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post #41 of 608
Hi again, all!

The cutest thing about Anna lately... well, besides her adorable smile, it's when she wakes up early in the morning, before everyone else, and lies in bed (next to me) quietly whispering: "Ba. Ba. Ba ba ba. Ma. Ma. Ma mam amam. Da ba. Da a da da." Then she gets a little louder: BA BA. da da. BA BA BA BA!! It is seriously the sweetest, funniest thing I've ever heard. It's like she's practicing.

She crawls super fast now, almost pulled up to standing today, and still only has her two bottom teeth. But she's been CWABBY (as my 2 yo says) for several days, so I wonder if she's getting her top teeth...

Sarah -- that video of Samantha is so sweeeet!

And I love that Storch wrap that was posted... beautiful, just beautiful. I think the only difference from the woven Ellaroo is the fabric, from what I can tell. The fabric looks luscious!

Kessa -- I have this funny vision in my head now of holding DD by the ankles while she adjusts her back.

Here's some photos!
post #42 of 608
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Originally Posted by AugustineM View Post
The cutest thing about Anna lately... well, besides her adorable smile, it's when she wakes up early in the morning, before everyone else, and lies in bed (next to me) quietly whispering: "Ba. Ba. Ba ba ba. Ma. Ma. Ma mam amam. Da ba. Da a da da." Then she gets a little louder: BA BA. da da. BA BA BA BA!! It is seriously the sweetest, funniest thing I've ever heard. It's like she's practicing.

She crawls super fast now, almost pulled up to standing today, and still only has her two bottom teeth. But she's been CWABBY (as my 2 yo says) for several days, so I wonder if she's getting her top teeth...

Sarah -- that video of Samantha is so sweeeet!

And I love that Storch wrap that was posted... beautiful, just beautiful. I think the only difference from the woven Ellaroo is the fabric, from what I can tell. The fabric looks luscious!

Kessa -- I have this funny vision in my head now of holding DD by the ankles while she adjusts her back.

Here's some photos!
what a beautiful family!

Sam does the babbling in the morning too. it's the best! or she'll wake up and play with her stuffed mouse for a while before she yells for us.
post #43 of 608
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Originally Posted by AugustineM View Post
Hi again, all!

The cutest thing about Anna lately... well, besides her adorable smile, it's when she wakes up early in the morning, before everyone else, and lies in bed (next to me) quietly whispering: "Ba. Ba. Ba ba ba. Ma. Ma. Ma mam amam. Da ba. Da a da da." Then she gets a little louder: BA BA. da da. BA BA BA BA!! It is seriously the sweetest, funniest thing I've ever heard. It's like she's practicing.

She crawls super fast now, almost pulled up to standing today, and still only has her two bottom teeth. But she's been CWABBY (as my 2 yo says) for several days, so I wonder if she's getting her top teeth...

Sarah -- that video of Samantha is so sweeeet!

And I love that Storch wrap that was posted... beautiful, just beautiful. I think the only difference from the woven Ellaroo is the fabric, from what I can tell. The fabric looks luscious!

Kessa -- I have this funny vision in my head now of holding DD by the ankles while she adjusts her back.

Here's some photos!
Hey Ashley! Were those underwear in that picture for Thor? Jackson is just now wanting to go on the potty...
post #44 of 608
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Here's some photos!
What a couple of cuties! and Marlow has that same paci as Thor in the sink!




Lee and I met up with a couple of MDC buddies for some one on one back carry lessons. I got photos of our friend carrying 2 babies at once (front and back) that I'll post if she gives me her ok.
post #45 of 608
Cute pics everyone.

What's up with babes getting all tired, about to fall asleep, and then just wake up with full energy?? : Elijah has been doing this for a couple of nights now. I don't get it. I think it's that top tooth trying to make its way through. Man it sucks. But it could be worse. At least he's happy tonight.
post #46 of 608
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Ha, I know, I need to sell my OTSBH and my Babyhawk and a Zolowear ring sling if I get one. I think if I have a Beco and a good wrap, I will never need another carrier. I wonder what the diff is in the Storch and this woven Ellaroo? It's like half the price: http://www.babywearingmama.com/catal...Fcategory%3D41
Comes in multiple lengths. Anyone know?
I would ask at the babywearer.com - those mamas know their stuff. Everyone raves about the germans (didy and storch) but I've used an ellaroo and I liked it - it's a nice woven, better than a knit like a Moby that will stretch too much as baby gets heavier. Also, there is a TP at the babywearer that you might be able to get a good deal on something used (and sell what you want to sell)

