PetiteSirah


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PoSt away, folks.

Hail the victor, the king without flaw
Salute your new master ... Petite Sirah!


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klezman


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PetiteSirah wrote:PoSt away, folks.



You buying the Shannon Ridge?

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MarkDaSpark


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Courtesy of CJ:

cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
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Upcoming Woot Wine Gatherings…All The News for the week of December 30th.

January 2013
1/19: Austin #1
1/19: NorCal #14: Santa Clara Valley Wines
1/26 - 1/27: Buffalo/WNY #10: Ice Wine Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada)

February 2013
2/22: 2013 Dark & Delicious (Alameda, CA)
2/23 - 2/25: 2013 D&D Napa/Sonoma Weekend

Pending
TBD: NYC Tasting #21: A Tribute (interest thread)
TBD: NorCal: Volcanic Terroir and/or Eastern European Finds
TBD: NorCal: Wheelbarrow o' Wine
TBD: Dallas #11
TBD: Arizona Verde Valley Winery Weekend


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Emerson is teething. It's horrible. She wakes up craying, she's really fussy all day, she is drooling like crazy (I hate drool). Not fun.

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cortot20


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kylemittskus wrote:Emerson is teething. It's horrible. She wakes up craying, she's really fussy all day, she is drooling like crazy (I hate drool). Not fun.



My son is a drooling machine.
Don't fret it gets better, our son started on oatmeal and its helping us get a little more sleep at night. It feels like our son has been teething for two months with no teeth in sight.

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MarkDaSpark


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kylemittskus wrote:Emerson is teething. It's horrible. She wakes up craying, she's really fussy all day, she is drooling like crazy (I hate drool). Not fun.



Craying? Is that smoking Crayola Cranyons?


And I can't imagine who she takes after ...



We used a chilled (but not frozen) teething ring for my son. Baby Orajel also worked (link is to the Natural one, without benzocaine). Orajel also still have their regular (with benzocaine) and nighttime gels. Regular worked fine, but then again, so did a shot of whiskey (for me!).


Edit: Sounds like you might still be able to use the regular, but limit it to 4x a day. But you're supposed to check with a health care provider if they're under 2.


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kylemittskus wrote:Emerson is teething. It's horrible. She wakes up craying, she's really fussy all day, she is drooling like crazy (I hate drool). Not fun.



Ahh yes, teething. When my daughter was a little sprout, she didn't complain much but she soaked several onesies a day with copious amounts of drool. Like MDS said, the chilled teething ring seemed to help.

This too shall pass and before you know it you will have real problems to worry about, like boys!

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kylemittskus


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edlada wrote:Ahh yes, teething. When my daughter was a little sprout, she didn't complain much but she soaked several onesies a day with copious amounts of drool. Like MDS said, the chilled teething ring seemed to help.

This too shall pass and before you know it you will have real problems to worry about, like boys!



Rings are in the fridge. I don't like the idea of teething tablets (they have night shade in them) or OraGel (sp?). Honestly, I'm more comfortable with putting some whiskey on my finger and rubbing it on her gums.

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otolith


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kylemittskus wrote:Rings are in the fridge. I don't like the idea of teething tablets (they have night shade in them) or OraGel (sp?). Honestly, I'm more comfortable with putting some whiskey on my finger and rubbing it on her gums.



It does get better as time goes on.

Orajel is fine...it's what we went with.

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kylemittskus wrote:Emerson is teething. It's horrible. She wakes up craying, she's really fussy all day, she is drooling like crazy (I hate drool). Not fun.



hylands teething tablets work wonders!! (assuming they still make them)

bahwm


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kylemittskus wrote:Rings are in the fridge. I don't like the idea of teething tablets (they have night shade in them) or OraGel (sp?). Honestly, I'm more comfortable with putting some whiskey on my finger and rubbing it on her gums.


When my niece's son was having terrible teething issues, ddeuddeg & I suggested the whiskey route. She was totally surprised by that and was afraid that her Brazilian anesthesiologist husband would find out and have problems with that! Desperate times . . . SHE was the one home with him all day!

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chemvictim


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kylemittskus wrote:Honestly, I'm more comfortable with putting some whiskey on my finger and rubbing it on her gums.



And then a little for you!

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uggg... back to work/school tomorrow, getting up at 5:20am grrrr ......really not looking forward to this!!

bahwm


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mommadeb1 wrote:uggg... back to work/school tomorrow, getting up at 5:20am grrrr ......really not looking forward to this!!


