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Unbelievable. DS is EXACTLY 6 months 12 hours and 43 minutes as of right now. I think he was the first baby to be born in my hospital back in March.<br><br>
He's come a long way since then, eating solids, rolling around, laughing a lot, trying to stand up a lot, loves to be worn etc...he's my little sunshine.
 

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I too can't believe my baby is going to be 6 months in a little over a week. I'm sad, but relieved at the same time. She can sit up and play with toys now which means I can do things by myself now, like pee and shower.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> And now that she smiles back all the time, chats and is just generally more aware dd1 loves playing with her. They entertained themselves for an hour straight this morning while I got most of the day's chores out of the way.<br><br>
She's sleeping like a champ now that she's in her own bed. i loved co-sleeping but no one was getting any sleep and dh kept getting kicked (literally) out of bed most nights. She's down to one or two nightwakings now and takes 3 somewhat predictable naps which is a huge relief.<br><br>
We haven't started solids yet but I may try a mesh feeder with avocado or whatever fresh fruit I have on hand since she's getting really grabby with our food and fussy during dinner.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I too can't believe my baby is going to be 6 months in a little over a week. I'm sad, but relieved at the same time. She can sit up and play with toys now which means I can do things by myself now, like pee and shower.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .</div>
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omg that's what I thought! but now she sits up and cries if I'm not right there with her. As soon as I stand up she's crying.<br>
I don't know if it's the teething but when we are home she's almost always fussy. I have a hard time cooking, cleaning, doing school work etc. I can't put her down! Right now she's ok sitting next to me on the ground because she's tearing up a magazine, but if I get up she'll start shrieking.<br>
She still won't take a pacifier and won't sleep unless she's latched on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
On the other hand she sleeps more soundly and doesn't toss, turn and kick as much. She sleeps at 11:30, wakes up at 2:30, then again at 4:30 and then tosses and turns until about 7am.<br><br>
She woke up grinding her gums today so I am hoping the fussiness is partly due to her teething.<br>
What does everyone sue for teething? nothing I use seems to work, I want to get some ibaba and see if it works.<br><br>
When we are out she's a happy baby, everyone coments on how happy she is, she can sit in the shopping cart now and loves it. I always carry Wet Ones antibacterial and wipe it down real good. We ride the bus and she loves it because she loves people.<br><br>
Hope everyone's LOs are happy and healthy!
 

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Island Mama, I am so there. My DD has just been crazy today- I can't even put her down for a minute without her screaming. She is so cute though- she immediately starts smiling as soon as I pick her up. I'm trying to remember that she will only be little for a short time and the work will wait, but it's hard. I have two foster DDs who require lots of medical care and I HAVE to do it- they need it and it's my job- so I have to set Ivy down sometimes and just let her cry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> If I know she's fed and dry I just keep talking to her and try to hurry up whatever I'm doing. But it sucks. I wish she would just play and be happy without me for a few minutes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Since she's sitting up so well I tried to put her on the potty when I notcied she was starting to go, but it didn't go over well. She was really scared. But I want to keep trying it. My DS started pooping on the potty at 8 months (as long as I put him on in time). What happened to our little newborn babies???
 

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My little one is going to be five months next week.<br><br>
We're still in CA, flying back home to WA tomorrow. She was great on the plane for the ride down, and I'm hoping tomorrow goes just as well.<br><br>
Not yet starting solids, but she's doing alot of chewing motions with her mouth. Also following utensils from plate to mouth, and grabbing water bottles. I definitely think she'll be ready by next month to get started on avocado and squash. I need to do some more research on first foods.<br><br>
She's still working on rolling over, but can just about sit up on her own now. I know that all the kicking she does is leading to crawling, and I look at her newborn pictures and smile at how much she has changed and grown.<br><br>
Amazing how quickly the time is flying by!
 

