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post #161 of 1064
Sam can roll over, front to back, back to front. He can sit for a couple of seconds by himself now too. I still don't think he is interested in food yet - it's more like, he wants whatever mama is holding! I was eating some watermelon granita and I put a little on his lips and nothing. He loves loves loves standing. If I had a jumper, I think he would really enjoy it but all I have is an exersaucer.

We just DTD a few weeks ago. I feel bad it took us this long but I just couldn't....not because I didn't want to - it's almost like, I forgot how! lol! I'd like to start trying for another baby now (just worried it will take a long time again) but I still haven't had a period.
post #162 of 1064
It's so neat to read about all the other babies. It's very reassuring to know that Clara is definitely within the realm of normal and that this difficult sleeping phase is probably just a phase. I'm impressed with the crawlers and talkers out there. I know that day is fast approaching as I admire Clara's increasing ease at navigating our livingroom floor in a series of expert twists and rolls and listen to her babble a few syllables. I should probably start signing to her very soon if we are going to use sign language. She is definitely more alert and deliberate everyday.

Well, I need to take advantage of her sleeping to go to bed myself. It has been an exhausting week. Happy weekend everyone!
post #163 of 1064
Emsé just finished her first swim lessons and the instructor commented on how 'chatty' she is during class ... somehow I think this will be a theme on further report cards. So funny. She's sitting up for a few seconds at a time. This weekend is her first Pride parade. Should be fun!

Cindy... I hear you about the stroller. I started to get it out today (the dyke march is today, Pride parade tomorrow) but then looked at it and figured I'd rather take her in the Ergo. I don't like her facing away from me either! And it seems so bulky!

As for DTD ... my philosophy is that I don't wait until I feel 'ready' ... once we get going, I get into it. If I waited to 'feel like it' we'd never do it, but I enjoy it once I get into my groove.
post #164 of 1064
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As for DTD ... my philosophy is that I don't wait until I feel 'ready' ... once we get going, I get into it. If I waited to 'feel like it' we'd never do it, but I enjoy it once I get into my groove.
Same here.
post #165 of 1064
i'm technically crashing the party here too.. had a feb due date but jan 31 birth.
we started solids this week and this kid is a machine! he ate an entire banana in like 10 minutes. we've done bananas and brocolli but i think the broc caused some gas issues. anyone had this with broccoli?
so glad to hear about others not interested in DTD. i was starting to think i was a freak! we've done it a few times but i just dont have the drive.

phoenix is way interested in cups too. at first he would just dribble the water back out, but now he seems to be actually swallowing it.

glad to have found you over here!
post #166 of 1064
It's never occurred to me to give Katmai a cup of water! All we have is glass canning jars and coffee mugs to drink from, and I think he'd just drop them on the floor. Maybe I could use a measuring cup?
post #167 of 1064
McKittre: We hold the glass for sure...we don't give it to DD. I do have a tiny tupperware I let her hold sometimes when I dont mind her spilling it all on herself. I find if the glass is very full it is easier for her to drink. She used to lap it like a dog and forget to close her mouth so it would dribble out but she's doing better now. She's inhaled it a couple times so she is cautious to sip and then pull her head away to swallow. But usually she only gets a few drinks in before she spits up in the glass (it's always after eating solids). Mmmm.
post #168 of 1064
Esmé has mastered drinking from a cup ... which is good because we've been working on it for a while, due to low supply issues. She backwashes like crazy though, so I like her to have her own glass. Shot glasses work well.
post #169 of 1064
oh a shot glass is a great idea. Now that you mention it I think I have heard that mentioned before. haven't had any use for one of those in quite some time.. i'm sure i've got one floating around somewhere..
Starling- your dd and my ds share a birthday! i actually noticed this in a post on a different thread but my internet crashed while i was trying to post..
what time was esme born?
post #170 of 1064
Thanks for the tip on the shot glass Starling. Going to dust one of those off for her. Will make for some great pictures. Along with when she tries to drink from mine or DH's beer. Yes, we are great parents!

