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Jen - cute pics! I also love the kitty cat watching him 'read' his book - so adorable!!! And that Ergo looks really comfy

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Congrats on the sitting. Desi can only sit on her own if I sit her up and it will only be for a minute and she will fall foward or to the side.

Tomorrow we start music class with Desi. I'm so excited. The college has a good program for infants and toddlers.
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Thanks for all the support, I knew I would get it here! It is nice to know people are thinking of you....I still am not really "dealing" with it...maybe once I actually start bleeding it will be more reality. Does anyone know how long htat could take? With my last MC, it was only about two days after my hormones starting dropping...

I like the thought that the baby realized it wasn't time yet. I really wasn't ready,a nd I want to be thrilled the next time I am pregnant, not reluctant. Its time will come!


Our baby in the mirror is apparently very funny looking. Jackson laughs at him all the time! He has started trying to hit him too!

Wow on sitting babies!! Jackson finally rolled over all on his own today, with no encouragment!!

He went to the dr for this awful cold we can't get rid of...he weighs 18 pounds 11 ounces!!!! : I can't imagine how big he will be, this is huge for us!

Jen, when do you get the test results?

When Jack laughs in his sleep, we say he is dreaming of big breasted woman...so maybe the opposite is true!! When they have nightmares, it is about food shortages!

Hope you all are doing well...baby is up!!

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Well my little girl has figured out how to follow her big sister around or get to what she wants. She isnt crawling yet but rolling across the floor in all different directions. This has just started today so I can imagine what the next week is going to be like. MY house is not ready for a mobile baby yet. Guess its time to dig out all of that babyproofing stuff I have stored away. And the blanket on the floor thing isnt working either. Ugh. I hate the thought of how dirty my floors are. Guess its time to be more vigilant on DH and the muddy boots too. LOL
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Wow Mandy, that is really young to be mobile, I am impressed!! Now comes the hard part!!!

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Caroline - It feels so weird to have those juxtaposing emotions. Lucy wasn't planned and I struggled with contrasting emotions the whole time I was pregnant and truthfully until about a month or two ago. We all talked about this a LONG (year!) time ago, but I really think that little baby spirits circle us until it is their turn. When something happens to "their" pregnancy, they get firsts in line the next time. Wasn't that from "The Baby Catcher" or something? I'll keep you in my prayers, and little Jackson, too. Hope he feels better soon - damn antibiotics!!!!!

Jen - Lu has that same taggie book and she loves it also. T looks so cute in the Ergo! I've got pics to post tonight of Lu in the wrap back carry style. I can wear her for HOURS in it - so I'm actually able to get stuff done lately. Have fun tomorrow (?) night.

Lucy is so grabby!! I can't keep anything away from her. She is desperate to get to eat something off of my plate. I tried a little sweet potato (knowing that she isn't really "ready") and she really isn't ready - tongue thrusted it right out. But she sure keeps trying.

Jack had to get his MMR yesterday. I was trying to put it off until he was three, but his records were audited at preschool, so we had to do it. He is getting such a sense a humor. Our nurse practioner asked him what his favorite thing to eat was and he said, "Bugs.... and snakes!! Ha, ha, ha!!!" I thought that was pretty clever of him to come up with on his own!

Does anyone by random chance have a sailor suit (with shortalls and coat) in size 3t or 4t? I want Jack to have one for his aunt's wedding and just thought I'd check. Did I mention that I have to be in said wedding and that I had to buy a SEA FOAM green dress for $170??? I can't remember the last time I got to spend $170 on something for me and now I had to buy this ugly dress.
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Thanks for all the support, I knew I would get it here! It is nice to know people are thinking of you....I still am not really "dealing" with it...maybe once I actually start bleeding it will be more reality. Does anyone know how long htat could take? With my last MC, it was only about two days after my hormones starting dropping...
With my first miscarriage, I never knew until I started bleeding, but with my second, we saw the empty sac on ultrasound and then I waited almost three weeks, before I finally caved and decided to do a D&C. I just couldn't wait any longer. Really sorry I did, too, because it was scarring from that that caused all the trouble I had birthing Julia.

