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mommajb you said wii fit is a glorified workout video and that is true but it is glorified in the way to actually make exercise fun. It is just the thing I have been looking for. I can't wait to get it.

SweetTexas ~ will this be the last of your travels for a while? I hope it goes by quickly and you can get home and settled.

Jeanine ~ I need to start getting ready for homeschooling but I am waiting for Eavan to go back to school so I can actually think straight. It has been a loooong summer but only 12 days to go. I never thought I would be one of "those" parents that couldn't wait to get their kid in school.

Dahlia has really started talking in the past couple days. She has tried to say water, dog, ball, Eavan, Zaid, Kaija and down. She is babbling non-stop and seems much more worried about talking than walking. She is also doing several signs and anytime I ask her about something she looks at my hands to see what the sign is, very cute! She actually has hair which is rare in one of my one year olds. Seems like it is going to be curly or at least pretty wavy. I just her so much! I adore all my kids but Dahlia just makes me melt.

Kaija is getting BIG! She is in her 3rd trimester and can't breathe very well. She was feeling pretty crappy but some floradix seems to have solved that problem. I need to get to work planning her shower. : I am really having fun with the whole thing. Seems crazy but it is better than fighting it the whole way.

Have a great day!
Wendi
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I'm on here briefly at the library. We won't have internet at the house until the 28th. The only way I can describe Liam right now is, well, Mr. Destructo. He has been really destructive and defiant and it's even worse when he's tired. Redirecting him no longer works because the minute we do something else to occupy him he runs back to whatever he was getting into, like he knows it's off limits and wants to do it anyway. We can't take him anywhere because he wants to run around and screach at the top of his lungs. Oh yes, the screaching. He screams and screaches constantly. It all must be a combination of moving, teething, and growing. He's learning how to run and tries to jump unsuccessfully. He has also been talking up a storm.

We just got a Wii, well Andrew did. I'm not much of a video game person but I like it. We played pool on it last night and I managed to beat Andrew a few times

We have a deployment date. I can't give specifics over the interwebz, but Andrew will be here for Halloween '09 but not Thanksgiving '09. He isn't going to Iraq (TYG), but is going to another nearby mountanous region. So we get a little over a year with him now and we're going to get busy with the baby making!

Wendi - wishing you luck with your MIL

Jeanine - That's cool that you get to help pick out names with them!

SweetTexasgal - Good luck in your travels!

Greenmagick - I can't look at the pictures here but I'm sure they're adorable!

leanbh - I'm sorry about the family drama, I hope you're able to find a place to settle on the east coast.
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He screams and screaches constantly
Oh how I feel your pain about this. Sean's screams are ear piercing, and he does it all the time, including whenever he's sitting in a grocery cart - he's happy, he just likes to scream.
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Katie ~ ah the joys of a screamer! I am sorry you got a deployment date but it is better to know than to not know.

We are headed out to the beach today!

Wendi
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Ok mamas, I'm having an issue. Do your LOs still wake up at night to nurse? Lila will be a year old in 2 weeks and still nurses around the clock every 3 hours on the dot. At night she will sometimes even want to nurse every 2 hours. I have absolutely no problem nursing her this often during the day but I'm starting to feel like I'm never going to get uninterrupted sleep again. Do you think a year old is too young to night wean? I don't even know how to go about it but it'd be really really nice to get some sleep. How do you even know if a baby is ready to night wean? I'm at a loss, so any personal experiences you'd like to throw at me would be great. My 4yo was formula fed, unfortunately, so I don't have any experience with this type of thing (the night weaning part, i've obviously got the nursing part down, lol).
post #286 of 361
In my experience a year is too young to night wean. Dahlia is waking anywhere from every 3 hours to every 40 minutes. She never goes longer than 3 hours. I have found that depending on the child it is unrealistic to expect them to sleep through the night until they are about 2 years old. During the second year they can go longer and longer and it does get better but it is a bit early to expect sttn.

Wendi
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Originally Posted by lactivist View Post
In my experience a year is too young to night wean. Dahlia is waking anywhere from every 3 hours to every 40 minutes. She never goes longer than 3 hours. I have found that depending on the child it is unrealistic to expect them to sleep through the night until they are about 2 years old. During the second year they can go longer and longer and it does get better but it is a bit early to expect sttn.

Wendi
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Cian is still waking at least that ofen. DD did every 2 hours or less most nights until she was around 18 months. She did start STTN most nights a little over 2. I gradually nightweaned her starting around 18 months (wasnt complete til close to 2 and ) because Cian was coming and I didnt want to nurse both all night long.
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thanks mamas! i'll just keep truckin' along. i had no idea it was so normal for a 1 year old to still nurse so much at night. heck, i've done it for a year, what's one more year? glad i'm not alone and that it's common even at her age
post #289 of 361
I just wanted to chime in and say "Me too!"

