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post #21 of 62

Thanks mamas! One more quick question....does cow's milk have the same (or roughly the same) calories as formula?

 

ETA: can't seem to find this info via google... :/

post #22 of 62

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Thanks mamas! One more quick question....does cow's milk have the same (or roughly the same) calories as formula?

 

ETA: can't seem to find this info via google... :/


4 oz of milk has about 75 calories; 4 oz of formula (mine, at least) has about 80 calories.  I know the nutrient content is the big variance.  I feel like there's a chart somewhere that breaks all this down... hmmm... ah found it!  This is actually to compare one brand of baby formula to others, but it includes breast milk and cow's milk as comparison points too.

 

http://www.naturesone.com/pdf/N1-LeadingDairyBrands.pdf#view=FitH,0

 

Looks like the big difference is that cow's milk has more protein and fewer carbs, where formula has less protein and more carbs.  Plus the formula is vitamin fortified.

 

post #23 of 62
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4 oz of milk has about 75 calories; 4 oz of formula (mine, at least) has about 80 calories.  I know the nutrient content is the big variance.  I feel like there's a chart somewhere that breaks all this down... hmmm... ah found it!  This is actually to compare one brand of baby formula to others, but it includes breast milk and cow's milk as comparison points too.

 

http://www.naturesone.com/pdf/N1-LeadingDairyBrands.pdf#view=FitH,0

 

Looks like the big difference is that cow's milk has more protein and fewer carbs, where formula has less protein and more carbs.  Plus the formula is vitamin fortified.

 


 

THANK YOU! This is exactly what I was looking for. :)

post #24 of 62

I shoulda seen this coming...my son still hasn't called me any variation of "Mom," but yesterday, he very clearly, twice, said "hi five" in proper context.

 

post #25 of 62

Edie's been saying a lot of new words lately. She says mama, dada, hi, bye bye, kitty, meow, dog, up (bup! bup!), tickle tickle, yeah, no (also with head shake), more, nuss (nurse, with sign), Rob. She's a little parrot. 

 

She's really into other toddlers right now and loves to give them hugs and kisses. She also loooves water of any sort-- baths, pools, splash pads, whatever. 

post #26 of 62

DS has been walking well since 10 months old and now has 5 words mama, bye bye yeah, yay and da-ey, (daddy). He also shakes his head if he wants something I offer him and gives kisses. He knows where mommy's nose and teeth are. He is super affectionate and sweet. A total mamas boy. We are still nursing and even more so now since he's becoming a picky eater. eyesroll.gif His teeth are coming in full speed ahead, so the last few nights have been just stupendous!

post #27 of 62
Thread Starter 

Got my threads all mixed up. That's what sleep deprivation does to ya! dizzy.gifWhat I posted in the carrier thread by accident:

As for us, DS has three teeth and started saying mama! love.gifHe's also started screaching and grinding his teeth. That's miserable. hammer.gifI can't stand hearing it.  He's also walking so well now that he's really practicing running. It's like he KNOWS he should be able to go much faster than a walk and wants to do so badly. Sleep is still aweful, too.

post #28 of 62

Does anybody else have a fearless toddler?  Check out that flash of green... that's my son... booking it down the beach yesterday!  Luckily the water was really cold so he wouldn't go in any higher than his ankles.

 

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post #29 of 62

Anyone have any recommendations as far as night time diapers? My son pees through his diapers almost every single night!! I am so sick of washing sheets and remaking a bed every day!

post #30 of 62
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He's also started screaching and grinding his teeth. That's miserable. hammer.gifI can't stand hearing it. 


DS grinds his teeth on and off (I think when a new one is coming) and it drives me NUTS.  I hate that sound!  Is it too early for molers?  He already has 8 teeth and is drooling like a fountain and chewing on EVERYTHING.  Speaking of teeth, I've been really annoyed lately that no one talked about baby teeth while I was pregnant.  I mean, I know my nutrition is baby's nutrition while pregnant, but no one ever mentioned the effect (affect?) of it on his forming teeth. I know I didn't get enough calcium (because everyone was so concerned about my iron) and now I'm really worried about DSs teeth (no reason to be yet).

