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#121 of 497 Old 03-11-2005, 03:53 PM
 
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Well I've got strep throat, yucky. And its starting to snow and dh is on the phone trying to correct some problem from when he had unemployment like 2 years ago so I may have to walk down to get ds from the bus, double yuck!

Karen, ds wears alot of stripe too There sadly isn't much choice for boys clothes when you aren't into the whole sports things. I do try to stay away from the "macho" things for him. I want to keep away somewhat from sterotypes, but I'm not doing such a good job with dd : (but hey dresses are comfortable right?) Luckily ds is still young enough for the cute animal shirts. But do agree with you though that if its free why not? DS had a couple of kinda girly outfits that he wore when he was a baby.

Ann yeah I'd be willing to sell you some of the wonderoos. I've been comtimplating it, since dh hates the snap diapers he gave me a : look when I showed them to him. Just pm me.

Oh well the little one is getting up. Can't complain she's been sleeping for 5 hours

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My twins were born 23 January, about 3 weeks before their due date. Now that some of the craziness has worn off (well, it's still crazy around here, but we've gotten used to it!), I've been spending some time browsing the forums while they eat or sleep on their big bf-ing pillow, their favorite place to be (if I could walk around wearing that pillow, I would!).

It's been a hard 7 weeks--from c-section recovery to finding someone to help me out during the day, from figuring out how to tandem (is that the way to describe them nursing both at once?) feed them (some days that's all I do, I think!) to wondering when they'll space feedings further apart at night. First time mommy, too, so I've also had to figure out how to (cloth) diaper a squirmy baby, and put a baby to sleep such that I have a few minutes to rest until it's time to diaper and feed all over again.

That said, reading your posts has been SO helpful. Seeing that some of you, even those that have had children before, think that their babies' sleep schedules are an enigma has been heartening, and reading about all the things that you're able to keep up with (i.e., making things and tending to other children) is really inspiring. And the fact that you take the time to yourselves to join the forum helps me feel a little less guilty about not COMPLETELY doting on my babes 24/7 (I feel bad sometimes that they have to share one mommy, when lots of times it's obvious that they really don't want to do so!).

Especially now that they're falling off the bf pillow, it's hard to type or do much when they nurse, and they're still nursing quite often so I might not be a super-big contributor to the thread, but let me tell you that I admire every one of you and thank you for sharing your thoughts with the rest of us.

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Tigerpurring! Congrats on the birth of your babies! yk we all gotta do something for ourselves every once in awhile, and coming here is one thing that's been keeping me sane for sure!

Az! Strep throat is NO fun! i hope you get some good help from dh so you can recover quickly. mamas don't have time to be sick!!!
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Az! Strep throat is NO fun! i hope you get some good help from dh so you can recover quickly. mamas don't have time to be sick!!!
I must have gotten strep throat hundreds of times, seriously one winter I had it six times!! So I'm not very worried about it. I feel better just knowing its not some sort of nasty infection. I had two uetrine infections after having ds and if it wasn't for that I would have waited my standard 1+wk before calling the dr. I just don't want to have to end up in hospital like I did after having him

Tigerpurring welcome and congrats on the twins on nursing both of them. Sometimes with one, between thrush, cracked nipples and never getting in on the fun baby stuff, I'm almost in tears. I don't know how you mamas of twins do it

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Alright, my turn for a crappy day I guess. She screamed all afternoon, popped awake again every time I got her to sleep. Gah! I have to go out to dinner in a little while, too. I hope this means she'll sleep through the evening, although I imagine she'll be starving whenever she does wake. Oh, and we had FOUR poopy diapers today. I imagine that contributed to the crankiness. We're supposed to be out all day tomorrow too, but I don't know if I'm going to be up for it now.
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Hey Paq - good luck with that...ime there is no expecting NOTHING from these squeekers. A bad afternoon can presage a good night or a terrible night. A good afternoon the same, so WTF!? I do send you some slepy vibes...at least through dinner! My new thing is handing boy: off to dh five minutes before dinner, so he gets to make dinner and then handle Ori during dinner. Then I put everyone to bed and he gets to veg. Oh, it's really fun to eat in our house!

Well, still no soakers. I'm telling ya, I'm checking the mail like it's valentines day or something. Remember checking your cubby on valentine's day at school? 4th grade I got a valentine's card from Michael Schlessinger (oooh, was he ever cute), and it had his NAME on it - that was so cool. I was the envy of half the girls in the class for like the first time EVER. :LOL Anyway, sorry - off topic - still no package. Now there are two others I'm waiting on as well, so HELLOOO post office world...can you PLEEEASE get me my soakers?! The silver lining here is that I ran out of all the covers I had (man, does this boy ever poop BIG time, right up the back and out the leg and eeeeew, it's everywhere! gotta sponge bath him like 6 times a DAY. What I wouldn't give for just 4 poops!) so I resorted to the aio's (HA! Thought I was gunna say we started to ec, huh? Not a chance. WAY too hard) that were too big in the leg and they FIT now, so we're back up to having enough diapers agian (whew!).

