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Aw, Annie, I bet that was emotional. That sounds like something I would do. I try to talk to people but then get all choked up and will start crying.

From that photo, I can see why you'd think Ava might need PT. Do you suppose part of the issue may be that it just hurts for her to lift herself in that position? That uses the chest muscles a lot so that would be my thinking. I hate the idea of tummy time. I think babies develop those muscles better if they are held upright more rather than left laying on their tummies. I read an article a while back about how putting babies on their tummies actually hinders the development of those muscles that it's supposed to help. I can't remember the details now. Of course, that was for really young babies, less than 3 months old, I think.

I think when Sean gets home he will be doing most of his sleeping in the boys' room, hopefully with the boys. He snored so badly when he was home in November that there's no way he's sleeping with me unless he can do something about that. Sorry, hubby, but my sleep is interrupted enough from the kids. I don't need the added interruption of his snoring.

Carrie ~ That's how I ended up giving Dylan that bread. I forgot to have something plain for him to at least play with. It probably would have been better if I had given him some of the beans out of the soup.

here's what i've given him so far that he has rejected:

bananas
sweet potato with and without butter
acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash (not at the same time)
black eyed peas
apple
egg yolk
shredded chicken


things i didn't mean for him to eat that he seemed to like:

sea salt and rosemary/garlic crackers
rosemary and garlic bread
that donut piece he found on the floor lol.gif
a sun chip

apparently, he likes salted things.

I forgot to mention that I practiced this back wrap today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7i5I6cRf2o&feature=related It was actually easier and faster for me to do than the rucksack and felt a lot more comfortable and secure.
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Normally I can talk about DD and her condition w/zero emotion. But seeing that bag and the little booklet that they put in there to keep track of every time you pump and how much you collect, whew! Instant waterworks!

 

Yeah DD definitely needs some assistance. I was talking to my sister the other night and she helped me talk through some stuff. When DD was 4 or 5 months old and she was only doing what she's doing in that picture, I was o.k. with letting her take her time because kids develop at different rates. But she'll be 8 months old next week. She really should have a better grasp on lifting her upper body when she's in that position. I think it's a combo of a couple of different things. For one, she's had her chest muscles cut twice. So there's going to be developmental delays with that. I don't think it hurts her but maybe it does, like they are too tight? She doesn't cry like she's in pain but she does cry from frustration. The other thing I've noticed is that it seems like her posterior neck muscles may not be as developed as they should. She spends a lot of time looking down if she's in her bumbo or sitting on my lap or sitting on the floor. Like it's hard to lift her head. Since she had the excess neuchal skin when she was born, it makes me wonder if there aren't some issues there as well. When I was at the birth expo on Saturday, the group that is evaluating her was there so I got to meet all the different therapists. I finally learned the difference between OT and PT for babies. OT is more for fine motor skills and PT is more for gross motor skills. DD does great w/her fine motor skills. But she needs some help w/the gross motor skills.

 

MW, D sounds like my DD. She is not a fan of the sweet stuff although she has been enjoying sharing a banana with me. She doesn't eat it so much as just suck on it. But she gets a kick out of it. She seems to like salty/savory stuff too. She really wanted my tortilla chips at Chipotle last night. eyesroll.gif

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I just talked to my friend on the phone, my best friend (who we haven't ben that close since she moved away) and she admitted to me that let her sweet baby CIO!  gloomy.gif  I was completely appalled and told her as much.  Oh I'm just a wreck over this.  I feel like it's my fault of course b/c she and I have drifted apart.  My influence may have saved her from doing that.

Of course, DH is just like, let it go, you can't raise everyone's kids for them.

But ugh this makes me so mad and frustrated.

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I just talked to my friend on the phone, my best friend (who we haven't ben that close since she moved away) and she admitted to me that let her sweet baby CIO!  gloomy.gif  I was completely appalled and told her as much.  Oh I'm just a wreck over this.  I feel like it's my fault of course b/c she and I have drifted apart.  My influence may have saved her from doing that.

