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Taking Chris's advice and starting a chat thread... so what's going on, ladies???

Alex has strep. Sad I have to take him in today to get checked... I am 99% sure he has it... both Zach and Zoey have it and they were hugging and kissing all over him before we knew... I feel like I have it, so I have to go in to my doctor today as well... with all three of the kids... FUN! If he goes on antibiotics, anyway I can be proactive about him not getting thrush? Should I go ahead and start giving him a probiotic? Anywho, poor lil guy has an awful cough but is in good spirits otherwise, atleast he was yesterday, he's not awake for the day yet, lol. I am holding my first blessingway/baby shower this weekend at my home, which we just found out has extensive damage done on the roof from guttering the previous owner had installed... almost our whole roof is rotted around the edges and leaking. I am in total stress over-load from all this right now! Cannot describe how stressed I am! After I get done at the doctor's, I have to call homeowners to make a claim, which is gonna jack our insurance up, I'm sure... even though we didn't have the stupid guttering installed. Ugh. "This, too shall pass." I keep telling myself that... but what do you do in the meantime? Sorry my post was so down. I hope you ladies are having a better time of it! Smile

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Your homeowners shouldn't go up to have that repaired. We had our roof redone Jan 2011 from all the storms that had hail in them back March 2010 and it didn't raise our rates. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't.
If you're still nursing Alex and you eat yogurt and such to keep yourself from getting a yeast infection from the antibiotics i'd really think he'd be covered. Ask the pedi though.
i'm sorry that everyone is sick it is that time of year.

I'm exhausted. I know babies don't STTN but geez i know she can sleep longer stretches. She had me up from 11:45-2:45 and its now 8:30 and she's still sleeping. We got her down at 9 and i thought her tummy was full but maybe not from her being up again? I'm so not able to put her down awake and listen to her scream. i've tried and she'll scream for 45 minutes and is still going strong when i go get her. (i work from home and she stays with me, she was very sleepy when i put her down and then i got on a meeting that lasted 45 minutes...hence why i couldn't go get her). i'm so confused. the boys were so different. She likes to take 1 nap during the day usually lasting up to 4 hours. if i wake her after 2, i just can't seem to get her to go down for a 2nd nap, but its been a few weeks since i've tried it.....do you think i should do that? i just don't know.....

My 2.5 year old is having nightmares...or something that gets him up several times a night screaming out and very upset. it is sooooo annoying and disturbing, i hate seeing my sweet boy so upset. he's just gotten over an ear infection with antibiotics and this started before we knew he had one....do you think there's a correlation between the infection adn the dreams?

Today is my birthday. i'm tired..... maybe i'll take a nap to celebrate at lunch. Smile

Update: she slept from 2:45am till 9:35am....and then played after i dressed her till 10:15am.....now how's that for a long stretch of not eating. don't you think she could do that at NIGHT!!!

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Happy Birthday Gretchen, sorry your so tired.

We just figured out how to get Lilly to sleep better, no afternoon nap, it sucks because she gets really cranky about 1 or 2 hours before bed, but she is only waking about 3 times to eat, from 8 pm to 6 am. she still takes a mid morning nap tho.

Becca -sorry to hear the kids are sick. I was so scared that Lilly would catch the rash her cousin had on his face at Christmas, because my SIL didn't tell me and she had put cream on but then let him kiss all over Lilly, before i realized it he had a rash. I told her how Lilly had not been sick yet and I wanted to keep it that way. Anyway I can only imagine how stressful that could be.

As for me, I am having tons of ups and downs, last week I had to take my Saint Bernard in and found out she needed to have Knee surgery on the same side where she had her hip done, Poor thing has been in pain and i didn't even know it until about a week ago when she stopped using her leg, She was so happy before playing with the puppy, who is now 6 months. I think she hurt it playing too rough. I was a wreak yesterday when i had to leave her , she will be at the Vet for the week, and once again money is way tighter then it needs to be. it seems like every time things start to settle something has to go wrong.
Plus side is Sh is getting hours back at work, and our puppy Joe is getting easier to care for , but so is Lilly.
I am trying to pick out a dress for her 6 month pic's today on line if i can get some more time to look, as well as order some more diapers.

