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post #121 of 366
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Spoons are so mainstream. They're practically abusive.

The knitted 5-point harness...brilliant! Can we knit it with unbleached organic cotton?
Really wouldn't a hand-vegetable-dyed wool from free-range, organic grass grazing sheep be better?



mikey pretty much likes anyone. he does get 'shy' around strangers, but i don't think he's ever freaked out over anyone. come to think of it, none of my kids ever did, that would be weird...but then pretty much everyone i've been around had been pretty respectful of my kids' space.
post #122 of 366
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
You know, you can knit yourself a 5 point harness, then you will be a safe AND crafty mama.

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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
And NEVER say you use a spoon no matter what the food is.

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Make sure it's REALLY organic, not that fake mainstream stuff under the new standards.


: Sorry, couldn't help myself
You guys are killing me!!!!

We like to play shy here. I'm one of the smallest babies!
post #123 of 366
at the knitting a 5 Pt harness
post #124 of 366
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Originally Posted by mcimom View Post
Really wouldn't a hand-vegetable-dyed wool from free-range, organic grass grazing sheep be better?


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Um, my kid used to be shy around the ILs but now he just loves them to pieces... And both my boys love their Auntie J (my sister) Surprisingly, J really likes my mother. I think she finally loosened up. She has always been nervous around babes but she adores J....
post #125 of 366
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Originally Posted by DustysSweety03 View Post
at the knitting a 5 Pt harness
You want one? Korin's a really good knitter....
post #126 of 366
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S2 adores pretty much everyone, but is wary of my ILs. Then again, it was their choice to pack up in to an RV and take off across the country when she was 4mo, and only come back once. So, it's not my fault if she doesn't want to be held by them, they're strangers!

Sorry, they just left. They talked for months about how much they missed us and the kids, and how excited they were to finally get to meet J and see S2 again, and yet they've only seen them twice in the month they've been in town.
post #127 of 366
K likes most people if they give her a chance to adjust to her surroundings. FIL got massive screaming for a long time because he always wanted her to face him when he was holding her and she demands to face out. She has issues with BIL too, but I think that's because he's a trucker and gone a lot so she doesn't see him often. After about 20 minutes, she's totally okay with him though.
post #128 of 366
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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
And Korin, My mom does have a booster.... You know, she needs a pillow :
I totally forgot but my grandmother used a pillow to drive! How funny!

Penelope is still rear-facing and will be until closer to 2.
post #129 of 366
My 5 yr old Liz is in the Britax booster and Maggie is in the Boulavard. We inhereted a Marathon from BIL/SIL when they bought my niece a booster like Liz's. The marathon dosent fit in Bob's Tundra so we bought a floor model at Babies r us of the alfa omega for his car. Now we have two in there. One as in a booster for Liz and the other w the harness for Maggie.
Liz is also tall and tall in the torso. There is no way she can even fit in the harness anymore.


My friend IRL and on MDC got the marathon since she is expecting in a few weeks. She was thrilled. She is also eyeing my new native sling and Maggie's pink fluff. I think she has a girl in there but she has 2 boys already so who knows....

Who is still slingin the tots? I would love to but Maggie has other ideas and likes to take off. I still keep it with me but if she has her shoes on its kind of cramped in there! We also inhererited a mclaren stroller. Its 5 years old but still perfect. I never was big on strollers but since it was free, we use it at the pool to get there in case MAggie takes off and walking into our downtown area which is a block away from our house, if we dont use the wagon.
post #130 of 366
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
: I didn't take any photos of Lu's bday. I guess I was too frazzled. She's going to need so much therapy. I'm thinking of having a fake party to stage some photo opps. It'll be the big family secret. Or, I could steal someone else's online photos and photoshop her face in. Who had a really cool party?
We staged Christmas pictures! Well, someone gave us presents a few days later, and we actually remembered to take pictures of her ripping the paper. Our party was OK for what it was. Um... we had chowder and cupcakes! I had party letdown because it didn't turn out how I wanted, but I have now made peace with the fact that every June 16 will be The Day Nothing Goes As Planned.

I am still at the organic knitted harness. Wouldn't macrame be more secure?

SRSLY guys, I got an in person driveby the other day for letting her drink a sippy of water. I can't really say circumstances as I know people who know people who could click on my recent posts feature, and I may have to see them in person here and there. So: sipping water through a straw for a child well on solids is a no no because I could be breastfeeding instead.
post #131 of 366
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Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post
Who is still slingin the tots?
slinging both here every once in a while. :

More often than not, if we're running errands, J goes in the sling (thanks, Amy!) and S2 goes in the shopping cart, for which my mom got us a cover, 'cause, ew.

