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post #161 of 269
So my old friend who's baby shower I went to back in Michigan had her baby! A boy born on May 9th and he's beautiful! I just got an email about her birth, unfortunately "emergency" c-section - why oh why does hospital birth mean c-section!!! I know, dumb question, and I still need to watch the Business of Birth movie. I'm just :. But, her baby is healthy and she's breastfeeding and babywearing, so those are great things. However, she's already mentioned a sleep schedule, but she is working and going to school, so I'm sure that will work best for her. She will be a great and loving mama and is open to advice, so that is great, too. I'm so happy for her.

Oh, and we'll have a new addition to our family today - a new Pug! A friend of a friend can't keep it, so we will take it.
post #162 of 269
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FYI, some Pedipeds are on special for 20$ on their site.
Amber necklace, I bought from her and it's really nice...
Covers: I'm gonna go out to Bummis soon, so if you need anything... Maybe the Polar Bummis?
As for thinner fitted, I'm paring down my stash right now since daycare said no to diapers, so let me know if you'd be interested
you're what??? :

and i may be interested in a bummis brite or two if they have any... (is that what those new ones are called???)
post #163 of 269
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So my old friend who's baby shower I went to back in Michigan had her baby! A boy born on May 9th and he's beautiful! I just got an email about her birth, unfortunately "emergency" c-section - why oh why does hospital birth mean c-section!!! I know, dumb question, and I still need to watch the Business of Birth movie. I'm just :. But, her baby is healthy and she's breastfeeding and babywearing, so those are great things. However, she's already mentioned a sleep schedule, but she is working and going to school, so I'm sure that will work best for her. She will be a great and loving mama and is open to advice, so that is great, too. I'm so happy for her.

Oh, and we'll have a new addition to our family today - a new Pug! A friend of a friend can't keep it, so we will take it.
happy to hear they are doing well!! but sorry to hear about the c/s. it makes me feel : too... and i mean no offense to those who've had c/s but i think that's why i chose hb...i was too afraid that a hospital birth would mean a c/s for me too! (and it probably would have b/c i was at 6cm for 15+hours!)

and congrats on the new addition!! :
post #164 of 269
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happy to hear they are doing well!! but sorry to hear about the c/s. it makes me feel : too... and i mean no offense to those who've had c/s but i think that's why i chose hb...i was too afraid that a hospital birth would mean a c/s for me too! (and it probably would have b/c i was at 6cm for 15+hours!)
I might have ended up the same - I was in labor 24 hours and I think I was 8+ cm for the last 6 hours or so... I was heading that way with DD1 when I got an epidural and I think that scared me into a hb!

Post pics of your pug when you geta chance! I :
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happy to hear they are doing well!! but sorry to hear about the c/s. it makes me feel : too... and i mean no offense to those who've had c/s but i think that's why i chose hb...i was too afraid that a hospital birth would mean a c/s for me too! (and it probably would have b/c i was at 6cm for 15+hours!)

and congrats on the new addition!! :
I went to a birthing center to avoid a c/s and ended up having one anyway...Went to the hospital in an ambulance and everything.
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I went to a birthing center to avoid a c/s and ended up having one anyway...Went to the hospital in an ambulance and everything.
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No measles here! I don't know whether to be happy or sad about it! On one hand it would have been nice to get it over with, but I'm glad no one is sick. We went to the doc just to touch base about it and he actually made me feel pretty good about the decision to not vax. He certainly didn't think that getting measles was going to be the end of the world.
Arlo is doing well, although he has fallen off his growth curve. Being sick back in April really took it's toll on him. He's also a super picky eater, so I am having a hard time getting him to eat much solids. Any tips for getting some fatty food into him mamas?
He is nursing like crazy and last night he was up all.the.time. so he's at least getting that. I'm tired though...
For the no measles!! Just cause, like Kris said, 1yr is sooo young!! But if it happens, so be it. At least it'll be done with it.

As for Arlo, I'm sure he'll gain back... I think we shouldn't really get stuck on those growth charts. Babies get sick, they lose weight, he'll gain it back.
As for nights, I was coming here to ask you how the night weaning had gone I cut back Romi's nursing to twice a night and it's not very easy. Nico has to put her back to sleep and she gets ANGRY. Yesterday he took a walk with her outside at 3am to get her back to sleep
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I went to a birthing center to avoid a c/s and ended up having one anyway...Went to the hospital in an ambulance and everything.
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For the no measles!! Just cause, like Kris said, 1yr is sooo young!! But if it happens, so be it. At least it'll be done with it.

