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post #41 of 626
Ronan spent yesterday being super-sour urpy and had several poopy diapers. He's at the stage where he doesn't urp that much and usually only poops every few days. Lots of wet farts in there yesterday--kinda surprising.

I blamed teething. He has two teeth on bottom that just have their points through and I discovered two teeth on top last night (one of them pushing through).

I had a stomachache last night. Blamed eating a huge bowl of popcorn.

Woke up today.

I am *not* teething. I think my darling child shared his first stomach bug with me. He handled it much better than I did, that's for sure. I've spent most of the day shivering in bed, letting him sit nearby and hit me with blocks.

I've learned my lesson. I won't blame everything on teething, no matter how convenient. And I need a bathroom trashcan that has smoother sides.
post #42 of 626
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post #43 of 626
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ditto
post #44 of 626
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I'm in MD too - just outside Baltimore

Abby is "screaming" now. She loves to hear herself scream and squeek. DH is calling her "squeekers" for the moment. It is cute.

As for work, I am currently teaching in a very stressful situation (alternative school). In a way I love it, but I would much rather be at home, especially if DH is there too (I love my kids, but I am not so good at the all day mommy thing - I am more of an older kid type. I'm hoping that someday DH and I can start a business and work together form home. I can't think of anything I would rather do then spend all of my time with my family :

Anyone have a good idea for a business that they will never be able to implement? DH and I have yet to come up with anything, but we both know we don't want to be doing our current jobs forever
post #45 of 626
jocelyndale- I hope you feel better soon!

I had several things I was thinking to share this afternoon, but I forget!

So..my friend who was "done" having kids and gave me all her maternity clothes while I was prego just called to get them back (I didn't ask if she is prego, but I am guessing she is). I am feeling totally guilty though because I got rid of almost everything and don't know the lady very well that I gave it to. I had no idea it was proper etiquete to give stuff like that back! Do you think I should give what I have back, plus the rest or at least a few extra that I had purchased myself? I know if it's for her that she needs it (though I hate asking anybody if they are pregnant) and her family has pretty low income...

Why can't I remember anything Oh yeah, Johnny has a new nickname due to his gigantic poops he has been having (he's down to 1-2/day and they are realy huge) "Super Pooper" I hope I don't accidently call him that while out!
post #46 of 626
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I didn't know you use donated mommy milk! That is so awesome! Are they people you know IRL, or do you go through a bank?
Yeah, I do not make enough milk (insufficient glandular tissue), so I have some great friends that have pumped for me. Abby was able to have BM exclusively until she was 5 months old. Now she gets about 16oz of formula a day in addition to nursing.
post #47 of 626
Abby's a lucky gal. It would've been so easy (and justifiable) for you to crack open a can of formula when you first found that your glands cannot produce enough milk. It's great that you were so dedicated to giving your DD breastmilk.

Welcome, tabrizia!

I have a question for you mommas w/ such mobile babes - ones that are cruising and crawling - Did you / do you spend time practicing with them? I mean, do you encourage it and help them stand and crawl, or is it something they just do on their own? I'm just wondering because I don't really help Scout figure things out when it comes to mobility and wondered if I should. When I noticed that she could kind of sit up on her own, I would intentionally sit her down on her butt instead of her tummy a lot and she learned how sit there nice and steady very quickly. But other than that, I just let her lay there on her tummy, spinning in circles. Should I be *doing* anything to help her learn to crawl or stand, or just let her do her thing? I think I know the answer to that, but I am intrigued by all of these mobile babies!
post #48 of 626
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I AM OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE A MILK DONOR!!!! I'm so excited! My supply drop last month was a false scare...I replaced the flanges on my pump, and my supply is better than ever! A mama in need sent out the call, and I'm so happy that I can help her out!!
That's wonderful! Good for you.
My supply isn't great but I've been able to share with a couple of babies for temporary setbacks and it feels so good! It's also an extra incentive to keep my diet top notch, although when I take vitamins, the milk looks green :
post #49 of 626
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Abby's a lucky gal. It would've been so easy (and justifiable) for you to crack open a can of formula when you first found that your glands cannot produce enough milk. It's great that you were so dedicated to giving your DD breastmilk.

