Baby/Kid Chat - May

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Baby/Kid Chat - May
Mon, 05-02-2011 - 6:44am

WTT Moms

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 10:31am
Just to chime in on this - Evan does this at least once a meal too. It can be scary, but it's more because it startles me at first and then I know to just let him cough it out. Like you said, Adrienne (I can't remember if it was here or on your blog), I'm actually more nervous about things now that he's eating/swallowing more consistently! LOL! Like I *really* have to pay attention and make sure he's not stuffing too much in his mouth at once.

AFM - I have a strange question: Evan still does really random movements, especially with his arms. He even hits himself in the face sometimes (usually when he's eating or when he's tired). Is this normal?

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 12:49pm

I have been such a bad poster, I have tried to post about 3 times now and always get intterupted and can never get back on. So I am skipping personals but I am reading them all!!

My grandpa is in his nursing home, the assisted living place didn't work out, but he seems a lot happier, it's a different one than he was in before and he is now on the waiting list for a private room and trying to find a cribbage partner. we are working on getting the stuff out of his apartment in the next few weeks.

Gabby is dealing with an ear infection again. I think I posted about that and her pink eye. but after 10 days of antibiotics that just gave her explosive poop. she still had the double ear infection. so we went to another chiropractor and she slept awesome. But she had her 9 month checkup yesterday, she is 18lbs 5oz and is 28.25 inches long. she is doing great with the milestones. she still doesn't say mama mama but she started Crawling!! I am going to try to get it on video this week sometimes.

Other than that, not much going on!

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Wed, 05-18-2011 - 1:34pm
Well, Fede still hits himself when he is tired, although by now those are not random movements, but more out of frustration. I think it's not something to worry about, but it might be good to ask the pediatrician next appt!


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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 2:16am
Hi ladies a quick update from me,
First off I read every post and love hearing how everyone is doing!!

We are busy! We are flying back to the States next Thursday and DH has his big 30th party this Saturday (he is having a really big party with lots of friends, lots of alcohol will be involved and I know a good time will be had by all).

My MIL is watching Teddy this weekend for the birthday party- just like she and my SIL did last weekend from Friday to Sunday!! It was so cool for Thomas and I to have that time to do fun things together, sleep in, do things around the house, and I also had a fun Eurovision Song Contest party (Eurovision song contest is a big European song contest that is pretty crazy and happens once a year) and afterwards we went out to the clubs, and then got to sleep in, go out for a nice romantic brunch- the weekend before we had gone out to brunch with Teddy for mother's day, pretty much the opposite of relaxed with him though;)

We are thinking of having him go to a "day mother" twice a week for 11 hours altogether so that I can get stuff done more easily. It is a program that is subsidized by the government for everyone and it is basically a child minder that has taken classes and been verified by the state to watch children and now watches up to 4 children in their home. I don't want to post how cheap it would be lest everyone get very jealous but yeah we are meeting with one next week and I hope I like her because she is close and would accept watching Theo for such few hours.

Teddy is such a whirlwind of trouble. I absolutely love it but it is exhausting. Especially since his climbing skills are insane. He understands completely how to move something like a chair or table to another object like a washing machine or door so that he can get up on to the higher object. He also has no fear when it comes to this- we spend lots of time outside to avoid me always being close to having a heart attack! Thankfully he is still not walking consistently, he walks a few steps somewhere but then always goes back to crawling or cruising. As soon as he realizes it is faster it will be all over for me though:D :D

We have been talking a bit about TTC. Our sticking point is 2 or 3. I really want 3 and right now Thomas doesn't but I keep telling him lets just wait and see. The only thing is I want to space them a bit closer (or at least try to) if we are having 3. It looks like we will probably start trying in the fall though. I don't really want to be pregnant again though! I love having my body back and drinking and feeling fit and being able to take a few aspirin when I have a headache.

Basically we are doing really well. I still love being a SAHM and wouldn't change it for the world:)

OK Teddy is awake and ready to get up! I hope everyone is doing well!
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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 10:43pm

Jess, I know you suspected Gabby might have a dairy intolerance when she was first born--don't know if you know this but there is a very strong connection between dairy and ear infections.

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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 9:50am

She only get's yogurt about 1 time a month and even then it's like 3 spoons of it :) I have cut back my milk consumption and trying to cut back on my yogurt and cheese. The chiropractor mentioned this as well and said that if I can at least cut back on my milk that it will help.

