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post #81 of 87
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Good morning everyone. JayGee, we love to do the nursing/reading thing too. It is so sweet for us all to be together like that. Sometimes just one child will want to read, so even though I am nursing, I get to give that child some individual attention.

I would think that after having 4 kids in 6 years, my kids would be screaming "Enough already!", but they keep talking about "our next baby" and asking if someday I will have twins in my belly. : This baby is our last & I keep telling them our family is the perfect size for us right now, but they aren't buying it. I guess having babies has become a fact of life for them. :LOL

Erika, I am so glad to hear the mastitis is feeling better. That sounded really rough.

Ecoteat, my babe looks to one side much more also. Our ped. says it was probably the way she was positioned in utero and also encouraged us to position her so that she looks the other way more, i.e. lay her on the opposite side, propped w/a pillow behind her back to get the muscles accustomed to working on the other side too. Perhaps that is what yours meant by "balanced"? I don't worry about it too much though. When I think of it I do it.

Anyone doing anything fun for the 4th? Not much happening here. My kids go to bed way before any fireworks start, but we'll try to catch a parade and hit the beach. Just a nice long family weekend mostly.
post #82 of 87
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She also noticed that when Phoebe is in the fencer's position she tends to look to the right much more than the left and said we should encourage her to turn both ways to help her be more "balanced." I've never heard anyone talk about this before; have any of you? What exactly was she talking about?
my chiro talks about balance a lot. she says that's yet another reason to bf. i guess people who bottle feed tend to hold the baby on the same side...whereas obviously if you are bf-ing you switch sides. subtle muscles get stimulated differently.

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Anyone doing anything fun for the 4th? Not much happening here. My kids go to bed way before any fireworks start, but we'll try to catch a parade and hit the beach. Just a nice long family weekend mostly.
my mil's neighborhood has a 4th of july parade for the kids followed by a block party. we've gone the last two years -- so fun! the kids decorate their bikes w/ flags and streamers.

dh made me breakfast. bye!
post #83 of 87
Interesting about being "balanaced". I hadn't thought about that.

Not sure of our plans the 4th. There is usually a parade at noon with a military flyover (F-18s this year) and then fireworks but now that we have daylight savings time they won't start until after 9:30. : Same with the drive-in, it gets dark an hour later with DST. Sorry, I'm ranting again.
post #84 of 87
Max- your post made me laugh. My kids are almost the same age as yours (6,5,2&new). They are saying the same things. Talking about the next one and desperately hoping for twins. Yikes!!

Anna is 11 lbs even now and is 4w 4d old. She is getting cheese curd I love it. She is already laughing at the kids. My other babies weren't this interactive this young. She loves listening to them talk and occasionaly coos back at them.
post #85 of 87
Bah, we're battling a pretty nasty diaper rash here. Breastmilk and lots of nekkid rump time seem to be helping it get it's rear in gear. Oh, and I caught 1.5 pees today! I sure wish search wasn't down though.
post #86 of 87
No 4th plans here either - DD is in bed long before the festivities!

Well, DH broke down and let me buy a cradle swing for DS.

I AM IN HEAVEN! He LOVES it and so do I! My hands are free!!!!!!!!! I still put him in the sling but he is happy to stay there so I can oh, say...go pee.
post #87 of 87
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LuckyLady, the cradle swings sounds great. Hooray for a little break every now & then! I haven't gotten my swing out of the attic yet bc 1. we don't have much room and 2. I know the other three kids are going to be constantly playing w/it, putting their toys in it, running out the batteries, and my 2 year old will want to go "up, up, and away!" (her swinging chant) in it.
But, all that aside, the fussy periods at night are wearing me out, and I wonder if she might like the swing then, so I may try it anyway.
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