Of course, DH is just like, let it go, you can't raise everyone's kids for them.

But ugh this makes me so mad and frustrated.


Oh I know how you feel! But it's not your fault. But it can definitely make you feel sick. My friend that I was visiting on Friday readily admits that she has her baby on a modified baby-wise schedule. I try to let it go but she made an off-hand comment the other day as we were leaving and I think the other mama was just as horrified as I was. She said that her baby only eats 4 times a day. FOUR! In 24 hours! I thought about it most of the way home. She did say he eats like 10 oz for his last feeding at bedtime. I don't know, I just don't understand that stuff. Never will.

 

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Oh my goodness, so much to catch up on! I've been going going going since Friday morning. I need to get better at saying no to things. Friday, I went to my dr to get a script for the YI. She has a med student following her this semester so she asked me if I was o.k. letting the student do my pelvic.

 

Clothes at our house are an ongoing problem. They get washed but don't get folded. If they do get folded and put in rooms for their owners to put away, then they get knocked on the floor and no one picks them up and then they try to convince me that they are dirty. Ummmm, no they aren't. 


Oh students. I had a student with me for my birth, and she was like... so new that she actually provided a source of amusement. DH had to help her take my temperature and get the belts on for an EFM strip. She didn't know how. And she was like... terrified of touching or talking to me. Seriously, and I'm probably the easiest patient she'll encounter on that floor. All the other nurses were commenting that they hadn't even seen someone so calm during a labor. I may not have felt calm, but I sure looked it!

 

Just thinking out loud... I didn't feel calm, I felt panicked and wondering if things were going to feel worse, and not wanting to voice how scared/ confused I was. I'm wondering if it was that I didn't want others to know I wasn't all zen, or if it was because I didn't want them to change how they were treating the birth (and start trying to medicalize it "for" me). 

 

Anyways, back on topic. DH is the same with taking clean clothes and rewashing them because they never get put away, and then he can't decide what's what, so he washes everything. Drives me nuts to have to do laundry twice simply because something was put in the wrong place. I think I'd be more relaxed about it if we had more room, but we don't, so we end up tripping over laundry baskets. 
 

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Aw, Annie, I bet that was emotional. That sounds like something I would do. I try to talk to people but then get all choked up and will start crying.

I think when Sean gets home he will be doing most of his sleeping in the boys' room, hopefully with the boys. He snored so badly when he was home in November that there's no way he's sleeping with me unless he can do something about that. Sorry, hubby, but my sleep is interrupted enough from the kids. I don't need the added interruption of his snoring.


I agree. I can't imagine how emotional that would be. 

 

I'm struggling with the sleeping situation. My preference is for DD to be in her bassinet right beside us (so essentially a co-sleeper). But she normally ends up coming into bed with us for at least one 2-3 hour stretch. It's so cramped :(. DH is the first to always offer to go sleep on the couch, and doesn't mind it, but it drives me nuts. His father started sleeping on the couch when their youngest was born. She's 20 now and he's never made it back to that bed. I hate the relationship my in laws have, and know it scarred all four of their children. I want my husband in bed with me! But I also want a bigger bed... we just don't have room for a king in our room. And it's not time for a new house either. *sigh*   That said-- I have no qualms with waking him up if he's snoring too loudly, and he's pretty good about rolling over and falling back asleep right away. 
 

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I just talked to my friend on the phone, my best friend (who we haven't ben that close since she moved away) and she admitted to me that let her sweet baby CIO!  gloomy.gif  I was completely appalled and told her as much.  Oh I'm just a wreck over this. 


Oh hun. That's so hard, especially when you're trying to tread the thin line between respectful of others' choices and letting them know the true ramifications of what just seems so... cruel and unneccesary. 

