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Can you believe it’s September already? Are little bundles are or going to be 4 months old this month. Boy time flies.

How is everyone doing?

My little angel in the last few weeks has stopped sleeping as long as she was. She sleeps maybe 4 hours at a stretch and then thinks there is a nightly buffet the rest of the night.

What size clothes is everyone's babies are wearing?

Can you beleive we are still in some newborns even though we are now a little over 13 pounds, but Maggie is short.
post #2 of 400
Yep - 4 months - I can't believe it. Its going by so fast!

OK, I've got some catching up to do from our August thread.

Hair: uh, yeah. Eewww. I hate it. DH was picking hair off my shirt the other night and I said something - yeah, thanks Emma. He was confused so I explained that having babies truly made your hair fall out. He was dumbfounded about that one. It was pretty funny.

But yeah, I did cut about 12 inches off two weeks ago, so what I'm losing isn't getting wrapped up into Emma's hands or toes. It was long, and now its jaw/chin length. I'm happy with it shorter.

Umm, bumbos - I bought one when DS was 4 months and Emma digs it. She likes to sit in it when DS and I are playing on the floor. DS only used it for about 3 months. He started sitting by himself after using it for about 4 weeks, but I kept putting him in it because he would still fall over. Then at about 7 months, he learned how to get out of it. Not good, he'd fall. So it went into storage for Emma. Anyway - she does like it. But they *can* get out of them - so be careful if you are putting them on a counter.

Diapers - We use prefolds and bsww primarily (for both kiddos). But I just bought 6 way cute covers for Emma from babyblossomdesigns.com I love 'em. I'm thinking of trying to sew my own covers too.

What else? Sleeping - oh yeah, I guess you can add Emma to the list of those that stopped sleeping through the night. Oh well. At least I was able to sleep for a while. She still does sleep through some nights, but usually wakes up 1-2 times. I'm truly not complaining.

Hmm, I think that's about it.

Welcome to September May Mommas!
post #3 of 400
Yup, Avery stopped sleeping at night too. Maybe it was just too good to be true that my baby would actually sleep for 7+ hour stretches. Now she gets up every 3 hours to eat, must be a growth spurt. her belly is getting so chubby she looks like she has cellulite!

I went back to work last week, and it broke my heart. But really, it is only 3 days a week for about 6 hours at a time. It is such a PITA to get all of this baby crap together (bottles, extra clothes, etc.) and out the door! I think that is the most stressful thing about working. Avery has been giving everyone a really hard time about taking a bottle, but the last couple nights she seems to be resigning herself to the fact that the boobies are just not available when I'm not around.

I have to pick up a nice wool cover because peanut is a little pee factory and she is leaking through all her covers at night.

Milestones, anyone? On Monday Avery rolled over onto her belly but I missed it (working ). She also discovered her voice and loves to yell for fun. I think she surprises herself.

Oh, and the hair thing? Yuck! I am so sick of shedding! When does it end?
post #4 of 400
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honeydee sorry about having to go back to work and missing dd roll over. That must be hard. Will dd take a sippy cup? Maggie has issues with GERDS, she gets cream of rice cereal or oatmeal on really bad days to help with the projectile vomiting. We always do a sippy of water at the same time. About 3 weeks ago she finally got really good hang of using the sippy cup which I am thankful for. She has issues with her one medication with really bad constipation. We found water helps a lot even though I am 100% breastfeeding (one less medication we have to give her) anyway I much prefer she gets her water in a cup then a bottle.

We are debating if Maggie is actually giving kisses or not. She does does this thing on your cheek when you first pick her to all of us. Its like she is trying to give a kiss and not nurse.
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Diapers - We use prefolds and bsww primarily (for both kiddos). But I just bought 6 way cute covers for Emma from babyblossomdesigns.com I love 'em. I'm thinking of trying to sew my own covers too.
What is bsww?

We use proraps and chinese prefolds. I need to get new ones as those are almost too small for Maggie but I am confused about the choices out there and which one will work for us.
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What is bsww?

