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    I was actually looking at the Target bin thing - I'm just trying to figure out where the heck to put it! I'll be honest our back family room is much bigger than our front living room but b/c the dogs have that room we don't really play in it. It would be helpful for extra space. We have a closet I was trying to think of some creative ways to put more storage in there that would be hidden away and provide a good spot.....I'll have to work on this over my mat leave.....


    And a mini vent. Why doesn't my body understand that it doesn't need to make milk to feed a village? I'm on my second severely clogged duct in 2 weeks. I'm sick of being in pain! And I know if I don't pump for the clog (I pumped 10oz between feedings yesterday in 7 minutes) I'll get mastitis. my body needs to relax!!
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    I hear ya on the milk thing! Mine has finally calmed down now, at 9.5 months post-partum, hahaha. Actually, it really calmed down once I got AF, about a month and a half ago. I still haven't had AF again yet.

    One of the dreams I had last night was that I was 41 weeks pregnant. My doctor was trying to induce me, but I was convinced that I was already in very early labor on my own, so I was fighting him on it. He kept trying to scare me with stories of fetal demise and all this, but I was fighting with him. LOL.

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    Katie - mu body does that, too. Just pump when you have a clog and freeze it and when you have no clog try to let it down-regulate. it'll get there eventually.

    Mary - how is Cal doing with the solids? Did you ever figure out what was bothering him?

    Amanda - frustrating. I hope someone suggests something better to him again.

    hi, everyone else!

    AFM: I've been reading when I get a chance. Oliver started crawling Friday and today did his first wobbly cruising. having 3 mobile boys is crazy. and Raymond hates when I do anything on my computer. So... I only manage to turn it on 2 or 3 times a week right now.

    ETA: I've been feeling pretty done recently. Not sure if it's just Raymond's tantrums and such or if it'll stick around. We've made a little progress with him, but it's still annoying. He wants me to entertain him all day and if I leave the room he follows me... which often leads to him waking Oliver or preventing me from getting Oliver down. Things like cleaning the bathroom and cooking are really tough because it's not safe to have him around. The only thing which reliably keeps him busy so I can get stuff done is TV and I hate using that. And if I try to force him to entertain himself he starts shrieking. Ugh. I want it just to be a normal phase, but part of me wonders.
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    Well... I mentioned yesterday that I hadn't had AF again, and today she's here! I really just need to stop talking about it, because that's what happened last time too!! I'm glad to have an explanation of why I've felt like such crap the last couple days, painful belly, nausea, blech.

    Virginia - Yay for Oliver!!! Is he crawling/cruising a little earlier than the other two? It seemed like they were a little older than this when they started, but I don't remember for sure. It's nuts for us just having two mobile ones.. Can't imagine three!!

    I hope it's just a phase with Raymond. If not, what are you thinking? Do you think the doc was right when she (he?) mentioned ADD? I remember you had him evaluated for autism a while back, but nothing ever really came of that, right?

    AFM - One of my techs is leaving today for Hawaii and I'm jealous! That's all, haha. I'm excited to just be working today and tomorrow, then off through the 26th, though.

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    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
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    Virginia - so sorry it's creating stress. Of course I have no childhood behavior training at all so I'm useless but I think all kids have difficult phases. Hopefully you can figure it out - but if you weren't worried you wouldn't be a mom! And I bet 3 mobile is nuts! You have a lot on your plate!

    Mary - YAY for time off! Sorry about AF though. Boo to that!

    AFM - Evan went back to daycare today for the first time in 3 weeks. We were worried he'd be upset but DH said Miss Jess came right over to him and he happily headed to the breakfast table to eat cheerios with Lola. So that's a relief. Now since I'm home with just Rory I should be taking care of things. Instead we're snuggled in the chair. He didn't have a great night of sleep last night and now my right breast has a plug -- a REALLY REALLY painful one holy crap -- and I have a headache which happens when I have a bad plug. So I'm laying low. I took a really long hot shower and we've nursed a lot. Goal of the week is to get the boobs all back to normal and pain free!
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    Mary - Sad thing is it's no joke or trick, otherwise I wouldn't get upset. Good to hear you have a bunch of time off at Christmas. sorry to hear your AF showed, hopefully she'll be gone by Christmas.

    Katie - If you come up with a solution to organization let me know, my house is invaded with toys. I'd like to get some shelves for our rec room put some baskets on the bottom for toys. Sorry to hear about your ducts, hope they clear up soon. Glad to hear Evan transitioned back into daycare well.

    Virgina - Yay for another mobile LO, hope he's not too much trouble. Sorry to hear Raymond is being needy lately, when cooking and cleaning could you find him a "job" to do, I let Natalie pour and stir stuff when cooking as long as it doesn't have to do with the stove or raw meat. With cleaning she's pretty good at staying out of the way and playing just outside the door, though she had wonderful timing on needing the potty while I was cleaning the toilet.