We to the airport to pick my niece up, and ended up wearing both of them (sling for J on front, MT for S2 on back) and got SO many comments, and stares, and words of encouragement. Plus assistance the one time I had to put them back in and J was arching his back and screaming and trying to throw himself backwards out of the sling, while S2 tried to make a break for it over my side. Good times.

It's actually easier on my back than I expected. I think part of it is that when I'm wearing the babes I'm so much MORE cognizant of my posture.
post #132 of 366
Still babywearing, but not as often. walks, stores, sometimes for naps... I use a wrap or an ergo. and sooon a homemade Beco (all they way from ALBERTA!)

Off to click on Helen's recent posts.
post #133 of 366
I still use my mei tai (Kozy Carrier) almost every day. Well, every time we go out shopping just me and the baby. Nevie must like it, because she would object if she didn't. the girl has opinions, that's for sure.
post #134 of 366
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Still babywearing, but not as often. walks, stores, sometimes for naps... I use a wrap or an ergo. and sooon a homemade Beco (all they way from ALBERTA!)

Off to click on Helen's recent posts.
ZOMG you jerk! No stalkinggggg. If I told you the whole story you'd barf.

We are using the ring sling a lot in stores and around the house, but she also has new love for the stroller for walks (I kno abusive right). I debated getting a summer weight wrap, but ended up ordering a Beco since husband likes those too, so I should have that in "1-4 weeks," whatever that means.
post #135 of 366
Ergo and waiting on my carrymemama (which is like a Beco, but a lot cheaper...LOL) I'll let you know how it turns out!

Mikey loves the backpack, but also freaks (like happy) when he sees the umbrella stroller.

Watching Best in Show... gosh, what a crack up!
post #136 of 366


I still wear Ryker in the Ergo a bunch, he only starts to buck backwards when he's in and we aren't moving as much as he likes

post #137 of 366
Bastian spends a lot of time in the Babyhawk. Front carry, back carry, whatever works best for what we're doing at the time. I prefer the back carry for longer walks, but if I'm wearing the diaper backpack or he's sleeping when I put him in it, then he goes on my front.

Qualia still goes in a carry sometimes, too, almost entirely of her own desire. I'd rather push her in the stroller if she doesn't want to walk. Plus, it gives me a place to stash our stuff!

But she's a cuddlebug and likes to connect frequently, so we've had several walks recently where Qualia's in the Babyhawk on my back and Bastian's in my Maya on the front. That's, ah . . . counting on my fingers . . . almost 55 pounds of toddler. No wonder I don't need a gym membership to lose weight.
post #138 of 366
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Originally Posted by mommitola View Post
ZOMG you jerk! No stalkinggggg. If I told you the whole story you'd barf.

We are using the ring sling a lot in stores and around the house, but she also has new love for the stroller for walks (I kno abusive right). I debated getting a summer weight wrap, but ended up ordering a Beco since husband likes those too, so I should have that in "1-4 weeks," whatever that means.
If it's anything like the "Ordered to shipped in 10 days" for my Kozy, it will be there in two months.

Sorry to say it, but I am in a time-out (so ordered by Dan) right now from my baby who refuses to lay down and sleep. Despite falling asleep in arms about eight bajibillion times. GYAAAHHHHH!!@!!!!PHIASPIOJAWPEREIOHJ~!~ and also, (I*)&988&^%&^%*&^)(*&)(*&(*&.

Repeat after me: we do NOT cry it out in this house. we do NOT cry it out in this house. 'Cause I SOOOO effing WANT TO RIGHT NOW.
post #139 of 366
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Originally Posted by mcimom View Post
Watching Best in Show... gosh, what a crack up!
"That is NOT a Busy Bee! That is a BEAR in a BEE COSTUME!!!"

or, "Oh-hooo, Rhapsody has two mommies..."

I own the trilogy: "Waiting for Guffman", "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Can't beat 'em.
post #140 of 366
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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
"That is NOT a Busy Bee! That is a BEAR in a BEE COSTUME!!!"

or, "Oh-hooo, Rhapsody has two mommies..."

I own the trilogy: "Waiting for Guffman", "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Can't beat 'em.
Have you seen the new one? For Your Consideration? Classic.
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