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post #101 of 243
Sorry about the Dingo confusion! Korin dropped "dingo" into the conversation, so I rambled on without clarifying -- the Dingoes are the running tribe here on MDC. The name stuck several years ago (way before I was part of things) and has just taken a life of its own. So, anyway, the "dingo's baby" in question is the new baby of one of the MDC running mamas.

Better? I'm feeling pretty silly right now! But, as Mr. Bennet says, "Not to fear. I will get over it..."
post #102 of 243

Hey there, mamas!

Hello June 06 mamas! I'm so happy to check back in on MDC and see this little tribe of mamas still going strong! Very cool!

I need little man to take a good long nap and then I'll catch up with you, but I wanted to subscribe while I had found you

One quick thing under the things babe thinks are hysterical category: sucking on his toes. It thoroughly grosses his sister out, so he think it is wonderful! And, he loves to blow raspberries while nursing or give me a big grin and let all the milk run out of his mouth

Okay, gotta run, but be back soon! Much love!
post #103 of 243
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THats definitely not advice, I just wanted to share with you that I understand your pain of losing someone so important to you. Know that no one feels the same of course, but everyone does learn to accept the loss with time. Some feel better sooner because they keep busy helping another family member deal with the loss and pick up the pieces of their life and slowly help them put them back together again (your mom).
Many hugs to you.
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Oh, and Kerri, I forgot to mention that I am in Drexel Hill. I actually have family in Coatesville, though.
Thank you!! I appreciate hearing from other people how they've coped and how the whole grieving process eventually plays out...this is the first time I've lost someone so close.

Drexel Hill is nice....I miss being in a closer-in/main line suburb!!

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Hello June 06 mamas! I'm so happy to check back in on MDC and see this little tribe of mamas still going strong! Very cool!
Kara!!!! Hi!!!! LTNS!
post #104 of 243
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Drexel Hill is nice....I miss being in a closer-in/main line suburb!!
I'm skimming and totally read this as:

"I miss being closer in line with sehbub."

Which makes absolutely NO sense, since, you know, when you did live closer to me, we didn't know each other. So um, I'm gonna stop rambling now.
post #105 of 243
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I'm skimming and totally read this as:

"I miss being closer in line with sehbub."

Which makes absolutely NO sense, since, you know, when you did live closer to me, we didn't know each other. So um, I'm gonna stop rambling now.
ROFL!! Well that works too - now that I *do* know you, I miss living closer to you! Would have come up there for a playdate anytime - esp if sin sticks were involved!
post #106 of 243
Hello.
My kid eats ALL OF THE TIME.
Yesterday he pooped 4 times, and they were doosies. (sorry if TMI, but isn't that the point? )
I mean, he runs to the fridge and waits for us to open it and get him food.
Yesterday he sang the first part of Twinkle Twinkle little star perfectly on pitch.
He loves to run.
He throws tantrums.
He will not eat hummus and this frustrates me.
He is a pescatarian because any meat he is offered, he throws on the floor. But he loves fish.
He blows rasperries, giggles, plays jokes, and in general is a very silly (high energy!) child.

Oh. And I still have milk. :
post #107 of 243
Aw, thanks Kerri ... and yes, it has been too long I always mean to come by here and check in with the June 06 mamas and then somehow it never actually gets done ... or else I find the thread, read it, and then don't get around to actually posting. wow, I guess that makes me a June Mama stalker, doesn't it? LOL :

Selesai, Max can open the fridge too (and does, often) His favorite thing is to open the fridge, grab the little bottle of hot sauce and carry it around Okay, that may actually be his second favorite thing about the fridge - the first is unlimited access to things to eat!

He is going through a phase where he is nursing all night long again ... sleepy, sleepy me ... but then during the days he really only is nursing for naps or when he gets sad or hurt ... it is bittersweet .... but I'm glad he's into table food, too as I do like to cook. I just sorta miss being able to look at his super chunky loveliness and know it was all "mama milk" you know?

Okay, being tugged away from the computer ... more later, taters!

Best Wishes!
post #108 of 243
Hey guys, just have a sec here but I'm excited so thought I'd share with you!

Did any of you happen to see the article on toddler nursing in BabyTalk magazine (pretty mainstream mag but getting much more bf-friendly!) the month before last? The writer weaned at just over 2, but she talked about toddler nursing in such an ambivalent way, like it was all a big drag, and didn't touch on any of the benefits of it - just how he was hanging all over her. I thought, great, so now people who thought that nursing a toddler is weird will think it's just annoying instead : So I emailed them about the benefits of extended bfing AND how enjoyable it can be (as it has been for me) and they just called me this morning and said they're going to use my letter for the Nov. issue! The are editing it for space constraints....he said they're taking out some of my list of the benefits of extended bf because it's too long, so we'll see how it comes out. Anyway, I'm psyched to look for it!
post #109 of 243
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Hey guys, just have a sec here but I'm excited so thought I'd share with you!

