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post #21 of 63
Lola's poop withholding finally got to pretty much a point of crisis. After trying everything, I had to result to a suppositories and now there are months of miralax in her future. I hate taking control of her body away from her, but she held it for TEN DAYS and I think she's stubborn enough and scared enough that she was really never going to poop again.
post #22 of 63
Big hugs. We've used the suppositories with Ro too. We haven't had to use them recently (knock on wood) but they're in the cabinet just in case.

Our ped has suggested the Miralax but so ar we haven't needed it... I totally get the feeling of "taking over", but sometimes it's what they need, you know? And dealing with prolapse issues now as an adult I've done a lot of research and withholding/chronic constipation can lead to prolapse damage later in life so I'm doing my best to prevent that for Ro.

Hang in there...
post #23 of 63
Patch: How is Owen doing? How scary!

Jenny: I'm sorry you are so sick, get well soon!

Willo: Healthy vibes to your kiddos too

Clay: Ro has gotten so big, she looks like a little girl in the sleeping picture. I thought it was Laia

I lost you guys for a while because I forgot to sub...oops! Can you believe Obama won?! I'm beyond thrilled, it makes me feel happy to raise my boys in this country Nothing new here. Evan is growing, heart is good - next cardi appt is at the end of the month and I think we'll get bumped to yearly appointments then. Aiden has had some breakthroughs too, finally diagnosed with ADHD and very likely autism (PPD) so we're on the right track to finally getting him the services he needs to excel. It is a relief.
post #24 of 63
Sebastian discovered the moon tonight. I'm sure he feels we should contact NASA or SETTY some similar astronomic cataloguing body. It was very primal; very "2001: a space oddity." He discovered the moon in the same way scores of men have discovered the very same moon since the infancy of the human race.
He learned the word immediately too, which is impressive, considering he knows maybe 5 words at a deep stretch and only if you count "bck" for "book" and "uh oh, spaghetti-o's" as word....and even then it denigrates into a garble like the monster in "Young Frankenstein" singing "putting on the ritz!"
He does know over 70 ASL signs. Which constantly astounds me, but at what cost?? you see: the biggest musical influence in my life right now is "Signing Time."
But Sebastian loves it. Absolutely loves it. He signs to tell us to put in on. It is the first logo he recognizes. (a concept both amazing and frightening)
And he uses it (the sign language) to tell me all sorts of things, like when he hears a dog outside or when he sees an airplane or when his dolls need to go to sleep. The other day he insisted that there was a baby in my burrito. He kept signing "baby" and i asked him "where" and he kept pointing to my burrito and nodding, then preceded to get down to eye level with it and "talk" to it. I'd like to say it put me off my dinner, but, well-- i was hungry.
post #25 of 63
Thanks for the laugh about the baby in the burrito! They are so funny at this age...such emerging little people with their own ideas.

After 3 nites sleeping with dad and only nursing at 3 and 6...
"BY GEORGE, I THINK HE'S GOT IT!"

See, then dad went out of town. So I put him to bed last night, wondering what kind of night lay ahead. He was up at 1:30 and easily convinced to lie down and go back to sleep. Then at 3 he woke and nursed and then went back to his crib. Then at 6 woke to nurse and came to bed with us, as that's his morning nurse, then he's awake for the day. Phew. It was good.

Turns out I have a bacterial infection/sinus infection, which I didn't suspect b/c I don't feel congested- it's swollen and congestec way way up/back there, or wherever. I'm doing lots of rosemary facial steams and hoping things loosen up soon- I'm tired of the pain.

Fevers are really interesting- always seems like I have a very mental time during them. I was thinking about how I always wanted a bunch of kids and thinking of dh getting a vasectomy somehow makes me feel like I'm not a good mother or something...like why couldn't I handle more than 4 kids? I only grew up with one sister- I'll never know why I think that big families have at least 7 kids...anyway, it came up this week and I really had to look at it and say "that is just ridiculous" and move on.
post #26 of 63
Jenny: Most moms cannot handle 4 kids, so handling 4 kids is quite the accomplishment. I'm not sure I could do it. We're likely stopping after 3. But I can see how closing the door on future biological kids can be an emotional thing. That is awesome that you are getting more sleep!
post #27 of 63
thanks jill.

right back at ya!
post #28 of 63
aw puddle, I'm sorry - poor baby.
post #29 of 63
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
Jenny: Most moms cannot handle 4 kids, so handling 4 kids is quite the accomplishment.
this mom is not sure she can handle 2!!
post #30 of 63
I keep losing this thread, reminding myself to subscribe, and then forgetting to. Aah, mommy brain.

Thanks for all the well wishing for Owen. He's doing fantastic. Just one overnight in the hospital and then the meds really kicked in. Poor boy spent 5 days on oral steroids though, yuck. He'd bounce off the walls for an hour or two after taking them, totally out of it and cranky. Now that he's off, he's back to normal and even better. The funny part was the two days after getting off them. He was SO tired. He actually took morning naps, and then a 2.5 hour nap in the afternoon. I was getting worried for a while there! On the plus side, the more peacefully afternoon nap seems to have stayed so I'm excited. He's never been much of a napper so this is great.

