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post #381 of 500
i would totally be in for postcards!! we just did a random swap and it was awesome. we made our own cards with a picture of us on it and some artwork from lazlo.

ps~ if anyone does nordic naturals i'm in a co-op with GREAT prices pm me for the addy (is this against the rules?? if it is let me know and i'll delete it)
post #382 of 500
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Ok, so I know Rynna and Peace Laughing are those who've got their inner freak/geek/wild woman side hiding. I'm a little scaredy cat of those cool fesitvals due to the sort of thing Rynna's experiencing. I think I'd really love to try the Michigan Women's Music Fest one day.... I think there are a few others, but I need to add myself to that group. I've got that side of me that's busting to come out. Perhaps especially since the momma/grandmomma thing. Man could I go for somethign like that Rynna. I'm so vicariously living through you (in what little hints you give, I like to add my own details to your stories,, heh). Man I really need a drinkin' night!

oh, i hope you can go! be sure to bring Nara and any stepdaughters that can go. i was so going to figure out a way to get to michfest back when i thought Terran was going to be a girl and before dd's relationship became quite so serious. it's very kid-friendly (well, girl friendly) from what i hear and so empowering.

other than one rainbow gathering, i haven't been much of a fest-goer, but i love living vicariously.

Rynna, i think "months" is a bit pessimistic. i gave up the acid because it was just taking me too long to process and come down at 19 compared to 14. i'm not sure if age was why or whether it was just being less open to such things and more "calcified". i don't have much to add to what the others have already said.


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Yay postcards!
yay! i'm in, but i'd like a nice chunk of time to do mine up as a real conceptual art piece, like on post secret. the last time i fell in love, it was on the back of a postcard, and i've been thinking about the crazy things we used to do and how much fun it would be to make just one for someone who could appreciate it.

Teeny, i owe you a PM and a package; hopefully i'll get to that in the next few days. i'm as @$$hole; i hate it when i disappear.
post #383 of 500
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oh, i hope you can go! be sure to bring Nara and any stepdaughters that can go. i was so going to figure out a way to get to michfest back when i thought Terran was going to be a girl and before dd's relationship became quite so serious. it's very kid-friendly (well, girl friendly) from what i hear and so empowering.

other than one rainbow gathering, i haven't been much of a fest-goer, but i love living vicariously.

Rynna, i think "months" is a bit pessimistic. i gave up the acid because it was just taking me too long to process and come down at 19 compared to 14. i'm not sure if age was why or whether it was just being less open to such things and more "calcified". i don't have much to add to what the others have already said.




yay! i'm in, but i'd like a nice chunk of time to do mine up as a real conceptual art piece, like on post secret. the last time i fell in love, it was on the back of a postcard, and i've been thinking about the crazy things we used to do and how much fun it would be to make just one for someone who could appreciate it.

Teeny, i owe you a PM and a package; hopefully i'll get to that in the next few days. i'm as @$$hole; i hate it when i disappear.
NOS, no worries at all. I was just concerned about you. I vanish alot IRL to my friends, so I understand.

As for MWMF I think it will have to wait until at least a year from now as I don't have any vacation left. But it might be longer than that as I work up the nerve to go. I just really think it sounds so lovely - a place that's all women. Just for a weekend, ya know?

ETA: New Grandson and DSD
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Rynna, i think "months" is a bit pessimistic. i gave up the acid because it was just taking me too long to process and come down at 19 compared to 14. i'm not sure if age was why or whether it was just being less open to such things and more "calcified". i don't have much to add to what the others have already said.
Thing is, LSD is like, fat soluble. It stands to reason that someone with more chub would take longer to come down, as there is a lot more fat for the stuff to be absorbed in, and then slowly leak out. Every person I've had tell me that it took a long time to come down was on the rounder side, while the people who said it was only a matter of days/weeks were all slimmer. Note to self: Lose body fat before trying acid. :

I'm mostly clear, just... not quite right. Ever have a TV that was dying, so that the picture was kind of stretched in odd places, and the colors around the edges were wrong? Yeah, everything looks like that. I have such mixed feelngs about it all. Like, I'd have wanted to do research before trying this.
post #385 of 500
Yeah, postcard swap!

Rynna, sorry you're feeling trippy still. Try to enjoy it, if possible! Julie, ITA about hallucinogens being a great spiritual tool. I have been itching to take some shrooms for the last few years, but I've been either pregnant or nursing all the time, so scratch that!

