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What are you and your babies up to lately?

post #1 of 18
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It's been really quiet around here!

 

Just wondering what you all have been up to, and what your babies are up to! Luke's been changing a lot in the past week and I'm enjoying him so much. He's really working on making sounds and trying to communicate which is so fun. Isn't it awesome to hear them make sounds other than crying?! Ha. He's also drooling a lot suddenly and is awake more. And I think his vision is improving, he's starting to really zone in on specific objects and watch me moving around...won't be long until he starts wailing when I leave the room. :)

 

We are planning on doing the food shopping for Thanksgiving this afternoon...better late than never, right!? ;)

 

HOpe you are all doing well, and that you have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy your yummy meals!

post #2 of 18

We've had his tongue clipped (very anterior tongue tie), Mom off dairy and now reflux meds. Never a dull moment for sure! lol

 

He's getting so big and I want it to slow down :(  The sounds, the laughing, the smiles. I love to all!

 

Happy First Thanksgiving to the US born babies!

post #3 of 18

Hi ya'all! Sound like everyone is pretty busy! We're busy too, dss1 (14) and dss2 (12) are here for the Thanksigivng weekend meeting their brother for the first time, and everyone seems to be getting along really well.

 

Breastfeeding is finally easy!! It got easier at week 7 and by week 10 was a breeze. I get sore nipples occasionally, but after what we went through, I'm fine with that! Sort of worried about maintaining my supply (absurd, I know...considerin the OS I've been dealing with) once I go back to work because Kai still nurses every hour or so. He never eats for more than about 5 or 10 minutes, but he grazes all day...not sure how to manage that!!

 

I got offered a new job, well promotion technically, through the program I alreayd work for, so I will be starting part time in 2 weeks instead of being off completely until January, but seeing as how we have completely run out of money, that's a good thing right before Shameless Consumerism Month!

 

Well, happy happy thanksigiving, congrats again mamas...we survived!!

 

xoxo

post #4 of 18

Alexander has become a regular little chatterbox - trying out all kinds of basic sounds. He has just discovered volume this past week - he still surprises himself when he gets really loud, then gets quiet with big eyes like he can't believe he made a noise that loud. It's so cute. And his nails grow so quickly! We have to clip them every week. He's sleeping for 6-7 hours at a stretch, which has been really nice.

 

I go back to work in about two weeks, working from home through the end of January at least. So we'll see how that goes. I'm not looking forward to it, but at least I get to be around him still. I'm really concerned about how my days will be structured... I don't just want to leave him in the bouncy seat! He hasn't really taken to the sling, so I bought a new type of carrier to try so he can be close to me so I can be hands free to work. And I suppose I can talk and sing to him throughout the day as well... 

post #5 of 18

We have lots of smiles and "talking" here.  Aaron is also showing some signs of teething..hand chewing, some nursing refusal at times, more screamy some days.  I am back at work and taking him with me.  I did this with my second son as well.  It is such a wonderful perk but also lots of hard work and multi tasking.  I love being able to have him there for a few months though... 

 

Glad everyone is doing well!

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We have lots of smiles and "talking" here.  Aaron is also showing some signs of teething..hand chewing, some nursing refusal at times, more screamy some days.  I am back at work and taking him with me.  I did this with my second son as well.  It is such a wonderful perk but also lots of hard work and multi tasking.  I love being able to have him there for a few months though... 

 

Glad everyone is doing well!


If you don't mind me asking, what kind of work do you do? I've never really heard of anyone being able to bring their child with them. That's awesome that you have the ability to do so though. 

 

post #7 of 18
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And his nails grow so quickly! We have to clip them every week. 


Yes, this!!

 

My little guy is growing in leaps and bounds and is 14.4 lbs and 26" long at only 8.5 wks. He is actually wearing six month clothes already... he's going to be a real linebacker type... Laughing, "talking" and other voice experiments abound! He actually rolled over from his stomach to his back the other day and I thought it was a fluke, but he rolled from his back to his stomach last night (he's very motivated to get to the food source - LOL). I posted a while back about the fact that his front tooth is emerging little by little too... owie!

 

I am so obnoxiously proud of my son. Sorry! redface.gif

 

As for me, I am finishing up the fall term at school and I've found that writing papers is not nearly as easy with a baby! Also, we have decided to travel far and wide to see family for the holidays and I am excited/nervous to fly, take the train, etc. with him alone. At least we have direct flights, which is amazing.

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He actually rolled over from his stomach to his back the other day and I thought it was a fluke, but he rolled from his back to his stomach last night (he's very motivated to get to the food source - LOL). I posted a while back about the fact that his front tooth is emerging little by little too... owie!

 

Alexander has been trying like mad to roll over too, but he doesn't quite have the momentum and coordination yet. Usually one of his arms get underneath him and gets so mad! It's very cute, up until the point he gets so frustrated and has to be calmed down. He's acting like he might have a tooth coming in, with the drooling, unexplained fussiness and sucking on his hands a lot, but nothing visible as far as I can identify with his gums yet. Sometimes he'll chomp on a teething ring, but he doesn't like the cold parts of it touching his cheeks. I need to find one that doesn't do that. 

post #9 of 18
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Alexander has been trying like mad to roll over too, but he doesn't quite have the momentum and coordination yet. Usually one of his arms get underneath him and gets so mad! It's very cute, up until the point he gets so frustrated and has to be calmed down. 


