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    LOL Katie! Your post sounds like something I would write, hahahah. Ohio is too "bible belt"-ish for me. Hahahah. One of the jobs my DH interviewed for right before we got married was in Savannah, Georgia, and I had the same fears, hahahaha. Thankfully, he didn't get that job. That was when me moved to Illinois instead. I didn't love it either, but I think that was just the city we were in... It was a little run-down. I've heard Savannah is much prettier, as far as scenery goes. But alas, Ohio is my home.

    We have our "meet-the-teachers" night Wednesday at Sean's preschool. I hope I leave feeling more comfortable... ugh.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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    I am absolutely amazed. Alex, my little giant, had his 4 year old appointment and he's not a giant anymore. He's 42" and 44.5lbs. That's 1.5" shorter and 4lbs lighter than Raymond was at 4. Wow. Just Wow. I can't believe this is the same kid who was off all the charts for weight for such a long time. He was on the same height curve as Raymond through age 2, but started falling off it last year. Then, he was 1" shorter and 1lb lighter than Raymond had been at 3. So, he's dropping further behind.
    Raymond, on the other hand, is now 47.5" tall by our home measurement. Almost 4 ft and not even 6 yet. Yikes.

    ETA: I just processed the number a little more and growth spurts are weird things. Raymond was 43.5" at age 4, 45" at age 5 (+1.5") and will be 48" by 6 (+3"). I knew he was growing like a weed this summer!
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    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and again 30-37mo
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12

    TTA, but would welcome a surprise


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    Virginia - big healthy boys Evan at home was 40.5" at 3.5, I look forward to seeing what he is at 4. I've noticed a lot of his summer shirts and shorts are starting to look small. Crazy how fast they grow.
    Katie

    Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 1/4oz and 21.5" 40w3d
    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23" 41w2d
    Elliot 10/1/2014 10lbs 12oz and 20.5" 41w

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    Hey girls, sorry I haven't posted in forever. Life has been nuts lately between summer activities and having a two month old so I rarely get a chance to check the site and when I do it's on my phone so responding is a pain. The kids are doing well....Brekke starts preschool next Monday (yay!), Dane has really figured out talking and never shuts up, and my little guy is just growing and starting to get more interactive and fun. He is a little needy, not too bad though, and if he's in a good mood he just smiles nonstop. I'm still not losing weight at all which is incredibly frustrating but hopefully it'll just pick and go crazy once my body decides it doesn't need to hold onto all this extra fat and water! I sort of think my mini pill is partially to blame but at this point I don't know what else to do for birth control so I'll just deal with it.

    Virginia: can't believe how close you're getting!! Glad things are going well that's funny that Alex isn't a "giant" anymore. Dane was always above average (not off the charts by any means though) but I'll be surprised if that's still the case. We'll see next week at his and B's doc appt.
    Mary: that's totally scary you had to use the epi pen!! Glad things turned out okay but I definitely think you can't be too cautious with that situation.
    Katie: I think that's a realistic concern with school in the south. I'm not atheist but would be hugely bothered by organized prayer or other similar things in school. That's why we have church if you feel so inclined IMO. Living in Utah and not being Mormon makes me more easily bothered by that sort of thing I think

    ETA: Mary, HLN was talking about Lyme disease this morning. Random.
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    Mary - Sorry your uncle isn't understanding of the peanut thing, I do find it inconvenient not being able to send nuts to school especially when Dana was younger, PICKY and loved PB! But I fully understand why it's done.

    Katie - Glad the interview went well, good luck.
    I would have similar concerns as you with education in certain areas of the U.S.

    I am constantly stating to my BIL that Canada is a Cultural Mozaic and that religion doesn't belong in the public schools, I have no problem with devoted time for people to practice what they wish, I have no problem with a child praying before having a meal, but the beliefs should not be forced onto others. I choose to be an agnostic because there is a chance that someone is right but I really don't know who I also don't believe in organized religion.

    Virginia - Alex is still a giant compared to Natalie she's over 4 1/2 and still under 40" and 30lbs. Dana on the other hand is getting tall, I would say around 5" 6 3/4".

    Ashley - Glad to hear everyone is doing well and your summer is full of fun.

    *AFM*

    My doctor wasn't able to do my physical so they booked me in with the nurse practioner instead, I actually like her more than the doctor so that was nice. The standards have changed and they don't do a bunch of the tests every year, which is fine by me, I never saw the point when my family doesn't have a history of breast or cervical cancer and I am pretty good about going in if something strange happens in any of those areas. All my blood tests look good (they did them in April when I went in for something else) and my weight/height are healthy. I am still working on sorting out stomach issues and I pulled my hip in June but didn't start actively trying to stretch it out till a few weeks ago so the nurse practioner said keep up the stretches if it doesn't heal she'll send me for physio.

    The girls are both in camp this week and they are enjoying it. Dana is in an Adventure Camp, they do tree top treking, canoeing, wall climbing, archery and lots more fun stuff. Natalie is in one called Imagination Station, they are doing all sorts of creative stuff, she's built a maraca sort of thing out of a paper plate, today they are making teddy bears out of socks, every day has a theme.

    Dana starts highschool in a little under 2 weeks, she's excited. Natalie starts JK in just over 2 weeks, she's so smart I am not sure what they will do with her. She knows some sight words, knows the phonetics of the letters, can read simple books, knows all her numbers and can do simple addition and subtraction, we also have the Kindergarten level Brain Quest cards and the only ones she struggles with in money, in her defense it's US.

