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post #21 of 51
Thanks! She does still get formula supplements, though, so she may be "artificially" bulked-up. My 3-yr-old is 35 pounds, and the two of them are sharing pants already--the stretchy ones, anyway!

Julianna woke up last night while I was posting, but I also wanted to add that she is blowing kisses, although without using her hands.

No AF here although I'm sure I did have it at 10 weeks in the midst of our breastfeeding struggle. Julianna nurses best when she is half-asleep, so we are still cosleeping with lots of nursing, so hopefully AF will stay away a bit longer. I can't rely on LAM b/c of the 10-wk episode, but I can live without the PMS and all that mess.

Flavorfull, I wanted to say that your neighbor probably just got used to that apartment being empty; she'll adjust. It's NYC anyway; everyone's supposed to be mouthy there.
post #22 of 51
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No AF here although I'm sure I did have it at 10 weeks in the midst of our breastfeeding struggle. Julianna nurses best when she is half-asleep, so we are still cosleeping with lots of nursing, so hopefully AF will stay away a bit longer. I can't rely on LAM b/c of the 10-wk episode, but I can live without the PMS and all that mess.
You know, I was just wondering if women don't get the same hormonal cycles when they aren't getting their period. I think my attitude during PMS is worse than the actual period. (Although I hate that too). I just have no patience with my husband or my children and it sucks! I know my hormones are the cause of my frustrations but I still can't control them. If only my body would wait on the AF, we'd all be a lot happier. (I've had mine back since 7 weeks PP, although I am a few days late this time...hopefully that's all it is is a few days late!!)
post #23 of 51
Hi there!
Fun reading about you all. I think sometimes about being pregnant, and it seems like a long time ago already.
DS is doing great. Seven months, two teeth, he's a moose (22ish pounds?), he says "mama," signs "more" and "milk," and loves his big sis. No crawling, though. I'm sort of glad he seems to be more verbal and less mobile--that's way easier.
My kids are both being rats for Halloween. It's too cute! I'll post a pic later, and I wanna see yours too!
post #24 of 51
Hey Mamas!!
It's been awhile since I've been here - so good to read all your updates and here how the babies (and mamas) are getting along. Tanner is 9 mos now, 4 teeth, crawling fast, pulling up on everything and standing on his own! He is also in the 'stranger danger' phase and cries whenever I move out of site. Other than that he is a super happy boy. I feel a little neglectful with the food thing...he just gets whatever is convenient at the moment...he is getting hungrier and hungrier though, so I may need to start planning better. 3rd child syndrome I guess, lol! We just had a checkup and he is not quite 19lbs. - my smallest babe! No ppaf for me yet but I don't expect it for awhile...I didn't get it until my first was 19 mos and with my second, I think it was 17 mos.

Well, here's a recent pic - trying on a hat to see if it would still fit (nope!):

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...0&id=533288581

and the classic fall pic - picking out pumpkins!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...5&id=533288581

Happy Autumn!!
post #25 of 51
nope, no travel for us. Well DS and I will be going to San Fran next week. I had to leave him for the first time overnight last week (for work) and it went really well, buuuuut it would sure be nice to not have to do it again - so my mom decided to come with me on my next trip so that DS can come too. yay.

We usually vacation for Thanksgiving (like go somewhere warm/fun) but that isn't going to work out this year because DH just took a new job and feels bad taking any days off. Also a good excuse to stay home (not go visit ILs) for Christmas.

Wow - SEVEN teeth? DS has his two botton front ones and the tiniest little white fleck in one spot on the top - it has been like that for a week now, wish it would poke through already. He doesn't seem to be too bothered by teething but just likes to gnaw on everything and makes a kissy face/suck sound ALL.DAY.LONG.

Just put a baby gate up to keep him off the stairs (going down).
post #26 of 51
oh yeah - no PP AF, but I had horrible issues with hormones before the pregnancy - I usually jumpstarted an AF with hormones. Even when me and my ND tried to stay away from that method we ended up reverting back after almost a year w/out AF. I was hoping my body would regulate - and I guess it still could... since I do still BF (or pump) around the clock. DS rarely sleeps through the night but I don't mind since he will just eat and go immediately back to sleep. I drink water all night long so I feel for him
post #27 of 51
The baby is going to be Yoda for Halloween, to go with his big brother's clone trooper costume. I might have to do some kind of Leia outfit to take them out trick-or-treating, but I might be too lazy.

We'll be traveling to my mom's house for Thanksgiving, six hours away, but the kids are used to long drives. We're always going somewhere. We might head all the way to Dallas for Christmas, but we'll split that into three days, so we may still survive.

Ben thinks he can walk - I can't decide what counts as his first step. He can take one step all by himself, but then he falls over. He thinks it's really funny.
post #28 of 51
hey everyone =) good to catch up with you all.

Here's a pic...