We use proraps and chinese prefolds. I need to get new ones as those are almost too small for Maggie but I am confused about the choices out there and which one will work for us.
Oh, I think bsww is Bummis whisper Wraps.
post #7 of 400
I thought I was alone... DD stopped sleeping through the night a couple of weeks ago...must be a growth spurt, she is almost 15 lbs now. She rolled over onto her belly at the end of July, but she just now the other day rolled back to her back.

She is also constantly yelling and shreiking when she gets excited.

We just started using FBs about a month ago. I love them!!! No more wet mornings!!

Time is going by so fast!!
post #8 of 400
Hello mamas!!
I just cant believe how the time if flying by. Ashlyn is 3.5 months now. I notice all you ladies talking about them rolling over but ash still hasnt... nor laughed. I guess shes just taking her sweet time! She does lover her hands right now! They are always on her mouth! She also is loving her mobile and the mirror over her changing table. Things seem to be getting easier... we did have the 3 month spurt where she was nursing all the time and sleeping less at a time but I think were on the other side now. She does have a slight cold right now but nothing to bad... just a stuffy nose and a watery eye. Even after one day it seems to be better.
Anyway I did order a nice ring sling so I cant wait to try it I am borrowing my sil hotsling but its fleece and with weather in the 90's its a tad warm. I am slightly looking forward to the fall days of sweater wearing and cute longies!

This is Ash today enjoying her hands...

http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...h3.5Months.jpg

And getting mommy milk

http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...Ash13weeks.jpg
post #9 of 400
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Originally Posted by mum4boys View Post
Can you believe it’s September already? Are little bundles are or going to be 4 months old this month. Boy time flies.

How is everyone doing?

My little angel in the last few weeks has stopped sleeping as long as she was. She sleeps maybe 4 hours at a stretch and then thinks there is a nightly buffet the rest of the night.

What size clothes is everyone's babies are wearing?

Can you beleive we are still in some newborns even though we are now a little over 13 pounds, but Maggie is short.
DS is in the last stretches of his 0-3m but the 3-6 is waaay too big! Exept for some select bodysuits thaat are 3-6 and gerber onsies are 6-9.

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Originally Posted by firemommaof1 View Post
Hello mamas!!
I just cant believe how the time if flying by. Ashlyn is 3.5 months now. I notice all you ladies talking about them rolling over but ash still hasnt... nor laughed. I guess shes just taking her sweet time! She does lover her hands right now! They are always on her mouth! She also is loving her mobile and the mirror over her changing table. Things seem to be getting easier... we did have the 3 month spurt where she was nursing all the time and sleeping less at a time but I think were on the other side now. She does have a slight cold right now but nothing to bad... just a stuffy nose and a watery eye. Even after one day it seems to be better.
Anyway I did order a nice ring sling so I cant wait to try it I am borrowing my sil hotsling but its fleece and with weather in the 90's its a tad warm. I am slightly looking forward to the fall days of sweater wearing and cute longies!

This is Ash today enjoying her hands...

http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...h3.5Months.jpg

And getting mommy milk

http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...Ash13weeks.jpg
When My boy was born as soon as he was out he's been sucking his hands! It's so cute.

Love the pics!

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I finally went and bought glass bottles today. They have some at babiesRus. Hopefully he will take them OK. He has been using Soothies when I am at school, but I've been feeling guilty with all that plastic, so I hope he'll do OK with the different nipple.

School is going good so far. He's been staying with my MIL during class and does so well for her! She loves taking him out in the baby bjorn with the dog to the park. And, I got an A on my first essay for my writing class!
post #10 of 400
Ok, my little one is standing here wearing 12 month clothing.... I must make steroids in my milk!: and yes, standing, holding onto my thumb and trying to chew my finger off. She doesn't roll over yet, but she absolutely loves to stand or be in her jolly jumper. her clothes are anywhere from 3-6 month to 12 month, it really depends on the brand. She is currently dressed in pink camo pants and a matching shirt by Gitano Baby that is 12 months, but cheapo onsies from Walmart still fit in 3-6 month sizes.

