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#181 of 338 Old 04-22-2007, 09:24 PM
 
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Hi all! I haven't posted to this thread and haven't read all posts yet, but it's nice to see what is going on with the other Nov. babes!

Willow was born Nov.15, I see some others were born that day too She's now at 27 inches and 20lbs!

I think we're teething because she has been so fussy today, and gnawing on stuff. I have been freezing pumped milk in the ice cube tray and letting her gnaw on it in one of those mesh feeders, which she LOVES. Poor baby, she just seems miserable.

She is SCOOTING. Which I was completely unprepared for. She isn't really a good sitter yet, and for some reason i thought she would do that first. Plus, she's such a chunker, I didn't think she could move all the rolls around But, she is scooting away and I think will be actually crawling before I know it...

So much babyproofing to do! :

Our babies are growing up SO FAST... sniff sniff!
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Marie1080 and baby Willow!

We're up to 95 November 2006 babes!

Can we make it to 100 before May?



Willow was born the day before my DD! How much did Willow weigh when born? My DD was 8lbs 14oz and is now around 14lbs 14oz...
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Anyone's baby started panting? I think DD is doing it for the fun of it...but...:
Aubrey pants when she gets near the boob! Dh says she does it for the bottle too...


I can't believe it, but I'm going back to work tomorrow . I just keep reminding myself that summer vacation's around the corner..
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Logan pants near a boob too...not just mine, my friends, my husbands, LOL. She also moans loudly the entire time she nurses and when she's sleepy...DS did that when he was this age too...I find myself actually missing DS when he was a little baba.
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Aubrey pants when she gets near the boob! Dh says she does it for the bottle too...


I can't believe it, but I'm going back to work tomorrow . I just keep reminding myself that summer vacation's around the corner..

Good luck tomorrow! Summer vacation IS just around the corner! You're so lucky you're a teacher!!!
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URGH!! I just need to vent for a moment. We went to my MIL's this weekend and she gave me lots of annoying, unsolisited advice.

First, she told me that the cloth diapers are probably hurting my dd's hips and why she is not moving/rolling over.

Second, b/c dd has such a hard time sleeping she was telling me how to get her to sleep - which did NOT work and resulted in dd screaming and crying hysterically.

Lots of other crap and left me wondering if I am mothering correctly. My mother past away (it will be 13 years Monday) and I miss her and my MIL going on like she did did NOT help the situation!!

Thanks for listening to me vent.
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to you jchizever
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sorry to hear it, MILs can be so awful sometimes. My MIL gave me a cloth diaper speech recently too...saying that they cause rashes and infections and are disgusting and that disposables are so much better....grrrrr. This from the woman who weaned her 2 month old baby so she could go on vacation and get away from the baby.
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co-op mama, Talia snorts too!!! She does this little frantic snort when I am pulling up my shirt to feed her, it is hilarious. Usually it's when she's tired also, so she snorts, slurps and conks. It cracks me up!
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Hello! Owen was due in December, but due to some severe high blood pressure/pre-eclampsia with me, he arrived on November 28th! I'm in shock that he'll be five months old on Saturday . . . where did my newborn go?!?

jchizever, hugs to you. Owen is cloth diapered, and all the grandparents have been delighted with it. He actually gets rashes and such from disposables (Pampers in particular). Owen's not moving over or rolling yet either . . . he can't stand to be lying down--with two older siblings to watch, he wants to be sitting or standing in my lap all the time . It will come in time. And after two others, I'm happy to keep him stationary as long as possible .
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TwoGreenCars -- Thank you. I aim to please!

Jchizever -- I'm sorry. MILs can be a pain, and it's a shame she's not more supportive. My sister lives overseas and I never understood why she was so upset my mother couldn't come visit her and her children (she takes care of her mother and can't leave for more than a couple of days) until I had my baby and my mother's visit meant the world to me. I know there's a big difference between your mother being far away and not having one, but I can see how having a baby would make your loss more fresh.
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Jodee - I've gotten the same crap form family members about DD's diapers being the cause of her not rolling over yet. Don't you just love how everyone is a specialist? Sorry your MIL is being such a pill. s to you.

