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Hi everyone! No one had started a new thread so I did.

Elsa is now on once-monthly chiropractor visits, which is great because now I can start going back once we save up for x-rays. My back is seriously messed up and even though it's not a great time financially, I want to start getting it right once and for all. Luckily I can still wear her without too much issue.

She's not sitting up yet, but I think it's because she's just not interested. She can get everything she wants on her tummy or back. Once she can crawl I think she'll be more open to sitting.

My mom got her an exersaucer from a yard sale that I'm going to hose down this week for her. I think she'll like it.

It seems that she's no longer happy about napping on my lap. Everyone probably thinks I'm crazy because I'm sad over that. Most people ask for ways to get them to sleep elsewhere, but I always loved it. But now she seems to need to be in bed to nap - the living room is too distracting or something. Bye bye naptime cuddling.
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You're not crazy for missing napping on your lap! I didn't get to do it often with DD because DS is always needing something. But when I do, I totally enjoy it. I am still sad sometimes that DS won't nap with me anymore.
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Hello!
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Just checking in. Mine doesn't want to nap *anywhere* now, not on my lap, in the bed, in his crib, etc. It's this huge battle every time he has to fall asleep, even though he's desperately tired. Hate to miss something interesting, I guess! But I know he'll grow out of it...
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I just want sleep DS has gotten up for a couple of hours around 4am for two hours for a few times now in the past week and a half. What gives? Last night it was so much work to just get him to sleep. I had to lay in bed and hold him so that he wouldn't roll over and wake himself up. After two hours of back and forth with this I just put some pillows up against his stomach and back and he slept well until I came to bed. He nurses mostly during the night which I don't mind too much but sometimes it seems to wake him up more. He is also a huge wetter at night. Seriously, I think he saves all his pee up for night time. I put him in a kissaluvs one size diaper with another insert all wrapped up in a diaper cover and he still manages to pee through all of it before the morning. Ugh. Maybe some day I will get sleep? Of course DH sleeps through it all!
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flavorfull - could it be the 6 month growth spurt?
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Mine is a huge wetter at night too! She eats all night long! She still wets during the day but it got so bad I ended up trying the disposable at night and it's the only thing that contains it! I might triple stuff a bum genius but this is ridiculous! My husband says, just change her in the middle of the night. ummm... she is not waking up really when she eats WHY would I wake her up to change her. I am not a stealth changer at 4 am.

Our 10 night meditteranean cruise leaves in 13 days!!!! And of course there might be an airline strike the day after we are supposed to arrive in Barcelona. Fingers crossed it does not affect us
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Hi everyone!!

Will is doing great! Learning to sit up on his own, but would rather be on his tummy or back. While on his tummy, those legs are just about ready to get crawling. It's so cute to watch him try! And to hear his little grunts.

I'm doing pretty well. Lost some more weight, sticking to my diet, etc., Thinking about having some female surgery done soon to nip my monthly AF in the bud. It's been super bad since I got it back - the worst ever - and my OB suggested some sort of OP surgery to have to control it. I know of some other mama's that had it done and they noticed a HUGE difference right away. Let's just say I'm going to the bathroom almost hourly to changed a overnight mama cloth!! Plus, I'm feeling super blah and extremely irritable
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Mine is a huge wetter at night too! She eats all night long! She still wets during the day but it got so bad I ended up trying the disposable at night and it's the only thing that contains it! I might triple stuff a bum genius but this is ridiculous! My husband says, just change her in the middle of the night. ummm... she is not waking up really when she eats WHY would I wake her up to change her. I am not a stealth changer at 4 am.

Our 10 night meditteranean cruise leaves in 13 days!!!! And of course there might be an airline strike the day after we are supposed to arrive in Barcelona. Fingers crossed it does not affect us
Holy cow!! AWESOME!!! Have a great time!
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Oh, and I'm working on convincing my DH to start CD'ing. I think I've almost got him. Just gotta get the funds to get our stash going. I'm pretty excited!
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Thnx for posting the link on the last thread.

Disposables leak for us overnight -- cloth works way better for us! I am using prefolds, though--usually a prefold & soaker or two prefolds.

