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post #41 of 229

Thanks for the reassurance ladies... period actually showed up yesterday (to my hubbys dismay, he was looking forward to DTD last night lol) so only about 35 days apart, not too bad... just a pretty big change from the 27 days apart I was used to.

Mae's weaning herself. It breaks my heart... but I breastfed her over a year and longer than the first two and this is all her choice so I guess I'm not really TOO upset. At this point we are having sippy cups for meals and feeding from mommy for naps, comfort and bed... but she only wakes up once overnight to be refed now... and one nap... so we're down from feeding something like 12 times a day to 3... maybe 4 if she falls down and hurts herself.

post #42 of 229
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Well, my first nursed 3-4 times a day for years. It's only weaning if you want it to be.  New toddlers are famous for being too distracted to stop and nurse.  A lot of parents view nursing strikes as baby is weaning too.  

post #43 of 229

Thank you all for your comments about weaning (and not beating up on me for doing it)!

 

On a more meta level:  You know, this cycle is getting hilarious.  I have just one child and I keep over thinking things until I work myself into a tizzy.  I post here for help, or ask a local group, and get good advice.  Then I realize that in the end it's all pretty instinctual, that there are several ways to get to the same ends, and that I had the answer all along but just didn't have confidence in myself.


I think this is the story of motherhood for me.

post #44 of 229


Yep.  

 

I am definitely a lot more relaxed this time around.  With Em I was like you, so worried that "omg what if I'm not doing it right?  I must ask EVERYONE".  As they grow, you get so much more confident in yourself.  Because you really DO know what you're doing.  Something about our culture, or just the brains of first-time moms, makes us doubt ourselves when really, it's all good... :D

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Thank you all for your comments about weaning (and not beating up on me for doing it)!

 

On a more meta level:  You know, this cycle is getting hilarious.  I have just one child and I keep over thinking things until I work myself into a tizzy.  I post here for help, or ask a local group, and get good advice.  Then I realize that in the end it's all pretty instinctual, that there are several ways to get to the same ends, and that I had the answer all along but just didn't have confidence in myself.

I think this is the story of motherhood for me.



 

post #45 of 229


I totally agree...nothing really phazes me too much with Aiden now.  We just go with the flow with eating, drinking, milestones...he even has his FIRST cold right now...and it's not even that scary, even with a high fever we handled it like champs!  I'm begining to think I can have more than one now! LOL
 

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Yep.  

 

I am definitely a lot more relaxed this time around.  With Em I was like you, so worried that "omg what if I'm not doing it right?  I must ask EVERYONE".  As they grow, you get so much more confident in yourself.  Because you really DO know what you're doing.  Something about our culture, or just the brains of first-time moms, makes us doubt ourselves when really, it's all good... :D

 



 

post #46 of 229
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At this point we are having sippy cups for meals and feeding from mommy for naps, comfort and bed... but she only wakes up once overnight to be refed now... and one nap... so we're down from feeding something like 12 times a day to 3... maybe 4 if she falls down and hurts herself.


This is pretty common among those who are of the "don't offer, don't refuse" mindset as baby can make her preferences more clear. Busy babies nurse less. I think hardcore AP mommas tend to offer more frequently whereas those who may nurse to or past a year who are not AP just nurse as part of a routine or only when baby asks. T only nurses maybe 5x during the day, more some days and less others. He's a bit of a reverse cycler, though, so he seems to nurse a minimum of 2x overnight.  For both of my girls, the first thing in the morning was the last to go, so I always find it funny when babies drop that earlier. And who knows--it could be a phase of her being busy and she could be back to asking for it multiple times during the day!

 

Anyway, lots of blather to say that you are not at all outside the norm!

 

post #47 of 229
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More dancing! (guest appearance from Stella the doggie) 

 

post #48 of 229

I'm new around here, but wanted to identify myself as another parent of a September 2010 kiddo.  It's already shaping up to be an exciting year!

post #49 of 229

Hello, and welcome!

 

We have steps! Caitlin was walking while holding my hand today when she saw a dog, let go, and walked about 20 feet. Then she did it again a couple minutes later. No hesitation or instability, she just walked right over as if she'd been doing it all her life. :) Such a proud mama moment. :)

post #50 of 229

Yay!  I've noticed with my own kids, when they wait till a year or after to walk, they are much steadier out the gate.  It will happen QUICKLY from here on out... within a couple weeks, no crawling at all, just watch.
 

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Hello, and welcome!

 

We have steps! Caitlin was walking while holding my hand today when she saw a dog, let go, and walked about 20 feet. Then she did it again a couple minutes later. No hesitation or instability, she just walked right over as if she'd been doing it all her life. :) Such a proud mama moment. :)



 

post #51 of 229

Oh, yeah, I'm ready. Well, as ready as one can be, I suppose. But I fully expect this to go by in less than 2 weeks. By the end of the day she could stop while walking, turn around, and realized that as long as she was already standing, walking was the best way to get from here to there. She just has to learn how to stand up without holding onto something and she'll be a full-fledged walker. I give it a week.

post #52 of 229

Mae's finally working on words... we're adding a few new ones per day though it seems she does forget a few old ones, she hangs on to the big words, "hi" "kitty" "dog-dog" for the neighbors puppy, "thias" DS is Matthias, of course Dada and Mom, Nana which is what we call gramma, no, yes, juice... today she started saying the neighbor girls name (kaylee) as kay-eee

I want to cry though lol... she's not even a full 13 months and walks and gets into things the way my son did when he was 2 and first daughter did when she was 2 1/2... climbing things to open drawers and take everything out... aaaaah!