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Hi Mamas,<br><br>
My son was born 3/29, so he just turned 5 months. He's chewing on his toes right now - a new fave passtime! He's started reaching and holding things more, and passing things between his hands. He can sit up a little bit with only the minimal support. He was starting to go to bed earlier and get up again for those dreaded 3am feedings, but he's lately been back to going through the night, until around dawn. We've been transitioning him from our bed to his crib, and that's not been a problem at all - he falls asleep nursing and goes down in his bed until the morning feeding. I wish I could say I'm sleeping better, but I still wake up at 3am! Yikes - my body needs to readjust. So, what else... I'm working more, and pumping - hasn't posed any problems so far...<br><br>
Questions for you smart ladies:<br><br>
1. Anyone doing solid food yet?<br><br>
2. What about swimming and immersing in pool/ocean water? (We've been doing so for months, but two "concerned strangers" told me scary things - one that babies can get ear infections from immersing, and another said they can drown (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ) up to 6 hours later, from swallowed water! Jeesh - people are so helpful, huh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: )<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
K, wife of S, mom to baby P - breastfed, semi-co-sleeping, baby-worn, organic and eco minded family
 

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Our babes are the same age. Corbin was born 3/29 too. And it sounds like they have a lot in common. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Corbin had just started some solids. But he has seemed so interested in them that is why I cgave them to him.<br><br>
My b-day is coming up again. I am hoping for a better b-day this year.<br><br>
Corbin isn't crawling yet. He is scooting every were and wants to stay in my arms. I love how loving he is. He will grab my face and give me big wet kisses. It is so cute. H is having an issue with the co-sleeping so he slept on the sofa last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He may have many nights there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Alicia started preschool and loves it. It gets her out of the house and making some friends. She is loving the fun things that they get to do and it gives me and Corbin some time and time for mama to get some house work done. I should do some right now since I have some energy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But I don't think that I will. I will probaly do it tomorrow.
 

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Eli's also an end-of-the-month baby, so he just rolled 5 months. He's eager to sit on his own, so I'm looking forward to that. He's a good "second child" personality - much more willing to entertain himself and be put down than my older DD was! I guess it's partly b/c he has her to look at and she's pretty entertaining, and partly b/c he's had to deal with it since birth.<br><br>
I thought he was mr. cool, so laid back, etc. But he's definitely getting perkier by the day. He's quite the little charmer, and just steals my heart. It's so funny that before I had him, I had all those fears - will I love him as much as I love DD, if it's a boy will I feel the same as I do about my girl, can I have enough love to go around. Boy, it seems silly now that I worried. He makes me just as proud and happy as I could hope, and is so easy to love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: .<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Questions for you smart ladies:<br><br>
1. Anyone doing solid food yet?<br><br>
2. What about swimming and immersing in pool/ocean water? (We've been doing so for months, but two "concerned strangers" told me scary things - one that babies can get ear infections from immersing, and another said they can drown (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ) up to 6 hours later, from swallowed water! Jeesh - people are so helpful, huh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: )</div>
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1) We've started solids. We started with avocado, and then brown rice cereal, and he's had banana 2ce. I'm cooking sweet potatoes today. I intended to just give him little tastes and tiptoe into it, but he really enjoys food and begs for it. He gets mad when he sees us eating and there's nothing for him. we'll probably start letting him eat 2ce a day in the next few weeks - not "meal" sized portions yet, but a few spoonfuls.<br><br>
Avalee - i have used and enjoyed "Super Baby Food" by ruth yaron. I like the diet she recommends, and it includes tips for what foods to start at what ages and the best ways to prepare it. she uses a lot of whole grains, legumes, etc. My DD ate a great variety of things i would have never known how to prepare on my own (like mixed-grain porrige, millet, barley, lentils, etc).<br><br>
2) i have taken Eli to the pool, the lake, etc. with no fears. I think the ear infection thing is a bit blown up. Yes, they can get water in their ears - as we all can when we swim - but that doesn't mean they will get ear infections. I think ear infections are more likely to happen in older kids who are going deep in the pool where there's lots of pressure - but that's just a hunch. i've actually never gotten nor known anyone whose gotten an ear infection from swimming. As for the drowning thing, that sounds totally insane. WHERE in their body would they be storing enough water to suddenly drown them? DOes it hang out in their sinueses, then suddenly rush to their lungs? There's just no possible way. If they had water in their lungs, they would cough, then it would just be absorbed. I generally don't submerge DS much, although he does get splashed, etc. But I think it's great for them to get used to the water ASAP.
 

