Baby/Kid Chat -- December

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Fri, 12-03-2010 - 12:25pm

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Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:49am

Ash & Sandy - I think you both make a great point that I have to remember. I really have to do what she is interested in and that might be a combination of things. DH and I had a discussion last night and he is open to trying whatever.So we are just going to play it by ear and see what she tells us :)

I had a rough night last night. She had her shots and seemed fine last night. she was a bit fussy when she got home from daycare so I fed her and gave her some Tylenol. she fell asleep and woke up around 7:30. We gave her a bath, I fed her and she went down and I thought wow that was easy. but the last time she had shots she slept for like 10 hours in a row. She slept almost all day at daycare yesterday too. Well at 11:30 she woke up. So I changed her, fed her and put her down. about 15 minutes later she woke up just babbling and then fussing again. DH went and rocked her and put her back down. another 15 minutes later she was just talking, so I left her talk to herself but then it turned to crying. So I changed her again and gave her some tylenol. About a minute or two later she vomited up all her food, the meds and everything, I was soaked, she was soaked it was everywhere.

DH changed, I changed and cleaned up and she slept in her swing not swaddled until 6am and it was about 1 by this point and seems fine. So I am not sure what was up with the vomiting, I am assuming just a bubble that was stuck really bad


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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 10:51am

Hi everyone!

Heather and Britt

Lucy, 8 months

WTT (probably this time next year)

Pets: Ruby (kitty) Tonka (lab) Chloe (lab)

AFM: I'm going to hop in here and try to keep up with everyone. I posted in another thread with a small update...but I'll elaborate a bit here.

We just moved across the state and we're in a tiny rental house while we're waiting on our house to sell (eeeek!). I'm nervous that it's going to take a long time to sell. So we've gone from 2 incomes and 1 house to 2 houses and 1 income. DH did get a pretty substantial raise with the new job, but not enough to totally account for my old salary. So, I'm about to start reading up on saving money and being thrifty! I don't care a bit though because I love being home with Lucy. I did buy a new (to me) car back in August, and am a little worried about that payment....but we'll just see how things go.

AF also decided to come back the day after Thanksgiving..booo. I was really hoping to ride the breastfeeding train for longer than just 8 months. I guess everyone's different. It wasn't so bad, but today I'm having very strong ovulation pain on my right side. It's kinda weird after not having a period/ovulating for 18 months.

Lucy is doing so good. I do wish she was sleeping a little better at night though. Occasionally, since she was 3 weeks old, she's been sleeping anywhere from 7-10 hours straight through. She'll do it for like 2 weeks and then go back to waking once or twice to nurse. She hasn't slept through the night in about a month :( I was really hoping that by 8 months she'd be pretty consistently sleeping all night. I have the book No Cry Sleep Solution...and I like it, but

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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 11:04am

Hi everyone!

Heather and Britt

Lucy, 8 months

WTT (probably this time next year)

Pets: Ruby (kitty) Tonka (lab) Chloe (lab)

AFM: I'm going to hop in here and try to keep up with everyone. I posted in another thread with a small update...but I'll elaborate a bit here.

We just moved across the state and we're in a tiny rental house while we're waiting on our house to sell (eeeek!). I'm nervous that it's going to take a long time to sell. So we've gone from 2 incomes and 1 house to 2 houses and 1 income. DH did get a pretty substantial raise with the new job, but not enough to totally account for my old salary. So, I'm about to start reading up on saving money and being thrifty! I don't care a bit though because I love being home with Lucy. I did buy a new (to me) car back in August, and am a little worried about that payment....but we'll just see how things go.

AF also decided to come back the day after Thanksgiving..booo. I was really hoping to ride the breastfeeding train for longer than just 8 months. I guess everyone's different. It wasn't so bad, but today I'm having very strong ovulation pain on my right side. It's kinda weird after not having a period/ovulating for 18 months.

Lucy is doing so good. I do wish she was sleeping a little better at night though. Occasionally, since she was 3 weeks old, she's been sleeping anywhere from 7-10 hours straight through. She'll do it for like 2 weeks and then go back to waking once or twice to nurse. She hasn't slept through the night in about a month :( I was really hoping that by 8 months she'd be pretty consistently sleeping all night. I have the book No Cry Sleep Solution...and I like it, but

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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 11:50am
Hi Everybody,

Been reading but not posting much on this thread! Love all the updates :)

AFM,

Maxim is 7 months and his latest thing is pulling my hair and trying to grab my glasses off my face. Hes not really moving much yet and is starting to show some interest in solids now. Not much has changed with him lately, his play is getting more fun to watch and he's sitting almost entirely independently now.

We have my former employer's christmas party this weekend and DH can go!! We found a sitter...well she volunteered herself for anytime and I was like...hey are you available in 2 weeks? Woot woot...cant wait. She's 19 and a mother of a 10 month old herself, so she's pretty reliable. Plus Maxim will be sleeping anyway so it wont be much work for her. We leave for my home state next Wednesday...praying this weird weather crap is done for a few days so we can get home without too many troubles. Its about 20 hours one way and we'll sleep over a night along the way. The UP of Michigan can be so unpredictable with the snowfall and SO isolating in some parts too. Its always the state that gives me the most fits, summer but especially winter...once we get to Wisconsin, I breathe much easier for the rest of the trip. We'll be gone for 2 weeks, back for a week and then off to the Bahamas!!! Woo hooooooo!

