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Sarah, watched the video!! I LOVE the "wiping the tiger's poop!" Too funny!!

LoveChild, adorable pics!
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I can't access the post card swap thread - says I don't have permissions?

I tried registering for the dedicated forums but it doesn't seem to have worked, are those still active? Would sure be easier to follow!

We had a fun night tonight - Alex sat up unsupported for the first time! I finally got around to putting up some recent video clips including one of him sitting up tonight (ok well that one is still uploading).

Juise - hope your baby is feeling better soon and you both get some sleep!

LoveChild - thanks for the welcome and neat that Alex and Grant are both sitting up at the same time! Alex is big too - he was 21lbs (100th percentile) and 27 inches (96th percentile) on the 9th for his 4 month checkup. He's doing a number on our backs! Already had to move him into the big car seat. Thank goodness for Ergo baby carriers that can hold babies up to 40 lbs - we're going to need it! Cute pics of Grant!

Sarahn - very cute video of Grace!

Emily - glad Molly's bruise is better! I accidentally hurt Alex once when I was taking a bib off - I thought it was already out from under the back of his neck so I pulled it out quickly and omg he started SHRIEKING. He had a red friction burn on the back of his neck for several days. I wanted to cry; couldn't believe *I* had hurt him when all I want to do is keep him safe!
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Sarah-- How old is Grace? So cute, I got such a kick out of the poop. Your husband trying valiantly not to laugh just had me rolling, I've been there so many times.

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I can’t think of a single deep dark secret that I have that someone on this DDC hasn’t already topped! I’m a very logical, linear thinker…and so I almost never get myself into super-exciting situations. One example, when I was in high school and was deciding if I wanted to try a little MJ, I actually did thorough research first to help me decide, I’m talking like “trip to the library!”…this was at 16 yrs old! My dad is a scientist, and I am a lot like him…hypothesis first, research second, action third. Sounds more than just a little “vanilla”!! (BTW, I did decide the experience was worth the risks!!)
: See, it's all in the way you frame it. I happen to find it absolutely hilarious that you researched before deciding to smoke pot, because I did exactly the same thing. In fact, my mother had a talk with me about my desperate need to accumulate data right after the first time I'd smoked pot. Seriously, her drug advice began, "I realize that you need new information, that you want to learn everything about everything, and I know that the data on the way marijuana affects your body seem very important right now. . ." : Doesn't sound remotely vanilla-- that's a total freak flavor. All right, I'll concede a hybrid: A vanilla matrix containing pralines, perhaps.
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wow emily, that is possibly the most awsome post ever! I think you hit everyone that's posted in the last several pages! by the way, you really do have cute kids! i love that you've been updating your blog, i peek in from time to time. thanks, she's in a poop phase right now :eyeroll

jen, what a beautiful, chunky, sqeezable, kissable guy you've got. i think he's quite possibly the biggest 4 month old i've ever see!. this is the skinny minny i have to compare to though. thanks, she sounds like a little chipmunk doesn't she.
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cynthia, it's because you don't have 50 posts yet and i think you have to be a member for 60 days. just pm julie (salt pheonix), you should fulfill the requirements by the time the swap is done. thanks for the compliment on the video

rynna, she's 2.5ish. nov'05 thanks!

emily, i agree with rynna, i thought your secret was hilarious, way better that you decided use was acceptable after all your research too!

I was a wild child back in the day but i'm actually pretty conservative in my mommyhood. I don't know if my inner freak will try to get out again or not.

James just started sitting yesterday too. He can go as long as a minute but it's usually just a few seconds. I like the sitting stage. they can have more independant play and be more involved in things but still not quite mobile!
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I can't access the post card swap thread - says I don't have permissions?

Alex is big too - he was 21lbs (100th percentile) and 27 inches (96th percentile) on the 9th for his 4 month checkup.

