Happy Monday ladies! My how our group grew over the weekend! How exciting!
Welcome everyone! It is a dreary/rainy Monday here on the east-coast, which stinks because I was really looking forward to a walk with DS, oh well I guess we'll have to wait until Wednesday for clear skies.Felicity
- My DS is also almost 17 lbs.! And it IS hard carrying them around, that car seat gets heavier and heavier! But I am glad he's growing so well, the fat rolls are so adorable, especially around his thighs! He looks like a little Michelin Man
My sister and niece went through the elimination diet as well, unfortunately they never did find out what she was allergic to. She still has really bad constipation, she only goes to the bathroom every 3 or 4 days it seems like. But I have heard stories of the diet working. Once they get older I know you can go to a holistic allergist and they do this thing where they have you hold different viles containing different things(wheat, pollen, ect.) and you try to raise your arms and if you're allergic to the item it takes your strength. It sounds strange but I know people who have used it and it totally works!
The Cherry Blossom Festival was this weekend for out area, I think the one in D.C. is in a couple weekends. This was one of those weekends where I told DH we needed to get out of the house or I was going to go crazy. It was nice, they weren't in full bloom yet though, probably a couple more weeks. Thanks for offering to find info, if you do find anything just let me know where I can look and maybe by April we'll have it figured out.XavisMom
- I have a feeling that DS is teething as well. He's usually a very even tempered and happy baby but lately it seems like something is bothering him and he has been drooling like a faucet! Swimming classes sound like fun! I didn't know you could start them that early! I would love to do that with DS, I took lessons when I was little and I think it's so much safer for them to learn early on!Miami
- Yay for Sophie! We have her as well and DS just tries to devour her! And when he's hungry look out, he seriously tries to take one of her legs off!
I know what you mean about FL summers! You just don't go outside until dark and then you do have to watch out for mosquitoes! We have a horrible time with all sorts of insects where we live. We live right by the beach and in a wooded area so they are all over the place! Last year when I was pregnant I was constantly cleaning everything all the time, I just couldn't stand that we were going to have a baby in a bug infested house (it wasn't really that bad but to a pregnant lady it was not livable). DS is also laughing more regularly and it is the best! DH really can get him going sometimes!Jess
- That's the age difference we're hoping for as well. I think it will be much easier that way as well. My sister has 2 girls and the oldest (who is about to be 3) wasn't potty trained when her sister came last July so my sister is just starting to see progress with that. 2 babies would be very hard, there was a girl in my birthing class that had 4 at home all under the age of 4 and was now having #5 AND her DH is in the Navy - I really didn't know how she was still standing, that would be a lot! LOL, what does it mean when your uterus twitches? I know what you mean it does tug at you when you see your LO sleeping.Aerobrandi
- I know exactly what you mean about the erratic sleep patterns. I thought I had gotten DS on a schedule last week and it still doesn't seem to have settled in. I think the worst part is just not knowing when your next long block of sleep is coming. I also know what you mean about falling in love with your hubby, you see a whole other side of them when the baby comes and I love it - I know I've fallen more in love with him since DS has been born.Jess5377
- Wow 9 hour sleep marathons! That's amazing!!MommyMad
- 3 day labor!! Mine was 36 hours and I thought THAT was bad! Was yours a homebirth as well? My LO has already started signs of being interested in solid foods and I'm wondering if we should start introducing, I know they say between 4-6 months but I wasn't sure.Lava
- My DS also looks away, mostly when I show him his reflection in the mirror. And he is also starting to suck his thumb, which I also find amazing that they do that this young. My Mom said I did it pretty much right out of the womb though so maybe I shouldn't be that surprised. LOL, I love that you use your arm-reach for laundry, we have a bassinet and that's what we use that for, lots of laundry. We co-sleep as well but before DS was DH was all for it but I wasn't. But after the very first night I couldn't do it, I tried to put him in his bassinet and he cried like why are you leaving me in here, and that was that. I couldn't leave my baby. I seems much more natural to me to have him in the bed. But I do have to watch him now, last night he turned onto his stomach in his sleep for the first time. I'm a stomach sleeper as well and I wondered if he would start that, he sleeps like me in every other respect - he's more of a light sleeper (with DH it's like waking the dead), he has all the cute sleep positions with his arms (which I do as well) and he likes to stay up and not miss anything (and we're working in that).
AFM - Well it looks like we're off to a great start. Does anyone know how the forums work here, I'm new and wasn't sure if we needed a moderator or not. I can try, I've never done it before, and I wasn't sure if I was able to or not before my 50 posts 60 days. Does anyone know about that?
Looks like we have a lot of happy LO's. DS is also a very happy baby. His sleep patterns are still not on a schedule yet but he's closer than he has been. He was doing a midnight-2.am. bedtime and slept off and on until noon-2p.m. the next day. Now he's closer to 10p.m.-10a.m. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to get him to take naps in the bed rather than the swing, any advice?
Well it's nice to meet everyone! I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you Momma's!