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post #321 of 361
A bit ot, perhaps more of a tao, but... We received a pumpkin in our CSA box this week. I wanted to do something special with it so I was going through the cookbooks. Many of the recipes called for pumpkin seeds, not pumpkin flesh. I found myself wishing I had some of those tasty little pepitas. I decided to just sub the pumpkin for sweet potato in a curry recipe. Imagine my surprise when I cut open the pumpkin and found, yep, you guessed it, pumpkin seeds. I am such a dork. I don't know why I couldn't connect the dots. It couldn't be all my little distractions could it?
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A bit ot, perhaps more of a tao, but... We received a pumpkin in our CSA box this week. I wanted to do something special with it so I was going through the cookbooks. Many of the recipes called for pumpkin seeds, not pumpkin flesh. I found myself wishing I had some of those tasty little pepitas. I decided to just sub the pumpkin for sweet potato in a curry recipe. Imagine my surprise when I cut open the pumpkin and found, yep, you guessed it, pumpkin seeds. I am such a dork. I don't know why I couldn't connect the dots. It couldn't be all my little distractions could it?
That is really funny and just like something I would do. It is totally related to life with a babe because we could think much clearer than we do if it weren't for our babies waking us up all night. SEE related!!!

Falicia that is great that she is signing so much. Dahlia seems really babyish to me sometimes too. She is just doing her own thing on her own time frame. Sorry nightweaning didn't work but that description was

Today Dahlia woke up and she was still sort of sleepy. Sometimes she likes to get right up but sometimes if she is still grumpy she will go back to sleep. I asked her if she wanted to get up and she put up both arms to me. AWWWW!!!

Today is already a much better day. Even though I got up early I am in such a better mood. Seeing 200 on the scale this morning certainly didn't hurt. I have lost 9 pounds in August. : Also making it to yoga last night made all the difference in my mood. I love yoga!
Wendi
post #323 of 361
Thank you all for the lovely compliments. You're sweethearts!

So I was blissfully ignorant of the fact that our babies become toddlers in a very short time. I'm a little peeved that you enlightened me. . . I still love you all, but don't do it again!


Faliciagayle, How funny that Chaya wants more of the stairs. Aili is pretty passionate about them too. So nursing at night makes you more tired? It seems the opposite for me.

Aili was sleeping in the bed with us, but we have recently side-carred her crib. I slept so much better with her right next to me, able to nurse whenever she wanted, than I have been sleeping the past couple of nights. Someone, please tell me it gets easier and how to make it easier. I end up pulling Aili into the bed somewhere between 1:30 and 4 b/c I get frustrated with hearing her start whimpering, knowing exactly how I can make it stop, leaning my chest into the crib and waiting for her to drift off again so that I can try to get comfortable again.

lactivist: the "mowr." Soooo precious. Congrats on the weight loss. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the yoga. I haven't done yoga regularly since Aili was born and boy do I miss it.

sunshine's mama, It is kind of crazy that our babes are 1 now. We have to trade in those sleepy cuddles for children who race at us full-steam for hugs. That will be nice, but I'll miss the little baby times too.
Happy belated birthday to Lilah!

ishyfishie, oh my, poor Lucy. Well, now that you know the problem, she will feel so much better. Yay!
post #324 of 361
I AM SO MAD! someone stole dh's bike last night. we only have one car and that bike was pretty important to us. when he gets home from his classes we're going to file a police report and figure out what to do. ugh, PEOPLE! :

Lila had lasagna for the first time last night. It was so funny, I was giving her some tastes off my fork and she kept wanting more so I threw a little in the blender (she's still not too thrilled about "chunks") and man she scarfed it down. How funny that she started signing "more" for the first time last night, wonder why? lol. She does the sweetest thing lately. I call it "cheek hugs"...she will nuzzle her cheek into mine and make this little "ahhhh" noise, it's too cute.
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Posting from the library again so it will be quick. We are done DTD for this month and now we wait. I think we had pretty good timing but I need to plug everything into fertility friend and see what it says. I ovulated earlier than it predicted but we timed everything right so we shall see.

Things with Liam are slightly better but still very hard. He sleeps really well so that isn't a problem, he is just very high energy during the day and always on the go and getting into everything. He gets very frustrated about not being able to communicate with us and that's when the crying and screaming and hitting starts, or when we prevent him from doing something.