The garlic drops are helping and I just started her on a fish oil. I will be getting fish oil for me as well. Yesterday at the chiropractor she said she was getting better already.

She has been sleeping super well the past few days. only getting up once or twice in a night :)

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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 5:52pm

Name: Alyson

Kids names and ages: Isabella (5), Tristan (2)

Pets names and ages? no pets

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

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 12:51pm

Hey Ladies! I read this thread religiously, but I rarely find time to post. I'm really bad at typing while holding a baby, and I feel like I'm always holding David ;-) Anyway, he's sleeping (in his bed!) right now so I'll try to catch up!

Alyson- It's great to see you on here, hope you have fun with Isabella's field trip. I can't believe she'll be in first grade in the fall!!

Jessica- I'm glad to hear that Gabby seems to be feeling better. I can't imagine having to deal with so much sickness in such a little kiddo.

Adrienne- I hope your ear infection clears up soon. Yay for starting solids with James, that stage is so fun. I was so antsy to start solids with James, and am suprised how un-antsy I am about it with David, reading your blog is making me start to look forward to it though!

Ash- Isn't is so great to have a night with no kids? Dylan and I had an overnight little babymoon when I was pregnant with David and it was fabulous. I totally hear you on the kid spacing and TTC, I'm having similar feelings about whether I want to have more kids or not. I feel like I did these two so quickly, if I just stopped now I could have my body back so soon, and we would be able to have nights without the kids, and go on vactions etc., before you know it, but then a part of me really wants another baby, and I just can't decide... Luckily we have a while, even if we do have another baby it probably won't be until David is 3ish.

Mari- How exciting that Fede says Mama! That's so fun when they start talking. I'm stalking you in the TTC thread, I hope it happens fast for you again! I meant to post to you in your other thread, but I didn't so I'll do it here... I have hypothyroid, and I think it may have been what caused my crazy long cycles pre-pregnancy with James. Anyway, it's super easy to treat and the meds I take for it (the generic brand of centhroid(sp?)) are totally safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Anyway, maybe what you have is way more serious, but my thyroid problem has definitely not been a big deal. Hopefully you can get that all worked out soon!

Sandy- I would guess you're probably not pregnant if you used back up, We only ever use condoms or withdrwal for birth control, and we've never had an oops, but then you never know ;-) Hopefully everything will be clear in a couple days ;-)

Christine- I hope you're all healthy and you are able to find a job soon!

Alyssa- Yay for a good vacation, it sounds like Evan is mellowing out into a really sweet baby!

Sorry for everyone I missed, I have a very squirmy whiny toddler in my lap right now...

AFM- We're doing great! David is growing up way to fast. In my mind he's still a tiny infant, but in reality he's almost 5 months old! He can tripod sit and loves the jumperoo, he physcally can (but rarely chooses to) roll both ways, and is overall a pretty happy and sweet baby. I've been able to see his bottom two teeth for like a month now, but they still haven't popped through. James had it so much easier, he just woke up one day with those teeth, no crying inthe middle of the night or chomping on my hands. Poor David does not have it so easy...

James is doing awesome. I can't believe he'll be 2 on Sunday! He speaks in sentences now, and communicates pretty much everything he wants to. We started potty training a couple weeks ago and it's going really well. He's pretty much completely figured it out at home. We still use diapers if we go for long outings, but that's probably more because I'm afriad of him peeing on someone elses furniture than because he needs a diaper. About a month ago I took away all of James' pacifiers because I was worried about them messing up his teeth. After a month of terrible sleep I gave them back a few days ago and he's back to being an awesome sleeper. I guess he just wasn't ready to let them go yet. Oh well, right? You win some you lose some...

DH is getting ready to graduate in December which means we'll probably be moving in the next year. I have no idea yet where we'll go, but I'm trying to stay excited and optimistic about a change, and not get bogged down in the fact that we'll probably be moving far away from all family and friends. Luckily it will probably be a two year post-doc, I figure I can live anywhere for two years, plus, maybe we'll move somewhere near one of you ;-)

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 2:04pm
Grace_ Thanks for sharing your experience. So far, my thyroid hasn't bothered me at all, so I guess whatever this is, it isn't so serious.


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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 7:52pm

Mari - Just 2 cents on the thyroid thing... my cousin had hers removed years ago, takes medication because she doesn't have it, and was able to get PG easily.