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You know what amazes me. When I see threads titled "September Moms" and realize that my babe has been in this world for over 7 months and she is now one of the older babes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
DD has just started making blah, blah sounds. Before she only went aah, aah, but now she has realized that if she moves her mouth at the same time she can make some great noises. She's still working on the crawling, but is not there yet. She's getting quite pudgy, but I guess that will wear off when she starts moving around a bit more.<br><br>
She'd still rather nurse that eat solids. We try 3 times/day, but she really only eats anything significant once/day. Can a baby live on yams alone? That's all she seems to want to eat. Oh yah, she also likes Milupa baby cereal, but that is flavored with vanilla and contains formula so I've been trying not to feed her too much. Mind you, I wonder if it's so bad? I've tasted it and it's much better than Pablum rice cereal or the organic oatmeal cereal we've got.<br><br>
I'm hopeless at pumping, so I'm mixing the cereal with water. She'd probably eat more if I could mix it with breastmilk. How are your babes faring with eating?
 

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Gavin is now 8 months (1/2/03) and he's still not eating any solids after the few days around 6.5 months that ended up with him not being a happy camper from a few bites of organic carrots/water jar stuff. We'll eventually start solids again when he shows more of an intrest. The only thing he has grabbed for yet is my SO's beer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Glad to see a January 2003 thread again!<br><br>
My babe (1/5/03) eats solids, and a pretty good variety, but it depends on the day how much she will eat. Sometimes she'll eat a few tablespoonsfull, and other times she will eat a whole jar or two!<br><br>
Today we gave her O's (organic cheerios, I guess!) and she chewed on them and really liked that. She just got her top two teeth so she's just trying them out.<br><br>
But breast milk is definitely the main food around here and I don't see that changing anytime too soon.<br><br>
She's also creeping (military crawl) and pulling up on dh and I as well as the couch! Scary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: It's a great age, but aren't they all? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">:
 

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Dylan is 7 and a half mos old. shes on my lap now,m a bit fussy so excuse me if this gets somewhat disjointed. she has 4 teeth and loves her solid foods. ha! to those neighbors who told me i wad waiting too long to introduce them. shes theonly babe on the block eating 'real food'. of course, a majority of her nutrition is breast milk. she does drtnk a fe3w oz of ricemilk while mama is at school, though. shes a cuddly little bean! more later...
 

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Hello all.<br>
I don't post a whole lot, but I do have a January 2003 babe and I thought I'd join in. My son just turned 8 months a few days ago. He is quite proficient at army crawling and is just starting to get the hang of crawling on his hands and knees. He still won't sit on his own, though. He just doesn't want to. He loves to be on his his tummy and always wants to be on the go.<br><br>
As far as food goes. I've been trying to give him a bit of solid food every once in a while- a few days a week. He'll eat it and he seems interested, but he doesn't really seem to like anything. I've found that if I take cubes of food that I've made out of the freezer and just let them thaw enough for them to be slushie he enjoys it more. He definitely still gets the majority of his nutrition from breastmilk. Still no teeth for us. He is healthy and has nice chubby thighs.<br><br>
(On side note, I hear all the time from my mil that I need to be giving him rice cereal and that he needs to try more textures. She keeps telling me, too, that he'll sleep better if he eats more solids. It's enough to drive a person crazy after a while. He's doing just fine, thank you!)
 

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hi all! oceano is 7.5 mo and no thank you, won't eat solids yet (not that i mind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ) he is very pudgy, esp around the thighs too! he's been military crawling for a couple of weeks and i love it! i've had to baby proof of course, but it's so neat to see him pull off to play with a toy then scootch around back to me to be picked up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> he rocks onto his knees and i suppose real crawling isn't far. he almost pulls up, but needs just a bit of help still. i can't wait for hand gestures...waving, pointing etc. so far nothing there. he seems to understand the words kiss (he opens his mouth and bites my chin with his 2 teeth) and nurse. and we have started late ecing, so he knows 'psh' and about half the time pees when i do that. he has started occasionally prefering daddy, and in the very beginnings of separation anxiety will cry when daddy walks away from him even when i'm still holding him.<br>
cheers to all our wonderful growing babies!
 

