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I didn't see a new thread started yet - so here it is!<br><br>
Rosie was a very cute Blinky (three eyed fish from the Simpsons) last night and we had fun trick-or-treating with Dh's family. (DH and I were Itchy & Scratchy)<br><br>
We also had a great trip to Florida last week to visit my family - flights went Ok - she was a little fussy - but nothing major...She finally got to meet her Great Grandparents!<br><br>
She is really starting to get her teeth now and she is constantly drooling and chewing on her hands and fussing and I can tell she is really in pain - anyone know how many teething tablets are OK to take - can you OD on hylands?<br><br>
Here is a link to some recent photos (Halloween and Florida)...<br><br><a href="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chelseachiodo/album?.dir=/501b&.src=ph" target="_blank">http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chelse...=/501b&.src=ph</a><br><br>
hope all you other mamas are well!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Hey Chelsea!! The pics are so cute -- Florida looked awesome (love Rosie's bikini, lol), and the Halloween costumes are adorable <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. Glad the travelling went pretty well. We're trying to decide if we want to go visit my gpa in North Carolina soon, and I'm pretty freaked about the whole thing ... should we drive or fly, pros and cons of each, etc., etc. But I don't think we'll be going anywhere until this gas problem goes away.<br><br>
I can't believe she's teething already! Maddie has been really fussy today ... I'm wondering if she's headed in that direction too. Sorry, don't know the answer to your question on the teething tablets. Do they seem to help?<br><br>
Made it to mom/baby yoga today, despite having a fairly rotten night last night. I'm beat right now, but still glad I went. I was talking to the teacher about the gas problems we're having, as well as the fact that Maddie still fusses during every daytime feeding (although greatly improved from before, but it's still frustrating, and man am I <i>tired</i> of standing/walking/swaying/bouncing through every feeding). She gave me the name/number of another chiro she knows who is very skilled in craniosacral work, and I think I'm going to give her a call. The chiro we've been seeing helped us so much, but we seem to have "plateaued". Lynn (teacher) said maybe it wouldn't hurt to see someone else. I figure everyone has a unique set of skills, and maybe this woman knows something that might be able to help us. We'll see. While grateful for the improvement I've seen, I still long for the day when nursing will be "normal" for us.<br><br>
And I keep forgetting to mention that I had my first serious lapse in mama judgment, lol. About a week ago I got up to change Maddie's diaper in the middle of the night. I was exhausted, and not thinking very clearly. She had pooped, and it leaked up her back. When that happens, I try to keep her on her side on the changing table until I can remove the sleeper and diaper and get her cleaned up. Anyway, I had her on her side, and then remembered that I wanted to spray some saline nose drops because she was super congested. I always hold her upright when I spray them (so it doesn't just run down her throat), but I didn't want to hold her because she was soaked in poop. So I sat her up on the table, and held her upright with one hand (the one with the bad wrist), while I turned to grab the saline drops. Big mistake. She wiggled, and my bad hand couldn't grab her, and she fell sideways and conked her head on the changing table rail. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I grabbed her up in my arms (who cares about poop!!!), and in the second it took her to take a deep breath before screaming her lungs out, my heart broke a thousand times <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. I felt so bad for my little baby girl, and I felt so guilty for doing something so stupid. Needless to say, I'm a little more careful now ...<br><br>
And, I started CD'ing her yesterday. For right now I'm just using CPFs and Bummis wraps. Of course, she pooped in the very first diaper I put on her -- nothing like getting right down to business, lol. In fact, she pooped in the second one too! The first time I just laid it in the wrap, and it leaked. The second time I used the snappi, and that seemed to work better. Now I'm doing the Angel Wing Fold (<a href="http://diaperpages.com/angel_fold.php)" target="_blank">http://diaperpages.com/angel_fold.php)</a>, but I swear the dipe just barely comes around her sides to the front and the snappi is super tight on her even though I stretched it repeatedly (and I don't consider my girl to have a buddha belly). I have to spread the front part of the diaper way out to get coverage. I always thought she would outgrow the covers -- never considered that the actual diapers may not fit her for long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">.<br><br>
Anyway, that's about it over here. I'm going to try to go to bed early while dh has Maddie in the sling. Maybe I can get at least an hour or 2 of decent sleep that way.
 

