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post #41 of 146
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
Hm, dd is still not crawling much either, just a bit of army crawling, but shes having us walk her around. Should I call EI?
No, they get concerned if there is no crawling by 12 months. Army crawling at this age is great, and she wouldn't qualify, I can almost guarantee you.

Ironically, I knew this but I just had an epic freakout one day (because my son was the same way so you'd think I'd know better) plus I also had the no solids thing. Note: my pediatrician didn't think anything is wrong with her developmentally and wasn't the one who suggested EI.
post #42 of 146
cruising!
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post #43 of 146
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Cute!
post #44 of 146
Well we are back online after a beautiful trip to the Oregon Coast. The trip went better than expected, both kids did great, Owen did very well considering he hates the car at times.

I've been out of the loop on here again because of the vacay, but it was really a great time, took the kids to the aquarium and stayed at a state park on the ocean. Owen really mastered walking on the trip, and we are now beyond counting steps, he's officially into todderhood, IMO. His bigger cousins were there and he really wants to play with the big kids.

I was contacted by the PAC who helped Owen with his reaction, she was in contact with the allergy specialist in the nearest small city and he suggested Owen have a EPI-pen for his reaction was considered quite severe, we also have an appointment with him on Aug 31. While on vacation he had another small reaction with a few hives, I read the ingredients of what he ate and it was processed in a place that processes sesame, I am really thinking that is the culprit. I'm not sure, it may be a topical reaction, I'm not sure. DH got to actually see Owen get those few hives, I honestly think it was a good thing for him to see due to the fact he didn't seem to think it was a severe as I did. We ate dinner the other night, I went over to the bathrooms and came back he said that DS's face looked like he needed something on it. I saw the hives, about 3-5 of them. I immediately gave him the Benedryl and in about 15 minutes they were gone. I am so hoping that we can figure out the culprit in this matter. My Dr said if the allergist here cannot find what is going on Owen will be referred to a pediatric allergist in Spokane. I just want to know what is going on with my son. One more week until the appt.

Other than that he is doing awesome, he learned how to share, and now is "talking" which involves him jabbering away about how he is feeling. Cute stuff.
post #45 of 146
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Originally Posted by Pandme View Post
Clementine finally started hands and knees cross crawling last weekend. She'd been up on hands and knees for a few weeks, so I figured it was coming. She's still pretty deliberate about her movements (she doesn't rocket across a room yet) but every day it's more and more fluid. She also desperately wants to pull up but wants to do it by grabbing onto me. She needs to pick something else...I'm not a good pulling up object. It's actually kind of annoying, she crawls into me, tries to climb me and gets annoyed.....she does this all day.

She still won't eat solids beyond a taste here and there. She actually was putting food in her mouth to taste it a week or so ago but then crawling came and she didn't want to have anything to do with food or mealtime after that. So now we're back to random tastes. I did call EI about it and they evaluated her and agreed to take us on (saying she was very borderline but if she started eating we could always cancel). I have mixed feelings because some of the stuff they said was wrong (a baby should be eating 3 full meals by 10 months and milk is "supplemental? NO) and I started arguing with them. They're supposed to have better information than that, IMO.

I also disliked having them evaluate her at all. It made me feel stressed and defensive...initially I called because she wasn't crawling but that was a few weeks ago and when they came over, the concern wasn't there anymore on my part, obviously. But seeing them size her up, note that she was W-sitting, and that my son was doing it too (btw, I do it too!) made me feel defensive. The lady said their muscle tone (and mine as well) was lowish end of normal, nothing to be worried about, but it made me feel bad. I was never good at sports (always super flexible though) and it makes me sad to think that neither of my kids will probably be either. Now I feel like I am looking at them critically....I've been correcting Harrison's W-sitting and hers too....but she never did it until she started cross-crawling. Neither did he, for that matter. Both of them sat pretty early too. I don;t know, the whole thing left a bad feeling for me, but nobody likes to have their kids looked t critically, I guess. THey did observe her constant babbling as awesome, so I guess that's good. My kids may not be future athletes, but they do love to talk.
Don't worry that she isn't eating solids yet.. Its no biggie. LOTS of kids don't get interested in solids until after 12 months and some as late as 18 months. My 23 month old nephew nurses more than my 10 month old and probably eats less solids too. Ignore all that bad advice that you baby "should" be eating 3 meals a day yada yada... she is still young yet. Its fine!!!

