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post #61 of 88
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Originally Posted by sgsnyder View Post

Oh, Wild Things. <3 I say to Olive, "I'm gonna get youuu!" and she giggles and leaps away until she's around the corner. I sneak up on her, tickle her, then she turns around and chases me. My husband often calls down to see if we're okay; we cause such a ruckus.

(Oh, and she's been finding much humor in eating my chin, nose, lips, ears, fingers, arm-skin, etc... and she blows raspberries on me to get me laughing. I'll hold her by her torso and deflect mouth-to-face attacks by gently "biting" her ribcage, which sends her into FITS of laughter, which makes her attack me more - soon we're both just slobbery, hysterical messes... and it is the best. The. Best.)

Anyway. kb, get a chair! Problem solved. Just kidding, I'm sure you'll figure out a much more attractive and practical solution. wink1.gif

Litter box - ours is in "husband's" tv room - Olive doesn't go in there, and it's fun for me that it smells 'cause otherwise I'd be jealous of DH having a space all to himself. Oh, we're children.

Oh! More cute baby things:
DH said, last night, that Olive was standing before him with a pen. She held it, dropped it, looked up at him and chuckled, then squatted to retrieve it. She did it over and over again for several minutes. Then, DH picked up the pen for her, and she took it. She looked at it, looked at him, smiled, then handed him the pen! They passed it back and forth a dozen times. Is this the super methodical stuff you're talking about, Buko?

 

Yes!  That's exactly the kind of thing.  Miss L is all about practicing standing on her own (etc.) over and over and over and over and...

post #62 of 88
Good lord, I still can't believe so many of you have standing and mobile babies.
I'm not readyyyyy!!! Lego pieces, coins, dog food (which is in the kitchen, and I'll put a baby gate up to keep her out. If she's in there with me it's snack time in the high chair), random objects the boys insist are treasure... All over. Just when I think it's swept up and put away I find a tiny Lego in a corner or discover a pile of rocks someone was saving. She will just have to be worn forever.

Whoever asked about tapatalk, I don't have to log in every time. It's not the greatest, and something is up with my iPad not letting apps get to my photos so I can't do that from here, but the slow typing on the site was enough to make me never want to type anything.

We're doing well here but nothing super exciting. Freya is scooting around on her bottom some and looking like she wants to crawl. But if I put her in a crawling position she screams. What she really wants to do is move from sitting, twist around and forward so she's almost ready to crawl, and then fall on her head. Good times.
post #63 of 88

I am ramping up to somewhat "babyproof" and am lucky there are no treasure-hording older brothers in the picture!  My dilemma WRT cat food and litter is that our cat is somewhat old (13-15) and very infirm.  She is also a grazer, so...  what to do?  If I put gates around the kitchen, where her food is-- probably a good idea regardless-- I don't know that she could jump over or squeeze through the bars, or...?  Could I put a baby gate off the ground a bit so she could squeeze under (but the baby couldn't?)  That seems more feasible if it makes sense.  I don't think I could just put her food/water up on a surface d/t the infirmity bit (she seems to have inoperable cancer and isn't very strong or agile as of late).  Then there's her litterbox, which is in my office, where she also often sleeps in a kitty bed.  I could keep the door shut for baby, but then kitty couldn't get in.  Another off-the-ground gate?  Is that even a thing?  Hmph...  

post #64 of 88
I totally just saw a baby gate with a cat door in it!!
I can't link now but check amazon.
post #65 of 88
Ack-- a lot of the reviews for those say that the door is too big and babies can get through. greensad.gif. I will keep looking.
post #66 of 88
Oh gosh, I was wondering about that!! I just saw the picture but didn't read cause I don't need it. Boo.
My kitty is an old guy, too, but I think he could still jump a gate. We'll find out soon enough. But he's normally only inside at night since he's got a healthy fear of my 5 year old. But if I need to I'll lift him over into his food area I'll do that and he'll yell at me when he wants out.
post #67 of 88
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

Good lord, I still can't believe so many of you have standing and mobile babies.I'm not readyyyyy!!! Lego pieces, coins, dog food (which is in the kitchen, and I'll put a baby gate up to keep her out. If she's in there with me it's snack time in the high chair), random objects the boys insist are treasure... All over. Just when I think it's swept up and put away I find a tiny Lego in a corner or discover a pile of rocks someone was saving. She will just have to be worn forever.

Argh! Using my Tapatalk now 'cause I replied earlier via the mobile web and I lost the whole thing. This response doesn't have nearly the witty cutenes that the lost one did. (It was me, OM. For some reason it's not demanding that I login each time, so that's nice.)

Yes, this! Haha! That's pretty much why O is worn all day at work. If she needs to play, I need to wipe a whole room (clear toys, anything dangerous, and sweep) and close the door. The boys always want to share their toys with her, which is SO sweet, but gross. At home, she ALWAYS finds dried leaves. How?! I had *just* swept and vacuumed, then unwrapped her and put her on the floor and I heard a crunch-crunch, and she'd found another. No, fall, no!