My DS does this most of the time too... it's funny how mad he gets until he's shrieking. LOL

 

post #10 of 18
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He is actually wearing six month clothes already... he's going to be a real linebacker type... 


Mine too! I haven't weighed her for a while, but she is wearing mostly 6 months clothes, too. All of her clothes have come from my sister, whose daughter is 9 months old, and they are practically wearing the same size! Things that my niece are JUST growing out of are fitting my daughter. It's crazy.

 

post #11 of 18
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Mine too! I haven't weighed her for a while, but she is wearing mostly 6 months clothes, too. All of her clothes have come from my sister, whose daughter is 9 months old, and they are practically wearing the same size! Things that my niece are JUST growing out of are fitting my daughter. It's crazy.

 


I LURVE FAT BABIES!!! love.gif

 

post #12 of 18

@kitchensqueen..I work at a small nonprofit and do education and training.   I have been there through two of my babes.   At one point we had 3 babies in the office!  It is good stress relief for the other employees and great bonding for mom and babe.  I feel really lucky although it is really hard to multitask some days :)  It seems to work out for different lengths of time depending on the baby..my 2nd son lasted about 5.5-6 months before it became really hard to have him every day. Another more laid back babe made it about 8-9 months.

 

@ mommel..I have a big guy too!  14lb, 3oz at 7.5 weeks and 25 inches..ours should get together for a wrestling match :)

post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 

I love those chubby babies too! Sounds like you all are busy and adjusting really well. My guy was 8 lbs, 14 oz at birth but then took a dive due to latch issues and I had to supplement with bottles of pumped milk for a few weeks until he got back to birth weight at one month. We're still trying to recover from that! He is gaining well now but is under 11 lbs. I know that's a normal weight but I can't help but compare to my other two who were such chubs! My son was a whopping 17 lbs at 3 months and my daughter was 14.5. So Luke is going to be my slight little man. :)


Edited by Gracecody - 11/28/11 at 6:12pm
post #14 of 18

Oy sign me up for the fat baby club...I love the rolls and chunky thighs!!! Kai was 7 lbseven at birth and is now just under13 lbs...just about doubled his bw in 12 weeks! yikes, i love it but he is so heavy it kills my back :)

 

I hold him all the time though, I go back to work in a week ans I know im going to wish I had held him/loved on him even more.

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@kitchensqueen..I work at a small nonprofit and do education and training.   I have been there through two of my babes.   At one point we had 3 babies in the office!  It is good stress relief for the other employees and great bonding for mom and babe.  I feel really lucky although it is really hard to multitask some days :)  It seems to work out for different lengths of time depending on the baby..my 2nd son lasted about 5.5-6 months before it became really hard to have him every day. Another more laid back babe made it about 8-9 months.


That's awesome! I'm going back to work in three weeks, working from home, and I'm so nervous about being able to handle my full workload and interacting with Alexander. I don't want to just dump him in the bouncy seat for hours on end... do you wear your babies all day or how does that work out for you? I would love to hear any tips you have to share! 

 

post #16 of 18
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@kitchensqueen..I work at a small nonprofit and do education and training.   I have been there through two of my babes.   At one point we had 3 babies in the office!  It is good stress relief for the other employees and great bonding for mom and babe.  I feel really lucky although it is really hard to multitask some days :)  It seems to work out for different lengths of time depending on the baby..my 2nd son lasted about 5.5-6 months before it became really hard to have him every day. Another more laid back babe made it about 8-9 months.

 

@ mommel..I have a big guy too!  14lb, 3oz at 7.5 weeks and 25 inches..ours should get together for a wrestling match :)


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I LOVE that you can bring your baby to work. That is SO cool. There are a few companies, aside from daycare centers, in my town that allow that... though some employees at daycare centers can't bring their children either, which I think is awful.

 

 

post #17 of 18

@ kitchensqueen and mommel...i feel very lucky and wish more workplaces would give it a try.  @ kitchensqueen...the multitasking  is hard.  My other colleagues have had babies at work and what seems to work well is a combo of babywearing, having the baby sleep/sit in your lap, and setting up stations (when they are closer to 3 months +) that include a play mat, bouncer, and swing for babies that like that.  I also keep a mini bassinet next to my desk..mostly for changing and also if I need to set him down I can look at him and talk to him while working..he is at a nice height.  Since I am in the office it also helps to have other people take the babes for walks just to get a break or during an impt call.   I usually tell people on conference calls that my babe is there so it explains and noises..etc...  Really the most impt thing is flexibility..which it sounds like you will have at home..  Some days I have to leave early if he is really fussy and others I can stay longer when he is peaceful. I have to do some work at home and if I have to travel I usually have to rush and/or take someone with me to watch the babe. 

 

I hope it all goes smoothly for you!!!  The one thing you can probably count on is feeling exhausted the first couple of weeks that you are a super multi tasker but hey...exhaustion is par for the course and you get some great bonding time with the babe!!  Good luck.  Perhaps we should start a "working out of home (or in home at an out of home job) with baby in tow" thread

post #18 of 18

Oh and that is completely absurd that day care workers can't bring their babes...what the hell...they are usually completely under paid for the amazingly important role they play in early child development.....crazy

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