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Hi Ladies,<br><br>
I didn't see another thread for our DDC yet. How is everyone?<br><br>
We're doing well--Oliver is walking all over the place, although still crawling, cruising and holding our hands a lot too. He is starting to be slightly more interested in solids and has been feeding himself veggies from our garden, which makes me happy! Sleep is still pretty awful right now--he is falling asleep more easily than last month, but waking up to nurse all night long, like every 45 minutes or so. Teething, I think, but I'm not sure....<br><br>
How is everyone else doing?
 

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Thanks for starting the thread.<br><br>
Kacey is doing well. She's eating a lot of table foods. Apple sauce is her new fave. She gets SO mad when we get to the bottom of the bowl.<br><br>
She never stops moving. THe stairs are just FACINATING. She can climb the whole flight from the first floor to the second by herself but she has not learned how to come down safely yet.<br><br>
She has taken two steps in a row but I certainly wouldnt say she was walking. She is cruzing around the coffee table like a mad woman though.<br><br>
OH and she's learning to throw things. She has tossed things about for a while but now she throws it in front of her, crawls to it, picks it up and repeats.<br><br>
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Jake is 11 months old today! Even though he was crawling by five months (!) and cruises and climbs like a madman, he is not at ALL interested in walking yet.<br><br>
He is self-feeding all manner of food in massive quantities these days.<br><br>
He's also started pointing at everything and saying Dis? Dis?
 

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DD is 11 months today also!<br>
She'll eat just about anything and shes just started drinking from a cup - more liquid gets everywhere else then in her mouth but shes trying!<br>
shes got 7 teeth and I think they are bothering her today so maybe the 8th one is coming thru?<br>
she has about 2 naps a day and they can be anything from 30-90 mins.<br>
Shes crawling like a little spider - so fast and everywhere, shes always standing up too but shes a little scared to cruise yet. she loves music and bounces up and down when any comes on. she says mama and dada but not knowingly yet. she waves hi and bye.<br>
She is so precious <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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mslondon our babies are twins!<br>
tessa also turned 11 mo today, she has 7 teeth, not walking but standing, crawling, climbing, cruising around like crazy, is happy to try all sorts of food but doesn't eat a lot at a sitting, her naps are the same too. 2x day 30-90 mins.<br>
she has also been a horror to get to sleep lately. i just spent the past 45 minutes walking around town again and again. the other night it was two hours! (helps take the weight off!) up till a week or two ago she'd just rub her eyes when she got sleepy (around 8) and latch on and nurse herself to sleep. of course that presented it's own problems as i work 2 to 3 nights a week but... now she nurses, pops off and flails herself all over our bed screaming. she doesn't want to be held, doesn't want to be down on the floor or in the bed. just in her stroller. which i find shocking b/c i haven't really used it much (just wearing her). ah well. at least she transfers well now.<br>
anyone else tried berries yet? tessa gets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: at the sight of blueberries and i've been reading some contradictory things about strawberries at this age. would love to go picking with her if i could!
 

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We're doing okay. Donnie's having some separation anxiety and it's driving me a bit batty. He literally wants to be my shadow. I'm going back to work in September and I'm concerned about how he'll handle it. His older brother certainly did extremely well when I went to work, but I don't know about him.<br><br>
Otherwise, he's doing okay. He's still bfing (with some solids sometimes). He still has a major preference for that. Is that okay?
 

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Oliver too! Not really saying anything with it, but the pointer finger is out all of a sudden and pointing at everything. So cute! And he turned 11 months today, too--August 6th was a great day last year!<br><br>
Queendom Lady--Not sure on the strawberries--I thought 12 months was what I had heard, but I'm feeling pretty relaxed about most foods at this point. Oh, and you have all my sympathy on the falling asleep woes. I thought that was getting better, but seems to be bad again... Tonight I vaccumed the whole house with him on my hip and that finally did the trick.The vacuum cleaner has always made him sleepy!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I think it's fine--Oliver is really just starting to eat tiny bits of solids. Seems to be normal for lots of babies at this age.
 

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QueendomLady: How funny!! I guess all babies are not so different after all LOL.<br><br>
Tanya1976: I have been lucky, DD has not suffered seperation anxiety at all....Yet!<br><br>
Yuba River: DD is literally TERRRIFIED of the vacum, when I need to do vacuming I either have to get DH to take her for a walk or I have to put her in another room with music on so she doesnt hear it. even when its off and just standing there shes afraid of it, poor thing
 

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Hi girls!<br><br>
I wish we all lived near each other and could hang out. Sometimes i really wish i could just surround myself with other AP mamas. I went on a family trip this weekend (dh's family) to a place in NY where i saw not a single nursing mama anywhere and i felt so strange! I love Burlington, VT (where i live...i see mama's nursing everywhere everyday!)<br><br>
anyway,<br><br>
Nolan is crawling like a madman (has been since march), crusing yes, but not walking. He is starting to say some names! he also knows many more words then he can say which is evident when i say "where is so and so" and he looks around, finds the person, smiles and makes a loud uuuuhhh sound or something other sound.<br><br>
He is interested in trying many foods but after a bite or 2 is done. He is still my little booby man (to MIL's chagrine (is that you spell it?!)). She also had the nerve to ask my dh "So when does this attachment parenting end?" LOL and by that she meant why does he still sleep with you and when can i watch him alone without you (which i NEVER want to happen ...unless DS is old enough to talk and say he wants to). Also, my dh told her she needs to stop smoking if she wants to wear him in the ergo to which she sai d"i'm done" and stormed off in the rain at night until DH went out driving to go find her (very mature might i add)...sorry for the ranty-ish post, i had quite the long weekend...<br><br>
I am so in love with my ds though, he's a joy! So smily and a little chatterbox!
 

