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Old 06-23-2003, 01:41 PM
 
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No AF yet. Whoo-hoo. With Lilyka it held off for 14 months and then I got pregnant at 19 months. Really quite perfect. I have been having a mucusy discharge. Hope it fertile stuff. my only hope is a surprise pregnancy.

I turns out Dh has been teaching Ava to pull herself up on stuff (Hey, should we show mommy how you pull yourself up?"). Lovely. We just don't want to encourage that. As for crawling reading - poerhaps there might be some connection. It would seem like totally active kids would have a harder time sitting down and reading. also if your kid is just that kind of kid and your constantly having to keep them safe your less likely to find your self sitting around sounding out words to them. Remember *delayed* coiuld be only a few month off the norm. big whoop.

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Xmas Eve, Well, I was surprised that AF didn't return for me until three months. Especially since I was down to BF only the middle of the night feedings at that point, and then a month later, none. So, my AF has been back for three months. Is it normal to have a much heavier period after having kids? I have become very familiar with the Super Plus products, and I gotta tell you, it's not like I have all this time on my hands to be doing this right now

I was doing great to get into the bathroom twice a day at home, so this whole super heavy thing is not cool.

My name for a girl is Joanne Sedona. My favorite aunt was Joanne, my mom's middle sis. And Sedona because it is a woman's name, the place has such great energy, and it is so beautiful there. You will all have to send me your girl energy, my husband is sure he will only give me boys (which is fine. whatever, as long as they are healthy right?) but Grandma wants a granddaughter!!

Kerc: The whole reading crawling thing really says that if you walk before you crawl you may also have a hard time learning to read. It's a study, that's all. We all know how reliable they are, and how much like real life they are conducted. (My mother is a reading specialist educator lady).

I am a little worried about my little guy, breathing much better, happy and growing, but not much in the crawling/rolling over arena. Are little boys so much slower than little girls? My best friend's daughter was doing so much more by now! (thirty weeks by the way) Help!
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No period for me, either...Hurray! I'm enjoying life without it for now, especially since I'm in no hurry for another baby. We definitely want more, but I think my body needs some more time to replenish itself before another pregnancy. I'm hoping to try again when Ava's around 2 yrs old, but I don't know if I'll be able to wait that long. Dh would apparently be happy to wait forever. He'd like 1 more baby, but seems to think we can do that when we're retired. I think a surprise pg would be easier on him than a planned one...Hmmmm. If it's a boy, he'll be Elijah. For another girl, dh likes Elsa and I like Margalit.

Kerc, it sounds like maybe you ovulated?

Ava is scooting around on her tummy, and can hold her body off the ground on her hands & knees for a few seconds longer each day. I think I'd better get serious about babyproofing the house!
She loves the cat so much, I think that's what's going to motivate her to move across the room. Last week, she figured out how to bounce along the carpet while sitting up & rocking forward, much to her delight and the cat's horror
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Hello! My name is Rachel and I have 2 boys--one is 7 years old and the other is 6 months. The baby was born on 12/13/02, so I think I fit the criteria here. Hope to learn some things and also be able to help out too.
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HI!

Where are you in MN. Are you anywhere near SD? i wish there were mnore mommies with a clue around these parts.

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Sorry--I'm in a suburb of the Twin Cities. But it's awesome that you think I have a clue!

I'm just a cd addict--that's what brought me to MDC, but I'm finding all kinds of neat things! Haven't had a decent conversation with the dh for a few days because I'm sittin' my butt at the puter every night when the kiddos go to bed! Oh well...it's RESEARCH, right?
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I love hearing how all the babes are doing!

We are still toothlessly immobile - thank goodness! Livvie likes to try to pull herself up, and when she's on her tummy I see her try to lift that heavy CD butt up off the floor! IA, rebx, she loves our kitty! Not sure who will win out: dd1 or the kitty. No real rolling over here - dd1 didn't much either. Crawled at 9 months, but dd2 will probably crawl sooner.

Still no AF - got it back with dd1 at 7 months, so I hopefully have a few more weeks to go. But dd2 is not eating any solids, so maybe I'll have a little longer respite?

