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#181 of 330 Old 01-17-2005, 09:50 PM
 
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Goodness, Katie!!! So glad you made it through that experience with your health; so strong! Can't imagine having pain meds wear off during surgery!

Welcome Spacedog! And Nani, of course we want to hear your story.

Not much going on here - we got iced in over the weekend so we spent it indoors being lazy - watched movies, ate bad junk food, etc. Kennedy is progressing nicely - she's doing amazing things (standing for long periods of time - assisted, of course, grasping things and pulling them to her, etc.) She is definitely teething and that's starting to affect breastfeeding - heading to the local LLL meeting tomorrow for some sage advice.

We're also starting a music class for infants tomorrow - really excited. We've always put music high up on our education for Kennedy (playing music in utero, the entire time at the hospital, playing musical instruments for her at home, etc.) It will be interesting to see what the 'experts' say about music for infants.

Poops - yeah, must confess I'm a poop watcher too. Kennedy does a great job of letting us know when it's time - she grunts like an old man with constipation - it's hilarious!

Thia - I've been reading your blog - I hope things start to work out for your family - stay strong - you're in my thoughts.
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Hi
Anyone have experience with this?

Sophia, 3 months, 2 days old, has a fever of 102 rectally.. She is otherwise acting fine.. alert.. happy. I suspect her ears.. as she has been super fussy anytime she lies flat.. this has been over the course of a few days.. and if I am right, I will feel awful that I didn't pick up on this sooner.
I gave a dose of tylenol and 1 hour later the fever is down to 99.8 rectally. I know that the guidelines are call the Dr right away in an infant under 3 months with a fever over 101... but she isnt' under 3 months anymore.. and not acting sick sick..

Am I nuts in waiting until morning to call, as long as her condition doesn't worsen tonight??



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I don't think you are nuts to wait. But if you have a Dr you could call, it might make you feel better to talk to someone and hear what they have to say. If it is an ear infection, the new guidelines are to wait a couple days before prescribing antibiotics anyway, since they are overprescribed for ear infections and they can clear on their own. Good luck tonight!!

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NO *way*! You think Kennedy is teething! I was wondering if Mik was! I asked the MW and she says nope. The drool kinda made me think she was. I'm wondering if she is though! My *nipple*.....

As a former music teacher, music is important in the development of a child. Not only for music's sake; but, it helps in other subjects....math and reading. Is it Music Together? or Kindermusik? The music teacher doesn't have her baby in a class....: I used to know all that info..of course there's the Mozart effect on intelligence that is pretty widespread knowledge now. There was a program I learned about in a workshop years ago...oh that was in utero, I think. for realizing the importance of music!

I forgot to post this...K, night!
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Letia - our class is through Music Together... and yes, babies can teeth this early; my nephew got his first teeth at 3 mo.

MomaDance - I knew there was something I forgot. I went to undergrad in Eugene and I loved it, but I don't know much about the surrounding areas that would have acreage. Eugene is progressive, Springfield tends to be the opposite. Now, if you change your mind and want to live in town, we can talk :-) Good luck in your search!
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poop watcher here also :LOL well, i guess it is one of the ways our babies have of communicating with us before they can talk, eh? Willow's were like green peanut butter for the longest time, now they're back to yellowish. her poopy face is so cute, she inevitably poops when i'm holding her and i'm trying not to laugh, she turns bright red every 10 seconds or so and wrinkles her forehead so much she looks like she owes taxes.

i'm calling her dr. today and pushing for a GI spec. referral. she's keeping down half or less than half of what she eats, which isn't much. and she's "silent refluxing" for hours a day (where the stomach acid comes up into the back of the throat and is swallowed before it's spit up). my dr. is pretty good but they can only do so much. but a GI spec. means invasive testing i joined a GERD support group online and read about what happens to the kids who aren't diagnosed/treated early, so getting that stuff done now is the lesser of two evils. poor baby, i wish mealtime wasn't such an ordeal for her! even mamamilk isn't a comfort, GERD babies reflux everything no matter how good it is for them.

what's worse then being a poop watcher? being a poop news reporter! i tell my DH what kind of poops Willow's had while he's at work. and ... he's interested! :LOL :LOL

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Oh Susan we LOVE Music Together. We've been going since Mickade was 1 year old, and I think we have been going the longest of anyone in our classes LOL. He LOVES it. His dad plays guitar so I think it's really important to keep him very exposed to music. The cd's you get in class are great, he loves all the songs, we listen to them in the car all the time. Now, I don't really know how much they will get out of it at this age. I mean listening to the music and stuff is great but I think they get a bit more out of it once they can interact more, say around 6 months. However, it is fun and a great way to meet other mamas and babies!! FWIW though, Lillian is going already too but I'm kinda getting by on not paying since I'm just "taking" her with us LOL. Next time though I'll have to pay for 2 kids in class, oy! She stays entertained watching and hearing everything going on around her.

