Teddy is officially 3 months old since the 27th of June- crazy:D It also throws me off that the weeks don't match the months but I think at 3 months you pretty stop calling them by weeks anyway.
He just had his first shots today- he didn't even seem to notice them and only got fussy for the one which burned. He also is now 65 centimeters long (25.6 inches)and 7.5 kilos (16.5 pounds!!) which didn't surprise us at all LOL.
We also got a plan for giving Teddy his first complementary food. Germany used to recommend waiting until 6 months but the levels of allergies didn't decrease or change because of that so now they recommend introducing simple porridges made from rice, sorghum,and corn with different veggies like zucchini, pumpkin, carrots,etc and fish and chicken at 4 months. Each month you then add a bit more in terms of foods and how many meals you serve the complementary food. I am SUPER excited! I am not sure if he will like it or not but I think it will be fun introducing all these new foods. Of course I will continue to breastfeed as the main source of nutrients. I am also hoping that as a nice side effect it might help him go for a bit longer between feeds since he is still feeding pretty much every 2 hours but I won't mind if that doesn't change.
The pediatrician also confirmed that Teddy is teething and showed us that the two top teeth seem to be the farthest down although it could still take weeks for them to break through.He gave us some homeopathic medicine to give him which hopefully will help.
We also have an appt with a children's nurse/alternative medicine practitioner to help with Teddy's sleep plus a book which was recommended by our pediatrician so hopefully we will start making some progress in that area as well.
We spent the weekend on the Baltic sea and my in-laws watched Teddy for two hours during the day while Thomas and I went on a bike ride. When we came back they admitted that they thought that part of the problem was me always picking Teddy up when he fussed because they thought he could calm himself down but now after spending two hours alone with him they realized that that wasn't the case and that he is just more fussy then most babies. They said I was doing a great job which made me feel good. They also asked when we were planning on the next :P But I want at least 2 1/2 years between them so not for awhile:)
Hi to everyone- I read everything on this thread and am looking forward to the day when I have enough time to respond to everyone.
Ash- I'm glad Teddy is doing well, what a big boy! :)
Ethan is doing well. He's hit what is in my opinion, the magic 3-month mark, when they mellow out for the most part and don't have that newborn fussiness/unpredictabilty. Unless he's hungry (you better have that bottle made FAST) or tired (help me fall asleep quick, mom!) he is so smiley and cooing, and he loves to sit upright and watch the world around him. He does really well during tummy time, I just have to wait a bit after feeding, because otherwise he spits up a ton. I put the Boppy under him for tummy time and then he can really see more, especially Alex, which is his favorite person to watch. It is so sweet to see the two of them interacting. Alex shows Ethan his toys and talks to him, and then when Ethan smiles at Alex, Alex giggles and loves it.
About a week ago I weighed Ethan at home and he was 14.8 lbs, so by now he's probably 15 lbs at 3 months old. I have to measure him yet.
Teddy still isn't the best at tummy time. He immediately starts kicking his legs and I think he gets pretty frustrated that he doesn't actually move anywhere. However at Pekip when there are other babies around he does a better job, and I can normally get 5 to 10 minutes in during the day either on my legs or with a nursing pillow underneath him:)
I am glad Ethan is doing so much better! I also think that hitting 3 months has made a big difference:)
Ash - Thanks for starting the new thread! That photo of you and Teddy is so cute! Glad to hear things are
Hopefully you'll see this message! I meant to tell you that I bought that First Years bottle you were talking about and Selin took about 1 oz from it today while my mom was feeding her. My mom said she seems to like it much better than other bottles we've tried so I'm hoping this one will do the trick. We're going to try again with freshly pumped milk tomorrow instead of frozen to see if that makes any difference. I just can't bring myself to taste it to see if it tastes funny to Selin, although I know I probably should. :-/
I accidentally posted on the wrong board last night.
Hope everyone is having a great 4th of July weekend. We went to Columbus Ohio and David saw his first fireworks. The pictures are so cute of him. Here is a link to our photo gallery of the pictures. http://www.crundwell.us/our-photos/ It's under holidays and Red White and Boom 2010.
