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10th August 2006

baby_tales9:47am: Baby Tales
I wanted to invite you to my journal. I will be writing out commentaries about my days as a daycare teacher (all true stories with names changed to protect my children and parents, as well as to protect myself). Please feel free to add this journal to your friends list.

...cross-posted in lots of places

11th May 2004

faerymistress9:32pm: my daughter is 18 months and i didn't plan to start to potty train until she was over 2 but she has been showing sighs and i am wondering
is she is two younge even if she is interested. she follows us to the bathroom and flushes, she says " bye bye PeePee" and she tells us when her diaper is wett or poopie. and then tonight she naked in the bathroom while i drew her a bath and she tried to climb on the toilet and when i stoped her she peed on the floor, so i was wondering am i crazy to think she could use a little potty? or should i wait until she is over 2.

3rd May 2004


Hi there!

I’m a student in Psychology and Education at Penn State, trying to get some early information for a study-to-be.  Right now, I’m just collecting data to get a feel for the kinds of answers I’ll get by using certain questions (so i can set up a good questionairre for the actual study) and anything you’d send to me would be totally confidential.  I’ve set up a survey with some questions about reading motivation in your kids and your reading behaviors at home.  If you have the time, I’d be thrilled to hear from you!  Thank you so much!

PS:  also, i'm sorry if this isn't allowed in this community, i wasn't certain - feel free to delete me if it's not allowed here.


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Current Mood: hopeful

14th October 2003

faerymistress2:44pm: my daughter is about to turn a year so i was wondering, i know they can have chocolate after a year but what about things like scrambled eggs or honey, or anything cooked with nuts or fish. are they are after a year or are they longer, i mean i'm not going to start giving my kid nuts and fish, but its just good to know, she might have something cooked in eanut oil or a fish stick ya know.
Current Mood: curious

13th October 2003

faerymistress10:09pm: miss maggie mae is a big girl.....
when my daughter was born .sigh....my eyes still fill with tears when i think of it.....that little cry, her cheeks where so fat it was crazy, i never saw cheeks like that, the hung like a bull dog and she had jaules, her mouth was so small like a bow and her her mouth turns down when she slees just like her mommies in fact thats was the first thing that andy noticed about her. her eyes looked asian because she was fat and she was so alert for a little baby, she stayed awake for hours at 5 days old ...she would only doze in her carseat after the first month, and for 2 months everynight i rocked her carseat until my arm was numb. at 3 months she moved to her crib, and i must have gone to check on her every hour threw the night, i love my husband so much more as a father, they love he feels for her is so beautiful and he is such a good father, i wish i could just go back in time for a few minutes to hold my little bean bag baby, her legs all frog like on my chest, those first little coo's and smiles... today my daughter walked around the table for the first time. as she did this i watched the video of her first few month. it already seems so long ago, we are on the thresh hold of big girlhood, one month and she is a year old, she can cold her cu and she eats real food, and throws tantrums and has her own wants and intersets, her own dislikes and likes,but she is still my little baby and always will be, even when she old and gray...i am so glad i have those video's
Current Mood: nostalgic

16th September 2003

mejane_838:00pm: Hi I'm new!
Hi all! I'm soo glad I've found this community! I've been fairly active in the pregnancy boards after I found out I was pregnant, but now I've had my baby and I would love to hear some advice/compare stories with you all!

I had my baby boy via c-section July 25, 2003 at 10:37 am. He was 7lbs 13oz and 21 1/2 inches long. I was in labor for 36 hours [35 1/2 w/ no drugs], and got up to 5 cm dialated. Logan's heart rate was too high for too long though and I ended up having to get a c-section because as it turned out Logans cord was coming out with his head which made him not get enough oxygen.

He was a little shakey at first, but Logan is doing great now! We took him to Walmart to get his photo debut! And here are the pics.

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I'm probably partial, but isn't he the cutest thing you've ever seen?
Current Mood: content

