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post #161 of 653
Here's Cedar at Hanukkah. She's still a little bean...just over 9 lbs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37154535@N04/4187991383/
post #162 of 653
Abraisme, Where on earth did you get that little bath pod thingie? I've never seen anything like it, but that video is totally adorable and it looks really cool. Not that I need more stuff to spend money on, but hey. I'm curious!
post #163 of 653
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Abraisme, Where on earth did you get that little bath pod thingie? I've never seen anything like it, but that video is totally adorable and it looks really cool. Not that I need more stuff to spend money on, but hey. I'm curious!
It's a Washpod. I got mine on Ebay, but they are for sale many places online.
post #164 of 653
Abra, that video is so adorable! Now I kinda want to get a washpod...but probably not worth it since the reviews say they typically outgrow it by 6 months. Ah well.
post #165 of 653
Those Washpods look awesome mamas! And I really love looking at everyone's gorgeous babes!

Solomon is doing really well. He weighs 17 and half pounds! We are planning a cross country trip for the holidays and I am a little nervous about the 4 hour plane ride with him, anyone BTDT or have some tips?

Here are some photos of Sol... let me know if they work!

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post #166 of 653
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Those Washpods look awesome mamas! And I really love looking at everyone's gorgeous babes!

Solomon is doing really well. He weighs 17 and half pounds! We are planning a cross country trip for the holidays and I am a little nervous about the 4 hour plane ride with him, anyone BTDT or have some tips?

Here are some photos of Sol... let me know if they work!

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Yup the pics work and they are great! He has amazing eyes!

For traveling, I always nurse on take-off and landing when possible, as it helps reduce pressure on the ears. When we traveled before, and my ds had a stuffy nose, the doctor actually recommended to give him benedryl, again to help keep the pressure down and help him rest. I don't remember the age, though, and don't prefer to medicate unless I need to. We have a combo stroller/carseat thingie that I bought at a garage sale that has been very helpful. This year we'll be traveling with two, so I will definately use my wrap for my little one, and probably put my big boy int he stroller.
post #167 of 653
Hi everyone! It's nice to see this thread going. We're doing pretty good, I went back to work a few weeks ago and it's been a bit of an adjustment. Silas isn't interested in taking a bottle very often. Great for me b/c dh brings him by often (and who wants to pump) but hard on dh to load up 2 kids into the car multiple times daily.
post #168 of 653
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OMG that bath time video is so cute. She is such an adorable little baby!

Here is little miss Abigail on Thanksgiving: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillmariest/4161890288/

We have a bit of a schedule here because DS1 is in school and our day revolves around pick up and drop off. Abigail still naps a LOT. She's such a good sleeper and will sleep anywhere. She's recently found her thumb and sucks it to get herself to sleep. I honestly don't know where this kid came from because the two boys would NOT get to sleep without nursing despite my best efforts and they'd never sleep alone. Abby will sleep anywhere and never falls asleep nursing, only with her thumb. She wakes up once or twice at night to nurse then goes right back to sleep without any help. I always thought that babies this easy must have been ferberized beyond belief but they do exist!

That dress is precious! Adorable, for sure!
post #169 of 653
I'm here too. This was my ddc eventhough dd2 decided to come in Sept. Hope everyone is well and is enjoying the holiday season. We had our first snowfall that stayed today. Only a dusting but dd1 was so excited. DD2 is getting so big. It seems to go even faster this time. She already rolls over and seems so much older. She squeals alot too. So cute! She seems to still eat frequently at night 3-4 times, but the sir here is really dry and we need to get a humidifier. Could be that or could just be her needs. Luckily we co sleep so I don't have to get up to feed her.
post #170 of 653
Oh man! Just an update:

I can't believe how much Asia has started talking these past few days! Yesterday my sister and I went to my moms house to help her decorate because my dad is out of town and she didn't want to do it alone, my sister in law and brother ended up showing up as well, I don't think we got ANYTHING done! We all just sat and watched Asia as she bounced around in her bouncer talking loudly for two hours straight! It's so cute I really can't believe it. She is growing so much, she's 5 months and 3 days old today

Aside from that, I think I'm going to wait until 6 months to start solids. John wants to start right now and he wants to start RICE CEREAL, but I convinced him otherwise

I hope all you ladies have the most wonderful Christmas with your new babes!! I definitely think of you as my MDC family and you're all amazing, I hope we stay in touch as long as possible!

Best wishes, have a fun next couple of weeks!

<3 lacrymosa
post #171 of 653
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Here's Cedar at Hanukkah. She's still a little bean...just over 9 lbs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37154535@N04/4187991383/
Aww what a little doll she is!

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He is so cute!! Love the last one!

