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OMG I know I'm late to this thread (fell off the face of the earth for awhile lol) but I am seriously LOVING seeing everyone's little ones! I can't believe how big they are already! And is it just me or does our DDC not have the cutest babies EVER??!


Mila was on my short list! I love her name. Lila does the same staring at things. she had a rattle on the tray to her swing. She stared at it til she just fell asleep! You could see her trying to figure out what it was and why it was there.
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Clayton ended up having 5 more seizures.


I hope you guys can keep the seizures at bay. greensad.gif I know it's hard mama, hang in there!
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(Are you guys going to do baby-led weaning, purees, or a mix?  I'm leaning towards a mix, myself, but curious as to how others are going to approach the solid food adventure...)

She's precious! I'm thinking avocado for L's first food too.. so yummy smile.gif I'm planning to go straight to table food. If she can eat it she can have it! I do have a food grinder (baby gift) and Reya's itching to use it, so I'm sure there will be some purees in her future. I just don't wanna do it redface.gif
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Took these today... my little guy will be 6 months next week, holy crap how time flies..


OMGosh he just makes me smile! My chiro's nephew was born a week before Lila and he told me "My nephew could eat her!" That's what I think of when I see your guy!
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I suppose we'll start solids around 6 months. He's starting to get interested and tries to drink from my cup. We're planning to do BLW.

All day he's been napping poorly and waking up crying. Now he's asleep on his dad. I dunno what the deal is, but I should sleep in whatever position I want while I have the chance!

<3 sleeping on daddy is the best!
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Ho my Goodness the Suit is adorable he looks so handsome!!! I totally forgot I bought one to match daddy i wonder if i can even find it now!

 

I cant wait to start solids too! I have not even tried to offer him a cup! I am getting High Chair today. What is BLW?

 

Timmy has the same sleep pattern napping poorly and waking up crying. Only sleeps on my chest at night....which is new he was always a good sleeper before this month.

 

I am so happy to be back here and learning and laughing with all of you and I keep mommytochloerae  and all the other moms and babes in our prayers each day.

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it's so great to see all the photos-- what a little man in a cute suit! 

 

The seizures sound terrible.  I read that sometimes a fever can cause them- might that be it? Probably too simple.

 

We're waiting for 6 mos for solids- 2 weeks away.  My husband is allergic to avocados so we'll probably start with sweet potatoes or something.  A friend gave us a babycook as a gift-- funny because I was making fun of it in the store!-- so we'll probably make puree in that.

 

We turned a corner with sleep and Elliot's sleeping 4-5 hour stretches now.  We started using a Miracle Blanket, we bought him a new mattress (we were using one that was used), and we've been turning down the lights in the house and quieting down at 7pm.  Something worked!

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Corinne - BLW is baby led weaning - www.babyledweaning.com - offering babies table foods from the start of feeding solids rather than spoon-feeding them purees, and allowing them to lead the way in what and how much they eat. There's no need to make or buy special foods for baby, and they learn to eat a variety of tastes and textures from the beginning, plus they learn to handle chunks of food in their mouths when the gag reflex (which protects against choking) is farthest forward in the mouth. More info at the link I posted. A couple of photos of Caitlin at nearly 6 months eating broccoli and venison steak. She probably did swallow a little broccoli (but not much), but she just sucked the (iron-rich) juices from the steak.

 

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Julie - Caitlin doesn't seem to tolerate the swaddle anymore, but we were wondering if a new mattress would help us get longer stretches of sleep. Hers is quite old, but I'm worried about the chemicals off-gassing in a new one and don't really want to spend the $300 or so for an all-natural one, so for now we've done nothing.

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Little miss is 5.5 months now! Doing well! She enjoys her jumper, rolling over both ways, and she doesnt really enjoy tummy time. She is fitting into 6-9 month clothing just fine, and has adorable leg rolls. <3 She is currently working on hair. hah.

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We just did our first food with Mark! Gave him some sweet potato! He was excited to have a new toy to play with! lol! He's been fussing wanting our food for days, so today I gave him sweet potato, when he put it in his mouth he made quite the face LOL! :P 

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I just gave my Cady-Bear some celery to gum. I don't guess it counts as giving solids since more drool got on it than celery got into him, haha.

SLEEP IS WEIRD. It just changes all the time. The new normal for the past couple days has been two 30 minute naps and one 2 hour one in between, and awake times have lengthened to 3 hour stretches. He's also sleeping 12 hours at night now (not straight through), and going to bed anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30. Weirdest of all, he hasn't wanted to sleep on me for the past few nights! He wants me to put him down on the bed, and resettles himself for the first few wakings! It's weird, but nice. I've gotten to sleep-snuggle with DH for the first time since mid-pregnancy!