I accidentally hurt Alex once when I was taking a bib off - I thought it was already out from under the back of his neck so I pulled it out quickly and omg he started SHRIEKING. He had a red friction burn on the back of his neck for several days. I wanted to cry; couldn't believe *I* had hurt him when all I want to do is keep him safe!
-Maybe you can't gain access until you have been a member for 6 mos or 50 posts or something?
-I can't believe how big your LO is!! What a sweetheart!
-I can't believe that he got a friction burn from a bib?!? Terrible

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: All right, I'll concede a hybrid: A vanilla matrix containing pralines, perhaps.
Yea!!! I LOVE it!!! I will from this point on be known as: the vanilla matrix containing pralines!! And I LOVE that we approach life in the same way. I think it makes things MORE fun, not less! I've never known anyone else who researched these types of decisions in quite the same way as well.

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this is the skinny minny i have to compare to though.
He is adorable!!
-And I had to come up with a pretty good post...I figured that I owed everyone after my little pity party!
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Thankyou, Emily

Sorry, I can't multiquote this morning, I'm struggling with a discussion with someone who is trying to make me drink pepsi max at 7.50am so I get the hiccups and she can say "pardon you, mummy" twenty million times. She even shook the bottle : I think she needs a whoopie cushion.
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LoveChild, he is sooooo cute!

I love all the baby pics.

i am trying to keep up with this thread it is soooo busy!!!

sarahn4639 such a sweetie!

lovetobemamaglad that she is doing better!
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Thankyou, Emily

Sorry, I can't multiquote this morning, I'm struggling with a discussion with someone who is trying to make me drink pepsi max at 7.50am so I get the hiccups and she can say "pardon you, mummy" twenty million times. She even shook the bottle : I think she needs a whoopie cushion.
: Sounds like she'd be right at home with a bunch of college boys. Farts and burps and hiccups galore.
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Sorry, I can't multiquote this morning, I'm struggling with a discussion with someone who is trying to make me drink pepsi max at 7.50am so I get the hiccups and she can say "pardon you, mummy" twenty million times. She even shook the bottle : I think she needs a whoopie cushion.
All I have to say is: ::
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I have so many people I want to respond to, but not enough time. I will just say that I have been loving the pics of all the babies. SO cute! And Sarah, the pooping tiger was hilarious! And hi to the gals we haven't seen in awhile- you've been missed!

So someone kick me for thinking that I might finally get a break and be blessed with a good sleeper. After months of having Twyla go down around 8 and stay asleep until 4 or 5 and then not wake 'til morning, we have entered the very little sleep zone. Yesterday she didn't nap, just slept for a combined time of about 30 minutes during a couple of car trips. Then I put her down, and she woke 3 times before I went to bed. And after the last time, she stayed awake for an hour or more talking and sucking her toes while I tried to ignore her and go to sleep. Yay. Things have been getting progressively worse, and I fear it's not just a phase. My other two were like this for YEARS. Oh, well, atleast I've done it before, so I know I can do it again. I was just getting so spoiled with all that uninterrupted sleep!
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I agree that a board this active is a blessing and a curse... I love that we're all still hanging together and supporting each other; at the same time, it's easy to get lost and be missed! I manage it by subscribing to the thread and having a daily update -- then I read through most of the posts and can stay caught up. I don't catch everything though sorry I missed some baby booboos and other big deal issues. I'm glad everyone is around, though.

Robin is at least 16 lbs right now. She has the chunkiest thighs -- she is on the largest setting on her one size diapers!! AT 4 MONTHS!!!! I don't know what I'll do if she outgrows them (she has plenty of room in the rise, but her fat legs keep on growing ahead of the curve). I'm hoping that she'll slim down or stop growing so fast once she's more mobile. She's starting to try to creep around, I can't believe it!! Go here for a video and some recent pics.
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Smokey: Cute video! Molly and Robin are almost the exact same age, but Robin looks much stronger on her belly that Molly is! Hummm, maybe we should be doing more tummy time?

