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Lisa, I've missed you! glad you're back
Me too.

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Let's see.... we have new stats! As of yesterday we are 17 lbs, 14.9 oz ; 27 1/4 in. long and our head is 18 1/4 in. round. Um, I have big headed kids

We are crawling very well, pulling ourselves up and starting to do the hand over hand thing to get ourselves in motion. Have 4 teeth, 2 on top, 2 on bottom, but the second one on top took a while to join the first so he totally looks like snaggle tooth. Have THE best belly laugh in the world:
Wow, 4 teeth already! Cool.

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So... what's happened today?

Lisa is back
Spanking to sleep is bad - is that why she won't sleep?
Ange makes big headed kids
Kara's babe can babble.

What else
to you too and to everyone else.


Spanking: I'm also against this. I think hitting promotes hitting. End of story.

Lindsey: Got the Ergo today. Thank you so much!! I can't wait to put him in it. He's sleeping right now though. We may have to buy it from you..and thanks for those other things. Marley loves that little "princess halo". Will get a pic of her wearing it soon. I sent your minerals out today too. And, was it you??

AF: Anyone else get there's back? I got it back like, a week or so before Elijah turned 6 months. Which surprised the heck out of me, to say the least. But it makes me wonder...with Marley, it came back right around when I lost all the baby weight (7m) and with Elijah the same thing happened. Anyone else?
post #262 of 1645
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Best wishes, mamas! I know I mentioned this before, but I'm so glad to have connected with you all again I've been loading each page into my browser so I can read off line ... all day long whenever I get a few minutes I sit and read and feel connected to my June mama tribe again. Love it!
And we're glad you're here!

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AF: Anyone else get there's back? I got it back like, a week or so before Elijah turned 6 months. Which surprised the heck out of me, to say the least. But it makes me wonder...with Marley, it came back right around when I lost all the baby weight (7m) and with Elijah the same thing happened. Anyone else?
Um, no AF here. It's been 16 months now? Wonder why...oh yeah, I've been PREGNANT that whole time.

Speaking of pregnant, I still am! 33wks today, and my cervix is "closed up tight" according to my OB. And he said it with a big ole smile on his face. Not in a creepy way, just a "hey glad you're not having another preemie" way. Very good feeling!

So I've got all Jacksons clothes from NB-6months washed, and all the NB and small diapers and covers. I need to get the clothes put away in the bottom drawer of Sam's dresser, and put half the diapers in our room, and half down here in the diaper dresser in the living room. I also need to sew some wipes 'cause the disposables get thrown in the wash with the CDs anyway. Might as well switch to cloth wipes too.

As of Tuesday, Sam is 18 pounds even, 27 1/2 inches, and no idea how big her head is. I just know it's round, which surprises her ped every time he sees her. He walks in the room and just shakes his head and smiles when he looks at her, so glad for how far she's come. She is getting her second tooth, still on the bottom, so she's kinda cranky today. She rolls like crazy, can clear a room in no time, and is getting closer to crawling. She might just skip crawling though, 'cause instead of pushing herself on to her knees, she plants her feet and pikes her butt up in the air and then pushes up with her arms so she's standing in an upside down "v". Very cute. She's trying to pull herself up, but not quite there yet. She likes playing with food more than eating it. She self-fed with a spoon last night, sticking it in her pureed pears and pineapples and then shoving the spoon in her mouth. She got about half a serving in her belly, and half a serving ON her belly. We had fun though. She has also recently discovered the joy of banging solid objects against one another. Loads of fun.
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Katie is having her first bath with Daddy. He used to be nervous he wouldn't "do it right." Now not so much, I guess. Sounds like they're having fun, though he wasn't impressed with me turning the water temp down for her.

My yummy treats arrived yesterday, but I don't have them yet. My parents' stupid post office no longer delivers packages, which I suppose saves on theft, but if you're not home to get it, they take it back to their depot and you have to pick it up the next day. Since we just crawled out of bed, I don't have it yet.
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Oh, and we're very anti-spanking, but B was all for CIO until HE looked it up (!) and whatever he read said, "have you ever cried yourself to sleep? How did it make you feel?" That was all he needed to hear to know it wasn't a good thing to do to our kids. And I'm very proud of him for coming to that himself, because I know he gets tired of me harping on child-rearing issues. But he's a good sport, nonetheless.
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Katie is having her first bath with Daddy. He used to be nervous he wouldn't "do it right." Now not so much, I guess. Sounds like they're having fun, though he wasn't impressed with me turning the water temp down for her.

