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Can I add Elijah to the list as well? 11.21.06
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You never know how hard it is until you look at your child's sweet face, realize how fiercely you love him, and realize that you just aren't going to do everything right all the time, no matter how much you try.

you said it, mama!! and many to you, we definitely all have those kinds of days. hope today is better for you and your little one!
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Dang! I've got to work on that night weaning.... but something always prevents me. We are still sleeping with Carl, although his toddler bed is right next to mine and he'll nap in that. Carl still nurses once or twice at night and I'd go through the week of 'pat-pat-pat' with him to get him out of the habit; but every time I'd like to try he manages to get sick or be getting his eye teeth or something is out of whack.

I'd love #3 but am committed to my skinny jeans this summer!

We have the little potty out, but boys are tricky! I guess I have to teach him to poke his penis down there, or he's going to get an eyeful! We have a lovely, simple wooden potty... I hope I don't end up investing in one of those Boon things with the penis shield.

Carl likes to pee down the heat vent, though, so maybe I should just put a pot over there. He's also pooped on the train table- you should have seen how surprised he and Cecilia were! Hilarious, I tell you!!

This stage is just cute as can be... I am loving two kids that can handle walking from the car to the library, leaving the house for more than two hours and are happy with my mom while I CAN HAVE A LIFE! Not that my real life isn't my kids... I just can't wait for the next one.
Ha, ha, skinny jeans! I know...I recently lost 40 lbs and only have 7 pounds to go before I'm at a "normal" weight. I haven't been at a normal weight since I was 11, and now I want to mess it all up and get pg!! I'm totally loving being in the normal size now, though.
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Hi Ladies!

This is my very first post on MDC. (So hopefully I am doing this right - haha) But a friend of mine recently turned me on to it and I am very excited to meet other mommies that have munchkins the same age as my own!

Hope to get to know all of you very soon,

Lynny
Welcome!! You must've had a busy day, because you have over 50 post now!
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Uhhh maybe I'm the abnormal one we are co sleeping and nursing on demand. although I think we are out of sheer laziness on my part QUOTE]

Same here! Mine doesn't show anytime sign of slowing down but that's ok, doesn't bother me, just some around me, but they don't notice half the time that I'm nursing an 18 month old.

As for the sleeping it has gotting so much better, the other night we were down to getting up once at night, which i thought I would never see again!!

Oh! deltadawn, our babies have the same birthday!
Though we don't cosleep anymore, we still nurse on demand
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What a great time for me to join the conversation! :-) I am still nursing my 18 month old as well. Ayla and Elijah share the same birthday - pretty neat. I deal with people getting uncomfortable when they realize I am BFing her all the time. When I am feeling like SuperMom, I don't even let it get to me. Then other times, when I am feeling more vulnerable, I get insecure. Anyone else have this problem? I am pretty active in my local LLL and have some terrific support there, but the other 29-30 days of the month it's a crapshoot. Can I help it that I have awesome breastmilk? heehee
That's why I love going to LLL. Overall, though, the majority of my friends are AP, so I'm not really weird yet. I mean, some of the ladies are nursing their 3 and 4 yr olds. Granted, I met all these ladies at LLL, so if I didn't have that support system, I might feel like a total freak.
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Hi! I'm also new to MDC. My son Ollie will be 1 1/2 on May 6th. We are also in transition with sleeping (as usual I still hardly sleep). He sleeps for 4-5 hrs in his crib and wakes to nurse 2-3 times. How long should 18 mo. olds sleep? He sleeps sometimes only 9 hrs. with an hour long nap, doesn't seem like enough to me. I am also considering weaning, any tips? He is easily distracted some days, other days are more trouble than its worth. Ha Ha I can relate to nursing and cosleeping out of laziness! Especially when Dad isn't as helpful as he could be.
We had a rough day today, is it possible that the tantrums of terrible twos start this early? Just when I thought I might be ready for another baby..
Today we took a day trip to Sedona. It was me, my son, and five other friends/acquaintances who are all without children (but two have degrees in child development). So frustrating I could cry! My son was so contrary, pitched many fits, and actually embarrassed me. I think I was uptight because I felt like the other girls were judging my parenting and judging my child. Not because anyone actually said anything, just the way they looked at us. It can be so uncomfortable to be a mom in your early twenties and most of your friends are without kids. No one seems to understand how exhausting and difficult it actually is. I always feel the need to defend myself, and defend mothers everywhere when a friend compares babysitting or daycare work to being a sahm. I know its not their fault, who can possibly imagine the ups and downs of parenting until you actually have a child. You never know how hard it is until you look at your child's sweet face, realize how fiercely you love him, and realize that you just aren't going to do everything right all the time, no matter how much you try.
Oh what a day.. I'm sorry for being all over the place, but we're all moms here and have been there...right?
I totally understand where you're coming from. Atticus' behavior is sometimes so out there, and I get embarrassed, especially around people who don't have children. When we go their houses, I hate always having to take things out of his hands. I think that people will never understand what it's like to have a spirited toddler til they actually have one of their own.
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Hi ladies,

