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No one ever goes to the other board. But, this way we can have that board AND a thread here on MDC!
 

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Hi there! Trying to get a busy little girl to sleep, so not a lot of time to chat right now. However, I am so unused to Yahoo boards that I would love a thread over here, so you can count me in!<br><br>
We picked out our Christmas tree today and DD is thrilled with it. She likes to play with the needles and smell it. Very cute!<br><br>
How is your little one doing? What are you getting your LO for Christmas? Our daughter is the first grandchild on both sides of the family, and the gifts so far for birthdays, etc, have been overwhelming for me. It leaves me with the feeling that nothing I get really matters, which I know is silly. What are your thoughts?
 

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Great! I am not really used to the yahoo boards either. They confuse me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We put up our tree last week and Asheby LOVES it. We are working on using one finger to touch the ornaments. As opposed to swatting at it and knocking them off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We have to go for fake though, James and Amethyst are allergic to just about everything, christmas trees included.<br><br>
Asheby is doing pretty good! Working on the 9th and 10th molars and having a bit of trouble sleeping, but other than that... He just started walking-walking this past few days, and he gives great kisses and hugs while going awwwww now. It just melts me.<br><br>
Hmmm, we got him a Radio Flyer trike from Christmas. I know, I know he won't be able to ride for a while, but I think he'll learn fast. What else... some books, he loves books, a wooden firetruck, also loves trucks... We didn't want to go overboard this year, but we got lots of christmas movie sets and christmas books for both kids.<br><br>
I say, hey, more money to spend on you and your dh!! It's not like the babes will remember what we get them anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Let them spoil her. Sorry to say it doesn't last, ugh. At least not in our family.
 

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I'd like to keep posting at MDC too.<br><br>
Ian's latest thing is climbing up into a chair in front of the piano and banging away at the keyboard with great enthusiasm and a proud smile!<br><br>
He also loves eating now! I cannot eat something without sharing with him--he will beg for it by clinging, mouth open, and vocalizing very eagerly--but it has been a little hard because I was planning to be very careful since he has an older sister with multiple severe food allergies. He seems to be doing well with everything he eats though, thank goodness.<br><br>
As for the Christmas tree, Ian was interested as we were decorating it, and he had fun ringing a bell ornament and pulling on the lights a bit, but ever since the night we put it up he has hardly touched it! And he has to toddle right past it to get to the piano. I guess I was mistaken thinking I'd find a lot of ornaments strewn about!<br><br>
I too find it overwhelming how my inlaws shower the kids with gift, and have feared they might overshadow what I do. I remind myself that I have the kids a lot more than my inlaws do!
 

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Good points! I just found a set of alphabet blocks that are made safely, and we might get her those. It is tough, because all her birthday toys were 12 months, and in Spring and Summer she will need things that are geared at older kids. Their birthdays are so close to the holidays that I think people have a hard time.<br><br>
We just received the amber teething necklace I ordered for DD, and she has been much more even tempered since wearing it. Do you have one? I hope it continues to have a calming effect on her. When she cut her top three teeth it was not a good time. I hadn't walked the floor that much since she was a month old! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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9th and 10th molars??? Wow! Ian has just sprouted his <i><b>third</b></i> tooth, and it's his first lower one (his first two were upper teeth!). Sometimes I worry about his teeth. Especially since my second daughter went through an ordeal with her teeth.<br><br>
At least he has good toothbrushing habits already. Since he was about 6 months old I've let him hold a toothbrush while I hold him and brush my teeth, and he enjoys brushing/ chewing on the brush!
 

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I don't know if I said that right, lol, his 9th and 10th teeth, both of which happen to be molars. I'm kind of confused by what an amber teething necklace does? We don't have one, but if it would help I'd get one. I can tell that he is hurting.
 

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I continue to be impressed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My oldest also had only a few teeth at her first birthday. My second had several though.
 

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I was looking at pics of Amethyst the other day and she definitely didn't have this many. No, I don't remember <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Asheby asks for food these days by clicking his tongue at us, but he still goes through days where he only nurses.
 

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Amber is supposed to be a natural pain reliever....the warmth of the skin releases helps encourage this even more. I don't have a link handy, but if you do a board search someone will have lots of pertinent info! They also have the side benefit of looking amazingly cute!
 

