New baby coming!!!

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New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:39 pm

:multi: Hi! This will be my first ever post, but we're expecting that phone call any day now that tells us we can pick up our baby girl!! Was a HOF years ago and still cry when I think about my Macie Grey (R. I. P. My fuzzy ball of flying fur. Momma still misses you!!). Sniffle.
The new baby's name will be Gracie Mae, and I'm so excited that I haven't slept for a whole week!! I have everything ready for her except her water bottle. Ordered her snugglesafe heat disc today!! She's gonna be 8 weeks old and I'll be able to give her formula yet! And, yes, she will reside in my bra for as long as she likes, then I have soo many bonding and carrying pouches, bra pouches, and lots and lots of baby hats, wash cloths, receiving blankets and fuzzy socks for her to curl up in. I'm a veterinary tech, so (major giggle) I can take her to work EVERYDAY!!!
I'm gonna start sleeping on her 'stuff' so it has my scent. Washed it in woolite (sp?).
Sorry, getting carried away here. Lol.
I'll post pics as soon as I get my sweet baby in my hands!!!
:multi: :multi: :multi: I'm just a little spastic!! Lol
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Joan » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:12 pm

I can feel your excitement! :multi: Know how happy you are going to be. Send us pictures. :D
"A lot of people spend time talking to the Animals, but not that many people listen. That's the real problem! ... Winnie the Pooh

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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:40 pm

Ty Joan! I will. Just wish I'd be able to sleep thou! Lol. :roll:
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:54 pm

I can imagine how excited you are! I can't wait to see pictures of your little one! :D
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:14 pm

Groan. :( :( just heads it'll be another week or so until she is shipped. :-(. Whaaaaaaaaaaa'.
If I don't sleep some before then........ :letitallout: Sigh
:puppydogeyes: :puppydogeyes:
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:16 pm

Oops. Either auto correct is fooling with me, or I'm just sooo exhausted. Can't spell. Lol. Guess preview is a must before posting. Lol
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:17 pm

Bless your heart, you are like a kid at Christmas! Love it! :)
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Joan » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:58 pm

I was worse when I got Chuck ... kept getting up all night making sure he was breathing. Poor boy couldn't get a full nights sleep. :twisted:
"A lot of people spend time talking to the Animals, but not that many people listen. That's the real problem! ... Winnie the Pooh

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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:56 pm

Guys, I'm worse than a kid at Christmas!!!! I actually slept last night though! But, I also pet sit and I'm a veterinary tech and two of my favorite dogs (one is like my own dog), are getting put to sleep. The one is a 14 year old golden retriever and the other is a 5 year old boxer with a brain lesion. It's just not fair, but at least their owners aren't letting them suffer. (Xanax, here I come!). Sigh. Takes a little wind out of my sails and brings me right back down to earth from my 'want my squirel NOW' buzz. But on another note, we had 7 two week old Akita puppies (fuzz balls) come into our office and I got to love up on them and they had AWESOME puppy breath!!!! Lol
Ok ok. Who am I kidding, still flipping out!!! :multi:
Now, the funky part of the story. I sent for paperwork to get a permit to bring Gracie into PA from NJ, from the PA Game Commission. Some of the permits stated that they needed a letter from a government office. (They didn't say WHAT government office tee hee hee) My boss (veterinarian) treated ex governor Ed Rendell dogs, soooo I called him and asked for a letter from him to the PA Game Commission (since some of the permits require you to have at least 2 years of experience with the exotic pet you want. (Squirrels are not "exotics" that need special permits. Only the receipt from the breeder/ store you get the squirrel from (proof not from the wild), and nothing else now
is needed.) However getting Gracie into PA legally is the mission. Soooo I just got a copy of the letter our state representative Mike Stack sent to the 'director' of the PA game commission!!!! Wow!! I'm sooo freaked out again! Along with a letter from my exotics vet and a letter from me telling them of my intent to only love this baby. I'm mailing my permit application out tomorrow and I'm freaked out that the game commission won't approve my permit. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Spazzing out again! Lol. Pretty sad for a 47 year old woman hunh?? :multi: :multi: :multi:
Ty for the support guys! Sorry I'm posting books here lol.
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:50 pm

Don't apologize! Only us squirrel people understand what you are going through! I'm so sorry about your step-puppies...just know they are going to a better place, free of pain where they can run and play free! :). It is so hard losing a loved one, even a pet, even one that's not your own, but has a special place in your heart. My thoughts are with you!
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:42 pm

Ty Shannon. Today was super hard, but I know they both are in heaven waiting over the rainbow bridge for us.

