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Hey ladies!

Just a few quick replies since I'm SO far behind -

Kayden has gone through a ton of sleep stages. I've stopped even trying to figure out what he'll sleep like from night to night or week to week. Right now he's sleeping 2-3 hour stretches at night, but when he wakes up he is REALLY fussy and active until I can get him back to sleep. This has been going on about 2 weeks. He used to sleep well in his crib beside the bed but he's back in bed with me most of the time now. His sleep changes always come around when he's working on learning or perfecting a new skill.

He started crawling a few weeks ago - right around the 9.5-10 month old mark. He's pulling himself up to standing now sometimes but mostly he's enjoying the freedom of being able to motor around on his own!

Anyways, a new-ish picture, Kayden and DH last week smile.gif
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birdie I wear a brace but not as much as I should. It does help me though.I understand about being worried about DH falling asleep while driving, i was worried too. Now Brody sleeps longer so DH only gets up once at night and then he wakes up an hour early so not too bad. Yay for 6 months!

 

livingsky, ahhh Kayden is so blond now! Too cute, it looks like he's got daddy's smile.

 

I think we need to sale the house and move into a tent because Brody wants to be outside 24/7! We did a stroller 5k last weekend and he loved it. Of course it's supposed to rain all weekend!

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Edited by birdie.lee - 5/9/13 at 8:14am
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Aww Kayden! 

 

Been following but not posting.  I don't have much to add about the sleep but we go through the same thing as livingsky described.  Sleep is never the same for us.  It is always changing. 

 

Wolverine pooped a top tooth yesterday (he already has his 2 bottoms) and it really suprised me.  I feel like the tops have always looked readyu to pop out so I wasn't watching them.  The night before he woke up a few times screaming bloody murder and I was like "what is wrong with you?!?!"  Well he was in pain is what was wrong!  He started crawling too.  I came home from work and DP had the living room all baracaded off with his toys and random baby stuff.  It was a sight to see.  All he needed to do was pick up my laptop cord and put the gate up... 

 

Also, this baby stuff... hard work.  I feel like I am barely holding on.  So worth it though.

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LivingSky, Kayden just has such a bright smile! Good to hear from you!

Ram, I agree: adorable profile pic!

birdie, I'm glad sleep has been a little better. May it continue for you. smile.gif

tank, it helps to hear other obviously loving and devoted moms say how hard it can be. It's SO worth it, and I'm over the moon happy! And you're right, it's the hardest I've ever pushed myself.

This Friday I came home from work early with a fever. Friday night DD's tooth decided to start it's 2-day breaking through process. Yeah...after two nights of little sleep I'm still feverish, and the tooth finally broke through this morning. But she's still fussing. Haven't quite figured out why. PLEASE don't tell me she's getting my virus now. I want her to stay healthy, and I need to sleep this off! Can I just add how much I was looking forward to this 3-day weekend to catch up on sleep, spend time with DD and DH, and go to the zoo? Now I'm going to be going back to work on Tuesday feeling still sick, probably, and totally drained, definitely.
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LivingSky, love the photo of Kayden.  Saw you posted in the pregnant in our 30s that you are in the TWW.  Hoping for great things for you soon.

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I wanted to ask everyone...what do you do to make eating out a more pleasant experience?  We bring special toys, let DS play with whatever is safe, like the menu or whatnot, but the meal still ends with a crying baby, going outside with the baby for a cool-down, and then scarfing my cold food while I'm in a cold sweat from the stress!!!  Or maybe it is asking to much for a 6 month old to be happy during a meal?  Any tricks of the trade?

I was coming on to post a similar question. Does anyone have tips for eating w/ baby at home? Eating out we try to make everything perfect, I usually nurse Brody right before we go in to eat. Then he'll either sit in my lap or sit up watching in his stroller, but we can only make it 45min to a hour. He's interested in stuff when we go out, but at home he doesn't want to sit so we can eat.

 

 

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Also, this baby stuff... hard work.  I feel like I am barely holding on.  So worth it though.