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Hi guys!<br><br>
Jackson has an amber teething necklace. He wore it all the time all the months during the summer I THOUGHT he was teething. He just got his first tooth at 11.5 months and his second one is peeking through now, both the bottom middle ones. The necklaces are so cute though!<br><br>
We are doing great, but Jackson has been incredibly clingy the past 2 days. I mean, he's always stuck to me like glue but the past 2 days have been insane. And he wants to nurse every second of the day. I don't know what is going on but it's starting to make me a little nuts. he's still not eating much solids, but he does like peas, chicken, rice, and pancakes. it's hard to find stuff for him because he gets a hive-like rash from dairy.<br><br>
He's not walking yet, but standing all by himself--just standing there, like "what do I do now?" it's so cute. He also will lean over and make a cute little coo, and then kiss me. So precious!
 

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Hi, y'all! DD is asleep and we've been watching 42 and 49 up tonight. Anyone else seen this series? It is an English series which followed 14 kids from age 7 and interviewed them every 7 years. Fascinating!<br><br>
DD is walking a lot and has molars!<br><br>
She says "this" and "yes" and apparently said "done" yesterday. She's such a sweetie and we <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> her so much!
 

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hi other nov 06 mamas<br><br>
im lilly my ds was born the 9th. Alex is still ebf hates regular foods/and baby food. is just got walking down. he is a huge boy. passing his 2.5 year old sister in the weight department and almost in height
 

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Hi everyone. My Alex is walking all over the place as well. He also loves to eat and only nurses when tired or thirsty.<br><br>
This year for Christmas we have started a two gift rule. Each child only gets two gifts. The kids have so much crap laying around they don't need more... and I don't want them to become greedy and expect more and more stuff.<br><br>
Alex has a beautiful wooden tool set.. and a mega blocks tool bench. He loves looking at the lights in the neighborhood and we plan on getting a tree tomorrow.
 

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Hi! DD has dairy issues too. In fact, when they were testing her blood for lead, they drew another vial to test for food allergies since they run in our family. So I will know in 3 weeks if there is anything significant to worry about (hopefully not!). She does love eating pears, chicken, 'ronis (elbows), and rice. She likes corn too, but it hurts her stomach. She also enjoys slivers of apples. DD is very dainty when she picks up her food - it is so cute to watch.<br><br>
Last night I made Christmas cookies for DH, and as I was pulling them out of the oven, DD goes, "MMM. MMMMMMM" and made the nursie sign. I thought it was so funny.<br><br>
Have a great Saturday!
 

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Welcome asianyoushi and alex! I think we were up to about 126 babies or so last count, so we are getting up there! I could post the list in the op if anyone likes, just let me know!<br><br>
I am going to look into amber necklaces here in a bit, but tell me, are they safe, like he won't strangle himself.<br><br>
Still not much talking here. I think he tries to say hi and book. It is soooo cute!! Okay, I'm off to kiss my baby! Reading about all our babes makes me need some lovins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Way past my bedtime, so I just wanted to say hello and glad I found the thread. DD is wearing DS's pajamas. He is 3, and he is not short - probably average. I have no idea how tall DD is, but it is freaking me out how much she is still growing.
 

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Hi everyone! This is my first post on the Toddler boards...start of an era <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Libby took her first steps a week ago and is cautiously standing and taking a few steps, getting into everything and loving it. She has four teeth. I've been back at work for the past month and Libby has become much more independent. She eats lots of solids now and is drinking a mix of pumped milk and cow's milk. She is also down to 3-4 wakeups most nights. She doesn't cry anymore when I drop her off at the day home, so I think she's adjusted. I think she was ready for this independence even though she was nudged into it a little early, since she is all smiles with us and eagerly eating solids even when mama's milk is available. She regularly says Mama, bye-bye (ba-ba) and night-night (ni-na) but tha's it so far.
 

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Hi Everyone!<br>
MpsSweetie - I can't believe you r LO has so many teeth! Ruby still doesn't have any - I had used an amber necklace since she was about 5 months when I thought she was starting to teeth (ha ha ha!) Then she started to chew on it constantly so I took it off. Since she still is toothless I have no idea if they work - I was also nervous about the strangulation factor but it was never a problem & she slept with hers on. Actually for the first month or so I kept waking up every hour to check that it wasn't choking her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
angelachristin - Ruby also been super clingy the past few days as well & it's driving me a little nutty too. About that what do you all do when you start to feel "touched out"? As you may or may not know, I am single with no family around & some days I just am over being pawed/poked/grabbed at. I do get a little distant with her & she picks that up & that kinda bums me out kyim?<br>
On another note Ruby has been walking for quite awhile & has started to run now. She has one word - "kitty".<br>
Take care!
 
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