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GOOD FOR YOU Michelle!!! Getting really good help is awesome. It's not fun to have not enough milk, so MILKY VIBES mama! Crank the mothers milk tea, nurse nurse nurse, drink a ton of water...all the stuff you already know, I'm sure. You are awesome for working so hard to give your dd the very best. Also, maybe ask your LC about milk not from cows but from say goat or sheep? As a supplement, it may be better than formula, it may not, depending upon how much she needs. It's high in fat and protein, but doesn't maybe have all the stuff that they can stuff into formula. I supplemented dd with 1 bottle of soy formula at night and it didn't hurt our supply at all (she nursed successfully for 18 mos) because that doctor scared me so much. shiver...
Ok, glad pac man cabinet has a home. nuf 'bout that! Hey Lisa - can I borrow dh for a few days to come fix this sh**box computer over here?! I shouldn't say that too loudly, as it's been working the last few days without too many crashes, but DAILY it's a nightmare.
My dh isn't a complete idiot about puters, but he's no programmer, either.
Thanks again for the good wishes for his mom. He's having a rough week out there coping with obits, pictures for the service, etc., and he's giving the eulogy...I can't even imagine how hard that is. I SO wish I was there for him, but flying out there with the 2 kids for just a day is so overwhelming otherwise, and we really don't have the money...it's all tied up in the dumb bed! I do love the bed, but it seems stupid now.
I got like 2sq, ft more of dirt turned today, and I feel pretty darned good about that! I can't wait to have the new mei tai...from Annie's ravings it's gunna be awesome!!! I'm going to a street fair on Sat., maybe it'll get here for that!
I had to have him in the stroller because I tell ya, this kid just is too floppy or skinny or SOMETHING for back carry! I'm sure dd was like 3-4 mos and I wore her on my back all the time! Weird.
Oh yeah, so Karen, have a great weekend! I hope the boys have a great time! Enjoy being with the men in your family (
... except dh), and give your dad hugs from all the girls here who's dad's are NOT into babies. We love Dad's who ARE! I used my gauze today - I had it doubled too, but it isn't so hot here (tho today it hit 74!). It worked GREAT! Ori slept for over an hour in it! Made the brownie meeting SO much better! Whew. Girls were sewing pocketbooks (actually cutting out the patterns and choosing embellishments, which is half the fun. Next week is the actual sewing.) I really dig working with the kids on this stuff!
Nicole - your MIL takes the CAKE! With all you have going on I would seriously not even THINK about what she is trying to manipulate. She sounds like a really selfish mama to me. I'm glad dh is mad about it too. I suppose the silver lining is that while you're thinking about her, you're NOT worrying about Will! I'm torn about wanting to see the wound... it sounds like things are reall getting back to normal. He's crying, you're tired and frustrated :LOL welcome back, mama!!!
Oh, and yup - another baby sniffer. I'll even admit to wearing the baby more than he would like, just to sniff him! I wish I could bottle that smell. Do all babies smell alike? I haven't smelled anyone else's for a long time now, and dd is way to old for me to remember her smell. It's sort of milky, which is me, and sort of soft and sort of ooooooh, just yummy!!!
Paq - I hear ya on the craby baby no way am I putting out energy for someone ELSE thing. I really feel maxed out right now. I am doing it all, which is ok in a very temporary sort of way, but there is no WAY I could do anything 'special' and keep up this pace. Tonight was healthy dogs on the bbq and left over quiche (from mom's visit). That had some broccoli in it. Does ketchup count as a vegetable??? I haven't resorted to paper plates yet, but I'm close!!! Today I did sleep with O from 8:30 until almost 10am, or maybe 9:30, I forget, but for a while anyway, and it felt great. I woke up from last night more tired then when I went to bed! Tonight I'm not going to mess around on this dumb machine, I'm grabbing my book and heading up to relax in that wonderful bed (that O. doesn't like).
Jess - what's ITA? I can help send some diapes. to Nicole too, although we don't have anything fancy... some of yours, maybe! And certainly, Nicole, I can send you some to TRY and you can send them back after a couple weeks or something...mostly I have the Mother Ease One Size (and prefolds) but I also just got 6 Liz's hemp diapes. and the bunch from Jessi. Let me know! WHat I'm finding the MOST helpful are really good inserts. I find I can put a good thick hemp insert into any ole diape. and it's working great. and if I don't, that same diape. is just not doin the trick...
Wet Spot City!
Bedtime, we're still swaddling. He's maybe getting old enough where I don't do it, but when try to get him to sleep w/o the swaddle at naptime he's just too jumpy. Can't sleep. The swaddle is like magic! I have him in a light terry sleeper or a cotton one, w/socks. If it's very chilly I put a t-shirt on too. But mostly he doesn't want me to sleep snuggled. He really wakes up too often and cries but doesn't want to nurse...it's a really bad cycle.
We'll see what happens come summertime...
Ok, time to clean up the kitchen, walk the dog, straighten up the first floor so we can walk through it tomorrow (and not stumble on everything left on the floor today) and hit the sack. I love you guys too. This group has been a real lifeline for me! THANK YOU!!! :andy