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ChelseaG: the pics are cute, especially the halloween customes. Halloween isn't huge here in Oz as it is in the US, but I can appreciate it as my DH is from CT and he talks about halloween and how big it is.<br><br>
Shanana: I feel for you about your little girl conking her head. I too hurt my little guy, I was doing up the snaps on his shirt and didn't realise that a bit of skin got caught until he screamed. There were tears and I felt sooooo bad.<br><br>
I have some news ... Since yesterday DS has been going to sleep on his own without any assistance from DH or myself. Something inside me just said to do it, so I tried it yesterday morning for the first time and he fell asleep on his own without crying or fussing (and has since every single time).<br><br>
I was so amazed because I was waiting, ready comfort him ... but he didn't need me (I kind of felt really excited but sad too).<br><br>
Thinking about it now, he must have been ready for a little while now and DH and I didn't realise it and were holding him back. We were afraid that he would cry if we weren't there to help him fall asleep.<br><br>
I am truly amazed how easy it has been. My little baby is growing up.
 

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Hi!<br><br>
ChelseaG - your dd is cute! I don't know about the Hyland's, we don't have those up here, but we are dealing with teething pain too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Shanana - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Accident happens, it's hard to be up in the night and think clearly.<br><br>
cherubess - It's nice to see them grow but you are right, it's also sad; every moment of their life is a preciou <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> s memory!<br><br><br>
Anna is very demanding and cry most of the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap"> I know part of this comes from the teething but I beleive she might have pink eye too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> She had a blocked canal but the goop have changed and now both eyes are goopy and reddish <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"> We have an appointment in 2 days; I wipe her eyes with camomille tea until then.<br><br>
Breastfeeding is becoming a challenge: Anna is so curious!!! she want to see everything and every little noise or movement will distract her. She sometime just unlatch but she also try to turn her head without unlatching first and ouch! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> The only time she will take the breast without interruption is when she's half-asleep. The problem is that she doesn't sleep much lately <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I remember dd1 and ds doing so but it was later - around 8 months or so I think - this little girl seems to be eager to learn all about her world as fast as she can!<br><br>
I have to be carefull when I lay her down on the floor (on a mat) as she moves a lot and I find her on the hardwood floor in no time!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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November??? can't believe it!<br><br>
chelsea G what great photos, and what a cutie holding her head up so well!<br><br>
shana, great on CDing, we're still mixing it up w/diaper service and 7th gen sposies, more sposies than cloth but doing the best I can. accidents happen, glad dd was fine. I still can't believe how we didn't feed ds enough formula our first two nights home when we couldn't breastfeed (seems light years away!), and how I nicked his finger when cutting his nails....<br><br>
cherubess, congrats on the sleeping w/o parental soothing! and launch some of that vibe my way! still having to work at naps here, and the time change wreaked havoc on some good sleep patterns at night, he went for 2 five hour stretches w/only 1 feeding 2 nights in a row. I was manic the next day I'd had so much rest!<br><br>
Valerie, I've got a wriggler here too, he's been arching his back when he doesn't want to be held and trying to vault off us, also a distracted BFer much of the time, sometimes catching my eye and grinning at me over my nipple...he's a character.<br><br>
And the character had his 16 week appt (we're making the rest of his appts on his month bdays, I'm so sick of counting weeks) 15 lbs 12 oz, 26.5 inches, I think he's going to be long and lanky like the men on my dad's side. I've got to get him some warmer clothes too, the weather's up and down here, the other day it was 33 degrees F in the a.m. and 75 in the p.m.!<br><br>
he looks so cute in the knit/crocheted hat we received as our shower gift!<br><br>
the other day he was holding on to his keys on a key ring toy in his left hand and kept messing at them with his right, and then he transferred them from left to right! he did it later that afternoon with a teething ring too, very cool to see.<br><br>
liking tummy time a little more, holding head up well and looking around, but not for a long time, and harder as day goes on and he gets tired (and we found out his supposed big noggin is only 50th percentile! oh well.)<br><br>
he's still got the funky poos, but ped agreed that that's just how he poops and since he's obviously thriving, no worries. I've snuck more dairy in here and there, mostly as cheese, and nothings changed....now milk, I'm a bit more leery of. Ped also mentioned starting rice cereal when he's interested, say at 5 months...I'd thought no food til 6 months, but we'll research more and play it by ear. He *definitely* is all about noticing us eating, watches intently, likes water in clear glass. he's a big watcher anyways, and loves chatting with us earnestly, esp. on changing table.<br><br>
And the DROOL! oh the drool. I feel it dripping down my side as he breastfeeds, have to change him over and over again because of it, and launder the 3 bibs we have....<br><br>
and he's doing a great job of peeing ALL over when we get up to change him at night. last night I heard DH say in this defeated tone over the monitor,<br>
"ohhhh Maxie" we went through 3 sleepers last night.<br><br>
DH swears DS is attempting to wave but I think it's coincidence.<br><br>
ok, must get some sleep, DH is out at work meeting, and ds asleep, so folding laundry and to bed.
 

