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http://www.freejinger.org/topic/30736-joy-austin-21-still-talking-about-baby-gideon/?do=findComment&comment=1546008

 

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In case the thread title is too cryptic, I’d just like to clarify that nothing much happens. 

At the end of the previous thread we were mostly sharing birth stories. Who knows where the next drift will take us?

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I concur LOL. I just bought a book called “Living Like a Tudor from dawn to dusk” so I’m excited to get reading. 

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A drifting I will go... @Satan'sFortress your comment about you not realizing others felt the same way as you, has been something I'm very vocal about, It is perfectly normal to not instantly fall in love with your baby, it is perfectly normal to think you've made the biggest mistake in the world, you will feel lost and crazy and exhausted, you will hate it and you will have regrets, you will have all kinds of crazy thoughts, and they are all normal. We women do a dis service to each other by trying to make our lives look perfect.  We need to remind women that pregnancy is like a hurricane for your body and hormones, so anything you feel after having a baby is normal, mostly, now if you feel like you want to hurt your child or yourself you need to talk to your partner ASAP, that isn't normal.  We all need to speak out to our friend, sisters, daughters, nieces, coworkers, church friends, whoever make sure they know that having a baby might not be the perfect picturesque event you thought I would be, We need to talk about the ugly as well as the pretty. 

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46 minutes ago, viii said:

I concur LOL. I just bought a book called “Living Like a Tudor from dawn to dusk” so I’m excited to get reading. 

There's some documentary on Netflix and a historian recreates what was supposedly a favorite of Henry VIII. It's a custard tart with beef marrow in it, and every time I watch it, my husband manages to walk in for that part and leaves making gagging noises because in his head he's imagining a beef flavoured creme brulee :pb_rollseyes:

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@Chevreuil - I read MrSlyther your post, making the point that he doesn't always listen to ME, either.

His response? "That's probably what she just THINKS she said" (which is his retort to me when I call him on his lack of following directions). lol

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8 hours ago, Nargus said:

There's some documentary on Netflix and a historian recreates what was supposedly a favorite of Henry VIII. It's a custard tart with beef marrow in it, and every time I watch it, my husband manages to walk in for that part and leaves making gagging noises because in his head he's imagining a beef flavoured creme brulee :pb_rollseyes:

My mind instantly goes to the Friends episode where Rachel is making an English trifle and the pages of the cookbook stick together, “First there’s a layer of ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard – which I made from scratch – then raspberries, more ladyfingers, then beef sauteed with peas and onions, then a little more custard, and then bananas, and then I just put some whipped cream on top!” :pb_lol:

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1 hour ago, Alice in Fundieland said:

My mind instantly goes to the Friends episode where Rachel is making an English trifle and the pages of the cookbook stick together, “First there’s a layer of ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard – which I made from scratch – then raspberries, more ladyfingers, then beef sauteed with peas and onions, then a little more custard, and then bananas, and then I just put some whipped cream on top!” :pb_lol:

I thought the same thing, loved that episode. Joey ate everyone's portions because 'custard good, jam good, beef good' Joey would probably eat King Henry's dish.

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@Nargus was this historian making a Lombardy Tart? It had beef marrow and a bunch of dried fruit in a custard. I comfort myself that the marrow probably would just dissolve into the custard, but I've never been one for sweet tastes with meat, so it makes me feel like gagging a bit too.

Here's a recipe if anyone wants a bit of culinary history and to imagine what the upper classes in the medieval era and beyond ate when they were being fancy.

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Take good cream, and leaves of parsley. Take eggs, both the yolks and the white, and break the eggs into the cream, and strain through a strainer until the mixture be so stiff that be will stand up by itself. Then take marrow, and chopped up dates, and prunes. Layer the dates with the prunes and marrow in a pie shell and pre-bake a bit. Then take out of the oven. Take the egg and cream mixture and fill up the pie shell. Cast sugar on it, and salt. Then let it bake together until it be enough. If this is in Lent, leave the eggs and marrow out. Then serve.

Recipes for a Medieval Feast by Janey Levy

I guess Lent = dried fruit and cream pie? Sounds preferable...