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Hello everyone!<br><br>
Bridget is 11 mo today and I am 33 yo today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"><br><br>
She is still just commando crawling but she gets around pretty fast. She can pull herself up to stand but she doesn't do it very much.<br><br>
I think we are in prime separation anxiety time because she will not go to anyone but me. She will sometimes go to dh but only for a second then she wants me right back. It's fine, but it sure is exhausting. She wants to be held all the time, maybe cuz she's not very mobile but she wants to see what's going on.<br><br>
She makes a lot of sounds "woof" is her new one. Still says "Da" or "Dada" for everything but with different intonation depending on what she's trying to say. And points at everything too. It's so cute.<br><br>
She likes food a lot. We have done strawberries with no problems. There isn't much we are holding back on - egg whites, honey, nuts, fish, no junk food... she eats what we eat and is totally self fed. She never did like eating from a spoon. Her iron was low, and I was supposed to give her supplements, but it's drops that are supposed to go in water and she does drink some but not enough to get the full amount of supplement. Plus I mostly forget to put them in her cup. Ah well, I don't think it was seriously low or anything.<br><br>
She has 8 teeth right now and no sign of getting any more yet. She sleeps pretty well, right now I think she wakes up once or twice during the night, we cosleep full time so I don't fully wake up and I certainly dont' look at a clock <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She naps twice a day, a big one in the am and a shorter one in the pm. It's funny, she goes down so easily for the morning one, but fights it a bit in the afternoon. Usually I put her in the Mei Tai and ds and I go for a walk or he rides his bike or something. We seem to have a pretty good routine I think. And ds loves being a big brother.<br><br>
I have seen some foreshadowing of sibling rivalry though, Bridget is so curious and Trent is aware of what she can't play with because it's not safe for her. Of course he's only 3 though and isn't always, um, gentle, when he's "explaining" that to her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But really he's pretty good with her, lots of hugs and kisses.
 

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Happy Birthday, Cujobunny! Hope it was a good one.<br><br>
Holly--I know what you mean. It is lovely to be around other AP moms. It makes it much easier! Sorry your MIL is giving you grief.<br><br>
Luv--Oliver loves stairs, too-but also has no idea how to come down safely. Anyone have a sense of when this develops?<br><br>
I got to cuddle a two month old babe last weekend, and it made me realize how big Oliver has gotten! It also made me want to have another baby soon, but we'll not TTC until he is nursing much less. I really want to nurse for at least two years. What are others thinking about more babies?
 

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oh yes...meant to mention that Nolan climbs full staircases too! And i'm also curious about the going down part. I tried showing him to go backwards, reaching with feet, but i think he couldn't care less and would just try to turn around and lunge forward anyway. So for now we don't make it an option. Not sure when to try again...<br><br><br>
I am VERY curious to see what you all think about when to have more babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I would LOVE to be preggo again ... i get all nostalgic about it... BUT in my logical thinking part of my brain i want to wait until his 3rd bday to TTC so that i don't have to worry about losing my milk and all of that. Plus, i think it would be hard to deal with the extreme tiredness of pregnancy and keep up with my crawling cruising little man. And finally, i want hiim to be old enough to some-what understand what will happen when i'm preggo. Like to be able to tell him he'll be a big brother. But i'm ALL FOR YOU GIRLS getting preggo again so i can live vicariously through yoU!!! hahahah
 

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I am VERY curious to see what you all think about when to have more babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I would LOVE to be preggo again ... i get all nostalgic about it... BUT in my logical thinking part of my brain i want to wait until his 3rd bday to TTC so that i don't have to worry about losing my milk and all of that. Plus, i think it would be hard to deal with the extreme tiredness of pregnancy and keep up with my crawling cruising little man. And finally, i want hiim to be old enough to some-what understand what will happen when i'm preggo. Like to be able to tell him he'll be a big brother. But i'm ALL FOR YOU GIRLS getting preggo again so i can live vicariously through yoU!!! hahahah</div>
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My thought process on TTC is really similar. I don't want to have a huge gap between babies, though--and it took us a few months the first time. Hmmm. Curious what others are thinking.
 

