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They slash your cornea with their wild arms movements and send you to the ER when you are out of town for the holidays. The little bugger...I guess she just had to see what a hospital was like. Sad news, that was the best part of the whole friggin' trip.<br><br>
Well, I did get to see some friends in Philly- Bears I want to move (mt. airy east ?) But the kids screamed in the car, in the hotel, etc. The in-laws in NYC only wanted to see us for the party literally a whopping 3.5 hours. WE DROVE UP FROM VA TO SEE YOU TURN 90!! Guess what I was rather <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><br><br>
Oh - think I may have a thyroid issue re the weight and all but I haven't gotten off my butt to address - like I really need another person trying to put their hands all over me.
 

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Ouch! Savannah has put little sharp fingernails in my eyes more than once. I guess I should be more careful.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I haven't checked in here for quite a while - does anyone even remember me ?<br><br>
LadyBug was 16lb 6oz at her 12 week check up, and 25 inches long.<br><br>
She's cooing and gurgling, and making easy work of flipping tummy to back.<br><br>
Me ? I'm exhausted - still nursing both kids, and some days resenting it, but mostly loving it. I'm about 12 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight, and feel great that way. I wonder often if I am cut out for this whole mom thing though - a 2-year old is very trying,
 

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humph. i don't remember my own kids, much less someone else <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
soooo tired.
 

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we are allowed to say we are tired! why is it that sometimes a little sleep is worse than no sleep?
 

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I know what you mean.<br><br>
Lizabear, I remember you!<br><br>
Thanks for starting the new thread kate. I would be sooooo pissed if I drove all the way up there to be ignored. With 3 kids!!!<br><br>
Good news: I have been praying for a job of keeping children in my home for months. We NEED the money and it is something that I can do. I'm good at it. No leads for months. This week 2 people have contacted me to keep their babies. Yea! We can pay off credit card debt and buy things without charging them! The down side: I will have 3 babies 3 months and younger. Right now Thomas is 3 months old. (My son) Cameron is 2.5 months old, and Ian is 8 weeks old. Those are the ones I'm keeping. Ben is 2 and this is going to throw him for a loop at first. I think I have my hands full. I would really like a 2 year old that would play with Ben to keep him out from up my butt, but I got 2 2 months olds. Go figure.
 

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LizaBear, I remember you.<br><br>
GUESS WHAT?!<br><br>
I found out I'm PREGNANT again, last night. Wow, 2 less then a year apart. Just thought I'd share the news and give a reminder to USE SOME KIND OF BIRTHCONTROL CAUSE THIS COULD BE YOU!<br>
:LOL<br><br>
Take care girls,<br>
Peace and love,<br>
Katie
 

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oh my Katie !! Our babe's share a birthday - I cannot even fathom being pregnant again already. Could be the lack of sex over here though.
 

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no way! I am happy for you, but please keep the pregnancy dust far from here! I'm already vowing to space the next child far enough so that diapers are but a memory for both kids. With this in mind it makes sex a weee bit unapealing. Take extra care of yourself. You're gunna need it. Are you going to leave our August group and join a new due date clube and abandon us? :LOL
 

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I have been MIA for over a month now. And I have really missed you ladies. I felt so supported during my whole pregnancy but then I stopped reading emails and checking MDC as often and kinda fell into a bout of depression after loosing my job watching my daycare kids. I miss them! And I really miss the income. Since then we have fallen behind on every bill we have. We have weighed options of me going back to work but I would just be making enough to cover daycare for two kids. So like you Christeeny daycare in my home is my best option. I did land an easy afternoon job. I pick up a 7 year old girl that go's to school right in my neighborhood and watch her for 2 hours after school Mon- Fri. Just $55 a week but it's something and I do Party Lite Candle parties every opportunity I get. I get 25% commision of everything I sell with them. It's a great business but it's one of those business that takes time to grow. We need $$$ NOW.<br>
Christeeny: Congrats on landing some daycare kids. I can say from experience you already had your hands full but with two more newborns, my hats off to you! The thing that helped me most with my daycare was Schedules Schedules Schedules. It's the only way I didn't go insain!<br><br>
Gabriella just turned 4 months old on Tuesday. She weighed 15 lb. 8 oz and is 26 & 1/2 inches. She is a joy and such a good nurser. These days her favorite thing is her hands and fingers. She even sometimes pulls off the breast and inserts her hand in mouth then smiles at me. She is sitting in my lap right now while I type just chewing away on those hands. (Hope not for a tooth)! Her big sister has turned into quite a big helper and now shows her a bit of loving affection. But don't try to get her to hold her sister, NO NO she refuses. It's weird.<br>
I had a bit of a scare recently. I had about 6 weeks PP bleeding then about a week of nothing then 6 days of bleeding that I thought was the return of my cycle. Then nothing!!! I started having regular cycles again with my first DD around 7 or 8 weeks. So I got scared and got a prego test. Thank God it was negative. Since the birth of Gabi, although it was a great experience and she was very wanted and anticipated. I have made peace with the idea of just two children. I just can't seem to grasp the idea of anymore children. Specially while we are having such bad financial problems but my DH comes home everyday asking if I am ready to start trying for another. i am about ready to change the locks!!!
 

