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April 2012 - little people who actually DO stuff now!!

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BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Wed 19-Sep-12 11:07:41

Ta da grin

Nordicmom Mon 18-Feb-13 18:20:37

thaleia are u speaking two languages to your little one? that would easily explain him not speaking yet. the others are just making little noises so its not like they're doing much yet either smile

Nordicmom Mon 18-Feb-13 18:23:10

oh and all four top teeth are on their way out. no wonder R was upset last night. eating ok still though

Flisspaps Mon 18-Feb-13 18:37:55

Thaleia we have no words here, not even mama or dada. DH is Liverpudlian though which sometimes may as well mean we're speaking two languages grin

Nordicmom Mon 18-Feb-13 20:47:02

great, doctor wasn't sure if I'm better from the chest infection yet since I'm coughing still and lungs are making a wheezy noise just not the same rattling when he listened so if cough continues the next stop is a referral to a specialist for X-rays etc sad AND i had indeed strained the intercostal muscles on the right side and they could take weeks or months !)to get better. I don't know how I'm going to manage with DD , i am in horrible pain just on the bed . And we have DS birthday party on sat we might have to cancel , Dh can't manage 20 kids on his own and I have nobody I can ask to help since my motherinlaw is on her chemo cycle and friends are away on half term etc. Haven't yet tried to walk down the stairs , managed to have a shower before doctor came but could hardly get my clothes back on...

HenriettaChicken Wed 20-Feb-13 08:19:31

Morning, all! DS woke up today at 7.15, which felt like a lie in! He's in a lovely mood and playing with Nana and Grandpa who go home today. Had him weighed yesterday. He's 19lb, which means he's put on half a pound in 2 months! Hmm. Hoping it's all the crawling as he seems active and energetic, and he's great at dinner times. I'm wondering if it's switching his afternoon feed to cow's milk too, instead of bf.

Think we may begin to offer him more snacks mid morning and mid afternoon, after all, his instincts are pretty good: tomatoes, oranges and bread.

Anyone else had weight gain slow down so much?

newmummyvicky Wed 20-Feb-13 19:04:00

Sorry your so bad Nordic, get well soon!

Henrietta I haven't had L weighted in ages, no idea what she is??? Around the 20lb mark I think, she does loads of running around and is getting longer. growing out of clothes, now in size 9-12. Don't do many snacks in between as eat so well in meal times. Apart from the odd couple of blueberries. smile

Had a horrible night last night with cold, but follow by two good ones! Now has conjuctivitus in both eyes too sad

NancyinCali Wed 20-Feb-13 20:43:19

Nordic hope you feel better soon.
Hen E gained 10oz between her 6 and 9 month checks. Our pediatrician wasn't concerned and said it's pretty normal at 9 months because they move around a lot more.

E won't be gummy for much longer - bottom teeth coming at last!

Flisspaps Thu 21-Feb-13 09:38:33

Weight gain usually slows considerably at about 1yo - we're really not far off that now. I wouldn't worry.

HenriettaChicken Thu 21-Feb-13 10:12:27

Yeah, I probably should be slightly less precious! smile After all, we had a 4 year old girl visit last week and DS ate more than her!

newmummyvicky Mon 25-Feb-13 18:49:40

Hi girls, all a bit Quiet on here!
L been waking alot a night recently, picking up a extra night bf, I think its because we have dropped the pre bed one. Plus had cold and bad eyes. But back to normal now. Gonna cut out all night bf soon and give up totally.
Only really do 1-2 now anyway.

What is the recommendation for milk for a 11-12 month? Is it just 2 beakers of cows milk a day? And how many oz's? Or doesn't it matter if they having lots of yogurt and cheese? Anyone know???

must meet up with hv soon, and get L weighted.

lots of fake laughter and ma ma, dada, and Lala! smile

Thaleia Mon 25-Feb-13 20:58:24

haha Fliss - when I first came to London, my boss was a Northener. After a few weeks I could only understand him and nobody else!!

R is really weired around groups of strangers. It seems that 6,7 people are ok but 8 are a crowd and he gets really clingy and cries. I hope that settles soon because it's really hard in busy playgroups.

I am soo tired, R only wakes up once at night and it takes "only" between 1 and 15m to settle so started to go to bed later. However, he's a 5.30am boy and these early starts are the killer. He slept longer when he was screaming for 2hrs at night.

How about daytime sleep for you? One of my NCT group has to long blocks am and pm. With a bit of luck, we have 45m am and 1.15h, lots of luck!

