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You know as I type that title I felt this really weird sigh of relief coming out. I think I dreaded this month coming and then when it finally hit, I was just so stressed out b/c my last baby is no longer a "baby". Now that the month is over I feel like I can get back to him growing up some more and since I made it through his 1st birthday the others don't seem so bad. I know, I know, really weird....sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
So when do we go over to the toddler board? We have a party for Memorial day to go to today. We flew over to an air museum that was having a celebration yesterday but we couldn't get the vents working in the airplane and it got SUPER HOT in there. Lukey got so hot, his face turned bright red and he was soaking wet in sweat. I was getting scared that he was going to overheat I started freaking out in the plane. I had just had his 1 year checkup and the Dr. warned me about little ones and how easy they overheat and how dangerous it can be, so that speech just played over and over in my head as I watched my child freak out. We landed w/in 15 minutes though and I bought a bottle of water and dumped it on both of my little ones. They thought it was funny. Ugh I guess it is not so bad when you are on the ground, but when you are up in the air and you can't just stop at the next cloud it gets a little tricky.<br><br>
I am having a nice quiet morning b/c my dh took dd to a breakfast fly-in today. That is where people fly-in to a specific airport for a get together and they have a big breakfast there for them. So it is just Lukey and I this morning. But I better get going and feed him breakfast and get ready for the party this afternoon. Have a great day!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You know as I type that title I felt this really weird sigh of relief coming out. I think I dreaded this month coming and then when it finally hit, I was just so stressed out b/c my last baby is no longer a "baby". Now that the month is over I feel like I can get back to him growing up some more and since I made it through his 1st birthday the others don't seem so bad. I know, I know, really weird....sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
So when do we go over to the toddler board? We have a party for Memorial day to go to today. We flew over to an air museum that was having a celebration yesterday but we couldn't get the vents working in the airplane and it got SUPER HOT in there. Lukey got so hot, his face turned bright red and he was soaking wet in sweat. I was getting scared that he was going to overheat I started freaking out in the plane. I had just had his 1 year checkup and the Dr. warned me about little ones and how easy they overheat and how dangerous it can be, so that speech just played over and over in my head as I watched my child freak out. We landed w/in 15 minutes though and I bought a bottle of water and dumped it on both of my little ones. They thought it was funny. Ugh I guess it is not so bad when you are on the ground, but when you are up in the air and you can't just stop at the next cloud it gets a little tricky.<br><br>
I am having a nice quiet morning b/c my dh took dd to a breakfast fly-in today. That is where people fly-in to a specific airport for a get together and they have a big breakfast there for them. So it is just Lukey and I this morning. But I better get going and feed him breakfast and get ready for the party this afternoon. Have a great day!!!</div>
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You fly small aircraft? I didn't know that...or maybe I wasn't paying enough attention <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
My dh flies, and we haven't taken either of the kids up yet. What do you do about headsets (because of the noise) for Lukey? My dh flies a Piper Cherokee and it gets pretty loud. How does the babe do? Is he scared at all?<br><br>
DH would love to take the girls up...not to mention that it would shorten the 4hr trip to my parents' to 1 hour (and a few mins)!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You know as I type that title I felt this really weird sigh of relief coming out. I think I dreaded this month coming and then when it finally hit, I was just so stressed out b/c my last baby is no longer a "baby". Now that the month is over I feel like I can get back to him growing up some more and since I made it through his 1st birthday the others don't seem so bad. I know, I know, really weird....sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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I totally understand. My sister said each birthday gets easier; that the first is the hardest. She said for her, with each birthday comes another year of really knowing and bonding with your kid (her son is 6). Now that Phoebe's birthday is over, I am more relaxed about enjoying her impending toddlerhood. We were just at an outdoor potluck, where she had so much fun playing with other kids, dancing to my friends' fiddle playing, and sitting in a blueberry field plucking leaves and blossoms. Now she's asleep on my lap and I can't get over how she smells like a KID. It's that mix of dirt, sweat, sunscreen, sunshine, and fresh air and I love it. I think I've mentioned that before, but it blows me away how much she isn't a baby anymore.<br><br>
