The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2021

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Bought some Blue Buffalo Tastefuls to use as overnight snacks for Boone and Gracie. I'm thinking that was a bad idea. Gracie + Tastefuls = :oops:🚽 Soon after waking up the next morning, she has the squirts. Not full on diarrhea but a tad with very loose formed stools (and an audible sound at the beginning :lol: ). I plan on going to Petco after work to pick up some Weruva that isn't currently in our rotation.
 

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The baby's been giving me longer stretches of sleep at night again after weeks of being up approximately every two hours, which should be good, but now I've got a clogged duct on the right side. Hopefully I can get it out today.

I'm not looking forward to weaning if this is what it's going to be like!
 

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Yay for sleep!! :banana1:
I'm not looking forward to weaning if this is what it's going to be like!
I don’t know if it’ll be different because I stopped at 5 weeks but I weaned off pumping over the course of a week and it wasn’t bad that way. Maybe you can pump to help with that process? I never fully dried up between my kids though. It took years for that last little bit after DS! My OBGYN said its normal. :dunno:

I got DS his first coffee today. 🤪 I only let him have like 3oz and I asked for extra cream and hazelnut flavor. He liked it! DH said coffee relaxed him as a kid and my friend used to giver her daughter a little right before preschool. DS has never been a hyper kid but he’s been really difficult about doing school work this week. My mother took DD on a field trip; so I figured why not try it? So far he’s playing a board game by himself and seems completely unaffected. We’ll start math in a few minutes. Pray for me. Wish me luck. Something! It’s been hard.
 

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Ha, I'm shopping and I noticed a lot of the pet foods say "with real farm-raised chicken!" Um, where else would chickens be raised? I don't think pet food chickens are being raised in someone's apartment, lol.
Unfortunately most chickens are raised under industrial conditions - never seen daylight let alone a farm in their miserable short lives.🐔😢
 

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Unfortunately most chickens are raised under industrial conditions - never seen daylight let alone a farm in their miserable short lives.🐔😢
I know; I've seen plenty of poultry confinements. That's a farm though (in the US anyway; there are no chickens in the food supply that aren't raised in confinements unless you get them at a farmer's market or boutique butcher for $$$). I'm sure "farm-raised" is one of those meaningless descriptors like "natural" or "hormone-free" that looks good but means nothing.

It just amused me to think about other places chickens may be raised. It still does actually. Where else? The bathroom? A library? Hehe.

ETA: ah, yep, found it:
"As far as I know it doesn’t have a specific definition. All chickens and animals raised for food production are raised on a farm of some sort, whether it’s large, small or in between."

Farm-Raised Chickens: Answers on Antibiotics, Hormones and More | BestFoodFacts.org
 
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Yay for sleep!! :banana1:

I don’t know if it’ll be different because I stopped at 5 weeks but I weaned off pumping over the course of a week and it wasn’t bad that way. Maybe you can pump to help with that process? I never fully dried up between my kids though. It took years for that last little bit after DS! My OBGYN said its normal. :dunno:
I think the fact that I verge on an oversupply is my biggest issue. I used the heated back massager on it before the last time I fed J and it seems to be doing a lot better for now.

I don't plan on kicking her off anytime soon since she's hopefully getting covid antibodies, but as she eats more solid foods I know she's going to start nursing less so hopefully it'll be very gradual.
 

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I don't plan on kicking her off anytime soon since she's hopefully getting covid antibodies, but as she eats more solid foods I know she's going to start nursing less so hopefully it'll be very gradual.
Will you consider extended nursing? At least over 1? I know my cousin went a bit over 18 months with her first. I haven’t met her 2nd because of covid. But it seemed like a more gradual process that way. He just kind of gave it up himself. He got suck often at daycare so I think that encouraged her to keep going too.
 

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Will you consider extended nursing? At least over 1? I know my cousin went a bit over 18 months with her first. I haven’t met her 2nd because of covid. But it seemed like a more gradual process that way. He just kind of gave it up himself. He got suck often at daycare so I think that encouraged her to keep going too.
That's been my plan, especially as I don't know if she'll have outgrown her dairy intolerance yet. I don't think I'll let her keep going until kindergarten, but I'm not going to kick her off right at a year either. Hopefully it'll slowly go down to like twice a day, then once a day, then done.

There could be a second baby by then anyway and it won't matter!
 

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Staying home with Gracie. For the last 3 days, about 10-15 minutes after getting up, she has had diarrhea. First two days were mostly loosely formed stool with a bit of diarrhea at the beginning. Today was full on diarrhea. Afterwards she is ok.

Tried booking an appointment but none available until mid-October. Just going to watch her all day since I don't get to do that normally.

She is eating well and behavior is normal so I am at a loss. Thought it might be the Blue Buffalo Tastefuls I was giving them for overnight snack but they got their normal food last night and this morning was the worst episode.
 

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Well, klunick klunick , it generally takes about 18 hours for something like that to fully clear the system, so it might still be that, the last of it working its way out! I'll light a candle for her!

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Been going on 3 days. Before and after the Blue Buffalo so I don't think that is it. What is weird is how it is immediately after waking up in the morning and it only happens once that I am aware of.

I added this to my upcoming Chewy order to see if it keeps her (and Boone's) gut in check.
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