We are doing great. Major tooth explosion... Israel has gotten 3 teeth in a week... and is not sleeping thanks too it... His not napping and waking up extra at night goes great with my first trimester exhaustion and m/s.....
He can stand for a few seconds without holding on to anything.
He is going to town on the solids.. which normally I wouldn't care but since I am pregnant I want to make sure he is getting established on solids in case my supply tanks.. but so far so good.
Ohh and at 10 months he is still under 17 lbs... and 27 inches.2%....
post #46 of 146
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Originally Posted by Kmama2 View Post
Don't worry that she isn't eating solids yet.. Its no biggie. LOTS of kids don't get interested in solids until after 12 months and some as late as 18 months. My 23 month old nephew nurses more than my 10 month old and probably eats less solids too. Ignore all that bad advice that you baby "should" be eating 3 meals a day yada yada... she is still young yet. Its fine!!!

We are doing great. Major tooth explosion... Israel has gotten 3 teeth in a week... and is not sleeping thanks too it... His not napping and waking up extra at night goes great with my first trimester exhaustion and m/s.....
He can stand for a few seconds without holding on to anything.
He is going to town on the solids.. which normally I wouldn't care but since I am pregnant I want to make sure he is getting established on solids in case my supply tanks.. but so far so good.
Ohh and at 10 months he is still under 17 lbs... and 27 inches.2%....
Thank you for your reassuring words. We were so happy yesterday when my husband gave her a pita chip (she was grabbing wildly but she grabs at everything) and after 20 minutes of holding it, she started licking it and nomming it. I'm not sure she ATE it but it was in her mouth, she was enjoying it and I was thrilled. Later on she did the same thing with a pizza crust. Seems like we need to give her time....can't expect her to shove it in her mouth instantly. I am pleased with the progress. I also think she likes saltier tastes.
post #47 of 146
Ok mamas, remember when Lyra nearly bit my nipples clean off?

She's doing it again. Thankfully not while we're nursing, so my boobies are safe (for now), but everywhere else. She crawls up to me, pulls up, and bits my knees, legs, shoulder, stomach- anywhere she can sink her teeth into. It hurts, and I really want to discourage it before it turns into a serious issue

What can I do? I've been redirecting her and saying "ouch! It hurts mummy when you bite"
post #48 of 146
i keep distractin and give DD2 something else to chew. something yummy that has the same resistance as me. .
post #49 of 146
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
Hm, dd is still not crawling much either, just a bit of army crawling, but shes having us walk her around. Should I call EI?
Technically crawling isn't required.. they like to see kids crawl but it isn't a developmental milestone that must be met. 3 of my children didn't crawl until 10.5 mos, and my ds with hypotonia didn't crawl until 12mos. As long as everything else seems to be developmentally on track such as sitting up and pulling up or attempting to pull up then I wouldn't worry.
post #50 of 146
Hey guys! I've missed you all.

Benjamin is doing well. We FINALLY found what I think is the right remedy for his eczema, per his homeopath. His skin hasn't been this clear and soft since he was 10 days old.

He weighed about 15 lbs 13 oz at his 9-month visit and is probably just over 16 lbs now.

We are SO slow w/ solids, lol. I tried to do some baby-led solids but he was so not interested. He'll eat some purees though, so I do about half a jar every third or fourth day or so, whenever I remember.

He wakes up either 0-1 times/night or 6-7 times/night, there is no in between with him. But he goes back to sleep pretty easily after just nursing. His diaper is usually dry.