Linus is still nursing quite a bit at night. I think the official definition of sleeping through the night is one 5 hour stretch. Needless to say, we are not there. Like lactivist, our longest stretch is about 3 hours. Honestly, I hope for that in the first stretch so that I can get things done then maybe head to bed myself at his first waking. After that I hope that dh tends to our still-night-waking 3 yo so that I don't wake Linus getting out of bed to deal with her. (She usually is looking for the bathroom and crying loudly.)
post #290 of 361
Hi ladies, I hope to post more of an update in the next few days, but sleep is the same for us here. At best every 2 (very very rarely, 3) hours and at worst every 30 minutes. Average is probably between 45 and 90 minutes all night every night! Glad we're not alone but I hope someday soon we can all get some much deserved sleep!
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you all have no idea how happy it makes me that i'm not the only one going through this and that it's normal. and here i thought i had some sorta crazy nursaholic on my hands!

and really, i can't complain too much, i can always remind myself of her first few weeks of life when she was nursing every 45 minutes every single night
post #292 of 361
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i thought i had some sorta crazy nursaholic on my hands!
dude I totally feel like I have a crazy nurseaholic on my hands, er, boobs.
Lately she can only sleep if she's latched and tummy to tummy with me.

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falicia
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Chaya figured out The Stairs. It's scary and precious. She motors up the staircase then when she get to the landing, the turns around, looks at me, and squeals in delight. She is absolutely proud of herself.

Any tips for teaching her how to crawl down the safe way?? (backwards)
post #295 of 361
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Chaya figured out The Stairs. It's scary and precious. She motors up the staircase then when she get to the landing, the turns around, looks at me, and squeals in delight. She is absolutely proud of herself.

Any tips for teaching her how to crawl down the safe way?? (backwards)
Nope. I am helpful, aren't I? Linus goes face first for up to 2 stairs. We have a twin mattress on a queen mattress and due to the height of the quenn he is learning to go down backward on his own. All my teaching has been for nought. They just seem to figure it out. How does she get off the furniture after crawling up? I think that is when/how my kiddos finally learn.

I think we are headed for the state park 20 miles away to rent a boat for a couple of hours.
post #296 of 361
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Chaya figured out The Stairs. It's scary and precious. She motors up the staircase then when she get to the landing, the turns around, looks at me, and squeals in delight. She is absolutely proud of herself.

Any tips for teaching her how to crawl down the safe way?? (backwards)
I just do it for them for a while, take them and move their arms and legs and help them crawl backwards. I do the same thing for off the bed. I also talk the whole time, kind of sing songy...we go backwards down the steps....
post #297 of 361
Whenever Dahlia is trying to crawl down off anything I grab her feet and pull them first and say "feet first!" She is starting to get it. That's how I have taught all my kids to go down feet first.

The beach was great. Dahlia had a blast crawling around in the sand and playing with seaweed. Eavan hauled drift wood all around the beach. It was such a wonderful day. Well.... other than Dahlia screaming in the car. But we knew she would do that so we were sort of prepared. It is just so hard to cope with while driving.

WW is going pretty well. I have lost a couple pounds and am feeling good. I am going to hit up the treadmill today.

Wendi
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Originally Posted by Faliciagayle View Post
Any tips for teaching her how to crawl down the safe way?? (backwards)
Disclaimer - we only have two steps leading to a sunken living room, and the steps and floor are carpeted, so it's not very scary, and a pretty safe place to practice:
I would just turn Jamison around and say "Turn around, feet first", while basically doing it for her. Eventually she understood what she had to do - so she'd crawl to the steps then push herself backwards - except she hadn't figured out how to turn around, so she was pushing herself *away* from the steps . So I'd turn her around saying "Turn around, feet first". She totally gets it now.
Now if I could just get her to stop *standing* on the steps...
post #299 of 361
Oh, and no STTN here either. I don't know how often she nurses, that would involve finding my glasses and getting out of bed to see the clock on dh's side. But, it's probably at least four times a night. Since this is baby number 3, I'm pretty good at nursing lying down and so I'm not fully awake, and so I'm not entirely sure how many times it is.
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We are in Las Vegas setting up for our next show...but I took a break so Miss Lucy could nap in the bed. This 2 hour time difference is really messing with her. It is only 11:00 here but she feels it is 1:00 and is exhausted. We had a icky day of travel delays yesterday but she was a trooper. You know what they say about traveling with double the amount of diapers you think you will need....well I can say I am glad I follow that advice. I usually am irked that I have so many diapers in the diaper bag, but yesterday they were all pressed into service.

Wendi-when we are back from this trip we will travel again mid-October and then we are done for the year. I might however get 1 trip added in December...but I don't really want to. WW is on hiatus while I am out here in Vegas....to hard with having to eat every meal out...and I am just not that dedicated to find the best thing on the menu...YKWIM? So it will be back on program when we get home. I am glad it is working for you. I can't wait to get back and back on plan with you.

STTN-Lucy does it every so often...not too often. She is a nursing fool now that my supply is up (thank you Wendi). So I think we have stepped a little further away from STTN then we were about 1 month ago. I am totally fine with that. I am just happy she is nursing again....thought she was going to wean herself.

Funny thing. Now that she is nursing well again...she has plumped up again. She had gotten quite lean with the self feeding and crawling around. Now she is getting a double chin again. I am sure it will disappear as soon as she is walking full time....and that is not too far off.
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