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  • oh pretty good.
    i'm playing a game with the kids right now. someone pretends to talk, and another person "interprets" the silent talker's speech. like dubbing over films. sorry to hear about your tummy. how's the babe growing?
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    • Heheh, that sounds at least as much fun as the "what's on my butt?" guessing game.

      She's a lil' pork chop now. 14 pounds as of a couple weeks ago so she has basically doubled her birth weight. This despite a month of not gaining much when she was sick.

      That reminds me I need to weigh Buglet on our home scale. She lost 4 months of weight when she was sick... I'm curious if she's back on curve or not.

      How about yours?
      "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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      • how do you play the "what's on my butt" game?

        i haven't taken any of the kids to the doc in a while (actually in years for a regular check-up), but i think they're just a little ahead of average in height, and maybe a little under average in weight. they're all energetic and happy (most of the time) so i think they're right where they're supposed to be. my daughter was pretty seriously sick a while back (we did end up taking her in to the ER but they could do nothing for her). she probably lost weight, but i'm not sure as i don't really trust the scale and thus didn't weigh her. they are REALLY enjoying the warm weather. the older two took turns pushing my babe around the yard in little wagon. he loved it, and they spent a bit of time out in the sunshine. they've also been busy helping me prepare the garden beds for the season.
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        • You flop down on the couch, face down, and fold your arms under your head and relax. Then your kid brings various objects over to put on your butt and you "guess" what they are... the entire game is basically an excuse to collapse and relax, heheh.

          I probably should take a clue from your approach and not worry toooo much about whether their weights are exactly on target, etc. But it's nice when they are, I figure...

          Buglet's been enjoying her new tricycle. It's a big big for her and so she doesn't have the strength to really make it move yet but she does pedal and her dad pushes with the handle.

          Gardening. Ah! Always sounds so tempting... I saw this the other day:
          GrowCamp – USA GrowCamp
          and suddenly realized that with that, the local marauding deer would be less trouble. Still didn't go for it, though... bit late in the season. Maybe next spring after we finish our patio (and therefore know where to park such a thing.)
          "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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          • cool game. anything that lets me lie down and keep the kids occupied is genius.

            i've seen those grow camps at local greenhouses. they're pretty expensive when compared to a sunny patch of dirt, but if you can afford it more power to you! gardening isn't tough, but it's quirky (not that i'm an expert). you can read lots on gardening, and get a generally good idea on how it's done, but the specifics are so localized that it's unwise to get hung up on the details. fluff dirt, insert seed, water regularly. the rest are details.
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            • I thought so when I heard about it! Buglet is a bit young for the guessing part of it but she does like piling stuff up on me and I occasionally shake it off so she gets all excited about it.

              They are expensive, that's part of my hesitation... it's not like you'd save money on food, not for years and by then the screens would probably be kaput. Maybe I could just zip-tie together some wire fencing to make a movable or open-able deerproof cage or tent instead. Or container gardening with cage-columns for tomato... I dunno. Something. The anti-deer measures people feel obliged to go to around here make me not wanna bother.
              "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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              • deer can definitely be a problem. we see them occasionally around here, but up at my dad's place they are a huge issue. so much so that there have been cougar sightings in town- they're following the deer.
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                • Cougars! Dang, and I thought we had wildlife. But this is just the burbs, it can't be that bad here.

                  Heheh, I remember my ex-husband seeming vaguely fascinated (or horrified?) that we had sizeable wildlife like deer, Canada geese, etc. inside city limits. He grew up in New York and then went to college in Miami, so that's a tad different.
                  "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                  • haha! yeah, we used to have bighorn sheep walk through the driveway at my old place. oh, and peacocks, but they belonged to a neighbor.

                    drip coffee sucks ass. sorry i had to get that off my chest.
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                    • My dad was out birdwatching one time here near Washington D.C., and a frickin' peacock showed up. Talk about random.
                      "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                      • so i decided to justify a coconut water and an ice cream bar today while calling it a "refeed". of course i forgot that refeeds are supposed to be low-fat. well, i continued the "refeed" by eating chips with my dinner, having some sparkling pomegranate-apple juice, chocolate-covered almonds, and i might have an orange or some fresh mango tonight. i don't know if it's truly a "refeed," if it's going to reset my leptin levels, or if my leptin levels needed to be reset, but i'm not really enjoying this sugar-rush feeling! i bought a bunch of lower-carb snack foods (like celery and avocados) in preparation for the munchies i'm going to have the rest of the week.
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                        • i thought today was really going to suck. other than being sleepy, i felt just fine, and i was able to get right back on track with no issue. heh, cool.

                          i realized recently that my older son is getting to a size which is becoming difficult for me to lift. he's around 50 lbs, and a little over a head shorter than i. anyway, it was a funny realization because i'm trying to lift my kids more as a way of building strength without having to carve out time specifically for that purpose. so the question is, at what age will he be too big for me to lift? heh. i find it much more rewarding to surprise him by picking him up in a fireman carry than lifting dead weights. sometimes i play a game with the kids where i run around the house with a kid on my back (they take turns) until i feel like dropping.
                          Last edited by Saoirse; 05-09-2011, 11:58 PM.
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                          • How are the kids doing? Other than serving as awesome gradually-increasing weights. Optimus rolls Buglet up into curls and she giggles, it's extremely entertaining for all concerned.

                            Considering I can lift my husband without any training and haul him around, and considering your kids are primal enough that they'll surely never be overweight... it may be that there is NEVER a time that your kidlet is too big to lift!

                            I read an interview where Johnny Depp said something about how his fitness routine is to make sure he can run 5 miles carrying his kid until his kid is old enough to run 5 miles at the same pace. No wonder dude is wiry. @_@
                            "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                            • you may be right. then again, my husband is pretty wiry, but i can't lift him yet (or rather, i can't lift him more than a few inches off the ground). i can definitely see my kids growing to be tall and muscular (my family is stout, and husband's family is tall). maybe i need to lift more. someday i'll be badass like you!

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                              • I have felt badass before, and I'll be badass again later, but I wouldn't use that label right now.

                                See, right now I'm just coasting on innate muscle that I get thanks to my PCOS (it causes higher-than-normal androgens, and thus more muscle, kinda like a guy in that regard. Although breastfeeding kinda negates that... I haven't tried lately, still too chicken after the c-section and recovery woes!)

                                Ah, Depp. Scenic even when airbrushed all to hell and back.
                                "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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