My yummy treats arrived yesterday, but I don't have them yet. My parents' stupid post office no longer delivers packages, which I suppose saves on theft, but if you're not home to get it, they take it back to their depot and you have to pick it up the next day. Since we just crawled out of bed, I don't have it yet.
Well get your tush over there! And grab some cream cheese for the pumpkin bread.
post #266 of 1645
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Originally Posted by EcoMama7 View Post

Spanking: I'm also against this. I think hitting promotes hitting. End of story.

Lindsey: Got the Ergo today. Thank you so much!! I can't wait to put him in it. He's sleeping right now though. We may have to buy it from you..and thanks for those other things. Marley loves that little "princess halo". Will get a pic of her wearing it soon. I sent your minerals out today too. And, was it you??
You wouldn't spank Elijah to sleep?

Wow, you got that package fast...must not have been my MIL delivering it! You'll really need to adjust the straps on the Ergo...DH had it on last. I could never get Marlow to quit trying to stand up in it.

I'm glad Marley likes the princess thingy.I remember you mentioned that she liked to play princess. I got that in Beaver Island.

I'm so glad you're back!

Thank you for the minerals!
post #267 of 1645
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And we're glad you're here!



Um, no AF here. It's been 16 months now? Wonder why...oh yeah, I've been PREGNANT that whole time.

Speaking of pregnant, I still am! 33wks today, and my cervix is "closed up tight" according to my OB. And he said it with a big ole smile on his face. Not in a creepy way, just a "hey glad you're not having another preemie" way. Very good feeling!

So I've got all Jacksons clothes from NB-6months washed, and all the NB and small diapers and covers. I need to get the clothes put away in the bottom drawer of Sam's dresser, and put half the diapers in our room, and half down here in the diaper dresser in the living room. I also need to sew some wipes 'cause the disposables get thrown in the wash with the CDs anyway. Might as well switch to cloth wipes too.

As of Tuesday, Sam is 18 pounds even, 27 1/2 inches, and no idea how big her head is. I just know it's round, which surprises her ped every time he sees her. He walks in the room and just shakes his head and smiles when he looks at her, so glad for how far she's come. She is getting her second tooth, still on the bottom, so she's kinda cranky today. She rolls like crazy, can clear a room in no time, and is getting closer to crawling. She might just skip crawling though, 'cause instead of pushing herself on to her knees, she plants her feet and pikes her butt up in the air and then pushes up with her arms so she's standing in an upside down "v". Very cute. She's trying to pull herself up, but not quite there yet. She likes playing with food more than eating it. She self-fed with a spoon last night, sticking it in her pureed pears and pineapples and then shoving the spoon in her mouth. She got about half a serving in her belly, and half a serving ON her belly. We had fun though. She has also recently discovered the joy of banging solid objects against one another. Loads of fun.
I'm glad to hear all of that!
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Best wishes, mamas! I know I mentioned this before, but I'm so glad to have connected with you all again
I feel the same.


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Um, no AF here. It's been 16 months now? Wonder why...oh yeah, I've been PREGNANT that whole time.

Speaking of pregnant, I still am! 33wks today, and my cervix is "closed up tight" according to my OB. And he said it with a big ole smile on his face. Not in a creepy way, just a "hey glad you're not having another preemie" way. Very good feeling!

How awesome is that?! Wow, many kudos to you Sarah. I couldn't imagine being 33wks pg right now. I'm so happy for you.
post #269 of 1645
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Katie is having her first bath with Daddy. He used to be nervous he wouldn't "do it right." Now not so much, I guess. Sounds like they're having fun, though he wasn't impressed with me turning the water temp down for her.
Marlow always bathes with DH...well with me once in a long time but he is better with a wet squirmy baby than me. Tell him to watch for poops!
post #270 of 1645
no AF over here either....you can keep mine.
post #271 of 1645
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You wouldn't spank Elijah to sleep?

Wow, you got that package fast...must not have been my MIL delivering it! You'll really need to adjust the straps on the Ergo...DH had it on last. I could never get Marlow to quit trying to stand up in it.

I'm glad Marley likes the princess thingy.I remember you mentioned that she liked to play princess. I got that in Beaver Island.

I'm so glad you're back!

