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Jul. 2nd, 2010

Bloom Where You are Planted



Hello there.  I am happy to join this community and will be glad to read the posts.  Also, I want to spread the word about a community that may be of interest to some of you here.  Check it out:


Are you an individual or one-half of a lesbian couple out there who approaches trying-to-conceive with a commitment to calmness, happiness, positivity and a sense of humor? This community is for those of us who have to go an extra mile or two to make pregnancy happen, but desire to keep stress at a minimum and faith in our bodies and the process at a maximum along the way. In addition, this community is designed for those who subscribe to the “if pregnancy is meant to happen, there is nothing that will prevent the miracle from happening” philosophy --- or those who basically believe in that philosophy but also believe a good tip or two might go a long way. The purpose is to share useful tips, stories of miracles that have happened, philosophies of yourself and your family on trying-to-conceive, positive observations you have made during your journey toward creating a family, values of personal health and wellness surrounding conception and pregnancy, information on good nutrition, research on appropriate topics, happy photos, and tips on avoiding the stress-inducing, frantic approaches of trying-to-conceive. There is a need for this type of peaceful community among the LJ trying-to-conceive networks. The need is for a space in which positive, calm, happy pathways to conception can be discussed among friends. This is the un-technical (or at least less technical) approach to a community about lesbian baby-making! Let’s give it a go!

Dec. 28th, 2006


Need advice- My 14 month old might get kicked out of day care

She is biting. I understand the day cares frustration, but I don't know how to fix this problem. I tell her "Don't bite me". I redirect her attention. What else can I do? She doesn't bite me, or her dad, or her sister. She has before, but it is VERY rare and always happens at bed time when she is extra cranky.

Any suggestions?

Feb. 20th, 2006


Rolling Over

My daughter turned 4 months on Valentines day. She STILL hasn't rolled over yet. She gets all the way on her side and then falls back over.
Is this "normal"? I thought she would have accomplished this by now?! She is a BIG girl and I'm sure her big tummy gets in her way! :P

Anything I can do to help her? I put her on the ground to play a lot. For about 2 weeks she didn't get much floor time cause she was sick.

Feb. 8th, 2006

Gerberas Short


Baby Love

The BabyCenter Seven: Signs that your child loves you
1. Your newborn stares into your eyes — he's actually working hard to memorize your face. He doesn't understand anything else about the world, but he knows you're important.
2. Your baby thinks about you even when you're not around. Between 8 and 12 months old, he'll start to scrunch his face and look around when you leave the room — and he'll smile when you return.
3. Your toddler throws wicked tantrums. Nope, those screaming fits don't mean he's stopped loving you. He wouldn't be so hurt and angry if he didn't trust you so deeply.
4. Your toddler runs to you for comfort when he falls down or feels sad. Kids this age may not truly understand the meaning of "I love you," but their actions speak louder than words.
5. Your preschooler gives you a flower picked from the garden, a finger-painted heart, a sparkly rock, or another gift.
6. Your preschooler wants your approval. He'll start to be more cooperative around the house, and he'll look for chances to impress. "Look at me!" will become a catchphrase.
7. Your grade-schooler trusts you with secrets, like his first crush or his most embarrassing moment. You're his confidante, even if he shies away from your hugs in public.

Pulled from <a href="http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/babycare/bonding/1417762.html?scid=pcbulletin:20060206:0:0:0#4">Babycenter.com<a/>

Jan. 27th, 2006

tory and misty


All you just potty trained mommies out there...

hummm... okay, so when your just turned two year old (this month) takes off his diaper - which seems like it was just wet right then (you know, still hot kinda?) and tells you he needs to pee - and goes to the bathroom and sits his blues clues potty on the toliet seat and after I help him up, he sits there for a few mins - talking about this or that, and then wants down - without peeing... you think he wants to potty train?

Then about thrity min later, he takes his diaper off AGAIN - and says no diaper. Didn't want to go to the bathroom, but doesn't want the diaper?

Josh has never done this before. Perhaps it's because he's running around in a shirt and diaper?? No pants to cover the diaper??? He's done that before though and has never taken off his diaper! Ever.

I am a bit over eight months pregnant. I DON'T WANT TO POTTY TRAIN RIGHT NOW!!!! BUT, I know that if he wants too, I have to. Don't I??? Aha, crap.

Jan. 23rd, 2006



(no subject)

My husband has a co-worker for whom we're attending a Baby shower this weekend. One of the things that they are doing is a "Wisdom Book" that will house bits of advice contributed by the attendees.

Just because, here are two we've considered:

1) It's never too early to start teaching manners. (We are CONSTANTLY complimented on how polite our almost-5 year old is, and all she does to earn it is say excuse me, please and thank you appropriately.)

2) Don't start doing anything (in terms of routine - bedtime, naptime, whatever) with the baby that you can't conceive of doing daily, wherever you may be, for the next 3-5 years. They will become used to whatever it is you start doing, and even if you only think you'll do it for a week or so, that week will turn into months, then years if you're not careful.

Having just said that...
3) They are flexible, but you really need to pick your battles.

Jan. 22nd, 2006



(no subject)

Speaking of taking your baby's temperature:

The pediatrician's office will probably appreciate it if you have some idea of what your child's temperature is on any normal day. So, make it a habit for a couple of weeks to take his or her temperature at random times. Get an idea of what the range is for YOUR child, with YOUR thermometer, since temperatures DO vary between thermometers.

Jan. 21st, 2006


First cold

Avery (my 3 month old) has gotten her first cold. :( It's not TERRIBLE. She just has a runny nose, a VERY TINY cough, and a stuffy nose. That's it. NO FEVER. Should I take her to the doctor? My mom said they wouldn't give her anything unless she had a fever since she is so young.

Any advice as to what I should do?

Thanks in advance!

Nov. 9th, 2005

tory and misty


Toddlers and recurring fevers

Hey... Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Josh has had a fever - sometimes a lowgrade (without giving him meds) and sometimes up to 102-ish with med given after temp taken. This has been going on for over a week now ... the only other symptoms he has is runny nose and he's VERY irritable and cranky. Last week he had the shits, but that's clearning up some now. Last night, his fever got up to 103.9!!! I gave him med about 30 prior to taking this temp, Tory was home, so I made some ramen noodles and slurpped them up - as soon as I was done with that, his temp was broke. So, I didn't take him to the ER. He has an apt in the morning at 7:40... but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this... this strange fever thing going around. My lil sis in Germany said her baby had the same thing and several kids at school did.

Any ideas??

Sep. 29th, 2005

tory and misty


Bad doc news...

Humm... a few weeks ago I had posted about all the kids having hand foot and mouth. Well... my OBGYN looked up some info about it for me (I didn't have any physical signs of this by the way!) and she had me do two blood test to check for antibodies for the coxsacie (sp??) virus. Well, strand A had to be less than 1.8 - it was, so I was fine there. However, Strand B needed to be less than 8 - it wasn't... it was in the 40ies and 50ies. SO... she reordered the test a week later to see if it had gone down. She just called me back this morning - a week after I took the second test... and said that it was still the same and she is referring me to a specialist. They will probably do an ultrasound and more tests, tests, tests. I'll probably get the approval sometime next week - and then an appt after that.

The only thing that I've found out about this virus thing is that it could cause a misscarriage or interuterine growth retardation (small baby, lacking some type of nuterients or something - not horribly bad, but not good either). So far, I havn't had any physical signs of a misscarriage. I think they might be checking for the growth thing ??? I don't know!! My regular OB doc says she just wants to make sure we shouldn't worry. So I guess it's not that bad, right???

Does anyone know anything about any of this???

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