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post #141 of 243
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Originally Posted by mom2tatum View Post
The PT can't hurt I guess, except they will not get to the root of the problem - like why that is happening. I
I'm curious where you received information that would lead you to that opinion. PTs actually go through a pretty rigorous and competitive three years of school to be able to do exactly that. Many also support chiropractic manipulations and will work in tandem with a chiro to provide the most complete care and rehabilitation.

And Helen, a good PT will tell you straight off if the problem needs additional specialty care and/or is beyond their capability to help correct. PTs and Orthos can be a bit tribal, but the two fields work together all the time.
post #142 of 243
And add me to the "my pants don't fit" crowd. This kid still nurses quite a bit, plus I did all that triathlon training over the summer (and continue to run & cycle when I can). So... I try to fatten up, but circumstances are working against me :-) That's a lie. I don't try to fatten up. I'm lovin' this and never want to wean the kid.
post #143 of 243
I just went shopping again. either things were too big or UGLY. seriously. I don't need pants with a 2 in rise that shows my c-section scar. ick. no. I'm not that kinda mama (a hooochie mama!)...
am now depressed and going to eat a cheese burger everyday. :
post #144 of 243
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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Geez, Stacy! Your baby's a genius!

Talula still doesn't say much. The cutest thing she says is "boo," for boobies. Yeah, while she's tugging on my shirt.
LOL - not a genius, but freaky-verbal. My Mom said that I had an 18 word vocabulary when I was 12 months old, so I don't know - maybe it's genetic? However, my first son did not say nearly this many words at this age.

Your post made me think of another word to add to the list - boob! He says "boob" while he's trying to lift up my shirt!
post #145 of 243
I forgot to say, congrats on your pregnancy, Kait! I am knocked up too, due in February.

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
I just went shopping again. either things were too big or UGLY. seriously. I don't need pants with a 2 in rise that shows my c-section scar. ick. no. I'm not that kinda mama (a hooochie mama!)...
am now depressed and going to eat a cheese burger everyday. :
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I think clothes suck no matter what size you are. So, I still wear crapass clothes from ten years ago. Seriously.

Although this is not really an approach I would recommend.
Point: I will commiserate with you and offer you a :. Where are you shopping?

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Geez, Stacy! Your baby's a genius!

Talula still doesn't say much. The cutest thing she says is "boo," for boobies. Yeah, while she's tugging on my shirt.

I want a good night's sleep so badly. How can she wake up all chipper after crying and whining and kicking and punching all night long? I just want to cry.
to the genius comment.
My kid started saying some stuff and now everything is "dee," though he does babble a lot, just not in english!


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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
you guys with your babies that hardly nurse! wow!! ruby nurses... bout every 2 hours when we're together... sometimes more, sometimes less. she doesn't take milk while i'm at work, and i can skip pumping, but my breasts are full by the time i get home. at night she'll go 3-4 hours sometimes, but not often.

words... i haven't kept track.. but she's only got a few.
to all of that. I truly have a run-by nurser. Suck suck, bye mom! 3 minutes later, at it again. I am trying to get him to say "yeah" when I ask if he wants Milk, instead of just pulling on my shirt, but so far no dice.

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Originally Posted by StacyL View Post
Here's a picture of my little cutie:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/...t/P7260021.jpg

He still nurses at naps & bedtime, once during the night, but rarely in the day. My weight is back to my normal pre-preg weight. (5'5" - 122)
Wow, that's a lot of words!! Also, Stacey, he is beautiful and his eyes are such a neat color.

ok very tired off to bed.
post #146 of 243
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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
Hold the phone -- that is *exactly* what a PT would try to do. I'm starting PT school next week, so bear with my ruffled feathers. But that is exactly what a PT is trained to assess: gait, stature, differences in symmetry, etc, that lead to various issues (and quite a bit beyond that -- hence why it is a competitive and rigorous three-year program). Many also support chiropractic manipulations and will work in tandem with a chiro to provide the most complete care and rehabilitation.

