A very common phrase in this house latey is "Lyla NO!"
My back is totally killing me! It's not always possible to 'lift with the legs' when lifting an infant!
As soon as I post, I hit reply to post again.
This boy is making me freaking crazy today! Last week he was so good, what is going on????? I'm so done with this day. Is it bedtime yet?
I guess Erin is actually doing her school work. Nerd! Her and her big words!
(lets see if that brings her out of hiding!)
I meant to ask you how your back was doing. Not good I guess.
she's gonna lose if she keeps screwing around doing legit work
I keep looking at Lyla and then looking at the clock! Glad to know I'm not he only one!
I know! And she's that one who started it!
an hour and a half til he goes to bed now. i might just make it an hour cause I honestly don't know if i can keep him alive for the extra half hour.
Wow my siggy is getting annoying. I really need to NOT post that thing every time!
it's very flashy, but I do like it!
Had to pick up the monkey from daycare!
Okay! I took some of them out. Now maybe we won't have a stroke looking at this thread.
i got sick of my siggy going on every post so i started turning it off for most posts and before i knew it i just never turned it on. i'm trying to get the motivation to change it to something that doesn't annoy me, but currently all I can come up with is this......
Teagan brought home green boogers from daycare
A likely excuse!:p
i need to redo my avatar. that pic is from dec 2008
they're teaching them to share
Lyla swallowed a bunch of water and then puked in her splash pool today . . . does that help?
I was going to mention that after Clara was born, but then decided it wasn't my business to. I'm always trying to think of a better avatar, but can't come up with one.
Teagan wants to say hi:
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Haha! It won't let me quote it because of all the symbols!
Wow, I still have a ways to go to catch up with you guys!! And now my kid is tired. I'll have to come back to this later. Guess I'm not cleaning my house tonight
gotta get my squirrels ready for bed too. yay!!!!
It's only 5:30 here.
I'm getting dinner started while a naked munchkin rummages through the pots and pans.
She only took 1 bottle at daycare today? Why do I even bother pumping? I'm down to pumping 4 oz per day. She drank barely 2 of that. I'm thinking about quitting the pump at 11 months. She won't miss it!
Now who's giving up?! Not me! NEVER!
I don't talk about my research nearly enough.
I'll give you guys the run down while you attend to your squirrels.
I'm looking for ways to observe the effects of pollutants on aquatic critters.
Currently, you can do 2 things to figure out what fish are coming into contact with:
1) take water samples
2) take fish samples
Both are tedious and while #1 tells you what's in the water now, it doesn't tell you about what has been in the water in the past. #2 tells you what the fish has come into contact with but it doesn't tell you when.
I want to find a way to measure what the fish have come into contact with without killing the fish and I also want to get an idea of what the pollutants are doing to the fish.
Cool, now let's talk about DNA a bit. Everything has a genome (all your DNA you inherited from your parents). You're born with it and it doesn't change (much, i mean there are some small mutations and whatnot but they aren't all that important). Every cell in your body has the same copy of your genome. But not all the cells use the genome in the same way. Different cells express different parts of the genome (genes) at different times and at different levels.
Different cells turn on different genes in a number of ways. One way is called methylation. Methylation is often associated with genes that are turned off. Cells can change what genes are methylated in response to signals from the environment. Many of your genes are methylated and in fact, you have inherited much of your methylation pattern from your parents. So, in a way, your cells are responding to stimuli that your parents experienced.
We can look at the methylation pattern in an organism using fancy, expensive gadgets. We can also look at what genes an organism is expressing using fancy, expensive gadgets. I want to find methylation patterns and gene expression profiles associated with exposure to various substances.
Why on Earth would I want to do that? Well, if I am able to develop these methylation markers, I'll be able to take a population of fish and tell you what they've been exposed to and how their health might be affected all by taking a little sample of its tissue.
Ok, monkey is giving me that super cute "play with me" face. Gotta go!
lmaoooooo i love how you guys talk to yourselves.
i am back and ready to chat:) my monkey is asleep (i hope)
it only took me 7 minutes to read all that and catch up
this one is for you:)
Lucas had watermelon and avacado rolled in wheat germ for dinner. he gnawed on the avacado and threw it on the floor after making a huge mess:rolleyes: then he started freaking out for more food so i threw some bread at him (not literally haha)