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Back to the world of living. Somewhat.
Saw my doctor yesterday, I have pharyngitis and laryngitis so she gave me a week off from work. Yep. I started work 2 weeks ago and only worked 3 days
oh i hope romi doesn't get very sick! and i hope you feel better quick! i can't believe you got so sick right when you went back to work!
post #442 of 531
anyone try a thumbelina diaper before?
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Oh, hon- the pair I was going for stocked at 8:31, and I hit it at 8:31:02 and it was gone. That was so freaking fast it was unbelievable. I've been trying for weeks!
The worst part is I hadn't realized how popular she has apparently become. I have a gorgeous pair of purple longies that we got last fall and love by her. I got them an hour or so after she had stocked and she still had stuff up 2 and 3 hours later.

On the other hand the stocking reminded me why I hate Hyena cart, I hate stalking things, I have done it before, and it just isn't really fun, I would much rather not have to compete with 2930348 other people to get a pair of shorties.

It is too bad though because her stuff is really cute and works well for us, I just don't think I have the interest to stalk any more.
post #444 of 531
Haha, WCW are INSANE!!! Everything is gone in a fraction of a second. I had to fight for the past soaker, it was hard. And the other soaker I got because she raffled it off and my name was picked. My one and only longies I bought used. Hyena Cart sucks and I'm kinda glad I decided to go on a diaper buying hyatus cause it was getting to me.

Romi has fever and a bad cough. I just hope my antibodies will count for something and that she won't get it as bad as I did.

Words: she says mama and papa and ça (that) and that's about it. I was so worried about Liam when he didn't have a great vocabulary by 18months (did the whole early intervention thing) that I decided not to worry this time around. She knows how to communicate, and that's all that matters. To me.
ETA: your pictures are so cute!!! I love the one of them together, priceless.

Anika: I see the relationship between Romi and Liam finally starting to blossom. It's not perfect by far, but I see the cutest glimpses of complicity that just makes me sooooo happy. Yesterday the kids were in the yard and liam came in the living room to get a toy for romi. I saw him from the window running out and giving her the toy and her face just lit up when she saw him come back outside towards her.
post #445 of 531
Can I just feel sorry for myself for a minute?
It seems like every since Romi's in daycare, I've lost my connection with her... Like she and I are not the team we used to be I'm so heartbroken and I know it's probably silly and I'm crying while I'm typing this up, which makes me feel even more pathetic, but I feel like I've lost my daughter... She comes home and all she does is cry when she sees me and I know it's cause she just wants to nurse, and yet I wish she'd want to interact with me as well... Not just on that one level. Cry & nurse. And if I'm hiding somewhere she's prefectly happy. As soon as she sees me, it all changes. I miss our days together. I miss our complicity. I miss the quiet moments that are always the defining ones. Now that those are gone, I can't seem to relate to her anymore. I hope this will change. But evenings were never her best time, and now it's all I have left with her. :
post #446 of 531
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Can I just feel sorry for myself for a minute?
It seems like every since Romi's in daycare, I've lost my connection with her... Like she and I are not the team we used to be I'm so heartbroken and I know it's probably silly and I'm crying while I'm typing this up, which makes me feel even more pathetic, but I feel like I've lost my daughter... She comes home and all she does is cry when she sees me and I know it's cause she just wants to nurse, and yet I wish she'd want to interact with me as well... Not just on that one level. Cry & nurse. And if I'm hiding somewhere she's prefectly happy. As soon as she sees me, it all changes. I miss our days together. I miss our complicity. I miss the quiet moments that are always the defining ones. Now that those are gone, I can't seem to relate to her anymore. I hope this will change. But evenings were never her best time, and now it's all I have left with her. :
Oh doudat I'm so sorry! Is your husband still working? I thought he was taking a leave. Maybe he can take her to see you? Is there no way your office can be more flexible with hours?

