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Sadly it's Sunday and the last day off for my weekend. crying.gif I still have 3 weeks left of watching my baby niece and she started teething.

I don't know if I can go back to taking the constant crying for another 3 weeks. headbonk.gifunsure.gif

I hope she's better this week. sad.gif


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Happy Sunday! :)

Woke up today at 12:30 pm!! That hasn't happened in the last 4 months! LOL I am glad I slept in today though, my body needed it.

We're having an old friend of John's and his two boys over for dinner tonight. I should catch a couple of hours on Skype with my family before they arrive.

Olivia, hoe baby Bieber feels better this week! (F)


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Sounds like a lovely Sunday for you Aya. I hope Piper feels better this week too. I can't take the constant crying anymore and she doesn't like the teething rings.

The only thing she does like is a bottle to sooth her mouth but then she over eats on formula and throws it up all over my hair and the back of my clothes or has really big bm's.

She's flipping over on the diaper changing table now and last week we got in a tug of war over a dirty diaper. I couldn't believe it was happening. I thought it was going to end up like a Steve Martin movie with dirty diaper smeared all over the nursery.


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Sounds like a lovely Sunday for you Aya. I hope Piper feels better this week too. I can't take the constant crying anymore and she doesn't like the teething rings.

The only thing she does like is a bottle to sooth her mouth but then she over eats on formula and throws it up all over my hair and the back of my clothes or has really big bm's.

She's flipping over on the diaper changing table now and last week we got in a tug of war over a dirty diaper. I couldn't believe it was happening. I thought it was going to end up like a Steve Martin movie with dirty diaper smeared all over the nursery.

Oops, sorry for spelling her name wrong. :blush:

I am sorry it's a rough time for you and her. I hope she starts feeling better soon so you can have your peace of mind back. Parenting is a not an easy job. Remember this is all experience for you, it's not going to be as tough when you have your own babies hopefully. :) Where is her mom, if I may ask?

Where's everybody else today? :unsure:


ROC Timeline

8/1/12: ROC window opens
9/4/12: ROC packet sent
9/8/12: ROC packet delivered to VSC
9/12/12: Check cashed
9/14/12: NOA letter received (NOA dated 9/10/12)
9/20/12: Biometrics letter received (Bio appointment 10/15/12)
10/12/12: Early biometrics walk-in

4/27/13: RFE received

6/17/13: RFE response sent

7/1/13: ROC petition approved

7/5/13: GC received in the mail.

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Oops, sorry for spelling her name wrong. :blush:

I am sorry it's a rough time for you and her. I hope she starts feeling better soon so you can have your peace of mind back. Parenting is a not an easy job. Remember this is all experience for you, it's not going to be as tough when you have your own babies hopefully. :) Where is her mom, if I may ask?

Where's everybody else today? :unsure:

Her Mom is working through July and then starting in August working part-time from home. She was supposed to have quit her job by now but can't bring herself to do it because that would mean her Husband, my brother, would be the only bread winner and they'd have to stick to a budget. She's afraid too of what would happen to her and the baby is something happened to him. Though he's already told me several times he makes more than enough for her to be able to stay home and raise the baby. She's also cited that she is afraid of losing her identity being a stay at home Mom but I believe that once you have a child you become a Mother and your identity already changes with that. Life is never the same again as it was before.

Waleed was visiting with his family on skype today and his dad asked when we're going to have a baby. He told him when he's a doctor here. Yesterday his sister called from Baltimore and asked us both when we're going to have a baby & her husband was telling my husband to go ahead and have a baby Allah will provide. I think it's all very sweet of the family to be so encouraging but we can't even get stable work here right now. Waleed said all the baby talk coming from them is something of a religious thing.


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Okay, so I lost my net connection yesterday, so I gotta carry quotes over today.

of course we remember you, we're not senile!

now where are my glasses. :unsure:

I ran out of shuffleboard pucks and had to borrow your specs instead. At least now I can beat you at bingo.

Yes you've been missed. :yes: You've been busy with a new baby, immigration craziness, and moving across the country. I hope your ROC goes well!

I am almost dreading ROC. After all the trouble we had with AOS, I cannot imagine what sort of horrors USCIS has up their sleeve now. I expect snowball effect.

Still trying to get used to the West Coast. Im getting used to the crazy highway system. Im tolerating the lack of air conditioning. But how do people live with such long days? OMG! The sun comes up between 430 and 5 (no joke!) and doesnt set until after 930. Ramadan is going to be REALLY HARD this year. Even though the economy was really sucky in Texas, we're still homesick.

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Sadly it's Sunday and the last day off for my weekend. crying.gif I still have 3 weeks left of watching my baby niece and she started teething.

I don't know if I can go back to taking the constant crying for another 3 weeks. headbonk.gifunsure.gif

I hope she's better this week. sad.gif

Have you tried a cold wet washrag? Rub it on her gums or let her chew on it. Mehdi was pretty picky about teether toys too. Once in awhile he would take a vibrating teether. Baby Orajel and Baby Tylenol or Motrin also work wonders if her parents allow it.

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Okay, so I lost my net connection yesterday, so I gotta carry quotes over today.

I ran out of shuffleboard pucks and had to borrow your specs instead. At least now I can beat you at bingo.

I am almost dreading ROC. After all the trouble we had with AOS, I cannot imagine what sort of horrors USCIS has up their sleeve now. I expect snowball effect.

Still trying to get used to the West Coast. Im getting used to the crazy highway system. Im tolerating the lack of air conditioning. But how do people live with such long days? OMG! The sun comes up between 430 and 5 (no joke!) and doesnt set until after 930. Ramadan is going to be REALLY HARD this year. Even though the economy was really sucky in Texas, we're still homesick.

