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post #141 of 717
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Speaking of Detroit.... it does share a border with Canada. Perhaps there is a possibility of taking a drive to meet up with some of you??? I'm trying to plan a trip for March, but need to convince my dh that I can go without him. I love him dearly, but he hates to fly, so that just adds another dimension to the trip.
I'll be there if my hubby isn't working or if I can figure public transit
post #142 of 717
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I'll be there if my hubby isn't working or if I can figure public transit
Cool! By the way, I love the picture of Ion with Gramma. He looks so placid and content. Definitely an
old soul.
post #143 of 717
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nak

how awful!
i hope your sis is ok and at least able to retrieve some of her things.

Where the heck is the fire department, six hours! Aaargh, Detroit. It is so sad to see what once was a vibrant city decimated. Even the nice enclaves left are not exempt. My dad took a drive through his old neighborhood a few months ago and was so upset to see what has become of it.
they were there--there was 12 fire trucks there for 6 hours!! every firehouse in detroit was used. the alarms didn't go off so the manager went door to door to make sure everyone got out! it was a level 5 fire which i guess is one of the worst!
post #144 of 717
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Is there anything I can do for her? I don't have money but maybe I can put together some basic needs?
thanks so much! i let her know and will keep you posted
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they were there--there was 12 fire trucks there for 6 hours!! every firehouse in detroit was used. the alarms didn't go off so the manager went door to door to make sure everyone got out! it was a level 5 fire which i guess is one of the worst!
man!
post #146 of 717
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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
Wow - that is awful!!! so the evicted tenant started it on purpose? What a senseless death. Was anyone else hurt in the fire? What a rough time for your sister - it would be so hard and frustrating to not be able to go in and get her belongings or at least see if they are okay.
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That's terrible! I can't even imagine. Let me know if there's anything I can send your sister. Really.
thanks everyone. she will hopefully be able to get in...but the building will have to be destroyed and she has no idea what all of the now homeless people will do.
post #147 of 717
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thanks so much! i let her know and will keep you posted
Have her make a list or something if she needs stuff. My FIL who I'm staying with works in Detroit so it's really easy for us. Does she have a reasonable place to go?
post #148 of 717
KrisMarie- that's awful, I hope everything works out.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I think we might try the night weaning, I talked to my DH about it today..

Ultimateserj- I was totally going to "tattle" on you for using your stroller today but I suppose I was "guilty of the same crime"

It's so nice and warm here today!!!!
post #149 of 717
hey everyone-- thanks again. her boyfriend has an apartment in detroit also. and my parents drove across the state to help her. she will be able to get into the apartment on friday but i guess there is more than a foot of water in her room (on the 2nd floor!) i just feel so bad for all of the families and people who lost everything. they have confirmed that it was a suicide of the evicted guy--and it just got out of control fast.

her request...this sounds funny but she collects postcards and letters (has her whole life) and lost all of them. she told me to tell you all that what she would love is to have your kids draw a picture or find a quirky or unusual postcard and send it to her. i think it's those sentimental-type things that she is going to have a really hard time with--i can't imagine.

my sil and i have rounded up a lot of clothes and my parents are going to help her get new glasses (she can't really see without them)

em jacoby
c/o brian klassen
5200 Anthony Wayne Drive
Apt 604
Detroit MI 48202

you are all so sweet!

lilmomma-i'm glad you are going to try nightweaning first... when i read that suggestion i was like i hope that is goes smoothly for you!
post #150 of 717
Kris-we will send something! I can only imagine how heartbreaking this must be!

lilmomma-I have to admit that I am night-weaning too...due to PPD. I know we aren't supposed to talk about that kind of thing around here. But in some cases, it really is better for the baby! An unhealthy mama can lead to an unhappy babe! My mom brought that to my attention w Andy at around this age. I was SO adamant about co-sleeping, but was so sleep-deprived. Another thing someone suggested was getting snatches of sleep whenever possible. I sleep in till DH leaves for school-he gets up w kids at 6. It is SO very hard!!! I know you will find what works best for you! I think night-weaning w the support of DH is pretty easy. Everyone tells me that he is old enought to go through the night w/o feeding, so DH doesn't do a bottle. Noah wouldn't drink it anyway!

I have been sleeping w Noah this week bc he has a very bad cold. and is EBFing! All night long! Dh can't seem to soothe him, either.

