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HI, I know it's March already but I just wanted to say thanks for the ideas for the bedtime routine.

For the last couple of weeks my ds has been waking often, too, and rolling around and crying in his sleep. I can't tell what's wrong! I read on another thread yesterday that it's just a developmental thing that babies go through around this age. It makes it really hard, especially on co-sleeping parents. If I had ds in his own crib, he might just settle down on his own (not that I'd let him CIO). But instead I get head-butted at various times throughout the night For the last three nights or so, ds has been a little calmer. I've gotten blocks of four or five hours of sleep, which feels GREAT. Ds started reverse cycling a bit when I went back to work, which I don't mind except for the impact on my sleep. So it's been a long time since I got this much sleep.

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Last night was better for us. One of the replies I got from my x-post in NTP suggested "playing dead" and letting the baby settle herself. That doesn't work for us, but might for others so I thought I'd pass it along.

Last night I tried to show her before we went to sleep how Mama sleeps on her tummy (with my head to the side, etc.) and she seemed to sort of pay attention, and instead of picking her up and putting her back on her back or side, I tried soothing her -- but it was her teeth causing her to stir, so I ended up giving her some Hylands and letting her nurse. She did the roll-to-crawl thing a few times but not as badly as previous nights, and most of the times I was able to pat and shush her and she'd settle on her side.

Of course a huge thunderstorm hit this morning and woke us up two hours early, so now I'm exhausted, but hopefully it will rain all day and we can both nap in the bed at some point.

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Bella is my most difficult baby when it comes to sleep-- she needs company, usually mine. Still she does sleep... as long as she's snugglebugged. Most of the time, at any rate. She wakes up when Mike has his low blood sugar episodes a lot of the time, and that's a real PITA.

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Renee, and all the other mamas whose babes are restless, hope you start getting more sleep!

Honestly, the sleep deprivation issue is the main reason why I might not want to have another baby.
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Renee, and all the other mamas whose babes are restless, hope you start getting more sleep!

Honestly, the sleep deprivation issue is the main reason why I might not want to have another baby.
Amen. I can't imagine going through all this again. But I'm old. And tired. And worn thin.

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On Wren's worst night, I still get way more sleep than when I was working (12 hr night shifts, sleeping during the day while they built houses behind our place).

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Hi Mamas,

Sorry to hear of the sleep problems. I've just gotten used to being in a chronically sleep deprived state. Sanaz still wakes 2-3x/night to nurse, but just nurses and goes back to sleep. She does wake by 7:30 AM every morning...even on weekends. So there is no sleeping in! Ohhhhh...I miss sleeping in!

So Sanaz is doing well...she's 27 inches tall and weighs about 15 lbs, so she's a bit on the thin side. She's BF on demand and eats some solids as well (sweet potato, avacado, turkey, applesauce, canteloupe, peas, barley, rice, carrots, chicken, potato, organic Os). Her daddy and I are both thin, so I think its just her size. She's fine on all her milestones and actually ahead.

She talks, understands and comprehends so much! It's amazing. She's using some signs to communicate to, but she's actually very vocal. She also nods her head yes and no and can answer questions that way.

She's not a crawler...prefers diving, scooting and rolling to get to where she wants to go. She loves to pull up and stand, loves when we hold her at the waist and help her walk.

She has such a bubbly, happy personality. I grow more and more in love with her. What an amazing love this is!

Hugz to all you mamas! We're already planning her 1st birthday party.

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Hi mamas!

I love hearing about all or you and your babies

Aiden will be 11 months on the 11th (whoa! how did that happen so fast!). He's got 7 teeth which have been mostly uneventful - I think it's the amber necklace - and is showing NO signs of tooth eight. He's quite petite at 19 pounds but I can sure feel all those pounds when he's asleep on my back (one of the only ways to guarantee an hour long nap).

He crawls like a maniac and is just starting to stand up for a few seconds at a time. It won't be long before he is walking (ack!). We've baby-proofed (removed everything from the lower shelves, put electric caps on the outlets and removed anything tippy like standing lamps) the entire living/dining room and put a gate at the top of the four stairs to the kitchen so he's essentially got a super large playpen to zoom around in.

He's very jolly & happy. Loves to play peekaboo with a napkin or towel and even makes a sound that is exactly like the sing-song of peekaboo. He'll shake is head no-no-no whenever you ask him a question; we are working on yes-yes-yes. He will wave sometimes and hi-fives too. He gets overwhelmed when he's surrounded by strangers but is extremely talkative around us (people ask if he's always so quiet!).

