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post #281 of 441
Yep...I leave mine in the car when I go to LLL...last time I was super embarresed because I was on my way to drop him at daycare so his bag was packed with bottle and everything...and he totally wouldn't nurse the whole time I was there even though he was hungry!

Thanks for the wel wishes...the teeth are out but I am STARVING from being stuck on soups

I don't mind traveling a bit to meet either...I'm used to a long commute for work. So I'm pretty flexable - at least next month...Saturdays are easier because of church (I'm assuming weekend would be best..it doesn't actually mmater to me?)
post #282 of 441
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Hooray for Eva! She's not too big/bloated, Queen, Scarlet is 19 lbs. Eva's weight is just distributed differently.
Like in her chins?
Or maybe her sausage arms?
Or, I know, in the knee area, like where you would part the rolls of fat to find the knees hidden underneath.
Those are just the more concentrated 'weighty' areas.
(I hope everyone knows I speak with total affection, and definately a fondness for her rotunda)
Although, the LLL leader did just start to laugh for a bit when I brought her in last night.
A
post #283 of 441
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Thanks for the wel wishes...the teeth are out but I am STARVING from being stuck on soups
Wow, all 4! Poor girl! Did they knock you out?
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post #284 of 441
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Wow, all 4! Poor girl! Did they knock you out?
A
They used a local anestetic - they were worried about putting me under because of BF - but honestly they din't know anything about BF I had to go to my OB to get a paper letting them know what meds I could take and actually the dentist had sugested one I told him I was allergic too!

Oh- I learned how to back carry Johnny in my wrap today!!!!
post #285 of 441
Yay Eva!

Sophie HAS rolled over but doesn't do it much. That would require putting down, right? And on her tummy?? yeah a few times a week on the bed, max.

Re: dipes-- I wash 'em once w/ an extra presoak and rinse programmed in, that's it-- stains always seem to come out eventually and it's for catching pee/poo so I don't care :

Sophie is thisclose to sitting on her own. She can do it sustained for like 10 seconds now

Uploading new pics... (and old, all from the full camera!)

Nonna and abluelo (how very multiculti of us, two languages for gparent names!) are getting in tomorrow night for a weekend, yay!!
post #286 of 441
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They used a local anestetic - they were worried about putting me under because of BF - but honestly they din't know anything about BF I had to go to my OB to get a paper letting them know what meds I could take and actually the dentist had sugested one I told him I was allergic too!

Oh- I learned how to back carry Johnny in my wrap today!!!!
a local??? how did that go? i'm horrible with any tooth-type work...i can't imagine!

congrats to eva-- and her arms and thighs sound like zenons-- he keeps jumping up in diaper sizes due to his hefty thighs

have a great weekend everyone! we are head off to maine
post #287 of 441
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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post
Yep...I leave mine in the car when I go to LLL...last time I was super embarresed because I was on my way to drop him at daycare so his bag was packed with bottle and everything...and he totally wouldn't nurse the whole time I was there even though he was hungry!

Thanks for the wel wishes...the teeth are out but I am STARVING from being stuck on soups

I don't mind traveling a bit to meet either...I'm used to a long commute for work. So I'm pretty flexable - at least next month...Saturdays are easier because of church (I'm assuming weekend would be best..it doesn't actually mmater to me?)

