! give me your data (your baby's birthdate and name or knickname or just sex) and i'll add you to our opening post
. i'm glad you felt you could join us, and hope you stick around and learn who we are. maybe next week we'll start the thread with a short update question to help you get to know us, and refresh ourselves.snoopy
, thanks for the tricks. i have to check out this mesh feeder thing you and rhi
have mentioned. sounds kinda gross :P. are you feeling better? i hope you really do get some rest soon
, congrats that sprout is napping! and glad to hear eating more is helping.dena
. i'm so sorry the clean-out drags on... i know you miss your mom. if my parents died now, i don't knwo what we'd do about stuff. they live overseas and have 2 storage places in the US, and since they are here right now, have one overseas. gah. i hope it works out with that woman renter!
, great to see you
. it's fun to read what your LO is up to, where ours will be soon!food
: i gave charlie the inside of a blueberry on my finger a couple of weeks ago, and he grinned and "chewed" and swallowed it. i let him gnaw on cleaned corncobs or apple cores while we eat. so, he's tasted things, but not gotten more than the teensie bit of blueberry actually to eat. i don't have anything to go by except what i've heard some of you guys say - that it's good to wait til they are sitting up and picking stuff up. charlie can't sit and pick, so right now i'm ignoring his staring at our food. he stares at anything i have in my hand equally anyway. rhi
, i don't see why anybody would put a hard and fast 6-months thing on solids. if our babies can be weeks apart on developmental skills, then that is an artificial timeline anyway...sewcrafty
, i'm with you on the nap thing greentea
, oh, i'm so sorry about the screaming! maybe R has really painful teething in addition to wanting to be with you? i hope she calms soon so that you can enjoy your work, and all your time, more. charlie has started wailing in the car seat. as soon as i park and sit down in the backseat next to him, he quits and grins at me through his tears. omg.carita
, omg, TALKING? that takes the cake!pepper
, oh no. so sorry for the stress. how did it turn out??afm
, gotta get on the EC train. i was waiting for charlie to poop less than 5 times a day, and he's finally there. but he pretty much only poops while he's nursing, and mostly only while nursing in bed at 6am.... so i've been dragging my feet. i still do my poop cue every time though, and i'm pretty sure he has a firm association.
PLEASE if you have any advice for me ladies: i did a bunch of yardwork this weekend, and have poison something-or-other. i've never had it before. it took a couple of days to show up, so now i'm totally paranoid about charlie having it. as soon as it started itching, i've kpet it covered with bandages on myself, and have taken to wearing long sleeves (it's only on my arms so far) in addition, so if i've missed any it won't touch him. but even today new spots came up on me.
and.... tonight he started scratching the back of his head, and it's red and seemed maybe a bit raised in one spot! and, when i put him in his nighttime dipe, he had a weird rash just above and to the left of his penis. omg. i'm totally freaked that these places are poison ivy. my husband and i washed him and put diaper cream on the places, diapered him and put a hat on his head so he can't scratch there. washed his hands thoroughly with soap (the first soap i've put on his body
). i can't imagine how i'll contain it if it's gotten on him.
i just don't know what to do...