As for Arlo, I'm sure he'll gain back... I think we shouldn't really get stuck on those growth charts. Babies get sick, they lose weight, he'll gain it back.
As for nights, I was coming here to ask you how the night weaning had gone I cut back Romi's nursing to twice a night and it's not very easy. Nico has to put her back to sleep and she gets ANGRY. Yesterday he took a walk with her outside at 3am to get her back to sleep
great smiley! it will get better! she'll adjust.
post #170 of 269
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For the no measles!! Just cause, like Kris said, 1yr is sooo young!! But if it happens, so be it. At least it'll be done with it.

As for Arlo, I'm sure he'll gain back... I think we shouldn't really get stuck on those growth charts. Babies get sick, they lose weight, he'll gain it back.
As for nights, I was coming here to ask you how the night weaning had gone I cut back Romi's nursing to twice a night and it's not very easy. Nico has to put her back to sleep and she gets ANGRY. Yesterday he took a walk with her outside at 3am to get her back to sleep
I've actually given up on the nightweaning for now, because of the weight thing and it wasn't going that smoothly. So I will try again in a month. With Finn it went pretty smoothly, he was older and I think more ready kwim? I sorta see it like potty training, it's much easier and quicker if they're ready. So Arlo doesn't seem ready, even though I certainly am!! I am going to definitely try some smoothies with coconut milk and avacado...maybe that'll fill him up a bit!

In other news, we are going to pick up our pop-up trailer today! WOohoo! Luxery camping this summer.

A
post #171 of 269
I've been following along but not posting...I think I'm losing my mind. We're on week 3 of Kamrin being at work 14 hours a day with no day off.
Ion and I went to the East Lansing art festival Saturday and were out alone on bus and foot for 9 hours, I'm impressed with myself!
I'm having a hard time being happy after what happened in China. I just go about my day with a cloud over me. When the Tsunami hit our church read The Big Wave by Pearl S Buck and it was comforting. I bought it to read to Ion when he's older, but I think I need to read it to myself now. :
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Finally got some pictures up:

Combat boots and finally getting some hair.

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kiddie pool1 and 2

It's 90 degrees today, yucky.
I second (5th,6th?) how totally adorable the dress and boots are on her

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So my old friend who's baby shower I went to back in Michigan had her baby! A boy born on May 9th and he's beautiful! I just got an email about her birth, unfortunately "emergency" c-section - why oh why does hospital birth mean c-section!!! I know, dumb question, and I still need to watch the Business of Birth movie. I'm just :. But, her baby is healthy and she's breastfeeding and babywearing, so those are great things. However, she's already mentioned a sleep schedule, but she is working and going to school, so I'm sure that will work best for her. She will be a great and loving mama and is open to advice, so that is great, too. I'm so happy for her.

Oh, and we'll have a new addition to our family today - a new Pug! A friend of a friend can't keep it, so we will take it.
I'm learning about the hospital=cesarean thing, it's so sad. It frequently seems like the same reason, drop in baby's heart rate. Why is this happening? (not that I expect you to know) There's so much about hospital birth that I don't understand.

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I went to a birthing center to avoid a c/s and ended up having one anyway...Went to the hospital in an ambulance and everything.
That happened to a close friend in February.

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In other news, we are going to pick up our pop-up trailer today! WOohoo! Luxery camping this summer.
post #173 of 269
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I am really sad that our ddc seems to be dwindling. I know that I don't always post a lot, but I always enjoyed coming home from work and checking in to see how everyone is doing. Do we need to move back to Life with a Babe? I just started the post here because I thought we were supposed to move. I know there is a thread that is/was floundering over there too. I miss everyone!!
Hi, I'm delurking, though I never really delurked before anyway on this particular thread. So, um, hi! *waves*

As a bit of a (very) brief intro, my dd2 was born April 20th last year - her due date *gasp* We called her Heidi

It's been a wild year, what with one thing and another, and I've not been on mdc much at all since the birth, but thought I'd check in today, in dire need of the reassurance of friendly like-minded voices - life's good, but what with moving to a new area at the same time as having Heidi, I've not actually got round to getting out and meeting new people - I don't have a 'support group' IRL at all, and not having a terribly crunchy family I don't find I can talk to them about stuff like, (to take my current predicament as example), the fact I'm feeling totally knacked at the moment due to an upsurge in Heidi's feeding.

