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post #141 of 272
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Yeah, I have had this issue a few times. I can't stand drama.  

 

Sara moved here to be with me, so she had to start fresh, and this is basically her first home after college, so she's feeling it bad.  We have made a few mom friends, but they're not close friends (yet?) Part of our issue is that we live so far away from a city.  We live in a small village 1/2 an hour from a college town, one of the friends we have made lives half an hour from that town, the other way.  We are just now trying to make the jump to hanging out more ,an hour drive tho? We need to do more with meeting our neighbors, really.

 

 

I am painfully shy and reclusive around neighbors. It took over a year to start barely talking to my neighbors. 

post #142 of 272

I do not understand why babies learn to crawl before they have any common sense. Do not understand at all. 

 

Jasper finally learned to crawl this week. I was in no hurry for this to happen. I have to adjust everything! Just like all babies, he is now into everything he can get to. I'm struggling to get anything done. Also, my house is so not baby-proofed. I'm not huge into it, but I don't want him to get hurt, either. Lots to do there. I've just got to get used to it.

post #143 of 272

One thing I hate about the newfound mobility is sticking everything in their mouth. Levi found a penny under the couch today. blush.gif

post #144 of 272
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I do not understand why babies learn to crawl before they have any common sense. Do not understand at all. 

 

Perhaps that's where common sense comes from? Mt oldest was less than 6 months when he started crawling and I still think babies that age should not be mobile. S has gotten better at standing and no longer poulls things down on himself (yay!)

 

Ash, At least with a small baby people will just think she's advanced.  For months I've been telling people, "He's not that old yet" because he looks like he's old enough for crackers and waving and first words.  He is the size of a 12 month old but when you see them next to each other, his movements look so jerky and uncoordinated and I know people are thinking he's behind (or that I'm overprotective).

 

Becky, only a penny? S puts things in his mouth and crawls around with them. String, hair, bits of paper, dog food, dice. There is always something to find.

 

Joanie, we had a diaper change like that recently. Our diapers are really easy, even, just tuck a prefold into his belt front and back, but he was so flippity I wanted to hang him up.  We do a lot of ours standing now.

 

 

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Standing diaper change? bigeyes.gif Not sure I'm quick enough to figure that one out! Yikes.

 

Sara, your stories of Shay's mischievousness always make me feel calmer about what Sora may get herself into. I thank you for that! Shay is still alive and just fine, so I should probably stop freaking out about the simplest carpet lint that Sora may ingest. lol.gif

 

DH is cracking me up with how he can never remember the name of the Boba carrier. He goes, "The Bumbo? Boppy? UGH! What the heck is it called?! Every d*mn baby thing starts with a B..." ROTFLMAO.gif This is a daily occurrence.

post #146 of 272
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Joanie, we had a diaper change like that recently. Our diapers are really easy, even, just tuck a prefold into his belt front and back, but he was so flippity I wanted to hang him up.  We do a lot of ours standing now.

Yep, the standing diaper change was necessary for dd at this age, too.  My boys don't seem to mind laying down.

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post #148 of 272
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Standing diaper change, are we talking poop?  LOL. I put him in the bathtub when he poops his pants, I'm kind of incompetent like that. 

 

I'll try to shoot a video in a few minutes of how we do it.

post #149 of 272
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The camera came on after I said, "I assembled my supplies, I have a diaper, a wipe, toys and a surface for him to stand against." I usually use the bathtub, but I used a chair so you could see him in the video.

 

Someone asked for the night time video link? I don't remember who, sorry. http://youtu.be/2tF70XB399k

post #150 of 272
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Perhaps that's where common sense comes from? Mt oldest was less than 6 months when he started crawling and I still think babies that age should not be mobile. S has gotten better at standing and no longer poulls things down on himself (yay!)

 

Ash, At least with a small baby people will just think she's advanced.  For months I've been telling people, "He's not that old yet" because he looks like he's old enough for crackers and waving and first words.  He is the size of a 12 month old but when you see them next to each other, his movements look so jerky and uncoordinated and I know people are thinking he's behind (or that I'm overprotective).

 

Becky, only a penny? S puts things in his mouth and crawls around with them. String, hair, bits of paper, dog food, dice. There is always something to find.

 

Joanie, we had a diaper change like that recently. Our diapers are really easy, even, just tuck a prefold into his belt front and back, but he was so flippity I wanted to hang him up.  We do a lot of ours standing now.

 

 

 

 

My DS was always super sized, plus he had great advanced large motor skills.  It led to high expectations his whole life-  anything from "Why isnt he potty trained yet?"  "Because he is only 14 months old", to "Arent you supposed to be in school right now?" "No, he is 3".  I noticed that he somewhat molded to peoples expectations, as he is really pretty mature and adult-seeming for his age (9).  He looks about 12 right now, and people treat him as so.  It has perks and disadvantages.  He was rarely told he was too young for something, so he never really understood age limitations. 

 

As far as putting things in mouths, poor Bettie has eaten more stickers and paper than a colon should ever see.  Yesterday she swallowed something before I could see what it was.  I guess we will find out...

