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#121 of 535 Old 07-21-2005, 08:55 PM
 
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Look, I came here twice in one day!

It's nice that you guys can just check out my blog and I don't have to explain everything in detail.

Can you believe how fast 6 months have gone by?!!!

Now if only I could buckle down and lose this "baby weight".
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Hey, if I just keep up here, I will have an awesome posting count like you guys!

Good incentive to keep up with you guys, as if your company is not enough!
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Abby is almost 3. I give her a countdown from 10 sometimes when she nurses.

Annie, hope Kobe's allergies and stuff get sorted out
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you have extra baby weight Mar too?
I am 20+ lbs over, I think. It was never like this with the other boys, sigh.
Dh has been good about not commenting on it, but today he said I reminded him of my mom (not a good comment). it's the short hair, and he said that when I was talking with my hands that there was flab on my arm.... he said, "where's my skinny, long haired wife?" ummmmmm.... she got knocked up and had a baby??:LOL
anyhow, I told him i'll probably be back to normal when Luka is 1.... I better be....

that farm Sheri? last year it sold for 1.1 million. now it's 1.35, probably not more than 6 months later, sigh.... it's not overpriced compared to what things are costing here these days... AND it does include an orchard (i.e. house comes with lots of work already. no sitting around on that lanai.)
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Annie- how frustrating!!! mystery illness is hard. s to Kobe!

I think Luka is getting a tooth finally. it looks like it on the gum, but you never know until it has truly popped through
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Sheri, which pain was bad after your last pregnancy? Ovulation or AF?.
af, and the pain wasn't that bad, I was just used to painless af's

Annie glad to hear that they're getting somewhere with Kobe, its a start. I'm sure if we had jobs there dh would be packing for HI right now :LOL

My throat is hurting so bad and I called the dr about it and he never called back : so I don't know if I should wait until tomorrow or call the on-call dr

Karen Luka may like the prunes so it could be worth a shot. I know ds and I think they're really tasty. We had them for the 1st time about a year ago and ds ate 18

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Karen Luka may like the prunes so it could be worth a shot. I know ds and I think they're really tasty. We had them for the 1st time about a year ago and ds ate 18
OMG! If I eat more than 2 prunes in a day... Watch out! I clear the room :LOL

I did give some to Luka. He liked them OK. I think he was trying to poop while I was feeding him. such a Jewish mother....
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Got dragged out to dinner. Started out bad but ended okay. Came home and guess who pulled herself to sitting up. Such a big girl already. :

Wonder if this means she'll sleep now...

Prunes: Mike can eat an entire package and not have any, um, effect. He says it's a Polish thing.

Okay, the farmhouses I've spent time in are all nice and cool in the summer. Strategic tree planting is important too, being on a slope for breezes, that sort of thing.

Ack, I forgot to post this. Trying to finish my cold dinner now.

Oh yeah, I think I've mastered the hip carry with the nojo. Woohoo! She likes it, too.
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Yeah, prunes don't affect me either. I had steamed prunes and brown rice for breakfast this morning, and I got nothing . I wonder why that is? Does anyone else remember when there was a big publicity campaign to change the name of prunes to dried plums? Maybe that was just a California thing.


Az, have you tried drinking warm water or tea with lots of honey? Sometimes that helps...
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Sheri, I was trying to find you a house near me, but THIS was all I could find :LOL And look at the price. It is right up the street from me, though.

Seriously, its NOT hard to find jobs here at all....
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Az - Love the house! Can we all live there? That could be our commune!

Andy - Yay, I read it. I was floored and actually crying by the end. Can't wait for the last one. But rumor has it that she hasn't even started writing it yet, so we have a long wait ahead of us.

Laura - Congrats on Megan's size. Grow Megan grow!

Jess - I totally agree about the beer. My DH says that it has to do with the B vitamins in beer.

Karen - Will does the same thing. We finally tracked it to oatmeal cereal. So now he eats barley and all is well! What was your DH thinking! He should have never said anything like that.

