Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy

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Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 7:06am

I had a rough couple of days with that migraine.


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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 1:58pm
I saw on FB that you had a migraine for a couple days - I prayed for you even though I didnt' have time to say so. I hope you are doing better! I used to get migraines in college - they were stress related - once I learned to deal with those sources of stress, they went away. Most people aren't so lucky.

My LC wasn't able to offer a ton of advice on the bottles, just what worked for her when her kids refused the bottle! She worked when her kids were little, and she knows I work, so bottles aren't the devil to her. Actually, when Andrew was struggling, she even said to me "worst case scenario, you pump and give him bottles". LIke I said, she's a saint.

The open house at that Christian school this weekend was AWESOME. They have amazing teachers. My friend told me there is another Christian school in our area, and though its cheaper, its further away. Not even sure we'll investigate it, because we loved that first school so much.

I gotta go., I've been spending all my "spare" time on the internet today trying to get updates on that school shooting. It made the national news so maybe you saw it. Its about 20-30 min outside of Cleveland. I live on the other side of town, so its about 1-1.5 hours from where I live. Really nice area - DH and I even talked about moving out that way (I think I mentioned that to you). So sad. When I heard about it on the radio this morning on my way to work, I cried. Those mom hormones again.
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Sat, 02-25-2012 - 7:29am

Wow.


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Thu, 02-23-2012 - 2:31pm
Yes my LC is awesome. She even helped us figure out how to get Leah to take the bottle (Leah decided to refuse the bottle 1 week before I had to return to work) - my LC's best ideas worked like a charm!

DH and I talked a bit more about work for him today. He was very touched that I pray about it every day. He is trying to schedule a training for pistol repair (unfortunately my work schedule is getting in the way) and the idea of blogging is a little weird to him, but he reads blogs, so he can see the appeal.

If I wasn't a mom, I'd totally get jumpy on parental leave. But moms have lots to do with babies!

It would be awesome if DH could get a job at the school! I wonder what he could do - he doesn't have a high enough degree to teach.

We talked about the Christian school idea a lot, and even the issue about how our kids could minister to non-Christians in public school. You're right, that's so important. When my cousin started homeschooling her kids, I thought of that exact thing. But then we realized we don't want our kids taught things we don't agree with, and you have some influence over that in a private school.

So glad the kids are doing better! And I hope you have a good trip to the library and happy meals!

I'm having a rough day. I'm hormonal, tired, and stressed. I explained the hormonal thing to DH - he didn't realize how BFing really influenced my mood. I need to try to get to bed earlier tonight.

I can't believe the time went so fast! I'm already thinking about summer too - I can't wait to buy Andrew a trike or big wheels thingie - he'll love it.
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Thu, 02-23-2012 - 7:17am

Wow, you really did have a good LC.


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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 7:36am
Andrew had jaundice too, and because he wasn't nursing well, we were doing breastmilk bottles + formula. I didn't get in to see the good LC until after Andrew's jaundice cleared (we were in the hospital for 2+ days with the lights). Fortunately, I could keep up with pumping so we never needed formula again after that. I remember the first time we took Andrew to the LC, he did have a good feed (she measured him before and after too so it truly was good), but then he woudln't do it again. I called the LC, and she said "I knew it was too good to be true" so she really understood what was going on.

Those ideas for working from home with a day care or doing volunteer work are all awesome. Its too bad volunteer work isn't enough to satisfy DH, because he has the opportunity to do a lot with the organizations he's invovled with. He needs to make money too to validate him. But the stuff he could do through his organizations is really important...

The open house is Saturday. The tuition is about $5000 a year, which is kind of a lot, but we think we can afford it. Unfortunately they don't give price breaks until you have 3+ kids, and we're pretty sure we're stoppingn with 2. Our public schools are actually pretty good - its one reason we chose this community. But lately we've become concerned about the stuff that's taught in public schools - evolution, skewed interpretation of history - and that's why we're leaning towards Christian school.

I am so sorry for your meltdown. I know what you mean about hubbys criticizing you when you least need it. Plus you are sick too. I'm still praying often for you and your kids. I hope it clears up soon!

Today's a busy day at work, but at least I don't have to teach! I get a break from teaching for a couple of weeks, so hopefully I'll get caught up on work in that time.
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 6:59am

I think what made the breastfeeding so hard on me, was that Julia had jaundice and needed fluids to clear it up.


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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 2:30pm
Your poor sweet kids! I'm praying for them to get better soon, and for you to get better and not get what they have! I remember when I was a kid and amoxicilan did not agree with me. I would vomit. I take it fine now. That's great that the nurse gave you some tips on how to make it more palatable. I never realized that eye drops could hurt too if they are cold. Poor sweet kids!

I could write forever about struggles and successes with BFing, but the main thing is that you need really strong support. My LC was awesome - I literally went to see her 2-3 times per week until Andrew finally got it at 5 weeks old. My husband was also amazing - he drove us to all those appointments, he would help coach, encourage me when I got frustrated, etc. A lot of other people, like my mom and one pedi at our practice, actually told me to quit. I'm so glad I didn't.

Today I realized how awesome it is to work from home. I'm exhausted and I don't get in as many hours as I would in the office, but I just love seeing my kids.

DH and I are going to an open house this weekend for a Christian school in our area. Andrew's not even 3 yet, but we're trying to figure this out since tuition isn't cheap. My co-worker (same one I mentioned before) sends his kids there and speaks highly of it. Today DH did some research on the costs and stuff. The idea of a job for DH came up in this discussion as well - keep praying for that. I just don't want him to be discouraged as he tries to figure this out. Yesterday I saw a news story about people getting paid to blog - I could kinda see DH doing that, but of course he can't.
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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 6:56am

I know she looked sad in that picture.


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Mon, 02-20-2012 - 10:19am
I had A LOT of problems nursing Andrew too. It took him 5 weeks to learn how to latch. I had an absoltely awesome LC though - she was our savior! I could not have done BFing without her. She encouraged me to pump a lot. At first, pumping was important because Andrew was only taking a bottle, and also because he wasn't latching, I needed the extra stimulation to keep my milk up. My pump is great - but I have kind of an expensive one (Medela Pump In Style - they usually run $250-$280). It is one of my most valuable posessions! Before Andrew turned 1, I even took a business trip, and I was pumping in the airport! Oh yes, I have lots of stories about struggles with BFing and pumping - so I'm a great resource :-P Andrew never had formula after his first week of life (that was before we met the LC!) and Leah hasn't had formula yet - I'm definitely a testiment to the power of a good LC and pump!

I saw that Julia is sick! Did you make it to church or get a sub? How is she doing now? That poor little girl - she looked so sad on fb!

Praying for you and your kids!
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