26th April 2003

faerymistress12:54pm: so yesterday maggie wakes up at 11, which is raither late for her. but i chalked it up to the busy day the day before, i undress her and she is covered from head to toe with Red and her tummy is "weeping" (like sweating but not sweat from an infection) so i take her to the DR and they give her a persctiption for Arithamirsen , an Anti Biodic.
i get it filled, and head home. i go to give it to her and i see on the bottle it says 1.25cc's so i look at the droper and their is no cc's, only Teaspoons and ML. so i call CVS Pharmacy..no need to bother the busy DR for a simple Question like that. and ask how many CC's Equal a Tsp. or ML. and they say 1.25 is one and a half ML which is the same as one and a half TSP. i say are you sure, i have never given her any one and a half of anything. they say no its fine
so i grab the TSP Droper and give her one full teaspoon. of anti bodic and her 3/4 tsp of Benidryl. give her a bath and cover her in cream and give her PJ;s and floor time, the some Fruite and Bottle and off to bed.
today i wake up and she is fine. not a spot of red on her. and i think wow thats weird. last time it took like 2 days of medicain not one dose. so i dress her, feed her some Bannana and a bottle and take out her meds. this time for no reason i just happen to measer on the ML side........1 ML is 1/4 teaspoon. and then i remember 1/4 is what she got last time and i look it up on line, yup 1.25 cc is a 1/4 teaspoon not one and a half teaspoons. they told me to give her 6 times what she was suposto get, i gave her four.
i felt a pit in the bottom of my stomic....i mean what if it was a diffrent medicain, what if she had never had it and was allergic....what if ....so i give her a 1/4 and call CVS to yell, the lady was so nice and said she would get to the bottom of this. my mom said don;t call the DR if she seems fine, andy said call maybe we shouldn;t give it to her anymore
so i listen to andy, he was right, since the red is gone don't give her anymore, the DR looks up stuff and calls poison control to double check...she may get some diearah later but thats about all. the DR said never go by her acting fine, something that do damagedo it slowly..even over a few days.
Stupid people at CVS.
Current Mood: aggravated

8th April 2003

lesliepear12:21pm: New Community
I created a community for "later-in-life" parents.

Check out latelifeparents
lesliepear12:16pm: New Community
I created a community for "later-in-life" parents.

Check out latelifeparents

25th March 2003

minxcat3:57pm: Just curious if anyone knows of some good anti-circumsicion websites? Just curious, not lookin' for an argument. ;)
Current Mood: curious

10th March 2003

minxcat5:13am: Sleeeeep!
I need more of it! *yawns* I thought babies' sleep schedules were supposed to get better the older they got, not worse...

Shan's Old Schedule:
Fall asleep at 10 PM
Sleep until 4 or 5 AM
Sleep until 8 or 8:30 AM
Get up for the day

Fall asleep at 10 PM
Sleep until Midnight
Sleep until 2 AM
Sleep until 5 AM
Sleep until 7 or 7:30
Get up for the day

I thought maybe she was waking up to eat out of habit but I can't get her to calm down or go back to sleep without putting the boob in her mouth. Ugh, I'm stressed...

Any ideas on why she'd go back to her newborn schedule all of a sudden? I thought maybe a growth spurt but she's fine during the day. She'll be 3 months & 2 weeks old on Wednesday.
Current Mood: tired

23rd February 2003

minxcat3:05pm: Thrush
Has anyone heard of gentian violet dye for getting rid of thrush? If so, does it work well? Where can it be purchased? My nephew has thrush for the 3rd time and can't seem to get rid of it. The medication the doctor gave my SIL just doesn't seem to work.
Current Mood: curious

20th February 2003

minxcat11:26pm: Breastfeeding T-Shirts
Sorry if this link has been shared before - just ran across it tonight and loved it. :)

Current Mood: amused

14th February 2003

minxcat10:59pm: Tear jerker!
"Did you ever think, dear Mother,
As the seeds of me you sowed,
As you breathed new life inside of me
And slowly watched me grow,
In all your dreams about me
When you planned me out so well,
When you couldn't wait to have me there
Inside your heart to dwell,
Did you ever think that maybe
I was planning for you, too
And choosing for my very own
A mother just like you?
A mother who smelled so sweet and who
Had hands so creamy white,
A tender, loving creature
Who would soothe me in the night?
Did you ever think in all those days
While you were coming due,
That as you planned a life for me
I sought a life with you?
And now as I lay in your arms,
I wonder if you knew
While you were busy making me,
I was choosing you!"

Author unknown
Current Mood: touched
faerymistress1:41am: rashy baby-cross posted
last night she went down around 11pm and slept straight threw until noon, not at all like her, but i figured maybe she is growing and see no reason for waking her,(baby's body's know what they need) i check on her every little bit and sleep in myself. she woke up at noon and sucked down a bottle. i had changed her diaper when she woke up but not her clothes since she had been so fussy. after she ate she was still fussy but full, i took her into her room unsnaped her PJs and un snaped her onsie and pulled off over her head. she was covered from head to toe in a rash. i assume its egzma her father has it something horrable and she has seen a DR for it a few weeks before but after useing the cortizone 5% from our DR it had cleared up. i have kept useing it even though it was cleared up to keep it from returning. the closer i looked the more it was there, she has a pink skin tone so it isn;t always clear when you are changing her unless you realy look. she also had spots of it on her arms and legs which has never happend. no wonder she was so fussy. she did seem warm but i took her temp and she was 97.9 , i called my mom who said she had just talked to my aunt (who is a DR ) and told her of Maggies skin troubles a few weeks ago, she said my cousins baby had awful skin and told us to try AQUAPHOR. so my mom went and got it. when she got here i bathed my daughter with only water to clean off any cream build us and slathered her in this greasey ointment, her cheeks and chin are also all broken out. my mom said she thinks she might be teething. Rashes tend to get worse when a baby teeths and she has started to drool and is cranky alot today, but she is so little , she will be three months on monday, so isn;t it too young to be teething? doesn anyone know any good way to help her skin?
if its not better tomorrow i am calling the DR...my poor rashy baby