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Leila is 3 months and 4 days.. and lookie what she can do<br><a href="http://www.mindspring.com/~lc-pilcher/October2005/Sitting3mo4days.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.mindspring.com/~lc-pilche...ng3mo4days.jpg</a><br><br>
Darn child rolled over twice last week, but when I asked her to stop doing it, she laughed and hasn't repeated it.. won't hold toys, isn't reaching for toys.. but she can sit in a tripod sit for over a minute at a time, and thinks it's awfully funny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hylands have directions on back. Start with 2 and see how it goes. You may find it easier to disolve them in 2 tsp H2O first and use a dropper.<br><br>
Pink eye - latest studies have shown it tends to clear up in the same amount of time it takes for antibiotics to work. Seems the only benefit of antibiotics may be that they are no longer contagious after 2 days (?). And put BREASTMILK in babe's eyes!!! It's the BEST for that!!!<br><br>
Babe is soooo into her Whozit. Did I mention that already? DD1 had no interest in it, but Babe looooves the whozit. Actually in the last coupel days she's just loving all sorts of rattly things. She likes to grab em and bring them to her face and chew them and pull them apart. I love my curious babe!<br><br>
Her naps are definitely shorter. She's totally getting distracted by the world!<br><br>
She was a "Rose Bush" for Halloween -- wore a totally rose covered sleeper with matching bib and blanket...and we added a little pea pod hat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Jodi, I have almost the same exact picture! except with my baby of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . She is trying so hard to sit up and can sit like that for about 30 seconds!<br><br>
Cherubess, I know what you mean about being excited and sad at the same time. I was like that when dd learned to take a bottle (of BM of course).<br><br>
Pom, my dd does that too. She loves holding things with both hands and putting it in her mouth to investigate it. She looks like she's scheming when she had her hands together like that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Not much going on here. DD and I stayed home to pass out candy last night. We only got ONE family! What am I going to do with all this candy?! She was a little pumpkin (still have to post her pix).
 

