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post #181 of 367
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Originally Posted by MidnightCommando View Post
We also went to her 18 months well-visit at the new doctors. I am very impressed with clinic, staff, and the doctor. I didn't know how she felt about vax and was preparing to get the full "well..blah blah blah vax is a must..blah, etc" She was very interested to hear why we didn't vax DD and then said that while she thinks they are important, she respects the parents decision to do it or not. And then moved on. WHEW!!! yay! Then she proceeded to do a bunch of developmental tests and autism screening tests - things they never did at the old clinic. I am so happy we found a great doctor!!!
Congrats on the doctor. We used to live in a city where it was almost impossible to find a doctor. We ended up with the worst one ever. She was so mean, she told dh off once because he looked at his watch at the beginning of his appt. I was so glad when we left that city.

It's been rainy all day today so we've been mostly inside. Ella kept putting her boots on and wanting to go out though. The whole family finally went out this evening and kicked a ball around. Ella had so much fun - she'd run to the ball, pick it up then take it to her brother or sister. After that we checked out the garden. Of course both Ella and her brother fell in a mud puddle - fun.
post #182 of 367
Yay! summer's really kicked in so Millie's in all her new summer gear! Shorts and t-shirts during the day, shortie pjs at night! And a few summer dresses that we kept from Jess! She seems to be coping with the heat which is good - certainly not getting any grumpier than usual. We'll see how long that lasts!

She would gladly spend all her free time outside but our garden's not brilliantly child-friendly - we have a reasonable patio just outside the living room then steps up to the grass. Train line is at the bottom of the garden and the fence is down so no way she can go out on her own. We can't do anything to it as we're moving within the next 12 months (hopefully) and there's no point in spending any money on it as the house will be demolished! Not to mention that our garden is actually the reason we have to move - toxins have been found in the soil! Fortunately my parents live close by and have a big safe garden (Millie's worked out how to negotiate their steps safely!) and they're going to get her a slide as an early birthday present! I'm thinking about getting her a little trike but can't work out which one to get. If we're in the new house next summer she is going to get so many new outdoor toys!
post #183 of 367
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Deoderant??? EWWWWW!!! They choose the grossest things to eat. The other day, Atticus almost ate an earthworm. I got there just in time. Grosssssss!!!
That is just gross! My friend once had to dig a huge cricket out of her DDs mouth.

Chick - I hope you get to move soon. Sounds terrible about the house, if it is just going to be demolished. Hopefully you can get some money for the land, so you can use on your new home?

Food confession: we had hot dogs and coke for dinner last night. Including DS and DD, who majored in coke and then of course went into a complete sugar fit, which I jokingly blamed on "society in general." 22 yo DSS got a good laugh out of that. I could not get either of them to bed, DD was SCREAMING. Tonight we are switching back to milk, which is going to be my new religion.
post #184 of 367
Atticus loves our garden. He's call them his "pretties" It's cute. However, he does like to test me by putting his hands in there.
post #185 of 367
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Chick - I hope you get to move soon. Sounds terrible about the house, if it is just going to be demolished. Hopefully you can get some money for the land, so you can use on your new home?
Cheers. We've got a deal with a property developer so will get some money for the land. Just want to get the nod so I can start looking at houses! We've been in this situation since just after Millie was born so it's been very frustrating! Plans like refitting the bathroom have had to be shelved. Jess would love a new bedroom but no point in redecorating! No definite idea of timescales - we were hoping originally that we might have been out by now but even if we hear tomorrow that we can start looking it'll be at least 5 months before we go. That's a best case scenario!
post #186 of 367
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Cheers. We've got a deal with a property developer so will get some money for the land. Just want to get the nod so I can start looking at houses! We've been in this situation since just after Millie was born so it's been very frustrating! Plans like refitting the bathroom have had to be shelved. Jess would love a new bedroom but no point in redecorating! No definite idea of timescales - we were hoping originally that we might have been out by now but even if we hear tomorrow that we can start looking it'll be at least 5 months before we go. That's a best case scenario!
Hopefully it will be 5 months or not long after.

Last night was the 2nd time DD went poo in her potty!! She's pretty predictable with her movements (either first thing in the morning or after bath) and hadn't went earlier in the day so after her bath we let her run around with no-diaper for a while. She said, poo-poo, grabbed at her bum, and ran into the bathroom. She stood next to the potty and started pushing so I lifted her onto the seat. YAY!! This is the second time she's done this in a week. I figured it was time to start actively trying since she seems very aware of when she has to go and needs to be changed right afterwards. She also has started doing the funniest thing. She'll go up to the dog, pull his tail up, point at his * and say, "poo-poo?". I will be on the floor playing with her and she'll go behind me, pull the back of my pants away from me, and 'check' for poo-poo. She's also started to point at the bottom of all her dolls and stuffed animals and say 'poo-poo.

DD is obsessed with "poo-poo". She doesn't seem to have awareness for pee so I'm not sure how that factors into potty-learning. Any ideas?
post #187 of 367
Wow, how exciting, poo-poo on the potty twice!! I can't believe our November babes are even old enough to sit on the potty yet, but Asheby does also. With no results, but hey, at least he has the idea.
post #188 of 367
Congrats to your DD midnightcommando. I hadn't even considered the potty for DD, as DS is just now using it. Maybe I'lll let her have a go at it. She sits on it, and says toilet, but for maybe 3 seconds tops, so I think it is just another funny toy to her.