Mar - Hey Girl! Welcome back! Sorry life has been crazy, but welcome back. Just pop in when you can.

Bunches- Will had his surgery at Phoenix Children's.

Annie - Do they think that Kobe might have Junvinelle Arthritis? (I run an arthritis program for the state health department). If so, contact your local Arthritis Foundation ASAP. They have wonderful resources!

Pam - I hope the nursing gets easier for you! Especially since you are determined to do CLW. Good luck!

Sheri - I bet with 18 prunes it made quite the mess.

Now for the news about us.

Wills appointment went great. There has been absolutely no change in his status since he was 3 months old, and after the surgery. So, we now get a six month reprieve from the cardiologist! YAY!!!!!!

And to top it off, he also pulled himself into sitting today. And it has been done multiple times. He looks so proud of himself!

Okay, better go and get dinner ready!
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Nicole - excellent day at YOUR house today!!! That's awesome! Give Slim a squeeze from his buds here!

I'd buy that house next to you Annie! It looks ok, but only if I get SO MAD at dh that I'd leave. It's not big enough for him. He fills up 1000 sf in 30 sec. flat. He's a big dude. And he has a lot of stuff. So do I, come to think of it... :

Ann - We took Beca to a ped. rheum. not too long ago to look for JRA. She doesn't (it's usually pretty obvious by age 5, usually age 2-3) but it's possible that he has autoimmune stuff going on. They need to test him for Lupus (SLE) WHEN is has a breakout. There is no non-symptomatic test for SLE. All of the symptoms you've described that he's had recently could be attributed to that. I wonder if that's where the doc is thinking? the good news is that it's controllable for the most part, and with care his quality of life is next to normal. Even so, I hope that's not what he has...:

I'm so sure that there was much much more to respond to...

Karen - abx would not result in constipation. I don't think it's a likely cause. I'm going to vote with the bananas mixed with 1)heat 2)back to the old water (you, not him) - any change in water affects breast fed babies a lot, kwim? and 3) just Luka getting back into his old patterns? His little body needs to adjust to solids, I suppose. Maybe your mama instincts to go slow were right!? Grandmama instincts don't necessarily cut it :LOL

So I was thinking that I have to take Zami in for his annual, and maybe I could weigh Ori on the doggie scale...they have a small scale for the pups and kittens and minis :LOL

Ok, I gotta wrap things up here. I'm beat. Single mommying with ONE kid is SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO much easier!!! I've even FORGOTTEN how easy it is! La la la la la...easy peasy make a pie. Need to lie down to get shut eye. Nice to see you Mar! Glad you're all doing so well!

Take care mamas! Andy

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Yeah, prunes don't affect me either. I had steamed prunes and brown rice for breakfast this morning, and I got nothing . I wonder why that is? Does anyone else remember when there was a big publicity campaign to change the name of prunes to dried plums? Maybe that was just a California thing.


Az, have you tried drinking warm water or tea with lots of honey? Sometimes that helps...
Annie they prune packages all say dried plums I took us a bit to figure out that was w0.hat we were looking for :

I wouldn't drink warm tea if you paid me right now it is 84F in the apt and very humid room temp h2o is hard enough to get down

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Nicole thats awesome about Will

Annie that house is cool. Seriously, is it easy to find jobs to pay for a house like that? I have 4 1/2yrs phone company experience, dh is training to be a plumber and before that he worked at the gorton's factory and also working at the waterfront for the seafood auction and also driving a box truck delivering fish

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OMG Az is serious!

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I have no idea about jobs, Sheri. Here is the phone company. I know fishing and stuff is hard to get into. My husband worked on a sportfishing boat before we moved here, and its been hard for him to find stuff, even with him being Japanese. Its kind of an old boys network, in that sense. Prolly the same in Mass. I have no idea about the plumbing jobs...maybe check the with the union...

