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Wow, I was so sure someone would have started a new thread by now.<br><br>
The 10 month mark is approaching, what are the babes doing these days?
 

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We're mighty busy around here. Ethan will be 9 months in two days (he was due end of July but carried over into August). He's pulling up on everything, and starting to cruise with confidence. Things his sisters didn't do until closer to a year.<br><br>
He's currently busy trying to off himself by pulling heavy things down on his head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: We haven't been to a well visit in eternity, but he's quite comfy in 2T clothing now. And he's finally enjoying eating solid food (and paper, and crayons, and kleenex, and little bits of whatever his sisters leave lying around).
 

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WOW! Hey ladies, I can't believe I caught a thread before it was 100 pages long!<br><br>
Update on us.....Lochlan is 9.5 months and he's about 17lbs and 30 inches. He is standing on his own without any support and has taken his first few steps. He is feeding himself now with finger foods and his spoon. He is so independant I just can't believe it! He also says a few words, and his favorite to blurt out is b!tch. I don't know where he got it, but his timing is always impeccable!<br><br>
I'm excited about spring, and itching to plant my seedlings!<br>
We quit cloth diapering. Kind of sad but our washer couldn't keep up with it. I might try again now that his poops are mostly solid.<br><br>
I ordered a Beco baby carrier and am dying to get it and throw L on my back this summer!<br><br>
Anyway, I want to try to keep up with this thread (I always say that) but I miss you funny ladies!<br><br>
Wow I just noticed that you are pregnant again Anna! Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Finally! I get to read this before it gets so long! Let's see...dd will be 10 months on Monday. She's eating nearly everything we eat, except for high allergy foods. She does NOT like to be fed, so we stopped the pureeing of stuff and just give her chunks. She's toddling back and forth between people and furniture. She thinks it's a game so she takes 5-6 steps then kind of falls onto whomever she's walking to. She's saying "mama" and "buba" because she knows we get excited. I don't think she knows what they mean yet. She's also taking to tantrums which are different, but usually it's just around bedtime or naptime. She's a super happy baby and LOVES to talk to her uncle on the computer with the webcam. She gets so excited when we turn it on. She also uses her play phone and holds it up to her ear a lot. She says something like "alu" and then babbles, which is probably what she thinks we do! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She sure seems like she's trying to tell us something when she shouts so empatically, she seems almost impatient with us. Anyway, we're feeling good. She's still mostly BF, but sure loves banana, avocado, rice, pasta, chicken, cheese, crackers, grapes, apples, and just about anything else we're eating. Doing well with her sippy cup, and occasionally can drink out of a real cup with help. Guess that's all for now.<br><br>
Can't wait to see what the other July babies are up to! Take care mamas!
 

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Status at just past 9 mos, DD has 5 teeth, crawls at lightening speed, stands with almost no support and has sooooooooooooooooo many "words" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Still on about 80% breastmilk.
 

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April, good to see you!! Lochlan sounds like one hilarious handful of little boy baby. I'll have to check out your blog for pics.<br>
Nate will be 10 mos on the 18th. He's beginning to cruise around a little, and loves to eat. He still loves to nurse, but gets angry when people eat in front of him and don't offer him any. We had pizza the other night and he went bonkers until someone offered him a crust to chew on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: He seems to be very okay with some seriously strong tasting stuff. At Easter, he somehow got a hold of some jalepeno cheese and gobbled it up. Later that week we went to a restaurant with friends and got some lemons with our water. He sat there, eating lemons and staring out the windown with no expression. He's still a big fan of the Maya Wrap, and of the mei tai to a lesser extent. He still wants to be close to Mama all the time. The only thing we're struggling with somewhat is that he's a VERY light sleeper. He wakes very easily. I really find myself needing the couple of hours after the boys are in bed to wind down and be an autonomous being for a little while, and it's been hard with his continuous waking. I've tried turning the fan in our room on for some white noise. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not.<br><br>
Been busy here. Aidan has been dealing with diarrhea lately. We had to switch to 'sposies with him because we couldn't keep up with the laundry. I have a sneaking hunch that there might be a little lactose intolerance in play here. He's been drinking soy milk since two days ago, and the poops have at lest decreased in number. The problem we're facing now is his extreme love of cheese. I'm going to hit the store and find some soy cheese.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He seems to be very okay with some seriously strong tasting stuff. At Easter, he somehow got a hold of some jalepeno cheese and gobbled it up. Later that week we went to a restaurant with friends and got some lemons with our water. He sat there, eating lemons and staring out the windown with no expression.</div>
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Ours too! DH made some mean chicken curry the other night, and while I was trying to spoon up some rice, she grabbed a small piece and shoved it in her mouth. We just looked at her to see what she'd do and she just kept right one chewing and smiling. I guess it's good to start her out like that because we eat a LOT of spicy foods at home. Or maybe they just don't associate the pain on their tongue with the spicy food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I guess we'll see in the weeks to come!
 

