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Christopher had only one word until he was 15 months old. He learned how to say kitty at 9 months. Once he turned 15 months, it was like an explosion and all of the sudden he had a 14 word vocabulary. He is 18 months now and his favorite word to practice is "Hi!" He melts Daddy's hear by waving and saying "Hi!" when Daddy comes home from work.

He has also moved into a toddler bed so we can use the crib for our upcoming DS in 4 months. He loves his new bed. Last night he slept through the night. It will be interesting to see how naps go.

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This morning I was talking to MIL and she wanted to know what ds was saying so I told her one of his words was 'aubergine' He heard me and immediately started saying obersheen, obersheen so I had to give him some, wanting to honor his ability to name and all. He had several mouthfuls straight which I tried to mitigate with buckwheat pancake. Still the garlic smell...the stuff seems to be made with 3 parts garlic. Yesterday morning he happily ate up raw sauerkraut.

DecemberSun I got confused when you said you had to go to a doc appt for Crystal. I kept thinking it was for Julianna and I couldn't figure out the logistics of it all YK. I was But as you were describing your day the went on. Sounds like it went ok. You are one dedicated foster mom. The girls are blessed to have you
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generally i'm very happy about ruby is hardly talking yet. my family does too much talking as it is! the body language is extremely clear and to the point. words get muddled.
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He has also moved into a toddler bed so we can use the crib for our upcoming DS in 4 months. He loves his new bed. Last night he slept through the night. It will be interesting to see how naps go.
Wow! I can't imagine Owen in a bed! Jacob was ready for a bed at this age--Owen wouldn't get any sleep (and neither would I ).
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generally i'm very happy about ruby is hardly talking yet. my family does too much talking as it is! the body language is extremely clear and to the point. words get muddled.
How'd you get so wise, Casina?
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I moved Ava to a real bed at 12 months. I have always done it early as Madeline didn't really feel pain (sensory issues) so she would just dive out of her crib shake itoff and go about her business. It worked better to have her in a real bed. dh made it and it came out really tall and she was actually scared to get out so it worked out nice. Lily was never in a crib and Ava is super compliant with such things. So she just stays but I think it is because the expectation has been there since before she could get off herself.

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: I'm sorry, my kid can talk. We're freaks, though. Ask anyone.

If it makes you feel better, he's not understandable to strangers all of the time... I don't even think about the words he uses anymore, except when they backslide. For example, recently he seems to be sacrificing quality in favor of quantity. He's been acquiring all kinds of new skills and new words, so his pronunciations have kind of slipped. I'm not terribly worried about it right now, I figure I'll give it 4-6 months and if they don't come back then I'll start to worry.

I don't think Eli would sleep in his own bed for all the bananas and yogurt and trucks in the world. :LOL He likes to sleep buried in Mike's armpit. : I don't mind, and don't miss him being on top of me because I'm pregnant and getting comfortable is soooo difficult at night, but I do miss snuggling up with Mike because it doesn't happen very often. Is that horribly selfish of me?

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and don't miss him being on top of me because I'm pregnant and getting comfortable is soooo difficult at night
Oh mama, I remember those last couple of months. Impossible to get comfy. I had, as dh liked to call it, a small village of pillows wedged around and under me and still I was up hourly shifting, groaning and achy and usually ending up on the couch.
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I was actually thinking about buying a twin water bed for Zach in his room. We have a waterbed in our room, and he sleeps SO well in it, I was figuring maybe he'd sleep better in his own room if he was in a nice comfy bed. (The crib mattress is pretty firm...) I'm thinking maybe I can put him down in his waterbed, then if he wakes up to nurse I can lay down with him and get up when he's done, instead of bringing him to our bed... I know it's supposedly "bad" to put babies in waterbeds, but we've never had a problem with it since day one, and I honestly think he'd sleep better. I am SO ready for these babies to sleep through the night already!

Anyhoo, I'm just ramblimg, don't really have anything important to say...

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I am SO ready for these babies to sleep through the night already!
I'm with you, Leah. At this point anyway, right now in the a.m. after the fourth!! night of teething, restless, up every hour, hands on mama at all times kind of night. It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago I was posting about how ds was sleeping really well at night, taking the :binky and how I was feeling about him perhaps nightweaning. Ah the human condition...never quite sure what we want.
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Waterbeds terrify me! Of course, I don't find them comfortable for myself (though I do think they're cool :LOL) so I'm naturally not going to find the idea of putting Eli on one to be a comfortable one.

Last night, Eli and I went to bed around 9:30. He was tired, I was tired, and we went to bed. :LOL Mike tried to wake me up when he came to bed, and it was just not going to happen. :LOL

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Wow! I can't imagine Owen in a bed! Jacob was ready for a bed at this age--Owen wouldn't get any sleep (and neither would I ).
I couldn't imagine Christopher in a bed either until he kept trying to convince me to pull the crib mattress out for him. I think he just decided he was done with the crib which is fine with me. It frees it up for the next babe. My little guy is growing up!

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Our bedroom has our queen bed, and Elwyn's toddler bed. He falls asleep in our bed, then we move him to his, then he cuddles us at some point in the a.m.
Julian is the big bed all night. Sometimes I just want to get a bunch of mattresses and make the whole room one big bed. I am feeling too crammed in when we are all in the big bed together. Somehow dh seems to carve out his space all night. I'm the one squeezed!

Our kids are like that singing frog cartoon. (I think it was a frog) They talk and talk until someone else comes around. Then nothing! The person walks away and they start gabbing again. It's like 'no, really, he DOES speak!'

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My little man just walked up to me for no reason and gave me a kiss. What a lovey!

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I love it when my son does that as well. He also picks up his stuffed animals and kisses them as well.

