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August Chit Chat

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September

LunaLady- Christina: 9/19, baby boy Rhyko

 

October

Meb2- Morgan: 10/27, baby boy Ezra Ryan was born at 6:46 PM

TTCChloeorConner- Nicole: 10/31 baby boy Conner Dean, 8lbs2oz. 20'' long. 6:14pm

 

Early November

Seraf- Sara: 11/1, baby boy Shay born in the car, 8lb14oz

Mal85- Mallory: 11/2, baby girl Greta

EonJourney- Nicole: 11/3, identical twin boys Ember Trail 5.7 oz and Roam Freely 5.6 oz

SoCaliMommy- Kami: 11/4 baby boy Harlan Drake,  6:48pm at 10lbs even 21 1/2"

MrsKatie- Katie: 11/10, baby girl Catherine Anne was born at 1:21pm.  7lbs 10oz and 21 inches long. 

 

Mid November

Jill the Pill- Jill: 11/11, baby girl Audrey Catharine 6lbs 5oz 19 inches long

miriam_bat_avraham- Julie: 11/11, twin girls

TalkToMeNow- Amanda: 11/12, baby boy Jasper Conley, 12:42 pm,  8 lbs 11 oz.

Paigekitten- Katie: 11/12, baby girl Eowyn Jane, 6:09 pm, 8 lbs 3.9 oz, 21 inches

KayPea- Kirsten: 11/13, baby boy Oren Edward Adams, 5:45pm, 9lbs 11oz, 21 in long, 15in head!

wellforth - Carey: 11/15, baby boy Luca Qrzwin, 9:52 p.m., at home natural waterbirth, 7lbs9oz, 22"

LiLStar- Rachel: 11/16, baby boy Evan Curtis, 11 lbs, 15" head

Xakana- : 11/16, baby girl Katarina Xylia, 11:42am, weighing 8lbs, 13oz, 20"

Krystal323- Krystal: 11/18, baby boy Oliver Davis, UC

IwannaBanRN- Becky: 11/19, baby boy Levi Jaxon, 10:50am, UC

jhsmama11-Amber: 11/19, baby boy Jack Henry

 

Late November

jbk21- J: 11/24, baby boy Dylan Timothy born in the caul

Motivated Mama- Nina: 11/24, baby

dashley111- Ash:  11/24, baby girl Bettie Grey, 7:03pm, 7lbs15oz, 21"

birdhappy85- Joanie:  11/24, baby girl Sora Nina, 3:39pm, 7lb 6oz, 19-1/2 in long

ZippyGirl- Anthia:  11/24, baby boy Bode McGuire born at 6:14 a.m.

glassesgirlnj - Kathy: 11/28, baby girl Annamaria Sigyn Estelle, 7lbs even, 19.75 in, 8:09pm

KaliShanti- Kali: 11/29, baby boy Enoch Noble Grandison , 8 lbs 7 oz. 21.25 in, 11:45pm

Zoopath: 11/30 baby girl Teagan 5lbs 9oz, 19 inches long

 

December

abraisme- Abra: 12/1, baby girl Coralie Katherine, 8lbs1oz, 19.75", 2pm

Jaimee: 12/3, baby boy Avery River, 6lbs14oz, 21", 4:21pm

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So I was looking at how much others are feeding their littles solids... Levi WAS dabbling a while ago, but he won't eat now. He just breastfeeds.

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When I was pregnant with DS I nannied for a boy who was the age our babies are now.  He hated solids.  Hated them.  Every day when I had lunch I would put a few chunks of whatever I had on his tray, and he would always play with it...but never eat it. Eventually he ate it.  Levi will too, 

 

Babies, they do what they want  thumb.gif

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Yes they do!

 

I have one more question for everyone... Any suggestions on getting Conner to sleep? Mr. Independent over here has been an a** about sleeping ever since he learned how to stand in his crib. He went noon-830p last night without a nap!!! I tried 5 times to get him to nap, and he always just stands up and talks, cries, laughs, whatever. He refuses rocking, so I can't get him almost asleep before laying him down or anything. He's napped today but it took an hour of back and forth to and from his crib before he actually gave in and slept. O_O And he won't sleep anywhere else. Man, oh, many how I wish I had a kid that just passed out wherever they lay. How much more I would love my life.

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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 10:14pm
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I'm about 99% sure that there aren't babies like this.

 

eyesroll.gif There are. And apparently they happen to belong to several of my friends... FML

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How do you use those pouches of food? Sara tried once and made a huge mess. Do they use it like a straw? Shay uses open cups and can't figure out straws or even a sippy with a valve.

