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Old Sep 5th, 2017, 07:11 AM   2471
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Ahh!!! So exciting fern! Congrats on being pupo!

So as of two days ago, we have a mobile baby! It's his own version of crawling, but boy is he quick!



 
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Old Sep 5th, 2017, 10:39 AM   2472
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So much fun news on this board.

Fern - best of luck! so exciting.

Love the pics. They are all so cute!

2have - hoping your little ones start feeling better!!

Rebecca - Claire and Oliver still eat a full bottle (7oz) about every 3-4 hours. It's usually close to 3 hours. But they go 12 hours without a bottle 7pm to 7am. We are feeding them twice daily but they still don't eat a whole bunch of purees. We have made their food from the beginning. Peas, peaches, plums, sweet potato, yogurt pureed with fruit, green beans, pears, etc. We freeze in ice cube trays as mentioned.

AFM, we have a hurricane on the way...eek. Watching Irma closely to see where she is going to hit. It's a possibility she could come really close to us. I have a work trip planned that doesn't look like it is going to happen. Hubby is at the store right now stocking up on some non-perishables. Our local store is out of water, very low on soup, etc. Last time a hurricane hit this area they were out of power for 17 days. Prayers for everyone in the path and hopefully it will avoid land as much as possible.



 
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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 00:46 AM   2473
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Ok so it's over. I got a heavy period at 7dpo. I'm guessing progesterone issues or idk, but we are now a one child family. Lost the embie. I cried my eyes out for hours in the early hours of the morning but then dh and I went to get our son from his crib to cuddle with us in bed, and forced ourselves to think of pros to having just one. Eg we'll have more money to spend on him, can take him on trips even overseas, spoil him rotten, send him to the best schools etc. If I don't try to look at the bright side I will be too horribly sad at losing my last embie and never having a sibling.
My son is clearly a miracle baby. And he is such a great lovie. I mean which other babies smile and laugh at you when they see you first thing in the morning after quietly sttn. He is always smiling. Just had a bad leap at 5 months for about 2 weeks and that was THAT. He'll never have a sibling but he can play with the neighbour's kids and hopefully not feel lonely.



 
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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 07:11 AM   2474
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Fern I'm so sorry! It's very dissapointing I'm sure. You are right to look at the bright side and enjoy your little baby G. There are many wonderful things about being an only child and I'm sure he will appreciate those things.

Rq stay safe from the hurricane! My aunt living in Boca, FL evacuated with her family. They are driving towards Chicago.
My babies also go from 7pm-7am without a bottle and then every 3-4 hours during the day.
So this week we tried a few more food items, yogurt, potato pudding, smashed chick peas, and new varieties of baby pures. Most of the food went over very well! Now I need to start preparing thick soups and freezing them



 
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 00:31 AM   2475
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Thanks rebecca. I admit I'm grieving and cry every morning when I wake up but really to try to appreciate every moment with ds even more now that I know I'll only have one baby.

Rq hope you are ok in the hurricane.



 
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Old Sep 8th, 2017, 09:47 AM   2476
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Oh fern, I'm so sorry!! It's just not fair! I hope you can find some peace through everything. I'm sure your son will love being an only child, there certainly are perks!

Rq, I hope you are all finding a safe place to go. This thing is scary!



 
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Old Sep 11th, 2017, 01:49 AM   2477
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Hi ladies, Fern I'm so sorry to hear your bad news. I love your attitude though, looking to the positives is the only way to be. Our girls' Godmother only ever determinedly wanted one and it annoys her to no end when ppl ask her are you having another? Not all households need 2 kids! You can be that mom who has all the neighbourhood kids over, you can join different play groups, you'll have more time & energy to invest in his interests, you an certainly travel a whole lot easier. My friend took her son to Germany last spring and Iceland just these past two weeks. Let me tell you she takes full advantage, and being a single mother she's totally inspiring to me. Life is what you make of it and you will be fine because of your glass-half-full attitude. You still need to grieve though, you've had a huge loss. Allow yourself this and treat yourself kindly. Others may want to move on right away but this isn't something many might care so deeply about as a mother would. With each piece if clothing that no longer fits my girls I feel sooooo sad. And most of the time I'm saying to myself how ridiculous I am for feeling this way but it is the closure of a stage in our life. It's nothing compared to the loss you've just had but it still makes me tear up when I put an outgrown baby item in the sell box. Sending you hugs xx



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 08:43 AM   2478
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Thanks so much 2have. I know you all understand. I'm grieving much more than I thought I would and sometimes I feel guilty for it (I didn't have a miscarriage or SIDS etc which is so much worse ) but I just grieve for the life that never had a chance to progress. My embie didn't even have the opportunity to try and implant. I am giving myself time to grieve. I look in the mirror every morning and tell myself it will all be OK.
I don't know how I will cope with giving my son's newborn and 0-3mo clothes away, but my cousin needs them so I want to help her.
I'm really glad this FET is over, I was coming apart at the seams. Now to rebuild....



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 12:55 PM   2479
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So sorry Fern. I would prob react the same way.

We made it through Hurricane Irma and we are safe and no damage to our home. A big palm tree fell down next door but it didn't hurt their house. We also kept power through it all so I am very thankful.

Claire and Oliver are doing great as always. We started some whole solids this week (ie fruit cut up, puffs, etc). They don't eat very much at a time, but we are trying. They are BOTH cutting teeth this week and will have both their top teeth very soon. One of Claire's actually broke through already and Oliver's are right on the gum line. Oliver is clingy this week but Claire takes it all in stride.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 08:10 AM   2480
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Rq so glad to hear everyone is ok. I gave money to someone's gofundme who's going over to cuba to help with clean up. They have no power so their food has all gone bad. They're sll awaiting the gov't to fix things as the people have very few resources to work with. I hope this isn't the start of annual monster hurricanes and forest fires. We've had serious snoke air quality all summer. BC is on fire and now the fires from the US has crept into Alberta and has burned our Waterton Parks area. Not good!

Teagan and Piper have been on solids for a month or so now and we'vemanaged to get their night feeds down to every 3-4 hours. Piper is pulling hetsrlf up in her crib and on furniture now getting ready to walk. Teagan still props hetself up with a hand when she sits and is a very very quick crawler. MacKinley's second birthday is at the end of the month and I've done the theme around a dress (sparkly red rose/tea party theme) she'll be wearing. This is by far, the most fun part of the year for me. I love doing the cakes up and decorating the house. This is my fav time and Christmas (even though the hubbie and I are strong Athiests ). I'm making a 16" fondant cake with an 8" second layer (which I'll bring in to my Dad's nursing home for the staff) and some tea cup/pot sugar cookies. This is sort of the cake I'm attempting (see below with a 6" tea pot at the top) except a wider base to feed more people. I learned how to do fondant last year with her first birthday and just love the challenge of designing whatever I want and being able to make it too. I couldn't do anything super fancy last year because I couldn't stand long enough with the twin bump. The girls have a respite lady who's an expert cake maker who gave me a few extra tools and a better recipe this year so I'm grateful for the help. I don't get exciced that often but I'm so looking forward to celebrating this beautiful little cherub's life with our new (and old) friends and family!!
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