Originally Posted by operamommy
Peter has officially "outgrown" his Kozy mei tei! We went hiking the other night and he threw an absolute fit every time I tried to carry him in it; dh ended up having to carry him in arms for 2 miles.
Today I got out the Ergo and he did great in it - turns out what he was objecting to was being so closed-in and close to my chest...something he loved only the other week. My little man wants to really see the world now! He even rode on my back for a bit around the house - I don't think I'll put him on back for hiking yet, though. It's so neat to see him expressing his preferences!
BooBah wanted OUT of the sling at this age-- she was trying desperately to walk, and no sling could happily contain her unless she was nursing, freezing (she was born in June, so when she was five months old it was COLD) or tired (by which I mean exhausted). Bear is also trying desperately to walk, but he loves the snugglebugs.
I think He'll probably walk on the early side, but hopefully not quite as early as BooBah did.
: He's sitting up very nicely now, though. My littlest man is getting so big.
: In any case, your little man may simply have been too hot, curled up so close to your chest. Never underestimate the power of weather on your baby's preferences.
BeanBean was very happy being snuggled up in the sling at 12 months, but it was November and it was bloody cold.
Originally Posted by flapjack
Jezzy, I hate to admit this on MDC but I'm going to. I had one really, really really bad day when I got a rake out and put all of the crud from the floor of the boys room in the middle of the floor- set a timer, and told them that anything that was still there in 3 hours was going in the bin. 3 hours time, I bagged it up and set it outside the house. I didn't tie the top and I didn't put it in the wheelie bin. EVENTUALLY, someone realised that they were missing something they wanted and they started sifting through it. That made a big difference.
I've tried this with BeanBean and BooBah, only I sealed the bag. They didn't take me seriously because I didn't put said bag into a green borough bag (the only kind that the trash collectors take), and proceeded to empty the entire thing out into their room while I was nursing Bella. Since then... we throw things out when the kids aren't around.
: Hey, it's got to get out *somehow*.
I'm struggling right now with paring down the clothing, which is really quite out of hand. Somehow, even going through everything, Bear hasn't got all that much, and nor has Bella.. but BeanBean (the biggest?!) has at least two dozen pairs of shorts.
It took me a while to figure out that the trouble isn't that I've been buying too much for the big fellow-- it's that I bought a great deal in advance thinking that he'd outgrow things, and he just hasn't. I mean, shorts are diffcult, the length factor is really quite minimal and Bean's scrawny. Then of course, there's the fact that the shorts I bought for BooBah (size 6, becuase she's got a big booty for a tiny little white girl) fit Bean perfectly, and he happens to love them: they're very comfortable because BooBah's got SPD issues, and they're pink and purple which happen to be his favorite colors. Pink shorts with a little pink bow? He's right there.
: So he's got these size 3/4 shorts that I bought when he was two (they fit beautifully over those giant cloth diapers), and which still fit him just fine. They don't really fit BooBah because she's got bigger hips than he does, and they're entirely too long for Bella who is even more petite than her siblings.
Bear would be absolutely naked come fall... if not for the fact that another child's mother brought my sister a huge bag full of clothing her son had outgrown. Said child inherited a TON of things from a pair of identical twins who had been born about 10 months before him (and who got huge in a hurry). So I'd be totally fretting... but I'm sure he'll be fine. Bella? Well, she just hasn't grown that much. If she continues at this pace, she'll probably be able to wear all the things she wore last fall.
She's just a little slip of a person.
Wow, didn't mean to rant about my clothing-sorting problems.
I'm so bad with clutter. I'm trying so hard but I seem to be perpetually lost. I did manage to find ten things which were in decent enough condition to consign (fall/winter things-- most of that stuff is put away, but some of it pops into our laundry), so I dropped those off and hope to get a few bucks out of them. I've also got to get *something* for the diapers, because I just can't even afford store them if I don't.
: I hate this, I'm so wretched at it. I wish I could just trade skills with people. I'm really good at a lot of things, but having a yard sale, even, seems to be beyond my capacity.
|Rynna you're welcome, babes. I want one for myself, now BTW, your short-hair photograph is beautiful.
Thanks. I rather liked it-- it was comfortable and of course incredibly simple. I stayed bald or damn-near until I was a few months into my pregnancy with Bella, and then I started letting it grow again. Mike hated it when it was that short-- he called it the "prison b****" look, and resented it something fierce. He said he doesn't mind when it's short short, but the nearly bald thing really bothered him. I pretty much told him to suck it up and cope.
Most people found it "scary," though, even though I'm incredibly baby faced. I think women are just afraid to be bald in our society, they kept going on about how brave I was to shave it off. It's only hair, for crying out loud! I mean it grows back in most cases, and I knew mine would.
In any case, I think your hair, Helen, is much cooler-- it's got a *style*! I mean it doesn't look like you just hacked it all off because it was a pain in the neck, but like you made a conscious effort to make things look nice.
|I had an extremely intense phone call last night with a dear friend that I haven't spoken to in several months. She's newly engaged, which is great (and means that we're going to be in Germany in September 09 for the wedding, Jezzy) but her whole family are struggling to come to terms with the unexpected arrival of her first niece 3 months early (was due around the same time as our lot). The baby has hydrocephalus and substantial medical problems, and they're just now starting to figure out where to go from here I'm just reeling right now, and so sorry for them.