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post #41 of 469
Happy birthday mrsb!!

Boy, it sounds like we're all gonna have mobile babies soon.

Food: We try to give Aili a bit once a day, although there have been some random days when she didn't have any solids. So far she's only tried avocado, pear, carrot, and today she had potato. I love the first day that she tries a food b/c she makes a disgusted face, but then keeps putting it in her mouth. She's getting better at chewing and actually swallowing some of the food, so that's good.

So, the home inspection went well. Now we just have to be formally approved for the mortgage. Did I mention that I that house?

So here's some pics. Aili has always been expressive, but she is such a ham now!

Delicious Flower
The famous and hilarious scrunched face
enjoying the jumperoo
Cutie in the car
not our baby, but our future home
post #42 of 469
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Originally Posted by kdubs_mom View Post
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.
It's one of the major dialects of Chinese. The other being Cantonese. I figure even if I can't master the Chinese, I know the Spanish and ASL will serve me well.
post #43 of 469
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Originally Posted by mrsb422 View Post
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 fellow aries

(Mine was this past Friday)

post #44 of 469
Kurumi - I have heard that mandarin isn't too difficult, I have a friend who learned mandarin for his job. My degree is in psychology. Hahaha, musical chairs with guns. That sounds about right!

Sabo - Awww, look at that face! I dunno why but I love carseat photos. I have some of Liam that are my favorites of him in his carseat. I hope you are in your new house very soon!

Happy birthday, Mrsb!

Happy belated birthday greenmagick!


LLL was good tonight, there were a lot of nurslings 1 and older and only a couple under 1. Its kind of freaky because Liam is the size of most of the 1 year olds. I'm kind of sad that this is the last time I'll get to see the ladies before we move, then I'll be in a new LLL group. It will be interesting to see how different they are.
post #45 of 469
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katie - i'm jealous - you have a princess bride reference under your name. i want one

happy birthday, mrsb. my dd1 is an aries, too. oy. i'm glad i only have one aries

sabo, i hope everything goes well and you can move into that house soon!

i go to the well baby visits just to find out height and weight. i guess i could just buy a scale

gotta go, fussy babe, only one nap today.
post #46 of 469
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Originally Posted by jeaninevp922 View Post
katie - i'm jealous - you have a princess bride reference under your name. i want one

happy birthday, mrsb. my dd1 is an aries, too. oy. i'm glad i only have one aries

sabo, i hope everything goes well and you can move into that house soon!

i go to the well baby visits just to find out height and weight. i guess i could just buy a scale

gotta go, fussy babe, only one nap today.
I saw that! I hear a DDDDC coming on....
post #47 of 469
: Love the DDDDCs!

Katie, check out http://www.thebabywearer.com/ for TONS of info on carriers. Search the forums or ask your own questions - lots of answers to be had there. I've heard fabulous things about the Calyx (http://www.mamabydesign.com/) and supposedly it works well for bigger babies. If you're interested in one of those, PM me for info on a good deal!

Judah is officially HUGE. Six months old, 17lbs 4oz, and 28" long!! That's 95th percentile for height, and taller than a friend's one year old! Weight is supposedly 50th percentile or so, though he's definitely bigger than my other boys at this age. He's got some chunky thighs, to boot!

Here are some new pics, including our "studio" 6 month shots, and some other cuteness...

http://gallery.mac.com/hvbarrett#100265

He's trying to crawl!! He's been "army crawling" for a month and a half or so now, but he's in the last day or two getting up on his knees. He's already SO mobile - I'm going to be in BIG trouble in the next few weeks!

Well, hopefully will keep up at least a bit... Trying to keep my own business going, while homeschooling, keeping up with the 6 month old, etc, etc.... Oh, and while trying to build "the perfect" carrier stash. Most of my time online is spent on the FSOT on TBW these days.

Happy April, mamas and babes!
post #48 of 469
Goodness, everyone's fast today! I started typing the above post when there were only 5 or so posts, and now - 47? Wow! :bigeeyes

Happy birthday, mrsb!! Hope it's a wonderful day beginning a very blessed year!

Sabo, great pics! Hope all goes perfectly with the house!

