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June 9th, 2011, 07:10 PM
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Thought you ladies might like a thread to just chat it up about stuff you don't want to start a whole new thread about. So have fun.
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June 10th, 2011, 09:01 AM
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SIL leaves tomorrow to fly across the country and wait for birthmom to go into labor with their baby. BIL will leave when she actually goes into labor. Hoping/praying hard that all goes super smoothly. Any thoughts and prayers that you might add to mine couldn't hurt!!

Toby is changing fast. He can roll front to back and back to front...both directions. He grabs at everything and tries to shove it in his mouth. He spends lots of time trying to eat his feet, which I think is really funny. We got out the saucer and he loves it. Its bittersweet....the just lay around and be snuggled baby stage has passed.
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6 days and counting until Makenna (hopefully) gets her cast off. That is if the xrays look good of course. I'm very curious if she does get her cast off what the post cast removal instructions will be. In other words, will she be completely back to normal (can jump on trampolines, me not have to worry about her falling, etc). Or, will there be a "step down" process -- like does she go back into a splint or something? I guess I will have to wait until Friday to find out.

7 days and couting until Makenna's 2nd birthday. She is growing up so fast! I don't know where she picked it up, probably from so many comments of strangers, but she has started walking around the house saying "I precious, I precious". It is precious, but I sure hope she doesn't get vain and bratty. KWIM?

She can count to 10 in spanish now and 20 in english. She can show you 1 finger, 2 fingers and 5 fingers. We are working on 3 and 4. She knows all 26 of her letters (in capitals) and LOVES to sing songs. She will sing songs from church that we haven't sung in 3 months and I can figure out what she is singing. Not all the words are right, but she does great. She loves her toddler bed. She looks all grown up in it.

Ok -- sorry for the long gush -- just got on a roll. I'm just a proud, loving mama!

Kelly -- praying for your BIL & SIL. Do they know if it is a boy or a girl?
Toby eating his feet sounds adorable! Are you and dh done with three or would you consider having another?
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June 13th, 2011, 06:38 PM
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We have been super busy lately... My mom is renovating her kitchen and dh is doing most of the work, so we are gone to grandmas house all he time right now. Cecil and Asher get extra time playing with their cousins... Its so fun watching them interact.

We took asher to the dr today for eczema pretty much all over him and a cough, they are thinking he is asthmatic. We see pediatric pulmonary specialist and allergist July 14..... I guess it takes a while to get in if you are a new patient. We will see what they say.... Until then we give him a nebulizer treatment twice daily, I'm hoping it helps his cough.

Other unexpected news....... Dh told me he thinks we should have another baby! In his words....we should wait about a year then start trying again.... Ummmmm we wil see . He told me he wanted to get a vasectomy after Asher was born, but he seems to have had a change of heart. I am not quite ready for a third, but maybe this time next year I might think differently..... We will see.


Kelly.... I will pray for your family that the adoption is a smooth process and everything goes as planned. do they know if it a boy or girl? Toby sounds like he is doing great....is his personality similar to Juliannas? She is pretty independent too right?

Sacha ... I hope makenna is back to full go this Friday. I also hope you pst birthday pics . She is a super smart little girl. Cecil is just now learnng to count to 10 and he does know a lot of letters, but not all 26. WTG makenna!
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June 14th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Sacha - I don't think you have to worry about Makenna getting vain or bratty, she is just repeating what she has heard. I think it's great that she knows she is "precious". I'm seriously impressed by her knowing all her letters. Cori still mixes some up! Juliana loves to sing too! And is there anything cuter than a two year old singing?

Sam - I hope that Ashers coughing and rash is something that will pass. I'm glad you're checking into it, though. My nephew has major asthma issues and they didn't realize how bad until he had to be hospitalized at 9 months. Yay, for DH wanting another Mine wants to be done. I don't, but I feel really pulled toward foster/adoption so I'm hoping that I'll eventually be able to convince him to do that.

BIL/SIL are adopting a baby girl! I've already sent boxes of stuff their way Her name will be Cassidy. The birthmother has apparently lost her mucous plug and is dialated to a 2 or 3. Come on baby!

My new skates came! I skated on them for the first time on Sunday. I also got invited to "bout" (play in a game) on the 25th. Tonight is my first "bouter" practice with the team...a practice for only the girls that play in the games. I'm super excited, but nervous too. I know I'll likely get pretty beat up my first few bouts. Wish me luck!
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June 14th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Sam -- Poor Asher -- I hate watching kids struggle through coughs and other ailments. It make me so sad. I hope he feels better soon.

Kelly -- Kick som butt in your bout, OK? LOL That sounds like so much fun. Do they really pull hair and everything that I see on TV?

