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NMY Graduates Love Thread, Part 4

post #1 of 2423
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to the NMY Graduates (+ babies) love thread!


Previous Threads
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Here's the latest Not Mamas...Yet tribe thread.

Book Recommendations
We decided to start a book recommendation list halfway thru this thread, so we're parking it here for now, but it will be one of the standard first posts in our subsequent threads. Names following book titles are the NMY grads who recommended the title.

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be
Sihaya

Bright from the Start
PiePie

The Continuum Concept
zoebird

Diaper-Free Baby
snozzberry, zoebird

Einstein Never Used Flashcards
PiePie

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Maela

Nursing Mother, Working Mother
PiePie, snozzberry

Odd Girl Out
PiePie

Our Babies, Ourselves
PiePie, snozzberry

Parenting from the Inside Out
zoebird

Playful Parenting
PiePie, snozzberry

The Second Shift
PiePie

Taking Back Childhood
Maela

Tender Hooks
PiePie

Toilet Learning (though won't be popular with ec'ers)
PiePie

Unconditional Parenting
PiePie, snozzberry
post #2 of 2423
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Our Graduates

Our Current Lovees
: 7
: 11
  • Katt & Teotimo (Teo) : (12/27/06)
  • Shanna & Fenton Edward : (3/26/07)
  • Holiztic/Elizabeth & Quinn Herrick : (4/13/07)
  • BeccaBear & Alexander Lewis : (5/6/07)
  • Alice & Johannes Edward : (5/20/07)
  • Sherrie (Turtle81) & Phillip Benjamin : (6/2/07)
  • Farmama & Natalina : (7/17/07)
  • Maela & Maev : (7/17/07)
  • Jodi & Rosalie Jayne : (7/23/07)
  • PiePie & : (8/16/07)
  • Arelyn & Micaiah : (8/16/07)
  • Sihaya & Calvin Elliot : (12/22/07)
  • Kelly (snozzberry) & Abigail Ann : (2/16/08)
  • Christina (cking) & Josephine Angela : (4/1/08)
  • blizzard_babe & Isaac Vincent : (5/6/08)
  • Heather (witchygrrl) & Rhea Ann : (8/1/08)
  • zoebird & Hawk Octavian : (8/30/08)
  • MujerMamaMismo & Sebastian Felix : (12/21/08)
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post #4 of 2423
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Heather, such good news about Rhea's weight! : And sounds good about the job! :

zoebird,

Shanna, still just from me. I wish I had more to offer.

arelyn, I'd love that GF carrot cake recipe if you don't mind sharing it!

Me update: Abby fell out of bed for the first time last night...onto our hardwood floors. She has a quarter-sized bruise on her forehead, a bigger bruise on her cheek, and a huge bruise on her side. We've been watching for fever, vomiting, and pupil issues ever since, and she seems fine. But just. I feel horrible. Been depressed all day, if that's the right word. If I get into work and forget for a few minutes, it will hit me like a mack truck and then I get this sick feeling in the deepest part of my stomach. Ugh.

It was a dumb mistake that shouldn't have happened. We knew she was getting too mobile for our pillow-fortress nap solution. I even posted on this thread a couple weeks ago about how it wasn't going to last!!! So I feel guilty for not doing something sooner. And *then* I heard her tossing and turning while DH was brushing his teeth, but I was in the next room from her doing the bills, and I was trying to finish them up before I went to check on her. So double the guilt there.

So I think we're going to get a pack-n-play or something because I'm uncomfortable with the idea of bed rails (i.e. her getting caught in them), we can't put our bed on the floor (we've got a bedframe with drawers in as our dresser--small house), and we don't really have room for a full-on crib.

I know it happens to a lot of babies, but I'm still just unbearably
post #5 of 2423
kelly, hugs. babies are really resilient. i know you know that my dd has fallen more than once and is a : child.

shanna, confess i haven't read those pieces myself, they are just the most recommended on mdc and hence on my to read list. wonder if you could apply gordon's method for nights to naps? anyway it sounds like he's a capital napper!! so you must be doing something right
post #6 of 2423
I can't believe we have 16 babies now! That's just so many! Considering when I joined here we only had pregnant NMY. :

Thanks for the new thread, Snozz.

Okay, back to my lurking.
post #7 of 2423
My baby is the next to turn one. *faint*

In us news, we had our first overnight without Calvin last Friday. We went to a B&B for our 3rd anniversary fully expecting my mom to bring Calvin to us around bedtime (10pm here), but he went down for her (despite not taking a bottle) and did fine overnight. I, on the other hand, nearly died of engorgement and pledged not to do another overnight without Calvin until he's night-weaned

Moving is going very slowly. Things have been crazier than usual around here and now DH's work is demanding he work overtime for the next 1-2 months. I have no clue when/how we're going to clean/fix up the new place and pack up the old place when I have no car and no help.
post #8 of 2423
Thanks for the new thread, snozz! That reminds me...I should really write up my birth story. I guess I'm still processing it all.

a to you also. I'm sure all will be well, but I totally understand the guilty feelings. I've already banged Rhea's head on a door while carrying her (I totally misjudged where it was), and I couldn't help but think I wrecked her head forever. But she's fine.

