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Sep. 15th, 2005

tory and misty

troublefinders

Thought a few would enjoy this...

Moms and Grandmas
>
>Before I was a Mom -
>I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got
>into
>bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
>
>Before I was a Mom -
>I cleaned my house each day.
>I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
>I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
>I never thought about immunizations.
>
>Before I was a Mom -
>I had never been puked on.
>Pooped on.
>Spit on.
>Chewed on.
>Peed on.
>I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
>I slept all night.
>
>Before I was a Mom -
>I never held down a screaming child
>So that doctors could do tests.
>Or give shots.
>I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
>I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
>I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
>
>Before I was a Mom -
>I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it
>down.
>I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't
>stop the hurt.
>I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
>I never knew that I could love someone so much.
>I never knew I would love being a Mom.
>
>Before I was a Mom -
>I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
>I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
>I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
>I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important
>and
>happy.
>
>Before I was a Mom -
>I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to
>make
>sure all was okay.
>I had never known the warmth,
>
>The joy,
>The love,
>The heartache,
>The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
>I didn't know I was capab le of feeling so much before I was a Mom.
>And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom"
>feelings
>more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by 'your'
>baby...
>
>Send this to someone who you think is a special Mom or Grandma.
>
>I just did. And remember that behind every successful mother......
>Is a basket of dirty laundry?

Aug. 31st, 2005

tory and misty

troublefinders

Bad Bad BAD news...

Today, I when I picked up kids... Jacob's teacher said that he was complaining about his tongue hurting ALL DAY LONG... okay, I think... not too bad. Go get Lexie. Her teacher tells me that she has "Hands, Foot, and Mouth Disease" ... yeah. Shows me her arm, which has a red raised spot. We go home. I look into their little mouths... Jacob has red/white blisters all over the top of his mouth and around the sides. Hummm... Lexie has just a few - but BIG ones in her mouth. Josh doesn't have the blisters YET. He has the spots on his hands, as do the other two, and his tongue is starting to get white-ish blisters on it.

I search online - to find that it's not THAT big of a deal, for kids and adults. Unless you're pregnant and in your first or last trimester. I'm only 10 weeks, on Sat I'll be 11 weeks. First Trimester! I read up on the whole pregnancy thing and this nice little common disease and find out that (not always) a miscarriage or interuterine growth retardation can occur as a result of being infected with this HFM thing. Sometimes adults don't even have symp! That's what all the sites I found said, all but one, which said nothing happens to a pregnant woman if she comes in contact with this.

Yeah. Welcome home DADDY!

Does anyone know about this Hands, Foot, Mouth thing going around - with pregnancy???

Aug. 25th, 2005

my heart

caoilin227

(no subject)

I had the baby!!!! Amazing bouncing baby boy. Born August 16th 2005. 8lbs 2 oz and 20 inches long. I adore him :)

*Side note* I'm still in the shelter, so posting is slow due to lack of any free time.

Aug. 18th, 2005

tory and misty

troublefinders

(no subject)

THE BIRTH ORDER OF CHILDREN

Your Clothes:
1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.

2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:
1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.

3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette:
1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.

2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

Worries:
1st baby: At the first sign of distress-a whimper, a frown-you pick up the baby.

2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.

3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

Pacifier:
1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.

3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

Diapering:
1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.

2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.

3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

Activities:
1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.

2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.

3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out:
1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.

2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.

3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home:
1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.

3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Swallowing Coins (a favorite):
1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.

2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.

3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!

Aug. 10th, 2005

tory and misty

troublefinders

(no subject)

Hi! My name is Misty and I'm 7 weeks pregnant with my fourth!!! My husband's first, however, so he's all kinds of excited. I'm just tired. Just wanted to introduce myself and my kidlets. I have an almost 5 yr old, Jacob, an almost 4 yr old Elexcia, and an almost 2 yr old, Joshua. Daddy is at PLDC school for the next few weeks and we only get to see him on Sundays. Sigh. If any one would like to chat, send me a message.

Jul. 9th, 2005


loverxfighterx

(no subject)

Hello, I'm new. I had a few questions. Okay first off I'm going to say...About 2-3 months ago I belive I had an early miscarriage...I had all the symptoms (Every last one of them) Then I got my period very heavy. I'm a little young I know...But I'm very responsible...I think I might be pregnant again. I'm having all the symptoms...My fiance and I had unprotected sex, I'm not sure of the reason but we did. I was wondering...If I am pregnant, I wont know about the missed period until the end of the month...But I'm scared I might do the wrong thing and hurt in and have another early miscarriage. My fiance really wants a baby, He was so upset when I got my period last time. I mean, I have a history of bad eating habits...I'm trying to do better in that area. Is there anything I should take or do or anything? At this point would. bending over a bad thing? I Mean...I'm kinda clueless. Please help! Thank you!

May. 28th, 2005

Gerberas Short

aerlewis

(no subject)

I just saw something about this and I wanted to spread the word... Teladoc is apparently 24/7 access to a doctor (a pool of doctors) over the phone for a a pretty reasonable fee...

Sounds interesting and useful...

cross posted.

May. 25th, 2005

my heart

caoilin227

(no subject)

Hey folks, I wont be around for awhile, so I'm going to do something a little off. I'm going to make all of you that are currently members moderators, and trust you with the community while I'm gone.

This doesnt mean you have to do anything with it, just that the option is there if some idiot comes along and tries to mess with the community.


Stay safe and well :)
Jillian

May. 24th, 2005

Gerberas Short

aerlewis

(no subject)

hmmm, well, I don't really have anything to say today, other than Hi to all and that I'm the type of person who adores giving advice... :)

I have a four year old daughter who is the youngest grandchild on my side, and the oldest on my husband's side (oldest great-granddchild there too), I was a nanny during the summers while I was in college, I'm a homemaker currently, although I did go nuts in the past and went back to work for a few months...
I only have 1 real friend who has a child (none that have 2 or more) because, well, most of our friends are perennially in school, and/or don't think that they want children, ever.

feel free to ask me anything...

May. 20th, 2005

my heart

caoilin227

(no subject)

Come on guys, feel free to post about anything!!!

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