On a happier note, I enrolled Andy in a Lutheran Preschool just 5 blocks from us! YEA!!!
post #151 of 717
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post #152 of 717
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Originally Posted by MaxiMom View Post
Speaking of Detroit.... it does share a border with Canada. Perhaps there is a possibility of taking a drive to meet up with some of you??? I'm trying to plan a trip for March, but need to convince my dh that I can go without him. I love him dearly, but he hates to fly, so that just adds another dimension to the trip.
i want to go!! hmmm, march...that would be so fun!
post #153 of 717
[QUOTE=krismarie;10480504]
her request...this sounds funny but she collects postcards and letters (has her whole life) and lost all of them. she told me to tell you all that what she would love is to have your kids draw a picture or find a quirky or unusual postcard and send it to her. i think it's those sentimental-type things that she is going to have a really hard time with--i can't imagine.QUOTE]

We'll definitely send something!
post #154 of 717
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It made the news...http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...6020/1001/NEWS

We'll send something, too.
post #155 of 717
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Originally Posted by MonTana Mama View Post
Kris-we will send something! I can only imagine how heartbreaking this must be!

lilmomma-I have to admit that I am night-weaning too...due to PPD. I know we aren't supposed to talk about that kind of thing around here. But in some cases, it really is better for the baby! An unhealthy mama can lead to an unhappy babe! My mom brought that to my attention w Andy at around this age. I was SO adamant about co-sleeping, but was so sleep-deprived. Another thing someone suggested was getting snatches of sleep whenever possible. I sleep in till DH leaves for school-he gets up w kids at 6. It is SO very hard!!! I know you will find what works best for you! I think night-weaning w the support of DH is pretty easy. Everyone tells me that he is old enought to go through the night w/o feeding, so DH doesn't do a bottle. Noah wouldn't drink it anyway!

I have been sleeping w Noah this week bc he has a very bad cold. and is EBFing! All night long! Dh can't seem to soothe him, either.

On a happier note, I enrolled Andy in a Lutheran Preschool just 5 blocks from us! YEA!!!
is andy excited about preschool?? that's great!
i hope noah feels better fast...

i agree with you about the nightweaning-- it goes pretty easy with dh support. i'm glad that you found that it worked for you and your ppd.
post #156 of 717
I just saw this!!
Kris I'm so sorry for your sister! I'll totally send her some postcards from Montreal. Wow, how terrible. I hope she can get her life back soon. Fire is my biggest fear.
post #157 of 717
Anika: pm'd you about the diaper. I had just listed it on DS and then I saw your post!
post #158 of 717
Kris- I'll send your sister something from Muskoka! Maybe I can get the kids to do something too. I'll ask them

lilmomma- hope it goes well. Johnny should be fine, and I'm aiming towards night weaning too- at least for 7-8 hours. Eva is stretching her hours out- hopefully we can maintain the trend!
post #159 of 717
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Anika: pm'd you about the diaper. I had just listed it on DS and then I saw your post!
Didn't get it...something is going on with my pm box

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Originally Posted by MaxiMom View Post
Speaking of Detroit.... it does share a border with Canada. Perhaps there is a possibility of taking a drive to meet up with some of you??? I'm trying to plan a trip for March, but need to convince my dh that I can go without him. I love him dearly, but he hates to fly, so that just adds another dimension to the trip.
I could get to Detroit I think!

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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
hey everyone-- thanks again. her boyfriend has an apartment in detroit also. and my parents drove across the state to help her. she will be able to get into the apartment on friday but i guess there is more than a foot of water in her room (on the 2nd floor!) i just feel so bad for all of the families and people who lost everything. they have confirmed that it was a suicide of the evicted guy--and it just got out of control fast.

her request...this sounds funny but she collects postcards and letters (has her whole life) and lost all of them. she told me to tell you all that what she would love is to have your kids draw a picture or find a quirky or unusual postcard and send it to her. i think it's those sentimental-type things that she is going to have a really hard time with--i can't imagine.

my sil and i have rounded up a lot of clothes and my parents are going to help her get new glasses (she can't really see without them)

em jacoby
c/o brian klassen
5200 Anthony Wayne Drive
Apt 604
Detroit MI 48202

you are all so sweet!

lilmomma-i'm glad you are going to try nightweaning first... when i read that suggestion i was like i hope that is goes smoothly for you!
We'll send something! How awful for your sister

On the topic of nightweaning, I have definitely been thinking about it too. I think I will give him one more month and then I will start not nursing him between 12am and 5am. We'll see how that goes...
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post #160 of 717
Hi all, busy day here, and the boards here have been throwing errors at me all day.

I have also been thinking about night weaning. I think I'm going to wait till April if I can, but then I think we're going to take a couple of days (or more) and see if we can't cut down to only one feeding a night max.
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