Did any of you happen to see the article on toddler nursing in BabyTalk magazine (pretty mainstream mag but getting much more bf-friendly!) the month before last? The writer weaned at just over 2, but she talked about toddler nursing in such an ambivalent way, like it was all a big drag, and didn't touch on any of the benefits of it - just how he was hanging all over her. I thought, great, so now people who thought that nursing a toddler is weird will think it's just annoying instead : So I emailed them about the benefits of extended bfing AND how enjoyable it can be (as it has been for me) and they just called me this morning and said they're going to use my letter for the Nov. issue! The are editing it for space constraints....he said they're taking out some of my list of the benefits of extended bf because it's too long, so we'll see how it comes out. Anyway, I'm psyched to look for it!
Yay! Good for you!!! Sad that they put an article like that in there though. Makes me so mad, just reinforcing all the thoughts of the mainstream moms out ther, yk? Well, I am so glad you wrote in!
post #110 of 243
I am not into toddler nursing! Augh. Not that I would write a piece in a major magazine to say it is annoying (hate stuff like that, I had to cancel a magazine subscription bc of snarky nursing articles), but... a lot of times it stinks around here! We will stick with it because of the benefits for both of us. I'm trying to keep my period away as long as possible, for one, due to endo pain. Also, her nana had breast cancer, and I know the longer I nurse her, the more I reduce her risk as well as mine. And it's nutritional insurance since she eats like a performance artist. But...it's squirmy and wicked uncomfortable! My nipples hurt like crazy (no thrush, and I am not pg). The all night wolverine buffet business is getting so old. She did just break skin on tooth 15 and 16, so I'm hoping it gets better soon. I'm constantly correcting her latch, but the night feedings when we are both half-asleep are rough. I tried comforting her in other ways during the night, including offering water or having her dad hold her, but she screeches "NUR NURRRRRRRRRR NUSSSSSSSHHH MAMA! MAMA! MAMA!" like she is being skinned alive. She knows exactly what she wants, so NUSH we do. I'd be sad if we stopped, and we won't, but in the moment, I get so annoyed sometimes. Trying to see it as a phase. Impermanence.

I do love 15-month-old baby though. She is super fun. Yesterday she climbed the entire big tall slide ladder (with me right behind her), and then we slid down, and she cracked up. And she gives hugs and blows kisses really half-assed. She wiped the floor under her chair with a paper towel the other day and then put it in the trash, which blew my mind. She started using a little metal open cup. And she says "shhhh" and puts her finger to her lips, except she sticks the tip under her top lip, so funny.

Uh, that's all I got. Anyone want to play Facebook Scrabble? I'm really bad at it! An easy mark.
post #111 of 243
I know, I know, toddler nursing is certainly not perfect bliss 24/7 Believe me, I am totally frustrated with Andrew nursing all night as well - my girls were down to just twice a night or so by this point, but he mauls me incessantly!

Still, for me, the joys of nursing him (and the benefits, as you mentioned!) far outweigh the downsides - and from this woman's article, I wasn't getting that sense from her, which made me think, if you dislike nursing your toddler so much, why would you do it, and even if you would do it anyway (like for some of the reasons you mentioned) why would you write in a national magazine about it? I think you have to be careful whom your audience is with stuff like this - like here on MDC, I would complain about toddler nursing pretty freely just because I know that everyone here is aware of its benefits and of the wonderful things about it - but I'd never complain about it to my mainstream friends, because I know they'd think, great, I'm proving their point that it's weird, unecessary, a big drain on the mom, etc. So with this magazine being marketed toward mainstream moms, I was disappointed that this is the view they're getting, because they're probably not going to be getting any other perspectives, yk?
post #112 of 243
S2 blows kisses very emphatically, (like slapping herself in the mouth emphatically), pretends to blow her nose (my allergies are kickin my butt), and shares everything with her brother. If she snatches a toy away from him, it's usually only long enough to inspect it and then hand it back. Fun fun.
post #113 of 243
That's cool, Kerri! I'm definitely in a the midst of a nursing-hell stage. I do enjoy it mostly, though. But last night, ugh, she was up a million times, whining in teething pain, jumping on and off the boob. You know what I love? Coffee.

We're in Hawaii right now, visiting my best friend, who is about to give birth while her husband is in Iraq. She's so strong.

Talula loves the beach, but she's a total charger. Just runs right into the waves, laughing.

