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We also went to her 18 months well-visit at the new doctors. I am very impressed with clinic, staff, and the doctor. I didn't know how she felt about vax and was preparing to get the full "well..blah blah blah vax is a must..blah, etc" She was very interested to hear why we didn't vax DD and then said that while she thinks they are important, she respects the parents decision to do it or not. And then moved on. WHEW!!! yay! Then she proceeded to do a bunch of developmental tests and autism screening tests - things they never did at the old clinic. I am so happy we found a great doctor!!!
Congrats on the doctor. We used to live in a city where it was almost impossible to find a doctor. We ended up with the worst one ever. She was so mean, she told dh off once because he looked at his watch at the beginning of his appt. I was so glad when we left that city.

It's been rainy all day today so we've been mostly inside. Ella kept putting her boots on and wanting to go out though. The whole family finally went out this evening and kicked a ball around. Ella had so much fun - she'd run to the ball, pick it up then take it to her brother or sister. After that we checked out the garden. Of course both Ella and her brother fell in a mud puddle - fun.

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Yay! summer's really kicked in so Millie's in all her new summer gear! Shorts and t-shirts during the day, shortie pjs at night! And a few summer dresses that we kept from Jess! She seems to be coping with the heat which is good - certainly not getting any grumpier than usual. We'll see how long that lasts!

She would gladly spend all her free time outside but our garden's not brilliantly child-friendly - we have a reasonable patio just outside the living room then steps up to the grass. Train line is at the bottom of the garden and the fence is down so no way she can go out on her own. We can't do anything to it as we're moving within the next 12 months (hopefully) and there's no point in spending any money on it as the house will be demolished! Not to mention that our garden is actually the reason we have to move - toxins have been found in the soil! Fortunately my parents live close by and have a big safe garden (Millie's worked out how to negotiate their steps safely!) and they're going to get her a slide as an early birthday present! I'm thinking about getting her a little trike but can't work out which one to get. If we're in the new house next summer she is going to get so many new outdoor toys!

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Deoderant??? EWWWWW!!! They choose the grossest things to eat. The other day, Atticus almost ate an earthworm. I got there just in time. Grosssssss!!!
That is just gross! My friend once had to dig a huge cricket out of her DDs mouth.

Chick - I hope you get to move soon. Sounds terrible about the house, if it is just going to be demolished. Hopefully you can get some money for the land, so you can use on your new home?

Food confession: we had hot dogs and coke for dinner last night. Including DS and DD, who majored in coke and then of course went into a complete sugar fit, which I jokingly blamed on "society in general." 22 yo DSS got a good laugh out of that. I could not get either of them to bed, DD was SCREAMING. Tonight we are switching back to milk, which is going to be my new religion.
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Atticus loves our garden. He's call them his "pretties" It's cute. However, he does like to test me by putting his hands in there.

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Chick - I hope you get to move soon. Sounds terrible about the house, if it is just going to be demolished. Hopefully you can get some money for the land, so you can use on your new home?
Cheers. We've got a deal with a property developer so will get some money for the land. Just want to get the nod so I can start looking at houses! We've been in this situation since just after Millie was born so it's been very frustrating! Plans like refitting the bathroom have had to be shelved. Jess would love a new bedroom but no point in redecorating! No definite idea of timescales - we were hoping originally that we might have been out by now but even if we hear tomorrow that we can start looking it'll be at least 5 months before we go. That's a best case scenario!

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Cheers. We've got a deal with a property developer so will get some money for the land. Just want to get the nod so I can start looking at houses! We've been in this situation since just after Millie was born so it's been very frustrating! Plans like refitting the bathroom have had to be shelved. Jess would love a new bedroom but no point in redecorating! No definite idea of timescales - we were hoping originally that we might have been out by now but even if we hear tomorrow that we can start looking it'll be at least 5 months before we go. That's a best case scenario!
Hopefully it will be 5 months or not long after.

