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post #61 of 156
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We got an amber teething necklace yesterday in the mail. I took it off for sleep yesterday and put it on again this morning. Do you mamas really think it helps?
Not sure if they help, but they sure are pretty!

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Next week we are off to Spain again. I'll post a picture from our last flight just because I think my little man is freaking adorable.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...00602-1252.jpg
Adorable!

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I also did something I vowed not to upon becoming a mama. I cut my hair. I like it though. Actually I just sat it the chair and said do whatever you think is best and the stylist had a blast (he said no one ever does that, haha)! I just didn't want to do the typical thing, but it actually is pretty great and I seem to have stopped shedding.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...o/P8040119.jpg
It looks great! I love short sassy haircuts.

He is a sweetie!

Living vicariously through you and Lauren and all your travels!
post #62 of 156
On the amber, I'm a skeptic. I've worn them myself and didn't notice a change (supposed to help migraines). DH wore it and thought he noticed a difference.
post #63 of 156
linchi - adorable, adorable pictures! what a cutie pie
post #64 of 156
I LOOOOOVE amber--for myself and my babies--but, sigh, I also do not think it actually does anything. But my babies genetically don't have trouble teething anyway, so I'm lucky there.

I took Julianna to a postpartum moms' group yesterday, and she was SOOOO CUTE! Normally she doesn't like to be near other women who aren't Mommy -- she only smiles for MEN when we're out -- but she seemed to love being around all the other babies, even though she was by far the oldest. She was sitting between my legs on the floor, playing, flashing everyone smiles, singing, nursing, giggling. It was nice to see my baby relaxing outside of the house. Me, on the other hand -- I need a Portuguese tutor STAT b/c I didn't understand anything!
post #65 of 156
aramat - good for you joining in the group, despite the language barrier!
post #66 of 156
Thread Starter 
I think our amber helps. Elsa's first tooth, before we got it, was horrible. She was inconsolable for days until it broke through. She cut two incisors this morning after only one really hard day. It could be coincidence but I really think it was helpful.
post #67 of 156
Am I crazy? My husband was carrying his Breyers all natural vanilla ice cream to his seat and decided that the baby needed some!!! WTF!?!??! I was s omad at him. Am I crazy?! It was like half of a dime size amount, nothing more and she did not seem to love it but WTF!? Could this be that bad?
post #68 of 156
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Am I crazy? My husband was carrying his Breyers all natural vanilla ice cream to his seat and decided that the baby needed some!!! WTF!?!??! I was s omad at him. Am I crazy?! It was like half of a dime size amount, nothing more and she did not seem to love it but WTF!? Could this be that bad?
I'd be a bit upset; I tell my husband ALL THE TIME that "they don't know what they're missing" when it comes to sweets, so to just stall on them until the kid is at least old enough to ask. He didn't 'believe' me with our toddler, and now it can be hard to get her to eat well, so I am already reminding him often not to make this mistake w/Juju!
post #69 of 156
Any Diva users?

TMI, sorry.

How much bleeding is too much?

Just got my first PP AF today.

I used the Diva Cup between Shane and Caleb. On my heaviest day I could go 4-6 hours and the cup would only be about 3/4ths of the way full. This would last for 24-48 hours, then would gradually taper down, with my average cycle lasting 5-7 days.

Today I am overflowing the cup every three hours. I had spotting yesterday, then when I got up this morning it was overflowing - thought it was just from going overnight, but since then I've had it overflow after just 3 hours. Is this just because it is the first PP cycle? How much bleeding is too much? I know normally they say a pad per hour, but I'm not sure how that compares...
post #70 of 156
I do not use a Diva, but I can tell you that my first pp cycle (a few weeks ago) was very heavy and a solid 6 days compared to a light 4-5 day cycle pre pregnancy.
post #71 of 156
Lauren- I would be really upset, not just because of the sweets aspect but the whole dairy thing and um solids at all if you haven't started yet? I don't know, I would be really upset but I wouldn't worry about my baby. I would just figure it was time for some good communication with DH
Nicole- I am not sure how much is too much? but I definitely didn't get anywhere close to that much this past AF. My first cycle postpartum was kind of heavy at times but not too bad or even close to filling up the cup, more like half. I am not much help but that is my experience
post #72 of 156
Lauren - I totally understand you being upset, that would piss me off too! That said, it would hvae bothered me way more with my first. The second time around I'm much more relaxed and realize that stuff happens and it will all be okay. It's hard to get to that point though.

Nicole - that does sound like a lot...but since it is your first AF, I'm sure it's not too abnormal. If you start feeling dizzy/icky or it lasts more than a day then I'd get it checked out.
post #73 of 156
Re: Diva. I just started using it last cycle. I didn't get as much as you are describing.

Re: ice cream. eek! I'd be mad, or at least...ahem..."authoritative," since he obviously didn't realize that wasn't cool . We don't do sweets for the first year, just on principle. But it really bothers extended family, who want to get baby smiles the lazy way.

Re: amber. The necklaces are very pretty, but I'm not sure it really helped my DD. Not sure if I'll do it this time around or not. DD might get mad if I put hers on the baby, but I don't want to buy a second one.