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Becky, I know how you feel about the neighbors! Especially since my spouse and I have now lived in three different places where most of our neighbors did not speak the same first language as us.  (We lived in a Haitian neighborhood in Brooklyn; a Central American neighborhood in Queens; and most of our neighbors here in NJ are from various East Asian countries.)  But when we take A out for walks, I am getting better about striking up conversations with the other moms and dads I see...

 

It seems like A is taking after her parents in being big for her age - both of us were among the tallest kids in our grade school classes, and yes, people often expected us to do things we weren't physically or emotionally capable of, because they assumed we were older than we were. 

But A seems to be hitting her physical milestones just fine now!  She is crawling like a champ and spends a large part of each day (AND NIGHT) pulling herself up to stand, before she falls on her butt again.  It must be that daily nakie time that Seraf recommended... :)  Speaking of which, I have to watch that "standing diaper" video when I get home, maybe it will give me some tips!

 

We've invited a childfree friend over for dinner tonight.  Brave woman, sharing a dinner table with an 8 month old and her solids! ;)   ...That's if our friend makes it; she now seems to have an ear infection.  I had one last month myself -- I suspect it's all the air conditioning in today's society!  You think?

post #152 of 272

I'm really excited. Tomorrow a friend is watching the kids while Billy and I go out for a couple hours. This will be the first date we've ever been on. First time going out without the kids. *sigh* This has been a long time coming.

post #153 of 272
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I'm really excited. Tomorrow a friend is watching the kids while Billy and I go out for a couple hours. This will be the first date we've ever been on. First time going out without the kids. *sigh* This has been a long time coming.


YAY! I love date nights. They're so few and far-between. Have a blast and try not to talk about the kids all night. ;-)

 

I had a dream I was pregnant the other night... Eeek, so I took a pregnancy test. ---. Shwoo.

 

I had this family pull up to my work the other night. I went out there to help them carry their dog inside... They had an infant (Probably younger than ours, not that it matters) in the backseat, all of the windows were rolled up, and they were SMOKING!!! I almost fell over and died.

post #154 of 272
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YAY! I love date nights. They're so few and far-between. Have a blast and try not to talk about the kids all night. ;-)

 

I had a dream I was pregnant the other night... Eeek, so I took a pregnancy test. ---. Shwoo.

 

I had this family pull up to my work the other night. I went out there to help them carry their dog inside... They had an infant (Probably younger than ours, not that it matters) in the backseat, all of the windows were rolled up, and they were SMOKING!!! I almost fell over and died.

Thank you, Nicole :)

 

jaw.giffaint.gifnono02.gif WITH THE WINDOWS UP?! I mean smoking is bad enough, with THIRD hand smoke, but being around baby and doing it? That poor thing!

post #155 of 272
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YAY! I love date nights. They're so few and far-between. Have a blast and try not to talk about the kids all night. ;-)

 

I had a dream I was pregnant the other night... Eeek, so I took a pregnancy test. ---. Shwoo.

 

I had this family pull up to my work the other night. I went out there to help them carry their dog inside... They had an infant (Probably younger than ours, not that it matters) in the backseat, all of the windows were rolled up, and they were SMOKING!!! I almost fell over and died.

Thank you, Nicole :)

 

jaw.giffaint.gifnono02.gif WITH THE WINDOWS UP?! I mean smoking is bad enough, with THIRD hand smoke, but being around baby and doing it? That poor thing!

I know. I wanted to karate chop them in the face.

post #156 of 272

I entered some babywearing photos in the MDC babywearing photo contest... Please vote for any or all of them if you have the chance (click the thumbs up button at the bottom of each post and click add to reputation).   Enter some of your pics, too!   I'll definitely vote for yours if you let me know you posted!  thumb.gif

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358293/motherings-babywearing-photo-contest/142#post_17051741

post #157 of 272

Jaimee - love those pics!  I'll go vote.

 

Nicole - that's criminal.  I don't know about there, but it's illegal to smoke with a kid in the car here in Oregon (and in CA too)... I thought it was a nationwide thing.  Also, I had a pregnancy dream last night too!  I was in labor but for some reason it was just me and my dad (?!?!?!?) at the birth center.  They checked me and I was 5cm and then my labor stalled out and I had to go home.  Not pregnant over here, either!

 

GG - never thought about a link between a/c and ear infections!  But UGH.  Sounds super painful.  Hope your friend recovers and you have a fun dinner.

 

Becky - enjoy your date.

 

KJ is clingy, clingy, clingy over here.  It's super sweet but oh MAN am I inefficient these days.  I'm lucky if I get out of the house at all some days (and that's unacceptable - I refuse to be a hermit in the midst of this glorious weather).  But she SCREECHES at me every time I put her down (high chair, floor, bouncy seat, whatever) and I only shower/clean during naps.  She's semi-OK in the boba but mostly just wants to be in-arms.  I'm not complaining, it's super endearing, but it does make it so days like today I don't get my coffee till 2pm and I'm still... er... in my pjs.

post #158 of 272

I love the photos too, Jaimee! I especially love the one that is your current avatar with Avalon babywearing Avery. It should be in a magazine -- it freakin' rocks!

post #159 of 272

Thanks ladies!  love.gif

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Our date was pretty good. We only went out to eat, but hey, not bad for a first date. We were able to be gone for 2 hours. It was so nice! It felt strange to be without the kids and I kept wondering why it was so quiet in the car. lollol.gif

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