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yes, babies can teeth this early; my nephew got his first teeth at 3 mo.

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they *do* get a lot of benefit of music as young as in utero! (yall are gon make me dig in my school stuff! :LOL)

I sing and make up song with Mik now. I thought about a class and I want her to swim! I was trippin in the bathtub with her. I want her in before she becomes fearful.

eta: Susan let us know what LLL said about the teeth!
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She is definitely teething
So, they can be really teething, not just preteething, at this age???? Let us know what was said at LLL. Of course, it would be hard to tell right now. Dd has been drooling a lot and is cranky of late, but it could be so many things. The change in schedules or a cold. Yup, I, after a year of great health, have a nasty head cold. In fact, I am home from work today. I forgot how miserable one can feel.
Did I mention that I think Dd's poop problem is related to peanuts? Around the holidays, when she was having those problems, I was eating pb&j, peanut m&ms and other peanut stuff. Then I stopped. She cleared. Well, Sat I had a pb&j and by Sunday morning her poop was back to green. Aha! Her poop is almost all yellow again. Maybe over the weekend, I will try again to confirm.
Speaking of poop...gotta diaper to change.
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Teething ... yeah, I actually felt around in Noah's mouth the other day. He's drooling up a storm, shoving his hand into his mouth constantly (and shoving your hand if it's within reach!), and has been pooping more prolifically than usual But, as far as I could feel or see, there's no bumps or red spots ... so who knows ...

Thia, Noah has a peanut sensitivity too ... whenever I eat anything w/ peanuts he has a fussy period, depending on the amount of peanut-y stuff that I eat. A peanut butter sandwich will throw him into a fit for a day We're doing NAET to eliminate his food sensitivities, but haven't gotten to the nuts yet. So, maybe in a few months I'll be able to reintroduce it.

Chantal, I hope Sophia is feeling better by now. I don't think you're crazy to follow your intuitition and wait to call. As long as she's nursing well and making plenty of pees and poops, I would be comfortable following her cues. ~~healing vibes~~ coming your way!
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After reading so much about poop, maybe I should watch Sophia's a bit more?? She poops about 4 times a day and it's dark green sometimes a bit lighter. Does green indicate that there's a problem with digestion?? Should it be more yellow? She doesn't eat anything but breastmilk and I've cut way down on milk products and I only eat nuts in cereal...any ideas?

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Hello
Well, we made it through the night.. and headed to the Dr today. A full blown ear infection in her right ear, the same ear as my ear infection (yes.. I have one too.. so wierd!) I asked about waiting to get meds.. but the Ped said that in a baby this young they don't do that..

So.. she is on meds and sleeping in the sling now..

poor thing

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Hey everybody! I've been a mdc member for a while but don't get to make many posts. I just wanted to say happy belated new year to all of my fellow October 2004 mommas! Little Alexis was born on Oct 30th and it's hard to believe that she's 2 1/2 months old already!!!
Well, you all have a great day & I'll try to hop on more often!
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Nani ... i've heard that green poop can mean not enough hindmilk. if it's stringy, like snot, that can mean allergy if the baby also has a red ring around their bumhole like a target. and now i'm cracking up because i can't believe i'm typing about poops and bumholes. :LOL try kellymom.com and search "green".

welcome BlueMoonTime!

Willow's reflux is getting worse, she's keeping in very little the ped. GI specialist clinic she needs to be seen at doesn't take her Medicaid (in CT there's 4 kinds, it's confusing). we've been on the phone all day trying to switch, they say it won't take effect until Feb. 1st though. so i'm seriously contemplating taking her to the ER at the Children's Hospital so they'll *have* to have her seen by a pediatric GI specialist. we could use some prayers/good thoughts/whatever.

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oh Meli, how`worrisome it sucks that our healyh system is so messed up that you can't receive the care that you want for your little one you and willow are in my thoughts!

welcome bluemoontime! (totally OT, but we we're planning our first trip to asheville this summer ... dh is convinced that i won't want to leave *lol*)

chantal, i hope sophia is feeling better *soon*!!
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Then on Friday, we leave to go visit Dh's family in the great white of Alaska for 2 weeks. We'll be back Feb. 2.

