Baby/Kid Chat - March

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Baby/Kid Chat - March
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 4:56pm

WTT Moms

If anyone has


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Registered: 06-08-2010
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 5:56pm

Name/DH Name: Devin/Caleb

Kids names and ages: Roree (2.5 years) & Henry (6 weeks)

Pets names and ages? None. :-(

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

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 8:28pm
Kate - I had a similar problem picking godparents for Selin. We wanted one person from each side but DHs family is not Christian. Our church allowed us to have one confirmed godparent (my cousin) and a "spiritual witness" (DHs sister), so technically Selin has two godmothers instead of a godmother and a godfather.

Good luck!!

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 10:53am
We need one of each... mom and dad but only 1 needs to be confirmed. DH is set on picking the "dad",but only has 2 friends (no close family) that are confirmed... and i have plenty on my side confirmed but they are all male (aside from my crazy cousin) and he wants to pick the guy.
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Registered: 12-23-2003
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 1:29pm
I can't believe I am getting to this on the 8th and there are already like 80 posts!!!! We just got back from 3 weeks visiting my mom in the States. It was fab! Teddy was all smiles and giggles. He still isn't walking or standing without support but he totally can/could if he felt comfortable as the balance is definitely there, but I am not going to push he is having a blast cruising and crawling and getting into more then enough trouble that way! Today he spent about 20 minutes spinning around in a circle like a crazy person on hands and knees, it was hilarious.

Name: Ash

Kids names and ages: Theodor, 11 months

Are you also NPP, WTT, TTCing, or PG? If so, how is it going? WTT, going great. I totally respect people who like the very close spacing but I am super happy with not TTC yet.I love that I will get to have some time to just enjoy being me and going out with DH, especially since Teddy STTN. In fact I am even planning a nice baby free long weekend trip as a surprise gift to DH for his 30th birthday. I also am really looking forward to weaning at a year and having my boobs back as well!

How are things with you and/or DH? Really good! It was hard being apart for 3 weeks but we both had a really good time on our separate vacations (he worked but also went snowboarding for a week while we were gone) and now we love seeing each other again.

Give us a quick story and/or milestone about each of your kids!
Teddy has started saying mama but not to me, just randomly to different objects which is pretty funny and cute. He also has started screaming in frustration when something is taken away from him or he doesn't get what he wants.... this is less cute LOL.
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Registered: 12-23-2003
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 1:35pm

I know we all feel this way, but at least once a day I look at him and think to myself how did I get to be so lucky?

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 1:44pm
Cara your girls sounds so sweet! I love the pictures!!
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Registered: 11-01-2005
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 3:51pm

Ash (and others that have weaned/plan to wean between 12 to 18 months),

How much solids is your babe taking in by 12 months? 2-3 meals? What sorts of things is your baby eating after 9 months?

Will you/did you introduce cow's milk?

The reason I ask is Im just so frustrated right now. Maxim was a little late to the solids party so we do a mix of jars and self-feeding which he seems to be happy with right now. He's still mostly on fruits, veggies, toast, mum-mums,

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 4:19pm

Hi Ruby!

Sorry you are having such a frustrating time with this. Here is my opinion hopefully it will help with whatever you decide to do.

First I should mention that I only nurse Teddy in the morning when he wakes up. He gets a bottle of formula after his first nap (none after his 2nd), and a bottle before bed. Otherwise we are doing sippy cups with whole milk and a bit of water at meals- didn't start this until recently though as I wanted to make the transition to whole milk a bit smoother.The big thing difference here though is that Teddy has really no preference between nursing or a bottle of formula. In fact that is a lie I know he actually prefers a bottle because he can move around while drinking it so really weaning for me will be super, super easy- he just isn't into BFing anymore, hasn't been for a long time. Which I know is a big difference to Maxim- so don't beat yourself up that he isn't taking tons of solids, clearly these babies have plans of their own on how feeding should go ;)

That being said I definitely don't think you should try to reduce solids. I know they say that milk should still make up a large part of their diet in the States but then at the same time they say here that at 1 babies should be on whole milk and eating 3 real meals and 2 snacks- so where was the transition, overnight? LOL I think basically you want to get Maxim used to trying as many different foods as possible and offering solids often. It will take time for him to get used to the different textures but the more you offer the faster it will go.

At this point Teddy eats 3 solid meals a day of normal food- not baby food. He eats things like PB and J, cheese sandwiches, eggs, chicken strips, lasagne, rice, hot dogs, melon, etc.The only thing he won't eat is pasta, which drives me crazy. I keep offering it though as sometimes I have to offer something 25+ times for him to really eat it. He will not let me feed him with a spoon, but he has a really good pincer grasp so feeding himself isn't a problem.

When we just started solids Teddy was similar to Maxim, he would eat yogurt, pureed fruits, some veggies, etc. As time went on I just offered more and more and he became better and better at chewing and feeding himself. You have to remember that Teddy has been introduced to solids for over 7 months at this point so of course he can eat quite a bit- although he doesn't always eat much. Some days he eats a sandwich or two a few cheerios and maybe a piece of cheese or sausage, that is it!- These are the days where he clearly is getting a lot of nutrients from his bottles and milk, but I have heard that is true for many toddlers.

Honestly it sounds like Maxim is happy and healthy so I would just keep doing what you are doing!

Although I would nurse after meals not before for the 3 main meals of the day, or at least two-when you nurse before they aren't really hungry for the meal:)

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 4:35pm
Thanks Ash!! I cant reply to your whole post now but thanks for writing it out. I just wanted to clarify when I say that he nurses before eating, there is at least an hour to 90 minutes before he gets solids that he nurses. So he isnt nursing and then trying to take in solids right away and this seems to be working well because he does eat everything I offer to him and its obvious when he is full after having solids.

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 5:08pm
Oh OK yeah that sounds just like Teddy then- for example in the morning he gets up, I nurse him, and an hour later he eats breakfast:)

Really soft toast with lots of butter and a bit of jam was a good early favorite when he was just starting to really chew. I would cut into strips about an inch wide and about a finger long (adult finger LOL) and he could grasp it really well.
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