Apple: I HEAR you on the sleep thing. Molly has been ok so far, but so was DS. But, around 7/8 mos., all hell broke loose with DS's sleep, and, long story short, we didn't get an uninterrupted night's sleep until after DS's 2nd birthday. Molly had a couple of rough nights last week, and I was terrified that it was the beginning of the end for sleep. Then she had pretty good nights of sleep over the past few nights, but last night was rough again. I am completely terrified that one bad night will turn into a week, which becomes a couple of weeks, then a couple of months, then we are right back where we were with DS...clueless and sleepless in St. Louis.

Why is the sleep thing so hard?? I am completely an AP mom and completely against CIO, but I don't understand why my mainstream moms kiddos never wake at night, and so many of our babies seem to wake endlessly?!! OK, well I know that their babies aren't crying for mom because they know mom won't come, but why do our little AP babies so often have trouble with deep sleeping patterns?? What is it?
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Laurencute pics & video!!!

Helen that is to funny!!!

I made a cake today and after I got done frosting it I decided to lick the spoon : Ashlee was in her RS and grabbed the spoon and shoved it as fast as she could in her mouth. It was soooo funny, take a look at the pic of chocolate girl She didn't get much into her mouth,

Chocolate girl
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I made a cake today and after I got done frosting it I decided to lick the spoon : Ashlee was in her RS and grabbed the spoon and shoved it as fast as she could in her mouth. It was soooo funny, take a look at the pic of chocolate girl She didn't get much into her mouth,

Chocolate girl
That is super cute!
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Oh, I put a new video of Grace in my sig, totally unrelated to this group, but I think she's hilarious and those with older kids can probably appreciate this phase. Plus you get to see my sexy husband!
to cute!!!
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Why is the sleep thing so hard?? I am completely an AP mom and completely against CIO, but I don't understand why my mainstream moms kiddos never wake at night, and so many of our babies seem to wake endlessly?!! OK, well I know that their babies aren't crying for mom because they know mom won't come, but why do our little AP babies so often have trouble with deep sleeping patterns?? What is it?
I think you're suffering under a misapprehension about what constitutes "sleeping through the night" if you think that most mainstream kids are doing so at four months. That said, of my four AP kiddos, only one *wasn't* sleeping through the night at this age. Today at 27 months, Bella *still* wakes during the night fairly often. Sleep things:

BeanBean: Woke to nurse after about five hours of sleep at this age. This meant that if I put him down at a reasonable hour, like six, I'd nurse him when I went to bed at eleven and then again just before Mike got up for work. I count it as "sleeping through the night" because he was fine and I got plenty of rest. He had a hard time putting himself to sleep, and only rested next to a person... but once he was asleep, he'd stay that way.

BooBah: Slept through the night and did not need to wake me *at all* to nurse. While BeanBean needed me to pull out a boob, allowing me to roll over and put him on the other side nursie, BooBah could latch on in the dark without either of us waking if the boob was remotely close to being exposed. I can remember falling asleep in a nightshirt and thinking she'd surely have to wake me to get to the boob (it was a real problem, I'd wake up with one flat boob and one huge, swollen, leaking, painful boob). I woke up in the morning and BooBah was firmly attached to the nipple, eyes closed and in all other ways in the same position she'd been in when I passed out. BooBah could put herself to sleep if she wanted to, but she liked to have a nursie first.

Bear: Prefers a little less stimulation than his siblings. Bear will cry if I'm holding him and he's uncomfortable... but I could put him down right beside me and he'll get his thumb and pass out. He sleeps until he rolls out of bed (happens most nights). After that, he usually gets his thumb and goes right back to sleep.

And Bella, like I said... well, she was a screamer. AP is not about rules, ladies, it's about paying attention to your kid. Conventional AP wisdom says that I should be able to get Bear to sleep in the sling if nowhere else... but he's so much happier if I leave him the heck alone for a moment. He's never cried more than a minute or two (literally) and after that he gets his thumb and gets calm, and sleeps. Sometimes a kid needs to be left alone.
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I was a wild child back in the day but i'm actually pretty conservative in my mommyhood. I don't know if my inner freak will try to get out again or not.