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Eve is 7.5 months and has just started doing the army crawl. Yesterday, she got down to the foot of of the bed rather quickly in pursuit of the cat. Gotta watch her! She loves our pets (we have 2 dogs and a cat) and gets very excited and vocal when she sees one of them. She can get up on all fours and rock back and forth, but hasn't but the acutal crawl together yet. I'm not in a rush, though. She loves for you to pull her up and help her stand and is starting to find various places to pull up on herself. No sitting for her. She loves movement! We dance and sing all day long.<br><br>
She's eating a variety of fruits and veggies and loves them. She starts waving her arms and going "mmmm" when she sees us coming with her food. Of course she does this when she sees my breast too!<br><br>
This is such a fun age! She is so happy-laughing and smiling all day. I grow more in love with her every day...
 

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Hey all,<br><br>
Good to see a January 2003 thread! My DD, who is 8 months old, doing great -- we're having a lot of fun at this age. She's gotten the hang of crawling and goes really fast -- the one step between the living room and dining room doesn't phase her at all.<br><br>
She loves pulling up to standing on everything and sometimes does squats -- up, down, up, down, up, down -- for a long time. Hasn't gotten the concept of cruising down though.<br><br>
She eats a scary amount of solid food. I'm actually getting concerned, because I want breastmilk to be her primary source of nutrition. But she gets upset if she's not eaten her fill... at least it's healthy! Broccoli, carrots, yams, tofu, squash, peaches, O cereal--she eats everything we put in front of her, and it's mostly by finger feeding. She's very independent and wants to do everything herself. The baby-safe feeder is not good enough anymore, and we can only sneak in spoonfuls between her stuffing food in her face!<br><br>
She still bites me occassionally while nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I say "No biting" in a firm voice and put her down, but it hasn't sunk in yet. Still only the bottom two teeth, but I think the ones on either side of those are going to pop any day now.<br><br>
It's harder to keep DD still for diaper changes. She wails like we're hurting her and refuses to lie on her back or her tummy. She wants to sit or stand, and I find it really challenging to change her. Sometimes a toy will distract her (and Raffi playing in the background), but not always.<br><br>
Overall, she's a sunny, curious, happy babe and I love her more each day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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hi there good to see you all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My son is 8 months today (born Jan 14th). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Times flies doesnt it... just seems like yesterday when he swam into the birthing bath. My little frog and now he is so active and crawling everywhere (actually you can forget crawling now...he much rather spend all his time standing). He will crawl as fast as he can to anything that will assist him in his standing position. A stool, couch, toy wooden barn, table, etc. Other day was trying to make dining table baby proof (as he gets stuck under it) and instead he used the toys I put in front as a stepping tool to climb to the table!). Yike. Never a dull moment around here!<br><br>
Our family bed is on the floor now so he wont fall off when he wakes up from nap and crawls to edge without making a peep so I dont know he is awake when I am in other room.<br><br>
Food... so opposite from my first one who didnt eat until 13 months...he wants to eat everything! But he gest terrible rash so I still want to introduce one solid per week (we started about 7 months). I feel like a 'newbie' to introducing solids as my dd didnt like any of the homemade purree foods I made (I carefully purreed and froze them in ice cubes so less work each day but she never ate them). My son on other hand, I cant keep up with and have to get my baby book out for ideas on solids. No grain till after first year so raking my brain of all solids he can eat until then and no citrus either as he is sensitive (runs in family sensitive to food). So got to work on this part. (also worried as dont want him to wean before my preschooler who is tandem nursing does haha).<br><br>
We are thinking of starting Baby swim class soon. Enjoyed it with my dd and think will be good for my ds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We are also going from sling to backpack now. He loves his backpack on the hikes. (although is a heavy one. I still prefer to put him in the bike trailer and bike around our beautiful vineyards). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Take care everyone and happy parenting.<br><br>
Tandem nursing mom to 8 mos old ds and 3.5 yr dd.
 

