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06-05-2010 05:42 PM
aramat link to June thread
06-05-2010 08:31 AM
loulie Making us a new, June chat thread....
06-04-2010 09:21 AM
Snapdragon I finally saw the movie "Babies" last night- very cute!
It made me wonder about he hitting hting- how in the movie they show some of the babies hitting eachother and working it out while the San Fran baby only had her mom to hit who said no hitting.

Just made me realize the importance of the LO's interacting with their peers-
I mean. obviously.
06-04-2010 09:13 AM
NicoleS Aww what a chunk! She weighs about half a pound more than Caleb did, but he's at least an inch taller, LOL.
06-03-2010 11:53 PM
moondiapers Nadia had her 4month appt. She's 25 inches long, 15lbs 12oz....and a rolly polly ball of chub

She's also a mightly cute thumbsucker...
http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=0cee3eb4.jpg
and she's loving rice cereal (trying to keep her from spitting up so much at night)
http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=71e354bf.jpg
and she loves her floor gym
http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x...9.jpg&newest=1
06-03-2010 04:43 PM
hapersmion I tried to nurse Ben's feet last night. He had wiggled himself out of his bed and into mine and ended up upside-down. I was mostly asleep and very confused. "Why won't you latch on? And why do you keep holding your arms straight up like that? And where's your head?"

We're heading out for another weekend in Atlanta tomorrow. We do that a lot, and the baby usually does well, but lately he's been crying the second I put him in the car seat. So I'm hoping the same as HappiLeigh, that things will go well.

When we come back I'm leaving my older son with my mom, and she's taking him to her house for a week. Then I'm going to head down there with the baby, and THEN we're all going to Texas for a wedding, and staying down there for the rest of the month! Wish me luck - I like traveling and I like my family, but too much of both may drive me crazy.
06-02-2010 10:22 PM
HappiLeigh
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I was totally resisting "tummy time" with my baby even though many people said I "Had" to do it! then today I got together w- someother babies and they all did well on their bellies and so I am finally gonna do that with my baby! Little bit at a time. He is also strarting to roll a bit
DD hated tummy time so I seriously never did it. DS loves it so we do it all the time, but DD still rolled well earlier!

We're driving 5 hours with the kids this weekend and I"m dreading it. DS still hates the car so much. DD and I used to take road trips all the time (sometimes with DH but often by ourselves) and now I'm feeling kind of tied down, but we have to travel a lot this month for a visit to the in-laws and a wedding and then a retirement party. I hope he makes peace with the car.
06-02-2010 08:51 PM
Snapdragon I was totally resisting "tummy time" with my baby even though many people said I "Had" to do it! then today I got together w- someother babies and they all did well on their bellies and so I am finally gonna do that with my baby! Little bit at a time. He is also strarting to roll a bit
06-02-2010 07:36 PM
Nicole730 DD must be growing or something. Marathon/frequent nursing sessions and lots of sleeping.
06-01-2010 10:48 PM
Nicole730 My mom put DD on her stomach today and she rolled front to back for the first time. I haven't put her on her stomach in weeks...apparently she wants to roll!
06-01-2010 09:07 PM
NicoleS Caleb has the same problem. He rolls all the way over, looks around for a few minutes, and then gets peeved that he can't roll back. But if I put something next to him so he can't roll over (he always rolls one way) he gets peeved to.
06-01-2010 07:46 PM
flavorfull1 Malachi rolled back to front on purpose today. He has been partially rolling/accidentally rolling for a while now. He would try it, then get distracted and just do something else. Today, just rolled back to front, moved his arm out of the way and acted like this is totally what he does every day. Now if he could just do front to back he wouldn't be so frustrated stuck on his belly. Isn't that supposed to be the easier one? Silly baby.
06-01-2010 12:26 PM
busymama77 AF returned for me yesterday and I feel like a$$. I'm just starting to workout again and get into a groove and then this happens and I feel super unmotivated today.

W is going through a BIG growth spurt right now. He'll be 3 months on Thursday and is going back to having his 'witching hour' in the evening and just eating like crazy - every 2 instead of his every 3-4 like before. And this all just started Saturday evening.
06-01-2010 12:24 PM
busymama77
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I've done the peeing while babywearing - it takes some practice though and I don't do it at home, only when we're out. I am still using the infant carrier - he's got another 2" before he's too tall and then we'll have to invest in a convertible seat. It's a tossup as to whether I wear or use the carseat when we're out - if it's a longer trip out I often wear him unless he fell asleep in the car, but if it's just run in and out I just stick with the seat.