James just started sitting yesterday too. He can go as long as a minute but it's usually just a few seconds. I like the sitting stage. they can have more independent play and be more involved in things but still not quite mobile!
Yeah, I am with you on mommyhood bringing out my more conservative side (although my inner freak has been in hiding some many years already)... but secretly longs to break out. I am also looking forward to Hillel sitting unsupported for longer periods of time to have more independent play

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wow emily, that is possibly the most awsome post ever! I think you hit everyone that's posted in the last several pages! this is the skinny minny .
yip, and what a cutie!!

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We had a fun night tonight - Alex sat up unsupported for the first time!
How exciting... still waiting for Hillel to do this

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Too gorgeous!!!

eilonwy - Great to get such perspective on the sleep issue. Hillel has been having real problems sleeping in the last couple of days... it really sees like he is suffering and something keeps waking him up.... Poor boy, I wish there was more I could do to soothe him

Was needing to post about DH having a really tough time being a new dad, but will have to tomorrow. Hillel has just woken up again and requires mum NOW
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Oh raina, i hope twyla passes thru this quickly and sleep returns to your house!!

lauren, i can't believe how close she is to crawling, she's ready to move! I'm glad you are all back home safely and i'm sure she'll thin out/slow down as she gets mobile.

helen, that's hilarious. grace likes to pat my back so i can burp. 2y/os are so into body functions!! i love that she even shook it up!

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Originally Posted by lovetobemama View Post
Why is the sleep thing so hard?? I am completely an AP mom and completely against CIO, but I don't understand why my mainstream moms kiddos never wake at night, and so many of our babies seem to wake endlessly?!! OK, well I know that their babies aren't crying for mom because they know mom won't come, but why do our little AP babies so often have trouble with deep sleeping patterns?? What is it?
i struggle with this too. i will not do cio but boy would i love my kids to sleep all night! my sis did cio with her kids and they are pretty good sleepers. i guess 1 still gets up in the night. i agree with rynna that it's about listening to your baby but it does seem like more mainstream people have kids that will just lay down, go to sleep, and stay asleep!

Sharun, thanks and that is too funny. "What was Ashlee's first food?" "Umm, cake batter" raw eggs, sugar, chocolate : James has been grabbing at my plate and glasses and things lately too.

ema-adami hope things aren't too rough for your husband. i'll be watching for your post. james is now sitting pretty well, all in a matter of 3 days so you never know when it will happen, i'm sure it won't be too long. and thanks!

me, i got the kids' pictures done today. i'm really excited to see them, i'm sure there are some really great ones! we went to the lady that did my pregnancy pics. i also splurged (i never buy for myself) and got a nursing tank. i really like it, it's motherhood's new style i guess.
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SmokeyLo the pics are so cute! Glad to hear you are back in your house. Acutally everyone's little ones are cute. Must say something about their mommies.

Eli is very close to rolling over, but gives up once he can't figure out what to do with his arm. When he's on his belly he'll scootch himself around to see different things. It's cute to watch him. He's become quite the flirt when we are out and about.

Today I went shopping and stopped at a cloth diaper store that just opened in New Glaurus, WI. If anyone is familiar with the Nicky's Diaper website, she opened a store. Nice store. Picked up some prefolds and covers to give all my pockets a break at home and be 'at the sitter' diapers. Thankfully my sister in law watches him and doesn't mind that I use cloth. Got a couple Mother's Touch pockets because they were really cute prints and some hemp doublers for the baby kangas because their inserts just don't cut it with Eli. Lastly Eli got a little wooden Haba toy, mostly because I was looking at it, he snatched it, and drooled on it so I figured I should buy it.

Okay so I better go finish my dishes-cleaned out the fridge and found a couple rather hairy bowls way in the back. GROSS.
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