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Huh! I just received a message asking if I could take a mother-to-be due in February (I'm a labor assistant) ... I don't know what to tell my coordinator <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br>
I would like to help this new mama but my life is still sooo cahotic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap"><br><br>
I guess I should be honest with myself and just refuse as it would not be fair to this new mama to accept while I'm not really convince it's the thing to do and while my energy level and my disponibility are not very high.<br><br>
It's hard tho as I have a hard time to say NO, especially when I know there is very few labor assistant in my region <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"><br><br>
Oh boy! I need to repeat this mantra: "My family comes first. My family comes first." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Well, we had a good Halloween. We took the girls tot'ing and I forgot to bring a carrier. Gabriella didn't last long in the stroller so I ended up buttoning her up in my coat and it kind of held her there. She liked it and we got lots of smiles from everyone.<br><br>
She had her 2 month appt last Friday (although she is 3 months) and was 12,12 and 24.5 inches long. Right on track with her older sister-who stayed that weight until she was over 6 months old. Both of my other girls had a weigh gain lag and I'm hoping she doesn't follow the trend. If she does I'm telling the doctors to back off-following their advice with Bethany made my supply plummet and she weaned at 9 months.<br><br>
I might have a job at Target, which is great and not great at the same time. It's great because we need the money and I need some time away from the girls (gosh, that sounds so bad but I'm getting burnt out) but not great because that means I have to pump, and pumping sucks! I tried last night after she had gone to bed and got not one single drop. And that is using the Medela Pump in Style. I tried again today, this time while nursing her on the other side and got 1.5 oz. I'm worried that she'll have to have formula. I know it won't kill her but I wanted at least one of my children to be exclusively breastfed.<br><br>
I still haven't started using cloth yet-house is not quite unpacked and I don't exactly know where I put them yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
Gabriella has mastered rolling from back to front, but then she gets stuck and gets mad. She also scoots herself off the blanket onto the hardwood floor. It's funny, but one of our dogs will hog her play blanket and Gabriella will try to pull her fur or play with her tail (she's a pug) Right now, she's trying to grab the dogs leg. Daisy just sits through it all and keeps on sleeping, it doesn't bother her a bit. She does the hand transfer too, and likes to clasp them together and look at them. I swear she has tried to show me too, like look what I found mama! It's too cute.
 

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I second the suggestion for breastmilk to clear up pink eye - it totally worked for my sister's baby - cleared right up in 2 days!<br><br>
Shana - welcome to the wonderful world of CDing! I totally know how you felt with Maddie when she bonked her head - I scratched the heck out of Rosie's head with my wedding ring when putting her in the sling about a month ago - it was the first time she cried real tears ( I cried too!)<br><br>
Rosie has now rolled over from tummy to back - but not the other way - and she loves to sit up in the tripod position too! She is also laughing full long laughs now - instead of the single chuckles she was doing before.<br><br>
She is just now really figuring out her hands - she stares at them and grabs one hand with the other and wildly swings her arms and tries to put her fingers in her mouth and ends up hitting herself in the face several times before she gets it... It is so cute to see her learning new skills - she hasn't really mastered grabbing toys yet - but I can tell she wants to! I think that this is where a lot of her fussiness is coming from now - along with the teething I think she gets frustrated when she cant get her hands and arms to work the way she wants them to!<br><br>
She is very interested in everything - which leads to distractions during bf - and like Valerie and Anna - she sometimes pulls my nipple with her when she tries to look - ouch!<br><br>
Hey Mama - I didn't have luck when I tried to pump - it hurt and I didn't get hardly anything - but I switched to hand expressing and I was a gusher - got 2 oz in just a few minutes - have you tried that - maybe it will work better for you!<br><br>
We are taking Rosie to see the dr. tomorrow - dh has to go anyway cuz he has this weird rash on his neck (sorry - TMI) - so we figured might as well get our girl weighed and just make sure she is doing ok - dh thinks something might be wrong because she has been really fussy - but I think it's just normal fussiness and I don't want to be one of those moms who runs to the dr. everytime the baby sneezes! Plus - I know we will have to have another vax discussion (I was trying to avoid and ignore the issue) and I still don't feel comfortable giving her any shots - at least not till 6 months! Dr. is cool with delaying - but dh thinks we should get the DTaP now....I hope I can talk him into postponing longer...<br><br>
oh - does it bother anyone else when people refer to nursing as "feeding" - as in "is the baby feeding?" - I always say "she is not feeding - she is nursing" or "she is eating"- feeding just makes it sound like dd is an animal at the zoo - "feeding time" - sorry - just a pet peeve of mine...
 