Docs: We hadn't taken Judah (except to accompany a brother) since he was 2 weeks. They asked if anything had changed since we'd been in last.. umm, yeah! Everything! I have, in the past, taken my boys for regular checks, simply to chat with the doc and get weights and lengths. But now, with 3, it seems like too much trouble! And our doc is busier and harder to get into when you forget to schedule... So I took my 2wk old and my 3yr old for well-checks in mid-October, and my 6yo and 6mo for checks in March!
post #49 of 469
Heather - I've been looking at the babywearer, I read a review for an Angel (something or other) that said it was good for petite moms and big babies. I checked them out and they look very much like a beco. I like how they connect in the middle as well. I will have to do some more looking. I like your new pictures, we have the same huggalugs!
post #50 of 469
OMG, 3 pages and it's only the first of the month?????

How on earth am I going to keep up??

Makes me wish we could still have threaded topics.....

OY.....

Gotta go catch up since I'm wide awake!!
post #51 of 469
Katie: I loved my Onbu when dd1 was about Liam's size..it's a back only though....tibetian tie....I may be able to loan one of mine to you if you are interested in trying before buying...need to find it. It's black with polka dots....the others are very girly! DD1 did the bed escape too......Lilah dipped her whole right hand in my salsa at lunch today and put it in her mouth and smiled the biggest smile (happily it was mild)....

Jeanine: My IL's only live about 15 minutes from me and I see them for Christmas and Easter. MIL doesn't come out to see the kids
(and wonders why dd1 doesn't react to her the same way she does my mom who sees her more. we don't go to her house bc there is jerry springer type drama going on there.....eekk.....)

jbird: crossing fingers for promotion....

mommaj: I promise I feed dd1 but she weighs the exact same as she did a year ago...I mentioned it to our ped when I took Lilah in for her 6mo visit (mainly a chat with the ped bc we're friends..) and she was like, "Um, yeah, she has the metabolism of a hummingbird...lol" and I just told her I mentioned it bc IF we weren't able to get an appt with her for her 4 year visit this month, then I wanted it noted in her chart so the other peds didn't get all up in arms over her weighing the same.....LOL

solids: I nurse her first and then mash up a bit of what I am eating that hasn't been seasoned very much.......she'll eat what she wants and then she's done. Every baby is different. I have a friend whose son was born 3 days before L and weighed 1.5lbs less and outweighs her by at least 5lbs now.....My friend said he gets about 6 jars of food a day, plus the 21oz of formula at daycare and whatever he gets at home....I didn't go into the whole, "yeah, a baby will drink from a bottle bc it drips, then they have to suck, causing more drips....and how I thought 6 4oz jars of food was too much....tirade bc I was tired....." Each baby is different. DD1 ate WAY more than her sister at this point....

bhawkins:
I mainly take her to the ped bc I am friends with her and we chat about parenting things and she gets to visit with Lilah bc she's always smiley and happy there. It gives her a break once a month for about 20 minutes at the end of the month and we both enjoy it.

Fish Oil I get mine from Puritan's Pride online...http://www.puritan.com/pages/iq.asp?...imageField.y=0 right now they are having a buy one get one or a buy 2 get 3 free sale on most of their items...I have alot of fenugreek I bought when I was 35wk pregnant with the buy 2 get 3 sale....it's good stuff....(the store and not just the fenugreek...)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESS!!!! (my best friend is an april fool too!) I hope you had a nice day!

Kurumi: My dsd is learning Mandarin. The local schools (middle and up) have added it to their classes this year!
post #52 of 469
April Fools' Tomfoolery: Wasn't it a few years ago (the year before last maybe?) that everyone thought everything was written in a different language?? I seem to remember a friend of mine telling me about it...I wasn't a member then.....
post #53 of 469
Sunshine - I'm trying to avoid carriers with ties because they tend to come loose after he's been in it for a while. And also because I'm lazy and want something that's easy to get on and off . That's so funny about the salsa, they have no hangups at all about sticking their hands in whatever we're eating and taking a bite. I'm really leaning toward a Beco I think, it will make airport travel easier and I like the insert for back carrying. Anybody have one and want to rave about it to me?
post #54 of 469
i just sold my beco on craigslist 2 days ago....trying to thin things out and it was the last one bought so first one out...

