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June 2006 Mamas - happy September!

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Is this really it? The first September post??

Sebastian has decided that in a former lifetime, he was a prankster, and it's time to revive the tradition. OK, so we kind of had an inkling already. But he's been all about the jokes lately.

A 14-month-old's sense of humor runs this way:

"Hmm. What can I do that will be funny? I know!"

And he stealthily climbs down off his chair and runs into the kitchen of whatever restaurant we're in. Cue the mad dash to grab him before he gets too far. Plop him back in his chair.

"Ooh! That worked! Great reaction from Mama! Let's see if I can get Dadoo."

Stealthily climbs off his chair again, waiting until we're completely distracted by something else (like his sister). Makes his way over to the kitchen. Stands and sways just enough to catch Dadoo's peripheral vision. Grins THAT grin. The one that says *Mischief incarnate. Hell on wheels. Right over here, oh yeah.* And runs for the kitchen while dh lurches out of his chair to grab him.

Being a 14-month-old, this is funny MANY times. Over and over and over again. Distractions? Ha! He mocks our puny attempts at distraction. (Little attempts like, oh, strapping him into a baby seat, offering up food, a complete change of scenery, leaving the restaurant. . . . )

We're so screwed.
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Stuart's just now starting to do that whole "pause, wait for them to notice me, *then* wreak havoc" thing... and it is indeed frightening! And your is doing it in restaurant kitchens! Scary! Though maybe he'll grow to be a chef one day?

After reading everyone's posts about what their LOs are eating in last month's thread (i'm new, so I was trying to "catch up"), I decided to be take the plunge and start moving off the baby food a bit faster (we had been doing up to 7 jars a day, with just bits of table food at the end of each meal), and it's gone great so far!

I'm still giving him one jar to start with, as "insurance" that he gets some healthy food in him, but then I'm doing the rest of the meal as table food. Yesterday he had almost a whole banana at breakfast, and a bunch of little raviolis (still baby food, but not pureed!) for lunch. Dinner we got lazy and did two jars because were out, but today I'll try to make sure all three are on the new format. This morning he had almost a whole multigrain freezer waffle with cream cheese on it...

Now I just have to start making up some pastas and veggies ahead of time so we have quick food for his meals...

So, thanks for the good examples, everyone!

(and just so I don't seem like a completely overprotective mama, he had a very slow to mature belly, and up until just a month or so ago, even cheerios or pasta would cause horrible pain. We were worried about celiac and other problems, and since most kid type foods seem to contain those sort of ingredients, we just stuck with the jars while we were figuring out what he could have without pain... then, it seems he just outgrew it, and so now we have all the new food options!)
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Sarah, Harper thinks it's totally funny to play "I pooped, now chase me around the table if you want to change me!" Little bugger is fast, too. We have seriously limited our eating out time due to it being stressful with all the chasing. We've had the best luck with crayons, but it means one of us is always drawing with her or monitoring her to keep her from eating them!

Pleasantstreets, I've read that the body doesn't really produce the enzyme to break down grains until the molars are in. Don't know how true that is, but it's interesting. I wonder how he'd do with a grain like quinoa? Harper likes it, and there is tons of protein in there. It's super fast to cook, and it's a good non-wheat option. We have good luck with quesadillas, and you can hide all kinds of things in there. Also sandwiches and smoothies. It must be weird to go from purees to table food suddenly, but we never did purees, and she doesn't like that texture. Go figure. She'll eat pudding and yogurt, but not apple sauce. I gave her apple sauce the other day to dip her latke, and she gave me the "OMG poison" face.

Oh, we recently found out she likes Cream of Wheat. I've been eating it too. Mmmm, processed. And we dip now. She had a dip developmental leap.

I can't believe it's September either :
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Oh, now I remembered what I wanted to ask...teeth updates? She just cut 2 bottom canines. The 4th molar is half through. She has been a pill while this is going on. Anyone have the first 16 teeth in? I am *really* hoping eep-slay gets better when the first 16 are all through. Oh please, oh please?
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We've got 12 teeth, almost. The top two molars are just pushing through the last flap of skin, bottom two are all the way in. Eep-slay seemed to get better after the top molars cut the second ridge, but has gotten screwed right up again since DH's work schedule has been screwy for the last month. Canines appear to be a couple weeks off yet. (just in time for our trip, I'm sure.) She was awake between 11 and 1 last night. Didn't want to be touched, but didn't want me to leave her alone. The kid would lay in bed perfectly still for half an hour, but if I shifted my weight (not in bed with her) in preparation to leave, she'd start to cry. Ugh.

H - in regards to applesauce... K refuses to eat it too, but if I dump in a bunch of cinnamon, she scarfs it. She likes some flavor. I bought 4 kinds of hummus at the farmers' market this afternoon. That should keep us happy for a while. Yum.