It is very expensive here. We have a hard time even with my moms and dh's incomes - which are very good. The state tax is just as high as the federal, and cost of living is very high. A gallon of milk is about 8.50. and regular unleaded gas is 2.50. Prices are different on each island. Maui and Kauai are the worst, and Big Island is the cheapest.
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Actually, since we are on the topic of jobs - Andy - my good friends from Arcata are looking to move. Husband has a degree in forestry and has been working in the Trinity wilderness...know of any good eco-friendly wilderness management, forestry, ranger jobs in upstate new york???
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Hi! I READ EVERYTHING! I didn't make notes or anything, but just wanted to say hi. Sorry if I don't reply to all....


The two read aloud to DH's--were the story about karens wacky friend and that Kobe is allergic to EVERYTHING! Weird she forgot to mention she has a babe in the family about Lukas age! And that she can BF her grandkid, that is weird. Can he eat oats Annie? Or is gluten in all forms out? It seems like there are no okay starches. Quinoa maybe? Millet? Gonna be tough sooking for a while, protein will be his frine dI guess. They also make bean flours from navy beans and such. That would work. And I hope the homeos help, since the meds were weird. You could try a differnt one....and try regular doses of motherwort tincture too if you haven't already- great for mild emotional stuff. I know you said you tried a bunch of stuff already, though. At least keep chamomile tea handy, too.

Anyway, what else...Hi Mar! Welcome back chiro mom!

Hope your arm is better Joyce, and your mouth Jeni, and the strep resolves for you all.

On the oxytoxin thing, I learned it is the "mother tiger hormone" - it makes us fierce, but fiercely loving. The levels have been shown to go up in men who sleep near pregnant women, a phermone thing. It sounds like you have every right ot be fierce Joyce...a busy twin mamas got swipe a paw at papa whe nhe gets outta line now and then.....

Isn't the six flags trip coming up? Make sure you all post pics!

Jess, sorry work sucks for you now.

Jeni, was the visit with your frined more fun this time?

I can't believe you all are keeping up here and have already finished reading Harry Potter.

Congrats will on the healthy heart.

Let us know how yours is Lisa! So, did she poop white?

I am going for an MRI tomorrow to see if there a real back problem thats causing all the weird postpartum hip/back pain. I still have it, I am just used to it now. MIL warned me to deal with it or nerve pathways memorize pain signals. I want this over with! I get craniosacral for the first since birth on Sat, and the neurologist gave me a dx of sciatica, made the MRI appointment, and wrote a Rx for 6 weeks of physical therapy. I am looking for someone good, waiting to ask the craniosacral lady for a refferal.

I am busy busy and having fun with Iris, who is an a very easy stage right now. She does wake up earlier than i like, but she's good at entertainig herself when given a toy. I did a phone call today for an hour and a half and she was fine! I can also sit her up and give her toys and she just needs me to yell boo and jump on her to tickle her every now and then, and she stays quiet with her toys. She also did a big milestone tonight for us- we put her to sleep, and she kept waking up and so I just left her. She quietly played until she fell asleep, which was a half hour or so. I've never put her to bed without nursing her to sleep, or being with her as she drifted off. It was nice. We have a king sized bed on the floor (figued baby doesn't have far to fall) and we had to put pillow barriers up casue she did scootch all over the whole bed during er little play time. She will crawl soon.

Anyway, thats all. Just stopping in to say howdy.
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SO Az is up for goping to Hawaii?

Bunches- any word on the job, you said you could be coming to my neck of the woods?

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Okay, one last pop over here for me. (Three times in ONE day! Shocking! I know!)

It's soo nice to *see* so many familiar faces here.

Peevers (poor child, her given name, Ribh isn't wierd enough, we also insist on calling her a crazy nickname) is busy but not crawling yet. She gets up on her hands and knees and rocks, and she rolls or scooches herself all over. She kinda sits (with a minimal assistance) but if left alone she topples over like the proverbial house of cards.

She is the most easy going, self entertaining baby ever, which is a godsend right now because my hands are full being a temporary single mom to three (all under age 5 at the moment) and trying to sell our practice but keep it thriving in the meantime so it will sell well.

So Hi Everybody!

