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post #101 of 229
Kitty, congrats on Nathanael's progress

Em is still chunking out at 26 lbs give or take. She's friends with the scale in my bathroom and may or may not be the reason it said my Bible weighed 93 pounds today {and it's a slimline Bible. Dh's I could believe weighed that much}
post #102 of 229
Hi all!
Anyone have two kids in the same room yet? Emmett is nursing to sleep and sleeps with DH and I , but we were thinking of having our boys together sometime in the future. I think they would enjoy sleeping together.
Our nightime routine is similar to some of the others posted- sleep about 8pm or so. When I slip into bed for the night at 11 pm or so, he nurses a little bit again. Up at around 7 am, although there is usually a nursing in there somewhere else. I just kind of follow his lead, but he is a terrific sleeper.
He naps twice most days- around 10 am and around 2 pm. One of the naps is at home, but at least one of them is in the car or on a walk. It is hard to stay home all day every day, so we take our naps on the road alot! My 3 yo DS takes one nap still usually on the road or on a walk in the double stroller.

Congrats to all of the babies progressing in their movement, speech, etc. It is wonderful to see, isn't it? I so enjoy watching E's interaction with the world. iT is beautiful.

- Kerri
post #103 of 229
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Originally Posted by skana
I just put it on my wish list at Amazon. I'm trying not to buy anything for Henry but I keep finding cool stuff!

Good for you -- I think I will try to get a copy, too (this one will eventually have to go back to the library!). I hope you like it. Let me know what you think once it arrives. And hope Henry likes it, too.
I have to say that I was dissappointed in this book. A great idea, poorly executed. The pictures are grainy, poor quality and make the book look very unprofessional thrown together, IMNSHO. Too bad, because it's a great concept!
post #104 of 229
I have to say that I was dissappointed in this book. A great idea, poorly executed. The pictures are grainy, poor quality and make the book look very unprofessional thrown together, IMNSHO. Too bad, because it's a great concept!

Oh, sorry to hear that. I just thought my copy was really beaten up from library use. Still, Tova seemed to enjoy it and I'm like you, I love the concept.
post #105 of 229

just checking in with the august '05 mamas!

my DD was 19lbs last I checked! she is finally catching up! (she was still only 12lbs @9mo) she is on the verge of walking, just not too sure of it quite yet. she crawls SO fast though and thinks it's fun if I chase her. otherwise she is starting to talk a little and says "hi" and "cat" and "uh oh!" she is getting another tooth..her 6th or 7th, I am losing count now (my 2yo is also teething w/ molars simultaniously. oh joy!).
post #106 of 229
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my 2yo is also teething w/ molars simultaniously. oh joy!

Oh, I can't hear that tonight. A is on his 5th consecutive day of misery & his gums look mangled - I honestly wonder if more than one tooth is coming simultaneously. This is the first time all day I've had more than 10 child-free minutes, and that's only because I just lost it with dh and he's upstairs putting A to bed...minor miracle.... ((sigh)) Poor kid - I actually medicated him tonight with ibuprofen - I rarely do, but he was just walking around crying in between climbing in my arms and drooling. I feel sad for him.

Deb and farmlife, thanks for the support. I'm really just having a bad week - I promise to try not to be whiny next week... : Honest. I am pretty much at my wit's end right now, so am off to bed shortly.

Kitty, I'm so happy about Nathaniel's progress! Rock on, little man!

Good night, all. Kisses to the beautiful babes.

P.S. - Helicopter?!? That's awesome. Seriously, Adam's new word is "BWAHHH!", spoken very loudly and with a great grin. He is definitely nowhere near four syllables. He does think he's pretty funny, though!
post #107 of 229
Kerri- we moved both boys in together a couple months back. there was a transition period, but things seem to have smoothed over. sometimes Jack wakes early and he thinks it is great fun to scoot off his mattress and tackle his brother while he is asleep. big brother does not love the game so much
anyway, our co-sleeping usually has me starting out with dh and ending up in ds2's bed about 1-3A and big brother crawling in on my other side somewhere before 5ish. Today I moved the bookcase and the train table out and am focusing on it being a sleeping room with few distractions. I'll see how it goes. I found that when I am getting the lil guy down for a nap, lots of the big guy's activities for quiet time are in the bedroom. That was not something I planned real well but am adjusting now. I love having them in the same room. The times they curl up together and sleep are just heartmelting. yummy kids!
post #108 of 229

Well must be that good old Vermont aire..

because Nathanael's a great sleeper too. He's down by 7:30/8am up by 6am, naps from about 11-1 or 2, then 4:30-5:30. Please don't sic the natural family police on me but he sleeps in the kitchen! LOL No, I wanted to move him into a crib but our crib broke (well big brother used it as a trampoline one day) and it's been through a lot of kids. So all I have is a graco pack n play (an older wider one) and it will only fit in the kitchen.