    Below is a link to the cards on Amazon.
    Brain Quest Kindergarten, revised 4th edition: 300 Questions and Answers to Get a Smart Start: Chris Welles Feder, Susan Bishay: 9780761166603: Amazon.com: Books


    * Amanda *

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    Ashley - I'm still holding on to a few pounds too, but don't worry... It's only been a couple of months! And YES... Everyone has been talking about Lyme lately! It has been on so many news channels and articles over the last few days because the CDC released new estimates of the prevalence. They previously had been saying 30,000 new cases each year, but they knew that was a low estimate due to lack of reporting. Their new estimate is at least 300,000 new cases each year! Ten times the previous estimate... Just unbelievable!

    Amanda - Sean starts his preschool in 13 days! I'm excited and scared (due to the allergy thing). We had a meet-the-teachers night last night just for parents, and I think I'll really like it. The main lady seemed like she really has her stuff together. I got to talk to her a bit at the end about his peanut allergy. She had said they need help from parents on occasion (the example she gave was to make heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day or something) and said if you like that sort of thing, to let them know... I didn't normally seek that sort of thing out, although I wouldn't have had a problem doing it if asked. But I volunteered myself for any of those types of jobs so that I can make something that is safe for EVERYONE to eat (if there are kids with different allergies, I will find a way to adapt anything to work for everyone). So hopefully they'll ask me to do that sort of thing, because I *hate* the thought of Sean being excluded due to his allergies.

    Virginia - You've got big boys still!! I think Sean was 41.25" and 40.75lb, something like that. Can't remember off the top of my head. It's funny though, because I think at his most recent hospital visit, he was under 40 lbs, like 39.something.

    Katie - No news on the job yet???

    AFM - I called the Lyme doc back and asked to be put on a cancellation list. They called me back the same day to tell me they could bump my appointment up like 5 weeks sooner than it was originally scheduled. It's still about 4 weeks away, but MUCH better. I need to find a way to get out of work for it, though, ugh... I know the guy I work with will gladly accommodate me, but he is just now getting ready to come back from several months off with bladder cancer, so I hate to even ask him. I already asked him to trade me one shift so that I could drop Sean off and pick him up from his first day of preschool. He offered to trade me anything I needed if the Lyme doc could get me in sooner... I just HATE to ask. His cancer sorta trumps my weird neuro-whatever-this-is.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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    Ugh... Just got this message from my SIL on fb...

    "I thought we might have some good news yesterday about the boys finally getting a cousin, but as it turns out it was not to be. I had a positive home pregnancy test in early July, but when we went to the OB/GYN yesterday, we learned that the embryo hadn't developed. We were pretty disappointed, so that is what my post yesterday was about. We probably won't tell anyone besides our immediate family, but thank you for asking. We are doing alright."

    So sad for them.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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    Oh Mary that's so sad I hope they get preg again quickly! As for the job - I won't hear until after next week. They had person #3 this week and person #4 next week then they will decide. So we'll see. Work has been a freakshow so I'm really crossing my fingers. Though we brought in a real estate agent today and losing money on the house is kind of depressing. If I get a signing bonus that balances it I suppose that's good enough though...For some reason AF arrived early this month so I'm thinking I may not hear before I'm fertile in September which is kind of a bummer haha baby is still my back up plan
    Katie

    Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 1/4oz and 21.5" 40w3d
    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23" 41w2d
    Elliot 10/1/2014 10lbs 12oz and 20.5" 41w

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    Mary - your poor SIL.

    AFM: I'll start with the positive. I had a great vacation! Apparently, Oliver loves kayaks. He took most of his naps in kayaks this week.
    In not as great news, the previa has not resolved. The u/s today was weird and the doctor seemed confused and said "It's hard to measure". But she seemed to think part of the placenta was right up against the cervix (my MW thinks it was an extra lobe) and the main posterior portion is 1cm from it. So, we're still in the waiting game and I'm starting to research c/s. It's looking more and more likely. Baby boy is healthy and estimated at 4lb4oz.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and again 30-37mo
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12

    TTA, but would welcome a surprise


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    Virginia - I'm sorry the previa isn't resolving at this point. Is there still a chance that it'll move? But I'm soooo glad baby is healthy!

    Mary - sorry about your SIL. How sad.

    Katie - bummer that you'd lose money on the house! I'm looking forward to hearing about the job next week.

    Amanda - that camp for the girls sounds awesome! High school already?! Wow!

    AFM - Xander started preschool last week! How is that even possible?! So far it's going really well - it's M-F 8-10:30 am. He didn't cry on the first day or anything (though I did, haha), but he seemed a little anxious/scared for a few days. Now, however, he's all smiles when we walk up to his room! I think he really likes it. It completely wears him out, though! He's been soooooooo tired and grouchy since he started. heh. He's been taking extra long naps and going to bed early, but he's still a little crank for most of the day and just looks beyond tired. He's also barely eating, which is so stressful since he's already so skinny. I know he'll adjust, though. He's also turned into a total Momma's Boy again. He will not let DH put him to bed, get his food, brush his teeth, etc. He just won't. It's all "I just want moooooom!" all the time. I'm flattered, of course, and secretly I love it, but it's also exhausting. And I can tell it's really bothering my DH - he's taking it personally. I know it's just because Xander is tired and in the middle of a huge new change in his life, but my DH is still hurt. I'm sure in a few weeks he'll adjust and we can get back to life as normal. Oh, and Xander won't let me read to him anymore! He keeps telling me "I don't like books!" but I think it's just because he's tired. Or so I hope. I know they read a few stories at school, so at least he's getting something... Heck maybe that's why he suddenly doesn't like books anymore? I don't know, it's most likely just because he's tired and wants to get into bed right away (I usually read before naps and bed). I might need to start having a story time at a different time of the day when he isn't so tired...


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