I've got to get Fiona back to the pool. We went to a hot springs while on vacation. She loved the pool so much. She actually fell asleep in the pool with DH she was so relaxed. So cute!
http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/n...h/IMG_1536.jpg

For those of you who have started solids a question about poop. Did your lo's poop schedule change right away? I would say that although she's been playing with food for a couple of weeks it has just been this week that she's swallowed any. (well, I have scientific evidence so to speak that she's swallowing food now!) She's normally pooped 3-4 times a day and has been down to once a day this week. Is this similar to what you've experienced? Are the days of 4 poops behind me?!
post #171 of 1064
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http://www.happybottomus.com/SPD/amb...6196844801.jsp

There is a link for an amber teething necklace. My favorite baby store!
Thank you for this link! I am ordering one today for my little man, I am hoping it helps him so much. I also have a question about poop, about a week ago he had not pooped for 6 days, then he pooped (we gave him prune juice) now hes been eating yogurt and prune almost daily and has not pooped again for 5 or so days, should I just stop solids for a while? Like try again in a few more weeks?
post #172 of 1064
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Thank you for this link! I am ordering one today for my little man, I am hoping it helps him so much. I also have a question about poop, about a week ago he had not pooped for 6 days, then he pooped (we gave him prune juice) now hes been eating yogurt and prune almost daily and has not pooped again for 5 or so days, should I just stop solids for a while? Like try again in a few more weeks?
Did he seem uncomfortable with the not pooping? If not, maybe that's just his new normal pattern. That's how my DD was.
post #173 of 1064
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Did he seem uncomfortable with the not pooping? If not, maybe that's just his new normal pattern. That's how my DD was.
I don't really know, he has been more angry and grouchy lately, but hes also getting his first 2 teeth, they are raised and so red I feel so bad for him because of his teeth. He did just poop though and it was almost solid so maybe that's why he hasn't been going as much? I am so lost on it all, thank god I have this forum or I would go crazy! DH had the idea of me also eating prunes and drinking prune juice on hopes it would pass through my milk to him, would that be a good idea? he seems to really like his solid foods but also doesn't seem quite ready to eat them because I have to help him if its not in his little net thing.
post #174 of 1064
Pogo: Have you read much about baby led weaning? I really believe that if the babes can't do it themselves they aren't ready for food. It's important to remember that food is just for fun and learning about different tastes and textures until they are a year old. I knew that Fiona was ready when she started grabbing our food, could pick up wedges of fruit or steamed veggies and put it in her mouth. She nibbles off small little pieces. I'd say she's only "eating" a very small amount and learning and playing with the rest. Maybe you should wait a couple of weeks and try again. Your lo can still sit in the highchair with cups and spoons or something while you eat dinner to be apart of the meal. That's the approach I'd take.
post #175 of 1064
I wanted to do baby led weaning, and for the most part he feeds himself everything he eats except the yogurt, if he can get the peach slice get to his mouth he bites off a chunk and chews it up and swallows it... but say I put small pieces on his little plate thing that's on the highchair he cant pick them up, but he can a wedge... so confusing he is! But for now im just going to not feed him anything until next week to see if his poops get better. Thank you for your help!
post #176 of 1064
What are the other February babies new tricks?

My guy has finally started really covering ground. Backwards! He can push up on his arms enough, but hasn't got his knees under him yet to really crawl, so he scoots backwards across the room. Very funny, and occasionally frustrating for him.

He also pulled himself from sitting to standing for the first time today. I had no idea he could do that, but we'd left him sitting in the garden cart (which has a side wall of just the right height, I guess). He did it over and over again, and we were very impressed.

