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Jeni and Mike are really nice, and wow, talk about a crazy event they are doing. It was a sea of tents and then a sea of cars! Beatrice is a little mini-me of Jeni, and she's just TOOOOOO cute. I'll try to post a pic this afternoon. Took my friend Diana with us, and her baby, and then we went to IKEA. Didn't get home until midnight!!! Poor babies were so cranky.
Jess, how's the boob? I haven't read far enough, but it sounds plugged. Go to bed and let the babes nurse all day.
AVIVA - I know this is a different thread, but:
|Some women experience a drop in milk supply from ovulation (mid-cycle) until the first day or two of the next menstrual period. A woman's blood calcium levels gradually decrease during this period of time, and for some women the drop in blood calcium causes a drop in milk supply. For women who have this problem, calcium/magnesium supplements may be helpful. This practice has also been reported to eliminate most uterine cramping and some premenstrual discomfort such as water retention.
The recommended calcium supplement dosage is between 500 mg calcium/250 mg magnesium and 1500 mg calcium/750 mg magnesium (the higher dosage is generally more effective). Calcium dosages this high should not be taken alone, but as a calcium/magnesium (or calcium/magnesium/zinc) combination. Otherwise the calcium will not be adequately absorbed into your body. The amount of supplement depends on the composition of your diet -- the more animal protein, the more calcium/magnesium needed. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, the lower dosage may work fine for you.
Start the supplement when you ovulate, and continue through the first few days of your menstrual period. If periods are irregular, then begin calcium/magnesium at 14 days after the beginning of your last menstrual cycle, or simply take the supplement every day.
Nicole, I'll loan you some posts ok?
Andy, did you put all the zucchini chocolate in ONE PAN? It's supposed to make 2 cakes!
IPOD. fwiw, the batteries don't last much more than 18 months and then you either have to have a geek (my dh) or apple replace it. Apple charges $$$$ to do it. Google on the subject. Although the ipod20gb seems to be better than the last generation (dh has an old one, he's done the battery thing) they still aren't super great.
Annie, bummer on the flights. Can you take 2 babes with you, and send dh with one? It'll be easier to get on a plane in 2 groups. And Violet doesn't need a ticket.
UGH PAM! Nooooooooooooo don't let them cath your baby! That's a total pile of crap. Now you DO have to watch her for signs of infection. They could do a clean catch just like you or I do, just wash really well with those soapy towels and then she could pee into a clean basin. Using the cath has the potential to introduce bacteria that they didn't wash off. Grr!
And sucky neighbors too! Do you know how to reach them? Could you phone and ask them to call you the day before or something?
Aviva, sorry if I came off as defensive, I really am just trying to help you understand my view. I'm struggling with getting dh to understand me too. Honestly, I think we should all believe that we have the right to beautiful and glorious births. And by beautiful/glorious I mean in no way fast, easy, or painless, but instead one of power, growth, and surrounded by support. I think that's also something that our society/culture have come to ignore, and as a whole, women in the US are glad to "have a healthy baby and the epidural for no pain" instead of the growth experience of laboring and owning your body/birth. Does that make sense?
I'm sorry you had to lose a baby, I think that must be one of the most horrible experiences. And wow, the definition of stillborn vs miscarriage is lame, imo. He was and is and always will be your baby. Were you able to have a funeral/burial without a birth cert? I would also be SO angry with J's birth and the warmer. What's with docs and nurses not LISTENING to us? *hugs* to you. For me, I didn't realize I was sad until I realized that I was stuck in a cycle of anger with my care providers that would lead to me crying, and back to anger. I think I'm going through a grief cycle similar to what you do with death - denial, anger, etc. but I'm having a hard time getting out of anger and moving on. I'm going to try writing letters to my care providers and Lauren and putting them away to see if that helps.
Karen, dh does that to L all the time, he has these rip roaring belches and she totally freaks. :LOL Uh, did he have the bigger boys with him too? LOL on putting Luka up
Shhh! Don't tell me about blue canoe. I can't afford any more shopping.
Ah Nicole, how's Will this morning?
Andy, jezus! 60gb? I have 20gb and it's only a fraction filled and it has like 5 days of continuous music on there. Slow down mama!
Karen, you can dump files in there too
Of course you can't read them, but think of it as a big portable disk drive.
Ah, I'm all caught up. Going to shower, and then going to get a haircut, FINALLY!
Oh yah, those t-shirts - here's a few simple graphics... of course I'm sure someone else owns them...http://www.doubleblessings.com/images2/mn.gifhttp://www.opm.gov/ehs/JulyAug99/Pg09-Fig1.gifhttp://seldomfar.com:2080/nurturing/...ents/sling.gif
This one cracks me up - we could all glue our own faces in there http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DN
But I really like this one: http://www.blossomst.com/images/340/slingbaby_sm.gif