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post #21 of 124
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Sarah Lynn, thanks for the thread, I like the idea of multiple months! Also you've mentioned before that you don't want Trysten to overfeed. How can a baby overfeed? Won't they just take as much as they want? I ask because Hudson's bottles are getting bigger and bigger and I let him drink until he stops, but could I be overfeeding him? (I hate bottle feeding!!!)
This had to do with me making sure DH wasn't just popping a bottle in her mouth whenever she fussed. Plus don't forget some babies have really high sucking needs. Tristyn is the only one of my children to take a binky. Austin was bottle fed and never took one. Steven was EBF and never took one (not for lack of my MIL trying ) So for her I was worried about DH overfeeding her when she wasn't really hungry. If you're worried about Hudson overeating (although at this age it doesn't hold much water to me because they aren't gonna get fat :P ) you could try making his bottle smaller to start and then just making a small (1-1.5 oz) bottle if he's still acting fussy/hungry.

Well its finally the weekend for me and Tristyn is fussing again so I must scurry!
post #22 of 124
subbing late again...almost done with school and looking forward to catching up.
post #23 of 124
Dea, that is so exciting about the EWCM!!!! I: had none at all when I was TTCing Terran, but since his birth, I've had tons. I miscalculated my October insem and did it a bit too early and then in March KD's work schedule didn't co-operate, in April Chris was having too many growing pains for me to feel comfortable woth the time, expense, and energy dissipation, so now we'll see what happens in May.

I've heard of women's fertility getting a jump start after a miscarriage, so why not after a successful ART pregnancy or two?

I think we'd still be DDC sisters again if we both conceived.
post #24 of 124
Sarah Lynn... hmmm... now I wonder if I am overfeeding Hudson. He does love to suck, but will not take a pacifier. He will spit out a nipple if he's had enough though. So I don't know. Ack. I worry too much I think.

NOS, it would be fun to be DDC sisters again. I doubt I"m pregnant, I could not be that lucky, but it was encouraging to feel fertile all on my own accord. I think that my body will slide back into it's "normal" state though. I think this is just my hormones sorting themselves out. It would be interesting though, then I'd have Irish twins! hee hee. But golly I wonder how my body would react. I'm still carrying my pregnancy weight and the weight I gained during the fertility treatments. I had/ have grand designs to lose it all before I get pregnant again. Hmmm... oh well I"ll never turn down a free pregnancy! (doesn't that sound funny?)
post #25 of 124
Not as funny as my wishing I could meet a cute guy, take leave of my senses, and get blindsided by a totally unintentional and poorly timed pregnancy "just like everybody else" because I'm so over the whole donor scene.



I probably won't get pregnant either, but it's nice that Terran is getting some visits with the other source of his DNA at such a young age that he'll never know a time when he didn't know how he came to be and how very much he was wanted.

The visits aren't free, but they're worth it.
post #26 of 124

Hi!

Big congrats to all the pregnant Mamas!!!
Big (((hugs))) Robin, sorry things have been difficult lately.

We've been trying to conceive for the past year with no luck...I think it may be due to the fact that Ocean still nurses 8x/ day or maybe my age (37) or maybe this HUGE fibroid that I have (but it didn't really cause any trouble with #1 & #2 so I don't know)...maybe a combination of factors. Any advice?
I just know there's one more baby girl in our future & then we'd like to adopt a boy, that's always been my dream
As for Ocean, her language is really improving. Her favorite saying is "Ummm, I don't know..." lol. No potty learning on the horizon, I think I might wait until summer. But big sissy plays "homeschool" with her and gives her step-by-step potty lessons (it's really cute). Ocean is really small & gaining weight slowly so we did a blood test on Friday, I'll update with the results next week. I'm really hoping she doesn't have celiac.
Here's a pic. of Ocean at the beach (where else?!)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AM36eEmibI...0/P1090356.JPG
Stacy (Sunkist33)
post #27 of 124
She's a doll, Stacy!