I forgot to share the good attitude I got to experience at the hospital. No surprise, one of the questions we were asked by each Dr. was if Owen was up to date on all his vaccines. He hasn't had chicken pox, no flu, and no MMR. Only one even asked why and my DH replied simply that he was waiting for Owen to have a little more body mass. Every Dr. was just fine about it, no one gave us even a strange look about it. Nice to know the medical community is growing up.
post #31 of 63
I'm glad Owen is feeling better. I'm shocked about the nice attitude about non-vaxing. We gets all sorts of lectures on it.
post #32 of 63
I forgot to share the other happy dance we're doing around here. Food is good again! Owen used to eat everything and anything that made its way onto our table. He started getting more limited at the start of the fall and I was getting somewhat concerned. We eat all kinds of things here, lots of them spicy or strongly flavored, and I'm not ready to deal with a picky eater. Fortunately, this week he's gone back to his usual self. Roasted pork, spicy potatoes, green beans, salmon with salsa, curried rice, asparagus, broccoli...
post #33 of 63
Hugs mataji- fevers are ugh!

Awwwww- baby burrito! Though if Ro had done that her hidden meaning would have been "give baby the burrito!'

Glad Owen is good... we follow a delay vax schedule and no one has ever gotten on our case about it or even asked twice. I really feel for mamas who deal with the "less supportive" types all the time.

Us- still bleepin' sick. The girls have mostly pulled through but I am one big ol coxsackie virus mess. I can't eat, can barely force myself to drink (imagine 20-30 canker sores on gums, tongue, down the throat, tonsils, roof of mouth, etc). The sores spread across my feet so walking hurts and they're still spread across my chest... so my breasts are just non-stop pain since what do sick kiddos do with breasts? That's right, non-stop nursing. So the blisters have popped and now there are weeping sores. I'm running through the lansinoh and gel pads and dreaming of weaning. Sigh.

On the up side, Ro had her second eval today and it looks like we qualify for EI! She is about 25% delayed in terms of gross/fine motor but really off the charts in terms of not processing sensory input well. Though you'd never know from her eval today... she acted like a 100% normal kiddo... no clinging, no crying, sat on a stranger's lap!, didn't mind when I stood up and went into another part of the house, etc. It was like someone had replaced Ro with a duplicate or something. Of course, her normal patterns emerged again after they left but it was a very odd experience. On the one hand it makes it harder to deal with her needs but on the other it shows what she will be like once we figure out how to reach her. So yay!
post #34 of 63
Clay: coxsackie virus sounds like hell! I'm sorry you are dealing with that. I hope it passes fast.
post #35 of 63
Yeah... I'm not feeling the viral love here. The websites all make it sound very straightforward and not all bad. Maybe it's the fever talking but I soooooo want to send letters to those sites (from Dr Sears right on to WebMD) telling them to reconsider their wording!

At least the girls are doing well... If Laia had to miss more preschool I think she'd explode! And Friday is the lantern walk so she needs to finish her lantern this week (she missed all of last week, she tried to go Friday but I got called in after a few horus).
post #36 of 63
ugh, wombat! that sounds awful!!! i hope you are all feeling better for the lantern walk! we have three lantern walks this week for different kids. i love the songs. but it is raining this week so that's unfortunate.

besides the weather, everything is good here. bought dh a used truck with four doors so he can take all the kids in his vehicle!! got my piano tuned. feeling better, sleeping better. sigh...

my birthday is next week and my mom is coming, which i hope will be fun! you never know.
post #37 of 63
Wombat, yikes! I didn't know the virus could get that bad, I guess I've only seen minor cases of it. Lots of healing vibes to you.
post #38 of 63
So I'm feeling alive and better! Yeah! But now this wierd thing is going on... I don't know about everyone else, but I really feel hormones in my body. When I am pregnant I can literally taste them, and feel this tingly feeling in my nose. And I get this wierd thing where I have excessive saliva and so I'm constantly needing to spit. Well, this is how I feel right now. And starving. I wonder, though, if it's not pregnancy (we've used condoms religiously), is it just my hormones shifting towards cycling again (still no AF here)?? I was spitting in the sink last night and just couldn't stop, and my dh said "This is like when you were pregnant" and then we just looked at each other, like "WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?" Like I said, I don't think I'm pregnant. But I haven't had this feeling of hormones before when I wasn't.
post #39 of 63
Hmm, maybe you should take a test. Did you notice any signs of ovulation recently? It could just be your body getting ready to resume cycles, but the starving part throws me off.
post #40 of 63
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
On the up side, Ro had her second eval today and it looks like we qualify for EI! She is about 25% delayed in terms of gross/fine motor but really off the charts in terms of not processing sensory input well. Though you'd never know from her eval today... she acted like a 100% normal kiddo... no clinging, no crying, sat on a stranger's lap!, didn't mind when I stood up and went into another part of the house, etc. It was like someone had replaced Ro with a duplicate or something. Of course, her normal patterns emerged again after they left but it was a very odd experience. On the one hand it makes it harder to deal with her needs but on the other it shows what she will be like once we figure out how to reach her. So yay!
Hi everyone - it is the old AnnD - when undercover from the rest of the world, just for a bit of privacy. (I haven't fixed the siggie yet - but the mom of 4 too - sometimes I wonder what I was thinking ... another post though).

Wombat - can you explain what 25% delayed in terms of gross/fine motor but off the chart not processing sensory. (the 2nd part more than the first). Seanie is a non talker - he is a babbler but not a word is uttered. I am just thinking we may (or most likely not) be delayed.

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