I also was reminded at this party how blissful my life is (when I stay away from the #@*% mall!). There we are, surrounded by little kids that were mostly birthed at home (or intended to be), being worn in slings, wraps, and ergos, and being bfed openly in front of everyone without a care if breast is showing or not. The weather was perfect, the bugs weren't too bad, and the food was delicious and mostly local and organic. The kids were barefoot and covered in dirt, chocolate, and black fly bites and happy as can be. THIS is why we moved to Maine. This is where we belong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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to me wyatt is still such a baby. I guess its having the older boys around--He still crawls around in his diapers talking little baby talk. Plus he still lights up when he sees me-I'm not just boring old mom to him yet. Of course he'll be three and I will be the one saying" but he's just a baby!" LOL!<br><br>
He is going to be a climber--he got stuck on a chair today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hi mamas! Ole chipmunk cheeks here.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The surgery went well, I have just been an extraordinary big ole crab this weekend.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I hate having pain, and feeling holed up in my house. The pain isn't horrible, I've just been taking ibuprofen for it, and it at least takes the edge off it.<br><br>
Tonight we had a cookout/campfire at the inlaws, and here I sit, because the princess would NOT go down to sleep over there. that's actually ok, I wasn't in the mood for a campfire tonight. I told you I was crabby.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Alayna has been a BUGGER lately! I swear she throws about 20 tantrums an hour. And she is sooo feisty! We had to leave church early this morning because she was such a bugger!! DH was home, as he shot a turkey this morning out in our woods. He was so excited, it's the first time he shot something with his bow! He cleaned him up , and we deep fried him for supper, it was very good. I've never had wild turkey before.<br><br>
I am lucky that a friend of mine has her own photography business out of her home, and does an AMAZING job, so we started going there. Before then, I had used Sears, and always had good luck.<br><br>
Amy- I sooo envy you, I really do. I have noone here who breastfeeds/parents the way I do, and it get's so frustrating.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Just tonight Alayna grabbed my nephews sippy cup (who is 2 months older than she is) that had whole milk in it, and she really liked it, (she hasn't had milk yet) so my SIL says, "Alayna, tell mommy to get you some REAL milk and get you off that tit!!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: This is the crap I deal with all the time. "Why the heck would you cloth diaper, that's so disgusting! Why buy organic? I saw on the Today show that it's not really any better for you..." blah, blah, and more blah...
 

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Hi mamas. We're back early from our camping trip. Let's just say that choosing a campground from their website is not always the way to go. OK, in fact, it was a disaster!! The campsite was totally packed w/people who just seemed there to party - loud music all day & night, all the adults drinking, smoking, hgorrible (and loud) language. Kids totally unsupervised, then screamed at whenever the parents do pay attention. Barking dogs constantly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> This is so not what we signed up for. We tried to make the best of it, got in some fishing, hikes, bike riding, swimming. The kids are so joyful, that they can have fun anywhere. We are soooo glad to be home now. I got the best night's sleep. I think LO might even have slept through the night! Or if she woke, it was only briefly & I don't even remember it.<br><br>
Oh, and today is our 13th anniversary. I took Hevyne's suggestions (thank you mam!) for a celebration & we all had sparkling grape juice in fancy goblets and made s'mores one camping night. That was a lot of fun. The kids sang, "Happy Anniversary To You" to us.<br><br>
Amy, your gathering sounds so nice! I wish I had more folks like that around me. I laughed as I was reading it, bc what we just went through was the total opposite.<br><br>
BBL mamas. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You know as I type that title I felt this really weird sigh of relief coming out. I think I dreaded this month coming and then when it finally hit, I was just so stressed out b/c my last baby is no longer a "baby". Now that the month is over I feel like I can get back to him growing up some more and since I made it through his 1st birthday the others don't seem so bad. I know, I know, really weird....sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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I'm right there with you--on the way home from shopping yesterday, I told dh that it's totally strange that Simon's a toddler now. We had just come from Target where Simon would not tolerate being in the cart or the MT. I had to finally just put him down and let him toddle around a little and even though it took us forever to shop, Simon was happy being a big boy like his brothers.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">THIS is why we moved to Maine. This is where we belong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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For our 5th anniversary, dh and I visited Maine for a week. It was in the beginning of April in the off season but it was still so beautiful and we're definitely planning to go again one day. We stayed in Portland and made a day trip up and down the coast--I loved all of it! People wondered why we chose Maine as an anniversary trip. It's too beautiful not to want to go there!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Oh, and today is our 13th anniversary. I took Hevyne's suggestions (thank you mam!) for a celebration & we all had sparkling grape juice in fancy goblets and made s'mores one camping night. That was a lot of fun. The kids sang, "Happy Anniversary To You" to us.</div>