And Helen, a good PT will tell you straight off if the problem needs additional specialty care and/or is beyond their capability to help correct. PTs and Orthos can be a bit tribal, but the two fields work together all the time.
sorry I offended you, really. After re-reading it, I understand. That was probably an extreme statement and didn't come out right either. II know that chiros and PT's work really well together...but I guess it just wouldn't be my first start. To me, PT usually is something that comes after an evaluation by a chiro or other practitioner, yk? Believe me, I am supportive of PT completely! I have scoliosis that has affected me in so many ways my whole life and have seen both chiro and PT throughout the years...and both have been helpful and successful in their own ways (depending very much so on the individual PT, btw), so I didn't mean to sound so against PT. I am definitely not. But again, I would want to see what a good chiro suggested before PT because that may not be necessary or helpful at all, depending on why it is happening - and I would just choose to start with a chiro opinion and adjustments first before getting into an entire PT care plan for a one year old especially. Maybe thats what a chiro would suggest anyway, but you never know if you don't start with the least aggressive approach - I mean that as far as commitment and comfort level for such a young child.

Again, sorry for dissing the job of a PT. My former PT was the most helpful in assessing the overcompensations my body made due to the curve of my back. He gave extremely thoughtful care. And he really really helped me feel better although when his wife passed away and I got assigned a new PT, I had a totally different experience. She just told me to do some stretching on the ball and a few other things then put me on heat - never watched me or discussed anything else with me. So, it does depend on the PT. I wish you well in your schooling!
post #147 of 243
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Originally Posted by Klynne View Post
Happy Birthday Kerri!! I felt that way when I turnned 25!! :
Thank you!! My first day of my 30s was not too bad, so I guess it'll be OK. Like I have any choice in the matter anyhow!

I would feel better about being 30, however, if I were pg again - but no PPAF in sight yet, alas! Taking Vitex & some other herbs to try to prod my eggies a bit...not willing to cut out any nursings or anything, so other than that, I will have to put on my patience panties and deal....

Oh and Kari, I am sorry about all the losses your family has suffered

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Originally Posted by mommitola View Post
Happy 30th BFM! I am turning 25 at the end of the month (for the 5th time, do that math, heheh).
Thanks! I think I'll start counting the birthdays your way!

Hope you find a chiro or PT or someone who can help with Harper's issue (if it even ends up being something that needs help...)

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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
Hey BFM, my bday was last Friday - I turned 34. :barf. Just kiddin' - age ain't nothing but a number thang, or something like that. Was a good day, DS wished me a happy bday about 20 gazillion times, which was super sweet. And DD slept until almost 8am, which was a wonderful bday present.
Happy belated to you!!! And hope preschool went well today....

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Originally Posted by StacyL View Post
Gabriel is now 15 1/2 months. He is, unfortunately, a climber and a biter, which Alex never was - ack! He's got three out of four molars, and is extremely verbal.
Stacy! Gabriel is SOOOOO cute!!!! And wow, that is a LOT of words! I am amazed by what Andrew understands - so many times I say something and he does it and I'm surprised! But as far as things he says clearly, I think it's just: mama, dada, sis, yes, no, good, ball, balloon, more, go, here, there, and blue (for blueberry, which means any small round food - blueberries are his favorite food but grapes, cherry tomatoes, peas, etc. are all "blue!") I thought that was a lot until I saw your list!

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
you guys with your babies that hardly nurse! wow!! ruby nurses... bout every 2 hours when we're together... sometimes more, sometimes less. she doesn't take milk while i'm at work, and i can skip pumping, but my breasts are full by the time i get home. at night she'll go 3-4 hours sometimes, but not often.
I'm with you - Andrew nurses about the same amount, every 2 hours or so during the day, sometimes 3 if he's distracted- but at night it's um....pretty much the entire night... especially since he's getting his molars now...

Speaking of teeth, I think this came up before I but I don't remember, has anyone been to the dentist yet? Andrew has his first dentist visit tomorrow morning. I don't think it's *really* necessary at this age, but our ped & dentist recommended starting around 1 year, to screen for possible problems but mostly just to get them used to the idea of the dentist looking in their mouth periodically so that they hopefully don't freak out later on when they go for a cleaning the first time Anyway, I had appointments for the girls and our dental insurance covers it, so I figured what the heck, let him join in the fun while we're there!

Hope it's not a disaster. At least he'll get a cheapo, plastic piece of junk from the "treasure box" that's probably made in China and full of lead for his trouble, so he won't fight over the girls' prizes :
post #148 of 243
Lori -- no worries. I'm sorry you saw my original reply. I edited to scale back my slightly over-the-top indignation :embarrassed

I tend to be, um, passionate about things I care about. So... not always the best judge of my own response until I look back later.

