Baby/Kid Chat -- January

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Baby/Kid Chat -- January
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 2:42pm

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Mon, 01-31-2011 - 10:11pm

Thanks Mari and Ella! It's good to know that with all stages, this too shall pass! :) I don't mind co-sleeping if that's what it takes to get sleep, but I wake up hurting b/c either my arm has been bent for hours or I haven't moved an inch and my whole body hurts! I'll be glad when we're down to half-nights of co-sleeping!

On the weaning front, we're starting solids and I'm reading Baby-Led Weaning. DH, who of course hasn't read it, is freaking out that Avery is going to choke. I know a few of you guys did BLW...what can I tell him to assure him about its safety? (Hmmm, might start this in a separate thread!)

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Mon, 01-31-2011 - 10:15am
Erin, I remember Fede sleeping like that when he was 5 months old. He does better now, He sleeps in his bed for 2 or 3 hour stretches, but if he wakes up he needs me by his side to fall asleep again, of course that means that most times I fall asleep with him and wake up the next morning in his bed.... I think much of his waking up is to BF (purely for comfort), so I hope that once I wean him, he can finally begin to STTN. Anyways, all this to say.. you are not alone, at least Ella and me passed through the same thing!

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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 8:06pm
Good to see you around here, Erin! Can't believe Avery is already almost 6 months old!!

I loved this, btw: "She does better with it during the days, but nights she wakes up like "Oh hellll no." Haha. This was Eliza, too. It will get better! Even though Eliza still wakes up all "oh helll no" (and so we are still co-sleeping part-time, for the second half of the night), it has gotten a lot better since she was first starting the night out in her crib (around 7 months). Glad you've found a routine - I don't think I really had one until Eliza was about 5/6 months old, so you're not alone!

Hope to see you around more! I don't really get much chance to post a lot, either - it's hard sometimes!!

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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 3:12pm

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted, but I check the boards often! This thread has been a bit intimidating because of the hundred posts, but now I feel slightly caught up! I totally need a new siggy, but it's one of those things I just don't have time for these days!

A few personals...

Mari - Fede walking was adorable! Yay!

Carly - So good to see you around more lately. I think of you all the time. I'm so glad Tad is doing so well; he's so cute.

Cassie - I'm sending so many positive vibes your way on the job front...that's go to be so frustrating!

Name/DH Name: Erin/A

Kids names and ages: Avery, almost 6 months

Pets names and ages? Grizby, pug, 5

Are you also NPP, WTT, TTCing, or PG?

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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 2:52pm
Alyssa! I'm so glad you explained that ! I was thinking back to my genetics class trying to figure out how to best describe it!

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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:41am
Hey Mari! Here's my explanation:

Each person has a "hair color" gene, and each gene is made up of two alleles, one from the mother and one from the father. Brown is dominant and blonde is recessive. So, if someone has a brown and a blonde allele, then brown will win out. But, if you have two blonde alleles, your hair will be blond. There is also the redness gene, which are basically red and not-red (so if you have two red genes, then your hair will be red).

So, most people with brown hair actually have a brown and a blonde allele. Now, if you and DH both have this, you each pass ONE of your alleles to Fede. It seems that you both passed the blonde allele to him.

This is similar for eye color, where brown is the dominant allele, and blue and green are recessive.




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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 9:37am
Ash- Nope, I was always a brunette, no one in my close family has light hair!! Dh was a flaming red head as a kid, but it's turned an ordinary brown now. His eyes are also a total mystery. He has sky blue eyes, and nobody in our close families has blue eyes! Mine are green, but definitely not blue. He is our kid though :) ... his face features are a carbon copy of DH's!! I'd like to know the genetics behind it, anyone cares to venture a guess??? :)

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 9:29pm
Ash - that is too cute about Teddy sitting up in the middle of the night! I never thought about getting a video monitor, but that is so sweet that you can watch him do that at night. Eliza talks in her sleep - last night she said "dada" a few times and the night before she "roared" like a lion! Can't believe Teddy is 10 months already. Wow, it's just nuts how time flies...

Alyssa - Evan will do great in DC! And since you like your job/line of work (if I'm remembering correctly?), it will probably be good for you, too, which in turn will be great for Evan :) And woohoo for Evan growing like a weed!

Mari - That video is SO sweet. Fede's hair is so curly and light! What a cutie.

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 3:35pm
Glad the 3 month check up went so well! We've already flown with Teddy and to be honest it really sucked so I am not expecting to relax, but the overall travel time is about 16 hours and then I am done at least for one way. So I will just keep my eye on the prize LOL.

Oh and don't worry about daycare as long as children are loved they thrive!
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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 3:31pm
Ash - 10 months! Wow! I can't believe how fast time flies. You'll have to let us know how flying with Teddy goes. I'm taking Evan on a trip to visit his great grandmothers and my parents in May, and I'll be on my own. I'm definitely nervous about it. too. So cute about watching him on the video monitor!

AFM - we had his 3 month check up today and everything looks good. He's growing well and is caught up to his full-term counterparts in terms of size now. The doctor told us the results from the blood tests a GI doctor (who Evan saw when he was in the hospital in November) did on Tuesday. His bilirubin levels are normal now, but his liver enzymes are ever so slightly elevated. She didn't seem worried about it, and she just said to wait to hear from the GI guy to see if he wants to do anymore testing. Hopefully everything is okay and it's just taking a while for his levels to get down to normal.

We're also looking into daycares now that I know I'll be starting a new job on June 1st. Luckily my boss is flexible and I will be working from home the first two months. But, once Aug/Sept. come along, I'll need to be going into work more often. Hence the daycare. It's stressful, and I feel guilty about it already, but in the end it will probably be good for Evan (right? LOL!).




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