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post #81 of 243
Kari, please don't feel bad about going OT. We are all friends here, and support each other through whatever is needed. Please feel free to talk about it if you need to.

So it looks like we DO have HFM. I just got home from work and her bum is covered with red bumps.. just like the babe we got it from. so we may not be going to the zoo with Katie and Jess, and we may not be going to so cal for my uncle's funeral (he's close to dying and they think it will be any time now ) bleh. this weekend isn't my fave.
post #82 of 243
Korin, are you in favor of preventative chiro care for babies and kids?

Please state your reasons. :

My mother is worried.
post #83 of 243
We are exactly like you said. Not eating much, not nursing much. Drives me nuts sometimes. I walk around behind him with my shirt off, trying to tempt him - LOL, right? Usually he comes over and suck suck suck, then off again to play. Hardly ever for more than a minute.

I've been guessing its because he is learning a whole bunch right now...trying to say tons of words (finally trying, even though he really only can say these sounds: d, b, sh, s, k, p) and he is just exploring his world and discovering things like super fast, especially this past week or so. But, it is sort of frustrating even though I know its fine. I don't think its a way of weaning at all. I try to only give water in a cup limited times throughout the day, and maybe with breakfast add a bit of OJ - I don't want him to get in the habit of replacing my milk with other liquids just because its easier for his little mobile self.

Yeah, don't worry bout weaning, its probably just because its such a busy phase for them!
post #84 of 243
of course!
preventative care for babies and kids is more for stimulating the immune system and supporting their little body as it grows and learns to move.
Also helps those who aren't developing at the rate they are 'expected' to. Sometimes the reason a baby hasn't started crawling or walking is because something is hung up in their hips or low back.
IMO, it's also key to support a growing brain.

That's all i have in my addled brain state. you want some links?
post #85 of 243
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
of course!
preventative care for babies and kids is more for stimulating the immune system and supporting their little body as it grows and learns to move.
Also helps those who aren't developing at the rate they are 'expected' to. Sometimes the reason a baby hasn't started crawling or walking is because something is hung up in their hips or low back.
IMO, it's also key to support a growing brain.

That's all i have in my addled brain state. you want some links?
links would be great!

S2 and J and I have been seeing a chiro for about three weeks now, and the babies get adjusted once a week, while I get adjusted twice a week (for now, then it'll drop to once a week). My mom said she asked a family friend, who has also treated us (chiro) and he said there was no reason to do preventative care on babies and kids, and thinks we're being had. The chiro we see now did nerve scans on all of us at the first appointment, after doing a full medical history, and the nerve scans showed damage in the areas we already have problems with.

Basically my mom thinks the preventative care is a load of crap.

I'm confident we're doing the right thing, just need to pass some info on to her to put her mind at ease.
post #86 of 243
I'm not a huge fan of the nerve scans. just doesn't jive with me. and preventative care is a diff time line for each person. some people i see preventatively 3x a year. some 3x a month. I'll get you some links (although the This site is good place to start.) later when i'm feeling better. right now i feel like crap.
post #87 of 243
Korin:

I'm sorry to hear you guys caught the bug Best wishes for a quick recovery!

Lori> That's exactly how we have it here, and i to have gone around with one breast hanging out in hopes of tempting dd : She just gets this certain smile and sometimes takes a gulp or just doesn't care at all.

I didn't think about it, but she does LOVE water and has a sippie on the floor that she can drink from whenever she wants.

Long story short, I woke up at 3am dh got up at 3:45 with dd and got her ready. We took off 4:15 and waited in the check in line at the airport for 1.5 hrs only to find out I needed to get my tickets form the ticket counter first, waited there .45min only to find out they couldn't print out my ticket. So we missed the flight. : : : we can't leave until Tuesday. *sigh* I really like Lufthansa but there customer service has been 100% horrible.
I love Norway, but everything is closed on Sunday's still so you can't get ANYTHING done except yard work. Gotta love Americas 24hr system (sometimes...)

pix of us: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39708339@N00/
post #88 of 243
That really sucks about HFM, Korin. Ick! Hopefully it'll go away sooner rather than later.
Kari - OMG about the flight situation. I would have lost my mind...Your mental and emotional strength is really being tested lately. Try and keep your head up!
Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Sydney is gorgeous! What you capture is really really amazing. I had to look at ALL of them, I couldn't stop, they were just so nice. And, I showed my dh, because he loves taking digital photos and he appreciated the beauty of the outside shots especially. Good for you! Do you do that professionally? What kind of camera do you have?
post #89 of 243
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That really sucks about HFM, Korin. Ick! Hopefully it'll go away sooner rather than later.
Kari - OMG about the flight situation. I would have lost my mind...Your mental and emotional strength is really being tested lately. Try and keep your head up!
Your pictures are absolutely beautiful... Do you do that professionally? What kind of camera do you have?

