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post #581 of 658

We're done having babies.

 

It is pretty crazy to think that when Em was this age, I was already 2 months pregnant.  It's really kind of nice to not have a young baby and/or be pregnant.  I do love the spacing of them, though-- it has been hard but there are definite perks, and I think the perks will increase as they get older and will be interested in roughly the same things at the same time.  Plus it's nice that Em is so small and Ozzy is so big, so they fit into the same diapers and clothes, lmao.

post #582 of 658
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If you ask DH we're done, but we were done before Lila winky.gif.  I'm getting older, but if I can lose another 60ish lbs in the next year I'm definitely going to start pushing for another.  Any longer than that and I just don't see it happening.  I would LOVE another baby, I look at Lila and I see exactly what her little brother looks like.  (and I didn't think I was one of those women who wanted a BOY..I just feel like there is one.. which makes me want a girl first then a boy LOL!) 

post #583 of 658

One more tip for solids - If your baby throws food on the floor, he's not necessarily done eating. We found (and also have friends who say the same thing about their babies) that if we give Caitlin more than one piece of food at a time she throws all but one on the floor, eats the one that's left, and then wants more. So now I give her one piece of something and don't give her more until she's finished eating that one. Lately she's been handing food back to me when she doesn't want it anymore (such an improvement over throwing it down!), but even then she's not necessarily done eating - just done with that type of food.

post #584 of 658

We're not done. I don't think. Some days, I think we are but most, no. :)  In fact, we're not preventing now. I even took a test this a.m. because of some strange spotting (BFN), but I am with jenifer about not having a PPAF yet. This is the longest I have gone. If we definitely decide to go for it, it won't be till November.

 

 

post #585 of 658

Oh boy.

We're done and DH is getting fixed next month... but wow it's not easy.  My head and even my heart tells me we're done, but my body is consumed with baby lust.

When I think about my family, I'm happy as is.  I remember after DS1, both DH and I knew we wanted another child.  I do not have that same feeling.  BUT.  I loved being pregnant.  I loved giving birth.  And every time I see a pregnant woman, I want to be pregnant too!

 

My BF has 3 and had her tubes tied after the last - and she said she went through the same thing.  She knew it was the right choice, and never really regretted it - but she also went through a period of being very sad that there would be no more babies.  She said that sadness ended when her youngest potty trained, and she got full mom freedom back. 

 

post #586 of 658

DH and I are ... sort of trying. I haven't gotten AF back yet, and we've both been too busy and stressed to have much time to kiss, let alone much more!

 

August should settle down, though, and I think I'm starting to see signs of AF's return (CM changes and such)

post #587 of 658

No more babies here. Yes, I'm sad at the thought of not having another baby. But I'm so overjoyed that we have Miss Genevieve...a baby we thought we'd NEVER have due to 3 losses- 2 of them 2nd trimester losses that I get over not having another easily. I couldn't put my family through another high risk pregnancy and we made the decsion to have my tubes tied during my section. I feel so incredibly blessed that I am mostly content.

 

Thankfully, Miss G is pretty small and isn't going through her milestones rapidly. She still seems very very babyish. She isn't crawling still at 11 months and is just saying mamama, and dadda. SHe can sign "more" and she can wave hi and bye. She is a doll!

post #588 of 658


THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GOOD SOLID FOOD TIPS.

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Is there a reason your doctor wants you to supplement with formula? Are you nursing? If so, he should be getting all the nutrition he needs from you (barring unusual circumstances) and doesn't have any need for food. He'll learn to eat more and nurse less over time. I'd guess most babies get the majority of their calories from food (as opposed to nursing) by 18 months or so. Some like food earlier and eat more of it even before they're one, but some take longer to get to it. Mama's milk is plenty to get them what they need while they're growing into solids.

 

No, I wasn't able to BF, which is why DS gets formula. I think she just meant to nurse/formula between "meals".
 


 

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Good website:  http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/ always good for ideas and info on what specific foods work for kids, plus if anything is known to be allergenic.  


Great site - thank you!

 

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 She still seems very very babyish. She isn't crawling still at 11 months and is just saying mamama, and dadda. SHe can sign "more" and she can wave hi and bye. She is a doll!


I think all babies are different. DS walks, but he still hasn't said any words yet.

 

post #589 of 658

We aren't preventing, but I've not had a PPAF, yet. I'm ready to start trying whenever my body is!

post #590 of 658

Ah, that makes sense then, MsDolphin. It's always been my understanding that babies should be on formula until at least a year (so that seems like something that's normal, to me, which seems like your doctor wouldn't be surprised he's not eating enough to meet all his needs), and some go on to toddler formula if they're not super eaters after a year.

post #591 of 658

 

As most of yall know, hubby was gone for 6 months and got back recently. His first night back we had that ever important "do we want more?" discussion. We agreed on "no or at least not right now" and have since failed to use any sort of protection other than hoping my breastfeeding keeps my fertility away as it has been. So... I don't know. Not a clue. It's not what is best for us as a family right now but we both just "know" there's another waiting for us. He's already spoken with them at work about getting snipped (and reversed someday if we decide we want more, because that is somewhat expensive we want to know we have the money to just throw around when we want a fourth child) but won't be doing more towards it until he goes back after his leave is over (2 weeks off! He goes back at the end of next week)

 

Yeah. Not trying, not really actively "wanting" (though know we do both want) but not preventing either. Go us.

