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and you'll get to use the whole house?
yes! (wanna come visit??)

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Whoa! That's great! My dad is going to help us buy a house, so we have been looking too. It's pretty exciting!to home ownership!


So it's HOT today. I just finished delivering mail (16.5 km!) and I'm exhausted...I can't believe I did this while pregnant (in the winter even)!
congrats to you! it is pretty exciting!
i can't believe you did that while pregnant either! kept you super healthy, i bet!

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Ok, so now I have to ask, what is normal weight for this age? At our last checkup they told us to start cutting fat from Lizzie's diet b/c she was too big. I hadn't really worried about it much, but now I am beginning to wonder....

My neice is 16 mos and weighs almost 20 lbs, that seems about right with your kiddos, but Lizzie is way over that. Anyone else have a really big baby?
zenon is over 25 lbs (was 25lbs 3oz at 1 year). i'm a petite person (though not super thin) and dh is not very big and kaylo was 20lbs and small looking at a year... zenon is huge! he still doesn't eat too much in the way of solids and probably nurses less than kaylo did back then. ...it's just the way that he is! i would definitely not change the diet of a one year old (unless the diet was crap like soda and big macs!) but it sounds like you do have some healthy kids there.

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I totally don't think you need to worry unless you're giving her unhealthy foods. Babies come in different sizes just as adults do.
i agree! (like i said...hehe)
post #142 of 287
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zenon is over 25 lbs (was 25lbs 3oz at 1 year). i'm a petite person (though not super thin) and dh is not very big and kaylo was 20lbs and small looking at a year... zenon is huge! he still doesn't eat too much in the way of solids and probably nurses less than kaylo did back then. ...it's just the way that he is!
My dd1 was exactly like this - she put on a ton of weight in her first year and was way high on the drs charts (like never below 90% for weight). She never crawled, and started walking around a year and pretty much stopped putting on weight in her second year. She nursed a ton and was never big on solids. She is 6 now and is quite petite (both dh and I are small so I think she grew into her genes).

Dd2 is much more 'average' in her weight gain... she was about 20lb. at 1 year (haven't weighed her since then), but is pretty active compared to her sister... I think all the little ones really do vary in size, but this isn't necessarily indicative of health.
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yay for summer!



finally (sorry i had good intentions of making a nice card and all but didn't get around to it--i feel like i'm so behind with everything lately)

zenon is down to one nap... shoot...i have to go get my climber...he's
standing on a tall chair again!
I thought you did make a nice card!

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i have yet to try out the diva. but man, i could use it. my af has been soooo heavy. :

i'm also : b/c interest rates keep going up and up and we didn't "lock-in" when we should have. but it's all moving along and we'll buy our house soon. oh and we got accepted into the program so we won't have to pay for the lead work being done in our house (saves us more than 25,000 dollars!!!)
for the lead abatement program!

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Ok, so now I have to ask, what is normal weight for this age? At our last checkup they told us to start cutting fat from Lizzie's diet b/c she was too big. I hadn't really worried about it much, but now I am beginning to wonder....

My neice is 16 mos and weighs almost 20 lbs, that seems about right with your kiddos, but Lizzie is way over that. Anyone else have a really big baby?
Scarlet's pretty big. Last time I weighed her she was 23lbs and that was a few months ago.

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Hi, everyone! I haven't really felt like posting lately, but I have been lurking and reading!