Dd and dh are at the science fair - thank GOD that is over with. 1st grade is tough for science fair. They're too young to do anything really super interesting but she SO wants to do SOMETHING that it ends up being me getting on her case about doing the darned thing for a solid week... Thank goodness it's over for a whole YEAR.

Tigermama - you are, as you can see, quite welcome to this group. It's a very inclusive group, really. We'll bitch to anyone who will listen, basically.
You're sure a busy mama with two that are CD'ed and bf'ed! Good for you! It must be extremely fulfilling, and for SURE best for the babes, especially preemies! But WHEW! That's a LOT of work! Feel free to vent as needed on this site. That's what we're here for!

Oh, and did you guys check out the Bum Ware diapes. on this site? http://www.bum-ware.com/store/default.asp
I'm not vouching for them, but they look good. They have a snap version that seems very flexible in terms of having a quick dry option, and lots of extras (not free, of course). Also, bought happiest baby today. I thought I'd give it a quick read before passing it on to a childhood friend who is due soon. Kind of a good baby present, 'cause she's not exactly my friend, but the child of a friend of my parents.

Hey Ann - good work on finding something your mom will even READ! Mine won't even discuss the issues with herself, let alone me or anyone else breathing. Geesh!

Check out Ori in his cool new Hawaii pants!

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/newand...ifLqCB0UnX2WgT

Oh, and a shot of dd slinging her baby and one of dad doing something goofy with the babe. Dd took that pic.

Ok, I'm going into the creepy crawley attic to find the co-sleeper. We used it a little for dd, but gave up on it because she was happier snuggled. Ain't they all different! LOL mamas, andy

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I am one tired mama. All of this friends and parties and staying up late is catching up to me. We went to the dentist and came back and Luka and I got in bed. We both fell asleep promptly, but he woke up within a few minutes : . of course he didn't STAY awake.... now I've been trying to sleep, but I can't . And whatever the dentist did is sore. I'm just having myself a little pity party while my baby sleeps soundly next to me on the sheets that desperately need to come off the bed and while I'm too lazy to get up and do something productive.

andy- so sorry it's taking so long for your soakers! what a bummer! geesh, one of my cousins sent me a package when luka was born (6 weeks ago ) and I just got it now- seems no one ever put those "priority mail" tapes across it so it went on the sloooow boat. don't fret though- shouldn't happen to you- mail order businesses are usually savvy about that kinda thing.
and the pics are so cute! your little man is GROWING.

so my babe is not a pooper. He hasn't pooped in 2+ days now. He's perfectly comfortable, so i know it's not an issue, just odd. My friend Lena reminded me last night that her ds was a once every 7 day kinda guy. I just know that when they hold it in for that long, it gets pretty messy when it finally comes- and you HOPE you're at home to deal. At this one LLL Meeting I was at, there was a mom whose babe went 3 weeks. She said that when he finally let loose, they had to just sit in the shower while it poured outta him. Sorry, TMI!

I should be productive, I guess. geesh, the kids are yelling outside of our bedroom window- looks like the nap will be over soon.
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Andy wow, Ori looks little such a little man, dd look adorable with the baby sling. I looked at those bum-ware diapers too, we seem to be looking at the same web-site lately. I almost bought one but I chickened out and got a very baby instead. I'm so warey of aios I had some bumpkins aios with ds and they have the same leg style and poo would leak out. The bumpkins sucked in many ways, that was just one of them. We have a VeryBaby aio that I got in a trade that works great.

I went for a walk with the dog and Elizabeth in her mei tai this AM. She decided 5am was a great time to be up, since I had nothing else to do, walk it was. It felt really good once I got out there. I was planning on walking alot father but it went from a drizzle to a good bit of frozen rain so I headed back home. All and all we walked for almost 40minutes. I may go out again this after noon, if dh can't get ahold of his grandmother or if she's busy :

I feel like being even more productive, I did the walk, cleaned the living room, did some laundry and put some more away that had been hanging out for too long

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wow Az- your medicine must be working well. wasn't it yesterday you were diagnosed with strep throat? make sure you are taking care of yoruself!

