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All posts are Friends Only and all new members must be approved by the Mod (imbroglio). I will not add people who are members of any 'snark' communities as this causes way too much drama.

I'm not trying to be militant, I just want to protect the community and keep it a safe and happy place for the members.

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Apr. 27th, 2005 @ 11:29 am MOD STUFF
Posted By
Skins gen 1 cassie [bench]
_afairytalelife - You have been removed from the community. I requested that you provide me with your other LJ username (since the one you used to join states it's for your communities only and there's no info on your _afairytalelife LJ I can use to feel comfortable allowing you to stay). I asked this of you over 2 weeks ago (original request here) and I still have not gotten a response.


jonasgirl - You have been removed. Your LJ has been suspended for a while now so I can only assume you're not using it anymore. If you wish to rejoin under your new LJ name (whatever that may be) you're more than welcome to request membership.


vanillaskyx - I removed you over two weeks ago and stated why. You requested membership again. I will not approve membership for you. Again ... you did not give birth in January. You were not due in January. And you were not a member of this community before the birth. There is no reason you need to be a member of this community.


Apr. 9th, 2005 @ 06:22 pm Cleaning out the community
Posted By
Skins gen 1 cassie [bench]
_afairytalelife - You recently joined, and I'd like if you could provide me with your 'real' LJ username, in accordance with our new rule of me being able to check a little into the people who join from now. Thanks. :)

_sanaa - I removed your old LJ : _classick since you now have a new one.
lucky__x__star - I removed your old LJ : chasesmommy since you now have a new one.

The following members have been removed because they've been inactive in the community and have been inactive in their own LJ's for over 5 months. (I do not remove members for simply being inactive in the community - only if they're also inactive in their own LJ.)


If you feel I removed you in error, I apologize and welcome you to rejoin.

vanillaskyx has been removed. You were not a member of this community while pregnant, and you did not give birth in January.
Apr. 9th, 2005 @ 09:58 am Changes to the community
Posted By
Skins gen 1 cassie [bench]
I have seen a few instances now of people who are not members of the community posting rude / mean / inappropriate replies to members.

I do not want anyone here to be attacked for their choices, especially by random people who are simply 'trolling'.

For this reason, I have made two changes.

1/ Anyone who wants to join the community must now be approved by me. Of course this doesn't matter to all of you who are already members. But from now on I will be looking into the people who want to join to ensure that this community remains a happy and safe environment.

2/ ALL POSTS TO THE COMMUNITY ARE AUTOMATICALLY SET TO BE FRIENDS ONLY. You do not need to set any of your entries to be Friends Only. It will be done automatically whenever you post anything to the group. Thanks justxlikexheavn for your suggestion on how to make that happen.

So now, the only people who can read your posts, reply to your posts, and see the pictures you post are people who have joined the community, and the only people who can join the community will have been approved by me (from this point on).

I apologise to those who received rude comments from non-members.

I appreciate your cooperation with this, and hope that you're all happy with these changes.

Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 04:43 pm update
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Not too much to say really. I think Ardor is doing what most others are doing out there.

We don't Vax so there is no update/issues with that. We don't introduce solids for the first year so there is no update/issues with that.
She had a bit of a cold but is holding her own and clearing up.

The night time nursings didn't last long because I have no time but night to sit down, ok sleep, so she is completely bottle fed. She is thriving better than she was when she was breast fed and the jaundice went away really fast when we switched over completly. For some strange reason all 5 of my kids have done better on the bottle than the breast, health wise.

I am doing well at college, managing to pull another 3.5 semester and back to work weekends/nights. The other kids love her to death. All in all it's good. Getting ready to make her sibling and looking for a feb or mar 2006 baby.
Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 02:18 pm (no subject)
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Noelle is 11 weeks old today and she still spits up alot. The first few weeks i finally realized she was spitting up so much because i wasnt burping her properly, but it's still going strong. She barfs when i burp her, when she wakes up, 3 or 4 times between feeding and it's not a worry that she isn't gaining weight because she's already 14 lbs, but i just worry because i can only imagine how painful it is for her to constantly be puking, and often out her nose. I am breastfeeding by the way. Does anyone have any clue on how i can reduce her spitting up?
Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 07:42 am *sigh*
Posted By
Broken smile
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
I've been trying and trying ever since we got back from Easter vacation to rebuild my breast milk. I can only get Aidan to want to feed off them twice a day, other times when I try ther is little to no milk comming out. When he dose choose to stay on more than a few mins, after I'm done with both sides he wants more. I can't even give him a full meal when breast feeding, he still gets apx 4 oz more of milk when I breast feed him.

