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January 25th, 2010, 01:45 PM
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^^ not even. Mackenzie has been at the 50th percentile for weight her entire life, every. single. checkup. so absolutely dead centre average. Even she once got the "she's FAT" in the not-nice way

Lacey, I would have LOVED to see you go off on that girl After we left the room there were so many things I wanted to respond with, but at the time I was just so completely shocked that she would be that rude and harassing (she literally followed me when I tried to walk away) that I just wanted to get away. Which really isn't me at all, how is it I can stand up to big burly contractors no problem but the pimply scrawny teenaged girl scared me away?
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January 25th, 2010, 02:16 PM
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^^ not even. Mackenzie has been at the 50th percentile for weight her entire life, every. single. checkup. so absolutely dead centre average. Even she once got the "she's FAT" in the not-nice way

Lacey, I would have LOVED to see you go off on that girl After we left the room there were so many things I wanted to respond with, but at the time I was just so completely shocked that she would be that rude and harassing (she literally followed me when I tried to walk away) that I just wanted to get away. Which really isn't me at all, how is it I can stand up to big burly contractors no problem but the pimply scrawny teenaged girl scared me away?
Oh i know, tanja was that untill 7-9 months and she got fat then and underweight now
do you remember someone in our PR had a picture of their son playing guitar i think and some stranger was commenting on how he could see the boys ribs?
I can't for the life of me remember who that was...... helppp
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January 25th, 2010, 03:31 PM
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^^I think that was Aiden (Lisa's ds) and it was completely ridiculous. Yeah, he's a pipsqueak but the comment a coworker made was horrible and uncalled for and completely ruined that picture for her.
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Yes sounds about right
I was just thinking about it because it is honestly just so uncalled for and aiden is a pretty healthy boy arh
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I can't remember too many comments about my parenting style. Most of my family is pretty progressive and even though I butt heads with my MIL constantly we practiced most of the same parenting tactics (at least in infancy/early childhood) - co-sleeping, BFing, etc.

You wouldn't believe some of the comments we get about her skin though. It's disheartening how preoccupied with the color of someone's skin people are today. I've been making a point to tell Julia that those who have a problem or make an issue about her skin are people who have problems of their own - they're probably insecure or just ignorant, and she shouldn't take it personally; and some people are just curious, just like she's curious about XYZ b/c she doesn't know about it. Luckily she doesn't seem to take it to heart. On a positive note, we met the sweetest woman today while we were at the doctor, they were backed up and her and Julia were just chatting the entire time, you could tell she was the type of person who loved kids, she gave no second look to her skin and didn't even pounce on an opportunity to ask about her skin when Julia was preoccupied with something else. It's people like that that make me feel OK with the human species again.

OH, I remember a comment that I thought was really weird not related to her skin. Julia was maybe 8 months old, but I was holding her upright, on my hip, and DH's teacher (he was in training at the time) commented on how babies under a year old shouldn't be held that way lol I was all like, huh? Do you cradle an 8 month old while you're just standing around chatting, or what?
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January 26th, 2010, 06:56 AM
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^^does that teacher have kids??? Kenz didn't like to be cradled horizontally as a newborn let alone at 8 months and some kids WALK before they turn a year, I think they can sit upright!
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I can't remember too many comments about my parenting style. Most of my family is pretty progressive and even though I butt heads with my MIL constantly we practiced most of the same parenting tactics (at least in infancy/early childhood) - co-sleeping, BFing, etc.

You wouldn't believe some of the comments we get about her skin though. It's disheartening how preoccupied with the color of someone's skin people are today. I've been making a point to tell Julia that those who have a problem or make an issue about her skin are people who have problems of their own - they're probably insecure or just ignorant, and she shouldn't take it personally; and some people are just curious, just like she's curious about XYZ b/c she doesn't know about it. Luckily she doesn't seem to take it to heart. On a positive note, we met the sweetest woman today while we were at the doctor, they were backed up and her and Julia were just chatting the entire time, you could tell she was the type of person who loved kids, she gave no second look to her skin and didn't even pounce on an opportunity to ask about her skin when Julia was preoccupied with something else. It's people like that that make me feel OK with the human species again.

OH, I remember a comment that I thought was really weird not related to her skin. Julia was maybe 8 months old, but I was holding her upright, on my hip, and DH's teacher (he was in training at the time) commented on how babies under a year old shouldn't be held that way lol I was all like, huh? Do you cradle an 8 month old while you're just standing around chatting, or what?
Why her skin? And how else would you hold an 8 month old? The hip is perfect for sitting a baby on it!
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I've heard older folks SWEAR that holding a baby under a year old on your hip makes them bow legged.
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January 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
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Good, my kids will be ready for a life of rodeos then with their bow-leggedness!!
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January 27th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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Perhaps no one has mentioned to them that ALL babies are slightly bowlegged until they have been walking a while That's like the kids shoe store owner that tried to convince me I needed to keep kenz in super expensive rigid shoes because she "had a funny gait" Um... she was 15 months old and had been walking for less than 2 months. What else would you expect??? And btw, your advice is super outdated and self-serving and I'm never buying anything from you.
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Why her skin? And how else would you hold an 8 month old? The hip is perfect for sitting a baby on it!
She has a skin disorder, so her face is off and on red/blotchy, it kind of looks like really, really bad eczema.

I have no idea where else you would hold a kid besides your hip! Julia was not being cradled at 8 months old, even as a severe failure-to-thrive baby lol She would just not have it! I hadn't heard the bow-legged rumor, but that makes more sense when I put the conversation in context lol He was old-school, from the Middle East.
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