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DS2 turned 6 months old yesterday. We're starting solids this week - possibly today. We were going to start over the weekend, but DH has been out of town since Thursday for his grandfather's funeral. It was not a good weekend for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: with my PPD and wild child and teething baby - I was a mess. I missed an important event Saturday since my DS1 wouldn't follow a single direction all day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> A wonderful friend of mine (and fellow MDC mama) surprised me Sunday morning with breakfast and company, which helped a lot. And then family came over to watch the kids so I could nap and shower and not be so overwhelmed. DH is coming back tonight. I'm so sick of this PPD making everything so miserable all of the time! I want to enjoy my baby's first year! I want to be a happy mommy. This just sucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br>
DS2 may never learn to crawl the "proper" way since he's getting around just fine with his inchworm-type crawling. He's not very interested in sitting up - he'd rather move. And now he crawls over to the mini-trampoline and pulls himself to a standing position! I'm so not ready for him to start cruising or walking! He loves being on his feet and "walking" or bouncing when someone's holding his hands. He needs to slow down and enjoy being still! For MY sake! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I seriously cannot believe September is here! The months seem to dissolve behind me. When I look at newborn pictures of ds I am so confused..who is that baby? Who is that woman?<br><br>
His new thing is saying "maaaa," but only when he is really concerned about something, which makes it even sweeter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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My son was born 3/29, so he just turned 5 months. He's chewing on his toes right now - a new fave passtime!</div>
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my ds has started doing that, too! it's hilarious! he pretty much always gets just the big toe and just sits there munching. he's also starting to sit up pretty well, but we're nowhere close to leaving him unattended like that.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">DS2 turned 6 months old yesterday. We're starting solids this week - possibly today. We were going to start over the weekend, but DH has been out of town since Thursday for his grandfather's funeral. It was not a good weekend for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: with my PPD and wild child and teething baby - I was a mess. I missed an important event Saturday since my DS1 wouldn't follow a single direction all day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> A wonderful friend of mine (and fellow MDC mama) surprised me Sunday morning with breakfast and company, which helped a lot. And then family came over to watch the kids so I could nap and shower and not be so overwhelmed. DH is coming back tonight. I'm so sick of this PPD making everything so miserable all of the time! I want to enjoy my baby's first year! I want to be a happy mommy. This just sucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> so sorry you're having a hard time. depression is so hard. and dh being away is hard, too! i'm glad your friend and family could help you.
 

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DS is a bit over 6 months old. Still no interest in rolling over, although he's done it a couple time accidentally. But will pull/push himself on his tummy where he wants to go, and loves to sit up. Still no solids - he likes to try to grab everything out of my hand to taste, but still gags. Good to hear updates from everyone! <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 everyone! Happy Labor Day! I'm pretty new to this group, have just posted a couple of times, but I'm jumping in again and hope I will get to know all of you very soon.<br><br>
Today is also my DS's six month "half birthday" and I can't believe how fast he is growing! His big milestone for the week is that he has started crawling and is already getting into everything!! I was slow on losing the baby weight, but now chasing after him might give me a bit of a workout. This weekend we worked on some childproofing because we didn't quite have it done and didn't expect him to need it so quickly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="huh"> He is also sitting up fairly well (usually still doing the "tripod" thing with his hands out front) and learning to play with toys. He is pretty independent...but I still don't get anything done because I'm working on keeping him out of trouble LOL. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
1. Solids...meh. He showed what were signs of mild interest recently so I let him try a little bit of solid food (whole grain rice cereal) but it didn't go over so well. We decided to hold off a tiny bit longer and try again, maybe in the next few days. We really aren't in much of a hurry at this point in time.<br><br>
2. Pool - he just went in for the first time yesterday. Really we only dipped him in up to his waist for a minute or two, it wasn't really swimming. He didn't see too impressed!!<br><br>
I hope you all have a wonderful evening!
 

