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post #21 of 45
Emily, so sorry to burst your bubble! POP! Annabelle has been sleeping through the night in her own bed/room since she was 15 months. Kids are sure different, huh?
post #22 of 45
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Emily, so sorry to burst your bubble! POP! Annabelle has been sleeping through the night in her own bed/room since she was 15 months. Kids are sure different, huh?
And that is why we all admire you so much Katie...:

Don't worry Emily...I am in the same boat here.
post #23 of 45
Nonny, you are so funny. I would have loved nothing else than to have a baby who loved to snuggle up to me at night, but not that one. It's amazing how the farther away she got from us, the better she slept. Yes, I'm grateful, but also a little sad. sniff.

Hey mamas, check out the photography session we had today:
http://staceypotter.blogspot.com/200...and-lilly.html
post #24 of 45
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Aagh! Bubble burst! I will freely admit I am envious. I think Adam's sleeping is going to straighten itself out here one of these days, especially when summer comes and he is more active than he can be in our house on single-digit-temp days. However, Sarah is a whole 'nother case - she simply will not sleep anywhere but right next to me and wakes up and cries when she determines she is by herself. And can only nurse back to sleep after that. I think this is going to be a long road. I haven't been more proactive in encouraging solo sleep/sleep without nursing because I am just too tired to deal with it...and because I do it, I just get more tired. I am not seriously considering nightweaning right now, but I think I will consider it again in a few months. We'll see.

I went to the ped's yesterday for Sarah's WCE. I really wonder if he's ever seen a toddler nurse. Sarah nursed for half the visit. He asked me how she deals with teething and I pointed to her head at my chest. I think he was uncomfortable. It made me giggle inside. How mature I am.

Kate, I absolutely love the pictures of your girls!! They are so beautiful, and the pictures are just amazing. I just can't find the right words - but wow!!!

NM, aren't the questions awesome? Adam has been into what day of the week it is - and numbers that come after ten - and just a million random things that pop into his head. I think I am really going to like the coming year or two - this wonder about everything is just beautiful.

We are going to go back down to my Mom's again today for another week and a half - my way of dealing with the neverending winter up here!! - and I haven't even begun packing yet.... Adam and Sarah are working together on trying to dismantle (Sarah) and fix (Adam) the safety guard on the end of the heater right now, so I am going to go and attend to my children.

Love to all.
post #25 of 45
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Nonny, you are so funny. I would have loved nothing else than to have a baby who loved to snuggle up to me at night, but not that one. It's amazing how the farther away she got from us, the better she slept. Yes, I'm grateful, but also a little sad. sniff.

Hey mamas, check out the photography session we had today:
http://staceypotter.blogspot.com/200...and-lilly.html
very pretty girls you have there...I still wonder on some days how it's like to have all daughters and not all boys.

Most nights I don't regret us having a family bed, love cuddling with them of course. But sometimes DH complains that we can't cuddle anymore...I do miss sleeping next to him.
post #26 of 45
hey mamas! quick hello before i drive to salida to pick up fryer oil...dh forgot to order it and the downfall of living out here is that it's an hour away to run to the store .

i really wish there was a motherhood or victorias secret closer than 3 hours away, as i really need a new bra. i have 2 from nursing with laurel that aren't holding up so well and could use some support! i guess i'll check walmart, it's just that it's...walmart.

kate, what beautiful photos of your girls !
so exciting that you're heading our way!!! definitely let me know when you'll be down! will you have the girls, or is this a retreat with your friend? either way, as much as we'd love to meet l and a, it'll be fabulous to meet you . and i know of a great place to eat .

rivka, maybe i missed it, but what's the worry regarding your son?

