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<p>Sara, I'm so sorry about your grandparent and vomiting spawn.  I hope the universe eases up on you soon.  :hug</p>
 

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<p>Banana, we're in the same boat except my 5yo has been really needy lately.  I suspect they're getting sick or they're getting crazy!  But yes, 3 seems really insane!  And then they fall asleep and I can't stop loving on them because they're so FANTASTIC when they're sleeping.  :)</p>
 

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<p>I'm so sorry Sara.  :(  You have had one hell of a week.  <img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Sara, I'm sorry you've been having such a bad week. I really hope you have a good Thanksgiving tomorrow and things start going back to normal for you.</p>
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<p>Well, I figured out DD's Diarrhea, which has been going on since Saturday evening. she upped her nursing because of teething, and my milk has changed to pure colostrum. I'm going to have to start limiting her nursing some, but I don't think she's going to poo solid until March... I so hope she starts going on the potty more, pasty and liquid poo is such a pain to clean from her cloth diapers, I think I may switch diapering systems, because the one she has doesn't contain well. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kaPOW!</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1276254/november-chat/100#post_16072608"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>my last grandparent died today :( and we decided to go to the coast for thanksgiving anyway (with my mom, it was her dad who died) and when we got here my son puked. this has been one hell of a week. :(</p>
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<p>i'm hoping for some thanksgiving day magic tomorrow.</p>
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<p>i'm also hoping that this marks the end of my negative post streak. ugh!</p>
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<p>Sara - So sorry for your loss!  We went out to the East Coast for Thanksgiving when I was just pregnant with #2.  My oldest did the same as yours, deciding to vomit everywhere.  We all got SOOO sick.  It was terrible.  And then we got into a car accident on the way back.  I commiserate, and I hope you don't get sick!</p>
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<p>Marissamom - My sympathies on the diarrhea.  Not fun.  I noticed I've turned back to colostrum, too.  I weaned youngest dd a few weeks back, though she'll still ask on occasion.  I don't think I can adequately nourish myself, twins and a toddler.  Plus my nipples were so sore.  It's kinda sad and I miss nursing her, but it's kinda nice to have a break, too.  It's been 8.5 years since the last break.</p>
 

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<p>happy thanksgiving mama friends!! <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>You, too!</p>
 

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<p>Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you all enjoy your time with your families.</p>
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<p>i got to celebrate Thanksgiving last mth. lol</p>
 

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<p>Happy Thanksgiving, ladies! Sorry about your loss, Sara :(</p>
 

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<p>okay, so I'm kind of wishing we had gone to DF's family's for Thanksgiving. my dad and his GF did their first joint thanksgiving... we only met dad's GF last May, so she isn't really fully part of the family, and it's still kind of awkward around her, and her son, DIL, and grand-kids came, and her daughter and daughter's fiance. really wasn't a fan of the DIL and grand-kids. they were just all bratty and ill-parented. and they were leaving, and DD had just been laid down for a nap, and the kids started screaming and throwing temper-tantrums, and the parents just let the kids scream, for 7 or 8 minutes. it was just an unpleasant experience. I'm really hoping my dad isn't planning on them coming to Christmas.</p>
 

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<p>I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Mine was sort of...eh...but I won't get into it because it'll just irritate me.  Normal in-law horror stories.  <span><img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span></p>
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<p>Sara- sending good thoughts to your family.  DP & I each have 1 grandparent left and I know that both will be really hard losses.</p>
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<p>Lyss & Banana- Ugh...DS is 2 1/2 and has been REALLY challenging.  DD is almost 6, never went through the "terrible twos/threes/etc", but is going through a very obnoxious school-age phase.  I find myself often wondering WHAT I WAS THINKING adding to the bunch...but I have faith that they'll both pass out of these phases soon.  I hate hearing you ladies talk about 3 yr olds (it gets harder????) but I'm going to choose to believe that he's ahead on the timeline and that he'll be sweet again soon. </p>
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<p>Ugh...I still feel so FULL from yesterday.  I need to up my water intake and get rid of this bloat!</p>
 