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Hey mamas...I'm getting ready to put together my NEW! EXCITING! WEBSITE! and want to put together a list of articles/essays to write about chiro/craniosacral with mamas, babies, etc... Anything you'd want to see? any ideas?
hmmm...i've not used a chiro since college, but definitely something on the benefits of keeping baby in "position" for delivery. i know my best friend has had great results getting posterior and breech babies to engage correctly w/chiro help. i've also heard it helps babies with colic, etc. so something on that. can't think of much else right now.

hmmm...cutest thing about mikey? the way he gives me those drooly wet open mouth kisses when he's been away from me. he reaches out to me, hugs me and keeps patting me with his hands and gives me sloppy kisses it!
post #47 of 608
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Originally Posted by mommitola View Post
Ha, I know, I need to sell my OTSBH and my Babyhawk and a Zolowear ring sling if I get one. I think if I have a Beco and a good wrap, I will never need another carrier. I wonder what the diff is in the Storch and this woven Ellaroo? It's like half the price: http://www.babywearingmama.com/catal...Fcategory%3D41
Comes in multiple lengths. Anyone know?
I hear the difference is really in the fabric color and patterns and how long they are.

At the NINO meetings they say pick a fabric you like and go from there.
post #48 of 608
this is one of my MDC buddies. She is carrying 2 babies in one really long wrap. Her daughter is the one on her back and hamming it up for my camera phone. 40lbs of baby put together!
post #49 of 608
Sorry for my short responses, but I'm nak.

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Granted, I don't know you personally, but I think there's still a difference between what you do and what the people who let their children run wild are doing. You engage your children and model/teach them how to interact, and they see from you how people expect them to behave. You may not be disciplining, but you are teaching. The people I see whose kids run wild have no interest at all in anything their children do. Their children do run wild, wherever/whatever/whenever they want, with not even the slightest hint of interaction with their parents.
Yes, I think we agree.

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What would you do if you had a child that was not reasonable? A child that for whatever reason does not set limits for himself? My oldest has no self-discipline. I have always let him make choices, decisions, etc. He almost never makes a good one. He is the kid that if let to his own devices will eat everything in sight until he pukes, stay up until he has a massive headache, and play video games all day.

I believe, in theory, that children should be able to make many choices in their life on their own, but what to do about this type of child?
I pretty much give advice and that's it. I don't believe that outside discipline can create self-discipline. I think it does the opposite, actually.

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I'm not Candice obviously, but I'll give this a shot, as I think I have a reasonable understanding of what CL is (and isn't).

As far as I understand from what I've read on the GD board, consensual living is living cooperatively with your child so that *mutually agreeable* solutions are reached when there is a difference encountered. I believe that families that live this way do believe that their children are able to reach rational decisions if given the proper information, options, etc. about a situation, AND the opportunity to potentially experience the various "consequences" of different choices (like being exhausted for school after staying up too late, a stomachache after eating too much junk, etc. - though I'm sure they would draw the line at choices that would result in serious injury or harm to the child or someone else - you know, being considerate of self and others - then again, they believe that children are rational and won't usually choose to do things that would seriously harm themselves or others).

Soooo, it wouldn't be that you just let your son eat everything in sight until he puked, you'd have ongoing discussions about what he wanted, vs. what you wanted, and find a way that both of you would be happy with the result. Maybe it would be that you find a healthier food and let him eat as much of that as he wants; he might learn a lesson about stomachaches if he has too much and learn why it's not a good idea. Or any number of combinations of what might be agreeable to both of you - that's the key - the solution is agreeable to the child AND the parent. So it's not letting your child do whatever they want, because that's not always agreeable to the parent.


Please, Candice, correct me if I'm wrong.
You're right, but I don't go to huge lengths to negotiate things. I will stand up for myself if I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick or like she's trying to take advantage of me. But I go into things believing that she's a good person with good intentions, and that she will grow into the person she is and needs to be without outside discipline. I guess I see her as a person with equal rights and equal responsibilities. I'm not her maid and I'm not her boss. I enjoy her as a person, and I value her thoughts and ideas and contributions to our house. I've lived longer though, so I know more about some things, and my job is to be her guide.
post #50 of 608
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Here's some photos!
love the getting ready for a walk photo --it's gorgeous!
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What's up with babes getting all tired, about to fall asleep, and then just wake up with full energy?? : Elijah has been doing this for a couple of nights now. I don't get it.
Oy! Penelope does the same thing. Her little head pops right up and she gets this big goofy grin on her face. If I put her in the sling after that happens then she usually conks right out.