Is there usually a growth spurt around 6 months? Livvie went nuts nursing at night about a week ago, but she's still teething, so I wasn't sure what it was.

Still dreaming of a third...
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okay, isabel is like the fastest crawler in the world now. and she sits up in her high chair and eats her food herself just like her sisters. she is growing so fast. at 7 mos, she is (except for not walking) right around where my other girls were at 12 mos. this is insane

now b/c i have been "ripped off" as far as having her stay a baby. i definitely need #4 so fear not lilyka - our parallel lives shall lead us to that elusive 4th dd that our dh's "claim" not to want.


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There needs to be a high five smilie. I just can't believe how much I want another baby. i have never had the baby lust so quickly after having a child. I was even pretty ambivilant about Ava (untill I started spotting and then I was very very sure I absolutely wanted her.).

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OMG - please STOP lilyka. this is getting too weird for real. i was the same way (ambivalent at first) w/isabel and i had never spotted b4 w/my other girls when i saw that spotting i was throwing out the hail marys and our fathers like there was no tomorrow. i just kept thinking/saying/praying - please believe me i DO want this baby. i wasn't expecting it, but i DON'T want this (thinking mc)

i couldn't function for the 2 days i had to wait to see the dr.

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i feel the same. maybe it is something abt having three that a fourth seems like no big deal. still, i want a bigger spacing!

ruby doesn't bother to sit, she just crawls up the walls and stands.
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ruby doesn't bother to sit, she just crawls up the walls and stands.

you guys all have psycho babies (I had one like that. her name is Lilyka. Fun aren't they )

MCImom - i can't believe they made you wait so long. I had two, count them, 1, 2, drops of blood and they got me in for an ultrasound in 5 minutes. even met me at the door so i didn't have to explain why I was there and my MW (who only works three days a week) called me from home to walk me through it. Paranoid freak? absoluteluy. Did they mention it evenonce? nope. So much care. so much attention. it is bad that one of the reassons i want another baby is that I loved my prenatal visists and enjoyed hanging out with those people. Even the secretary was fun. mmmm, need a life.

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Oh, and Ava fell out of the freaking bed this morning. We gonna have to get a crib. even if all we ever use it for is to wedge it against the bad. Oyur mattresses are too high for a rail and even if we put them directly on the floor it would still be a long way down. We have to do somehting though.

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i put isabel down for her a.m. nap on our bed today. went out in the living room w/the older kids knowing i'd hear her loud and clear and get in there b4 she could fall (b/c she always makes noise/cries b4 she moves)

well, i dozed off on the couch in the living room and woke up w/a start realizing i heard her, but faintly - so i rush into the bedroom and i kid you not, she is hanging off the side of the bed holding onto our comforter for dear life which is keeping her from falling to the floor. i mean i know i need to be more responsible and that this is serious, but.... :LOL it was so funny to see her there like a rock climber or something.

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Lily is doing well. She moved up to a convertible seat around 5 1/2 months because she got too long for her infant carrier. She does this great caterpillar crawl and has finally gotten the hang of sitting without propping up on her arm.

She started pulling up last week!

I gave her baby food on the day she turned 6 months... and she had 3/4 of a jar! She sometimes asks for baby food at two meals, and other times doesn't seem interested at lunch or supper. Im making more now, and when I buy am getting the organic harvest whatever stuff at the store. Definitely convenient when Im out to eat and there is nothing appropraite to order for the baby or that would be appropriate to mash up for the baby!

Lily loves people. She has this great trilling treefrog noise that she does whenever she is happy, and it is the cutest thing. She is very friendly, she lets anybody hold her.

We had Vacation Bible School this week, and I taught 5 yr olds. Only 2 out of the 5 days did they ever need to page me, and even then I was out for 10 minutes just to feed her. She just does fabulously with other people. Rob and I even went out on a date a few weeks ago! We went to see the new matrix movie while our friend Abby (has 6 younger siblings) stayed with the girls. I came home and nursed her and put Grace to bed, and then we went out for supper!

Lily figured out the sippy cup in 3 tries! First try she chewed on the spout. Second time she understood it a little bit without the pluger part in, and last night she was able to drink with the plunger part in!

