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post #101 of 213
3??? oh man!

LNF hope you re feeling back to yourself soon. I bypassed the flu shot fo rthe kids and will get the parents done instead. i already got mine. I do need a DTaP too, but I didn't want to do both at once.

Reading that 4A book - by Brock. really interesting. we have all of the As in our family so I wanted to hear some theories. Its easy to read and says a lot about treatment, but not much about the biochemistry and the why. But I just saw a new study released that links some microsatellite CNV regions to ADHD and Autism & Schiz I only get a few sec to read though. I have too much to do so I keep it in the car when DH is driving.
post #102 of 213
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P&H- it was these
http://www.baggino.com/LearnersBibs/

But they were 50% off. I would have pmed you but I was sure you'd see the thread!
yeah, the only way i don't see the thread is if i'm not at my computer at all, which happens some days now that i can check email on my phone . and i hate MDCing by phone...

thanks though, rhi! they look really good, i may get one anyway.

eta, um, http://www.baggino.com/CombinationDi...gChangingBelt/
post #103 of 213
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serial posting....

i DID order one of those bibs, partially cause i forgot to look for oversized shirts the other day when i went shopping for some winter clothes at a consignment shop. i HATE shopping, so i can be a sucker for online purchasing

silverspook! lol your LO's measurments. i was like OMG, then i remembered, mine was a month "early" and your's was a month "late". still, hilarious my 6-month old is shorter and skinnier in comparison, heh. glad you can be there for your friend. definitely don't have time for facebook. at all. i do email and check MDC as often as i can...

sandcastle,

lnf, . i like you . i forgot to tell you, but you gave me an idea for a toy for charlie awhile back. i bought some dowels and strung up some balls for him under the "teepee." it's all he watched/played with for a couple of months. and it was like $1.50!

jsh, what period does wonder weeks cover? i keep hearing mamas here mention it, but then i think, but charlie is already 6 months...

afm:charlie ate a roasted potato wedge yesterday, skin (it was a yellow, thin skin) and all. the only thing we helped him do was move it up as he gnawed the exposed part down to his fist. he didn't choke or hesitate. that and a couple of green beans are all he's had this past week. totally in play mode here.
post #104 of 213
sandcastle bigs
post #105 of 213
I just caught up with the thread! I'm on my phone, hard to type.
I got ada's fever virus the night before last. Now I feel really horrible, like a truck ran me down and parked on my head. Blah! DH is complaining he is cold, hope he isn't coming down with it. DD1 is still fine. She typically has a super immune system. Knock on wood, lol.

LNF I love you. : I often go through phases of feeling like everyone hates me, and I blame it on hormones and anxiety.

Jess I feel you on the lack of sleep. Ada has turned into a terrible horrible sleeper. I try not to dwell on it. It's so hard. I just have no expectations, except that one day in the next few months or years it will pass. I am so tired every day, falling asleep at red lights and nodding off in the shower, haha.
Is your MIL normally like that? I've been through a nasty MIL war, so distressing.

Sandcastle lots of :s to you.

Ivy I hope you get your mystery miseries solved soon. Ugh!

Every one else, not ignoring you on purpose. Ive just reached the end of my patience with iPhone typing.
post #106 of 213
I cannot believe my kid is awake.

We went to the Walk for Moms and Midwives this morning and had a blast. She slept almost the whole way there, maybe 35 of the 45 minutes. Then she was awake until after we left. She also went four hours without eating! She was just so interested in everything.

Then she slept 40 of the minutes back home.

And that's all she's slept today!

After the walk we went and met GreenTeaGinger at the park! OMG, you guys, Rowena is adorable in pictures but is even more adorable in person! And her other kids were all so enamored with L, it was soooo cute!

After we left the park we went to the store and she fell asleep before we were out of the park parking lot. I got to the store and figured she'd just sleep in the carrier. Nope, she slept for maybe thirty seconds and then woke up. I thought I'd get home and put her in the swing and she'd pass out. Nope.

So, I figured if I sat down and nursed her she'd pass out. Still awake. She's alternating between nursing, laughing maniacally, and whining/crying while sucking her thumb.

