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10 days before she turns 7 months, where did the time go?

Question about solid food - how much per day do you feed them? I give her around 6 oz (some days only 2 oz and others she wants up to 8). Does it seem about normal at this stage?
jamison has no interest in solids yet. she'll be 7 months on saturday. they don't *need* solids at this age - it's more about learning than nutrition. if jamison were interested in solids, i'd nurse her first, then give her as much (or as little) food as she wanted. i'm sure there is a wide range of "normal" regarding how much a babe will eat, so i'd follow the babe's lead.
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Nicole - We don't do purees, instead I just give him chunks or spears to self-feed of banana, sweet potato, summer squash, pear, etc. Green beans are also really good for grabbing and eating. Allowing them to self-feed ensures that they eat as much or as little as they want. Their primary source of nutrition is still BM until age 1. Here's a good link of starting solids: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/index.html.

Some days Liam can eat almost an entire banana, other days he'll only take a few bites of something. I offer him food usually at dinner, sometimes at lunch as well. He always nurses before and after eating solids, the kid just loves food. Probably why he's off the charts in height and weight. Last night I made vegetable curry and let him have a few bites, strangely enough he loved it.

Kurumi - I attended classes up until 4 weeks before Liam was born, I'm going to finish my last semester online probably next year. I did summer school also and it definitely helped in getting everything out of the way and finishing sooner, if you can swing it it might be worth it. I hear you on the running, Liam is pulling up on things already and trying to stand. He did it last night in the tub and fell on his butt

jbirdbrain - I hope you get the promotion, I will have my fingers crossed for you!

jeanine - Have you seen all the board titles that have changed? There are some pretty hilarious ones

PPD - I was a depression sufferer up until I started taking fish oil before I got pregnant. Probably for the last 10 years beforehand. Now I have had no issues with it, it has really helped me. Andrew's uncle is a pharmacist/owner of natural food/herb store (way to play both sides, huh?) and he sends me new stuff he gets. Right now I'm taking salmon oil.

The weather here is playing tricks on me, its nearly 55 out. Of course tomorrow it will be in the 30's and snowing I'm sure. 29 days and counting until we're in Arizona!
post #23 of 469
thanks for the answers! oh yes, she nurses as much as she wants, before and after solids too.

Her favorite food right now is apple puree, nothing else can beat that!!
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hi hi hi! everyone! i swear i'm still here.

oh my, things have been rockin and rollin over here.

ro's on pretty much ALL fruits and veggies minus citrus and peas. she loves squash. it's like her favorite thing in the world. she's gonna be 7 months on friday. it almost makes me cry.

so she face planted about 4 times yesterday. she sits, and lunges forward until she's on her face, and then she cries because she HATES being on her belly.

btw, at her 6 month visit, she was 19 and a half pounds and almost 27 inches. she's 20 pounds now. the rolls are hilarious!

how is everyone?!?!
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Hey gals! Glad to know what those sayings under our usernames mean. I was really begininng to wonder.

solids: Georgia is really beginning to get interested in all sorts of things. This past weekend she tried asparagus, a chunk of roast beef, and broccoli. She really seems to like the experience and texture of everything. Only problem is I get to see it a second time in her diaper. Eww!

check-ups: So I'm seeing everyone mentioning weights and such. I haven't taken Georgia to the ped since she was 2 wks. I just figure there's no use going if there's nothing wrong with her since we're not getting vaxes. Anyone else doing this? I'm beginning to feel like a bad mom for not going.

Seems like everyone agrees. The time sure is flying. Seems like just yesterday we were talking about being PG and our birth plans. Now we've got movers and shakers!
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Hi, leanbh! It sounds like Ro will be crawling soon! Liam did the lunge and face plant when going from sitting to crawling position, he finally figured out how to do it slowly enough so as not to hurt himself.
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Kurumi - I attended classes up until 4 weeks before Liam was born, I'm going to finish my last semester online probably next year. I did summer school also and it definitely helped in getting everything out of the way and finishing sooner, if you can swing it it might be worth it.

