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I have one lonely post on mine: lifeaccidentallyonpurpose.blogspot.com I am working on another.

 

JJ: I hope your DH comes out of his funk fully healed! and soon!

 

I don't ever double stuff BG. I use my knickernappies with hemp inserts for nighttime with DS; he is a heavy, heavy wetter. DD, not quite as much.

 

Norah wants to stand up on her own so badly!

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I don't ever double stuff BG. I use my knickernappies with hemp inserts for nighttime with DS; he is a heavy, heavy wetter. DD, not quite as much.

 

 

Most of my stash is BG so I didn't really have much of a choice.  I think this is one of the daunting things about CD'ing for a beginner -- there's no right/wrong way.  You just have to play around and see what works.  What works great for me might not work for you and vice versa.

 

I just really don't like stuffing pockets at all.  I wonder if there is a good AIO nighttime diaper out there...

 

Still waiting for the UPS man....whistling.gif

 

Took the kids to the bagel place for lunch, then Nora had to use the potty and couldn't go there.  So we walked back home so she could go, then walked to the park, played hard for a bit (I chatted w/some nice moms) and then she wanted a slurpee.  So we walked allllll the way to 7-11.  I got an iced coffee.  I got it with just 3 sugars!  I'm impressed with myself for sticking to this no artificial sweeteners.  I feel loads better already.  And man... Nora is 100% a different child.  I can't even believe it.  (well, I do, but you know what I mean.)

post #23 of 409
Ugh, I wasn't getting updates again! irked.gif Why does that happen sometimes? And I misunderstood when kat called me out and thought she was asking me to start a new thread so I did before seeing this one. I've sent a PM to the moderator asking her to delete it.

Funny about the whatevering thing. I was never seriously CTA but that's what I think of us as first. Probably because I was the only one in my pair actually whatevering. DH thought he was TTA (or at least that's what he said). lol.gif

Hm...what else? Oh!

On the regretting if you don't have another but not regretting if you do, I get the idea of that but I'm not sure I agree 100%. I think anyone is more likely to regret not having a child that they considered having. However, I do think it's possible to regret having a child or children. Some people do.
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I realized this weeks ago when his sposie would be dry when he woke up.  I would wait like 20-30 min after he woke up to change him b/c then it would finally be ready.  

If I leave him in his overnight cloth diaper for about 20 min, he'll usually poop in it in the morning and then we can just proceed as normal.  LOL.

 

 

Sheepish.gif You could always sit him on the potty and read him a book or something instead of waiting for him to go in his dipe! Bolt.gif

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 I'm impressed with myself for sticking to this no artificial sweeteners.  I feel loads better already.  And man... Nora is 100% a different child.  I can't even believe it.  (well, I do, but you know what I mean.)

 

Way to go mama!

 

My mom ordered the Elmo tutu birthday outfit for Ava...can't wait to get it! I showed her a picture of it and she got the biggest grin on her face and kept pointing at the picture and making this cute little noise like "Oooh!"...I love this age!

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Sheepish.gif You could always sit him on the potty and read him a book or something instead of waiting for him to go in his dipe! Bolt.gif

how long do you wait when doing that? i've tried a few times but D only pooed once. i get nervous about getting peed on because his penis doesn't fit in the potty. he won't let me hold him over the toilet. he gets scared.

Carrie ~ the amount of calories in a teaspoon of sugar is really negligible compared to total daily calories. a few teaspoons in a drink wont really make a difference in your weight. there's a big difference between that and a 12 oz or 20 oz regular soda, of course.

Annie ~ I can't wait to see a pic of Ava in that tutu!
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how long do you wait when doing that? i've tried a few times but D only pooed once. i get nervous about getting peed on because his penis doesn't fit in the potty. he won't let me hold him over the toilet. he gets scared.

The length of time varies. I have a little book that has pictures of animals and a letter associated with each one, for instance A for alligator, etc. I sing her a song for each letter to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell "A says ah, A says ah, every letter makes a sound, A says ah." Usually by the time I get to G or H, she's pooped. Some mornings it takes longer, some mornings I barely get her on the toilet before she starts going. But if she cues me that she's done (she points or grabs the toilet paper when she's done), then I take her off, even if she hasn't done anything. I don't want to keep her there against her will. Some mornings she poops and I know she's done but she wants to keep looking at her book. lol.gif I just ask her every couple of minutes "Ava, are you done?" and eventually she puts her book down and points at the toilet paper. Now I realize that with other little ones running around, doing that is next to impossible. Some mornings we are in the bathroom for almost 20 minutes.