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I can't believe I found this thread on page 1. That is definitely a first. Logan just turned 9 months last week. He is cruising all over the place and saying about 5 words. He has 7 teeth and eats all table food. That boy hates baby food! Smart boy. His new trick is not so smart. He crawls over to the bottom drawer in the kitchen, opens it, pulls himself up and promptly closes the drawer on his fingers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I take him away and close the drawer. He goes right back and does it again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: This happened about 10 times yesterday. I think I need a latch on it.
 

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Hi everyone! I have been so busy lately also! Yesterday was my DS b-day, 9 years old already! It goes so fast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> ! I am trying to plan a party at the park for him this weekend but it is so difficult. Everyone here always rents out a room at the bouncy gym or chuck e. cheeses and I am just not OK with spending 200$ on a party. So I am stressed that my son will be the one who has the lame parties. I am trying to think of some party activities that won't be to baby-ish for 9 yr old boys- but it is hard! Any suggestions are welcomE!<br><br>
Kaitlyn- she still has no teeth. I pulling up on everything and has finally figured out crawling! ACK! Her new word is oh-oh. She seems to know when to use it. And she is loving clapping and clicking her tongue.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Silly girl.
 

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Also busy here. Still working the 4a to early afternoon shift. Except for most of last week it was 4a to early evening shift. I'm trying to be more disciplined and lay off at a more reasonable hour this week, as I am starting to feel run down. Yesterday was a good start -- I signed out from work about 2p and went for a long walk with DD, down to the beach and then around town. Miss V crawled around in the sand and was very intrigued by the squishy mud and the waves. Lots of fun, though I got a little sunburned on my shoulders... oops.<br><br>
We've gotten a NEW CRY in the past week: added to the repertoire is a cry that is very distinctly different and means "I'm mad that you are stopping me from doing something I want to do" (like play in the doggy water, or eat dog food, or crawl up the stairs).<br><br>
Another funny story... I was in the shower, and Miss V decided to crawl over into the bathroom to visit. I was just about finished up anyway, so as I'm out and towelling off, V is pulling up on the tub and toilet, etc. She looks at the roll of TP next to the toilet, and her dad says, "Boy it's going to be fun when she figures that out." I say, "Hold that thought." I continue drying off, and sure enough, before I'm done, V has figured out that she can grab onto the toilet paper end and pull and it is lots of fun! So funny <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Luckily, there are lots of other exciting things to mess around with still, so she hasn't been too fixated on unrolling all our TP.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Hi, April! Great to see you again!<br><br>
We are approaching 9 months on the 13th. We are crawling everywhere and love things like splashing in the dog water, eating paper, and squealing like a banshee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Doing great around here. Good to see everyone! <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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My little guy will be 10 months tomorrow. It is so crazy. He has been crawling for a little over a month, but now is like lightning speed. He enjoys eating but won't really feed himself unless it is Oatios or avocado. He opens his mouth so wide for me to put something in and when I try to put it in his hand he gets upset. Just in the past few days he has been having minnie tantrums...arching his back and grunting when he doesnt get something he wants immediately. A week ago he said Lilly (YiYee) and doggie all day long, but we have only heard it a few times since. He says mom and da da, but we are not completely convinced he knows exactly what it means. He isnt signing yet, but I am trying to be patient. His beautiful personality has emerged and everyday we fall deeper in love with this little guy. How that happens when you already love someone so much is beyond me.<br>
The BIG news is that I had my MRI on Monday and the head radiologist called me to say everything looks fine. So know I am starting to relactate. But it is hard. Pumping is hurting my breasts, so I am taking it slow. Charlie has no interest in my breast, but tonight he actually somewhat latched on for a few seconds. I search the internet and MDC for success stories but havent found too many.<br>
I have a feeling that this month is going to be full of wonderful things.<br>
Sarah
 

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Sarah, so glad you got good news-best of luck on the relactating-such a good sign that he latched on, even briefly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We've gotten a NEW CRY in the past week: added to the repertoire is a cry that is very distinctly different and means "I'm mad that you are stopping me from doing something I want to do" (like play in the doggy water, or eat dog food, or crawl up the stairs).</div>
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yup. my pat's got that cry down perfectly, and has for awhile now. very distinctive.<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The BIG news is that I had my MRI on Monday and the head radiologist called me to say everything looks fine. So know I am starting to relactate. But it is hard. Pumping is hurting my breasts, so I am taking it slow. Charlie has no interest in my breast, but tonight he actually somewhat latched on for a few seconds. I search the internet and MDC for success stories but havent found too many.<br>
I have a feeling that this month is going to be full of wonderful things.<br>
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It is, it is. Our babies are really developing their own personalities, aren't they...I cannot wait to see what this month brings. Good luck re lactating, make sure you post about your story so other women can learn and be encouraged!<br><br>
In other news, I'm probably going home in two weeks for a month!!! As long as the flights work out and my H gets his leave approved, we'll be in the states in time for my brother's wedding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I am quite excited.
 