Anyway we stayed with his friend and him and his wife are in Boston seeing her family. She is pregnant with #2. They had their first in March of 08. It is the time frame I was thinking of. Well since his friend told him she's pregnant my dh has mentioned having a #2 a few times just in the past week. So I guess that is a good thing. I'm not ready to TTC #2 and wasn't planning of even talking about it until probably a year from now and then hopefully TTC either shortly before or after David turns 2. I am not TTC in March again as I am not having 2 December babies and probably Feb and April as I don't want two months of birthdays. Finances are a big issue as I don't know if we can afford 2 in daycare and I would love to stay home once I have the second but it depends on dh's job and if he can get a decent raise. We're also hoping to pay a lot of our credit card debt off and not taking any vacations by doing it so that we could possibly afford me to stay home. Dh has a lot in student loans and that really kills our finances.
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Ash- I can't believe our babies are 3 months old already. They are growing up so fast. What a big boy Teddy is. He's probably got a good 3 pounds on Luke. How exciting that you have a plan of starting to introduce solid foods. That is such a cute picture of the two of you :)
Julie- I am glad that Ethan is doing well. I am guessing Luke is about 13 lbs now, I have to weigh him though. Luke will tolerate tummy time if he is on the boppy, but if he isn't he gets mad after a minute or two :)
Christine- I am glad you had a nice time at your parents this weekend. We took Luke to a fair a few weeks ago with a parade, and he wasn't scared of the fire trucks with their sirens at all. I was very surprised. I'm sorry that I added to your baby fever :(
Sandy- It sounds like you had a nice 4th of July holiday. I am glad that DH brought up TTC #2 by himself, maybe that will be a good sign when you two decide that you are ready.
AFM- Luke is getting so big now. I am not quite sure what he weighs now. I weighed him a few weeks ago and he was 12 lbs then, so I am guessing he is 13 if not more by now. I love that he smiles all the time now. He is always smiling at me, and has even started to giggle a bit now.
For those of you who missed it I got a BFP yesterday. I am thinking my EDD is the end of Feb/early March. I know when my last Period was but really am not sure when I O'd. DH and I are very excited about it. My sister and I are close in age (12 months apart) and I always wanted my kids to be close in age( I just never imagined this close). We are thinking 2 will probably be it for us, but you never know later down the line we may want another.
Did everybody have a good weekend? We spent ours at DH's grandma's cottage. Just his aunt and grandma were there Saturday and then his parents showed up very late Saturday night and his brothers on Sunday.
Saturday was not a good day for the baby. He was overtired and would not nap on his own. Finally I laid down on the couch with him and we both slept for 2 hours. Not how I wanted to spend my afternoon but whatever...the baby was still crabby all night. Sunday was much better and he slept most of the day. It was super hot and sunny...DH and I both have sunburns. Baby nails on a sunburn is not pleasant, lol! Overall it was a nice weekend.
Anybody have any hovering issues from other family members? DH's mom, grandmas and aunt are constantly hovering....did he poop, he just farted, is he hungry, he's a baby thats why, he's the boss, he's crying because he's got des crompes (gas, cramps) (say it with me now...day crawmps....)....oh my god! Des crompes is the worst...its the worst most annoying French slang ever and that is THE reason my baby cries every time he cries...they are obsessed with his digestive tract I swear. And most days he is NOT gassy at all. Every time they say he's got "des crompes" I roll my eyes and want to punch them in the face because its so annoying. Even DH is now telling them its probably NOT "des crompes." Maybe I'm just being a brat because they really do love our baby but the constant comments about EVERY.LITTLE.THING he does is getting obnoxious. And if I dont acknowledge their comments or bob my head like an automaton, they keep repeating themselves until I do (that is nothing new though, they do it all the time)! If I dont try to fix "des crompes," aka crying it makes me feel inadequate because they wont shut up about it. Say it with me...sometimes babies just cry for no reason at all. And when we are there, I'm reduced to a feeding machine and DH the diaper whisperer. We cant enjoy him when he's awake and happy, we only get him if he's pissy and hungry. Yes the life of a parent vs. grandparent but it doesnt make it right. And I dont expect them to do the "dirty work" at all. I know we get him the rest of the week and 90% of the time but still...it makes those two days we spend with them more pleasant if we still get to enjoy our baby too. Like I said...I'm a brat I know...but seriously...it makes me want to cut a day off the weekend we spend with them because they drive me insane.
And I"m super pissy (rightfully so) about a comment DH's aunt made but I dont have the energy to post it twice...I'll be posting it on my blog later.