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We were done 'thinking' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I'm due late Feb/early Mar of '09. Kacey will be a big sis before she's 2. She will always have access to nurse even if for a few months the bulk of her nutrition comes from food rather than mammas milk. My supply has dropped a bit but there are several sessons a day where she still gulps plenty. I'm just keeping a close eye on her to make sure she's getting enough between me and her food.<br><br>
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Doing good. DS wears me out if we are anywhere but home. He is into everything. Fortunetly he hasn't learned how to run yet. I can't believe people are pregnant already. I haven't even gotten AF back yet. I hope she stays away for awhile.
 

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Me neither, me neither and me too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We haven't ruled out a 3rd child, which I needed to know because I've been going thru baby stuff deciding if I should keep it or not.. and dh says, keep it for now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I really like the 2.5 year age gap between our kids so I think if we do have another it will be similar or even a bit larger a gap, like 3 yrs. Also we will have to see how things go - my mat leave is up in a couple weeks and I'm not going back to work so we'll see how we do on one income, whether we stay in this house, how dh's job goes with the economy going down etc etc.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bump.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bump"><br><br>
My mat leave just expired, I returned to work and.... quit! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/neg.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="negative">'m going to be a SAHM. DH wasn't completely on board but we talked it over and he is ok with it. I just can't do it, being exhausted and cranky all the time and everywhere I go. I don't want to miss out on my kids being so little. I love being home with them. My mom was watching them while I came to work this week and things are not going well. They miss me. Bridget will not be put down for her nap so my mom has to hold her, and try to deal with ds, or else deal with dd being tired and cranky. Anyway, the easiest and best thing is for me to stay home, and I'm so so happy to be able to do that.<br><br>
I can't believe how big Bridget is getting. She's going to be 1 on Aug. 8. I'm starting to plan a little bday party bbq for her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She's so cute, she loves to dance, she loves music, she loves to play. We have a little climber and slide in our backyard that she loves to try to climb <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She still says a lot of "DA!" and "Dada" but with her inflection I can tell what she's trying to say "DA DA da" = choo choo train <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Jasper's been having a rough time lately. He's developed quite the temper. He doesn't like to be put down, and when I do, he dramatically throws his head on the floor between his legs and wails pitifully. He's been fighting sleep, so he's tired a lot. Hence, mama is tired a lot too.<br><br>
Not much cruising yet, only a step or two at a time, although he can stand alone for about 10 seconds at a time. No words yet, either, but his comprehension is getting better every day. His newest game is putting random objects on my head, then his head, and laughing hysterically.<br><br>
I can't believe any of you are even thinking about more babies! Yikes! Just the thought makes me want to strap on a chastity belt. But good luck!<br><br>
I'm going back to school next month, 2 nights a week. I'm so excited about having some time away from the kids! Not sure how Jasper will handle it, though. He's never been left with a babysitter, and my dad will be watching him from 330 until dp gets out of work at 6. We're going to start doing some "practice runs" soon to see how things go.
 

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Wow this thread was buried!<br><br>
Haven't been to this forum in a while. I've been stuck in Allergies, when I'm on MDC at all. DS's eczema had gotten pretty severe, we did an elimination diet, changed peds to a holistic ped who got us ELISA blood testing, DS got rotavirus and he was hospitalized for severe dehydration (the less I say about that the better), CPS was called, got crap by hospital staff for my BLW, lots of drama.<br><br>
BUT...his eczema is clearing gradually. We're on a rotation diet with his good foods, chiro care has been great, and he's active and healthy and growing. Today he weighted in at 20 lbs 14 oz, he's been crawling and pulling up for months, still not cruising (well, maybe a step or two), eating solids (what he can have anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">) like a fiend. He loves his fruit, especially cherries and strawberries. We've intro'd strawberrie and fish because there is precious little that he can eat, and they were on his OK list....well, so is dairy, but we're still waiting on that.<br><br>
Sleep...well, we've gotten used to it, but I think it's getting better. He gives us 2-hour stretches before we get into bed most nights, and I just nurse him back to sleep. Most times I don't fall asleep, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (I was really bad with that a couple of months ago.) When I'm in bed, it's great, and if he nurses, I don't really notice. Naps are still 1 cycle at a time, but he'll stay in bed for 1-1/2 to 2 hours with me nursing back to sleep, and most times he'll let me get up and do stuff (read: play on computer). Mostly 2 naps a day, but sometimes he'll pull a 3-hour nap and not nap again.<br><br>
Holly: I thought of your video and when you said you wondered if you would hold your LO again before the surgery...I thought that too when DS was in the hospital and htey coded him. Not a good feelign at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Cujobunny: Yay you! SAHMs rock! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Holly- we've been ttc for about 5 months. I have af back but it's unpredictable.<br>
Amanda- I'm happy for you! I went back to work parttime and that's worked ok for me.<br>
Alexandra - Noah does the same thing- throwing his head between his legs. Poor little thing bruised his head last night because he did it in the kitchen on the ceramic tile floor!<br><br><br>
Noah is still scooting everywhere. He stands by the furniture but makes no attempts to walk yet. His vocabulary is huh (hi), bye, dada, momma (which I think really means "I want something" and cat. He is a food lovin' guy but still nurses really good too.
 
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