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    If Baby rolls off your lap and smacks the kitchen floor he's gonna be okay!

    I see many posts here from folks with SCI or their mates with big questions about their ability to parent. My message is YES YOU CAN! My wife and I have 5 children. All were born after my injury. It's a challenge and a learning experience. I continue to learn and mine are already 5-13 years.
    I have plenty of tips, advice and stories (see title of this post). My tip of the day: if you lay your naked infant across your lap and reach up to take his bottle out of the microwave HOLD ONTO HIM WHILE YOU ARE REACHING!
    "If you are going through hell-keep going." -Winston Churchill

    #2
    and watch theit toes! though amazingly a 2 year olds toes don't even bruise when run over by a powerchair....
    Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

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      #3
      True!!
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        #4
        ummm...you put your kid's bottle in microwave?? really? and yes, am mom (kid born 6 yrs post), c7, single. and pick the real pumpkin (or ghoul) outta my avatar

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          #5
          As an AB, my oldest boy taught me never to try to take a shower with a baby. I didn't drop him, but only because I worked my way to the floor trying to keep ahold of him.

          My middle boy slipped out of his blanket while I was holding him & hit the ground -- while I was AB -- in public (!).

          Neither was injured.

          It happens either way.
          ____________________

          "We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
          - Barack Obama

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            #6
            Yes, I always heard do not put the bottle in the microwave cuz of this and that....I also used to angst about dropping the pacifier on the ground. By Kid number five I think we had devolved to the 5 minute rule: if its been rolling around in the muck for less than 5 minutes just wipe it off and jam it back in...
            "If you are going through hell-keep going." -Winston Churchill

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              #7
              Originally posted by number1advocate View Post
              Yes, I always heard do not put the bottle in the microwave cuz of this and that....I also used to angst about dropping the pacifier on the ground. By Kid number five I think we had devolved to the 5 minute rule: if its been rolling around in the muck for less than 5 minutes just wipe it off and jam it back in...
              ROFL! but, for new parents out there, seriously, be careful w/microwaved bottles...it is a potential prob due to uneven heating. just a note of caution. anyway, yeah, my kid survived my dis...well, he's 18 now and i'm trying to survive his dis...teenager LOL

              wth? you used a pacifier?? oh my! lol, my kid would never take that abuse. left thumb, left thumb ONLY. when little, if left arm tied to crib (KIDDING) if left arm under him or something, it was like right thumb didn't exist. and yeah, he's a lefty to this day. strange thing. barely outta my womb and it was left thumb. so, :P to learned lefties theories!
              Last edited by cass; 27 Oct 2010, 12:44 AM.

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                #8
                ooops
                "We must become the change we want to see in the world." Gandhi

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                  #9
                  alissa - very cute baby on grass!
                  But - is that your dog I see taking a dump in the background?

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                    #10
                    nope, friend's dog. My dogs crap too though
                    "We must become the change we want to see in the world." Gandhi

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                      #11
                      that baby is fucking adorable.
                      An administrator made me remove my signature.

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                        #12
                        thanks. she's 4 now, all growed up & survived quadmom, so far...

                        Emi - it really is amazing how their toes don't squish when rolled upon. I get a totally baby reaction from her Poppi when he gets underwheel tho - whaaaaaaaa
                        "We must become the change we want to see in the world." Gandhi

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by alissa View Post
                          thanks. she's 4 now, all growed up & survived quadmom, so far...

                          Emi - it really is amazing how their toes don't squish when rolled upon. I get a totally baby reaction from her Poppi when he gets underwheel tho - whaaaaaaaa
                          Is she seriously 4 already? wow....

                          yah, you'de think my hubby needs to go to the ER when I get his toes! My kids cry for a second and they are fine - I feel worse than them! Not that it happens every day or anything.
                          Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

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                            #14
                            No injures with my first! I did have some anxiety over her rolling off my lap, but I was very careful. With little carpet I can get around by wheeling one handed and leave a hand on the baby for the most part.

                            Babies on the ground? Wolves gonna get um!

                            Andrew

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by alissa View Post
                              nope, friend's dog. My dogs crap too though
                              Lol.

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