 

we moved her out of our room a couple weeks back when we realized every time WE moved at night she woke up... and now she sleeps through the night waking up only once a couple hours into the night (around 11pm) and then waking for the day at 6am on the dot...not a sound out of her in between, and I have the baby monitor on and am a light sleeper so I'd know if she was waking even if she wasn't crying! Any moment she's awake she's chatting with herself or her stuffed daddy in her crib.

My first full overnight without her is coming up and terrifying me lol... never left my other two overnight this early. But our Ball is coming up and my neighbor said she will take my kids all night so we can have some "married people" time alone. Which for us just means a night of sleep without interruption once we get home lol.

 

post #53 of 229

So far only words we have are "up" "daddy" and "uh-oh."  Everything is "uh-oh."  Probably because he loves throwing things.  He'll hurl something to the floor then say "uh oh."

 

He's a handful.  SUCH a handful.  Emma was a chill toddler, still is.  He is into EV.ERY.THING.  Master of destruction.  Also a big climber.  And he just barrels through and destroys everything in sight.  And then I turn around and he's gone from the floor, to the sofa, to the short file cabinet beside the sofa, and is now climbing onto my desk and pulling down my computer monitor.  

 

I'm claiming it as a boy thing.  Emma was so easy in comparison, lmao.

post #54 of 229
We've got WORDS. Nearly 30, most are used often.

But for the boy girl I'm not so sure. smile.gif My friends have two girls, and when the second started, well before a year, to climb everything in site, pull out outlet covers, and generally cause mayhem, they were dumbfounded.

How does a baby do this? They seemed to say.

Maybe it's a second vs first thing?
post #55 of 229

That's a possibility.  Emma shows him too much mischief.  
 

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We've got WORDS. Nearly 30, most are used often.
But for the boy girl I'm not so sure. smile.gif My friends have two girls, and when the second started, well before a year, to climb everything in site, pull out outlet covers, and generally cause mayhem, they were dumbfounded.
How does a baby do this? They seemed to say.
Maybe it's a second vs first thing?


 

post #56 of 229
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We're still hanging in there! She hasn't really done anything new though lol.  I guess we have more words.  Oh and tantrums.  Yeah, she'll stand by the door, pound on it and if I don't get there fast enough or tell her we'll go outside she'll throw her little self on the floor and cry.  It's the saddest thing in the world! Lila's a great little helper.  She'll clap after she does something "helpful" and then do it again.. and again.. and again.  It's cute, but IT WILL MAKE YOU INSANE WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO SORT SOCKS!  (oops, she hit caps.. it works so it stays!)

 

Daddy attachment is pretty big here.  She wants to nurse, but she wants to touch Daddy at the same time.  It's pretty adorable.  We have a shutterfly photo book of her baby pics that she really likes to "read".  She kisses the baby ect.  

 

Kissing her reflection

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Eating Tamales! 

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post #57 of 229

Hey all!  

 

Like Caitlin, we've got tons of words here too. Haven't counted, but he is saying multi-word phrases a la "unt mo oonoos"="want more noodles". I swear I would think other parents were crazy if they told me that, but it's honest to goodness true. And like Ozzy, he is one havoc-wreaking little dude. He is into ABSOLUTELY everything, and he is FAST. He also is super funny and gets a huge kick out of making everyone laugh. So he IS fun. Totally exhausting but fun.

 

I am shocked at how many times toddlers can bonk their heads--hard--and come out unscathed. It's sort of amazing. He hits his head at least once every other day. Today it was on the metal rung of a chair. He tripped and fell into it. Huge welt and bruise, poor dude. He's always sporting some sort of bruise. Won't be long, I don't think, till he ends up in the ER for stitches...

post #58 of 229

Lila is absolutely gorgeous.

 

 

Ozzy knocks his head all the time, but in fits of rage.  If you take something out of his hand?  OH.  MY.  GOD.  He will hurl himself down and BASH HIS FACE REPEATEDLY INTO THE FLOOR.

 

When Em went through those year-mark tantrums, I would usually just kind of hands-off it... sit beside her, talk to her, and only hug when she was ready to be touched again.  With him, no way-- I have to sit there putting my hand between his face and the floor to keep him from hurting himself.  And he'll be moving around trying to avoid my hand so that he can bash his face in the floor, I swear to god.  He gave himself a bloody lip once when I was too slow.  I'm way way way ready for this phase to be over.

post #59 of 229
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Oh my did I say tantrum!? She's got nothing on Ozzy lol.  She kinda folds herself in half and cries when she doesn't get her way lol.  It's nice that the drama is already starting.  

post #60 of 229

Yeah, that's how Em was.  Another thing that she did for a long time was to carefully lay down on the floor, face down, and sob.  But she never hurt herself.  I'm like "holy s***" about Ozzy's tantrums.  

 

Past few days he has not been bashing his face, so that's good.  But he still goes in complete and utter DO-NOT-TOUCH-ME flailing around melt-down.  I'm wondering if the "super sweet happy never-fussy easy-going Best Baby Ever" is being replaced by "Toddler From Hell", lmao.  
 

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Oh my did I say tantrum!? She's got nothing on Ozzy lol.  She kinda folds herself in half and cries when she doesn't get her way lol.  It's nice that the drama is already starting.  



 

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