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It's really interesting to read how everyone's babe is progressing. The Wonder Weeks lists all the "normal" developmental milestones, but qualifies them by saying babies won't do them all at once, and every baby is unique in which ones it does first. I'm really seeing that here, since Maddie isn't even close to sitting up unassisted, and is showing no indication whatsoever of rolling over in the near future (still HATES tummy time, lol), but she is eagerly grasping whatever comes her way and shoving it in her mouth, lol. So it's really neat to hear how everyone's babe is doing, and what skills they're learning, etc.<br><br>
So how do you know if your babe is teething? Maddie has always been a drooler, so that's nothing new. And as I said, she loves to stick stuff in her mouth and chew on it, but I thought that was normal baby behavior. I've felt around in her mouth and don't feel anything. Will I feel some kind of "bump" in the gum to indicate a tooth is lurking, and ready to make an appearance soon? Seems like a stupid question, but I'm curious <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">.<br><br>
Ange, I can't believe your ds is going to sleep on his own!!! Maddie goes to sleep three ways, and she usually fights every one of them tooth and nail (especially if it's a daytime nap): nursing, slinging (with a paci in her mouth) and in the car (usually with a paci in her mouth). She just likes to have something in her mouth, lol!!<br><br>
Valerie, I hope the pink eye clears up soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. Maddie is also a distractable nurser. It sometimes really amazes me to see just how far my nipple will stretch, lol!!! And there are definitely some "ouch" moments.<br><br>
Chelsea, I also prefer nursing to "feeding". Hope you can get dh on board with the vax schedule. Good luck at the doctors <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
The CD'ing is going pretty well so far. She fussed for a while last night and we finally figured out it was because she was wet, lol. I suppose it's much more noticeable than with a sposie! I bought some microfleece to make some inserts, and hopefully she'll be more comfortable then (not that I want her sitting in her pee for long periods of time). I'm still using sposies at night -- it's just too long between changes (12+ hours), and I don't want to risk a leak in my bed until we're more experienced at this. I did my first load of wash, and they came amazingly clean. I have a HE Kenmore front loader, so I was really curious how well it would work. There's only one really faint stain, so I'm impressed!<br><br>
Babe wants my attention <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ...
 

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Some posts I wrote about how to get your babe to do more tummy time if s/he hates it: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=4045799#post4045799" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...99#post4045799</a>.<br><br>
And also the use of cell phone ringers to calm baby in the car (works like a charm!!!): <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=4045820#post4045820" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...20#post4045820</a>
 

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Yeah, this sounds like a retarded question, but is there an easy way to know if the CD's are wet, or do you just check every hour or so? Or wait till baby cries <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> , which I won't do anyways. With sposies, I always just check the front, and if it's spongy then I change her. I have her in cloth for a little while each day (still building up my stash, so I don't have much to work with), and I feel like I'm checking her every 5 minutes. I went and bought some microfleece handtowels (automotive section of walmart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) and am going to make some inserts...I'm still looking the most absorbable fabric to put inside.<br><br>
Chelsea, congrats on making it into mothering! I subscribed a few weeks ago and am still awaiting my first issue...I will make sure to check out your article first <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Re Pumping: I never got much until one day I was pumping and chatting with a friend on the phone...got a ton when I was laughing and my mind wasn't on it. Maybe you too? I also found the Avent worked better for me than the PIS unless I could sort of zen-out to the sound of the pump. Also found it helped me to WATCH the streams of milk come out and I was like, Wow! Neat! And then it'd pick up. (maybe I'm just weird, lol).<br><br>
"feeding" does not bother me, but yesterday I was having a shopping nightmare over 4 simple little pairs of underwear (I had to go back 4 times to get the whole thing straight, the first 3 babe was sleepign adn DD! at ballet, but then...)with a jumping loon of a 4 yo and a quickly escalating crying babe that I'm obviously trying to calm but she won't cuz she's starving and a woman is actually trying to get my attention asking "How old is she??? She's so sweet!!" LISTEN, LADY!! I"M BUSY HERE!! I'M SWEATING!!! HOLY COW!! Like I have the brain power to small talk? Anyway, that's my peeve of the day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And this may be TMI but I think these may be my first new underwear in, like, 4-7 years? And I did not buy them in a plastic pack. very impressive, very grown up for me! But it's all part of my replace the gross shabby clothes as I shrink back to size plan.<br><br>
Milestones. Yes it's weird/interesting. Babe rolled over crazy early, but really doesn't at all now. However she does try to sit up and grabs like the dickens. Big excitement today...I pulled out the JUMBO WHOZIT!! She almost had a heart attack, I swear! Just hugged it and laughed and gave it sooo much love. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Pom, is a whozit the toy where you pull down on it and it plays music? I bought one at a rummage sale, and I think it's what you're talking about. I need to find a way to put it in front of her instead of above her (short of me holding it all day, lol), but she does seem to really like it.
 