I agree. I'm going to do some "easy" classes this summer and save the maths &
sciences for the regular semester. The summer courses are a lot faster but when it's over it's nice and you have 3 more hours (or however many you took).
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check-ups: So I'm seeing everyone mentioning weights and such. I haven't taken Georgia to the ped since she was 2 wks. I just figure there's no use going if there's nothing wrong with her since we're not getting vaxes. Anyone else doing this? I'm beginning to feel like a bad mom for not going.
Liam hasn't been to the ped since he was a week old. I fired his crazy ped a couple of months ago. We don't vax either, I agree there's no use in going unless he were sick, then I would just take him to the clinic here by our house. I weigh Liam and measure his height here at home just because I like to have a record of it. I will probably find an HP while we're in AZ and take him to see them since we'll have better access to them there.
post #29 of 469
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Liam hasn't been to the ped since he was a week old. I fired his crazy ped a couple of months ago. We don't vax either, I agree there's no use in going unless he were sick, then I would just take him to the clinic here by our house. I weigh Liam and measure his height here at home just because I like to have a record of it. I will probably find an HP while we're in AZ and take him to see them since we'll have better access to them there.
i, honestly, love going to our doctor. they're a GREAT office who work in conjunction with our midwives, so they push breastfeeding, are ok that we don't vax, and they insist on NO solids until the baby's ready. even then.. .they say, no baby food or cereal. they're awesome, and in network with our insurance.

so i wouldn't take ro if it was 'mainstream' docs, but she loves them and they love playing with her. and we don't vax, so doc visits are really to tell us how awesome our daughter is and to answer any questions we have.
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Kurumi - I attended classes up until 4 weeks before Liam was born, I'm going to finish my last semester online probably next year. I did summer school also and it definitely helped in getting everything out of the way and finishing sooner, if you can swing it it might be worth it. I hear you on the running, Liam is pulling up on things already and trying to stand. He did it last night in the tub and fell on his butt

PPD - I was a depression sufferer up until I started taking fish oil before I got pregnant. Probably for the last 10 years beforehand. Now I have had no issues with it, it has really helped me. Andrew's uncle is a pharmacist/owner of natural food/herb store (way to play both sides, huh?) and he sends me new stuff he gets. Right now I'm taking salmon oil.

The weather here is playing tricks on me, its nearly 55 out. Of course tomorrow it will be in the 30's and snowing I'm sure. 29 days and counting until we're in Arizona!
I'm aiming for fall semester for this year and than just going back to back semesters as DD grows. This year, I think I'm only going to do halftime as baby girl is still just that, a baby, yanno? We figure by the time she graduates kindy, I'll be graduating college.

DD is pulls herself up on things and kind of scoots her way across her crib rail. It's cool and scary all at once. I know I don't have things nearly babyproofed enough yet. Looks like it'll be a crash course for me. lol.

The weather here is weird too. Yesterday it was warm and rainy, today it's cold and grey, and tomorrow's partly cloudy and only slightly warmer. Ick. Why can't we have nice warm and sunny weather? Is that too much to ask? *debates slipping a Midol into Mother Nature's morning coffee.*

Lucky gal, you get to go to AZ. My MIL vacationed there and said that its absolutely lovely. It's on my list of places to see at some point before I die.

Fish Oil, eh? How much does it run on average and how much did you take? Inquiring minds want to know.
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I agree. I'm going to do some "easy" classes this summer and save the maths & sciences for the regular semester. The summer courses are a lot faster but when it's over it's nice and you have 3 more hours (or however many you took).
I'll be spending my summer computer shopping and make sure all the arrangements are made for her childcare while in class, etc. But next summer and each one after that is so on.

I'm looking forward to starting my language classes next school year. Spanish, ASL, and Mandarin Chinese here I come!
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leanbh - Our old ped had some issues as far as bounderies are concerned, she would not budge as far as vaxes go. She was awesome about breastfeeding and strongly opposed to circumcision though. The only docs accepting patients won't see us because we don't vax, and the ones who will see non-vaxing kids aren't accepting patients. So while it might be nice to be established with an HP, I'm not in a hurry to do it.

