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#1 of 128 Old 02-01-2006, 01:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Unless Heather had her baby last night (which *was* my YG prediction).

Link to last month's thread (hope I've got this right):

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Feb. 6 was my prediction...
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i'm subscribing too, before I go off to bed. I think I picked Feb. 8!
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Okaaaaaay, WHERE'S HEATHER??!!

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I'm so anxious to hear from you, Heather! I keep compulsively checking to see if there is an update from you! Hope all goes smoothly for you!

My girls are coming home tonight! They probably won't get here until after midnight, so it could be a looong night, becaus3e they'll be wide awake and happy to be home. So I probably won't be checking in much this weekend, so I want to wish you all a great weekend! Anyone watching the Super Bowl? We probably will, and we'll be rooting for the Steelers.
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I just came to check on Heather, too. What does your bouncy smilie mean? You're just hanging out? Cause I picked Feb. 3 (not 8th like I thought). So, come on baby!!!! (if you're ready, of course )

Dh is out of town overnight and then for 3 days and nights next week. So, we're preparing for lots of non-daddy help over the next week. I do hope to go watch "Brokeback Mountain" during the Super Bowl so I get a bit of a reprieve before it's all mommy, all the time. I'll check out the super bowl, too, but lost interest when the Broncos lost. Go Steelers, though!

Okay, off to our Waldorf Parent/Child circle.

Hang in there, Heather!
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Oh, and Sherri, yay on getting reunited with your gals! I hope you have an awesome weekend
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Sherri-- Yay!!! I bet you will be smothered in girly kisses all weekend! Hope you're feeling rested up! Will probably be rooting for the Steelers as well if not busy with other activities.

Had mw appt this morning and since I was up w/ so-so contrax since 2am : I had her check and definitely heading in the right direction.

Anyone else in teething h*ll?? Darn canines are making her super grumpy off and on throughout the day. It was nice enough to go to the park yesterday afternoon and I swear she growled at any kiddos who came near her....except for another May baby girl whose bday is two days after hers. And everything was "I do I do I do" ---so no helping her on the stairs even when she came perilously close to taking a dive.

Okay...off to do snack and perhaps an early nap for the both of us!


eta: Jacqueline---saw that movie a couple weeks ago and really liked it. The scenery is breathtaking and I'm not a crying at movies kinda person, but got teary esp. at the end. Hope you have a fun weekend!

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HF, let's hear it for progress! Glad to know things are moving along. Forgive us for stalking you... inquiring minds wanna know, ya know?

Sherri, YAY for getting your girls home tonight! How are you feeling?

Jacqueline, good luck with the single mama act over the next week. That can be so difficult. Hope you get some time to yourself on Sun to break it up.

Hmmmm... time to myself? What's that?

We're not much for sports, in general, but the Super Bowl is our annual game we actually watch. I'm not doing too bad - I've known for over a week who is playing, even! We are invited to a SB party at the home of a family in my playgroup. I don't know the mama all that well, but I like her a lot, so it's a nice opportunity to get to know her a little better. Plus, the kids will all run around like crazies and then sleep well for the night.

Mia is having LOTS and LOTS of "i do it" and "self... SELF" insistence over here, too. It's frustrating sometimes because she tries so hard to do something over and over and gets super pissed if I try to help, but if she can't manage it on her own, she just falls apart. So sweet and so heartbreaking, all at once. I try to keep prespective and remember that frustration is a normal part of development and I have to let her go through that. But it's so hard to see her getting so upset, knowing I could just do it and it would be done in a half a second.

Okay... I have to run and empty the dishwasher so I can avoid the pile up of breakfast dishes... that turns in to the pile up of all dishes for the whole day, until I clean then up just in time to make dinner... and more dishes.

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we're going to see brokeback mountain tonight! first movie since i was pregnant i'm so excited.

our canines were sucky too.

that feather will be here soo soon

and i bet the girls will be happy to be home sherri
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Subscribing! Crazy babe- no nap. Slept through the night for the first time last night- tearing up the house today: cat litter everywhere, water spills, a toddler at large.

I'll take it, though. It means he's doing well. Crazy crazy crazy yelling baby- gotta go.

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Subscribing! Haha, my last post in the Jan. thread was Feb 1st and I don't have the energy to go and bring it here. Hahaha. Anyway, Yay! You know, I am so lame, I can't remember which day I predicted! We're gonna welcome a new Feather soon! YaaaaY!

Ah, mamas, I posted in the YG but Rowan has a DOUBLE ear infection. We're giving him antibiotics because he is INSANELY miserable (as a matter of fact, DH is upstairs patting his back and has been for a WHILE. Gonna be another rough night) and well...yeah. Rough week all around.

Okay, gotta decide (STILL!) whether I will go to the store to to the couch. Have a great night, mamas!
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Hi everybody! Gleefully back online today after two days without internet. Egads!

Sherri, thinking of you with your girls. Hope you feel well and are enjoying them.