(first time in a ball pool!)
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...6&id=712825744

...and one on her christening day (she was 5 months)
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...2&id=712825744



We have fast crawling and climbing up on EVERYTHING, but only 2 teeth and no babbling at all. She's also being investigated for tongue tie anyone have any experience with this? I don't know anything about it apart from it can affect speech. We're just waiting for her hospital appointment. I wonder if that's why there's no babbling....?
post #29 of 51
DS has tongue tie. It was pretty awful the first several months but seems to be stretching out some. He couldn't even stick his tongue past his lips at all when he was born. DS does babble a lot. There was a support thread/info thread for tongue tie in the breastfeeding challenges forum. In our experience, every specialist we saw said to wait to clip it if he was gaining weight and I was ok with the pain with nursing. They all said that it probably wouldn't affect speech. There are several different places that a tongue can be "tied" and that can make a difference in whether or not it needs to be clipped. A posterior one is very different from an anterior or lateral one. Hope the specialist can help, there is a lot of information out there, PM me if you want, I can give you my two cents worth if you have a specific question
post #30 of 51
Thread Starter 
Oh, Leia is easy. That's my fallback costume. A white robe (over white scrub-type pants if the robe is too short - I use my husband's gi pants) and throw the buns up on the side of your head. Everyone always recognizes it.
post #31 of 51
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DS has tongue tie. It was pretty awful the first several months but seems to be stretching out some. He couldn't even stick his tongue past his lips at all when he was born. DS does babble a lot. There was a support thread/info thread for tongue tie in the breastfeeding challenges forum. In our experience, every specialist we saw said to wait to clip it if he was gaining weight and I was ok with the pain with nursing. They all said that it probably wouldn't affect speech. There are several different places that a tongue can be "tied" and that can make a difference in whether or not it needs to be clipped. A posterior one is very different from an anterior or lateral one. Hope the specialist can help, there is a lot of information out there, PM me if you want, I can give you my two cents worth if you have a specific question
thanks flavorfull! I will get back to you once we've seen the specialist, but thanks for putting my mind at rest re the babbling, I'll believe DHs view now that she's just too busy focussing on her motor skills at the moment. Really hoping that it doesn't need to have it clipped then, given she can eat fine, I was worried about speech because she still can't put her tongue past her lips.
I hope the appointment comes soon!
post #32 of 51
So we are sick again! DH was sickly all last week (didn't stay home from work, just cough and overall yucky feeling), baby got sick last Wednesday (stuffed up, sneezing, little cough) and me Friday (super sore throat and all that was prev. mentioned). Wtf, I thought breastfeeding was suppossed to kick sickness in the butt.

DH is taking baby to his doc appt today. Babe had a fever last week, it went away, now it was mildly back yesterday. He is still stuffy!

I think I got sick because of not enough sleep due to not sleeping baby. But really, we are healthy people. Handwashing, daily jaunts outside, lots of fruit. What the heck!
post #33 of 51
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So we are sick again! DH was sickly all last week (didn't stay home from work, just cough and overall yucky feeling), baby got sick last Wednesday (stuffed up, sneezing, little cough) and me Friday (super sore throat and all that was prev. mentioned). Wtf, I thought breastfeeding was suppossed to kick sickness in the butt.

DH is taking baby to his doc appt today. Babe had a fever last week, it went away, now it was mildly back yesterday. He is still stuffy!

I think I got sick because of not enough sleep due to not sleeping baby. But really, we are healthy people. Handwashing, daily jaunts outside, lots of fruit. What the heck!
Sorry you are sick!

I was rarely sick before having kids - and even that first year with DS not really. Now, I've had bad colds (as has everyone else in the family) 3 times this year and I'm sure we're not done yet! It is so frustrating, but I've come to accept it as the way of life with kids. We are doing a bunch of Halloween activities this weekend, so I'm going to assume we'll all have some sort of illness next week.

I keep my hands off my face out in public, but DS and DD don't. Then at home they want lots of kisses, which I can't deny, plus them putting their hands in my mouth, up my nose, etc... Anything DS gets, I almost always get after. Sucks. Oh, and DD gets it too because he also has to slather her with snotty kisses.
post #34 of 51
Thread Starter 
I'm not feeling too hot right now, either. My throat was a little scratchy yesterday and today it's more uncomfortable. I don't have a fever, and I'm really hoping it's a cold, not strep. My nose is a bit runny/stuffy, but that could be my allergies. If I don't feel better by tomorrow I'll have to tell my sister to come by for Halloween at her own risk.

Elsa is pulling up on things like crazy now. And of course, we now have to deal with the head bonkings that come with that. Very scary for me. And she has a disturbing new fascination with pulling on her own hair and sometimes even rips it out. I have no clue how to make her stop doing that.
post #35 of 51
Hope everyone who was sick are now feeling better.