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Just wanted to jump in. I didn't come to MDC until Oct. and I introduced myself on this thread. I'm trying to keep up now b/c it's neat to hear what other babes the same age as ds are doing.<br><br>
We didn't do Halloween this year with our youngest, we just passed out candy. I hate it b/c I'm trying to give up sugar and I don't like the kids to have it either. It's a fun holiday though and so I concede to let the older kids participate.<br><br>
I had ds vacinated at 2 mo. but am planning to stop. I'm really nervous about it though. Don't know how ped. will react? I didn't take ds to 2 mo check up b/c I didn't want to waste $30. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Ds doesn't roll, so I'm so amazed that others are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> He grasps toys, babbles, moves around on his back, sucks thumb <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumbsuck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumbsuck"> , chews on his fingers, the burp clothes, blankies, etc. He has been trying to sit up w/out help in our laps. He basically pulls away and does it on his own. He is # 4 and they all progressed so differently that I hardly pay attention to "when", hope that doesn't sound like a bad mom.<br><br>
I'm thinking of taking part time job so I'll be in the pumping boat too. Although maybe not as I plan to work part time nights, and ds sleeps all the way through 90% of the time. Goes down around 8 get up around 4/5.<br><br>
Ds weighed right about 16 lbs at the begining of 3 mo. He'll be 4 mths on 7th and I don't think I'm taking him to that checkup either. He did get weighed at Health Dept. where we get shots. I just weighed him while holding him at home. I don't know how long he is, he was 24.5 last I checked some time ago. He weighed 6.5 at birth ( I was only 37 1/2) and was 20 in.<br><br>
We do hate tummy time and I don't do it very much but ds holds head up good.
 

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Hey Shana - Nope, the Whozit is teh round soft toy with a "face" on the front and a black/white target on the back and lots of "arms" around the permimeter that squish or rattle or beep and an be tucked into the circle part. They are blue with white stars and yellow eyes, big red wooly nose and a pink smiley mouth. Silly things! But yeah, I have to hold it, too.<br><br>
We're losing our Aquarium bouncy seat! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I gernerally hate these ugly loud things, but Babe loves it so. We have to give it back to our friends as they are moving. Drat!
 

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she had an eye apt today to check her out - Eric's mother, sister, aunt and grandmother all had lazyeye, so my kids get tested early. I've noticed her left eye crossing slightly when she's tired - but that might be her age too, she's just barely 3 months.<br><br>
They said she might have lazy-eye.. didn't see any crossing while we were there, but they said if I noticed it, it's probably there.. and she's WAY far sighted. Enough that they'd originally said they wanted her to come back in 4 months, instead of the 6 she'd originally said (to recheck the lazy eye and see if it was something she outgrew).. and that if there isn't marked improvement in her vision in 4 months, they'll get her glasses then, at 7 months of age.<br><br>
It's still sinking in, and I'm so heartbroken.. even though it's not a major thing in the grand scheme of thngs, it's just still hard to hear your baby isn't perfect in some day.. and I'm trying to wrap my head around it all.<br><br>
Anyone have a infant under a year old wearing glasses? I'm just wondering how I'd keep them on her, how often they'd have to be redone as she'd grow, etc. Of course, I'm hoping things are better at the next apt, and we don't have to deal with it.. but .. just in case...
 

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I have new pics in my siggy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I love reading about all of you and your babies!!!<br>
"Feeding" doesn't bother me...asking why he doesn't take a bottle does. Liam has his 4 month check up on Monday, I think he weighs a little bit more than 16 lbs. Because I run a daycare, he'll be getting those wicked shots. The drool stream is never-ending LOL!!!<br><br>
I made him a velour prefold. It is so yummy I want one too! I'm such a dork, but I seriously love CD's. I made him a flannel batik CPF today...My favorite has to be his Mr. bubble t-shirt fitted though.<br><br>
Jodi, I'm sure things will be fine if she has to get the glasses. I think babies in glasses are adorable!<br><br>
Cathy, the pic of Madison in your sig is too darn cute!
 
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