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Busy day ahead...about to head out to the LLL meeting. Good to see everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
Sarah, it would be worth it for you to visit with an IBCLC. A lactaid or SNS would be very helpful for your situation, especially since he latched! Wahoo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:<br><br>
Add skin-to-skin, and try to feed him another way besides bottles. Take away pacifiers, too, and let all sucking come via the breast. As I said, you still feed him....just not via sucking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> PM me if you want to talk more about it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">. The only thing we're struggling with somewhat is that he's a VERY light sleeper. He wakes very easily. I really find myself needing the couple of hours after the boys are in bed to wind down and be an autonomous being for a little while, and it's been hard with his continuous waking. I've tried turning the fan in our room on for some white noise. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not.<br><br>
Been busy here. Aidan has been dealing with diarrhea lately. We had to switch to 'sposies with him because we couldn't keep up with the laundry. I have a sneaking hunch that there might be a little lactose intolerance in play here. He's been drinking soy milk since two days ago, and the poops have at lest decreased in number. The problem we're facing now is his extreme love of cheese. I'm going to hit the store and find some soy cheese.</div>
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Both of my girls are very light sleepers so I can relate. I use fans in the bathrooms. no great advice, just a little comiseration.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The BIG news is that I had my MRI on Monday and the head radiologist called me to say everything looks fine. So know I am starting to relactate. But it is hard. Pumping is hurting my breasts, so I am taking it slow. Charlie has no interest in my breast, but tonight he actually somewhat latched on for a few seconds. I search the internet and MDC for success stories but havent found too many.<br>
I have a feeling that this month is going to be full of wonderful things.<br>
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Yay! on the good results.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Busy day ahead...about to head out to the LLL meeting. Good to see everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
Sarah, it would be worth it for you to visit with an IBCLC. A lactaid or SNS would be very helpful for your situation, especially since he latched! Wahoo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:<br><br>
Add skin-to-skin, and try to feed him another way besides bottles. Take away pacifiers, too, and let all sucking come via the breast. As I said, you still feed him....just not via sucking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> PM me if you want to talk more about it.</div>
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I second that. You may also try a few herbs to help you out.
 

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Gingy just turned nine months... she's finally learned to crawl and now wants to cruise. her greatest joy is watching her older sister dance, smile, laugh...<br><br>
thank goodness it's finally spring in the mountains. we're outside a lot these days. gingy sleeps very well at night, rarely wakes til morning. But she does wake up 45 min after I put her down so that she can be held by my dh for about 1 second. she falls back asleep instantly, satisfied that her best bud is still there. (he cosleeps iwth her, I cosleep with lulu).<br><br>
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Hey girls!<br><br>
Coming up on ten months, and wondering where the last ten months went. Can't wait for all the new things that will come in the next few months. Then the one year birthday...agggghhhh!<br><br>
Yeah Sarah on relactating!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The BIG news is that I had my MRI on Monday and the head radiologist called me to say everything looks fine. So know I am starting to relactate. But it is hard. Pumping is hurting my breasts, so I am taking it slow. Charlie has no interest in my breast, but tonight he actually somewhat latched on for a few seconds. I search the internet and MDC for success stories but havent found too many.<br>
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Congrats, Sarah!! Keep on keepin' on. That's such a good sign that he latched on! Please keep us posted!<br><br>
Talked to my little sister, and she got engaged last week! It's going to be a long engagement. She's going to finish school and he has his second tour of duty with the Marines coming up. She's a little overwhelmed at the moment; his family is from Honduras, and is absolutely HUGE (we have a very small, WASPish family <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: ). Apparently, the idea of a small, private wedding may not fly with them. I tried to reassure her that she had some time to hash it out, but she's a little frantic. And I kind of understand. She's a little concerned about the *ahem* meeting of the two families, and the ensuing culture shock. Something I experienced at ds1's baptism. Sam is one of the more "upwardly mobile" members of his family. He himself pulls no punches at joking about the inbreeding in his mom's side of the family. Throw in my grandparents, who globetrot freely on my grandfather's considerable retirement fund and have little glasses of scotch before bed, plus their offspring (my mom and her siblings), and we had an interesting time.<br>
Dh went to go see the midnight showing of Spiderman 3 and I'm up waiting for Tori Amos to make her appearence on Letterman. Man, I'm going to be tired in the morning!
 
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