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Sarah...saw the pics! So sweet! I love the nursing pics, they are so tender and pretty! You and your kids are stunningly beautiful!
post #42 of 474
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Speaking of crying, I saw Christopher yesterday and it did not go well.
oh mama!!

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If this game involves defeating dragons who then come and clean house for you, I'm ESPECIALLY in!
laughup i've always wanted to use that smiley!! :

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Oh Heather Just trust that you gave him the solid building blocks for his future, and that this is a crisis, not a tragedy.
along the lines of this. some of the best advice i ever recieved was this, "it's not the end of the story it's just part of it."

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Eli is still running a temp. Stayed home with him today. Talked the nurse and as long as there is nothing else going on just keep an eye on him.
lazlo has had probably six or seven random fevers. not related to anything i could determine and we just tylenol them when he's uncomfortable and it's all fine. the first time i did take him to the er because i had no idea what to do when my kiddo got a fever.

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(here I am a bit limited with putting Hillel's on - DH does not like it and whenever I have put it on people freak out that DS is gonna D I E : )
me too! i'm like what, she's gonna grab it and choke herself?!?


more on gardening later. it's nap time!!
post #43 of 474
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To make a short story long, I've essentially lost custody without a hearing and yes, I've tried to get the cops to help, but they're part of the problem, not part of the solution.

When the law is above the law, who will protect us from the law?

OH NOS! I am so sorry.. ugh. wish I could help. I can send good vibes and thoughts. I remember being a dumb teenager.. lucky for me I wasn't very impressionable because I was afraid of consequences. But had MANY friends who were impressionable. HUGS
post #44 of 474
Jujubie- I LOVE the pic of Callie! What a great expression!

Sarahn4639- James is HANDSOME!

BabyBump- Strange fever... hmm.. teeth? Has he gotten a vax recently?
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sarahn, Beautiful photos! Can you lend me your photographer?

lilyblossom, I just started CD'ing too! In fact I just got the rest of my prefolds in today and am washing them now. Tomorrow we should be able to do our first entire day of cloth diapers. I went with unbleached Indian prefolds, Cotton Babies Insert Socks (I just trifold the prefolds and stick them inside there) and Bummis Original covers which seem to fit my chubster's thighs the best. What does everyone else who CDs use?

Are you a Yankees or Sox fan? I'm not much of a sports fan really, but have to dress the boy up regularly because DH loves it... took a couple pictures today:

Pats fan!
Red Sox fan!

BabyBump, hope Eli is feeling better!

lovetobemama, I have the No Cry Sleep Solutions book. Really enjoyed reading it. Alex is pretty darn good at night, but napping is a different story! He will only nap for longer than 30 minutes if I nap with him in bed. Most of the time I really love the cuddle time and can use the sleep myself, but sometimes it would be nice to get some stuff done around the house while he naps! I haven't really made a whole lot of progress, but not because of the book, because I can't stop taking him into bed and cuddling with him . He is falling asleep now though without my nipple in his mouth; a little progress at least. I'm trying to gradually teach him to self-soothe back to sleep when he wakes up.

salt_phoenix
, Ember is sooo cute. Love the pic on the beach. Sorry to hear you are dealing with thrush. Alex and I got it when he was one week old and struggled with it for about a month. Most painful thing ever! Ugh. Sure hope you are able to kick it quickly! :

flapjack, I hope River feels better soon, poor baby

Jujubie, love the tongue pic!

Any other C-section mamas here? Was just curious how your scars are healing up. This is my first scar and no idea what it SHOULD be doing. Still seems pretty raised and red! Still gets irritated if my underwear rubs against it too much too. I should probably be using some kind of scar reducing/healing cream on it or something. Anyone have any recommendations?
post #46 of 474
Wow! This thread is moving so quickly!

NOS, sorry to hear about your situation. No advice, just this too shall pass. Be kind to yourself.

Judy, our DD's have the same birthday. But mines a chunky monkey at probably 17lbs and 25+ inches. No long and lean here. Your DD's is beautiful. Mine is also really loving squealing and talking. Its so sweet to hear her voice.