Hang in there mommadeb. They may be a little off tomorrow. The first day back, mine were a bit talky. Day 2, they were fine.

I'm staying home tomorrow. Feeling crappy including a low fever. Had the chills earlier. Hopefully, some good sleep will help.

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kylemittskus wrote:Emerson is teething. It's horrible. She wakes up craying, she's really fussy all day, she is drooling like crazy (I hate drool). Not fun.



No, it's not. Let her chew on your finger. Kinda rub the gums a bit. It'll actually feel good and when the teeth are close, it'll help break them through.

When she's older, my dad was a big fan of giving kids a chicken leg bone to chew on. Take off the all the meat, that weird bone, cartilage, etc. Just the bone. They get taste and chewing. Keep an eye on her for choking of course. We did it with son and no harm came to him.

Son got first teeth at 4 months.



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So very rarely (maybe once a year) my daughter will wake up and cry and shake like's she's freezing. She just did it and it scared the Brony out of me. Is that a seizure or a night terror or what? It happens so infrequently that I forget to call the doctor. My son has an appointment tomorrow so I'm going to mention it to him, but it's freaky. Tonight she was just crying and saying ow, but couldn't tell me what hurt, but she was alert. The other couple times it's happened (that I know of), she hasn't even really been conscious. She'll talk, but not answer questions and then it's done, she goes back to bed and it's maybe a year later when it happens again. should I be massively concerned?

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bhodilee wrote:So very rarely (maybe once a year) my daughter will wake up and cry and shake like's she's freezing. She just did it and it scared the Brony out of me. Is that a seizure or a night terror or what? It happens so infrequently that I forget to call the doctor. My son has an appointment tomorrow so I'm going to mention it to him, but it's freaky. Tonight she was just crying and saying ow, but couldn't tell me what hurt, but she was alert. The other couple times it's happened (that I know of), she hasn't even really been conscious. She'll talk, but not answer questions and then it's done, she goes back to bed and it's maybe a year later when it happens again. should I be massively concerned?



Sounds awful. How old is she?



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ThunderThighs wrote:Sounds awful. How old is she?



six, and it was not at all fun. From googling (stupid I know) it's most likely a night terror. I'll mention it to the doctor tomorrow and see what he thinks.

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bhodilee wrote:six, and it was not at all fun. From googling (stupid I know) it's most likely a night terror. I'll mention it to the doctor tomorrow and see what he thinks.


That was the first thing that popped into my mind but I don't anything about them. My son sleep walked but no night terrors.



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bhodilee wrote:So very rarely (maybe once a year) my daughter will wake up and cry and shake like's she's freezing. She just did it and it scared the Brony out of me. Is that a seizure or a night terror or what? It happens so infrequently that I forget to call the doctor. My son has an appointment tomorrow so I'm going to mention it to him, but it's freaky. Tonight she was just crying and saying ow, but couldn't tell me what hurt, but she was alert. The other couple times it's happened (that I know of), she hasn't even really been conscious. She'll talk, but not answer questions and then it's done, she goes back to bed and it's maybe a year later when it happens again. should I be massively concerned?


Yes, sounds like a night terror. The trouble is, it's hard to get too worked up over something that happens so infrequently. Must be awful to witness.

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ThunderThighs wrote:No, it's not. Let her chew on your finger. Kinda rub the gums a bit. It'll actually feel good and when the teeth are close, it'll help break them through.

When she's older, my dad was a big fan of giving kids a chicken leg bone to chew on. Take off the all the meat, that weird bone, cartilage, etc. Just the bone. They get taste and chewing. Keep an eye on her for choking of course. We did it with son and no harm came to him.

Son got first teeth at 4 months.

Being someone who deals with foreign body aspirations, this just sounds like an awful idea that I couldn't recommend in the least. You can always rub the chicken leg on the chew toy and hand the kid the chew toy.

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bhodilee wrote:So very rarely (maybe once a year) my daughter will wake up and cry and shake like's she's freezing. She just did it and it scared the Brony out of me. Is that a seizure or a night terror or what? It happens so infrequently that I forget to call the doctor. My son has an appointment tomorrow so I'm going to mention it to him, but it's freaky. Tonight she was just crying and saying ow, but couldn't tell me what hurt, but she was alert. The other couple times it's happened (that I know of), she hasn't even really been conscious. She'll talk, but not answer questions and then it's done, she goes back to bed and it's maybe a year later when it happens again. should I be massively concerned?


