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post #141 of 810
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Originally Posted by jocelyndale View Post
Do I look like a Mom who would dress her son up as a lobster? Do you think I'd really have checked to see if he fit in the large stockpot tonight? And really, would I have just priced a chef's jacket at the restaurant supply shop yesterday?


that's hilarious! i was going to say 'no, i'm not going to dress up my baby (maaaybe my 2.5 yr old) becuase i'm a mean cranky old mom', but then again, that sounds like a lot of fun!!
hmmm what could i dress my fat baby up as???? a dinner roll?
post #142 of 810
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Originally Posted by jocelyndale View Post
Do I look like a Mom who would dress her son up as a lobster? Do you think I'd really have checked to see if he fit in the large stockpot tonight? And really, would I have just priced a chef's jacket at the restaurant supply shop yesterday?


omg i want to see pictures!!!
post #143 of 810
I bought Evan a penguin costume, size 9 mos. about a month ago, but now he's already wearing 12 mos. in a lot of things and I'm not sure it's going to fit him. The rest of the costumes are pretty picked over here; I may have to settle for a pumpkin bib.
post #144 of 810
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Originally Posted by UltimateSerj View Post
omg i want to see pictures!!!
haha, me too!
post #145 of 810
Well, it's official...Micah has his first cold. : : I know it is good that it is strengthening his immune system, but he is just pitiful. I will rock/nurse him towards sleep, and when he is almost gone, he tries to take a breath (imagine that!!) and he can't because he's all snotty When he finally begins to drift off, he has started doing this moaning/humming thing...I don't know if he is just fighting it or if it is helping him breathe.

I bought Micah a cow costume that he looked so adorable in a couple of weeks ago, but I think he has gone through a growth spurt since then, so who knows if it will actually fit come Halloween.

I do have a question about solids -- I haven't given anything to Micah yet. Just breastmilk and water...I want to wait until he has met all the milestones, but what is considered sitting up unassisted? 1 min? 2 min? 5 min? 10 min? And how do you test the pincer grasp?

mclisa -- sorry to hear about your daughter's trip to the ER!! How scary for you! I hope she is continuing to improve.
post #146 of 810
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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
Knowing how easily swayed we are by diapering products, you would post this? You are evil.
Off to check out Goodmama's website...
I'm mean, huh? :
post #147 of 810
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Originally Posted by ShyDaisi View Post
Well, it's official...Micah has his first cold. : : I know it is good that it is strengthening his immune system, but he is just pitiful. I will rock/nurse him towards sleep, and when he is almost gone, he tries to take a breath (imagine that!!) and he can't because he's all snotty When he finally begins to drift off, he has started doing this moaning/humming thing...I don't know if he is just fighting it or if it is helping him breathe.

I do have a question about solids -- I haven't given anything to Micah yet. Just breastmilk and water...I want to wait until he has met all the milestones, but what is considered sitting up unassisted? 1 min? 2 min? 5 min? 10 min? And how do you test the pincer grasp?
Ah the joys of only having one child. I remember liam getting his first cold at like 10 months!! Romi's on her 3rd. Yep. Liam brings everything home

As for solids... Sitting up unassisted means for a good period of time (not minutes). You'll notice he'll be sitting and able to grab things while sitting down. If he's sitting for a minute or two, he's on his way! As for pincer grasp, you need to get a fairly small item (as in cherios sized) and see if he can grab it using his thumb and forefinger.
post #148 of 810
Oh, and i bought romi a Gymboree flower bunting for Halloween. We are in MOntreal and it's gonna be cold come the 31st!! I don't know for liam yet, his will require more thought since he needs to wear it at daycare before trick or treating.
post #149 of 810
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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
I'm mean, huh? :
I'm just relieved none fit into romi's decor (her room is pink and black), so I saved myself from temptation!
post #150 of 810
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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
As for pincer grasp, you need to get a fairly small item (as in cherios sized) and see if he can grab it using his thumb and forefinger.
Should they be able to use their pincer grasp to put something in there mouth or just pick something up? Johnny wil pick up small pieces of avovado etc with his thumb and forfinger but then he usualy just shoves his the back of his hand into his mouth lol. then he gets mad and opens his mouth like a bird waiting for me to feed him.
post #151 of 810
yay! it's back up!
A
post #152 of 810
I think that's why there's more than one sign of readiness

The pincer grasp is just that... The ability to pick up small objects using the thumb and index finger. What Johnny decides to do with what he picks up is a whole 'nother story
post #153 of 810
ok, I feel like it's taking me forever to get my posts up, legitamately. why can't i break out of 600??
A
post #154 of 810
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Originally Posted by Queen of my Castle View Post
yay! it's back up!
A
After pressing "refresh" the whole dang day, it's about time
post #155 of 810
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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
Ah the joys of only having one child. I remember liam getting his first cold at like 10 months!! Romi's on her 3rd. Yep. Liam brings everything home

As for solids... Sitting up unassisted means for a good period of time (not minutes). You'll notice he'll be sitting and able to grab things while sitting down. If he's sitting for a minute or two, he's on his way! As for pincer grasp, you need to get a fairly small item (as in cherios sized) and see if he can grab it using his thumb and forefinger.
Thank you! It makes sense when someone says that to me, but when I am being questioned about why no solids yet (i.e. my parents), it is hard to think on the spot. Then, I draw a blank on my "common sense".

I didn't realize how addicted I was to MDC until it was taken away for over 12 hours!! I was having withdrawals!!
post #156 of 810
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Originally Posted by doudat View Post
After pressing "refresh" the whole dang day, it's about time
So, what do you have your eye on tonight? surely you've been 'over there' since this was down today!
i'm still waiting for my pf, so I'm holding off. And i have a pair of custom longies on the way, but that hasn't really stopped me yet.
I got this awesome swing dress with dipe the other night, it's pink and brown and I love love love the pattern.

hm, I feel like i just plead guilty to something
A
post #157 of 810
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Originally Posted by ShyDaisi View Post
Thank you! It makes sense when someone says that to me, but when I am being questioned about why no solids yet (i.e. my parents), it is hard to think on the spot. Then, I draw a blank on my "common sense".

I didn't realize how addicted I was to MDC until it was taken away for over 12 hours!! I was having withdrawals!!
I was reading a thread on here the other day about how long one could go without solids(18 mos or so), and it was really eye-opening for me. I think I'm going to find the self-feeding really liberating, actually.
a
post #158 of 810
I agree. Self feeding is the way to go!!
I read a study, I can't remember where, about links between feeding your child and obesity. It made sense to me because if you're spoon feeding your child, then he/she can't really control the input. They then end up eating even if they are full... Anyways, yep, no stress.
post #159 of 810
I am excited about it!! I have tried looking for some links backing up self-feeding to share with people IRL so they understand, but I haven't found much....If you come across something, will you share?

I have also read posts about cereal being unnecessary and void of nutritional value. Does anyone have any research that backs that up?
post #160 of 810
hey- you're evading my question!
A
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