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New thread!<br><br>
Here's the <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=646909" target="_blank">old one</a>.
 

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Yay new thread! Yay Spring! Yay May!<br><br>
I never officially offered my condolences to you Helen. I was sooooooooooooo bummed to read about your pregnancy loss. I was so bummed to read about it that I couldn't even post until I thought of the perfect words to say to you, but they never came. So all I can say is that I'm really sorry AF came! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I am happy to see you are staying cheerful. I do hope that sticky pregnancy comes for you guys very soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
I've been calling Xeowyn my Grumpy Barnacle, because that's what he is! He has days sometimes when he is just <i>suctioned</i> to me, even when I pee like you guys were saying. And many days I swear he wants to be on my boob EVery. FreaKing. SecOnd. Booby barnacle!! That's what he is. Where's the booby barnacle smiley??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'm 6 weeks pg, & have been sooooo sleepy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"> Ya gotta love that 1st trimester exhaustion! Or not... Thankfully Xeowyn is still a pretty good napper. We take some nice long naps together. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><br><br>
And that's about all I have to say lately. That I'm sleepy all the time! How fascinating, 'eh?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I have an 18 month old! Happy May Day!<br><br>
We were at the coffee shop after our run this morning, and this woman (who obviously has some mental health issues) was griping about Neela making noise, that squealing isn't cute and world overpopulation blah, blah. Another woman who overhead the rant came over to us and wished our family a happy may day.<br><br>
My garden is sprouting beautifully and life is looking good. I did five loads of laundry yesterday and fell like maybe, just maybe, I could get my household mess under control. This weekend will be the second time since January that I have the weekend off without family from out of town visiting or me or Neela being sick (or both!). I'm so thrilled I don't know what we'll do!
 

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Happy Beltane! The may blossom outside our front door came out today, as well...<br>
For the neo-pagans amongst us, I went to a beltane rite at Avebury this weekend with the local druid circles (all of them.) I didn't take part, just watched, but it was inspiring. That's definitely something I need to explore further.<br>
Zjande, don't fret. I honestly believe that it was a false positive, though I'm concerned because my temps are so high- also, there was a duff batch of clearblue digital over here recently, apparently, so I could have had one of those. Right now I'm in a genuinely happy place where I can be wildly excited for everyone I know who is pregnant knowing that at some point, that's probably going to be me too. I also have a gorgeous adorable little munchkin who grows in grace and beauty every day and is just totally wildly amazing. (she does action songs! Look, see, actions! Nobody's ever done that before, have they!!!!!) so yeah, I'm blessed. Plus I get to shag my husband silly whilst we're trying, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> To be honest, I think I'm way more excited about your bfp <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">- nuts, isn't it? Promise not to desert us though?
 

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Hee! Rowan does action songs too - she LOVES "The Wheels on the Bus" with all the actions - she does them along with the song and we've discovered that at least half of the time when she hollers "BUS!!!" randomly it's not because of an actual bus, it's because she wants us to sing "Wheels on the Bus" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Also I meant to post a few days ago about Rowan's amazing singing ability - the other night after she nursed she wasn't quite asleep so she lay in my lap and *sang HERSELF* lullabies - mostly "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" - WITH a few actual words AND on key! (And with the actions, of course.) Then she peacefully dropped off to sleep.<br><br>
(And Helen, I'm starting to explore my latent neo-paganism, too... I just posted a "hello" in the Pagan Mamas thread over in spirituality - come join, so I'm not the only newb <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I'm jealous of your druidic meetings, I don't know of any groups around here although I'm sure there must be some, it's that kind of town...)
 

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don't have much to say at this point, just subbing . . .
 

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Well, spughy, you know what you need to do, don't you? Come move to sunny Wiltshire and take your pick of ancient druidic temples <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> It's a good point about the pagans thread, especially with today only being the 2nd of the month- I normally have a hard time keeping up with them.
 

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And another of the transatlantic culture questions- do you lovely ladies have maypoles over there? If so, do you dance around them?- cos we do, and did, and it was great fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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we used to do a mayday celebration at the waldorf school where we would dance the maypole. im not sure that it is a very deep tradition here in north america.<br><br>
im sick <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: it sucks because i had to get up at 6am anyways and now i just feel like hell. i asked my daycare kiddos dad if he could arrange a playdate for her after school and he seemed so offended. this is the 1st day that i have ever said that i coulnt do a full days work in 8 months. give me a friggin break. im a slave labour daycare momma. guilt is not what i need. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
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ngaio has almost slept through the night 3 nights in a row.. just nursing for seconds then going back to sleep. i have had super bad insomnia though, so getting more sleep isnt happening. i dont know whats wrong with me these days.<br><br>
sorry for the blah post
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Fern. You deserve a day off. Several, in fact <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Once you move you won't have the daycare kids anyway will you?<br><br>
Helen, I know OF maypoles but I'm unaware of any here. I need to get in touch with more actual pagans who are local and do things. I know one Wiccan (wife of a former coworker) - she's in Sooke though which is an hour drive from here... but I think I will e-mail her today anyway and ask her about stuff. Kind of missed the boat on any Beltane celebrations I think, plus the weather was crappy here - overcast and windy, not even any nice Beltane rain!<br><br>
I feel very bleh today. There must be some bleh energy going around. Where is everyone else? SoulJourney, Amy, Kavita, DiD, barcelona...?
 