    *AFM*

    Good news and bad news about Christmas, DH's niece (the one that lived with us) arranged to go to her other grandma's for Christmas, it's good cause honestly she's a pretty misrible child, bad cause it's got DH's mom all worked up. MIL is dealing with it totally wrong and just completely freaking out about it. She had two responses that would have been good and did neither, one option just say "Ok, that's cool" and left it giving no reaction showing DH's niece that it really didn't bother her, or she should have talked it over with DH's nieces other grandmother and said we had plans on the 25th and that she'd gladly let Chelsea spend every day on Christmas break there except then. Nope instead it has to be a crisis.

    I got my Christmas shopping all done, possibly need to pick up a few more stocking stuffers for the girls but that's it.

    My Pintrest acceptance came in today, took a look at it breifly but it's so confusing.


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    Grrrr. Just lost my whole darn post.

    We had to take Oliver to the ER last night. His second day crawling he made his way over to a radiator and grabbed an uninsulated piece of metal. He has a nasty 2nd degree burn (blisters) on a about 1/3rd of his hand. He's a little trooper and was even crawling today (with it bandaged) but I feel terrible. I've known since we moved in over a year ago those would be a hazard and I never got around to doing anything about it. Today I took the time. I wish I'd done it earlier.
    I think DH might be setting Raymond off. They have the same sort of personality and clash pretty badly at times. Today was a bit better, but that might have been because I let him watch way too much TV because I was so focused on poop Oliver.

    Mary - -yay AF, I guess.

    Katie - good luck with the clog. I know when BFing early on I tend to focus too much on the clog leading to a clog on the other side as soon as the first is clear.

    That reminds me. I had a really nasty one just before Thanksgiving and worked so hard to clear it that I bruised my breast and nipple. OMG. letdown and BFing hurt like the blazes for about 4 days. Mary, I kept thinking of you. I have no idea how you kept that up as long as you did!

    Amanda - sorry about the Christmas stress. I hope everyone backs off and you have a wonderful holiday.
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    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
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    Ohhh poor Oliver! He's really a mover huh? Wasn't Alex much less mobile? Don't beat yourself up you can't prevent all the injuries no matter what you do! And as for TV.....I'm so laid back about TV. I'm never going to win mother of the year. Oh well. Evan loves Mickey Mouse (Disney is totally launching a Disney Junior 24 hour channel in Feb and I'm excited lol) and Super Why.....and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I just roll with it. He likes TV....so did I but I watched my gram's soapoperas LOL at least he's watching age appropriate things.

    I do the same thing with clogs. Today was a good day he nursed A LOT. Maybe even a growth spurt. I think I cleared both clogs on both sides but they still hurt it will take a couple days for that to go away.
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    Hey y'all! I am still alive, I promise!

    Katie - Owen loves Mickey, too! And Jake and the Neverland Pirates. But I think that's because it's on when we come down in the morning (he will turn the TV on and sit on the couch ), and I usually let him watch 10-15 minutes while I'm fully waking up. Haha. Sorry about the clog! That sounds super painful!

    Virginia - Poor Oliver! That stinks, but like Katie said, you can't prevent everything. Even if it was something "easily" fixed, you still have 3 kids you're chasing and worrying after, so it's not like you had all the time in the world to be babyproofing it all. Glad he's feeling better and I hope you can get things worked out with Raymond! That sounds really frustrating. Owen and I are waaaay too much alike, which usually ends up escalating some of his tantrums when I get really sick and tired of them and just can't be calm about him smacking me in the face anymore! Oh well. We all do our best! It will get better, I promise!

    Mary - Yay AF?

    Amanda - That stinks about your Christmas situation with your grandfather! Hopefully you won't end up with another thing you won't use, but if you do, can you return it? Sorry about the drama with your niece.

    Hi everyone else I missed!

    AFM - Nothing new or exciting here, really! Just getting ready for all the Christmas stuff that's coming up. We're going out to my parent's house for the holidays (our last year! I refuse to travel over Christmas day starting next year when Owen will really "get" Christmas), so that should be fun. Hopefully not too much drama with my dad's extended family. Blah!
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    Thanks, as always.
    Yeah, my others were late movers. Raymond crawled a little after 9 months and Alex at 11.5m months (he scooted on his bum for a bit first). This early mover thing is so new to me! I have no idea what I'll do if he starts walking early, too. (Raymond was 12m Alex was 16.5m!)

    ETA: Do you have any idea how hard it is to keep a bandage on the hand of an almost 8 month old? This kid needs one of those cone things they make for pets. He's going to be one heck of a problem solver if this is any indication.
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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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