Took us 24 cycles without me even nursing to conceive Mae though, so not very high hopes of a surprise blessing.

post #592 of 658

T shuffled four or five funny little steps to me today! I definitely don't have a walker yet, but he's moving in that direction.

post #593 of 658

OK, I know I asked this before about throwing food (more in a moment), but I have to ask again:

 

When does the pinching stop?????

 

She pinches my chest and arms when I'm wearing her on the front. Sometimes when she's nursing. She pinches my back when I'm wearing her there. This wouldn't be an issue in winter, but I've got a lot of bare skin and I'm going insane with the pinching!!!!! Anyone with older kids who can reassure me that this is a short-lived phase?

 

As to the food throwing - Although she still does drop some food on the floor (intentionally, as opposed to just messiness), she's gotten to the point of often handing me food she no longer wants. That's a major win in my book!

post #594 of 658

I'm not sure about short lived, that depends on the kid. My son was fascinated with my moles and was still trying to remove them at age 3. He's 8 now though and hasn't done that in years. DD1 only did it maybe a month total. DD2 has been since she was about 6 months old when she started with the pinching grasp. For the most part she seems to be growing out of it now, unless her daddy plays with one of my moles first.

post #595 of 658
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T shuffled four or five funny little steps to me today! I definitely don't have a walker yet, but he's moving in that direction.


Awww Congratulations! It's bittersweet.  

 



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OK, I know I asked this before about throwing food (more in a moment), but I have to ask again:

 

When does the pinching stop?????

 

She pinches my chest and arms when I'm wearing her on the front. Sometimes when she's nursing. She pinches my back when I'm wearing her there. This wouldn't be an issue in winter, but I've got a lot of bare skin and I'm going insane with the pinching!!!!! Anyone with older kids who can reassure me that this is a short-lived phase?

 

As to the food throwing - Although she still does drop some food on the floor (intentionally, as opposed to just messiness), she's gotten to the point of often handing me food she no longer wants. That's a major win in my book!


Hell if I know and it's driving me nuts! Her pinch is TINY TINY, and sharp.  Lila tells us she's done by throwing things over the edge.  9 times out of 10 there's a doggie waiting for her lol.  

 

My girl officially walks more than she crawls.  :( I'm really not doing well with it.  She's barely 10mo, she shouldn't be walking and have a freakin vocabulary! She says "Reee-ya" "Dad-deee" "Yesh" (yes--this one is new from today!) "dogie" and "mum"  She can point to her sister's eyes, nose and mouth consistantly. I know I keep saying it, but I cannot believe how fast she's growing.  I miss my bitti girl.  

 

 

 

 

post #596 of 658
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She won't quit doing stuff! My girl just climbed DOWN the stairs... are you freakin kidding me! At least before she *acted* like she needed me to fetch her off the stairs! Good grief.  Oh and it's been days since she's crawled anywhere.  :(   I love crawling.. it's so sweet.  

 

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Edited by Amanda_Reyasmom - 8/1/11 at 1:25pm
post #597 of 658

Pinching--My niece soothed herself by pinching elbow skin till she was at least 5. So it may not end soon.

 

Sunday morning I left T sleeping in our bed and came downstairs to eat breakfast. I figured I'd hear him when he woke. Then I heard "footsteps" at the bottom of the stairs, and there he was. He'd gotten down from the bed, crawled down the hall, backed down the stairs and was SO proud of himself!

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She won't quit doing stuff! My girl just climbed DOWN the stairs... are you freakin kidding me! At least before she *acted* like she needed me to fetch her off the stairs!

post #598 of 658
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Pinching--My niece soothed herself by pinching elbow skin till she was at least 5. So it may not end soon.

 

Sunday morning I left T sleeping in our bed and came downstairs to eat breakfast. I figured I'd hear him when he woke. Then I heard "footsteps" at the bottom of the stairs, and there he was. He'd gotten down from the bed, crawled down the hall, backed down the stairs and was SO proud of himself!


Awww isn't that proud look the best! Down stairs is quite the accomplishment! Up is relatively easy lol.  

 

post #599 of 658
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Did anyone go to The Big Latch On? Here's Lila and I :) 

 

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post #600 of 658

We had a local one but Jason had to work and take the van, so we couldn't go :(  But everyone I talked to around here who went said it was awesome :D

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