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Hello mamas~!<br><br>
My dd is a Nov 05 baby too, but I usually only post at the beginning of the threads b/c it gets so overwhelming after a few pages <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Life is good at our house, I have baby fever (reading about bfp's doesnt help! LOL!) but trying to get over it. Amira has been loving the outdoors lately. She wants to be outside all day. Its been great! I have been stuck in a bit of a mommy-rut, feeling negatively about myself lately, but it too shall pass <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Dd has a runny nose/cold right now, but otherwise we have all been pretty healthy too!
 

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I'm here, also having a bleh day so far. Should start AF any minute, but I've been feeling like that since Sunday or so, and so far nada. (No, I'm not pregnant. Or if I am, it will be a miracle of the immaculate conception variety! It's been a busy and exhausting month . . . .)<br><br>
I am super tired, I was up till five am sorting through some papers. It was really crazy, we had a million fax copies of contracts and addendums and reports between us and our buyer, and now us and our seller, as well as a ton of other general information, mixed in with receipts, junk mail, repair receipts, magazines, title paperwork, take out menus, business cards and information to leave for our buyer, mail that needed to be dealt with, various papers with notes and scribbles and phone numbers. I am usually pretty organized, but I realized that with all the real estate and moving transactions, the situation had sort of outgrown my organizing systems. Anyway, it took me several hours while Ella was sleeping, but I did a ton or sorting and organizing and I finally feel like my head is on straight now! It was getting really chaotic, I just snapped yesterday because I was looking for the plumbers' business card and I couldn't find it, and ended up searching through all kinds of crap and by the time I found it it was too late. I'm happier now that I have my numbers all together and my papers all filed and my lists all made and neatly transcribed so that they are legible! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
So related to that, yesterday the craziest thing happenned! I went to Office Max and bought a new binder with file folders and notebook and handy pockets for things. I had been out and about and debated whether to hit Office Max or go home right then b/c Ella hadn't really napped and was starting to get cranky and it was about 5:15. I finally just decided to go but try to make it snappy. So I was in Office Max looking around, and Ella was in the shopping cart, and was kind of fussing/screeching, and then I was doing something to make her laugh, and she was giggling hysterically. Suddenly a head and then a body appears at the space at the end of our aisle, and then the person does a double take, and I suddenly look and realize that it's DH!!! We started laughing and couldn't believe it! He had been in another aisle elsewhere in the store and heard what sounded like Ella, he had popped his head into our aisle thinking that it couldn't be her and expecting that he would see some baby/kid who sounded a lot like her--still, I guess it was compelling enough that he went to check, and it was her! We were both totally amazed, we hadn't talked since earlier in the day and neither of us had been necessarily planning on going there or told the other one we were thinking about that or wanting anything from the office supply store. We just totally randomly ran into each other! How weird is that?! After we got over the initial suprise and amazement, I thought to ask him, "What are you here to get, anyway?" and he said, "Oh, I'm looking for something to organize all these papers, everything is in such a mess" and I said, "Me too!" and we both started laughing all over again!
 

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Hi all!!! Happy May.<br><br>
We have a maypole nearby but only because of the RennFaire...Love the RennFaire!!!!<br><br>
We spent the weekend at the Festival of Books that the LA Times does. Over 400 authors and bookreadings and book signings...it's seriously book nerds heaven *and since DH and I are both serious book nerds it was awesome* DS got his copies of No David!, How I became a pirate and Pirates don't change diapers all autographed by none other than David Shannon himself. We aren't a huge fan of No David as a book...but we won't be censoring our kiddo so we'll just explain that *some* families have problems with these sort of things and say NO all the time but we don't. And we can laugh at the pictures.<br><br>
DS is getting so big...I'm astounded as I look at the calendar and realize how fast time is flying...ummm hello FRIDAY is my one month anniversary. AF has been odd and crazy lately...and we haven't been too careful...so we could be showing up with a BFP any day...We are hoping for July...but sooner would be that much better for me b/c I am DONE being a WOHM when we have #2.<br><br>
That's us in a nutshell...I'll try to keep up but it's the END of the school year so TONS going on at work.<br><br>
*hugs*
 

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Mentioning pregnancy, has anyone gone and lurked in the Dec07 DDC? Holy moly- now I know why April was so quiet around here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Kavita, your dh sounds like such a honey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"> I love synchronicity, it's my word for my week. And I love Thursdays because I get to go and play with messy things and talk to grownups, and my body is doing what it's meant to, and life is generally sweet.<br>
Spughy, I'm with you on the healthy eating thing- I have more than 50 pounds to come off, but to start with I'm aiming for 30. Want a buddy?
 

