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post #121 of 517

Wow Sara, he's a little mover!  Our babies are growing up sooo fast!  Little miss Coralie is still a big fat lump (which is fine with me).  :)

post #122 of 517

OH my goodness he is too cute.  Love his squeals!  

I was just about to come on here and tell you all how D almost fell off the bed tonight!  Looks like Shay and him have been sharing tactics.  D went forward, halfway down older DS' twin bed.  I had laid him in the middle of the bed on his belly and went to the bathroom (across the hall) really quick and when I came back he had scooted to the edge!  It about gave me a heart attack!  He's trying to tuck his knees up underneath him when he's on his belly.  He just flipped back to belly last night, so I guess that's it for being able to leave him anywhere and expect him to stay there!  Oye vey.  I don't have video because we sold our video camera, but here are some photos of him as he scooted over his boppy.

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I put him right here while I went to get a snack.  When I came back he was like this....

 

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and ended up like this.

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He's intent on going, going, going.  This is so weird for me since older DS didn't start scooting until he was 6 months old.  

 

Today DH had his interview for a promotion and he got it!  We're so excited!  He hasn't gotten the financial offer yet, so I'm anxiously anticipating what it will be.  I felt bad because all week me and DS1 have had a cold, and I've had this weird stomach issue going on so I know we were totally stressing him out, since everything was pretty chaotic.  I don't know anything more than I did before, just waiting on test results.  I am feeling a little better this evening but the cramping sensation hasn't completely subsided.  Now I'm not sure if I'll go in for the u/s on Saturday morning.  If it is better by then, I won't and I will just see what the urinalysis and bloodwork say.....

What a weird week.  

post #123 of 517

Wow, Sara! What a strong little guy! Crazy that he was on hands and knees already! I was amazed at O today too - he was getting his knees under him and pushing himself forward. He made it most of the way off his sheepskin while I was watching him. Tonight the compulsion to roll roll roll continues and he keeps ending up on his face in the bed and waking himself up. Which is good, because though he has gone from belly to back before - he can't seem to do it consistently.

 

Just curious, because I know many of us bedshare, but what do you do with your mobile babies when it's time for them to sleep alone in the bed (naps, before parents go to bed etc?) I never had to figure that out with DD because she would never sleep if she was alone.

 

And one more question for those of you with older children - did you notice, or are you noticing, any kind of peak in behaviour/regression with your older child at about this time? DD's emotions are out of control, and she's wetting herself multiple times a day. I don't know what's up.

post #124 of 517
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Originally Posted by KayPea View Post

 

Just curious, because I know many of us bedshare, but what do you do with your mobile babies when it's time for them to sleep alone in the bed (naps, before parents go to bed etc?)



I wanna know this, too.  We are moving soon (THANK ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY), and I think we'll just have our mattress on the floor.

post #125 of 517

Mobile babies everywhere! Oren is a big guy too, right?  I know D and Shay are 17-ish lbs.  I wonder if the fact that they are just huge babies has anything to do with it.  LOL.  

 

We were no longer bedsharing with older DS when he was mobile, and he usually napped in a crib anyway.  I do wonder though, so I hope someone has some good advice!  D always naps in our bed.  

 

Yes, now that you mention it, it does seem like this is a really hard time for DS1.  He is nearly 3 years old (end of this month) and has been really emotional lately and has had a few accidents when we're out- but it's when he is busy playing, so I figured it was pretty normal for that to happen from time to time.  But maybe there is something deeper going on.  I don't know what behaviors are to be expected at his age, and what is due to the new routines.  

post #126 of 517
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I wanna know this, too.  We are moving soon (THANK ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY), and I think we'll just have our mattress on the floor.



I think this is a great idea!   

post #127 of 517
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I think this is a great idea!   



I think YOU are a great idea!

post #128 of 517

Thanks, JBK! We worked opposite shifts so we saw each other for all of an hour, but it was still fun. winky.gif

 

I only let Conner sleep in-between us now that he's rolling, and when he naps... He's in his crib.

post #129 of 517

Look at all these big babies! Greta is rolling both directions now, so she's pretty much all over the place right now. On her belly, she does pull her legs up under her and tries to scoot forward. Not sure if this means she'll be crawling/army crawling anytime soon. We'll see. I was crawling at 5 months, so I guess it is possible!

 

Sleeping... Greta naps in her crib. Although lately she hasn't been doing very well in there. She'll lay down okay, but is only lasting about an hour. She'll finish her nap in the swing though. She also starts the night in her crib, but it's unpredictable how long she'll stay there. Last night, she didn't last very long at all. Other nights, she'll go about 3-4 hours in there. I will say it is way better than DD1 was at this age. She napped 3 hours at a time in her crib, but refused it completely for bedtime. I had to hold her while she slept until I was ready to go to bed. That continued until she was about 8 months old. So, every night I was stuck on the couch holding a sleeping baby from about 8:00 on. So, I'm happy Greta will lay down at all!

 

Older kids behavior... 2.5 was a hard time for DD1. I was also very pregnant at the time which didn't help I'm sure. I just think the half ages are a rough time. 1.5 was hard, 2.5 was hard... for the most part she's been pretty pleasant now that she's 3, although she still has some really rough moments. Mostly, she just wants control over situations, so we're working on teaching her the appropriate times when she can have control. She picks out her clothes most days, she insists on using the bathroom by herself, etc. We also just started a sticker chart this week for behaviors and responsibilities (picking up her toys, throwing her trash away, using kind words, etc). It really seems to be helping so far, although it's only been a couple of days so we'll see!