Have also realized that half of the "good girl" statements we thought she was saying are actually "gentle". It appears that from afar she says "good girl" and close up she says "gentle". It's a very subtle difference, but it's coming out more & more. Cat has realized that although small person is very loud and excited, she's also gentle and will pet Cat forever before she gets bored. This makes Cat very happy.
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Helen, I think that Geneva is working on some teeth. Buhhhhht..... as every time I try to check, I fear I will pull out a bloody finger stump, it's hard to say for sure. So, technically she still just has those first 8 easily visible toothers.

There has been much finger chomping and crankiness today, though, so...? But what the heck do I know? I'm just her mom.

She hasn't dashed into any restaurant kitchens yet, but I do get the "touch this cabinet door that I know I'm not 'sposed to touch, then coyly look back at mom and shake my head". I love it. And her cheeseball grin.

But eepslay was good last night. All co-slept, even! She's really learning to just chill out, spoon her back up against me, and settle back down. Huzzah. She went until 3:45 before being vocal about anything, but still went back down without nursing. I don't know what time it was the next time she woke up, but I just flipped out the boob anyway. I was so proud of her.
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Hi everyone!!
I am new here, I was a member (of mdc) years ago, but lost that info on my old computer

My name is Debbie, mom of 2. Ds is 7 and Dd is 14 months. Dd is a homebirth baby and we breastfeed, babywear, cosleep, cloth diaper, etc. we're pretty crunchy, lol...

Currently I SAH with the kidlets. My hobbies are sewing and crafting, biking and walking and of course just playing.

I look forward to 'meeting' everyone here!
*edited to add that Dd has 12 teeth. She cut all four molars right around her 1st b-day. I am wondering when her eye teeth (canines?) will come in...
post #8 of 243
Forgot a funny thing.

Apparently, K doesn't like to get messy at all. She likes dips, but she won't dip things in them, and if her food has been dipped she won't touch it. She opens her mouth as wide as it will go, but you have to put the food in for her. I was dipping a cookie in my coffee the other morning and she was watching intently. A minute later, she asked for another cracker, and I gave her one. She handed it back to me, pointed at my coffee cup, and waited patiently. So I pretended to dip the cracker in my coffee, and she opened her mouth wide and grinned as she ate her cracker. This went on for like 4 crackers.
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We have 8 teeth. some more are moving, as evidenced by the ap-cray eep-slay, and the constant chewing of the hands, but who knows which teeth.

Food - ruby eats whatever we do, but still no what or dairy (other than a little yogurt). She loves rice pasta and oats and all that jazz. Currently have gluten free oatmeal cookies cooling on the stove. :

She's hilarious. too tired to tell stories right now tho. you'll have to trust me.
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Subscribing. BBL.
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Re-posting....

Re-posting what I posted to the old thread - LOL, I'm wondering why no one responded about my 6 zillion adorable photos and then I realized, DUH, it's September!! (thanks Sarah for the reminder!) I was probably in denial about this month coming because that means - ugh - I am changing decades imminently!! Yikes! (Yes, I know, I'm still young, 30 is the new 20 and all that crap, but still....it seems strange, I don't feel like 30 at all! And my 20s have been so fantastic, I'm kind scared to start a 'new phase' so to speak if that makes any sense at all...probably does not since I haven't had nearly enough coffee yet this morning....)

Anyway here's what I posted over there, and I'll BBL to catch up....and BTW welcome to all the new mamas joining us!!



Hi everyone! Wow, I haven't checked in here in ages, it's been so busy! I have some major catching up to do! But first, anyone want to see an entire summer's worth of pics of my kids?! You know you do... OK, you don't have to look at all of them, there are 6 slideshows linked together here; all my kids' birthdays, our road-trip trip to Chicago for the LLLI 50th Anniv. Int'l Conference, a bfing rally at the Capitol in Harrisburg - and a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff But you do have to look at the Chicago pics - Amy (Amys1st) and I met IRL and did lunch with some other MDC mamas, which was awesome.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...&x=1&y=-sov84a

I have to get the kiddos to bed but I'll be back for personals later, I have so much to read back - oh except I have to say, Lisa, CONGRATS!!!!! I did notice THAT!! So happy for you that everything is OK now, it must have been so scary! Elias is absolutely adorable. What an entrance into the world!! Hope you're enjoying your babymoon now!

Everyone else, hope you & your babes (sorry, TODDLERS, I still forget!!) and families have had a *wonderful* summer!!
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Hi. We're working on the two bottom molars. The top ones have landed. Over and out.
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We have 12 teeth. The bottom 2 molars are all the way in, and the top two just have a teensy bit of gum left hanging on for dear life. Hopefully those will be through soon.

Not like it matters. If one of them isn't teething, the other one is. I can't catch a break, dude.