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My babysitter quit after only two days so I had to get my boss to change my schedule. Thankfully he was really understanding about it but I can't work full time until I find another sitter. Argh. Which means things are definitely not going to be as easy as I'd hoped. I thought I'd found the perfect solution.<br>
Last thread someone asked what I was going to school for. I'm going for my RN, after which I will go to a midwifery college, but first I have to do something to earn enough money so we can actually save some money for me to be able to not work for a while. So the RN isn't really something I'm interested in doing long term, I just know there's a need and I'd be good at it.<br>
I have a hilarious picture of Winter asleep in a very funny spot that I will have to share tomorrow. For now I must get to bed while I can, Suriya just fell asleep!
 

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I've royally messed up my paperwork for registering our Canadian car in the US, so after today we're carless while we await the slow moving paperwork process. I did a huge grocery shop this morning, so I think we'll be fine with walking and biking for the next little while. Bus transit here is pretty crummy, but both DH and I have free passes through work/school. I'm unexpectedly reducing my carbon output for a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I also took Neela for a check up and she is (drumroll).... 35 1/2 inches tall and 25 lb 13 oz. For height the doctor's computer put her at the 99.68 percentile. I'm 5'2" on a tall day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Kaspirant, good luck with the TTC and timing- I'll be watching the DDCs for you, too. I've seen it Helen, Dec07 is CRAZY busy! I'm not TTC, and still awaiting PPAF (though not too anxiously). I think my body knows that I'm not ready for another right now, so is making the decision for me.<br><br>
Kavita~ Only a parent would think to trek across the store because of a familiar sounding screetch. Anyone else would run the other way!
 

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Actually, trmptplaya's due now, isn't she? Or around about now, anyhow? I just think it's so, so cool that zjande has so many of the Nov mamas in December with her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
Mel, that's gold top milk in them there boobs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Skye is still diddy, but at least she's portable- it's also greatly amusing to hear people going "oh, look at the cute ickle baby"<br>
" BIG GIRL!!!!" and then climbs down and does a dance to prove it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She's nuts.<br>
DiD, childcare stinks. I'm glad you're still working towards your midwifery- and you know, once you get your RN you could always come to the UK for a year to get your RM qualification. That would let you work anywhere <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Hi Mamas! Just a quick drive by to say hello. Things have been CRAZY here in preparation for our move. The packers/movers come on Monday, but our new apartment won't be ready to move into until the 14th, so we have about 6 days of not really having a permanent home... so we're not sure what we're going to do. We want to take a vacay, but I don't think we can really afford it right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Anyway, I haven't read any posts in over a week, but just wanted to let you all know I'm thinking about you and I will check back in when we get settled...maybe towards the middle of the month. Wish us luck!
 

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Good luck, Amy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Happy house!
 

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Happy May everyone! Another drive-by hello here...life is beyond crazy at the moment. I've been out til 11 every night except one for the past two weeks, and don't get a break til Monday. I have to say, I think it was a mistake accepting this role...it has been more pain for Finley (he won't sleep without me, except that first night) and DH and me too, and the play has not been rewarding enough to make it feel worth it.<br><br>
Anyway...a bit of a vent, but that is taking up almost all of my "free" time. And, we are moving to LA in less than three weeks!!!! The good news is, as of yesterday, we have an apartment! We are renting, and found a lovely duplex in Pasadena, and you can see the mountains from our window. I know I haven't shared what is going on yet, but it has been crazy, and stressful, but is now feeling more calm and really like it is all meant to be...<br><br>
Amazing how many mamas our moving right now! And, amazing how much TTC/pregnant action is going on! I was actually nervous I was pregnant this week, but took an ept and it was a BFN, so I'm relieved (we'd like to wait a while, though if I were, I'd be happy...just a bit stressed for a moment...)<br><br>
Thinking of you all always and am keeping up with reading, just haven't had a chance to post.<br><br>
DiD, sorry about childcare and work!<br>
Spiritmomma, I hope you can find something to help you feel balanced and fulfilled creatively/emotionally/etc. It is hard, and I understand.<br><br>
Spughy, I cannot believe Rowan's singing abilities!!! How amazing and how adorable! Wow. You may have a musical prodigy on your hands...singing on key?!<br><br>
flapjack, I'm glad you're feeling well.<br><br>
Amy and Kavita and Fern, happy moving!<br><br>
Kaspirant, let us know if you are indeed expecting again. Happy one month anniversary!<br><br>
More soon....<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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