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linzjane88

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  1. linzjane88

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Twinkletoes. :barefoot:
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    Random Thoughts

    I forgot how awesomely amazing the Blue Side is. That is all.
  3. Okay, maybe I am just doing it wrong. I have long been interested in tapping into my inner June Cleaver. Since I got a pretty nifty sewing machine given to me I decided to try out making a few things. I had visions of being frugal and wearing my own hand made clothes that ACTUALLY fit my 5"9 body in a flattering way. Soon I would be making my girls dresses and suits for my husband....NOT! I tried starting out with a bathrobe for my daughter. About 15 hours later I have the most hideous bathrobe one has ever seen. And it cost me 19$ just in fabric. (oh the feelings of bitterness when I went to Target and saw fuzzy girls robes on sale for $11.99). What am I missing? I only shop clearance racks, so I rarely pay more than $20 for a dress. I picked up a few patterns for
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    What do blind people see?

    Ooh! I've wondered this too. For some reason I think of them as having a constant replay of the pink elephant dream scene in Fanastasia. I don't know why and it's totally random and probably not even close.
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    The birds and the bees: When to have THE talk

    Ha! Luckily the initial shock wore off for everyone. I am certain I was more traumatized than she was but I totally saw her running to grandparents and everyone else with ears to share what she saw. Oh the joys of parenthood.
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    Breastfed baby refusing bottle

    The funny thing is she will ONLY take the bottle from my mom. Not sure if it's because we look and sound alike our what.My husband has only gotten her to take an ounce so far. Good thing my parents only live a mile away. It's a work in progress.
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    Breastfed baby refusing bottle

    We had a breakthrough! After spending a small fortune on fancy boob shaped bottles ($13 on ONE... which she just gagged on!) I was wandering through the grocery store and saw those super cheap Gerber bottles. I figured what the heck. Stopped by grandma's and I hid downstairs while she tried getting her to take about an ounce of breast milk from the $1 bottle....And it worked!!Took a bit and baby didn't seem thrilled but I think we just might survive. It's such a huge relief. Nothing worse than feeling like your baby will go hungry for eight hours! Hopefully daddy will have the same magic touch as grandma. I just can't believe I've spent about $100 on about every bottle nipple combination out there and its the cheapo bottle she takes. Ha! Thanks for all the tips. Funny how someone so small can have such an opinion.
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    Breastfed baby refusing bottle

    Ha ! If any of my family or close friends were lactating I would totally take them up on offer. I guess they would have to offer first...but you get the idea. You know I actually wouldn't mind breastfeeding another child either. With consent of course. Nobody has to worry about me going down the streets feeding hungry children.
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    Breastfed baby refusing bottle

    Hello! Me again :D So I start back to work Monday. My little 11 week old has decided that any and all artificial nipples are vile and not to be tolerated. Its not the milk she doesn't like, as she is drinking my pumped milk. She wants nothing to do with the nipple/bottle. We have spent a small fortune on different flow/shapes/materials (ie: silicone/latex) to no avail. I've come to the conclusion she is just going to hate it for a few days and eventually take to it. But, to anyone who has 'been there done that', how long is this struggling to get her to take a bottle thing going to last? At some point they start taking it willingly, right??? All the research I have done on different sites says 'if they are hungry enough they will take the bottle' or 'try a dropper/spoon/cup to get them to take some milk in' but spoon feeding 1 ounce increments for the duration of my childs infancy hardly sounds like a solution. Where's the instruction manual when you need it? Or a wet-nurse? :) FYI: I plan to still BF when I am home. I work 24hrs/week
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    The birds and the bees: When to have THE talk

    Why DO they call it the birds and the bees? I've never associated flying creatures with sex and reproduction. Is the stinger on the bee symbolic for something? I don't get it!
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    Random Thoughts

    Forty pounds ago, maybe :)
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    Day Two after returning from maternity leave

    Ugh, I go back Monday. 11 weeks went by all fast. I'm so sad! Especially since little breastfed munchkin refuses a bottle or pacifier. It's going to be 8hrs of screaming. Poor baby...And hubby
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    Random Thoughts

    My random thought for the day (I love this thread): I secretly want to work as a nurse in Disneyworld. The End
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    The birds and the bees: When to have THE talk

    There was a period of time immediately after learning that boys and girls had different parts that she became fascinated. Girl privates? Old news. Boy privates?...AND they curl in the fetal position and cry if you hit them there? Now THATS cool! These new and exciting things were included in drawings and conversation. At first I tried to remind her that we didn't need to talk about it but then her typical 4 year old mind wanted to talk about it more for the shock factor. *sigh* Needless to say I didn't take her in public for a few days... :lol2:
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    The birds and the bees: When to have THE talk

    Ha! I guess we will have to start being a little more careful now that she is in those great memory forming years. She once drew an anatomically correct family picture of us during church and held it up announcing in the loudest whisper she could muster: "Dad! I drew you a crotch (while tapping the "crotch"). A big crotch."
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