BSWW is Bummis Super Whisper Wraps.
We have regular Bummis wraps and they are not too bad, with prefolds. I also have covers that I have made (and AIOs and pockets) but I am still perfecting them. I ordered a snap press today because the velcro is too expensive.
post #11 of 400
ezra has been wanting to stand today, too! i was playing with him on the floor & grabbed his hands to assist him to sitting but he popped up to standing instead. he was soooo proud of himself. years ago i remember reading, though, that you need to be careful letting young babies put weight on their legs. anyone read this or remember anything similar?

on a personal front, i cannot seem to finish my doula certification exam!? my goal was to complete it by the end of august so i could start working on the childbirth education curriculum but i'm such a slacker. since dh returned to school & is coaching soccer i have very little time to sit down & focus.

what are your LO's naps like? ezra still takes about 5 45 minute naps a day. in the afternoon i can occasionally soothe him back to sleep but that's only once or twice a week. i'm looking forward to the whopping afternoon nap! who am i kidding, though? my girls weren't huge sleepers (2hr naps tops) so why do i think ezra will be?
post #12 of 400
Emma's in 6-9 or 9 month clothing, I think I make breastcream. LOL. Her brother did the same thing - grew really fast and then slowed down around the 5 month mark. I love her little fat rolls.

I'm thinking of trying to make a mei tai. I have a kozy, but I think I might be able to make one, improving slightly on the design. I want a big pocket (like babyhawks) and I want the shoulder straps at less of an angle than my kozy. I had a MT with an adjustable bottom, that I loved that feature, so I'm thinking of adding that too. I'm just rambling, but oh well. I tried a Hotsling today at Target and finally saw the value of the pouch especially for easy in/out. But I think I'd rather sew one myself.

Here's a new pic -
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d58/VOBetz/emma-1.jpg

Naps - Emma takes 4 naps most days - the first two are "nursing naps". These are 30 minute naps that require a boob. Then we do a 2 hr stretch in the early afternoon. This is family nap time. After DS has lunch, I put him down in his bed then Emma and I go to sleep in my/our bed. That probably has something to do with the duration. I wish DS would/could nap with us, but he can *not* fall asleep in my room. Its like physically impossible for him. LOL. Anyway, then another nursing nap late afternoon.
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what are your LO's naps like? ezra still takes about 5 45 minute naps a day. in the afternoon i can occasionally soothe him back to sleep but that's only once or twice a week. i'm looking forward to the whopping afternoon nap! who am i kidding, though? my girls weren't huge sleepers (2hr naps tops) so why do i think ezra will be?

Maggie will take a nap in the morning, most days its about 15 minutes long and she will take a nap inthe afternoon. If I lay down with her she will sleep longer but not if I hold her if that makes sense.
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For the mammas using cloth diapers what kind do you use?

We have always used cloth diapers but in the olden days there was no choice. You got diaper service quality and diaper pins. I had a ton from my oldest and when my last two boys were born the internet was available and lot more choices but I figured why mess with what was working. So fast forward to Maggie, I have no cloth diapers and what a shock to me that it comes in sizes. So we borrowed proraps from a friend and have chinese prefolds but we are about to grow out of them and I am not sure what to get for the next size up. I do not want to sink a ton of money into it.
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Obsessed with Rolling Over

Hi Mamas!

I have been lurking along with the group throughout my pregnancy and as much as I can since DS was born on 5/13. Congratulations to you all on such beautiful babies!

I'm writing now because my LO has learned how to roll over and he can.not.stop. It's all he can think about. He wakes himself up by rolling from his back to his belly and then he starts screaming. I'm just not sure what he's trying to do. If I let him stay on his belly and he just keeps crying. If I turn him onto his back he just rolls back over. Ugh! I usually get him to sleep by nursing or wearing him in a Moby or Maya wrap. I guess I can just leave him in there for the duration of his nap, but it does get tiring as he's a big boy (at least 17lbs). It's a little better a night because I think he's tired enough to stay asleep and he mostly ends up in our bed (not the co-sleeper and out bed is softer, so harder for him to roll in).