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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 1:49pm

Heather- My son was a terrible sleeper and sometime still is. When he was 3-4 months old he slept through the night and as he got older he would get up. We finally did sleep training at 6 mons and that helped however he would still get up and now he still does but only when he is teething. Otherwise he sleeps. Of course our newest challenage will to get rid of hte night bottle.The sleep book I have is heathly sleep habits, happy child. Under 8 months it says most chldren around that age should go to bed between 6-8pm and wake up between 6-7am. some also get up for a brief feeding overnight. However it may talk about bottle feeding and not breastfeeding. I know I read in my books that breastmilk is digested a lot quicker than formula. I had issues at the end breastfeeding (I breastfed for 7.5 mos) where he would keep getting up so we finally went to bottles of pumped breastmilk as he would fall assleep and not eat what he should before bed.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Thu, 12-16-2010 - 10:33am

Ladies, I just had to share Gabby's first Christmas party. It was at her daycare. It was so cute! The pre-school kids put on a play of Little Red Riding Hood, and then they and the toddlers all sang songs. ALthough most of the toddlers cried up there because they wanted their parents. They ended up singing just great when the director of ourdaycare bribed them all with cookies :smileyhappy:

Here is the link for pictures with that and some other ones I took this past weekend. The pictures with the other little girl are of my niece, who is 18 months.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=318069&id=584520529&l=dee5ab7235


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Thu, 12-16-2010 - 11:29am
Sounds like a cute afternoon. Love the footprint tree photo.
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Fri, 12-17-2010 - 6:49am

Hi girls!!!! I've been reading all your posts, but I have no time for personals, just an update. I have to say though, that I love how cute all the babies are, and I'm so happy that everyone is healthy!

I've been busy with the final project for my class, which ended last week. I've loved it, and I will really miss it. The good thing is that since I was a graduate student among the relatively younger kids,and I was there by pure personal interest, I was able to develop a "closer" relationship with the professors... it's like I was inbetween the usual student-professor relationship. And I've been offered some "work" for next year... yay!!! It's not paid, it's just volunteer work to help them prepare a couple conferences about xeriscaping and grasses. But it's a way to make my way inside the university and of learning. So I'm over the moon!!

Also I've reconnected with a friend of mine who really wants to get a landscaping business moving, so I hope we can make it work. So far we've had a couple of meetings and have been doing some brainstorming.

Last but not least, I want to teach at least a couple of classes for this year. It has great social benefits, and I like it.

About DH, he finally finished his studies!!!!! I'm so happy!!! Yesterday we actually went for a walk in the park... It had been so long since he had time for such a thing!!!

Fede is doing great. He still isn't walking... crawling, cruising the livingroom via furniture, or holding someone's hand, but isn't ready to walk by himself yet... I suppose he'll do it when he is ready, so I'm not worrying. He has 5 teeth and according to last night's crying and fussing, I suppose here comes the sixth. He also says "mama" pretty clearly by now, along with "titi"

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Fri, 12-17-2010 - 4:46pm

Sorry I haven't posted much we've been busy. David is yet sick again. I guess this is the time of year. I am just happy that he went his whole first year (almost ) without a major illness. I think he has a cold he was congested and has a little cough in his chest the other day. I didnt' think anything of it. I thought maybe it was teething. His teeth have been bothering him big time. Anyway last night he started shaking so I took his temp and it was 103.5. I called the doctor and she said to give him motriin. It had gone down to 101 by the time we put him to bed. It went back up to 102 around 4:30am but when I give him the motrin it goes down. Thank goodness for infants motrin.

Anyway we went to the pediatrician today and she checked him out and said it is just a virus and he may have a fever for 3 or 4 days. She said when they are little their bodies aren't used to that and they tend to get a fever even with a cold. I have the same thing he has but mine is a lot milder probably because of my immune system compared to his. Mine is just a pain but I'm feeling fine other than a little cough and runny nose. I guess I should be happy he got sick this week and not Christmas as my dad is coming from Cleveland on Christmas Eve.

He was playing and his fever went away but then after the montrin wore off it creeped back up so I gave him some about 4:15 and I put him down for a nap so hopefully he will sleep at least a little while.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Wed, 12-22-2010 - 10:50am
Everyone must be busy getting ready for Christmas as there hasn't been a post in 5 days!

We celebrated Christmas with my mom's side on Sunday and had a wonderful time. Selin got completely wound up playing with her 6 older cousins and as a result, didn't fall asleep until after 10:30pm - way past her normal bedtime.

My baby is 10 mos old today! I cannot believe how fast the year has gone by. I get teary eyed thinking about how she's not such a baby anymore and becoming more like a toddler. :-(

Last night I had the weirdest dream that I was in labor with our next child. DH wasn't there for some reason but my mom was and I was at a different hospital and it was really chaotic. I was in a room like an ER room right off the hallway with no privacy and people kept walking by and coming in and out. I felt a lot of pressure but no pain and I kept remarking at how painless labor was this time around - HA! I also tried to drive away from the hospital for some reason, while still in active labor, but then realized I was too far along and drove back. My mom was still with me the whole time. My alarm woke me up so the dream ended there but I would've loved to see how it all turned out. :-)

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