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post #181 of 407
5 weeks already?! Wow!! Do you have any new pics of that gorgeous baby? Good luck on your road trip. Hope it goes smoother than expected!!
post #182 of 407
PassionateWriter: It took me much longer than 5 weeks to have energy. I am in awe of your ability to travel!
post #183 of 407
ill try to find some links to some pix of him. i wish i could take better pix.

hanging in his hammock (no pun intended! lol!)

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSCN4485.jpg

this is the pix we used for his birth announcement.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...DSC_0232-1.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...YEBALLBW_1.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSCN4420.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/email3-1.jpg


and OMG can i just say that as of yesterday this 5 week old was 14.11 lbs. WOW!!!

getting out of the house is not an option w/ the toddler..he HAS to get out every day in order to have a decent night and thats more important than anything in this house right now. lol!
post #184 of 407
Great pics! What a cutie!
post #185 of 407
Nice pics!!
post #186 of 407
Thread Starter 
Oh, those pics are just beautiful : : gorgeous baby!!
post #187 of 407
Ok, time for me to brag a little too. Here are some recent pics of my dd

Brushing her teeth

Is this ok mommy? I love the look in here eyes on this one.
post #188 of 407
Great pics! the second one!!
post #189 of 407
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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
ill try to find some links to some pix of him. i wish i could take better pix.

hanging in his hammock (no pun intended! lol!)

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSCN4485.jpg

this is the pix we used for his birth announcement.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...DSC_0232-1.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...YEBALLBW_1.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSCN4420.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/email3-1.jpg


and OMG can i just say that as of yesterday this 5 week old was 14.11 lbs. WOW!!!

getting out of the house is not an option w/ the toddler..he HAS to get out every day in order to have a decent night and thats more important than anything in this house right now. lol!
Passionate Writer,

I LOVE 3rd pic=black & white =soooo Precious.

BTW - my nephew weighs 22 pounds at 4 mo mark -big baby boy like yours!!!
-Be
post #190 of 407
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Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
Ok, time for me to brag a little too. Here are some recent pics of my dd

Brushing her teeth

Is this ok mommy? I love the look in here eyes on this one.
Your dd is adorable!!!
Some mischeif detected in pic two -mini jester like....
-Be
post #191 of 407
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Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
Ok, time for me to brag a little too. Here are some recent pics of my dd

Brushing her teeth

Is this ok mommy? I love the look in here eyes on this one.
Adorable - pics
post #192 of 407
Thread Starter 

Holidays are upon us...what to do about toys and other things

Any advice for a family friendly way to suggest - without hurting feelings - that I don't want DS to have all kinds of cheap, plastic toys MIC. I was appalled two nights ago when my MIL suggested that me having OCD was somehow connected to not wanting my child to have toys MIC. I'm so very frustrated being about 90% AP and having family members attribute those beliefs to, oh, it's just her OCD problem that's why she's that way

NO IT'S NOT!!!! Having OCD is totally irrelevant for me not wanting my child to have plastic toys or toys MIC, unorganic food, or too much sugary foods. Oh, and hs'ing, non-vaxxing, and the list goes on...

Why is it so hard for people just to accept that what you're doing for your child is your choice and stop judging. OMG, I love my child so much and research the majority of decisions I make from many different perspectives before I give the go ahead. So many people believe this is just plain wrong...that I should just go with the flow and accept what is normal,WDYT?
post #193 of 407
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Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
Ok, time for me to brag a little too. Here are some recent pics of my dd

Brushing her teeth

Is this ok mommy? I love the look in here eyes on this one.

what an adorable little girl. and yeh, dishwashers are toddler magnets@
post #194 of 407
Lovbeingamommy, I have no advice but feel exactly the same way. I know dd is going to be given lots of gifts and many of those will be plastic or MIC if I don't find some way to tactfully suggest other things... I'm already looked at as the oddball of the family for my views. If anyone has good ideas on this I'd love to hear 'em. I have thought of sending family the recent Mothering article on this, but I'm not sure how it would look... I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
post #195 of 407
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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
ill try to find some links to some pix of him. i wish i could take better pix.

hanging in his hammock (no pun intended! lol!)