I never even knew I was pregnant the first time until it was over, so it never seemed real to me and still doesn't. I have a hard time feeling ANYTHING about it. But that second time, I'd already named the baby, and it was horrible. I really wanted to believe that that same baby was going to try coming through again, that maybe he just knew it wasn't the right time, and was going to try again. I was so sure it was a boy.

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llyra - filtered jojoba oil.

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sweet almond oil is really good, too. If you like their scent, Burt's Bees baby oil is nice, or you can just get the oil plain. Also, are you using soap when you bath her? Most of the time I just let Lulu soak in the water, and figure that gets her clean enough. Except for her oily little head, I do wash that off.
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Kate is still sick with a cold. She's had to sleep in her swing (not moving) for the last 2 nights because she can't breathe. It's so sad!

On a lighter note, here are a few recent pics of Kate.

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Have a great weekend!
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Stacey~ I can't see her pictures. It took me to a sign in page.
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He isn't a big laugher either. My sister's dd is the same age and she is in hysterics all the time. I don't think Jax has EVER laughed like that. He just smiles really big and kind of goos...
Tristan doesn't even smile big, he just smiles once, whereas Oscar (we've been out a lot with Steph and Oz this week) giggles and coos at random people in the park. Tristan rarely laughs except when he's tickled on the changing table. That makes it all the more precious when he actually does.

Well, Prince Charming was up at 6 this morning with some need that we couldn't figure out. He woke up pretty happy, and I asked Jo to rock him to see if he wouldn't fall back asleep. He started getting more and more complainy. We changed his diaper. I nursed him. he ate a little. We gave him teething tablets. Nope, he just needed to wear himself back out before he could fall asleep at 8:05... which is when he usually wakes up. I'm going to look great at our fundraiser tonight, the dark circles under my eyes will match my black dress!

At least I get a bit of alone time now, Jo is asleep in the bedroom with him.

It's going to be 51 today! And hopefully the other 1/2 of my stroller will arrive (I won it on eBay and the seller shipped it in 2 boxes - one arrived yesterday).


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Stacey~ Katie is so cute! Is that Hannah with her?

Bellasmum~ Desi isn't too fond of strangers either nor family members. My family blames that on the breastfeeding :roll: She will sometimes smile and then hid her face into me all bashful.

Jen~ Well if Tristan is Prince Charming than Desi mush be his princess because she woke up early too: 5:30. She was just all smiley. After 2 diaperchanges she let me nurse her to sleep. Silly babies. Don't they know we need our sleep today? We're helping SIL move today and before that Desi begins her music class. In fact I should be getting ready right now.
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Bhavani is starting to show some stranger anxiety too. She hadn't seen my dad for awhile, and when he picked her up last weekend her mouth went straight down into an upside-down "U" and she started wailing. I need to get a picture of her with that little mouth--it's sad, but so very cute!


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Aubrey Organics products are kinda pricey, but contain no icky ingredients at all--no alcohol, parabens, laurel sulfates, etc. I really like their baby shampoo, and it lasts forever, as you only need a few drops--or at least it does unless Leela dumps a nearly full bottle into the bathtub! I don't use soap on Bhavani's body, just her head and sometimes in her neck folds.AUbrey has some really nice lotions too, but pure oils would probably work great for Julia's dry skin.

Mandy--that's exactly what Leela did around 4.5 months. She rolled herself all around the room, and also commando-crawled, and got around really well. I'd put her down in one spot and moments later she'd have travelled quite far. Bhavani is definitely taking her time with the mobility thing, which is just fine with me!

Sarah--Jack is hilarious! What a great sense of humor he has.

Stacey--Have you tried taking Kate into the bathroom, closing the door, and running the shower on hot for awhile to steam up the room? It really can help loosen up the snot, is you hang out in there for maybe 10-15 minutes. Poor Kate--I hope she recovers soon!

Jen, enjoy your fundraiser, and Cynthia, have fun at Desi's music class!

We have a birthday party to go to this afternoon--looking forward to seeing friends we haven't seen for ages.

Have a wonderful Saturday, mamas and families!