Welcome, tabrizia!

I have a question for you mommas w/ such mobile babes - ones that are cruising and crawling - Did you / do you spend time practicing with them? I mean, do you encourage it and help them stand and crawl, or is it something they just do on their own? I'm just wondering because I don't really help Scout figure things out when it comes to mobility and wondered if I should. When I noticed that she could kind of sit up on her own, I would intentionally sit her down on her butt instead of her tummy a lot and she learned how sit there nice and steady very quickly. But other than that, I just let her lay there on her tummy, spinning in circles. Should I be *doing* anything to help her learn to crawl or stand, or just let her do her thing? I think I know the answer to that, but I am intrigued by all of these mobile babies!
I do nothing to encourage it. In fact, it's a good thing I'm looking at the back of his head when he's doing that stuff because otherwise he'd see me cringing. He just looks so tiny to be doing stuff he's doing. He stands up on things, climbs into his basket, over around and through his push walker thing. We just got smooth sided baby gates because he was trying to climb the one we have currently! Keeping him from killing himself is all I can do, the kid is nuts. I don't want to sound like I don't like him, I really, really do--he's just WILD.
post #50 of 626
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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
I have a question for you mommas w/ such mobile babes - ones that are cruising and crawling - Did you / do you spend time practicing with them? I mean, do you encourage it and help them stand and crawl, or is it something they just do on their own? I'm just wondering because I don't really help Scout figure things out when it comes to mobility and wondered if I should. When I noticed that she could kind of sit up on her own, I would intentionally sit her down on her butt instead of her tummy a lot and she learned how sit there nice and steady very quickly. But other than that, I just let her lay there on her tummy, spinning in circles. Should I be *doing* anything to help her learn to crawl or stand, or just let her do her thing? I think I know the answer to that, but I am intrigued by all of these mobile babies!
Just to speak from the other side- Eva does NOT crawl, scoot, or cruise, or even roll around! But I know that there's nothing I NEED to be doing, it's no reflection on me or her, it's just an individual time table for each baby. Heck, she may never crawl, and that doesn't matter at all. Usually the only participation that we would give is when learning to walk, to hold their hands, or steady them, but that's all on the baby's cues. That's the nice thing about babies, for 100 babies, there'd be 100 stories, there are averages, but a whole range of normal. And besides, even if you encouraged it more, it may not pay off! (I doubt anyone with the 'early' babies will say they had anything to do with it!)
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post #51 of 626
Johnny hasn't quite started cruising, but does pull up on things like his diaper bag (this endly badly lol) and stand (when he tries to "cruise" he falls) I can't say I don't encourage him, but I don't teach him either. Mostly I sit near him to break his fall (we have hardwood floors). He fusses a lot because he wants to "stand" or "walk" hold our hands, so I'll help him out in that sense - but actually I can't stand walking him around, it hurts my back! I just do it to keep him happy...I think a lot of it for Johnny has to do with him not crawling, but I keep on hearing it doesn't matter if they crawl so I am not worried.. I guess all that was said to say that I think he (or any baby) will learn as they are interested in learning. Isn't that how it works with us? I can take a class at school and even pass it, but I will only learn and retain it when I actually need it! Babies are smart!