So, DD has decided that co-sleeping is no longer an option for us. She just will not sleep in my bed anymore. If she feels me lying next to her she starts kicking up a storm. I've tried giving her more room. I've tried having DH sleep in the other room so it was just the two of us in bed. Nothing works. She sleeps fine there on her own (although I don't really feel comfortable putting her there for naps anymore as she is starting to roll) but as soon as I join her she gets angry and upset and will not go back to sleep. : I don't want to have to give that up yet!!!
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Hey ya'll! I was in the Nov DDC, but haven't really read MDC much since Aaron was born. He was 11/01 baby, and I can't believe he's almost 6 months old! At his 4 month appt, he was 15 lbs 12 oz and 26 3/4" long, so basically a tall boy (we expect that - daddy is 6'5"). Who knows what he is now, but he's been wearing 6/9 month clothes for quite a while, and fits well in alot of 12 month stuff now.

Aaron rolls back to tummy, and has done tummy to back ONCE that I've seen, and possibly other times. But usually he just fusses on his tummy like he's stuck. He's trying to push up into crawling position and can get his shoulders quite a ways off the ground. That tummy is just too heavy though. He laughs at everything and is trying to move his tongue side-to-side when I do it - it's a hoot to watch him try! His jaw will move to the side, then his tongue will move to the side, but he's not sure about moving it back and forth.

Aaron loves to squeal in happiness and is so fun to listen to. He sleeps really well. He's been waking up once a night this week, but quickly goes back to sleep after mama milk. It's his teeth, and he's really done amazingly well. I remember Joshua waking 2-3 times a night much earlier than this, and Aaron has only very recently started to wake at all, and it's just the one time IF he wakes up. I can feel the bumps of teeth, and he's been acting like they're going to be in any day now. He opens his mouth when he sees the Hyland's Teething Tablets coming, and he doesn't push them out anymore.

We started a bit of solids the week before last. He's been reaching for our food and trying to grab my arm and bring my food to his mouth. So I shared a banana with him one day... that was a mushy mess afterwards and not very appetizing for me anymore. He's had banana about 3 times. I also gave him a big slice of cantaloupe to gnaw on, and he likes that. And today he had some pureed apple (basically homemade applesauce), which he enjoyed. I'm giving him something about every other day right now.

Aaron is still a great nurser, and very efficient like he always has been. He nurses about 6 times a day usually, and isn't really into comfort nursing. It's been quite different from his brother!

And lately, he's really gotten an interest in the dogs and cats, trying to reach for them to pet them (or grab them). I moved some goat babies while wearing Aaron in a wrap (front, facing out - the only way he likes to ride!), and he put one arm over one of the goat baby's heads and grabbed an ear and held on. I wish I'd had a camera out there! He's also been diving for his favorite toys, like the bee that stays on the changing table (friend just gave it to us Friday).

Well, I guess that's a novel already, so I'll stop now. I'll try to read more often though!

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Welcome to the Nov 06 baby board, Aaron and Vera and family!

We're now at 96 babies - can we make 100???
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Thank you all so much for you hugs and support. It means a lot to me.
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esylvia - I am a teacher who went back in February. I cried all the way to work and into the building. Then I saw the faces of the kids who had missed me, some of whom have no mother in their lives, and it got a little bit easier. I would be lying if I told you that it was a piece of cake to not be home with her everyday. I believe that the work I do, and you do, is vital and makes a difference. Also, my mom was a teacher, and as a kid I loved that I had her to myself the WHOLE summer. None of my friends had that.

jchizever - I am in a mirror situation. My dad died 9 years ago and I miss him every day. DH's father is full of garbage advice and hurtful sayings: I should be feeding her Chinese food by now like they did DH and I am starving her by just giving her BM, I will roll over on her in my sleep and kill her, etc etc. I know my dad would have been so much kinder to me, and it does make it hard. Feel free to PM me and vent whenever you feel the need. Until then, hugs to you.

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Emilyrose: I want to record the sound of him snorting cause it's so funny. He also pants when he see's my breast and tenses up, once he latches on he gives a big sigh and relaxes his whole body. My sister and mom got to see him do that today and they thought it was hilarious.

Anyone dealing with constant kicking and patting while nursing. Magnus kicks me constantly. I have bruises all over my legs. He's also pinching the tops of my arm and the backs of my arms when I hold him on my hip. I little bruises running down the back of my arm.

He's getting on his knees and rocking back and forth, he wants to crawl so bad and I'm not ready for it at all.