Signing - Falicia that is great about the signing! We're encouraging Liam to sign more during meals because he screams and grunts when he wants more. This kid probably eats as much as I do, I swear.
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[QUOTE=maylea_moon;12055241]I AM SO MAD! someone stole dh's bike last night. we only have one car and that bike was pretty important to us. when he gets home from his classes we're going to file a police report and figure out what to do. ugh, PEOPLE! :
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I hope the police are able to find whoever did it!
post #327 of 361
I am so glad you can see how LWAB related my pumpkin story is. Honestly, I used to to be such a smart, together woman. I mean, my wit can be so fast and sharp that dh once told me a couple of his co-workers were afraid of me. Now all I can manage to say at dinner is "Worry about your own tummy please."

Falicia, I hope you find your nights restful if not sleepful. Your little Chaya sounds so sweet and in love with her momma.

Wendi, I am glad you are having a better day and congrats on the weightloss. I love yoga but haven't done any since Linus was born. Part of my problem is that the best teacher in town teaches through the hospital now and I hate to give that place any money. I may just have to swallow hard and participate in their 'wellness' program.

Sabo, please forgive me for interrupting your babytime. Please disregard any talk of toddlers.

sunshine's mama, How is the second year with Lilah starting out?

ishyfishie, I am making roasted veg with curry (Moosewood Simple Suppers) and will serve with rice. I think you can have that for dinner so come on over. I've been thinking about you and yours and the allergies.

maylea_moon, I hope you find that bike. : for you.

Well, Linus loves food. I think he is a carbo loader. When in doubt we just hand him a heel from a loaf of bread and he is happy. He loves pb&j and will sit and beg at your feet if you have one. Pasta (cheese ravioli) and pizza are also favorites. Crazy baby, doesn't he know those aren't great choices???

Katie, I hope everything works out as 'planned' for you and that Liam eases up a bit as he gets used to new surroundings. He sounds like a very energetic little boy. Let us know what fertility friend tells you.
post #328 of 361
Hey all, we filed the police report and dh is out scoping the pawn shops right now. I really hope we find the bike.

Katie - Do you have a link to your chart? I'm a massive chart stalker good luck!!
post #329 of 361
Funny enough I realized that the problem yesterday was ME!
I know it's hard to believe but I was being totally grumpy and inflexible. Eavan is basically acting the same way today but I am just rolling with it and everything is fine. INTERESTING. It is just so hard to control myself some days. Apparently yesterday was one of those bad days for me but I was blaming him all day.

Today is SO much better.

Dahlia very much enjoyed the blueberry muffins I made yesterday. Apparently everyone did because they are all gone! :

Yoga is turning out to be so great. I love the instructor. I have actually made it 3 weeks in a row!

I am taking Eavan to the naturopath tomorrow to hopefully clear up some rashes and get him balanced out.

Maylea I am so sorry to hear about the bike and I hope you recover it in perfect condition.

Katie I will be keeping my fingers crossed. You better not abandon us when you join your new ddc. I hope you are settling in well.

Wendi
post #330 of 361
about the pumpkin seeds.

katie~ I agree... we need a link to that chart! :

i only have a sec but wanted to post a sec about ru. she keeps holding her shoes up, saying "eh?" which is how she asks for things. see, now they represent the playground... which i used to be able to take her to in her stroller & lily would play, ru & i would sit & i would feed her o's a couple at a time, all leisurely-like... now dh has her spoiled and she wants to PLAY at the playground which means no more sitting for mama.
okay, it's not that bad... i just miss sitting there with her .
toddlers, huh? :
post #331 of 361
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Funny enough I realized that the problem yesterday was ME! :
Wendi
Isn't that the generally the case?

