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post #21 of 58
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

Why not?

So...

-How old is your babe?

She'll be the big Six Months on the 20th. Wow, that flew by!

-What's new and exciting?

This: http://instagram.com/p/c3_tojRizh/
(We're in trouble.) She's also pulling herself up on anything and everything, so much so that our doc chuckled and said that we might want to encourage crawling before walking. Whaddaya know, she started crawling the next day.

-Fussy phase?  Happy phase?

Ehh, she's generally happy. She has occasional moments of sadness when we miss the boat on a nap (usually because we're at work and I've made her wait until I finish something for the other kids) and it's rough for her to deal with the boys' crazy summer schedules with the constant in-out of the carseat (usually colliding directly with a nap, too) buuut, yes, generally she's the happiest baby and I consider myself verrry lucky.

-How's nursing/feeding/solids going?

Nursing is going well. I keep forgetting that her tummy stays full for longer periods now, so my tactic of constantly offering a boob is probably annoying to her. Then again, we've been sick and she's been doing some crazy developmental leaps, so there have been hours of constant nursing and cuddling, too. It's all good.

We're holding off on solids for as long as possible (8 months is my goal) and then doing a modified vegan version of BLW. She still gets her kale and carrot toys, though.

-Who or what is your baby's new BFF?

Cat, too, but it's not mutual. Our sweet kitty is old and kinda frail, so I'm actually more protective of her than Olive when they face off. It doesn't help that her fur is longish and really soft - all the more enticing for little grabby hands. Sigh.

She loves her time with Papa, her Nana, and with the boys. We're lucky. I have yet to leave her for longer than an hour and a half, but I'm trying to schedule a massage for the coming week so that'd be our third time apart. I know, I know! (Thank you for the support that day, by the way - I've been working 45+ hour weeks again so there hasn't been time for checking in. greensad.gif )

She's also totally digging anything (toy or not) that isn't hers. While we're at work, she'll eagerly dive for any of the boys' toys (gross; they don't wash their hands) or any book, magazine, pan, utensil, plant, etc... so to keep her occupied I have her help "sort" laundry or just throw her up on my back. She's ridiculously tolerant.

-How is mama doing?

Um. I'd really really like to find a yoga practice that fits into my schedule, and maybe see a friend or two. Day-to-day is hard right now, because my job (employer) is so stressful, but I've got a handle on it. Last week (or three) I had a lot of difficulty making time to make real food, so I kind of existed on bread and nut butters and fruit. I'm daydreaming of the farm markets I never get to, since it's peak season for everything delicious and - ugh! I'm feeling negative. Also, DH has had his ego personally assaulted because my libido is nowhere to be found. That does painful things to our relationship!

Edited by sgsnyder - 8/11/13 at 3:21pm
post #22 of 58
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

I completely trust that co-sleeping doesn't work for you, so I hope I'm not stepping over a line with this... but I didn't cosleep at first with my oldest (hard to get a hang of side nursing, I was scared of his safety, etc) but once we started doing it I got so much more sleep. Again, co-sleeping isn't for everyone, but if you're at the end of your rope have you thought about trying the side nursing thing again? Just for one night?

Jenny,
Oh, so tough mama!!
Echoing Jean here and respectfully, gently, encouraging you to give cosleeping another shot. Maybe try practicing side-lying nursing during the day? Living on that much interrupted sleep and no naps would have me to my breaking point.
Not that it's helpful, but hugs to you!
post #23 of 58

We are a house of sickies right now

 

I started feeling a bit iffy on Wednesday and by Thursday I was all out sick. Went to a walk-in clinic on Friday morning who told me I had a kidney infection and the severe head cold I also have is just a happy coincidence. By Saturday, DD officially had a wet cough, but doesn't seem to be getting any worse than that (thankfully) and is acting perfectly normal. DH is starting to complain that he's feeling a little off as of late yesterday but I haven't been getting better at all after 4 days of amoxicillin so I'm going in to my actual doctor tomorrow morning. I suspect that I have a sinus infection on top of my kidney infection because it feels quite a bit like my sinuses are full of 50lbs of knives.

