Originally Posted by expat-mama
Ohhh! I love that wooden activity box, Love Wins. I've been looking for something like that, but no luck here. Where did you get it? Which company makes it?
Thanks! We got it at Target, but I know Amazon and Target.com have them also. It's called a Zany Zoo and we love it!
Originally Posted by ArtsyHeartsy
How is everyone doing with other caretakers when/if you need them? DD still screams when she is with anyone else (besides dh), which is rare, but it's just sad, is this just part of AP?
DD is just coming out of the separation/stranger (or familiar family member) anxiety stage. She wouldn't even go to her dad if I was in the room! But I do think it's personality. DH & I are both super outgoing, and she is a ham and a little actress in front of everyone. She charms everyone and smiles and even gives kisses, but up until now, she only did those things in MY arms. She would flirt with everyone in the store, then they'd get close to her and she'd freak! She's doing a lot better now, and in the last week has started crawling up to strangers.
Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer
And, with 100% of precincts reporting, my husband has defeated his opponent handily, 56-44.
Woohoo! Congrats Proto!!
That is really cute!
Originally Posted by thommymama
I haven't post here before but DS was also born in July and thought I'd reply because the recent comment about talking reminded me of a funny story.
Welcome!! Glad you stopped by! :)
Originally Posted by ArtsyHeartsy
since you mentioned weight I am starting to wonder if I should be concerned with dd, she is 15lbs and I think 10oz, not gaining very quickly...she is so small compared to other kids her age. What's odd is that both dh and are tall, I'm 6' and he's 6'4" and not skinny, so she looks even smaller when we carry her! I don't know where she gets it, I know DD1 was small too but she wasn't this small. She eats so much too! She eats a lot of solid food when we offer it...I just don't know if I'm giving her enough breastmilk, she rarely seems super satisfied. She does when she gets a formula bottle though (pumping isn't really working for me) ...she goes into sleepy mode with a bottle. I planned on bf'ing her for as long as she wants, but I'm afraid that won't be much longer at this rate!
I've wondered the same thing...even though DD isn't small, she started in the 70th-90th percentile for everything, and has now dropped to 20th-40th. DH is 6'2" and a huge, athlete, muscle guy and I'm 5'8", with a great metabolism, but I just expected to have a bigger baby - since DH & I were both off the charts. I don't know, sometimes I don't feel like she nurses enough - I offer frequently, but she only wants a little (doesn't empty both breasts) every 3 hours or so. We do solids maybe once a day, so I don't think that's it, and since we're home most of the day I don't think it's a distraction issue.
Maybe my milk doesn't taste good or maybe I don't produce enough??
Originally Posted by MJB
That was pretty much where I was a month ago; she was never satisfied with nursing, eating tons of solids, and we were giving 8-12 oz. of formula a day but she still wasn't gaining. I got domperidone to try to increase my milk supply and after taking it for two days she was totally done taking formula (hasn't had any since) and slowed way down on solids. She's gained over 1.5 lbs. in a month! I thought she would be totally weaned within a couple months but now she's back to 90% boob (she still loves food, but doesn't eat a lot at a time anymore). I never used formula at all with my boys and they nursed until they were 5 and 2.5 but my milk supply just disappeared this time.
Very interesting to here about domperidone! I'm so glad it worked for you guys!
Originally Posted by somegirl99
His favorite thing is going outside though, he is happy as clam enjoying nature or watching the dogs walking, and especially likes a back carry with me or the nanny, although we finally tried out the jogging stroller (baby shower gift) for a run and it went pretty well as long as we get him outside right away.
Expat, we haven't cut hair either, and his hair is crazy long when stretched out.
We are in the process of going to 1 nap a day...usually 2 naps keeps him up past 10:00 at night, but sometimes 1 nap is not quite enough...the other day I had to give him a 12 minute "power nap" on my shoulder at 5 pm.
We love going outside too! It's amazing how a busy little body inside can be calm(er) outside. The snow just melted here, so I'm sure we'll be out a lot more often!
No haircut, but she has some long scragglies that DH wants to chop.
We still do two naps, sometimes 3 if the other two were short. She goes to bed anywhere from 8:30-11pm.
India is really becoming a contributing member of the family - keeping us entertained for hours. She is the center of attention whevere we go (demands it), loves other kids and babies but is really aggressive and demanding of them, so we have to watch her. She says Mama, Dada, hi, signs 'more' and is starting to point to things....like the light, Dada, her doll. She waves hi and bye, and has started to give kisses to people besides us when asked. She claps her hands and dances nonstop and whenever she hears me sing or play piano, she scream until she joins me and sings and plays with me! :) She pants like a puppy and sticks her tongue out with a big cheesey smile.
She is into absolutely everything. All drawers & cupboards, climbs on everything, and has figured out how to take those little protective outlet covers (2 different brands)! She's been standing on her own for periods of time for about 2 months now, but she's not interested in taking steps. She just sits herself back down, and crawls to what she wants faster than I can walk.
Ultimately, she is a big Mama's girl. Melts my heart, but I feel like I can't leave the house because she won't sleep for DH - just screams. She *has to* fall asleep holding my hand, laying in her own bed. If I leave her in a sling, NO, she stays awake. If I try to nurse her to sleep, NOPE, she has to be in her bed, with me holding her, hand. Very sweet, very tiring. She sometimes STTN, but mostly, she just wakes once, so my heart goes out to those of you whose LOs are having sleeping problems!
It's nice to catch up - until next time!