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post #121 of 389
I'm a creative writer, too. When I have a free hour, I run to my notebook and start working. Sometimes I get a lot done in an hour.


All--

Why are you nervous about posting pics online? Is it child predators you worry about? I wonder if I should stop posting pics?
Maybe I'll remove the link in my sig. You all are making me nervous about it.
post #122 of 389
All - I'm not to nervous about posting pics online, since I can't control what other people think or do. Of course, I'd never put *enticing* pics of my kids online (or of myself for that matter). I was pretty disappointed, for example, that some EC and diapering pics got taken down from some good websites because of fear of predators using the pics for their own "pleasure". Just my 2c, but I count on the web photo album to keep my friends and family abreast of my kids' development.
post #123 of 389
i always post pics without worrying or copywriting also. i don't do naked pics of the kids online though.

what is your almost 7 mo old weighing? i think adrian is right under 16 lbs still - he still has tons of eating aversions due to the reflux pain and gi distress caused by nursing. so i think he will be a small fry
post #124 of 389
Adam is 7 months old today! And weighs a whopping 22 lbs (according to his last checkup two weeks ago)! We're going out for Korean food to celebrate this evening -- I'm also thrilled because this means no dinner prep.
Adam has one tooth so far and is scootching around (no crawling yet) but he loves standing if he's holding on to my fingers.
We've made the switch to soy formula because Adam was diagnosed with eczema -- it seems to have worked because in the week that he's been on the new formula, the rash has 90% cleared up. No more scratching; yay! The throwing up seems to have lessened as well; thank goodness. He's still spitting up a few times a day, but I can deal with that way better than the vomit. Blech.
Being a mom is really taking some adjustment on my part; I'm so used to having the day for doing whatever I wanted (I worked from home but used to intersperse working with stuff for me) and it's so completely different having a baby so dependent on me for interaction (I'm an introvert and am pretty happy on my own). I'm also exhausted! I'm trying to nap when Adam sleeps during the day, and DH is thankfully taking one or both feedings during the night, since he understands how tiring it is being with Adam all day. I him; he's so supportive and it makes things easier knowing that he'll come home and take over childcare so I can work and have a bit of time just for me.
Also, re: photos online, anyone can see my pics through my blog -- I'm seriously not worried about predators at this point and it's the easiest way to keep my far-flung family and friends updated.
post #125 of 389
Kate-
Thanks for posting your bedtime routine for me! We're still fine tuning ours. Ended up getting a bed rail for now, which does give us some room and peace of mind. I think we may put a crib mattress on the floor in his room and then put him to bed in there, so we can have at least some hours of snuggly couple time. Then we'll use the monitor and bring him into the bed with us during the night.

I can't imagine not putting pics up online. Like others have said, it has been such a wonderful resource for friends and family to watch him grow. I am not fearful about others seeing them, but that's just me, not fearful in general.
post #126 of 389
So Grey had his first taste of wheat cracker yesterday. Not on purpose though. I was watching my friend's child yesterday afternoon. We gave her and my dd some crackers. Next thing I know dd says, "S gave Grey some crackers." And I'm thinking no way she did (because she doesn't like to share her food!) but she did! She gave him all her crackers and he was gnawing on one. I scooped it from his hand and the goo from his mouth. So much for not introducing wheat before a year! Hopefully it will be his one and only experience.

I have a question for those doing solid food. How much is your baby eating a day? I make my own (for the most part) and freeze it in babyfood jars. Yesterday he ate almost a whole medium jar in two sittings. Too much too little? How can I tell when he's ready for more solids vs just wanting to nurse more? (although I have a 3 yr old dd she never ate baby food)

As far as weight I'm guessing 23 lbs. He was 21lbs a month ago. He's 7 months old today!

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post #127 of 389
Em's seven months and twelve days. according to our scale, she's around 17 lbs 2 ozs but she weighed 17 lbs 8 oz at the doctor's office and 18 lbs even about a month ago, I doubt she has lost that much, if anything at all...
post #128 of 389
When giving solids, does one need to be concerned with losing milk supply?
post #129 of 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by henhao
When giving solids, does one need to be concerned with losing milk supply?
Only if you give solids in place of nursing. Nurse/bottle feed first and then give solid foods. Its a much slower start this way and helps keep nursing going longer.
post #130 of 389
Speaking of solids again, I definitely still BF DS right after feeding. I usually feed him solids once a day and he eats a lot! Sometimes i give him water in a little baby cup for him to hold.

Random Question for All
: So my husband's cousin in CA had his new baby this week and he saids their baby daughter is born heathy but doctor recommands giving her vitamins. Is vitamin supplements necessary for a healthy baby? Did you guys give ur babies vitamins? It's making me think about my DS.

Maybe I'm just paranoid..

-Nonnnn
post #131 of 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaitnbugsmom
Em's seven months and twelve days. according to our scale, she's around 17 lbs 2 ozs but she weighed 17 lbs 8 oz at the doctor's office and 18 lbs even about a month ago, I doubt she has lost that much, if anything at all...
All the scales are different so there are some errors in the numbers, you shouldn't worry. My DS weighed 17lb. 2 oz at his last aptmt but he felt much heavier to me!
post #132 of 389
nonny, I'm nak but do a search in the bf forum for 'vit d'
post #133 of 389
re vitamins: we give emmie polyvisol {sp?} once a day when we remember. {three kids all on different vitamin supplements/meds gets kinda confusing}
post #134 of 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamao'two
So Grey had his first taste of wheat cracker yesterday. Not on purpose though. I was watching my friend's child yesterday afternoon. We gave her and my dd some crackers. Next thing I know dd says, "S gave Grey some crackers." And I'm thinking no way she did (because she doesn't like to share her food!) but she did! She gave him all her crackers and he was gnawing on one. I scooped it from his hand and the goo from his mouth. So much for not introducing wheat before a year! Hopefully it will be his one and only experience.