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSCN4485.jpg

this is the pix we used for his birth announcement.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...DSC_0232-1.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...YEBALLBW_1.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/DSCN4420.jpg

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/email3-1.jpg


and OMG can i just say that as of yesterday this 5 week old was 14.11 lbs. WOW!!!

getting out of the house is not an option w/ the toddler..he HAS to get out every day in order to have a decent night and thats more important than anything in this house right now. lol!
Adorable.
and Jezzt your little one has quite the twinkle in her eye, I suspect she's a little monkey.
Heres the latest of my little monkey. She was Wonderwoman for halloween.http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...USA2008020.jpg
post #196 of 407
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Originally Posted by lovbeingamommy View Post
Any advice for a family friendly way to suggest - without hurting feelings - that I don't want DS to have all kinds of cheap, plastic toys MIC. I was appalled two nights ago when my MIL suggested that me having OCD was somehow connected to not wanting my child to have toys MIC. I'm so very frustrated being about 90% AP and having family members attribute those beliefs to, oh, it's just her OCD problem that's why she's that way

NO IT'S NOT!!!! Having OCD is totally irrelevant for me not wanting my child to have plastic toys or toys MIC, unorganic food, or too much sugary foods. Oh, and hs'ing, non-vaxxing, and the list goes on...

Why is it so hard for people just to accept that what you're doing for your child is your choice and stop judging. OMG, I love my child so much and research the majority of decisions I make from many different perspectives before I give the go ahead. So many people believe this is just plain wrong...that I should just go with the flow and accept what is normal,WDYT?
Is there any way to let your dh run interference with his mom (and other relatives)?
post #197 of 407
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Is there any way to let your dh run interference with his mom (and other relatives)?
Well yes, I've actually being doing that but I may need to shut it down a bit. I just took him to the ER this morning because he's so anxious and depressed that his left side of his body's been numb for the past five days and getting worse. So now he's off to a neurologist on Wed. So now I'm sure everyone's going to be blaming me for his problem and causing him too much stress when I ask him to speak to our families.

Honestly, I think what I'm going to end up doing is keeping a tub where I can keep these toys and then if a grandparent comes over let him just go ahead and play with them (so they can see it and enjoy it) but after they leave it goes back in the box in the closet.

I absolutely hate having to do this but I've heard far too many stories of dangerous toys, clothes, formula, food, etc. coming from China that's not in good condition. I even saw a program it was on Nova or Frontline that showed how there are two factory lines in China - one for products going to Europe (apparently they have higher standards) and the other for the US (with lax or no standards) :

I'm just one mother trying to do the very best for my child by researching and keeping updated with alerts and so for and it hurts when others undermine my efforts
post #198 of 407
I would just tell them straight out that you do not want those kinds of toys, period. If you don't want your kids to have them then you should just donate them if your family/inlaws insist on giving the gifts anyway. I hate when people try to impose THEIR rules in YOUR house. GRRRR!!!!

I am sorry to hear about hubby. I hope he'll be OK. It's not your fault and forget about what everyone else thinks. You just worry about taking care of you and your immediate family.
post #199 of 407
Under these circumstances--the gift thing; and I admit it's not a problem with my family--I'd probably make a list on Amazon and try to include some carefully vetted "mainstream" kinds of things along with all the really cool natural stuff. I'd "justify" the list by wanting to make sure that your kid wouldn't receive duplicates. And then I'd let it go. I wouldn't lecture or nag; just sweetly say thank you. Toys in a bin is a goods strategy for the first little bit; then they could disappear.

I've never gotten how people can look at the gorgeous (safe!) wooden toys available and not want to buy them, purely on aesthetic grounds. But that's just me.
post #200 of 407
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I've never gotten how people can look at the gorgeous (safe!) wooden toys available and not want to buy them, purely on aesthetic grounds. But that's just me.
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