This age is such a joy I'm really loving it

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Anyone dealing with constant kicking and patting while nursing. Magnus kicks me constantly. I have bruises all over my legs. He's also pinching the tops of my arm and the backs of my arms when I hold him on my hip. I little bruises running down the back of my arm.
My DD pats and caresses my breast while eating. She also pumps her fist - its funny.

The funniest thing happened this weekend - she was hungry and I went to get her from MIL and she got to my chin and latched on!! It was SO funny! Like she was going to get something out of it!
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My DD pats and caresses my breast while eating. She also pumps her fist - its funny.

The funniest thing happened this weekend - she was hungry and I went to get her from MIL and she got to my chin and latched on!! It was SO funny! Like she was going to get something out of it!
LOL Magnus latched onto my chin/mouth today while holding my face in his hands and starting sucking on me. I love it he's so sweet. He also has a circular rubbing motion he uses on my breast when he's nursing to sleep at night.
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Oh, I am so glad someone mentioned this. Fiona pats me while she nurses, especially when she is getting close to emptying one breast and wanting to switch to the other. It reminds me of the old tv's and trying to get them to work by giving them a good thump!

I also have a spot on my arm where she likes to grab and press while nursing. Sometimes she is almost rough when she does it, which cracks me up.

Fiona is also notorious for latching onto chins, noses, cheeks - whatever she can get to on the way to my breast. Very cute. I call it baby kisses.

Have a great night everyone.

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Hey, mamas! It's been a while since I've posted. Sorry! Atticus is getting so big. He has been sitting up for a few weeks now, and is really sturdy! He can roll over, but he doesn't like to do it.
He also pants when he knows his milkies are coming. This is such a fun nursing stage, except last weekend he started this thing where he squeezes my nipple really hard, and while he doesn't have teeth, it hurts just the same! Atticus, too, loves to take "sips" out of my water glass. He gets mad when it's not water and I won't let him have any. He's become obsessed withe what DH and I put in our mouths. He has tried banana and oatmeal, and today I let him gnaw on an apple. I'm glad to hear that all of your babies are doing so well.

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Hey, mamas! It's been a while since I've posted. Sorry! Atticus is getting so big. He has been sitting up for a few weeks now, and is really sturdy! He can roll over, but he doesn't like to do it.
He also pants when he knows his milkies are coming. This is such a fun nursing stage, except last weekend he started this thing where he squeezes my nipple really hard, and while he doesn't have teeth, it hurts just the same! Atticus, too, loves to take "sips" out of my water glass. He gets mad when it's not water and I won't let him have any. He's become obsessed withe what DH and I put in our mouths. He has tried banana and oatmeal, and today I let him gnaw on an apple. I'm glad to hear that all of your babies are doing so well.
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FYI: I lwas letting Dov gnaw on my apples for about a week when one day he managed, with no teeth, to bite off a huge chunk with peel. I got the peel out and he swallowed the rest with no problems, but it's not as hard as you think it is! If the apple is peeled and he's taking solids, then I don't think it's a problem.
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We've been busy...
For starters, TJ has had some 'twitches' that worried me...after researching it I thought it could be infantile Seizures, which is very very bad. HOWEVER...my mommy instincts tell me to follow up, but that it isn't IS. He hasn't started to regress with any of his new skills, so I'm hoping he was just twitching (startling). Course, the twitches sometimes happen during nursing, so I was also thinking 'reflux' or 'overactive letdown' ...so we'll see...
I've been more active in the special needs parenting board due to this...which is why you haven't heard much from me.
I've also had some 'down days' and was worried about PPD...but I think with more exercise, better nutrition, and sleep, I'll do ok.
Maybe I'm just the QUEEN OF DENIAL...not sure...

TJ has found his feet--and his voice. He is truly a joy!
I was able to pump 5oz the other day out of one boob in only 10min! I had nursed the left side 3x (forgot about the Right)...mainly due to wearing him in the sling on my left side. Anyways, my right side was about to explode, so I pumped...it was amazing to get so much...
Well, I had dh try and feed him (for fun)...I wasn't there--was delivering food to a new mom--anyways, TJ WOULD NOT take that bottle. Today I cleaned my house and my neighbor watched him for a couple of hours...he again WOULD NOT take that bottle! I even tried a different nipple (NUK the first time...AVENT the 2nd time). I don't expect to use a bottle in the future--well, if so, VERY rarely. Any ideas of how to get him to take the bottle without getting totally pissed off? Should I try a sippy cup?
I think I will pour these 5oz into dd's cereal over the next few days...she can benefit from my antibodies!
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I don't think you're in denial. Everyone goes through some down times, and if you were worried about health issues with your baby you were bound to be less ebullient than normal.

