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post #41 of 367
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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?
We're still co-sleeping and breastfeeding here too. I went back to work full time when Nate was 10 months old and even though I tried everything I've never been able to pump more than an ounce. Right from the beginning he had solids and cow's milk during the day and mama milk in the evenings and during the night. It has worked wonderfully and my supply has been fine. He doesn't show any signs of wanted to wean at this point. Actually, around a year he was much less interested than he is now so who know how long we'll end up going?

The hard part for me is the issue of night weaning. For the most part, I get a pretty good sleep with him waking up a few times to feed. I had a hard time with cosleeping in the beginning but I am falling in love with it more all the time. I don't think I'd be able to function at work without it. But there are times when I think I'd like to not nurse at night. Of course since I'm not home during the day, that's pretty much the only time we have left so I fear that for us night weaning would equal weaning period.

So far, Nate isn't talking at all. He understand everything pretty much but only says "Da da". Any other non-talking babies. My DH is starting to get worried.
post #42 of 367
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We're still breastfeeding on demand during the night and during the afternoons when I'm with DD. In the mornings she goes to daycare (while I work p/t) and I send in expressed BM with her.

We're not co-sleeping, but her crib is right next to our bed. We to put the side back on (we co-slept) when she got really mobile.
post #43 of 367
Thread Starter 
Happy Saturday!

Here's a question for you all - what are your little ones saying ?

Here's what DD's saying...she's also a parrot and will repeat whatever you ask her to say - from sausage to ... wait for this ... candlestick!

Mummy
Daddy
Ge ge (Guguh - Chinese for elder brother)
Ji ji (Chinese for elder sister)
hi
bye
fish
bird
dog
bath
this
food (oof)
cookie (cook cook)
car
baby
book
"s" for her "soft" (her blanket she is incredibly attached to)
guys
oh oh
bubble


I'm sure there's more but my sleep-deprived brain can't come up with anything else atm.

She also can sign:
milk
food
bed
more
dog
bird
shoes
all done/finished
bath

What about your LO?
post #44 of 367
I'll try to think of them all:
hi
bye
mama
dada
bubble
doggy
pretty
eat
nana
nur-nur
other side
outside
wa-wa (water)
he tries to say penis (it's actually pretty funny)
night-night
this
baby
Hmmm...there are probably more, but I can't think of anymore right now. He'll try to mimic anything we say, which is pretty funny.
post #45 of 367
Let me see what I can remember

Mama
mommy
daddy
Ross my dh's name
sis or sissy
arah short for Zarah is sister
ole for for Chloe
kitty
tree
moon
truck
hi
bye
yeah
nose
lol he said" let me go" yesterday when I was trying to take him from my dh.
yucky comes out ucky
this
that
bite
book
cute
go

that's all I can think of now
post #46 of 367
i lost you guys! Glad I found you again, I was so lonely.

Almost everything Homer says these days starts with "I want" .

He likes
GOAL! (dh is a soccer coach and they play a lot)
I want ball.
I want goal.
I want dink (drink).
I want mum (food).
I want ta-ta (bye-bye).
I want nani (sleep).
I want Mama (awwwww).
I want that (when all else fails and he doesn't know what it's called or how to say it).
I want boo.

He also runs through the house shouting "Go go go go go go go go" and thinks that's hilarious.

We are not bf'ing anymore but he seems okay with that most of the time. Every once in a while he throws himself across my chest and says I want boo, but even then I'll tell him it's all gone and offer a bottle instead and he doesn't mind much. and still.


I've thought about putting him in bed with the next oldest brother as well, I might have to give that a try since it's working so well for Ella. How do you get them both to sleep? If I lay them both down together awake they will giggle and play all night!

Homer has some strange rash going on, don't know what it is. It looks like pimples, started in his diaper area (thought it was a yeasty dipe rash or something) and is now all over the place except his torso. He has bumps on the soles of his feet even! They look too small to be chicken pox and they don't seem to bother him... I'm puzzled.