J's doing a very efficient low crawl now. Goddess help me. No wonder my pants are falling off...I never get to sit down! And eating? What's that again? You mean they actually make food HOT? If I don't eat it while it's scalding, I get to eat it cold. There's no "let's give it a minute to reach a comfortable temperature" here. Uh uh.

Feck, she's unwinding all of my embroidery floss bobbins. GAH!

ETA: Have I mentioned how much fun it is to have two babies 9 1/2 months apart???
post #14 of 243
Hi!
Congrats Lisa!
Hi, "new" people!
Teeth: I *think* we have 3 molars through, one almost in, two canines almost through, and two on the way. Sleep not so good. I am happy to know, though, that my baby is not the only vampire nurser. I wake up in the morning and am surprised my nipples are not permanently wounded. I thought it was just the pregnancy shtuff, but guess not. Lots of drool, too. Jon finally saw the canines and couldn't imagine how much it must hurt. Babies. God has a sense of humor. Ha.
Food: no junky crap, no juice, no milks, but eats most everything else. No dips (haven't tried yet). Loves corn on the cob and as an extra bonus, keeps him busy for a while. Loves fruit, veggies, beans, crackers, little sandwiches, fish, yogurt (don't give much, a pitb and too much sugar). Yesterday had lentil soup and totally dug it.
He has a great sense of humor. Today we went to the fair and he got to see cows horses and pigs. Thought that was great.
Gotta head out. I'm a working fiend, and tired.
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Love the sig, Jess.
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Ahh, thisis the DDC I know and love - go away for a weekend and miss 300 posts! :


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Originally Posted by pleasantstreets View Post
I decided to be take the plunge and start moving off the baby food a bit faster (we had been doing up to 7 jars a day, with just bits of table food at the end of each meal), and it's gone great so far!
Excellent! Glad he's liking the new stuff

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Originally Posted by mommitola View Post
Oh, now I remembered what I wanted to ask...teeth updates? She just cut 2 bottom canines. The 4th molar is half through. She has been a pill while this is going on. Anyone have the first 16 teeth in? I am *really* hoping eep-slay gets better when the first 16 are all through. Oh please, oh please?
We're still hoding at 14 here, these blasted top canines are taking forever to come down. I feel one lower canine through the gum *right there*, but the other not yet. So that's 2 canines and the 2-yr molars left to go. It has to end some time, right???

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I look forward to 'meeting' everyone here!
: Debbie!

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Originally Posted by BundleFishMama View Post
Re-posting what I posted to the old thread - LOL, I'm wondering why no one responded about my 6 zillion adorable photos and then I realized, DUH, it's September!!
I just took a looky look:
a) NICE house!!
b) We have both Phil the drill and the pigeon books, and love them.
c) Beautiful family and great pics!


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Not like it matters. If one of them isn't teething, the other one is. I can't catch a break, dude.
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Hi!
Loves corn on the cob and as an extra bonus, keeps him busy for a while. <snip>
I'm a working fiend, and tired.
Yeah, K couldn't care less about corn niblets, but give her a cob and she's a happy camper.

And, uh gee, I can't imagine why you'd be tired. : Hope you can maybe get some rest today!!


So, we just got back (well, to my parents' house for a pit stop - will be home home this afternoon) from a weekend in NYC/Long Island visiting friends. K spent 3 HOURS with friend, kids, and friend's mom while I was incapacitated upstairs (more on that later) - the point is, she was away from me for 3 HOURS. And didn't cry ONCE. Unfortunately, the next day she screamed bloody murder when I went upstairs to brush my teeth, and it took me 10 minutes to calm her down. Sigh. Baby steps, baby steps.

Re: the incapacitation. I've gotten back to having 'ovulation migraines', apparently. . I never had them before, until suddenly about a year postpartum with D, and then had them monthly right about when I ovulated until I got pregnant with K 6 months later and they stopped....and then I totally forgot about them....until Saturday. How freeking miserable. The light and sound sensitivity, the nausea, feeling like I had an ice pick in between my eyes. Good grief. I couldn't even sit on the couch and pretend to mingle with some friends who were visiting, I had to excuse myself for fear I was going to puke all over them. Lovely. I can't even imagine what i would have been like if K woulnd't have been OK hanging out with my friends....shudder. I felt absolutely fine the next day, like it never happened. I wonder if they're here to stay since we're all but 100% done with kids for now, so no pregnancy to get rid of them again? I'll have to figure out how to prophylactically treat myself around ovulation time every month; anyone got any good ideas for treatment (nautral or allopathic)??? Anyone else have this happen? I was telling my mom about it, and it was like a lightbulb went off in her head cause she said, "oh my God, I never connected it with ovulating. It used to happen to me all the time, too." Thanks for passing that on to me, mom. :
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I just took a looky look:
a) NICE house!!
b) We have both Phil the drill and the pigeon books, and love them.
c) Beautiful family and great pics!
Thanks!! Took us months to get the house fixed up and repainted after the flood, but it's finally come together pretty nicely! And, nearly 9 months after moving, we are finally completely unpacked