So Twyla had her first sibling related injury today. The first of many, I'm sure. Marley (3) was using a broken string of plastic beads as a whip while pretending to be "the girl Indiana Jones." I didn't know about it until I heard Twyla wailing. She had been playing on the floor in the next room where Marley was. She got a nice red mark on her face just above her eye. Needless to say, whipping has been banned in the house.
post #386 of 500
Is it awful that I don't count such injuries unless there's blood drawn?
post #387 of 500
Well, after spending yesterday trying to get through this monster thread of ours, I decided if I was ever going to post again I'd better skip a few pages (ok, like 10 or 12 pages ) and just see what happened in the last couple of days.

Rynna, interesting times are afoot every month with you! I'm jealous! But at the same time I don't know if I could handle such a mind altering thing right now, I've got too much to second-guess....

We went camping (Jackson's first camping trip!) last weekend and it totally brought back memories of so many other camping trips and music and festivals... It was a lot of fun, a little stressful at the end of the evening, but I'll be more prepared next time and all in all it was good for all of us. Jackson loves being outside so he had a blast.

I can't believe our babies are so big! and are doing so many things!

I think we are finally over the nap hump here. I finally found a routine that's working, at least for now! Whew!

Jackson is teething too, chewing on everything!! Although he doesn't seem to be in much pain yet. A friend of mine gave me some Hylands teething tablets, does anyone have experience with those? I haven't needed to use them yet.

I finally cleaned up the hand-me-down high chair we got so Jackson can sit and hang out with us while we eat. He loves being up at our level now!! He is interested in anything we have in our hands, not food specifically yet though.

My mom and my brother are coming to visit for the weekend, so I am busy trying to get the house cleaned up (wish me luck!!).
post #388 of 500
Oh Teeny, they're wonderful. That fantastic little-wise-old-man look that newborns have

applecore I have no idea how we've escaped SRI's in this house, but somehow we have. Personally I think River has the jedi mind trick down, as I've noticed bad things happen to his siblings when they're being a bit rough a bit close to him The force is strong in this one...

Rynna, whilst obviously, as a happily divorced woman whose ex still stalks her round the internet occasionally, I have never tried any illicit substances whatsoever I hear from a very good friend that it took longer for her to come down from an acid trip when she was skinnier. I'd seriously consider a liver cleanse and/or juice fast though, as well as adding obscene quantities of milk thistle to your diet : Can't hurt, might do some good.
post #389 of 500
Teeny, he is gorgeous, but she just has me jonesing for a grandbaby of my own! she's simultaneously child and mother and so exquisite as both. love her up lots for me and be warned that i've seen the medical induatry sabatoge breastfeeding teens every bit as badly as they do birthing teens.

she needs you every bit as much as Nara does right now, maybe even more.

What a gorgeous picture! thank you so much for sharing.
post #390 of 500
I'd love to do postcards!

ITA about the psych's.... I'm not cool enough, and too old to know about the trendy names of stuff. But the spiritual use of them is how to enjoy them. Sorry you had an unexpected trip Rynna. I've never been to any of the festivals anywhere.... either I didn't have the right friends or the timing wasn't right. I've been stuck for so long with friends IRL that I always keep one part or another hidden. Some friends I could talk tarot, astro, etc all day but not talk about pot or stuff. Then cuz I do everything kinda backwards, I went to college a few years ago cuz it was a spiritual, meditation type place and found that even an untypical private college had drugs (much to the disappointment of the administrators ). That was when i really got to explore such things, but I stuck to mj and shrooms, the other stuff is too hard core for me, maybe if I was younger..... Only once since finding out I was preg last year have I partaken anything, a little pot back in April. I was back in IA visiting friends and one guys wife doesn't smoke so I let her care for DD while I got to relax. Oh, it was so awesome. I could see so much and feel so much more that I had forgotten about and many things became clear to me too that night.

I've gotta ask though while we are on the subject of trips, I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had trippy experiences around birth.... When I finally got to sleep after DD was born, I had some of the most amazing dreams, very geometrical and stuff (and I am so not a math or geometrical person!). It was like I could see everything in the universe shifting to make room for DD to be here. I can't say that I was drug free cuz I had been given 2 doses in the epi, 1 for birth and the other to sew up my 3 tears, and I was on that wicked mag sulfate for my dangerously high BP. But really, I think that these dreams were so completely pure and the substances played no part.