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Becca~ I totally understand the worry of strep, but babies rarely get it. When DS#1 had it last, Evie was 4 weeks old and I did extensive research and found that they rarely get it until they are at least a year old. I know it doesn't really help because then there's the "what if he's the small percentage that DOES get it?!" but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway.

Gretchen~ :party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :party:
I totally hear you on the girls being different. My first slept through the night by 2 months old (one 5 hour stretch). My second didn't have a 5 hour stretch until he was almost a full year, but he would at least sleep 4 hours at a time starting from about 2 months. But EVIE.... geez, woman! She only gives me 1 hour intervals at night until (just like Eve) she'll sleep from about 6:30 to 9:30 (or later). But unlike your Eve (or my boys) she still doesn't have a nap schedule (we baby lead for naps) and she only sleeps about 30 minutes at a time during the day. I'm lucky if I get an hour. She gets about 2-3 naps of only about 30 minutes between 10am and 8:30pm. I'm trying to be more consistent with bed time, but she's pretty consistent on that one already.

Chris~ I'm so sorry you are dealing with your dog's surgery like this. Our dog has been with us since shortly after we got married (will be 11 years in August) and she's going down hill very slowly. She's been kinda limpin all week and every time DH decides to take her on a hike I worry that she won't be coming back.

AFM, I'm a permanent member of the exhausted club. Wink 1 hour stretches are killing me and she's been doing it since Thanksgiving. I asked DH last night (through tears) if we will EVER get to sleep through the night ever again. He said "Sure we will, honey. When Evie is 18!" Of course I chuckled and replied "No we wont, cause we'll be worried about where she is." Lol

My oldest just got diagnosed as ADHD with Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Impulsivity. He now has a specialized plan for school (just a 504, cause DH wasn't ready for the "special-ness" of an IEP). Unfortunately his "team" (us and the school people) couldn't come up with any special accommodations that he can actual use in the classroom. What he needs is extra physical activity and one-on-one help. We are now putting a timer on the school's "help". If they can't figure out a way to help him that actually helps by the end of this school year, then we are pulling him and homeschooling him next year.

Meanwhile I am in the process of transitioning our now middle child into preschool. He qualified under the state program called Early Childhood Intervention. This means they are sending him to preschool 2x each week (now that he's 3) because he is developmentally delayed in 2 or more areas of development. We are still leaning towards the possibility of his being Autistic. Last week I took him for a visit and he started petting the wall. It scared me. I am taking him for another visit tomorrow. He's supposed to officially start on the 30th.

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Wow Nell....i'm so sorry for the troubles your boys are giving you. I'm glad though that you're getting some diagnosis help. Hugs and prayers for you.
I don't have a set time either for Eve's monster nap. She pretty much tells me when she's just overly grumpy. Cause normally she's super happy. so i swaddle her up and she just grins at me, like "yup mom that's what i wanted".
I'm glad for the monster nap because of work, but yet i wonder what its really doing to her nights.

Chris, so sorry about your doggie. i hope that his stay is an easy one for him and that he comes back better than ever. i'm sure it was the extra playing withthe puppy joe, but at least you know that he was happy or he wouldn't have been playing.

Becca, when does Alex go in for testing for Strep?

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Yep, no strep for Alex... Nell, doctor said same thing, they rarely get it till around two years b/c they still have so many of mom's immunities and another benefit of BFing, they keep those immunities longer. Thankful there! He did have a double ear infection and doctor said giving him probiotics was a great idea... better to try and prevent it than treat it. Smile

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Mind if i join in?

Last week was full moon, and in my life, that means all hell is going to break loose. and it did! 10 fold!

Alot of it was work related, not going to bore you with the details.

i've been sick since last wednesday. Fine, ok, manageable, but then at the same time Kendra decided she no longer wanted to STTN and each nite she wakes up at 1am for 2 hours and is very difficult to get back to sleep. 5am comes quick and im not sleeping to good anyways thanks to being sick. i hope tis is just a short phase for her. i took a sick day yesterday to try to relax and spend some time with K, but she decided to scream bloody murder for 2 hours mid day, no amount of cuddling or anything else helped her. Woke up this morning feeling way worse . UGH!