 

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10 hours ago, allthegoodnamesrgone said:

A drifting I will go... @Satan'sFortress your comment about you not realizing others felt the same way as you, has been something I'm very vocal about, It is perfectly normal to not instantly fall in love with your baby, it is perfectly normal to think you've made the biggest mistake in the world, you will feel lost and crazy and exhausted, you will hate it and you will have regrets, you will have all kinds of crazy thoughts, and they are all normal. We women do a dis service to each other by trying to make our lives look perfect.  We need to remind women that pregnancy is like a hurricane for your body and hormones, so anything you feel after having a baby is normal, mostly, now if you feel like you want to hurt your child or yourself you need to talk to your partner ASAP, that isn't normal.  We all need to speak out to our friend, sisters, daughters, nieces, coworkers, church friends, whoever make sure they know that having a baby might not be the perfect picturesque event you thought I would be, We need to talk about the ugly as well as the pretty. 

Yes, this times a 1000. I teach prenatal classes and I always tell the moms-to-be this. “When a baby is born, so is a mother” my husband said to me when I had my first. Totally normal to have an adjustment period. It’ll come. 

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@Nargus thanks - I'm a food geek so this kind of thing interests me more than it probably should. What you are describing may have been a regional/seasonal variant or a modernization of the Lombardy Tart. I'll have to check some of my books and see if they have anything like it. 

If it makes your husband feel better what you are describing sounds more like a proto Quiche Florentine than marrow flavoured Crème Brulé. :kitty-wink:

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6 hours ago, SapphireSlytherin said:

@Chevreuil - I read MrSlyther your post, making the point that he doesn't always listen to ME, either.

His response? "That's probably what she just THINKS she said" (which is his retort to me when I call him on his lack of following directions). lol

Haha I actually texted him the instructions as well because he's forgetful but he forgot his phone at the hospital. I was mostly perplexed at how he managed to get all the onesies that said things like "worlds best dad" or "I heart daddy" without noticing the massive size. But then he once put a pair of pants on our 4 year old that were for 18 months and when I pointed it out he was like "oh... That's why it was so hard to get them on" poor kid could barely walk

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She looks so young. She looks great for having a newborn but all I see is how young she is. 

 

Also- where did her and Jessa get that strong jawline from? Genetics are weird. 

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11 minutes ago, Kangaroo said:

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Gideon's face summing up how many here feel

Hilarious face, Joy looks beautiful and both her and Austin look happy. Gideon is handsome.

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Totally had that adjustment period. My daughter had a bunch of health issues her first few months. Actually throughout the first two years, but once we identified those issues it was smooth sailing. I actually think having to deal with all of those issues helped the bonding process along. But nonetheless at first I just went with the flow. And had somw friends who were willing to take her anytime. 

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On 3/17/2018 at 1:57 AM, allthegoodnamesrgone said:

A drifting I will go... @Satan'sFortress your comment about you not realizing others felt the same way as you, has been something I'm very vocal about, It is perfectly normal to not instantly fall in love with your baby, it is perfectly normal to think you've made the biggest mistake in the world, you will feel lost and crazy and exhausted, you will hate it and you will have regrets, you will have all kinds of crazy thoughts, and they are all normal. We women do a dis service to each other by trying to make our lives look perfect.  We need to remind women that pregnancy is like a hurricane for your body and hormones, so anything you feel after having a baby is normal, mostly, now if you feel like you want to hurt your child or yourself you need to talk to your partner ASAP, that isn't normal.  We all need to speak out to our friend, sisters, daughters, nieces, coworkers, church friends, whoever make sure they know that having a baby might not be the perfect picturesque event you thought I would be, We need to talk about the ugly as well as the pretty. 

Well said! 

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Derick is away for a while, right mommy and daddy?

That's what I wish Gideon's expression means.:giggle:

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The comments about Gideon's looks make me smile, because we definitely had the same exact discussions about Henry's faces when he was first born, too. 

 

Joy looks beautiful. Although she still looks SO YOUNG, she looks like she's gotten older at the same time. Hopefully they have a nice long break to enjoy baby G and each other...

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Gideon is a cutiepie, he looks so much like Austin. Joy looks really good and they both look very happy, and little G has some great facial expression, he must get that from Aunt Jinger. 

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