Another BFing on demand and cosleeping family here. Eleanor goes down btw 9-10pm, sleeps for either 2 or 4-5 hrs depending on who knows what, then nurses about two times after that, including when we wake up. We're okay w/that. I pat her back when she stirs and starts to wake. Sometimes that works, mostly it doesn't and she wants to nurse. She's getting the last eyetooth right now.
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what the heck is an eyetooth?
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I think we have all teeth now. Still BF and cosleep. Wake up 2-3 times a night usually. Instead of crying, he says BOOBY BOOBY BOOBY when he wakes up, until he gets one.

Last week he slept all through one night w/o nursing, for the first time EVER. I'm thinking about night weaning too, but don't know if I can handle the crying.
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Greetings! Can't believe we are hitting 18 months!

I've got the potty down from the loft today and put it in the bathroom so she can get used to it. Might even see if she'll sit on it at bathtime. We'll see!
We've had a little potty in our bath for about a month. DD loves to sit on it and say pee-pee or poo-poo but she has yet to actually do those things in there We let her have some diaper free time around the times we think she might go. Last weekend, she said pee-pee and went to go to her potty. I followed her into the bathroom and she was standing next to the potty in a puddle of pee. She's got the right idea so we're just taking it slow.

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So, how have nights been going for everyone lately? Atticus goes down between 7-8, is usually up for a nursing around 12 and then again around 3. He's up for the day between 7-8. How's everyone else doing? The two times a night are tolerable, but not really ideal, kwim?

I hesitate to say this, but DD has been going down at 7pm and getting up at 6am. I traded places with DH so I'm sleeping on the other side of the bed from her so perhaps the aroma of fresh milk isn't reaching her?
We've been trying to get DD to go to bed earlier but it is not working. She's going down around 10-10:30, wakes up at 6, and naps sporadically during the day - usually 1/2-1 hour at daycare and sleeps in the carseat on our 35 minute ride home. 2greencars - you are LUCKY!! The main reason we want DD down earlier is that DP and I never have any alone adult time, KWIM? We race to get out of the house in the morning, and after work its dinner, play, get ready for tomorrow, etc.

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Am I the only one who doesn't co-sleep or still bf?
Don't feel bad about this. It's seems everyone is doing whatever works for them. We still cosleep but the BF ended last night Over the last month, I've been dropping a few feedings and today is the date I set to end it for good. We would like to continue cosleeping but with no-more BF, it might be a hard call. Wish us luck - this will be very hard on all of us but in the end it is going to be for the better.

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Carl likes to pee down the heat vent, though, so maybe I should just put a pot over there. He's also pooped on the train table- you should have seen how surprised he and Cecilia were! Hilarious, I tell you!!
I spit my coffee out for that one! too funny!!!

deltadawn- welcome! I saw your post in tribal areas. I am in south central idaho how is eastern ID treating you so far?

flgmama - welcome! i am not a young mom but most of my friends do not have children so they can't relate. that's why MDC rocks! we're always here to talk poo or anything else you fancy

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what the heck is an eyetooth?
i believe its the pointy tooth that's 2 away from your front tooth. some people refer to it as your canine


So I went to drop DD off at daycare today and the lady offered to change her policy for us if we'd stay. The main reason we were leaving is that we couldn't afford to or justify paying for when DD wasn't there. When we started, we gave her hours that we thought DD would be there and that's what we're charged for. Since my job is so flexible, some days I wouldn't take her or I'd pick her up early, etc. The daycare we are planning to take her has a 'pay for when you're here only' policy, but now that current daycare is offering to do that is something DP and i will have to discuss. I am going to haggle price when I pick her up today. The other daycare is also $2/hour cheaper, so if she can meet us in the middle we will probably stay.