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hmmm...cutest thing about mikey? . . . he reaches out to me, hugs me and keeps patting me with his hands and gives me sloppy kisses it!
Aw! Penelo does the back patting thing too. My middle one, Tallulah, did the same thing. It's so gosh-darn sweet!

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this is one of my MDC buddies. She is carrying 2 babies in one really long wrap. Her daughter is the one on her back and hamming it up for my camera phone. 40lbs of baby put together!
Holy cow that's so cool! I went to a training with the mamatoto lady and bought her baby wearing dvd. I've used the ring sling for ages and am learning how to carry with a wrap (bought 5 yeard of fabric from the fabric store) and my hotsling.
post #51 of 608
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What's up with babes getting all tired, about to fall asleep, and then just wake up with full energy??
Katie did this the one night I didn't dose the bedroom with EO. I put 2 cups of boiling water in a bowl on top of the dresser and then put 5 drops of lavender EO in it. The steam carries the scent around the room. Don't put the EO in before you carry the bowl though, because you'll be asphyxiated. If I do that before I nurse her down, then she'll sleep 4 hour stretches. The one night I forgot and went to boil the water after she was in bed, she was awake again before the water got remotely hot.

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I know more about some things, and my job is to be her guide.
I love that statement.
post #52 of 608
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But I go into things believing that she's a good person with good intentions, and that she will grow into the person she is and needs to be without outside discipline. I guess I see her as a person with equal rights and equal responsibilities.
I have spent time with Tania, and she's such a respectful little person. She's a joy to hang out with, and really knows how to be a nice human I think you're doing a great job at raising her :
post #53 of 608
The cutest thing about Hannah is how she gives me kisses. I love it. and when I get home from work it's cuddle time... It is awesome



well it's been a rough week. i start my whole divorce process on tuesday. get to start all the legal stuff.. i can already tell it's gonna be terrible. please just keep us in your thoughts. i am so scared/worried/nervous. i am not sure what i'm going to do about daycare issues.. but that is why i'll be away. hopefully i'll still be able to check in during work..






oh ya. here is a pic of me double slingin, when hannah was little (i think i posted this before?)
post #54 of 608
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well it's been a rough week.

Cute picture!

I talked to my DH today. Still no word on when he's coming home. I think Katie & I might even drive out to meet him for supper this weekend. It's 2 hours more or less depending on the weather, but it sounds like all the hotels are full in the town that's best for us to meet in. I so hate making that drive at night, but if that's what it takes... We don't know how long he'll be home when he does get here either. I just hate not knowing.

In better news, I got our 'entertainment room' cleaned! Still a bunch of boxes that need to be emptied, but we need to get that room cleaned and shelving put up before that happens, so I'm going to hide them behind a curtain. And don't tell DH , he's going to be so surprised, I hooked up his big TV and surround sound for him too. Yay! Going to IKEA tomorrow after Salsa class to get the curtains, some shelves, and this stool for my living room. Maybe 2, one for toys and one for blankets, etc.
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well it's been a rough week.
Oh Heidi, BIG hugs. We'll all be thinking about you!

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
I guess I see her as a person with equal rights and equal responsibilities. I'm not her maid and I'm not her boss. I enjoy her as a person, and I value her thoughts and ideas and contributions to our house. I've lived longer though, so I know more about some things, and my job is to be her guide.
You know, this is amazing. I know most of the friction we encounter day to day has to do with my own thoughts of how things "should" be, when sometimes it's better to just "be".

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I talked to my DH today. Still no word on when he's coming home. I think Katie & I might even drive out to meet him for supper this weekend. It's 2 hours more or less depending on the weather, but it sounds like all the hotels are full in the town that's best for us to meet in. I so hate making that drive at night, but if that's what it takes... We don't know how long he'll be home when he does get here either. I just hate not knowing.
and nice furniture!

Not much going on here, pretty much same old, same old. Oh no, wait, that's right: K is not sleeping. Yesterday she was awake from 5:45am-12pm, then slept until 2pm, and then awake again from 2pm-7pm. Nice. She was up at 6am today. If she was happy awake, that would all be fine. But she's happy for about 3 hours, then becomes crank ball. Not so easy to work or eat dinner with a crank ball.
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well it's been a rough week.
we're here if you need anything! and adorable picture!!

still here, still pregnant. it's getting exhausting. i would like to have a baby soon, please. my poor body is so tired.
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still here, still pregnant. it's getting exhausting. i would like to have a baby soon, please. my poor body is so tired.