The babe is very busy lately, and actually notices and gets upset when you take a toy away from him, which is new. He's stopped loathing tummy time because of the increased interest in toys.

Jenifer, that pic of your babe with the steak is adorable!
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So has anyone else been bitten while nursing yet?  OUCH!  Any tips on curbing it would be awesome.  redface.gif

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ChelseaWantsOut - Thanks! She seemed to enjoy gumming it.

 

I haven't been bitten while nursing yet, though Caitlin did accidentally latch on to a non-nipple part of my boob, which didn't feel so good. But she never tried again, so I didn't need to do anything except break the latch. I've been told by other nursing moms that the best course of action is to say ouch, loudly enough to get the point across, but not so loudly that you freak baby out, and put them down on the ground to end the nursing session. Baby will be mad, but will associate biting with stopping nursing. Pick them up after a couple minutes (or just long enough to get the point across - it's not a punishment) and try again. It shouldn't take more than a couple times of doing this for most babies to learn. If you've got access to a La Leche League group in your area, they're a great resource for that type of problem, especially if you're having trouble fixing it with the recommended courses of action.

 

Caitlin's up to 19 1/4 lbs today, which is around 92nd percentile. They measured her length at 26.25", but that's only, I think, 1" longer than at 3 months and is barely above 50th percentile. She seems very long, so I'm going to try measuring her at home. She always outgrows her outfits in the crotch/leg length first, so I can't believe she's not taller than that since she's 6 months and almost growing out of her 9 month clothes.

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jenifer - we bought a soy-based foam mattress for $100 from Amazon - this one - and it hasn't off-gassed at all, that we can smell.  We're super pleased with it!  LOVE the photos- what a charmer.

 

great hearing about everyone's first food stories.  we're still waiting for 6 mos... 2 more weeks!

 

So... yesterday my pump broke in an airport bathroom before an outbound flight.  UGH.  I tried to go to the KellyMom forums for help but I've gotten none...  does anyone know how the Ameda manual pump attachment is supposed to work?  I think I figured it out - you put it on the horn and stick the white thing in the membrane- but it takes 2 hands and resulted in blisters!!  Can that be right?  I used it that way since it was better than nothing to get through the day, but... sheesh, if that was right that's a terrible design.

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We have tooth.  Bottom left.

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Oh no! Already?!  I'm not ready for that!
 

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We have tooth.  Bottom left.



 

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I wasn't even sure he was teething.  He was still sleeping great, not being fussy, etc.  There was a VERY slight pick up in drool, and he seemed really chewy, so I kept thinking "hmmm... maybe sometime in the next month."  Then I was feeling his gums and sure enough, there it is.  He's pretty swollen on the other bottom front, too, so that one may follow soon.  Em got both of her bottom front teeth when she was 6 months, so no big surprise.

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So has anyone else been bitten while nursing yet?  OUCH!  Any tips on curbing it would be awesome.  redface.gif


Yes. He got his first 2 bottom teeth around 3 months and there were two days of biting and it made me really nervous to nurse. I'd take him off the boobie right away and say no really loud and then cover my boobie with my shirt. I noticed if he wasn't really hungry and just "playing" he'd bite. So I stopped letting him "hang out" on the boobie. He'll bite me every few days, but not to hard and I just say no and unlatch him and tell him boobie goes away when he bites and I cover up and offer him more in a few minutes.

My baby is almost 6 months and he has 8 teeth! Four on the bottom and 4 on the top. Whenever he gets a new tooth his latch changes a bit so sometimes the new tooth will poke me a bit and I have to ask him to latch again or change position a little.

People always ask how old he is and how many teeth and they are shocked at how big he is (almost 20 pound) and can't believe I can still wear him. It isn't to bad and much easier then dealing with a big stroller on the metro with so many stairs. People are also surprised that I still nurse with all those teeth. I actually told myself I'd think about cutting down or weaning when he got teeth, but since he started to teeth so early there was no way I could even think about doing that. His biting was really not that much of an issue though.

We're going to start doing BLW soon and he's going to be a vegetarian like me, for now at least. I really want to feed him something. I'm just trying to get him to sit up on his own first. He does have good head control and he can put toys in his mouth and seems interested in my food and my coffee!
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The seizures sound terrible.  I read that sometimes a fever can cause them- might that be it? Probably too simple.


He didn't have a fever during any of the seizures (7 total), it's a genetic thing. Now he hates his medication (he took it perfectly at the hospital, like he just wanted to get home lol), it is a fight and I get it spit in my face at least once a day. Still better than seizures though.

 

I can't believe how big all of our babies are!