And for the big update....DH got the job! It means we'll be moving, but we wanted to do that anyway. It was just a matter of where! I am so relieved.
post #9 of 2423
heather so happy for you

back to my deposition , gotta get of fthe pump sometimes woh sucks
post #10 of 2423
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I can't believe we have 16 babies now! That's just so many! Considering when I joined here we only had pregnant NMY. :

Thanks for the new thread, Snozz.

Okay, back to my lurking.


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post #11 of 2423
subbing to the new thread - thanks snozz

and to you. That's my new concern - Josephine will be rolling soon and I'm not sure what to do. But I understand how you feel.

I'm having trouble keeping up, or at least responding, so I just want to send out lots of s to everyone.

In our news, we have a tooth! It is just barely cutting through the gums, but it's there. (and I'm not crazy. ) But J is cranky and I'm tired. I can't wait to show the tooth to DH when he gets home.

And J took her first bottle yesterday. Nothing bad happened. But I still feel a little

Kelly, good luck with the solids! I've been giving that a lot of thought too, since Josephine will be 6 months in only 6 weeks! I'm not in any rush to give her food, and I feel like whether or not she's ready for it, I'm not ready. Did anyone else feel like this?
post #12 of 2423
Heather yay for the job!!!


Cking yay for the tooth!!!



Dd and I took a bike ride to the store today and she fell alseep 5 minutes before we got home. She woke up when I took her out of the trailer and apparently that was her nap for the day. : I really NEED her to take a nap today. I just don't know if it's going to happen.

Her new favorite past time is pulling the books down from the bookshelves.
post #13 of 2423
steph, that's so great that you got a night alone. We have yet to try that. So did Calvin get a bottle when he woke up at night? Did he sleep with your mom? Dd would never take a bottle, but maybe she would take a sippy cup for night wakings? We're thinking about leaving her overnight for our 5 year anniversary. She would be almost 1 1/2. not sure if she'll be nightweaned by then or not.



Oh and Happy Anniversary!!
post #14 of 2423
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steph, that's so great that you got a night alone. We have yet to try that. So did Calvin get a bottle when he woke up at night? Did he sleep with your mom? Dd would never take a bottle, but maybe she would take a sippy cup for night wakings? We're thinking about leaving her overnight for our 5 year anniversary. She would be almost 1 1/2. not sure if she'll be nightweaned by then or not.



Oh and Happy Anniversary!!
Thanks! He took a sippy cup when he woke up at night. He did sleep with my mom and, despite teething, only woke up to eat three times through the night (for me it's every 45-60 min while he's teething). I was in total shock that we got a night alone - that was not the plan at all and the engorgement made it way too painful to do anything fun
post #15 of 2423
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we have a tooth!
WTH - the tooth disappeared. ???? Does that happen? DH thinks I'm

at least she's in a better mood now.
post #16 of 2423
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Heather, yay! :

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Kelly, good luck with the solids! I've been giving that a lot of thought too, since Josephine will be 6 months in only 6 weeks! I'm not in any rush to give her food, and I feel like whether or not she's ready for it, I'm not ready. Did anyone else feel like this?
I totally felt like that! But I came around to the idea, and we went ahead and gave her avocado this morning. It was fun.

I bet that tooth will show up again soon! Maybe the gums are just swollen & covering up the bit you saw earlier?

Maela, I'm sorry about the lack of napping!

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Her new favorite past time is pulling the books down from the bookshelves.
Hmm, I've wondered about that with Abby and whether we should get doors put on the bookshelves...

Now I'm off to search for not-so-plastic-y pack-n-plays...
post #17 of 2423
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WTH - the tooth disappeared. ???? Does that happen? DH thinks I'm

at least she's in a better mood now.
I don't know if this is true, but my mom said that they can go up and down. But maybe the gums are swollen like Kelly said. Also, Dd had what I thought was a tooth (it was hard and white) early on and the dr said it was some type of cyst (harmless). It goes away. Could that be it?


Kelly, sorry about your baby falling off the bed. The first (out of two ) time Dd fell of the bed I felt horrible for days. The second time I felt worse, of course. We do have carpet so that helped, but still it's so sad.



ETA: Dd finally went down for a nap. I was going to try to get her to stay up and just go down for the night early, but she was crying and obviously very tired, so I nursed her sleep. So now she's going to be up late late late tonight. Yay! *sarcasm*
post #18 of 2423
Maela: I hope there's some good sleep for you coming soon!

Snozz:
Poor you. I'm sure Abby will be fine. Think of it as resilience training or something... I know I'll feel terrible for days when Squeak falls out of bed too!

I'm tired and achy and sick of reflux today. I'm also at work and haven't done a single work related task because my back is so sore that I can't sit still for more than 3 minutes. Methinks I need some acupuncture and an osteopath appointment. Gawd pregnancy is expensive!
post #19 of 2423
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WTH - the tooth disappeared. ???? Does that happen? DH thinks I'm

at least she's in a better mood now.

well dh and my mom claimed they saw a tooth 2 mos ago that i still haven't seen. of course my mom is certifiable.
post #20 of 2423
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Gawd pregnancy is expensive!

oh yes. and at least you get a mw-assisted birth covered!
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