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<p>So it's early sunday. Just wanted to say that I'm still around. I'm 26wks today! i can't beleive that time is going so fast. I caved in and am taking meds for my cold/cough. I also take m/s meds in the hopes that I can eat healthier and feel better. I also took 2 days off last wk because i felt so sick. I cough cough cough and gag. Repeat every 2-5min depending on the time of day. So fun NOT!!!!! Can't wait to get rid of this horrible cold/cough.</p>
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<p>How is everyone after the usa thanksgiving???</p>
 

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<p>I'll be at 23 weeks tomorrow.  Yesterday we picked up our cradle.  It's a sort of family piece, as it's the cradle my grandfather made for me when I was born in 1977!  My parents used it for me and for my sister.  I'm open to co-sleeping, but I also wanted to try having this cradle in case it's at all useful. It's very plain, not too enormous, and I think it's beautiful.  The cat is really checking it out.  ;)</p>
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<p>We desperately need to do holiday preparations, baking, decorating, and rearranging furniture.  This month is going to go so quickly.  We have a big party on the 19th and I am a bit worried about what that does to my stress and sleep levels every year -- even before getting pregnant.</p>
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<p>I really want to go visit a friend in LA in January, but I also think I might be uncomfortable on the long flight from NYC to the West Coast.  I can't decide whether to buy the tickets.</p>
 