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heather, yes, we do the steam thing anf it helps a lot! but i am sooo ready for this to be over....


how long do these colds last???? it's been a week of misery!
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I've been lurking for a while, but thought I would join the group. I was reading how all your babes are rolling and wondered why mine wasn't. Dh suggested actually putting him on the floor and giving him the oportunity to roll, sure enough, four times in less than 24hr. I think I'm suffering from the holding too much syndrome. I don't even want to put him down long enough to let him stretch or play. On the other hand, if I'm holding the baby, dh has to do the house work and I think I might be taking advantage of the situation.
Are any of your little ones drooling? Ds#1 did constantly, but this one seems drool free. I can't remember if they only start when teething?

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Welcome bendmom! I read your BFing story on the other post here. Its so wonderful! I'm glad that you stood up for yourself. Desi is still smaller than babies her age. But I think its because she takes after me.

Desi liked her class today. She didn't cry or want to nurse. She usually wants to nurse when she is in an unfamiular place. She even sat on the floor by herself.
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Hi Bendmom!!!

My ds hasn't rolled over either yet. I think he probably needs more floor time.
And yes, he's been drooling ALOT!!! It seemed to coincide with his teething.

DS was baptized this evening. Everything went smoothly. He didn't fuss or anything up on stage. I think he was too interested in all the lights.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

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Welcome bendmom! I have tons of family that live there. Beautiful place! My little guy has two teeth already and is drooling up a storm. We change bibs quite frequently throughout the day! My little guy has just started rolling over. He hates tummy time. He rolls from tummy to back to get off his tummy. I doubt he will be rolling from back to tummy any time soon.

DS isn't scared of strangers yet, but he's not much of a smiler either. Very serious. At least when we're out in public. When we're at home with the fam, he's all smiles. Weird.

I have noticed that he has started to hit himself in the head when he's eating. Is this normal? DH is starting to worry.

DS also still has a bit of cradle cap. Anyone else's baby still have that? It seems like the best way to get rid of it is to pick it off. I can't help myself!
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Desi isn't too fond of strangers either nor family members. My family blames that on the breastfeeding :roll: She will sometimes smile and then hid her face into me all bashful.

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It's funny how people will come up with the craziest reasons to explain things. My parents for the longest time blamed ds's fussiness on the cloth diapers. "Well, maybe he wouldn't be so fussy if you would just put him in disposables! Oh, he's grumpy because he can't move with all of that diaper on him!" I could go on and on with the quotes. So then one afternoon when my dad was there I put him in disposables and guess what? He was even more fussy and his skin became very red and irritated. So then the fussiness was blamed on the ubiquitous "reflux". "I think he has reflux. Did you hear him sneeze? That's a symptom of reflux! Isn't your doctor looking into this? Who is your doctor? I just have a feeling that it's reflux." Well, no, he doesn't have reflux any more than any other baby. Sigh.... Now they just throw up their arms and say "well, there MUST be something wrong with him. I would go to the doctor and refuse to leave until they can figure it out. That's what so and so did. They stood their ground until they got some answers!"
I think that family means well, but they're often off the mark by quite a bit. Dh and I think the things they say are pretty funny actually. We will have to write them down so ds has a record of all the explanations for his behavior!
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DS also still has a bit of cradle cap. Anyone else's baby still have that? It seems like the best way to get rid of it is to pick it off. I can't help myself!
Yeah, we just finally got rid of Tristan's. I found scratching it off with my fingernails combined with using Burt's Bees "Feelin' Flaky?" shampoo worked just fine.

Our evening was - well, it was. After Tristan's waking up really early and not taking much in the way of naps (luckily I got one!), he fell asleep strapped into the car seat before we even left the house, and he woke up when we got to the fundraiser. Too much light, WAY too many people talking, he pretty much whimpered the whole time and when it came time to eat he started to cry. Jo and I took turns walking him out in the hallway so that we could eat but when he started crying tears I drew the line and insisted that we go home. Of course it was right before dessert!!! :LOL

Unfortunately I found that the great dress I bought on eBay was just too tight to not be obscene, so I had to make an 11th hour wardrobe substitution, but i was comfy and that's what counts.