We had a sleepless night. oh well. I plan on doing nothing today but being in bed a lot. it's raining again and so it's perfect for nothing. the rest of the family has all sorts of plans. ds1 is taking a scuba class all day. we were aslo invited toa friend's dance performance, but me and baby aren't gonna go. not in the mood. i guess cumulative sleep deprivation is finally catching up with me....
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oh my Ori is a prince. Love the pic of your dd also, so sweet!

Azreial- sorry you had strep but sounds like you are on the mend pretty quickly!

WELCOME Tiger wow twins, congrats

It's been about 4 days here w/no poops. So weird how all of a sudden it's like constant then bang it's not there. Megan slept 7 hrs the other night, it was a dream but last night woke every 3 hrs, oh well. My first dd's bday party was today but we had to cancel cuz of the stupid snow so it's tomorrow hopefully most of the peeps can still make it.
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Well once I got her to sleep last night, she slept for a loooong time. Guess she doesn't like to nap during the day. Although, as usual, since it's the weekend and dh is here, she's napping now.

We're trekking to the inlaws for the first time today too... should be interesting. I have a creepy step-fil.

Poo.. love that we discuss poo. We're down to every other feed, but once or twice a day would be nice. And she's very much a middle of the night kind of gal, we nurse over the potty at night now.

Gotta run, making a yummy fritatta for lunch,

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creepy how? yikes. We're seg'ing into ori sleeping in the cosleeper...not going too well yet. ugh. we've got il's coming next week, so we must get him out of his room. our bed moves so much, his eyes pop every time dh moves! y'dy nite he woke so much he conked out this pm for nerly 4 hrs. Sorry my keybord is wonky 'gin. some letters won't type. time for new computer, too. double ugh! well, not much else tody. I hope everyone is feeling well, getting some sleep (slept 3 hrs myself this p.m.!) loving their wee ones... xxx

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Well, my sister had her baby last night. She had a little girl. My poor son is outmubered three to one between his sister and cousins . The baby was 10lbs 3 oz. Apparently we breed big I never thought we were huge people - tall but not circus tall...

Spent all day exhibiting at a Baby Expo. Not very lucrative and very tiring for me and the little sprout. DS stayed with grandma/pa.

DD is zonked out in her cradle. My dad made it when ds was born, so I try to have her sleep in it before I come to bed. It makes grandpa feel really good

Tiger - Wow! I am impressed with everything you do. I just was telling my sister how CD'ing a newborn again increases your laundry a LOT! I cannot imagine 2 newborns!

I am getting envious of all this diaper talk. I tried to buy things that would fit awhile. I am actually liking refolds which were the last on my list with ds...

Must go.

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We spent all day at the Reniassance Festival. It is really big here in Arizona. It was so much fun. We carried Will in the sling and I finally figured out how to bf him in it without flashing everyone. The sling was a total conversation starter. I had hoped though that it would deter people from trying to touch him since they would have to get so close to me. No such luck. There were a couple times that I had to physically leave since the idiot person would not stop trying to touch him.

We are all a tired bunch though. Emily has gotten into the habit of getting up at 4am. We are having a hard time convincing here that 4am is too early and she needs to go back to bed. Oh well, we will keep working. On the upside, she has pooped in the toilet now pretty consistely for 3 days and so we are well on our way to potty trained. She didn't even have a single accident at Ren Fest today.

Well, the sun drains all energy, so I am going to sleep now. Have a good night all!

Proudmom-congratulations!
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We are all a tired bunch though. Emily has gotten into the habit of getting up at 4am. We are having a hard time convincing here that 4am is too early and she needs to go back to bed.
Ugh... we are going through much of the same thing here. Not *quite* so early, but still really way too early for us ~ some mornings she starts the "wake-up call" at 5:30 am... shudder.... It is especially painful if you don't get to bed at a time that any sane person with 2 wee ones would. I know, for instance, that I'd be better off in bed right now since both of mine are snoozing away nicely, but where am I? Sitting here! Silly mama.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that both of us will see our DD's sleeping later soon! Hey, as I see it tomorrow's as good a time to start a new trend as any other day!

We had a really good day today. We hit a HUGE children's consignment sale that is held yearly in our town, and walked away with so many wonderful treasures for very little $$. It was perfect timing, too ~ Brynn is already starting to grow out of her big sister's sleepers (B is much bigger than T was), and it was also nice to find a few outfits for both girls for the summer. Tessa is really into dresses, and we can never have too many.
I wish that I'd brought my phone # along on little slips of paper, as I was approached many times by moms/moms-to-be asking about our KKAFP. I think I had a babywearing playgroup in the making if I'd been more organized! :LOL In our town you see a few snugglis/bjorns, but no slings at all and certainly no pouches or wraps. I'd love to see it take off, as they have so many advantages above those types of carriers. Oh well, perhaps we'll see a few more pouches around after today!