Re: bottle - Dov does this funny thing where he won't take a bottle from anyone who's holding him, but he doesn't have any problem if you lay him in a stroller or on a boppy. In fact, he'll even grab the bottle away from my MIL (who watches him when I'm at school) and feed it to himself, . That only started after we gave him a sippy with water to keep him entertained and not grabbing food off our plates at meals -- he learned he could do it himself and now he insists on it! But all along he refused a bottle from anyone who was holding him.
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Anyone dealing with constant kicking and patting while nursing. Magnus kicks me constantly. I have bruises all over my legs. He's also pinching the tops of my arm and the backs of my arms when I hold him on my hip. I little bruises running down the back of my arm.
I have a little Indian-burn giver who kicks like a mule. So much for the tranquil picture ! I've had skin scraped off the inside of my lip and nose (how do those hands move so fast!) I try to keep a blanket, small toy, or nursing neckace around to keep her hands occupied. She seems to think squeezing my breast will make more come out...
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So, DD has decided that co-sleeping is no longer an option for us. She just will not sleep in my bed anymore. If she feels me lying next to her she starts kicking up a storm. I've tried giving her more room. I've tried having DH sleep in the other room so it was just the two of us in bed. Nothing works. She sleeps fine there on her own (although I don't really feel comfortable putting her there for naps anymore as she is starting to roll) but as soon as I join her she gets angry and upset and will not go back to sleep. : I don't want to have to give that up yet!!!

So does ANYONE have any suggestions to help? I'd really prefer not have this post lost in the ether. I was seriously asking for help.
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Cable Girl, If DD wakes up too easily, you may just have to accept that co-sleeping won't work for her anymore. I know you don't want to give it up yet, but being a mom is also about responding to baby's cues, etc. Right now she's saying she wants to be alone. I know that bums you out.
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Cablegirl .. what if you tried having her in a co-sleeper, a side-carred crib, or a twin mattress next to the bed? That way she is in her own space and doesn't feel you get into bed, but she is still sort of with you. Maybe this is even a short-lived phase, and she will be able to sleep in bed with you again. I would try to find a way to meet her need for space but not move her to a crib in another room, in case the co-sleeping can still work out. I feel like Ingrid's sleep is changing all of the time, so I wouldn't assume "it's over" even though it sounds like she doesn't want the full on co-sleeping at the moment.

You might also post in the nighttime parenting section for help.

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So does ANYONE have any suggestions to help? I'd really prefer not have this post lost in the ether. I was seriously asking for help.
CableGirl - Does she do this even if she falls asleep first and you join her later? Does she ever let you lay down with her after nursing? Fiona will only go down to sleep after nursing, and nursing usually conks her out to such a degree that she doesn't seem to hear or notice anything.

I was wondering if it might be a co-sleeping strike while she is going through some of the bigger developmental changes. I would agree with the above poster in that I wouldn't yet move her from the room. I would probably try the sidecar crib idea, so that I could still have her near me. I send you because I cannot imagine how difficult that is.

Also, I am not sure this will help, but Fiona sleeps better with her feet covered. Not sure why, but she seems to sleep deeper then.

Good luck. I will keep thinking on this for you.

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Cablegirl .. what if you tried having her in a co-sleeper, a side-carred crib, or a twin mattress next to the bed? That way she is in her own space and doesn't feel you get into bed, but she is still sort of with you..
This is *EXACTLY* what we do! We took the adjustable side off of DD's crib, put it against the wall in our bedroom, adjusted the height so it was the height of our queensize bed, put our bed next to it, covered the hard edge of our bed with an old bumper and towel - and voila - a sidecar! This way - she rolls around on her own and she's still next to me! TRY IT ! Oh, and DD sleeps in a sleeping bag - stops some of the kicking and moving, too. Believe it or not, it's from DD#1's babyhood - 9 years ago!

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