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April 2007 Babes -- It's May!

post #1 of 269
Thread Starter 
Hi, everyone!


:Welcome to the Toddler Forum!!:


Happy Birthday to me!!
post #2 of 269
Happy Birthday Rebekah.

How is Micah today?


Desmond has been sick the past few days mainly just a fever and clingyness. His fever is down today so we decided not to call the doctor. Nothing much else going on here otherwise. It is really weird moving to the toddler forum.
post #3 of 269
:Happy Birthday Rebekah!!!:

I can't believe we're in the toddler section *gulp*
I'm not ready!!
post #4 of 269
hi all! just got back from several days away--tried to catch up a bit but dh is being a jerk...anyway, i'll try and catch up later..

Happy birthday shydaisi!

and CONGRATS MCLISA!!!!!!
post #5 of 269
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I wish there was an in between forum....I don't feel like most of these threads apply to us yet.

Micah acts like he is doing better, but he has still thrown up three times in the last 24 hours. We are in day 8. I did give him some homemade chicken soup given to us by my chiro's wife (a certified nutritionist) and he has, so far, managed to keep that down. The nurse at the moron's office said that the flu can last 7 to 10 days in babies and toddlers, so HOPEfully this is just a long lasting flu and we are almost in the clear....

I just pray that we are over the hump and through with all of that. I am trying to maintain my morale, because through all of this I have discovered that my dad and brother think that I am literally starving Micah. That I am not feeding him as much as I should (we self-feed) and that I should be literally shoving food down his throat. Oh, and I should be feeding him cookies and cake and ice cream and peach cobbler at every meal. Never mind, I am a small framed person, 5' 3", (fat, but small frame) and Micah's dad was 5' 6" without an ounce of fat on him. Grrrr.....:

How are you feeling doudat? Any better? Caught any bad guys yet?

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!
post #6 of 269
i introduced myself a few months back and have been lurking ever since. i must say it's a little intimidating. so much activity here and everyone seems to know each other, but i guess i just gotta jump in (promised myself i would at the beginning of a new month), so here goes...

my name is sam, i'm 36 and i live in southern california
i'm married to rob
our first child (dd tess) was born april 8th (2007 - obviously)

the big news in our house right now is that tess is officially a walker. she's been cruising for months and was doing a few solo steps between me and her papa, but yesterday she was sitting on the floor and just stood up (without grabbing anything to pull herself up on). it was actually quite cute to watch. she was trying to stand up (from sitting on the floor) without using her hands which isn't easy to do (you try it). then she finally realized her hands could help her out. she put them on the floor in front of her, got up on her feet, then stood up straight and started walking.

it's so amazing to me how quickly it happens. yesterday morning she couldn't do it, now today she's walking all over the place. at one point, she just stood up and started walking into her room ("i need a little me time, mom"). so cute!
post #7 of 269
Happy birthday Rebekah!:
And another ...please don't second guess yourself! You are not starving Micah. You can't force food down a kids throat yk? I know it's hard not to worry when you have a smaller LO. I even bought rice cereal and a couple jars of baby food when I was feeling like maybe I wasn't pushing solids enough. And he wouldn't have any of it. Some kids are just small and he will eat when he's hungry. Don't worry, you're an awesome mama!!

Hi samstress! Please don't be afraid to post...we are a busy thread, but I for one love to see updates from ALL the April '07 mamas I just introduced myself in the April '05 thread and I haven't posted much either because they all seem so familiar with each other but I still lurk And happy belated birthday to Tess
post #8 of 269
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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
Happy birthday Rebekah!:
And another ...please don't second guess yourself! You are not starving Micah. You can't force food down a kids throat yk? I know it's hard not to worry when you have a smaller LO. I even bought rice cereal and a couple jars of baby food when I was feeling like maybe I wasn't pushing solids enough. And he wouldn't have any of it. Some kids are just small and he will eat when he's hungry. Don't worry, you're an awesome mama!!
Thank you for your support! It really means a lot to me...Sometimes I feel really lost IRL and have to get on here to reorient myself and reaffirm that I AM doing the right thing. I know I am not starving my son!