Thank you for the minerals!
Ya, didn't you say you sent it like, yesterday or something? I was surprised. Pleasantly!

I remember once when I took the kids to visit my mom, we went to the park and there was another little girl there w/ her parents. She was maybe 2? If that. Well, Marley and her were standing at the bottom of the slide together and she pushed Marley making her almost fall and immediantly her dad spanked her right on the butt and was like, "You don't push people!" She just sat there, looking around, wondering what the heck just happened. I mean sheesh, she was barely 2, it didn't seem to me that she even "understood" what she did. I felt so bad.

And hey - you never answered my question! Was it you??
post #272 of 1645
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Well get your tush over there! And grab some cream cheese for the pumpkin bread.

Man that sounds so good.. Hmmm... I may have to order that again....
post #273 of 1645
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Originally Posted by EcoMama7 View Post
Was it you??
Uh.. What is is? (right Helen)
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Guess what? Talula had wrapping paper in her poop the other day. I forgot to tell you all, but I just remembered.

Also, I am realizing that there is no way I can keep up with this thread. I have 6 hours of bar study per day. So please forgive me if I just come on here and update without responding to your posts. I will try, but it's getting really hard.

Love you all though! Wish me luck on the bar exam. If I fail it, I will be devastated.
Wrapping Paper Poo?

Sending you lots of thoughts and warm hugs on passing your Bar Exams. I think you'll do great!

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Gosh that would really worry me too.


I have many co-workers that ask me about how long Marlow sleeps at night. They are always shocked and mortified at my answer. The other day my boss asked me if I am "still against spanking?" in reference to Marlow's sleep pattern.

I asked him if he was suggesting I spank an 8 month old! He said if not that I should be using a stern voice with her.

So he thinks you can either spank or yell at a baby to go to sleep :
talk about gross!

"Marlow! Shut up and go to bed!" uh, yeah
Yuck!!

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Ange, yeah, new ped. Anyone who supports CIO does not get my money (or my insurance company's), period. I thought tomatoes and citrus were on the "not before 1" list anyway? Hall Publications has a food allergy scale (highest at top) and also a guide for introducing food to the allergic infant. The gist of what I've read/been told over and over again is that a baby with any signs of an allergy should be treated as potentially allergic to everything. Maybe this is overkill, but it's not like the food is such a huge deal as far as nutrition the first year. So we're being super cautious and taking our time, much to the bafflement of relatives. But my nephew is also dairy allergic, and they misunderstood the condition (called it "lactose intolerance, so he can't have breastmilk" ) and switched him to...cow milk formula. When he developed really bad eczema and asthma at about 7 months, they switched him to straight goat milk. And the poor kid also has to carry an epi pen because his father is anaphylactic for bee stings and shellfish/seafood. There's also a history of asthma/hay fever in the family, and apparently this also predisposes to food allergies.

Kelly, I do hear you on missing cheese in Mexican food especially. I do avocado instead for a lot of things. We've been eating more asian food as that's easy to cook quickly and doesn't require extensive recipe modification. Thai curries are easy enough. Mmm coconut milk.

Candice, Harper pooped pieces of a board book for like 3 days. Doh. Good luck with the studying!
That poor little boy

I want mexican food soooo bad!!! Its definetly my fav kind of food, followed closely by Italian food (also cheesy ) And then Chinese food. So needless to say, we've been eating alot of stir fried veggies and such.

A board book?!

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Originally Posted by EcoMama7 View Post
OK, OK, OK. Yes, I gave in! : You guys have some MAJOR stalking skills. I bet Napolean Dynamite would totally dig that.

So, ahem, I guess I'm back? And! you did the DDDDC?! I just noticed that! Amy? Angie? Come on...fess up!
Welcome Back!!! Missed you

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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
Let's see.... we have new stats! As of yesterday we are 17 lbs, 14.9 oz ; 27 1/4 in. long and our head is 18 1/4 in. round. Um, I have big headed kids

We are crawling very well, pulling ourselves up and starting to do the hand over hand thing to get ourselves in motion. Have 4 teeth, 2 on top, 2 on bottom, but the second one on top took a while to join the first so he totally looks like snaggle tooth. Have THE best belly laugh in the world:
Wow, he's getting big! Way to go mama's milk! Snaggle tooth

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Hi Lisa! These mamas are a force, eh?

