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I'm afraid to watch your video...
Yeah, it's pretty horrible. BUT it pushed me and my husband into agreeing no cell phones while driving. The worst part is a child, about the age of ours, who says, "I want Mommy and Daddy to wake up." I didn't get that the baby was dead until I read it in a review. I just wondered why it wasn't screaming.
post #2422 of 2509
I think we may head to the park tomorrow morning instead. Any takers?
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I think we may head to the park tomorrow morning instead. Any takers?
Oh good. Just coming to post that I can't make it today after all. I don't know how tomorrow will be - depends on how productive today is. We'll see.

Any tips for taking kids to work? We're having a hard time keeping G happy and occupied with books and toys when she'd rather be destroying files and tormenting customers (nah, she'd never do that).
post #2424 of 2509
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I think we may head to the park tomorrow morning instead. Any takers?
possibly!
would you want to maybe do something like the zoo?

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Originally Posted by BeccaBaby1 View Post
Oh good. Just coming to post that I can't make it today after all. I don't know how tomorrow will be - depends on how productive today is. We'll see.

Any tips for taking kids to work? We're having a hard time keeping G happy and occupied with books and toys when she'd rather be destroying files and tormenting customers (nah, she'd never do that).
playdough? is that too messy?

its is the one thing that always keeps my kids interested for awhile.
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Originally Posted by BeccaBaby1 View Post
Oh good. Just coming to post that I can't make it today after all. I don't know how tomorrow will be - depends on how productive today is. We'll see.

Any tips for taking kids to work? We're having a hard time keeping G happy and occupied with books and toys when she'd rather be destroying files and tormenting customers (nah, she'd never do that).
Yeah, kids at work is an interesting dynamic isn't it? I've always had to let Alina help with whatever I was doing to keep her entertained. She would carry stuff up to the counter and hand things to customers, help me pick out change to give them, help me stock shelves, put scoops of food in with the animals, etc. She has her own "office supplies" box, cash register and a little cavey area with toys. It helps to re-spark her interest that we've moved her toy area around a few times. Cycling toys that she hasn't seen in awhile helps too. (Like a pet bird lol) Aurin is starting to get to that point now. He's been walking for about a week now and he's very excited about all the new things he can reach and break on the ground with his heightened stature.
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Yeah, kids at work is an interesting dynamic isn't it? I've always had to let Alina help with whatever I was doing to keep her entertained. She would carry stuff up to the counter and hand things to customers, help me pick out change to give them, help me stock shelves, put scoops of food in with the animals, etc. She has her own "office supplies" box, cash register and a little cavey area with toys. It helps to re-spark her interest that we've moved her toy area around a few times. Cycling toys that she hasn't seen in awhile helps too. (Like a pet bird lol) Aurin is starting to get to that point now. He's been walking for about a week now and he's very excited about all the new things he can reach and break on the ground with his heightened stature.
i agree with trying to include her in what you're doing. if that doesn't work, maybe you could put together some these? i don't know if they would be enticing enough either.
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I saw a reference to a zoo trip for tomorrow. Is anyone doing that? If so, what time?
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I saw a reference to a zoo trip for tomorrow. Is anyone doing that? If so, what time?

well jared is now going to have the day off of work tomorrow... and he has homework... so the time we go kinda now depends on when he is free.
but i want to feed the giraffes so I am betting we will go around 9?10?

whenever feed time is.

ill update tonight after manipulating him into thinking the zoo is a fantastic idea.
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My issue is trying to get a morning nap for the baby. She's so erratic with that, unless I put her in the car where she sleeps well. What's the carbon footprint of your baby's nap? (LOL UGH)
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My issue is trying to get a morning nap for the baby. She's so erratic with that, unless I put her in the car where she sleeps well. What's the carbon footprint of your baby's nap? (LOL UGH)

yeah, olive is down to one long afternoon nap.. she generally passes out around 12 or 1 for a good solid 2 hours. So i am trying to be home by that time. once all our kids are 2 or 3 we should all be able to hang regularly!
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I'm still up for the zoo or botanical gardens, I just need to time it for after her nap. Most likely, I'll put her in the car 45 minutes or so before we're supposed to meet and just drive her around so she gets her nap. I'm looking forward to the days of one nap.

We had an expensive evening. Yesterday evening I noticed our guy had a rash, but didn't dwell on it too much. This afternoon I looked closer at it and realized it looked like petechiae (bleeding.) By the time the pediatrician's office called me back it was late in the day. After describing it to them, the doctor said to go to the ER. I begged to let me be seen there to possibly save money. She looked at it and said, "Go to the ER." Worst case scenario would have been leukemia.