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Sheepish.gifYou could always sit him on the potty and read him a book or something instead of waiting for him to go in his dipe! Bolt.gif

 

LOL!  I'm sorry -- I just can't get my head around it!  I love that you do it, and that others do it, and part of me can see the allure and the fun in it -- but I just can't get my head around it!!  It's weird...so many of my hardcore CD friends are really getting into EC.  Makes me almost a little sad b/c we used to talk diapers and now they're all talking about catching pees and poops!  winky.gif

 

In a similar vein...our toilet is clogged.  We only have one toilet.  I think it's kind of a big deal, but when I asked DH just now to go get a plunger he gave me a look and acted like I was out of line.  I don't get him sometimes.  I don't know what he thinks he's going to do when he needs to take a huge dump.  He just doesn't think sometimes. 

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LOL!  I'm sorry -- I just can't get my head around it!  I love that you do it, and that others do it, and part of me can see the allure and the fun in it -- but I just can't get my head around it!!

I don't get it hardcore, either. Maybe it gets to you after you do it for a while like CDs. smile.gif I do like to give D a chance to go in the potty if I think about it (which is maybe once a month lol.gif). Once I caught him pooing and tried to get him on the potty before he was done but didn't make it. That was kind of a mess.

Annie ~ do you have a baby potty or do you use the regular toilet now?
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I use this seat http://www.target.com/p/arm-hammer-secure-comfort-potty-seat-white/-/A-14011550 on the regular toilet. Cleaning out the little potty from IKEA got old really fast! I may start using it again once Ava is able to walk to keep it out in the living room if she wants to take herself potty.
 

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I use this seat http://www.target.com/p/arm-hammer-secure-comfort-potty-seat-white/-/A-14011550 on the regular toilet. Cleaning out the little potty from IKEA got old really fast! I may start using it again once Ava is able to walk to keep it out in the living room if she wants to take herself potty.
 

^^What she said. Our seat is slightly different, but same thing. And might pull out a baby potty once she's able to move to it herself. We'll see I guess. 

 

But yeah, we offer potty anywhere from 1-5 times a day. Sometimes we'll go almost a week where the only time we offer it is first thing in the morning. At that time, she's 95% guaranteed to go pee and poop, and will go within 10 seconds of putting her on there. After naps if she's going to go, it's usually within 30 seconds. Other times of the day... it varies, can be up to 3 minutes or so. I don't usually wait longer than that though, unless I can see her straining and pushing to go. 

post #32 of 409
The seat on the baby potty that I have detaches and can be attached to the regular toilet. Dylan still doesn't like it. I read somewhere not to wait more than 1 minute, at least for pee. I've tried to pay attention to cues but am usually paying attention to 10 different things at once so miss them if he has any. He sure hates to be in a poopy diaper, though!

He's asleep now. He fell asleep around 9:15. Last time he did this he stayed asleep until around 3 or 3:30. Last night he slept from about 11 to 4 or 4:30. That was so nice! Especially since I switched to taking my medication in the morning so I don't have any trouble falling asleep at night anymore. It was the meds keeping me up.
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EC - I think it's awesome. But , being a WAHM, I can't pay attention that closely to catch those cues. I just can't.  So .. . we CD which I love doing, and they are too stinking cute.

 

Norah is an early bird - went to bed around 8, I woke her around 1 to change her diaper and bring her to bed with us, and she nursed easily back to sleep. woke a couple time s to nurse and up for the day at 6:30.  I am trying to be better at listening to her cues about bedtime. Last night DH wanted to make a Walmart run, but she was tired, so I put her to bed and had him take DS so I could get stuff done around the house. Bliss.

 

Father's day . . . any ideas?

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I love when Chris takes Nora out!  Especially if Finn is sleeping.  It feels so free!!!  I know she goes to school during the day, but then I have to pick her up, and often wake Finn to do so, so for her to be with Chris just feels loads different.

 

Ok, so I'm with you.  I can't pay attn to all the cues, or intro the potty and wait 15-20 min.  It's just not possible right now.  But.  If I see the look on his face and he's about to go, I still just...idk.  I guess I can see with an older kid, like a 2 year old, I would say, "Tell me when you have to go potty," and wait for him to be ready to tell me so he could learn to recognize the cues.  To me EC is more about ME being trained than the baby.  I don't mean to offend anyone.  I know you all love doing it and all the power to ya!  Maybe I'll be eating my words in 2-3 years when all your EC babies are PL'ed and Finn is still in dipes.  Ha!

 

Fathers Day - a long long time ago, Chris asked for a nose hair trimmer.  Got him one!  I think also I'm going to swing by the liquor store and mix up a 6 pack of interesting beers.  And of course cards from me and from the kids.  

 

Finn has a WBV today!  9 month one.  Can't wait to see how he measures up!

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I don't even know when Father's Day is. Is it this Sunday? Sean hasn't mentioned anything so I don't know what we'd get or do. I guess I should ask him.