Oh, and I saw that I had lots of extra blog hits because you guys came to check me out. Thanks! Leave me a comment next time. I'm trying to educate the more mainstream mommy bloggers who visit my site frequently as to AP ways. Your support could help them shift their paradigms a bit (maybe). The mommy blogging world tends to be a bit anti-child sometimes in my opinion. Too bad. I like to make jokes but keep my overall tone positive.
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Annie, I want to be your next door neighbor! But that's out of our price range I'm afraid . Maybe once the twins turn 18 and we get caught up on child support. So I've got a question. Kaia didn't wind up taking any formula today. She had 8 wet diapers, but we often have 12-14 wets in a day. The people I deal with IRL all use sposies, so they can't believe that anyone could have 12-16 wets.

Aviva: Yeah, they did an a1c on me and it was fine. My dietician also thinks a low carb diet could very well put me in the hospital, since I have gall bladder effects from the massive weight loss, so I have to fanatically watch my fat intake. It's almost impossible to do a low carb diet with the amount of saturated fat my body can handle.
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Woo, Will and Bea are on the same wavelength or something. Glad his appointment went well.

I wouldn't rule out abx having something to do with not pooping. : Don't ask me why I say this. And one of the gooshy things I've been eating lots of was applesauce. An entire jar.

Mouth much better. Had fried fish, yummy. Friend was eh, about the same. Asked me if I was going to get one of those baby carriers with the handle now that she's getting too big for the sling. : I explained that she's just about outgrown the bucket seat actually, and it's bloody heavy, and that I have other slinging options (hence the determination to get the hip carry), and that she's not luggage. She about how it would be so much better for her because she can see everything in the seat, and when she's fussy at least she's in there instead of right on me. I'm like : I am so glad this woman has no intention of having children.

Other than that... things were good.

Heidi: Mike has sciatica. His is from his hipbone and spine fusing together and I guess there's extra bone there to press on the sciatic. They said he was most likely born with it but no one ever noticed. He's stubborn and hardly ever does the exercises for it, hasn't been to the chiro in years. He has a slight limp, uses a walking stick sometimes, and can't fully lift his leg when he's laying down. It was worse before he got any treatment, and now it's really only bad in the winter, so hopefully it won't be so bad for you, eh?

Oh jeez I really need to drag myself off to bed. 'Night all.
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Nicole- Awesome news on Will! What a champ he is!

Heidi- good luck with the MRI.

SO I have this rash from HELL all over my arms and legs. The offending plant and I had our run in LAST friday. it was mildly itchy during the week, buyt now I have an angry looking rash all over- looks like poison oak and itches SOOOOOO bad. it was so much worse today than the am. I looked down at 4 pm today and decided it looked way too allergic for my taste and decided to take benadryl- i would have taken anything at that point to lessen the itching. of course I conked out and could barely wake myself up at 6pm. and i'm still all inflammed and massively itchy. feel sorry for me. it sucks. I have no idea how i'm gonna sleep tonight.
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Poor Karen . I feel very sorry for you...What plant was it? Was this when you were out at your property?

Have you tried putting hydrocortisone cream on it? That might help wiht the itch.
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Karen- sorry about the itches, hope you slept ok last night

Nicole- YA! for Will and congrats on the sitting up

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The people I deal with IRL all use sposies, so they can't believe that anyone could have 12-16 wets
probably because they only change their diaps like every 4 hrs or more so they have no idea how many wets they can get.

Heidi- good luck w/MRI

Yikes 8.50 for a gallon of milk? damn i don't drink milk at all anyways but I know if I lived there I sure wouldn't. Do they have cows on Hawaii or is it all imported? Hey whats the price for soy/rice milk over there?

Sheri- how you feeling today? going to see a doctor yet?

Looks like Monday could be a warm one
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Hey Mamas, long time no chat

I've missed you guys ~ part of the reason for my absence was just feeling like I needed a break, and part was we've had a busy week. Mostly the former, though, I think. The whole weight of it really hit me on Monday, kind of like a post-stress reaction. I'd done everything I could to respond to the threat (getting in touch with the website organizers, contacting the police in that City...) so then it just kind of sunk it more, I guess. BUT, life goes on.