There isn't much I could do about the flight. I was about to cry when he told me everything he was trying didn't work. He was a really good service rep. We were mad at Lufthansa, it was they that messed up. DH took care of calling around and getting them to admit to doing wrong but it took 3hrs of phone calls... sjeesh... We wanted them to pay for the flight but they wouldn't agree to it. We will write a letter of complaint. We're not *itchy people but we use Lufthansa exclusively and fly a lot, so I expected better treatment. Thankfully Sydney was asleep most of the time we were at the aport... otherwise it could have been really stressing.

Thanks for the nice comments. I love looking at every one elses pics so I had to share from our family. Add me as a contact and I'll add you, I'm mostly private. I use a Nikon D70, just pre-ordered the D300. I'm a freelance interior photographer for the time being, hoping to start portrait some time this year or next (I'm working on my portfolio now). You can also join us at the photo mammas tribe if you want
post #90 of 243
Great pix, Kari. I think I still have our pictures in my signature. If not, here's our dirt eating one. We have the same camera. Sorry about the flight situation. The last thing you need, eh?

Sorry about the sick and everything else, Korin!

My keyboard is suffering bc someone jammed waffle under the shift key and ripped off the enter key, so forgive any weirdness.

I think I need to buy a potty. Yesterday she got up in the morning, played by the bed, climbed back in the bed with us, pointed at her crotch, and said "poop!" And...yeah. Tonight I put a fresh dipe on her, and she ran around for a minute and then started pitching a fit about the diaper. She hasn't worn a Haute pocket in a while, so i wasn't sure if it just felt weird or what, but I took it off, and she did a huge pee right on the hardwood. Ha! At least I had a diaper to mop it up.

K off to paint the bathroom the millionth coat.
post #91 of 243
Sehbub, here is another few links for you. http://www.icpa4kids.com

My husband still won't let me get ds adjusted , and he is actually a big believer in holistic and natural living. I am always working on him...I think he's coming around. I just need to get him to believe that its NOT harmful. But for the most part, he thinks chiro care for babies/kids is a crock. I see Dr. Jeanne Ohm, in Media, PA. I respect her alot, and go to her with questions about anything regarding natural parenting, and she gives her advice willingly. Has 6 kids, all born at home and adjusted from birth. She is very well known in the chiro world - travels internationally to teach chiropractors worldwide how to care for infants and children in their practices and she is the editor of PATHWAYS, a family wellness magazine. She is also on the board for ICPA, the organization from the link above. She is suuuuuuch a good resource to have for EVERYTHING, and she gives lots of advice to people having similar issues with doubtful family members (g-parents, mostly ) Actually, she is the expert for Mothering Magazine, which I always forget about until I see her in there. ANyway, she's awesome, and really down to earth. Here's her info in case you want to email her for any good info, like links to articles or whatever:http://www.icpa4kids.com/about/ICPA_Board.htm#Ohm Good luck! I know how ya feel, though.
post #92 of 243
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Great pix, Kari. I think I still have our pictures in my signature. If not, here's our dirt eating one. We have the same camera. Sorry about the flight situation. The last thing you need, eh?

Sorry about the sick and everything else, Korin!

My keyboard is suffering bc someone jammed waffle under the shift key and ripped off the enter key, so forgive any weirdness.

I think I need to buy a potty. Yesterday she got up in the morning, played by the bed, climbed back in the bed with us, pointed at her crotch, and said "poop!" And...yeah. Tonight I put a fresh dipe on her, and she ran around for a minute and then started pitching a fit about the diaper. She hasn't worn a Haute pocket in a while, so i wasn't sure if it just felt weird or what, but I took it off, and she did a huge pee right on the hardwood. Ha! At least I had a diaper to mop it up.

K off to paint the bathroom the millionth coat.
WE have been taking off our own dipes, : It has lead to some serious mop ups. We have the baby bjorn one peice and I like it. As I kinda half arse ec. As seen here.


http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/A...16/t_=99259016


She runs around asying pee pee. All day long. I am looking for the courage to go diaper free during the day. The boys are in school so it may be easyier when its not as crazy in here.


Lu can use a spoon and fork very well for a 14 month old. She likes to put stuff on the fork witrh her hands then put fork in the mouth.


Me, im doing some cleanning. clearing out the closets,and getting rid of stuff ive had for years tHAT HAVENT SEEN DAY LIGHT FOR YEARS.
post #93 of 243
I almost forgot I had D adjusted several times a week for eating issues, It worked like magic. He came home and would eat me out of house and home.

J gets adjusted when his asthma acts up.
post #94 of 243
Beautiful pictures! I have a Sydney too :

I'll pass the chiro links on to my mom. Thanks, ladies!

DH and I went to a no-kids wedding tonight, and had SO much fun. His roommate from the Army was getting married. DH has known this guy for about 10 years, but hasn't seen or spoken to him in almost 4 years, just from moving around and losing touch. It was so neat to see that part of his life, and when I was dancing with the groom, he said we had to go out for coffee so that he could give me the dirt on DH.