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I'm new here, and I have a 7.5 month old dd, so I thought I'd join in. Lindy has just started to get really enthusiastic about solid food in the past couple of weeks. She loves all kinds of fruit, and dry puffed rice, and has decided that oatmeal cereal is okay if it's mixed with fruit (or even plain sometimes.) She's less enthusiastic about vegetables, but will eat some.<br><br>
She's just beginning to be able to do an army crawl for a few inches sometimes, and she also will rock forward onto her knees, though she hasn't managed much forward movement once she gets there. She loves standing, and will try to use me to pull up every chance she gets. Sometimes she can pull to standing all by herself, and sometimes she needs a little help. She gets frustrated a lot these days because her desire to move is way ahead of her ability to do it.<br><br>
She says "mama", "ma", "mmm", etc. a lot - mostly when she wants me, or wants to nurse or have some food, but also sometimes when she wants daddy or a toy, or just feels like practicing her "m" sounds. I think there's a sound she makes when she sees our dog, Lark, that's sort of like "la" and might be an attempt to say "Lark," but I can't be sure. I am pretty sure that she's started deliberately waving, and sometimes she seems to be trying to clap when she sees someone else clapping. (She loves it when we clap.)<br><br>
We've been doing EC since she was 2 months old, and nowadays she's diaperless (and accident-free) most of the time. One missed pee a day is pretty typical, but sometimes we go a couple days in a row with no misses. It's cool to finally have reached the point where I think EC is actually more convenient than using diapers (unlike the early months, when it was definitely more trouble than just changing diapers.)<br><br>
Oh yeah, and no sign of teeth yet at all. That's okay with me - I'm not looking forward to getting bitten while nursing.
 

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wanted to ask you ladies of babies same birth month as mine...what does your baby tongue do? Do they stick out yet or not yet? Dh and I are a bit concerned with our ds tongue. Perhaps we have to wait a bit for it to develop?? Or does he have partial tongue separation problem (not sure of the right word). You know when one cant touch roof of mouth with their tongue due to the fibre not flexible.<br><br>
Our son is a big eater these days...and when we feed him...the tongue not once comes out of the mouth... just together with the lower lip. When he laughs we can see it move a bit inside so he has some movement with it.<br><br>
Know what I mean?<br><br>
Please tell me what your babies do with their tongue and if I should be concerned or not. Our next check up is not till November and I missed teh summer check up (They didnt want me to come in as I missed the check up and it wasnt that important).<br><br>
Thanks.<br><br>
stephanie...concernred mom
 

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Time for us to update, I think.<br><br>
DD is crawling well now and pulling herself up. We can't leave her for an instant, because she also topples over alot. So sad to see the various bruises. As I write this, DH is building an enclosure for the woodstove. It's her favorite place!<br><br>
She's starting to eat more and I'm getting a bit more adventurous. Last night I sauteed some potatoes and carrots in a bit of olive oil, then pureed them. She really liked it. We're going to try tofu next, I think. I'm really struggling with finding good finger foods. I keep looking at those teething biscuits, but seeing sugar listed as the second or third ingredient makes me put them back on the shelf.<br><br>
We give her hunks of banana, whole wheat bread and organic oat O's. Anyone have any other suggestions?<br><br>
She's cutting her top 4 teeth and she's not happy about it. I've given her tylenol 4 times <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> when I get just desperate. We've tried Bach's rescue remedy, but it seems to have no effect. We've also used Hyland's homeopathic colic tablets. We bought them when she had colic but they didn't work then and they don't work now. I think I'll try some camomile tea tonight, although I'm not sure how I'll get it into her.<br><br>
We bought her a sippy cup, but she can't get the hang of sucking out of it, so we give her water in a regular cup. She ends up very wet, though!<br><br>
She's sleeping terribly right now (up 5 - 10 times/night). I'm hoping it's the teeth and it will soon pass. Her top 2 teeth are through and the ones beside them look like they'll pop through soon.<br><br>
She hates to be held and always wants to be down. The only time she's calm is when she's in the sling. I thought I'd have a sweet little baby, but I think she's going to be an independent bruiser!<br><br>
Marchmom19 I honestly can't say what dd's tongue is like. I don't think she sticks it out very much, but I've never really thought about it much.
 

