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10:33am 20/05/2012
I know, I fail at livejournal, I really really do. Pretty much only use it for my parenting/homebirthing/breastfeeding communities anymore.

But this one, this one I want to shout to the mountaintops everywhere.

A week ago Friday we made the decision to nightwean Cael. My milk is nearly gone due to the new pregnancy, and he was waking up hourly looking for more mama milk (that wasn't there, poor Goblin). First night, sucked. Second night, sucked. But each night sucked a little bit less.

Last night for the first night in his 21, nearly 22 months of life.... he slept 10 hours in his own bed. Didn't wake up, didn't need to nurse, no tantrums (which we had at 2 am every other night this week), nothing. Nursed to sleep at 7:30, then woke up and nursed at 5:30 this morning.

My baby isn't a baby! (and I am perfectly okay with that, I am of the opinion that helping our children grow into happy healthy individuals is part of being a parent, and allowing them to grow up and not clinging to their baby-ness is part of that process).

And for the fun of it, semi-recent pics of the Goblin.

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mood: contentcontent
music: Food Network - Best Thing I Ever Ate
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Stolen from Ezlet  
10:09am 21/01/2012
The problem with internet: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
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08:59pm 20/05/2011
Really I am just posting it to save it, was posted in one of my parenting type communities and it is cute and now I want to read the book, but this laptop is in desperate need of a reformat so trying not to bookmark anything i might actually want to keep. The below passage is *so* Cael.

This is the text at the beginning of Chapter Six in the current edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, which I think is wonderful and illustrates how the book is not just informative but has a sense of humour.

ME (Scooping up one angry lump of baby): Hey there, sweetie. Hungry?
SOPHIA: OH, MOM, it was SO AWFUL! I woke up in that PLACE? You know the one? Where no one is holding the baby? And there isn't any milk? IT WAS THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED IN MY WHOLE LIFE!
ME (offers breast): Here you go.
SOPHIA: SO HUNGRY! (butts breast with her face)
ME: You have to open your mouth.
ME (tickles her lip): It's okay, sweetie.
SOHPIA: SO HUNGR - oh. Snarf. Nom nom nom nom nom nom. SO GOOD. Nom nom nom nom. I almost DIED, you know. Nom nom nom nom.
ME: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
SOPHIA (Head lolling back, mouth slack and dribbling milk): Duuuude.
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Nursing Necklaces  
09:25pm 10/03/2011
I know I have limited amounts of friends on my friends list that are nursing mamas. But to those of you that are out there, Stones of Healing is having a give-away on their blog. I <3 their necklaces, they are cute, and durable enough to withstand goblin tugs (and boy does he tug)
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*sigh* work drama  
09:29am 26/02/2010
Okay, so backstory, I work as a legal assistant at a decent size law firm (about 75 -ish employees). I am obviously pregnant, and they are well aware of this fact.

Yesterday they started work on the HVAC system about 10-20 feet away from my desk. Ceiling tiles down, tearing pipes down, dust all over, to the point that my chest completely tightened up and I couldnt breath, my co-worker who isnt pregnant took sudafed, benadryl, and two different rescue inhalers, there is something in here not just dust, because I dont react to just dust like this.

I woke up this morning still coughing, still tight and not breathing right, so I called my midwife to get her opinion, and she told me not to go in, she doesnt want me around that.

I called in and now the office manager is pissed at me. Both my supervisor and the other person in my position already were off today for vacation days, so he was trying to guilt me into coming in "it's just dust" and all this crap. Sorry, not my issue that they're not there, my health and my baby are my issue, I'm not the only one affected by it, I'm just the only one doing anything about it.

Jon is pissed, he wants to call OSHA, but since i called in he's worried if he does suspicion would fall on me. He works in a chemical plant so has all the safety training and says that the way this is being handled is in violation of several osha rules. I really need a new job, but where am I going to find a law firm that will hire me now that I'm showing? *sigh*
location: Home
mood: stressedstressed
music: HGTV
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06:54am 06/02/2010
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Faeology - Stolen from Ezlet  
12:35pm 14/03/2009
Let others know a little more about yourself
Re-post this as your name followed by "ology"

--What is your salad dressing of choice?
For Salads - French, for everything else, Ranch

--What is your favourite sit-down restaurant?

