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#1 of 464 Old 05-03-2007, 10:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello to all June 06 mamas.
We started out as a much bigger group and lately haven't seen too much traffic. Please know that if you had a baby that was born or due in June 06 you are more than welcome to chat with us. Just introduce yourself and tell us about your kid!
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Happy Birthday, birthday girl! I found the other thread before I saw this one. May already?
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Hi everyone! Happy May!!

We're doing pretty good here... leaving in one week to drive up the highway to Alaska. Moving to Homer, a small town in southcentral AK. Both DH and I are from that area and have lots of family there. It will be interesting to see how the trip is with an almost 1yo and our 2 1/2 yo!

Anna is walking like crazy. She's really fussy, though!! Anyone else experiencing this? She's very clingy and needy and whines/cries a lot. I'm actually wondering if something is bothering her, like her canines or molars. She has the top front four and bottom four... she was just so placid her first 9 months that this is a change! She's becoming very demanding!

Lots of pics on my myspace.

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Popping in to say hi and sub.

K is walking with her hippo walker, standing on her own for up to about 5 seconds at a time, has broken her 1st molars on top and the bottoms are close behind for a total of 10 teeth through and 2 on the way (keep in mind D had all his teeth including his "2-yr" molars by 18 months), and is loving feeding herself solids now...is nursing lots throughout the night recently. Babbling a ton. Has made her own "sign" for nursing, which is smacking her lips

She's generally a happy gal...so long as I'm in plain sight and completely accessible to her. If I leave the room - well, let's just say it ain't pretty. :

Ashley, K has been pretty intense for 10 months now, so it's not a change to me ; sorry you're joining this particular club!

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Reposting with actual information.

First, Ashley, a college friend of mine (whom I actually met in Switzerland) was from Homer, AK. He said Jewel (the singer) was too. I wonder if he is still there. ? His name is Loren but I forget his last name. I don't think Loren for a guy is too common though!
Also, I went to UW too. We were there at the same time, kind of. I went from 1/2000 to 6/2002. Funny!

P has become more demanding lately-- he wakes often at night and doesn't like it when people leave him alone too much. But, he climbs on things (recently, the couch and anything that can function as a makeshift step) and walks with things. He's a really good cruiser. He has 8 teeth and I have no idea if more are coming. He hasn't been as into food lately, but still likes it. Definitely he is a reverse cycler.
He and DH go on daily bike rides now that the weather is good, and they both really enjoy this.
P is still a really happy kid, he smiles and makes funny faces all of the time, he clearly says mama, dad, and hey. It's so fun to see him excited by something.

Well, I'll be back later. Happy birthday to Sam and Marlow!!

Oh, and fireant, I am wondering if you're ok? It seems you're really concerned about your anonymity-- is everything alright?

I guess Leigh Anne never returned after Lent. ? And, of course, others are gone now too.
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Hi everyone~

Still here, just been busy. Lately MDC has been my brain dump -- where I go when I don't want to think about anything important or talk about my kiddos. : That sounds horrible, but I don't mean it in a mean way. It's just nice sometimes to be . . . fluffy.

Sebastian's doing great. He and Qualia are just getting over Fifth disease, but he got it really lightly -- a red rash on his tummy and red cheeks, no fever or crankiness. Qualia got it much worse -- 103-104 temp. for 4 days, insane crankiness, ear infection, the works. Both are on the mend now and we're finally out of our self-imposed quarantine. Woohoo!

In the past 6 weeks, Bastian's gone into full out "Big Kid" mode. He started crawling and now zooms around the house, is pulling himself up to standing . . . and. letting. go. Oh man, I'm not ready for that. He does this awesome deep horse stance and just sinks down on his heels and will hang out like that for a good 30 seconds. And then he realizes I'm not holding onto him and he panics and sits down fast! "Mama" is his official first word and he's got some fabulous babble to go with it, complete with waving "hi" and "bye" and pointing at things of interest: sister, cat, garbage truck, cat, dadoo, cat, cat, and oh, did you see the cat!?!? He reeeeeally likes the cats. They reeeeeeally don't know what to make of him.

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Easter morning. "Me? Nothin'. Just having a little snack. Book, yum."
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Easter at my parents'. "Look at me stand!"
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First bath in our new and improved bathroom. No more scary mold on the walls! (Mama found this much more exciting than they did.)
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Okay...teeth - we're getting our third one on top and have four on bottom. Mobility - crawling everywhere, standing up every chance she gets, standing alone for about 5 seconds at a time, haven't figured out how to move the feet yet. Communicating - we have waving, clapping, and a very cute attempt to blow kisses; we have "mum," "dada," and "kgah" (cat?) and we have lots of unintelligible yells and shouts to indicate want or need. Talula is trying to devise a plan right now to escape out the front door.
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Anna is walking like crazy. She's really fussy, though!! Anyone else experiencing this? She's very clingy and needy and whines/cries a lot. I'm actually wondering if something is bothering her, like her canines or molars. She has the top front four and bottom four... she was just so placid her first 9 months that this is a change! She's becoming very demanding!.
Mine does this....I feed him. He stops whining...