Alaska??!! I live in Alaska. Where are you going to visit? Perhaps we could meet up over tea or something!

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He's drooling up a storm!
I have actually read and heard that around 2 mos of age, the digestive system of babies changes so they being to produce more saliva and their poops become less and less. Down to one a day (on average) to one per week and this is TOTALLY normal.

But - the babes could be teething this early too...even before 3 months.

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Just have time for a very quick post right now.

Oakley is most definately teething, I can feel and see one starting to poke through and Dh confirmed it today, he can see it too now so it's not all in my head, :LOL ( I was telling Dh last week I could see something) Now as for how long it will take to officially become a tooth, I dunno. Man it's crazy though how much things can differ, Ember didn't get her first tooth until a day after her first b-day. That's like over 9 months difference, well it could be if his tooth comes in this week. Luckily he's not too unhappy, likes to chomp lots and get his gums rubbed and it seems like he is sleeping off the pain. He is waking up a bit more to nurse at night but he is still in bed for 12hrs so I can't complain.

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WELCOME BLUEMOONTIME!


Wow! All this talk about poops!! Its great Nora had quite a few blowouts yesterday.. I changed her cloths 3 times!! Its wierd though I like changing her diaper... anyone else enjoy changing diapers?? I think its just becuz its something new to do and she's so cute when she's naked or kinda naked.. I love her little legs!! And she's starting to laugh lots when you fart on her feet...

But yeah.. poop... I heard the same thing about green poops equals not enough hind milk...
I noticed the other day that everything has become plural... poops, lotions, tubby times... sleepy times... I don't know if this is just me... but its kinda funny ! LOL

I was also wondering if Nora was teething becuz of all the drool too she slobbers all over the place and is lovin her hand except she really gets it in there and gags herself sometimes... I think part of it is they are just excited about finding thier hands...
theres just so many neat things she's starting to do now!

I agree music is soo important and fun!! I have a piano and Nora and I sit at the piano and play old mcdonald and sing.. or listen to music and dance..
We have a Music Together kinda class and I"m so excited about taking her..

There are so many things I"m excited about with her.. swimming.. and camping and cooking and hiking....some sooner than later... its just neat to think of the family traditions we get to start, or the memories and things we can introduce our kids too.. but at the same time I just want her to stay like this so I can cuddle her forever! LOL I'm lovin being a mom

Well

Mellybean- I hope things work out with Willow, do whatever you think you need to ... your the momma! You know whats best for her..

Nani- In Germany I lived in Kircheimbolanden... or Kibo.. it was .. I think 45 min southwest of Frankfurt. We were kinda close! About Sophia's poops the only thing I knew of was not enough hindmilk, but an allergy could be it too.. nuts, milk stuff...
I don't know what I'd do if Nora had a hard time with Milk.. I don't drink alot but I"m from Wisconsin.. and I do LOVE dairy.. !

So I guess I"ll stop writing.. sorry I talk everyones ears off.. I totally understand if people just stop reading mine! LOL Maloney is asleep on the couch the one night he's home .. I'm pretty bored/lonely... hmmmm...

Have a lovely night everybody!!
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spent all my posting time today making a trading post thread. ended up with almost $300 worth of dipes and covers listed, woo hoo!

dh took emily out today adn sasha fell asleep for THREE HOURS...wow. usually we are out and about for his long afternoon nap. i think i'm gonna plan to stay home for it again very soon, lol. spent the whole time making up my dipe list thread, then FIL stopped by, so didnt' get too much "spoiling me" time, but it was still a nice break!

hugs to you all, especially Willow and Meli - hope she can be seen soon!

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Mellybean! I wanted to thank you for that great link to the site with all the songs.. HOW COOL!! Some of them are pretty funny

Bluehalo- Noah is adorable! He has great eyes!
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I'm up at 4am like its in the middle of the day... I slept earlier while nursing Mikayla til almost 10:30.

Our babies are on the fast track with these teeth...there's also a 3 mo growth spurt which I figured accounted for the pickup in nursing.

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Noah is so cute!! and i love the lighting in your pics!

