or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Life With a Baby › February 09 mamas-a new home here?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

February 09 mamas-a new home here? - Page 10

post #181 of 1064
I think the greater awareness of things is what makes him cry at strangers sometimes now. And he cried when a large machine came to do digging at our house. I also think the awareness is linked to humor - he laughs at a lot more things now too. Things that are a little bit strange (funny faces, noises, etc...) are funny. Things that are really strange are scary. Which I take to mean that he's getting a much better idea of what normal is, in order to figure that out.

He also only likes to roll back to belly. He rolled the other way first, but basically never does it. He likes being on his belly better, unless he's too frustrated at the lack of mobility.

We've taken him on a few short backpacking trips (3 days max), and are planning a 4 day trip this weekend. He goes hiking nearly every day though, and loves it.
post #182 of 1064
I can totally see the awareness issue. Owyn is the same way when she's nursing. She can't stand it if I'm in a room with other people who are talking. She makes a big ole mess trying to eat and pay attention to what's going on at the same time. She's also stopped falling asleep during church, because she's too busy watching everything that's happening.

She also laughing and crying more at external stimuli. She has started crying when I vacuum. If we're watching something funny on TV, she cries when DH laughs too loudly or suddenly. She sometimes cries when someone else is holding her and I leave the room, but usually only if she's sleepy or getting hungry. Otherwise she's very social. She cried at my husband's aunt the other night. She hasn't seen her in a while and she has crazy curly hair and a spunky personality. I think she was just a little much for DD.
post #183 of 1064
dh burped loudly while changing the baby and that made him cry! like "my parents are so RUDE!"
i hadn't thought about the way that he's starting to figure out 'normal'. that makes so much sense.

i've been meaning to post about this as well- he eats so much. he used to nurse a. lot. like for 10 hours straight sometimes and now that he's eating solids too there is no stopping him. the other day he was eating a peach and i kept having to take it away to peel off more skin and every time i would take it away he would scream bloody murder. heaven help us if he finishes whatever he was eating but isn't full yet.. last night he was eating yogurt and he wasnt content with eating off a spoon (normally he grabs the spoon and i help guide it in) but last night he had to slurp it out of the bowl, and when it was gone it was like a bomb went off! i had to refill the bowl while he was still slurping at the remaining yogurt. and now its 9am and he is still sound asleep.
anybody else have a baby who is an eating machine?
post #184 of 1064
Hey ladies,

Love all the updates. Don't you love the baby laughter?! I swear I'm addicted to hearing my DD laugh, laugh, laugh.

Nothing new on my end. She's not into solids yet so we're waiting on them a little longer. Other than that, she's rolling and babbling -- and laughing! Here's a clip of her laughing from a few weeks ago. Turn up the volume! Please excuse my looks. I had just returned from a day of studying (bar exam).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnnD8r2qL1c

hope all is well moms!
post #185 of 1064
can I just come here for a sigh and a hug? My MIL is in town for a visit. Enough said.
post #186 of 1064
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKislandgirl View Post
can I just come here for a sigh and a hug? My MIL is in town for a visit. Enough said.
btdt. good luck
post #187 of 1064
Quote:
Originally Posted by heinz28 View Post
..Here's a clip of her laughing from a few weeks ago... (bar exam).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnnD8r2qL1c

hope all is well moms!
SO cute!!!
post #188 of 1064
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonshine02 View Post
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!
Second tooth! Aubrey still doesn't have any teeth--six months today. My baby book says I had two teeth at 17 weeks, and I'm definitely relieved that Aubrey's are slower to come in. She's not very interested in being mobile, either. She just wants to walk, and seems completely uninterested in crawling. Who knows.
post #189 of 1064
Aleric now has 2 teeth! He got his first one on Sunday (he was 6 months on the 7th) and the second one on Tuesday! I am so excited for it but he was so sad when they were coming in and his gums bled His 6 month well baby visit went not so great though, the doctor (whom I normally like) started it off with how good hes doing, he was 29" and 19 lbs, then after I told him he still eats 97% breast milk he started the "you need rice cereal and blended, pureed veggies" I was like whatever he eats slices of peaches and chews on carrots and has no problems. Then he asked where he slept I told him he starts the night in the crib next to my bed, then he ends up sleeping with us halfway through the night because he gets hungry and its easier for me to do it that way and he told me that in ten years he will still be in my bed and I will never be able to get him out of our bed. : So thanks for reading my rant! how is everyone else doing?
post #190 of 1064
No teeth here either. Perhaps that's why he's been unsuccessful in eating so far? We've only been offering him food for a little less than a week, but I doubt he's swallowed a thing. He likes to suck on broccoli stalks though.

He's pulling himself up to standing on the edge of the cardboard box we sometimes leave him to play in. Time to find a new (more sturdy) place to put him!

I'm now totally convinced that he understands his name, and understands when we ask if he wants to nurse. Half the time he seems to understand the hi-five game too. I can't tell on anything else. How about your babies?
post #191 of 1064
Quote:
Originally Posted by mckittre View Post
he seems to understand the hi-five game too.
yes! its the cutest thing!
post #192 of 1064
Owyn says mama! It is the most precious thing I've ever heard. I seriously doubt she knows it's me, but when she's playing she says in the sweetest little voice "ma-ma ma-ma". Always that many times. She also says "ba-ba".