Hiya everybody! We're busy and happy around here, still trying to sell the house, watching the baby grow. All good.
post #74 of 156
hi- I guess ds must be "teething"- I put it in quotes as he doesn't have any teeth yet (he is 5 months tomorrow) but he sure has gotten more fussy than usual! Not all the time, but noticeably less content- easier to freak out and stuff
Any teething tips? Wehave lots of things for him to chew on.I tried freezing a wet wash cloth but he wasn;t interested.

Otherwise we are doing okay! He is generally a happy little guy just has his moments- becoming more "demanding" and assertive of his needs.
Yestserday I managed to leave him with dh for 3 and a 1/2 hours while I went to see the movie Eat Pray Love- which I loved ( I had already read the book) and ds did okay with that. That felt good. We actually tried to do that the nigth before but dh called me part way in cause ds wasn't settling. So it was nice to do it yesterday!
post #75 of 156
hi- I guess ds must be "teething"- I put it in quotes as he doesn't have any teeth yet (he is 5 months tomorrow) but he sure has gotten more fussy than usual! Not all the time, but noticeably less content- easier to freak out and stuff
Any teething tips? Wehave lots of things for him to chew on.I tried freezing a wet wash cloth but he wasn;t interested.

Otherwise we are doing okay! He is generally a happy little guy just has his moments- becoming more "demanding" and assertive of his needs.
Yestserday I managed to leave him with dh for 3 and a 1/2 hours while I went to see the movie Eat Pray Love- which I loved ( I had already read the book) and ds did okay with that. That felt good. We actually tried to do that the nigth before but dh called me part way in cause ds wasn't settling. So it was nice to do it yesterday!
post #76 of 156
Re: the ice cream - I'd probably be more upset at the principal of the thing than the actual danger. Grrrr. MIL tried to feed DS apple pie (with pastry) last night - I think I was a little "authoritative" too as I yelled "no! please don't!" and DH grabbed her hand. Sigh. She had just watched us offer him a sliver of steamed carrot and him refuse so I don't know what she was thinking (not much of anything probably...)

Teething.. DD showed signs of teething at 5 months but didn't get any teeth until 10.5 months.. we used chilled wet cloths, those plastic chillable teethers, and Motrin. We're eschewing the plastic this time and offering Sophie the Giraffe and cloths instead. I am not against using medication if it gets really bad at night, but it was very rare with DD and I plan to use it even more sparingly with DS. I may try the homeopathic stuff too. I don't think that I'll try the amber necklace.
post #77 of 156
Can I just say AF sucks? I think it is slowing down now, but I estimate it's been close to 6 ounces already, which from what I've read is like double the "average" amount for an entire cycle - and it's been 36 hours. Ugh!

With AF we have started to wean to formula. Caleb is only getting boobies at night - he needs more cuddling than actual food then, so it's easier to just let him nurse for a few minutes than get up and make a bottle. I'm hoping that he will night wean on his own as I dry up and maybe even consider STTN. That would be nice, as I could then move him to the kids' room and DH and I could have our grown up space again. We have a weigh-in today, so I'll keep y'all posted.

On foods - I would have been a little upset about the ice cream, but only because of the dairy. Other stuff not so much. Though Caleb is also 6.5 months old and no history of food allergies in the family, so I'm pretty lax on that front.
post #78 of 156
Thanks guys, I think DH now understands why I was upset. I worked so hard so give this baby only breast milk and to do right by her, you know? I felt like he robbed us as a family of her "first food." I wanted her first food to be on camera Eitherway it was like a dime size if that and she did not like it so I am going to say it was NOT her first food. His mom fed his brother sprite when he was only 14 months old and complains now that he is 2.5 that all he eats is french fries and quesadillas... because literally that is all she feeds him since he was 18 months that is "all he wanted." OK, DH and I had a talk and we are on the same page. He said, I did not think dairy was bad bc my brothers and sisters all were FF and that is made from cows milk.
post #79 of 156
Also- can I just say how HARD it is to pack a baby's and mom's clothes in a suitcase that weighs less the 23 kg for 12 nights?!!?!??
post #80 of 156
Thread Starter 
I thought I wouldn't have to worry about babyproofing until she actually crawled. Oh LOL. This kid can scootch faster than some people walk, I swear. She's so funny. She is totally uninterested in sitting. When I try to sit her up she just rolls onto her tummy and is off to the races. I get the impression she finds sitting pointless.

My stepsister is a semi-professional photographer and is looking to do some family portraits for her portfolio and hopefully will be coming by to do ours soon. I need a family picture, and hopefully she'll have time to do some nice six month pictures of Elsa too. I try to take quality pictures too, but most of mine are candids.

We went to our town's big festival on Saturday. I was looking forward to wearing her around. I was all set with my Ergo accessories (backpack, waist pouch, sucking pads) but it was soooo hot and she missed her nap because she was too interested in the parade, so she just wanted to sleep in her stroller. It worked out anyway because we bought some homemade soap and washrags and used books and they could go in the basket. We all had a good time. We're planning a tentative zoo trip for Friday since summer is quickly coming to an end. Where does the time go?
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