 

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Oh I know how you feel! But it's not your fault. But it can definitely make you feel sick. My friend that I was visiting on Friday readily admits that she has her baby on a modified baby-wise schedule. I try to let it go but she made an off-hand comment the other day as we were leaving and I think the other mama was just as horrified as I was. She said that her baby only eats 4 times a day. FOUR! In 24 hours! I thought about it most of the way home. She did say he eats like 10 oz for his last feeding at bedtime. I don't know, I just don't understand that stuff. Never will.

 

Awwww :(  I admit, I wish DD would eat less often, but I can't imagine actively working towards cutting out feedings. Right now DD normally eats at least 10 times per 24 hours. 

 

Heck I don't think -I- could go with eating only 4 times in 24 hours. 

 

Carrie-- She's on zantac. She's 12.5lbs, and the dosing for now is .66 three times a day. It feels like too ealry to say, but I swear she's been less upset lately already. Today is only her third full day though. 

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Totally random update... We got the bamboo fabric we ordered and made the inserts today! It cost $70 and we got 28 two layer inserts (so folded they are 6), and 2 doublers. They ended up being $2.50 each!  And we have 5 good condition hemp inserts as well, so now we're going to sell all our existing microfibre inserts and some of the more worn hemp inserts we bought previously... and should be able to make back probably $50 of the $70 we spent. And the new ones are sooooo soft :) So exciting! So we'll have only bamboo or hemp inserts now for all our diapers, plus a handful of extras. 

post #47 of 396
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Annie ~ scar tissue is usually tighter and less flexible than regular tissue. That could be making it harder to push herself up and even lift her head when sitting. If it's tight on her chest it could mean she has less flexibility to extend her neck.

it is difficult to know about a baby that is essentialy being neglected but what can you do? express your opinion. be an example. but then you have to let it go. greensad.gif

i don't do med students. i always expressly state that i don't want them involved in my care. i've had that stance ever since i was at a clinic visit when i was pg with ryan at a teaching hospital and had just blindly signed the blanket consent form. there i was naked from the waist down with my feet in stirrups when an entire class walked in and started examining my private area as if i were a slab of meat. i was mortified and will never allow that again.

i can't deal with waking dh to get him to roll over. he'll do that but by then i'm awake again and have a hard time getting back to sleep. Sean has slept out of our bed periodically over the years and has always made his way back. I guess maybe it depends on your relationship and how long that goes on. And our relationship isn't even what I would call rock solid right now.

A baby eating only 4 times doesn't seem to be nearly enough. If I go more than 4 hours without eating, I start to feel sick. But, that's during the day. I can go 8+ hours at night without eating. If the baby is sleeping through the night, that would mean eating every 4 hours during the day. That's within normal for a breastfed baby to do naturally and certainly normal for a formula fed baby. I'm not saying it's ideal but maybe it's not as bad as it seems. shrug.gif
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Totally random update... We got the bamboo fabric we ordered and made the inserts today! It cost $70 and we got 28 two layer inserts (so folded they are 6), and 2 doublers. They ended up being $2.50 each!  And we have 5 good condition hemp inserts as well, so now we're going to sell all our existing microfibre inserts and some of the more worn hemp inserts we bought previously... and should be able to make back probably $50 of the $70 we spent. And the new ones are sooooo soft :) So exciting! So we'll have only bamboo or hemp inserts now for all our diapers, plus a handful of extras. 


Cool! I was going through old clothes the other day for the boys because it was so hot and found 7 almost new medium Fuzzibunz. I was wondering what all the microfiber inserts I had were for. lol.gif I can't wait until Sean gets home so I can sell them and then buy some more fitteds. At least for now I have enough diapers to go more than 2 days without washing.