 

On the plus side:  He pulled up on my legs this morning where I was standing and looked at me and distinctly said "mama"!!!!!  According to DP he's been saying it, but this was the first time I absolutely for sure knew he said and meant it!  joy.gif He has also been trying to stand up on his own - which usually looks like he's launching himself at me when I'm sitting in front of him LOL  I will help him to stand then slowly remove my hands while saying "ready? ready?" and he has gone from being able to balance about 3 seconds to being able to balance almost a minute in just the past 3 days!  THIS is the exciting stuff ladies!  I'm reading another signing book that I'm liking so far (Signing Smart with Babies & Toddlers) and am hoping to start that really soon.  Communication will make such a difference to me.

 

As for diapers, if you're looking for cloth - we use SBish snappiable.  I usually use both of the inserts taht come with it, I snappy that together, then add another insert/doubler outside that (I think it's joey something or other and part hemp and has green stitching around the outside edge), then a huge PUL cover over it all.  I haven't had a leak yet, though some mornings it's really soaked cuz he nursed ALL. NIGHT. LONG.

 

LittleBirdy - DS is not a fearless toddler yet, though he might be headed that way (I hope, as frightening as it will be for me).  He's certainly not afraid to crawl up and down the stairs much faster than I thought he could!  Gotta get that baby gate up.  Yesterday he got to the top of the stairs while I was washing bottles!  I just hope he doesn't hurt himself too badly when he does eventually fall!

 

post #31 of 62

For DS I use a STRETCH Bamboozle fitted diaper with the clip on doubler folded once toward the front with a Mother-ease bamboo doubler laid on top of that and a piece of fleece cloth laid on top of that. Then I cover the whole thing with a Blueberry cover. Like the PP said, it never leaks but it is always soaked since DS nurses through the night.

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Anyone have any recommendations as far as night time diapers? My son pees through his diapers almost every single night!! I am so sick of washing sheets and remaking a bed every day!



 

post #32 of 62

Edie is not fearless at all. I had one of those, though, and am really glad she likes to stay close/not run down stairs/etc. At the splash park and other places, she'll play, but run back to give me a hug or kiss every other minute. She looks back a lot to make sure I am there, too.

Our nighttime diaper is a Flip stay-dry insert with a prefold underneath. 

post #33 of 62

Yey! I'm glad to have a spare moment to check in here! WOW Birdy, fearless indeed!!! What a great picture.

 

It's been soo long since I checked in here, it's nice to hear about some of the July babes and moms. We are on holiday so I have been staying far away from the computer and internet and it's been nice. We've had sooo many family and friends around it's been crazy! K had a wonderful first birthday party and he has been changing so much lately, it's really incredible. DS is babbling a whole lot of different and more complicated sounds but still sticking to his first words- mama, dada, jack, etc. He has been really into saying "NINE" a lot- I haven't figured out what it means- someone suggested it means "mine" but I di really don't think so. We like to think he is protesting in German. :) 

AND big news- he just started really walking yesterday! In the morning he took a bunch of steps and when we went to the park in the afternoon he just took off chasing us and some other kiddies. It was really one of the most amazing things I've ever seen! So exciting and such a joyful moment. We had strangers inthe park clapping and cheering for him when they found out it was his first time walking. So wonderful.

Since we've been away from home K has really been out and about and around lots more people and kids than he usually is at home. He has turned out to be such a ham and doesn't have much separation anxiety and doesn't get freaked out by new people very much.