Oh well, glad I found you again!
post #47 of 367
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Originally Posted by superstella View Post
i lost you guys! Glad I found you again, I was so lonely.

He also runs through the house shouting "Go go go go go go go go" and thinks that's hilarious.

Homer has some strange rash going on, don't know what it is. It looks like pimples, started in his diaper area (thought it was a yeasty dipe rash or something) and is now all over the place except his torso. He has bumps on the soles of his feet even! They look too small to be chicken pox and they don't seem to bother him... I'm puzzled.

Oh well, glad I found you again!
Magnus does the exact same thing! He will also wait till we say 1, 2, 3, GO and then he will take off. He even says 1, 2, 3, go of course it doesn't quite sound like that, lol.

That is weird and it does sound like Chicken pox has he been exposed that you know of?
post #48 of 367
I will try to remember all the words Fiona is saying....sometimes it is cyclical, and she will say a few of them nonstop and then stop saying them for awhile. Anyway....

mama
dada
nana
poppa
dough-g (dog)
kee (cat)
bud (bird)
want that
nigh-nigh (blanket or pretend sleep)
this (sometimes she will say want this)
hi
bye
puckle (pickle)
bubble
baba (baby)
out (for going outside)
momo (more)
duck
ball
buburry (blueberry)
yum
uh-oh
oh-no
bug
uh-uh
nono

She will also sign:milk, more, please, and thank you

It is making me feel better writing that out...sometimes when she is in her quiet phases I get worried.
post #49 of 367
Wow, so many words!!

El says baba for blueberries, nana for bananas, ni-ni for night-night, mama, dada, eye, doggie, kiki for cat, gaga for glasses. She can make animal sounds for cat, dog, sheep, pig, That's it, i think.

She signs eat, nurse, water, dog, cat, flower, airplane, fish, more, diaper change, sleep, music, car, brushing teeth, stinky, and a few more. If I knew more she'd probably learn them, but I'm deficient in this!

I'm not worried because she is really communicative and is trying new sounds often, makes up signs for things on her own (so cool!). So this seems okay to me, right???? I think the last time I looked this up it was an okay pace for age.
post #50 of 367
DD says a lot. But definitely not a parrot. In fact if you ask her to repeat something, she 100% WILL NOT do it. For example, if you said "What does a dog say", she will just shake her head no or frown. But if SHE FEELS like it, she will say "dog, hund (danish for dog) vow-vow."

She is also a smarty pants, because if you say do not do X, when she really wants to do X (for example, pour her milk on the table and then splash her hands in it) - then she looks at you all innocent and shakes her head no (no no, I won't do that) and then when you turn around, she does it and laughs like an evil devil and sticks out her tongue and says "Lea Funny."

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Originally Posted by superstella View Post
iI've thought about putting him in bed with the next oldest brother as well, I might have to give that a try since it's working so well for Ella. How do you get them both to sleep? If I lay them both down together awake they will giggle and play all night!
I'd like to know about that too. I'd like to transition DD to DS room at some point (NO WAY NEAR that now. She loves being with us. So maybe another 6months-year?). But I think they will just keep each other up. Plus DS likes his own space, and may not want her there, whereas I think she would love the company.
post #51 of 367
Our LOs all appear to be so communicative.

I thought of some more. Book, nose, uh-oh, and NO...Everything is NO!!
post #52 of 367
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Wow, so many words!!

El says baba for blueberries, nana for bananas, ni-ni for night-night, mama, dada, eye, doggie, kiki for cat, gaga for glasses. She can make animal sounds for cat, dog, sheep, pig, That's it, i think.

She signs eat, nurse, water, dog, cat, flower, airplane, fish, more, diaper change, sleep, music, car, brushing teeth, stinky, and a few more. If I knew more she'd probably learn them, but I'm deficient in this!