A friend of my daughter just had a baby that had some newborn health issues requiring a stay in the NICU. All is well now but they were told the only long term complication might be occasional mild non-scary seizures. Obviously yours don't meet the non-scary standard but knowing that sometimes these things are expected might help. Make yourself a note to mention at next appointment.

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One of my fond memories from the few years before my dad passed away, the family had a giant rib feast and one little boy (about 1-2 years old, I forget) had a rib bone which he would NOT give up for anything. It was super cute, the little guy clutching his rib bone. I have no idea if a rib bone is more or less dangerous than a chicken bone, but that was one happy little boy. And of course he was being watched by multiple pairs of eyes.

I'll say it again - I don't know how you parents do it. Sending positive energy and support your way!

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kylemittskus wrote:Rings are in the fridge. I don't like the idea of teething tablets (they have night shade in them) or OraGel (sp?). Honestly, I'm more comfortable with putting some whiskey on my finger and rubbing it on her gums.



We used the corks from the "empty" whisky bottles (nothing like cuttin yer teeth on single malt... literally ). Turn the bottle upside down, let the miniscule drop or three hit the cork, pull it and let em chew on it. And Orajel and frozen rings (which only stay frozen for about 3 minutes). Funny truth, the almost 3 year old asks for "ice" when she hurts herself, only since she was 2.5 did she actually let us put the "ice" on her boo boo, it used to just go in her mouth!

I hope your teething (and our next) are short... our first one teethed for a good 10 months straight.

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bhodilee wrote:six, and it was not at all fun. From googling (stupid I know) it's most likely a night terror. I'll mention it to the doctor tomorrow and see what he thinks.



We had night terrors for a while... Once or twice a week for a month or so when she was about 2. Almost impossible to wake her up. We eventually found that a wet washcloth on the back of the neck did enough to wake her that we could stop the screams and get her to calm down within a few minutes. They are almost as terrifying for the spectators as the victim.

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joelsisk wrote:We used the corks from the "empty" whisky bottles (nothing like cuttin yer teeth on single malt... literally ). Turn the bottle upside down, let the miniscule drop or three hit the cork, pull it and let em chew on it. And Orajel and frozen rings (which only stay frozen for about 3 minutes). Funny truth, the almost 3 year old asks for "ice" when she hurts herself, only since she was 2.5 did she actually let us put the "ice" on her boo boo, it used to just go in her mouth!

I hope your teething (and our next) are short... our first one teethed for a good 10 months straight.



Hey, great idea! Now, where did my dear husband put the Scotch?

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I just read an article about smartphones and new plans that the service providers are offering. Which company are you with? We have done well with Verizon in the past, but there may be some big changes in cost when we upgrade to our new phones. ddeuddeg's iphone 4 does not hold a charge very well these days--it dies after one day and he's not even using it a lot! We qualify for an upgrade this month.

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bahwm wrote:I just read an article about smartphones and new plans that the service providers are offering. Which company are you with? We have done well with Verizon in the past, but there may be some big changes in cost when we upgrade to our new phones. ddeuddeg's iphone 4 does not hold a charge very well these days--it dies after one day and he's not even using it a lot! We qualify for an upgrade this month.



I'm on Verizon. I have heard horror stories about AT&T. When SWMBO and I upgrade, we lose our unlimited data plan unless we buy a phone ourselves instead of through Verizon. No contract change so no plan changes. The problem is: we don't get the discounted price on the phone.

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bahwm wrote:I just read an article about smartphones and new plans that the service providers are offering. Which company are you with? We have done well with Verizon in the past, but there may be some big changes in cost when we upgrade to our new phones. ddeuddeg's iphone 4 does not hold a charge very well these days--it dies after one day and he's not even using it a lot! We qualify for an upgrade this month.



Still enjoy Sprint. Unlimited Data, unlimited text and mobile to mobile, 500 minutes to non mobile lines, cheaper than Verizon or AT&T. Again, the lack of 4G kinda sucks (a lot) but hasn't been a deal breaker. My wife's iPhone5 downloads pretty damn fast actually. My ancient Evo on the other hand....slooooooowwwwwww.

Can't speak to their customer service. The few times I dealt with them I liked them. Others hate them. They've made it a priority the last couple years though.

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bahwm wrote:I just read an article about smartphones and new plans that the service providers are offering. Which company are you with? We have done well with Verizon in the past, but there may be some big changes in cost when we upgrade to our new phones. ddeuddeg's iphone 4 does not hold a charge very well these days--it dies after one day and he's not even using it a lot! We qualify for an upgrade this month.