I'm sorry you had a crap PT. Crap professionals exist in all genre of practice, unfortunately. Anyway... thanks for sharing your story with me. I'm sorry I snapped a bit too harshly.

Back to the babies! Mine is asleep! For now! Hooray.
post #149 of 243
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Originally Posted by BundleFishMama View Post
I will have to put on my patience panties and deal....


Hey Megs, how did your triathlon training go? I'd like to start running, but I'm afraid of loosing weight/burning too many calories. Did you consider this when you started training?

Sydney will nurse like every 3-4 hrs now. I think she forgets sometimes actually, so I'm the initiator. And at night, sheesj, she's on the breast one night and the next only twice... my boobs are c.o.n.f.u.s.e.d
post #150 of 243
So, I know it's not popular around here, but I feel safe telling y'all that after three weeks of not sleeping for longer than 15 minutes at a time, we transitioned J in to his own room. He had been in our bed since the get-go (or in the side carred crib for a few hours each night) but every time we rolled over he woke up.

The first night was t.e.r.r.i.b.l.e. and I ended up sleeping on his floor he woke up so often. The second night was also bad in trying to transition him from nursing to laying in his crib, since usually I would lay beside him and nurse him down. No longer an option, so we're trying to nurse down in the rocking chair (IKEA Poang chair, really) and then lay down in the crib.

Last night, I nursed him to sleep, laid him in his crib, he yelled at me once and then passed out for 5 HOURS. He woke up at 1:30 and DH gave him a bottle, and he slept 'til 6:00, when he came to bed with me, nursed, and then we got up so I could shower. I laid him in his crib so that he wouldn't destroy my bathroom, and by the time I got out of the shower (10 minutes with the door open so I could hear him if he needed me) he was asleep again!

I feel human.

S2 is hysterical. And very chatty.

mommy
daddy
sissy
vic
syd
jackson
doggie
hot dog
chicken
yuck
shoe
sock
up
down
light
tree
see
me!! (screamed jubilantly when it's her turn to be picked up/buckled in/whatever)
go
papaw
cracker
cookie (interchangeable with cracker...everything is a cracker or cookie, unless it's chicken)
juice
bye bye
i love you
that
please
thank you

and she signs:
night night
eat
more
please
thank you
bye bye
change

Granted, she's 17 months old (tomorrow!) so she's had a little more time to work on the words. Still no walking anywhere in sight. J will walk before S2 at this rate.
post #151 of 243
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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
So, I know it's not popular around here, but I feel safe telling y'all that after three weeks of not sleeping for longer than 15 minutes at a time, we transitioned J in to his own room. He had been in our bed since the get-go (or in the side carred crib for a few hours each night) but every time we rolled over he woke up.
Meh. Kait starts the night out in her crib, then comes in with us when I go to bed...then goes into either her room or her brother's room again when I have to start work, and then calls for me when she wakes up for the morning (which is sometimes 10 minutes later, sometimes an hour and a half later). You know, it's not like you're leaving him to cry himself to sleep for hours every night. Sometimes babies sleep fine, or even better in their own space. I won't take away your MDC card for that. I feel bad that you feel weird about posting that. There is such a thing as too extreme, you know? I'm glad you found a solution that worked for EVERYONE in your family!! I'll always stand up against CIO on little ones, but have no problem with separate sleeping quarters in an of themselves. :
post #152 of 243
Harper is crazy verbal too. I keep a running list of her words, and it's at over 75. Not everything is said perfectly by any means. Pillow = pih oh. Cracker = crack. I love my child screaming for CRACK in public! CRACK MAMA. Her new favorite thing is names. The babysitter (Misty) is Misssssssth. And she names the people in her family. She'll sit there and half-whisper "mama dada hah (how she says her name) kee-ey (kitty, sometimes she says her actual name instead)." And she seems to count up to four (which I am pretty sure she learned from Teletubbies . She will notice a grouping of similar things and say "two!" or however many. She is too much.