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Originally Posted by samstress View Post
i introduced myself a few months back and have been lurking ever since. i must say it's a little intimidating. so much activity here and everyone seems to know each other, but i guess i just gotta jump in (promised myself i would at the beginning of a new month), so here goes...

my name is sam, i'm 36 and i live in southern california
i'm married to rob
our first child (dd tess) was born april 8th (2007 - obviously)

the big news in our house right now is that tess is officially a walker. she's been cruising for months and was doing a few solo steps between me and her papa, but yesterday she was sitting on the floor and just stood up (without grabbing anything to pull herself up on). it was actually quite cute to watch. she was trying to stand up (from sitting on the floor) without using her hands which isn't easy to do (you try it). then she finally realized her hands could help her out. she put them on the floor in front of her, got up on her feet, then stood up straight and started walking.

it's so amazing to me how quickly it happens. yesterday morning she couldn't do it, now today she's walking all over the place. at one point, she just stood up and started walking into her room ("i need a little me time, mom"). so cute!
Hi, Sam! I didn't join these ladies until after Micah was born, and I have to say I was a little intimidated as well. But they (we ) are a really friendly and supportive bunch. We all are from different walks of life and are varied in our parenting choices, but we all love and support each other.

That's awesome that Tess is walking!! Micah was doing the couple of steps to and from people, but has really regressed since he got sick. Anyway, welcome! and can't wait to hear more from you! (Oh, and we pics if/when you are comfortable with sharing )
post #9 of 269
Hey Yall.

I'm a lurker too, but want to come and play a bit

Tor just had his birthday on Sunday, and Saturday we had a party. So fun! Here he is with his cake:

http://i27.tinypic.com/24y0q3o.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/2zolxc6.jpg

He is also teething like mad; in the last week one tooth on the top right popped in, the today the beginning of one on the bottom right came through, and two other spots look very swollen and he is acting very fussy about it. This makes 10 teeth that are through.
post #10 of 269
[QUOTE=doudat;11110760
I can't believe we're in the toddler section *gulp*
I'm not ready!![/QUOTE]

OMG, me either!!! I can't believe we are in this section already, WOW!!!!
post #11 of 269
Happy birthday shydaisi!

And i don't want to be in the toddler section yet

bed time for kids bbl
post #12 of 269
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Originally Posted by KaliShanti View Post
Hey Yall.

I'm a lurker too, but want to come and play a bit

Tor just had his birthday on Sunday, and Saturday we had a party. So fun! Here he is with his cake:

http://i27.tinypic.com/24y0q3o.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/2zolxc6.jpg

He is also teething like mad; in the last week one tooth on the top right popped in, the today the beginning of one on the bottom right came through, and two other spots look very swollen and he is acting very fussy about it. This makes 10 teeth that are through.
Oh, he is cute!
post #13 of 269
doudat-i wanted to mention that finn has also dislocated his elbow a couple of times, and both times it fixed itself-weird eh?
post #14 of 269
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doudat-i wanted to mention that finn has also dislocated his elbow a couple of times, and both times it fixed itself-weird eh?
Not weird at all, it happened once with Liam where it fixed itself too. I guess Finn just popped the elbow back in its socket by moving it. If there's a next time, I'm gonna try to gently move his arm to see if it goes back in on its own.

And welcome new mamas, stick around!! We're a friendly bunch
KaliShanti: Tor is a cutie!
post #15 of 269
:cry I just started this great thread in the life with a babe! :cry

oh well.

Happy Birthday Rebekah!


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Originally Posted by tabrizia View Post
Desmond has been sick the past few days mainly just a fever and clingyness. His fever is down today so we decided not to call the doctor. Nothing much else going on here otherwise. It is really weird moving to the toddler forum.
Minus the fever, this is Evangeline too. Whiney and cranky and irritable and clingy. I love the mai tai and the wrap right now, she hangs out on my back and sticks spoons down my shirt and I feed her small bits of food- running under the clothesline and ducking under the sheets is hilarous to her when she's on my back.
I was hoping the crankiness was another tooth- but it might be a touch of the flu, as Axel was sick too.