Haha i am telling you had bottles!!!!! hehe gotta go get girls on the bus bbl to write more
post #288 of 441
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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post
Yep...I leave mine in the car when I go to LLL...last time I was super embarresed because I was on my way to drop him at daycare so his bag was packed with bottle and everything...and he totally wouldn't nurse the whole time I was there even though he was hungry!
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Speaking of irony at LLL, the only LLL meeting I went to was with Finn (I'm going to start again so I can meet some people) and the funny thing was all he wanted was his soother the whole time but I was too embarrassed to give it to him there!: So he fussed and wouldn't even nurse!
And I went a babywearing meeting in Guelph and at the time Arlo hated being worn most of the time and would rather be in his carseat (well at least for a short period anyway)! But I left the seat in the car... It would have been pretty funny to be hauling around my carseat at the park at a babywearing meeting though!
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Glad to hear y'all are going to your LLL meetings!!!!! Do not feel bad about soothers at LLL, it is ok! Meeting your childs needs is one of the key things we teach at LLL, and if your child takes a paci, so be it.....meet their needs!
From your cyber DDC LLL leader!!!!!!
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I did the same thing!!! I hid the binky in my sling pocket and only used it when I was pacing the hall to get her to sleep!! No one else had one out, so I didn't dare!
This is all so funny, we all think we have to prove something! Well, my faux pas at this meeting was admitting we had a routine with Axel.: The leader asked how we fed our babies and to share our experiences with how often we nurse them. Another girl who only said the right answers talked a long time about demand feeding. I chimed in to share my personal experience, that the routine worked fine for textbook baby Axel and he was my first, but found demand feeding easier, more convenient with Eva, and perhaps it produced a healthier/fatter baby too. The leader was short in her response, saying that demand feeding was obviously the best way. I felt like I had said the wrong thing. I then also stuck the soother in Eva's mouth throughout the evening.
She was a little funny though (the leader), I noticed she wouldn't directly answer some of the ladies questions, but just respond with 'book speak'. And we were casually chatting about cloth diapers at the end (which she also used) and she abrubtly announced, 'LLL does not endorse cloth diapers.' That was the end of the conversation. It kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps a bit political or legalistic. Although, the 'right answer girl' proudly responded she 'used the bouncy seat all the time and her bucket seat fits right into her stoller that she takes everywhere' to go shopping and do housework. (meaning her house is spotless=supermama) The question was 'what do you do to make housework/laundry/grocieries easier with a new baby'. I said I didn't do it!
Anyway, it's nice to have an online LLL leader here! Yay, we can defer to your judgement and advice! What I've appreciated most about the other LLL meeting was how accepting and welcoming it was, and you've only reiterated that! I'll just attend the one in the other town to meet my friend and get some comic relief! I should bring Axel next time!
A
post #289 of 441
Oh, what I also wanted to say, was I'm so glad everyone's going and enjoying them too! I think they're great, and I didn't mean for my post to come off as whining or complaining(or bi***ing). I was sitll glad I went!
Anika- I hope you find some friends soon- I sure bet it's almost a bit of culture shock when you left a AP utopia in Guelph!
A
post #290 of 441
I don't worry about using the paci-it makes him happy! Who cares what others think about how you parent. I think it is important to decide that (now and be ready) bc most of the things MDC mams do aren't mainstream. There is some crossover in everything I suppose, but that is bc not all things work for all babies.

BBL
post #291 of 441
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And we were casually chatting about cloth diapers at the end (which she also used) and she abrubtly announced, 'LLL does not endorse cloth diapers.'
This is the weirdest comment I ever heard... They don't endorse cloth diapers? What the heck does that mean??

Our meeting is very relaxed, no one was doing "book-speak" and people were just chatting about their experience. It was nice
post #292 of 441
On another note, romi is HOWLING in the other room with her dad who is trying to make her nap. She's exhausted and is fighting sleep. I tried for 30mns and was about to go insane. He now took over. It's his last day of vacation and we wanted to go have breakfast somewhere and she will not nap. ARGH!!!
post #293 of 441
DOUDAT-At least she is just about the cutest little chub there is!!! (sorry queen! JK) I am so used to boys...ahhhh...a girl. I wonder if they smell different??
post #294 of 441
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This is the weirdest comment I ever heard... They don't endorse cloth diapers? What the heck does that mean??

Our meeting is very relaxed, no one was doing "book-speak" and people were just chatting about their experience. It was nice
She probably had to say that because it was not a topic specific to LLL - one of the meetings I attend is very smalll and often gets chatty so the leaders have to ask those topics wait until the meeting has been closed....she probably was trying to make sure the non-CDers did not feel they had to CD to come to LLL.