Ema, yeah, i don't understand the whole choking hazard with the necklace wearing either. I know that if our DC's were mobile, they could potentially get the necklace caught on something, but I can't see how a baby could possible choke itself while wearing the necklace. It's not like they can hold the necklace from behind their necks. I've never heard a story of a babe choking from wearing a necklace.

Helen, I joined in on chore wars too. It's fun. I have been on a few adventures so far. I have a question.... When doing a chore, like laundry..... I rarely do all of it on one day. Is it one load=one adventure? Thanks for setting this up.

Lovetobemama, I don't have a dishwasher either I would love one because that is probably my least favorite household chore.

Babybump, I hope your DC fever goes soon.

Teeny, I love the song. I bet it is so awesome to see DD crackup in response to her siblings. My DD hasn't managed to roll either. She will get to her side, but that is it. She also works herself in a circle, and only in one direction, pivoting on her shoulders. Its funny.

to everyone I missed. Today was chaotic. I have been searching down a fraudulent charge on my checking account. Somehow some crazy scamming business got access to my checking account. : I have no idea how or even who this company is. So tomorrow I have to cancel my debit cards, close my account and open a new one. Ugh.... that means I have to also notify all the automatic drafts I have set up for payments too. I have to actually go do chores before DP gets home. He's pretty uptight about this.
post #47 of 474
Gen, ugh! Yuck on the credit fraud situation, and yuck on your DH thinking he can expect you to do housework in that way. I have been through this with my DH before...we SHARE the household duties in the evening, he works at his work, and I work at the kids in the daytime. Now, to be honest, the chores still fall heavily in my favor, but at least he knows that he better not expect me to be cleaning all day...my job is to parent the kids. (Sorry for the rant, each marriage finds its own way, just hoping that you are happy with yours)

CYnthia, sorry, I didn't have a c-section, but I know several of the mamas did, so hopefully someone will have good info for you! Hope things heal well soon!

And in the area of healing after our births, anyone who had a vaginal delivery still finding things a tad bit tender when DTD? Once we get going, things feel fine, but getting started still takes a little TLC. Is anyone else experiencing this?
post #48 of 474
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Speaking of crying, I saw Christopher yesterday and it did not go well.
I wish I could give you this in person.

Jujubie, howdy stranger! Super cute pic!

Sarah, as usual, great pics!

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Eli is still running a temp. Stayed home with him today. Talked the nurse and as long as there is nothing else going on just keep an eye on him. I knew that but daddy was being the nervous parent. Eli doesn't seem to have anything going on but his fever. He's nursing, peeing, still smiley (though not quite as much as usual), napping a little more today too. That's to be expected.
My older two seem to be quite prone to unexplained fevers, and I just consider it to be a healthy immune system function. If they get a fever and still feel good, then the fever must be doing it's job, right?

I signed up for our chore wars, too. Can we add adventures that aren't there, or do we have to petition the dungeon master?
post #49 of 474
wow mamas...I am so tired and cannot keep up already :sigh

real quick...I do not have a garden here at our apt. I had one a few years ago at my mothers and grew yellow squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes and basil in the window...Man i can't wait to have a garden again.

I would be up for chorewars also!

Henry has still been having a really hard time with sleeping. I am truely at a loss on what to do. Tonight he was up until 9...I had tried bed since 7. Last night he woke once crying loudly and was unsettled for the rest of the night. I feel liek I am missing something.

I had 2 interviews today adn both went well. I have a working interview tomorrow from 8-10 then have to work from 12-4. Wish me luck on my working interview...and henry gets to do drop in for that 2 hours..so we will see how he does.