And I logged on here, and wow, how much better do I feel for reading your posts - that 'oh thank god it's not just us' feeling... well, relief hardly covers it

She's been walking about 5 or 6 weeks - the crazy feeding that led up to it had let up a bit recently, and... well I'm not sure how many days ago it started in earnest again, what with the sleep-interrupted-haze, but it's definitely back :

Anyway - just wanted to say it's good to be here
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Hi, I'm delurking, though I never really delurked before anyway on this particular thread. So, um, hi! *waves*

As a bit of a (very) brief intro, my dd2 was born April 20th last year - her due date *gasp* We called her Heidi

It's been a wild year, what with one thing and another, and I've not been on mdc much at all since the birth, but thought I'd check in today, in dire need of the reassurance of friendly like-minded voices - life's good, but what with moving to a new area at the same time as having Heidi, I've not actually got round to getting out and meeting new people - I don't have a 'support group' IRL at all, and not having a terribly crunchy family I don't find I can talk to them about stuff like, (to take my current predicament as example), the fact I'm feeling totally knacked at the moment due to an upsurge in Heidi's feeding.

And I logged on here, and wow, how much better do I feel for reading your posts - that 'oh thank god it's not just us' feeling... well, relief hardly covers it

She's been walking about 5 or 6 weeks - the crazy feeding that led up to it had let up a bit recently, and... well I'm not sure how many days ago it started in earnest again, what with the sleep-interrupted-haze, but it's definitely back :

Anyway - just wanted to say it's good to be here
Hi and welcome! Heidi and I share a birthday!

Re: Nightweaning - I think Scarlet is doing it on her own! For five nights now, she has slept 5-7 hours straight and then through 'til morning. Amazing and I agree, Anika, they all do things when they're ready. Arlo probably wants to pack a few more pounds on first. :
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That happened to a close friend in February.
Thanks for the hugs ladies...It still really bothers me. I haven't even written Micah's birth story yet because it makes me so sad...I also have a lot of guilt -- feeling that if I had just done this or done that, maybe things would have been different. I know that it isn't healthy or productive to think like that, so I just avoid the thoughts most days. Hopefully I will write the story before he graduates from high school.

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I've actually given up on the nightweaning for now, because of the weight thing and it wasn't going that smoothly. So I will try again in a month. With Finn it went pretty smoothly, he was older and I think more ready kwim? I sorta see it like potty training, it's much easier and quicker if they're ready. So Arlo doesn't seem ready, even though I certainly am!! I am going to definitely try some smoothies with coconut milk and avacado...maybe that'll fill him up a bit!

In other news, we are going to pick up our pop-up trailer today! WOohoo! Luxery camping this summer.

A
We are going camping at the beach this summer with my roommates and his two children. I am sooooo looking forward to the break from everyday life. I REAALLLY would like for Micah to be walking by then. I think it would be so cute to see him toddling along the beach and in or away from the surf.

Yesterday, we went to the Renaissance Festival just outside of Atlanta. It was so much fun! While Micah was playing in the grass (on a slight incline no less), he stood up with no support and took 4 steps!! So, I guess we are well on our way -- he still prefers to crawl though.

I also think that I am going to try the smoothie thing...and haven't been restricting night feedings. Micah still hasn't gained back to his previous weight (we still have a little more than 1/2 lb. (.25 kg ) to go!!) to both of us, they will gain it back in their own time.

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Hi, I'm delurking, though I never really delurked before anyway on this particular thread. So, um, hi! *waves*

As a bit of a (very) brief intro, my dd2 was born April 20th last year - her due date *gasp* We called her Heidi

It's been a wild year, what with one thing and another, and I've not been on mdc much at all since the birth, but thought I'd check in today, in dire need of the reassurance of friendly like-minded voices - life's good, but what with moving to a new area at the same time as having Heidi, I've not actually got round to getting out and meeting new people - I don't have a 'support group' IRL at all, and not having a terribly crunchy family I don't find I can talk to them about stuff like, (to take my current predicament as example), the fact I'm feeling totally knacked at the moment due to an upsurge in Heidi's feeding.

And I logged on here, and wow, how much better do I feel for reading your posts - that 'oh thank god it's not just us' feeling... well, relief hardly covers it

She's been walking about 5 or 6 weeks - the crazy feeding that led up to it had let up a bit recently, and... well I'm not sure how many days ago it started in earnest again, what with the sleep-interrupted-haze, but it's definitely back :

Anyway - just wanted to say it's good to be here
Welcome!! I also do not have a lot of support IRL. It's just me and Micah other than my roommate (who is gone 98% of the month) and my parents who are tolerant of my choices but don't necessarily agree. MDC has definitely helped me to asssure myself that I am doing the right thing sometimes. And, we pictures, so whenever you are comfy with sharing we would love to see your LO. Oh, and I love the name Heidi!! Again, welcome!
post #176 of 269
On the c/s thing, I am wondering if during birth, babies heart rates often decel, but as we are better able to monitor the heart rate we are just seeing it more and more often? I had an induction with Ari (DD1) because I was told she had low amniotic fluid (and cried because I didn't get my waterbirth). Once there, it went from an induction to them breaking my water and putting in a monitor to labor stalling and the beginnings of the "c/s" conversation until I agreed to an epidural. The whole mess ended well, but scared me into a hb - I was trying to avoid the same thing, especially I was told I had GD.


