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    What you're feeling is normal and when it will...

    What you're feeling is normal and when it will change can vary a lot.

    My first was almost 2 weeks old before it got really REAL for me. I was in the hospital 3 days after having him, at 5 days he...
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    I let my kids come to my labors and deliveries -...

    I let my kids come to my labors and deliveries - all natural, no pain meds. It has always been a great experience for everyone in our family. That being said I also prepare the kids through the whole...
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    Glad to hear things went well for you! Remember,...

    Glad to hear things went well for you! Remember, like all things, the good times may come in cycles and there may be relapses where they want to come in all the time. It's normal and you can get...
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    I usually do hugs and kisses and back to bed when...

    I usually do hugs and kisses and back to bed when they start getting too big or wiggly to be in our bed. If they keep coming back because they just want to be by us they get a blanket on the floor. I...
  5. Thread: Jaundice

    by Colee
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    Sorry,I forgot you adopted so you aren't probably...

    Sorry,I forgot you adopted so you aren't probably nursing. Do feed him as often as possible - more food, more poop, smaller recovery time. Good luck.
  6. Thread: Jaundice

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    All 5 of mine have been jaundice at birth. Only...

    All 5 of mine have been jaundice at birth. Only my first 2 ended up back in the hospital for treatment. Their levels have to get REALLY high to risk long term effects and if you're even close they...
  7. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that sees...

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that sees this as being a little ridiculous. Although I don't think age and maturity are necessarily always linked I think there is a certain perspective that can...
  8. That's just it. I'm not sure what was being...

    That's just it. I'm not sure what was being implied with the whole thing. That's why I asked DH if I/we were somehow doing something to make people think it was something that it's not, but I don't...
  9. WWYD - Complicated Situation with my friend's son (long)

    Background:
    I have a good friend (M who is 38) who has 4 kids - ages 20 (D), 19 (J), 10, and 8. We were introduced at church several years ago when I started thinking about home schooling my kids...
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    DS1 is growing his hair back out. It's not quite...

    DS1 is growing his hair back out. It's not quite shoulder length now and he's started getting called a girl a lot again lately. We went to visit the Vietnam veteran's traveling memorial wall on...
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    A friend just brought us her copy to borrow...

    A friend just brought us her copy to borrow Sunday. They've watched it 8 times since Sunday night (they only sat all the way through it once, but now they just want it on repeat in the background...
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    Last night my husband got a new shell sleeve for...

    Last night my husband got a new shell sleeve for his shot gun (holds shells on the stock for re-loading). He put 4 buck shot and a slug in it. DS1 decides to count them "One, two, three, four...and...
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    Everyone is capable of making mistakes. Everyone...

    Everyone is capable of making mistakes. Everyone is also capable of helping people. Age is irrelevant on both ends. Correcting someone should be done politely and with the person's best interest at...
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    I'm super lucky I got a "warm body" baby this...

    I'm super lucky I got a "warm body" baby this time - he doesn't care who has him ad long as there's a warm body there. I've had a couple like you are talking about though. DH usually tries holding,...
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    Thanks for the link. Looks like the majority of...

    Thanks for the link. Looks like the majority of what I read lines up with what I'm seeing so far here. That makes me feel a little more confident that this is as treatable as it sounded. It would be...
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    Thanks! I don't even remember now if I ever...

    Thanks! I don't even remember now if I ever posted his birth and pics on here. The last 3 weeks have been a whirl wind of activity with my mom here. She went home today and this is the first chance...
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    "Abnormal" newborn blood work

    I took Brennan in for his 2wk check up Thrusday and the Dr told me one of his newborn screens had come back "abnormal" and I needed to have it done again. Apparently his tyrosine level was 38 points...
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    We had a Dodge Durango with 3rd row seating that...

    We had a Dodge Durango with 3rd row seating that folded down. When we got it and only had 3 car seats that I could put all in the middle when we traveled (not super easy or convenient, but doable) or...
  19. Thread: Baby Showers

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    I'm not sure how "traditional" it is everywhere...

    I'm not sure how "traditional" it is everywhere else, but when we did baby showers the "prizes" for the games were baby things and the "winner" opened it then gave it back to the mom. Now that we...
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    I agree with answering the questions they ask -...

    I agree with answering the questions they ask - start simple and build from there on their lead. I know I tend to be more open with my kids on the topic of death than most people are. My family and...
  21. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses....

    Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. I really struggle with history and geography for example. But with the coops that are offered in most places now you can usually find a "class" or...
  22. Thread: Birth question

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    Mine were as follows: 1: 40 wks 1 day ( on my...

    Mine were as follows:

    1: 40 wks 1 day ( on my own)
    2: 37 wks 3 days (stared on my own then mw broke my water)
    3: 43 weeks even (lowest dose of pit to start then progressed on my own)
    4: 40 wks...
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    I don't know what will be most effective, but of...

    I don't know what will be most effective, but of the top of my head I've heard that anything they will dry out you're sinuses (as in, allergy meds) will also dry up your milk supply. I've heard of...
  24. Thread: Night terrors

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    Night terrors are almost always made worse by...

    Night terrors are almost always made worse by changes in routine, over tiredness, and stress - which sounds like it pretty much describes her whole life right now. All my kids have or had night...
  25. I will second the idea that an anterior placenta...

    I will second the idea that an anterior placenta isn't necessarily "wrong" so much as just less typical. I've had 2 that way and had no issues with either pregnancy other than not feeling the babies...
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