 

I love the picture with a steak, that's what my daughter did with pork chops for the longest time ;)

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Yes. He got his first 2 bottom teeth around 3 months and there were two days of biting and it made me really nervous to nurse. I'd take him off the boobie right away and say no really loud and then cover my boobie with my shirt. I noticed if he wasn't really hungry and just "playing" he'd bite. So I stopped letting him "hang out" on the boobie. He'll bite me every few days, but not to hard and I just say no and unlatch him and tell him boobie goes away when he bites and I cover up and offer him more in a few minutes.

My baby is almost 6 months and he has 8 teeth! Four on the bottom and 4 on the top. Whenever he gets a new tooth his latch changes a bit so sometimes the new tooth will poke me a bit and I have to ask him to latch again or change position a little.

People always ask how old he is and how many teeth and they are shocked at how big he is (almost 20 pound) and can't believe I can still wear him. It isn't to bad and much easier then dealing with a big stroller on the metro with so many stairs. People are also surprised that I still nurse with all those teeth. I actually told myself I'd think about cutting down or weaning when he got teeth, but since he started to teeth so early there was no way I could even think about doing that. His biting was really not that much of an issue though.

We're going to start doing BLW soon and he's going to be a vegetarian like me, for now at least. I really want to feed him something. I'm just trying to get him to sit up on his own first. He does have good head control and he can put toys in his mouth and seems interested in my food and my coffee!


Oh my, eight teeth!!  That is wonderful that you are still able to nurse.  I'm definately not ready to stop either.  I have noticed that baby is bitting at the end so I think you hit it on the head...he's full/bored at that point.  I've been watching him more for that "I'm finished que". 

 

We've also just started doing some BLW after reading about it here.  Last night baby munched away on a strawberry and a brussel sprout.  It was so cute and let me tell you, I am over the moon that he enjoyed his sprout!!  eat.gif

 

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We have tooth.  Bottom left.

Us too, as of 2/25. We also have our 2nd ear infection. Yay:(  T was 19+lbs at the ped. He'snot keeping up his insane chub since he's going 10 hours at night without eating. But he is so tall that we are going to have to move his jumparoo up to the THIRD height!
 

 

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Ozzy is losing the chub and putting on inches, too.  He still has the chunky cheeks and chunky thighs, but his torso has slimmed and lengthened a lot.

 

6 month check up is Tuesday, we'll see how he measures then.

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Mamita- Teeth! Wowo!! Caden has just been drooling for 4 months, no teeth eyesroll.gif. He goes through at least 10 bibs a day...

 

Kelly- Ozzy is loosing the chub? But that's what he's famous for in my mind! Such a big happy boy from your pics!

 

Even though C has no teeth, he still bites when he nurses. At my LLL meeting last week, everyone said that when he does it, push him in toward my breast and he'll have to release. I guess that's LLL official suggestion! Seems to work!

 

 

Jenifer- we have an organic mattress from Costco. Good reviews, only $120ish, and it's nice. Not that Caden has let us put him in the crib much to try it out though!

 

Julie- That pump sounds awful. Doesn't seem like it's working right if it's giving you blisters. Ouch!!

 

Caden has slept so much better the past 2 nights!! I got several 3 hour stretches and even a 4 HOUR STRETCH!!! Not seen that in 2-3 months :) Oddly enough, he seems to sleep better when the room is brighter at night. Daytime naps have always been marvelous and hours long so I left the light in his room on at night and he slept so well! Then when he came to our room later in the night, we left another light on and it was better too! Maybe this is just a coincidence but I'm willing to keep trying!

 

I can't wait until it is warmer and we can go outside more. Caden loveslovesloves being outside:) No jackets, no blankets, no warming up the car. So nice. 

 

PS- how many of your babes love music/singing, being outside, and animals? Those are Caden's favorites and I think it must just be a baby thing!!

 

 

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Looking more into those mattress options and trying to decide. The "organic" cotton mattresses are kind of a labeling scam - the cotton cover was grown organically, but the rest of the mattress is still usually as toxic as any other. The soybean foam one seems to have a non-toxic fire retardant (maybe boric acid, from what I can find online), but I'm not sure. I don't love soybeans in general, since most are GMO and I'd rather not support that, but it may be a better choice than a lot of mattresses out there, and certainly more affordable. Some of what I'm reading, though, indicates that a soy based foam is really something like 20% soy 80% petroleum, so then you're really only benefiting from the type of flame retardant used. That's a big benefit, though, in my book, so . . . still undecided.

 

Caitlin also loves all those things, Sere. It's just in the last couple weeks that she has finally noticed our cats and thinks they're pretty funny. But since we can't let her pet them much (she grabs fur so quickly) she gets frustrated. Music has been so helpful in making clothing changes and getting in the car seat less traumatic, plus we have music on a lot when it's just the two of us at home. Much better than the TV, and less distracting when I'm trying to feed her. :)

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