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post #41 of 338
I agree about the clothes thing. I know a few babies the same age as my daughter, and they are wearing little denim mini skirts, etc. I usually just put DD in a jumper or a sleep and play and call it a day. In my mind, it is much easier for her (and her sitter during the day) to play and roll around in a one-piece outfit. I know that when I brought DD out last week though, one woman actually asked, "Oh, you still keep her in those?" as though I should have moved on. I am not a big clothes-horse myself, though, so maybe that is part of it.
post #42 of 338
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Yay, we've been sprung!
I was wondering where we were! Awen is doing great other than some teething stuff. She is still my little girl at 12lbs but 26 1/2 inches (stringbean!) : She rolls over easily now and is starting to get her knees under her a bit when she is on her tummy. She is working on sitting up and almost sat straight up in my lap after nursing the other day. I was like whoa
Last night was the best night of sleep in a while. It has been really broken lately with lots of nursing but I am hanging in there.
I don't want to start giving her solids til she can sit up by herself and self feed but she is sooo interested in my food and drink. She puts my water bottle right to her mouth and sucks on it but I don't tilt it so she doesn't get anything really.
oh she's awake.. i'll post more later. nice to read about other babes!
post #43 of 338
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Yay, we've been sprung!

Aubrey had her wbv on Tuesday. She's 14# 9oz, bigger than average, but smaller than most of the babies here! The doctor said she was perfect .

I went to the mall to buy Aubrey some summer clothes. I'd never been shopping for baby clothes there before, but I had a gift certificate, so I figured I should spend it. OH MY! The clothes were horrible, horrible, horrible. When did infants start dressing like mini-teenagers? Why are there so many bikinis for baby girls? Who thinks a baby needs a bikini top?

Where do you shop for baby?

I found a couple of old patterns at my mom's, so now I'm sewing her some rompers out of scrap fabric in protest!
Yup! We're free!

My DD is also 14lbs 9 oz!!! And, smaller than a lot of babes!

I also DON'T like the teenage trendy baby clothes...so...this is what DD wears - baby sleepsuits (only now it's getting HOT...so - tie-dyed baby shirts, oshkosh overalls, organic Hanna Andersson pants and shirts, and she has TONS of English and French baby clothes her 12yo brother and 9yo sister wore when they were little...These clothes are gorgeous and fit her long slim body...Basically - she's set in clothes until she reaches 8yrs old...at least! People gave us trendy clothes and she just doesn't look right in them...
post #44 of 338
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Hi, sorry it took me so long to return the thread

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Carry on and enjoy your sweet babies
Wow, what did I miss???

Morgan is sitting up! She can sit up on her own for a good few minutes with no difficulty. She only ever falls over when she over extends to reach for a toy. She still can't pull up, but she's working on it.

As for clothes, she is pretty much *always* in a onesie. It's too hot down here in Miami to put her in long sleeve or footies. I never bother with separates because they're just too much work, but I do go a bit crazy with her onesies.

Morgan is also grabbing for glasses and, more disturbing, bottles of beer. DH and I like to sit and relax with a beer at night and if she's still up and in my lap she has a singular focus and only has eyes for the bottle.
post #45 of 338
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Wow, what did I miss???
I'll pm you - we don't want to get locked down again...

...Morgan is also grabbing for glasses and, more disturbing, bottles of beer. DH and I like to sit and relax with a beer at night and if she's still up and in my lap she has a singular focus and only has eyes for the bottle.
hehehe!!!!
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post #46 of 338
PM me too - I don't know what happened!

I have not posted on her because to be honest...I felt not heard. I posted on here a few weeks ago in a rambling distress and got no response - not one person responded to my post. I know you all don't "know" me - but I really believe in these boards as a great way of supporting one another. I just needed to put that out there.

Anyway - things are up and down here. I am SO tired!! DD does not sleep well. She is healthy though and that makes me happy. She also has the most amazing smile/laugh. She is just over 17lbs and about 25 inches. She has not rolled over yet and shows no interest in doing so. She does like to stand and sit up. And she LOVES to be held. ALL the time! She is not high needs in that she screams or cries al the time - but if you don't give her your undivided attention - she is not happy.
post #47 of 338
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PM me too - I don't know what happened!

I have not posted on her because to be honest...I felt not heard. I posted on here a few weeks ago in a rambling distress and got no response - not one person responded to my post. I know you all don't "know" me - but I really believe in these boards as a great way of supporting one another. I just needed to put that out there.
Just wanted to say "I'm hearing you."
post #48 of 338
Someone PM me too. I'm curious. Haha.

Sydney has learned how to explore our living room by rolling. It is so funny. She's also near sitting up but isn't quite there yet.

We introduced a cup a month ago and she took to it quite well (a Nuby cup) but I've been waiting until she can hold it herself before I start using them on a regular basis. She's also starting to be interested in holding her own bottles and likes to share my water from my glasses however I don't like to share because she backwashes. EEeeewwww!