We picked up some flower seeds this afternoon while we were out & about, and I think tomorrow we'll scatter them in the Earth & then wait and see what comes up! Yeah, we're really careful gardeners here... Today saw temperatures in the upper 70's, so we are definitely thinking summery thoughts!

Proudmom ~ congrats on your niece! It's nice that your son has a cousin so close to his own age.

Tiger ~ welcome to our group! I have great admiration for you... I know what an adjustment it was to mama-hood with just one little babe, so hat's off to you with your two! I imagine it must feel like you are always bf'ing. I have a friend who had twins several months ago, and rest assured it does ease up a bit!

Goodnight everyone!
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Well, I am on a Wonderoos kick. I have been looking around all day trying to find places that had them instock. Finally, thanks to the ladies on the diapering board, I got one in almost every color. They don't make a ton of colors - I think I ended up getting about 12 total, some through trades and such. sort of sad that this is what my life has come to.

Violet has been doing a weird thing with her EC cues. She usually gives a little cry right before she pees, so its pretty obvious she has to go. Well, when I set her down to go, she holds it until I pick her back up and then she pees on me She's been doing this pretty consistently, so I think I'm going to have to invest in a real potty instead of a laying her on a prefold like I usually do. I suppose its time to get one for Makai anyway.

Nicole -ren faire sounds awesome!!! We used to go to the one in Northern CA all the time. I really miss them. I bet it was so nice to get out in the fresh air, was probably good for Will too

Ori looks so cute in his Hawaii pants! I love those caterpillar ones - they were one of our favorites Good luck in the cosleeper - well, I'm sure you and Ori are snoozing away right now - or maybe not. Hopefully you are.

Proudmom - congrats to your sister. How sweet that little dd has a cousin close in age. What were you exhibiting at the baby expo?

Just got back from taking ds1 from his yoyo club. Its freaking hilarious. Every Saturday night at the local mall they play Japanese dance music in the center pavilion and bunch of people get together to do yoyo tricks. Ds is actually getting really good. What can I say, its fun and its free

Ok, I should pay some attention to my kiddies, goodnight!
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Wow a renn faire sounds so cool! We were involved with SCA a few yrs ago, but it was sooo expensive.

I like my prefolds too, there's nostalgia or something that comes with using diaper pins!
As far as waking up, yesterday, Geneva had us up well before 6, but this morning she let us sleep in till 8. Definitely a morning gal.


Ooooh, and I am officially at my prepregnancy weight! The other day I had 3 more pounds to go, but today I got to it! All I need to do now is get my waist size to actually shrink with the weight. Still have about 3 or 4 inches to go...
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Oooh a Yo-Yo club! So cool! I'd be the one wonking myself in the head with the yo.

Andy - fil creepy in the likes to spend extra time hugging and kissing the teenage and 20-ish girls in the family (dh's cousins are all supermodel gaga) and he's dh's step dad, sil's bio dad. I've not nursed in front of him (he's only seen Lauren 2x) and I don't think I want to. I have a feeling he'd just sit and stare at me, even though you can't see anything when I nurse her. :Puke I also think he's an alcoholic, but that's just my opinion I suppose...

Oh yah, if you're interested in those soakers I can give you contact info for her directly, she says she also has red, blue, green, natural, maybe one other color? in a bunch of sizes. Maybe I can get the easter bunny grandmas to buy some for us instead of chocolate. Oh and last night mil tells me that she saved all of step-sils clothing (she's 11) from when she was a baby and she's going to get all the boxes out for us. Yay for free, but ugh, I'm sure she has 10x more stuff than we'd ever need or use. Then again, she bought the good stuff, so we'd have lots of vintage babygap and gymboree and who knows what else.

Pam, I think that's one of the great mysteries of the world, I'm also at my pre preg weight, yet my breasts, butt, thighs, belly, etc. are all still larger than before, so where did I lose weight? My toes aren't extra skinny, my face isn't gaunt, so what's up with the weight??

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Ann, we got the little tiny potty bowl from theecstore.com - huge markup (they sell for about $1 in asia) but it's small enough that Lauren's bum doesn't fall in, the lip is nice and big so the edges don't scratch her legs, and it fits right on my lap and isn't as huge as the smaller potties are.

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Ann - I forgot to say congrats on the first rollover! Too bad it was off the bed

I sell Usborne Books. Not sure if you have heard of them, but they are great books for children.

