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<p>Hi everyone! I just relocated to KC,MO from VA...wow do I miss the beach and it's a;ready COLD here! My daughter refuses to keep any sort of hat or socks on...definitely a beach girl like her mom...mourns the end of flip-flop season. </p>
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<p>Shaiah is almost 7 months old. We just started implementing some BLW stuff...fun but messy sometimes :) It is amazing to watch her explore her foods and eat them by choice. She was totally digging a banana this morning and did a great job of it, also enjoying the 'squish' factor at the end.</p>
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<p>I had a question regarding her sleep. She sleeps with us in a queen size bed (sure do miss the king-sized we had in VA). It seems lately that she 'thrashes' and talks in her sleep for a a bit, goes back into deep sleep anywhere from 20-45 minutes and is 'up' again but not really awake until about the third time through this cycle. Once she is truly awake it is usually around 7 or 7:30 am. Is this 'normal'? It drives us crazy sometimes. I try to hold her in close to me when she starts kicking and flapping her arms but she won't have it and actually starts to cry sometimes. She just seems so squirmy sometimes...she is really active!</p>
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<p>Also...what are your thoughts on transitioning baby to bedside crib? Dad is soon ready to spread out instead of hanging on to the mattress edge. My baby girl eats throughout the night so much...will this ever decline? She nurses herself back to sleep on the breast frequently and eats a 'meal' several times. Will she just one day not eat as much? She weighs about 21 pounds so she isn't lacking from what we see...unless there is a vitamin/mineral defficiency happening we can't 'see'.</p>
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<p>When she naps if she stirs at all and the breast isn't there she pretty much wakes up. Help! I keep thinking she will just grow out of this. I don't think she ever slept as much as 'they' say a newborn sleeps. She's starting to be more regular about naps 1.5 hour in the a.m. and 2 in the afternoon usually) and sleeps from about 8:30/9 pm to 6:30-7:30 am.</p>
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<p>I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and input. We aren't for any sort of crying out method and want to do what is nurturing and natural for us all, but we also don't want a frequent night-nursing 2 year old that 'owns' the entire bed :)  Sidenote: I have one cup of coffee in the morning and about 5 glasses of wine through the week...usually at night with dinner. Could this be the culprit of any night waking stuff besides possible teething?</p>
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<p>thanks so much for your help! <span><img alt="caffix.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/caffix.gif" style="width:29px;height:29px;">  A</span>my...first time mom and loving it...ready for more.<span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
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