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Clayton had a seizure today. My daughter and I had them as infants too. I was hoping he wouldn't have to go through this.

 

 

I'm soooo sorry. I hope he doesn't have more! :( 
 

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I hope Clayton is OK! How scary!

 

My older two were big like Ozzy, my son in particular. Everyone was SHOCKED he was as young as he was. But he slowed way down after 6 months, only gaining two pounds between 6 months and 18 months, and is now on the small side for his age (just turned 4). My SIL and my step-brother both have September 2010 babies, and they are both in that nearing 20lbs, 9 to 12month clothes range, and then Ellery is here at 14lbs and in 3 to 6 month stuff. She looks like she is way younger next to them! It's funny!

 

We started cereal today! I've debated it for a while, as she's shown all the signs, grabbing at food, tracking it with her eyes, she's sitting mostly unassisted, etc. And she's nearly 5 1/2 months, so close enough I felt OK about it. The big thing that got me to try was hoping it would "weight" her food and help with the crazy reflux. We started with whole grain rice cereal mixed with breastmilk and she devoured it! She was grabbing at the spoon and shoving more in her mouth! It was very funny! My big two were never spoon fed, they hated it, and we just skipped purees, Ellery... Well, this child ate everything in the bowl and would have kept on going. It might be coincidental, but after eating we had a quick bath, pj's, and she then nursed, burped (no spit up!!!) and fell asleep. I can't remember her not spitting up after nursing, so this is momentous for us! We see the doc tomorrow, and I'm not leaving without Prevacid. A real and proper dose. I swear.

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Yay for no spitting up, and baby liking the food!

 

We did a mix of purees and finger foods, with Em, will probably do the same with Ozzy, whenever he starts showing signs of being ready...

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Lila's about the same size as Ellery, and totally obsessed with food.  I didn't realize tracking food with her eyes was a readiness sign.  She grabs at everything so I can't really be sure about that one.  I'm really trying to hold off til she is sitting better though.  I have no actual reason for this though lol!

 

I wanted to suggest the chiro for reflux.  We're having some pretty good luck. L goes once a week, towards the end of the week (Today!) she is back to spitty and you can tell her tummy is bothering her :( but for days after an adjustment there's no spitting at all.  My chiro saved me from heartburn while I was pg, and I'm seeing obvious improvement with Lila. 

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We started cereal today! I've debated it for a while, as she's shown all the signs, grabbing at food, tracking it with her eyes, she's sitting mostly unassisted, etc. And she's nearly 5 1/2 months, so close enough I felt OK about it. The big thing that got me to try was hoping it would "weight" her food and help with the crazy reflux. We started with whole grain rice cereal mixed with breastmilk and she devoured it! She was grabbing at the spoon and shoving more in her mouth! It was very funny! My big two were never spoon fed, they hated it, and we just skipped purees, Ellery... Well, this child ate everything in the bowl and would have kept on going. It might be coincidental, but after eating we had a quick bath, pj's, and she then nursed, burped (no spit up!!!) and fell asleep. I can't remember her not spitting up after nursing, so this is momentous for us! We see the doc tomorrow, and I'm not leaving without Prevacid. A real and proper dose. I swear.

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Hey mamas.  I was sort of a lurker/occasional poster on the Sept 2010 DDC.  Elliot Benjamin came on 9/20 and since then it's all been a fog.  I went back to work after the max 12 weeks and we're pumping/EBF and CD'ing still.

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I found my way back here because I'm really starting to lose it.  The mix of usual seasonal cabin fever, perhaps baby blues, and a lack of sleep are adding up to make me a complete powder keg.  I've kept it almost entirely out of my work life (with just 1 slip-up) but my personal life and relationship with my husband is starting to suffer.

 

Elliot went from 1-3 wake-ups each night to hourly.  He wakes up and shrieks, arches his back, thumps his legs down onto the crib mattress.  We sidecar co-slept until he outgrew that 2 weeks ago, but now he will only sleep in our bed.  This is a really bad situation because (1) our 70 lb dog sleeps in the bed too and I don't feel that's a safe combo, (2) my husband can't sleep with E in the bed since he's a light sleeper and E makes lots of noises, and (3) we both work long days and need the rest.