Dylan got two more teeth. Did I tell you all that? He has been so fussy and restless all day today. Ryan was laughing while he was holding about how Dylan just turns in circles. He will not sit or even stand still. My mom even commented on how much he moves and squirms. He fell asleep nursing a little bit ago but I waited too long to take him upstairs and he woke while I was moving him. I put him down anyway and walked away. So far, he isn't fussing or crying but I can hear him making noises on the monitor. He's not asleep.
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Dylan has so many teeth!! My goodness. It must be intense but just think, he'll be done teething so early!

JJ, score on the inserts!

I wrote a big thing but deleted it bc I think it violated the UA.

I know I have to let it go. I'm just so mad. She and I really have nothing in common anymore. This is the last straw, I think, and I can't see us being good friends anymore.

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I know! Isn't it crazy that he has so many teeth already? I still can't believe it. And, still not eating solids. I'm sure I won't get much of a break before he gets two more on the bottom based on the way things are going. At least by that time, Sean will be home so he can take some of the burden.

It's hard to let friends go but sometimes you have to. You can still remember her as contributing positively to your life. If you hadn't known her, you wouldn't be where you are today. Sometimes you both just have to move on, though. greensad.gif

Dylan didn't drift back to sleep like I hoped. Right after I finished posting he started crying. So, here we are at 11:15 seemingly wide awake. I dread trying to take him to bed. Last night he kept me up just playing and being active until around 1 am. I wish he would just sleep.

Oh, I have another question going back to the discussion about Ryan smoking and wanting me to get cigarettes for him. He came to me today telling me all about these new electronic cigarettes. They are supposed to have nicotine without any of the tar and other chemicals in cigarettes that are harmful. He really wants one but they cost a lot to get started. He brought it up as a birthday present. He'll be 21 in 8 days! Would you buy your child something like that if it might help them quit smoking?
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tough one, MW. I suppose since it would be helping him take a step towards healthier, there's some merit there. 

 

I feel bad, it seems like Tenley has passed her sleeping problems on to you guys! lol Yesterday I was packing the car, and put her down in her bassinet for a minute. I came back, and she was asleep. Then at bedtime, I nursed her in bed, like we always do, and then instead of zoning out, she got more smiley. I grinned at her and told her it was time for bed, and put her into the bassinet, and turned on the music machine (it goes onto the 'womb noises'). She laid there playing with her hands and cooing softly until she fell asleep. 

 

Today, I put her down in the bassinet again, about the same time as yesterday morning, and again, she almost fell asleep. And just now, I nursed her on the couch, and she was chomping down, so I pulled her off and told her no. I got her comfy on my lap and then continued what I was doing on the computer. It took about 20 minutes, but she fell asleep without me having to actively do anything. She's also been easier to calm back to sleep during the night without nursing. I try to hold her nursing off to every 3 hours at night if I can (obviously not if she's truly showing signs of being hungry, but I mean trying not to just nurse her back to sleep out of habit). Otherwise she wakes up, and figures the only way to sleep is to nurse, but then overfills herself and throws up. And now she's finally calm enough that she'll stir after an hour or so, and I just have to reach over and hold her hand and pat her back and she'll usually fall back asleep. 

 

Guys it's amazing!

 

Truly, these last few days have felt like such a breath of fresh air. This past week developmentally she's just exploded, and she's talking so much now, and is able to actually entertain herself with items for short periods of time. We were at my moms house yesterday, and put her down on a blanket on the floor and she amused herself for like half an hour. And while she's still napping with me only, being able to put her down in her bassinet at night and actually come back out to the living room for a few minutes of alone time on the computer is so nice. THIS is what I've been waiting for! lol

 

Also cute-- so I've just been talking about how we finally have a full diaper stash, etc etc... Well the diapers we use, they just posted that they've got a bunch of seconds they just restocked... and DH is soooo excited trying to decide which ones we should buy. Even though we have literally no need for them, and he knows that, he still wants them because there's some colors and prints we don't have. lol. So cute to see daddy involved in the diapers. And also, he and his mom did all the work to make the inserts today. I didn't touch a thing. 

