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How many of your babies are eating some solids.
Mine is still not eating any, but then she's only six months! It think it's perfectly normal to not be interested in solids for a while. Some babies don't become interested closer to a year old. She'll eat them when she's ready. Until then you can just give her some to play with at the table while the family eats.

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Sex after c-section - yeah, it hurt. Tanya gave us some great stuff...i can't remember the name of it and can't go get it to see what it was. but, it is AWESOME
Kim, I've wanted to ask you if it worked for you, but I guess since it was kind of personal I didn't. I'm SO glad it helped!!! Here's a link for anyone else interested. She has four different things (Knowing, Repair, Restore, and Renew) for different issues. I first tried it because she gave one to each person attending her herbal seminar. I didn't have any other issues at the time, so we chose the knowing. Let's just say dh and I are very pleased with this stuff. I had ordered the repair for after the birth, didn't use it and sent it Kim's way. Just so you know, I don't have any financial stake in this stuff, I'm just a loyal customer.

Dh didn't catch any fish. Although I wish he had...trout are so yummy. We walked the trails and took the kids to the playground near the dam, too. Fun but everyone is exhausted.
post #82 of 755
Sounds like a fun day, Tanya.

Thinking of lil Emma today.
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s kim! and ack on the quick move, but you can do it!! crazy, but you can do it!!

seamama-sorry you are receiving some snark re your ff situations s on that and btdt as ds1 is adopted and i was pregnant w/ds2 so didn't want to try and lactate then and then chickened out once ds2 was so demanding at the boob (i had intended to try and tandem but pumped a bit for him, anyway, i digress)...i do understand the formula vibes you describe! hope relactation goes smoothly-tanya is a great resource!

ok, crying babe, gotta run, hi to everyone else!
kel
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Sarah. I hope you get nothing but the best news from the MRI, and that you are able to relactate afterwards. For what it's worth, if you read the Methods sections of most of the research showing the benefits of breastfeeding, many of them have as inclusion criteria for breastfed groups infants who were breastfed on the order of six months or so. So while there are also documented advantages to bfing longer, Charlie clearly got a great start with the length of time you were able to nurse him.

DS is eating some solids. We ignored his readiness signs for a while but finally admitted that he was clearly ready and we were just being lazy. He has had avocado, sweet potato, oatmeal cereal and banana. We are thinking about trying chunks of tinned pear next.

Kim. Good luck with the move! Wow, that's fast!!

Tanya, were you posting while troutfishing? Glad to hear you had a great day!
post #85 of 755
Does paper count as a solid? If so, DS is all over it

Sarah. You have to put what's best for your FAMILY first. I'm sorry you've gotten grief, like it wasn't a hard enough decision to make. Hoping for good news with the MRI.

Kim, what a bittersweet day for your and your DD. A great milestone to pass, but Thinking of Emma today.

Tanya, too bad on the trout

Ethan is 7 months old today!
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Oh, and on solids... we did squash, then nothing (forgot for a week) then sweet potatoes, then broccoli, and then : pizza crust. Biggest hit yet.
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I forgot about paper in my list. Technically, DS' first solid was a beer coaster.
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Hey guys ... I posted on the birth board but havent joined in on your posts here yet.

AF came back in Jan.: just like clock work since then as usual & not any different really. DD still breastfeeds just as much if not more so I was surprised it came back so soon
post #89 of 755
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Sarah. I hope you get nothing but the best news from the MRI, and that you are able to relactate afterwards. For what it's worth, if you read the Methods sections of most of the research showing the benefits of breastfeeding, many of them have as inclusion criteria for breastfed groups infants who were breastfed on the order of six months or so. So while there are also documented advantages to bfing longer, Charlie clearly got a great start with the length of time you were able to nurse him.
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Maria said everything I wanted to say. I can't imagine having to make that choice. On one side the genetic predisposition and breastfeeding (all the protective effects) on the other. I've read the same thing....that the research has shown significant protective effects from nursing half a year. It has a dosage effect, so the longer you breastfeed the more the risk decreases. But I seem to recall a significant jump from 2 months to 6 months of breastfeeding. But other things like pregnancy also have an impact from what I understand, and well, apparently you've done that!

Oh, and yes I posted while troutfishing!! Well, technically I was keeping kids dry and from drowning while dh fished. He was given a blackberry for work recently, and wanted me to look up something for him. It was my first time using it. And of course I came here.
post #90 of 755
Tanya. You're not an addict to us at all. Nope.
post #91 of 755
Can you just picture it? Two older kids playing at water's edge, dh casting and me wandering around with the baby strapped to me and I'm posting on MDC. :
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Hello everyone. I'm new to posting in the July thread. I always mean to, but I procrastinate. I tend to be a thread killer, too, so I'm always reluctant.

My little boy, David, was born July 14, 2006. We're just starting to crawl and discover the joys of cat food, power cords and dust bunnies (I breed them). He's tried sweet potatoes this week and he really liked them. I'm not in any rush as far as solids go, so I don't know what we'll try next or when.

As for AF, she came back when he was just under 5 months. I was miffed. AF has been the same, though, no changes....heavy on the first day and then barely there for another 4 days. She's not totally regular, but I've been too scared to DTD since his birth so the worry of pregnancy isn't an issue for me.

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No worries here, Jenn. This thread cannot be killed. We're too chatty.
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A big hello to all new people.

to you, Kim, I think of you and Emma often.

I'm back from Morocco!! It was really amazing, and travelling with a baby was actually an advantage when it came to meeting people, particularly men, who fell over themselves to adore her. The effect on our solids introduction programme of being on the road was quite dramatic. She started to demand and devour omlette and chips :

AF - no sign. Last time was 8 months. And much lighter. more regular - worse PMT though.