It's been a rough week around here - one more chicken gone, then two more bitten, and all the turkey chicks we just got and the only hen we had left. And, I think I might have killed my cat. She's been sick, so I got her some medicine from the vet. She's been having a hard time breathing, lethargic and not eating well. So, I try to give her the pill yesterday morning, she bites me she was so mad (she is not a biter!), then moments later I heard heard her meowing, but not normally. I picked her up and tried to do anything I could but she couldn't breath and she just gave up in my arms. I don't know if it was me or that she was really just close to death - she was 14 years old. It was an awful day.
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It's been a rough week around here - one more chicken gone, then two more bitten, and all the turkey chicks we just got and the only hen we had left. And, I think I might have killed my cat. She's been sick, so I got her some medicine from the vet. She's been having a hard time breathing, lethargic and not eating well. So, I try to give her the pill yesterday morning, she bites me she was so mad (she is not a biter!), then moments later I heard heard her meowing, but not normally. I picked her up and tried to do anything I could but she couldn't breath and she just gave up in my arms. I don't know if it was me or that she was really just close to death - she was 14 years old. It was an awful day.
HUG - I'm so sorry for your losses. I think your cat was close to death. Cats usually show very few symptoms of illness until they are REALLY sick. If you saw her failing, then it was probably near her end. At least she was in your arms when she went, knowing you were trying your best to help.
post #145 of 287
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It's been a rough week around here - one more chicken gone, then two more bitten, and all the turkey chicks we just got and the only hen we had left. And, I think I might have killed my cat. She's been sick, so I got her some medicine from the vet. She's been having a hard time breathing, lethargic and not eating well. So, I try to give her the pill yesterday morning, she bites me she was so mad (she is not a biter!), then moments later I heard heard her meowing, but not normally. I picked her up and tried to do anything I could but she couldn't breath and she just gave up in my arms. I don't know if it was me or that she was really just close to death - she was 14 years old. It was an awful day.
I'm so,so sorry. Hugs to you sweet lady
post #146 of 287
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It's been a rough week around here - one more chicken gone, then two more bitten, and all the turkey chicks we just got and the only hen we had left. And, I think I might have killed my cat. She's been sick, so I got her some medicine from the vet. She's been having a hard time breathing, lethargic and not eating well. So, I try to give her the pill yesterday morning, she bites me she was so mad (she is not a biter!), then moments later I heard heard her meowing, but not normally. I picked her up and tried to do anything I could but she couldn't breath and she just gave up in my arms. I don't know if it was me or that she was really just close to death - she was 14 years old. It was an awful day.
post #147 of 287
Oh Maximom!!
I'm so sorry for your loss
As koofie (hey, you changed your name!) said, she was probably close to death. I highly doubt that attempting to give medicine to a cat would kill her.
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As koofie (hey, you changed your name!)
Yeah! I was waiting for it to go through! I decided koofie was beter than trying to add Abby and becoming ariandabbysmomkoofie
post #149 of 287
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Oh Maximom!!
I'm so sorry for your loss
As koofie (hey, you changed your name!) said, she was probably close to death. I highly doubt that attempting to give medicine to a cat would kill her.
Yeah, I just didn't know if she was choking on it. Thanks for the hugs, gals. You're all the best!
post #150 of 287
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It's been a rough week around here - one more chicken gone, then two more bitten, and all the turkey chicks we just got and the only hen we had left. And, I think I might have killed my cat. She's been sick, so I got her some medicine from the vet. She's been having a hard time breathing, lethargic and not eating well. So, I try to give her the pill yesterday morning, she bites me she was so mad (she is not a biter!), then moments later I heard heard her meowing, but not normally. I picked her up and tried to do anything I could but she couldn't breath and she just gave up in my arms. I don't know if it was me or that she was really just close to death - she was 14 years old. It was an awful day.
Oh, wow! I am so sorry!
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I am having some shoe issues with Micah. Would you all have a look at my thread? I would love any input!
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I noticed that Romi's been pulling at her hair when nursing. Hard. She started doing it a few months back, but she was doing it softly back then... Now she's actually ripping a few hairs out everytime she nurses. I'm assuming this is a comfort thing for her and I read that kids can get bald patches from doing that. Anyone have any experience with this?
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I am having some shoe issues with Micah. Would you all have a look at my thread? I would love any input!
I think it might be the "not used to shoes" issue. Try putting shoes on him around the house for a bit every day. Also, do you have any soft soled shoes? I think Target sells some. You might want to try those first as they are not so heavy, or hard feeling. When Abby got her SeeKaiRun shoes on for the first time, so looked funny trying to figure them out. Their footprint was much larger than the softer, more close-fitting Pedipeds she wore previously.