I already vented about DD #1 school problems last week, not going to repeat THAT ordeal.

My supply is slowly going away and the thought of being done breast feeding makes me want to break down crying. i am producing half of what i used to, which wasnt a whole lot to begin with. i still nurse as much as i can considering, and i pump too, but to be honest i HATE pumping now, it is such a chore and i just dont have the time to be consistant with it anymore, which is probably why im losing my supply. i'm trying to keep it going but i think i might have to just admit that im almost done Sad .

We intoduced her to veggies last week and she did really well!! i was surprised by how well she brought the food to the back of her mouth to swallow. i expected her to be messy but she isnt, at all! i was shocked. so far she has tried carrots and sweet potatoes and SIL who watches her gave her bananas the day after we first introduced her to the carrots (we quickly told her that we will do the introducing of any foods as we are looking out for allergies). luckily no issues with bananas. We did notice however a bit of a rash on her bottom yesterday, little splotchy areas wit little bumps here and there KWIM? doesnt look like diaper rash to me, not that i have a whole lot of experience in that area. DH said it could be from the acidity changes in her stook from eating real food? any thoughts on this?

i feel disconnected from Dh still. things are ok, we dont fight, we do what we need to do, we take care of the kids, etc. he helps me out with kendra a good bit, so that is good. but we dont TALK. atleast, not about anything that doesnt have to do with the kids. i will try to talk to him about something, and he wont respond to me. i know he hears me just has nothing to say about it i assume but it is very hurtful, even if that isnt his intention. talking to him about how i feel does no good. yet he wonders why im never in the mood!?!?!

On a good note we had our family portraits done at Sears this past Saturday and they came out really good! I have them up on FB for those who on FB but i will try to get a few up later on, if i have the energy LOL

Becca, im glad he doesnt have strep!

Nell, you are one heck of strong woman! you have alot on your plate and you seem to juggle it all so well. I wish i had your skills! Smile

Happy birthday Gretchen! Hope you got some much needed rest!

Chris, im sorry you dog needed surgery!

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Yesterday was NOT good. Warning, vent to follow.

Late start school day for DS#1. DS#2 gets up by 6:45 (latest) everyday, so he has DS#1 up by 7am. DH fed them breakfast and got them set up on the x-box and told them to be nice and let me sleep a little longer, then he headed off to work. I was in the room adjacent to them and could hear everything, plus I'm a light sleeper when there are kids around. Not 10 minutes later, DS#1 keeps killing DS#2s lego character on the xbox. DS#2 breaks into a meltdown and start beating the sh*t out of DS#1.

Fast forward, at lunch time I get and email from DS#1's teacher saying he is flat out refusing to do any of his school work, so she will be sending it home with him to complete under my guidance. DS#2 was having a difficult communication day at home and I practically gave up trying to bring him out of it. Evie was good, but only slept 15 minutes for a nap. I'll skip over more cr*p and get to the bath tub incident. Since DS#2 has croup, I gave him a bath. Evie was sleeping for the time being and DS#1 was still working on his work. DH was at marshal arts. DS#2 starts going "uh...uh...uhh..." in the tub and I ran in just in time to lift him up as a big turd dropped from his butt into the bath tub. Panic ensues. This was his first time actually pooping in the tub. Evie wakes up and starts screaming cause I'm not right there to pick her up. DS#1 is called away from his work to soothe Evie while I cleaned up the mess in the tub.

DH walked in just after I got all 3 kids to bed by myself and I said, "Thank God you're home! I need a shot!"

Sadly, he wouldn't let me have one cause my gramma was an alcoholic and we have a rule that Nell doesn't drink hard liquor when angry or sad or overwhelmed. He did, however let me have a wine cooler. :beer:

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Laura~ You and your DH sound a lot like me and mine when DS#2 started his 4 month long screaming phase. We didn't really have much to say to each other. He's try to tell me about his work and it's all over my head. I'd try to tell him about the kids and my day and he didn't want to talk about kids cause it only stressed him out. It wasn't until we bumped up bed time for the boys and started having tv night with each other every Friday and Saturday. We started off just watching one show. It was one we'd download on netflix, but weren't allowed to watch it without the other person around. We'd snuggle and watch it together. It helped a lot. We still weren't really conversing, but we felt close to each other and supported.