Last night was the 2nd time DD went poo in her potty!! She's pretty predictable with her movements (either first thing in the morning or after bath) and hadn't went earlier in the day so after her bath we let her run around with no-diaper for a while. She said, poo-poo, grabbed at her bum, and ran into the bathroom. She stood next to the potty and started pushing so I lifted her onto the seat. YAY!! This is the second time she's done this in a week. I figured it was time to start actively trying since she seems very aware of when she has to go and needs to be changed right afterwards. She also has started doing the funniest thing. She'll go up to the dog, pull his tail up, point at his * and say, "poo-poo?". I will be on the floor playing with her and she'll go behind me, pull the back of my pants away from me, and 'check' for poo-poo. She's also started to point at the bottom of all her dolls and stuffed animals and say 'poo-poo.

DD is obsessed with "poo-poo". She doesn't seem to have awareness for pee so I'm not sure how that factors into potty-learning. Any ideas?

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Wow, how exciting, poo-poo on the potty twice!! I can't believe our November babes are even old enough to sit on the potty yet, but Asheby does also. With no results, but hey, at least he has the idea.

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Congrats to your DD midnightcommando. I hadn't even considered the potty for DD, as DS is just now using it. Maybe I'lll let her have a go at it. She sits on it, and says toilet, but for maybe 3 seconds tops, so I think it is just another funny toy to her.

Anyone else's DC waking up in the morning screaming? DD has always woken up gently and happily in the mornings, but the last few days has woken up SCREAMING! Nothing and no one can comfort her. I posted another thread on this, but maybe you mommas have some ideas?
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MidnightCommando, that's AWESOME!! We are nowhere near that.

Allison, no real thoughts, but that sounds miserable.

Atticus let me sleep in til 9!!!! I was completely blown away. It was so nice of him, lol.

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Anyone else's DC waking up in the morning screaming? DD has always woken up gently and happily in the mornings, but the last few days has woken up SCREAMING! Nothing and no one can comfort her. I posted another thread on this, but maybe you mommas have some ideas?
Not in the morning but DD has been waking up around 3-5 a.m. screaming. I can see her eyeteeth coming up so I think that's it. Nothing has worked but Tylenol/Motrin to help her sleep and 3-5 is when it wears off. Is your DD teething maybe? I don't like using Tylenol so frequently but if you think DD is teething it might be worth trying it and seeing if it helps.

katiedidbug - sleeping in is nice! Hopefully Atticus will et you do it more often

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Last night was the 2nd time DD went poo in her potty!! She's pretty predictable with her movements (either first thing in the morning or after bath) and hadn't went earlier in the day so after her bath we let her run around with no-diaper for a while. She said, poo-poo, grabbed at her bum, and ran into the bathroom. She stood next to the potty and started pushing so I lifted her onto the seat. YAY!! This is the second time she's done this in a week. I figured it was time to start actively trying since she seems very aware of when she has to go and needs to be changed right afterwards. She also has started doing the funniest thing. She'll go up to the dog, pull his tail up, point at his * and say, "poo-poo?". I will be on the floor playing with her and she'll go behind me, pull the back of my pants away from me, and 'check' for poo-poo. She's also started to point at the bottom of all her dolls and stuffed animals and say 'poo-poo.

DD is obsessed with "poo-poo". She doesn't seem to have awareness for pee so I'm not sure how that factors into potty-learning. Any ideas?

How exciting!! Abbi is aware of peeing and pooing but hasn't made it in the potty yet. She tells me pee or poo as she's doing it. We've been letting the potty sit in the living room and letting her be nekkie and she'll sit on it for a few seconds but that's about it.

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Just out of curiosity, and maybe this has already been asked somwhere in the thread and if so, I'm sorry, But, are there any other 11/06 mamas out there who have not gotten AF since ? DH and I have started to talk about TTC for #2 soon, but how the heck can we do that without an AF?!?!?! (I am still nursing, 3 x a day and once at night when she wakes up usually) but, even given nursing i still thought it would have come back by now?)