Anyone else's DC waking up in the morning screaming? DD has always woken up gently and happily in the mornings, but the last few days has woken up SCREAMING! Nothing and no one can comfort her. I posted another thread on this, but maybe you mommas have some ideas?
post #189 of 367
MidnightCommando, that's AWESOME!! We are nowhere near that.

Allison, no real thoughts, but that sounds miserable.

Atticus let me sleep in til 9!!!! I was completely blown away. It was so nice of him, lol.
post #190 of 367
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Anyone else's DC waking up in the morning screaming? DD has always woken up gently and happily in the mornings, but the last few days has woken up SCREAMING! Nothing and no one can comfort her. I posted another thread on this, but maybe you mommas have some ideas?
Not in the morning but DD has been waking up around 3-5 a.m. screaming. I can see her eyeteeth coming up so I think that's it. Nothing has worked but Tylenol/Motrin to help her sleep and 3-5 is when it wears off. Is your DD teething maybe? I don't like using Tylenol so frequently but if you think DD is teething it might be worth trying it and seeing if it helps.

katiedidbug - sleeping in is nice! Hopefully Atticus will et you do it more often
post #191 of 367
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Last night was the 2nd time DD went poo in her potty!! She's pretty predictable with her movements (either first thing in the morning or after bath) and hadn't went earlier in the day so after her bath we let her run around with no-diaper for a while. She said, poo-poo, grabbed at her bum, and ran into the bathroom. She stood next to the potty and started pushing so I lifted her onto the seat. YAY!! This is the second time she's done this in a week. I figured it was time to start actively trying since she seems very aware of when she has to go and needs to be changed right afterwards. She also has started doing the funniest thing. She'll go up to the dog, pull his tail up, point at his * and say, "poo-poo?". I will be on the floor playing with her and she'll go behind me, pull the back of my pants away from me, and 'check' for poo-poo. She's also started to point at the bottom of all her dolls and stuffed animals and say 'poo-poo.

DD is obsessed with "poo-poo". She doesn't seem to have awareness for pee so I'm not sure how that factors into potty-learning. Any ideas?

How exciting!! Abbi is aware of peeing and pooing but hasn't made it in the potty yet. She tells me pee or poo as she's doing it. We've been letting the potty sit in the living room and letting her be nekkie and she'll sit on it for a few seconds but that's about it.
post #192 of 367
Just out of curiosity, and maybe this has already been asked somwhere in the thread and if so, I'm sorry, But, are there any other 11/06 mamas out there who have not gotten AF since ? DH and I have started to talk about TTC for #2 soon, but how the heck can we do that without an AF?!?!?! (I am still nursing, 3 x a day and once at night when she wakes up usually) but, even given nursing i still thought it would have come back by now?)

And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!
post #193 of 367
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Just out of curiosity, and maybe this has already been asked somwhere in the thread and if so, I'm sorry, But, are there any other 11/06 mamas out there who have not gotten AF since ? DH and I have started to talk about TTC for #2 soon, but how the heck can we do that without an AF?!?!?!

And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!

I've only had one AF since DD's birth.and before she was weaned. I expect it to come back full-on now that she is weaned though. Are you still nursing?
post #194 of 367
yup, still nursing, 3x a day and once or twice at night depending if she wakes up and needs it.
post #195 of 367
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And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!
No hair cut here! DD has baby fine hair and not too much compared to other kids

Didn't cut my other kids' hair until they were almost 3 - and they had a lot. My mother trimmed DS's hair with nail scissors when he was less than 2 w/out asking (I WAS FURIOUS)...
post #196 of 367
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Just out of curiosity, and maybe this has already been asked somwhere in the thread and if so, I'm sorry, But, are there any other 11/06 mamas out there who have not gotten AF since ? DH and I have started to talk about TTC for #2 soon, but how the heck can we do that without an AF?!?!?! (I am still nursing, 3 x a day and once at night when she wakes up usually) but, even given nursing i still thought it would have come back by now?)

And, I keep reading about DC's that are getting their first hair cuts..is my DD the only one her age that seems to STILL have hardly any hair??!
I got AF two months ago, and am in the middle of my second cycle. My cycles have been kinda long (arond 40 days) w/ a short LP. I'm actively TTCing, so it can be frustrated. I'm on CD 22 and haven't O'd yet, but w/ my longer cycle last time, I guess it can be expected. You'll prob get it any day now. There are some supplements like Vitex of heard of people taking to help bring back their cycles. In the TTC forum, there is a monthly nursing moms thread, and we'd love for you to join us. You can try to catch that first PP egg!
post #197 of 367
Ugh, I have had af for 11 months now. And Asheby still nurses about 5-6 times a day. You can have mine!
post #198 of 367
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Ugh, I have had af for 11 months now. And Asheby still nurses about 5-6 times a day. You can have mine!
I got AF back when DD was 5 months old and it has been regular ever since. It is actually more regular now that I have DD....who still nurses at least 6 times a day, and I pump.

I wish I could share with all of you anxiously awaiting yours!
post #199 of 367
AF back at 9 months and Magnus nurses more than I can count, no joke like a newborn sometimes. He's our last however and dh is getting the snip soon.
post #200 of 367
I got my AF back 6 weeks pp. With dd1 it was 8 weeks pp. My midwife told me I was the unluckiest woman ever!
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