I did get this cute pic of him in the mei tai on Saturday:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1713670_n.jpg
So sweet!!
06-01-2010 08:22 AM
Snapdragon I think when you have a baby, no matter what you do- people in general think it is their right to give you lots of opinions on what you sohuld or should not do! y'know?! So I think we have to just smile and nod and then do what we were gonna do anyway, or something
06-01-2010 12:15 AM
Nicole730
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Only thing that bothers me about peeing while babywearing--the looks I get when I exit a public toilet with him still on!
What am I supposed to do, though? We don't even use the infant seat anymore at all--he's happier in the convertible, so it's not like I can drag him around in that, even if I wanted to.
I just smile at the people who see me come out of the stall with a baby on my front and a toddler holding my hand. Fun times I don't use the infant seat at all, way too hard to hold that and keep track of a two year old.
06-01-2010 12:13 AM
Nicole730
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Is it horrible that I don't overly worry about Caleb in the sun? Or any of my kids really. I just have the boys wear hats (for their bald heads) and try to avoid being out at midday, but I really only worry about sunscreen if we are going to be outside all day...just an hour at the playground I don't.
I don't worry too much either. My kids do wear sunhats though, they have super thin barely there hair. If we are going to be out for hours or at the beach or something they get sunscreen. Our yard is mostly shaded, so I figure it's not direct sunlight all day. DS has never gotten burned using this method (knock on wood). I keep DD in the shade or on me mostly covered. I did put some sunscreen on her legs the other day because she likes to let them dangle now.
05-31-2010 09:59 PM
Snapdragon L
05-31-2010 09:40 PM
NicoleS Is it horrible that I don't overly worry about Caleb in the sun? Or any of my kids really. I just have the boys wear hats (for their bald heads) and try to avoid being out at midday, but I really only worry about sunscreen if we are going to be outside all day...just an hour at the playground I don't.
05-31-2010 09:22 PM
Ambystoma
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I'm slightly worried about the beach? We'll be spending lots of time there too! How are you guys planning to hang out? Obviously this year won't be the year for a killer tan. I assume I be nursing a lot in the shade. We bought a sun hat. How do you plan on protecting baby skin from the sun???
I'm very pale skinned and can burn in winter walking from a building to the car (no joke) so I'm being extra careful on the beach with him.

Clothes: long sleeved rash guard swim shirt, swim trunks to his knees, and a sun hat
Other precautions: a water sling that supposedly blocks the same as SPF 30, a beach umbrella or tent, going only in the morning or evening
05-31-2010 04:26 PM
hapersmion Ben started out with the usual ah-goohs and gurgles. Right now he's yodeling... He makes a continuous sound that goes up and down in pitch. It's funny. He also says something that sounds just like "oh yeah!"
05-31-2010 04:13 PM
jul511riv hes a cutie!
05-31-2010 02:41 PM
linchi
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Originally Posted by NicoleS View Post
I've done the peeing while babywearing - it takes some practice though and I don't do it at home, only when we're out. I am still using the infant carrier - he's got another 2" before he's too tall and then we'll have to invest in a convertible seat. It's a tossup as to whether I wear or use the carseat when we're out - if it's a longer trip out I often wear him unless he fell asleep in the car, but if it's just run in and out I just stick with the seat.

I did get this cute pic of him in the mei tai on Saturday:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1713670_n.jpg
adorable!!!
05-31-2010 02:28 PM
NicoleS I've done the peeing while babywearing - it takes some practice though and I don't do it at home, only when we're out. I am still using the infant carrier - he's got another 2" before he's too tall and then we'll have to invest in a convertible seat. It's a tossup as to whether I wear or use the carseat when we're out - if it's a longer trip out I often wear him unless he fell asleep in the car, but if it's just run in and out I just stick with the seat.

I did get this cute pic of him in the mei tai on Saturday:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1713670_n.jpg
05-31-2010 01:16 PM
HappiLeigh
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I probably use the toilet half the time with the baby. Either because I'm wearing her or because I have to keep her safe from her brother.
Only thing that bothers me about peeing while babywearing--the looks I get when I exit a public toilet with him still on!
What am I supposed to do, though? We don't even use the infant seat anymore at all--he's happier in the convertible, so it's not like I can drag him around in that, even if I wanted to.
05-31-2010 12:38 PM
aramat Juju isn't doing much in the way of consonant sounds; she is doing more operatic singing. But she does have conversations with me, pausing for my responses and smiling. LOVE IT!
05-31-2010 10:50 AM
Nicole730 I probably use the toilet half the time with the baby. Either because I'm wearing her or because I have to keep her safe from her brother.
05-31-2010 07:23 AM
linchi
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nak

aramat-that video is too adorable. Her laughter is so precious!

