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Hahaha! Or she is just a Kathy Griffin fan...
Kay, any news from your friend?
B had her9 month today with a fantastic new ped who is a huge breastfeeding supporter (brings her baby to work to breastfeed), fine with selective vaxing, says not a word about co-sleeping, and wanted to learn all about "baby led weaning" before she realized its exactly the way she believes it should be done. It was so great to finally leave a doc without an eye twitch! Bettie weighed 15 pounds, and she didn't say a thing other than she looks happy and healthy.


Who is this wonderful ped and where? (If you don't mind)

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Avery just figured out how to crawl a few days ago!  Yay for a happier baby!  But oh crap, time to reorganize my entire life now that he can't be trusted to stay in one place!

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimeeandbrian/7877760530/
 

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Jaimee~ how exciting on Avery starting to crawl.

Showering together~ I used to shower with both kids.I've stopped recently. Ryker who is 6 will still sometimes shower with Dh. I usually shower with just Harlan. I will shower with. Alexandria 9 when I want her to hurry up asking a shower.


Harlan had stated to stand prett sturdy for a few seconds before crouching down/ falling to his butt. We are going to be moving in the next month or so.
post #204 of 276

I love that Levi can crawl! He's finally hands and knees! He loves going everywhere! He's starting to try to pull up now and when he's successful, he trips on his feet when he tries to cruise.

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Who is this wonderful ped and where? (If you don't mind)

 

 

Do you live in WA?  I cannot remember.  She is in Silverdale (kitsap), and her name is doctor Al-agba.  Its a bit of a drive for us, but SO very worth it.

 

 

Re Crawling- life in a clean house is over for us also.  And walking is on the horizon.  Meanwhile my tiny 4 month old looking baby is covered in face bruises from crawling to and standing on EVERYthing...

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Is Coralie the last baby left to crawl?  She can't even get up on her hands and knees yet.  Her upper body/arms are still weak and collaspe easily.  She is starting to get frustrated now, so maybe it will be soonish.

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Coralie is only 2 days older than Avery, so I would imagine pretty soon.  It seems each of my kids took longer and longer to reach these milestones.  I wonder how much has to do with temperament, opportunity, and siblings that discourage or sometimes prevent practicing.  Has Coralie had less floor time now that you've been on the bus?  At any rate, I knew something was up with Avery when he kept waking up every 20 minutes that one night!  Milestone! 

post #208 of 276
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My ODD didn't crawl until 11 months. Some babies just aren't interested!
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Encoh "crawls" but he does it by pushing his toes into the ground and pulling on his arms. Not trdaitional hands and knees. My daughter NEVER did traditional crawling and my oldest didnt until maybe 10 or 11 months.

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Is Coralie the last baby left to crawl?  She can't even get up on her hands and knees yet.  Her upper body/arms are still weak and collaspe easily.  She is starting to get frustrated now, so maybe it will be soonish.

Levi just did it one day. And this was 3 days ago. He would get mad. Especially when I would take a break from diapers and EC a bit. His wiener would drag on the ground. blush.gif So I'm glad he's up on all fours now.

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Yeah, I know kids are all over the map.  Cyan didn't crawl until 10mo and Olivine skipped crawling all together and started walking at 9mo.  Coralie is generally very easy going and happy to be sitting and playing with things.  We do try to give her floor time and have been traveling with the bed out to give her more space.  Really though, I'm not concerned, I was just wondering if we won the last place prize!  Ha ha.  She very vocal and often sounds like she's trying to tell you a whole story, I think she's just working on her langurage first.  :)

post #212 of 276

Greta just recently mastered crawling. She could scoot anywhere she wanted to go, but would. not. crawl. She really just picked it up in the last week or two and is finally doing that consistently. Well... that and her crab walk. She has suddenly gotten much steadier on her feet. She doesn't need much assistance standing up. 

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Audrey was born on Nov. 11th and she still isn't crawling.  She has pushed herself up to a sitting position from her belly a few times but she can't seem to get the crawling down.  DD1 started crawling at 11 months so I guess I just have late crawlers!

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I need a more consistent deterrent from baby fever. Hmmpph. Sora has become just purely amazing after getting her mobility. She's everything I ever wanted in a baby, and now I don't sit here saying, "I'm done at one." Nope. Now I'm like, "I'd LOVE to have more of these! Motherhood rocks!" Oy... How easily I forget the difficult road up to this point. LOL. One of my four pregnant friends just had her baby two nights ago and I surprised myself with how emotional it made me. I cried some happy tears for her (they TTC for 3 years) and then I suddenly had an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia over my own childbirth and holding my newborn. Sora has been weaning from the breast more and more on her own lately, which has honestly been a really positive thing for me, but then a touch of sadness hit me on top of the already present nostalgia. Maybe it's just hormonal changes from my decreased nursing that are getting to me. I really really hate baby fever, though! I've lived with it every day since I was really little, and it takes over my focus that should be on other things like enjoying the here and now! greensad.gif No joke, I've pretty much spent my entire adult life planning everything around the idea of having kids because I couldn't ever think of just living in the moment. I wonder if birth control pills (when I'm done nursing) would decrease my constant urge for procreation? Hmm. I hope I'm not the only one with an overwhelming bio clock. It makes me feel like some obsessed baby-hungry woman. I HAVE A BABY. That should be enough! Ugh.