All ten of my mother's grandchildren were together for pictures for the first time yesterday. I can hardly wait to see them!

I'm seriously looking forward to Beltaine this year! I can't believe it's only two weeks away. Yay! My new lover is going to be there and we're going to have a blast.

Meep, kids are home.
post #28 of 124
mamas, I have a puker again!
Hudson pukes several times a day, and not a little dribble now and then, it's a torrent, like with Trixie. Ugh.
I asked my ped with Trixie and he made the flippant comment that she's lactose intolerant, Rynna nicely pointed out to me that lactose intolerance in babies is a failure to thrive issue, and he's thriving, (he's a wee moose!)
SOOOO.... WTF?
so frustrating. Good Start solved it for Trixie for the most part, but guess who makes Good Start, sigh, good ol' Nestle. (although Good Start isn't technically included on the Nestle ban because it's a specialty formula, with it's denatured proteins and all. Kinda funny really...)
post #29 of 124
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mamas, I have a puker again!
Hudson pukes several times a day, and not a little dribble now and then, it's a torrent, like with Trixie. Ugh.
I asked my ped with Trixie and he made the flippant comment that she's lactose intolerant, Rynna nicely pointed out to me that lactose intolerance in babies is a failure to thrive issue, and he's thriving, (he's a wee moose!)
SOOOO.... WTF?
so frustrating. Good Start solved it for Trixie for the most part, but guess who makes Good Start, sigh, good ol' Nestle. (although Good Start isn't technically included on the Nestle ban because it's a specialty formula, with it's denatured proteins and all. Kinda funny really...)
Personally, if the Good Start worked, I would use it, regardless of the boycott. I understand the reasons for the boycott, but the well being of my child is gonna come first. So if that formula fixed our issues I'd buy it in a heartbeat with no after thought.

I had a wee bit to drink last night (really not a lot, but I'm an extreme lightweight) while my sister and her boyfriend were here and of course Murphy's Law...Steven woke up running a fever and throwing up...I got him bathed and my lovely sister cleaned the bed up because DH had made a run to the store. He seems to be ok today, but we will see what the afternoon brings. Of course that took me from happy, giggly buzzed to sober with a headache really quick.

Tomorrow is back to the books and the pavement (PT sucks.) I can't wait for it to be over!
post #30 of 124
Yay Sarah and everyone else expecting another LO!!!

I'm doing ok. Wish Robin wasn't waking 3x/night. Help! I don't know how to fix it.
post #31 of 124
It's been a LONG time since I have been here. Busy with a toddler, I guess.

Smokeylo, could it be 2-year molars?
Georgia has been chewing her pacifier like crazy lately. Just a thought. Yeah, I know, the pacifier needs to go.
post #32 of 124
The formula issue is such a complicated one. I'm sorry that you have to deal with it at all, Dea. If partially hydrolyzed proteins solve the issue, though, at least they're readily available. And yeah, it's totally ironic that Good Start isn't part of the Nestle boycott.

I posted pictures of all the kids to Facebook. They're so bloody adorable!

I'm in a lot of pain, and I'm supposed to be doing something else... so I'm going to take a vicodin and get to work. I really don't want to, but I cannot function without it. Meh, I say! Meh!
post #33 of 124
Oh, Lauren.. have you tried putting her on the potty? A lot of times, kids this age will wake up because they have to pee but they aren't anywhere near awake enough to articulate that. Bear has actually been waking up dry in the morning and muttering "Peepee on the potty, peepee on the potty" as he toddles down the hallway.
post #34 of 124
Rynna, I'm sorry you're still experiencing pain - is this still the digestive stuff, or something else?

Lauren...boo on nightwaking. Have you tried having a rational conversation with her about it? What about just straight-out forbidding her to wake up during the night? Ha - if only it were that easy! Good luck...it's just a phase....remember that....

Hi Phillybama!

Dea, argh. I hope you can figure out the answer quickly - reminding yourself that the health of the babe is paramount. Annoying Nestle!