 

I'm hoping/assuming this is teething- are any of your babes there yet?  I see here that I'm not the only one having sleep regression issues, but is there a reason for it, or anything we can do?  The way he moves his legs almost seems like gas pain, but I can't seem to get it out of him.  When I put him in the crib the minute I take hands off him he cries, no matter how asleep he is, and trust me, I'm careful!  Last night he slept in his crib an hour, then got up and I spent 90 min trying to get him back down before I gave up and coslept.

 

Sorry, just had to vent.  I keep looking here to try to get ideas, but short of medications it seems like- esp if it's teething- it's a "ride it out" situation. 

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Thank you for all the comments and thoughts, it was really a scary moment. Had I not gone through it before I know that it would have been even worse. He has had 2 total, maybe 3 if he did in the morning as his first one (he wasn't acting like himself when we woke up), but none since going to the ER. He'll have an EEG at the children's hospital here this week, and then they'll decide if he should be put on medication to stop them or if they are just something we'll have to watch and let him "grow" out of.

 

He has had a few amazing days since though. He talks and laughs, squeals and plays. He is such a joy and makes even complete strangers stop and talk to him or comment on how sweet he is :)

 

 

 

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MacKinnon- I love the name Ellery!!! So sweet!

 

Julie- So sorry about the new crazy nighttime schedule! I'm right there with you though! I think my Caden has been teething since 2 months (that's when he started drooling like crazy, eating his hands, drenching 1-2 bibs an hour) but no teeth out yet so it must take a while!

 

Have you tried swaddling at night? Caden started waking every 45-60 minutes at night starting at 4 months but I've gotten it up to every 2 hours most of the time now! Here's what we do: Stuff that diaper so we won't have to change him, swaddle (works wonders for our boy!), I sit up to nurse him (we co-sleep), and finally got him to take a pacifier. If I nurse him laying down, he'll go back to waking every 45 min but when I nurse him sitting up, get him to sleep, put in the paci, and lay down (takes about 20 minutes all together) he'll sleep much better. Yeah, I tried to get my kiddo to sleep elsewhere (swing, crib) and I spent 1-2 hours at each waking, attempting to slide the sleeping boy off of me. DID NOT WORK!! He trained me and let me know co-sleeping works best for him. As it is now, I'm grateful for my 2 hours of sleep chunks, surfing the web on my phone while getting him to sleep (keeps me awake and interested!), and rememebring that this is a phase. DS slept well for 4 months and will go back to that someday soon. My DH also is a light sleeper and some nights he sleeps in the guest room. Our dog (she's tiny though!) sleeps with us and some nights she also gets kicked out! If it comes down to you and your DH getting sleep or your dog sleeping happily, I'd kick the dog out! He/she will adjust!

 

BTW- Elliot is beautiful!! Love his BG diaper:)

 

Mommytochloerae- glad your little guy is okay now! Hope it gets figured out and that he outgrows it. Can't imagine how scary that must have been but I'm glad you had experience with it at least!

 

 

Okay, we go for C's 6 month check up this week and I'm going to bring this up with her: Caden STILL spits up! I see on here babes do that but it's classified as reflux. C doesn't show any signs at discomfort at all when he spits up (mostly I never even hear him do anything and then I turn around or look down and I'm covered in it!). He's at above normal weight and happy. Tell me this is normal!

 

AND- C started eating sold food around 5-5.5 months old. SOOOO many people on Mothering seem to think this is awful! He was so ready though and he eats very well. It was very obvious he showed all the signs of readiness and I went with my instincts and let him eat smooshed/small bits of what we eat. He loves it, does great with it, and spits up less when he eats our food. Got a bit flamed on Mothering for it though. What's your opinion? It just seemed wrong to trust myself on everything else when it comes to my kid but not on the food issue. I always try to go with my mommy instincts and this time it was hard since everyone was telling me to ignore them..... 

 

Sorry this was so long!

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I think there's a difference in eating real smashed up bits of table food and shoveling pureed mash into a baby who isn't ready. 

 

I've been pumping for a localish mama for Eats on Feet.  Her DH is coming to pick up almost 2 gallons of milk today!