I'm slightly worried what the night may bring, since she doesn't usually go to bed until 9 pm. If she falls asleep now and takes a long nap, she might not be ready for bed at 9. And i am all alone tonight! DH is at his best friend's bachelor party (which is really three dudes camping).
post #107 of 213
rhi -- Weird sleep day for us, too! Sprout took an hour long nap this morning -- yea! But then he was awake for about 4 hours while we went to the Fossil Fair and dog show. He conked out for about 20 minutes on the drive home, then decided to be awake. Luckily, DH is a master of plopping him in the Beco and walking around the neighborhood to knock him out. And then he was TOO out! We had to wake him up at 5pm so that he would go down at 7pm like usual.

AFM -- Made an AMAZING coconut cake for my dad's birthday (Alton Brown's recipe). Straight from coconuts! Made my own coconut milk and coconut cream, etc. It was sooooo fabulous.
post #108 of 213
Been meaning to ask this for a while. I think of ds's behavior as crazy nursing. As soon as I lay him in bed he throws himself to the side, buries his face in the mattress rooting like my boob is going to be right there even though I'm talking to him while I get pillows arranged and the cd player on, etc. He grunts and whines and thrashes around like this til I'm in bed and put my boob there. Does anyone else's lo act like this? He's 6 months old now; just seems like he shouldn't still be rooting like that.
post #109 of 213
Jen, that cake sounds AMAZING! I am way, way too lazy for that lately . A friend gave me a beautiful cake cookbook (All Cakes Considered from NPR) when I was pregnant and I have yet to make anything. They're all fairly complicated but sound amazing.

My MIL is actually great most of the time. She's a close friend as well as a MIL. Which, well, sometimes is so hard. She just tends to exaggerate/ stretch the truth/ want to show off... and I just could not take it the other day. We worked through it but I just want to be like, DUDE, I realize it was hard when DH didn't sleep well but that was THIRTY YEARS AGO. And I'm in it now!

GTG/ Rhi, so fun that you got to meet up! I bet Rowena is adorable. I wish I could meet you all! And I HOPE L sleeps ok tonight. These babies and their naps/ sleep, phew! Crazy making.

Mt4p4, my baby (almost 6 months) was doing something similar to what you describe... she freaks out every time I lay her down on the bed because she knows we nurse sidelying a LOT. But for weeks she'd been doing this weird thing where she'd kinda scrunch up and smoosh her face into the bed and sort of roll her eyes up. I thought it was part of her sleep fighting but then suddenly one day she started rolling over with ease, so I guess that's what's actually going on. Does your babe already know how to roll over? The tricky part is that now sometimes she wants to roll over while nursing and I'm like, um, no, that's not what we're doing, we're going to sleep!

Pepper, hope you are feeling back to normal! I agree with the lousy sleep thing... I'm trying so hard to learn patience and take it one night (or nap!) at a time. The trouble is when the sleep deprivation starts changing my outlook and making me much more defeated feeling. I am learning to have DH get up with her at night to get me some sleep BEFORE I get to that place - but there is still a voice in my head saying, "other moms are this tired or much worse and they're ok." I hate it when I feel "special needs", but oh well. I'm working on it!

Not sure how far Wonder Weeks goes - maybe till only 9 months or so? - but I'm going to pass it along to a pregnant friend when I'm done. I got too curious and couldn't stand not having it anymore

Sorry for the length, just one more post to say that I shot my last wedding for the season today!! I have some smaller portrait shoots and could always book more, but I feel so relieved to have those big exhausting days over with. WOO!! I really hope to be able to focus a lot of cozy care on me and the family this fall and winter. I'll still be working but will have a lot more flexibility. YAY!!

Tomorrow: first pumpkin patch!!
post #110 of 213
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Been meaning to ask this for a while. I think of ds's behavior as crazy nursing. As soon as I lay him in bed he throws himself to the side, buries his face in the mattress rooting like my boob is going to be right there even though I'm talking to him while I get pillows arranged and the cd player on, etc. He grunts and whines and thrashes around like this til I'm in bed and put my boob there. Does anyone else's lo act like this? He's 6 months old now; just seems like he shouldn't still be rooting like that.
yes, 8 months and he will actually suck on the sheets
post #111 of 213
Jess-Congrats on the last big photo shoot! Hoping you get some much-needed rest! What you said about rolling is interesting. He "knows" how to roll tummy to back but doesn't do it often and he's never rolled back to front. Hmmm.
post #112 of 213
Jess -- Yea for being done with wedding season! And don't worry about whether other moms are handling this or that better.... everyone has their own limits. If you're pushing yours, then that's what's important. Your DH getting up with her is a great idea. Does she do well with that? Can he get her back down for every other waking or so? Doing that consistently might start to help.
post #113 of 213
Serial posting....