And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!
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Just out of curiosity, and maybe this has already been asked somwhere in the thread and if so, I'm sorry, But, are there any other 11/06 mamas out there who have not gotten AF since ? DH and I have started to talk about TTC for #2 soon, but how the heck can we do that without an AF?!?!?!

And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!

I've only had one AF since DD's birth.and before she was weaned. I expect it to come back full-on now that she is weaned though. Are you still nursing?

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yup, still nursing, 3x a day and once or twice at night depending if she wakes up and needs it.
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And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!
No hair cut here! DD has baby fine hair and not too much compared to other kids

Didn't cut my other kids' hair until they were almost 3 - and they had a lot. My mother trimmed DS's hair with nail scissors when he was less than 2 w/out asking (I WAS FURIOUS)...
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Just out of curiosity, and maybe this has already been asked somwhere in the thread and if so, I'm sorry, But, are there any other 11/06 mamas out there who have not gotten AF since ? DH and I have started to talk about TTC for #2 soon, but how the heck can we do that without an AF?!?!?! (I am still nursing, 3 x a day and once at night when she wakes up usually) but, even given nursing i still thought it would have come back by now?)

And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!
I got AF two months ago, and am in the middle of my second cycle. My cycles have been kinda long (arond 40 days) w/ a short LP. I'm actively TTCing, so it can be frustrated. I'm on CD 22 and haven't O'd yet, but w/ my longer cycle last time, I guess it can be expected. You'll prob get it any day now. There are some supplements like Vitex of heard of people taking to help bring back their cycles. In the TTC forum, there is a monthly nursing moms thread, and we'd love for you to join us. You can try to catch that first PP egg!

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Ugh, I have had af for 11 months now. And Asheby still nurses about 5-6 times a day. You can have mine!

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Ugh, I have had af for 11 months now. And Asheby still nurses about 5-6 times a day. You can have mine!
I got AF back when DD was 5 months old and it has been regular ever since. It is actually more regular now that I have DD....who still nurses at least 6 times a day, and I pump.

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AF back at 9 months and Magnus nurses more than I can count, no joke like a newborn sometimes. He's our last however and dh is getting the snip soon.
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I got my AF back 6 weeks pp. With dd1 it was 8 weeks pp. My midwife told me I was the unluckiest woman ever!
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AF: Many years ago a friend went to an acupuncturist. I think she had pinched nerves in her shoulder, don't remember exactly. The acupuncturist was examining her ankles and feet and said "you have menstral problems?" Yes, my friend hadn't had her period in almost a year (not pregnant, long story), and she admitted that was true. She saw the acupuncturist twice, and her AF came back the next month and was regular!

Around 10 m PP I still didn't have af, and I told my english speaking moms and tots group how nice it was not dealing with my period. One of the moms said, "OMG! You still don't have AF! You better call your doctor right away." She seriously thought something was wrong with me. I got AF back around 1 year pp.
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I know we talked about this a couple months ago. I was raving about how child-friendly my congregation is. Come to find out, they're only child-friendly if your kids are silent (or close to it) and I've been getting off-handed comments from people for a couple weeks now. The last straw (two Sundays ago) was when I was approached by someone, supposedly speaking for many, who asked me if I wouldn't just leave my kids in the nursery instead of having them in the service with me. I got pissed and stormed out. My kids (3 and 18 months) are the only kids of nursery age in attendance. There is only one other child (7) and the next youngest is a junior in high school. My kids have one really bad Sunday and then I'm supposed to not have them in church anymore? No way!

I know there are a lot of opinions on both sides of this story. I've comprised a 3 question (plus demographics) survey that I posted on my blog and sent by email to everyone I know who either has kids, attends a house of worship or a combination of the two. If any of you fit into this category and would be willing to answer a couple of questions for me to add to my data, please PM me and let me know... I'll send them your way. I don't want to tie up the whole thread with this... and I think I'll try and find an appropriate forum here on MDC to cross-post to as well.