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Edited by birdie.lee - 5/9/13 at 8:15am
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Aw, congrats on the teeth, mama! And congrats little L!

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Wooden chairs - they started working for Kayden around the 6-7 month mark. Once he could sit up pretty steady and the straps were short enough to tighten and hold him in. But honestly, we aim for restaurants that have real highchairs (like Boston Pizza).

Eating out - honestly, I think it just takes time. Kayden has been happy with us eating out for the last... oh, probably 2 months now. He LOVES to play with spoons so I get a big stack of disposable spoons (if we're at a food court or fast food) or some extra metal spoons (if we're in a restaurant) for him to play with. Those entertain him for a while. In restaurants, I also ask for a plate of steamed broccoli and then Kayden eats/plays with that as well.

Then I leave an extra big tip because there's usually broccoli spread out in a 15 foot radius from where Kayden was sitting... redface.gif
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Best. Night. Ever. Kayden basically slept from 5:15 pm until 6:45 am. He nursed 5 times during that period, but still! I couldn't believe it, after how badly he's slept recently. Either he's hit a growth spurt or me going dairy free is really helping him. Or both, I guess! Either way - joy.gifjoy.gif
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Yay for sleep, LivingSky! I SWEAR dairy free gives us better nights. I had a cupcake with dairy frosting a couple days ago and the past two nights she has not slept well, after a couple nights of awesome sleep before that. I keep trying to convince myself I can go back to dairy, but each time we have a rough couple nights. Glad you guys slept better!
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LivingSky, I hope Kayden keeps up his good sleeping habits.  Makes life better when everyone gets more sleep.

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Edited by birdie.lee - 5/9/13 at 8:15am
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Yay Livingsky for Kayden sleeping!

 

and another yay for Birdie's L teething! No sign of teeth here yet. Brody drools a ton, but I can't feel anything trying to pop through. Sorry the sleeping isn't going well.

 

As for us, I've not been feeling great and man it sure is tough to remain a calm mom when you don't feel great. Thankfully Bro's decided that stroller naps outside are awesome. He's completely against being in the moby now and the ergo is too long for me to wear comfortably. So I've been doing a lot of pushing him around in the stroller outside and he konks out. He'll nap in the stroller or with DH in the ergo for almost an hour and it is great! He's a rolling superstar now, I can't put him down without being next to him or he'll roll into the next room. He loves it though. I feel like the days are getting easier, but every time I think that I end up jinxing myself.

 

Hope everyone and their babes are doing good!

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Sorry I haven't been around much.  I wanted to chime in about dining in and out.

 

Wolverine has been sitting in the wooden high chairs for a while now.  What I did at first was tuck the ergo around him, mostly behind him so he felt a little more stable before he could sit real good.  I don't need to do that very much anymore.  We used to just bring sopie or another toy for him to play with now that he is "eating" solids I make sure there is something he can eat.  Sometimes it's a lemon slice, sometimes an orange, a cucumber etc.  Resturants usually have these things on hand and are happy to give us a little bowl of them.  He gets to chew on them one at a time until he drops it then he gets another.  It works really well with him. 

 

At home I usually get him to sit in the high chair with something to keep him busy while we eat.  When he was younger it was foods that he couldn't really eat that were safe, like a carrot or som ething.  Now that he actually eats I give him some puffs or toast.  Something I know he can manage himself and it keeps him occupied.  I still need to eat really fast though! 

 

As for us things are going good.  Wolverine has 5 teeth now.  2 on the bottom and 3 on the top.  I think the 6th is coming through now because he is super cranky.  He is crawling really well now and pulled himself up to a stand for the first time on the coffee table.  Now we are in trouble!  Sleeping has been much better in the past few days because I decided I was going to push the crib up to next to our bed.  That way he can be beside us and can't nurse uless he really asks for it and needs it so he has been settling himself really well throughout the night.  For a while there I thought I would never have a good night again!  He has been sleeping horribly for the past 4 months!  Thats a long time concidering he slept really well as a newborn.

 

Anyway hope all is well with you ladies!

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