He self-feeds extremely well and we just give him whatever we are having (with the exception of things with maple sugar or honey, chocolate and peanut butter). He really seems to like spicy stuff like merguez and loves shrimp! Brown rice cakes with almond butter are well loved too. I'd have to say that cheese is his favorite though - he makes a really cute 'mmmm' noise when he's eating it (he sometimes does this when he's nursing too, and gives me love pats - so cute!)

He is nowhere near sleeping through the night and I am getting very tired. We co-sleep and he's had a few bouts with the restlessness that Renee was describing. It seems to come and go with some nights better than others. Haven't figured out what makes the difference though. I'd like to start transitioning him to his crib (right next to our bed) soon so I can rehabilitate my shoulders and stretch out a bit more. We can sometimes get him to start the night it in if we heat it up with a heating pad (which we remove) first and he'll last about an hour. Any advice for keeping him there longer would be most welcome.

We are gearing up for a trip to Japan next month. Woohoo! We leave on his birthday!

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p.s. Whoever as talking last thread about carrot cake with maple sugar, you're not supposed to give babies maple sugar for the same reason you don't give them honey - risk of infant botulism (same goes for corn syrup).
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My exciting news for the moment is Amelia has gone to sleep at night a few times over the past week without my breast in her mouth! She nurses for a few minutes, then breaks off and talks a bit, thumps her leg against the bed and then rolls onto her other side so I'm spooning her and just falls asleep. This is a huge milestone that I hope will continue!

She's mastered the milk sign so she uses it ALL the time. Sometimes she uses it just to be passed to mommy. It's getting a little annoying and I have to not feed her every time she does it (or she'd be nursing every 5 minutes for 30 seconds at a time all day). Usually I just distract her with some dancing or cuddles and she goes back to what she was doing. She understands a lot of other signs but won't do them on her own yet. We're currently working on "please", "thank you" and "drink".

My dh is teaching her geeky tendencies. Whenever she'd hold a plastic hanger, dh would make light saber noises as she moved it around. Now whenever she picks up hangers or long sticks she waves them around and makes light saber noises on her own. It's quite funny.

We go walking down the street every day now that it's getting warmer out. She insists on walking on her own and refuses to hold my hand. The neighbours think it's hilarious to see such a tiny person walking on her own in a huge snowsuit!

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Here's the cake I was planning on making:

Baby's First Birthday Cake (Carrot Cake adapted from What to Expect)

2 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots - 2 1/2 cups apple juice concentrate (may
use slightly less) - 1 1/2 cups raisins
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil - 2 whole eggs - 4 egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla extract - 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ - 2 Tbsp low sodium baking powder
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon – 1 Tsp ground Ginger

Prep: Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two 9 inch square cake pans with waxed paper and spray the paper with vegetable spray/shortening.

1. Combine the carrots with 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the juice concentrate in a medium size saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, until carrots are
tender,15 to 20 mins. Purée in a blender of food processor until smooth – add pinch of brown sugar and dash of cinnamon as you purée then add the raisins and process until finely chopped. Let mixture cool.
3. Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 1/4 cups juice concentrate, the oil, eggs, egg whites, and vanilla; beat just until well mixed. Fold in the carrot puree and applesauce. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
4. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 mins. Cool briefly in the pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely. When cool, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
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In the past couple weeks Elliot has been really interested in food, up to 3 meals a day (still breastfeeding a ton). I'm talking little meals. But we do every food group every day...except...vegetables. Its driving me nuts! He will NOT take them, no way no how. We've tried everything. He has never let me feed him, except he lets me help him with yogurt. He does it all himself. So he'll try a vegetable and then spit it out. Or rather stick his tongue out and let it fall all over the place.

Any ideas at all? He even stopped eating carrots (that was the only thing he'd take).
We've tried potaotes (which i don't think count as a veggie), broccoli, caulifower, tomatoes, cucumbers, bits of harder lettuce, oh i just can't think at the moment. But a lot. Oh, just had one idea, maybe he'd like red/yellow/orange peppers since they are sweeter...anyone try those?

I'm worried he's not getting enough veggies. He's not into savory stuff except bread and just found out he devowered two burritos worth of meat. He loved that!