Nicole, I'm sorry, I really don't know. Shay has been rearranging his nap schedule, too. He is generally harder to get to sleep, but I still put effort into having him fall asleep different ways, so as to keep him portable with naps. Good luck with your challenge. Maybe he is so rested he doesn't need it? Our little 3 month old surprises us by staying awake for about 4 hours every morning and then taking a 4 hour afternoon nap.

What does FML mean?

Shay has his first real cold. He was up shrieking for 20 minutes or so every 2 hours last night. The kids and I have monster headaches, so I figure he had that, too. Poor guy.
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Babies sleep?  Huh. 

 

FML= fu*k my life.

 

B has been waking up every...say, 20-45 minutes.  All night.  For weeks.  My favorite is when she goes to sleep at 8 and wakes up at 930 then wont sleep until midnight.

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Hello everyone!!  We have officially began our trip and I've been without decent internet (only on my phone in roaming) for the last week.  I'm trying slowly to catch up, but I'm sure that I've missed a few things.  So far we spent 2 weeks in Eastern Oregon and now we're in Western Idaho for a few days.  Our first stop was at my dads house and he doesn't have internet at his home (this was very confusing to my kids, ha ha).  We are now at Bruneau Dunes State Park until Monday.  This is really our first few days in the bus (we stayed in my dads house last week), so we're still trying to get into a routine and figure things out.  My dh is still looking for a job, but I'm sure something will come along soon enough (we have a lot of money saved to cover us in the mean time).

 

As for Coralie.  She still doesn't crawl and really doesn't seem close.  She mostly just sits and plays happily with whatever I give her.  Really, I'm thankful that she didn't start crawling before we left.  She is by far my most vocal baby.  She pretty reliably says Mama, Dad, more and boo.  She has also started clapping and thinks pretty much everything is funny.  I would say that she eats 3 solid meals a day.  She eats pretty much whatever we're eating, fruits, veggies, meats, some grains, yogurt, etc.  We are slowly transitioning over to a Gaps-like diet, so mostly everything is super healthy.  She loves to be fed, but will also feed herself just fine.  Overall she's a super happy, social baby that makes everyone smile.  I love my happy little lump.  :) 

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How do you use those pouches of food? Sara tried once and made a huge mess. Do they use it like a straw? Shay uses open cups and can't figure out straws or even a sippy with a valve.

Nicole, I'm sorry, I really don't know. Shay has been rearranging his nap schedule, too. He is generally harder to get to sleep, but I still put effort into having him fall asleep different ways, so as to keep him portable with naps. Good luck with your challenge. Maybe he is so rested he doesn't need it? Our little 3 month old surprises us by staying awake for about 4 hours every morning and then taking a 4 hour afternoon nap.

What does FML mean?

Shay has his first real cold. He was up shrieking for 20 minutes or so every 2 hours last night. The kids and I have monster headaches, so I figure he had that, too. Poor guy.


I was thinking maybe he just legit wasn't tired, also... But he's rubbing his eyes, yawning, rubbing the back of his head... Being grumpy... Just altogether signs of being tired. Not to mention I think he just had his first night terror. GAH. I was laying in bed reading, then he just starts SCREAMING. I thought he'd fallen out of his bed or something. I go rushing in there, freaking out, and he's just... Crying. Poor guy. I loved him for a minute or so, laid him back down, and he went right back to sleep.

 

This whole no nap thing is also hurting our awesome routine we've had going. Stupid babies always have to stupid switch stupid things up, ya know? The last few days, he's been sleeping until noon, then MAYBE taking MAYBE an hour nap around 2p... And after that, he's up all night. I know babies are supposed to slowly eliminate their naps as they grow, but Conner eliminating his afternoon nap makes him tired earlier, which in turns make him fall asleep earlier, so he's been waking up earlier. O_o The last three nights, he's been in bed for the night by 7p, when he's normally up until 9p... Which causes him to wake up earlier. But for the life of me I can't take him to nap NOR can I get him to happily stay awake any later. I give. I guess I'll finally learn what being a sleep deprived parent is all about. =)

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While we were away, Oren started to refuse to fall asleep lying in the bed nursing, which was his main way of falling asleep before - he just wanted to crawl. But he transitioned pretty easily to falling asleep nursing in arms, and then being able to be put down in the crib/pack n play. Today I put him to sleep this way in the park, and successfully lay him down on the blanket in the grass. It felt like a miracle. 