A lot of things have really changed since we've been away- sleep patterns are a hot mess lately. DS seems to be switching from 2 naps to 1 I think. He sometimes takes just one nap midday for about 2 hours and is fine till bedtime. And he has been doing well with a later bedtime (between 8 and 9) and a later wake time (around 830)- we are LOVING the later wake time! After months of getting up at 5 am...omg it's so nice. He is waking a lot less at night I think too- once, maybe twice before 4-5 am when I take him into bed with us. Then DS nurses a bit on and off until 8 am. It is much more bearable than our old crazy schedule. I think things in the sleep department are turning around. But it's so hard to tell amidst the other changes and being so busy and away from home.

I think this fall, I will be making a big effort  to get us out and doing more things. In addition to our regular swimming two or three times a week, I think I'm going to sign us up for a mommy and me music class and something else like that. K was given a djembe drum for his birthday and he is really good at playing it...his uncle who is a musician thinks he has a gift for hearing and reproducing rhythms. I think he just loves banging and he loves beats and music so it will be fun. 

Anyway...things have been busy but I'm glad I got this time to come back here and look in on the thread. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and their rapidly changing little ones!

Oh yes...I will have to update the thread about how our flight went...UGH. We survived...barely. At least DH will be there for the trip back.

 

 

 

post #34 of 62

Expat-mama, would you be able to find out where the djembe was bought? I'd love to get DS one.
 

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Yey! I'm glad to have a spare moment to check in here! WOW Birdy, fearless indeed!!! What a great picture.

 

It's been soo long since I checked in here, it's nice to hear about some of the July babes and moms. We are on holiday so I have been staying far away from the computer and internet and it's been nice. We've had sooo many family and friends around it's been crazy! K had a wonderful first birthday party and he has been changing so much lately, it's really incredible. DS is babbling a whole lot of different and more complicated sounds but still sticking to his first words- mama, dada, jack, etc. He has been really into saying "NINE" a lot- I haven't figured out what it means- someone suggested it means "mine" but I di really don't think so. We like to think he is protesting in German. :) 

AND big news- he just started really walking yesterday! In the morning he took a bunch of steps and when we went to the park in the afternoon he just took off chasing us and some other kiddies. It was really one of the most amazing things I've ever seen! So exciting and such a joyful moment. We had strangers inthe park clapping and cheering for him when they found out it was his first time walking. So wonderful.

Since we've been away from home K has really been out and about and around lots more people and kids than he usually is at home. He has turned out to be such a ham and doesn't have much separation anxiety and doesn't get freaked out by new people very much.

A lot of things have really changed since we've been away- sleep patterns are a hot mess lately. DS seems to be switching from 2 naps to 1 I think. He sometimes takes just one nap midday for about 2 hours and is fine till bedtime. And he has been doing well with a later bedtime (between 8 and 9) and a later wake time (around 830)- we are LOVING the later wake time! After months of getting up at 5 am...omg it's so nice. He is waking a lot less at night I think too- once, maybe twice before 4-5 am when I take him into bed with us. Then DS nurses a bit on and off until 8 am. It is much more bearable than our old crazy schedule. I think things in the sleep department are turning around. But it's so hard to tell amidst the other changes and being so busy and away from home.

I think this fall, I will be making a big effort  to get us out and doing more things. In addition to our regular swimming two or three times a week, I think I'm going to sign us up for a mommy and me music class and something else like that. K was given a djembe drum for his birthday and he is really good at playing it...his uncle who is a musician thinks he has a gift for hearing and reproducing rhythms. I think he just loves banging and he loves beats and music so it will be fun. 

Anyway...things have been busy but I'm glad I got this time to come back here and look in on the thread. Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and their rapidly changing little ones!

Oh yes...I will have to update the thread about how our flight went...UGH. We survived...barely. At least DH will be there for the trip back.