Willow had a blessedly good night ... ate 2oz with her meds right before bedtime, slept 7 hours! she just ate 3oz and fell back asleep. i'm still calling the dr. again though, her spitups last night were mucousy, which is a bad sign. we also need to get her weighed, she hadn't gained in 2 weeks when she was weighed a week ago, and she actually feels a little lighter to me. if she's FTT then they'll see her immediately. i really wish she'd get over the 10lb. mark, i know babies in both our families were born very small but i'm pretty sure they caught up faster than this. i feed on cue, so i know she's getting enough. it's helping her keep it down that's the challenge.

my mom-in-law is visiting this Saturday. that woman doesn't drive more than a few miles to save her life, and she's driving 3 hours! you know it's love i was trying to get the house "mom-in-law clean" but i think she'll understand why things are chaos around here.

my husband is now officially "the lump in front of the computer." *sigh* he actually complained to me about the lack of sex!! i can't get excited about a man who i see from the back all day by the light of a glowing computer monitor.

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Chantal- I hope Sophia is feeling better now

Christine- OMG Noah is sooo cute!! Our babies are starting to look so grown up! (they need a bittersweet icon to insert here)

Meli- I hope that you get some new results soon...but just to ease your mind a little my Dd was a lightweight too and she was only 9lbs 2oz at 2 months with no feeding problems ( and she started at 7lbs 11oz)...of course I know that it's the fact that she is not keeping her food down that has you worried but I just wanted to assure you that some babies are just peanuts regardless and Willow will probably just fall into the petite catagory.

I taught a moms and babies singing program through my pregnancy and have just got back into doing it once a week again...it's really cute to see how much Oakley enjoys it, he just gets such a relaxed look and usually falls asleep. I am sure it has to do with him attending while in utero a few times a week...he really loves humming which is what it probably would have sounded like for him.
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Aw, Christine!!! Noah is so cute!!! How big is he?

Levi is over 15lbs and over 25" long...he looks like a 5 month old, I swear. I can't believe they're so huge. Lucy started sitting unassisted at before 5 months....does that mean Levi could be doing that in just 7 weeks??? Doesn't seem possible!

I cannot get the hang of nursing in the sling or pouch! Any tips? I am pretty big breasted, maybe that's the problem?

I'm going to ICAN tonight to tell my birth story. It's my first time having to face telling everyone I didn't have my VBAC, after they all spent over a year supporting me to have one and cheering me on. I just hope I don't come all unglued in front of everyone.
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oh katie, good luck at your meeting tonight ... i totally understand your apprehension.

nursing in carriers ... i can't do the pouch, i have much better luck w/ the sling (more adjustable), but then i can only nurse on the left side *lol* ... so i'm in the market for tips too

Noah was 16 lbs at his doctors appt a month ago. i don't remember his length ... we go again tomorrow, so i'll have more up to date numbers then. he seems enormous to me, but i wonder if that's just b/c i want him to stay little for a long time :LOL
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Katie, you can do it! After what you went through and how hard you tried you are a true hero!! I'm sure everybody there will be super supportive.

Christine, lovely photos. Everybody goes on about what a big guy Sasha is, but he has nothing on Noah. Sounds like alot of us have big boys. Sasha definitely doesn't look like a three month old. He is in 6 - 12 month clothes already, and my back is killing me! Our next appt for weighing is Feb 8, his four month birthday, so we'll report back then. His head circumference was measured when I had his head checked out and he was over 95th %ile...I started calling him Charlie Brown, lol!

I have not been able to nurse easily in any carrier, and certainly not hands-free. And I think it's harder with bigger breasts. With the sling I would just sit down, loosen it up and nurse him as usual rather than try to do it hands-free.

Figured out where I was going wrong with my wrap-style carrier and now we're doing front carry. Went to Science World today and had Sasha in that carry for a good two hours and he was very happy and even fell asleep in it! So we're out of "sling limbo" and I can get some stuff done around the house again!

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Hi all! We are back from our trip out east...had a great time and thorougly enjoyed the 60-75 degree weather last week in VA. The boys did way better than we hoped on the trip...must be natural travellers like their parents.

Mirthfulmom...sorry to hear about your grandpa...will be praying that you find peace during this time.

Meli..will be praying for Willow.

Piglet...glad to hear that Sasha is fine and that repositioning is all he needs.

Amie & Christine...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Spacedog...Welcome fellow Wisconsinite. I live in the SW part of the state..Where are you at? There are quite a few cd moms here in WI. In fact a group of us have a yahoo group that you are welcome to join and we are meeting up this Sunday. Let me know if you would be interested.

Thia...hope all gets better.

Ok..I think I am caught up..if I missed anyone-- sorry.

Bye for now!
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