Originally, we were fixing up our 3 season porch to be a bedroom for my 12 yr old and then a playroom, then my 11 yr old could move into my 12 yr old's old room, my 5 yr old could bunk with my 9 yr old and then Nathanael could bunk with Timmy but dang the contractor screwed us over etc etc and so that's all on hold. So, now everyone's still in their same rooms and the baby's in the kitchen. My room is half done due to the (#$)&(&*#@* contractor screwing us over so he can't be in there with me in the playpen. I originally never did the family bed with him due to his serious breathing issues where he had to sleep upright so we never got into the groove with that ...though we do have a comfy temperpedic king size bed *hubba hubba*

Anyway....you all must wonder what I'm doing here, I don't co-sleep, I vax, ummm well I breast fed (almost typed "beast fed" hahahaa) for 9 months. I guess we're all different for different reasons but my heart's still here. Though I feel wierd clicking on the toddler thread!!

ah well...that's me......
post #109 of 229
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Anyway....you all must wonder what I'm doing here, I don't co-sleep, I vax, ummm well I breast fed (almost typed "beast fed" hahahaa) for 9 months. I guess we're all different for different reasons but my heart's still here. Though I feel wierd clicking on the toddler thread!!
Humans don't always agree. That's what makes life interesting!
post #110 of 229
Speaking of "beast feeding"...any new ideas for snacks or meals for these little people?

Owen's cow allergy persists. He's done with Oatios. But not ready for serious chewables either.

Snacks are challenging for me since I am organizationally challenged at the moment.

Any tips appreciated!
post #111 of 229
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avoid peacocks

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post #112 of 229
The fav food here is numnums. I brown some ground turkey, add some tomato sauce and whatever veggies I'm trying to disguise (A is not too keen on veggies). So far I've had luck with broccoli, mushrooms, yellow squash and zuchinni. I have to cut it up into VERY small pieces. A is a big time choker.

She will eat sweet potato cubes and any kind of fruit - again cut up really small and cooked if hard like apple or pear. She also loves miso soup with some tofu cubes. Again, very small cubes. Everyone getting clear that the cubes have to be small?

For breakfast she is eating ground oatmeal with half a smooshed banana and some (yes, very small) pieces of strawberry. Last night, she ate the mushrooms and rice from our beef stroganoff.

I find that making a bunch (like the ground turkey) and freezing in small plastic containers is working great. Every morning I just take out what I'm using that day.
post #113 of 229
Snacks...E is eating A LOT these days...she is loving whole peaches/nectarines!! She eats the whole thing, and loves holding it for herself. Of course, I am on choke patrol, and sit right beside her.
Other faves are steamed carrots (sliced thin) and broccoli, dried fruit (but I tend to avoid it bc of all the tooth brushing that has to happen after!), pita quarters with cheese melted on them (usually cut into strips/bites), toasted tortillas, mini muffins I make...hoping for some new ideas!

A question for SAHM's-how often do you get together with other moms/kids? E is in love with other kids, and I've signed her up for some classes that start next week, but I don't know if 2 kid events a week are enough. Generally I see another 1-2 friends that have kids similar in age as well. We live out in the country, so walking to a local park is not really an option. Ideas? TIA!
post #114 of 229
Can I join in? My name is Alison, I have a 12 month old named Jonah Alexander, born 8-19-05. I'm not a totally natural mom, there are lots of things I am trying to do better, but I'm here to learn. Thanks!
post #115 of 229
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Can I join in? My name is Alison, I have a 12 month old named Jonah Alexander, born 8-19-05. I'm not a totally natural mom, there are lots of things I am trying to do better, but I'm here to learn. Thanks!
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post #118 of 229
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Originally Posted by LoveMyJonah
Can I join in? My name is Alison, I have a 12 month old named Jonah Alexander, born 8-19-05. I'm not a totally natural mom, there are lots of things I am trying to do better, but I'm here to learn. Thanks!
post #119 of 229
Welcome!

I'm feeling renewed! Dh and I went out for our anniversary last night. A whole hour and a half! It was wonderful to reconnect and necessary. We had a great talk about parenting on the way to the restaurant and it feels great to be getting in a groove with ds2.

Jack is just blossoming into this amazing little individual. He is running around like crazy. Has very few words but he does use what he knows regularly. He is starting to sign some things back to me. Today I asked him what he was carrying in his hand and he held it up high and said "ugck". It was a toy truck. Frankly, it shocked me and I had a moment of wow! he really is understanding me.

I am so looking forward to cutting back my hours in a few months from 32 to 16 and having my nights back with my family. Glad this group is still going strong!
post #120 of 229
hey all. Is it just me or are these kids getting more amazing every day? I missed this stage with my older two due to being a WOHM pulling 18+ hour shifts to scrape by so I guess I'm probably super-lame for saying this with kid #3, but it seems like she gets more and more amazing every day.

We had to go clothes shopping for Miss Em today because she's outgrown everything like, overnight. Scary stuff. She's starting to slim down now that she's walking {read running} everywhere, so her few pants were too short, skirts & dresses were getting shorter, and she was down to one or two t-shirts. So we dropped $35 on two 'outfits' a sweatshirt and two pairs of stretch leggings at the ebil empire. As much as I would have loved to journey into town for these things, it was not to be time & cash wise. The new stuff is size 12 months and cute. not exactly burlington's-cute but definitely cuter than the remnants that goodwill wants new-with-tags prices for so I'm dealing.

Tired. I guess I"m still feeling the effects of being sick all week. Still getting hot and cold chills. yeah. At least my jaw has quit hurting and I can and have resumed snuggling up to dh at night. I know it sounds nauseatingly sweet and all but I truly haven't found much that six hours of good sleep cuddled up with him can't solve. Other than the blasted ENT/Jaw infection. And most of what his presence can't fix, the kids can.
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