 

In summary: guilty.gif

post #24 of 58

We are a house of sickies right now

 

I started feeling a bit iffy on Wednesday and by Thursday I was all out sick. Went to a walk-in clinic on Friday morning who told me I had a kidney infection and the severe head cold I also have is just a happy coincidence. By Saturday, DD officially had a wet cough, but doesn't seem to be getting any worse than that (thankfully) and is acting perfectly normal. DH is starting to complain that he's feeling a little off as of late yesterday but I haven't been getting better at all after 4 days of amoxicillin so I'm going in to my actual doctor tomorrow morning. I suspect that I have a sinus infection on top of my kidney infection because it feels quite a bit like my sinuses are full of 50lbs of knives.

 

In summary: guilty.gif

post #25 of 58

Okay, so apparently not only did my arm accidentally submit the post before I was finished, it posted four times

post #26 of 58
Yikes, hope you're feeling much better soon Teles!!


My boys woke this morning at dawn (as per usual) and ate unknown amounts of chocolate chips for breakfast. Send help!
post #27 of 58

Teles, hope you and everyone get better soon!!!

 

odinsmama that's happens a lot here too :(

post #28 of 58
Teles, i hope you are starting to feel better.
jenny, i hope you are getting some sleep!


naomi can now crawl crawl, not just commando style in the trenches crawl. sometimes she stops when she's crawling and holds herself into a sitting position. i cannot believe how big she is getting/has gotten. where did the time go?
Edited by kellybeth - 8/16/13 at 9:39am
post #29 of 58

Where is everyone????  Hopefully having fun!

 

DD1 starts kinder (homeschool) monday.  I am gearing up and feeling a bit nervous.  All will be good (my mantra lately)

 

DS has been teething like crazy.  He has been so darn cranky the last 5 days.  He is still working toward crawling (wow Kellybeth, can't believe Naomi is!!!!)  

 

Question for you ladies-

What cups are you planning on getting for your little ones?  I have been looking and can't decide.  We did playtex ones for the other girls, I don't really know if I want that again.  

post #30 of 58
this group has never been so quiet!
i am going to just use the small size lifefactory glass bottle with a suck flip top. the silicone sleeve keeps it from shattering with ant banging.
she really likes my takeya bottle byt it's heavy and not as durable.
also, she has 3 tooth bumps on the bottom but havent broke through yet.chomp chomp!
post #31 of 58
Hi ladies! Still here but between a last minute trip to CA and moving, life's been GO GO GO! We're sloooowly unpacking and getting settled- slower than I'd like, but this baby needs lots of attention. smile.gif

She's been having these all night nursing sessions. Don't know what that's about. She isn't teething- or, I mean, she's shown teething signs for MONTHS with nothing to show for it. My mom just informed me that my siblings and I were all late (10-12 months) teethers. Ha.

For cups, Margot is obsessed with regular water bottles and takes small sips from our Nalgenes. She also loves her bpa free kids Contego water bottles that my mil bought her. Other than that, we were thinking just regular drinking/juice glasses. She's already pretty good! It's adorable but we definitely have to limit her non milk fluid intake bc she would drink our water all day if we let her! Haha. I've always been water obsessed too so she takes after me smile.gif
post #32 of 58
Btw- thank the HEAVENS for side lie nursing. I've fine tuned Margot's food issues so as l avoid those items, she isn't fussy at night generally. Just a nursaholic, which is fine bc I do sleep through it and get extra cuddles to boot.

I can't eat: legumes (inc peanuts), brassicas, cow dairy (can do goat), wheat (but can do spelt). I have to limit egg whites (yolks are fine), coffee, and chocolate too. Oy.
post #33 of 58
Just popping in to say thanks for the support and suggestions ladies! I really can't deal with co sleeping so its not a direction I want to go. I don't want to change things up on her either so we are just going to ride it out. Things are a tiny bit better. I am getting a bit more sleep I think. I'm going to bed earlier and she is starting to sometimes wake less. We are just coming out of that really long wonder week so hopefully that will help. Still no teeth either but two bumps on the bottom hopefully ready to come soon. She also had a cold during all of this so really one thing after another!!

Anyways I'm feeling a bit better this week smile.gif still tired but more positive!
post #34 of 58
Thread Starter 
Glad to hear things are a bit better, Jenny!

We are giving the Doidy (open) cup a go. She's just playing with it for now.
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post


odinsmama that's happens a lot here too greensad.gif

Oh it was horrible! Actually, it was the start of a really difficult week overall. Just the boys taking turns with colds, so it drags out for ages instead of them being sick at the same time and getting it over with quick.
So I cancelled a couple plans so we wouldn't spread our germs and was just feeling crazy without any time out of the house and no time with friends. Plus no time for the boys to be with friends, so they're driving each other and me bonkers. And when they are loud and fighting, Freya gets all these sucky, interrupted naps. Bleh.