Karen, sorry about that rash! It sounds really bad. I hope you've managed to get some rest, and weren't up scritchin' & scratchin' all night long!

Jeni, that's so funny about the baby seat! Doesn't your friend know that those things are SOOOO much heavier to lug around than any kind of carrier? Gad, I had to pick up a friend's *newborn* in one once and was shocked by how heavy he was! It's all bicep work! I'm glad your mouth is feeling better. I missed your updates on the dental surgery, but I'll be poking back through the last few days after I post this.

Chiromom, nice to see you back! I'll have to take a peek at your blog later on

I'm loving up this "easy baby" stage, along with some of you other Mamas. It's perfect ~ she sits up and plays and is adorable and smiley, but doesn't go anywhere yet! :LOL Goodness, seems like we have a few in the running for "World's Happiest Babies!" Was everyone eating loads of dark chocolate like I was during the pregnancy? There's a study out there that says this leads to happier babies..... me likes this kind of research

We are *so* going to have our hands full once B gets moving, though. She is an entirely different creature than her big sis ~ EVERYTHING goes in the mouth. Any tips from seasoned Mamas about what to do about older siblings "too small for baby" toys being in the home? DH wants to put everything away that isn't safe, but I feel like this is both unrealistic and unfair to T. We don't have a playroom, so we can't easily separate the play areas. Our living area is our play area! I just don't want to become the Mama that says "No!" all the time ~ to the older or to the younger. This is going to be a challenge.

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Kathy - Welcome back! I'm glad that you are felling better enough to come and join us again. I had noticed that you changed your username, is that a result of this crazy mess too?

We slept through the night again last night. That's now 2 nights in a row again. He is getting to be such a big boy. It is incredible how much he looks like Em when she was a year old. Once DH gets the new website/blog up and running, I will post some pics of the two of them.

Well, off to get breakfast and lunches ready.

See ya'll this evening.
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A quick good morning. Just pumped. Have to go to work in 2 hours actually so I need to get back to bed for an hour or so.
Heidi - on dh's job, probably won't make it to Florida this year because the training sessions are in August and this job doesn't end until mid-Sept. Who knows! My aunt/uncle live in Sarasota year-round and my parents are there every winter.
Glad to hear Will is doing well!
Alaska is EXPENSIVE as well. Its ridiculous!!!
I hope everyone has a good day. I'm working the next 2 days in the critical care unit instead of the ER which is a nice change of pace - a lot slower. I've probably just cursed myself! :LOL
Have a great day everyone!
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Kathy how about a small table for him to play with anything that can be a table toy with a tray and also matt underneath that makes it easy to see dropped pieces. Or this might sound nutty but an inflatible or pop up baby pool makes a great containment place for legos and things like that and kids think its cool to play in one. Tell him how important it is to keep small things from the baby and praise him if he does find something small and brings it to you. Make a game of finding small things and putting them somewhere safe. Make a special place to keep toys with small parts where he has to ask to take them out.

Yeah Michelle low carb is hard if you are avoiding fat, and all protein would be wicked hard on your kidneys. Thats good about the a1c though, mine is good now too but it won't be if I keep eating this much ice cream...9 months of ice cream deprivation and now I can't stop eating the stuff.

I ate a lot of dark chocolate while pregnant (it was really the only treat I could eat) I don't think Japhet is a particularly happy baby but then again it was a pretty high stress pregnancy so maybe they cancel each other out. He's kind of intense..really happy when he's happy, really miserable when he's not. Or maybe he just takes after mom LOL.

My cousins used to live in HI and moved back to the mainland (Las Vegas) because the cost of living got to them. I was bummed because they moved back before I got a chance to visit.

Jeni, Japhet has outgrown his bucket putting in a convertible carseat this weekend...sob my baby is getting so big! I never got the hang of the nojo, I hate that thing. I'm impressed that you can do a hip carry with it. I love my hotsling though. I saw someone wearing a gorgeous ring sling at the store though and now I have ring sling envy.

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