Oh and yes, my little guy's ribs aren't quite as visible now. I do worry too much. I worry that if he ever gets sick he has nothing to spare and I fear he'd have to be hospitalized or on IV for something that wouldn't be a big deal for a chubbier kid. I've started testing the waters for reactions to almonds and he's had a few with no ill effects and he loves them. Most of foods he likes are very low calorie (apples, celery, strawberries) so I think if I can dip them in nut and seed butters, maybe he'll gain a little.
post #447 of 531
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Can I just feel sorry for myself for a minute?
It seems like every since Romi's in daycare, I've lost my connection with her... Like she and I are not the team we used to be I'm so heartbroken and I know it's probably silly and I'm crying while I'm typing this up, which makes me feel even more pathetic, but I feel like I've lost my daughter... She comes home and all she does is cry when she sees me and I know it's cause she just wants to nurse, and yet I wish she'd want to interact with me as well... Not just on that one level. Cry & nurse. And if I'm hiding somewhere she's prefectly happy. As soon as she sees me, it all changes. I miss our days together. I miss our complicity. I miss the quiet moments that are always the defining ones. Now that those are gone, I can't seem to relate to her anymore. I hope this will change. But evenings were never her best time, and now it's all I have left with her. :
I'm so sorry that you are feeling like this. If it makes you feel any better, I am home all day with Desmond and for the past week or so, he has been extremely whiny, clingy and just wants to nurse or climb up on me, whine to be down and then cry as soon as he is down. He is fine if I am not around, or if we are out and about somewhere, but if I am there at home he is acting a lot like Romi. So it might just be a one year old thing that some babies go through.
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one of my best friends had her baby today, 3 weeks early! she planned a homebirth but had to transfer at the very end of labor when they realized she was breech. she had her naturally, vaginally after 15 minutes in the hospital! her name is kezia grace and they are both doing great!
post #449 of 531
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Can I just feel sorry for myself for a minute?
It seems like every since Romi's in daycare, I've lost my connection with her... Like she and I are not the team we used to be I'm so heartbroken and I know it's probably silly and I'm crying while I'm typing this up, which makes me feel even more pathetic, but I feel like I've lost my daughter... She comes home and all she does is cry when she sees me and I know it's cause she just wants to nurse, and yet I wish she'd want to interact with me as well... Not just on that one level. Cry & nurse. And if I'm hiding somewhere she's prefectly happy. As soon as she sees me, it all changes. I miss our days together. I miss our complicity. I miss the quiet moments that are always the defining ones. Now that those are gone, I can't seem to relate to her anymore. I hope this will change. But evenings were never her best time, and now it's all I have left with her. :
, one for each of you. It's a big adjustment for both of you, there will be more defining moments I'm sure. Being sick doesn't help either. Can you wear her more when you're home, just for more closeness, or maybe sleep with fewer clothes on for more skin contact?

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Oh doudat I'm so sorry! Is your husband still working? I thought he was taking a leave. Maybe he can take her to see you? Is there no way your office can be more flexible with hours?

Oh and yes, my little guy's ribs aren't quite as visible now. I do worry too much. I worry that if he ever gets sick he has nothing to spare and I fear he'd have to be hospitalized or on IV for something that wouldn't be a big deal for a chubbier kid. I've started testing the waters for reactions to almonds and he's had a few with no ill effects and he loves them. Most of foods he likes are very low calorie (apples, celery, strawberries) so I think if I can dip them in nut and seed butters, maybe he'll gain a little.
Good idea on the nut butters. Can you visit a vegan forum for more ideas on getting good fats into his diet?

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one of my best friends had her baby today, 3 weeks early! she planned a homebirth but had to transfer at the very end of labor when they realized she was breech. she had her naturally, vaginally after 15 minutes in the hospital! her name is kezia grace and they are both doing great!
Congrats!!!
post #450 of 531
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Can I just feel sorry for myself for a minute?
It seems like every since Romi's in daycare, I've lost my connection with her... Like she and I are not the team we used to be I'm so heartbroken and I know it's probably silly and I'm crying while I'm typing this up, which makes me feel even more pathetic, but I feel like I've lost my daughter... She comes home and all she does is cry when she sees me and I know it's cause she just wants to nurse, and yet I wish she'd want to interact with me as well... Not just on that one level. Cry & nurse. And if I'm hiding somewhere she's prefectly happy. As soon as she sees me, it all changes. I miss our days together. I miss our complicity. I miss the quiet moments that are always the defining ones. Now that those are gone, I can't seem to relate to her anymore. I hope this will change. But evenings were never her best time, and now it's all I have left with her. :
oh doudat! i'm so sorry that you have to go through this. i'm
sure it will change when you are all adjusted!
post #451 of 531
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one of my best friends had her baby today, 3 weeks early! she planned a homebirth but had to transfer at the very end of labor when they realized she was breech. she had her naturally, vaginally after 15 minutes in the hospital! her name is kezia grace and they are both doing great!
how exciting! and such a beautiful name