Now I really should start moving toward bed, knowing the hours he's been keeping lately.

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Hi Bendmom.

Lynchmon, I've been using California Baby's shampoo, and then gently rubbing the scales off Dylan's head when he comes out of the bath with a washcloth. Then while his skin is still moist, I apply the teensiest bit of almond oil to his scalp to moisturize. It's made a big difference.

And speaking of tummy time, Dylan hated tummy time so much that I didn't do it. : So he actually rolled from back to tummy first. He would end up on his tummy then fuss because he didn't WANT to be on his stomach. Then about a week later he learned to roll back. He enjoys tummy time now. I think it's because he knows he can end it anytime he wants.

Anyway, Bendmom, your story about rolling sort of makes me wonder how necessary is some of the stuff we as parents do to make sure that our kids are meeting those milestones. They seem to have their own wisdom about when they ready for their next achievement.

Dmick, your family's search for explanations is a hoot. I can totally relate. My father wants me to lay Dylan on his side, "so his cheeks won't be so full." And my mother thinks I should let him cry occasionally, "so he won't have a scratchy voice when he gets older." : Um... yeah... okay...

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Yllek, that is so funny! Why would we worry about that stuff? Personally, I like my baby with fat cheeks!

This is kinda gross, but ds spits up alot. Way more that ds #1. At night he spits up while we sleep and I inevitably roll into it. If I don't notice it, I will roll him back over on that spot so he can eat on the other side, and he's not okay with laying his head in spit up. I try to have a tshirt handy to lay down if it gets wet.

I can't be the only mom sleeping in spit up, I just can't.

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I can't be the only mom sleeping in spit up, I just can't.
No, there's at least one mama out here who is sleeping in puddles as well! Julia's a big puker. I usually have a few nice big toddler prefolds handy to cover the mess up. This morning when I woke up I had three in different spots in the bed. It's getting better, though... Everyone keeps telling me that it'll start to get better around 6 months, so that's what I'm pinning my hopes on.

I haven't tried anything else for the dryness yet, although the Lansinoh seems to help; I refuse to go outside right now 'cause the whole world is 8 inches deep in MUD and it's nasty. I think I liked the snow better. Thank you for the suggestions, though, and as soon as I can get out my front door without sinking in freakin' quicksand, I'm gonna go get something.

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Count me in on the spit up issue too! On the bed, down my neck, on the rug, etc...Though I have noticed - the longer he goes without pooping, the worse the spit up gets. :LOL We got through lots of wardrobe changes/bibs throughout the day as well.
He also started doing that bashful/shoves his head into my shoulder thing. It's so cute.
He's beginning to try to roll over. He gets his whole body twisted, but gets stuck on his shoulder. So, I give him a little nudge and 'whoosh' he's on his tummy.

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Well, Kate had a better night and is happy today. Seems like her runny nose is drying up. A week later, I think she's on the mend.

Question about solids: Today I read in American Baby magazine that by 5 months, a baby has pretty much depleted its iron and should either be given iron-fortified formula or bfing babies should be supplemented with iron fortified cereal...

We were planning on waiting until at least 6 months to think about solids and my pedi. said that was fine. This is the only place I've heard this, and I don't really view this magazine as a credible source in general, but what are your thoughts, Mamas? TIA!
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No, they are not a credible source. I liked the info on Dr. Sears website, also the LLL website has great info as well. Also, the breastfeeding section on these forums has great info from moms on what they started their kids on and at what age. I made the mistake of starting ds #1 on cereal like a "good mom" at 4 months, followed with the appropriate foods for the age. He hated the cereal and puked it everywhere. He did okay with banana, but ds #2 is not getting solids until he can grab it from me and put it in his mouth, or until he is around 9mo. whichever comes first.

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I was just researching the topic of solids b/c our ped said we could start solids. I said I was going to wait and he went on to give some bs about iron and some other baloney. So, I decided to educate myself on the topic so I could feel better about my decision.

http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...lids-when.html

http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...ay-solids.html

http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron.html

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