My 9-yr-old was here with us in Brazil for a few short weeks. I put her back on the plane to the US last night... She didn't want to go, and I didn't want to make her. Feeling so heavy today.
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Caleb with Stewie...up way too early this morning

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...3_136950_n.jpg
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aww caleb is so cute with the kitty! Yeah, I hope it is a 6mo growth spurt, I am also not sure how much bigger this kid can get! I think he is figuring out crawling or teething as well.
Lauren, what disposable to you use? We did kissaluvs onesize diaper with a prefold or insert and a cover and he peed through it in a couple of hours. I tried an overnight diaper and he peed through that really quick but it was fisher price brand bc it was cheapest
busymama, that sounds soooooo annoying w AF! I used to have horrible periods that were that heavy and just made me feel like crap. My period right now is heavier than normal pre pg but ok. AND, I love the diva cup Hope you find a good solution!
aramat, hugs. I am sorry, I bet it is really hard to miss your little girl.
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NicoleS--I LOVE the kitty pic. They look so cute together! Maxine is obsessed with our kitty. Especially since he is more receptive to her overtures than our dog seems to be (weird, right?).

We had a well visit yesterday--and everything went "well"...almost. The doc said he heard a bit of clicking in her left hip. So, now we have appointments for a sonogram and with an orthopedic pediatrician to hopefully rule out hip dysplasia. I am trying not to worry myself sick over this. Our doc said he was sure she's fine, but he heard the click and wants the experts to look at it.

I think we are about to get tooth number two--or tooth number one could still be bothering her. Do you all know if the teeth still hurt after they've completely emerged? Her little tooth, while not its full size, is quite visible.

And, Maxy had her first solids--and it wasn't food (or dog/cat fur--that doesn't count, right?)! I deserve worst mom of the year for this She has a stuffed pony toy that she likes to look at--but she doesn't play with it and it was out of reach. Well, when momma wasn't looking (I was in the kitchen scarfing down some lunch) somehow she got her hands on it and chewed half the cardboard label off it (we hadn't cut it off yet). Most of it was balled up and spit out, but I've been finding tiny pieces of paper in her poo for the last three mornings. (She EC's and poops in the potty every morning, so it's easy to identify the floating bits of paper.) My doc thought it was funny and told me not to worry. But I'm feeling terribly guilty--especially since I was trying to preserve her 'virgin gut' as long as possible!
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Juju (7.5 mos actual/5.5 dev) has had more whole grains of plain white rice at restaurants...and an olive cut into tiny pieces...and a sliver of a carrot. She liked all, esp the olive--but it was one of those things where she was fussy but done nursing & it was the only baby-friendly-seeming food at the table; she probably won't see one again for a while... I'm thinking we must eat badly bc I rarely have a whole food on the table to offer her, although I am also not giving her any of our meats or anything with milk, eggs, or citrus. ...My first daughter started solids at 10 mos; my second at I guess 7 or 8 mos. Starting Ju on solids so early feels odd!

Public service announcement: our Facebook group is nearly silent...
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But I'm feeling terribly guilty--especially since I was trying to preserve her 'virgin gut' as long as possible!
It happens. Mine ate sand a few weeks back.

I love your siggie...I have a baby pterodactyl too! mEEEP! mEEEEEEEP!
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I don't think cardboard counts against the virgin gut - I wouldn't expect it to have the same bacteria-feeding properties as food, anyway. Mine is constantly trying to eat paper, I have to watch really closely. Silly baby. I had to fish a clover out of the back of his throat weeks ago, too, after we'd be outside.

AF returned. Bah. :P

Not much else going on here. I'm about to start home-pre-schooling my four-year-old, because he wants to.
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Anybody else here skip the PKU? They did it w/o my consent at the hospital for my first daughter; then I was talked into doing it with my second daughter even though the sight of baby blood makes me QUEASY... I didn't do it with Juju. (Not that it would have mattered since she'd already had her traumatic hospital stay anyway; one more poke wouldn't have mattered...) Was just thinking about it.

Also, Ju is almost 8 mos, and no vaccinations yet! Still talking the husband into "next week, next week..." Except the Hep B my first daughter got at birth, none of my babies have been vax'd before 11 mos, and I'm really happy with that.

My husband dusted off his guitar tonight. Since moving to Brazil, he's rarely played as now he's working in the family real estate business instead of playing music professionally. But he's so happy when he plays, and the house feels so happy when he does. The girls love it, including Juju. Wish he'd pick up the guitar as often as he's been picking up cans of beer; all of our lives would improve, I think.
post #19 of 156
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I don't know for sure if Elsa got PKU. I assume she did since it's one of those standard things that you probably have to refuse. I'm ok with that test, but I've decided not to do any vaccines anymore. She had one round of Hib, Polio, and Dtap, but we decided to stop.
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We did the PKU - it's required here by the state and it doesn't upset me enough to deal with trying to decline it.

Caleb had 2 month shots on schedule, did poorly, and had his 4 month shots one at a time, and still did poorly. He did not get anything at 6 months - we will go back at 7.5 months after we've seen the allergist and confirmed that he's not allergic to anything in the vaccines. If he is - not sure what the plan will be.
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