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Happy Anniversary!<br><br>
bbl with more..just spilled my coffee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Max- I am sorry you had a bad experience but what a trooper to make the best of a bad situation!!<br><br>
Luvmylilpearl- Yes we have multiple aircrafts and how funny b/c that is what we were flying the other day when we all overheated (Piper Cherokee). My babies have been flying since the day they were born. It is really not loud in our planes though they are sealed pretty tightly. We did have one that was kind of loud so we got a headset for dd but we haven't used it since we don't go in that plane b/c our family has grown. They are very used to flying so it is no big deal for them. Although if the weather gets bad and we have to go higher then usual (above 10,000) then Savanah cries. But other then that they sleep and play and no worries at all.<br><br>
OK well, dh is complaining that I am on the computer so I gotta go<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: He can sit on the computer for hours and anytime I get on I am a bad mother for ignoring my children. GRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Hi, everyone -<br><br>
I had a shopping trip from **** on Saturday . . . I couldn't get through ONE store without both kids and me in a state of meltdown. I was premenstrual (still am, for some reason . . . no, I'm NOT pg, no chance of it!) and my LO hadn't had a chance to run around outside before we left and DS1 was in full "I want THAT" mode which drives me INSANE. And then we had to go to three more stores . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
In other news, still no progress on the job front (but we're plugging away) and no dog yet (though they should call us to tell us if we're getting one sometime this week.)<br><br>
One year olds are just so d*mn cute!
 

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Hi everyone! Just wanted to sub and say hi in between studying for my final! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: I JUST started school, am I really already going to be taking a final?? Next week after our community health final we're starting health assessment. It should be fun, a little more hands on! Have a great Memorial day mamas!<br><br>
MamaBeakley-Sorry about the shopping trip! It's kinda nice that DH is doing that stuff now, before he'd be like what do you mean you don't want to take her with you to run errands? now he knows!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Hevyne-don't you just hate the Mom/Dad double standards? Oh and I grew up with a Dad who was a private pilot! We were always at the airport, we flew everywhere. He also was an engineer/co-pilot for the B-29/Confederate Air Force so he did a lot of airshows and such. We even had a very small plane in our garage for a while (a colt I think?)<br><br>
pearl-we flew a lot as kids and babies and we didn't ever wear ear protection, although it probably is a good idea, we aren't worse for the wear as far as I can tell. Those planes are really loud though!<br><br>
shendaru-we went to Maine for our 3rd anniversary trip! We camped at Acadia!<br><br>
Happy Anniversary Max!!<br><br>
Syndee-I don't have a lot of AP support either, but people tend to leave me alone for the most part, although my prof's couldn't believe that my 1 yo wasn't sleeping through the night, they think it's because she's the first one and they are spoiled! At least they don't give me flack about bf! They know how much better it is!<br><br>
gnutter-Clara is a climber too, she's gotten stuck on many a chair!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It was just as well we didn't have anything in particular planned; we had our 1st visit to pediatric urgent care on Sunday. Annie was a bit fussy Friday, had a fever Fri. night & slept very poorly - I thought maybe it was just teething, gave her some Hylands, but she stayed fussy & feverish off & on Sat. - broke down & gave her some Tylenol in the afternoon & before bed, plus a lukewarm bath - she did feel better, & did sleep that night. Seemed a little better Sunday AM, but then around noon, threw up everything she'd eaten/drunk that morning, did nurse a little, but wouldn't eat or drink (& I'm supplementing, due to low supply right now), fever of a little over 102 & just looked really lethargic & miserable, so we got her an appt. & took her in. Looks like either a virus or a UTI, they're running a urine culture, & put her on an antibiotic just in case. She seems way better today though, so hopefully she's getting over whatever it was; this is our 1st sickness w/our 1st DC, so it's been all very alarming - I don't want to do unnecessary stuff, but also don't have any experience to judge things yet, & DH is rather alarmist by nature. We had our 1 yr check-up a week ago last Fri. (lead & hemoglobin absent/normal), so DD could certainly have picked up some bug then; I'm really hoping it's just a virus, because if it's a bladder infection, the Dr. mentioned doing follow up screening involving 1st ultrasound, then sticking dye in her bladder & doing an x-ray to check kidney function <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> - (which they admitted was pretty unlikely to be the case, but now DH is all wigged out that she's possibly defective; I'm the one that when talking w/medical people, asks "Why? What are the pros/cons?" & DH is the one that says to them "OK, go ahead, why not.")