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Becca - glad fo not having strep, sorry bout the ear infection tho.

Nell - hope and pray that you will find a way to get some better sleep, i know how bad it is to be sleep deprived all the time. Wish i knew the answers, I can only imagin what it is like having three and the boys sound like a handful.

Laura - I hope things get better for you soon, and you can get some rest and you feel better. I wish i knew what to tell you about your Dh, I hear you on the communication thing. Mine uses his disability as an excuse as to why he doesn't talk to me, and we are back to not dtd since it doesn't seem to be as important to him as it is to me.

As for me - I went to visit my dog Bella today and she was super happy to see me, she will be staying at the vet until Saturday, which I dont mind since it is going to be hard keeping Joe and her apart. Bella will be on activity restrictions for quite some time.
Lilly is asleep in her crib as i type this I am so happy no fussing so far tonight. I have to throw diapers in the wash and then hopefully get to bed early tonight. Since I doubt I can get Dh to fool around, and most of the time I am way to tired from taking care of the house and everyone else in it. I did get to go thrifting with my mom today but I didn't find any clothes for me. I am back to my pre pregnancy size and didn't realize that I got rid of tons of my clothing while i was prego.

I still haven't decided on a dress for Lillys 6 month Pic's and suggestions would be good. I still have some time before I want to get them done.

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Laura, yes the change in food content will make her BM's more acidic or basic....and her urine will change. so her little skin just needs time to toughen up. just make sure you wipe her down well at each change and possibly even use some diaper cream especially at night to protect it.
As for your DH issues..... i'm really sorry he's not talking to you. Have you tried the blunt way of just turning off the TV after Kendra is down and asking what the issue is? i'm sure you have though. i like the below idea of just establishing some together time. just the 2 of you to do something. i'd suggest a date night and i know you said money is tight but date night can be done at home. Get the kids to bed early (hahha i know) and then make a special dinner or get take out delivered then sit on teh floor on a blanket and have a picnic. you'll be surprised by just getting out of the norm how discussions open up....especially if the TV isn't around.

Oh man Nell!! what a night and day for that matter. you are super woman i tell you. you deserve BIG HUGS!!

Chris....awesome that your doggie is doing so well.

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Hey ladies, mind if I join in here?

Gretchen - Happy Belated Birthday!!

Laura - yep, change in food will do it. My DD never got a rash from new foods, but I know a lot of babes who did. Just watch her, because it can also be a sign of an allergy. So if she only gets a rash with a certain food.

Nell - you are super woman!

Becca - glad that Alex doesn't have strep. I've got the world's worst cold, but neither of the kiddo's do. I swear breastmilk is magic, ha ha.

Lio only woke twice last night to nurse! It would have been AWESOME, except my almost-2-yr-old litterally woke every single hour. Really, now? I swear, if it's not one, it's the other. But my DD is potty trained! So I'll take the sleepless nights over having to change diapers for her any day. Smile

I'm sooo ready for it to be February. I have been going i solo all month as my DH is in Texas for work and it's getting old really quick, ha ha. I am so not cut out to be a single momma.

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Becca~ sorry, I must have missed the no strep confirmation! Yahoo

Chris~ I'm glad you got to see your dog and that she's doing alright.

Kilahmaree~ sorry, having a brain fart and can't remember your name. I totally hear you on the not being fit to be a single mom! I would have for sure gone crazy if the day I had wasn't ended with me in bed next to DH. He isn't much help, so I feel like a single mom sometimes even when he IS right there, but just knowing that I can cry on his shoulder is enough to remind me that if he weren't there I'd go completely insane! I'm sorry your 2 year old kept waking up. I hate that. It's like that in our house too. If Evie sleeps well, DS#2 doesn't. It's like they have a little talk at bed time and agree on who's gonna be the one to wake us up that night. Lol

AFM... 7 times from 10:30-2:30 I got up with Evie last night. Then I caved and took her to bed and slept peacefully til 5am when she couldn't breathe through her nose while nursing and copped a fit. :roll: I have a dentist appointment today, so maybe I'll fall asleep while getting my fillings. I might not have a choice I need sleep so bad! Lol It's nice that my dentist has jaw props. Smile

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Nell did you stay awake?
I hate those nights when Eve doesn't sleep. i evenutally wonder if i'm not givng her enough milk. so i make a bottle (EBM or formula) and then proceed to hand it to my DH. he's so kind to occasionally feed her so i can snooze for awhile.