i really liked it with dd1....it was comfy.....

i know alot of ppl who really really like them.
post #55 of 469
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Originally Posted by KatieJJ334 View Post
Heather - I've been looking at the babywearer, I read a review for an Angel (something or other) that said it was good for petite moms and big babies. I checked them out and they look very much like a beco. I like how they connect in the middle as well. I will have to do some more looking. I like your new pictures, we have the same huggalugs!
I think it's the APLX - Angel Pack LX - or something like that. I don't know much about it, except that it's apparently NOT recommended for my body type - you know, the complete opposite of yours! I'm in search of a good SSC right now, too (did I say this already? . I just bought a Pikkolo from another mama in the DDC, actually, on TBW. If that doesn't work, I'm going for the Calyx and/or Jetpak. It's great that there are so many options, but I'm terrible at making decisions! Hope the APLX works for you!
post #56 of 469
Fish Oil: It really is amazing stuff! For a while I was taking fish oil and St. John's Wort in hopes of "improved mood," as they say. I've dropped the St. John's Wort for now but am still feeling good. I take Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, with 650mg EPA and 450mg DHA per dose - and I take a double dose, to get more than 1g of EPA/day. The info I found on it when Googling said that, in various studies, 1g of EPA/day helped balance mood the best. Fish Oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, and the DHA has done a lot for helping my brain function, too! Good stuff, I gotta say! I give my big boys the Nordic Naturals Childrens DHA, too.

Ok, I really need to get some work done...
post #57 of 469
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Originally Posted by KatieJJ334 View Post
Kurumi - I have heard that mandarin isn't too difficult, I have a friend who learned mandarin for his job. My degree is in psychology. Hahaha, musical chairs with guns. That sounds about right!

I was a little nervous about the Mandarin since the same guy who taught when I when to HS also taught French and Russian and made it out to be insanely difficult. (Than again he was a pompous ass so no wonder he made it out to be hard.)

Now I'm seeing you in a white coat and Stewie going off about the "woman in white!" and how you're going to put him back in the womb. *giggle*

I'll have to remember to tell that one to my friends in the AF and Army as well. No matter where I go, I tend to be surrounded by the military. Papaw was in the Navy, Daddy was Army, Uncle was Army. Got 2 pals in the AF and 2 in the Army, 1 I know is in Iraq right now and another friend who was medically discharged from the Army.

Hells, I think I might make that one into a tee-shirt. :-D
post #58 of 469
Good Morning Mommas

Just popping in to catch up and say hello!!! Lucy and I are off traveling again tomorrow for a week. We will see how a 6 1/2 month old does on a plane. She has been an angel on planes up until now, but now is constantly wanting "down" when I am holding her in my lap. She arches her back until I put her on the floor.

She has been a fuss-bucket the last week or so. No teeth yet, but I think they must be starting to do something. She has had a clear runny nose and a low-grade fever at times...so I think we are officially teething.

She rolled for the first time last night...she has been sitting unassisted for a while now, but hates....hates tummy time...hence the no rolling. The look on her face when she rolled was priceless...like "look....I can do it."

Anyway, I am off to pack while she is still sleeping. Hopefully I will pop back in this afternoon. Otherwise I will catch you ladies in a week.

Take care!!!:
post #59 of 469


I totally fell for the DDDDC thing. I posted yesterday and saw it come up and I was all : WOO HOO! YEEHAW! I GOT A DDDDC! : It wasn't an obvious reference to Monty Python or Princess Bride so it took me a while to figure it out.

Sigh.
post #60 of 469
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Originally Posted by KatieJJ334 View Post
I'm really leaning toward a Beco I think, it will make airport travel easier and I like the insert for back carrying. Anybody have one and want to rave about it to me?
I have a Beco! I got it about 6 wks ago and I absolutely love it . I was carrying DD around in a mei tei but the straps would get loose all the time and I found myself avoiding it just because of the time it took me to get it on. I can get the Beco on with her in a back carry in less than 30 seconds by myself. I use it around the house daily, when I walk, and when I'm out and about for long periods of time. It's become the only carrier I use, with the exception of using the hotsling for quick in-and-out errands. Mine is a 4th generation, BTW. I've seen them on various FSOT's lately.
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