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post #121 of 712
Hanno - Don't pay any attention to that Dr. obviously Ion is healthy and growing!!!

I am really excited. It is not a big deal to most of you here but it is for me. My friend was over and as she left she said "bye" to Ashton and he said "bye bye" back to her!! Elijah didn't talk at all until he was about 2 and even then it wasn't very much and with a lot of prompting.

I am going to sew zebra print throw pillows today. Envelope style cause I don't know how to sew a zipper.

MT - That sucks your wallet got stolen. at least you are all ok.
post #122 of 712
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Trying to keep up without internet is difficult! The baby's OLPC has internet for now but I'm not used to it yet.
I looked up the weight chart for breastfed babies and Ion's on the low end of normal on that.
Aaaaaaaaaaand.....he took some steps 2 days ago! 2 1/2 steps walking toward his own reflection and 3 steps a few hours later. Nothing since and that's okay by me but his poor dad is sad he missed it.
We went to see the movie Juno tonight and it was excellent.
Superbaby walking??? Way to make the rest of ours feel inadequate :

I want to see Juno!! But I'll have to wait on the DVD, too complicated to go to the theatre.
post #123 of 712
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Trying to keep up without internet is difficult! The baby's OLPC has internet for now but I'm not used to it yet.
I looked up the weight chart for breastfed babies and Ion's on the low end of normal on that.
Aaaaaaaaaaand.....he took some steps 2 days ago! 2 1/2 steps walking toward his own reflection and 3 steps a few hours later. Nothing since and that's okay by me but his poor dad is sad he missed it.
We went to see the movie Juno tonight and it was excellent.
At least you can be comforted knowing his development is on the 'ahead' side, quite dramatically! Both my sister and friends' babies were on the very low end of the weight scale and bf, and their development was 'average' at best, and they were perfectly healthy. It's a good reminder that there are extremes thatmake up averages, and that those are still 'ok'. And when his development is so far advanced, you really have no need to be concerned.

About signing, we did some with Axel but we won't bother with Evangeline. It was useful and helpful with him, but not advantageous enough for us to make the effort with her. Unless we just happen to fall into it naturally. I don't know that many, anyway.

We had another turbulant night again- what to do with teething pain when tylenol nor 'camillia' don't work? Next time she's fussing a lot I'll try the motrin, I think I had quicker results with that before. She gets a blazing fever and bright red cheeks too. I don't know if any are through yet- she won't let me in there.
A
post #124 of 712
Wow, no walking or talking here!

Let's see, where are we on the developmental milestones....
Arlo says dada, and baba and nana-all of which are just babbling I think. Although the nana is usually pretty whiny when he's tired.
He is pointing, which is really cute. He points at our noses and mouths and everything that interests him.
We are finally seeing some crawling action. And he is much happier now that he can go from all fours back to sitting-he no longer gets stuck on his belly.
I can see the beginnings of temper tantrums, especially when Finn takes a toy from him (which is constantly Arlo definitely knows how to make his displeasure known. He hates diaper/clothes changes, loves baths and is getting harder to put to sleep with nursing. Which is weird for me because Finn nursed to sleep until he was at least 18mo. Just now I had to lay beside Arlo and sing "you are my Sunshine" while he gazed at the tree outside the window and drifted off to sleep. That never would have happened with Finn!
Oh and he claps his hands and bangs objects together. He can also play a drum and he loves loves loves music.
I think that's it.

A
post #125 of 712
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About signing, we did some with Axel but we won't bother with Evangeline. It was useful and helpful with him, but not advantageous enough for us to make the effort with her. Unless we just happen to fall into it naturally. I don't know that many, anyway.

We had another turbulant night again- what to do with teething pain when tylenol nor 'camillia' don't work? Next time she's fussing a lot I'll try the motrin, I think I had quicker results with that before. She gets a blazing fever and bright red cheeks too. I don't know if any are through yet- she won't let me in there.
A
I don't know if we'll do any signing either, mostly because we didn't do it with Finn and I don't know that many either. I don't really know how to go about it. Do you just start using the signs??

And for the teeth, if nothing is working and she is really uncomfortable, then I'd go for the motrin too. It definitely seems more effective when things are bad imo, and it lasts longer.

