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    Scubjia!

    to you and Savana, Bridget. Have you heard anything about the charter school?

    Just got back from my 'big' ultrasound, and everything looks healthy with the little boy. I'm so relived I can't find the right words to explain it. We had a terrible morning, Abbey woke up with a fever at 3 am and was up for hours with me, watching cartoons (favorite pastime when she's sick) while I rubbed her back and waited for tylenol to kick in and then for her to go back to sleep. We had to wake her up at 8:30 to get to the doctor on time and she was not having it. But she also cried and tantrumed when we suggested she stay at home (she couldn't wait to go to the doctor with me). We ended up late but the doctor was really nice and everything turned out good. Now it's naptime.



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    Off to another meeting (my day of meetings) but wanted to say congrats Molly! What a relief that everything is looking so good with the little guy!!!!

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    Scubjia??? wtf? I can't figure this one out!
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    LOL!

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    I think it was Myles that authored that one!

    And that's so good to hear about your appointment, Molly! Have you started thinking of names for your little dude?

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    Gotcha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget View Post
    If I let Sawyer take charge of nursing I wake up with insane hickies all over my boobies. Does that prove he's not really hungry or what? He doesn't take a paci though.

    Savana had such a hard night. I made chicken noodle soup, her favorite but I added coconut milk and some curry for a thai kick and she was just heartbroken that it wasn't exactly the same because she "looked forward to it all day". She cried at the table because her foot hurt (she stepped on some glass earlier), the soup was wrong, her head hurt, she missed grandma.....But the whole thing started when she saw me packing her backpack for school and realized it was sunday night. Gah, I feel so sorry for her because I remember having the same feelings when I was her age. When it was Sunday night and I knew I had to leave for school in the morning. It made me so sad. I used to pray to God to make the night last forever so I could stay home.
    I can't wait until this school year is over. I think we're doing the right thing having her stick it out but I'm ready for summer so I can keep her all day.
    To her and you. I was like that too. I hated Sunday nights.

    Quote Originally Posted by AbbeysMom View Post
    Scubjia!

    to you and Savana, Bridget. Have you heard anything about the charter school?

    Just got back from my 'big' ultrasound, and everything looks healthy with the little boy. I'm so relived I can't find the right words to explain it. We had a terrible morning, Abbey woke up with a fever at 3 am and was up for hours with me, watching cartoons (favorite pastime when she's sick) while I rubbed her back and waited for tylenol to kick in and then for her to go back to sleep. We had to wake her up at 8:30 to get to the doctor on time and she was not having it. But she also cried and tantrumed when we suggested she stay at home (she couldn't wait to go to the doctor with me). We ended up late but the doctor was really nice and everything turned out good. Now it's naptime.
    I'm glad your ultrasound went well! Boo that Abbey is sick though.

    Work is busy busy...but the days fly right by!

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    Bridget, sorry Savana had a bad night! and that she was anxious about school.

    It was good to get Josh back in the swing of things today. He was so happy to see all his friends again and tell them about Bo.

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    How is Bo doing today?
    Molly, I'm so glad your appt went well today!! We don't find out about the charter school until mid june. If she doesn't get in, we'll try homeschool again. If dbf gets this new job, I may not have to continue with the daycare and then I can focus 100% on mine. That would be so lovely!

    Dbf has his operation on wed. They are replacing the tendons in his wrist with tendons from somewhere else in his body. I don't know where but it sounds painful and complicated. I'm not looking forward to this. I hope it all goes well. My dad is going to take him and pick him up so I don't have to do the drive with the kids and miss any work. It's an hour away.

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    I hope it goes smooth and he doesn't become another 'child' you have to take care of.

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    Good luck with the operation, Bridget!

    And I still hate Sunday nights. I really have to talk myself through them. I don't even know why, because I love my job - but I hate having to go to work. I suppose we never outgrow that.

    Yay for a good appt, Molly!
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    So glad to hear your appt went well Molly!! Hope Abbey feels better.