Kurumi - Halftime definitely makes sense while they're little. My degree is more for the fun of learning at this point so I'm not in a hurry to finish it. I think you will like taking college language courses, I liked them a lot better than high school. I took Spanish and French and it was a lot of fun. If I do decide to pursue becoming an LC I can use my degree to cover some of my credits for that which is nice. at the Midol. We're going to be in AZ for 99 days. We're going to try and do a lot of hiking while the weather is tolerable.

Since I don't pay for the fish oil I can't tell you how much it is, but I'm sure it can't be more than $15 a bottle. I take the recommended amount on the bottle, which is 2 capsules a day.
post #33 of 469
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leanbh - Our old ped had some issues as far as bounderies are concerned, she would not budge as far as vaxes go. She was awesome about breastfeeding and strongly opposed to circumcision though. The only docs accepting patients won't see us because we don't vax, and the ones who will see non-vaxing kids aren't accepting patients. So while it might be nice to be established with an HP, I'm not in a hurry to do it.
but it's so friggin awesome that you have such a healthy babe, and you don't have to worry about a thing! i wouldn't go if i didn't have such a great relationship with them. i say, more power to ya and hold out for a doc you can really talk to.
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Kurumi - Halftime definitely makes sense while they're little. My degree is more for the fun of learning at this point so I'm not in a hurry to finish it. I think you will like taking college language courses, I liked them a lot better than high school. I took Spanish and French and it was a lot of fun. If I do decide to pursue becoming an LC I can use my degree to cover some of my credits for that which is nice. at the Midol. We're going to be in AZ for 99 days. We're going to try and do a lot of hiking while the weather is tolerable.

Since I don't pay for the fish oil I can't tell you how much it is, but I'm sure it can't be more than $15 a bottle. I take the recommended amount on the bottle, which is 2 capsules a day.
That was exactly my thought. She'll be a year old when the fall semester is in full swing but she'll still be a baby in a lot of ways. I've always wanted to be a translator so this will allow me to make more money and be using the gift of languages that the Gods gave me. J/c, what's your degree in?

Hiking sounds fun. 99 days eh? And than it's off to the next base! The Army...it's like musical chair but with guns! Forgive me, I'm a bit giddy, still loopy from a lack of sleep last night. Those photomosiac puzzles are addicting.

I'll have to look the next time I'm at the grocery. Ty for the tip.
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check-ups: So I'm seeing everyone mentioning weights and such. I haven't taken Georgia to the ped since she was 2 wks. I just figure there's no use going if there's nothing wrong with her since we're not getting vaxes. Anyone else doing this? I'm beginning to feel like a bad mom for not going.
We have been twice since his 2 week, but those were both sick visits when his temp got up to 104.5.....otherwise, no reason to go, it would just be exposing him to whatevers in the office.

I cant believe its April!!
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i, honestly, love going to our doctor. they're a GREAT office who work in conjunction with our midwives, so they push breastfeeding, are ok that we don't vax, and they insist on NO solids until the baby's ready. even then.. .they say, no baby food or cereal. they're awesome, and in network with our insurance.

so i wouldn't take ro if it was 'mainstream' docs, but she loves them and they love playing with her. and we don't vax, so doc visits are really to tell us how awesome our daughter is and to answer any questions we have.
I read this and thought, "Denver, here I come!" Seriously, I am okay with our peds for serious illnesses and playmobil so far up the nose we were referred to a surgeon specializing in facial reconstruction (I don't think she'll do that again. ). All these 'parental decision' issues like bf, starting solids, vaxes, homeschooling, and so on we don't exactly agree on. That's quite a list isn't it?
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No time for personals right now...I'm being buried by laundry!! Happy April everyone!!

Today is my :...how lucky am I?? Yep, I am an April Fool!
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No time for personals right now...I'm being buried by laundry!! Happy April everyone!!

Today is my :...how lucky am I?? Yep, I am an April Fool!
Happy Birthday! : May you have as many goodies as you desire!
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I'll be spending my summer computer shopping and make sure all the arrangements are made for her childcare while in class, etc. But next summer and each one after that is so on.

I'm looking forward to starting my language classes next school year. Spanish, ASL, and Mandarin Chinese here I come!

Mandarin Chinese??!! Sounds exotic. I think I could handle Spanish though. Whatever you learn, be sure to try it on your kiddos! They'll learn something too.
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