In other news, we had our 4 month WBV yesterday. DD is 4 months today. She is 95th for weight and height and 90th for her head. So she's a big girl. Kinda funny cuz I'm just a bit more than petite and DP is far from big and burly. I'm guessing she's just going to grow a bunch quickly and then it will slow later. But she's got the chunkiest thighs.... oh I love them so much! But the Ped was cool. They don't recommend solids before 8 months even with formula babies, and I think she is pro EBF for longer, but we didn't discuss it. And when I told her that I was delaying vax, and maybe even never vax-ing she was cool. I am more on the side of no vax, but because DD does have lots of relatives from her fathers side in Kenya and India, if we were to go visit, I'd feel more comfortable I think if she were protected from a few things. The big one the Ped recommended was polio. So there was no pushiness about delay or selective vax. So I'll go to her again.

DP has settled again.... I'm staying for now. If things get really bad or don't improve by fall, then I'm out. But I really want to give it a chance. Our situation and story is so complicated in so many ways with family, culture and the surprise of DD when neither of us had any income to support a family. Tons of pressure.

Gotta run.... DD is HUNGRY!
post #391 of 500
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I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had trippy experiences around birth....
I love the altered states that come with birth.
I'd give birth at least once a year if I didn't have to be pregnant.


ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE PART OF THE POSTCARD EXCHANGE, PM ME YOUR SNAIL MAIL ADDRESS.
I will put all the addresses together and send them to everyone else.

Send at least ONE postcard or home-made card to EACH person on the list. You may go through the list once or 10 times, but send AT LEAST ONE to EACH person on the list.
Once it's off and running, you are on your own.

Cut off date for getting on the list will be Sunday, July 6. I will make a post in the early stages of the July thread so that if anyone missed this announcement, they will still have a chance to get on the list.

Hopefully that sounds okay to everyone.
post #392 of 500
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oh my gosh!! how sweet and beautiful...maybe i'm pms-y but it brings a tear to my eye how sweet and innocent he is.

our babies seem so grown up by comparison.

NOS glad to see you back, i too vanish IRL and on the boards, but i usually don't have such a good reason
post #393 of 500
I found you guys!!! I had switch over to the other board because I was fed up with the constant server issues. No one really goes there and I was missing talking with everyone. I feel rather lost but am trying to get caught back up by reading the last few pages of the thread.

There are days I really miss being pregnant. Here's an update on my little man.

Eli is doing great! At four months he was 16 pounds 13 ounces and 25 1/2 inches long. He's five months now and already has two teeth. He's trying to roll over, but gets to his side and gets mad because his arm is in the way. He 'talks' constantly and smiles all the time. He's figured out that when he makes certain noises he gets everyone's attention. Here's a picture from 2 weeks ago. Ignore the red demon eyes-I need to go back and fix.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/j...8/DSCN0828.jpg
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Teeny-Grand baby is beautiful. I hope everything goes well. I give her credit for being young and now a parent. Give her the love and support she'll need and everything will turn out okay!
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Teeny, gorgeous pic!

BabyBump, nice to see you! Eli sounds cute

SaltPhoenix, thanks for taking charge of the postcard exchange...sounds fun!

Peace, glad things are a bit better, even if only for now. Hope things only continue to get better, though.

helen, wish River could give Molly a lesson or two!

Firecat, sounds like an awesome camping trip!

Rynna, I agree with Helen about some type of cleansing...it seems like it's sticking around for a long time. Its fun to hear about all your new friendships, though!

Applecore, glad she's mostly ok!

We had our first major SRI (sibling-related injury) today, too. But I have to admit that it was really my fault. Molly was in the stoller, and we were taking a short walk. DS LOVES to push strollers, and since I usually have Molly in the wrap, I let him push the empty stroller for fun. (He likes to make tracks with the wheels through dirt and puddles) But it was super hot today, so I put her in the stroller for a while to let her cool off from being wrapped. Then DH called, and we fell into a deep conversation after having a little tiff last night. Well, out of the blue, DS accidentally ran the stroller up on this little steep part of a yard, and the stroller got off balance and fell completely over. Molly was strapped in, so she didn't fall out, exactly, but she did get a knot on her head from either hitting a stroller support bar, or the ground through the stroller cloth. I felt terrible, and so did DS, I just should have kept my eyes right on them, and have no one to blame but myself. It was completely my fault, and I hate that she got hurt, and that he got scared by my reaction and her crying. Every time I see her bump I feel terrible, but she seems fine, so it could have been much worse!

Thanks for letting me cry about it!

Off to PM Salt Phoenix for the postcards!!
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Hi Mamas!!