I'm not worried because she is really communicative and is trying new sounds often, makes up signs for things on her own (so cool!). So this seems okay to me, right???? I think the last time I looked this up it was an okay pace for age.
Wow! That is a great number of signs! How cool is that! We have a big board book that has the signs in it....it may be called Baby's First Signs or something like that...DD loves to "read" that book and practice some signs. Although I think you have covered a lot of what is there.

I have also used the American Sign Language site.... if you google it they have videos of people signing so you can see the sign.
post #53 of 367

Today was MUCH better!

Thanks kind mamas for relating to my icky day two days ago. The emotional venting was actually only my second post and I felt a bit silly until I saw replies today. Yes, MDC does rock, it is so nice receive affirmation from other women with similar experiences. I've met so many great mamas in FLG since my son was born but actually making plans, play dates, or friendships often ends up on the back burner. Its nice to have a community as accessible as this!
post #54 of 367

I love the vocab lists

so before I was a mom I used to think it was utterly ridiculous that parents speak "baby talk" to their kids. I used to think how the heck is a kid supposed to speak correctly if you say wa-wa for water or tum-tum for stomach. I don't know what happened but as soon as my son popped out I became fluent in this baby talk language that I later read in a Dr. Sears book is "motherese". Now I get it! Its as natural as constantly checking the color and consistency of your baby's diaper. lol I can't even help myself, I ask if he wants yo-yo (yogurt) or cado (avocado) to name a few examples. My son says ba for both bath and blanket and the only difference is the sign he uses for each. So I guess its time to use proper english? I noticed some posts with nur nur or mo mo or the like, I'm curious, do all/most moms do the babytalk thing? Do you think it makes language more approachable for babies?
In the past few weeks my son has been saying a ton of new words. He seems totally confident all of the sudden and repeats anything and everything pretty successfully. I'm not sure though how many people would understand him aside from me and his dad though. He doesn't form phrases yet but he is really into naming every sight and sound.
He made me laugh this morning. He was looking at a picture of when I was pregnant with him lifting my shirt up to show off my belly. He pointed to my belly and said "bubble!" I am quite excited that he's starting to talk and I can hear his cute little mind working. The other day we were going for a walk when I showed him a dandelion and said "look a dandelion!" he said "Rooarr!" not turning to look at it but hearing lion in the word. (Both anecdotes went down in the baby journal asap). Any other funny stories mamas?
post #55 of 367
I'm a lucky mama. My DD(18m) goes down around 8 until 8 or 9am and still takes a 2 hr nap! My DS(4m) goes down around 10 until 4 or so and then nurses again around 7 and is up for the day pretty much around 10 with a couple of baby naps through the day. They both sleep in their own cribs, although i bring DS to bed with me the first time he wakes.
post #56 of 367
Hello! I got lost there for a few days, but found you again.

Great vocab lists! I love seeing them. JJ doesn't sign as much as Matilda did, but she has more words at this age than Matilda did. Today's was "Jovie Okay" whenever she fell over, or stumbled or anything. I think we ask if she's okay too much

We co-sleep most nights, she starts in her bed/cot and joins us if she wakes up, she doesn't always wake up.

she's weaning too. Its really sad. She just refuses the BB's. I keep trying and in the past 4 days has had 1 feed. I planned to go to 2 years as my milestone and I don't think we will make it.

Potty training, wow... haven't even thought of that yet. I love the cloth nappies (diapers) we use so much that I don't want to use the toilet so far. I just love hanging them up on the washing line.... so gorgeous.... :

