Baby/Kid Chat - April

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Baby/Kid Chat - April
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:20am

Adrienne - Hope it's okay that I started this....


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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:36pm

Ella - Our class sounds a lot like yours. It's a 0 to 12 month class, they do have baby play time that we will probably be going to this summer once they get the schedule out since it's free. I can't wait for it...I am sure she will love it and she doesn't usually have a problem leaving me, but we will see, sometimes she does...


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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 7:16pm
To be fair on the posting, DH is home this week and next week to help with the two bigger ones and then my Mom will be here for a week, so I do have a bunch of help for the first month. Plus with the c-section healing, I am really trying not to overdo it, which means sitting at the computer is a good place to be in my comfy chair.

Oh and now for a whine. I forgot how much breastfeeding hurts the first couple of weeks! Ouch ouch ouch ouch! My poor nipples, to be fair, his latch was really bad the first day or so, so I have healing bloody nipples, but even without that, I forgot how much newborn nursing hurts because their mouths are so tiny! Plus the whole engorgement thing! I wince every time he latches, ugh, I hate this stage of nursing. It will get better, but I can so see the allure of formula in the first few weeks!

Oh speaking of formula, another rant, the hospital I use gives out bags, and the breastfeeding bag is sponsored by one of the formula companies. Really I don't think my free breastfeeding oriented diaper bag, which I don't need anyways, needs a can of newborn formula in it! Seriously talk about undermining confidence in breastfeeding, here are some tips and this lovely free breastfeeding diaper bag, but just in case we included this nifty can of newborn formula and formula coupons! So not pleased with that, if I get motivated I may have to leave feedback to the hospital about that one too.

Sully has slept most of the day away today, which was kind of nice, but I am hoping he sleeps tonight. Last night I actually had to wake him at 5am, after his feeding at 1am, because my breast was so full and he needed to nurse. Then he slept in till 9am after that. So I actually got some decent sleep, though I woke like 2 times in each those 4 hour periods because of engorgement, sigh.

Tomorrow is Desmond's birthday, I can't believe he is going to be 4! He helped make his birthday cake today. We dyed it pink, since he wanted a pink cake, he quite enjoyed putting the food coloring in the cake mixture. We'll probably make the frosting tomorrow after he is home from preschool, since he likes cooking and mixing the ingredients together.

He told me earlier he is turning 100 tomorrow so he can get 100 presents. Have to give him points for logic there, unfortunately for him, even if he was turning 100 he is still only get 5 presents, not 100!



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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 7:21pm
Sarah – so glad Eloise and Desmond like having Sully around! I’m sure they’ll all be best buds, getting into trouble together in no time :) Happy birthday to Desmond!

Christine – sorry DH is so into TTC right now, when you guys can’t really go for it. Hopefully his interest will continue!

Sandy – I hope the night waking has stopped for David. YAY for going to Florida soon!

Cara – good to see you! So glad Tenley is an awesome baby and that she had a great birthday.

Kate – so cute that Ray is so good with Theodore. I could see how it would be easy to kind of ignore Ray a bit, since he’s so independent. I’m sure everything will balance out soon though.

Suzie – yay for spring break! It must be great to be at home with Greyson! Sounds like you have a great week planned. I also love seeing my dad with Evan. I had no idea he’d be so cute and mushy with him!

Ella – sorry school is still sucking :( Are you taking classes or anything during the summer, or do you have that time off? So cute that Eliza can talk in sentences now! Wow!

Jess – hope you guys have fun at the classes! It sounds great!

AFM - we've been trying solids once a day for about a week now. We tried brown rice cereal (which he hated), then mashed bananas, and apple sauce today. He's had a couple days where he actually ingested something, but usually he just makes weird faces and pushes it out. We try giving him chunks of things too, like a piece of banana or cucumber. He likes playing with them but, again, doesn't really "eat" anything.

So, on that note, how long did it take your WTT baby to actually start really eating on a regular basis? I know right now it's more of a learning experience, so I'm just wondering.




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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 8:01pm
Alyssa I didn't start either of mine till 6 months. Eloise started ingesting solids from the beginning though it was minuscule amounts. Desmond wasn't interested in anything other then playing with food till 8+ months. We did do baby led weaning/solids, so no purees though, so I have no clue how either of them would have reacted to those.



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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 8:44pm
Alyssa,

We also did BLW with Selin around 6 months because she would go nuts every time we sat down to eat. I would say it took her a month or two before she was actually ingesting anything. She did a lot of playing and sucking on food first. She also hated rice cereal and purees.

Now she is eating 3 meals/day and usually 1-2 snacks but she does have some weeks where she doesn't eat as much but I know it's just a phase and I don't fret too much. I personally loved BLW because I didn't have to carry around jars of baby food and it also forces DH and I to make good food choices, especially when dining out, since she eats whatever we eat.

My MIL just sent DH home last weekend with a few jars of baby food, why, I have no idea, and of course Selin won't have anything to do with them because hello, she's been on finger food for a good 6 months now! I plan to just give them to DHs sister since her DS will be starting solids soon.

I have gotten a lot of comments from people at how they can't believe how well Selin feeds herself but I still feel like the older generation (my parents and ILs) feel she should still be having baby food). Very irritating to say the least!

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 9:09pm

Alyssa - I know we aren't quite a BTDT yet, but I started Gabby at 6 months and you have seen her journey...She really just in the last 2 weeks leaps and bounds in the food department. when we first started everything but food would go in her mouth, now tonight I gave her some of the Tortilla from my egg burrito and she actually put it in her mouth over and over again. So she is getting there..and she will be 8 months here in a week and a half.

She does do some purees but that's at daycare. they said today she finally is opening her mouth, so it's taken over a month. however when I tried some tonight she wanted nothing to do with it, but I think that's because it was just plain oatmeal.


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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 9:16pm
Alyssa - It's been so long for me I couldn't say. But I must say things have changed since Ray was introduced to solids. Back then the rule was one new solid for a week, to check for allergies.
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 9:46pm

Kate- I think the same rule exists. David's pedi said the same thing. One new solid a week and check for allergies. We started with veggies first and then fruits.

We started David on cereal at 4.5 months and then baby food at 5. I think he started eating really solid food around 7-8 months I really can't remember now.

Well, anyway we are on a hunt for a new babysitter. Our babysitter fired us. She said my work schedule changed too much and she wants something more consistant. It is a real bummer b/c we never knew anything was wrong. I usually work 9 hour days from 730am to 5pm. When we started with her it was 6am to 330pm but I switched as things at work were suffering and that way I could get David ready before I started work rather than while I was working. I work at home for those that don't know. So, anyway. I have

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 10:56pm

"how long did it take your WTT baby to actually start really eating on a regular basis?"

I think it took Eliza until she was 7 months old to actually ingest a single thing, and we started at 6 months. So, about a month. Sounds like Evan is getting a great start!

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 11:01pm

"I have gotten a lot of comments from people at how they can't believe how well Selin feeds herself but I still feel like the older generation..."

Frustrating Christine! We've heard people say the same about Eliza -- she's always been interested in food and good at feeding herself, so BLW was a natural fit for her. Though, at about 12 months, her eating really took a nose dive - she barely ate anything for months! Now she's finally starting to be interested in food again and is eating more. I guess it's normal for that to happen, I've heard it from some other mom friends - but I will say I was glad she's still BFing when she was eating so poorly...!

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