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post #21 of 2423
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MMM, I hope you get some relief from your aches and pains. I can't remember if it's here that I heard this, but just remember that it's HARD work splitting cells all day, so your body deserves all the pampering and rest you can give it!

Maela, how did last night go?


Thrush: What do y'all know about it? I'm nervous I have it. My right nipple is sore to touch and hurts pretty bad during nursing/pumping, although it does start to feel a little better by the middle of the feeding/pumping. Abby bit me on that side a couple days ago, so I assumed it was just soreness from that.
post #22 of 2423
39 weeks today and feeling good. should get the computer back today or tomorrow.

everything in the house is ready. i just finished washing and organizing all of the baby clothing, my clothing, and my husband's clothing.

the bed was supposed to come yesterday, but the delivery guy had something come up, and so he'll come on friday. also, the cleaning service comes on friday. so, that will be interesting.

it always gets piled up like that.

also, the local obama campaign called to ask me to canvas again--which wuold be awesome except it's from 2-6 on sunday afternoon. that's 4 hours of waddling around. that might be too much.

but it might also make for great press: "bama supporter gives birth while canvassing."

ah, 10 seconds of fame. LOL
post #23 of 2423
The tooth is back! I'm not nuts after all. I guess the gums just cover it sometimes. I googled disappearing tooth and some MDC threads came up.

now I just have to decide whether to put yesterday as the date for her first tooth in the record books, or to wait until a tooth actually pops up.

Zoebird, :to you.
post #24 of 2423
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ETA: Dd finally went down for a nap. I was going to try to get her to stay up and just go down for the night early, but she was crying and obviously very tired, so I nursed her sleep. So now she's going to be up late late late tonight. Yay! *sarcasm*
funny, that happened with us yesterday too. how did you make out? natty didn't go to bed until 11:30, and she was WIRED. she played with her papa, and i fell asleep on the living room floor (waking every once in a while when she whacked me with her stuffed kitty). doh.
post #25 of 2423
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zoebird, it's great to hear everything's falling into place!

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now I just have to decide whether to put yesterday as the date for her first tooth in the record books, or to wait until a tooth actually pops up.
I am so bad about writing in Abby's baby book. I did it once when she was a couple weeks old, but I haven't since. I also haven't been journaling as often as I was while on maternity leave...maybe once a month. And I had such grand plans for documenting her babyhood so it was there for when she got older and would appreciate it...
post #26 of 2423
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funny, that happened with us yesterday too. how did you make out? natty didn't go to bed until 11:30, and she was WIRED. she played with her papa, and i fell asleep on the living room floor (waking every once in a while when she whacked me with her stuffed kitty). doh.
It wasn't too bad. She went to bed at 9:30PM. I'm sorry your night was longer. about the kitty though Sounds just like Dd.



Today made up for the last three days. She woke up at 6:45AM (not bad), took a nap from 11:15AM - 1:15PM without waking up (woo-hoo!), and went to sleep at 8:50PM (pretty good). I got so much done during her nap, and I had time to relax. We had Dh's parents over for dinner, and I was able to make a nice dinner while Dh watched Dd.



A question: The dropping things over and over and over. I know she's learning about gravity and how she can control how some things happen. I think that's great, and I usually try to humor her by picking the thing up over and over. However, there are times when this is kind of unreasonable. Like today we were in the grocery store. She likes to sit in the cart and I always bring toys for her to play with. She dropped a few out of the cart over and over. Finally I took them away because I wasn't able to go five feet without having to pick something up. She cried and screamed for about 10 seconds, but then she was fine. Was that mean of me? What do you all do?
post #27 of 2423
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: on answers to Maela's question...
post #28 of 2423
Sorry this is going to be so short:
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A question: The dropping things over and over and over. I know she's learning about gravity and how she can control how some things happen. I think that's great, and I usually try to humor her by picking the thing up over and over. However, there are times when this is kind of unreasonable. Like today we were in the grocery store. She likes to sit in the cart and I always bring toys for her to play with. She dropped a few out of the cart over and over. Finally I took them away because I wasn't able to go five feet without having to pick something up. She cried and screamed for about 10 seconds, but then she was fine. Was that mean of me? What do you all do?
I usually say to Fenton "If you drop it again, I'm taking that as a sign that you're done with it". It gives him another chance, and takes in the possibility that he really is done with it (which he usually isn't. I get that it's a developmental stage, but, like you said, we can't just stand there and pick things up all day......

So much more to say and hear, but Fenton is trying to carry his popper up the stairs
post #29 of 2423
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Sorry this is going to be so short:
I usually say to Fenton "If you drop it again, I'm taking that as a sign that you're done with it". It gives him another chance, and takes in the possibility that he really is done with it (which he usually isn't. I get that it's a developmental stage, but, like you said, we can't just stand there and pick things up all day......

So much more to say and hear, but Fenton is trying to carry his popper up the stairs
Oh good, so I'm not mean. That's what I do too. I try to warn her before I do it, but I don't know how much she understands my warnings just yet.
post #30 of 2423
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Howdy mamas! I should sleep but I don't want to. Humph.

PiePie, how goes the world of working and pumping?

zoebird, how are you feeling?

How is everyone's sleep situation?

Shanna, what's a "popper" and why does Fenton have one?

Christina, how's that tooth looking?