He's find. Probably just caused by a virus. But now we're home at 11pm and we just spent $250. If I'd had the conversation with them earlier in the day, I could have had the labs drawn for free and the whole event would have cost $25. I could have said do labs tomorrow, but then I would have spent all night worried that something was really wrong and I was blowing it off for $225. I tell ya, sometimes it's a pain to be a nurse and know about these things. If I wasn't a nurse, I would have thought, "Kid has rash," instead of, "What is his platelet count? is he going to bleed out? Does he have cancer? What will he look like without hair?" etc, etc, etc.
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Awhile back I mentioned to someone that I'd heard of a baby that died during an unassisted birth. I just read the thread. She actually realized there were problems (by listening to the heartbeat) so went to the hospital. They tried to save the baby but were unable to. She ended up with a ruptured uterus. The rupture was not at her c/s scar site.

Here is the thread if anyone wants to read it. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...t=#post6545354
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I hope everyone is having a good weekend with their family. My mom encouraged me to let my moms groups know whats going on with me. My bf and baby's father hit me on tues and is in jail. I'm unsure as to whether i should keep the baby or not and struggling with being alone and not having a support system.
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Oh no Danielle. I am so sorry. What would help right now? Do you need someone to watch the kids so you can have some time to think through things? You're buying property right now, right? Is that still going to work out? I'm asking that because if you need a place to stay please please let us know. What else do you need? Hugs.
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Danielle, I'm sorry for what you're going through. I'm glad you've got the strength to be away from him. A lot of women make excuses for that kind of behavior and take him back. Obviously you are aware that would be the wrong choice for you and your kids.

When you say "keep" the baby, I'm not totally sure which avenue you mean.

As you may remember, we adopted a baby last year. I know quite a bit about adoption. If you want more information, pm me.

Pam
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oh danielle, im so sorry! im also sooo glad you are protecting yourself and your kids from him.

if you need to talk at all-please call... Ill pm you my #.

I can only speak for myself,but I know I will be there for you whatever choices you make and i am pretty positive that this group is an amazing support system that you have anytime.
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...double post kinda....
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Originally Posted by tallulahma View Post
oh danielle, im so sorry! im also sooo glad you are protecting yourself and your kids from him.

if you need to talk at all-please call... Ill pm you my #.

I can only speak for myself,but I know I will be there for you whatever choices you make and i am pretty positive that this group is an amazing support system that you have anytime.
Danielle, I don't think we've met but I completely agree. If you need any help, I'm more than willing! What side of town are you on? You are absolutely making the right decision getting him out of your life completely. Stay strong mama, you can do this!

Brianna
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post #2439 of 2509
thanks for the pm's ladies. i don't know what i need right now. i would like to go to some counseling but need to find out where/when and i don't have the money to pay for it. most of all what would help is just shaking the s*it out of him but that's not possible

if i go to planned parenthood do they talk to me about the mental aspects/personal decision avenue of an abortion? i don't need to know about the procedure but i don't know if i can handle either abortion or adoption but on the same token if i want to have to deal with him for the rest of my life. how does someone even start a thought process on this? all i know is the grapefruit size lump in my pelvis is weighter than ever.

i love in picture rocks now as of last week. oh and i had to put down my dog the day all of this hit the fan too. my poor poor baby.

i know that i need to talk to the low income legal aid about parental rights, planned parenthood about termination, i have to file my divorce paperwork (the kids are thrilled to see their dad!), and see if the prosecution is expecting me to show up to court and/or testify.
post #2440 of 2509
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Originally Posted by dhinderliter View Post
thanks for the pm's ladies. i don't know what i need right now. i would like to go to some counseling but need to find out where/when and i don't have the money to pay for it. most of all what would help is just shaking the s*it out of him but that's not possible

if i go to planned parenthood do they talk to me about the mental aspects/personal decision avenue of an abortion? i don't need to know about the procedure but i don't know if i can handle either abortion or adoption but on the same token if i want to have to deal with him for the rest of my life. how does someone even start a thought process on this? all i know is the grapefruit size lump in my pelvis is weighter than ever.

i love in picture rocks now as of last week. oh and i had to put down my dog the day all of this hit the fan too. my poor poor baby.

i know that i need to talk to the low income legal aid about parental rights, planned parenthood about termination, i have to file my divorce paperwork (the kids are thrilled to see their dad!), and see if the prosecution is expecting me to show up to court and/or testify.
Danielle, I know that PP asks some questions to get a feel for your mental 'place' when you go in for the procedure, but I'm not sure if they offer counseling about making the decision before hand. Their website says they offer referrals for counselors, and the ones they offer may provide free or sliding scale counseling.

Emerge looks like a really helpful place, they have legal help etc.

Take things one step at a time, it will all come together.
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