Karen's rihgt, those swaps are addictive! I did just get my Ikea toys package today, it was pretty fun to get mail. But if anything I'll just go to once a month swaps casue it's time consuming and feeds my consumer madness bug. Bad. i stayed outta yer diaper hunt craziness- I don't know the details and think I'm gonna stay that way!!!
Kathy- camping is so funny lately- I back packed across yellowstone once and spent 30 days with two t-shirts, ate dehydrated potatoes all the time, and used rocks and leaves as toilet paper...and last year we car camped in MAy on our lets go conceive a baby trip and even had a bike rack stuck on it. I even brought my food processor and a car jack attachment so I could make hummus and gazpacho
: . , but we actually used everything we brought. Which reminds me a lesson learned on that trip- you can't whack a coconut with a cast iron pan to crack it open, in the battle of Cast Iron Versus The Coconut
, the coconut will always win. The pan cracked straight across, who knew
It does work to hurl the coconut at a tree, but it will
scare squirrels and you do
have to be okay to go chase the coconut that land sin the bushes the first three times when you miss the tree :LOL .
Healing for Kobe.
Happy Birthday Pam.
How did you all get ot be senior members- I feel like this is my second home, I'm addicted to the dang computer and what do I have to show for it- a mere 188 posts!!
I need to post more times, less length to catch up to you guys!
Joyce, vacation sounds good.
I am making plans to go to the Keys and see the shamama midwife Marina / the one who has the nickname Iris who did ceremony to help us conceive Iris. I am really excited, it'll be a midwife-water-healing-ho-down-retreat, and I suspect it will be the really powerful healing work I need to finish up my stuff about my birth- I mean IRIS'S birth. It'll be end of July. It is under the guise of a AquaNAtal teacher training/midwives waterbirth continuing education conference, but its really just an excuse to get together with a bunch of women and do some bonding and healing and swimming and yoga-ing and dancing. And Iris will get to swim with us. I have been teaching the AquaNatal classes, which is the program Marina made up to work with pregnant ladies in the water, with baby Iris twice a week now for almost a month, and she's doing great. (I have taught the AquaNAtal classes for 3-4 years as part of my midwife care until I gave birth). The YMCA (where i teach) did ask me to not breastfeed her in the pool, which I sometimes do. There's a group of big old ladies who look like the dancing hippnopotumus's from fantasia who do their arthrtic aerobics in the pool after us, and I guess they were offended by me feeding her and were offended when I took her "swim dipe" (a fuzzi bunz/ no insert) off at the pool side when I took her out. They thought I was changing her there and being a gross health hazard, so I was asked to not change the babe pool side. I was just trying not to have to carry a soggy baby, plus al my stuff, across the whole pool area before I cleaned her up! I was asked not to breast feed her in the water cause "she might spit up". I clarified that she won't spit up, this is about breast feeding right? They said no, it's about spit up, plus you wouldn't want obe exposed, yada yada. So I said, actually I can breastfeed her anywhere I want in Florida, and the lady was a bit perturbed and said "not at the Y". it lef tme a bit irked. And so I did decide to press the issue, not that I feel the pool is likely to be full of nursing mamas, but as a midwfe and advocate of women, I recoginzed the unique circumstances here and felt it badly they would ask a momma not to feed her baby, even in the pool. So I am waiting for word back from the Y director, I sent him a sample policy about pool breastfeeding that says recreational water safety research says BF in the pool poses no health hazard to baby or pool goers, and the Florida law that says I can breastfeed where ever I am authorized to be. So I am hoping to get them to make a policy that specifically says women can breastfeed in the pool if they want. Weird niche of a concern, I know, but since it came up with me, probably one of the few people who WOULD have occasion to and be comfortable with breastfeeding in a public pool, and I know it's legal and safe, I figure I might as well make it an educational oppurtunity. Plus, I hate being told what to do.
I also went to another birth this weekend, as the assitant who comes at the end. I am training another asssitant, so I am like assiting the assistant- not a critical person there at all. I missed the birth, actually, and just hung around to oversee and train the new birth assitant. I nursed Iris and left her asleep about 10pm, but she woke as I walked out the door and screamed wiht daddy for an hour until he finally called and had me come home. She was soooo happy to see me, didn't need to nurse, just to see me, and then i laid wiht her until she went back to sleep. It was myfirst expereince of her really NEEDING me, her momma. I am with her all the time, so I don't get to see how much she wants me near until soemthing like that comes up. The next morning when I slept in MArtin gave her another bottle.
I better go be useful while the napping is still good...Heidi
I still haven't found a dang spell check on this thing.
Note: Please xcuse Heidi for liiving. Shes a crappy typist and can spell the same word 5 different ways in the same sentence when left to her own devices.
I am a generalist- I know about whata a word looks like, I just can't remember the specfics. A learning style thing, I've always done it. i'll have the first and last letter right, and the middleones all jumbled up. Should have seen my 5th grade report on Pyramids. Speeled different every sentence! My dad had a hard job as my personal spell checker until spell check was invented.