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post #21 of 465
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not sure which one you want, weight for length or weight for age or ? so here's a link to the links lol:
http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en/index.html
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yikes!? 23lbs? he's gotta be off the chart! go breastmilk!

... is there only one crawler in the group, so far?
Dude. the top of that chart (0-6m weight)--I mean the *top*, like the very top line that borders the margin is 10.3kg which ~equals 23lb.
I don't know how to measure height on a baby. I'll give it a try though.
I don't even think you can blame breastmilk for that.

He still hasn't rolled over btw.
Is that something to be worried about?

I want to upload our halloween pics. The boys were matching devils.
post #22 of 465
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Did the WAH thread start?
No, I've been too busy... working! Just putting the little one to sleep, then I'll see if I can get to it.
post #23 of 465
Oh, lurkers, fun!!! Hi everyone! Bellita, please, YOU go get yourself some treats from Whole Foods! And your mom and dad can come over and be with your baby while you nap a bit! Or take a bath, or whatever. She can use her grandma powers for good.

Henry (and Maggie) are going to be six months tomorrow. Tomorrow!! I can't believe it. We want to do something, but I'm not sure what. Can't decide if we should do half of something celebrating his half birthday. Or something to do with sixes for six months. We'll see if we end up doing anything cool. I just want to make sure to weigh him naked and measure him.

I'm feeling the need to get more active. I still haven't established any physical activity into my life. I was about to type routine, but I don't have any routines about anything! Every day is a new adventure.

In Henry news, I saw him get himself into sitting position from crawling today. It was exciting - Delia and I cheered him on.
post #24 of 465
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yikes!? 23lbs? he's gotta be off the chart! go breastmilk!



i'm having the opposite problem. ezra is sleeping sooooo much less these days & it's so much more difficult to get him to sleep. the ONLY way he'll nap is when i wrap him on my back & walk around the house....non-stop. it helps if i'm talking, too, so i get a few good phone calls in each day. i really think it's because he wants to crawl. we have a household bet going on to guess when he'll officially crawl. i have tomorrow, kim has the 6th & dh the 7th. we shall see.... is there only one crawler in the group, so far?
yeah i spoke too soon on this. of course he only napped for 20 minutes today. i swear everytime i think we're turning a corner, and i start TALKING about it, we take a million steps backwards.

ahh the joys of motherhood...
post #25 of 465
Hello everyone. Dh was sent out on the California fires hes been gone over a week. When the call came in I just had a breakdown... it had been so lone since seeing him and no set time on when hes coming back. I put the kids in the car and drove to Arizona to see family. Couldn't stand being alone anymore.
Anyway I'll tell more about things when I can keep my eyes open... miss you ladies... feel so disoriented from 'real life'.

P.s. ashlyn rolls over now... phew thought something might be wrong
post #26 of 465
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Originally Posted by emiLy View Post
Henry (and Maggie) are going to be six months tomorrow. Tomorrow!! I can't believe it. We want to do something, but I'm not sure what. Can't decide if we should do half of something celebrating his half birthday. Or something to do with sixes for six months. We'll see if we end up doing anything cool. I just want to make sure to weigh him naked and measure him.
It seems unreal 6 months already. Seems like yesterday I was just waiting for her to be born.

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Originally Posted by firemommaof1 View Post
Hello everyone. Dh was sent out on the California fires hes been gone over a week. When the call came in I just had a breakdown... it had been so lone since seeing him and no set time on when hes coming back. I put the kids in the car and drove to Arizona to see family. Couldn't stand being alone anymore.
Anyway I'll tell more about things when I can keep my eyes open... miss you ladies... feel so disoriented from 'real life'.

P.s. ashlyn rolls over now... phew thought something might be wrong
HUGS congratulations on the rollover.
post #27 of 465
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I'm usually a lurker, but since the thread hasn't reached an enorormous length and I'm hopped up on Halloween candy...I just wanted to say "hi". It's great having somewhere to go and read (and see) about children going through the same things mine is!
Ditto. Just saying hi to all of you!
post #28 of 465
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Originally Posted by firemommaof1 View Post
Hello everyone. Dh was sent out on the California fires hes been gone over a week. When the call came in I just had a breakdown... it had been so lone since seeing him and no set time on when hes coming back. I put the kids in the car and drove to Arizona to see family. Couldn't stand being alone anymore.
Anyway I'll tell more about things when I can keep my eyes open... miss you ladies... feel so disoriented from 'real life'.