 

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Oh, Shahbazin, how scary! I'm hoping it's just a virus too--they seem to run their course without too much trouble.<br><br>
I have a VERY smelly baby next to me. She just woke up and is still in her nighttime diaper, she's farting, and her diapers need stripped badly--the hemp inserts in particular are rank. I've never stripped them before, so it's no wonder they are smelly!<br><br>
Have a great day everyone!
 

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I have a VERY smelly baby next to me. She just woke up and is still in her nighttime diaper, she's farting, and her diapers need stripped badly--the hemp inserts in particular are rank. I've never stripped them before, so it's no wonder they are smelly!<br><br>
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Umm....EWWW!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Bolt.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bolt"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Shahbazin- <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope everything turns out ok for you!!<br><br>
OK here's a question, I read somewhere that b/c of pesticides and such that springtime born babies (March-May) aren't as intelligent as babies born in the other months. What is your opinion on this. I don't think my lo is stupid by any means but he is not doing any of the things that my older ones were doing at this age. Like we went for his WBC and they asked me if he new his body parts yet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: and he knows absolutely none<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: Is this my fault? Am I just so busy that I am not working w/ him enough? I feel like a bad mom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> At this age dd could point things out in books and such and my ds1 I really can't compare b/c he has severe ADHD and has high intelligence so I aqlways try to relate stages to dd. I dunno am I wrong?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OK here's a question, I read somewhere that b/c of pesticides and such that springtime born babies (March-May) aren't as intelligent as babies born in the other months. What is your opinion on this. I don't think my lo is stupid by any means but he is not doing any of the things that my older ones were doing at this age. Like we went for his WBC and they asked me if he new his body parts yet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: and he knows absolutely none<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: Is this my fault? Am I just so busy that I am not working w/ him enough? I feel like a bad mom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> At this age dd could point things out in books and such and my ds1 I really can't compare b/c he has severe ADHD and has high intelligence so I aqlways try to relate stages to dd. I dunno am I wrong?</div>
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I have never heard that about the intelligence/month connection. But, in my experience, I think different babies develop differently and then at some point they all kind of level out. My LO does not know her body parts either, but I have not even considered teaching her that just yet. We are happy with patty cake, peekaboo, learning some words, and working on her large motor skills. You are a great mama and are giving your LO all she needs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Shahbazin, I hope your Lo is feeling better soon. That sounds scary. I remember when I was pregnant those kinds of things were so much harder to handle, emotionally and physically.<br><br>
Amy, hope things are smelling better for you!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Morning mamas,<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Shahbazin! I hope Annie is okay.<br><br>
Amy- Selah is super gassy too! DH thinks she's the gassiest of our whole family! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Max- happy belated anniversary!<br><br>
Hevyne- I don't think our babies birth month affects their intelligence, Selah isn't doing the same things that Seth did at her age, but she's doing things that he didn't do, I think that sounds somewhat confusing, but they're just different, I wouldn't be concerned. Besides, it sounds like whoever wrote that didn't have a May baby<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Well, I had a super restorative weekend out at my aunt's, she was all about giving me a break and I couldn't believe how weird it felt not doing everything for the LO's. She always held Selah at meals so that I could eat while everyone else ate, she gave Seth and Selah their baths and just hung out with them in the bathroom for almost 2 hours while they played in the water, and she watched them while we went to see a midday movie on Sunday, she even went out to the apartment behind their house where we were