Okay, I'm feeling so totally spoiled as I love our family doctor! I feel like I should go give her a hug now for being so pro-extended breastfeeding, leaving the vax thing up to us, and giving me a big smile when I told her I nursed Boo for 2 and a half years. Our first ped was totally not in sync with us as a family, but this doctor is so great! We all really love her ... and now I think I should write her a note or something for being so cool.

As for the "Spank your child to sleep" : One of my HUGEST petpeeves is people who think babies and little children (and Seniors, too) should be treated in a way they would never even think of treating another adult. Like, if your spouse was having trouble sleeping I doubt that guy would shout "just shut up and go to bed!" :

In happy news ... Max has discovered that he can flap his fingers over his bottom lip and "blabbu blabbu blabbu" over and over. It is hysterical He has also discoverd that if he rolls fast enough he can get away from me when I'm changing his diaper ... not so hysterical to me, but he thinks it is a riot

Best wishes, mamas! I know I mentioned this before, but I'm so glad to have connected with you all again I've been loading each page into my browser so I can read off line ... all day long whenever I get a few minutes I sit and read and feel connected to my June mama tribe again. Love it!
Sounds like you've got a gem of a doc! Ours is really crunchy too. We got lots of praise on the extended bf'ing w/ Carson (till 22mos), but he seems to get a little pushy when it comes to vax.

How cute, about the flipping the lip thingy. You've got to get that on film!

And lots of love, right back at ya!
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um, we don't hit. And I believe I have convinced my nephew's mother ALMOST. Still working on it... But I have been known to say to her "so silly to explain to a child not to hit while you hit them...": I'm so subtle, aren't I? And I try REALLY hard not to yell, but um, sometimes I slip... and then I have to go apologize...

and I want AF to come back because life would be so much easier, but so far nothin'.... Which is very surprising to me cause I figured it would totally come back when I came back to work... maybe it will when J stops nursing so much at night? He actually is going a little bit longer at night now. And I was able to convince him a couple times just to snuggle instead of nurse....
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no AF over here either....you can keep mine.
Got mine back 6 WEEKS PP. whoopie.
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um, we don't hit.
Seriously, do any of us on this board need to say we don't spank? I mean, isn't it a given? I assume a few things about people on this DDC. We BF (or try our darndest to) we dont spank and we listen to the needs of our children first and foremost. :

I just have to at spanking to sleep. I mean. seriously. people do that? I sometimes feel like I'm torturing Ruby if she's flailing and keeping her self awake and i swaddle her to get her to sleep. She'll fight it for a minute or two then get comfy and nurse to sleep. I can't even IMAGINE hitting my child to convince them to sleep.:
Although, I just told my DH about your boss asking you if you spank to sleep, and he said he was about Ruby's age (at least not walking so under 1) when his dad spanked him for hitting a clock with a little hammer and making a dent. It made me sad for baby Ryan.

Ok Ruby was wanting to nurse every 45-90 mins last night and was a little snotty, so was snorting in her sleep, and I couldn't sleep through it. I feel a little tired and crazy today. Of course she's still a little runny in the nose today, and HATES to have her nose wiped. She gets a little pissy wth me when I do it. Well maybe snot will be her next solid 'food'.
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Got mine back 6 WEEKS PP. whoopie.
Seriously, do any of us on this board need to say we don't spank? I mean, isn't it a given? I assume a few things about people on this DDC. We BF (or try our darndest to) we dont spank and we listen to the needs of our children first and foremost. :

I just have to at spanking to sleep. I mean. seriously. people do that? I sometimes feel like I'm torturing Ruby if she's flailing and keeping her self awake and i swaddle her to get her to sleep. She'll fight it for a minute or two then get comfy and nurse to sleep. I can't even IMAGINE hitting my child to convince them to sleep.:
Although, I just told my DH about your boss asking you if you spank to sleep, and he said he was about Ruby's age (at least not walking so under 1) when his dad spanked him for hitting a clock with a little hammer and making a dent. It made me sad for baby Ryan.

Ok Ruby was wanting to nurse every 45-90 mins last night and was a little snotty, so was snorting in her sleep, and I couldn't sleep through it. I feel a little tired and crazy today. Of course she's still a little runny in the nose today, and HATES to have her nose wiped. She gets a little pissy wth me when I do it. Well maybe snot will be her next solid 'food'.