Any ideas? Any mamas been through this sort of developmental obsession before?
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I went back to work last week, and it broke my heart. But really, it is only 3 days a week for about 6 hours at a time. It is such a PITA to get all of this baby crap together (bottles, extra clothes, etc.) and out the door! I think that is the most stressful thing about working. Avery has been giving everyone a really hard time about taking a bottle, but the last couple nights she seems to be resigning herself to the fact that the boobies are just not available when I'm not around.

Milestones, anyone? On Monday Avery rolled over onto her belly but I missed it (working ). She also discovered her voice and loves to yell for fun. I think she surprises herself.
I went back to work PT about a month ago and it is such a PITA, especially while BF. I have to get all the milk in a cooler with ice, bottles, the pump, extra storage for pumping, etc. I have gotten in the habit of doing it the night before and it seems to work better. We use sposies at the babysitter and I give her a package of them and let her keep them there. Then I don't have to worry about forgetting them or not bringing enough. She just tells me when she is getting low.

Milestones: As I type, he is yelling behind me. We just got done putting in laminate in the LR and it makes his voice echo No rolling over yet, but he loves standing now, which DD didn't do this early. He's also started grabbing at things a lot more.

Diapers: I got some Kushies as a gift before DS was born and we've been using those while we're home until I can decide what I want and find the money to get more.

Clothing: He's starting to stretch some of his 3-6 month onesies. He's getting big so much faster than DD did.
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I went back to work PT about a month ago and it is such a PITA, especially while BF. I have to get all the milk in a cooler with ice, bottles, the pump, extra storage for pumping, etc. I have gotten in the habit of doing it the night before and it seems to work better. We use sposies at the babysitter and I give her a package of them and let her keep them there. Then I don't have to worry about forgetting them or not bringing enough. She just tells me when she is getting low.

Milestones: As I type, he is yelling behind me. We just got done putting in laminate in the LR and it makes his voice echo .
I've been pumping during his noon-time nap and when he falls asleep around 8ish for the couple hours before i bring him to bed.

Sebastian has been squealing a lot lately too! No real laughs yet though.

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DH has been out of town so I've been trying to figure out how to do everything on my own knowing I don't have the extra hands to relieve me. Does anyone have any tips- like how you shower.. he doesn't like to be in the swing for longer than a couple minutes most of the time...
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What size clothes is everyone's babies are wearing?
Akasha is 15.5 lbs and wears anywhere mostly 3-6 months but a few 6-9or12 usually due to big diaper bootie.

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School is going good so far. He's been staying with my MIL during class and does so well for her! She loves taking him out in the baby bjorn with the dog to the park. And, I got an A on my first essay for my writing class!
Awesome Mama!


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what are your LO's naps like?
We've had no real rhyme or reason here. But I am hoping with my shchedule becoming more regular, so will dd's. We loosely have a mid morning and late afternoon nap... anywhere from 30 mins to 1.5 hrs.

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For the mammas using cloth diapers what kind do you use?
This is an ever evolving thing around here. Around the house we use mostly thirsties prefolds w/ a woolie, or bumware AIO's, or G Diapers w/ a cloth insert. Out and about we use the G Diapers w/ flushable/compostable inserts.

Happy September Mamas! Times-a-Flyin'!
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DH has been out of town so I've been trying to figure out how to do everything on my own knowing I don't have the extra hands to relieve me. Does anyone have any tips- like how you shower.. he doesn't like to be in the swing for longer than a couple minutes most of the time...
I take DD in the shower with me, it's the easiest and has become part of our bedtime routine (which we're skipping entirely for a few days in hopes of breaking the wake every hour cycle). I can wash her and then me and then wrap her up and put her in the bouncy chair and then quickly wash my hair. (I have long hair and it's really hard to wash it with just one hand!) If the bouncy chair isn't handy I just swaddle her in her towel and put her on the bath mat, she's usually content for a few minutes, long enough to wash hair and sometimes enjoy some really hot water!
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oops just bumping this thread up again b/c I stupidly posted yet again in the August thread...

geeesh Baraka!

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