We do a lot of onesies and bubbles and dresses here (when it's warm) and two piece outfits when it's cold. I'm sorry but I cannot stand sleep and plays for anything but bed : I just don't like how they look as play clothing I guess

She's not growing as well as she could be. At the rehabilitation ped on Wednesday she was only 13lbs fully dressed We'll see what the nutritionist has to say about that next Wednesday. She's happy and healthy and meeting all of her milestones fairly well though, especially for being a 24 weeker! so I'm only so concerned.

We went through a really hairy period with naps but yesterday I read "Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child" and while I don't necessarily recommend the book (too much CIO advice his stuff on sleep cycles and sleep signals has been really helpful. Today I put her down for a nap the instant she started showing any signs of tiredness and she actually took three naps! and then went to bed at 6pm!!! I'm hoping that maybe now that I know what to look for she'll stop being so overtired all the time. It was really getting draining on everyone.

She's also showing every single readiness sign for solid food but we're still waiting on that.

Good to hear how everyone else is doing!!
post #49 of 338
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jchizever - I hear you, too! Is this your "rambling distress call" from March? I've resurrected a message from you from a few weeks ago so it can be addressed - hope this helps!

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"Happy March to all you Mama's!! I can't believe my dd is 3 1/2 months already!! She is in the 95% in both height and weight - she is quite the chunker - and it is SO cute - her little rolls.

Sleep?? What is sleep?? We do not sleep at night here anymore. Seraphina was sleeping a few hours in a row but has now decided she does not like to sleep in the co-sleeper. She will only sleep with us in bed - and then therefore I really do not sleep well. It has been hard. I am really begining to run on empty. I have the No Cry Sleep Solution but she says not to really start stuff until 4 months.

Seraphina's new thing is standing up - she LOVES it!! She has not rolled over yet and does not show any interest in it. She does not like tummy time either - can stand it for only for a few moments.

I am breastfeeding her and have pumped so I can try to go out a few hours on my own every now and again. Problem is - she is now REFUSING to take the bottle. I tried to go out tonight for a MOMS night out and had to come home early. Have any of you had more success with this?"

Seraphina is certainly a big girl!

We've had sleep issues, too. Not sure what to say on that!

Wow - standing! Cool! My Dd will do it, but she's a long way from crawling or walking!

My DD is fine with tummy time now...she constantly rolls onto her tummy!

As to refusing to take the bottle - can't help you there - I've got the opposite problem - refusing to take the breast!
post #50 of 338
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She's also starting to be interested in holding her own bottles and likes to share my water from my glasses however I don't like to share because she backwashes. EEeeewwww!

We do a lot of onesies and bubbles and dresses here (when it's warm) and two piece outfits when it's cold. I'm sorry but I cannot stand sleep and plays for anything but bed : I just don't like how they look as play clothing I guess

She's not growing as well as she could be. At the rehabilitation ped on Wednesday she was only 13lbs fully dressed We'll see what the nutritionist has to say about that next Wednesday. She's happy and healthy and meeting all of her milestones fairly well though, especially for being a 24 weeker! so I'm only so concerned.

We went through a really hairy period with naps but yesterday I read "Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child" and while I don't necessarily recommend the book (too much CIO advice his stuff on sleep cycles and sleep signals has been really helpful. Today I put her down for a nap the instant she started showing any signs of tiredness and she actually took three naps! and then went to bed at 6pm!!! I'm hoping that maybe now that I know what to look for she'll stop being so overtired all the time. It was really getting draining on everyone.

Ick - baby backwashes! That must be why this smilie symbol was designed!

What are bubbles?

Sorry she's not growing as the peds think she should! Keep us up to date on her progress!

Please share what "tiredness" signs are and what we sleep deprived mamas should look for!
post #51 of 338
jchizever - My DD also was not sleeping well. She really only sleeps or naps on me, or right in my armpit. This has gotten better in the last week (knock wood), but there wasn't any one thing that made a difference. And by better, I mean that I can get a bit of a longer stretch at night, but still no naps during the day, really. I tried baths, reading, dimming the lights in the whole house at 7 (I think the neighbors thought I was part of a cult from all the candles they could see!), etc. People at work told me to "show that baby who's boss." Yeah right. I'll send her a memo. I am sorry that you are so tired. There is nothing like the tiredness from being worried about baby and being up with baby nonstop. Please know that you are heard here. I post a lot on different forums and only get a response about 50% of the time, and I know that can be frustrating.

And if anyone wants to PM me about what I missed, I would appreciate it. I couldn't figure out what was going on.
post #52 of 338
Hi ladies!

I was a few days behind (forgot about the month change again : ) and then we were down for review. Glad I finally caught up with you!

Kimber asked how we're doing. As a family unit, we're awesome. But we're going through a lot right now concerning my husband's employment, so I'm just not in much of a chatty mood these days. Plus I've been doing some work on the computer to bring in a little money - so the internet isn't all "fun" for me anymore. But I LOVE reading your updates each evening in my inbox!