I never thought I would look forward to any of my children going to daycare...but I feel Henry needs some routine and my MIL is really getting on my nerves.

anyhoo...i have to run to bed..
try to catch up tomorrow.
post #50 of 474
i am LOVING chore wars.

nos thanks for putting in the descriptions it's a great way to chat without making a post!! your dinner sounds YUMMY! i've even got beet greens mmmm.
post #51 of 474
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Any other C-section mamas here? Was just curious how your scars are healing up. This is my first scar and no idea what it SHOULD be doing. Still seems pretty raised and red! Still gets irritated if my underwear rubs against it too much too. I should probably be using some kind of scar reducing/healing cream on it or something. Anyone have any recommendations?
Having treated people with surgical and burn scars I can say that daily massage along the scar with a vit E cream/oil (small circular movements with medium/deep pressure - as much as you can handle) and silicon seems to do the job. There is a really good silicon made by Smith and Nephew - can't remember the name right now. Will let you know when I find it

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Today was chaotic. I have been searching down a fraudulent charge on my checking account. Somehow some crazy scamming business got access to my checking account. : I have no idea how or even who this company is. So tomorrow I have to cancel my debit cards, close my account and open a new one. Ugh.... that means I have to also notify all the automatic drafts I have set up for payments too. I have to actually go do chores before DP gets home. He's pretty uptight about this.
So sorry!!!! That is a personal nightmare for me which I thankfully have never had to deal with - but always on the alert for it

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And in the area of healing after our births, anyone who had a vaginal delivery still finding things a tad bit tender when DTD? Once we get going, things feel fine, but getting started still takes a little TLC. Is anyone else experiencing this?
Do you have scare tissue? I have a friend who couldn't even have her pap smear done as she was so sensitive (7+ months post delivery)... her scar was just way sensitive... I know that for me it just takes a while for me to get into the groove of things
post #52 of 474
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Playamama, I garden! Check my blog; it has a "gardening" link in it.
oh my gosh!!!! it's so beautiful!

i've got peas, kale, radishes, tomatoes (none ready yet) soybeans, garbanzo beans (first try we'll see!), cukes, melon, swiss chard, and tons of squash (but i have no idea what they are since my seeds got all mixed up!!).

i'll see if i can get some pictures loaded.
post #53 of 474
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I had 2 interviews today adn both went well. I have a working interview tomorrow from 8-10 then have to work from 12-4. Wish me luck on my working interview...and henry gets to do drop in for that 2 hours..so we will see how he does.
yay! fingers crossed for you, good luck!
post #54 of 474
BabyBump, I hope that his temp is gone today. I am glad that he is feeling ok though!

lovetobemama, I had an aweful time with dtd after my ds. It was from the episiomity. ema-adama is right about the scar tissue it takes a long time to heal.

birthmommom glad that you had good interviews! I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

cwoodard cute pics!

Jujubie I love that pic too!

Yesterday we went to the community pool. Ashlee loved it there. I took a couple of pics of her chillin on her blanket.

Ashlee

Ashlee enjoying the day at the pool
post #55 of 474
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There is a really good silicon made by Smith and Nephew - can't remember the name right now. Will let you know when I find it
Sica Care
post #56 of 474
Ugh I cursed myself saying that Alex sleeps pretty well at night. He woke up at 12 right after I got into bed (took 40 minutes to get back to sleep), woke up at 2 (gave up after 30 minutes and brought him into bed, where he then took another 45 minutes to fall asleep. And then woke up again every hour after that. And up for good at 5:30. He wasn't upset at all, totally cheerful the entire time. I sure hope he wants some looooong naps today!

Thanks for the info about the scar care cream!

Cute pics of Ashlee, Jezzy!
post #57 of 474
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Cynthia.

River's back to himself today, but Skye is sad and tearful And wearing sunglasses in the house and taking them off when she goes outside She's asleep now so I get a few minutes to myself- well, sort of, anyhow. River is eating my toes.
post #58 of 474
Helen: If you want in on the post card exchange, I need your mailing address!

My DD#2 Sagan just said to me the most interesting thing...
"Mama... Do you think I should I quit asking questions about life and just live it?"

Long conversation ensued.
post #59 of 474
Went out to do some shopping today since Alex has outgrown pretty much everything he has.. stopped in Babies R Us and got a free 8x10 portrait done at the studio there! See it here.
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My DD#2 Sagan just said to me the most interesting thing...
"Mama... Do you think I should I quit asking questions about life and just live it?"

Long conversation ensued.
Doncha love those unplannable homeschool moments? I once had a math lesson interrupted by Christopher asking, "Mom, why do people live?"

He always asked the really big questions that make your head hurt.

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