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Cool! I was going through old clothes the other day for the boys because it was so hot and found 7 almost new medium Fuzzibunz. I was wondering what all the microfiber inserts I had were for. :lol I can't wait until Sean gets home so I can sell them and then buy some more fitteds. At least for now I have enough diapers to go more than 2 days without washing.

Isn't it so exciting finding diapers you forgot you had? Even if you know you're going to sell them and not use them, it's like finding money! lol Is there a reason you need to wait until after Sean gets home to sell them? 

 

 

Oh, I meant to add too, with med students, for my birth plan (and this would go any other time I could encounter a student too, I suppose) I stated that students were welcome, as long as they did not increase the total number of people in the room. ie normally they would have two nurses on my case, I was ok with a student, as long as she was one of those two nurses, and not two plus one. I actually had a student doctor as well, but it ended up being a good thing, because it forced the attending who was there to slow down in order to 'teach' instead of speeding up the birth more than she tried to. You could tell that she was trying to be a good example and a good teacher, more than she really cared about respecting my wishes.   Anyways, I just hated the idea that allowing students could end up with a whole 'audience' like you said. One person, great, no problem- especially because it exposes them to birth as a normal event. It's funny, at one point the nurse in charge of the student came in and asked her a question about one of her other cases, and then saw where I was in my labor, and was like "never mind, you really should see this". 

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Isn't it so exciting finding diapers you forgot you had? Even if you know you're going to sell them and not use them, it's like finding money! lol Is there a reason you need to wait until after Sean gets home to sell them?


It's difficult for me to get everything sorted and then listed for sale and then get to the post office quick. Once Sean is here, I'll have more time to go through everything and figure out how much it's all worth and he can take it to the post office without having to drag all 3 kids out. I've tried using the online posting but a lot of times I can't get the cheapest first class rate. I'd have to pay extra for priority shipping, which isn't really any faster most of the time.

I just had the worst bed time ever! I don't know what was up with Dylan but he just would not settle. He was crying and squirming and I was so agitated that I couldn't calm him down. I feel like such a horrible mama right now. At one point I even felt like I needed to walk away but Ethan was still up and started crying for me not to leave him with the baby.

The last time I allowed a "student" in was for Ethan's birth. He was a FP doctor trying to get his number of births in, I guess. I was asked if I minded if he observed. I said it was fine. Next thing I knew he was in between my legs waiting to catch Ethan. Afterward was crazy and he stitched me up before I realized what was going on. That was the stitching that made the nurse I saw at my 6 week PP check say, "OMG! What did they do to you?!" Never again! But, then, I don't see doctors anymore as a general rule anyway.
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MW - absolutely I would.  I would buy the gum, the patch, anything to help a child quit.  

I saw someone using one of those electronic cigarettes the last time DH and I went out for thai food.  It was neat looking, and he was able to sit at his table with his friends, there was no smoke, no risk to anyone else, and he had a convo after they were done eating and having drinks.  Of course, yes there's still nicotine, but it's just different.  I would be ok contributing to something like that.
 

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Today, I put her down in the bassinet again, about the same time as yesterday morning, and again, she almost fell asleep. And just now, I nursed her on the couch, and she was chomping down, so I pulled her off and told her no. I got her comfy on my lap and then continued what I was doing on the computer. It took about 20 minutes, but she fell asleep without me having to actively do anything. She's also been easier to calm back to sleep during the night without nursing. I try to hold her nursing off to every 3 hours at night if I can (obviously not if she's truly showing signs of being hungry, but I mean trying not to just nurse her back to sleep out of habit). Otherwise she wakes up, and figures the only way to sleep is to nurse, but then overfills herself and throws up. And now she's finally calm enough that she'll stir after an hour or so, and I just have to reach over and hold her hand and pat her back and she'll usually fall back asleep. 

 



Very nice!