I think I may just give it up. He's gotten about 2 months worth of breast milk. I sometimes think it might be a good idea but others times I think about how much I enjoy the bonding time we have during breastfeeding. After all it's the only feeding time he actually makes eye contact. I enjoy everything about it. I sit and think about it and I almost get like depressed thinking about stopping it and ask myself, "Should I keep it up even if it's just the two feedings a day?", "If I do stop dose he really know the difference and miss breast feeding with me?", "Will I be depriving him?", amoung other thoughts and questions I roll around inside my head.

I've tried More Milk the herbal drops as well as Mothers Milk Tea. Thats what has helped me at least git this much of a supply back. I keep taking it every day and it hasn't progressed yet. I do try at every feeding to put him on the breasts until he pulls himself off and refuses both sides than I turn to the bottle for the rest of his feeding.
Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 06:23 am update & troubles
Posted By
PG BellyDance
Ian is 12 weeks old yesterday. Things have gone really wonky at home:

1) My in-laws are coming this saturday so we are excited and nervous. I have never spent more than a few hours at a time with them and they are staying for the week.

2) My boss at work just took me to lunch to pretty much drop the bomb that they are going to be making me a "key person" on a job that has at least 1 16 hour day a week for 16 weeks starting in June so I have to get a sitter and say goodbye to sleep.

3) My minion at work has said she either wants to be trained to do other things or she is going to find a new job so now we have to hire me a new minion and I have to train all over again.

4) Daddy and I are having some problems with the division of labor around the house. We are both full time working parents and the only one watching the baby when the other is at work. There are some things at the house that need to be done just to make the world turn and I am finding that the to-do list for each of us is not nearly equal. I am running constantly. I get up at 5 (now closer to 4:30) rush around pumping, getting ready for work, eating and getting out the door. I work all day and come home around 2 having to hit the ground running taking care of Ian because Daddy has to go to work. Ian and I work around the house, try to play some and then once I put him to bed I have about an hour to get anything else I need to get done accomplished so I can go to bed. Most nights I end up going to bed late so even though Ian is sleeping through the night I am still sleep deprived.

5) and to top it all off, what concerns me the most is that the day before yesterday Ian started refusing the breast. He has always been a good nurser. He has been on breastmilk bottles since 6 weeks when I am at work. He normally nurses fine when I am around. For some reason the day before yesterday he decided that he didn't want me, he wanted the bottle. The only way I could get him to nurse was to essentially stick my nipple in his mouth, squirt breastmilk from the bottle down me into his mouth and wait for him to stop screaming...then he would latch on and suck. I had to do this at every feeding. I am really concerned because I LOVE breastfeeding him and I don't want my supply to go down due to lack of use but I don't want to be tied to my pump and only give him bottles. When I feed him that is the only real quiet "Mommy & Ian time" we get.

I tried to talk to my mom about it and all I got was "well I wouldn't worry about it if I were you." It was as if she couldn't understand how upsetting it is for me even though I TOLD her.

I am also afraid that I might be getting a little ppd. I am crying all the time and it seems like when I talk to people about my problems with work and at home I either get lectured on how I am doing it wrong, or I am being told it is no big deal so I shouldn't worry. I start feeling like I can't tell anybody anything so I just say "no everything is great" and I just bottle it all up. That scares me.

I am trying to find the time for the things I want to do so I don't lose my mind but it is not happening and all I get from Daddy is "well just make time for it and stop doing other things." What do I cut out? eating? sleeping? I already don't clean but once a month maybe. I do laundry but I really don't mind that. Do I cut out paying bills? buying groceries? What else is it that I do that I can cut out other than fun stuff? We can't afford for me to quit because his company is closing. I am the only one with a steady job. And now with Ian not wanting to nurse I start feeling like I am being a bad mother too! Nothing in my diet has changed so the taste doesn't seem to be it. The only thing I can think of is that he has gotten lazy and doesn't like waiting for me to let down but I let down really fast usually.

I honestly just don't know what to do about all of it. I am doing everything I can but it just doesn't seem like enough. The only good thing that has really happened was that I got on the scale this morning. I lost another 3 pounds this week. I have now officially lost 42 pregnancy pounds. I now have 40 more to get to where I was before my miscarriage last year. I am half way there and I weigh less than Daddy again!

Edited to add: And there is a strange smell coming from my fridge. We have cleaned it out, made sure all the food in there is good and still the smell is there. It just won't go away and we can't figure out what it is.
Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 02:01 am (no subject)
Posted By
Vivien Leigh Love
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Apr. 7th, 2005 @ 05:06 pm Reminds me of Yoda
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Broken smile
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Apr. 7th, 2005 @ 02:45 pm (no subject)
Posted By
Broken smile
During feedings when I burp Aidan he gets all stiff and cries, which makes it harder burping him cus he won't sit on my leg cuz he's so stiff. He just becomes as stiff as a board and cries, sometimes so hard that he's face turns red. I know it's time to burp him cuz most of his bottle is gone (I try and burp him at least twice per feeding).

Dose any of your little ones do this? and if so how can I try and calm him down so he dose understand that he will still be fed?