Baby Lucy is 8 months now! In her 7th month she accomplished clapping, waving and smacking her lips. She will sit for 30-45 minutes exploring/playing with a small bucket of objects. She giggles, smiles easily and chats a lot.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...2655.707176282

For me, our new contract is just starting. This will require me to work full time hours now. Up until now Lucy has come to work with me while I do admin stuff and errands but now I will have to find some other situation for her. Bummer. I may see how long I can get away with bringing her a few days a week, but this work requires my full attention for long periods of time. She can stay at home w/ her dad a few days a week until his sabbatical is over in Feb. I haven't had much motivation to do anything extra, but soon I will have to start some kind of exercise regime...or at least start-up my weekly yoga sessions. I have decided to give myself until Feb. and then see what kind of work my body needs.

Updates, eh!
post #36 of 51
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I think I got sick because of not enough sleep due to not sleeping baby. But really, we are healthy people. Handwashing, daily jaunts outside, lots of fruit. What the heck!
Sorry you are sick! But like Nicole, we've found that our children bring us germs we never had before. I'm not sure my DH was ever sick in the 12 years we were together before having kids (maybe once a cold? maybe twice?), but now we're both sick a couple times a year. Actually we're all recuperating right now from a stomach bug--ick. Poor DH is still upstairs puking. The kids and I are getting better, but it's been nasty. (Co-sleeping and a puking baby means so much laundry. Will we ever get caught up?)

Sunrise, good luck with the return to work!
post #37 of 51

How's everyone liking the new format?  I've only used it a little bit, but so far I like it.  Easy to understand and a lot easier to read IMO.

 

Elsa's 8 months and 1 week and just figured out how to crawl with her stomach off the ground.  She is also trying to pull up, which is ends up with her falling - she doesn't seem to have the strength or balance yet, but she keeps on trying!  She is so different from DS in that respect.  She is curious about everything, touches and tastes everything.  Her big brother has also been giving her running dive/hugs, so it's hard to leave them alone for any amount of time.  He's also getting increasingly frustrated with her trying to play with his toys/train tracks.  The past few weeks have been the hardest for him as she becomes more mobile and more of her own person.  He's realizes she's not just an accessory to our family, but a human that is going to want to play and interact.  Most times he loves it, but other times he gets quite upset at her.

 

They are so cute together though, whenever she gets sad in the car he tells her 'we're almost there Elsa' and then tries to make her laugh.  Then they're both back there giggling, way too cute.

 

Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy!  We're going to get outside today and enjoy these last couple days of 60 degree temps!

post #38 of 51


 

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How's everyone liking the new format?  I've only used it a little bit, but so far I like it.  Easy to understand and a lot easier to read IMO.

 


Concerning the format, er, I do like the avatar pictures. Although I have to look closer to find the persons name to see who is posting. I find the overall format very hard on the eyes! Too much clutter above  and down the side bar w/ ads, reviews, lists of private messages, etc. I also find it hard to find a forum. And when I do, there are too many options to click on, such as go to my most recent post, go to end, go to beginning. etc. Maybe I can change the settings, but haven't taken the time to figure that out. Maybe I will just get used to it.

 

My 8 month old still has no teeth, but surely she will get some soon, she is hurting and drooling and biting down lots. She sits and plays a lot. She can do push-ups, but no crawling. She said mamama yesterday.

 

I LOVE seeing how my older son interacts with baby. It is beyond my expectations. He loves her and makes her laugh and watches out for her, plays with her...

post #39 of 51

Hi mamas!  Seems like forever since I've been on this thread!

 

W was Robin for Halloween as big bro was Batman. He was basically on my back (in a carrier) the entire time just taking it all in. So cute!!  J is the best big bro.  He loves being goofy with W, playing with him, although he doesn't like it when W crawls to him and tries to touch him....but it'll pass, I'm sure.

 

He's 8 months now.  Two teeth have popped through.  He's been crawling since 6 months and is now wanting to cruise.  He's so quick and in to everything, it seems like!  No signing just yet but when I teach him new words and signs, he watches my lips, so I know he's paying attention. LOL wink1.gif

post #40 of 51

wow, this new format will take some getting use to but I think I like it??

 

DS loves being mobile.  He has a couple different push toys and can pull him self up and motor along but can't turn.  So he "walks" from one side of the basement to the other, then squeals to let us know he wants us to come help him turn around.  Back and forth until one of us tires out.  So much fun. 

 

My house is one big disaster zone - hopefully this 4 day weekend will help me get organized.  I feel like I'm constantly just trying to be one step ahead of DS and grab whatever I think he is going to get into and move it up high - resulting in huge piles of STUFF everywhere.  I didn't feel like I wanted to baby proof much but now I'm quickly realizing how I'm going to have to reorganize certain things (the laundry room, bathroom, the shoe closet...)

 

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