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post #141 of 156
Hello all and welcome MrsC

I noticed in 'new posts' that a DDC from 2006 had a happy 4th birthday thread. I wonder if we'll all still be around then...

Food: I gave DD a tiny piece of nectarine today and she had no idea what to do with it. So then I let her suck/chew on a larger piece and she gnawed off a nice sized chunk and scared me! I got it out of her mouth, but I really don't think I am going to be able to do BLW, at least not until she is a little older. She absolutely loved having food in her mouth though, huge smiles and lots of happy noises. And a little whining when I took it away.

Strollers: We've been really happy with our Combi stroller. I love, love, love how small and compact it is when open and closed. The storage basket is small, but we bought some of those stroller hooks and hang bags there if we need to. I can push it with one hand, not super easy, but not difficult either. I can actually push my side by side combi with one hand too.

I bought a double breast pump from a friend today, I'm super "pumped" about it! I don't need to pump often, but I might be getting a parttime job, and then I'll need to pump once a night.

Ninetales - that totally sucks about the wedding, I would not be happy about that!
post #142 of 156
I got this nice little hand powered baby food mill recently. you just put the food in and turn a little thing and it clears out all the rubble and purees the food up nicely.
Today I had the most delicious perfectly ripe plum. I pureed up a portion of it and fed it to ds- he loved it. He has also tried applesauce and some very thin pureed oatmeal- very watery. He liked that too. I am thinking of offering squash pureed up at some point. He has only tried food a few times- and then I give him only breastmilk again for a few days. He is doing well with it so far- but food makes the poop less mild than plain breastmilk poop.
post #143 of 156
Solids poop is one reason I'm in no hurry to get DS on solids! I keep trying, but DS isn't interested in any fruit except bananas. He makes terrible faces at pears, and peaches. Oh yeah, he did gnaw on that piece of pepper a few days ago. But that means I have to sit there and hold it for him, and honestly I can't be bothered. I'm going to get one of those mesh feeders and see if he'll gnaw some pepper or whatever in that.

The "don't feed sweet things" is bunk to me too. Babies are designed to like sweet things! We started with fruits with DD and she's overall an awesome eater now, except for potatoes. She hates potatoes. Who hates potatoes, for goodness sake!

DS is army crawling well - but this morning he realized that he can cover a lot more ground if he just keeps rolling over and over. He's not safe to leave for the bathroom or whatever any more!

Strollers - we have our old wheelbarrow...er...graco, and a smaller, lighter-weight one. Don't love either of them, but I'm getting hip and knee pain from carriers, so nothing's perfect right now. DH wants to get us a jogging stroller so that he can take the kiddos in his road races - I guess we can start looking at any point now - DS is sitting well.
post #144 of 156
Checking in right quick...Things are really busy here with the start of homeschool. Just waiting for the kids to get cleaned up for lunch.

I got the proofs for Caleb's 6 month professional shots today.

If anyone would like to see:

Please visit http://www.collages.net, and fill in the following information:

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And yes, I know my photographer has lousy spelling. It will ask you for your email to log in, but they don't send any spam (except I think one email when the online session is about to expire to extend it or buy pics).


On food, Caleb is odd. He doesn't really like sweet stuff. He'll eat applesauce and sweet potatoes, but didn't like bananas or peaches. Loves peas and green beans.

And Perdita, my oldest doesn't like potatoes unless they are in the form of a french fry. Craziest thing. Maybe I ate too many of them while preggo? I craved mashed potatoes my entire first trimester with her.
post #145 of 156
Nicole, Caleb is such a cutie!

Ninetales, I would be upset about the wedding, too!

Ladies, my birthday is coming up, and it's an important number, so I am going to force my husband to get me something really cool from the US, but I can't choose which one: Wii Fit or Amazon Kindle? Kindle b/c I can't get English books easily here, or Wii Fit b/c I freaking hate repetitive, boring exercise? Hmmmmm...
post #146 of 156
aramat - that's a tough decision. I think I'd go with the Kindle though, because I know I'd use it all the time. I only work out in spurts.

Potatoes - DS is not a big fan either, I think it's a texture thing. In many forms they are kind of grainy. He will eat french fries sometimes and mashed really well once in awhile.
post #147 of 156
potatoes: My 7 year old has just come around to liking them. He ate them as a baby and that was it. I wondered the same thing - how could one not eat them

Honey Dew melon: my baby just ate some and LOVED IT...It was sooooooo sweet, no wonder!
post #148 of 156
I was just browsing aorund the internet and I clicked on something that said "your 4-7 month old and sleep". Of course it is a topic that interests me. I found a "mainstream" CIO encouraging site- but the advice on sleep they gave was so much worse than I had understood it to be.
They were not only encouraging that age baby to CIO, but for the parents not even to FEED the baby if they cry at night! I had always thought that even if a parent practiced CIO, that night feedings were a given with little babies. It made me feel sad to read so i just had to vent to others who would also understand!
Not that I want others to feel sad lol. but I was just surprised to see a philosophy of sleep "training" that said that if you feed your baby at night at this age they will get used to it and they should be sleeping through the night.

