread... Actually today I got the thought that maybe her food adversions is due to US starting her on solids vs. HER wanting them. Oh the small things I will do differently next time 'round.

Black bean dip sounds good! Thanks for the tip!!
post #28 of 243
Klynne, maybe your lack of hummus can be looked at as a tradeoff for living in Norway -- land of incredible maternity leave and family support! I'm such a socialist at heart. And 1/4 Norwegian by heritage. Reeeeeally want to go there someday.

Am starting to ramp up the day care hours so Nevie gets acclimated. Met one of the other moms for that school today when I dropped nevie off... she looked way familiar. Go figure -- she is going to be one of my Professors in PT school!

Neves was a champion eepslayer again the last couple of nights. Buffy the Eepslayer, in fact. I should look for her own Mr. Pointy for a Christmas present. Anywho... that was after some LOVELY passive-aggressive judgment and snarky rudeness from my mother yesterday about us cosleeping. Mostly I think she's just appalled that we haven't moved the crib out of our room yet (where Nevie slept from 8pm to 3am last night, natch). I'm trying not to give a crap, but it's tough. I need to be more direct and clear when she is a complete turd, rather than dropping to her level and snapping back. She's just unpredictable about where her approval lies. And even though I know I don't *need* her approval, it would be nice for her to either offer it or just shut the he!! up.

Can you tell I'm a bit miffed right now? Anyway. Each night that our routine of "start in crib and move to bed with us" works out really well, I just think that's further proof we're doing the right thing. And we have a really awesome kid to show for it. Sooooo... there. OK, that's enough ranting from me.
post #29 of 243
Oh Meggers, I have my own mommy issues. Compleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetely understizzand.
post #30 of 243
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Klynne, maybe your lack of hummus can be looked at as a tradeoff for living in Norway -- land of incredible maternity leave and family support! I'm such a socialist at heart. And 1/4 Norwegian by heritage. Reeeeeally want to go there someday.

Can you tell I'm a bit miffed right now? Anyway. Each night that our routine of "start in crib and move to bed with us" works out really well, I just think that's further proof we're doing the right thing. And we have a really awesome kid to show for it. Sooooo... there. OK, that's enough ranting from me.
Come to Norway! But save up your pennies!! The dollar is REALLY weak over here...

Though I am a conservative thinker, I do like the system here, but it does have it's drawbacks. However, I'm happy to pay my taxes and get 8-10 months paid maternity leave (you can choose). I think it works well enough here because there are only 4.5 million Norwegians living in the country...

I'm sure you guys are doing a great job with sleeping. We do the same as you guys and it's working great. It's natural to want affirmation from one's mother, I hope she wakes up and see's what a good job your doing!
post #31 of 243
How do I get Philip to stay asleep in bed with DH when I have to get up for work?
I get up around 6 or 6:30, which happens to be a very heavy nursing/comfort sucking time for Philip. I try to sneak away but he's usually only lightly sleeping so he wakes up and whines and cries and eventually DH gets up with him. But if I stay in bed, like on the weekends, he will sleep until 8 or 8:30. I like that better (so does DH!) and it makes naps smoother.
So, what do I do?
post #32 of 243
Send Help, Teeth suck! (insert white flag waving smile ) 4 top 4 bottom and molars have not made their way threw the skin,I can see the little . come out already!


We are very needy,clinggy here. Lu chats up a storm and sleep is a myth. I have started to out her down into the crib when she falls asleep,between 8-11pm. That gets us till 1-2 am. then she's in bed with us. I get my arse kicked all night long if I move.

The boys go back to school on thursday,YAY!!!

Likes cheese and ice cream not milk. pasta rules the dinner table.

no intrest in toys, likes the washer and dryier.


Helen~ Your box is full!!!! I tryied to pm you.
post #33 of 243
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How do I get Philip to stay asleep in bed with DH when I have to get up for work?
I get up around 6 or 6:30, which happens to be a very heavy nursing/comfort sucking time for Philip. I try to sneak away but he's usually only lightly sleeping so he wakes up and whines and cries and eventually DH gets up with him. But if I stay in bed, like on the weekends, he will sleep until 8 or 8:30. I like that better (so does DH!) and it makes naps smoother.
So, what do I do?