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<p>Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (a few days late).</p>
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<p>Sounds like some good weeks and some bad weeks for people - hugs to those who need them!</p>
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<p>We had a good meal- I ate too much.  This time of year always goes fast and get get stressful with end of semester teaching/grading stuff on the horizon, x-mas stuff, planning for next semester (that I always pretend I will do ahead of time and never do), and this year feeling like getting more stuff for baby ready.</p>
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<p>We did a pretty massive house re-organize over the last month and I am happy with that, still some to do though and I am only getting bigger and slower and it is harder to do.  I learned from DD though to get some things done ahead of time.  I had big plans to clean out our office on the day that my water broke 2 days before my due date with her... it only took TWO YEARS before we actually got that room cleaned out and organized <img alt="orngtongue.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"></p>
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<p>Luckily I have most of the stuff I need for baby - need to pick up some boys clothes from the SIL and go through the baby stuff to see what there is and figure out what I actually need.  We decided we are going to try a local CD diaper service for the first couple months (DH is skeptical about CD as we did not use them with DD but I want to this time- so I figure start with the service and make it easy on us both and go from there and buy our own if we want).</p>
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<p>I get to start baking this week for an early December cookies exchange - yeah!!  <img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></p>
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<p>On the baby side I suspect he flipped head down recently (yeah - now stay that way!).  I can feel much harder kicks then before and they are up top.  I figure his feet must reach above my anterior placenta now and I can feel from the outside and actually saw a bump the other day.  DH and DD have not felt him yet though - bad timing.</p>
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<p>Oh and babies unofficial nickname is now Admiral Glitterheart.   My friend said he likes to nickname babies how he names cats - pick a solid sounding military name followed by something a little girl might name a pony.  So DD suggested Glitterheart for that part and my friend decided babies nickname should be Admiral Glitterheart.  LOL  <img alt="ROTFLMAO.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Neuromancer, when DS was born my father gave us a cradle that winds up and then rocks for about half an hour.  It was very useful at first.  He was very high needs, and had a big need for movement.  It allowed me to pee.</p>
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<p>We don't have it this time because it is in NY and we are in NC.  My father would probably love to drive it here, but Grandma is not doing well and my parents are stuck there for the time being.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Neuromancer</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1276254/november-chat/120#post_16077250"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'll be at 23 weeks tomorrow.  Yesterday we picked up our cradle.  It's a sort of family piece, as it's the cradle my grandfather made for me when I was born in 1977!  My parents used it for me and for my sister.  I'm open to co-sleeping, but I also wanted to try having this cradle in case it's at all useful. It's very plain, not too enormous, and I think it's beautiful.  The cat is really checking it out.  ;)</p>
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<p>We desperately need to do holiday preparations, baking, decorating, and rearranging furniture.  This month is going to go so quickly.  We have a big party on the 19th and I am a bit worried about what that does to my stress and sleep levels every year -- even before getting pregnant.</p>
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<p>We also have an old school cradle. I never used it for it's intended purpose, but it was super useful and pretty for holding baby stuff!</p>
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<p>I also have to rearrange my house. I have decided to make our tiny downstairs bedroom a playroom, give our girls the tiniest upstairs room for their bedroom, move our bedroom into the middle sized upstairs room that we are now using for a study/craft room, and move the study/crafting into the largest bedroom which is now the girls bedroom/playroom. My dh thinks I'm crazy and only agreed to help me do it on the condition that I do everything I can myself. Which means I have to basically move all the toys and other light stuff. I feel this intense need to do this, but I think maybe I shouldn't. I don't know that I would be doing it if I were not having another baby, specifically at home. I dunno, can't hurt I guess. Might get dh super pissed if we have to move it all back because I don't like it!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jcregan</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1276254/november-chat/120#post_16077302"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Oh and babies unofficial nickname is now Admiral Glitterheart.   My friend said he likes to nickname babies how he names cats - pick a solid sounding military name followed by something a little girl might name a pony.  So DD suggested Glitterheart for that part and my friend decided babies nickname should be Admiral Glitterheart.  LOL  <img alt="ROTFLMAO.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif"></p>
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I love it -- both the method and the name.  ;)</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lady Lilya</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1276254/november-chat/120#post_16077327"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Neuromancer, when DS was born my father gave us a cradle that winds up and then rocks for about half an hour.  It was very useful at first.  He was very high needs, and had a big need for movement.  It allowed me to pee.</p>
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<p>We don't have it this time because it is in NY and we are in NC.  My father would probably love to drive it here, but Grandma is not doing well and my parents are stuck there for the time being.</p>
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<br><br><p>This cradle is too low-fi to wind up, but I'm thinking it might be a nice place for baby naps, and it can be easily moved into another room if necessary.  I'm sorry you don't have your cradle this time around!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Banana731</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1276254/november-chat/120#post_16077453"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><p>We also have an old school cradle. I never used it for it's intended purpose, but it was super useful and pretty for holding baby stuff!</p>
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<p>I also have to rearrange my house. I have decided to make our tiny downstairs bedroom a playroom, give our girls the tiniest upstairs room for their bedroom, move our bedroom into the middle sized upstairs room that we are now using for a study/craft room, and move the study/crafting into the largest bedroom which is now the girls bedroom/playroom. My dh thinks I'm crazy and only agreed to help me do it on the condition that I do everything I can myself. Which means I have to basically move all the toys and other light stuff. I feel this intense need to do this, but I think maybe I shouldn't. I don't know that I would be doing it if I were not having another baby, specifically at home. I dunno, can't hurt I guess. Might get dh super pissed if we have to move it all back because I don't like it!</p>
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Yes, I had thought that, at the very least, I have someplace to put blankets and things.  ;) </p>
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<p>Your rearranging project sounds massive!  I am having a hard time tackling our tiny 3-room apartment (and only two rooms need to be reorganized)!</p>
 

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<p>Sara- I hope you are finding some peace this week. So sorry for your loss.</p>
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<p>Jcregan- That is an INCREDIBLE baby nickname. Would be even better as it's real name in March. </p>
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<p>DH and I had a nice Thanksgiving, just the two of us, like we like it. We did some Black Friday shopping and I went way overboard on baby stuff. Good news is I am getting more and more prepared for baby. We bought a stroller yesterday (new 2011 City Mini for $190!) and I got some good deals on both new/used dipes. I even sewed some more of the nursery stuff. DH hung drapes in the nursery, too. This has been a productive weekend.</p>
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<p>Bed news is that I think my sugar levels are starting to go out of wack. I am very sensitive when it comes to how food effects me and I have been feeling like total crap immediately after I eat sweets. I'm trying to get my sweet tooth under control and also find good protein rich foods to eat instead. This will probably be one of the hardest parts of pregnancy for me- not eating so much sugar. I am really dreading my GD tests!!!</p>
 

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<p>My mom got to feel the baby kick yesterday! I'm starting to get more and more excited for this little guy. I think it really helps that he's names and starting to feel like a person to me. </p>
 
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