Renae, awww poor Rowan. I sure hope he feels better soon. And you take good care of yourself too, and papa faery too, because it is hard to watch a sick child as we all know!

Yay saturday.
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Well, I'm still here....where is everyone else??

Renae--how is the little dude doing??

Els--glad you got your internet back---now get back here and tell us how things are going in the new place. How many weeks are you now??

Sherri--did you get smothered in kisses and hugs this weekend??

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I'm here! I'm here!

Heather, glad to hear you are still here among us although today would be the day I guessed for you to bring your little feather in.

I am at 20 weeks now! Woot! Startin to really show the panza (belly). I loooove my new place and it is soo cozy. I have a cold this weekend, continuing today, and how funny is this--it is more restful for me to come to the office than to stay home--

Went to some nice potlucks this weekend with lots of kids and good food. That was good.

love to everybody. What did you all do this weekend?
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hi heather! sending you labor vibes when you're ready for them...

els: glad you are cozying into your new place.

what we did this weekend:
marek and i hung out at home most of the weekend, except for a short trip to the grocery store yesterday and a trip to get dinner the night before because.... *drum roll please*... bill's dad flew him to detroit to see the steelers play in the super bowl from a super luxury box suite owned by steve sable (president of nfl films and client of bill's dad). we're on our way to pick up dada from the airport in a couple of hours, who will likely be very tired from the insane traveling for the weekend he did, but they had a blast and i'm glad he got to go, even though marek was up from 2:30am to 5:30am during the night on friday and couldn't stay asleep for some god-unknown reason... argh... oh, and we lost power for 8 hours that night, too, so it was butt freezing cold, for portland anyway.

what's the story with the 20lb party for portland mamas? i saw next sunday at laurelwood, but what time?

ok, time to get ready for our day.

ttfn and MMF!

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Hi May Mamas!!!

Huge to all the May Mamas! I've missed you and been wondering how you all and your little people are doing.

I've been taking a big ol' MDC break lately mostly due to homeschooling and a general need to reprioritize and think more carefully about how I spend my time. The good news is that all is well, and really, the only bad news is that I'm deciding to spend way less time online in general. But thanks to very sweet PMs from Els and HF, I'm checking up on you all and I'm going to hang out and read and even post a bit too! Its all about balance...

So, here goes with the big update! Ben is AMAZING. He's totally talking and even cracking little jokes - today in the library he went around introducing himself to *everyone* as "Bubba" and then laughed hysterically after. He's using complete, mostly grammatically correct, fully understandable sentences all the time. Whoa. He's really into trucks, planes, trains - basically anything with wheels that burns a polluting substance. (About bikes, he could care less!) He's getting really social too and loves hanging out with his buddeis next door. Eats everything except for foods he randomly decides are "So so gross!" As in, "No waffle, mama. Its so so gross!" About sleeping - well, we're not complaining - not too loudly anyhow! Ben's got his own room where he spends about half the night. I'm lazy and would rather have DH bring him in to me instead of hauling my tuckis out of bed to go nurse him in his own room. It'll change when it needs to, in its own good time. So that's Ben!

DD is *LOVING* HS, as am I. She's in a HS-only production of Macbeth and appears to have found her calling. It is an honor to watch her learn and bloom, and to be the first person she turns to for help and questions. We're having a ball. In addition to Shakespeare we're learning about Uganda and dabbling in multiplication and division. My parents are still pretty awful about HS but everyone else is mellow and supportive. Its so wonderful to feel like this huge part of our life is now really *RIGHT*.

As for me, I'm plowing through birth and PP doula training, trying to get all the workshops and things done before we go to India in the fall, leaving only a few births/PP experiences for that year. And yea, India is still on the horizon, albeit still tenatively. DH finds out about funding in April and we'll decide after that. I'm also knitting a bunch. (Wool=Addiction - what can I say! ) And things with DH and I are on a much more even, positive level than I think they were last time I posted.

And that, not-so-briefly, is that! I have little blog now, mostly for kid-news and knitting bragging, and if TC (or someone!) will send me the YG info again, I'll post the URL over there.

I'm looking forward to catching up with all my May Mamas again and I promise to keep you all posted from time to time!

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whoohoo
Maggie Mae is back again.
I admit that I only read up on my may mama's.
I am so so tired todayh and I had a preschool day from h*!!. Everyone was getting into it. And well I have a vent, but it will have to wait for later.
no feather yet I see.
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Woo hoo! MaggieMae is back! Glad to hear things are going well. Glad you're enjoying home schooling. And good for you for prioritizing (but I'm glad your're still gonna post now and then and keep us updated.) Definetely let us know when you take off for India.

Jacqueline- I'm sorry you had a sucky day at preschool. Nothing is worse than drama in a co-op setting, where it's not just business, it's personal. I hope things get resolved well.