Also, i've got strep throat and am miserable. I hope Elliot doesn't get it. I'm in rough shape.
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Kids go through phases with food. Unless he stops gaining weight don't let it drive you nuts, continue to offer him healthy choices & let him eat what he eats.

Potatos are a vegetable, contain fiber, protein, more potassium than a banana & plenty of vitamin C. Why wouldn't they "count?"

Sydney loves red bell peppers both raw & cooked. Have you tried yams or sweet potatos?

She'll also eat anything with a sauce on it, especially a tomato based sauce. Have you tried pureeing vegetables into something he does like?

I'm tired today even though I got the best nights sleep in months last night. For some reason Sydney only had a few diapers. She's been nursing all night long for months now. Lately she can't seem to decide which breast she wants, so I have to have both out while she switches back & forth constantly. Oy vey! I think I'd rather go through newborn sleep dep while it's still fresh in the chaos, rather than go back to a "normal state" only to delve back into the insanity once more.

My inlaws are comming to baby sit for us tonight while we go to a poker party, hooray!!! Tomorrow is Sydneys' friend Odessas' first birthday! Holy cow! Hers is right around the corner! Busy weekend!

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The restless night movements seem to have slowed a bit. But I caught DH's cold and it SUCKS. The baby's got a lot of mucous but I can't decide if it's runny nose because of teething (her top two teeth just started popping through the skin) or if she's got my cold. I'm not coughing a lot and she isn't at all, but I've been doing the zinc thing to help minimize it, and have been drinking lots of OJ and water.

Another board I belong to is having a discussion on extended breastfeeding and I'm afraid I'm not being very clear with my views, and might've offended some people who don't breastfeed past age one or so. But I feel so defensive about choosing to let Winnie take the lead on when she wants to wean -- so many people I encounter seem to think letting her nurse past when she can ask for it is somehow fulfilling MY needs, which is utter crap (breastfeeding isn't always a wonderful experience for me, but I know it's best for her so we stick with it). But i'm having a tough time finding a way to express my reasons and views without coming across as judgmental of others. Anyway, I think I need to just take a breath and remind myself that what we're doing is best for us and keep my dang mouth shut otherwise.

That sucks though, you know? To have to censor yourself at risk of offending others, just because they don't make the same choices you do, even if what you're doing is really what you feel is healthiest for your child.

Anyway. ETA: well I just got told off absolutely by someone ther so I think that mens it's time fo rme to stop going there. Obviuosly I can't express myself in a polite manner without pissing off someone. How stupid is this: that poster made me literally cry. Great. now I'm sick and depressed.

I bought an organic cake and icing mix. They have sugar but I'm not totally anti-sugar. We haven't given her anything with sugar in it yet but I don't see the harm in letting her have a little bit on her birthday. I'm far more concerned about the wheat in the mix (I have gluten issues) than the sugar, but I figure we've got to start letting her have a wee bit of wheat at some point. One year seems as good a time as any to try it out.

pique, thanks for mentioning that about maple syrup and corn syrup -- I hate corn syrup (esp. HFCS) but didn't know maple syrup was bad too! Thanks for the heads up!

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It's really hard to sometimes not take things to heart when someone criticizes you. Just remember that it's ultimately up to you and your dp to choose how to raise your children. It's only the internet, after all! These people's opinions don't matter in the long run.

It's good to hear that Winnie is sleeping a little better. Amelia hasn't been crawling around as much in the middle of the night either, but she has decided to start her day earlier:. Oh well.
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It's really hard to sometimes not take things to heart when someone criticizes you. Just remember that it's ultimately up to you and your dp to choose how to raise your children. It's only the internet, after all! These people's opinions don't matter in the long run.

It's good to hear that Winnie is sleeping a little better. Amelia hasn't been crawling around as much in the middle of the night either, but she has decided to start her day earlier:. Oh well.

Thank you for your kind words. It's hard, because I do take things so personally, only because I'm part of a community there (it's a much smaller site than this place), and it's really my haven, as I don't have a lot of RL friends with young kids (though honestly, it feels more and more like I don't have many RL friends period these days. Pitiful, eh). That other site is where I started hanging out more when our due date forum closed. I know how hard it is to keep up with things online when everyone's so busy, but I really do consider many of those people on that other board to be good friends, since so many of us in the April club here have lost touch. So it sucks that I'm so freaking inept I can't even get my point across without getting slammed for it.