 

 

 



 

post #35 of 62

With one thing and another I totally forgot to post about DSs birthday!  It was just him, me and my DP, who had to work that night.  We went to a local bakery and bought a cupcake - vanilla with milk chocolate frosting.  Put him in his high chair, brought the cupcake out with a candle, sang happy birthday, I blew out & took out the candle and put the cupcake on his tray.  He puts his hand on it, looks at his hand covered in milk chocolate buttercream ... and starts to cry!!!  And not just cry, starts to wail!!  I took and ate some, then put some on his tongue - oh my gosh, sobbing!!!  All I can think is he must have thought it was poop!!

 

It took quite awhile and he never got into it quite as much as most kids to.  He enjoyed getting me to eat it LOL  Ah well.  Lesson learned.  No milk chocolate frosting for the first birthday!  Thankfully he did not suddenly decide he should touch poop!

post #36 of 62

HEY July Mamas and babes...I mean toddlers! wave.gif How is everyone? I miss posting on here and hearing from you all but the days just slip by and I find myself so busy lately with no time to dawdle on the interwebs.

 

We had an amazing, fantastic, wonderful summer holiday in Canada and now we're back! DS has transformed into a walking, talking sweetie bum before my eyes. He is just so big and he constantly surprises me with how much he can do and understand. He is saying a new word every once in a while- he added dog, duck, cat, and chicken in the past few weeks. He really seems to understand almost everything we say to him and is very good at listening to and following directions.

His motor skills are exploding as well- he can stack cups and blocks and put the rings on his ring stacker. He likes to do stuff like put oatie o's on the tail of his little dinosaur and eat them. He is fully running around now and can go up and down stairs and he is very close to climbing on other stuff...YIKES.

One thing I DON'T like that he just started doing- he hits himself in the head and face when he is frustrated! It breaks my heart and each time he does I tell  him that it's ok to be frustrated but it's not ok to hit yourself or anyone else and that I love him and I kiss his hand... I don't know how to get him to stop though. confused.gif

 

Now that he is walking I thought it might be a good time to introduce the potty...just to get him familiar with it. He thinks it is really interesting but mostly puts toys and food in it...hmm. For his birthday I got him an anatomically correct doll (it has a penis, scrotum and a bum hole...but no nipples!) that came with a potty and he absolutely loves the doll and he likes to feed him and give him sips of water and play with him so I think it will be helpful come potty-learning time. His doll is really helpful when trying to get him to do stuff- like put on shoes, eat something new etc. I just do it with the doll first and DS is just clamouring to try it next! It's the most amazing thing.

 

I still need to go back and update my 14-hr flight w/ lap baby thread. The flight back was way easier with K's dad there with us. Next summer we'll have a seat for K so that'll be a different experience all together. But we're still taking advantage of the free flight for DS at Christmas- we're going to Thailand!joy.gifThe flight will be about half as long, so that's a good thing and of course DH will be with us again thank goodness.

 

Things are so different now. I feel like I left our home in June with a baby and came back with a little kid! I'm having to do a lot of reorganization and toddler-proofing what was "baby"-proof before. I'm not sure what to do with all our baby stuff- keep or give away. DH and I are still not sure when we'd like to start planning for number 2. Most of the time we think we'll be waiting another few years, but somedays I get those pangs and urges again.

 

I could go on with so much more chatter but I really just want to hear from everyone else! How are your little ones doing? How are you keeping them busy? How did the birthdays go?

 

love.gif Take care!

 

ETA- I'm going to upload some pics- let's see those July toddlers! I bet they are so big and gorgeous now! luxlove.gif

post #37 of 62

So good to hear from you expat!!  Isn't it amazing how you turn around one minute and you have a for-real toddler on your hands?  I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Canada & that you survived the 14 hour plane ride in one piece :)

 

We just survived our first night apart.  DH and I went to a wedding on Saturday night, and M stayed with my best friend.  He did great; I didn't sleep all that well but I was essentially fine.  There was a little boy at the wedding and it made DH and I miss M terribly, but he never would have made it - the reception started when he's usually having his tubby & getting his PJ's on!