I managed to give Aine a bath and baby massage today!! Woo Hoo. DS used to get them all the time :

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hi mamas!
Last night I was having a bad night and your posts made me feel better.
Our good friend Tom was in a dance concert adn invited us. I was gonna stay home with Luka, but they left us 4 tix and so at the last minute I decided to go. Bad idea. Luka was NOT happy there. We did get to see Tom's performance, but I spent most of the time outside walking with him. But by intermission, the baby was screaming bloody murder- yk the scream where they vibrate? It sucked. Noam told me he was tired so I said we should all go home. Then I was making fun of dh (happens), and he got all bummed. So it was a total loss of an evening.
BUT, Luka slept well, so at least I'm not a complete zombie this am.

Heather- congrats on the new niece! woo hoo, more babies!

Kathy- I get comments/questions on my slings whenever I go out as well. I try to have info for buying for them. Unfortunately sometimes the $$ deters people.

I have no idea how much I weigh, but my clothes don't fit. It's been chilly here and I decided to try on my jeans.... bad mistake. not even a close fit- I have inches as well. when I had ds1, I was in my jeans at 2 weeks pp (was also barely 22).

Ann- my boys used to goto yoyo club here too at the mall. not sure if it's still happening here though. It was all fun and they learned all fun tricks and then the level of the tricks got really hard and they quit. they had these cards they stamped to show they did the trick. it's ok, i don't miss going to the mall at night. lol!

the sun came out here!!! It's been POURING, and sil, who has never come to visit us is flying in today. yesterday the whole island was socked in, so hoepfully we get at least a little sun while she's here. otherwise we;ll be sitting at home playing board games.
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We had just an okay weekend, with some absolutely terrible moments. The highlight was the Ren Fest. It got really bad on the car ride home. Will and Emily just feed off each other. Same thing happened on the way to church and my folks yesterday afternoon. I swear, I am only getting in a car if I absolutely have to.

Today is going to be a long one. I have been working in the am at the office and telecommuting in the afternoon, but today I have an afternoon meeting and have to be at the office the entire day. Oh well.

We got the hospital instructions Saturday. Fortunately, Will is allowed to eat up until 4 hours before his surgery and can have clear liquids up until 2 hours before. You all have been great, by the way, and I just want to say thank-you. I will have my husband post a quick update after the surgery and let you know how he is doing.

I think we are getting close to teething. I can see the outline of his top center teeth and he is so drooley. He has found his hands too and is starting to realize he has feet. For the most part, he is sleeping well too, we actually got 6 hours straight last night. Of course, we were only asleep for 4.5 - 5 of those, but still, it was pretty good. I have been trying to remember to nurse both sides at the 2-3am feeding, but I frequently fall back asleep and so we both end up back awake at sometime aroudn 4am.

Well, time to get Em ready for school and DH and I ready for work.

Have a great day.
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Nicole- wow I love ren Fairs! there's one here but doesn't start till August can't wait to go. Did you dress up for it at all?

Proudmom- congrats on your neice it will great to have cousins so close in age. I love Usborne Books! they are great. I started selling Storyteller products but think I'll do Usborne also in the future.

Pam - congrats on your prepreg weight. WTG!

Well after about a week of no poops, she let one out this morning, WHOA baby, LOL. She's doing so well. Although she scared me yet again the other day. She was choking. Had to do the thrusts. This is the 2nd time she done this to me at home but luckily she did it in the NICU and gave me some preparedness on what to do when I'm on my own. I don't freak at it. Although I almost called 911 the last time cuz it took awhile for her to respond but she was ok.
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I can fit back into my pre-preg pants, thank god. The waist band does fold down and my fat belly kinda flops overthe top : well, ok it did that before but not nearly as much. My stomache is so floppy and pouchy I still look pg but at least I can fit into my pants. My skinny sister is envious because, even though so's so tiny, she can't fit into her pre-preg pants and her ds is just about 9ths old.

We had a very nice sleeping night last night. We went to bed a little before 9 and she didn't wakeup until almost 3. Then she only slept until 4:30, she normally wakes up every 1 after her first big sleep, but last night she slept right through until 6:45.

Saturday night we went out for mexican with my sister (bad idea btw Elizabeth was up all night with gas) and we had our first blow out poop : DH changed her and it was really messy. In the middle of the night I figured out why it made such a mess. When I changed her before we went out. I noticed that the leg holes of her diaper were really lose. I thought about putting her in something better fitting but thought that she alredy pooped so it should be a problem oops.

