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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 12:27am
Erica- ugh, I hate waiting for the ears to pop after a flight! Glad you all made it safely, albeit with a few snags (eek). Thanks for the encouragement on the signing thing. From what I've read, twins generally develop verbal language later than singletons so I hope signing will help. Maybe you're right, maybe they can differentiate when I'm signing to the other baby. It seems hard to know. The other thing that is driving me nuts is that the sign for "more" requires both hands. With 2 babies I seem to ALWAYS have one hand occupied with something making it hard to do the sign when I need to. Ugh, I'll just have to keep trying.
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 8:10pm

Ella- I plan to use both since some are here I like to keep up with and FB is easier from my phone ;-)

Sandy- Zaydren is in 2T and 18-24 month shorts.


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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 10:17pm
Katie that is crazy! Simon in length needs 2 T but still needs with 18-24 month in waste. I may have to invest in a few belts for this kid.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 9:49am
Andi - The link between signing and verbal development is pretty well documented. I say keep trying! With my boys, we didn't have a huge signing vocabulary, but the ones we did use were very helpful. We focused on please, thank you, more, milk, cereal, all done, drink, shoes & socks, and potty. There were a few other fun ones like airplane and dog and turtle. :)

Katie - Sorry to hear about Z's cheeks. I hope something soothes them.

Kate - Yay for the tooth!

AFM: Charlotte had her appointment yesterday for her hip. The X-rays were perfect, and the orthopedic surgeon didn't think there was any cause for concern. She will go back in 6 months just to be completely sure.

We are still trying to recover from our spring break. Jonah's fever came back on Monday, and Charlotte was feverish that night. Cory, Fletcher, and I seem to just have regular colds. We are definitely on the mend though, and I am really anxious to just be NORMAL!

Cory's parents are coming down for Easter, and I'm getting excited about planning for their visit.

Hope everyone is having a good week.
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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 1:59pm

Hey girls!!
I'm back now, as a mom of two!! I can hardly believe it!
We are still adjusting as a family, DH is on vacation, so he's been helping me a lot. Specially with Fede who is acting up... A LOT!
Surprisingly, he is super loving with Julia, trying to kiss her and acting like she was some kind of super cute kitten. But as soon as I pick her up, or start breastfeeding, he starts a tantrum for the smallest thing, or decides he needs me to play with him or something.
I totally understand him though... If I am having trouble adjusting, I can only imagine the emotional turmoil the poor guy is going through! I just hope things start settling into a new normal soon.
DH and I are doing really good considering things, he's been really patient and helping, and I'm so grateful!! We've also learned the lesson and this time we are really trying to talk about grown up stuff instead of just baby talk, and set aside some "couple" time every day (even if it's only the morning coffee).

I need to ask you guys a couple of questions...
So far Julia is nursing like a champ and sleeping all day. I REALLY want to avoid colics this time (as much as possible at least). One of the hospital nurses advised me to avoid onions, garlic and strong spices in general... another one said the key was to avoid dairy... What do you think??

The other question, probably for BTDT is... how do you handle having a family member sick while you have a newborn in the house??? This past week has been really hard dealing with Fede's cold... And since he is going to day care and spends time with almost 15 other toddlers, I suppose this is just the first of many minor illnesses he will bring back home in the following months... How do I stop him from getting the baby sick too??
TIA!!!

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 9:58pm
Mari: I am glad you guys are adjusting well... I hope Fede comes around soon, which I am sure he will. In regards to colic - it isn't caused by anything. Onions, garlic and spices have not been associated with colic. Dairy can be an issue if baby has dairy issues, but this is not the same as colic. There is no harm in avoiding them, but there is no proven fact that they will help with colic. From a BTDT I can tell you Ray had colic and I didn't avoid any foods while nursing Teddy and he did not have colic.

In regards to your other question - we had a strict hand washing policy. Ray was our hand washing police, LOL. Lots of hand washing and nursing to get your ammunities.
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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 10:11pm
ruby - turbo jam! i have a bootleg version of that. rob used to call it "jazzercise", lol.

erica - icky! i have to admit, i've flown with tad several times and it's never crossed my mind that he might get airsick. i'm glad you made it back without incident!

mari - for the BF advice, anything that will make you gassy will make julia gassy. at least, this is what i was told. also, anything caffeinated is a gut stimulant and will make things sore in her belly too (so chocolate, coffee, some tea, etc). i would think that dairy would only be an issue if she's intolerant or has an allergy to dairy. all that said...breastfeeding was a big fat fail for me, so i may or may not know what i'm talking about. ;) as far as colds go...my best advice would be to wash hands as much as possible and try to keep fede away from from julia, within reason.

AFM - as you can all see, i'm still posting here as well as FB. there are some girls here i just can't leave behind, lol. so far tad has started recognizing and saying some letters (namely E, I, and R), which has nothing to do with me...i haven't started working on the alphabet with him yet, lol. must be sesame street and super why!

another friend of mine online suggested a project she does with her daughter (who will be 3 at the end of may). she makes these oversized construction paper flashcards with a photograph from someone in the family, or a pet, or whatever, and has the name of whatever is in the photo printed next to it. for now she has her pick letter magnets from a bucket to match them, and says when she's a little older she'll laminate the cards so she can practice writing underneath with her dry erase crayons. i'm totally psyched to start trying this with him!


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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 1:15pm
Carly, your Tad is such a cutie pie. I love your signature!

Mari, some babies have trouble with the foods that mommy eats, but others do not. I have never avoided any foods due to nursing, and none of my three babies have shown any issues. Some moms do see a difference in baby's temperament when they eliminate dairy, but that isn't a cure-all. I would wait and see. If Julia seems to have colic or is just fussy, try eliminating something. Try not to stress about the what-ifs.

As for avoiding colds/germs, I have to say that Fletcher almost never got sick as a baby. Jonah got sick more often, and with two big brothers, Charlotte gets every bug that they bring home from school. It is so frustrating! I know that I am doing the best I can by breastfeeding, but it is still SO hard to keep her brothers off of her. I make the boys wash their hands when they get home from school, and I encourage them to kiss the bottoms of her feet or the top of her head. That was what our pediatrician recommended when she was born. It doesn't always work, but we try!
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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 12:55pm

Well I attemped to make a siggie which is Ok I guess. I think I'll keep trying as I don't care for it but it's a start. I had to wait so long to get a new one I finally gave up. I figured they can't be that hard to make. The basics I got but I think I added too much blue to it.

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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 2:50pm

Cassie- I've seen some cute belts out there lol.


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