MMM, did your appts help?
post #31 of 2423
yep, i do the same thing.
post #32 of 2423
nak
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Shanna, what's a "popper" and why does Fenton have one?
It's one of these. Fenton loves it - he has one at home, and still runs towards them at church, friends' houses and any other place he runs into one.He especially loves carrying it up and then throwing it down the stairs

Can we talk frankly about television? And i mean really frankly, not one of those discussions where everyone lies about what they wish they didn't do? Fenton has fallen in love with the muppets (or "mut!", as he calls them ). Thank you DH :. Audio, visual, still, you name it. When he requests them, we're offering up the CD first, but we're still allowing him to watch it on dvd a couple of times a day when he requests it, despite my feeling that we should limit it to 1 episode a day. I don't feel comfortable not ever letting him watch tv when we have one in the house and dh and I have a healthy relationship with watching a movie once a week or so. But what concerns me is that the tv is on more than it used to be, not less. So I'm redirecting to audio, and have plans to get some pictures of kermit and dogs (another favorite) to have on the fridge to also redirect to. I'm in that weird place where I don't think him looking at tv once in a while is going to turn his brain to mush, but I'm not comfortable with the slope we're on, and especially that he's watching it more than DH and I even watch ourselves. What are the trends at your place?
post #33 of 2423
TV: Lately the tv has been on a lot in our house due to the fact that I love watching the olympics. Dd is also loving watching the olympics. So everyday between 10am-1pm (although 1-2 of those hours she's napping) and at night from 8-bedtime the tv has been on. But next week, we're going to be back to normal. Hopefully Dd doesn't mind. I do let her watch the occasional pbs kids show (like an episode a week) Sometimes she's really into tv and sometimes she watches for a minute or two and then is off to play. At the grandparents (especially my parents) the TV is always on. So she's exposed to it a lot there. I think that Dh and especially me have a pretty healthy relationship with the tv so i'm not freaking out about the amount Dd watches. I'm hoping that we set a good example for her.



Maev also has one of those poppers. She hasn't yet realized that she can walk with it even though she's walking well now.
post #34 of 2423
we got dd the popper for her first birthday.

we have been tv free since moving to the new house due to the cost of cable. however we are getting the big screeen today allegedly just for moving watching but well see... so dd hasn't seen tv since march or so. saw a bit on primary nights but that's it.
post #35 of 2423
Quick news here...
We spent the last week up at my parents and the farm only has dial-up, so I kept it short and didn't visit any boards.

TV: we watch a lot so, Teo is exposed to a lot. I do my best to keep cartoon exposure to a minimum, that entrances him the most. if he's going to watch tv, i'd rather the subject matter/concepts didn't change every 2 minutes. He watches sports with DH though, he'll kick back and snuggle.

okay, i got lots more to share, but i gotta get on w/ my day
post #36 of 2423
We bought a digital antennae. I think it was about $40-50. Just a one time fee. It works pretty well and it's nice because we're not paying monthly. We get the basics.
post #37 of 2423
i'm feeling good. gassy, mostly, but that can be controlled by eating good food. and drinking my RRL tea and such.

the mattress still hasnt' come and i cant' get ahold of the delivery guy. that's blech. the baby's stuff is finished (cleaned, organized, etc), and there's a bit of debris around (old gift bags and what not) that are going to be recycled/trashed.

my parents come tomorrow to put upt hte towel rack.

they're desparate to buy a bassinette for me. like my ILs, they're *not listening*. i explained the continuum concept, which they think is realy crazy because "of course you'll want to put the baby down." which may or may not be true, btu that doesn't require a bassinette either.

they say that my sister can store it, which is fine, except when "in use" there's no real space. i think they're just freaked about co-sleeping, and dad asserts that no organization that is "real" or "withotu dubious or unknown backing" thinks that cosleeping is a good idea.

so, there you go. Mohtering and all-ya'll are "dubious with unknown backing."

well i already knew that, but cnosidering it's the way that people sleep all over the world and have for centuries, i figure that has a bit more longevit and clout than say, the APA or whatever. LOL

so, they're going to try and coerse me to take one; i m ight be able to distract them with something else, but what i haevn't figured out yet.

i figure if they read TCC, they might "get" it, but ryan wants to read it before handing it off to my parents.

and, i have to cleant he car. it needs to be vaccummed and also there is a weird spot in the back on the upholstry. should get that out before putting the car seat in.

that's all here. oh, and my computer is still at the shop and they won't return my calls, so i'm going by in a few.
post #38 of 2423
glad to know you're still feeling well, zoe.

re: cosleeping. We had gotten a cosleeper, but mostly Rhea sleeps with me anyway. I couldn't stand not being able to react immediately to her needs, even though she was about 9 inches away.

but we're headed to vt next weekend, and the beds aren't exactly what I would consider ideal for cosleeping, so we're bringing her moses basket. I hope the two of us can deal. plus the ILs will be there (seeing as it's a long weekend and their house), but it's not going to be restful. at all. Bf'ing will be an adventure also. I swear, no one ever bf'd in DH's family.

also, did your newborns have nightmares at all? she'll be sleeping peacefully, and then all of sudden cry out for a few seconds in her sleep. it's always heartbreaking when she does this, and we think it's because of nightmares.
post #39 of 2423
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also, did your newborns have nightmares at all? she'll be sleeping peacefully, and then all of sudden cry out for a few seconds in her sleep. it's always heartbreaking when she does this, and we think it's because of nightmares.
? the research indicates that they don't really dream until 4 mos.
post #40 of 2423
zoe, i still get ua violations from my parents (well, just my mom) for cosleeping. when she was a newborn, i used the tiny love gymini http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Love-Gymi.../dp/B00000J4SP when i wanted to put her down. i thought it was a good toy too. i was having trouble getting a shower in so i also got a bouncy seat http://www.target.com/Fisher-Price-R.../dp/B000I2WB6G, about which i had mixed feelings... we have a crib now (acquired at 10 mos., assembled at least a mo. thereafter) that we rarely use.
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