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Omg, we tried the white noise machine I just bought and why the heck didn't I buy this earlier??!! Munchkin was fussing last night, swaddled and turned on the machine, out in less than 15 minutes. Then the little stinker woke up at 3, changed him, fed him, noise machine, out within 15 minutes. So awesome!

Slept through my alarm because I had been up from 3-4, so ended up being late to work. Thankfully I can make up the time and be good to go. I really love my new job!
 

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I well remember the working days with a baby to care for. It’s tough on a working mom. I worked night shift and it seemed like I never got any sleep.

I’m glad that you have discovered how to get your baby off to sleep so you can get some rest too!
 

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Your post got me thinking Larson. Why isn't there something where you can record your heartbeat while the munchkin is in utero so you can play it back to them once they escape? Seems like that very familiar sound would be really soothing. Plus, isn't it common for new babies to calm when Mom holds them more than Dad? Again, return to the familiar sound?
 

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Your post got me thinking Larson. Why isn't there something where you can record your heartbeat while the munchkin is in utero so you can play it back to them once they escape? Seems like that very familiar sound would be really soothing. Plus, isn't it common for new babies to calm when Mom holds them more than Dad? Again, return to the familiar sound?
The noise machine has lullaby, white noise, ocean, and heartbeat. That would be cool to be able to record your own heartbeat to use for the playback.

Yeah, munchkin usually calms down better when I'm holding him, which makes hubby pout. Today though, hubby has the magic touch and was able to get him to settle when he just kept crying for me.
 

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Order came in from Arbor Day Foundation, and they shorted me 3 trees. I didn't take pictures or video as I opened the package, so I'm not sure how I can prove it. Not sure it is worth contacting them about it but I'm disappointed. I got a silver maple, (free) red maple, two hazel nuts, a sweet shrub, and supposed to be 4 hybrid poplars. They only sent 1 poplar.

The poplars are supposed to be for shade and firewood. I believe they are supposed to send up suckers if the roots are exposed a bit and slightly damaged, so I might be able to try that to get more trees from the one I received.
 

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I've been watching a bunch of grafting videos on YouTube, and I'm excited to try it but I can't find my darn grafting tape. I ordered some new tape to arrive Wednesday, but I'm sure I'll find the previous tape within a week or two. I have some scions for peach, cherry, and loquat I need to try to graft. They are currently in the fridge.
 

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I really want to go by TSC to see if they have trees yet, I got some last year and I think they were only $15. If I can get a pear I can try to graft on a branch from the Asian pear at my folk's house. I'm really looking forward to trying to graft but I'm worried I'll screw it up and kill the plants.
 

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Too bad about the shortage, contact them and see what they say.

Grafting! I say go for it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Take pictures and teach the rest of us!
 

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Oh! I found this and thought of you @Baymule , don't you have a pink banana squash you grow each year? I received the Baker Creek seed catalog and already started drooling over seeds, I think they have more stuff online too.

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