I wanted to ask if anyone else has a dedicated finger sucker. Sprout still adores having his middle two fingers in his mouth. I love that it calms him down if he's upset and helps him go to sleep, but trying to pry them out in order to change his clothes or get him strapped into the carseat? Impossible! And he seems to have to suck on them while he's trying solids in order to swallow? (Another reason we're not doing solids except for fun every few days.)

Anyway. Anyone else?
post #114 of 213
She passed out on me at 6:30. I transferred her to the swing a few minutes later where she let out this ear piercing awful SCREAM. Then I put my hand on her and rocked her and shushed, and she fell back asleep. She slept until 9:00 in the swing, with just a couple of quick whines in there where all I had to do was put the paci back in her mouth.

At 9:00 I took her to bed with me while I played on the netbook.

We got out of bed at 8:00 this morning. I mean, she did nurse throughout the night, but that's normal.

I think I should make her not nap more often!!!

DH is going to be soooo jealous!
post #115 of 213
Rhi, that's awesome!! I've wondered if it's possible that my baby goes against most of the common baby sleep wisdom and would sleep better at night with no naps.

At this point, though, who the hell knows. She just will not settle unless I am right there with my finger in her mouth... and even with that, last night she really only slept from midnight to 3 or maybe 4. The rest of the time was spent in half hour bursts, with crying and whining and fussing and wiggling and playing the rest of the 7-7 window. Sigh. Now she has more "ba ba ba" kinds of sounds this morning, so I think it's part of the stupid mental leaps... but, boy, I could've used more sleep!!

She did seem to do okay with DH the night before. But still did a ton of waking and wiggling post 3am feed, and will only stay asleep before 11 or midnight if I am with her.

My "plan" has been to start really really trying to get her to sleep in her crib, to rock and comfort her but always put her back in, no matter how many times she wakes, now that I"m not working so much. But then again... if I can't even get sleep with her with me/ on me, I"m not sure that's going to work. Or it might involve a lot more even sleepless nights. What to do, what to do!

Jen, S doesn't suck her own fingers when she needs comforting, I wish she would! But she does like mine all of the time when she's fussing, and lately that includes clothing changes. It is a pain, she wants her fingers free to grab and explore 24/7, so pulling them through clothes is not fun. I try to have something there for her to play with but still have to pull it away to get her dressed...
post #116 of 213
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Serial posting....

I wanted to ask if anyone else has a dedicated finger sucker. Sprout still adores having his middle two fingers in his mouth. I love that it calms him down if he's upset and helps him go to sleep, but trying to pry them out in order to change his clothes or get him strapped into the carseat? Impossible! And he seems to have to suck on them while he's trying solids in order to swallow? (Another reason we're not doing solids except for fun every few days.)

Anyway. Anyone else?
This was my oldest, same two fingers! Just wait-when she was older she'd suck those two fingers and stick her first finger up her nose!
post #117 of 213
mine does the crazy in bed too... if i go to the closet to change she freaks out, b/c she can't see me. she complains until she's latched!

she's sitting up so well. she has had banana, applesauce & pumpkin mush to play with so far in the past week. my supply is a little low these days... need to eat more oatmeal & drink some milk tea.

today i dressed her head to toe in a matching outfit & i am enamored. i was never to matchy matchy w/ds, but DD will be different i think LOL
post #118 of 213
Jess, we have the "ba bah bah" sounds here, too
post #119 of 213
Ada says baah baah and blah blah and occasionally mah mah maaaah. She also roots around sometimes, and when she can't find me in bed she will smoosh her face into my pillow and lick it.

Jess, don't worry sometimes I handle lack of sleep badly too. Adult temper tantrums, lol.

I'm still sick. Today's joys include horrifying diarrhea. This is not cool. Can I be all better now? I'm so incredibly dehydrated that my milk supply is way down and I have no saliva. I wish I could give myself an IV! I'm scared I'll get a kidney stone.
post #120 of 213
Oh and finger sucking: Ada sometimes sucks her thumb, but she wouldn't do it in place of comfort nursing. She's not a huge comfort sucker like my first dd though. DD1 also sucked our fingers and only our fingers, but I was able to replace them with a pacifier at 4-5 months. It was a huge relief! I tried giving Ada a pacifier and she just gagged, spit it out, and looked at me like "WTF mom??"
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