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    I think you are right about the "get scared". Maybe there is something that you can give him, a routine or a tool, that can help him be a "big boy" and handle the scary stuff on his own. Imagine how proud he would be when he tells you that he handled it on his own, and you say how proud you are of him!

    I sympathize with Makenna, haha. I hate sleeping without a blanket. The last few nights, I've been struggling with too hot or too cold. Hulky is a furnace. It takes some work to figure out the right clothing to blanket ratio =\. If it's too cold, I sleep with clothes on, with no extra blankets (one warm one & a sheet), but usually take them off during the night (sometimes, while asleep).
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    That might be what Makenna does... or she could just be rolling around in her bed like kids do and knocking them off that way. it'll be interesting how things go once we get the parts to convert her crib to a toddler bed. (Parts are in the mail now... much to my distaste, being delivered by none other than FedEx... *eyeroll* Will be checking the OTHER 314 for my package as I drive by this week...)

    I'm not sure how many more tools I can give the kid! He's got a lamp on in his room nightly. He has a fan to block the 'scary noises'. He has a 4 foot long stuffed (floppy pillow-like) dog named Biscuit (who keeps the scary dogs away - he had a stint where he dreamed of mean dogs... ???), he has the ipod to further the scary noises, and he has a night light in the hallway (plus the light over the stove on) each night... Aside from leaving all the lights on at night, I don't know what other tools to give him to not be scared. OH, and he has a little stuffed dog he sleeps with (he got him when from his grandma when Makenna was born - Makenna has an exact duplicate b/c they both wanted to sleep with him) AND he's got a DreamLite (stuffed animal with an LED light pack in its back that shoots stars onto the ceiling). At one point we used air freshener as "monster killer".
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    Does he have any other specific fears? It seems like these might be excuses for something else, maybe something he doesn't know how to explain.
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    he always just says he wants to be with me. "I want you, Mom", he always says in a pleading, whiny voice. If I wasn't groggy and sleepy and annoyed by having my sleep disturbed, I'd be all like "Aw... that's so sweet", but I really just want to go back to sleep without a 6 year old on my back.

    I think he just doesn't like to be alone. For the first 3 years, close to 4 years, of his life, he slept in our room in some capacity or another. At first, we co-slept with him after moving into our new house and after Brad went on 2nd shift (swing). Then we put him in his bed in our room. Then after we moved his sister to her room, we also moved him back to his. So, this is our own doing, and it's frustrating at times.
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    Jenn - I saw in the EMF thread that you were down to 183 -- but I didn't take the time to read the rest cuz there was too many pages! That thread moves way too fast!

    So, did you make it to the 182 mark yet? I'm so excited for you!
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    Jenn--I've been lurking your posts (well, spot-checking anyway) and just wanted to say I am awestruck at your juggling. I live a busy life, but it's nearly entirely of my own making--no kids or husband with competing demands. And I can almost guarantee you that if you got more consecutive sleep, your irritability would go away...so good luck--I'll just throw that wish out there for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Jenn - I saw in the EMF thread that you were down to 183 -- but I didn't take the time to read the rest cuz there was too many pages! That thread moves way too fast!

    So, did you make it to the 182 mark yet? I'm so excited for you!
    Not yet. Just hit 183 this morning. I thought for sure it would be another week at least before I'd see a loss b/c I think it's PMS week. No signs though, so maybe it's not time yet... but has been 28+ days so I'm on the lookout. Hoping for another loss this week - or at least next.



    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalWriter View Post
    Jenn--I've been lurking your posts (well, spot-checking anyway) and just wanted to say I am awestruck at your juggling. I live a busy life, but it's nearly entirely of my own making--no kids or husband with competing demands. And I can almost guarantee you that if you got more consecutive sleep, your irritability would go away...so good luck--I'll just throw that wish out there for you.

    Lorena
    YAY! A new reader!! I told Brad what it was like last night and he said he was sleeping lightly enough that he knew it was a bad night. It'll be interesting what the BodyMedia thing has to tell (I got it tonight and it works AWESOME!!). Heck maybe it'll tell me I'm getting more sleep than I thought... I hope not or I've lost any leg I've had to stand on... lol

    One or two nights a week I have class to finish up my master's. After that's over I'll be able to better control my bedtime. Right now I'm aiming for lights out at 10:30... speaking of which... it's time to head that way.

    See y'all on the flip-side!!
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    So my armband works! YAY! So excited. It says that out of 8:02 minutes in bed, I slept for 6:33. Wouldn't you know it, the kids slept great last night. lol I had to go get Makenna at 5 and discovered Brad was still in bed... Oops. Dear, you're supposed to be leaving for work right now... so I was awake during the time that he was in the bathroom and Makenna was getting settled in our bed.