Andy how's the co-sleeper working? I think Elizabeth may sleep better on her own also. I've been experimenting since you said that about Ori. First I tried just removing my arm from under her head, then my arm from around her, then I move just a bit away from her close enough so she could touch me but not close enough so I am touching her. She's been sleeping longer the less I'm touching her. She'll sleep in her mei tai when I'm walking around with her, but she wakes up every so often. However she'll sleep just fine in the bassinette or her swing. We're working on setting up her crib like a co-sleeper. DH is going to get some wood to raise our bed up a couple of inches then I think we'll be all set. I'm kinda bummed. Maybe she's just all "touched out" since she is almost always being held during her awake times.

Well I've got to get some laundry done, the clean diapers put away and I have to get to the library and post office before I have to pick ds up from the bus

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Hey, Mexican food! I've been cravin it so bad. I'm the one who was always craving tacos when I was pg, and, well it never left. We still have tacos once or twice a week.
Sweetpeasmom, I would be panicking if I had to do anything like that with my kids. I took a first aid course last fall, but I tend to NOT stay calm in emergencies.
Nicole, do they count bm as a clear liquid, or do they mean only water?
Those of you involved in yo-yoing, know where I can find a nice wooden (or metal) yo-yo? I want one for dd, but I don't want a cheap plastic thing. I had a nice metal one growing up, but I think it's gone now.

A while back, we were talking about rituals, so I wanted to post what I did for dd1. Most of it is taken from Circle Round by Starhawk et al., and everyone brought a bead that symbolized some non-tangible gift they wished for dd (kinda like a sleeping beauty type thing).

I'll probably do something similar this time.

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“Welcome and Thank you all for coming here today to help us welcome Abigail into our lives” All hold hands. Say “Hand to hand the circle is cast”
“I invite the God and Goddess to be present, especially in the forms of Blodeuwedd, who governs the growth of children and Dagda, who represents paternal love. We welcome your blessings upon our daughter Abigail, whom I have chosen the spirit name of “[insert chosen spirit name here]””

Call quarters:
Air: Bubbles; Feather
“Air, I come before you asking favour and protection for our daughter, a deeply loved child. Grant her your wisdom and let her mind have your quick thoughts for action whenever danger is near. Share your clear eye for seeing, your way of discerning.
May all the breaths of her life be of clean, wholesome air. Let her blood flow red with your oxygen. Move her breath freely and easily until the peaceful end of a long, healthy life. When in your realm, may she fly with the grace of the migrating bird, and always return safely to earth. Bless her eyes and her lungs. Bless her thoughts, so that she may think clearly and find her mind a source of pleasure and joy.”

Fire: circle her with candle, clockwise; spiral candles
“Sacred flame, I bring you our daughter, longed for, and treasured. I ask your favour and protection. Let her know your abundant vitality and energy through strength and courage in herself. Shield her from fire’s destruction; spare her from the fire-power of guns, from war, from harm powered by hatred and flame combined. Let the blaze of her heart bring warmth, not burning, let the flames of transformation bring her growth, not destruction. May her passions bring her fulfillment.”

Water:dip finger in water and trace a pentagram with finger on her forehead; shell
“Holy water, I bring to you our daughter, long sought and dear. May she never thirst. May she always swim through earth’s waters with strength and safety. Let feelings flow through her without injury; let her learn the art of change from your many forms. May she navigate relationships with insight, tact, and integrity. Let her always find nourishment for her spirit in your presence. Be for her a source of comfort and peace.”

Earth: place chamomile wreath on her head; rock, soil
“Sacred body, I bring to you our daughter, our hopes and love come to life. Let her body be whole and strong; let no harm come to her from your creatures. Let health be her birthright; may she know little pain. In sickness, let your wise medicines heal her. May your powers of renewal be within her. May her body be a source to her of joy and pleasure and her hands make good work in the world. ”

“I thank[list family names for as far back as is known] and unknown ancestors for laying the foundation for her life.”



Amy: “Great Goddess, Giver of life, we thank you for this precious life that has been given us to tend and nourish. May your blessings follow this young one throughout her life, may she grow in beauty and wisdom, may she learn your ways and know the wonder of your creation.”
“Green One, God of the forest and all growing things, we thank you for the life and vitality of this child. We ask you to bless her with good health, good humour, and good sense.”

Me: “Goddess and God, our hearts are full of gratitude. We ask for your guidance as we care for our child, that she might bring as much joy to the world as she has brought to the hearts of all of us here.”
Pour breast milk onto soil as offering. Offer bread to the God and Goddess

Sing:
“Lady hold her while she sleeps, give her visions she can keep.
Make her safe until the light, thank you Goddess of the night.

Make her healthy, keep her strong, let her live a life that’s long.
Give her wisdom and self-worth, thank you Goddess for her birth.