Eight months today. It's been a craaazy week and weekend. (When is it not? Seriously.) Olive has missed several afternoon naps and had to endure visits with wayyy too many aggressively affectionate relatives but she's been a star. I don't know how she does it. Anyway, I wanted to do something cute like y'all for the big eight months earthside, but it'll have to wait. Just like I'd hoped to do something for her six month - but - whoops! - never did. :/

How was everyone's weekend? I've been feeling chatty these days.
post #68 of 88

My weekend was sort of the pits :(. Came down with two back-to-back stomach/flu viruses and the second one still has me feeling so run down. Luckily today is DH's day off, so I get to mostly lie around and ignore my responsibilities. I actually posted a thread about this in the breastfeeding section, but does anyone else feel like their immune system doesn't work when they're BFing? For me I know it has to do with low vit D and lack of sleep. I just can't, mentally or physically, have another winter where I'm sick with something different every week. But I probably will, so I'm feeling very sorry for myself today.

 

And ACK THE LEGOS AND TINY TREASURES! We haven't implemented this yet, but pretty soon we're going to have to be very strict about where those little toys can be (thinking only upstairs in the kids' room).  

post #69 of 88
Our plan is to also restrict the little toys to their room, but I just don't even know how to make that happen. Even if they love the idea (which they won't) my 5 year old is just too impulsive/fast/maybe forgetful to make it happen without me standing guard at the door before they come out.
The boys each had a glass baby food jar out in the yard (in their little play house thing) to make "potions" with a couple weeks ago. Apparently 5yo threw his somewhere in the grass and left it, didn't tell anyone. DH ran into it (hidden in the grass) with the weed whacker and there is glass all over the yard. They know this, we've told them. This child CAN NOT remember to put shoes (really, slippers - or flip flops I think you guys might call them) on before racing into the yard.
post #70 of 88
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Originally Posted by kellybeth View Post
 

i am constantly running after naomi to stay out of the cat food/water bowls. 

constantly. 

it's like she knows that it's essentially the one thing she goes for that she cannot play with.

and she got in it today.

food. water. everywhere. i pick her up and put her in the living room, look at her and say "you are such a troublemaker." and she laughs then crawls as fast as she can to the kitchen to do it again. such a little monster. "i'll eat you up i love you so!" is what i've started saying to her. :)

 

what do mamas with animals do about keeping baby out of food/water? 

 

I put the litter in the bathroom and that's an off-bounds area and then I put the food in the kitchen and gated the kitchen so that's also off-bounds. Meanwhile have made the livingroom a yes zone. Seems OK so far!

 

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Originally Posted by buko View Post
 


Dude, I drink every night.  Well, almost.  My after-last-nursing (okay, last-nursing-for-a-few-hours) beer or glass of wine is sacred around here.

 

Oh thank god I'm not alone. ;) I have a half glass after the nurse-down every night.

post #71 of 88
Thread Starter 

we have litter in the downstairs bathroom/laundry room, but the door always has to be open for the kitty. kitty is old. and grumpy. she is just such a grump.

 wool.gif i don't know what this little sheep jump roper means, but it's funny. so there. 

 

naomi's top 2 teeth are finally poked through, and her canines are still not through but are white and bumpy. been that way for weeks now though.

 

did anyone get/make outfits for their LO's for halloween? i got a giraffe outfit for her which slays me, but i really wanted her to be a lion. i just didn't have time to make a costume. next year! 

post #72 of 88
I wanted to do a baby wearing costume and went back and forth among several ideas, but when I saw a lobster costume at my local consignment sale, I had to get it. I don't even know why. But DH's favorite ring sling looks like a fishing net, so he is going as a lobsterman with his catch, and I've got a chef's hat and apron, etc.
post #73 of 88
Jean- sorry you've been having such a crappy time lately!! greensad.gif Hope you're feeling much better very soon!

We don't coordinate costumes within the family, but we like to dress up (except DH who wears his orange shirt with a jack o lantern face on it orngtongue.gif ).
Older ds will be Finn from adventure time (I still need to sew his hat and back pack, ack!).
Younger ds is a skeleton (ahem, PJs make easy costumes!).
Freya and I will be Vikings because I found her a little Viking beanie and a soft helmet for me. Not sure what the rest of my costume will be, I have a brown skirt and some tall boots. orngtongue.gif She'll be worn, of course.
post #74 of 88

Feeling better today thank goodness! Still haven't figured out what Lou will be for Halloween. I never dress up but we might do a joint costume. We have a Halloween party every year for my kids' friends so I feel like Lou needs to dress up, too! Of course the first thing that came to mind was Rosemary and devil baby but that would probably confuse/scare the kids. 

post #75 of 88
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post
Of course the first thing that came to mind was Rosemary and devil baby but that would probably confuse/scare the kids. 

:laugh

post #76 of 88
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Originally Posted by typebug View Post


Oh thank god I'm not alone. wink1.gif I have a half glass after the nurse-down every night.

Ditto!
post #77 of 88
CD question - is it a must to start spraying off the poop even if its still mostly breastmilk? DD's poop is just starting to become a loose not quite peanut buttery kinda texture. If its necessary to get that off before laundering I'd rather just have her in a sposie in the morning til after her poop of the day. When the poop is solid it'll be plop in the loo and on I go!
post #78 of 88
I start spraying the poop when it gets stinky (solid food). Otherwise one pre rinse doesn't cut it for rinsing and they don't get clean enough, at least in my washer.
post #79 of 88
I love that my older ds's nickname for F is "tootsies".
And Freya says "eat ALL the grass"!! Well, not *says*, but you know. I'm sure she'd be down with dry leaves if we had them, but grass will do.
post #80 of 88
Thanks OM
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