Just yesterday, she figured out how to scoot backwards on her belly. She was very serious about it, too. She made it all the way from the living room into the dining room, but once she got off the carpet and onto the hardwood she didn't know what to do.

I recently borrowed a jumperoo from my sister, and now Owyn prefers that over either one of her parents. DH is a little jealous of it. And when we hold her, all she wants to do is jump!
post #193 of 1064
Fiona is working on some stubborn teeth. Her first two (bottom) came in with no problems at 4 months. These top ones are stubborn as hell and have been giving her a heck of a time. Her gums are bulging and I can see the white of one of the teeth. I hope they come through soon.

She's been saying Mama too. Sometimes when she's really upset she says Mama over and over. I don't really know if she knows that is me but sometimes I think so. She's also signed milk several times. Many times in context... just before she latches on, but lots of times when she's grabbing at a toy or eating and wants more food or water. So again, I think she knows that she is communicating but not always using the right word. Its really exciting!!

Just in the last week I feel that she's had a major jump in development. She can sit up with out support for little bits and she is trying to crawl! I think she'll be crawling soon. Yikes! I have to get on this baby proofing thing!!

MIL is still here but with DH off of work now that its the weekend its much better. I have a hard time when its just the three of us. She's here till Monday. I can make it! She's a bit freaked with just about every choice we are making but I don't really care. BLW is probably the biggest one! : Is it bad that I kind of like pushing her buttons?! I know, I'm evil.
post #194 of 1064
DD just started making chewing motions all the time...but there is nothing in her mouth. I am wondering if it's practice chewing or a sign of teething? Does anyone know? It makes me giggle. No teeth here yet.

I just can't get over how big my tiny baby is getting! I visited a friend last week who had her baby early and her baby was about the size DD was....but I can't imagine my baby was ever quite that small!

I'm going to be doing some work from home next week and need to hire a mother's helper. Separation anxiety is super high here right now. I was just down visiting my family this week and it took 2 days before DD would let my mom hold her without crying. So this mother's helper thing is going to be interesting! I hope I'll be able to actually get some work done the first couple days.

Cindy
post #195 of 1064
I'm jealous of all the "talkers"! I keep waiting for anything that sounds even vaguely like human language, but all I get is grunts and squawks and pants and squeals.

I think his separation anxiety is getting slightly better. We'll see. Another grandma is coming to visit tonight. Then I'll see how he does on a 4 day backpack trip! (longest yet with baby)
post #196 of 1064
Hello!! It's so nice to read everyone's updates! I can't believe all the things some babies are doing - crazy! My DS will be 7 months on the 18th. He has been sitting for a long time, but isn't crawling yet. He doesn't roll either, but he's never really on his belly. Once he learned to sit that was all he wanted to do. It is so nice to be able to sit him down with his toys and let him play on his own so I can have a meal or get something done. He tells lots of 'stories' but definitely no 'mama' yet. Solids are going well. I can't even have him at the table with us unless I have something for him to play with/chew on. He get's so angry if we have food and he doesn't. I give him pieces of fruit or vegetables and I think he has started to swallow bits if it's soft enough (no teeth yet!). He is a very happy baby - always smiling and laughing. I even have strangers comment on how happy he is (he smiles for everyone). He's my little charmer. He still isn't a very good sleeper (for example, today it is now after 3:30pm and he has napped a total of 30 minutes today). And he's still waking often through the night. Oh well!!
post #197 of 1064
ds has yelled MAAA-MAAA at me three times so far. twice while being upset in his car seat and one upset while i was cooking. not sure if he knows thats a word or if its a coincidence.. i have heard dada as well.
post #198 of 1064
Hi Ladies-
A little late to join, but I hope I can jump in.
My little Felix was born Feb. 8th this year and it is great to read about all these other babies and what they are doing now.
He has started saying mama and buhbuh (I think its papa- Papa is his daytime caretaker when I am at work), and just in the last few days sitting on his own. I think he is really teething now, normally he rarely cries or fusses, but the last week or so he has been kinda cranky, with a runny nose, and lots of "sad face".
I don't feel any teeth though...
I am feeling a little discouraged with pumping (I pump at work- he has been able to be exclusivly bfed), I seem to be getting less and less, and would appreciate any tips or encouragement, I don't want our bfing relationship to end so young!
post #199 of 1064
Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaBinWA View Post
Hi Ladies-
A little late to join, but I hope I can jump in.
My little Felix was born Feb. 8th this year and it is great to read about all these other babies and what they are doing now.
He has started saying mama and buhbuh (I think its papa- Papa is his daytime caretaker when I am at work), and just in the last few days sitting on his own. I think he is really teething now, normally he rarely cries or fusses, but the last week or so he has been kinda cranky, with a runny nose, and lots of "sad face".
I don't feel any teeth though...
I am feeling a little discouraged with pumping (I pump at work- he has been able to be exclusivly bfed), I seem to be getting less and less, and would appreciate any tips or encouragement, I don't want our bfing relationship to end so young!
Hello my son Aleric was born on the 7th of Feb. for the teething have you tried an amber teething necklace? I just ordered one but everyone I have talked to says they help a lot. For the pumping, I drink a tea that boosts my supply and it helps a lot, if you haven't already you can try that.
post #200 of 1064
Welcome MamaBinWA!

I start my daycare this morning. Wish me luck!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Life With a Baby
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Life With a Baby › February 09 mamas-a new home here?