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A lot of your post sounds familiar, Island Mommy. Ds is crawling well, climbing and toppling over, as well. He is also sleeping terribly right now- no teeth yet, though. I am hoping that a tooth will come through soon, so that I can hope for a night without waking up so many times somewhere in the not-too-distant future.<br><br>
He is nursing all the time lately. I'm trying to fit solids in on a regular basis now. It is tough to come up with things. I feel somewhat limited with finger foods since ds has no teeth. Peaches are one thing he really loves, though. We're still getting some nice ones at the farmer's market. The other day I had a sliced up peach and he crawled over to get some, so I held a slice out to him and he went to town. Quite messy, but fun nonetheless. I've got teething biscuits and yobaby yogurt that I keep thinking about giving him and then deciding not to. I've been afraid of wheat products since my friend's son has an allergy to wheat. I guess he's getting to be old enough to try some though.<br><br>
He has given up on the bottle and only drinks (my milk) from a sippy cup with my parents- I work part time. I've yet to see it. They say he holds it himself and everything.<br><br>
I spend a little bit of time with him in the sling everyday and he's pretty mellow when I carry him. A lot of the time, though, he is crawling, climbing and trying to put everything that he can get a hold of into his mouth.<br><br>
As far as the tongue is concerned, I really don't know. He doesn't stick it out too much when he eats, I guess. He has been sticking it out and playing with it at other times, though.
 

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Lindy is quite fascinated by tongues, and likes to stick hers out when she sees someone else stick theirs out, or sometimes just as sort of a friendly greeting (I think she's been influenced by our dog.) Up until a certain age, maybe about 6 months, she didn't stick it out so far that the end actually went outside her mouth, but then she suddenly started to stick it all the way out so the end looked pointy. She does that often now, but I don't think she does it when she's eating.<br><br>
She's still not crawling much. She can do an army crawl but doesn't usually go more than a few feet at a time. She recently figured out how to get from her tummy to a sitting position, though. She's getting good at pulling up to standing, and does it whenever she gets the chance. She seems to like standing (and walking while holding onto our hands) a lot more than crawling.<br><br>
Yesterday she seemed uncharacteristically unhappy, and then I noticed that I thought I could see the shadow of teeth under the surface of her gums on the bottom front. This morning I definitely felt the edge of one. She's getting her first teeth!<br><br>
A finger food suggestion: pasta. You can get rice pasta if you're still waiting to introduce wheat.
 

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Dd was born 1/7/03.<br><br>
She never crawled but moves around really quickly in a crabwalk fashion- hands and feet. She can pull herself up really well and stand for a long time, and when she wants to sit down she can do that too. She's starting to try not holding on but I think that will take awhile.<br><br>
I offer solids once a day. She likes sweet potatoes, peaches, mangoes, bananas and carrots. She does not like squash or avocados. Yesterday I tried some organic cooked oat bran cereal mixed with bananas and she seemed to like that. That's the first time I tried cereal. Mostly she just nurses, though.<br><br>
She can say Mama and Dada.<br><br>
ETA: No teeth yet, no sign of them either.
 