Dylan didn't sleep well last night. Another restless night. Again, he never actually woke up, just squirmed all over the place so that I couldn't sleep much. And, he was up for good around 6:30. That's way too early for me and one reason why I don't mind my kids staying up until 10 or so.

EC...yeah, I'm not sure what I think about it. I know people say it's totally different from potty training but I don't really see how. You're still putting your child on the toilet and waiting for them to pee or poo in it. I get that there isn't a lot of pressure on the kids like some potty training systems but I think they are still fundamentally the same thing.

Oh, and Carrie, I meant to clarify what I said about long term effects of potty training. I doubt there would be any major negative psychological effects of it unless maybe there was harsh punishment involved. It just seems like too much work to me. I'm all about doing as little work as possible. winky.gif
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ECing is something that really interests me. I really don't get cues for pee though. Poop I can get, but I have *never* seen a baby that is *about* to pee. Now sticking them on the potty and waiting to see if they go I can kind of get. 

 

Maybe I will start trying that. 

 

I remember my SIL is Russian and she was saying how everyone has their baby PL at like 9 months or a year. And she was pooping and peeing on the potty first thing in the morning at about a year. Everyone was so impressed. That kid was in diapers until 3!! LOL Now I know they were part time ECing at best. Can't impress me lol.gif

 

Storms around here have been CRAZY the past two days. Flooding down streets and hail as big as golf and tennis balls duck.gifNot COish at all. Then last night there was a freaking tornado right above my parents! But luckily it mostly missed them. 

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We had a tornado watch/warning for the DC area last week. That was the day I made that cake when the electricity when out. Not normal for this area.
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Sunny here! enjoyed some time in the splash pad with Gabe - he had a blast. I wish it were free, we would go every day. It's $3, which isn't much, just adds up.

 

Trying to decide what to do this weekend. might do the zoo . . . pretty caught up on house work, so IDK, need to get out of the house :)

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So, I thought I caught Dylan getting ready to poo and rushed him in to the bathroom. He wouldn't sit on the toilet but didn't mind standing on it. He farted and thought it was the funniest thing. He really laughed out loud! Then he kept trying to fart and would laugh and laugh. Never did poo or pee in the toilet, though. lol.gif

I've been trying to remember all the things he's been doing. He spent a lot of time yesterday standing up in the middle of the room and taking a few steps. One very cute thing he does is randomly lay his head down for a few seconds. For example, he'll be cruising around holding onto the couch and stop and put his head down or he'll be moving across the floor and suddenly stop and lay down. It's so sweet. At night when going to sleep, he doesn't seem to be nursing all the way to sleep anymore. He nurses for a while and then unlatches, rolls over and drifts off (sometimes). He yells at Grandma if she doesn't give him food fast enough.

Remembered something I keep forgetting to ask.

annie ~ What was so hard in the beginning with Ariana? I'm just curious because it seems we all (except for maybe Kat) had major difficulties with our babies in the first 6 months or so. At 10 months I'm finally feeling like things are starting to even out and settle down with Dylan but it's still hit or miss. Sometimes he sleeps really well, sometimes not. That's really the major thing for me because whether or not I get enough sleep determines how any given day will go.
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Remembered something I keep forgetting to ask.
annie ~ What was so hard in the beginning with Ariana? I'm just curious because it seems we all (except for maybe Kat) had major difficulties with our babies in the first 6 months or so. At 10 months I'm finally feeling like things are starting to even out and settle down with Dylan but it's still hit or miss. Sometimes he sleeps really well, sometimes not. That's really the major thing for me because whether or not I get enough sleep determines how any given day will go.

 

Hmmmm - the only thing that even is a blip on my radar is just her anti-nursing personality lol.gif She was always a "get on, get off, get going" and then from 3 months + I would pretty much have to go upstairs and lay down to nurse her or she wouldn't nurse. OHH - and she wouldn't nurse from my left boob AT ALL so my right got to be about 2 cup sizes bigger!!! Then of course at nine months she straight up just stopped greensad.gif

 

Jacinta was the HARDEST baby EVER. I still sometimes just look at her and am amazed we both survived her first 6ish months. It was really bad. I would say Tenley bad, but it didn't start right away. She gave me about 3 weeks of normal newborness and then she just stopped. sleeping. And started crying. and crying. and crying. It was tough. 

When I got pregnant with M I actually was in tears ONLY because I was so scared of the first few months! I would have to tell myself *I have 8 months before the baby gets here, I have 7 months* etc.

Then M gets here and she was the most mellow baby EVER. She seriously cried like twice. At about 10 or 11 months she flipped the switch and actually got to be pretty difficult. 

 

Arianna was kind of in between. She was a pretty mellow baby, and now as a toddler she is harder than she was as a baby but not AS hard as M.

 

It is crazy to think how different all kids are. Arianna is starting to actually PLAY with the older girls and it is soooooo adorable luxlove.gif

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