So we bought Ari a (new-to-us) Barbie jeep powerwheels. It is pretty cool. Ari is learning to drive it and they have "seatbelts" so we put Abby in in and she LOVES it. I'd like Ari to ride her bike, but Abby gets so bored walking around on my back, leaning over to help Ari with something. Abby loves the movement of riding. We have a grassy area out behind our condo that they drive on, as well as the court we live in (with the parents monitoring both ends of it). The powerwheels is so anti-crunchy, but at the same time, Ari spends her whole time making up stories of what she and Abby are doing. I think it kind of makes up for the lack of a backyard.... Also, Abby is into riding toys and we don't have any here, although she has some at her daycare.
ETA: Abby learned to wave with her whole hand, not just the curling of her fingers!

Also, we've been looking at old pics of Abby to add to our website, and she was soooo tiny! I'll link to our website once we have more content up - it is still a work in progress (for DH with tiny bits of help from myself).
post #177 of 269
Hi girls! I'm back at home from St. Louis- thankfully. I feel like I've been in the dark (of newborn and too many toddlers-ville) for awhile. It's nice to catch up.
My new nephew is doing great. He's put a pound and a half on in 2 weeks, so he was up to 5lbs 13 oz on Saturday. Still so tiny, but thriving. My sis is doing great too- even though life with a newborn and 18 mos old is busy,especially a sensitive, expressive 18 mos old. My mom is still there to help for another week.
I missed Axel so much and he's sooo cute! I just love him- but is sure was easy to forget how energetic and intesne he is! What a sweet boy though, really. I am so blessed.

Evangeline was crazy at night for the trip. Both girls got really sick, evangeline was a dripping mess, she got/is getting two molars at the same time. We slept in the same room- but she spent 1/2 the time with me- I wish I could say peacefully cosleeping. Because she was sick/teething/new place she was all over... she'd try to sleep above me, on my tummy, butt on my neck, head on my face, against the wall, on the floor, sitting up...seriously, she was nuts. She'd cry becuase she was so exhausted and couldn't sleep- and wake up sporacically in the night. She would want to nurse constantly, and then refuse to because she couldn't breath. Last night already here at home was better- I sure hope tonight is even more.

Tabrizia- I love your hair! I can't believe how much it changes your look!

Maxi-mom- soo cute pics- you know, Scarlet does still remind me a bit of Eva, I think it's the long face, the heavy cheeks and the droopy mouth- so cute!!
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No measles here! I don't know whether to be happy or sad about it! On one hand it would have been nice to get it over with, but I'm glad no one is sick. We went to the doc just to touch base about it and he actually made me feel pretty good about the decision to not vax. He certainly didn't think that getting measles was going to be the end of the world.
Arlo is doing well, although he has fallen off his growth curve. Being sick back in April really took it's toll on him. He's also a super picky eater, so I am having a hard time getting him to eat much solids. Any tips for getting some fatty food into him mamas?
He is nursing like crazy and last night he was up all.the.time. so he's at least getting that. I'm tired though...

A
I was wondering! Glad you didn't get it. I don't think it would be nice. So glad you had a sympathetic dr. I'm sorry you're worried about Arlo's weight though. Do you as a family drink milk? Smoothies are a great idea- dairy, avacados...