I literally just upgraded my phone yesterday on our old Verizon plan. The only change you will have to deal with is that if you currently have the Unlimited data plan (which costs $30), that will simply change to 2GB each person (which should be plenty).
There are no other changes or added costs to your plan needed. Your texting plan will stay as it is. And whatever minutes your plan is (ours is the Nationwide 700 Min Family plan) that stays the same too.
You have the option of switching to their new Share Everything plan, but it's not required at this point.

If you upgrade, take a look at WireFly. I just bought my new phone through them, and it was $50 cheaper than if I went through VZ directly. I can let you know in a few days how it all went (since the phone arrives tomorrow) next week, when I'm able to truly confirm that the transition all went smoothly or not.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I literally just upgraded my phone yesterday on our old Verizon plan. The only change you will have to deal with is that if you currently have the Unlimited data plan (which costs $30), that will simply change to 2GB each person (which should be plenty).
There are no other changes or added costs to your plan needed. Your texting plan will stay as it is. And whatever minutes your plan is (ours is the Nationwide 700 Min Family plan) that stays the same too.
You have the option of switching to their new Share Everything plan, but it's not required at this point.

If you upgrade, take a look at WireFly. I just bought my new phone through them, and it was $50 cheaper than if I went through VZ directly. I can let you know in a few days how it all went (since the phone arrives tomorrow) next week, when I'm able to truly confirm that the transition all went smoothly or not.



That change should have also saved you $5/month. Unlimited = $30 and 2 GB = $25, IIRC. And if you don't do any video streaming, 2 GB is fine. I use my phone A LOT and I use less than 2 GB/month.

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bahwm wrote:I just read an article about smartphones and new plans that the service providers are offering. Which company are you with? We have done well with Verizon in the past, but there may be some big changes in cost when we upgrade to our new phones. ddeuddeg's iphone 4 does not hold a charge very well these days--it dies after one day and he's not even using it a lot! We qualify for an upgrade this month.



My old HTC T-Mobile G2 usually only held the charge for about a day or less (thus the USB portable charger), but my new Galaxy S3 lasts a good long time (2 days), but the USB portable charger that fully recharged the G2 only does a partial charge for the S3.


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kylemittskus wrote:That change should have also saved you $5/month. Unlimited = $30 and 2 GB = $25, IIRC. And if you don't do any video streaming, 2 GB is fine. I use my phone A LOT and I use less than 2 GB/month.



I upgraded very recently. Neither of us ever got anywhere near 2 GB of data before, but our first month with the new SIII we got very close. How annoying since most of the use is at home on our wifi! Looks like the phones were doing some background stuff, I have no idea what, chewing up data. I had to set it to limited and it seems better. Plus there was a software update so the wifi works properly now. It was dropping a lot before, and then the stupid phone would do...stuff and use data.

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And of course, Jury Duty summons arrives yesterday for the week of D&D. I don't freaking think so!!


Postponed. Now if I can just talk the local wine shoppe into postponing their Madeira tasting til the next Thursday as well!


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MarkDaSpark wrote:(Birthday!)



Happy birthday Imagine4vr!


I'm just hanging out, really.

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Happy Birthday, Imagine!

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bahwm wrote:Hang in there mommadeb. They may be a little off tomorrow. The first day back, mine were a bit talky. Day 2, they were fine.

I'm staying home tomorrow. Feeling crappy including a low fever. Had the chills earlier. Hopefully, some good sleep will help.



Poor thing! I hope you feel better! My folks just got back from a cruise... she now has the flu and an upper repository infection... They say this year is going to be bad for flu and sickness.... I think I'm going to up my vitamins!!

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bhodilee wrote:So very rarely (maybe once a year) my daughter will wake up and cry and shake like's she's freezing. She just did it and it scared the Brony out of me. Is that a seizure or a night terror or what? It happens so infrequently that I forget to call the doctor. My son has an appointment tomorrow so I'm going to mention it to him, but it's freaky. Tonight she was just crying and saying ow, but couldn't tell me what hurt, but she was alert. The other couple times it's happened (that I know of), she hasn't even really been conscious. She'll talk, but not answer questions and then it's done, she goes back to bed and it's maybe a year later when it happens again. should I be massively concerned?



sounds like what we went thru with my daughter and her night terrors. She would wake up screaming and seemed consciousness, but she was really sleeping. scares the wholy snot out of you! She did outgrow it....and we survived!!

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Happy Birthday Imagine!