I've been totally MIA as of late but am glad to finally catch up. It's getting late so this will be short by my standards :P

Lily is almost 4 months old and is doing GREAT! She's starting to laugh and I LOVE it!! She's very strong and loves to stand. She smiles a ton - to the point where grocery shopping takes 20 minutes longer because she loves to smile and flirt with EVERYONE! She's totally teething but handling it mostly okay. Napping isn't great, she'll take cat naps in the car or in the wrap and if we're home during the day (and that is increasingly rare) she sometimes will take a short nap in the bed. So far so good with sleeping through the night but we'll see if it lasts.

I don't have much to add to a conversation about chemically induced spirituality but I will say that when I was pregnant, I'd have dreams about getting high . I never did much in the way of drugs, fear factor always kept me back. I do, however, need a day where I can have several drinks!! I may get the chance on Saturday when I go to a batchelorette party and DH takes the baby for the first time ever...but we'll see......

We did have an adventure last weekend though! My wonderful car came to a watery end when the parking break failed to keep it in the driveway where we were at and it slipped into a pond and eventually sank! I had to laugh when we saw it floating away - thank goodness for insurance.

I'm LOVING being a SAHM!! I've found some wonderful "mommy friends" and we have a blast and are all conscious about spending $$.

Anyone have any good stories about having their babies in the water? Lily seems to enjoy it as long as her belly doesn't get in the water. She got so much attention at the pool we went to today, it was super cute!!

*hugs* to you all!
post #397 of 500
River had his first experience at the sea the other day- does that count? We dunked his toes, and he kicked and splashed and gurgled

Jaimee, I will just warn you that since having kids I am a very, very cheap date. Literally, one glass of wine sometimes and I'm drunk (and I'm a sleepy drunk generally rather than a party drunk, so this isn't good.)
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lilyblossom, we go swimming once a week in our infant swimming class. Ashlee loves it. She is up to her nose in water and squeals with joy. Her tounge is hanging out half the time trying to lick the water. She is so cute in the water.

Teeny are you in MI too? Which part? Man I wish I were going home this summer.:
post #399 of 500
Postcards sound fun!

Rynna, I was once dosed at a bluegrass festival, to this day don't know with what. I only know that I didn't eat for the two days I was there, somehow was the one in the best shape to drive home, and my head was messed up for darn near a week afterwards, if not longer. It also did give me some permanent alteration in emotional perspective, but for the better. And once in college, I ate some brownies that were WAY too strong for my taste that sent me hallucinating for about 8 hours. That also took about a week to get "right" from. The end result of that was that I got way too paranoid every time I smoked after that, so stopped for many years. Hope you start settling back into your skin soon...it's an odd feeling.

Swimming: Rosemary loves, loves, loves being floated in our bathtub, but when we took her in a pond recently, she was not happy about it. I think it was the temperature - the water was a bit too cool for her taste. She was fine until we got up to her torso, then she was not happy.

Peace_Laughing, I think our DDs are on similar growth plans! Mine was tiny at birth (6lb. 9 oz., 20.5"), but has made up for it and at 18 weeks is in 95th for length and between 75th & 90th for weight & head. Not small! The thing is, she looks older than she is, so we keep expecting her to do things like crawl, run, take the SATs, etc.

Does anyone have experience with their baby photo shoots? Don't look at me like that - I'm not that kind of mom by a long shot. But we live near Zutano, and someone mentioned that they love little red-headed babies & are looking for models...and the thought of free Zutano-wear is kind of nice...but I have a feeling that it's a pretty unpleasant experience for the wee ones, which we are not at all into.

Ok, I'm going to have a little Rosemary time here:

Resplendent in stripes, with feet

Art project in her room
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Oh, that lily is sooo cute! And so is that Rosemary!! How sweet is that littel Eli! Oh my I LOVE these little babies!!

But yeah, don't our ~ 4 mo looks positively grown up by comparison to DGS! Thanks all, I think he's quite adorable. I LOVE that little expression of studying momma on his face. Sigh...

I have to say I am sooo angry for what DSD-17 had to go through. She wrote me an e-mail telling me what happened: 3 epidurals, one of them went haywire and she went into a seizure, in which she doesn't even remember much, and then the last one for the c-section didn't take all the way. :: She told me she started bawling when they told her they were going with the c\s. She said it's all ok though because she just loves her little boy. I wrote back saying there are two people who need to come out of the birth ok, the baby AND the momma. I told her if she needs to talk to let me know, because it's totally ok if she's upset about her birthing experience.

Ahh, Sharun, I'm from close to MI (don't let my brothers hear me say that), we're in OH. (I-O heh) I'd like to go one of these days now that I'm closer. Maybe next year or after that.
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