So Eve is doing one of her monster naps. going on 3 hrs and 15 minutes here. i'm not complaining exactly, but i've seriously got to start writing down how are nights are in comparison to teh naps. i feel like half the time if she monster naps she sleeps like crap at night. sigh... oh where oh where is the manual????

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I did stay awake. I was too nervous about how bad my cavities were (worried about another "ummmm, we're gonna have to do a root canal"). Plus, the dentist kept talking to her assistant about an employee that bought marijuana off a patient while she was working? :confused: Kinda hard to sleep under those conditions. Lol

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I'm sorry but that really does sound funny to listen to. or at least an engaging story.

How was everyone's night?

I dont think Eve got enough food during the course of the day yesterday. Cuase she' was up at 10pm, 1:15-3, 6 (she's currently asleep). I hate nights like those. so today's goal, make sure i follow up nursing with a bottle (i guess i was lazy yesterday or maybe its wishful thinking...... i only produce after about 11am about 2oz ever 2 hrs so i know that she was getting enough to sate her but not enough to fill her up when she'll eat a 4oz bottle easily if not a 5oz one).

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BM at this stage has more fat content in it, so 2 oz at this time frame has a more filling effect that 2 oz at 6 weeks, just fyi.

Our last night was better than the night before, for sure! I actually got into a deep enough sleep before she woke me up that I had dreams and woke up feeling dazed and confused. Lol She slept from 8:30-12:30!!! and then woke again at 2:30 and 3:30. At 3:30 I was sooo exhausted that I brought her to bed, but as soon as I laid down with her I realized her diaper was very full. Gee that might be why she woke up again so soon. :roll: So I took her back to her room, changed her diaper and fed her and laid her back down in the crib. Then she slept until about 6 and I brought her to bed with me. She did take about half an ounce of rice cereal after being fed on both sides last night before bed. Perhaps it helped more than I realized.

And yes, the conversation being had over me while I was in the dentist chair was definitely engaging. ROFL

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Gretchen - she is probably getting plenty. Even when it's the same breastmilk, babies tend to overeat when it's coming from a bottle. Even with the slowest nipple flow, it's faster than the breast, so it typically takes them twice as long to realize they are full. So if she eats a 4 oz bottle, she likely only needs a 2oz to fill her tummy. Smile

And my name is Kilah. Wink

My kids slept fantastic last night! DD didn't wake at all until 5, and then went back to sleep until 7:20. Lio only woke 2x to nurse. Of course, I woke up a ton because I kept waiting for one of them to wake up, ha ha.

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My kids are definitely not sleeping well! Isaiah's been waking up at 4 or 5, not bad except that at that point he refuses to go back to sleep! Did I mention I have the flu? Ah! It started Wednesday and this is the worst illness I've had in years, before I had kids so at least eight years and of. Of course it had to be when my hubby is pulling 8-8s. I've broken down crying more than I'd prefer to admit in the last few days not sure how I'd make it through the day when I barely had the strength to pick up Isaiah. Today is the first day I don't feel like death and I'm still far from better, ugh! My breasts are super sore, is that normal with the flu, when my body aches were bad I didn't really notice it but now that they are subsiding I definitely do. Still breastfeeding and about the same amount, though I couldn't eat more than jello/broth until today, I think I managed to frfstaypretty pretty hydrated despite that.
Anyways, other than that we're petty good. I'm bummed about being sick, but especially the timing. I had just gotten my house running smoothly and back to normal and then I got sick. It's pretty pathetic cause even the days I could barely stand I was still in the kitchen trying mto 'save my clean house' I just know how hard it gets when you don't keep on top of it, especially with the 4 tornadoes...I mean kids Wink Really hoping nobody else gets sick though. We've had a rough month, between the holidays, ds1s birthday and then he needed surgery at the end of last month. Hopefully we can get back into our groove soon! Doubtful since he now starts speech therapy next week....