Give her knowledge, make her bright, let her know what’s wrong and right.
Give her friends, let love be hers, thank you Goddess for little girls.

As she grows up let life thrive! Animals and plants survive.
Peace and health for everyone, bless us, Maiden, Mother, Crone.”

The parents come forward and hold an empty bowl.
Goddess Mother: “Consider the gifts you wish to offer Abby, the qualities you would like to call into her life. Think about your own qualities, about the things you have learned from experience or gained through struggle. Visualize your blessing within your bead. If you wish to share your blessing at this time, you may do so, or if you wish you may record it in the book on the table afterwards“
One by one, each person comes forward, drops the bead into the bowl, and names the gift they offer, if they wish.

“I Thank the God, Goddess Blodeuwedd, and Dadga for their presence on this special day.”
“I Thank the Quarters; Air of the East, Fire of the South, Water of the West, Earthof the North”

Open the circle:
“By the earth that is her body, by the air that is her breath, by the fire of her bright spirit, and the waters of her living womb, the circle is open, but unbroken. May the peace of the Goddess go in our hearts, merry meet and merry part, and merry meet again. Blessed Be”


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We got the hospital instructions Saturday. Fortunately, Will is allowed to eat up until 4 hours before his surgery and can have clear liquids up until 2 hours before. You all have been great, by the way, and I just want to say thank-you. I will have my husband post a quick update after the surgery and let you know how he is doing.
I am fairly certain the breast milk counts as a clear liquid. I can check if you want.

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It has been FOREVER since I could be on the computer for more than ten minutes! Hello everyone. I've missed you. Now, MIL is here to stay. Whew, things are so much easier. She has the baby and I've showered and dressed and feel pretty good, other than exhausted of course. She arrived last night and immediately held the baby for hours, and I got to put some things away. I was thrilled to finally put things away, in their real places, not just the pile-to-go-downstairs-to-be-put-away.

Wonderoos: we have one and we like it pretty well. The one-size part is great, because it fits my super-fat-thighed baby. The only disadvantage compared to Fuzzi Bunz is that it only has one row of snaps for closure, so you can't adjust the waist and thighs separately.

Bum-Ware: we have one of these, in velcro. It is a very easy diaper, but doesn't fit too well; the waist is loose when the thighs fit correctly. (Again, those super-fat-thighs.) It is also really thin, and therefore not very absorbent. I like it in principle, because it's trim and simple (no assembly), but not the diaper for us. The front-snap ones will have the same problem because the waist and thighs don't adjust separately.

Tempur-pedic: we have the mattress. I was worried at first that it would sink in too much to be safe for her, but it doesn't. It hardly notices the 12-lb baby. She seems to like the bed a bit better than the cosleeper, and I think it's because the mattress is more comfortable.

Boys clothes: love the stripes! Evelyn has some clothes from the boys' side for this reason.

Tigerpurring, wow, great job nursing and CDing and taking care of twins! When our baby is being difficult, we say to each other, "At least we don't have twins." Especially as your first babies!

Ori looks beautiful. He really looks like a boy. And Becca looks darling, so proud to be holding him. Keyboards are really cheap and easy to replace if yours is wonky.

Lisa, are you going to remodel the living room while the kitchen is still in process? Feeding over the potty in the middle of the night... wow, that sounds tough. Who wants to wake up for more than rolling over and inserting boob?

Prepregnancy clothes: didn't even try them, except one pair of jeans that was loose before. I just bought new pants. My old ones were pretty worn out when I got pregnant, plus they're lost in the attic somewhere. That's my excuse. It's much less discouraging to start with new pants. So they're 8s and before I could wear a 6, no big deal.

Karen, ooo, board games. What do you all play?

Nicole, I hope the surgery goes super well, and the stay in the hospital is okay, and he comes home healthy and it's all over with.

Laura, where did you learn how to handle the choking?

I've been away from her for an hour and a half now, and I miss her. (Only a story away.) Going back to work is gonna suck. Time to go down and see the baby again, yay.

Good sleeping and pooping vibes to everyone!
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I am so not happy right now. The people in the apartment next to me are trying to jam a couch up the stairs. There is no way it could be anything else they've been at it for over 20 minutes now and its drving the dogs mental, which is in turn driving me mental. Thank god dh took Elizabeth with him to go pick up fil. The thing that is really pissing my off about this couch is that they moved in shortly after we did and this is a really old house and you cannot fit a couch up the stairs the ceiling is just too low. They did this with their last couch and then put it in the back hall, partial blocking our patch to the basement, where the laundry is, and totally blocking the backdoor out, our fire exit. Really though how stupid could you be. You couldn't fit your other couch up so you go and get a new one 6 moths later

Jessi glad to see that you posted, maybe when the neighbors end their pointless quest I'll be able to read it and respond.