 

But having had a non-sleeper, my approach was to do what it takes to get her to sleep. With no regard to what might be considered a bad habit. When those things I used to get her to sleep at 9 months became too tedious at 14 months, I made the decision to change them. I never once regretted napping her for every nap in the Ergo from 6 - 14 months. Because when she napped she was spunky and fun, and when she didn't she was a screaming mess. And so was I. 

 

And now she's 3 and tonight her Dad put her to bed and she didn't need me or anyone to lie with her. I spent 15 minutes putting the baby to bed, and no time putting her to bed and it was the shortest bedtime I have had since having kids. Hooray! 

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How do you use those pouches of food? Sara tried once and made a huge mess. Do they use it like a straw? Shay uses open cups and can't figure out straws or even a sippy with a valve.
 

 

I squeeze them into a little bowl and spoon feed Jasper. 

 

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Babies sleep?  Huh. 

 

FML= fu*k my life.

 

B has been waking up every...say, 20-45 minutes.  All night.  For weeks.  My favorite is when she goes to sleep at 8 and wakes up at 930 then wont sleep until midnight.

 

 

That's almost every night here. Jasper goes to "bed" and decides it's just a little nap. Then he's ready to go until 11 or 12. Awesome!

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Oh, and Oren is eating 3 times a day, though I don't sweat it if he skips a meal now and then. We are just venturing into grains and other more allergenic foods, and I'm starting to be a little less rigid with the introduction. As in, I will give him something with more than one new ingredient in it at a time, like bread. 

 

I think he ate two whole boxes of Organic Baby Mum-mums while we were away, and a few jars of food too. Though I don't like spoon-feeding him mushed food - too much work, and when do I get to eat?

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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 10:14pm
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Oh B was a glorious sleeper. It was amazing. 12 hours of sleep every night, with me waking her up to nurse. But now? I don't expect her to get to sleep on her own. I would just be happy if she stayed asleep for even a short amount of time. Its becoming a huge struggle and my husband is getting really frustrated also (AWW, poor muffin, having to...do nothing at all except watch me struggle to get the baby to sleep).

I might seriously start going bald soon. Ir get a permanant eye twitch. Or cry.
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Conner isn't eating three times a day... I'd say twice, but definitely not three. There's days where I swear he only eats three times... He'll go five hours in-between meals. I'm sitting there like, "................................... Are you hungry yet?". It's normally wake up, bottle, brunch, food, lunch, bottle, linner, food, dinner, bottle.

 

And I guess I should have been more specific when I said "Pass out where they lay". LOL I meant... He would let me rock him or walk him or anything ANYWHERE besides his crib. I guess it's probably my fault, because I was adamant about getting him to sleep in his own bed when he was younger.

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My neighbor brought over her son yesterday for an hour playdate with Sora and I am still jumping for joy over how it went. They are just a few weeks apart in age. He is in daycare most days and sees other children all of the time so it didn't phase him to see her. But she was ECSTATIC to see him! It was THE CUTEST thing ever... As soon as he came into the house, she got the biggest gaping smile, was clapping her hands and babbling. Then we set them on the floor and Sora crawled right up to him, petting his arms as if she just couldn't believe he was real. LOL. She stole all of his toys to investigate them for herself while he just stared at her. Then she crawled ONTO him and totally toppled him over onto his back. He was giggling then and she just thought it was the funniest thing ever. love.gif

 

I don't want to jinx things, but I'm super optimistic that Sora is coming out of her shell all of a sudden with most people in general. She was like a different baby this week. I could've cried, I was so happy seeing her crawling up to people she'd normally start crying around immediately! She wasn't clinging to me at all. She'd look up at me for approval and smile but continue approaching others. It made me so proud, and I feel even more confident that all of the security, attachment, and trust I've worked hard to build between us through these difficult 8 months have really started paying off in visible, tangible ways that I can see now. orngbiggrin.gif

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That's great, Joanie!!

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YAY!!!

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I went to Babies R Us to pick up a few things for our trip to Michigan next week, and I totally ended up buying a cart full of stuff. bigeyes.gif Holy crap everything I was in need of was super on sale... The organic foods were shockingly WAY lower priced than at my usual health food store. I'm pretty sure I spent a half hour alone in that aisle. redface.gif And can I just say that Plum Organics baby foods are the best stuff ever?! I've been using Earth's Best a little bit on the go but now I discovered the Plum Organics Puffs and Little Cremes (thanks to you lovely ladies), and I'm pretty much in love. Gluten-free and dairy-free love. As is Sora. She was so excited to feed herself the Little Cremes and some waffle I gave her, she kept cooing and smiling with glee. love.gif I think this trip is going to be great now that she has foods to play with on the car trip!

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