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post #161 of 420
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I don't think that it is odd for the grandma to have her own stroller. My parents have their own stroller, high chair, and a couple of carseats. It works great for us because we don't have to bring stuff back and forth.
I don't think it's "odd" in some cases...but like I said, we've only used the stroller at her house once. If she had bought all the other stuff, that'd would've only been used once or twice. And she doesn't have the money to spare, ya know?
I can't, in good conscience, just "let" her buy stuff that won't get used much when I also get to here about refinances, late payments, overdrafts, not enough hours at work, etc.
It totally makes sense to have multiples of things if you see your parents a lot, or they babysit frequently... but here we were talking about misplaced nesting instinct
Or shopping addiction.
post #162 of 420
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Originally Posted by rivkajean View Post
I don't think it's "odd" in some cases...but like I said, we've only used the stroller at her house once. If she had bought all the other stuff, that'd would've only been used once or twice. And she doesn't have the money to spare, ya know?
I can't, in good conscience, just "let" her buy stuff that won't get used much when I also get to here about refinances, late payments, overdrafts, not enough hours at work, etc.
It totally makes sense to have multiples of things if you see your parents a lot, or they babysit frequently... but here we were talking about misplaced nesting instinct
Or shopping addiction.
gotcha



My parents have 9 grandkids so all of the stuff has been good investments and only the carseats were new.
post #163 of 420
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Originally Posted by mclisa View Post
I'm thinking that I won't be nursing much longer.
Sophia is so not happy nursing. She's been reluctant to nurse all of today and tonight screamed at the breast. I ate nothing different today (barely had time to eat) so it isn't that. It's not a supply issue because I could squeeze milk out. I think she enjoys the fact that she can suck a bottle done in 2 minutes flat rather than suck for 2 minutes to get a let down. She likes to suck for a bit. Then pull off and suck her thumb while waiting. I can start to feel a let down so I tell her "Here comes the milk." Only then will she latch back on.

Maybe with just pumping I'll get my nipple to heal up.
sounds like she is making the decision-- i bet your nipple will heal with just pumping. that's pretty funny about her waiting and sucking her thumb! sounds like a big kid thing to do.
post #164 of 420
Well I made it safe and sound to my parents house yesterday. And yes they have two strollers (we gave them the one that came with the travel system because we never used it) 2 pack and plays, all sorts of toys, and a car seat. To be fair though they live 700 miles away and when we visit we fly, so it is far easier to have everything at both their houses (they have a lake house as well as the one in the city) so we don't have to transport as much.

That being said, next time we fly down, Desmond needs his own seat. I've been okay with him as a lap baby the last 4 flights. But yesterday (our 5th trip down) there was no way it was working. He is far to mobile, if he is on my lap he thinks it is playtime and that just doesn't work on a plane. I need him in a car seat so he knows it is time to sit nicely.

On the plus side we made it, on the negative side naps were very messed up yesterday so he was extremely overtired. He slept decently last night though. Of course my sister's dogs woke him earlier then normal this morning by barking. My sister and brother in law are living with my parents for 5 or 6 weeks while their kitchen is remodeled, it is so much fun with 3 dogs, 1 of them dog aggressive (my parent's). On the plus side Desmond is in heaven, look at all the doggies (or dag as he calls them).
post #165 of 420
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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
Well I made it safe and sound to my parents house yesterday. And yes they have two strollers (we gave them the one that came with the travel system because we never used it) 2 pack and plays, all sorts of toys, and a car seat. To be fair though they live 700 miles away and when we visit we fly, so it is far easier to have everything at both their houses (they have a lake house as well as the one in the city) so we don't have to transport as much.

That being said, next time we fly down, Desmond needs his own seat. I've been okay with him as a lap baby the last 4 flights. But yesterday (our 5th trip down) there was no way it was working. He is far to mobile, if he is on my lap he thinks it is playtime and that just doesn't work on a plane. I need him in a car seat so he knows it is time to sit nicely.

On the plus side we made it, on the negative side naps were very messed up yesterday so he was extremely overtired. He slept decently last night though. Of course my sister's dogs woke him earlier then normal this morning by barking. My sister and brother in law are living with my parents for 5 or 6 weeks while their kitchen is remodeled, it is so much fun with 3 dogs, 1 of them dog aggressive (my parent's). On the plus side Desmond is in heaven, look at all the doggies (or dag as he calls them).
glad it went smoothly! we are the same way--my family is about 1000 miles away...so they have a used stroller and some other things and we use my cousin's kids carseats (their out of them now) so we don't have to lug it there!

have fun!
post #166 of 420
I missed you guys today!:
And now I have to go to bed...work in the morning:

A
post #167 of 420
I was afraid I'd never see you all again!
I haven't really been posting because I hurt my shoulder really badly and was just being a very angry person in a great deal of pain. I've been reading and looking at pictures and you women make me feel better
I went to the doctor for manipulations and craniosacral stuff last week and it's just now starting to get better, and I have another appointment today.
I finally felt well enough to take a walk yesterday but had to put Ion in my neighbour's stroller because it hurts too much to carry him. Hubby can't ever because of scoliosis. He was very tolerant of it until the last few blocks and he got to see ducks for the first time. Kam made fun of me because I say ducks say 'quin' and not 'quack'.
Kris, thank you so much for sending my SIL those herbs, you are one awesome lady!
post #168 of 420
I fed her a bottle before bed and when she got up once and we snuggled during that time. I am more at peace with it today then over the weekend when we were struggling. I'd rather pump and keep my supply up and then have her half way nurse and be grumpy hungry.


And I'm glad mothering is up and going this morning!

(((Hanno))) I'm glad your shoulder is improving.
post #169 of 420
He slept, he slept he slept for 7 hours straight! He went down around 11:30 and woke up at 6:30 to eat. I was shocked, happy but shocked. On the negative side he woke up around 9am which is way early, so he is already napping now, so I have no clue if he is going to take a second nap today (unlike normal) or not.

He also went on a long walk yesterday with my Dad. He still isn't sure about my Dad (he doesn't see him that often), but he is getting better around him and was okay once they got back to the house, while my Mom and I were out shopping at Target.

We're going out to dinner tonight with my Grandfather. I am so happy that Desmond gets to spend time with him, and that he's around.
post #170 of 420
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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
I missed you guys today!:
And now I have to go to bed...work in the morning:

A
hope it goes well!

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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
I was afraid I'd never see you all again!
I haven't really been posting because I hurt my shoulder really badly and was just being a very angry person in a great deal of pain. I've been reading and looking at pictures and you women make me feel better
I went to the doctor for manipulations and craniosacral stuff last week and it's just now starting to get better, and I have another appointment today.
I finally felt well enough to take a walk yesterday but had to put Ion in my neighbour's stroller because it hurts too much to carry him. Hubby can't ever because of scoliosis. He was very tolerant of it until the last few blocks and he got to see ducks for the first time. Kam made fun of me because I say ducks say 'quin' and not 'quack'.
Kris, thank you so much for sending my SIL those herbs, you are one awesome lady!
hope the shoulder feels better after the appt today! and i hope the herbs work fast for keri.

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Originally Posted by mclisa View Post
I fed her a bottle before bed and when she got up once and we snuggled during that time. I am more at peace with it today then over the weekend when we were struggling. I'd rather pump and keep my supply up and then have her half way nurse and be grumpy hungry.


And I'm glad mothering is up and going this morning!

(((Hanno))) I'm glad your shoulder is improving.
i'm glad you are feeling good about your decision.

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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
He slept, he slept he slept for 7 hours straight! He went down around 11:30 and woke up at 6:30 to eat. I was shocked, happy but shocked. On the negative side he woke up around 9am which is way early, so he is already napping now, so I have no clue if he is going to take a second nap today (unlike normal) or not.

He also went on a long walk yesterday with my Dad. He still isn't sure about my Dad (he doesn't see him that often), but he is getting better around him and was okay once they got back to the house, while my Mom and I were out shopping at Target.

We're going out to dinner tonight with my Grandfather. I am so happy that Desmond gets to spend time with him, and that he's around.
woooohoo on 7 hours straight! sounds like a special vacation i love good family time!
post #171 of 420
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I was afraid I'd never see you all again!
I haven't really been posting because I hurt my shoulder really badly and was just being a very angry person in a great deal of pain.
What happened to your shoulder?? Poor Hanno!!! I'm glad you seem to be getting better. Our DDC always seems to make me feel better as well.

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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
I missed you guys today!:
And now I have to go to bed...work in the morning:

A
Oh Anika, I hope it went well. The first few days back to work are the worst. At least he's home with Trent, so you don't have the whole "rush to daycare" thing to deal with. Are you pumping?


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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
He slept, he slept he slept for 7 hours straight! He went down around 11:30 and woke up at 6:30 to eat. I was shocked, happy but shocked. On the negative side he woke up around 9am which is way early, so he is already napping now, so I have no clue if he is going to take a second nap today (unlike normal) or not.
Ok, I'm getting jealous. 7 hours???? No fair
post #172 of 420
Lots going on here! I've gotta find the time to hang out here more often. I miss you all a lot. Anika, hope your shoulder feels better! Sarah - a big WOOHOO! to Desmond sleeping 7 hrs straight!