FANTASTIC having a superfast vaginal breech!!!
post #452 of 531
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Can I just feel sorry for myself for a minute?
It seems like every since Romi's in daycare, I've lost my connection with her... Like she and I are not the team we used to be I'm so heartbroken and I know it's probably silly and I'm crying while I'm typing this up, which makes me feel even more pathetic, but I feel like I've lost my daughter... She comes home and all she does is cry when she sees me and I know it's cause she just wants to nurse, and yet I wish she'd want to interact with me as well... Not just on that one level. Cry & nurse. And if I'm hiding somewhere she's prefectly happy. As soon as she sees me, it all changes. I miss our days together. I miss our complicity. I miss the quiet moments that are always the defining ones. Now that those are gone, I can't seem to relate to her anymore. I hope this will change. But evenings were never her best time, and now it's all I have left with her. :
s s s oh, I'm so sorry doudat- that must be so tough. I can understand how you feel like that...even after I drop off Eva at church or babysitting with family, after a bit it still feels that way. I'm sure part of it is just adjusting...you will find ways to reconnect with her, like bathtimes or another time when it's just you and her. Nursing is her big comfort though, at least you have that! I agree with maxi-mom- I find that after busy or long days, or leaving her for a few hours that wearing her helps, just being close to me seems to console her. Then I don't have to physically hold her. It will get better...is there any way you could work less? I'm sure you've considered that, it must be tough.
post #453 of 531
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one of my best friends had her baby today, 3 weeks early! she planned a homebirth but had to transfer at the very end of labor when they realized she was breech. she had her naturally, vaginally after 15 minutes in the hospital! her name is kezia grace and they are both doing great!
Yay! That's great, even if they did have to transfer! Congrats to your friend!


Hanno- I wish I had some advice for you, to be honest I've never considered those concerns before. I don't know much about veganism either, so I can't help you there. I do agree though, that you shouldn't worry so much. Do you have any professionals that you could look to for advice or reassurance? (other than your crazy doctor).
post #454 of 531
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Oh doudat I'm so sorry! Is your husband still working? I thought he was taking a leave. Maybe he can take her to see you? Is there no way your office can be more flexible with hours?

Oh and yes, my little guy's ribs aren't quite as visible now. I do worry too much. I worry that if he ever gets sick he has nothing to spare and I fear he'd have to be hospitalized or on IV for something that wouldn't be a big deal for a chubbier kid. I've started testing the waters for reactions to almonds and he's had a few with no ill effects and he loves them. Most of foods he likes are very low calorie (apples, celery, strawberries) so I think if I can dip them in nut and seed butters, maybe he'll gain a little.
i think that's a good idea! zenon is following in kaylo's footsteps with eating--not-so-much. but like kaylo he is so interested in anything with nuts?! so i just go for it...even though i've heard we aren't supposed to. but just today zenon was reaching for my nut butter & toast, so i let him have it. i was just happy he was interested in eating something besides bm. anyway--i think nut butters are a great idea!
post #455 of 531
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Thanks for the birthday wishes!

I haven't posted pics of Ronan recently. Flickr now has video storage, so I uploaded a vid of Ronan playing his new piano.

And while my babe still seems short (and stout), I cannot believe he's big enough to do this.

One year ago Monday.
What a sweetie. I love the piano playing. I also love that Ronan is a Phillip Glass fan

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The worst part is I hadn't realized how popular she has apparently become. I have a gorgeous pair of purple longies that we got last fall and love by her. I got them an hour or so after she had stocked and she still had stuff up 2 and 3 hours later.

On the other hand the stocking reminded me why I hate Hyena cart, I hate stalking things, I have done it before, and it just isn't really fun, I would much rather not have to compete with 2930348 other people to get a pair of shorties.

It is too bad though because her stuff is really cute and works well for us, I just don't think I have the interest to stalk any more.
I can't deal with the whole stalking business either. It's too bad, 'cause there are some things I'd love to try.

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Can I just feel sorry for myself for a minute?
It seems like every since Romi's in daycare, I've lost my connection with her... Like she and I are not the team we used to be I'm so heartbroken and I know it's probably silly and I'm crying while I'm typing this up, which makes me feel even more pathetic, but I feel like I've lost my daughter... She comes home and all she does is cry when she sees me and I know it's cause she just wants to nurse, and yet I wish she'd want to interact with me as well... Not just on that one level. Cry & nurse. And if I'm hiding somewhere she's prefectly happy. As soon as she sees me, it all changes. I miss our days together. I miss our complicity. I miss the quiet moments that are always the defining ones. Now that those are gone, I can't seem to relate to her anymore. I hope this will change. But evenings were never her best time, and now it's all I have left with her. :
Oh mama, This was happening with us too when I went back and I was only gone for 2 days a week. I actually have stopped going to work right now, since I can't find childcare to work with my schedule and Arlo's age, and it's back to normal now. It is sooooo hard to be away from them. I wish I had some advice for you. I wish I could give you a hug for real.