Sometimes (unfortunately not every time), if I wedge a pillow in between us while they're still sleepy and let it get warmed up before I'm ready to leave, and then give the pillow a little press into their hips/legs whiel I'm rolling away, it will trick them into thinking I'm still there and they'll sleep for a bit. You could give that a shot. I use a travel pillow - it's smaller and firmer than the regular pillow and I can wedge it pretty well.
post #34 of 243
Just found out we were seriously exposed to Hand foot and mouth disease on sunday.. baby we babysat... they shared sippies... etc. Now we watch, and wait. and hope we don't get it.
post #35 of 243
Ugh, Korin, that's a bummer. I hope the waiting reveals nothing. Go, go, gadget boobs -- antibodies ahoy!

Klynne, I just felt inspired to sit and play through the lovely Grieg Nocturne in your honor. While we save for our trip to Norway, I guess some piano-based mental vacations will have to do.

Well, I should get back to being productive whilst Nevie is at Baby School. I took one load to the waste-to-energy station... there's a solid one load left to do. I'll probably just load it up now and take it in tomorrow. But our garage and basement look more and more like real human beings live here! And not some sort of gypsy scavengers. We're having a garage sale this weekend, too, so that will help. Just need to get the final thoughts organized on that. have never had one before.

Alright, off I go.
post #36 of 243
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Just found out we were seriously exposed to Hand foot and mouth disease on sunday.. baby we babysat... they shared sippies... etc. Now we watch, and wait. and hope we don't get it.
Yuck, hope you all escape that one. What's the incubation period for that? Hopefully you'll be in the clear soon!

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How do I get Philip to stay asleep in bed with DH when I have to get up for work?
I get up around 6 or 6:30, which happens to be a very heavy nursing/comfort sucking time for Philip. I try to sneak away but he's usually only lightly sleeping so he wakes up and whines and cries and eventually DH gets up with him. But if I stay in bed, like on the weekends, he will sleep until 8 or 8:30. I like that better (so does DH!) and it makes naps smoother.
So, what do I do?
Oh I feel your pain on that one - after a summer of being lazy and not getting out of bed until Andrew finally refuses to nurse-and-nap anymore, the school year is underway and I have to get back to getting up and getting myself ready before the kids, so I can work on the day's lesson plans, get materials set up in the school room, etc. I do kind of what Heather said - DH and I have separate blankets (because we both sleep kind of wrapped up and would drive each other nuts otherwise!) so I put pillows around Andrew so he feels something there, and I pull my blanket up around him so that he can maybe smell me and think I'm there? I don't know...it works most of the time!
post #37 of 243


Had a cardiology appointment today, after they re-scheduled it 6 fecking times, gave us the wrong address, and then the doctor we were scheduled to see wasn't even there, so we saw someone else! And it was an hour away. Joy.

Good news is that her heart is totally fine, and all defects are closed, so we never have to see them again!

Mark another specialist off the list! We're slowly shedding the last remnants of preemie-dom. The last one is the opthamologist, but, um, not sure what we'll do about that since we don't have vision coverage on our insurance anymore. Hmmmmm.

Still talking like crazy, and pointing a lot. She brings me her cup and says "juice" when she's thirsty, then says "thank you." Signs "eat" and then says, "thank you" when I feed her. Every morning she brings me the hairbrush and an elastic and drops them in my lap, then signs "pretty" so I'll put her hair up. She's such a girly girl. Let's see, what else? Lots of communicating, lots of questions, "see?" "that?" and listening to us really hard. When you say "Samantha" she pokes herself in the belly. Still nowhere near walking, but whatever. If she walks by 2 I'll be happy. She's concentrating much harder on the verbal end of things. J is catching up fast, so maybe that'll be a push for her?

That's about it here.

Oh, Meg, . Don't worry, my MIL hasn't spoken to me in three months, 'cause J is intact, 100% breastfed and co-sleeps. Awesome. : Hang in there. We do the crib to bed routine here too, and seems to get all of us more eepslay.
post #38 of 243
Seriously, Sarah your MIL won't speak to you? because your sons penis is whole? SERIOUSLY? People are weird.
post #39 of 243
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Good news is that her heart is totally fine, and all defects are closed, so we never have to see them again!

Mark another specialist off the list!
Yay! Awesome news!
post #40 of 243
Today...
1. Ruby dropped a remote control on her foot. She was so sad, crying big tears, and signing "all done". it was so sad, but so sweet and cute.

2. I hate air bake cookie sheets. Why do I own two of them, and why do i continue to ruin perfectly good cookies on them? ANyone want some crappy cookie sheets?

3. I just took ruby's temp a balmy 97.9. Mine? 101.9 ha. ha. ha. No wonder I feel a little crankish.

4. I have a sty in my eye. I look like this guy.


and that. is. all.
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