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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:28pm

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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 8:06pm
Erica,

I feel your pain on "small" babies. My son was considered "small" by everybody when he was that age. I got small comments until he was over a year. My mom even made comments about him being behind and then catching up...he was never behind. She said it because she didnt understand breastfeeding at all. I mostly ignored them but it got so annoying to defend him over and over. It got even more annoying to deal with doctors that tried to put him in a box. Anyway, it created some anxiety and second thoughts for us too so I empathize. I hope you find some peace with it and no matter what, you are the mama, you know your baby best!! Hugs!

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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 10:53pm
Erica- As a mom of a big kid I get comments too. I think Charlotte is doing fine. Some kids are just petite and nothing wrong with that. With everything else she's doing I think she's just going to be smaller and thats ok! Good luck starting your own LLL!

Sarah- Good luck getting the birthday brigade together!

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:13am

Oh gosh mommy brain, didn't mean to leave you hanging!

I knew it would be, and the test was NEGATIVE! Rob was CONVINCED I was pregnant. Like to the point where he got attached to this "baby" and was actually disappointed when I confirmed that I was in fact, NOT pregnant. We've only DTD 3 times but he was sure he'd knocked me up again lol. To be clear if I wasn't so soon out from a c-section and wasn't really looking forward to pursuing surrogacy I honestly wouldn't have been devastated. But we really can't afford it and I really just want to focus on the twins. 3 kids is a good balance for me right now.

Blake had his ultrasound today and we got good news! His dysplasia is almost completely gone already, his hips are barely loose now. The Dr wants to see him back in 4 months for an x-ray and if that shows everything has gone back to normal we will be done and not need any treatments!!

I also asked to have the twins weighed today (and they


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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 7:42am

Jess- I’m so sorry that Gabby is having another ear infection... I hope it clears up soon, it should having the tubes and all, right?

Erica- "Congratulations on being ready for enlightenment." ROTFL!!!!!!! I’m so with you on that!!! I mean, I totally respect other people’s spiritual beliefs, but I definitely hate when they try to impose them on you. It’s like me being a catholic and running around people with a rosary just because they are interested in FAM!

Sarah- I hope the “birthday parade” (LOL!) isn’t too tough on you!!

Christine- I also love grocery shopping, so you see, you are not alone in the weirdness!

Erica, LIz, Sarah- While I’m not exactly on the same boat as you (since Fede is kind of heavy), I do get comments about his development and milestones... Not exactly criticizing, but something like “little X is 9 months already says mama, papa and 7 animals, what does Fede say??” and then I would have to either lie or get advice like we had a huge problem. Like you said, the problem is to try to put kids “in boxes”. We as moms need to remind ourselves that “normal” is a very wide thing, and just trust our instincts.

Amy- you already DTD 3 times??? Wow!! I’m impressed... when Fede was 1 month old I didn’t even want to kiss my husband!!!!!! In fact DH and I are kind of in a "bunny phase" right now, because we know from bitter experience that the "dry spell" is so close!!!!

AFM- Fede is also teething... his second molars and they are driving him crazy!! The other night, while we were eating he was so fussy and at some point he said “ouch!” and touched his face, so I asked “sweety, somethign hurts?” he just grabbed my finger, put it in his mouth and made me touch the molar bump... poor thing!! I’m giving him a little ibuprofen at nights so he can sleep better.

On other news, the heat wave broke, so I’m breathing at last!!! LOL!! It is still hot, but at least I don’t feel like I’m suffocating!!!!

I’m also working a lot, trying really hard to finish this project before the end of february... I really have a strong feeling like this baby won’t get even close to the due date.... In fact, I’m feeling that I’ll go into labor in early march!! (Of course, now that I said that, I’ll probably go overdue! LOL!)

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 8:17am
Thanks, ladies, for all of your support regarding Charlotte's size. It is a big source of stress for me, and it is nice to hear that others have been there.

Mari, I'm glad the heat is finally giving you a break. The week before Charlotte was born was impossibly hot. I felt like I couldn't move. You cracked me up with your "bunny phase" comment. :)
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:01am

Erica - I think no matter what size (big small long short) people will comment. It's sort of like when you are pregnant and people either tell you "Oh look how big you are, or how small you are". Gabby is constantly getting the "She is such a peanut" comments more now than when she was younger (as she was a little chub when she was a baby). Now that she is running around and stuff she is buring a lot more calories and she just doens't eat much. SHe is in the 10% of weight (she used to be in the 75th). But the dr doesn't seem concerned. I think that people just feel the need to comment on people all the time.

Amy - I don't know if I could think about being pregnant that soon after having twins! ;) thanks for filling us in.

I don't remember who asked it, but the tubes are supposed to help her ears drain. I don't remember either if I mentioned it on my past posts so sorry if it's a repeat - but The tubes are supposed to help her not get ear infections since they drain the fluid. But since she got ear wax built up in them (probably from me putting her ear plugs in too far) the fluid couldn't drain. So that's why they put her on ear drops - to break up the wax & help the infection in the ear and then amoxicillian for her oral antibiotic. I have been putting extra probiotics in her yogurt in the morning to help with her system and stuff from the antibiotics. I have to say that while it sucks having to give her meds she takes it really easily. She just opens up her mouth and in goes the meds and she licks the syringe clean ;)

I emailed my mom and gave her the option of either watching her for the night or overnight, so we will see what she says....I am sort of hoping she still takes her, because DH and I REALLY need a good night sleep and I can even think how nice it would be to go to bed at 10 or 11 and wake up at 10 :)

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 2:15pm

Mari- You can send some of that heat up our way. Granted we've had a mild winter so far but today we are supposed to get freezing rain and snow. YUCK!

Jessica- Hope your mom watches her for a night. I honestly can say I have never been away from David overnight since he was born. I have a church retreat next weekend and that will be the first. We're hoping in June my husband has a thing for work downtown and we're thinking of staying in a hotel overnight and having a sitter watch him. But a good part of the reason is because none of our family is in town. My MIL was supposed to do that last summer and then my FIL had surgery and she left back for Florida sooner than we thought. She may be coming back up north this summer to take care of my DH's grandparents again so maybe we can squeeze it in this summer before she goes back to Ohio after she flies up. The only way my family would watch him is if we would travel to Ohio to drop him off. My dad can't take care of a toddler he never even changed our diapers (ever) so probably not until he's older. And my mom is on oxygen so she'd need my aunt's help to chase David around.

Anyway...I know you're probably all tired about hearing of the daycare issue but I have to tell you all this because it's pretty interesting

I get a text from my current provider yesterday at 3:00pm

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:02pm
Oh my gosh, Sandy. That is totally bizarre! Wow...that's a 100% bold-faced lie. Does she really think she can get away with something like that? I would think that those parents could pretty easily figure out that the day care wasn't closed. Yuck. Not just unprofessional, that's unethical. Just wow...
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:28pm
I just wanted to agree on the whole size issue that people LOVE to comment on baby's sizes. I used to get comments on how big Novalie was (she was right around 50% for weight and a little under for height) and other people would comment on how SMALL she was! umm... nope she's pretty average.

People just want to find something to talk about. Now she has this crazy, fuzzy hair that won't lie flat, so every comment is about her hair. Speaking of which, I should probably get a new siggy so you all can see her fuzz!
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 5:12pm

Erica- I went to pick David up from daycare and she informed me she's now closing after yesterday she said she was going to remain open.

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