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Sweetpeasmom - No, we don't dress up for the ren fest, unless you count a tank top with easy access and shorts dressing up. :LOL It is just to hot here in sunny AZ to wear all those clothes.

Pam_and_Abigal - the form specified that human milk (breastmilk) up to 4 hours prior to surgery. Like they had to specifie breastmilk after saying human milk. I mean, what kind of other "human" milk is there? Clear liquids like juice, pedialyte and water. If we have to give anything, it will be water since I don't really want him to have anything else right now.

Well we have offically joined the I hate the car club. Will can be totally asleep, but if you put him in the car, he wakes and starts screaming. I absolutely hate being in the car now, but I am taking a totally zen approach to it. We have to go places, namely to work. He has to be in the seat, and he is going to cry. It is a safety issue and I can do nothing about it, so I am at peace with his having to cry in this case. It has been driving me nuts and I have been trying to do things to make it better, but when I mowed down a tree last week with the car trying to get him to stop crying, I decided that he is just going to have to cry in the car if that is his inclination. I have to keep my eyes on the road. :

Well, gotta go make dinner.
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OMG!!! YOU MOWED DOWN A TREE!!! I am laughing here, thinking of all the STUPID things I've done to get children to quiet down in the car (swerving, stop and go etc.). But I've NEVER gone that far! Geesh mama - you are some mama tiger! I'm taking it in, that Will is really going to have this surgery. You are VERY brave, and dealing with this so incredibly well. Many hugs!!! Weird that a HOSPITAL has such trouble with breast feeding... ugh. I'm sorry that Will doesn't like the car, but I think you are on the right track with your new attitude. Did E. like the car as a baby?

Jessi - HELLOOOOO! Missed you. Glad to hear your butter baby is doing so well! We ended up spending a small fortune and getting the dual adjustable tempurpedic mattress with the platform. YIKES! I am SO psyched!!! WooHOOO!!! We are having it delivered so we don't have it yet, but it's something MAJOR to look forward to.

Speaking of which, I just sent my 2nd nasty note to the USPS because my diaper covers are STILL not here. They were picked up on the 2nd of March, so I think, for Priority Mail, they have MAJORLY screwed up. Of course it's the freaking PO and noone is responsible, so I don't quite know what to do, but YUCK, what a bummer. Thank god for beds!

Thanks for the nice comments about the little man over here. Compared to you mamas, he's a pipsqueek! I think he's skirting 10 lbs now, with skinny little legs that don't fill his diapes (any of them!). Actually paper diapers fit him the best. Ugh. I did get one package of woolies and they fit ok if there is a LOT of padding inside. Oh well. I super pad them at ngiht and now he's not in sposies at night anymore. I just have to wash and dry them every day.

Az - neighbors are notorious for having small brains. Didn't your landlord mention that?! I'm sorry - I'm sure it's frustrating...I hope it's over soon! Maybe they'll get stuck in the stairway and ... well, I dunno... sleep in the stairwell?

Karen - Sorry about the dance. Ori has bad moments too - he's getting pretty picky about being at home, swaddled, in bed for bedtime. I'm not sure this is a good habit, but he's sleeping at night pretty well, so ... Do you think that's what was upsetting Luka? I'm sure glad the weather is warm and sunny there! It's supposed to get out of the 30's here this week...;_)

SIL is due in town late this week - very exciting. Also Dd's first Chiro. appt. is tomorrow - she's SO excited. She's been with me a few times, so this is kind of a big girl thing to do. Her shoulders are about 3/4ths of an inch out of whack...yuck.

The co sleeper...well, it's not working too well yet...for sleeping. But for storage it's GREAT! Burp clothes, spit-up rags, extra diapers and covers, dd's dolls, blankies, hankies, you name it, we store it. I'm not too worried. He's slept in it a couple of times so far. For middle of the night stuff, I'm finding it's not easier. He tends to really wake up if I move him a lot. Rolling him over with me is about as much stim. as I'm willing to put out there right now. It's there, he'll use it or not. It didn't help a lot becuase on the nights we tried it I had to get up out of bed to soothe him...not too cool. When he's in bed with me he's awake (a little bit) more frequently, so he wakes me to nurse more often, but he doesn't wake up so much that he needs soothing to go back to bed. Just pop it in and off we go. Usually he doesn't even nurse a lot, excpet for the usual midnight, 3am and 6am feeds. Those don't count 'cuase they're REAL feeds when he's genuinely hungry. KWIM???

Ok, must nod off over here. LOL!! Andy

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