7th February 2003

minxcat10:46pm: Just an FYI
Babies R Us has Carter's outfits for Buy One, Get One Half Off... adorable stuff as always!! I bought a 2 piece yellow outfit that has a bear peeking out the front and a matching shirt, a red dress with matching bloomers that has a rainbow butterfly on the front and says A Beautiful Butterfly, and a pink and white striped jumper with a fuzzy rabbit on the front!
Current Mood: happy
minxcat9:48pm: We're going to Canada this weekend to visit with family and show off Shanley for the first time. We're staying with DH's grandma who smokes like a chimney. :\ She won't smoke near Shan, nor will I let her... but her home just *smells* like cigarettes... will that smell that's in the walls & paint hurt her in any way? Any way I can make our sleeping area cleaner?
Current Mood: worried

24th January 2003

minxcat9:44am: I've created a new community for moms of all ages that live in Michigan. :) Figured it'd be a great way to meet and talk about our kids, ask questions, get advice, etc! Any moms or moms-to-be are welcome. :)

Current Mood: tired

22nd January 2003

minxcat9:26am: Shanley is in the finals that starts today and runs through the end of the month - if you could vote once per day, it would be appreciated! Feel free to pass this on to family and friends that you think can help me out - thanks guys!! I'm hoping to use that grand prize to get a carrier or sling to help with Shan's colic. :)


6th January 2003

minxcat2:34pm: 6 Week Checkup
This should have been Shanley's 4 week checkup but the doctor was on vacation and this was the earliest I could get her in.

Whatever worries I had about her not eating and getting enough nourishment are gone... she now weighs 10 pounds 1 ounce (as compared to 7 pounds 13 ounces at her 1 week checkup). She's also gone from 20 to 21.5 inches. She's in the 75th percentile for her head size and weight, and 50% for her height... maybe she'll end up a shortie like her momma (I'm 5'4"). Poor pup got her 2nd immunization short and she screamed bloody hell.

I asked Doc why are eyes are still so yellowy and she sent her to the hospital to get her bilirubin checked. It's still kinda high - but not in the danger zone. When we left the hospital (4 days old), it was 11.5 and it was 8.4 when they checked it today.... which isn't *that* bad. It's coming down, just slowly - which, according to my doctor, can sometimes happen with breastfed babies. If she still looks yellowy when we go back in 3 weeks for her 2 month checkup, then she might have her bilirubin checked again.

Other than that, she's tuckered out after all that crying (she screamed bloody hell during the bloodwork too) and she's snoozing on the couch... she's been cuddly and needing extra love from her momma all day.
Current Mood: impressed

3rd January 2003

mamamaka2:03pm: CTTS
[crossposted to mamamaka, coolmoms, holisticparents, breastfeeding]

just a couple of cute one-liners from this week :)

griffin, my 3-1/2-year-old son, came and climbed into bed with me on wednesday afternoon. i was in bed because i was sick, with a 101 degree fever. he siad right away, "i want to nurse!" he took two sucks and latched off to say, "your milk sure is hot today!"

and then yesterday he was nursing and he stopped and put his hand on my cheek and said, "i love nursing!" when i replied, "why do you love nursing so much?" he said, "because it makes me feel all milky."
Current Mood: sick

1st January 2003

minxcat10:59am: Picture Contest
I entered Shanley's picture into a baby photo contest... it would be *most* appreciated if you would vote for her So please bookmark the following link and vote for her once per day! Her picture is currently on page 12 but that could change... thanks!!!

Current Mood: optimistic

28th December 2002

mamamaka1:16pm: intro
hello, i just joined this community! i'm maka, a 34-year-old (well, i'll be 34 in 9 days) single mama to two beautiful boys, 11-1/2 year old daystar and 3-1/2 year old griffin. daystar was born in a freestanding birth center, attended by a nurse-midwife. griffin was born unassisted at home, just me, my husband, and daystar. it was amazing, wonderful, and the only way i can imagine giving birth! i'll share my birth stories if you like, but i'm warning you...i'm super-busy and it may take me awhile! i'm a full-time student (more than full-time - i'm in class 30 hours a week plus clinical hours!) and will be graduating as a massage therapist in march.
Current Mood: frantic

22nd December 2002

minxcat2:06pm: How long did it take you to receive your child's social security card? I was under the impression that it was about 2 weeks - but it's been almost a month since Shanley was born and I've yet to see it. Also, how long did it take to receive their birth certificate?
Current Mood: curious

21st December 2002

e_nose4:04pm: my little andy rolled over last night! and he's not even two months old yet!
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