I am so restless at the office today. It's nice out and I don't feel like being here. I have gotten ZERO done since I got here <<<shhhhh>>> I might bounce out early today and take DD to the park while waiting to pick up DP.

Anyone have exciting plans for the weekend??? I plan on 'stimulating' the economy I know I should save it or invest it but I don't get alot of 'fun me' money and if I can help the economy...I will do it I'm going to get some summer shoes and a nice fencing for my garden. I might even go get a massage....ahhhhh
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Wow, so many new mamas and toddlers!! Welcome!

Update on Ashebys hands: severe eczema on feet, arms and hands, treated with oral steroids and I hope I can keep it under control naturally before it gets THAT bad again. Ugh, it was awful. He also had double ear infections at the same time! Poor guy.

Sleeping: down at 8pm, dreamfeed at 11pm, up at 8am. Nap from 12:30-2:30 ish.

Teeth: 16

New words: Mimi, poopoo

Nursing: on demand during the day, some days a lot, some days a little

Last week when MDC went down I was in process of uploading pics for our picture share, are we still going to do that?
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MPS - I'm glad you found a way to comfort the flare-ups. Did you ever find out why/what was triggering this?


2green - I just realized DD is not on the list. Can you add Aislyn to the list at 11/4?

Hey other 11/4 mamas - out LO's will be turning 2 on election day this year. I will take DD to vote with me
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Hey other 11/4 mamas - out LO's will be turning 2 on election day this year. I will take DD to vote with me

That's crazy, last presidential election landed on my birthday (the out come was not a very good bday present ) and 4 years later my LO's bday lands on election day!!!
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That's crazy, last presidential election landed on my birthday (the out come was not a very good bday present ) and 4 years later my LO's bday lands on election day!!!
that is crazy! hopefully the outcome of this election will be a good present for us all

what's also kind of funny is that our DD's have the same birthday and we both also have an Aislyn.
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Temper tantrums are in full force this week. Today after I dropped the girls off at school Dh and I decided to go out for breakfast.

Well it was pretty good till the food arrived then all hell broke loose. Magnus while fussing and crying banged his head on the table then just looses it. The really hard thing is when he cries he actually screams in a very high pitch (makes my ears hurt) I took him outside till he calmed down then came back in and gave him his own plate he starts to eat his food. My dh says something to him and he totally looses it again. Sooooo my Dh takes him outside, and then finally we decide to leave. We package the food up to take and he loses it again shrieking and crying to the point that I start to really worry that something is wrong with him.

He is arching his back and kicking us and literally gasping for breath. I have never seen him do this so it's really upsetting. He finally calms down in the car and it starts again when we get home I carried him freaking out all the way to our place.

Finally about a half an hour after we get home he nurses and falls asleep. Man I can't imagine weening now it's going to be really hard not to have that ability to calm him quickly with the boob.

Mama that have weened how do you handle moments like these?
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No, I still am not sure what caused it. Urgh, I don't even know where to start! I did stop washing his hands with soap, wipes, antibacterial gels, etc... Just water now. But I never really used those on a regular basis. And his hands aren't completely better, they are still red, just not dry and crunchy. He has been indoors for the past few days because of the weather, so he hasn't been playing in the dirt, which is his absolute favorite thing. What if the dirt bothers him?!? I can't keep him from playing outside!
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Last week when MDC went down I was in process of uploading pics for our picture share, are we still going to do that?
Sounds like a good idea to me. I'll start by sharing my most recent, better weather pics:

http://abrosenlund.com/photos/View.php?pictno=1
http://abrosenlund.com/photos/View.php?pictno=14
http://abrosenlund.com/photos/View.php?pictno=4

PS - MPsSweetie: glad you got Ashebys excema under control.
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Hi everyone! We are still co-sleeping and breastfeeding on demand. I also still pump during the day while I am at work. Some of the other women at work approached me and asked why I was still doing it. I explained that DD likes to nurse a lot while I am home with her on weekends and breaks. I am worried that if I stop pumping, she will want to wean. Any thoughts on this? All the ladies at work think I am nuts. And we won't even get into co-sleeping with family members. My father in law told me, three days after DD was born, that if I did that I would kill her. Nice, huh? No one around here is really AP, at least not that they are admitting to, so I am thrilled to have all of you.