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My 5.5 month old still does... like yours, no discomfort, above weight, happy, sleeps great.  It doesn't affect his weight gain, doesn't bother him, so I don't worry.  Sucks that it makes more laundry to do, though, rotfl.

 

 

 

Oh-- and you know more about when your kid is ready to eat than anyone on the internet does ;)  If he's ready, he's ready, don't fret what anyone else says.

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Okay, we go for C's 6 month check up this week and I'm going to bring this up with her: Caden STILL spits up! I see on here babes do that but it's classified as reflux. C doesn't show any signs at discomfort at all when he spits up (mostly I never even hear him do anything and then I turn around or look down and I'm covered in it!). He's at above normal weight and happy. Tell me this is normal!

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Have you tried swaddling at night? Caden started waking every 45-60 minutes at night starting at 4 months but I've gotten it up to every 2 hours most of the time now! Here's what we do: Stuff that diaper so we won't have to change him, swaddle (works wonders for our boy!), I sit up to nurse him (we co-sleep), and finally got him to take a pacifier. If I nurse him laying down, he'll go back to waking every 45 min but when I nurse him sitting up, get him to sleep, put in the paci, and lay down (takes about 20 minutes all together) he'll sleep much better. Yeah, I tried to get my kiddo to sleep elsewhere (swing, crib) and I spent 1-2 hours at each waking, attempting to slide the sleeping boy off of me. DID NOT WORK!! He trained me and let me know co-sleeping works best for him. As it is now, I'm grateful for my 2 hours of sleep chunks, surfing the web on my phone while getting him to sleep (keeps me awake and interested!), and rememebring that this is a phase. DS slept well for 4 months and will go back to that someday soon. My DH also is a light sleeper and some nights he sleeps in the guest room. Our dog (she's tiny though!) sleeps with us and some nights she also gets kicked out! If it comes down to you and your DH getting sleep or your dog sleeping happily, I'd kick the dog out! He/she will adjust!

 

Can I ask more about swaddling?  He hated it when he was small (2-6 weeks).  Might he be ok with it now?  Is that something that he might have grown into?
 

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JulieinChicago-the arching and thumping and screaming sound like reflux symptoms. Any chance your baby has reflux? It took a while for me to diagnose my baby because he has "silent reflux." He never spits up. Seriously-never, he just swallows it back down and it burns his little throat. It really affects his sleep. We have him on medication now and it's making a world of difference. I also removed dairy and soy from my diet and this made a big difference too, but not enough so that we don't need medicine. But reflux or no, there does seem to be a 5-month sleep regression. My little guy is up at least every 2 hours. I've started putting him down in his crib until I go to sleep (we cosleep) and he seems to sleep better. I get a few hours free in the evening. It's hard to say if your guy would take to swaddling now but you could try. I used the Halo Swaddle sac until he outgrew it. Now I use the Kiddpatamus (sp??) swaddle me. And lots of empathy. The lack of sleep is making me soooo cranky and short with my husband and 3 year old. I really hope we all start sleeping more soon!

 

Sere-interesting about your baby sleeping better when being fed not lying down. I've noticed the same thing. Maybe I should try doing that in the middle of the night. Currently I only do it at the start of the night. I'm too tired to even sit up at night with all his awakenings! Do you worry about swaddling now that the baby can roll over? I've found my guy face down in his swaddle so I stopped swaddling.

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We stopped swaddling for a while and just restarted with the Woombie (the only swaddler she can't break out of). That gave us two decent nights, but last night she just kept waking up clearly angry that her arms were pinned. If they're free, though, she wakes up to pat and scritch at her mattress, so I don't get sleep either way . . .

 

Sere - There are two things I can think of regarding food. I think it's possible for popular opinions to sway mama's instinct, because we tend to think of the norm as the way to do things, and the norm in most of US society is to start cereal around 4 months, making it seem normal to start foods that early. So if that's part of the decision process, it's not necessarily a good place to follow "instincts" since they're being swayed by society.  That said, the reasons to wait until 6 months to offer food are safety (if babu can't sit up, they might choke if food gets too far back and they can't spit it out) and biology (difestion is immature until then). We're all the best judges of our babies' physical readiness, and just as with anything else, some babies' systems mature faster than the 6 month norm and some slower. So ultimately it does make sense to trust yourself, as long as you're confident the early rice cereal contingent isn't making you falsely see signs of food readiness. :)

 

As to spitting up, I've always heard that many babies outgrow it by 6 months (only 2 weeks away!), but it's not uncommon for it to last until 9 months or even a year. If baby's a happy spitter and growing, it's not a reason to worry at all. It's just messy and one thing most of us can't wait to put behind us!