 

Finn wants to nurse EVERY time he wakes up.  It's literally the only way to get him back to sleep.  Sigh.  Sometimes its every hour, and no, he doesn't spitup at all but I'm wondering really WTH baby??  Every hour??

I try sometimes to pat or shush, or hold his hand b/c that used to work.  But he is LOUD when he starts crying.  He'll wake the neighbors, he's so loud!  He's going to be a tough one if he doesn't nightwean on his own (which I doubt he will).  

The dr when I went gave her shpiel on cutting out nursing at night.  I was tempted to be like, sure, ok will you come over and help him get back to sleep during the night then??  I didn't but man.  It's annoying when they give advice like that and spout it as medically necessary.  Her reasoning was that it'll only be harder as he gets older.  I told her it was fine, he'll stop nursing at night when we are both ready, but still.  I have no clue how I'm going to manage that one next year.

 

It's hard to let someone go, you're right, even though it's been happening for awhile.  Sigh.  It's crazy how distance and parenting choices can really just drive a wedge b/w ppl.

 

 

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MW: I need to try that. I have heard of it, but the videos I've seen before had no talking, and I need that :) If I get it to work, I will post a picture!

 

I would get Ryan the device. (FYI - there are cheap, short lasting versions at some gas stations, if he wants to give the idea a shot. I think like 20-something dollars - my FIL has tried it) I always thought it was stupid that you had to be over 18 to buy the quit-smoking things like gum and patches. so many people get hooked before they are 18.

 

JJ: so glad the meds are helping Tenley enjoy being a baby! and look at what she's doing now!

 and  hooray on the diapers!!!

 

Carrie - one of my best IRL friends is letting her 2 year old CIO for naps. I can't tell you how much it bothers me. It's not like letting him fuss for a few minutes (which, to me, isn't CIO) or that he is just tantruming. She is letting him cry for up to an hour. All I could say, is that, for me, that's not worth it. Of course her mother is coaching her through it, saying, just put in earphones and listen to your iPod. He's 2! what if he tries to climb out of the crib in his panic and gets hurt? I just can't understand ignoring your child.  In the past, she had to drive him around for naps, and I agree that that is not the best way. Can you lay down with him? rock him, do something? It just bothers me.

 

my friends that formula feed their babies do 4 feedings a day by 4-5 months or so. I can't picture it. Norah generally nurses every three hours (though yesterday is was every hour for a spell) which makes for roughly 8 feeds a day. I know it's not comparing apples to apples, but I eat more often that that. Gabe eats more often than that. I just don't get it.

 

I don't really leak with Norah, except sometimes at night. I have a whole box of nursing pads I've barely used. I leaked more with Gabe. but I also pumped and left him with bottles more often.(so my boobs went longer between feeds more often). I rarely leave Norah long enough for her to need a bottle. so my freezer stash is practically Nil. I need to work on that. I hate pumping :(

 

Do 2 year olds teeth? Gabe has been putting his fingers in his mouth alot the last few days, bright pink cheeks, and nasty diaper rash. Makes me wonder.

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Finn wants to nurse EVERY time he wakes up.  It's literally the only way to get him back to sleep.  Sigh.  Sometimes its every hour, and no, he doesn't spitup at all but I'm wondering really WTH baby??  Every hour??

 

 



Carrie:  I hear you!  The last 2 nights Dax has been this way.  He used to sleep so well - now he is so restless - he keeps rolling his head back and forth and grunting and groaning - then he wants to nurse but not "really" nurse - he just kind of latches on but not a good latch and then kind of just plays with it - I think maybe he is trying to soothe his gums maybe??  But I am super tired!  I got a call from my best friend this morning at about 6:45  - she is pregnant with #1 (due today) and she thinks maybe her water broke.  She said she woke up to it happening and then when she went tot he bathroom there was some blood too.  So I think she went in to the hospital - I told her maybe to call them and see what they say and then when I tried to call back an hour or so later there was no answer.  If it had been me I would have just waited to see if anything happened (she had no contractions) but she is the most nervous person I have ever known and she's been having panic attacks etc the whole pregnancy (she was on anti-anxiety meds but had to go off when she got pregnant) and so I thought FOR HER it was best to go in and get checked out, then her MIL called me to see if I had heard from her - she is paranoid that she is going to miss something.  lol  So it has been 3 nights since I really slept well - Friday DD had me up most of the night.  