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smaug-- my girls are like that too! They will stare someone down, but will not speak. I think they are trying to get an energy reading or something from people they don't know.

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dd has a case of diarrhea- poor thing. she had some yesterday and i din't think much of it. then she had horrible tummy pains in the middle of the night, plus a fever, and then had some yuchy diarrhea again this morning. at first i thought maybe it was bc i had some wheat and dairy (she has sensitivies to both) in the last few days, but i think she has/had a little virus.
her fever seems to be better, and she hasn't had any diarrhea in a few hours, so hopefully it was just a 24 hour bug.
she was in a good mood for the most part despite it all, and was very helpful in letting me change her diaper a lot and put another one on her right away. i usually have her run around naked a good part of the day, but NO WAY was i going to do that today. :LOL

anyone doing anything special for mother's day? i think we're going to go out to lunch tomorrow, which will be nice. thai food- yum yum!!!

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Poor baby; I hope she feels better soon Mona!

Tonight when Scarlett went to nurse before bedtime I asked her if mama still had milk. She said "no". I had a feeling for awhile it was gone, but I hadn't thought to ask her. I am not sure what the deal is. My milk dried up when I got pg (Revina was only 6 months) and I tried all the tricks to get it flowing. Then there is my sister who still has milk and her son hasn't nursed for a year and a half! Not fair!

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here's a fanfiction story a good friend of mine just wrote i hope someone will enjoy as much as i did.
http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_st.php/61699/

pregnancy always reduces the milk against my will. the third time it dried up in a week and i had to scramble to find foods my clay would eat. i found it daunting that my body would do that without my permission and took it as a sign again that tandem nursing was not natural. haha on me, especially with clay nursing 100percent somedays since ruby was born.

i had a funky week, which i will blame on the moon. the concept of me being possibly wise has kept me from really losing it. more later.
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Lilmiss's mama does this mean you may possibly be preg? Have you tried borage?

Mona hope your dd is feeling better today and continues to heal.

The last couple of nights have been more in the waking to nurse 7 times variety and then rolling over when done variety rather than the all night suction cup nursing hands on mama at all times variety.

Not quite sure what was going on, no new teeth that I can see. But ds woke at 5:30 this morning and seems cranky because of it.

Anyone else's dcs loving 'bouks'?
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I can't remember if I've posted here before or not. lol. No time to read the past posts. heh.

Anyway, my son is Anton and he was born 12/22/02. He was actually due 1/15-17/03! (doctors couldn't agree on due date.) lol

I have a bunch of nicknames for Anton but the ones I use most often are:
Bubby, bub, Roo, boo, babbins, cutie boy.

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Have you gals seen this? How cute!!!

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No I am definetly not pg! My xdp and I have been seperated for a year now and there hasn't been anyone since! I don't have any explanation for my lack of milk, just my body i guess?
If "bouk" means book, yes! we are definetly readers here. I think the girls would have me read stories all day if I could. Scarlett loves Miss Spider's ABCs (very vivid pictures) and all letters are now A or E! She is also very into Once Upon a Potty. (Yes, I did see the thread relating to that book, and how most people don't like it. We change some of the words and then I don't mind it.) Maybe potty learning soon?!

Brayg-- what an adorable picture!

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Someone shared that at another board I go to. I just had to share here! It's way cute!

Well, I have an appt. at the obgyn's on Monday morn for a blood pg. test. Since I've never ever had an OTC test work for me (and I have 2 children already) I just can't go by those. I did cave in and take one on Friday--it was negative. But...I took 3 w/Owen and they were all negative. I had a blood test done at 8 weeks that confirmed him. My last OTC test was taken the week before and said negative. Strange. Annoying. Oh well...now I'll have to wait till at least Tuesday for the labs to get back w/the results. Waiting is pure torture!
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you know what? I'm only 19 posts away from being a senior member now.
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE!!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

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Geesh, I just had to come back and repost this as I am totally spacing out.

So much for Mothers Day...I went to take my ds out to a bookstore and found that I have 2 almost flat tires. waah! I can't AFFORD new tires. grrr.
Happy Mothers Day, indeed.

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Hi Mamas

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom, SIL, and I are going to the casino this afternoon , and then coming back to a husband-cooked meal. Well, actually, my Dad is grilling steaks, and my brother and DH were supposed to be in charge of the side dishes- meaning Leah made a huge salad and wrapped potatoes for baking! :LOL

DS has been climbing everything lately. It's nice that he can get in and out of bed without killing himself, but now he's climing up onto the couch and twisting the mini-blinds, and climbing the chairs to get onto the table- it's great fun!

How is everyone's babes doing with feeding themselves? Zachary wants to do it all the time, which is a pain because we rarely feed them in their highchairs. I want to get two restaurant-style highchairs, so we can all sit at the table and eat together. Then maybe I can push them up to the bar on the counter and they can watch me cook dinner instead of pull at my pantlegs and crawl/walk in-between my feet, and generally cause trouble. Anyway, Zach picks food up off of his plate, then puts it on the fork, then takes it off the fork with his hands, and eats it! He's getting pretty good at spoon-feeding himself yogurt, with help of course, but anything slippery like applesauce slides right off because he's still not good at keeping the spoon at the right angle. He really wants to try it, and I pretty much just let him do it for fun and practice, because 80% of the food slips off the utensil. What are you mamas doing in this area? He shouldn't be feeding himself perfectly already, right? (I guess I am mainly asking this because my friend's daughter is a week younger than Julianna and she is awesome with a spoon, while Jul is like waaaaaay far away from that point, LOL.)

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Hi Mama's Happy Mother's Day !!
We need to give ourselves a great big pat on the back , we are doing an awesome job
Thanks for all your support mamas.

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