Have you tried a cold wet washrag? Rub it on her gums or let her chew on it. Mehdi was pretty picky about teether toys too. Once in awhile he would take a vibrating teether. Baby Orajel and Baby Tylenol or Motrin also work wonders if her parents allow it.

I remember learning about the long days and that it has something to do with us being on a polar north point. Hubby has said that he's unsure how he's going to handle the Ramadan hours just yet. I think the longer days is a problem for most of the practicing Muslims in this region. He mentioned staying up until 3 am and sleeping until 10 am which may help somewhat with the long days.

I understand that homesickness you have from leaving Texas. I had it for at least the first 3 years after I left. It wasn't until the 5th year when I went back for 6 months that I realized I had changed while everyone who remained stayed the same and so it wasn't the same for me anymore.

I'm going to have to try your cold wash rag on her gums and hope it sooths her. Her parents mentioned orajel but I have yet to see any and my days are hell. Well last week was anyways. I was supposed to be done with this temporary situation by now and I really wanted to avoid her teething but I didn't get out of it. I once worked in the baby unit in North Richland Hills, Texas for the summer and having 8 babies to take care of all of them teething at once was enough for me to never want to work in the baby unit again. Even just one baby teething is enough. headbonk.gif

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I remember learning about the long days and that it has something to do with us being on a polar north point. Hubby has said that he's unsure how he's going to handle the Ramadan hours just yet. I think the longer days is a problem for most of the practicing Muslims in this region. He mentioned staying up until 3 am and sleeping until 10 am which may help somewhat with the long days.

I understand that homesickness you have from leaving Texas. I had it for at least the first 3 years after I left. It wasn't until the 5th year when I went back for 6 months that I realized I had changed while everyone who remained stayed the same and so it wasn't the same for me anymore.

I'm going to have to try your cold wash rag on her gums and hope it sooths her. Her parents mentioned orajel but I have yet to see any and my days are hell. Well last week was anyways. I was supposed to be done with this temporary situation by now and I really wanted to avoid her teething but I didn't get out of it. I once worked in the baby unit in North Richland Hills, Texas for the summer and having 8 babies to take care of all of them teething at once was enough for me to never want to work in the baby unit again. Even just one baby teething is enough. headbonk.gif

I had no idea a few degrees higher in latitude make such a big difference. Its really hard to get decent sleep with the sunlight getting up hours before me and staying up after we need to be in bed. Ive never been this sensitive to sunlight before. I must invest in some blackout curtains. Im told the winter is going to be conversely darker. I guess I was too busy with everything else because I didnt notice a huge difference this last season. Im concerned about hubster's fasting this year. Its going to be so taxing on him.

I spent over 30 years in Texas, so its always going to be home. I try to be logical and remember how difficult it was in Texas with no jobs, no money, no home of our own, and no prospects for bettering our situation. Up here we've got good jobs with better wages, a really nice home, a much bigger religious and cultural support system, better state benefits, better daycare, on and on and on. But it still pulls at my heartstrings when I meet someone who is from Texas. Or married to someone from Texas. Or has even been to Texas in the last 5 years LOL.

The baby orajel can really save the day. Its not very expensive, depending on where you buy it. In fact, if you've got a Dollar General in your area, thats a fantastic place to buy all sorts of baby goods. Mehdi seemed to do pretty well with a hit of Baby Tylenol and a dab of orajel. While you're waiting for the tylenol to kick in, the orajel will temporarily take away the pain and allow baby to get some rest (which is a great way to relieve pain for iddy biddies). Be forewarned, she may not like the taste and get mad when you put it on her gums. She'll pipe down quick though when she realizes the soreness is gone. The cold wet rag may help soothe her gums and also help ease the tooth through. Even rubbing them with your finger can help. My heart goes out to you, teething is no fun for anyone involved.

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I had no idea a few degrees higher in latitude make such a big difference. Its really hard to get decent sleep with the sunlight getting up hours before me and staying up after we need to be in bed. Ive never been this sensitive to sunlight before. I must invest in some blackout curtains. Im told the winter is going to be conversely darker. I guess I was too busy with everything else because I didnt notice a huge difference this last season. Im concerned about hubster's fasting this year. Its going to be so taxing on him.

I spent over 30 years in Texas, so its always going to be home. I try to be logical and remember how difficult it was in Texas with no jobs, no money, no home of our own, and no prospects for bettering our situation. Up here we've got good jobs with better wages, a really nice home, a much bigger religious and cultural support system, better state benefits, better daycare, on and on and on. But it still pulls at my heartstrings when I meet someone who is from Texas. Or married to someone from Texas. Or has even been to Texas in the last 5 years LOL.

The baby orajel can really save the day. Its not very expensive, depending on where you buy it. In fact, if you've got a Dollar General in your area, thats a fantastic place to buy all sorts of baby goods. Mehdi seemed to do pretty well with a hit of Baby Tylenol and a dab of orajel. While you're waiting for the tylenol to kick in, the orajel will temporarily take away the pain and allow baby to get some rest (which is a great way to relieve pain for iddy biddies). Be forewarned, she may not like the taste and get mad when you put it on her gums. She'll pipe down quick though when she realizes the soreness is gone. The cold wet rag may help soothe her gums and also help ease the tooth through. Even rubbing them with your finger can help. My heart goes out to you, teething is no fun for anyone involved.

We kept Enzo on a steady diet of tylenol or motrin - we'd get it at Target or Walmart generic versions - very inexpensive. When he is teething he is in such pain that he needs to have the pain relief (and so do we). It doesn't drug him, just soothes. I also like Hyland's Teething Tablets. Good stuff!

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Thanks for the teething tips ladies. I'm not sure how to bring it up with the new parents without stressing out the new mother. Anytime that something is going on with the baby it's a big deal. She says she's a new mother so she worries.


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