Dax is still good at going to sleep though - most evenings we just put a blanket on the floor and play a little with him and then leave him there to play and kick around and he just falls asleep like that and I can pick him up and take him to bed no problem, but just the last two nights he has been so restless.  Can't wait for him to get those teeth through if that is what it is - do the bottom ones usually come first?  I can't remember.  

We have a no TV until age 2 rule in our house, and so when the girls are watching TV I just put Dax in another place in the living room not facing the TV but I just looked over and he has himself turned around so he can see it if he turns just right - little stinker - TV addict already lol.  Just kidding I doubt it is a HUGE deal if he watches a little now and then - it's just funny that he goes to all that effort and will lay in what looks like such an uncomfortable position just to see it.

I agree parenting choices can make or break a friendship.  I am lucky most of  my friends have the same views as I do - there is one who thinks you have to do everything by the book - as in those parenting books with all kinds of rules - no co-sleeping etc.  But she lives far enough away that I don't have to deal with it too often.  

 

re student doctors - when I had my first I had a student dr there with the real doctor and she was stitching me up and then DH hears the dr say "no no, not like that...let me show you...."  Then he finished it up and you know what - I had so much trouble after that - it was over a year before we could DTD without excruciating pain.  Thankfully after that I had no more students - well maybe at my monthly visits but not at the delivery.  And with DS I had no Dr - the nurse called him but he didn't make it in time.  I was glad though since he was the only OB in the hospital that I didn't like.  actually I didn't even realize that he wasn't there until someone mentioned it afterward.  I guess I was a little pre-occupied. lol

 

I know what you mean MW about it being hard to drag all the kids to the post office - I sell some of my kids things on e-bay and it is the same thing - it is so hard to try to drag 3 kids plus all the parcels into the post-office and inevitably one of the girls will have to use the bathroom while we are there which just makes it even harder! lol  I swear my kids just like to see different bathrooms - every time we go somewhere one of them has to use the bathroom - even if they just went before we left the house! lol

 

Kat - Dax does that too - pulling up his knees when he is on his belly - but he can't keep both his head and his butt up at the same yet!  

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Wow, JJ! Sounds like those meds might be helping. I hope things continue like this for you.

Carrie ~ Dylan did that for the 4 nights or so right before getting these last two teeth. Last night he didn't fall asleep until really late. But once he did fall asleep, he slept in 3 and 2 hour stretches again. Finally!

Kat ~ I do think there are 2 year molars, maybe.

There were a couple different videos on how to do that back wrap carry, some just slightly different. It looks like a lot of work so I was really surprised at how much easier it was to do. I wasn't out of breath at all after getting Dylan wrapped. lol.gif

i don't know anything about those E cigarettes except for seeing a photo ad for them. Ryan said they contain nicotine and water vapor. You can dial the amount of nicotine up and down. There's no smoke. He did tell me that he could get a cheaper one at the gas station but was told by someone who's using them that they aren't worth it. He should get a certain brand that can be ordered online for $50-70. I don't really know if they help anyone get off nicotine but at least they wouldn't be smoking all those other chemical additives that are in cigarettes.

My kids like to see different bathrooms, too. Ryan used to drive me crazy because he would want to use EVERY bathroom everywhere we went. One time Sean went in to get him because he was taking too long and found Ryan climbing over the top of all the stalls! dizzy.gif
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I think I need to watch it while trying it. I watched it earlier and tried to do it, and I got lost somewhere in the middle. I gave up and sat down. Norah is so used to being back-wrapped now, that she just hangs out and is happy.