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I noticed that Romi's been pulling at her hair when nursing. Hard. She started doing it a few months back, but she was doing it softly back then... Now she's actually ripping a few hairs out everytime she nurses. I'm assuming this is a comfort thing for her and I read that kids can get bald patches from doing that. Anyone have any experience with this?
Abby does the same occasionally, but rarely pulls out her hair. She is still pinching and twisting my other nipple for comfort though. Perhaps she needs something to hold in her hand while she nurses? Or a hat? sorry, just guessing here!
post #154 of 287
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I noticed that Romi's been pulling at her hair when nursing. Hard. She started doing it a few months back, but she was doing it softly back then... Now she's actually ripping a few hairs out everytime she nurses. I'm assuming this is a comfort thing for her and I read that kids can get bald patches from doing that. Anyone have any experience with this?
Micah did/does this when he is really tired. I think that it is a comfort thing for him, but it hasn't been to the extent of pulling out hair. However, he has scratched the crap out of himself when his nails are over due!

And thanks for responding to my thread!

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I think it might be the "not used to shoes" issue. Try putting shoes on him around the house for a bit every day. Also, do you have any soft soled shoes? I think Target sells some. You might want to try those first as they are not so heavy, or hard feeling. When Abby got her SeeKaiRun shoes on for the first time, so looked funny trying to figure them out. Their footprint was much larger than the softer, more close-fitting Pedipeds she wore previously.



Abby does the same occasionally, but rarely pulls out her hair. She is still pinching and twisting my other nipple for comfort though. Perhaps she needs something to hold in her hand while she nurses? Or a hat? sorry, just guessing here!
Thank you, too, for sharing your experience. I think that I am going to get some Pedipeds. I don't know why I had overlooked them to begin with....

Micah does that with my nipple, too, and it drives me bonkers!! I have to cover up the other half of my body when he is nursing at night or he will keep waking me up!
post #155 of 287
hello! i just read all 8 pages~ well i took me a few days lol.
Diva cup- i don't like mine i have had it for a few years, it feels like its to big! and ihave had 4 babies! i thought about getting the smaller one but i worried it would be a waste of money.
baby shoes- all my babies did the not move at first and would lift up there feet like they weighed a million pounds so i think its pretty normal for some one that never had shoes on to not know what to do with them

Caroline got 2 pairs of stride rite shoes, i have always loved stride rite for my kids once they are walking- specially outside- well Carolines feet are so fat that the sandals leave marks on her feet and she curls up her toes so i can get her shoes on! so its back to robeez for us for now i have always loved our robbeez! i think i am going to Get her a pair of Croclings they are so cute and seem to stay on feet well and i love my crocs and so do my big kids.

Caroline is getting into EVERYTHING she climbs and whines and drives me insane! she is getting all 4 molars AND her top 2 eye teeth!! she will have 14 once these are all in! yikes, she is still weighing about 20 lbs... my friend who's baby was born at the end of January is about to pass her in size!!! he is 19.5! she has huge babies! and my little niece born a week before him is only 12 lbs~ hehe
she is acting like she isn't getting enough sleep tho she sleeps well at night and has 2 naps ( tho never long naps )

we are getting ready to go to Disney world and Clearwater FL for 10 days in july! we are taking the Auto train, and are really excited! this is our first REAl big family vacation EVER! wish us luck lol~ hopefully i will be back to talk again soon
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hello! i just read all 8 pages~ well i took me a few days lol.
Diva cup- i don't like mine i have had it for a few years, it feels like its to big! and ihave had 4 babies! i thought about getting the smaller one but i worried it would be a waste of money.
baby shoes- all my babies did the not move at first and would lift up there feet like they weighed a million pounds so i think its pretty normal for some one that never had shoes on to not know what to do with them

Caroline got 2 pairs of stride rite shoes, i have always loved stride rite for my kids once they are walking- specially outside- well Carolines feet are so fat that the sandals leave marks on her feet and she curls up her toes so i can get her shoes on! so its back to robeez for us for now i have always loved our robbeez! i think i am going to Get her a pair of Croclings they are so cute and seem to stay on feet well and i love my crocs and so do my big kids.