P.s. ashlyn rolls over now... phew thought something might be wrong
It must be really hard for you with your son and Ashlyn with your dh away, but I think it's pretty awesome that he's doing something so important.
post #29 of 465
Elisabeth isn't crawling yet, but soon! She just started getting on all fours and rocking and was turning last night without being on her tummy. She's been kinda crabby, do they crab after the tooth has come through the gum? Or maybe she just wants to move? Her second tooth came in Monday morning. I've never gotten to see these things happen step by step, and it's so fun!

My turned 30 yesterday! I'm not old enough to be married to a 30 yr old! :

Welcome all you lurker-mamas, this is a fun thread! Bellita, sorry they're pressuring you to do solids, but at least they didn't bring candy and expect you to feed it to him! My IL's keep asking about the rice cereal. Hehe, now when I go by the baby food jars, I mutter crap-in-a-jar to myself. I gave E a slice of apple, and she scraped an adult-size bite's worth off.

firemommaof1, I miss my when he's gone just overnight. I can't imagine weeks on end and not knowing. That's a hard, dangerous job, to boot. I'll be praying for his safety.

Heidi, Thanks so much for the recipe. My likes pizza on Saturday nights, and he usually makes it , but since I'm not eating wheat, we haven't, so this will be fun. Pizza tomorrow night! I'll get your box out sometime this coming week, need to finish up a project!

Thanks for the idea of the towel/baby quilt under the sheet. I had that idea kinda, but has her on a baby blanket with part of it rolled around the second blanket, but the edge I was on would bother me.

For you co-sleepers, how do you keep your LOs from being overheated? I don't always have her right next to me, so she's just right in a onesie and a blanket on her, but when she's next to me nursing, and we fall asleep, she soaks the sheets sweating!

How to measure baby: We stand her up and hold a yardstick behind her. Get the same numbers as the dr's office. I think she weighs at least 16. Ten lbs of mama's milk--wow! Oh gotta run, she's awake!
post #30 of 465
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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post

Heidi, Thanks so much for the recipe. My likes pizza on Saturday nights, and he usually makes it , but since I'm not eating wheat, we haven't, so this will be fun. Pizza tomorrow night! I'll get your box out sometime this coming week, need to finish up a project!

The crust will be more like a quick bread so you just pat it into the pan. OH I totally forgot. I changed the recipe as the crust was not getting done. Precook the crust for 15-20 minutes then add toppings then bake.
post #31 of 465
Do any of you have separation anxiety starting? If Elisabeth wants to be held or isn't occupied, she cries when I leave her lying on the living room floor to get something from another room.

And talking, she said Hey to me last night when I came out of the kitchen, and she could see me. I heard her say hey to a friend of mine Tuesday, but wasn't sure if she just happened say hey at the right time or was talking, but I'm sure she was last night!
post #32 of 465
Oh hey, I'm actually getting in on one of these threads before it's an intimidating # of pages long.

Ziad is doing that pushing up on hands and knees and rocking thing too, so I think I'll have to be chasing him soon ... as it stands he' pretty good at sliding backwards when he means to go forward.
post #33 of 465
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Originally Posted by firemommaof1 View Post
Hello everyone. Dh was sent out on the California fires hes been gone over a week. When the call came in I just had a breakdown... it had been so lone since seeing him and no set time on when hes coming back. I put the kids in the car and drove to Arizona to see family. Couldn't stand being alone anymore.
Anyway I'll tell more about things when I can keep my eyes open... miss you ladies... feel so disoriented from 'real life'.

P.s. ashlyn rolls over now... phew thought something might be wrong
So sorry mama!!! I hope the time passes quickly for you without DH, and that he returns safely

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Elisabeth isn't crawling yet, but soon! She just started getting on all fours and rocking and was turning last night without being on her tummy.

For you co-sleepers, how do you keep your LOs from being overheated? I don't always have her right next to me, so she's just right in a onesie and a blanket on her, but when she's next to me nursing, and we fall asleep, she soaks the sheets sweating!
Sebastian is doing that too! I think it will be within the next week or 2 that he will start crawling!

He also wakes up in a puddle of sweat. I have no idea what to do about it.

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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post
Do any of you have separation anxiety starting? If Elisabeth wants to be held or isn't occupied, she cries when I leave her lying on the living room floor to get something from another room.
Yes, separation anxiety starting here too. If he can't see me while I leave the room he starts to fuss until I come back into his sight.
post #34 of 465
Oh, one more thing..