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So we bought Ari a (new-to-us) Barbie jeep powerwheels. It is pretty cool. Ari is learning to drive it and they have "seatbelts" so we put Abby in in and she LOVES it. I'd like Ari to ride her bike, but Abby gets so bored walking around on my back, leaning over to help Ari with something. Abby loves the movement of riding. We have a grassy area out behind our condo that they drive on, as well as the court we live in (with the parents monitoring both ends of it). The powerwheels is so anti-crunchy, but at the same time, Ari spends her whole time making up stories of what she and Abby are doing. I think it kind of makes up for the lack of a backyard.... Also, Abby is into riding toys and we don't have any here, although she has some at her daycare.
ETA: Abby learned to wave with her whole hand, not just the curling of her fingers!
Axel has a powerwheels too--he loves it! I don't think it's uncrunchy at all- I wanted one as a kid too. He plays outside all the time (without it)and it just gives him one more reason to spend MORE time outside! and for us, charging up the battery means plugging in into our solar-power :giggle: so

Shydaisy: s about your c-section. Although, I hope it's comforting to know that no matter what happens, even with a nearly perfect birth, there's always something you wish would have been different or something you'll do different next time. You can't blame yourself.
post #178 of 269
Hi gals~
Oh how could I have missed so much of May with all of you!?! I have missed you! I think writing your birth story is very cathartic! Is that the right word? I still haven't written one for Andy (3yo) but did write one for Noah. I would like to write Andy's, and I think the reason I haven't is that I REALLY trusted our OB and then when things really started with labor and then with delivery, I just felt so violated! And de-humanized. On some BLog I read recently, the author was talking about 'birth-rape' and that does ring a bell with me and certainly when I hear other's stories. I think the Business of Being Born is very timely! I haven't seen it yet either, though. Anyway gotta go to bed. ---Noah has 4 teeth, isn't walking, babbles tons, and doesn't wake up to nurse any more.

Also we are considering a move to OR in a year, after dh graduates! Any thoughts on that?
post #179 of 269
Rainy day... bleech, and it's only Tuesday. I seem to live for the weekends! DH has gotten done some of the basics of our site - please check it out:

www.nibbana.net

TIA!

We'll be finishing the "About Us" page and posting photos in the photo gallery in the next few days Please check back!
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Hi girls! I'm back at home from St. Louis- thankfully. I feel like I've been in the dark (of newborn and too many toddlers-ville) for awhile. It's nice to catch up.
My new nephew is doing great. He's put a pound and a half on in 2 weeks, so he was up to 5lbs 13 oz on Saturday. Still so tiny, but thriving. My sis is doing great too- even though life with a newborn and 18 mos old is busy,especially a sensitive, expressive 18 mos old. My mom is still there to help for another week.
I missed Axel so much and he's sooo cute! I just love him- but is sure was easy to forget how energetic and intesne he is! What a sweet boy though, really. I am so blessed.

Evangeline was crazy at night for the trip. Both girls got really sick, evangeline was a dripping mess, she got/is getting two molars at the same time. We slept in the same room- but she spent 1/2 the time with me- I wish I could say peacefully cosleeping. Because she was sick/teething/new place she was all over... she'd try to sleep above me, on my tummy, butt on my neck, head on my face, against the wall, on the floor, sitting up...seriously, she was nuts. She'd cry becuase she was so exhausted and couldn't sleep- and wake up sporacically in the night. She would want to nurse constantly, and then refuse to because she couldn't breath. Last night already here at home was better- I sure hope tonight is even more.

Tabrizia- I love your hair! I can't believe how much it changes your look!

Maxi-mom- soo cute pics- you know, Scarlet does still remind me a bit of Eva, I think it's the long face, the heavy cheeks and the droopy mouth- so cute!!
You must be so glad to be home and in your own beds! Great to hear the little one is doing well. You need to post some pics of Eva.

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Hi gals~
Oh how could I have missed so much of May with all of you!?! I have missed you! I think writing your birth story is very cathartic! Is that the right word? I still haven't written one for Andy (3yo) but did write one for Noah. I would like to write Andy's, and I think the reason I haven't is that I REALLY trusted our OB and then when things really started with labor and then with delivery, I just felt so violated! And de-humanized. On some BLog I read recently, the author was talking about 'birth-rape' and that does ring a bell with me and certainly when I hear other's stories. I think the Business of Being Born is very timely! I haven't seen it yet either, though. Anyway gotta go to bed. ---Noah has 4 teeth, isn't walking, babbles tons, and doesn't wake up to nurse any more.

Also we are considering a move to OR in a year, after dh graduates! Any thoughts on that?
, hopefully someday writing out the story of Andy's birth will help you release that pain. Your boys are so cute!

Where in Oregon? It's beautiful here in the Northwest. Portland is getting pretty crowded. But you have some family down in southern OR don't you? Or you could look for some land up our way in Washington.

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Rainy day... bleech, and it's only Tuesday. I seem to live for the weekends! DH has gotten done some of the basics of our site - please check it out:

www.nibbana.net

TIA!

We'll be finishing the "About Us" page and posting photos in the photo gallery in the next few days Please check back!
Looks cool! I love the Ari cooking post. :
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