This morning was a rough morning. I was SO ready to drop Makenna off at daycare. I used to think I was a very patient person, but this morning, I had ZERO patience left. She will try something for less than half a second (like trying to spoon her breakfast) and if it doesn't go PERFECTLY, she will react in an instant (throwing the spoon, knocking the bowl and it's contents to the floor, thrashing herself backwards and screaming at the top of her lungs. Oh my goodnes -- I just didn't know how to react. She refuses to let me help her eat (which has become even more difficult since she used to use utensils in her left hand which is now broken). Some meals she is fine and she asks for help, and others she reacts like how I already mentioned. Uggg... it was a rough morning.
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June 14th, 2011, 10:01 PM
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Sacha - Welcome to the age of Independence! I have to wrestle with Juliana every time we get into the van because she wants to climb into her seat by herself (which is fine unless I'm really rushed) AND buckle her own strap, which she is unable to do. She flails and rolls and screams "I do it"! One day I yanked her back out of the van, plopped her on the porch for a timeout and got back into the van (DH and everyone else were already in). Juliana didn't bat an eye, but Cori started screaming from the back seat, "MY SISTER! DON'T LEAVE MY SISTER!!" Sometimes you can't win. It is a stage that will pass, though, I promise.

In flat-track roller derby there is no elbows, forearms, pushing, tripping, and hitting above the shoulders, below the knees, or in the back. You CAN hip-check and shoulder-check. And while I'd love to kick butt in my bout, "try not to die" might be a more realistic goal . It is really fun, empowering, and a great workout though!
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June 15th, 2011, 11:22 AM
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Kelly -- thanks for reminding me I'm not alone it this. That's cute how Cori didn't want you to leave her sister. Do you time time-outs for Juliana? I've heard one minute for each year for the child. I've started doing many more time outs at home. In fact yesterday, she kicked me and then asked to go sit in time out. (Kicking mommy was the last time she WAS in time out). I must be doing something wrong. *sigh*
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June 17th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Sacha - If it is any consolation, it was way harder with Cori when she started that than with the others (I've also watched my nephew and goddaughter). I think it is just so shocking to see your sweet little baby starting behaving that way and feel like you have no idea what to do about it. We do give Juliana time outs, mostly when she hits or does something physical. I don't expect much from them....she is still learning that it is discipline. If she totally loses it and won't calm down, I plop her in her crib until she gets it together. She can get out of the crib (of course ), but she doesn't try to when she is tantruming.

My niece was born on Wednesday morning. Cassidy is a beautiful, healthy baby. SIL was there for the birth, but BIL was still on his way. The adoption seems to be going smoothly thus far, but it will still be a week or so before they can bring her home. T&P for the birthmom, she is doing the right thing for her baby, but it is extremely hard on her, of course.
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congrats Kelly - i hope the adoption progresses smoothly for your family....Cassidy is an adorable name for a girl

Hope everyone had wonderful Father's Day yesterday - what did everyone do?

I haven't been back in to update much...foot situation continues to progress (in a boot still - boo), specialist believes I actually tore the cartilage that supports the base joint of my 2nd toe (called a Plantar Plate tear) as opposed to a stress fracture. Bad news is the treatment is very similar (off foot, try to stablize toe, in boot for month+) but a % of people don't heal the tear and then require surgery...I'm hoping not to be in that %. On top of that after battling a head cold & cough for a couple of weeks I broke down last week went to Dr to find out I had bronchitis & sinus infection...so finally on road to recovery with meds. Being sick in summer is I think more miserable than in fall/winter

Otherwise we had a great Father's Day...Savannah (amazingly) made it through an entire dinner out at a restaurant (45 mins before demanding out of highchair - a new record by easily 25 mins ) and other than a homemade gift I was trying to do with her (handprint) that totally didn't work (too sticky & she lost patience before I could tinker/fix it with more flour) everything went great and she very much enjoyed spending the day with Daddy.
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June 20th, 2011, 07:36 AM
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I'm glad you updated, Lara. I wish it was better news about your foot, but hopefully just wearing the boot will heal it. Brochitis and a sinus infection, too? My goodness! I agree with you about being sick in the summer. Our kids are sick, too.

The kids have a nasty cough and fever. Cori has been up to 102, but seems to be getting better. Juliana went to 103 on Friday morning....then was fine until yesterday evening when she woke with a 105.6 rectal temp. I was on my way to practice, so I met DH and her at ER. They checked her over, dosed her with motrin (on top of tylenol) and sent us home saying it is either a reaction to the cold or to her MMR shot last Tues. Either way, she should be fine. It sure was scary at the time, though. Poor little Toby hasn't gotten a fever, but he coughed so hard that he threw up this morning .
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ohhh poor little ones - as much as it's miserable being sick yourself I can't stand to see Savannah sick at all...and it sounds like they've caught a nasty bug with fevers that high and for so long too I hope Toby doesn't catch it at least, and that Cori & Juliana are feeling better soon!
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