My friend, who is OBBESSED with cloth diapering, brought me over 5 diapers a couple days ago.. so now we are offically PT cloth diapering! Here is a pic on my blog of Sebastian in some cloth. He is too cute!

http://sebastiandee.blogspot.com/
post #35 of 465
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Clay had a fever yeasterday and his been much more cranky than usual (although his cranky is quite mellow still - people marvel and it mellowness, it really is amazing). My ds1 had a fever with teething everytime, so perhaps we have a tooth on the way.

Today is studio-moving-day for my dh so I am off to strap a baby on my back and get to work It is also Dia de Los Muertos and I am sporting a new sling traded with Alana that is fabulous. Skulls and roses

T or T was great - out neighborhood goes all out for Halloween. This year we made it in Time Out New York and the NY Times for how great our event is. Houses who participate have to have 2000+ peices of candy! Our kids had a great time -- an elf, frankenstein, a pixie, and supergirl. We always go with all the cousins.
I hope Clay is feeling a bit better now. My girls have always had a fever w/ teething too. I use to HATE it when I'd take the girls in for check ups and tell the drs I knew a tooth would be in in a few days b/c of the fever and they would tell me "No, kids don't run fevers when getting teeth!" BULL CRAP! Well, mine too! And OMGosh thats a LOT of kids! Sounds like a ton of fun! Hope the move went off w/out a hitch.

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Originally Posted by Synchro246 View Post
Holy crap! I just weighed Mickey. He's 23lb.: I wanted to see where that is on the WHO charts, but I can't find them.
HOLY CRAP is right! My goodness he is a big ole boy! :-) I just love all his rolls.

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The cutest costumes I saw was a little family dress up as a Pinocchio theme. The dad was Pinocchio, the mom was the Blue Fairy, and the baby was Jiminy Cricket.. too cute!

Our babies are turning a HALF YEAR this month! Wow.. time really does fly when you have a baby!

Sebastian started pulling himself up onto all-fours. I think he is going to start crawling within the next week or two!
That sounds so stinkin cute! Elise is already 6mths old and I just cried the day she turned 6mths! I know its silly but I just can't believe that she is my last and that she is getting so big already! I wasn't ready for it to go by this fast!

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Here is a halloween pic of Sebastian as a Rooster:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75..._halloween.jpg
VERY CUTE!!

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I have to share one of my little ninja Akasha:

http://www.shutterfly.com/share/pictures.jsp

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:-( I couldn't see her?! I'll have DH see if he can't figure out why. I can't wait to see how cute she looks!
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Originally Posted by Bellita View Post
Hi,
Grandma brought Andrew "treats" of babyfood and rice cereal from Whole Foods. She thinks that starting him on solids will help solve the sleep problem. I am very leery of giving him rice cereal with breastmilk, but I keep having moments more and more often where I feel like caving in. My dad told me I look like sh*t--I am super pale, I have gone down to ten pounds UNDER my prepregnancy weight...none of my clothes fit anymore--I swear my face has aged so much and I am only 30...I feel like the little one is sucking my lifeblood. He is so happy and healthy and robust and I am withering away.
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Mama, I'm so sorry you are dealing w/ so little sleep and things are so tough. Can you tell us more about why you are losing weight? Maybe we can help you out. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Originally Posted by Synchro246 View Post
Dude. the top of that chart (0-6m weight)--I mean the *top*, like the very top line that borders the margin is 10.3kg which ~equals 23lb.
I don't know how to measure height on a baby. I'll give it a try though.
I don't even think you can blame breastmilk for that.

He still hasn't rolled over btw.
Is that something to be worried about?

I want to upload our halloween pics. The boys were matching devils.
LOL I'd say he is at the top! LOL Sure you can blame breastmilk for it! I do. :-) Of course I'm 6' tall so that may have more to do w/ it but I know the bm helps.. I don't think him not rolling over is anything to worry about. Shoot, he is too big to get over. :-)

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Originally Posted by emiLy View Post
Henry (and Maggie) are going to be six months tomorrow. Tomorrow!! I can't believe it. We want to do something, but I'm not sure what. Can't decide if we should do half of something celebrating his half birthday. Or something to do with sixes for six months. We'll see if we end up doing anything cool. I just want to make sure to weigh him naked and measure him.

I'm feeling the need to get more active. I still haven't established any physical activity into my life.

In Henry news, I saw him get himself into sitting position from crawling today. It was exciting - Delia and I cheered him on.
We sang Happy half Birthday to Elise and she just laughed and laughed. It was very cute. She also got her 1st taste of food.