Well... JJ just moved into a junior bed. Tonight is her first night.... I'm scared she's getting to be such a big girl. Hopefully the co-sleeping with continue most nights.
post #57 of 367
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I've thought about putting him in bed with the next oldest brother as well, I might have to give that a try since it's working so well for Ella. How do you get them both to sleep? If I lay them both down together awake they will giggle and play all night!
I think that one thing that helps us is that DD1 is nine so she's pretty good about going to sleep when it's bedtime. She usually goes to bed around 8:30 or 9:00 while Ella usually doesn't go to sleep till about 9:30 or 10:00. Ella still often nurses to sleep. However, sometimes she's in the 'I'm tired but fidgety and nursing won't get me to sleep' state. When that happens she spends some time with DH and usually falls asleep quickly. It hasn't worked yet where we can put her in bed while still awake and not have her scream when we leave the room. On the rare occasion she'll fall asleep before her sister but DD1 knows enough to be careful to not wake her up. The biggest hurdle we had to overcome is getting DD1 to keep her room somewhat clean and to move some of her less toddler-friendly things out of Ella's reach.

Ella doesn't have a lot of words (that we understand). Her first ones were "wazzat" (what's that). Now she also says:

dad (not mom unless I really coax her and she's in the mood)
what (with a very pronounced 't')
uh-oh
wook (look)
hewo (hello)
weee (usually when sliding down the back of our couch)
cat
goo goo (good girl)
coocoo (cookie)
ca (cat - she uses this for dogs too)
yessss

She also says "sssss" alot which bugs DD1 because we sometimes just say that to call her. (Since she was a toddler she would responde faster to "sssss" than her full name.) Ella also clicks her tongue a lot, usually when she's trying to get our cat or any other animal to come to her. Yesterday DD1 was riding on her bike and rode past Ella. When she passed Ella said Woh-wee then continued to say wee wee. It was so funny. A couple of weeks ago we went out to the bush for a fire/picnic. DH had taken some cookies for the kids and when Ella saw them it sounded just like she said, "Dad, I have a coo coo?" It was hilarious.

Ella has started to really enjoy looking at books. She's also starting to not wreck them quite so much which is really nice. She still doesn't have a lot of patience to sit and listen to a story though. She wants to be in charge of page turning and it's hard to keep up with her.
post #58 of 367
Forgot, Homer also says

I want kawklit (chocolate) don't know where he learned about chocolate...
I want nana (banana)
I want dink (drink)
gabba gabba gabba (Yo Gabba Gabba on Noggin OMG make it stop he loves this show!)
I tuck (I'm stuck)

To flg mama - I think I use the baby talk because it's how he relates. Like I know that his word for banana is nana, so I'll ask if he wants nana. Or he says "I tuck" so I respond, "Are you tuck?" hopefully it gives him confidence to keep trying new words I guess. Don't really know why except it's cute and I don't (typically) use baby talk unless he has used it for that word, kwim? I do the same with my older children - my 4yo calls "hammer" hamra, and I often say the same thing back to him for example.

The rash is a little better this morning, but now 4yo has spiked a fever and is complaining of a sore throat. Always something. If 4yo shows up with a rash in a couple of days I'm calling it chicken pox lol. Really Homer's rash seems too mild and not nearly red enough for chicken pox and they haven't been exposed that I know of but it's possible of course.

Thanks for sharing gillibean about ella. I wonder if I put Homer to sleep with my 7yo ds... nah, 7yo is a night owl. It'd work out better I think with 4yo (they have similar sleep schedules) if I put them in the bed both asleep lol. Maybe I'll give that a shot sometime soon.

abadine on the weaning. They sure do grow up fast.
post #59 of 367
Wow, okay, Carl says: BAH! for Papa; brrrmmmmm for car/truck; memamamam or 'mam-mam' for his nuk ; he can eek out a 'mama' if he's desperate. I think he makes a 'da' sound for dog. Not much! I assume he'll catch up. He's got a great form of signing going on- he points and hollers until we figure out what he wants.
post #60 of 367
Otto is missing there!!! Well i'm new so... He was born November 2.
He's not talking yet, he just says "abaaa" as dad and "amaaa" as mum, but he understands commands in 4 languages and he's going to be multilingual. We co-sleep though we don't breastfeed anymore. He takes a 2 hr nap and he's such a good eater!: He likes everything he tastes, which is good, oh yeah and he's a dancer He's afraid of the stairways though...
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