    Problem though... I can't access the Activity Manager at work b/c the firewalls do something goofy with their site, so I can't click on the link to the Activity Manager. Paula, do you think you could open your activity manager and paste the address for me? I was hoping to do a print-screen of my sleep graph to share with you all. Stupid firewalls - they kill the HTML formating of some sites (even google is affected) and BodyMedia's site is ALL jacked up on these screens. It's done by design - some stupid shit about national security (lol) and it really puts a cramp in my style!

    I had a facebook argument yesterday with a gal who posts some pornographic stuff on Facebook. She normally just posts pictures of hot guys with no shirt, but the other night she posted a pic of a guy holding onto his obviously "ready to go" junk through his jeans. I wasn't impressed. She's not the only one who posts crap like that, so just for a fair warning, I posted that I'll be removing anyone from my newsfeed who continually posts pornographic stuff - for two reasons: 1. I don't want my kids to see it, and 2. that shit can get me fired from my job as we're allowed to access Facebook during breaks, but also b/c I do actual physical work on Facebook (our org has a FB page) and to get to it, I have to first access my own page. I don't need someone else's sexual proclivities to get me fired. She was the ONLY person who took offense and started saying that I'm not accepting her as she is, blah blah blah... yes, I am... I'm just choosing NOT to see the stuff you're posting. I didn't delete her and I didn't block her... I just went to her page and unchecked the block "show on my newsfeed". No harm, no foul. Someone went to her page to see what she was posting that offended me and said that she'd posted a status update chastising me for not talking to her first and then went on to say that she didn't even know I'd posted that status b/c she removed me from her feed a long time ago for being whiny and smartassy (I don't consider myself witty enough to be a smart ass, but whatev) so she was told by a friend to check out my status b/c the friend thought it was about her. Now, if I'm not mistaken, she removed me from her feed a while ago and now she's offended that I'm removing her?? Seriously? You're a grown ass woman (in her late 40's) and you're getting offended b/c I'm doing the same thing you had already done to me? WTF over?? People are so stupid. I only posted this status to be considerate, to explain to them that I'm not asking them to stop posting whatever they want to post, just that I don't wish to see it and since I can't just hide certain things from people and have to hide the whole person, that is what I intend to do when people post excessive amounts of pornographic material. Whatever.

    I'm about ready to get rid of facebook all together to be honest. I have facebook paired with my phone and when i get a text stating that someone has responded to a post I've made, my heart starts pounding b/c it's usually someone contesting my dietary preferences, which gets me all sorts of stressed out - not sure why. I get defensive and confrontational and that raises my anxiety/stress. It's not worth it to have a pounding heart every time you get a text from Facebook, ya know? But, there are games I like to play and I don't want to stop playing them... maybe I should just stop posting statuses. lol

    I made coco-chocs last night (a la winencandy's recipe). According to what I'd read on Sabine's journal they're 2 parts coconut oil and 1 part chocolate. When I was mixing it up last night it looked really watery - like it would produce watered down chocolate, so I made it 2 parts chocolate, 2 parts coconut oil. I tossed in some chopped pecans and sprinkled with some coconut. OMG it's like eating a candy bar!! They're so damned delicious! They'll be a problem, I'm certain of it. I poured it into the bottom of a baking dish and tossed them in the freezer for a short bit then cut them into 24 pieces. I think I ate 4 pieces while I was cutting them. I'll have to really watch myself with them... But oh so good!!
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    Oh and I suspect I'm dehydrated... I've been taking iron every day, but today I bent over to kiss Makenna bye when I dropped her off and when I stood up again, I had a head-rush. Things turned black for a second and then my heart started pounding and I got extremely winded. In a matter of SECONDS! I've had a mild headache since. I suspect it's dehydration b/c the Mayo Clinic says these things: Low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and rapid breathing are all signs of severe dehydration. The only liquid I drink is up to three 18 oz bottles of black tea a day, maybe 16 oz of KE tea, but hardly ever any water. So first thing this morning, I walked to the water cooler and filled my 24 oz CamelBak bottle. I'm down to the last 8 oz in it and will walk down to refill it when it's empty. I need to step away from the tea and start drinking more water. It'll probably help my weight loss and IIRC, it's essential when living in ketosis... so chug-a-lug friends.


    But it could also be iron deficient anemia based on these symptoms that I have (also similar to dehydration)

    Shortness of breath, Headache, Dizziness or lightheadedness, Irritability, Fast heartbeat, An uncomfortable tingling or crawling feeling in your legs (I have had instances since this weekend where it feels like my feet are being stabbed with a million different pins all at once... it only lasts a few second, and it's different than when your leg is asleep and wakes up).

    So... going to be chugging the water... and continuing the iron supplements. I suspect the Russian Circus will be in town VERY soon, so maybe that explains the anemia symptoms? Who knows...

    Well, bottle's empty... time to go refill.
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    I forced down 100oz of water yesterday and didn't go very much, so I must be dehydrated too.

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