 

Took Greta for her 4 month check up yesterday. She is 14 lbs 2 oz, up almost 2 lbs from her 2 month appt. 

post #130 of 517

With Olivine, I just put her in my bed or the co-sleeper for all her naps.  She was swaddled until 7mo, so that pretty much inhibited her movement.  After that I just laid her down in the co-sleeper (which has one side open to my bed).  With both of my older kids, I would put a thick row of pillows along one side of the bed, which worked just fine.  I sort of expect that they'll fall off the bed once or twice though (is that bad of me?) and then learn to respect the edge.  By 10mo both of my kids could get off the bed on their own, so it's really a very short time when it's an issue.  I have a continuum concept type of attitude.  If you trust in your childs' ability (within reason) that they'll be able to maneuver the world just fine.  Olivine has been climbing on the counter and getting herself in her high-chair (it's a clip-on attached to an elevated counter) since 14mo.  She's only fallen once and generally has amazing balance.

 

So far Coralie still takes all her naps in a carrier, so I'm not there yet.  I suspect I will do the same thing and make a little ring of pillows around her until she's stable enough to get off the bed.
 

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Originally Posted by KayPea View Post

 

Just curious, because I know many of us bedshare, but what do you do with your mobile babies when it's time for them to sleep alone in the bed (naps, before parents go to bed etc?) I never had to figure that out with DD because she would never sleep if she was alone.

 

And one more question for those of you with older children - did you notice, or are you noticing, any kind of peak in behaviour/regression with your older child at about this time? DD's emotions are out of control, and she's wetting herself multiple times a day. I don't know what's up.



 

post #131 of 517
Thread Starter 

Well, my babies have all bedshared until they moved onto their own sleep surfaces next to ours (like another bed).  We did take the bed off the frame each time so it is just the mattress and box spring on the floor.  We just put pillows around the baby on the bed and rarely had issues.  Dd and ds1 did fall off the bed a couple of times in their lives, but nothing major since it's a short fall.  If you have hard floors, maybe put some blankets or pillows on the floor as well.  It's helpful to put the bed up against two walls so there are only two edges to worry about.

post #132 of 517

Éowyn has the scooting thing going on too.  We have two full beds pushed up together as a family bed, and she was on top of the taller mattress and i was sitting on the lower mattress and she flipped herself right over the edge.  She landed on the bed and started laughing, but she's stayed clear of the edge ever since.  When she naps I put her in the very middle of the lower bed.  Right now I have plenty of time to hear her wake up and get in there, by the time my older girls were faster they had figured out how to crawl off backwards and land on their bottom without getting hurt.

 

Julianna has been having a hard time lately, because Éowyn is starting to grab and eat toys that are on the floor.  She's feeling very possessive, even if it's a toy she and Libby share. Libby had the same problem with Julianna right around this time too.

post #133 of 517

I am a little concerned about KJ today.  Yesterday and today she was just mildly fussy all day... not crying, but vocalizing constantly in a way that sounds discontent.  She's also started making this high-pitched squeal as of yesterday that just sounds like a new noise she likes to make but I'm mentioning it in case it's relevant.  Then today she's having MAJORLY watery poop.  Still yellow, just almost pure liquid.  And she just seems... discontent.  I'm worried about her.  She's obviously not running a fever, is eating well, slept her normal amount last night... just complain-y and has super watery poop.  Oh, and save for 2 or 3 catches, we missed ALL her pees and poops yesterday and today... she's fussing every time I take her to potty (we only started ECing about a week ago so that might be irrelevant).

 

Does this sound within the range of normal?  I'm waiting for a call back from our ped's triage nurse but she sometimes takes a long time.

 

In other news, KJ rolled from back to front this morning, for the first time!

post #134 of 517

teething maybe?

post #135 of 517
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teething maybe?



Yeah that!   Sounds within the normal range though.

post #136 of 517
Thread Starter 

Katie, sounds within the range of normal, especially if she's rolling over and eating normally.  I wouldn't worry.

 

Ash, how did the big V go yesterday?

post #137 of 517

Sora is having the really watery poop too but nothing else is out of the ordinary. Hmm. I'm afraid to use disposable dipes at all because she blows out of them almost every time she poops! But I'm behind on laundry and don't have my preferred cloth diapers clean yet. Ugh. Already had a blowout a little bit ago. Doesn't even matter what brand I use either, or if I go a size up. This girl makes crazy messes.

post #138 of 517
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Wow Sara, he's a little mover!  Our babies are growing up sooo fast!  Little miss Coralie is still a big fat lump (which is fine with me).  :)


I have a big fat lump, too. It makes things pretty easy! Jasper still gets mad when I put him on his tummy, so I don't see any wiggling around happening soon.
post #139 of 517

J - You (well, D) inspired me to see if Sora could "crawl" over her Boppy during tummy time too. She was a total lump the first few go-arounds until she started getting annoyed this last time and shocked the heck out of me. Out of nowhere she just kicked her feet and propelled herself over the Boppy! Since it was her first time, her legs got caught up on it though and she was flailing her arms on the floor like, "Help me!" ROTFLMAO.gif She did it a second time and made it all the way over. Mama's so proud...

 

She must've felt competitive after I said to her, "Look here, Sora... Dylan was born the same day as you and he's already scooting over his Boppy. You can't let him show you up like that!" lol.gif

post #140 of 517
Shay is 18.5 pounds, I think being big has its advantages. Big brother crawled at 5.75 months and both big kids were cruising before 7 months so I expect him to be a mover.

I put Shay in the middle of the bed for naps. Like Abra I just expect him to learn, but our bed is low. We just saw The Science of Babies on Netflix an they were showing how babies would go off an edge when they were new to a skill but once mastered they would respect the edge.
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