Speaking of diapers, anyone else ECing? I've been doing it off and on, VERY part-time, since he was about 6 weeks old. I can't read his signals at all, so I take him regularly, but not on any particular set schedule. He learns that there will be another pottytunity at some point in the very near future, so he will usually just hold it instead of telling me he has to go, lol. Or if I'm too busy or whatever, he'll just use his diaper, too. He's pretty easy-going and has pottied in every toilet that I've tried (makes it handy so I don't have to tote a little container around).

He is JUST barely hands-and-knees crawling. He doesn't have the alternating steps down yet, but instead will take a "step" with each of his hands, then a step with each of his knees, then one more step with one of his knees, then a step with his hands, then two steps with his knees, etc. lol. He won't win any races yet.

I think he said "all done" (ah dah) the other day, and so far, that's his only word. I try to sign with him, but usually I am holding him when I think about it, and don't have my free hand that I need to do the sign.

He has 6 teeth and has had those forever. I think they all came in when he was 5-6 months old.

He's learning how to "come to mama." I can get down on the floor and beckon to him and say come to mama, and he'll grin at me and start crawling. Then he'll fall on his belly and kick. Then he'll get up and get going again, and not get distracted at all until he's made it all the way to me.

Here's a fairly recent picture of him.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...96/b072910.jpg
post #51 of 146
great update, andrea!

vyky...distraction is the only thing i can think of. when millie is teething or sick like she is now, she bites and it hurtslikehell. i've had to take her off and set her down and wipe up blood. dh and i agree that no matter how icky she feels, she can not be allowed to bite. we've tried popsicles and chewy toys but she much prefers a washcloth to chew on. good luck!

so i was just sure that millie had stopped gaining weight but at a sick baby visit yesterday, she was + 1 lb from about 3 1/2 weeks ago! it's just not as obvious because she also grew about 1 1/4 inches. needless to say, my poor neck can not handle wearing her anymore so i do not get to enjoy babywearing like i did with natalie. it's very sad-making (to use a natalie phrase).

i've got to get busy making party invites. only 23 days until my beautiful lil baby is ONE!
post #52 of 146
Kill me now, I don't even know how I'm going to handle Lyra's first birthday.

I can't believe our babies are going to be turning one. It seems like yesterday we were getting our BFPs, having our ultrasounds, and then birthing our babies. It's all happening way too fast.
post #53 of 146
yes it is vyky...way too fast
post #54 of 146
Everyone told me it would happen this way, but I didn't believe them.

I am crushed that in less than two months we'll be moving out of LWAB and into TODDLERS. omg.
post #55 of 146
wow, took a while to find the thread - so bumping it for sept.
everett this past tuesday - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...e&id=766555721

my 1st cousin des visited from ireland for the 1st time and it was great to catch up (i was last in ireland nearly 2yrs ago with ds1)

everett cut 6 teeth in the past 2wks so 8 total. omg, i was ready to quit nursing with the amount of biting - drew blood even - but that finally seems to have passed. was at the end of my rope for a few days though

am finding the work and sah balance tough. i don't know what to do to make it better. am hoping that as everett gets a bit older it will be a bit easier but i still can't go more than 3 or 4 steps away without him freaking out. i guess i am just finding it hard. it's nearly 2am and i am taking a break from my work (i squeeze in 4-5hrs at night, then try to grab 4-5hrs of sleep). callum has been in daycare full time this past month because i haven't been coping very well with everett's high needs/work/and being at home full time as well. sigh. this is turning into a rant. i'm just trying not to be resentful feeling like i don't get enough time with callum because of everett. he still pretty much sucks at sleeping overall. i just am trying to stay positive and believe this too shall pass but it's hard sometimes.

i think too, sometimes i just miss my family (my parents and sisters are a 5hr drive away). i feel a bit out of sight out of mind and i wish i could have them to lean on a little more when i am having a rough go of it.