I'm babysitting tonight so have time to catch up on here. Fun!

Things are going ok. I'm 6 months along, baby is doing fine as far as we know. DD...she's overall doing GREAT, except for napping. she clearly needs her naps - she sleeps for 2+ hours once she's finally down. But crickey, it takes over an hour to get her to sleep! We had a lovely phase a while back where she would just drift gently to sleep for nap. No more! Ugh. At least she sleeps at night.

And boy oh boy does she TALK. Seriously? I have not met any other kids her age who talk as incessantly (or as comprehensibly) as she does. The span of a half-hour car-rise will have her telling us about pretty much everything that has happened in the past month. Yipes!

Oh, and did I mention that my Dad has prostate cancer? We're waiting on further analysis of his biopsy from both his local docs and then Johns Hopkins to find out how aggressive it is and determine course of treatment. Sucks.
post #35 of 124
Just popped back in and have to say... SUPER joy and congrats to Megan and Sarah!!! You two know you will be in my thoughts and prayers!!! Hope these babies stick (you know, once you can wrap your brains around them)
post #36 of 124
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And boy oh boy does she TALK. Seriously? I have not met any other kids her age who talk as incessantly (or as comprehensibly) as she does. The span of a half-hour car-rise will have her telling us about pretty much everything that has happened in the past month. Yipes!
Isn't it great? I love baby perspectives.
post #37 of 124
hi mamas!!

i move june 5th. it's going to be nuts with both kids, our 80 pound crazy dog, cat, and my mom. i'm actually avoiding thinking about it.

excellent news though! i got $19,480 in scholarships! so i will have to take out loans but they will be totally manageable. i can also adjust the loan amount to cover day care so lazlo's after-school nature program and (fingers crossed) half-day montessori for linnaea will be covered.

fingers crossed sarah!!!! how exciting!

sarah lynne-i'm so glad your training is working well.

stacy- what a cutie!! the color of her sweater and tha water and her eyes is just beautiful!

it's so good to hear about everyone's lives! and all of our babes growing up! ahh, must go to sleep now!

oh- last one! today linnaea told me that the boobahs were beautiful and that she loves them very much. and i was like noooooo! i've missed my window for weaning! she has the language now that's just going to melt my heart! i am for sure going to go back to working on night weaning. i need to do it before we move because i can't do it after, too much upheaval.

anyone weaning yet? i know a few are already done...
post #38 of 124
Sorry, I've never actually weaned a child. I have moved twice with nurslings, though. It's totally doable. Sweet deal on the grant money. I'm going to have to get my tush in gear and figure out how to go back to school one of these days. If only they gave degrees for the crap I've already done.
post #39 of 124
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anyone weaning yet? i know a few are already done...
GL with moving... it will be worth it! And great news on your scholarships.

We may end up night weaning Robin. I've kept putting it off because it seems exhausting to me, and I'm already so tired. But whatever. Robin is sick AGAIN with a cough AGAIN and the inhaler we got to try doesn't seem to be doing the trick (not sure if we're using it perfectly, though, it's hard to get her to keep the mask on for more than a few seconds). I just SO NEED A BREAK RIGHT NOW and this is NOT it! Next week her daycare is closed and my husband will be out of town for 2 days, and I'm just about out of patience and am totally exhausted. NEED. SLEEP. NEED.

(A friend watched the girls for an hour yesterday so I could take a nap -- wonderful!! But Robin's coughing woke her up today at 5 AM!!)
post #40 of 124
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Lauren- When we started to nightwean Steven, I would nurse him to sleep and then lay him in the pack n play in our room. I wouldn't get him until he woke up and if he did I tried to nurse him and put him back into the packnplay. Some nights it was fine and other nights it didn't work, but eventually he was sleeping through most of the night and drinking a sippy of water if he got thirsty.

I like class, but I'm so ready to be on the compound. August can't come soon enough.
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