NicoleS-I'm jealous...we don't have Babies in theaters here. Did you like it? Also, the bat pics are crazy!

Baby talk: he started off with "aah" and "oh" and those are still his favorites. He makes his mouth into a little cheerio and says "Ohhh" and then grins! Now he also says "ooh" and "uh". he's started on consonant noises now. "Guh" and "goo" are the most common, but we get an occasional "buh" or "bah" or "wuh" now. He's started "muuuhhhh" lengthened when he's getting upset, so of course I'm hoping that will turn into "ma" so I can pretend he's calling for me

We're flying home to see family and the beach Wednesday. Any suggestions other than BFing during takeoff/landing?
No suggestions as we will be taking our flights the same day as you! Good luck Although I guess this stage is great for flying as our babies aren't mobile yet.
I'm slightly worried about the beach? We'll be spending lots of time there too! How are you guys planning to hang out? Obviously this year won't be the year for a killer tan. I assume I be nursing a lot in the shade. We bought a sun hat. How do you plan on protecting baby skin from the sun???

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I loved it! It wasn't quite what I expected - no narration like a typical documentary you see on the Discovery Channel or anything. Basically just short video clips flipping back and forth between the four babies and you watched them grow up. Interesting to see the cultural differences between different people, yet at the same time seeing the same things repeated across cultures - like apparently blowing raspberries into babies' necks to make them laugh is universally cute! Just goes to show you that deep down we aren't that different after all.
Ooooh, I want to see it too!

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Today Teo and I had a conversation LOL !
It went like this:
him- ah-gghhhhh
me- ah ghhhhh
him- ah ghhhh
me -ah ghhhh

so on and then
him- ehr- ghhhh
me- erh ghhh

Anyway- basically I was repeating back to him what he said- but he seemed to actually listen and understand that I was saying that and then he would say it again. He would pause and listen to my response and then smile and make the same sounds again! It was fun!
Iago totally has the constanants 'b' and 'm' worked out. He also makes back in the throat gurgling and some pretty loud inhale noises. The cutest thing though is he makes a 'brrrr' sound (like a sputtering engine) with loose lips. It's adorable!!! I love baby conversations!

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I'm listening for baby babbles in both languages. This guy babbles more in Hebrew (certain sounds in Hebrew that don't exist in English and vice versa). He can also say Ema and Abba which means "mom" and "dad" respectively in Hebrew. So that's neat. I'm not sure if he's using it with purpose yet, but dh is working his butt off trying to get him to call him Abba. lol. He was like that with the other kids, too.

I haven't written much about the baby. There is still so much going on here. But he's fine and all is well. He loves to be held, so he spends most every second in the mei tai. I don't like using the toilet with him in it, but I do whatever I need too to keep baby content (read: not crying) and safe from the OVERlove he is getting from big brother and sister. lol.

He's a big boy, though. And my whole body is feeling the nonstop baby wearing.
Iago will be learning two languages at home (Spanish and English) and one in the street (French). I find listening for individual sounds fascinating!

And to commiserate with you Jul, my husband was wearing Iago in the Ergo while we were out shopping and he peed in a public toilet with him in it. I was busy scarfing down food (with two hands!!!) so I didn't even think about it till after, haha.
05-31-2010 06:15 AM
jul511riv I'm listening for baby babbles in both languages. This guy babbles more in Hebrew (certain sounds in Hebrew that don't exist in English and vice versa). He can also say Ema and Abba which means "mom" and "dad" respectively in Hebrew. So that's neat. I'm not sure if he's using it with purpose yet, but dh is working his butt off trying to get him to call him Abba. lol. He was like that with the other kids, too.

I haven't written much about the baby. There is still so much going on here. But he's fine and all is well. He loves to be held, so he spends most every second in the mei tai. I don't like using the toilet with him in it, but I do whatever I need too to keep baby content (read: not crying) and safe from the OVERlove he is getting from big brother and sister. lol.

He's a big boy, though. And my whole body is feeling the nonstop baby wearing.
05-30-2010 11:55 PM
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