there are moments of joy too, but sometimes i wish it could just feel a bit easier.
post #56 of 146
So glad I found this thread! I just check "new posts" now, and I seem to keep missing our October 2009 threads. Glad to see there's just one -- I've subscribed!
I love love love all the pictures of our gorgeous little ones. They are getting so big!
Here are some recent pics of Nate. http://lutzspidle.blogspot.com/
He started walking a day after he turned 10 months old. He crawls like the wind, and seems to find mischief wherever he can -- ripping pages out of books on the shelves, going for a splash in the dog dish, chasing the cat, you name it!
He's a voracious eater, which is good since my milk is getting less and less abundant. I am working 40 hrs, plus 45 min commute each way, so I'm away from him a lot. I pump 3X at work, but on a good day I only have 5-6 oz to bring home. He nurses like a champ in the evenings and all. night. long. If we didn't cosleep, I would be certifiably insane by now. Thankfully, I can feed him and we both just fall right back to sleep!
He is so much fun right now -- all smiles and giggles and snuggles. It just keeps getting better and better!
I'm starting to plan his birthday party already. (Can you believe it? It's almost here!) Since he was born on the 27th, we're doing the party that Saturday the 30th and will be doing a halloween theme. I got him the most adorable monkey costume, and DP and I will be zookeepers. I'm so excited! (And I've been spending time I should be using on much more productive things to plan this party. )
post #57 of 146
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Originally Posted by Harmony96 View Post
Benjamin is doing well. We FINALLY found what I think is the right remedy for his eczema, per his homeopath. His skin hasn't been this clear and soft since he was 10 days old.
my dd gets eczema too. i am glad you found what worked.

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Originally Posted by MsVyky View Post
I can't believe our babies are going to be turning one. It seems like yesterday we were getting our BFPs, having our ultrasounds, and then birthing our babies. It's all happening way too fast.
I know. too fast.

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Originally Posted by star*mora View Post
everett cut 6 teeth in the past 2wks so 8 total. omg, i was ready to quit nursing with the amount of biting - drew blood even - but that finally seems to have passed. was at the end of my rope for a few days though.
DD2 is working on her 5th tooth. i dont know what is worse, the biting, ir her trying to walk while nursing. i feel like a jungle gym who is constantly getting titty twisters.

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Originally Posted by Spiralshell View Post
He crawls like the wind, and seems to find mischief wherever he can -- ripping pages out of books on the shelves, going for a splash in the dog dish, chasing the cat, you name it!
He's a voracious eater, which is good since my milk is getting less and less abundant. I am working 40 hrs, plus 45 min commute each way, so I'm away from him a lot. I pump 3X at work, but on a good day I only have 5-6 oz to bring home. He nurses like a champ in the evenings and all. night. long. If we didn't cosleep, I would be certifiably insane by now. Thankfully, I can feed him and we both just fall right back to sleep!
He is so much fun right now -- all smiles and giggles and snuggles. It just keeps getting better and better!
DD2's bday is the beginning of oct. and she still doesnt walk. real close though. she gets into everything. i dont know what it si about the dog dish, but she likes to splash the water then lick her hand. ewww. i really need to set up the big gate pen across there to keep her out. she tried to eat the dog food.
post #58 of 146
great pic, arlene! hi cindy!

millie is walking! i will get over to the fb page and see if i can upload the video. for some reason, i can't get a public link to it.

only 11 days until my baby is 1!!!!
post #59 of 146
I need to catch up on everyone! Jimmy turns one tomorrow!! I can't believe he is ONE!!!

I'll try to get some pics up soon. He will be walking any day now, cruising big time and letting go a lot. Still only two teeth on the bottom. Eating solids like crazy this last week, so a growth spurt is on the way! He is a chunky monkey which is just a blessing given his history!! I thank heaven for every roll!

Off to catch up on the tribe...........Jen, I'd love to see Millie walking!
post #60 of 146
Is anyone else's babe nightweaned??
I am working on nightweaning ds.. he was only waking once to feed anyways and since I am pregnant and dealing with the oh so lovely nastiness of m/s I just couldn't take it. I worry a bit since he is so small but he is eating pretty well at solids and nursing 5-7 times a day. How many times a day is everyone else's babe's doing?
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