So, looking forward to a new week and hopefully some fun with friends.

Freya's sitting fairly well these days and sits in her little chair to gnaw on food... Her favorite thing to do I think.
And life is just pretty normal. We are entering our birthday season so things will start getting busy here pretty soon.

Jenny- glad things are a bit better for you, sounds like there was a lot going on that could have been making things worse. Hope things just keep getting better! smile.gif
post #36 of 58
Thread Starter 

What counts as a first word?  DD has been babbling forever (and growling, LOL), and in the last couple of weeks has said "ehhma" or "ehhmama" when she wants to nurse, and occasionally when she is otherwise agitated and "just wants mama" (which isn't common, as she is happy with Daddy 90% of the time).  I was hesitant to "count" it-- thought it definitely had "meaning," but was not necessarily her actually saying/intending to say "mama," even though she only says it in those contexts.  She's only just now 5.5 months, so...?  In the last couple of days, it has begun to start with an M, sounding more clearly like Mama, but...  shrug.gif 

Then today, I had to go to the post office and run some errands for about 40 minutes.  I could hear her start to get a little upset when I left the sun (back) room where she and DH were-- and she wasn't hungry, tired, nor did she have to potty, so that was somewhat unusual. When I got home, DH said that he thought he would take her to the front room to show her that I was leaving/getting into the car-- so he could talk about where I was going and explain that I'd be back.  Apparently, she started BAWLING and screaming "Mama!  Mama!" for some time before he could settle her.

 

I know according to the Wonder Weeks, she is currently (crankily) learning about relationships and distances, and the fact that we can actually leave her (i.e., that I'm not the same person she is, DH is not the same person she is, etc.)  So the crying, while a little distressing, is actually probably developmentally a good thing.  But does this mean "Mama" counts as her first word?  She doesn't just call me Mama as a matter of course-- it's only when she "really" wants/needs me-- but it does only apply to me.  That is the word we usually use for me, though-- or occasionally Mommy.  As I said, she does babble and roar, too, but never says anything like mammamamamama or whatever when she's just babbling.  Then it's more roaring/grunting/cooing or b/p/f/s sounds.

 

IDK-- I grew up thinking that 6 months was pretty typical for a first word, as mine was "Daddy" at 6 months, closely followed by "Hi" and "Kiki" (kitty) in context, and my brother had a similar pattern.  But when I research it, all these websites insist kids can't say meaningful first words until 9-12 months.

 

Anyone? 

post #37 of 58

Chris says mummumumumum when he's crying and he wants me. He said "Hi Dada!!!" two mornings ago, and has each time he's seen daddy since.

 

My 7yo commented today that it sucks that he only says mama when he's crying and Daddy gets all the happy greetings with smiles.

post #38 of 58
Thread Starter 

Aw, akemi, it's nice to think that he knows you will comfort him, though.  DH-- although entirely sympathetic to her distress-- thought it was "cute" that she called after me.  I think because I always talked about how he was more "maternal" than I was, but I've turned out to be a pretty good mom, if I do say so myself.  :)

post #39 of 58

We're getting "Mamamama" when he REALLY needs Mama, "uh-oh" and "hi!" I think it's really just echoing what he hears. I'm not sure that he has any reference for what he might be saying but it's fun to hear it anyway!

 

On another topic, I'm still on vacation but DH headed home 10 days ago to get back to work. I know we miss him but I just realized I'm dreading going home. I have family helping here so I can get some breaks and all these great friends with little ones too... I'm going back to a brand new home, no friends yet and 13-14 hour days flying solo. Sigh. 


Edited by typebug - 8/20/13 at 12:18pm
post #40 of 58

Where is everyone?  

 

Typebug, that sounds a little stressful.  Is there any mommy groups you can get involved in?  At the least, check out LLL.

 

 

Our doc asked if liam was saying any 'words'.... he isn't doing much but squealing still.  Not even any 'dadadad' or 'mamamam'.  He does cry more when he wants me, but doesn't call out.  He is reaching his hands out to me when he wants up.  Too cute!

 

He started real crawling last night at 6.5 months.... just the same as DD1.  DD2 started right at 7 months.

 

Come on ladies... tell me how you are!

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