 

I do believe you get what you pay for; so it may be worth it to get a better, more expensive version.

 

took the kids on a double stroller walk today. it's the first time I have done that; ususally I wrap Norah and push Gabe in the single; but DH has the car and the single with it. The kids loved it, especially with the wind. I much prefer the wrap and single. doubles are a beast to push against the wind! I am glad we have the double, it certainly khas its uses, but it's something I think I could live without if I had to.

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People might notice that there's no meat, but so what? It's your house and your party. You can serve what you like. They all know you're vegan, right? If they really have to have meat, they can eat a burger in the car on the way.

I forgot to respond to this, but exactly what MW said. 


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It's difficult for me to get everything sorted and then listed for sale and then get to the post office quick. Once Sean is here, I'll have more time to go through everything and figure out how much it's all worth and he can take it to the post office without having to drag all 3 kids out. I've tried using the online posting but a lot of times I can't get the cheapest first class rate. I'd have to pay extra for priority shipping, which isn't really any faster most of the time.

The last time I allowed a "student" in was for Ethan's birth. He was a FP doctor trying to get his number of births in, I guess. I was asked if I minded if he observed. I said it was fine. Next thing I knew he was in between my legs waiting to catch Ethan. Afterward was crazy and he stitched me up before I realized what was going on. That was the stitching that made the nurse I saw at my 6 week PP check say, "OMG! What did they do to you?!" Never again! But, then, I don't see doctors anymore as a general rule anyway.

Yeah, ok. I can understand with both of those. Most of the stuff I sell is locally, so people come and pick it up, I don't have to go anywhere. Post office definitely would slow me down. 
 

And again, makes sense with the student. I was very lucky with the ones I had. 


 

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Finn wants to nurse EVERY time he wakes up.  It's literally the only way to get him back to sleep.  Sigh.  Sometimes its every hour, and no, he doesn't spitup at all but I'm wondering really WTH baby??  Every hour??

I try sometimes to pat or shush, or hold his hand b/c that used to work.  But he is LOUD when he starts crying.  He'll wake the neighbors, he's so loud!  He's going to be a tough one if he doesn't nightwean on his own (which I doubt he will).  


It's funny how what works one day won't work another. T used to be like that. At night the -only- way to get her back to sleep was nursing. So even if we nursed, and then layed her down and she woke up ten minutes later, she'd have to nurse again to fall asleep. So it's nice now to have some other options at least some of the time. And yeah, you can definitely tell whether it's a quiet 'fuss' or that all out scream. I don't try anything else with the scream, she just gets the milk. lol

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We have a no TV until age 2 rule in our house, and so when the girls are watching TV I just put Dax in another place in the living room not facing the TV but I just looked over and he has himself turned around so he can see it if he turns just right - little stinker - TV addict already lol.  Just kidding I doubt it is a HUGE deal if he watches a little now and then - it's just funny that he goes to all that effort and will lay in what looks like such an uncomfortable position just to see it.

Yeah, i totally planned on that, and then DH showed her a baby einstein video one day while I was sleeping... and now she's so enthralled in them that I can't take it away. It's the only way I get a few minutes to myself for breakfast in the morning. Now that she's willing to play other ways we're taking them away again though. 

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TV: when we had Gabe, we didn't turn on TV for him (no kids shows. If we were watching it, whatever, but nothing intentionally for him to watch until he was a year or more) - Granted, he still loved the lights and sound, but he didn't really focus on it; it was just background noise.

 

with Norah, the TV is on for Gabe, and she will crane her head to watch. so . . . yeah. They love the british shows - Peppa Pig and Pocoyo. Must be the accent :)

 

Norah has been more on the boob lately. either teething or growth spurt or some combination of the above. She's not wanting the paci as much . . . which is both a good and bad thing; until she finds her fingers well or some other means to calm or occupy herself.

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