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I think he was uncomfortable. It made me giggle inside. How mature I am.
i like it
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Do mackerel have anuses?


i'm loving the questions here. i'm fully enjoying the wonder and curiousity - all_day_long. and i'm so grateful for when dh has some time to spend at home, as it's nice that someone else can answer them/respond for a bit.

i really have been wishing we had a king bed, as i'm feeling bad for laurel. her mattress is right next to ours, but we can't snuggle. she really wants to go to sleep in our bed every night, but it's just not big enough. it stinks.

what doesn't stink is that she sleeps through the night. i'm eternally grateful for that as i think it would be way beyond adrenal tests for me because i'd already be in the psyc ward.

our naturopath did have me on adrenals a few years ago, and a million other things, along with B shots in the butt. after spending over $300/month on supplements for over 3 months and not feeling an iota different i realized that my big problem is winter. along came spring and i was a new person. i've just ordered SAMe on the rec of our family doc and some inositol on the rec of MDC, but eternally grateful that spring is right around the corner.
post #27 of 45
He's having serious problems at school - and he's only in kindergarten - I'm going to get some testing done - but we have to wait a few weeks for a time slot.
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sorry to hear about your son's challenges with school, rivka . i hope you have an easy time finding what he needs. it's great that he has a mama that is seeking out what is best for her son.

i've started on the SAMe and inositol and am : that it helps balance me back out. placenta caps are gone. not sure if they helped or not. i've been pretty postpartum. the last week has been excellent and i thought i was out of the weeds until today .

yesterday at the restaurant laurel wanted to go outside with a 5 yr old and 7 yr old that were going out to run around - at 8 pm in the street there in town. i gently tried to explain that a) it was really too cold for me to take her out there with the baby and b) she is too little to go out on her own. she got such a sad look in her eyes and told me, "i'm a big sister...go outside." so sad. so i tried to explain it differently and she looked even more sad and repeated herself. and again i attempted to make some sense to her, to no avail. she put her hands on her hips and said, "then lo-lo go ask dada!" i was shocked! she's 2, not 13. what is up with that? go ask dada? she's never even heard anyone do that before. and she's 2. it was hard for me to not laugh at her, so cute, all puffed up and copping an attitude - and not accepting what i had to say, expecting dada to have her back. she's 2. my goodness gracious. i let her go and waited a bit to go in to see what she said to dh, as he was in the middle of cooking a busy saturday night. i told him what she said and he was like, "ohhhh...that's what she was going off about...she stormed in here and just started telling me, 'lo-lo put my boots on...lo-lo put my coat on...lo-lo go outside...'"...along with some other stuff he didn't catch cuz he was cooking. she just marched in there and told him how it was going to be. little spitfire.
post #29 of 45
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Jer, I am laughing right out loud about Laurel!!! Isn't that funny when they start to figure out how to do what they want to do? A has started going to Grandma during this visit to my mom's. Luckily, she's right up my alley and backs me up with stuff. Dh's parents' visit this summer I am not so sure about...they will think it's funny to flout me.

Sarah has developed a serious obsession with dolls. It's weird to me - I gave Adam a doll when he turned one, and he was polite about it - he would serve the doll food when he cooked on his stove and such but has never had a desire to parent the baby as such. Sarah is taking it to a whole new level in our house. She woke up yesterday and the first word out of her mouth was "Bee? Bee? Bee?!?!!?!!!!!" when she didn't see her baby. She carries it around and unceremoniously drops it when she wants to do something, but it has to be within eyesight when she's ready to resume mothering or she goes nuts. Her aunt helped her make a diaper for it yesterday. She was happy.
post #30 of 45
Good Morning ladies!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I don't have long to type, just wanted to pop in and say "Hi" and we're still around.

Have a great day.
post #31 of 45
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Sarah has developed a serious obsession with dolls. It's weird to me - I gave Adam a doll when he turned one, and he was polite about it - he would serve the doll food when he cooked on his stove and such but has never had a desire to parent the baby as such. Sarah is taking it to a whole new level in our house. She woke up yesterday and the first word out of her mouth was "Bee? Bee? Bee?!?!!?!!!!!" when she didn't see her baby. She carries it around and unceremoniously drops it when she wants to do something, but it has to be within eyesight when she's ready to resume mothering or she goes nuts. Her aunt helped her make a diaper for it yesterday. She was happy.
This is my experience as well. All of my boys have had their own doll; Tehila, however, is the first to cart it around everyplace and play with it all the time. It truly must be an innately 'girl' thing. Since Tehila plays with dolls, Gedalya does by default - so I have plenty - I can't have them fighting over a baby.
post #32 of 45
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Our conversation today, while I was singing along to the radio while getting ready to go outside ---

Adam: "Mama, please stop singing."
Me: (teasing) "Why? I'm a good singer!"
Adam: "No."
...and then he actually added "Please don't sing outside."