My ds usually nurses twice in the night (in addition to the nursing before going to sleep and before the nursing of wake up) and to me this is just what he needs right now.
post #149 of 156
My sweet lu nurses frequently at night right now - seems like every hour - as my supply is very low. When it was ample, she would nurse once around 3 am and then again at 6 am.
(Im not going to look at the sight ), but I have no problem nursing her when she needs it, although it also seems that the fuller her belly is before she goes to sleep, the longer she sleeps for.
post #150 of 156
Katie - that kind of advice really upsets me too. Aside from sounding mean, and how on earth can they know if the baby's hungry, frankly feeding the baby is the quickest way to get them back to sleep!

I have no idea how many times DS nurses during the night. A lot, because he's right next to me. It's unbelievable to many of my friends/family that I actually actively CHOSE to do this (after doing it with DD simply because other ways weren't working). Seems to me that these little ones are so distracted during the day, night is when they're getting a lot of their calories! And DD eventually night-weaned and has wonderful sleep - I'm hoping for a repeat.

And oh yeah, my DD has NO problem eating DH's home-made french fries - she says they're not really potatoes ... LOL
post #151 of 156
CIO...there are variations of it. Sometimes it really is very sad.

A few months back, Juju was sleeping throught the night (totally her choice) in her pack-n-play next to my bed, but with our supply issues I really NEED her to stay next to me all night; she nurses more and better when she is groggy.

Encountered something new: Juju has two bottom teeth now, and a CUT on her top gums from one of the bottom teeth! Ouch!!

UPDATE! That bloody cut on her top gums is actually a THIRD TOOTH! Heck the heck? I never saw teeth come in so fast! The first tooth came in only Aug 18th!
post #152 of 156
Katie, I know that there are some people that believe that after 6 months of age babies do not need to eat overnight if they are getting enough to eat during the day. And there are so many versions of "CIO" and "sleep training" out there...

Since Caleb is now on bottles we do the "binky test" here because I found sometimes he'd suck two sips and go right back to sleep, and we'd have a wasted bottle. So if he starts to fuss I try putting the binky in him and making sure he's still covered. If he was just stirring, he goes right back to sleep. If he's actually hungry, he either doesn't take the binky or wakes up again 5 minutes later, and at that point I go and make a bottle. He is still all over the place as to whether he needs a bottle or not - a couple of nights last week he slept 10 hours and didn't even make a sound, and this week he's been up every two or so...
post #153 of 156
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aramat - that's a tough decision. I think I'd go with the Kindle though, because I know I'd use it all the time. I only work out in spurts.
I totally agree. I have a Wii Fit, and we use it a little, but if I had a Kindle I know I would use it ALL THE TIME. My mom has a Nook and my Aunt has an iPad and they both (emphatically) LOVE the e-reader thing. Both are big readers and were reluctant to give up "real" books. I think I'm getting a Nook for christmas according to my mom....my husband is reluctant, but I can't wait!
post #154 of 156
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Originally Posted by Keeta View Post
I totally agree. I have a Wii Fit, and we use it a little, but if I had a Kindle I know I would use it ALL THE TIME. My mom has a Nook and my Aunt has an iPad and they both (emphatically) LOVE the e-reader thing. Both are big readers and were reluctant to give up "real" books. I think I'm getting a Nook for christmas according to my mom....my husband is reluctant, but I can't wait!
Good to know that the Wii isn't magic... I would be upset if I passed up a Kindle for the Wii and then didn't use it!

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Link to the new (Sept) thread: http://mothering.com/discussions/sho....php?t=1258526
post #155 of 156
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Originally Posted by aramat View Post
Nicole, Caleb is such a cutie!

Ninetales, I would be upset about the wedding, too!

Ladies, my birthday is coming up, and it's an important number, so I am going to force my husband to get me something really cool from the US, but I can't choose which one: Wii Fit or Amazon Kindle? Kindle b/c I can't get English books easily here, or Wii Fit b/c I freaking hate repetitive, boring exercise? Hmmmmm...
The Kindle! ...seems like it would be super useful for you! As far as exercise goes...blah!
post #156 of 156
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