Not 6 months for another week, so we haven't really been feeding him yet, but he likes to play with and gum raw broccoli stalks from the garden.
post #177 of 1064
Hi ladies- I was in the feb ddc but had a March 3 baby. Man it was hard waiting and waiting when all the babies were coming- I so hoped she would come early. It is nice to see names that I recognize. Anyway, little Phoebe is getting her second tooth, was rolling over both ways at 4 months. She is such a squiggler! She loves to kick and she holds herself up on her belly so high!. I try not to worry about sleep stretches because I pump during the day and know that she needs to eat at night since I only pump 12-14 oz. Such is life. glad to be back!
post #178 of 1064
Owyn is getting so big... not by size or weight really, but just turning into a big girl. There is no newborn left in her, she is all baby, if that makes sense. She even gets looks on her face sometimes and I feel like I'm catching a glimpse of her toddler years to come.

She still only rolls from back to belly. She can roll the other way, but prefers not to. She really likes being on her belly. She can push herself all the way up with her arms. She'll do what looks like push ups on the floor forever!

She is also very social. She loves when we are around groups of people and goes to anyone that wants to play with her. She is all smiles for everyone! She gets very distracted though, which has made nursing anywhere but home a pain in the butt... even sometimes at home if we have company. She has to be in everyone's business! I cannot have a conversation while nursing her and usually have to end up going to a room by ourselves to get her to nurse.

We took her camping for the first time last weekend. It was just overnight. And it was really hot, so we waited until the sun started to go down before we even left, so she wouldn't get too hot. She loved it! All the distractions made it hard for her to go to sleep. And she did get sweaty, so I stripped her down to her diaper and that's how she ended up sleeping all night. I was hoping she'd let me put her to sleep in the camper and then I'd be able to go back out by the fire with our friends, but once she fell asleep I was stuck inside with her. She wouldn't let me leave her side. It was okay, though, she didn't pass out until after 11 anyway, which is wayyy late for her.

I'm getting a little nervous. I'm attending a musical with some women in the family in a few weeks. I'm leaving Owyn at home with DH and I'll probably be gone around 7 hours. That's the longest she has stayed at home with Daddy. I've been having him do more for her the last few weeks just so they both are ready for it. He has given her a couple of bottles, which she has trouble with. He ended up taking the nipple off and just feeding it to her that way. I've also had him put her to sleep a few times so she's used to it.

The show is kind of a test run for me. My family has a tradition of taking a weekend trip to Branson in November to do Christmas shopping at the outlets there. No babies, kids, or husbands allowed. I haven't decided if I'll be able to leave her for the weekend. Gonna see how the musical night goes and go from there. DH is a little nervous at the thought of taking care of her by himself all weekend.
post #179 of 1064
Hey ladies!!! I haven't been around for a few weeks - it's so exciting to read everyone's updates!!

We are doing well. DS will be 7 months old in a week, time just keeps flying by. He isn't crawling yet, but definitely wants to move. He is sooo squirmy all the time and he's strong so he can be hard to hold onto. He has been sitting for a while. He doesn't roll, but he's not often on his tummy or back, he just wants to sit. We've started solids but we're doing blw and he doesn't really eat anything, just plays with it. He's still waking a few times at night, but with he's in the bed with us so it doesn't affect my sleep. And he is napping better (usually he has 2-3 naps of an hour long each, which I guess isn't much, but he stays asleep without me which is awesome!) He is an extremely happy baby, always smiling and laughing at everyone. That is the one comment I get the most from people (including strangers) is that he's the happiest baby they've ever seen.
post #180 of 1064
has anyone else's lo started to become more aware of the outside world?
now if he's nursing and a truck drives by, he has to pop off and see the truck. before i think he didn't really associate the sound of the truck with something he could look for. if that makes any sense! i wonder if this has to do with an improvement in eye sight?
he also in the last week or so started to startle and sometimes cry if there is an unexpected loud noise near him. i think this must have to do with the newfound awareness of his surroundings. anyone noticing this stuff in their babes?
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