Claudia- what an exhausting weekend. Oof, mama, I hope you get some good sleep SOON! I'm glad bill had a good time- sounds like a very unique opportunity. It's not every day you get to go to a Superbowl, much less in luxury. But I also hope he gives you a break so that you can have a well-deserved rest. ZZzzzzzz. Oh, and I think the PDX mamas are going to meet at 10 am next Sunday. Is that time at all reasonable for you to travel in to Portland? If it just won't work, I can probably talk dh into the 5 pm time. Let us know. Mwah!

Elsanne- you're half way there, mama.

Rena- glad to hear the lil one is feeling better.

Nighty night- up too late. Must. not. read. novel. Must. go. to. bed. Ooooh will power is hard...
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Wow! Maggie Mae! We've missed you!
Thank you for the update and good for you for prioritizing!! Sounds like things are going great in your corner of the world, and that rules. So glad you'll be updating us every now and again.
Ben sounds AMAZING! Whole sentences! Holy moly! Rowan's still in the
"mo!"
"say, more please!"
"mo' pees"
stage of things, hehe, but all in good time. I'm sure the homeschooling and having big sis around is a great inspiration! Rock on!

As for us...y'know, Claudia, Rowan was up from 2:30-4ish last night, for NO explainable reason, since he is pretty much 99% better from his illness last week, nose is no longer stuffed, ears no longer bothering him (that we noticed), etc. DH thinks it was just that he was getting used to all the attention he got last week (I nursed him pretty much whenever, we both came in to pat/comfort him, lots of attention) and is transitioning back to how it was before (pretty much only daddy until 5ish).
Anyway, he's still sleeping now, because it was kind of a long night.
And WOW to the Superbowl opportunity! Bill must have had an AWESOME time! Now, he will be ready to help you out and let you get some much needed rest! Right? Right?!?!

So, yeah, we've made it out of the woods from last week. Rowan is responding well to the antibiotics, no yeasties thus far, only about 5 more days to go with it, I've been trying to keep up with probiotics and yogurt, and we went to his little library-sanctioned playdate yesterday morning and then to ride the carousel in the mall in the afternoon, where I ran into an old yoga-mama friend who is going to have a little "reunion" Sunday with a few yoga-mamas and that we were invited to! So we're going, since this is the weekend that DH is going to be recovering from the big V!!
(yeah, can you tell I'm excited? : He actually is too. We both feel good about the decision but he's worried about the actual procedure. Heh.)

And last night...after some...intimacy , We went to sleep...at 7:45 or so!!! Then my friend called at 9ish wanting to hang out and I was like "um, no" and then we went upstairs at 9:30 to sleep some more!
DH and I NEEDED the sleep, I guess--we were especially thankful for it when Rowan woke up this morning for a couple hours. We're both feeling quite refreshed this morning, we slept a lot!
And I am STILL drinking coffee. :

Today we have a LLL evaluation meeting (the meeting before the meeting, so to speak--since I am on the welcoming committee I have to be there) and then Rowan's best friend is coming over and playing before everyone goes to music class tonight and I get an hour or so to myself (DH takes Rowan nowadays)

Okay, enough out of me! Hmm, where's Heather? I hope everyone has a good day. Much May Mama love to you all!

(and, yeah, I'm starting to come out of the woods myself, can you tell? Thank goodness...)
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<--me loving prodromal labor

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(((Heather)))
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Heather, you may not realize it, but I'm stalking you. I check the computer compulsively throughout the day to see if there's any baby news from you. I sure hope the prodromal labor turns into real labor!
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Yeah, even *I* spend more time on the internets than I should, hoping to hear more!
Hope you are well!
Hope ALL the mamas have a great day!



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Ha! Still here! I slept like a rock last night----wonder if there's anything I can do to convince the babe to come TODAY when I'm so well rested.

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Heather-I had to go online and search "prodromal labor". Can't believe you're still here!

Yay that Maggie Mae is popping back in! Whole sentences???? He &Lily could have some serious discussions. Sol is babbling away these last few days, looong stories & phrases that only she understands with the occasional spanish or english word...

TC that sure does sound amazing about the superbowl tix! What a great opportunity for turbobill.

Renae-sooo glad to hear you are "coming out of the woods". IT sure is a long & hard road, depression/meds/biz. As I understand it, the probiotics will be killed along with the bad stuff while he's still taking antibiotics so they may be a waste until post-treatment...but they sure can't hurt him either! Just so long as you stock him up AFTER the antibiotics.

Sol is in the bath repeatedly saying "wow" to herself in different intonations and volumes.

Yesterday she talked on the phone with my dad for a long time (she's gotten progressively better at this) and as she talked she walked all around the house opening cupboards, moving things, and Viet (who was here) pointed out to me that that's what she sees me do I had to laugh because as soon as I got the phone back, guess what I was doing? Yes, rummaging around, moving things, cooking, etc...

Funny to see ourselves reflected in our kids...ack...I also tend to throw things a lot (not in anger or frustration, just tossing to a better destination) and guess who ALSO throws things, much to my consternation??? Ay ay ay.
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