Anyone doing baby signs? We have done some (mostly because I just remember a few signs from when I took classes as a kid), he doesn't do any yet, but whenever we sign "milk" he goes crazy and pants like a dog It's so funny! Oh, and speaking of milk....Johnny has started pulling down the necklines of other women's shirts - especially if they are larger or have cleavage showing - part of me think it's cute/smart of him; but I am a little worried about embarressing someone (so far everyone has just said somethign to the affect of, "oh I don't have any milk for you, only your mama does"). Which also reminds me that last night he pulled DH's shirt down and tried to latch on sort of - he would put his mouth on the nipple, laugh, and repeat I'm not sure if he was hoping to get somethign or just making a joke
post #52 of 626
nope! nothing you can do to make it happen any fast then it will! i have had children doing these things all differnt times! dd2 crawled at 5 months and was walking ON HER OWN at 8 months...dd1 was crawling at 7 months and walking at 9 months ds sat up and crawled at 6 months and walked at 10 months, Caroline is still wobbly at sitting up just turned 6 months a week ago.
i think scout is doing things just right, and as long as you interact with her and talk to her she will do everything in her time!

also as a mom of 4 now, i soooo don't want a mobile baby any time soon!!! lol can i tie bricks to her legs?? hehe

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Welcome, tabrizia!

I have a question for you mommas w/ such mobile babes - ones that are cruising and crawling - Did you / do you spend time practicing with them? I mean, do you encourage it and help them stand and crawl, or is it something they just do on their own? I'm just wondering because I don't really help Scout figure things out when it comes to mobility and wondered if I should. When I noticed that she could kind of sit up on her own, I would intentionally sit her down on her butt instead of her tummy a lot and she learned how sit there nice and steady very quickly. But other than that, I just let her lay there on her tummy, spinning in circles. Should I be *doing* anything to help her learn to crawl or stand, or just let her do her thing? I think I know the answer to that, but I am intrigued by all of these mobile babies!
post #53 of 626
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Which also reminds me that last night he pulled DH's shirt down and tried to latch on sort of - he would put his mouth on the nipple, laugh, and repeat I'm not sure if he was hoping to get somethign or just making a joke


I've been sort of half-@ssed about making the sign for potty when I'm putting her on her little potty. I need to be more consistent. Every time she says "mom-mom-momm", I do the sign for mommy. Other than that, we haven't tried any other signs. Well, we've done the sign for daddy a few times when he walks in the room, I'll point and make the sign, but again, I need to be more consistent. :
post #54 of 626
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lol can i tie bricks to her legs?? hehe


Yeah, I figured we were doing fine, I just find myself getting caught up in the comparison game and thinking "is this normal?...should she be doing such-and-such?" It's silly.

I love playing with her now. I wish we had some blocks because I think she would really enjoy watching me stack them. Most of the toys I ordered from that European toy place were hand-held teething and shaking toys. All of the wooden blocks said 1 yr+, but I think as long as there are no little pieces, I might break the rules. :
post #55 of 626
Pre-urchin, I was never offended by babies trying to get to my boobs. I imagine some folks might be, but most people who like kids know that babies are just exploring. Of course, I've never been particularly modest, either.

We sign. Ronan pretty much only cares for the ceiling fan sign, which he also uses for his mobile (it's attached to the crib we have sidecarred to our bed). We also use change, light, dog, milk, ball, and I smoke rock. :
post #56 of 626
Hey everyone! I said hi before a couple of months, but I'm just too darn busy to sit at the computer on most days. I have a 3yo and my now 7 mo girl Romea.
Is anyone doing swim classes yet? I think I'll sign up Romea for a class in January.
We've been sick for almost 2 months since Sophia started preschool, a really bad cold with a deep rattling cough, first Sophia then me, then baby, then DH, now back to Sophia and the baby, etc. It keeps going in circles and we never seem to rid of it.