DD is a variable sleeper. She likes to nurse to sleep, and sometimes she will go down at 7, but be up at 10 pm raring to go, and won't go back down until midnight. Other nights she is up until 10, wakes twice to nurse (midnight and 3 ish) and then sleeps until 8.

She is quite the climber. DH found her on the back of the toilet today - way up there, reaching for a shelf that is above it. She also climbs up into her high chair if you take the tray to clean it, and then likes to dance on the table!!!

Her new words this week are "uh oh" and "bubble."
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I think we have all teeth now. Still BF and cosleep. Wake up 2-3 times a night usually. Instead of crying, he says BOOBY BOOBY BOOBY when he wakes up, until he gets one.

Last week he slept all through one night w/o nursing, for the first time EVER. I'm thinking about night weaning too, but don't know if I can handle the crying.
Last night, Atticus wanted to lay w/ us. Every few hours he'd say duh-dide (other side) and I'd flip him over. It was pretty funny.
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Wow, so many new mamas and toddlers!! Welcome!

Update on Ashebys hands: severe eczema on feet, arms and hands, treated with oral steroids and I hope I can keep it under control naturally before it gets THAT bad again. Ugh, it was awful. He also had double ear infections at the same time! Poor guy.

Sleeping: down at 8pm, dreamfeed at 11pm, up at 8am. Nap from 12:30-2:30 ish.

Teeth: 16

New words: Mimi, poopoo

Nursing: on demand during the day, some days a lot, some days a little

Last week when MDC went down I was in process of uploading pics for our picture share, are we still going to do that?
Well, I'm glad he's doing better. Atticus is getting over a double ear infection, too.
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Temper tantrums are in full force this week. Today after I dropped the girls off at school Dh and I decided to go out for breakfast.

Well it was pretty good till the food arrived then all hell broke loose. Magnus while fussing and crying banged his head on the table then just looses it. The really hard thing is when he cries he actually screams in a very high pitch (makes my ears hurt) I took him outside till he calmed down then came back in and gave him his own plate he starts to eat his food. My dh says something to him and he totally looses it again. Sooooo my Dh takes him outside, and then finally we decide to leave. We package the food up to take and he loses it again shrieking and crying to the point that I start to really worry that something is wrong with him.

He is arching his back and kicking us and literally gasping for breath. I have never seen him do this so it's really upsetting. He finally calms down in the car and it starts again when we get home I carried him freaking out all the way to our place.

Finally about a half an hour after we get home he nurses and falls asleep. Man I can't imagine weening now it's going to be really hard not to have that ability to calm him quickly with the boob.

Mama that have weened how do you handle moments like these?
This sounds exactly like how Atticus has been acting lately. Today it got so bad that he was almost making himself throw up.
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LOVE the pics AllisonR! Cool pics in the background of the second one too.
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We're still BF'ing on demand, although there are times when I just don't feel like it. Sometimes when Ella's just snacking on and off every few minutes I get irritated.

Moving her into bed with our older daughter has been wonderful. Everyone is getting a much better sleep. I thing that when Ella and I were in the same bed, she just couldn't resist that smell of nice warm milk. For the past week she has been sleeping from around 10 pm till 8 am. Sometimes she'll sleep straight through and sometimes she'll wake up once. It's certainly better than having her want to nurse for half an hour every couple of hours.

We did EC part time with Ella and it has been really nice. For the past couple of months she has been going fairly consistently in her potty. If she's wearing a diaper she'll just pee in it, sometimes while sitting on the potty. Usually she's just bare-bummed and she's quite reliable now.

Ella loves to go outside. She'll often bring us her rubber boots or an article of clothing to let us know that she wants to go out. She throws a huge tantrum when it's time to come back in. It will be nice when all the snow melts off of back deck so she'll be able to be in a nice enclosed area. Our back yard has water about 8 inches deep right now (it's a low point for the spring run-off) so it's not really toddler-friendly.
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