    No I don't think you outgrow the Sunday Night Blues. I hated that night also, I also always felt like I was missing out on so much fun when I had my 8pm bedtime.

    B, good luck to dbf on his surgery.

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    Mandy, I have a speech question for you. Gilly sometimes really struggles with his words, he says ummm.... the uhhh... I can usually tell what word he is trying to think of and I help him. Should I do that? Anything I should be concerned about? or is it normal? He was doing this the other day and someone laughed at him. He didn't pick up on them laughing *at him* but it sorta broke my heart.
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    Normal, I suspect. I wouldn't finish his sentences for him, but it's not a bad idea to give some "clues" about what he is talking about - so if he is trying to say "cat" and is really stuck you can say "the animal that says meow". That can help with word recall. If it happens and it's over quickly I wouldn't do that much.

    The only things that would worry me would be vocabulary - but if he knows the words and is just struggling to "find" them that's something that's age-appropriate. If he doesn't know a lot of words I'd work on teaching him more words! And that's something you can do along with any activity. Also if he seems to really be frustrated or have a hard time putting his sentences together.
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    He definitely has the vocab, he just struggles with the word he wants to use. Thanks Mandy.
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    SCUBJIA!

    Mandy, I have a speech question too. Is there any evidence of a specific brain center or something that is responsible for
    compulsive talking? And if so, are there interventions for it? My DH has to think out loud, for example. Even if i'm working in a room needing to concentrate. It's like the thought pops into his head, and then immediately out his mouth. Not that it's a huge problem for me or him, but it made me think if there might be more severe cases, and if it's something that's watched for during child development.

    I look forward to catching up with you ladies more while on holiday. Just gt off work. We fly out at 6am, so not time to relax yet. Oy!

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    He's good today. Josh and Iwent out a couple times and I put him in his crate and I could hear him barking from outside. But not enough where the neighbors would hear him or anything and we were never gone for more than an hour.

    Gilly's so cute Shelley!
    I hope everything goes great with your dbf's surgery, Bridget.
    I started this post hours ago so now I need to post this and refresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by missychrissy View Post
    I hope it goes smooth and he doesn't become another 'child' you have to take care of.
    For a while I thought you were talking about Bo until I read back and realized you were talking about Bridget's dbf

    Quote Originally Posted by raspberry View Post
    Mandy, I have a speech question for you. Gilly sometimes really struggles with his words, he says ummm.... the uhhh... I can usually tell what word he is trying to think of and I help him. Should I do that? Anything I should be concerned about? or is it normal? He was doing this the other day and someone laughed at him. He didn't pick up on them laughing *at him* but it sorta broke my heart.

    Josh used to do that around Gilly's age. He knew the words, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demigraf View Post
    SCUBJIA!

    Mandy, I have a speech question too. Is there any evidence of a specific brain center or something that is responsible for
    compulsive talking? And if so, are there interventions for it? My DH has to think out loud, for example. Even if i'm working in a room needing to concentrate. It's like the thought pops into his head, and then immediately out his mouth. Not that it's a huge problem for me or him, but it made me think if there might be more severe cases, and if it's something that's watched for during child development.

    I look forward to catching up with you ladies more while on holiday. Just gt off work. We fly out at 6am, so not time to relax yet. Oy!
    I'm going to say right hemisphere, frontal lobe. Some of my friends with a better grasp of neuroanatomy than I have could likely give you a more specific answer. As for treatment, google social thinking. And yes, I have worked with extreme examples of that in therapy. One of the hardest things to handle, actually.

    Have a great trip!
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    Y'all, I think I made 2 new IRL friends today! That is so out of character for me. LOL. I went to a new stay and play group that my SIL told me about and met 2 other mommas who live close to where Travis goes to school. One of them is named Ashley as well, which is pretty cool since I think she's the only other female Ashley I've met since I've lived over here. I've met plenty of male Ashleys. We both get called Ash, too....and her husband is named Ashley as well. How funny is that! The other lady is named Fiona and she's not from around here either, so we bonded over being away from our families.