 

M is weaned.  We were down to just nursing in the morning for awhile, and I began to realize that he could really take it or leave it.  I decided to stop offering, and he stopped asking, so it's been about 10 days since he's nursed.  I am more sad about this than I realized I would be.  I know it isn't true, but I feel like he doesn't need me anymore.  It used to be we had this one thing that only I could provide for him, and now I feel like just anyone could take care of him - so long as they had hugs & tickles & bananas.

 

It's so interesting to see his little personality develop.  He is such a sensitive little soul.  When you tell him no, no matter how gently you say it, his little lower lip starts to quiver and he cries.  And he got so, so upset this morning because he wanted to give his little buddy a hug and the boy pushed him away.  He's just a love!

Here is a picture of him playing over the weekend.  Just had his first haircut on Friday afternoon! 

 

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Would love to see pics of all of your little ones!!

post #38 of 62

Edie recently had her first overnight, too! She stayed with my sister and had a great time (I got photo texts to prove it).  

Last week, what seemed to be a cold turned into wheezing/trouble breathing so we took her to the urgent care where she was diagnosed with a double ear infection and upper respiratory infection. She didn't even have a fever, but was super grumpy and went from fine to struggling for breath overnight.

We're still nursing a lot but she eats a lot of food, too. She's been gaining weight and is up to the 20th percentile last WBV. She still only has 4 teeth, though, and is still working on the whole "hair" thing. Here's a picture from last Friday:

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and I just love this action shot: 

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post #39 of 62

Nice to see everyone's updates. smile.gif  Expat, glad to hear your holiday went well!  I assume you're going to one of the resort areas in Thailand?  That would be great!  LittleBirdy and MJB, glad your overnights went well, and thanks for the adorable photos. thumb.gif  I hope Edie is feeling better now.

 

We've got molars!  It's hard to get a good look inside his mouth but definitely at least one in and one very close.

 

Still no toddler here, lots of "hold my hand so I can walk/run", cruising, and a little bit of independent standing.

Oh, and scooting. orngbiggrin.gif  He has no interest in crawling so I taught him how to scoot on his butt which he seems to enjoy.   He can go pretty fast when he wants to.

 

Still nursing a ton but finally eating more solids, so nice to be able to give him something besides the boob or a bottle when he is hungry.  He is still on the tall and skinny side but I finally plotted him on the WHO charts and he stays nicely on the curve there (I believe 15% for weight and 75-80% for height).

 

He has some words he uses consistently, including ball, dada, wawa (this is for our dogs, one of whom is named Watson), dog (for other people's dogs), hi, bye, uh-huh (for yes) and a few others I can't think of right now (no mama though).  He's really doing great at communicating to us.  With the EC we are doing pretty well with catching pees (standing) but on a little bit of a potty strike for poops, hope we work that out soon.

 

He loves to play in the dirt, and finally is really enjoying swim classes.  We are having so much fun with him!  

 

Here he is hanging onto a couple of water bottles at a neighbor's party this weekend (DH thought this shot was hilarious).

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He wanted to cuddle with mom and his bear after waking up early one morning recently (excuse the baggy jeans).

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Scooting and playing.

 

 

 

 

post #40 of 62

Wonderful shots of your little ones! Birdy, your little boy looks so big with that truck! Great haircut! thumb.gif

 

And a great pic of Edie striding away too! She looks so confident walking- K still walks with his hands up like a little t-rex.

 

Somegirl, M looks like he is about to pick up those water bottles and haul them away, "Where do you want 'em Ma'am?", lol. So cute.

 

Here are some of K from our vacation!

 

this one is when he just started walking for reals!

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we spent loads of time in this wonderful park...here's the little T-rex.

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at the beach!

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hanging with dad at the park again.

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I was looking for one with K playing his drum...but couldn't spend the time sifting through all our pics from the summer. I'll find one later.

 

Great to see some of the kiddos! They are so big and beeeeeautiful. luxlove.gif Wouldn't it be fun if we could get them together?

 

 

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