I too HAVE to get more active. I have a wedding in Aug and I HAVE to lose this weight. (35 lbs)
Oh, I'm scared of crawling! LOL I'm not sure I'm ready for it. I know V isn't she likes having all her little toys around. It will be hardest on her when Elise starts crawling or maybe the dog b/c she will chase him! LOL

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Originally Posted by firemommaof1 View Post
Hello everyone. Dh was sent out on the California fires hes been gone over a week. When the call came in I just had a breakdown... it had been so lone since seeing him and no set time on when hes coming back. I put the kids in the car and drove to Arizona to see family. Couldn't stand being alone anymore.
Anyway I'll tell more about things when I can keep my eyes open... miss you ladies... feel so disoriented from 'real life'.

P.s. ashlyn rolls over now... phew thought something might be wrong
I will be praying for his safety as he is out fighting the fires. And I'll be praying for you too. I know how hard it is to be away from DH. I'm glad you went to family. I wish mine was close enough to do that.

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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post
Her second tooth came in Monday morning. I've never gotten to see these things happen step by step, and it's so fun!

My turned 30 yesterday! I'm not old enough to be married to a 30 yr old! :

For you co-sleepers, how do you keep your LOs from being overheated? I don't always have her right next to me, so she's just right in a onesie and a blanket on her, but when she's next to me nursing, and we fall asleep, she soaks the sheets sweating!

I think she weighs at least 16. Ten lbs of mama's milk--wow! Oh gotta run, she's awake!
How awesome that you get to see all the milestones this time! Its awesome huh?! HAPPY BDAY to your ! You are making ME feel old! LOL I'm always cold so when she is next to me she keeps me warm! Another GREAT reason to co-sleep! LOL

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Do any of you have separation anxiety starting? If Elisabeth wants to be held or isn't occupied, she cries when I leave her lying on the living room floor to get something from another room.

And talking, she said Hey to me last night when I came out of the kitchen, and she could see me. I heard her say hey to a friend of mine Tuesday, but wasn't sure if she just happened say hey at the right time or was talking, but I'm sure she was last night!
Oh YES, we have HUGE separation anxiety. It started the day she turned 6mths. I can't walk out of the room w/out her SCREAMING! I walk back in and she smiles! She doesn't really cry its more of screaming at me like "MOM, where did you go!" Its almost funny. Elise has been saying HEY too. When DH comes home she'll smile and say "HEY DA DA DA!" He eats it up!! LOL

SWEET I was able to post w/out losing it!
post #36 of 465
I'm wondering what is everyone doing about vax'ing? I'm delaying and doing selective ones too.
Which ones are you NOT doing at all and why?

I'm trying to get DH on board w/ delaying until at least 2 but he is having a hard time w/ it b/c he wants them ALL done and on schedule but thats not going to happen. :

So what are your thoughts?

Thanks ladies...
post #37 of 465
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Originally Posted by ewins24 View Post
I'm wondering what is everyone doing about vax'ing? I'm delaying and doing selective ones too.
Which ones are you NOT doing at all and why?

I'm trying to get DH on board w/ delaying until at least 2 but he is having a hard time w/ it b/c he wants them ALL done and on schedule but thats not going to happen. :

So what are your thoughts?

Thanks ladies...
I was undecided for a long time. But when it came down to it, I decided against them. I didn't want to chance it with him, and anything going wrong. So, I went with my gut feeling. IMO, the benefits don't outweigh the risks. But, maybe I will get some when he is older. I am not sure. For now I am delaying indefinitely.

I will for sure not get any flu, chicken pox or Hep B.
post #38 of 465
we are not vaxing here either... I would certainly consider heroic meds if Kashi ever gets really sick though. Like I am not going to vax for pertusis, for example, but I would certainly get some antibotics for it if she got bad whooping cough and couldn't beat with other methods within a reasonable time frame. But I don't want to go for the heroics as prevention.

it's a tough one isn't it? Each family must do what feels right for them....
post #39 of 465
we decided to vax. we are skipping hep B and polio for now. will revisit those later. it was a really hard decision to make. but i really trust my family doctor.

we will probably delay the MMR as well.
post #40 of 465
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Originally Posted by ewins24 View Post
I'm wondering what is everyone doing about vax'ing? I'm delaying and doing selective ones too.
Which ones are you NOT doing at all and why?

We are doing selective & delayed here too. We do one at a time only.

We start with HIB.
I'm undecided about Prevnar.
Then DT or DTaP. Preferably DT, but it's hard to get (here, at least).

Then my plan is murkier.
I'm unsure of when polio and MMR will happen (if they do). Probably when we plan on traveling for the polio & probably not until puberty for the MMR.
I'm going to skip Cpox, but if they don't get the disease by the time they are in their teens we will do titres and vax if they are non-immune.
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