staying to hang out and read a book while I went in to the house with DH to watch a movie with my cousins and uncle after the LO's were in bed! (I wasn't a fan of Apocalypto<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: too disturbing for me! so I went back and hung out with her and the kids) It was so nice! Anyway, I have to run Seth closed the bathroom door on Selah's head<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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wyatt isn't talking--everything is either ba, ma, or da or some other combination of those sounds. I haven't even tried body part names. He does sorta say "up" but only because I use that word a lot to see if he wants out of the bath,up out of the high chair,car seat etc.<br>
as for intelligence and chemicals-we don't use anyhting like that here and he doesn't play anywhere else really that would have pesticides/herbicides so I don't think it would affest him-but maybe children who are exposed to things like that on a non organic farm perhaps?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OK here's a question, I read somewhere that b/c of pesticides and such that springtime born babies (March-May) aren't as intelligent as babies born in the other months. What is your opinion on this.</div>
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Actually... my experience is the opposite. Dd1 was a January babe and although she hit all her milestones in the average range, she later regressed in some areas. Ds was an April baby and hit all milestones sooner than dd1, mostly in the early end of the average range. Audrey has been hitting milestones sooner than either of her siblings did. She's walking already and the other two walked at 14 months. She's climbing into and onto stuff. and says more words than both her siblings combined at this age. She's very intelligent, her little eyes are so bright and you can just see the wheels turning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Personally, I've seen more difference in my kids in regards to vaccinations and how many interventions in pregnancy/birth... I don't really think birth month has anything to do with it although I DO think pesticides are scary things.
 

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Mia, that sounds like a wonderful weekend!<br><br>
Regarding intellegence/language: I've never heard of that connection to when babies were born. Isn't the mother's exposure to toxins while pregnant just as significant as the baby's exposure after birth? Phoebe isn't setting the world on fire with her gross motor skills (or teething--STILL no teeth!), but her language is taking off like crazy this week. We are just discovering that she knows a TON of words. She can't say most of them, but she knows how to find a nose, mouth, belly, foot, toes, and fingers. And she will bring you any toy you request by name (Baaah-b the sheep, duck, Yippy the doll, birds). If I ask her where the milk is she lifts up my shirt. When you ask for a kiss you'll either get funny smoochy noises or your nose sucked on. Today's new trick is if you ask for a hug she rests her cheek on your chest. That one made me all teary! And she says mama, dada, duck, baby, bye, boo, Baaah-b, bird, and mimics everything else (time to pay closer attention to what we say around her!).<br><br>
Amanda, I read you crying thread and thought there was some interesting discussion there (between the poo-flinging jokes!). Correct me if I'm wrong, but I get the impression you wish you could night-wean but you aren't comfortable with it for probably a complex bunch of reasons. I think if anyone would be a good candidate for Jay Gordon's plan, it sounds like you would (I think we'll try it this summer). There would probably be some crying, but safe, comforted crying--which I think is ok if the end result is a happier family.<br><br>
I got to hold a newborn today--she was born Saturday (and the parents brought her to school today to show everyone!?). A few months ago a tiny baby would make me long for another one. But this time she made me appreciate how far we've come as a family and that I don't want to do that again, even though it was amazing and wonderful. What a beautiful little girl this baby is--she slept in my arms and has a full head of silky dark hair. But SHE doesn't rest her head on your chest and smile when you ask for a hug. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I never thought about it but wyatt knows a lot of words too --especially "where's the kitties" we have baby kittens behind my teenagers bed. Wyatt will climb up and across the bed and lay there looking down at the kitties. He doesn't try to get them he just loves looking at them. I set my camera to take the multi photos of him as he climbed up the bed because it was so funny. its the sweetest thing-he makes all these high pitched sounds to them.
 
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