Anyway. Sorry to be so pathetic. I'm just depressed and I miss my medication like crazy when days like this hit (I can't take it as am still BFing -- how's that for irony? A BFing thread gets me depressed.)

Glad to hear your wee one's not moving as much at night, but sorry she's rising earlier. That does suck Can you nap when she does, maybe?

Bless your heart.

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Anyway. Sorry to be so pathetic. I'm just depressed and I miss my medication like crazy when days like this hit (I can't take it as am still BFing -- how's that for irony? A BFing thread gets me depressed.)

Glad to hear your wee one's not moving as much at night, but sorry she's rising earlier. That does suck Can you nap when she does, maybe?
You're not being pathetic. I'm just as sensitive, but I think having a baby has given me much thicker skin.

I'm not a napper, unfortunately. If I take a nap, I'll be up all night. At least it's the weekend so dh can have some alone time with Amelia and I can have time to myself! An hour alone can be so refreshing and it makes me want to see Amelia that much more when she's not with me.
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Kids go through phases with food. Unless he stops gaining weight don't let it drive you nuts, continue to offer him healthy choices & let him eat what he eats.

Potatos are a vegetable, contain fiber, protein, more potassium than a banana & plenty of vitamin C. Why wouldn't they "count?"
Oh, well he is a chunker, i just want him to be healthy and get to liking greens! I guess "nuts" isn't the right words...its just frustrating when you prepare something and then its rejected.

So i didn't think potatoes/carrots/corn counts b/c its mostly starches...but hey, if they "count" yay!

I tried red bell peppers tonight by broiling some cut up for a few minutes. They weren't quite soft enough for him. Well, he handled them easily and seemed to like them, but after just 2 or 3 chunks he was done. Not usual for him with foods he likes. Maybe i'll steam them...
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Renee - I had my when I posted last. What I meant to say was more time with your kids, but it didn't come out that way. I didn't mean any hard feelings. My dh used to look at porn on the net after I went to bed so that is why I'm so touchy about it. I know how it is to get addicted to the net.

Anywho, James is getting to be faster and faster on his knees, can't imagine what it will be like when he can run and catch the kitty cat's (he calls them kiiiiy cat's with a hiss at the beginning). I'm just trying to get my business rolling. I sell produce, flowers and eggs at farmer's market here. I need to get my seeds started and its so hard to sit down and figure out what I need to start in the greenhouse and then do it. In that aspect I can't wait until he can walk and I can put him down while I'm planting without him crawling around and putting everything in his mouth. Oh and breaking things.

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Renee - I had my when I posted last. What I meant to say was more time with your kids, but it didn't come out that way. I didn't mean any hard feelings. My dh used to look at porn on the net after I went to bed so that is why I'm so touchy about it. I know how it is to get addicted to the net.
Did you mean that for Rynna? She's the gemstone goddess, not me. :P Though I do play on the Wii too much and surf the net more than I should, but hey, it keeps us from watching the TV all the dang time, so I'm okay with it.

But FWIW I used to have a huge addiction to online MMORPGs. Peeing nonstop during pregnancy cured me of it.

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Sometimes coming to this site deprives me of real life interactions. However, I moved to a new town when pregnant and have NO IRL friends here, so this site helps somewhat. The internet can be so addictive- it needs a warning label

Owen has been so sleepy lately. Just when I thought naps might be fading away, he is back to 3 a day. The breaks are nice, but he wants to wake up and play around 11pm, when I am going to bed.

Is anyone buying sumer clothes yet? I am trying to figure out what will work best (clothing styles). He is just moving out of "baby" section and into "toddlers", but I haven't found many one-piece outfits in the toddler section. One peices seems more practical than two. When he wears a two piece the shirt rides up and the pants fall down. Such a pain.

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Yep, that's who I meant.

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Hey all, nice to see everyone! Holy moly shmokes! Almost a YEAR!

Ryo will be 11 months on the 11th, just like another poster's baby.

He is babbling, babbling, babbling. WAY more so now than before. I can tell he's trying to work out words, but again as we live in a (somewhat) bilingual household it'll likely be awhile before he talks.

He's really getting into trying to take (assisted) steps and cruising, too. He can't sit still for very long, and needs new stimulation almost constantly. Kind of exasperating, but it's all part of his fading baby-ness. He'll be running full throttle away from me (and into trouble) soon enough!