In other news, K just took an hour nap on my lap - zippee!
post #58 of 608
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oh ya. here is a pic of me double slingin, when hannah was little (i think i posted this before?)
Wow! good job....that looks awesome and comfy too!
post #59 of 608
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Originally Posted by AlbertaJes View Post
Katie did this the one night I didn't dose the bedroom with EO. I put 2 cups of boiling water in a bowl on top of the dresser and then put 5 drops of lavender EO in it. The steam carries the scent around the room. Don't put the EO in before you carry the bowl though, because you'll be asphyxiated. If I do that before I nurse her down, then she'll sleep 4 hour stretches. The one night I forgot and went to boil the water after she was in bed, she was awake again before the water got remotely hot.
Ohh I have Lavender too. I'll have to try that for sure!

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well it's been a rough week. i start my whole divorce process on tuesday. get to start all the legal stuff.. i can already tell it's gonna be terrible. please just keep us in your thoughts. i am so scared/worried/nervous. i am not sure what i'm going to do about daycare issues.. but that is why i'll be away. hopefully i'll still be able to check in during work..


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still here, still pregnant. it's getting exhausting. i would like to have a baby soon, please. my poor body is so tired.
I think he's just waiting until the 25th

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Oh no, wait, that's right: K is not sleeping. Yesterday she was awake from 5:45am-12pm, then slept until 2pm, and then awake again from 2pm-7pm. Nice. She was up at 6am today. If she was happy awake, that would all be fine. But she's happy for about 3 hours, then becomes crank ball. Not so easy to work or eat dinner with a crank ball.

Ok Elijah is definitely sleeping, but not very good. He keeps waking up crying and stuff. I change the diaper, try to nurse him, etc. but he just tosses and turns. I know it's that darn tooth. Is it just me or are the top ones harder to come in?? It feels like it's been forever since it started popping out and it's barely moved. :

New pic of him in the Ergo on my name in the sig line. I took that last night. He loves the backcarry.
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well it's been a rough week. i start my whole divorce process on tuesday. get to start all the legal stuff.. i can already tell it's gonna be terrible. please just keep us in your thoughts. i am so scared/worried/nervous. i am not sure what i'm going to do about daycare issues.. but that is why i'll be away. hopefully i'll still be able to check in during work..

Lots of hopeful thoughts for you...I can't imagine how scary the process would be. I wish we could be of more help.


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I talked to my DH today. Still no word on when he's coming home. I think Katie & I might even drive out to meet him for supper this weekend. It's 2 hours more or less depending on the weather, but it sounds like all the hotels are full in the town that's best for us to meet in. I so hate making that drive at night, but if that's what it takes... We don't know how long he'll be home when he does get here either. I just hate not knowing.

My husband used to work two hours away and only come home on the weekends, so I have an inkling of how you feel. I used to drive out with the kids to meet him on Wednesdays....careful driving!

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Not much going on here, pretty much same old, same old. Oh no, wait, that's right: K is not sleeping. Yesterday she was awake from 5:45am-12pm, then slept until 2pm, and then awake again from 2pm-7pm. Nice. She was up at 6am today. If she was happy awake, that would all be fine. But she's happy for about 3 hours, then becomes crank ball. Not so easy to work or eat dinner with a crank ball.
William was doing that for days. Yesterday I forced him to sleep on a reasonable schedule (ie: I held him for two hours so he would take a good nap). He finally slept through the night again last night (but of course, my two year old was up for two hours...)

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:still here, still pregnant. it's getting exhausting. i would like to have a baby soon, please. my poor body is so tired.
Soon...soon. Hang in there! Thank God for a full term baby!!! I can't imagine how tired you must be with being pregnant for so long.



And in my big news...I MULTI-QUOTED!!! Woohoo, I had no idea that was what those icons were for.


William hates the carseat. We had to take my oldest to tutoring last night, and he screamed the whole way there and back. I pulled over to see if he needed to burp or something, but no. He just wanted out. Any ideas on how to handle this? Not driving is not an option, I have other kids that need to be places. Maybe once I get a new carseat....

Oh, and are you all still burping your babies? If I don't burp Will, he throws up. He never spits up any other time...but I don't remember burping the other kids this late.
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