Andrew is obsessed with Phil the Drill! I had just resolved to get rid of all (most?) of our battery-eating, obnoxious plastic toys, and now he falls in love with this thing. Very nice when your toddler is nursing and "drilling" your head at the same time

Sorry about your migraines, that sounds awful! Don't know about any natural remedies....my DH has migraines and takes an rx called Imitrex which he swears helps almost instantly. I don't know offhand if it's safe while nursing but I could look it up in my LLL books if you wanted....
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But eepslay was good last night. All co-slept, even! She's really learning to just chill out, spoon her back up against me, and settle back down.
I love baby spooning. So sweet!

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Hi everyone!!
I look forward to 'meeting' everyone here!
*edited to add that Dd has 12 teeth. She cut all four molars right around her 1st b-day. I am wondering when her eye teeth (canines?) will come in...
Hi Debbie! For us, the canines started working through about 3 weeks after the last molar cut. Last molar isn't even totally in. Bleah.

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Apparently, K doesn't like to get messy at all. She likes dips, but she won't dip things in them, and if her food has been dipped she won't touch it.
That's so cute! Harper just started up and dipping one day because she saw us doing it. She has obvious disgust if any of it gets on her hands, and half the time she doesn't want it eat whatever she dipped, haha. She'll eat guacamole, and that's about it. Who doesn't like hummus? Her, apparently, now.

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She's hilarious. too tired to tell stories right now tho. you'll have to trust me.
But Ruby always works blue! My virgin ears!

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I am happy to know, though, that my baby is not the only vampire nurser. I wake up in the morning and am surprised my nipples are not permanently wounded. I thought it was just the pregnancy shtuff, but guess not. Lots of drool, too. Jon finally saw the canines and couldn't imagine how much it must hurt. Babies. God has a sense of humor.
Last night I thought my head was going to explode. Death by nursing? She would nurse, then cry WITH a nipple in her mouth. I think it was the teeth. Or perhaps I was Pol Pot in a former life.

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We're still hoding at 14 here, these blasted top canines are taking forever to come down. I feel one lower canine through the gum *right there*, but the other not yet. So that's 2 canines and the 2-yr molars left to go. It has to end some time, right???
So here's my question - if the first 16 come in by, say, 16 months, which it looks like for us, do the 2-year molars wait til closer to 24 months, or will it be the usual 1 month break before we dive right in to those? : I was kind of hoping for a nice 8 months of better eep-slay. Yeah, right, huh? Harper's cousin just got his 6-year molars at age 3.

Sorry about the migraines, that stinks. I've only had a few ever where I could say it was probably a migraine (with the light/noise disturbances), and trepanation always felt like a good option at the time. I am a terrible person who hangs on to expired narcotic painkillers for just such a reason. If it is indeed ovulation that's the trigger, I guess hormonal bcp would suppress the ovulation, but that's another can of worms in itself :/ Maybe the folks in Health & Healing would know some remedies? Accupuncture?
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Migraines suck. sorry heather. at least you only ovulate once a month, right?

Teeth can eat my i'm TIRED of being chewed on for hours at a time all night long. I think we have ONE MOLAR coming in on the bottom. ONE. which means it could be a month of hell, followed by 3 MORE MOLARS... then the : canines. : Lord help me.
post #20 of 243
Imitrex is the "miracle drug" for headache migraines. Alas, as we learned when Dan was in the ER after Christmas for round two of "Why am I having stroke-like symptoms?", they decided it was a complex migraine and shot him up with imitrex. Immediately, he began puking and feeling horrible. All of his symptoms worsened. If they had waited for input from the Neurologist, they would have found out that Imitrex makes neurological migraines worse. Hooray!

So, maybe you can just get enough syringes of imitrex to shoot yourself up once a month? That is, of course, if the allopathic stuff doesn't help first.

Helen, I'll just let you know that I was served up some serious crow by my spooning daughter. The night after that last post, she woke at 12:30 and would. not. sleep. again. She crawled all over us, kicked, maimed, yada yada. Dan finally sent me downstairs at 2:30 and he got her back down by 3. Up again at 5. 5am is my "magic nightweaning is over" time, so I happily pulled out the boobs and we slept until 8:30.

Then last night she did great. I caved on the boob thing around 3am, but it was a molar sympathy cave. Plus, she'd been asleep since 7pm...

Well, time to check on the soup, have a little lunch and be productive for another hour before we head to my 'rents for Labor Day BBQ.
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