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Add me to the sleep regression camp!  T always has been a fabulous sleeper, but this week he has added not one but two night wakings.  Coincidentally my 3yo also has decided to wake up at the crack of dawn, so I am pooped!

 

Reflux--T is my first kiddo to seemingly have no reflux.  I have had one of both the varieties you guys are discussing, though--a happy, laundry-problem spitter and a miserable, non-sleeping, screaming all the time, dairy/soy elim spitter.  Neither is fun.  

 

Food--I think if you truly are marking readiness based on your child, then offering complementary foods is fine.  We've started giving T a sippy of water and a mesh feeder with something in it at dinner mostly just for his entertainment.  I hope not to do purees as it's such a pain!  We went more toward BLW with DD2 simply because she had no interest in being fed from a spoon (she's still stubborn and independent!), and it was awesome.  Both my girls went to table food quickly. so we'll likely drag our feet till the boy is ready to finger feed himself.  It's SO much easier that way!

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Went for a well check today (for some reason my dr. does odd months...) Just 2 days shy of 5 months, he's 18lbs 5oz and 26.5inches long! On the bigger side, but not huge. Dr. says he looks great, but doesn't think he's ready for solids yet, but thinks he will be by 6 months. I think, he's really close and at this point wouldn't hurt, but wouldn't really help either. We are waiting at least until March starts (5.5 months). M has been spitting up too, he never used to! I think he's eating too much too fast. He nurses SOOO fast now, 1-2 minutes, then spits up a TON. I think he just needs to S L O W down! Lol! He's sitting totally unsupported now. He was so surprised when he first did it a few days ago and didn't fall over right away! Here's a pic http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6377036&l=c86c94b510&id=503848007 

 

 

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S8boarder- love the pic of baby M! So cute!!

 

Caden has just started sitting up too. And dare I say this: I'm actually looking forward to when he can crawl. Me coming in every couple of minutes to move my whining and bored baby is getting a bit old eyesroll.gif.  I'll get hims started playing on the floor and then run off to do/get something. While I'm gone, he always rolls to his tummy and scoots around for a bit, and then just generally gives up on life and whines. But CRAWLING!!! He'll amuse himself to no end! Get every toy he wants! Explore everything and never be bored!! Right?  :)

 

Moms who have 2+ kids may now tell me I'm crazy. 

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Moms who have 2+ kids may now tell me I'm crazy. 



Yah...kinda of....lol. There is NO way I want an early crawler...or walker. Oh my...the nightmare. But with my first, I wanted him to hurry up and do the next milestone. With the last, mommas mourn every milestone as it is the last. :(  And yes, he will have new found independence, but instead of running around getting him things you will be following him around making sure he is safe and not getting into things he can't. It gets way more tiring when they are older....trust me. I love it that I can put G somewhere right now and leave and VIOLA....she is still there when I come back!!

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 And dare I say this: I'm actually looking forward to when he can crawl.




Mwaahahahahahahahahahaha.

 

 

 

 

And as for the rest of your post, well... Emma started crawling RIGHT when horrible vicious three-month-long intense separation anxiety hit.  My husband called it "Emma's five-foot rule."  If I was not within five feet of her, at all times, she SCREAMED.  So, yeah.... her crawling did not free me up much.  All it did was increase her ability to target, reach, and consume random lint and debris on the floor.

 

Not looking forward to the "If there is a dead bug or old cheerio anywhere in the entire house, I WILL find it and put it in my mouth" stage.  

 

At least the house is already babyproofed/toddlerproofed for Em, but I know that within the next few months I'm going to be cleaning the floors several times a day, and I'm not thrilled about that.  Please do not be in a hurry to crawl, Ozzy.  

 

 

 

We were visiting my mom's house yesterday and she got some good pics...