I'll have you all know I continued to sing. Loudly.

And so it begins already.
post #33 of 45
Happy Spring Equinox mamas!


LoL Emily! That's cute! My DD and DS are about the same way with dolls. I haven't pushed either to be "into" dolls more than the other; that I'm aware of. It's just kind of happened.

Sorry you're having a tough time Rivka. Were you able to get an appt. yet for your DS?

Here's a for anyone else that may need one today, tommorrow, this week.

Here on the homefront, we've begun talking more and more about the coming birth and having a baby around. Cheyne and Kaianna really enjoy watching my belly moving all around and like to blow raspberries on it for the babe to hear. I admit this is not my fave activity; but its cute they are trying to entertain the baby. I asked C what he thought about having a baby. He said, "Cheyne will poke baby, Cheyne will pinch baby. " then he chuckled. Like this will be fun for the baby. Grrreeeeat. I sure hope he changes his mind. lol. Anyhow, its exciting having them participate in getting things ready for baby. They seem excited.

I can't wrap my head around this little guy being a big brother. He's always been the little brother/ the "baby". Its pretty wild for me. I feel like I've been cramming the last few months getting him a bit more independent and able to do more for himself. Which he has been fine with him because most of the time I hear, "No! I do it!!" I'm happy him and I are on the same page there.


What are you all doing for Easter/Ostara this weekend?

Be well, Andrya
post #34 of 45
emily, i love the singing story . i'm so glad laurel still thinks i have the best voice in all the land. i'm pretty sure i'm tone deaf .

andrya, sounds like you're in for an adventure. i was blessed, i guess, that laurel really didn't know what poking and pinching were...and still kindof doesn't. not that she's super gentle all the time or anything. we're working on keeping her feet out of the baby's face as of late. but she's a great big sister and a huge help. i thought she was going to be too young to be a big helper, but she thankfully proved me wrong.
and i got plenty of belly zerberts as well .

for the holidays...
they started yesterday with my 33rd birthday. but since steve works all the time we'll celebrate by going to the hot springs on monday. i wanted to have an equinox celebration, but all our moon friends are out of town. i had a fairly lame birthday.
oh, but actually our holidays started on the 19th. my sister had her baby...felicia mary!
today we went to the full moon fire ceremony at the ashram, followed by a big feast.
tonight we are having a beermakers dinner at our restaurant...4 local beers paired with an ap, entree and dessert each. should be a fun party.
after that is over the native american elders have come for a land blessing ceremony over the land that lexam is trying to drill on, followed by a peyote ceremony. i'd love to attend the first half, but i might be too wiped out after work. i don't think i can handle psychedelics anymore. at least not until the kids are out of the house 18+ years from now.
tomorrow is a big benefit concert to help the fight to stop the drilling.
sunday i might try to wake up for the easter service at the carmelite monestary, but it's at 5 am. if we miss it we'll get to the christian church's service at 11. then off to an egg hunt in the park.
i've decided our new tradition for our easter baskets is a terra cotta pot, seeds, and soil. we can paint the pot all festive and plant some flowers. this year i'm going for violas (since you can eat them!).
then monday is kirtan with dave stringer.
i haven't had this much to do in a really long time. where is the smilie of the passed out mama?
post #35 of 45
Hi everyone! I've been MIA. Henry got sick -- throwing up for the first time ever -- last weekend, and then we just got busy. He's also been very clingy and whiny the past few days. I suspect teething. When are those darn molars going to all be in, anyway?