Maybe spanking will help with her snot?
Ryan's dad is mean! How in the heck could baby Ryan even know what he did?
I feel bad for my baby Lee too....mean old MIL.
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What else...Harper's inch worm toy is made by Lamaze. Not sure where it's from since it was a gift.
We got the inch worm toy at Babies R Us for somebody's baby shower a few months ago.

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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
When Lisa is done testing out my ergo you can try it....but that may be a month or so away. I find it kind of bulky, the waistband is fine but the straps slide down.

It's the kind of carrier that I really think you should try before you invest in it. I kind feel like it's more for hiking than everyday wear but maybe others would feel differently. Now that we have the Moby I don't think we'll be using the Ergo.
I tried the Ergo out before I bought it, and I didn't really like it. Maybe if I would have had more time to play with the straps it would have been better, but I didn't. I liked the Mei Tai I tried on better, but Evie fussed in it. That's why I'm still without one.

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Marlow opened her mouth for milkies in the bath last night! No sucking but she didn't reject me!!! She was sitting up in front of me and so i thought I'd try to offer her in the tub. Then she started patting me and splashing the water but at least it's hopefully a start to an end of this strike.
HURRAY! I hope so too! And Happy Birthday a little late!

[QUOTE=Paddington;6906141Happy birthday Marlow! Isn't there someone turning 7 months today as well????
[/QUOTE]

aaah, you remembered Evie. : She turned 7 months yesterday and celebrated by having her first tooth break out.

Well, I can't keep up, I'm only on page 8 and have to run out to the music room and get the kiddos back. I'll try to get on again tonight, I promise.

In the meantime, I think about you all constantly. I found myself stopped beside someone in traffic yesterday and I thought of Ange. (she had dreads) There are other instances where ya'll spring to mind, but I really must go.
post #279 of 1645
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Spanking: I'm also against this. I think hitting promotes hitting. End of story.


AF: Anyone else get there's back? I got it back like, a week or so before Elijah turned 6 months. Which surprised the heck out of me, to say the least. But it makes me wonder...with Marley, it came back right around when I lost all the baby weight (7m) and with Elijah the same thing happened. Anyone else?
We are definetly a anti-spanking house here too. I never got how you tell a kid not to hit while you're hitting them. : Talk about some major confusion. IMO thats not how you raise a stable, sensitive child!

Started AF back in late Sept. I know it sucks!! With my first I got it back at 6mos, w/ my 2nd, 6wks!!! and with J.C, he was almost 3 mos. We co-sleep, nurse on demand, etc. Guess AF just missed me

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Speaking of pregnant, I still am! 33wks today, and my cervix is "closed up tight" according to my OB. And he said it with a big ole smile on his face. Not in a creepy way, just a "hey glad you're not having another preemie" way. Very good feeling!

So I've got all Jacksons clothes from NB-6months washed, and all the NB and small diapers and covers. I need to get the clothes put away in the bottom drawer of Sam's dresser, and put half the diapers in our room, and half down here in the diaper dresser in the living room. I also need to sew some wipes 'cause the disposables get thrown in the wash with the CDs anyway. Might as well switch to cloth wipes too.
Awesome about being 33wks already!! And funny how you said his smile wasn't creepy!

Cloth wipes were so much easier for us. When you wash the disposable kind their fluff gets on the velcros.

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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
Marlow always bathes with DH...well with me once in a long time but he is better with a wet squirmy baby than me. Tell him to watch for poops!


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Originally Posted by EcoMama7 View Post
I remember once when I took the kids to visit my mom, we went to the park and there was another little girl there w/ her parents. She was maybe 2? If that. Well, Marley and her were standing at the bottom of the slide together and she pushed Marley making her almost fall and immediantly her dad spanked her right on the butt and was like, "You don't push people!" She just sat there, looking around, wondering what the heck just happened. I mean sheesh, she was barely 2, it didn't seem to me that she even "understood" what she did. I felt so bad.
How sad, poor kid.

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Man that sounds so good.. Hmmm... I may have to order that again....
Hey is there dairy in the pumpkin bread? But I know that it would taste sooo much better w/ sweet cream cheese too. Just reminicing about the smooth silky flavor of dairy :

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um, we don't hit. And I believe I have convinced my nephew's mother ALMOST. Still working on it... But I have been known to say to her "so silly to explain to a child not to hit while you hit them...": I'm so subtle, aren't I?
I like your style! :
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Ok, Lisa. It was me.

Korin, does Ryan remember it or did someone tell him about it?
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