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oceano is 8 months old and we just had our first plane ride today...we are moving from hilo to anchorage and are in honolulu with my dad for a week. he did beautifully! was interested in all the goings on in the airport and on the plane, then nursed to sleep with takeoff and slept till we pulled up at the gate!<br>
he still eats no solids. not interested, and i'm fine with that. he has his 2 bottom teeth. sticks tongue 'out' a lot, but it doesn't go much past his lips. i hear baby tongues grow a lot.<br>
he's been belly crawling for a month, just started regular crawling a few steps before plunking down on belly, and now he is pulling up on everything and standing, then sitting back down.<br>
we just realized that he says mama to me, because he says it as a soft 'bma bma' he babbles mamama and dadada etc, but those are just for fun. as many of you have said, this is an amazing, great, and finally just a bit easier stage!
 

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mine is 8.5 months.<br><br>
still crawling (picking up speed and following me around the house)...although cries after a while as it is tiring! He also loves to stand every chance he gets and zoom to any assistance standing devices... step stool, bench, couch, basket, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I take him along to big sis kindergym and he loves it! No barriers for him to roam about and play with everything. I think he will start walking with assistance soon (holding on to edge of wall, mattress etc). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Such a contrast to my first born who didnt crawl till 10 month, didnt stand till 13 mons... and also didnt eat solids till 13 mons.<br><br>
He also wants to eat everything... but I think its partly due to teething...everything goes in his mouth, paper, stone, leaves, sand,.... etc. He is happy with food though. Then poor thing was so constipated other day so cutting back on the solids ... trying to give him more teething tools.<br><br>
On Monday we are getting a potrait done for the local newspaper about our new LLL group! I am so excited. Since he is a baby still they want his pics as the LEader has a toddler (doesnt look too good at the moment to show a nursing toddler) dont want to scare away the public from coming to our newfound LLL meeting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So my baby going to be in the paper! So excited! (hopefully not my boob haha).<br><br>
Take care everyone. I actually think this is the hardest stage...teething! He been crying a lot in the night despite giving him homeopathic for his teeth! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I get little sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Night weaning my older one is going well...whew despite many struggles in the past. Thank goodness...as this teething stage with the babe is no fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Take care and treasure each moments to its fullest!<br><br>
Stephanie, tandem nursing 3.5 year and 8 mos kiddos
 

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Hi! I hear ya on the up all the time thing! It was only twice last night<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"> but this is the kid who USED TO sleep throught the night! THe night before last dh was snoring so badly I decided to sleep on the (uncomfortable) couch instead of the family bed, assuming if she woke up he'd bring her to me to nurse. And wouldn't you know it, the only time in a month in a half that she slept more than 3.5 hours at a stretch (she slept from 10 till 6 am!!!) and I was up every hour readjusting my position on the sofa. errrrr...<br><br>
Dylan won't eat pureed food anymore. I have started adding spices (basil, thyme, oregeno...) to some of her foods and she's even eaten stuff with garlic and onions in it! She's like her mom, loves anything with flavor. This is a good one dh invented last night (it was her dinner, and one of our side dishes)<br>
Sautee finely chopped onions and fine shreds of sweet potato in olive oil, add cooked sweet corn kernels, spice to taste.<br><br>
SHe has 4 teeth, did anyone notice those top ones were soooo much more trouble coming thru than the bottom?<br><br>
If you start to sing, "If your'e happy and you know it..." she'll clap her hands! It's so cute and one can tell she is very proud of herself.
 

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My little guy just turned 8 months (1/24/03) and he's an amazing bundle of energy. He crawls,mostly on his tummy but he's lightning fast at it.He pulls to stand on everything,and falls now and then too. Lots of babbling "talking" too,and "mama" and "dada" but not really connected to us,just sounds he makes. No teeth yet but plenty of chewing. Lately he seems to be nursing all night long again,probably a growth spurt coming on. By the way he's HUGE,he's over 30 inches long and weighs 22lbs. Big boy!What a wonderful time I'm having,even though I never have time anymore.
 
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