Did I mention that I can't wait for teething to be over?
post #114 of 243
I think our completion of a Jay Gordon nightweaning program really helped the toddler nursing stage. Does she still nurse at night? Yeah. We don't stick to the program 100% anymore, but she is definitely more able to settle herself, both in her crib and in our bed. Looking back, it wasn't really that bad. I gave myself permission through the whole endeavor to stop if it felt like her cries were truly cries of anguish, and not just of "Dude. Mom. You know that's not how I *like* it!" i.e., needs vs. wants. And I just never felt like she wasn't just pissed at the situation, so it was bearable.

Anyway. I think it's made a better situation for all of us.

Candice, give your friend an extra big hug for me. Some of my male troops and one co-Lieutenant had babies while we were deployed. Sucked. For everyone. But they all came through just fine! It's wierd, but I have had several dreams since leaving the military (actually, since moving home from Oki, even) about being pregnant WHILE deployed. Yikes! In one particularly harrowing dream, Nevie was there with me and we were being psychologically tortured by some insurgents in a trailer and they were just about to do something horrible to Nevie when I woke up. Ugh. Where's my dream analyst when I need one?

And I'm with you. Teething suuuhhhhcks.
post #115 of 243
Who needs sleep? I know I don't. Or, rather, my babies seem to know I don't. Nope. No sleeping. Or sleeping in 45 minute spurts, punctuated with kicks to the kidneys and screams. That's fun.

S2 can get out of her toddler bed, open the bedroom door, and open the baby gate. Screwed much? Why yes, thank you, I am.
post #116 of 243
Sarah! I just checked your blog. Cute pics of S2 and J! Ohhhhhhhh, they are quite a pair, aren't they? I'm getting (as Dan calls it) "the baby fever" again. PT school will cure me of that.

And did you know that the link to your barkersgoods site in your signature isn't working?

that is all ;-)
post #117 of 243
Hey everybody, it has been a LONG time since i posted. Our computer is dial up,takes forever.
V is SOOO big, i cant believe how fast the year went.I am pregnant,due in may.I am a little freaked my milk will dry up and V will lose it.The strange thing is that she has night weaned, slept all night the past three night.Still nursing all day though.
I am also trying to figure out how we will all cosleep.We have a queen bed, dont even own a baby bed.My parents said we can trade for their king.
Glad to see all the June 06 babes are growing,healthy and happy.
Kaitlin
post #118 of 243
Congratulations, Kait!!!!!! How wonderful!
post #119 of 243
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Sarah! I just checked your blog. Cute pics of S2 and J! Ohhhhhhhh, they are quite a pair, aren't they? I'm getting (as Dan calls it) "the baby fever" again. PT school will cure me of that.

And did you know that the link to your barkersgoods site in your signature isn't working?

that is all ;-)
They are quite a pair. Fondly referred to as Thing 1 and Thing 2. Or The Destructo Twins. Or Tropical Storm S2 and Tornado J. That should give you some idea of what my days are like.

Didn't know the link didn't work. I'll investigate.

I too have the baby fever, but won't be having any more babies. Although B is talking more and more about possibly adopting a 9-18 month old in a couple years. We'll see. He's over the baby stage, not that I can blame him, but is open to the idea of another kid.

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Hey everybody, it has been a LONG time since i posted. Our computer is dial up,takes forever.
V is SOOO big, i cant believe how fast the year went.I am pregnant,due in may.I am a little freaked my milk will dry up and V will lose it.The strange thing is that she has night weaned, slept all night the past three night.Still nursing all day though.
I am also trying to figure out how we will all cosleep.We have a queen bed, dont even own a baby bed.My parents said we can trade for their king.
Glad to see all the June 06 babes are growing,healthy and happy.
Kaitlin
Congratulations!
post #120 of 243
Harper had a wbv this morning. she gained 2 pounds and .25 inches since her 12 month. I think the gain in length should be larger. I have her at 31 inches measuring her standing up, which would be a full inch. who knows. holding still is not really her deal.

We got referred to PT for her left ankle, which I've been watching. She turns her foot under so the gait looks jerky, almost like a little limp. she wore a hole right through the shoe on that foot (think inner side of the heel). bleahhh. doc said 'oh you can go to PT or straight to an ortho,' and i was all 'wha?" i thought she'd tell me "no big deal, let's keep an eye on it!' so i wasn't expecting that. i feel like i didn't ask enough questions, but i think a PT would set me straight if it's not something they can help, right? i figured going to an ortho would definitely involve x-rays and potentially more intervention right off the bat. ideas? wwyd? you can kind of see the motion in videos - here's one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygWMLi5D5nU and here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIRQ5c9nhuY It doesn't slow her down, that's for sure.
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