Back on our regular thread topic, and since I mentioned it above, I can't believe Mikaela is 1.5 today!!!!!! How?!?!?!? This was from Mother's Day this past Sunday -
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Back on our regular thread topic, and since I mentioned it above, I can't believe Mikaela is 1.5 today!!!!!! How?!?!?!? This was from Mother's Day this past Sunday -
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Love your babe. And love the view!

Re: church. I think you ought to post another thread, with links, so people can fill out your survey. Great initiative. Somewhat related: I had bf issues with DDs daycare (which I otherwise love.) Got sick of the underhanded remarks. I wrote a formal but factual letter, referred to the health dept's view about bf, and brought it in. It was therapeutic for me and made the daycare manager have a serious meeting with all the teachers and all harassment stopped. If you do it in a really professional way, and give the info to the church, you may see some positive changes! Good luck.

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Just out of curiosity, and maybe this has already been asked somwhere in the thread and if so, I'm sorry, But, are there any other 11/06 mamas out there who have not gotten AF since ? DH and I have started to talk about TTC for #2 soon, but how the heck can we do that without an AF?!?!?! (I am still nursing, 3 x a day and once at night when she wakes up usually) but, even given nursing i still thought it would have come back by now?)

And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!
I don't have my cycle back yet, but I'm tandem nursing, which I think plays a big role in it. After my son, I had my first PP period a little before 11 months.
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Gen, great pics. Your DD is super cute. About church, what a nightmare! My parish doesn't allow non-potty trained babies in their nursery. I'm on the other end where I want DS to go into the nursery because he can't make it through the service, and I've been really struggling spiritually lately. I actually think we might switch churches just so we can have a nursery to go to. It's very frustrating.

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Ugh, so sorry you guys are having church problems. Thank goodness ours is great, but it's 45 minutes away. And with gas prices the way they are (and we have a big truck) we haven't made it regularly in months. We have TONS of kids at our church, which is one reason we go there. Oh, and its the church I've gone to since birth

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Re: cycles, I don't have mine back yet either. With my previous ds I got AF back at 18months after weaning at 14 months so I wasn't really concerned yet. Plus I'm not sure if my illness or some of my meds may be affecting mine so I may not be representative of the norm lol. Not that I ever was...

Gen, what a view! Beautiful! I'm on the side of taking kids to church and not making them go to the nursery, although I know others have different views on it. Sorry you're having to deal with the drama though.
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I still don't have AF back. DD1 and DS weaned at 13 months and AF returned at 15 months. Ella still nurses several times a day so I'm not really surprised that AF hasn't shown up. I bought some vitex a couple months ago but just started taking it last week so week see if that helps. I've also started taking zinc along with my regular vitamins. We're sort of anxious to TTC again but I'm not going to wean Ella just to make it happen.

As far as haircuts go, Ella shouldn't be needing a haircut for quite a while - and she even has more hair than her siblings did at this age.

gen_here - I'd be interested in your survey. Our church situation is a little different because we meet in someone's home but we were in a city with a bigger church when our older two were young.

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The church issue: Church for us falls right at DD's favorite morning nursing time. When she was smaller, no one said anything, and she was quieter about indicating she wanted to nurse. Now that she is older (and speaks more clearly), I have begun getting looks.

I was also told, by an older lady, that they will have someone in the nursery just so "you can really participate in the service." Uh, it's not tae-bo - it's church. And I can definitely fully participate with my child. I go to church to be peaceful with my family. And DD has had only one sitter besides my mother in her whole life - I am not going to give her to random people during church, thanks.

Because of those frustrations, I have been less inclined to go. I just don't feel that as new parents, the church is doing much in terms of meeting our needs.

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Yeah, I feel the same way. We go maybe once a month now, and it used to be such a big part of our lives. Oh, well.

Mama to two lovely boys and a new baby due mid-May 2011
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