Emily, Henry has started telling us to stop doing things, too, though he still seems to like our singing most of the time.

Jeremy, I love the flowerpot idea. I want to make our Easter celebration more of a "spring" celebration, since we're "cultural Christians" only, as a friend of mine calls it. We are dying eggs tomorrow and I'm making up a basket of some art supplies for Henry to find Sunday morning. No candy, since he doesn't know the difference anyway. Maybe next year we'll do the plant thing. We got about a foot of snow today (and it's still falling) -- this after the tons of snow we've had all winter FINALLY melted last week. I am SO ready for spring.
post #36 of 45
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Wow, I am feeling tired reading these last few posts. Andrya, I am getting excited for your baby - I think Cheyne will come into his own - I recently found a book called "All By Myself" and Adam reads it to me, detailing the things that Little Monster does all by himself and for his sister.... Adam likes the parts where he helps his little sister. He emphasizes the word 'little' - funny!

Jer, what a fun life you have! I want to come hang out. Happy birthday!!!

Big ((hugs)) to our sick Henry and to you, NM. Oh, sick children are hard. I am sure you are blessed with your usual patience, but here's a virtual glass of wine for you tonight: :glass



We dyed eggs tonight - Sarah thought yellow was magnificent and now both of her hands are stained a lovely jaundice-type color...I suspect for the next few days.... She got one egg and she loved it so much - I think it may have made it into four pieces. But, it's in the fridge and ready to go. Adam adored picking colors and dropping eggs in. I think the highlight was my mom asking Sarah to give her the crayon to write on an egg and Sarah actually clutched it to her chest and said "No. Mine." Her first sort-of sentence! She's been hanging around her brother a little lately...

I didn't do candy in the baskets - I actually put toothbrushes and toothpaste in them. And books and glue and punch balloons. You guys need to try punch balloons if you haven't already - amazingly fun! Glue - well, what can I say? My kids like to glue stuff.

We're down at my mom's for another day and then we leave on Monday. I am kind of ready to get back home -- but I am so freaking over this effing snow. Enough already!

Anyway, happy Easter to those who celebrate - and love to all.
post #37 of 45
I'll be brief due to being sick - had a cold and then coupled with holiday preparations for our holiday on Firday, I came down with mastitis tonight - am weak as a lamb and am running a fever of 101.5. Eating something now so I can take ibuprofen and shower to get moist heat on me. Ibuprofen so perhaps it'll knock out the fever a little so I won't be so shaky and weak in the shower.
We had snow here too.
post #38 of 45
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I'll be brief due to being sick - had a cold and then coupled with holiday preparations for our holiday on Firday, I came down with mastitis tonight - am weak as a lamb and am running a fever of 101.5. Eating something now so I can take ibuprofen and shower to get moist heat on me. Ibuprofen so perhaps it'll knock out the fever a little so I won't be so shaky and weak in the shower.
We had snow here too.
So sorry you're ill. I had mastitis (or maybe just a plugged duct) once and it was awful. I hope you feel better soon.

We dyed eggs yesterday and invited our Jewish neighbors over to participate. It was fun to show them different techniques. I think it will be an annual thing.

Of course Henry wanted me to draw trains and clocks on his eggs before we dipped them.
post #39 of 45
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((hugs)) to you, Rivka. I hope you feel better soon!!


Trains and clocks - excellent. We put things on everyone's eggs, too - and the best part was asking Adam what we should put on other people's eggs. His opinions ranged from a smiley face (his) to a piece of cheese (Sarah) ... and when we asked what we should put on Papa's egg (my stepdad) - he pondered and replied "A glass of wine." My mother and I shrugged and I drew a little glass of wine for Papa.


Oh, and big news at our house? Sarah slept five hours straight last night before her first nightwaking. First. Time. Ever. Her previous record was four hours. Yahoo!!
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Oh, and big news at our house? Sarah slept five hours straight last night before her first nightwaking. First. Time. Ever. Her previous record was four hours. Yahoo!!
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