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    How cool Ash! And too funny about the two Ashleys being married to each other

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    That's awesome! My son's name is Asher and we call him Ash sometimes.
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    Brits shorten everyone's name; even names you wouldn't think could be shortened get shortened to something....like Karens are Kaz and Steve is even shortened to 'Ste.' I always thought it was really cute that everyone called me Ash from the get-go here, even at the office. Only close friends and my mom ever used to call me Ash, so I felt like people loved me from the start here with calling me Ash. LOL! I know, I know. Speaking of Ash, my brother has 2 kids who are 10 months apart named Ashton and Ashlynn and I always wonder if they call them Ash and Ash.

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    Yikes! I don't usually have an opinion about what other people name their own children...but having two of them with such similar names? I dunno about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missychrissy View Post
    Yikes! I don't usually have an opinion about what other people name their own children...but having two of them with such similar names? I dunno about that.

    I am like this as well. I actually always loved the name Echo even though it is a strange name (I like strange names and liked the Greek Mythology reference of the name) but could not and would not name Elle that due to Ky's name ending in an "o" - Kyro. I thought it was too many "o"s. Nicole Ritchie's two kids have names that end in similar sounds and I thought her brave to do that. I remember DH and I talking about this, my craziness of not wanting any of our kids' names to end in the same sort of sound or even the same letter. He thought I was nutty but we decided if we had another baby that his/her name would end in an "er" and not have the sounds Ky or Elle in them. LOL, this makes me really sound weird!! Now I can see why DH was looking at me like I was insane LOL!

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    You're insane in a good way Erin

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    I finally got hit with the stomach bug. It seems to be following the course of symptoms two days after exposure. DH was sick all day yesterday and I just felt kind of yucky. Then I spent all evening trying not to throw up (I hate it) and then til 2 AM succumbing. Then I got an hour of sleep and then the bug went down far enough that I had to keep running to the bathroom, but at least I was no longer nauseated.

    Baby S. threw up again yesterday morning and DS developed diarrhea, so I'm going to keep him out of school today. That means I still need to get DD over to school and watch two boys. I emailed my mom and asked if she would switch days, since infection control policy mandates that I'll be off work the next two days even if I'm feeling better.

    I think my next blog post is going to be titled The 12 Days of Sickness, but it's actually been more than 12 days. I might have to write some lyrics.

    My two boys have similar-enough sounding names at the end that we call them by each other's name sometimes. It's annoying, I'm sure for them a little bit, and for us.

    I work with a Patricia who is married to a Pat, and they both go by Pat. I think it's kind of cute when married people have the same name.


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    Well I'm dorky enough I could see doing something like this...if we would have had boy twins we were seriously thinking of Theodore and Fredrick and calling them Freddy and Teddy. But than again maybe we wouldn't because we did think a bit about calling Molly Casino and than Cassie as a nickname. But Casino and Cosmo were way too close...even though Cosmo has about a million nicknames she responds too (two more popular ones are Princess because she's a girly dog....or Chuck/Chuckie which is short for Chuckles because she smiles and chuckles when she is happy/content).

    Yeah I do think Bridget will have an extra "child" for at least a few days. I would suspect he will come home pretty drugged up. And I would suspect he will likely require rehab and be even less useful for quite a bit of time. Hands are an awfully complex system.

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    My grandparents had friends named Gert and Ernie. As a kid, I always wanted to meet them and then remember being incredibly disappointed when I did and found out that they weren't Bert and Ernie as I thought!
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    Aw, I like the Gert and Ernie. I can imagine myself thinking that as a kid. My brother and his wife are weird. That sums them up in a nutshell. Their youngest also shares my middle name which is also my mother's middle name, so her name is almost my maiden name, which I also find weird since my brother and I are not close and don't really ever talk at all.

    I sometimes start to call Cash by Travis' name and end up calling him "Trash!"

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