I can't wait for our vacation after Thanksgiving!! We're going to Kauai (I met my dh there when I lived on the island) with the whole family.: We haven't gone anywhere in ages. I can't wait to go to the beach

Is anyone else having sleep issues with their babies? Romea wakes up about 3-7 times a night...
post #57 of 626
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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
I have a question for you mommas w/ such mobile babes - ones that are cruising and crawling - Did you / do you spend time practicing with them? I mean, do you encourage it and help them stand and crawl, or is it something they just do on their own? I'm just wondering because I don't really help Scout figure things out when it comes to mobility and wondered if I should. When I noticed that she could kind of sit up on her own, I would intentionally sit her down on her butt instead of her tummy a lot and she learned how sit there nice and steady very quickly. But other than that, I just let her lay there on her tummy, spinning in circles. Should I be *doing* anything to help her learn to crawl or stand, or just let her do her thing? I think I know the answer to that, but I am intrigued by all of these mobile babies!
Each baby is different. DD1 was content to sit or move slowly. Abby here is always reaching for something new and surprising me. I would be happy if she couldn't move so fst!

Each one moves at their own rate. DD1 was slow with her gross motor skills but could hold a pencil like a champ at 18 mo. Abby may be the complete opposite.
post #58 of 626
Welcome, tabrizia!


Yesterday, between the baby and I, we spilled 6 oz of milk on the floor That's a lot when I only get a maximum of 8 extra per day. I did get a new pump, the swing, and I really like it over the pump in style classic.
post #59 of 626
Hello I'd like to join. My April baby, Ewan, was born on the 29th. He has a big brother Kian who is a 3.5.

Ewan is a very very exuberant baby. The three of us have so much fun... but I have a problem I need some help with. Ewan will not be put down. He enjoys being down to play (though he would rather stand). He doesn't really like the sling because he seems to get bored being in the same position for too long. Actually the problem is only that he will not sleep other than on my lap or beside me in bed. His brother was the same, and I didn't mind it. But now it is hard to have Ewan across my lap for naps, I feel like I am shortchanging my very active big guy. At night this is a bigger problem, because even if I lay down in bed with him (we cosleep) as soon as I move he wakes up. He does not seem to go into deep sleep ever. He can appear to be (no fists, deep regular breathing) but as soon as I move he is up. He always nuses down, I am trying to encourage husband to help out here, but Ewan will have none of it. Please don't get me wrong, I am very attached to my children, but sometimes I want to clean or knit, or play with my other son, and I just can't.

Does anybody have any suggestions? Sometimes I am afraid he has something wrong because he doesn't sleep deeply, but he is soooooo happy when he is awake I am sure he is not sleep deprived. I have no one to talk to about this IRL, because people don't understand why I just won't put him in the crib and CIO. It just feels good to know I am not the only one struggling with this. All the mums I associate with have magical babies they put down and sleep. (husband is convinced that they put them down and ignore them... who is to say?)

Thanks in advance
post #60 of 626
I love seeing all of the new names! Yea! More moms and babies!

So much to comment on.

First, I'm a bad mom. I've been pretty sure that S has an egg allergy. I ate scrambled egg - she gets eczema on her thighs. Last night I had a couple pieces of pumpkin bread before bed. She got up at 4 to nurse (cry: she used to sleep all the way to 7) which is her latest routine. She was ticked after she nursed. Very, very fussy. We spend the rest of the night trying to sleep in the chair when I wasn't walking with her. She looked like her tummy hurt. Darn mom!!! So after not a lot of sleep and seeing her soooooo uncomfortable, I'm definitely no egg. I'm bummed, because I really like pumpkin pie and will have to wait until next year to eat it. Oh well, that should help my diet plan. Sigh.

queen_anne78: G isn't the only one with sock issues...S has trouble too. I opened up a nice pack of socks that were for 0-9 months a few weeks ago and they didn't fit. So I need to pack those away. She's been wearing the 12-24 month old navy socks that C just outgrew.

jocelyndale: hope you are feeling better soon!

I certainly don't encourage S to stand/cruise/or crawl. She figured out the scooting all on her own. Since she can do it now, we have fun chasing toys around the living room. I do sit her between my legs every day just to get her upright, but I won't be too worried if she doesn't sit for another month or so.

I'll be back!
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