A
post #126 of 712
Desmond took a few steps last night, and I missed them. I didn't miss the aftermath though. He banged into his activity cube and had a bloody nose and mouth, poor baby. So we cleaned him up and put him to bed, where he wanted to nurse every 30 minutes or so, I swear he nursed for 5 to 10 minutes while sleeping 5 times between 10pm and midnight. I finally gave him some Tylenol and it seemed to help, or he was ready for deeper sleep since he then didn't wake again till his normal 2am feeding.

I also noticed he got his 7th tooth yesterday, so just waiting for the 8th one to come in still. He is still a bit grumpy today, but I'm not sure if that is from the hitting his mouth and nose, the teething or he just feels like being grumpy. He hasn't tried to walk without support yet today, so I'll just have to wait and see what he does.
post #127 of 712
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Hey, don't you guys do it like honeymooners anyway??

A
3 x in 5 hrs = honeymooners
post #128 of 712
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3 x in 5 hrs = honeymooners

I don't think we've done it 3 x in 5 months!
post #129 of 712
Yea for Desmond and Ion!!!!






(Not for head bonks though!)

And don't be teaching that Sophia any time soon. I like this crawling stage for now.
post #130 of 712
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I don't think we've done it 3 x in 5 months!
same here

my dh would love a bday night like that.
post #131 of 712
Speaking of walking...

Scarlet took about 10 steps last night!!! : And she's been practicing all morning. WTH. She's also been rolling around on the floor alot. Don't know what that's about, but it's cute.
post #132 of 712
i can't believe we have three babies that are taking steps!!! wow!

zenon just mastered sitting up around xmas time and today pulled himself up to standing by himself. but he still stinks at standing so i have to be right there at all times or put pillows all around him.

he is having the worst time sleeping today...i have a sinus infection that i'm trying to treat with squirting saltwater/breastmilk in my nose and popping sudafeds. i think the sudafeds may be making it hard for him to sleep??? maybe... i'm doing a half-dose though. i feel like $h!t.

zenon is throwing little fits too...just like arlo-- when kaylo takes away something. he is a little whiner--he squishes up his nose and does a fake sounding cry. it's actually rather cute.

oh and af came back today.

off to blow my nose again... :
post #133 of 712
Wow! Babies that have 7 teeth and are walking??? This is crazy! Well, Scout has been standing on her own quite a bit in the last few days, so maybe she's not too far behind in the walking department, but she still only has the 2 bottom teeth that popped at 6 months.
post #134 of 712
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3 x in 5 hrs = honeymooners
Dang!
post #135 of 712
It sounds like things are really going to take off now! Noah is nowhere near crawling or babbling! I don't think he has babbled once! He did pull himself up to stand on my pants leg the other day. And on Fri. he pushed himself up to sit. He is still a very poor self-feeder.

Videos!!!! Please!!!!!!!! I love your vids!
post #136 of 712
Scarlet oh my goodness!!! A few steps is a cute accident, 10 steps is downright walking! It gives me goosebumps

And a kiss for sweet Desmond's little noggin.


Ion has a new verbal 'development'. He has a sound for nursing and he's not afraid to use it. He says 'NayNayNay' and it's just as clear and obvious as anything.
post #137 of 712
Hey Queen, I want to see pics of all the great stuff you're sewing!
A
post #138 of 712
One other thing-might of said this before. My PA said you could alternate Tylenol and Motrin every 3-4 hrs. If you forget, then it isn't as effective. You have to stay ahead of the pain. Teething must give babies some killer headaches! Can you imagine? It causes fever and diarhea in both of my boys and Green Elevens (green runny noses). The only thing that come close to working is the Tyl/Motrin idea. GL! I feel your pain! (((sleepless nights!)))
post #139 of 712
Well tonight Scarlet was shrieking in pain from her teeth, so I gave her a couple of tastes of benadryl because it's all I had and it seemed to work, she is finally sleeping.

She turned 9 months on the 4th and already she is taking steps, pulling out drawers, pushing cars, tell this girl to slow down! Huge growth spurt.

It's funny, I could always see, with Max, a definite change when he turned another month old. It's as if time just makes things click. That's probably exactly it and it seems magical to me.

Sounds like all our babes are doing something new.
post #140 of 712
mclisa- now I know what to ask for when my birthday comes around! If only...
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