No crawling or real effort in that direction. He's not going to crawl, I'm almost certain of it. He can't stand being on his belly that long. Straight to walking I guess, which is fine.

This boy can eat. Anything we do. Even straight garlic sauce! : Straight limes, lemons, heck he'd probably eat jalapenos (not that we'd give him any!).

I think he's teething again (almost 6 so far), but the good news is that he seem to be handling it better than when he was younger. Anyone else notice this?

He's lurching and rolling and wiggling and interested in everything that moves and makes noise. He's getting so big, so active, so grown. It's so wonderful to watch it all unfold...wonderful and exhausting. He's a good sleeper, but he wakes a lot to nurse still, and is sporadic with his naps.

Anyway, good to see everyone's doing well. I'll be ...
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Hello everyone!
I haven't been here in forever...but I thought I'd drop in and see how everyone is doing

Allora is doing wonderful! She is 11 months today and is walking around (she's been walking since 9 months) she's almost running now! Keeps me on my toes. She's a sweet little blonde who is the light of our world. The older kids love her so much

Just this past week I discovered I am again pregnant. Not planned at all...my first two kids are 6 years apart and my other two are 4 years apart...I liked that! LOL Now I'm going to have them 18 months apart. I guess we'll see how that goes.

At least Allora is a happy baby. She sleeps 12 hours at night (in her own crib) Sorry to all the moms out there who's babies aren't sleeping, trust me I know how that is my 5 year old still doesn't sleep through the night...)

Allora is still nursing, 3-4 times a day, she only does it for food, not comfort which is ok with me. But I did notice the last few weeks she wasn't as happy nursing (now I know why!!!!) She eats everything and anything for food. I didn't start solids until she was 8 months old and just gave her table food (whatever we were eating) cut up so she could pick it up and now she eats everything. Last night we had Korma chicken (a curry chicken dish) and she loved it! She likes chili and pizza is her favoriate

We are taking a baby sign class (actually going this afternoon) and we are enjoying that, even though she's not doing a lot of signs it's fun to watch her because she does understand alot of them.

Hmmm...guess that's all for my update for now I will probably be around a little more but not alot since I've also recently started homeschooling my children! (Call me crazy!!!)

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April Mamas!!! One more month til birthday time! I can't believe it.

Eli is getting really good at walking. He still basically refuses to talk though. He says da. Everything is da. I suppose he also says ba. Ba and Da. No ma. Sometimes it sounds like he's trying to say things we say, but he's not quite there yet. He can eat almost everything we eat now. I'm thinking about trying more dairy soon. He sleeps through the night per se...he does wake up a couple of times for more milkies, but then it's right back to sleep.

The thing that's hardest for me as far as sleeping goes, is he HAS to be kicking, punching, scratching, or pinching me while he falls asleep. I have no idea why. I know he doesn't mean to hurt me though...
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Well we did not teach Elliot this...but he is into karate. no kidding!
He stands there and just goes "hi-ya" and makes karate motions. Anyone else's kiddos do this?

He is also the best audience. At lunch we sing songs with motions (since i've got him captivated in the high chair) and he claps so hard i think he's gonna fall out! its so funny.

Just a couple cute things to make you smile and wanna go hug your own babes.
1 more month...wow de dow.
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Bella does, but she's singing the Backyardigans song about Samurai Pie (she's got two older siblings, doncha know ).

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Congrats on the pregnancy, thirdchild!

Guinevere and I both caught DH's cold (did I already post that? I'm so bufuddled these days I can't remember if I brushed my teeth or not). But we're both doing okay, despite some runny noses and whatnot.

Last night she sat in DH's lap and fed him Breakfast O's. It was precious.

She's still not walking but stands unassisted for longer periods.

I signed up for a yoga class at the local community center (close to the house) and it starts tonight. I'm REALLY looking forward to it. I need some time to myself, and my husband is being great about it -- didn't complain one bit when I told him I wanted to do it (it means he has to watch the baby solo for an hour and a half every Tuesday night). It'll be nice to get back in shape a little too.

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Guinevere took her first step! Not walking really yet or anything but two steps total today. Go baby!

And yoga went great, *and* I found a local tribe of mothering.com folks in my area and am gonna meet up with them next week. Hooray!!! We're still not over the cold but getting better.

So far it's been a really good week! Much better than last week, for sure.