Cavan had his 4 month appointment yesterday. He's 12 lbs 12 oz and 24.5 inches long. He is scooting around so much he fell off the bed two days ago. I almost had heart failure but luckily our platform bed is only 5 or 6 inches off the ground.
post #172 of 653
Two cute things Jonah did yesterday:

- He fell asleep nursing in the morning and started giggling (real deep chuckles) in his sleep. It was the cutest thing ever.

- He reached out to touch the cat. DH moved him so he could reach her and he started grabbing at her fur. She liked it until he got a good grip on her skin, and then she ran away. That's the first time he wanted to touch one of the pets on his own.
post #173 of 653
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Aww what a little doll she is!



He is so cute!! Love the last one!

Cavan had his 4 month appointment yesterday. He's 12 lbs 12 oz and 24.5 inches long. He is scooting around so much he fell off the bed two days ago. I almost had heart failure but luckily our platform bed is only 5 or 6 inches off the ground.
Ooh, scary. I remember DS did that a few times....I think he was a little older though, like 8 months...and I definitely almost had heart failure! Glad you have a platform bed!
post #174 of 653
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Cavan had his 4 month appointment yesterday. He's 12 lbs 12 oz and 24.5 inches long. He is scooting around so much he fell off the bed two days ago. I almost had heart failure but luckily our platform bed is only 5 or 6 inches off the ground.
Exactly why my mattress in on the floor.
I would lov it if my mattress in up more, but I may only go up no more than 6 inches too. Now getting dh to build me one...
post #175 of 653
Jules has been so cranky lately. Recentlty we have been going through some aggressive treatments for lyme disease (Jules and I since we both have it.) I feel awful, so I can only imagine how he feels. He is covered with rashes and hardly wants to nurse. I sometimes think about switching to formula which I said I would never do. I just feel like I need a moment of relief.
post #176 of 653
bluebird - don't know much about what you must be going thru and wanted to offer some

something that brightened my day a little: this video. It is cuter if you've seen Beyonce's "single ladies" video. Oh how I love my sling at this age!
post #177 of 653
Heyla all!

weather- we're in the single digits here with lots of snow. I got a wonderful new coat for my bday but it isn't big enough to button over the ergo so I'm doing a lot of layers.

washpod- ours was a gift ( to you!) and while i'd seen them before they seemed like a waste of money. But it rocks! Tor adores it, we don't have a tub and the small size of the washpod is perfect for the shower stall, and it doesn't use much water. Tor doesn't really sit and splash though... he likes to launch himself up like a little frog! So you have to keep a hand on him the whole time while he practices standing in the bath.

Tor- just hit 20lbs! My arms are getting a real workout. The girls have a tummy bug (I had it a few days ago) and I'm worried he'll get it too. So I'm being a stickler for hand washing and I'm hoping he stays healthy. We celebrate solstice (the 21st) and I'd hate for us to be sick on his first solstice!

Also... one of DH's aunts wasn't feeling well and went to the hospital. Once there they found her blood sugar was totally off (she is diabetic), she has massive infections in her legs, and she had a "silent" heart attack! This was a few days ago and they are hoping to have her stable and home for christmas and then do heart surgery in the new year. So we've been really worried (she is still in hospital) and we got a call two nights ago saying the one of DH's other aunts (on his father's side) had just passed. So we will be driving 5-6 hours to the funeral on the 22nd, sharing a memorial meal, and driving back. Which is another reason to hope for health since tummy bug + car trip = ick.

We need to go shopping today for clothing to wear at the service... which means we have to go to the mall. During the final holiday rush. With a sick 4yo. Today is gonna be tough.
post #178 of 653
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SNOW SNOW SNOW! We are so excited to be getting a real, big snowstorm here (very unusual for December). And DH & I both get an unexpected day off (unfortunately, we also don't get paid, but oh, well.)

DD is also talking a lot. Don't know how much she weighs, but she's obviously growing well since her clothes seem to be getting smaller : She's developing her small motor hand-eye skilz, just in time for the baby gym & rattle we're giving her for Christmas.
post #179 of 653
Olivine is no where near pulling up to a stand in her washpod. However, she can sit unassitated for quite a while (she's just over 4mo). It's strange because she can't really doing anything else in the gross motor skills department. She's also talking up a storm, we're getting ma, ba, ahhh, ohhh, and neh sounds. Last she's also working on her fine motor skills, she's getting good with grabbing and holding her toys.

I've been trying to get her used to taking a bottle (busy holiday/wedding schedule), but so far she just chews on it. She doesn't seem opposed to it, but also doesn't suck on it. I have the special bottle that looks like a breast. Any ideas for getting her to suck? I've been putting fresh breastmilk in it, so it's the right temp. If she doesn't take it, it's not the end of the world. I can bring her with me, but I thought it might be nice if I could have a couple of hours with the ladies before my sister's wedding.
post #180 of 653
You might try having someone else give the bottle while you are out of the room/house. Some babies won't take a bottle if you are right there with the real thing.
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