Okay, this is a selfish hit 'n' run post. I was just wondering how you mommas handle ear infections. Scout has had a tummy virus for a while and when I finally broke down and took her to the ped, he told me her ears are infected too and prescribed an antibiotic. (It didn't even occur to me that her ears were infected because she had never pulled at her ears and I thought the crankiness and high fever were from the stomach bug)

I'm not fond of the idea of just giving her abx for every little sickness, but it seemed like it's our best option with her ears being infected. I was wondering what you mommas think - when your LO's ears are infected, do you automatically go the antibiotics route, or can garlic oil or another natural remedy clear it up as effectively? Also, do you give them tylenol to combat the pain? I hate pumping her full of tylenol, but I also hate for her to have to endure the pain.

Being a mom is so confusing. LOL
post #173 of 420
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Originally Posted by lunabelly View Post
Here are my three photos:

May 07
Dec 07
March 08
Wow! Growing up way too fast! All that hair!


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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
I haven't really been posting because I hurt my shoulder really badly and was just being a very angry person in a great deal of pain. I've been reading and looking at pictures and you women make me feel better
I went to the doctor for manipulations and craniosacral stuff last week and it's just now starting to get better, and I have another appointment today.
I keep sleeping on mine wrong. Maybe I should go get adjusted. DH injured his shoulder again and is having trouble carrying the urchin. *sigh* I hope you feel better soon!

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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
Okay, this is a selfish hit 'n' run post. I was just wondering how you mommas handle ear infections. Scout has had a tummy virus for a while and when I finally broke down and took her to the ped, he told me her ears are infected too and prescribed an antibiotic.
I haven't been there. I'd probably squirt some breastmilk in DS's ears. And if he were eating cow's milk products (he's not), I'd cut it out until the ears cleared up. Our ped/family practice isn't super gung-ho for antibiotics, so if they were strongly recommended, I'd have no issues using them.
post #174 of 420
Hello All!!!

I just caught the last few posts and....

Hanno - What happened to your shoulder? I sympathize with you and your pain. I hope you are better soon.

Kewpie-o: I have no advice on the antibiotics. Luckily, I have yet to deal with ear infections. Poor little Scout (and mommy). Hopefully someone will have some good input for you. I know a lot of the mamas here are so knowledgable.

Mclisa - It sounds like you have made the best decision for you and your baby. She is still getting mamas milk and that is all that matters.

lunabelly - Was the vasectomy hard on your dh? My dh is thinking of getting one (although I don't want him to because I don't know if I want to be through growing a little being and birthing ...) and he thinks it would be very hard on him and my in laws try to convince me to get a tubal because we "don't need anymore children" and it "is easier for a woman to have a tubal than a man get a vasectomy" I think it is just a matter of them not wanting their son to undergo any type of surgery.

Well, Ashton is a headstrong little guy. He throws fits when he doesn't get his way. He can be quite demanding and even a little bullying. The other night he was playing with the phone and he turned it on so I went to take it away from him and he literally jerked it out of my hand and looked at me like "how dare you even try to get this away from me!" It was really interesting.
No walking here yet. He took a few steps tonight and uses chairs to walk around the house. He pushes them like they are walkers. Ok, he's waking.
post #175 of 420
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Originally Posted by Velvet005 View Post
Hello All!!!

I just caught the last few posts and....

Hanno - What happened to your shoulder? I sympathize with you and your pain. I hope you are better soon.

Kewpie-o: I have no advice on the antibiotics. Luckily, I have yet to deal with ear infections. Poor little Scout (and mommy). Hopefully someone will have some good input for you. I know a lot of the mamas here are so knowledgable.

Mclisa - It sounds like you have made the best decision for you and your baby. She is still getting mamas milk and that is all that matters.

lunabelly - Was the vasectomy hard on your dh? My dh is thinking of getting one (although I don't want him to because I don't know if I want to be through growing a little being and birthing ...) and he thinks it would be very hard on him and my in laws try to convince me to get a tubal because we "don't need anymore children" and it "is easier for a woman to have a tubal than a man get a vasectomy" I think it is just a matter of them not wanting their son to undergo any type of surgery.

Well, Ashton is a headstrong little guy. He throws fits when he doesn't get his way. He can be quite demanding and even a little bullying. The other night he was playing with the phone and he turned it on so I went to take it away from him and he literally jerked it out of my hand and looked at me like "how dare you even try to get this away from me!" It was really interesting.
No walking here yet. He took a few steps tonight and uses chairs to walk around the house. He pushes them like they are walkers. Ok, he's waking.
hey velvet!
a tubal is a surgery! a vasectomy is outpatient! (so much less a surgery!) my dh hasn't had one but my dad has (and he talks about this stuff with us...i have a very open family ) he had one uncomfy day...had it done on a friday, sat on ice on sat, went to work monday morn. hth

ashton sounds like zenon...i like zenon's behavior is somewhat learned from his big brother though.
post #176 of 420
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Originally Posted by kewpie-o View Post
Lots going on here! I've gotta find the time to hang out here more often. I miss you all a lot. Anika, hope your shoulder feels better! Sarah - a big WOOHOO! to Desmond sleeping 7 hrs straight!