 

Ozzy in my old walker (mom didn't throw away any of our junk), and stretched out napping in the sunshine on mom's bed

 

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And I can't resist a pic of my beautiful girl

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And as for the rest of your post, well... Emma started crawling RIGHT when horrible vicious three-month-long intense separation anxiety hit.  My husband called it "Emma's five-foot rule."  If I was not within five feet of her, at all times, she SCREAMED.  So, yeah.... her crawling did not free me up much.  All it did was increase her ability to target, reach, and consume random lint and debris on the floor.

 

Yeah to all of this! There is actually a developmental physcology behind this, as kids become more independent (crawling, walking) they increase their seperation anxiety. Natures way of helping you not be eaten by a lion, least you wander too far from Mom. I saw this CLEARLY with my kids. They would gain a skill, and then get more anxious, etc.

 

I'm SO SO SOOOO not looking forward to crawling. I've got a 7 year old girl who's Squishies, and Polly Pockets, and beads, and other tiny little things fill the house, and a 4 year old boy, who's Playmobil, and Lego bits are also all over. With my son (my second) my daughter was just over three, and really not into the little bitty stuff. We're seriously debating moving the big kids and all their little stuff into the big master bedroom that is upstairs, and we would take the larger of the two downstairs rooms, with the other one for the baby's stuff (dresser, etc.) and a guest bed.

 

As far as food, I waited a FIRM 6 months with my daughter and son. They weren't interested, and never did want spoon foods. Well, I'm in the third child slide, lol :) I've relaxed a lot. And I have very reflux-y child. I was willing to try cereal over pretty serious medication. It seemed the lesser of two evils. And she LOVES it. However, it is not helping the reflux. So, we started Prevacid yesterday morning. And she screamed for 2 1/2 hours last night. I'm worried the meds are causing stomach pain (which is a side effect, really? stomach pain as a side effect for the reflux drugs, thanks for that). I think that there is an OK range of normal, and that although I would NEVER advocate feeding a 3 month old, and generally, waiting a full 6 months is best, we all have to figure out the best options for the situation.

 

We were in at the doc on Monday and DD is up to 14lbs 14oz at 5 1/2months. She gained 10oz in four weeks, which is a bit under the 3 to 5oz goal. Our doc isn't concerned, but did give me the Prevacid and said she supported my trying cereal, especially if we could avoid using Prevacid, and perhaps give her something to consume when she was busy refusing bottles during the day!
 

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Hi mamas! I was not on this forum during my pregnancy and would love to join you all since our LOs are all the same age! I am looking forward to getting to know all of you! DD was born on Sept 18th! We're EBFing, CDing, and cosleeping... I am loving every second of motherhood! Little A is rolling over and sitting pretty well but no where near crawling! WOW! That's amazing! We also have no started foods yet- I think we're going to delay for as long as possible and then do baby led solids! Still no teeth here either and that's fine with me! :)

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Yay!  I haven't been on MDC in a loooong time, it's great to see this thread and all these BEAUTIFUL september babies!!  My baby Eden is just soo soo incredible.  I love her more and more everyday.  She was born Aug 25, so she's into her 6 month and so very petite.  I'm 5'1", so maybe she's taking after me.  She rolls everywhere.  Wiggly little baby.  She's a little social butterfly, giving smiles and squelling at anyone who gives her attention.  She thinks her older brothers are hilarious and laughs at them all the time (so cute).  

 

In December, my husband had a mental collapse and was hospitalized for a while.  Very stressful for all of us.  Things are more stable now, but we are having a rocky time with our relationship for sure.  I'm attempting to start my own business.  I've been a SAHM for the last 8 years, but I need to get my own income and feel self-sufficient.  It's going well so far.

 

I started giving E some bananas and she was digging it, but then she got totally constipated.  Her poo was hard, when before it was only liquidy breastmilk poo, so I've stopped the solids until her bm's are back to normal.  She loves to eat food though, so I'm not sure how to balance her diet so she doesn't get constipated again.  She also loves taking sips of my water, always grabbing for the glass when I take a drink.  Very cute.  She is sitting up.  She rolls back and forth the full length of our king size bed.  Now I'll try to upload a picture...P1010004.JPG

Her daddy plays music, so she wears earphones during practice and we dance!

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