I have a question for those doing solid food. How much is your baby eating a day? I make my own (for the most part) and freeze it in babyfood jars. Yesterday he ate almost a whole medium jar in two sittings. Too much too little? How can I tell when he's ready for more solids vs just wanting to nurse more? (although I have a 3 yr old dd she never ate baby food)

As far as weight I'm guessing 23 lbs. He was 21lbs a month ago. He's 7 months old today!

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I still give DS the Gerber 1st stage foods and he finishes it in 2 feedings. I also add them to rice cereal. I usually judge if I had given him too much if DS poops right after I feed him, then he ate too much! Normally he'll stop opening his mouth when he's close to being done. I started giving him crackers too and other "foods" just to give him some taste and feel for it. Glad to know I am not the only one doing it. My MIL freaks out every time I do that, I'm like "calm down.." My mother in the other hand supports me in that aspect.
post #135 of 389
To follow up on that vitamins questions, I read in the forum that breastfed babies DO NOT need any supplements. That makes sense now for my cousin in-law because she is currently having problems with latching on and trying to start formula:-( and thats why doc wants her baby to have vitamins I guess?

Anyway, she is feeling overwhelmed with baby not latching on, I told her to contact a lactation consultant and keep trying to BF cause its the best! :-)

I am very lucky I didn't have any problems with DS latching on right after birth!:-)
post #136 of 389
on vitamins...some docs say to give vit d.

if you are light-skinned and get sun, it's not as important. if you are of color, it's more important to get it...esp if you live in a non-sunny place...a lact consultant told me that the aap didn't want to sound racist by suggesting that only people of color get the vit d supplements for their babies. so, instead, they recommend it for everyone so as not to offend anyone.
post #137 of 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamao'two

I have a question for those doing solid food. How much is your baby eating a day? I make my own (for the most part) and freeze it in babyfood jars. Yesterday he ate almost a whole medium jar in two sittings. Too much too little? How can I tell when he's ready for more solids vs just wanting to nurse more? (although I have a 3 yr old dd she never ate baby food)
Not much at all. Well, since he's been sick the past week, I've avoided giving him anything besides breastmilk. He has developed an aversion to anything mushy or baby-like. He wants something he can pick up and chew...or quickly grab off of someone elses plate and cram in his mouth! Now I just try to give hime a few bits of what we may be eating at the time. I bought these organic rice/oat O's or puffed millet that he loves. I put a few bits of something on his exersaucer (no highchair at the moment) when we are eating and gives me a free hand to eat my meal as he is entertained picking them up and mashing them around in his gums.

A jar in two sittings sounds reasonable at this age. I guess I'd just follow his cues. Johnathan closes his lips tight and makes a "bbbbb" spitting noise when he's had enough! When he wants something he launches his body to get it and doesn't give up till he gets some. If he starts getting fussy, I know he wants "num-num." When he actually liked mushy food, he would get mad when I tried to put the food away....and was happy when I gave him another bite. : For the most part, he's only had one actual meal....about two tablespoons of sweet potato with about half of it ending up on his face and hands.
post #138 of 389
On Vit D, I take cod liver oil and figure that it goes in my milk in the right amounts. I don't do baby vitamins, not that they are bad or anything. Taking cod liver oil also has helped with the SAD symptoms as well.
post #139 of 389

Vitamins-Food-Teeth

Hi all,
my DD has 4 teeth and weights 17lbs, she'll be 7mos on the 23rd!
We're not doing any vitamin supps, nor did i during my pregnancy. I have no cavities at all(I think it's genetic and I chew xylitol gum). I live in the Pacific NorthWest and I still think I get enough Vitamin D from the sun, especially during my pregnancy in the summer...my diet is fully balanced with whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts, legumes, I'm a complete avocado freak, and fortified soy milk(Silk Plain)no, I'm not vegan, I eat local free-range organic eggs and yogurt too!
DD eats on average maybe 4 tbs of solids a day. I too freeze my own in icecube trays, I read somewhere you shouldn't use jars becasue of the breaking factor, and with the tray I can stack them, break them out and then label a ziplock bag. (Super Baby food by Ruth Yaron). When DD has had enough she simply doesn't open her mouth.
If your baby is gaining well, i don't think you should worry about how much. I like the icecube method becasue each icecube is about 2 tbs, so I can mix and match and not be too wasteful, and I usually eat the left overs.
hope this helps-ok, I'm up early pumping so I can attend a yoga workshop! 5 days!!!!!(coming home at lunch to bf)My hubby has the time off, I feel so blessed!!!
post #140 of 389
I am not sure how much DS weighs. We don't go to the doc too much. he has only been once . I guess he weighs about 18 lbs or so.
He is eating now too and I just play it by ear. ususally he eats solids twice a day, but there isn't a schedule really. He nurses a ton and I imagine he will for years to come.

I don't do vitamins for DS, but was considering Vit D. It is starting to get warm again up here and we have been outside more, so I am not as worried about it now. I guess I wasn't too worried about it in the first place. i think with DS1 I thought about that a bit more.

Just started bringing both boys to a Waldorf style playgroup near my house. Oh, it is so fun. DS1 loves it- there is alot of free play, songs and chants, storytelling, etc. For living in a small town, there are some cool folks around these parts. I am blessed.

- Kerri
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