Mikki is doing awesome! She's so round, plump, rolly... you name it. And I love knowing that it's all from me She's flipping and rolling and spinning in a circle. All the issues we were having for the first few months are now gone - she's fine with me eating dairy, she loves the water (baths or showers), she LOVES naked time - all very welcome changes! And she's awesome about sleep, too, which is such a treat for me! Just now, she was fussing and not really wanting to nurse anymore, so I put her in the cosleeper, covered her and rubbed her back for a few seconds and left the room... while she's still awake! She'll listen to her heartbeat bear and suck her thumb and drift off to sleep without me having to hold. Don't get me wrong - I really love holding her (especially as I'm seeing how much she has grown from her newborn days). But this is also a treat for me as my son n.e.v.e.r. slept without being in physical contact with me until the week he turned 1. Now I can get a little crocheting in and go back to bed in an hour or so. Plus, when she wakes, she knows she'll get pulled into bed with me to nurse until morning.

It's so hard to believe how fast this time is going! I thought it went fast with her brother, but she's almost 5 months old! I guess chasing a toddler will do that to you

Thanks for all the well wishes and inquiries. I will pop in as I can, I promise!
post #53 of 338
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Originally Posted by esylvia View Post
Yay, we've been sprung!

Aubrey had her wbv on Tuesday. She's 14# 9oz, bigger than average, but smaller than most of the babies here! The doctor said she was perfect .

I went to the mall to buy Aubrey some summer clothes. I'd never been shopping for baby clothes there before, but I had a gift certificate, so I figured I should spend it. OH MY! The clothes were horrible, horrible, horrible. When did infants start dressing like mini-teenagers? Why are there so many bikinis for baby girls? Who thinks a baby needs a bikini top?

Where do you shop for baby?

I found a couple of old patterns at my mom's, so now I'm sewing her some rompers out of scrap fabric in protest!

I've been shopping for Mikaela at Kohls (Carters brought back some really nice romper/bubble suits and classic dresses) as a gift from her Busia (my mom). Most of the time when we shop for her, I go to Once Upon A Child. I found a really cute bathing suit for her - one piece - for $2.50. I saw an ad for The Children's Place (our favorite for our son when they have sales) with decent one-piece suits, but they were all $15.50. No thanks for something that she'll grow out of in a couple months!

(Since I didn't finish reading the thread before posting...) Mikki is also teething now. I decided to break out Robert's Hyland's tabs, but I wasn't too hopeful since they never worked for him. They're like magic with her! Seriously, she'll be screaming her head off, I'll put two tabs under her tongue and let her suck on my finger until they're gone, and within 30-60 seconds she's a happy baby again! She's also a thumb sucker/chewer. I think it's adorable!
post #54 of 338
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I got DD a bathing suit here on MDC - it's a solar coverup - really adorable NWT and 1/2 the price of a new one! No bikini for her! And no sunburn, either!
post #55 of 338
Glad to hear my baby isn't the only one with very little interest in rolling. She knows how and does it enough to let us know she knows how, but would much rather sit or stand. She can stand holding on to fingers or any solid object (coffee table, side of crib etc.), and has been for almost a month now, it's pretty amazing. I even tried to take a pic of it...didn't go so well....the flash scared her, she let go, and she hasn't learned how to sit when she falls yet. She fell back but she handled it better than I did, I cried, she just looked at me shocked.

I'm wondering how you all are introducing a cup? DH and I went out and got both a straw cup and sippy cup for DD but so far she doesn't seem too interested. She chewed on the straw and didn't really know what to do with the sippy. Any suggestions?

She also has a HUGE interest in food. The looks she gives us when we eat are hillarious, it's like she's waiting for the food to fall back out of our mouths. We're planning on CLS and can't wait to see her start eating, but are holding off. She tried to grab food off my plate for the first time today, so I'll have to start watching her like a hawk around food. I can't believe how much she's growing up!
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We're planning on CLS and can't wait to see her start eating, but are holding off.
CLS??
post #57 of 338
Child Lead Solids (not child lead weaning as she was weaned at 3 weeks)
post #58 of 338
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Child Lead Solids (not child lead weaning as she was weaned at 3 weeks)
Do tell - how does CLS work?
post #59 of 338
Oh mamas, our babies are getting so big!! I was just looking back at pictures from Landis' first week, and he's such a different baby now.

I would also be interested in learning about child led solids. Like many of your babies, Landis has been showing an interest in whatever I am eating/drinking. I've been giving him my water bottle with the top closed, which satisfies him for now, but I have a feeling it won't work for long!! We want to delay solids until at least 6 months since his brother, my DSS, had some food allergy issues as an infant.

DSS is spending some time with us and he is such a great big brother! I think it helps that he is about 6 1/2 years older than Landis. How are things going with those of you who have older children? Does anyone else have an older stepchild who doesn't live with them full time? I really want DS and DSS to have a good relationship, but I'm not sure how exactly to encourage that. We see DSS at least once a month for a weekend, and more often some months.

Keep the posts coming! I love hearing about your precious little ones and their accomplishments. :
post #60 of 338
[QUOTE=jchizever;7775709]PM me too - I don't know what happened!/QUOTE]

Me too please - I was very confused!
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