I totally hope I do better with my next baby I would love to become a leader...

Hmm...so DH and I have been discussing when to TTC #2....I am terrified of having another long labor lol especially because I want to go without any pain meds this time (I had a teensy weensy bit of something that made us a litle sleepy and wonder if that contributed to latch struggles - I literally was falling asleep while trying to nurse him the first few times) and would like to wait until Johnny is a year or more anyway in case my milk dries up or something.
post #295 of 441
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She probably had to say that because it was not a topic specific to LLL - one of the meetings I attend is very smalll and often gets chatty so the leaders have to ask those topics wait until the meeting has been closed....she probably was trying to make sure the non-CDers did not feel they had to CD to come to LLL.
yep this is why. We are there to support BF....that is it. Now, other things seem to fall in. Many leaders (not all!) CD, Non/selective vax, Homeschool, but that is NOT we are about...we support BF. We can not talk about those things during the meeting, but can during social time afterwards.
& just so you know, There ARE leaders that WORK outside the home, use bottles & pacifiers, Use disposables & strollers too!! We are just like other mothers, really we are!
post #296 of 441

stains

i've been saving Amazon.com certificates that I get from doing online surveys (I LOVE "free" money!) since i was about 6 months preg and almost have enough to get everything we need for full time cloth diapering! I'm really excited!
Meanwhile we've been doing disposables and get blowouts a lot... This is what I do for clothes: rinse right away while still wet, then scrub lightly (ew!) with seventh generation Baby formula detergent, swish around in sink full of water for 15 secs (swish, swish, swish... lol... yes baby, this is mommy pretending to be the washing machine agitator), soak for as long as you can/want (i usually do 4-6 hours, i guess), then wash normally.
Oh, and wash your hands
it works great for me and only takes 60 secs if i do it before it dries. when she was newborn, i let some clothes dry before i cleaned them and then I had to scrub twice and put them in the sunshine to dry.
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I did the same thing!!! I hid the binky in my sling pocket and only used it when I was pacing the hall to get her to sleep!! No one else had one out, so I didn't dare!
Maybe that's what all of the other moms are thinking too...
post #298 of 441
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yep this is why. We are there to support BF....that is it. Now, other things seem to fall in. Many leaders (not all!) CD, Non/selective vax, Homeschool, but that is NOT we are about...we support BF. We can not talk about those things during the meeting, but can during social time afterwards.
& just so you know, There ARE leaders that WORK outside the home, use bottles & pacifiers, Use disposables & strollers too!! We are just like other mothers, really we are!
not uh your super human!!! hehe my mom was a leader for 20 years and i knew lilmamma cause her mom and my mom know each other from lll isn't that neat!! lol
post #299 of 441
You girls are so funny! I've never been to a LLL meeting. It's nice that you all have a place to go to talk about bf'ing, though.

So, I have my first cake order, and I'm starting to freak out a bit. It's for my doula, and her very crunchy friends...it's an organic carrot cake, and this one cake could bring me in a LOT of business. Well, I went to start baking today, and the carrots had gotten REALLY soft. So I have to go get more before I finish it...but wouldn't you know, today is the day that Hannah decided to take a real nap!! Ack, my nerves are shot!!!
post #300 of 441
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
Anika- I hope you find some friends soon- I sure bet it's almost a bit of culture shock when you left a AP utopia in Guelph!
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Well, I went to a LLL meeting last night and am feeling a little more at home now. It was great actually. We went to the Family Centre this morning (like an Early Year's Centre) and found out about all the freeplay times and programs so it will get easier.
It definitely is a bit of culture shock-I went from a very left/liberal town and abbotsford is very conservative. Oh well, it's good to shake things up from time to time!
A
Oh and as for poop stains, my wash routine is just a cold prewash with no soap and then a hot regular was with Tide free. I used to sun my dipes too, but now I don't have a line
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