Welcome lurkers and newbies! We're pretty nice, mostly, except the french girls- they get feisty.

Tomorrow I go down to Toronto to get my passpost and Evangeline's- we leave for MIssouri next Friday! I'm getting very excited for my sister's baby!

that's all...
post #16 of 269
Who said that one-year-olds are toddlers?!? This year has gone by really fast, but Chloe still seem so little to be in the Toddler forum.


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Originally Posted by finn'smama View Post
doudat-i wanted to mention that finn has also dislocated his elbow a couple of times, and both times it fixed itself-weird eh?
Not weird at all, it happened once with Liam where it fixed itself too. I guess Finn just popped the elbow back in its socket by moving it. If there's a next time, I'm gonna try to gently move his arm to see if it goes back in on its own.

Poor Zack's arm never fixed itself, unfortunately. I never heard of this happening (but it's great that it does!). Actually, the last time that he popped his arm out, it was really difficult to get back in place and he had to have an x-ray to make sure that it wasn't broken... of course when the tech tried to move his arm for the x-ray, she popped it back in without realizing. The dislocating arm phase was one that I was very happy to move on from. I'm really paranoid about dislocating the girls arms out now... so far it hasn't happened!
post #17 of 269
Hi toddler mamas! Mine is toddling, but still my babe. Welcome new and returning mamas - join the fun!

And Happy Birthday yesterday, ShyDaisi! Hope Micah is better today.

Scarlet has now discovered puddles. I've decided it will be hard to keep her clean this summer, but all in good fun. She's starting to say some words and still climbing like crazy.
post #18 of 269
Has everyone been out enjoying the weather today - it's so quiet now that we have toddler babies...
post #19 of 269
First off hi new people, wave.

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Has everyone been out enjoying the weather today - it's so quiet now that we have toddler babies...

DH has been home since Wednesday because he pulled the muscles in his rib cage. So I've been hanging out with him, I love it when he is home. Today we actually went out, we were just going out to buy Desmond new shoes, since he has basically outgrown his pair of stride rite sneakers (after only a month, sigh). We got him new sneakers and sandals hopefully they last 2 months this time (I can dream can't I?). Then we decided to run a few more errands, and hey since we're out let's go stop by Whole Foods and Buy Buy Baby and pick up those things we need. So our quick afternoon trip ended up lasting 6 hours, oops.

We have decided to make Desmond his own big boy room with his own big boy bed, so we went furniture shopping today, didn't see anything we loved at the cheap chain places (of course), saw a few things we could live with, but nothing we loved. We really want bunk beds with a full bed on bottom, but finding something that appeals to me is tough. So we're going out tomorrow to look at the expensive places like Pottery Barn and Great Beginnings and the less expensive place like Ikea. I like him in our bed, but I really won't mind being able to put him down in his bed for at least the first part of the night so we can have a bit of adult time without him. We'll see what we find though, since we're not in a huge hurry either.

Other then that not much happening here other then the hanging out with DH stuff, it is going to be weird when he's back at work on Monday.
post #20 of 269
FOR REAL! What happened to the last half of last month! And how can we be in Toddlers now? I deny this.
I hope houses and sickness and bad doctors aren't keeping all of your spirits down... we've got so much to be thankful for!! I've got a good friend in the hospital had such a bad fever for a couple weeks they found out she had HELLP syndrome (or something like that) and her baby had to be taken by c-sec at 24 weeks. She's just over 1 lbs and hanging on really well. The mama is still in a medicine-induced coma, doesn't know she had the baby yet! Crazy eh? I've got an easy life compared to the long road of healing that mama and baby have ahead of them.

Here's a couple of pics:
At birth: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...Picture059.jpg
At party: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...y/DSCN0517.jpg

more pics in photobucket feel free to browse

Also, the short and sweet version of Savannah's birth (cuz I promised last month and I finally did it)
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...8#post11124388

Once again, I'll try not to be such a lurker
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