--What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not
get sick of?
Granola with yogurt

--What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Pineapple and ham

--How many televisions are in your house?
2, only 1 gets used though

--What colour of mobile phone do you have?

--Are you right-handed or left-handed?

--Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
wisdom teeth, some torn cartiledge in my knee

--What is the last heavy item you lifted?

--Have you ever been knocked unconscious?

--If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
probably not, maybe though

--If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
dont know, I'm kind of used to my name

--Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?

--How many pairs of flip flops do you own?

--Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
Not since I dumped the felon

--Last person you talked to?
THe guy at H&R Block

--Last person you hugged?


Any day that involves me being off work

--Day of the week?

This year I'll say July... 'cuz it means June is done :P

--Missing someone?


--What are you listening to?
History Channel, and my cats crying 'cuz they think it's 5pm apparently (they are acting like they're starving)

History channel?

--Worrying about?
Bills, house shit, wedding shit, taxes, life

--Do you always answer your phone?

--It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
Whoever it is it better be a god damn emergency

--If you could change your eye color what would it be?

--Do you own a digital camera?

--Have you ever had a pet fish?
Once, I won him at the fair, and mom made me keep him outside in a tupperware bowl... a bird ate him

--What's on your wish list for your birthday?
That somebody pays off my credit card

--Can you do push ups?
I doubt it

--Can you do a chin up?
Definately not

--Does the future make you more nervous or excited?

--Do you have any saved texts?
not deliberately, if they're there it's 'cuz I havent gotten around to deleting them

--Ever been in a car wreck?

-Do you have an accent?
Who doesnt?

--What is the last song to make you cry?
I dont remember

--Plans tonight?
Not a clue, find out once Jon gets home from work

--Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
yesterday? Nothing

--Have you ever been given roses?

--Current hate
Wisconsin Department of Revenue

--Met someone who changed your life?

--How did you bring in the new year?
I was in bed at 10

--Name three people who might complete this:
Not a clue, probably nobody

--Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?

--Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?

--Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?
I better be, the churchy wedding is in 3 months

--What songs do you sing in the shower?

--Ever had someone sing to you?
Not in a serious romantic sense, in a goofing off sense, yes

--When did you last cry?
Been a while

--Do you like to cuddle?

--Have you held hands with anyone today?
Nope, wait yes, in bed cuddling

--Who was the last person you took a picture of?
Myself, so I could show my my altered wedding dress

--Do you believe in staying close with your ex's?
not particularly

--Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
mostly new

--Do you like pulpy orange juice?

--What is something your friends make fun of you for?
jon picks on me for my accent

--Have you ever ridden an elephant?
yep, at the zoo

--What are you saving your money up for right now?
the wedding, house, and a car

--When is the last time you ate peanut butter and jelly?
been a while

--What were you doing 12 AM last night?

--What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
god damn Jon working saturdays, hit the fucking snooze
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Reception Timeline  
06:14pm 12/03/2009
Here's what we're looking at for the timeline for the reception, but I need more eyes to proofread it and tell me what's wrong with it and what needs to be changed. Background: Reception is at 3 at the church, and the reception is only from 5-10, so everything has to be done by 10, I'm nervous about enough time for the photographer, but waiting for them to email me back.

3:00 Ceremony
5:00 Reception Starts
5:00 Cocktail Hour
5:30 Bridal Party Introductions
6:00 Dinner Served
6:45 Cake Cutting
7:00 First Dances/Father&Daughter/Mother&Son
7:20 Dancing Begins
8:00 Bouquet/Garter
9:55 Last Dance
10:00 Reception Ends
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Just for the record  
07:18pm 24/02/2009
My body is bizarre.

as mentioned earlier I am a pmsy-Tara... not craving chocolate, oh no... I'm eating a big bowl of corn. Yep, that was my craving... corn
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I find it funny  
06:49pm 24/02/2009
In a sick twisted way it amuses me to be taking prenatal vitamins and having cramps and pms and horrid back pain at the same time. I've started taking the prenatals since you are supposed to be on them 3 months before conceiving and we plan to try this summer, so I got started on them... well obviously I'm not pregnant yet... which means I am having my usual monthly pms from hell AND taking prenatal vitamins..

i'd be giggling if I wasnt in so much pain/so pissy
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