Last night she ate an entire jar of carrots, FAST, and drank a bunch of water, and proceeded to pass out for about 6 hrs.

So she really loves the food thing. Likes to nurse, but Grace was so different that way. Grace loved to nurse too much to care about food.

Lily can wave too, we think that's pretty nifty
Grace has been praying daily for a baby brotday her, and asking to see my tummy often. We would actually be thrilled with another baby right now. No AF in sight, and I hope I catch the eggy before she shows up so I miss that in between time intirely!

Baby boy names for next are Dylan Thomas and Archie Alexander. Girl names are Magdelene Audrey and Bronwyn Machaira.
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erin is almost 8 months.....she has really been reaching for food a lot lately. so i think we are moving up to 3 meals of solid food a day...or 2 meals and some snacks. anyone else do three meals?

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I still haven't started solids.

D.W.'s Mom, I think your little guy just sounds content. Dd isn't so much a get-up-and-go personality as a get-out-of-my-way type. I think that is what has driven her to move. Pulling up and standing with support like a pro at 6 months, but no crawling. She's anti-crawling. Put her on hands and knees and she just sc-REAMS. So count your blessings! I'm starting to worry about brain damage. She insists on sitting, but our floor is uneven and she tumbles every time. Thud. Thud. Thud. She won't let me prop her up, she insists on sitting on HER OWN. What am I gonna do?!

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Hi everyone, I just started posting on MDC recently. My daughter was born on Yule, 12/21/02. She is wonderful and her big brother loves her so much. It's been a real adjustment with two... tandem nursing, twice the diapers, less room in the bed, we're settling in though. DD is trying hard to roll over and loves to stand. She's a talker and a drooler too, unlike her big bro. Oh I love this age.
Just back from out of town and haven't read through the whole thread, but I found it interesting that ANOTHER HEATHER had a baby on 12/21/02 - like me!!

Okay, need to read through the WHOLE thread now!
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I wouldn't worry about brain damage. Thier heads are tough. Yuo sound like you have one determined little baby though.

Ava has relized that she is eating something different from us and has set to do something about it. sandwhichs are not safe :LOL She grabs a handful of whatever and shoves it in her mouth. she hasn't figured out chew though so she just gets this guilty "OK what do I do now. I don't know where to go from here, but if I ask for help she'll take it away" look on her face. silly baby. We are still at one meal a day. we tried to move up to two but she just wasn't intrested in eating in the morning. Her sisters distract her trerribly every time we sit down to eat. they swarm us. same when she is sleeping. it has totally wreckee her ability to slef sooth b ack to sleep. I am so mad at them. They just don't respect her need for sleep. if she so much asmakes a peep they are right there. In her crib even. trowing in toys TALKING FREAKING BABY TALK TO HER!! My pet peeve. also we have this little song I sing to her and LIly does it in this obnoxious baby voice and over and over and over and over (Lily has to talk and even before she could talk she would just chant the same sound over and over for hours. that is what she does with this awful song) Anyway, why is it such a mystery that iof they would just ;leave me and ava alone so I could get her down for a decent nap I would have time to freaking focus on them. as it is my entire day is spent trying to get ava to sleep.


I'm OK, I'm OK I'm OOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKK.

Oh well, I am off to take a shower and begin rereading the no cry sleep solution.

By the way, we decided against a crib. We are going with a trundle bed. she can either sleep on it or fall on it either way a better solution than the floor.

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Okay, this thread has been going on a LONG time . . . so I just went back a few pages.

Anyway, I'm glad you guys are talking solids. Kenny is toothless still as well . . . doing the whole "up on all fours, but not quite crawling" thing, but he can scoot anywhere. He never stops.

He has been reaching for foods for a month and watching food go from our plates to our mouths, so this week I started pumping to mix with cereal with a tad of unsweetened apple juice. He really liked it, but I just hate that fish flake cereal stuff. I made all of Meredith's baby food and think I'll have to go back to that with Kenny.

He handles the solids so well - doesn't push it out with the thrusting motion like his sisters did.

We are still bf'ing for primary nutrition, but my nipples are sore - I think he's gumming them a bit and I'm afraid I'm going to get a 'bite' any day now. OUCH!