My best friend came down to watch the babies while we were gone, and when we got home at 9, S2 had just woken up. We walked in the door, and she looked at us, laughed, and said, "uh oh." : She's hysterical that one.
post #95 of 243
Wow, missed a lot again...

Kari, I'm so sorry about your mom.

Korin, HFM.

Ummmm, what else? I can't remember. Oh - the ILs took us out for an early anniversay brunch yesterday (10 years married on Thurs - wha????!! ) to a nice restaurant (read: no children's menus/crayons), and Ja and I were completely prepared to grab the kids and bolt if they weren't coping well (we didn't go out to eat once from 18 months to just under 2-1/2 with D, it was more trouble than it was worth)...and..... they did. WONDERFULLY. We rarely go out to eat anyway, so maybe it was the newness of the whole thing. K made : at anyone who looked at her and Donovan was the picture of gentility, so much so that several people stopped by our table on their way out to say how much they enjoyed watching the kids. We were there over an hour. I wondered what kind of twilight zone alternate universe we entered when we walked through the doors. There was only one small hiccup, I was getting up to get something (it was a buffet) and K started to screech to protest me leaving, so I popped her in the Maya pouch and brought her with me so I was hands free and could grab my blintzes; and 2 people commented on how cool the pouch was while I was in line.

It was an absolutely wonderful morning! I think the novelty plus the fact that they got to sample such a wide variety of food helped. The food was good, too. So, yeah. Nice day, yesterday.


That's all I can think of now. Oh, parent-teacher conference for D's preschool tomorrow .


Oh yeah - K is babbling conversationally now...I have a feeling she's really close to a verbal explosion soon. She's got the cadence, intonation, and number of syllables right, she just needs to get the words themselves out. She did say water yesterday a half dozen times...but the funniest was when she finished a snack, handed her cup to DH and said, "all done, here you go" - not crystal clear, but from the way she garbled it, we both turned to each other and said, "she just said all done, here you go!" at the same time and then started cracking up.
post #96 of 243
Kari, gorgeous pics!! Sorry about your flight trouble. Last thing you need to deal with right now. Sorry again for your loss. My Dad was diagnosed with cancer in April and died exactly 8 weeks later. He was 59 when he was diagnosed & turned 60 right before he died. We had no idea - he really had no symptoms and by the time he found out he had cancer, it had metastisized all over and it was just too late to really do anything. We were so shocked. He seemed young and relatively healthy to me, and I never imagined losing him at this point in life....it's been so hard. I cry on average about 5 times a day when something reminds me of him. My mother is a wreck, she's having such a hard time being without him so suddenly after 35 years of marriage, she really has no girlfriends so she has nowhere to turn (and Dad owned his own business, which was failing when he died, so she's now alone AND saddled with unbelievable debt). Anyway, I hope you're doing OK, as well as can be expected. I find I have good days and bad days. Bad days lately because I'm turning 30 next week and my Dad kept telling me we were going to do something special together for his 60th and my 30th (and DH's 40th which was this year, too!) and now we'll never be able to. It just doesn't feel right to be celebrating anything without him....

Sorry to bring everyone down, I hope I haven't depressed everyone on a Monday morning already!
post #97 of 243
Kerri. I can't even imagine losing either of my parents; we have as close a relationship as you had with your dad. There aren't any words I can say, just long distance hugs. To you too, Kari.
post #98 of 243
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Kerri. I can't even imagine losing either of my parents; we have as close a relationship as you had with your dad. There aren't any words I can say, just long distance hugs. To you too, Kari.
Thank you Heather! It really does help to talk about it. I hate to bring everyone down, though!
post #99 of 243
Kerri, that is so sad...I can't imagine how hard that must be for you and your mom and whole family. All I can say is have faith. It will get easier. Thats all I know. I've lost my mom, as a child, and two grandparents (We were very close and I lived with them through college). When I lost my grandma my senior year of college, I thought I had died as well. I couldn't even think about her for one second or I lost it, and would be depressed for days. It actually physically hurt to visualize her. Every death for me has caused me to grieve differently, but this one was truly painful. I pushed the thoughts of her away for over two years until one day I allowed myself to really visit a good memory of me rubbing her back while she washed dishes in our kitchen and me telling her I loved her (a year or so before she passed). I didn't lose it and I smiled and cried a few tears, but I handled it - and then I knew, I would be ok from that point on to think about her.

THats definitely not advice, I just wanted to share with you that I understand your pain of losing someone so important to you. Know that no one feels the same of course, but everyone does learn to accept the loss with time. Some feel better sooner because they keep busy helping another family member deal with the loss and pick up the pieces of their life and slowly help them put them back together again (your mom).

Many hugs to you.
post #100 of 243
Oh, and Kerri, I forgot to mention that I am in Drexel Hill. I actually have family in Coatesville, though.
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