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Old 02-02-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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Hm, that means I accidentally tried to friend someone else named H****** on FB. :

I've felt a little bit sick this week, as has everybody else. And boy, I am not the mama I want to be when I feel bad. :-(

This morning at the breakfast table I started singing the "3 year olds" song all about how dealing with 3 year olds makes my head explode DS2 thought that was pretty cool.

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Hi mamas. More stress going on here. I had my first mamogram on Monday and they found something that the technician thought might be a cyst. I am waiting for the radiologist to review the scans & see what is recommended. It's likely that I will go in for more scans. It is most likely nothing (she said the shape was nice & round & I guess tumors are usually misshaped), but of course it is quite stress producing while I wait. Then, dh had his MRI today for his back and that does not look very good. He herniated three disks years ago, and the disks have now degenerated significantly. He is in so much pain. I just wish there was a simple solution for him. He is going to try physical therapy & consult w/some specialists to review al his options. All is not well in Max-ville! I am just knit-knit-knitting to keep my mind occupied.

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I think we all need to pitch in and get Max a vacation--alone. I'm sure the maybe-a-cyst is nothing. And what an awful situation for your husband. DH has had some far less serious back issues, and it was terrible. I can't imagine the pain and stress your dh must be in. It is so frustrating when a medical condition is beyond treatment that is less scary than the condition.

Mamabeakley, that is really funny that you friended the wrong person.

The last year or so I've been really tracking and paying attention to what my body does throughout my cycle. It's pretty validating to be able to have not looked at my chart for a couple weeks and then today feel easily annoyed and slightly irritable so I figure I'll probably start my period by the weekend. Then I look at my chart and of course I'm grumpy--I'm on day 25! No wonder I was ready to throw my kids out the window at school today. Yes, they were being turds, but I realize that the problem was as much me as them. But then they go ahead and say incredible things like "I heard that when you are 18 the doctor puts a metal duck in your vagina." (!) So tomorrow during our girl group we'll be having a talk about what a gynocologist is. They also want to know about menstrual cups. I mentioned I have one and they insist they want to see it. (ew.) The teacher/student lines are SERIOUSLY blurred here! But that's ok. None of us seem to mind and my principal keeps hearing parents' comments about how pleased they are with how I've been handling all this sex and puberty stuff. Friday the kids all take home robot babies for the weekend. Most of them are SO excited.
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Well, Amy, you don't have to show them YOURS! What curriculum are you using? I just had to cancel an OWL class for one of my congregations due to too few registrants But we'll do it next year.

Max, I hope all the news you're waiting for is good.

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Not much time to type, but here's a link to my birth story:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1191205

Max, thinking of you. I hope it's nothing. Keep us posted, mama.
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Oh Mary, I have been thinking about you for days. Thanks for sharing the link about your birth story. Wishing you a peacful, speedy recovery my friend. I am so glad you & the baby are healthy & safe. Take good care of yourself and let everyone wait on you! You deserve it.

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Well, Amy, you don't have to show them YOURS! What curriculum are you using?
We don't have a set curriculum! My science content is on a three-year rotating schedule, so by the time I get around to teaching a topic again, I'm updating all my materials with current scientific research and stuff. And I HATE science textbooks. HATE. So I don't use them. That program you linked to looks really interesting. Since my school only really uses textbooks for math, I have to research and develop my own materials. I had a REALLY hard time finding content on human reproduction that was age appropriate and not based on fear or a me-against-my-body kind of mentality.

Mary, your story is so sad and so beautiful all at once. Thank you for writing it. I hope you are having a restful babymoon.
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Thanks for the support, mamas. I'm doing well, it's so nice to be home. M is such an easy baby! He eats, he sleeps (he sleeps!! on his back!!!! for hours at a time!!!!). I'm in awe. DS1 is doing great, too. Such a good big brother.

Max, you're in my thoughts....
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Glad to hear it's going well Mary.

Thank you for all the support mamas. I just heard from lab & I need to go back in Wed. am for more testing. I'll keep you posted. positive thoughts, positive thoughts, positive thoughts...

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Ugh, it has been *so* cold for the past week that I am seriously wishing I'd stayed in VT til mid-Feb! It's 45 there--and -30 here! We are very bored, and haven't been able to leave the house, which is bad, because I need to do laundry *very* badly! Luckily the laundromat is less than a mile away, but it's not good to get the car started up repeatedly in this weather. Really hoping this cold snap breaks in the next few days so I can get some things done (and get all the diapers washed! Luckily I have paper diapers--but I'm running out of water! Argh!) before DP gets back from the Slope!

O is not handling boredom well--he likes to be very active, so he spends a lot of time playing with his toys...then stealing them from his brother. Are any of your May babes "sharing" yet? O says "I share!" but doesn't really. I've explained the concept, but he just doesn't seem to grasp it.

Facebook--my RL name is Phoebe Kersula.

Mary--I read your birth story...wow. I'm glad you're feeling better. C-sections are hard. Hope you guys are enjoying your babymoon.

Max--sending positive vibes your way! It definitely sounds like you need your own vacation--even if that vacation is just a day at the spa! (or at your LYS...mmm, alpaca!) BTW, are you on Ravelry? Heads up, it's just as addictive as FB...or maybe more. I'm westofthemoon on Rav, feel free to friend me(also, anyone else who wants to!).

Amy--your school sounds pretty cool. I remember sex ed when I was a kid...It was a mixed class and it was very, very embarassing. We didn't even get to do sacks of flour or robot babies--we had egg babies.

Sydnee--I bet your girls are soo excited! That sounds wonderful! I'd love to see the pic of the birches.

BlueLotus--I'm glad that things are looking up.

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Phoebe, my high school had a parenting class where the students carried 10 pound bags of potatoes for a couple weeks or something. I never had to do it. These robot babies are frighteningly realistic in some regards and just plain weird in others. And to answer your question, Phoebe can share, but often chooses not to. It cracks me up when she plans ahead for not sharing and will just hide a toy or only bring it in the car but not in a friend's house so that there is no occasion to be asked to share.

Max, here are more positive thoughts for you.

I figured it's been a while since we started a new thread, so here you go!
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