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Oh, and fireant, I am wondering if you're ok? It seems you're really concerned about your anonymity-- is everything alright?

I guess Leigh Anne never returned after Lent. ? And, of course, others are gone now too.
Stalking bad....No use fireant jr name anymore....

LA working full time now... not much time for computer stuff...

I'm tired... I finally got to go to bed before 12:30 last night and ds2 up ALL night Studying lots.

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First, Ashley, a college friend of mine (whom I actually met in Switzerland) was from Homer, AK. He said Jewel (the singer) was too. I wonder if he is still there. ? His name is Loren but I forget his last name. I don't think Loren for a guy is too common though!
Also, I went to UW too. We were there at the same time, kind of. I went from 1/2000 to 6/2002. Funny!
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wow, cool! homer is very small (4,000 people). and yes, jewel is from there.

paddington -- nursing generally does stop the whining/fussies. i end up nusing her ever hour or so!

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Oh yeah, Andrew has his own "sign" for nursing too, which is smacking my boobs.

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Gotta post some new pics soon, but Andrew is the cutest and sweetest baby ever, if I do say so myself : He stands by himself (well, until he loses his balance!) and has taken a couple of steps - not sure if they were intentional or "accidental steps while falling forward" IYKWIM! He says "mama" and "dada" and his sisters are jealous and keep asking, "When is he going to say 'Teresa' and "Maddy'?" Can't believe how time is flying....still no AF here so still no baby #4 or anything....oh, he has 6 teeth but I suspect more are on the way - he's been waking up a ton at night lately (not so fun but what can you do) And he is stubborn! Anytime I have to redirect him from something he lets me know he is pissed off! But he has the best giggle in the history of the world. And he needs to work on the social skills - today he was sitting on the floor at my good friend's house playing with her son who's the same age (they are 4 days apart!) and they were so cute together, until Andrew leaned over, picked up his foot, and bit him. Out of nowhere! Oops....I know it was of course not intended to hurt him but...

Um....guess that's all here....Dad is not doing so well so I've been back and forth to NJ & not online so much...

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We're doing pretty good here... leaving in one week to drive up the highway to Alaska. Moving to Homer, a small town in southcentral AK. Both DH and I are from that area and have lots of family there. It will be interesting to see how the trip is with an almost 1yo and our 2 1/2 yo!
Oh almost forgot, good luck with the move - how exciting!!

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Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm quite a newbie to mdc. DS was born on June 27, so we just made it into june mommies. DS is standing on his own for a few seconds and has taken a few steps a couple of times. He loves going outside and playing on the slide, he can climb up the stairs and tries to climb up the slide too. He is just getting his fourth tooth. He manages to feed himself. I thought this was great as I can get things done while he's eating but you should see the state of the floor afterwards He's a happy little thing most of the time.
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Talula is trying to devise a plan right now to escape out the front door.
Srsly, what is up with that? K is reaching for the door handle on the front and back door already when she stands at them.

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Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm quite a newbie to mdc. DS was born on June 27, so we just made it into june mommies. DS is standing on his own for a few seconds and has taken a few steps a couple of times. He loves going outside and playing on the slide, he can climb up the stairs and tries to climb up the slide too. He is just getting his fourth tooth. He manages to feed himself. I thought this was great as I can get things done while he's eating but you should see the state of the floor afterwards He's a happy little thing most of the time.
Welcome! Our K was born on June 28 so we're right there with you, just sneaking in under the deadline! I've taken to stripping K out of her shirt when I give her anything that isn't an O cereal, just to cut down on the mess - she refuses to wear a bib.

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Happy Birthday, birthday girl! I found the other thread before I saw this one. May already?
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We've been really sick here. Just when DD gets a bit over the double ender she gets a bad cold and a messy eye. Does anyone know what pink eye looks like?

Dd can now say 'kiki' for kitty....it's her first word. She's so in love with cats.
She will also only walk now. No crawling anymore even though she falls every 10 ten steps or so.

I just got over finals yesterday too!

I hope everyone is doing well.
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You know, I would post, but I don't have a baby anymore. She finally shed human form and transformed into her true nature, a hideous winged monster. She's in the yard eating a gopher with her new molars. Such is!
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You crack me up.