Does any one use a water bottle for their flyers? I have a 16oz glass bottle but I'm afraid she'll get her teeny tiny little tongue stuck. If I need another one, I want to get it before she arrives. Lol. :multi: :multi: Ty!!
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:31 pm

I don't use one. I have a little ceramic dish that holds her water, refresh it every day. I got it from the pet store in the reptile section.
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Had ones for macie but too much pee in them! She thought whatever I used for a bowl was a potty. Although she went all over too. Lol. What other boards could I post this ? under to get others experiences too? (Not that I don't GREATLY appreciate yours!!!). Ty :D
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:57 am

Here's a good article to read...I'm sure the others will weigh in too...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7271&p=61603&hilit=Water+bottles#p61603

And no worries, everyone does things differently! :)
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:28 am

Well, I just set up her 'nursery' tonight!!! Thanks to suz' sugar gliders, I have lots of no sew pouches, trampolines, pillows, 'ropes' and a lot more! Googled 'no sew accessories for sugar gliders' and went crazy! Lol. Sigh, wish the hole/pain in my stomach will go away! Oh, yea, our state representative actually contacted the pa game commission director about getting a permit to bring her into pa!! I'm sooo afraid the game commission will still turn me down though. :-(. Ok, back to sleep. Thanks all for 'listening'!!
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:31 am

Not sure how to, but I'd like to upload pix of the nursery for comments and suggestions.
Ty!! :?:
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Joan » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:51 am

Graciesmom wrote:Not sure how to, but I'd like to upload pix of the nursery for comments and suggestions.
Ty!! :?:

See: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=7666
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:16 am

I'd love to see the pictures of the nursery, and of your little one when you get her!
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:42 pm

It's official!!!!! Have to breathe!! Getting the baby tonight!!!!!! Going to loose my mind!!! Lol. Can someone figure how to post pix from an iPhone?? Lol. :multi: :multi:
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:56 pm

:multi: :multi: :multi: I've got her!!!! She's in my hand in an infant hat !!!!! Heading back home!! So glad her nursery is done too!!!! My sweet little angel!!! :multi: :multi: :multi:
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:29 pm

Yay! Congratulations! :multi:

I can post from my ipad, so you should be able to from your phone. Under save draft - preview - submit, there is an Upload attachment tab. Click on it, then click on Choose File. It will say Take Photo or Choose Existing. Choose Existing will take you to your pictures and allow you to pick. Then click on Add the File. You can only add one file at a time. Good luck! :)
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Joan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:55 am

Graciesmom wrote::multi: :multi: :multi: I've got her!!!! She's in my hand in an infant hat !!!!! Heading back home!! So glad her nursery is done too!!!! My sweet little angel!!! :multi: :multi: :multi:

Did you get any sleep last night? :twisted:
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:07 am

Hardly any sleep Tuesday night and if there is a time stamp on the posts, you can see it's almost 3 am and I must have checked on her about 3 times so far!!!!!! Lol.
She's taking a little formula and licked her 'din din' a little. The breeder had her on applesauce, oatmeal, apple pieces, and a few sun flower seeds in the 'shell'. I also added a few rodent blocks I got from Chris's Squirrels and More. She seems happier now than when we first got her. Lol. Pick-up-able but don't loosen the grip or 'ZOOM' she's gone. Lol.
I took her to work in a bonding pouch and she was darn good. Slept like a good girl.
At least she's active at night. Oh, yea, note to self: DON'T just stick your hand in a pouch to get her without letting her know you are there! I know better but get so excited that, should it be time to check your glucose, just get her out without advising that said picking up was going to happen. Lol. !!!!!!!!! Gonna 'try' to get some sleep. Giggle

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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:12 am

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My first snuggle with our Gracie Mae.
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Re: New baby coming!!!

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Wow!! I uploaded a pix! Ok, here's the nursery!!!
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Re: New baby coming!!!

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Re: New baby coming!!!

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Re: New baby coming!!!

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. Last pix now. lol 'I is a wittle itty bitty baby dirl'. Lol
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:57 am

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Grump, mommy just woke me up. I was sleeping in my ceramic acorn. Lol :D
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Joan » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:45 am

Graciesmom wrote:Hardly any sleep Tuesday night and if there is a time stamp on the posts, you can see it's almost 3 am and I must have checked on her about 3 times so far!!!!!! Lol.


Been there, done that ... got the T-shirt. :twisted:
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:36 pm

Super cute! Love the new nursery! Congratulations!
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Graciesmom » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:00 pm

Ty!!!! She's eating and drinking well (at least she has tons of poops and I keep forgetting, wake up from a nap and poop and pee!!!). Lol She slept in my night shirt pocket after work and gently nibbled on my finger that must have had a hint of pizza crust smell. Lol.
I'm in LOVE!! Lol. :D :D :D And she's bonding much quicker than Macie did!! :multi: :multi: :multi:
Ok, she's in her nursery and I'm in bed. (Of course her nursery is on my bed!!). Lol :cool: nite!!
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Skirkpatrick74 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:47 am

I love how you are so excited...it does a heart good to see someone bond so well with their bebe. :)
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Re: New baby coming!!!

Postby Joan » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:50 am

Graciesmom wrote:... :multi: :multi: :multi:

Too bad this is all so boring for you! :twisted:
"A lot of people spend time talking to the Animals, but not that many people listen. That's the real problem! ... Winnie the Pooh


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