Birth control - am I the only one using condoms? (Well, dh is!) I really hate the things but don't fancy the alternatives either. It's almost enough to make me want to be pregnant again....!
post #95 of 755
Hugs Kim.

Sarah I hope that everything goes well with your MRI.

Tanya, I can picture it, and it is great! My sister often posts to her board by cell phone, and text messages the other ladies for instant life updates!

Hi new mamas!

Mason slept from 7pm to 6:30am : Not a peep, I kept checking on him, I am not to be fooled though, this will not last.

I was at a purse party yesterday and a mama, (my friend) was bragging about how her 3 mth old slept 14 hours, because she didnt pick her up when she cried after a month. I do not know why I cannot say anything in situations like this. Do you guys? Also, do you remain friends with very maintstream moms?
post #96 of 755
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I tend to be a thread killer, too, so I'm always reluctant.
Not gonna happen here.

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dust bunnies (I breed them)
We need to talk, because I also breed them. Maybe between the two of us we can engineer a sterile breed? :

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a mama, (my friend) was bragging about how her 3 mth old slept 14 hours, because she didn't pick her up when she cried after a month. I do not know why I cannot say anything in situations like this. Do you guys? Also, do you remain friends with very mainstream moms?
It's very hard to say something. We don't want to offend, we don't know how to say it without sounding judgemental. I don't know, maybe say "Did you see that Dr. Phil show where they talked about that? The doctors said that it's not good for babies to do that! I know it's too late to go back, but maybe if your baby cries again you might consider going to her." Lot's of people like the phrase "Dr. Phil said..."

I have a hard time getting close to some mainstream moms. Our parenting ideals are usually so far apart that we have little to talk about. I become that weird mom who always has a baby strapped to her, breastfeeds them with teeth, and if they ever get a hint I do not vaccinate ~ the horror! And then I experience shocking moments like you did and I just shake my head in wonder that anyone could think that screaming to be comforted by a parent for a month is good for a baby. Moms tend to talk about their kids and daily life as a parent. It's a huge part of our lives, so hard to avoid. I don't automatically discount someone as a potential friend just because they are mainstream, but my past experience has been that it's hard to get really close.

Kim. How are you today?
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Sarenka--you ARE the only one using condoms. Ugh! What a PITA!!

Aydensmama it is so hard having the "I let my child cio and now he sleeps all night" conversation. I just smile, say something inane, and try to keep up the friendship. I have one friendship that DID make it through that. Just try to respect everymama's choices, we really never know what other people are going through.

Mrs. Mike, so happy to meet a fellow dust bunny breeder!!
post #98 of 755
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Originally Posted by aydensmama View Post
I was at a purse party yesterday and a mama, (my friend) was bragging about how her 3 mth old slept 14 hours, because she didnt pick her up when she cried after a month. I do not know why I cannot say anything in situations like this. Do you guys? Also, do you remain friends with very maintstream moms?
Oh, hold on to your drawers, this is gonna be to the point people.

I sorta have a SLIGHTLY different spin on this. Short of THIS situation CIO, I have a really hard time discounting someone for seemingly different parenting choices, unless it's one of my major values. I could care less (other than I think they are missing out, and so is there baby) if someone doesn't cloth diaper, breastfeed (VERY ON THE FENCE WITH THIS ONE, has to be a good reason as far as I am concerned), vaccinate, GD (as long as it's not the other extreme), ect. I don't think that people should be judged for their parenting style if the baby sleeps in the crib from day one, as long as they are RESPONDING to the their child. Of course if I had my personal way, every child would be raised as mine is. But I just can't discount people that might be awesome people and have reasons to make alternative decisions to my own.

But, the exceptions to me, are pretty black and white. Can't be a friend with someone who physically abuses their child. And, as far as I am concerned (please don't flame me) CIO is a form of emotional abuse, so I can't hang with that either. I have no issue with trying to educate, but in a lot of cases, people are either one of two things 1)uneducated, and willing to learn more about childrearing to better themselves and their child but often times will be resistant to learning and trying a newer, better way of things or 2)...of a different breed than me. While I wish that there was a one way manual on raising kids, there just isnt' one. And I have no issues with people making choices about things that will best for them and their family. I think it's sad that my friend loves the bucket seat the way she does. But, she breastfeeds, is willing to let me show her how to sling her baby, and that baby is sleeping in her bed, even though she didn't think she would. But there are a few things I cannot abide by. And CIO is one.

I will gladly choose not to be friends with someone if our basic parenting styles just DO NOT align. To me, often times, how they treat their children has been an accurate portrayal of how they treat themselves and others in their lives.
post #99 of 755
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Originally Posted by TanyaS View Post
Can you just picture it? Two older kids playing at water's edge, dh casting and me wandering around with the baby strapped to me and I'm posting on MDC. :
I CAN picture it! It makes me smile

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Hello everyone. I'm new to posting in the July thread. I always mean to, but I procrastinate. I tend to be a thread killer, too, so I'm always reluctant.
No threadkilling here. Rarely will you find us on page two. Which is good, because can you believe I have NEVER subscribed to this thread?

I think all of us who breed dustbunnies should pool our resources and find a way to turn a profit!

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I will gladly choose not to be friends with someone if our basic parenting styles just DO NOT align. To me, often times, how they treat their children has been an accurate portrayal of how they treat themselves and others in their lives.
Wow, that's a really interesting thought. I hadn't considered that aspect, but I think you're onto something big. I try to respect my kids as little humans, rather than see them as needy or inconvenient. I'm having a much bigger thought than I can articulate right now. Like a paradigm shift almost. Sorry I can't get the words out, but thank you for the insight there.

Re: birth control - Dh had the V. And we still aren't DTD because he hasn't been able to go back for the second sample inspection.
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