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Andrew is the cutest and sweetest baby ever, if I do say so myself :
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Can't believe how time is flying....still no AF here so still no baby #4 or anything......
No, he can't be, because P is!
So, you're ready for 4 already, if AF cooperates? : I know you tandem nursed through your pregnancy-- how does this work if your youngest is still primarily subsisting on breastmilk?
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Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm quite a newbie to mdc. DS was born on June 27, so we just made it into june mommies. DS is standing on his own for a few seconds and has taken a few steps a couple of times. He loves going outside and playing on the slide, he can climb up the stairs and tries to climb up the slide too. He is just getting his fourth tooth. He manages to feed himself. I thought this was great as I can get things done while he's eating but you should see the state of the floor afterwards He's a happy little thing most of the time.
Welcome! My baby boy was born on the 24th. He also loves to climb, and I agree with Heather-- the best way to handle eating is to take off clothes. Still, the high chair is a total mess afterwards, and I have discovered that banana turns brown and stains. Ugh!


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Thank you! She had a great day yesterday! I got her a pop-up tent for her birthday and she loves going through the little holes on the side.
I'm glad to hear that we are safe from your stalking suspicion. I will now refer to your child as FJ-- Fireant Jr.
Popup tent-- that's a great idea for a gift.
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A flying baby? That's the worse kind.
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Molars. heh. we are still holding steady at two toofs, and sheer hell. I swear the top two have been making their way for2 months. One is visible, but since shes been sleeping better (aka waking ever 2 hours from 11-5:30 and every hour before and after that) i think they are back on break.

Who knew that the 8:30 pm bedtime would lead to a 6:30 am wake up? I almost like the 10-8 schedule better!

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Amen Korin re: bedtime/wakeup time. P is waking at 6:30-7. Ugh.
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Hi everyone! Maggie is all over the place and still no teeth! Liz didnt teeth until she was about 14 mos and then it was all at once so I am thinking she will teeth around her corrected age.

Getting back to all over the place- she can stand on her own for about 2 minutes or so. Still dosent choose to step forward though! She cruises and stands anywhere and everywhere. She also TPd our hallway yesterday w the roll of toilet paper she unrolled in the bathroom. But her favorite thing is trying to get in the toilet : Esp when her sister is on it. I am hoping this is a phase that passes.

Her older sister is gracious about her curiousity but has toys all over the house up high. Well at least high enough that Liz could reach! Liz also has taken to closing her door to play.

Its good to see we can keep up this group! And yes no Leighann??

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Reunited and it feels so good.

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Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm quite a newbie to mdc. DS was born on June 27, so we just made it into june mommies. DS is standing on his own for a few seconds and has taken a few steps a couple of times. He loves going outside and playing on the slide, he can climb up the stairs and tries to climb up the slide too. He is just getting his fourth tooth. He manages to feed himself. I thought this was great as I can get things done while he's eating but you should see the state of the floor afterwards He's a happy little thing most of the time.


So, Joey and I went out on a hot date last night, our first since Talula was born. It was fun. And Talula was fine. We checked in a few times and she was either sleeping or playing. I missed her, but we had such a nice time. We made out.

Right now, she's trying to climb up the wine rack. May have to get rid of it.
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: I don't why...but that is just so funny to me right now.

I'm scared to go out and leave the DD with people. She is tantrum-y still... I'm afraid of scaring off any potential babysitters that I may need in emergencies. Quite a bossy babe too. The bossy-ness wouldn't be so bad if we knew what the heck she wanted.
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I'm scared to go out and leave the DD with people. She is tantrum-y still... I'm afraid of scaring off any potential babysitters that I may need in emergencies. Quite a bossy babe too. The bossy-ness wouldn't be so bad if we knew what the heck she wanted.
: Being that I still can't leave the dining room to go put a dish in the kitchen sink without a MAJOR hissy, I think babysitting is a LONG time in the future for us...which is just as well, as DH and I are homebodies anyway. Good thing for K I don't subscribe to the "they have to get used to being without you" line of thought for babies (and I am blessed to be able to work from home - truly blessed). Once she hits about 18 months or so, if she's still like this we'll start to work on it. But not until she's able to start comprehending things and communicating in a somewhat effective manner.

It's kind of nice to have a baby who prefers me, as opposed to DS who might as well have had baby tshirts that said, "..and I should care you're my mommy because.....?" I almost got a complex at one point, but I know it's just his nature - just as it's her nature to need me more. She is better than she was a couple months ago, but is still a long way from being OK with anyone else tending to her.

Hey, quick question: Anyone else's baby LOVE water? K, in addition to nursing about 8 times a day, drinks about 12 ounces of water a day. It's the only other liquid she gets besides nursing, and man does she love it.


Candice, I'm glad you got your groove on!


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what is the "making out" thing you speak of?

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what is the "making out" thing you speak of?
: I bet DH would love to find out what that is all about. poor guy.
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