Edited to say that Kenny is 19.5 lbs. and is round. He won't fit in his child car seat anymore, so we had to move him up to the older car seat. He looks 'small' in it, but we can still get a snug fit with the straps.

Makes me sad that he's growing up so fast.
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I am so guilty of lurking here.


I am not feeding solids yet, I was just reading a study today that said there is a significant lower number of infants with anemia if they are not given solids before 7 months... We also want to videotape the "first solids" and just haven't found the time.

Kiera is 17 1/2 lbs and is happy. She isn't crawling yet, and still is toothless.
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Oh, and Ava fell out of the freaking bed this morning. We gonna have to get a crib. even if all we ever use it for is to wedge it against the bad. Oyur mattresses are too high for a rail and even if we put them directly on the floor it would still be a long way down. We have to do somehting though.
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Heather! boy, you think this is long! this is our SECOND thread in Life w/a Babe - following the one or two we had in the Pregnancy forum!

as for food, we do whatever 'round these parts. you mean some of you actually have time to sit down and plan for 2-3 meals a day? oh, to be so lucky (or organized : ) it's catch as catch can around here.

mostly she wakes up b/t 7-8am and plays around for an hour, then i fix the older girls breakfast and have taken to putting her in the highchair w/cheerios while i do this. then if i have enough time and she seems interested after i've unloaded or loaded the dishwasher, i may mix her up a smashed banana, some baby cereal and OJ or applesauce.

if she's not still asleep (usually naps around 11ish), when i feed the girls lunch at noon, i'll mix up some cooked carrots and cereal or sweet potatoes and cereal and feed her. usually she's asleep though so she misses that boat! LOL!

dinner is around 4:30-5 in our house which i've been getting us all sitting down for lately and i try to get her some finger food in the high chair for that and some babyfood to feed her if i'm lucky! (i.e. not lazy)

she's down to bfing 3-4x/day but she's still bfing 2-3x/night and she's really enjoying the sippy cup. she also loves to be fed like a bird (i chew it up and finger feed it to her). lots of people think this is gross, but it's no grosser than me having to wipe their poopy butts in my opinion and all 3 of my girls have loved it.

as for sleeping, i'm trying to get her to nap in the crib, but she so enjoys me laying w/her at night and for naps that it's so much easier to put her down in a bed. and i can't do a sidecar b/c she sleeps in dd1's twinbed at night and on our bed for naps. hmmm. gotta think up a system that will work!

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totally off topic but i though you guys would enjoy this.

Madeline lost another tooth today (and I am here waiting for her to go to sleep so I won't fporget top leave money under her pillow :LOL ) So anyway, we got to church on time and I was going to run change Ava's diaper and left madeline in our seats. A few second later dh is at the door with madeline and her mouth is gushing blood and dh says she lost a tooth. well obviously it didn't just magically fall out. All the people in church saw parts of it and at the after church picnic I was collecting evedence as to what happened. noone actuallywithnessed the deed but here is what I gathered. It had somehting to do with the chair in front of her. She says she was just sitting quietly with her hands in her lap (oh right) when all of a sudden she just fell forward and hit the chair. (the tooth was already loose but no where near ready to fall out) My guess is that she was sucking on the chair in front of her (oral stimulation sensory issues - long story) and slipped and hit her toth. anyway, being the drama queen that she is she screamed and cried as though she were dying. one of my friends (who is particularly sweet and sensitive to madeline ) calmed her down and found us. now her other one is loose too. at the picnic we lost the tooth. fortunately we found it in the grass by where we were sitting. this is the third tooth she has lost dramatically, one if which we never found and the second was a complete disaster (she got it stuck on the swing - although she won't cop to it i bet she was sucking/chewing on the rope and fell out of the swing. - oh it was Avas swing by the way.)

I Madeline. She really makes my life more intresting. Oh well off to the dental forum to ask about the big thing still in madelines gums. i don't think all of the tooth came out.

Ava is constipated so i gave her a jar of prunes (man she loves these) and am awaiting the explosion. It has been four days. Its gonna blow when it comes.