(Sorry for the double post, but I just had to share!)

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Congrats to Guinevere! Enjoy the fact that she's not completely mobile yet - life changes immensely from here on out! Amelia can reach the counter tops now so we have to be careful with everything.

I introduced her to grapes yesterday. She loves them and was begging for more all day. I didn't want to over-do it though. She knows the names of most her toys now. I ask her to bring me "bambi" or "cheeky monkey" and she seeks out the correct one. She has gone on a potty strike though. She screams when I try to potty her and then promptly pees on the floor. I've been letting her go in her diaper all week just to keep things calm. Hopefully things will get better in another week or so! We were doing so well - only a couple of wet diapers a day for a while!
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Thanks, halaroo! Funny -- I tried grapes yesterday too, but Guinevere wanted nothing to do with them. She seems not so crazy about tart things in general: kiwis, grapes, apricots, etc (which I find strange, since I looove tart stuff). And favors more creamy? type stuff? And her Breakfast Os. Gosh, I think she'd be happy as a clam if the only solids she got were Breakfast Os....

Last time I was at the store I picked up a box of the Apple/Cinnamon ones, but saw the sugar content and got the plain ones instead. I'm not totally anti-sweets, mind you, but if she's happy with the plain ones, I see no need to risk it.

I've been trying to figure out what we're gonna do for Easter. We're not church-goers, and I'd assumed the whole Easter basket thing would be a bit much, but my mom told me that both my brother and I had a blast our first Easter, "hunting" eggs (with help, obviously) and whatnot, so I think I'm gonna see if I can't find a little basket and some of those plastic eggs. I've got some small silk scarves that are tie-dyed and I'm gonna put a greenish one in the basket for "grass." I found a cute stuffed bunny with a cloth book attached that I can put in the basket for her.

I wish I could find some plastic eggs that said what exactly type of plastic they are though. But if I can't, we'll get the cheap ones at the drugstore and put Breakfast Os in them for shaking sound and let her find them in the yard, if it's pretty. Then just store them for next Easter so she won't try to stick them in her mouth.

And who knows? She might be full on walking by then, too! I can't believe it's nearly ONE YEAR! The first few months seemed to go by sooo slowly, but after about 6 months or so, time has flown by.

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H-e-l-l-o April Mommies, It's hard to believe that it'll be almost a year already. Gee, time has gone by fast. Anyway, I haven't posted since October or November of last year and am wondering how everyone's doing.

I see that some people are having a hard time of it. Needing sleep etc... Have you ladies been taking any Vitamin B-Complex pills? They help wonder's. These B vitamins help with stress and give you energy.

When my son (Morgan) became 10 months old he finally settled down at nights. He doesn't sleep with us. (he has his own bed and is doing fine). He's actually a pretty good kid. Yes, we have our moments but its worth it. I definity like this stage better then the newborn- How boring. BUT I know for sure I'm not ready to have another child for sometime. My body still hasn't gotten well from having him.

Morgans already trying to walk and he LOVES to DANCE! (so cute when they do that.) Flipping through the radio station's on tv is sooo much fun.
He hasn't said mama yet but he does well at waving, saying Hi, Ya, and Dada/Dad. He's very independent. AND watch out for the teeth! He's been teething since 2 months and now finally has 8 teeth. Oh, ya can't forget to add that he LOVES PUPPY DOGS AND CATS!

We've been working on potty training. He still thinks it a game but at least we are trying.

Anyway, just wanted to check in to see whats been happening. yak at you ladies later. ~boovert
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Hi mamas,
I can't believe how fast the time goes. Carly will be 1 on 3-31. Am I the only April mamma that didn't make it to April? Carly is doing great. She is almost walking. She has 8 teeth and no real desire to use them. She is most content bf'ing. She sleeps great at night always has but her napping is not good! If we're not in the car or I am not napping/holding her she won't nap. I had to take her to the doctors last week as she got Thrush. Don't ask me how she has never been on an antibiotic. But she got it and of course I got it on my nipples so we both had to treat. She weighs 19.9lbs and is 28.5in. My doctor was quite surprised to see us as we hadn't been in since April of last year. She is very talkative and loves to say hi and wave to everyone she see's. I feel like I am on a float in the parade when we go out in public. Apparently she has a lot to say and is trying very hard to say so! Nice to read about everyone's babies. Blessings, Tina~
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