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Kilah~ How could I miss that your name is right there in front of me?! Gah I feel dumb sometimes. Smile I'll blame it on the sleep issues. Lol

Mandi~ I'm sorry you have had the flu. That sucks. I remember getting it when Daniel (DS#2) was 6 weeks old. After the 3rd day of a fever of 103, I was ready to die. The tylenold and ibuprohen (alternating) weren't affecting the fever any more. It sucked. I asked DH to take me to the ER, but he comprimised and took me to the walk-in. They did a chest x-ray to make sure I didn't have pneumonia and assessed my dehydration and decided I didn't need an IV (I totally expected to get one). They did give me sedatives, though so I could sleep. I had DH home with me to watch the boys and she gave him those preventative pills (can't remember the name) so that he didn't catch it. I can't imagine what you are going through having to deal with the flu AND all your kids while your hubby is working. Sad I hope you feel better very soon.

AFM~ I had a little mini cry yesterday afternoon. It was my niece's birthday (she was born 2 weeks after DS#2) and we went to her party at a VERY busy pizza place. It was soooooo crazy there that I couldn't focus, but DS#2 (the possibly autistic one) actually did okay. Until I wouldn't let him have more than a small sliver of birthday cake (we are limiting his dairy consumption). I took him away from the situation and tried to get him to calm down, but my sister's MIL kept trying to intervene. I did the whole raise my hand to say stop towards her while still dealing with him and not losing my eye contact with him. She finally backed off and let me deal with it. I got him to focus on playing a video game with his uncle and then I went back to the table and said to her "I'm sorry, I know you were trying to help, but he is autistic and.." then she cut me off and said "I know, I see it. I work with autistic kids all day, it's my job" I felt like saying "The why the hell were you trying to step in?! He doesn't know you! You should know that autistic kids tend to not do well with people they don't know!!!" but I didn't. I thanked her for noticing it and she applauded my ability to deal with him, then I started tearing up and I excused myself to feed Evie.

Some days I just have a harder time dealing with it emotionally. I do find it interesting that those are the days that I'm more able to be patient with him, though.

In other news, my pelvic pain is back. I'm gonna make an appointment with my doc as I have a feeling that my pubic bones are not aligned properly and every time I see my chiro it only helps for about a day (if I'm lucky) and then it returns more painful than before. Sad So much for exercising and baby wearing. *sigh*

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Nell, I have been reading your posts... we went through something similar with my DS when he was two thru three years old... we had many fits over textures, tastes, messed up routines, etc. so bad he would soil himself during melt-downs after being trained since he was two. I had no idea what was going to set him off from time to time. His pedi. decided he needed to be evaluated (I actually posted right above you on the intro. board on the autism board)... anywho, long story short, it was not Aspergers... I hope I am wording this right but this has been over a year ago, almost two years ago... he scored close to having it but they said he has sensory issues and OCD. Still, if his routine is interupted, he can flip out on me. He has gotten soooooooo much better with textures, he still has to put his clothes on a certain way or he will start all over again. He still has many ticks when he's stressed, which is a good sign to me that he is becoming overwhelmed. BUT what I am most-thankful for is that he is communicating so much better and I know he is thankful for that, too. Hang in there! It is so hard when you know something is not right! HUGS!

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Nell you did really well this weekend. way to hold it together. i think too when we have to rise to the occasion for our children we just somehow do.

AFM - i'm tired....as it sounds like the rest of you are as well. my only saving grace this weekend is that Eve nursed more quickly than normal and went back to sleep with 30-45 minutes instead of an hour or so. so that was great. too bad both boys wet the bed last night. sigh..... DH is a PIA for helping only as really directed and not just doing what's obvious....like him sitting watching TV and ignoring the basket of laundry that needed to be folded right beside him...oh did i mention its HIS clothes. uggggg

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So whats for dinner tonight? i think we're having burgers. its going to be 65 here in SC!

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I havent had time to be here much this week has been like hell.