Bad: she has had a fever since yesterday afternoon. Last night was rough. It was up to 104, at which point I quickly said "skroo it" to lukewarm baths and went for Tylenol. She is chipper this morning, but I am taking extra vit C and have a call in to the doctor. Green poop. She's never been sick except for mild sniffles at 6 months. but she's nursing a ton and wetting dipes, so i guess she'll mend.
post #153 of 243
My child? Still does not speak. Likes to make funny noises. And walk around with blankets over her head. So... I basically gave birth to Justin from "Parenthood." The female version.

Still trying not to freak out about it. It's hard, though. I finally asked at her school (where they see enough kids to know when something is really up) if they thought she was language-delayed. They couldn't say "no" loudly or emphatically enough, so... I guess she'll graduate from high school. It's tough for me, though. I don't want my kid to just be "good enough." I want her to be ahead of the curve. And it's way too early for that.
post #154 of 243
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Originally Posted by Klynne View Post
Hey Megs, how did your triathlon training go? I'd like to start running, but I'm afraid of loosing weight/burning too many calories. Did you consider this when you started training?
No, I didn't consider how that might affect my health or milk supply... D'OH! Of course I did!

I started running quite a bit when Nevie was about 5 or 6 months old -- was into a solid routine by March for sure. I added in cycling and swimming when I could, but mostly just running. Since my spike in activity coincided with Nevie's own spike in activity (learning to crawl), there was a week or so that I feared my supply wouldn't keep up. But, I just ate more! Lots more. And our system eventually regulated itself. I haven't had any problems as long as I stay tuned in to my body. One week in late July I had to just stop. It was 100+ degrees and I was making myself sick. Other than that, it's been fine.

So get out there and get physical! You'll be glad.
post #155 of 243
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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
You know, it's not like you're leaving him to cry himself to sleep for hours every night. Sometimes babies sleep fine, or even better in their own space. I won't take away your MDC card for that. I feel bad that you feel weird about posting that. There is such a thing as too extreme, you know? I'm glad you found a solution that worked for EVERYONE in your family!! I'll always stand up against CIO on little ones, but have no problem with separate sleeping quarters in an of themselves. :
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post #156 of 243
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Originally Posted by mommitola View Post
Harper is crazy verbal too. I keep a running list of her words, and it's at over 75. Not everything is said perfectly by any means. Pillow = pih oh. Cracker = crack. I love my child screaming for CRACK in public! CRACK MAMA. Her new favorite thing is names. The babysitter (Misty) is Misssssssth. And she names the people in her family. She'll sit there and half-whisper "mama dada hah (how she says her name) kee-ey (kitty, sometimes she says her actual name instead)." And she seems to count up to four (which I am pretty sure she learned from Teletubbies . She will notice a grouping of similar things and say "two!" or however many. She is too much.

Bad: she has had a fever since yesterday afternoon. Last night was rough. It was up to 104, at which point I quickly said "skroo it" to lukewarm baths and went for Tylenol. She is chipper this morning, but I am taking extra vit C and have a call in to the doctor. Green poop. She's never been sick except for mild sniffles at 6 months. but she's nursing a ton and wetting dipes, so i guess she'll mend.

I think she's a genius. Hope she's feeling better soon!
post #157 of 243
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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
My child? Still does not speak. Likes to make funny noises. And walk around with blankets over her head. So... I basically gave birth to Justin from "Parenthood." The female version.
LOL. Sounds like Tatum. He screams and walks around dancing and swaying his body or head (no music usually). He is so happy, I just love it! But, yeah, i feel ya. He mostly just tries to imitate beginning sounds or sometimes ending sounds. I don't even know if they are considered words or just sounds, who knows. Example: duck is just "k". And everything that is not a "normal" temperature is "haa" and a quick pull back of a hand, for hot. Funny.
post #158 of 243
Anyone notice, I don't know how to multi quote? I get by without it, but how do ya do that btw?
post #159 of 243
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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
I don't want my kid to just be "good enough." I want her to be ahead of the curve. And it's way too early for that.
There isn't anything wrong with a kid or a human that's 'just good enough'. I don't want to sound harsh, but maybe you should try to let go of the wanting your kid to be what you want her to be, and let her be what she wants to be. NOt only is it too early to have expectations for her, it won't be really fair when she's older. just my opinion.
post #160 of 243
My kid is an artistic genius. Her medium is bananas. She also has extreme endurance. She can yell louder and for longer than any human ever thought possible.
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