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Welcome back, Laurie and Liza. Of course, you are both remembered. We're mamas, not amnesiacs -- most of the time, anyway.<br><br>
Pregnant? Wishing you energy, strength and copious flows of breastmilk. You can do it! I, on the other hand, can not. If there is another child in my future, it is in the distant, distant future. I am giving away most of my baby clothes, but am hanging on to diapers, strollers, baby carriers and snowsuits, the big ticket items.<br><br>
That reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask. Can I really be said to be feeding on demand if I often find myself asking this baby to hang on a minute, say, while I help his sister off the toilet or into bed? I wasn't planning on using any birth control for the first six months, but now wonder if I am truly meeting all the LAM guidelines. Not that it's much of an issue. I rarely see dh. Dd moved into her own room and took my husband with him.<br><br>
I am almost done my birth announcements and thank-you cards. Ds will be three months tomorrow, but, hey, better late than never.<br><br>
Christeeny, our twinship ends here. Three babies +1! That's crazy talk. Best of luck.
 

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K8: Yikes, I guess the little lady just wanted to see a hospital. And, I would be beyond irked. I might even foam at the mouth...<br><br>
Katie: Again I say YIKES!! But, you can do it. It's kind of neat, your baby, Liza's and mine all share a birthday.<br><br>
Well ladies, it is windy, rainy, and just generally soggy today. The wind is strong enough to knock over dd1, so no walk today. We need some playdates. Who's coming over?<br><br>
Gotta run...<br><br>
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Hello!!!!<br><br>
Mind if I jump in? I'm pretty new to MDC!<br><br>
My name is Holly, and my husband is Brian. We have a beautiful daughter named Satine who was born on Aug 7. We live in Canada, and are just so in love with our little girl!!!
 

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Welcome Holly. Congrats Katie!<br><br>
About nursing on demand...I thought it pretty much meant feeding them when they want, and not trying to put them on a time frame. Like every 2 or 3 hours and thats it.<br><br>
Having company tonight for dinner. Trying to figure out what I can make without going to the grocery. And eying the dust and wondering if I can really cook dinner and clean up!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Later gals.
 

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welcome hbbg <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">
 

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hbbg: Welcome.<br><br>
Dodo: I bet you are probably meeting the LAM guidelines since I just doubt that you are making your baby wait more than a couple of minutes. Otherwise, LAM wouldn't work for anyone. I think that I will have to stop trusting LAM myself though. While I certainly nurse on demand (barring the occasional toddler delay), this baby girl sleeps 4-7 hour stretches at night. It's so weird! Dd1 nursed every 90 minutes for her first whole year. Dd2 just curls up next to me and sleeps. We still wake up more for dd1. But, this morning, dd1 did tell me all about the cardinal who sat on her bed last night and sang songs (funny, I was in the same bed and missed it--grin).<br><br>
Katie: Did I forget to congratulate you? CONGRATULATIONS!!!<br><br>
OK, I have to go read "Homer for the Holidays." DD1 is mad about pug books and dd2 likes to coo at the pictures.
 

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TEAK's Mom, did I ever tell you that your life sounds very exciting to me? Your dd is over-the-top imaginative. I want a cardinal in my bed!<br><br>
My baby also doesn't nurse much at night. Guess I do have a strange bird on my hands after all.
 

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Teak and Dodo - count me in - my baby nurses 1x at night! And sometimes not even that. But she is growing like a weed, so I'm not gonna worry. Of course, in the morning, I'm often so full I'm awake waiting for her to wake up and have her breakfast!!
 

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Katie, Congrats! This makes 2 days in a row I am scared out of my mind. The other my mom calls to tell me she ran into some one in the store with 4monthold twin girls. Nursing the girls full time ("my daughter nursed twins")and said she wasa pro as they are children 6 & 7. ("Like my other daughter") Scary part, she had one girl, then 4 boys then twin girls. I have one girl, 4 boys and my sister had twins....<br><br>
I myself am not doing well mentally. The money stress is really getting to me. We have just enough so I should be grateful. If it weren't for Christmas we would be just fine. So is it Christmas we can't afford or "all those kids"?? I think we will be just fine, but it is close. Or seems to be. I discovered ebay again. Before Ijust over bought. Now I am selling. So far, so good. I put away a bunch of toys to help clear clutter. Now instead of rotating them , I just may sell them. Hunting around I think I can get a decent price. I am off Monday, maybe that will be list day?? I will put more Tupperware up later tonight. Declutter and make money? Win win.<br><br>
Nursing all over the night but only pumping once at work so I don't feel I can trust LAM. I won't get my period back for many many months if history plays out, but I can get pregnant with out a period.. see DS2. It had been years with out a spontaneous one.... 5 months since a chemically triggered one.<br><br>
Welcome Holly. This is a great group of ladies.<br><br><br>
Interupted sleep is the worst. RJ will doze off and on- just enough to tease me. Oneday he will move out so I will still find a way to cherish this time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/violin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="violin"> :puke<br><br>
Can't belive G turns 5. He is all about the party. 12 boys invited to our house to make mini pizzas, decorate their own cupcakes, play a few games and drive me over the edge.
 

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What is LAM? I didn't demand feed my first but all DD #2 has to do is wimper and she's at the breast. I like this much better. She just seems like such a happy baby. And although my first was a pretty good baby I just recall many times with her that could have been better if I had been a demand feeder.<br>
Night: Gabi started sleeping from about 9:30pm to between 5 or 6 am the next morning when she was about 4 weeks old. I too would either wake up in a pool of milk or be so full that I would wake her up to feed her. She still nurses to sleep in my bed every night then I put her in the pack in play next to my bed. She occationaly wakes and I just nurse her back to sleep and she usually stays in bed with me till we all wake up. I never quite got the hang of feeding in bed with my first but Gabi is a pro. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fbbf.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="familybed breastfeeding"> With Gabriella if I fall asleep with her in my bed while feeding her and don't put her in the pack n play then she finds the boob off and on throughout the night and latches herself on. One night she was in between me and hubby and tried to latch on to him, needless to say my "oh so hard to wake up" hubby woke up quickly that time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
Congrats: Katie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> Kelly
 
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