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my girl is wanting to try food and doing it but my boys never ate solids until they absolutely had to which was around 18 mths for both due to either part time work or me being pregnant and the milk supply disappearing in a week.
and they were so cuddly, esp clay i think would still be just nursing in the sling if he could. he didn't bother to get down until about 10 mths old.
so i dunno if it is a difference between boy and girl, but it does seem like the reports of rambunctiousness and food eating relate more to the girl babies.

i'm not big on food cause i hate the smelly output!

i was thinking today how when i had first baby that it never occurred to me that i could make friends (physical friends) with mammas who didn't have same age babies - that had older children (something to do with the patterns of schooling?)
and that i had no idea how having mammas to know around town was such an important wonderful thing, i
was under the impression that i needed other mammas so the kids could play together, not specifically for my own sanity.

and now i don't even know any four year olds, the same age as my eldest. the same age play is just so not necessary. if anything, it has always erupted into conflict because they have the same types of frustration and maturity of coping skills.
i am finally just starting to feel i have a community set up, and that is in part from joining a homeschooling group with my baby, 2 and 4. which could be considered early since they are so little but i don't care, i found the mother lode of cool mammas in town finally. and it is so nice to observe ages i know nothing about, like 6 and 8 and 13. and it makes me appreciate more my little ones. they really just get bigger with more refined habits.....
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I'm assuming that Isabel has teeth! WOW! Cheerios! I sooooooo would love to be able to give Kenny something like that b/c he REALLY likes to eat solids, but alas . . . no teeth. Not sure if he can gum those adequately. :LOL

Cute tooth fairy story. Isn't it amazing how much BLOOD can come out with the loss of a tooth. Emelie recently lost her first when out with her aunt and uncle for Pizza. It too was a dramatic event - but she does everything with drama added!
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erin had her first cheerios yesterday. I gave them to her one at a time. She's got no teeth, but seems to have the chewing thing down.

saturday we went out to eat and erin got a little fussy at the same time we got our food. So i gave her a piece of celery to chomp on...before i knew it all that was left was the stringy part and the little bit she was holding on to. So dh and I decided she had the chomping thing down enough to have cheerios -- we figured they would dissolve before they ever got stuck and they have the little hole in the middle right?

Erin gets much of her solids when she is not with mom. A tiny meal with dad at 6 when I leave the house, a full jar at daycare and then I think another tiny meal in the afternoon. She reaches for our food like crazy so we figure she really wants it.

Kristin -- mom of Erin (11/5/02) and Leah (9/29/05)
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they can grind with the back gums. front teeth are for taking bites off and defenses.

i've got ruby choking trained. she can spit out anything she doesn't want now, little crumbles and soft pieces of pasta. i did for clay and it was a relief to not panic about pennies and marbles which i was for reed. which is silly now in retrospect, i would have to be paid to swallow a marble. i had a hard enough time with alfalfa tablets!
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Hi. I've been lurking, too. I never posted because I thought I should get to know everybody first. Hah! I can hardly remember my family members' names right now!

Erin (my first baby) was born 12-27-02.

She's _very_ active and demanding and wonderful. And I'm a very good mama and a terrible mama and contended and exhausted.

The discussion about wanting another baby is very interesting to me. DH and I just talked about it last night. My logical brain is screaming, "You can hardly manage the one you've got!" but my mama brain is saying, "Wouldn't two be wonderful?"

Also, Erin fell of the bed last week, too. Before it happened I was thinking, "Oh, well, babies fall off stuff. I'm sure Erin will fall sometime and be fine." Afterwards I just cried imagining snapped necks and crushed skulls the whole time I nursed her back to sleep (she was fine in all of 30 sec.)

Glad to meet you guys,
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Glad to meet you too. As far as falling off the bed - Kenny fell off the bed while I was blow-drying my hair. Emelie was watching him, but she got 'side-tracked' and just when she looked the other way at her sister, Kenny rolled. Anyway, he now plays on the FLOOR when I'm doing something else.

I do the 'worst case scenario' in my head as well. And I have a very hard time watching movies where anything happens to mother/baby or reading/hearing news stories. My heart can't handle it and it makes my 'worst case scenarios' worse! Last night I checked the girls 2x and had to put my hand on Kenny a couple of times to make sure he had a good breathing pattern. I'm just paranoid in strange cycles.
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