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Is there a group for Aug. 08 moms?

post #1 of 31
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If so, I am in!
What are your babies doing now? Mine is 2 months + 1 week. Smiling, cooing a lot!! Sweet age
post #2 of 31
my baby is 2.5months and smiling and cooing too he rolled over a few times he tired to laugh a few times still working on that one heheh
post #3 of 31
Her new nickname is "Sir Omp'emhat" She really likes kicking and pushing on this and being stood in our laps.
post #4 of 31
She smiles and gurgles and coos. She laughed once for DH when I wasn't there!
post #5 of 31
I thought I had seen a group, but don't know where it is. Count me in if we find one! My sweet naked-butt little boy is 10 weeks tomorrow... and just now was the first time I had to use a calendar to double check. Sigh. He is getting up there in age already!

Honestly, the most exciting thing i want to report is that I think I am doing less diaper laundry now than I was before Lio got here-- my 2 year old seems near to graduation (we EC), and this little guy is very communicative and uses very few diapers if any. I love it! :
post #6 of 31
My LO will be 10 weeks on Tuesday. She is smiling more and more all the time, and is just so fun to hang out with. Looking forward to even more interaction, like when she takes an interest in "things" so I can hand her stuff and play with her that way.

Speaking of diapering, she finally pooped yesterday, after a THIRTEEN DAY hiatus. Wow. But she is totally breast fed and healthy and happy and pain free, so we just let her poop on her own sweet time!
post #7 of 31
I was in the July DDC, but DD arrived Aug 1st. She had her 3 month birthday yesterday. So here I am!

Her development amazes me--not that she is overly ahead, though she is by a bit--but just the whole process is amazing to take part in. I feel honored.
post #8 of 31
DS is 11 weeks old today (how did that happen so quickly?)

It's been so much fun! Rowan is a very mellow little guy. He started giggling last week...soooo cute. He coos and vocalizes a lot too, which is so fun for DD who likes to "talk" to him. He's starting to bat at things and grab them which is pretty cool too. He is SUCH a different baby than my DD!
post #9 of 31
My DD will be 3 months on the 10th!

The time HAS flown by, though. She's gowing so fast! Everytime she learns something new I tear up because I'm so proud of her. She started rolling from tummy to back when she was one month and one week old, and last week she found her feet!

I'm so glad to see other August 2008 mommies out there!
post #10 of 31
My dd is 10 weeks and is smiling and cooing and started a giggle here and there. Still getting up at least twice, which is getting pretty rough!
post #11 of 31
Another 10 weeker here as well.

Lots of smiles: My ds wakes at least twice a night or more and I thought this was great. I'm feeling more rested. Ds nurses around every two - three hours in the day, leaning more to three now. If I try feed him sooner (me misreading him) he cries and comes on and off, and we have milk everywhere.
Nursing when we are out and about doesn't go over too well. I find myself really trying to avoid it because he fusses so much.

We too are doing EC and Love it. We did EC with dd and it seems once you do it with one your hooked.

Ds has been sick a lot though A inflamed follice w/ swollen lymph node. Two colds. And now a goopy weepy eye I'm hoping it looks better in the morning. The eyelid was red as well.

Sooo cuddly. I love to wear him in my wrap. I do love the newborn stage.
post #12 of 31
We're also August 10, so my little one is 12 weeks today. She smiles and coos. She laughed for my mom and husband. I'm waiting for her to laugh for me.

We also ec. I'm not as good with her as I was with our son. He is 34 months. I feel so distracted by my son that I'm just not good at picking up her cues. However, she only poops once or twice a week so she's in training pants with wool covers. She usually is dry all night because I take her to pee when she wakes up to nurse.

I find the hardest part of having 2 is my 2 year old gets so emotional sometimes and he drains me.

We are adopting. We got the call from the obstetrician when she was 80 minutes old and I nursed her for the first time at 6 hours. It was a lot of work, but I am up to full supply. Today there were a few times when she was frustrated at my milk level, but I think that's normal growth spurt kicking in.

Our adoption should finalize in 13 days. I am so excited.

I read about other babies rolling over and such. Although she has great head control while we hold her in a sitting up position, she hardly lifts her head when on her tummy. What are other babies doing?
post #13 of 31
I want to join! My son was born August 7th, and he is getting so adorable. Still sleeps a whole lot, but has active periods where he coos and smiles and even sometimes laughs.

He's also grabbing onto anything his hands come in contact with. I sat him down on my bed and he put his hands above his head and grabbed a pen that was sitting there. I was shocked!

I, like a pp, feel honored to be part of his amazing development. Babies learn so fast. But don't you wish you could bottle up these days and keep them forever?!
post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by marlee View Post
And now a goopy weepy eye I'm hoping it looks better in the morning. The eyelid was red as well.
I do love the newborn stage.

Probably a clogged tear duct, try squirting breast milk in it at each feeding. My dd is just getting over one of these.
post #15 of 31
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I read about other babies rolling over and such. Although she has great head control while we hold her in a sitting up position, she hardly lifts her head when on her tummy. What are other babies doing?
My DS is definitely not rolling yet! (She'll be 10 weeks tomorrow) Same as you, hardly lifts her head up when on her tummy. She can lift it and turn it and has good control when I am holding her, but she doesn't have much interest in doing the pushup or holding her head up much when on her tummy.