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I can't believe it has been 6 mo. My DD is doing mostly the same things. If she is not on her activity mat, or gets around the corner thingies, she rolls and rolls across the floor. She is very content to just play by herself for hours on her mat with her toys, putting everything in her mouth. (I guess I am lucky). She likes her toes too. She can sit up with support or with the tripod, heading down to eat her toes.... But she can't crawl yet! Which I guess is good, since I can get some chores done, while she is on her mat.<br><br>
She sleeps wonderfully at night in her co-sleeper. And I can put her down awake after nursing, and she doesn't make a peep until she falls asleep. She used to go to bed around 10, but has slowly gotten tired earlier and earlier. She goes down around 8 now, and sometimes sleeps right through the night until around 6am and then I usually pull her into bed and nurse her back to sleep for a few more hours. Downside is that she doesn't sleep much during the day. She sometimes falls asleep nursing and I can put her down in her playard for 1/2 to an hour but that is about it. Sometimes she gets up around 3-4ish, but usually goes right back to sleep with nursing.<br><br>
Her hip has been clicking, so I am a little worried. Maybe that is why she is not crawling at all. She doesn't even get up on her knees. I need to call the pedi about it tomorrow. I hope it isn't anything serious.<br><br>
I have introduced her to solids about 2 weeks ago. We started with peas, carrots, bananas, rice cereal. The last time the nurse was at the house (gotta love the home visits), she recommended introducing veggies first, so they don't reject them after having the sweet fruit. The first few times were frustrating since she kept spitting everything out, but she is slowly learning, and getting less messy. I give her a little bit once a day.
 

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Heather - definitely have her checked for hip displaysia. Clicking can be a sign of it. (Not trying to freak you out - if it is something like displaysia, it can be treated in a variety of ways from just positioning in an Ergo-style carrier for a bit each day, to a brace to use while sleeping, up to surgery. But some of our IRL friends have a baby who had a more severe case of displaysia and had to have surgery at 6 months - and they wished they could have caught it earlier. Better to know sooner than later.) Way to rub in those home visits!<br><br>
Lotusdebi - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It's hard. Take good care of yourself - and tell yourself nice htings about yourself and your life. I think the whole "fake it til you make it" has something to it - eventually your actions will affect your psyche. And make sure you are eating well, getting your EFA's (take a supplement if necessary), and taking a multivitamin. Hope your DH returns quickly to share the load.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> new milestone here - ds has his first cold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">:<br><br>
he woke up a ton last night and couldn't even nurse until i'd suctioned his nose each time, which he hates. poor guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
he and i are traveling tomorrow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> wish us luck.
 

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Hope he gets over it quick! Baby DS and I have a cold here too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> DS is waking up at night even more than usual. :yawning: But it was cute this morning -- DD made breakfast for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I heard her moving chairs around the kitchen floor trying to reach things. It turned out to be cereal - with no milk since I'm sick - on a plate! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Weird- my DD has a cold too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I don't want to meet up with any of you AZ girls until DD's sniffles go away. Poor thing is still smiley, but her nose is runny and it's hard for her to nurse. I think I'm going to try to put some drops of breastmilk in her nose. I've never had to do it before. I'll let you know if it "works". <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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We have another week and a half before we hit 6 months. Oh my. How is it six months already???<br><br>
B has been able to roll over for awhile, but would never do it because he hated being on his stomach. Not anymore. He's rolling constantly and it trying to get up on his knees. I should take video of him scooting along, it adorable.<br><br>
His first teeth have popped through. Just barely though and he's miserable. I broke down and bought infant's tylenol today. Teething tablets just weren't cutting it anymore. I've never seen a baby cry like he did this morning. I wanted to die, it was so unbearable and nothing would make him feel better. But of course he fell asleep tonight without the meds (or the boobies). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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