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Yeah, I know kids are all over the map.  Cyan didn't crawl until 10mo and Olivine skipped crawling all together and started walking at 9mo.  Coralie is generally very easy going and happy to be sitting and playing with things.  We do try to give her floor time and have been traveling with the bed out to give her more space.  Really though, I'm not concerned, I was just wondering if we won the last place prize!  Ha ha.  She very vocal and often sounds like she's trying to tell you a whole story, I think she's just working on her langurage first.  :)

 

 

How is her torticollis issue doing? She could just be working on language first. I think Jasper is the opposite. He is great at crawling, standing, cruising, and destroying, but not very communicative. His doctor uses an online screening system before the major check-ups. When dh and I filled it out last week, Jasper was doing above expectations on everything physical. However, he was not meeting expectations for verbal. He does not say any words, does not repeat sounds, will not complete the motions of a game on his own, does not point or clap or wave... He does make noises, though, and loves to laugh and smile. So I think their test is stupid! orngtongue.gif   Anyway, the doc said he is just fine... the assessment is too tough.

 

 

I just had my third in person interview for this job today. So that makes one phone interview, one test, and three in person interviews. I think I am applying to be the president. Hopefully I will know something this week!

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B does not point, repeat, and has said words but doesn't use them consistently. That seems like really high expectations for such a tiny baby!
post #217 of 276

Oren is crawling and pulling up, but it slow to the cruising and still hasn't got much core strength - squishy, squishy tummy. And he still falls and bonks his head on everything. But he's big on the communication. He does point, and has different sounds to go with his pointing if he is just interested, or if he wants something. He consistently and appropriately signs more, all done, eat and milk. He usually says "Moah" when he's signing for more too. He has a few other "words" he uses semi-consistently (Mama, Dada, muh-muh for milk, hi and yay). He waves, claps and does high-fives. He beeps everyone's nose. He initiates games, and will play along when I initiate games. He repeats sounds and actions very consistently.

 

It's super crazy to me, because DD was SO into activity, and at this age was climbing onto the kitchen table, cruising everywhere, walking with a bucket and standing unassisted, and all of this communication stuff for her came later. But she is very precocious with her language now (and pretty uninterested in mastering gross motor skills). 

 

Also - he can throw a ball. I don't think DD could throw a ball until she was like 2. Oren plays fetch with himself, it's hilarious. He'll throw the ball, then crawl after it, and throw it again, and crawl after it. 

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How long do your guys' babies stay awake before they're ready to go back down during the day? Levi can only manage to stay awake 2-2.5 hours before he's incredibly crabby and tired.

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Her torticollis has it's ups and downs.  It seems like it will get totally better for a while and then she'll wake up crooked again.  I think overall she should be fine. 

 

Coralie doesn't move, but she does do all of the verbal things.  She can clap, wave, high-five, play 'so-big', and is starting to point.  She says Mama, Dada, hi, yay, this, dog, woof (when she barks after the dog), ha-ha-ha, more, and boo.  She babbles all-the-time and often seems like she's really trying to tell you something.  I suspect she'll be my early communicator..  Cyan didn't say ANYTHING until he was 2, when he said Mama (he had tons of signs though).  Olivine was pretty average with her language, but her motor skills and cognative levels have always been high (she knew all the parts of the face by 10mo, knew all the letters by 18mo, but didn't say a whole lot until after 2yo). 

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How is her torticollis issue doing? She could just be working on language first. I think Jasper is the opposite. He is great at crawling, standing, cruising, and destroying, but not very communicative. His doctor uses an online screening system before the major check-ups. When dh and I filled it out last week, Jasper was doing above expectations on everything physical. However, he was not meeting expectations for verbal. He does not say any words, does not repeat sounds, will not complete the motions of a game on his own, does not point or clap or wave... He does make noises, though, and loves to laugh and smile. So I think their test is stupid! orngtongue.gif   Anyway, the doc said he is just fine... the assessment is too tough.

 

 

I just had my third in person interview for this job today. So that makes one phone interview, one test, and three in person interviews. I think I am applying to be the president. Hopefully I will know something this week!

post #220 of 276
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How long do your guys' babies stay awake before they're ready to go back down during the day? Levi can only manage to stay awake 2-2.5 hours before he's incredibly crabby and tired.


^ Same. And his naps are always at least an hour.

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