Caroline is getting into EVERYTHING she climbs and whines and drives me insane! she is getting all 4 molars AND her top 2 eye teeth!! she will have 14 once these are all in! yikes, she is still weighing about 20 lbs... my friend who's baby was born at the end of January is about to pass her in size!!! he is 19.5! she has huge babies! and my little niece born a week before him is only 12 lbs~ hehe
she is acting like she isn't getting enough sleep tho she sleeps well at night and has 2 naps ( tho never long naps )

we are getting ready to go to Disney world and Clearwater FL for 10 days in july! we are taking the Auto train, and are really excited! this is our first REAl big family vacation EVER! wish us luck lol~ hopefully i will be back to talk again soon
Susan, I was just thinking of you and wondering if you were lurking! I was wondering how the homeschooling worked out for the second half of the year. I'm going to be casually homeschooling Ari this summer to "try it out" so that I have a better idea if it is something I feel I can do once we are financially able.

Have fun in FL - your kids will a great time, I'll bet! Let me know how the autotrain is, so I can let Dh know. We're thinking of going next summer when Ari is 6 and Abby is a bit more cognizant of the whole "trip" thing.

Abby has 7 teeth, 4 on top, 3 on bottom. All of her teeth have come in paired except this last one. I keep looking for its mate, but to no avail.

Abby does this weird thing with her jaw - she likes to jut it forward and pull it back as she babbles. I worry because both dh and I have jaws that "pop" at times, and I have TMJ (but w/o symptoms now). Anyone else's babes do this?
post #157 of 287
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She is still pinching and twisting my other nipple for comfort though. Perhaps she needs something to hold in her hand while she nurses? Or a hat? sorry, just guessing here!
My dd1 did this and it drove me crazy! She did it for about 2 years and I had to work hard to get her to stop... she started doing it all the time, including when she NIP'ed. I made sure that Chloe never got used to nipple-twiddling, but she found a mole on my collar bone that she always plays with while nursing

Some kids are just fidgety, I guess.
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My dd1 did this and it drove me crazy! She did it for about 2 years and I had to work hard to get her to stop... she started doing it all the time, including when she NIP'ed. I made sure that Chloe never got used to nipple-twiddling, but she found a mole on my collar bone that she always plays with while nursing

Some kids are just fidgety, I guess.
Abby just has to pinch. If not my nipple, it is the back of my arms

In public, I keep the other nipple covered, including my hand if necessary. do nursing necklaces help? I thought about it, but I'm not much of a necklace person. It it helps, I'll become one!
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Susan, I was just thinking of you and wondering if you were lurking! I was wondering how the homeschooling worked out for the second half of the year. I'm going to be casually homeschooling Ari this summer to "try it out" so that I have a better idea if it is something I feel I can do once we are financially able.

Have fun in FL - your kids will a great time, I'll bet! Let me know how the autotrain is, so I can let Dh know. We're thinking of going next summer when Ari is 6 and Abby is a bit more cognizant of the whole "trip" thing.

Abby has 7 teeth, 4 on top, 3 on bottom. All of her teeth have come in paired except this last one. I keep looking for its mate, but to no avail.

Abby does this weird thing with her jaw - she likes to jut it forward and pull it back as she babbles. I worry because both dh and I have jaws that "pop" at times, and I have TMJ (but w/o symptoms now). Anyone else's babes do this?
Homeschooling was really hard this year, but we will keep it up next school year also. my girls are having a tough time adjusting from public school to life at home so we are working out kinks and hoping the coming school year goes better.
i can't wait for our trip, i am a little nervous about the train its 17 hrs BUT its cheaper and i think will be easier then driving! at least i can nurse Caroline while still traveling lol

Jaw- i bet its normal for her now, tho annoying to you! my jaw pops and moves and is horrible and i believe i have TMJ but haven't ever been seen for it. anyway her bones and joints are still pretty flexible at this point i would think but i would keep an eye on it and mention it to dr next visit.

teeth- all of my kids have come in pairs also!! Caroline got her first 2 on the bottom then all 4 top ones AND other 2 bottom ones all at once!! so apparently hers come in 6's also!!! i think i know why i am gray!! lol
post #160 of 287
my DD pinches too. she also pushes her toes into me. between my knee and in my elbows. she also tries to pinch my tongue.
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