We were totally loosey-goosey with our days this summer. We didn't even have a routine. Dh left at some random time most days unless he decided not to go in, we got up when somebody woke up, ate when we were hungry, went to bed when we could no longer stay awake... It sounds nice but it made my days unbearable. I couldn't ever figure out what to do next, if it was time to start dinner, what particular reason the kids had for being out of sorts, etc. I have instituted much more of a routine (thanks to NCSS) and it helps my days and nights. It hasn't really changed Linus's sleep or anybody elses but just knowing what to expect thanks to the first log makes a real difference. Helen and Charlotte also seem to be responding to more regular mealtimes and outings. Alice will take longer to respond to anything. It is cramping my social life a bit but making parenting easier. If I already posted all this sorry. It has made a huge difference and we are only on the second week. I feel like instead of :: in general. Maybe week three will mean ::.
post #332 of 361
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about the pumpkin seeds.

katie~ I agree... we need a link to that chart! :

i only have a sec but wanted to post a sec about ru. she keeps holding her shoes up, saying "eh?" which is how she asks for things. see, now they represent the playground... which i used to be able to take her to in her stroller & lily would play, ru & i would sit & i would feed her o's a couple at a time, all leisurely-like... now dh has her spoiled and she wants to PLAY at the playground which means no more sitting for mama.
okay, it's not that bad... i just miss sitting there with her .
toddlers, huh? :

Linus will swing for as long as I let him. I dread his discovery of the slide. Toddlers. :
post #333 of 361
NCSS? No cry sleep solution? How did that get you on a routine? I am confused but that isn't difficult these days. I am going to have to be on much more of a routine when Eavan goes back to school. I think it will do me good.

Beemama that's funny about the park. Dahlia loves to go outside and will pound on our sliding glass door. I am not looking forward to when she learns the word out.

Dahlia loves the swing, the teeter totter and the spin around thing. (what is that called?) Basically anything where you would say "Wheeee" she loves! She also loves hanging upside down.

Wendi
post #334 of 361
NCSS - I am probably giving it too much credit. While reading it and then logging our day it made me realize that I was just winging it. I would have called it responsive parenting when asked. It was more reactive and it wasn't getting me any where good. I did some thinking about how I wanted my day to go and who could be doing what when. Then I set up a master plan we are tweaking. The biggest benefit is that the big kids can meet expectations if only they know what they are. It also keeps me from deciding I had a certain expectation and then getting mad that it wasn't met. I stop and think, is this the first time I am mentioning it? (usually while yelling, ranting and/or crying depending on the target of my rage) It sounds simple but I was so far off track lately...
post #335 of 361
I think Dahlia swallowed a coin. See my thread here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...4#post12059314

I don't know what to do.

Wendi
post #336 of 361
I am feeling better. My friend called her aunt who is a doctor and she said to just let it pass through and watch her. Phew! The stress level here is very high tonight!
Wendi
post #337 of 361
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I think Dahlia swallowed a coin. See my thread here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...4#post12059314

I don't know what to do.

Wendi
Oh my! I am always finding coins and removing them from Aili's area. Whoever invented our currency obviously didn't know anything about children . . . Really, loads of small, shiny, metal disks just beckoning to children . . . brilliant!

I hope that the coin passes quickly and easily through Dahlia's system.
post #338 of 361
Wendi, are you searching poopy diapers for money or did you buy a metal detector? Seriously, I hope she is okay this morning and that today is smooth sailing. We are way behind and I hear wails of distress over the piano...

bbl (just because Sunshine isn't around to say so)
post #339 of 361
Apparently I will be searching poopy diapers for coins. It should pass within a week. Yesterday was such a better day than the one before and then it had to go crazy. Dahlia seems totally fine although she hasn't pooped yet.

My ds2 ate a penny at the same age. She truly is his mini-me and looks just like him. We didn't know he ate it until it came out. It was traumatic and he was much bigger than Dahlia. I hope she swallowed a dime for her sake.

I have a naturopath appt for Eavan today and have to take Kaija to the midwife.

My sister is coming next weekend for Dahlia's birthday. I am so excited.

Oh and the best news of all! My weight today was 199!!!! : :

Wendi
post #340 of 361
Wendi: Poor Dahlia, I hope it passes easily! Congratulations on the weight loss. : Going dairy-free this past week (or rather, the eat-at-home ramifications of it) have boosted my weight loss and I lost about 3 or 4 lbs. I had been losing vvveerrryyyyy slowly, so I'm glad this has jump-started things for me. Once we go shopping tomorrow, we'll be officially off all of her allergens, which means we'll be cooking at home every night and I'll be having salads for lunch, so I'm hoping I continue to drop pounds quickly so I can be in better shape before my dance exam in October! Plus I need an excuse to get some new clothes and I don't want to buy any before I lose more weight.
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