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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
one of my best friends had her baby today, 3 weeks early! she planned a homebirth but had to transfer at the very end of labor when they realized she was breech. she had her naturally, vaginally after 15 minutes in the hospital! her name is kezia grace and they are both doing great!
Congrats! How lovely to hear of a successful vaginal breech delivery!

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i think that's a good idea! zenon is following in kaylo's footsteps with eating--not-so-much. but like kaylo he is so interested in anything with nuts?! so i just go for it...even though i've heard we aren't supposed to. but just today zenon was reaching for my nut butter & toast, so i let him have it. i was just happy he was interested in eating something besides bm. anyway--i think nut butters are a great idea!
Yup, Arlo eats all kinds of nuts, even peanut butter. And he's been eating it for a while: because Finn feeds him all kinds of stuff before I can stop him. And I'm a terrible mother who doesn't pay a smidgen of attention to the guidelines:

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post #456 of 531
Also, can I just say how happy I am that it's spring!: I have a tan on my face, my kids are covered in dirt and we've been at the park everyday. I am just feeling so good and so lucky. I am weaning myself off my ppd meds too. I think we are in a good place and I'm excited to not take a pill every night. I'm hoping my sex drive will increase a little too

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Funny, I was actually afraid to type that I had given him nuts. I thought I'd get a (tactful) earful! I should have known you women wouldn't judge me

We know a really really enormous vegan (100% raw even) baby, so I feel pretty confident that Ion's size is genetic. His aunt, uncle and dad were all 'underweight' according to the charts. If I didn't have this to fret about, I'm sure I'd find something else.
post #458 of 531
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Yup, Arlo eats all kinds of nuts, even peanut butter. And he's been eating it for a while: because Finn feeds him all kinds of stuff before I can stop him. And I'm a terrible mother who doesn't pay a smidgen of attention to the guidelines:

A

I feed Desmond peanut butter sandwiches for lunch. We started about a month ago, his first try of peanuts was in my Pad Thai, since he didn't have a reaction after the second time he tried it (different night), we bought him peanut butter and I make him sandwiches. He isn't a huge fan, but will eat it occasionally. He does love pecans though :.


They changed the guidelines again anyways, to say something like you can give them whatever whenever, other then honey. I never followed them either though, we just started giving Desmond various foods when the time felt right, and we haven't had a problem yet.
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Also, can I just say how happy I am that it's spring!: I have a tan on my face, my kids are covered in dirt and we've been at the park everyday. I am just feeling so good and so lucky. I am weaning myself off my ppd meds too. I think we are in a good place and I'm excited to not take a pill every night. I'm hoping my sex drive will increase a little too

A
Anika I'm so glad you're feeling awesome! Do you think winter had a part in your depression?

I got a filthy baby too and I'm feeling better everyday. Hanging out laundry is really soothing and so far this week we've gotten out everyday to see other people and babies. I'm joining the the local chapter of BirthNetwork and I might even co-ordinate the lending library. On earthday we were part of a funny little puppet parade and a drum circle. Ion was so dorky and gave people instruments if they weren't playing.
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Oh and yes, my little guy's ribs aren't quite as visible now. I do worry too much. I worry that if he ever gets sick he has nothing to spare and I fear he'd have to be hospitalized or on IV for something that wouldn't be a big deal for a chubbier kid. I've started testing the waters for reactions to almonds and he's had a few with no ill effects and he loves them. Most of foods he likes are very low calorie (apples, celery, strawberries) so I think if I can dip them in nut and seed butters, maybe he'll gain a little.
Hanno,

I didn't know your LO was so small as well (I haven't read all the posts in the thread). Pippa is in the same boat as she weighed just 14 pounds at her one year appointment last week. She's in the >3 percentile for weight. She's 27.5" tall.

She hadn't gained anything in 2 months when we discovered she is anemic. Since we started supplementing with iron, she gained 7 ounces in 3 weeks, bringing her to that 14 pounds.
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