Can someone tell me more about EC, or include a link with more info? We cloth diaper, but I wouldn't even really know where to start with for EC.
post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by mckennasmomma View Post
Can someone tell me more about EC, or include a link with more info? We cloth diaper, but I wouldn't even really know where to start with for EC.
diaperfreebaby.org has lots of info and they have info on a great yahoo forum.

a good dvd. Also, for a brief intro into what is and how to ec, read the big review of this dvd. I've copied a portion of it below
http://www.amazon.com/Potty-Whisperi...5727544&sr=8-1

a good book
http://www.amazon.com/Infant-Potty-T...d_bxgy_d_img_c

The EC process:
1. Make the cueing sound (typically "pssss") whenever your baby pees or poops. They quickly associate the sound with the action.

2. Watch your baby for any signs they need to go. Not all babies will give cues. Sometimes you have to go by intuition. In our case, we've gone by timing. We've been at this for over a year and only timing has been successful for us. (Although yesterday, 5 days shy of 14 months, he actually used the hand signal 4 times to indicate he had to pee or poop! Today hasn't been so good, though. Typical up and downs of toddler learning.)

3. If you think your baby has to go, take them to the potty place and make the cueing sound. The potty place could be a bowl, an infant potty, the toilet, or the backyard flowers. If they have to go, they will. If it's not time, you try again later.

4. Relax. Don't plan on 100% success. This is not about "potty training." This is about taking care of your infant's needs in a healthful, economical, environmentally friendly way while you are also teaching them about their bodies.

One of the chief criticisms of this technique is that the parents do all the work. Of course they do. These are babies. They are incapable of taking off clothing, undoing diapers, wiping themselves, etc. Parents do all the work in standard American potty training. But they do it for a lot longer than people who EC. My son isn't even 14 months and he signed to me that he needed to poop. He went in the toilet and I used 1 wipe to clean him up. Yes, I did all the work, but he's the one who initiated it. I'd say he will be totally independent years before most of his peers. Also, he's never had a diaper rash and I doubt if he'll ever get one.
post #17 of 31
YAY! I've been looking for an August '08 group!
My DS was also born August 10. He's great at tummy time -lifts his head way up and kicks his legs in the air like he's trying to push off and crawl. He loves to tell me stories, he "sings" when I sing to him, and he's got the cutest grin ever. No laughs yet (I am waiting patiently...), and he hasn't rolled over yet -but he can get about halfway there which makes Mummy NERVOUS. He's gotten very drooly, and likes to gnaw on my finger/his hands/his soother like there's no tomorrow. He's also started grabbing the toys on his play mat, which is very exciting, and the other day he held his wooden rattle for the first time (and put it in his mouth, of course!).
post #18 of 31
another august baby here! DS is so alert and interested in faces. I just started carrying him in the kangaroo hold in our sling and he LOVES it! He talks to everyone we meet which makes errands take an awful long time-- but it's so worth it. He loves trying to make animal sounds and listening to DH sing to him. It's just so much fun watching him grow and explore!
post #19 of 31
Hi,
I am so addicted to my LO.
I have to do other things - like workout as I've lost zero baby weight.
post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by marlee View Post
Ds nurses around every two - three hours in the day, leaning more to three now. If I try feed him sooner (me misreading him) he cries and comes on and off, and we have milk everywhere.
Nursing when we are out and about doesn't go over too well. I find myself really trying to avoid it because he fusses so much.
Same here. Evelynn gets mad if I give her the boob when she's not hungry. "How dare you try to feed me!!" She also screams (not cries, screams) when she's done eating as if to say, "I'm FINISHED!!!" I think it's like a newborn refluxy thing. Curiously enough, though, she doesn't fuss during her nighttime meals.

She still wakes up every 2-3 hours during the night. It used to be that she'd have one long stretch (4-5 hours) and then every 3 after that, but I was in the hospital for 4 days without contact with her. She was bottle fed during that period (expressed milk), and she'd go almost 6 hours at night then. When I got back, though, she started doing this every 2 hours nonsense and it's been going on for 2 weeks now. It doesn't bother me, though, she's such a good nurser at night.

Pediatrician says she's got the head strength of a 4 month old! She's a champion. She loves to stand, too, and pulls herself up from sitting if you hold her hands.

She likes to play with her toys. She has a rattle that she loves, and a pink elephant that plays music when you pull on it. The first time she pulled on the elephant and it made noise she was so excited! So cute. She also likes to play with me while I cook. I give her plastic utensils (spatula, measuring cups) and she goes to town.

She has conversations with us (and also with the TV ). She laughed once yesterday but I haven't heard it since. I think it was because I was laughing so hard, she started to laugh too and then we were both laughing at each other.

Does anyone else's baby DROOL like CRAZY!? (This is how the laughing started, I was holding her up in the air playing with her and drool just started dripping all over my face-- this was really funny to me for some reason).

I have to change her shirts like 3 times a day because they just get soaked with drool.
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