Bella my dog came home, but she is on tons of restrictions and it has been heck keeping the pup and her apart. I feel bad because Joe has spent lots of time in his kennel, and we had had to keep Bella in the office a lot. It reminds me of when Bella had hip surgery, I have 7 more weeks of this, and I snapped on everyone the other day I had crap for sleep and no one else in this house seems to be capable to handle the dogs, besides my mom. I am sick with some thing hope it is just a cold, its all up in my sinuses, and the last time i was sick was the month before I conceived Lilly. I hope it doesn't turn in to an infection sinus or upper.
oh and i just finally got to have a shower in like 4 days, because when it rains it pours our shower assembly thingy broke and we have to wait a week for the part, it was pouring water. that was sunday.

today I woke up with the worst sinus headache and goopy green stuff coming out, I am about to go shopping and i still have to start the laundry.

On the plus side Lilly has been letting me sleep, and I got more diapers ordered but i am still having such a hard time picking out a dress for her 6 month pic's.

okay I also want to brag here because I noticed the weight loss thread and didn't want to make anyone feel bad but I have lost all the baby weight and i think a few more lbs. BUT let me reminder you I was plus sized to begin with and Brest feeding with a health diet, and moderate exercise seems to be doing wonders. I started at 259 went up topped at 293 at 41 weeks prego, and am now down to 250's so yeah.

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Chris thats awesome that you've lost all you baby weight. I hope the scale continues to work in your favor.
I'm so sorry about not getting the help you need that is annoying.
Hugs! and i hope the week gets better for you!

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we had burgers, too! and we're in sc, too! Smile

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mmmmm burgers.... :drool:

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LOL.... they were good too, made me think of summer. i made them spicy for DH and I.

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Smile
Cannot believe our babies are gonna be 6 months old!!!!!!!!!!! *tears streaming*

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nope nope mine is staying at 5 months. not gonna let her get bigger....sigh.....

So Eve has started rolling over to her tummy at night and gets PISSED. should i stress over her being on her belly at this point? doing tummy time if i leave her long enough (cause apparently shes forgotten how to roll back over) she will put her head to the side. thoughts?

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At this age I don't really worry about them being on their bellies as long as there isn't a bunch of 'stuff' in their cribs.
So I went to the Dr on Monday and I have mono! I just kept waking up worse and worse and finally on Wednesday I couldn't take it anymore and had dh bring me to the ER where we discovered my tonsil had abscessed! So I had that drained and i feel SO much better! A little sore and tired but the difference is amazing.

Isaiah's been dealing with skin issues, his excema is flaring up and he's got yeast rashes both under his neck and in his diaper area. Needless to say we've been to the Dr a lot this week, the pharmacy too! The yeast rashes are just awful and he is not sleeping well because of it, not that I can blame him.

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Poor guy! i understand that one. DS#1 had really bad excema too, to the point we had to bathe him in long socks cause he'd scratch his legs bloody anytime he could get to them.
I don't know how much research you've done on it, but excema is linked to allergies. DS1 is allergic to tree nuts and dogs. My friend son has excema and they're discovering he's allergic to peanuts and possibly milk proteins.
Try giving him a bath in a 1/2 packet of that oatmeal bath stuff. it helped out our son alot.

I'm glad you are feeling better though! Easier to be a good mommy that way isn't it!

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Geez, Wish I had found this thread sooner .. lol! its nice to read about others with eczema and see what they are doing... I've seen the oatmeal bath packets, do they work well? Orions is on his face only, so I havent tried it. I do use a eczema bath wash on his face which seems to help, although its only been used twice since we found out a week ago and then I was able to go buy it... lol.

In the past week we have been to the dr 3 times, one for each of the boys and then for me. Its been crazy around the house, and not alot is getting done so I get overwhelmed and frustrated easily, on top of being sick. sigh.

Gretchen, wow you are dealing with a lot and kudos for biting your tongue with that lady. I might not have. lol
Its nice to read up on what everyone is doing, thanks! I feel updated now. lol and I wont repeat my other posts here.

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We also learned to only pat the areas dry after bath, and yes the packet works well, that water is a natural moisturizer.
There's a thick cream out there, comes in a tub, Eucerin i think its called it works well. just slather that on after bath or when you've washed his face.
I', sorry you're dealing with this, its really a PIA and you feel bad for them.

DS#1 is 5 now and has grown pretty much out of the excema stuff but we've also got the allergens under control too.

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