Okay, this is a selfish hit 'n' run post. I was just wondering how you mommas handle ear infections. Scout has had a tummy virus for a while and when I finally broke down and took her to the ped, he told me her ears are infected too and prescribed an antibiotic. (It didn't even occur to me that her ears were infected because she had never pulled at her ears and I thought the crankiness and high fever were from the stomach bug)

I'm not fond of the idea of just giving her abx for every little sickness, but it seemed like it's our best option with her ears being infected. I was wondering what you mommas think - when your LO's ears are infected, do you automatically go the antibiotics route, or can garlic oil or another natural remedy clear it up as effectively? Also, do you give them tylenol to combat the pain? I hate pumping her full of tylenol, but I also hate for her to have to endure the pain.

Being a mom is so confusing. LOL
man, i don't know what i'd do. if she hasn't even seemed upset from the ears, i may start with bm or garlic/mullein earoil...and like jocelyn said, cut out dairy products. i just would want to know it's working....can you see in her ear? too bad you can't get abx drops so that you could put them directly into her ear rather than have abx go through her whole body. i had many many earinfections as an older child and used abx drops.
'd only give painrelievers if they seems like they are in a lot of pain. oh i just noticed you said she is cranky--i guess see if the tylenol helps and if it does--she probably is in pain. the last bug we had came with an awful headache. i didn't know this until after zenon was sick and then i got sick...but i had been giving him motrin b/c he was so fussy. he seemed so much happier with the meds. when i got sick, i was happy i'd been giving it to him b/c he probably had the awful headache that i had.
you just have to do what feels right to you!
post #177 of 420
I hope everyone's ailments get better soon!

Syd took her first little steps! She would still rather crawl but its a start! She has become a VERY efficient little climber though. As in climbing all the way to the second floor with my Dad chasing after her and scaling and climbing over any obstacles in her way...guess I have more childproofing to do.
post #178 of 420
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I hope everyone's ailments get better soon!

Syd took her first little steps! She would still rather crawl but its a start! She has become a VERY efficient little climber though. As in climbing all the way to the second floor with my Dad chasing after her and scaling and climbing over any obstacles in her way...guess I have more childproofing to do.


Climbers are fun aren't they? I am always surprised what Desmond finds to climb up.

We didn't have another 7 hour night, oh well. He did do 4 hours though which I'm happy with as well, anything is better then the every 2 hours. We had a nice dinner with my Grandfather and Father. Desmond had fun. Other then that we're pretty quiet here, we leave for my parent's lakehouse today, which should be nice, we'll go out on the boat and such, which i am sure the monkey will enjoy, just have to make sure he doesn't try to jump into the water.


As for the earlier ear infection question, I really don't have any helpful thoughts, Desmond hasn't had one yet (knock on wood). So we haven't had to worry about it.
post #179 of 420
Hello Mama's ....sorry I've been gone. Well I read, but no time to post. Our babies are getting so big! It makes me sad, I think I leak tears nightly when I realize she is another day older/bigger. Sigh.

So I have a feeding question. When did you all introduce eggs & meat? Or have you? I have not yet...just veggies & fruits here. We self feed now, so I am thinking she maybe ready soon.

Anyone planning birthday parties yet? I am starting. I have a invite in the works & the menu planned. Instead of cake, I think I am going to do cup cakes. Anyone else working on this?

Abby is quite the efficient crawler/cruiser. She has taken her share of falls. She is my little vacuum, so I have to keep my floor very clean, LOL! She loves music & likes to dance, bless her heart. Her 2 month long cold is finally gone, knock on wood. She loves her siblings, especially her brother. They have fun together. Wow....I can not believe a year has almost gone by.. I want to keep her a baby a bit longer.
post #180 of 420
Hi gals,

I've been out of it! Hope everyone is feeling better soon. I know I get a really sore back (or arm, or shoulder,etc.) from sleeping with the kids - they put me in all different positions. I dream of having my own bed! But I do love sleeping with them, so I suffer gladly.

Scarlet is really growing up fast. She has discovered toilet paper and will get a little bit off the roll and wipe my leg with it! Maybe she'll be potty trained sooner than her bro. She also waves bye-bye and hugs me - that is the best! Like Ashton, Velvet, she also gets really mad and will run away if I try to take something from her. I always have to give her something else to appease her. And, one last thing, she loves to go around diaperless - and lately, without any accidents. Although she did have her first "nature pee" when she walked outside the other day - that's my girl!

Spring is really in the air here and that makes me soooo happy! Sun and warmth and playing outside will be great.
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