Take away tonight, arrived smile

newmummyvicky Fri 01-Mar-13 10:42:53

Henrietta I got L weighted today and she is 19lb too, the really nice hv said about the slow weight gain when eating normal food and having reduce milk. Its really not a worry 19lb is v healthy for a 10/11m yr old.

Thalia we are still having 2 day naps, morning for 1-1.5hrs and afternoon one 1hr.

Now having just one wake a night normally between 130-3am I tend to do a bf and she seem hungry??? Strange.
Its gone from the morning to now at this time. But will stop it shortly. I've been saying it for a while, I'm giving up in march!

dreamc1 Sun 03-Mar-13 12:30:28

To those that are pureeing foods; we have 2 blenders, neither of which completly puree the food. Harry still doesn't like that texture. He prefers proper puree; like the ones from the HiPP jars. Any idea on how to get the food like that?

HenriettaChicken Sun 03-Mar-13 15:22:36

Hmm...we are BLW fans - based purely on DS. He doesn't even eat yoghurt, so can't help based on experience. But a hunch tells me add a smidge of water/milk/butter. Have you tried this?

dreamc1 Sun 03-Mar-13 16:08:48

I use water to thin it out; he doesn't like thick purees. It's still bitty.
Hve tried blw, he's not interested.
Harry is very picky. But we have got him off Ella's stage 1 and onto HiPP 'normal' food. Getting there slowly. Next thing will be is to get him on our food, if I can puree it enough for him.

JambalayaCodfishPie Sun 03-Mar-13 16:10:15

Have you tried pushing it through a sieve maybe, after puréeing?

newmummyvicky Sun 03-Mar-13 20:29:23

Dream, I use to puree sweet potatoes and parsnip through a sleve dish, then mix with cows milk, it when really smooth.

As you seen on fb dd been sick, she is over the worst now. Poor thing, not nice.
I've pick up extra bf since she been ill, and now I spot an white spot on my nipple- oh no I'm hoping not a blocked boob!!!!

All this when I was gonna give up! Going wean off when she is all better.

Jellybellyrbest Sun 03-Mar-13 23:43:29

Newmummy, hope LO is better soon. Tummy bugs are horrible. I'm sure BF will go back to 'normal' soon & you can cut down then. Still doing morning & evening & sometimes a night feed here. Though I think it's purely for comfort when teething is an issue. Two more teeth through this week & up at 3 last night so I'd say another will appear soon. I'm having trouble with blocked ducts frequently since I went back to work..think DD's latch is awful ATM. She's really damaging my R nipple & the hack just won't heal. Not sure what's going on...have you tried picking the white spot with a needle? My sister did that recently & it sorted her blocked ducts out. It was dried milk apparently.
DD's first day with her Childminder Tom. She's met her & had a few hours with her over the last week. My mum took her along as she's been midnight her for the past 6 weeks. All went well, but she's really grumpy today so I'm a wee bit worried about dropping her off in the morning. She was terribly clingy today. Fingers crossed she's ok.
Discovered an infestation of nits here yesterday-horrified. Never had them before. Dd1 had 9, DD2 had 1 & I had 1. Have just washed the Hedrin out of my hair & hoping that's the end of them. I'll be paranoid for a while & will keep up the combing. Thk goodness DD3 was ok!

Thaleia Mon 04-Mar-13 08:41:15

For R, I have to regulate his portions, otherwise he would simply eat too much. I know that this is rare but the paedi said that sometimes there are children which just go on and on and on ....
But he wasn't too keen on purees either, especially the ones I made, but when I started to only put in the things he liked and a very, very soft piece of carrot or parsnip or potato, he got better.
Weight wise, he's btw 50 and 75 percentile which would be normal but because he's just holding on to 25 percentile for lenghts, he looks very solid build.

Nordicmom Mon 04-Mar-13 14:37:40

Went to the 8-12 m check (R is 10m). Went well , a really nice HV smile! As suspected R has grown and is on a higher centile now. Between 75-91 in weight , height and even her head ! Granted last time I went when she was 4 1/2 m (then she was at about 50, born 91-98 ). She seems similar to DS at this age. She lets me know when she's had enough of food which varies . We have left her to sleep though last two nights and it's worked. She has for months had one feed a night before DH goes to bed since she used to otherwise wake up . Maybe she's finally ready to give up that bottle ... DS did at 9m and has since then been an amazingly good sleeper smile.

Bearcrumble Mon 04-Mar-13 20:04:39

Hi everyone - seems like forever since I posted on this thread. Hope all ok (Thaleia, sorry to hear that you are feeling low still, I would recommend you speaking to your GP too - also it doesn't sound as if your husband is being particularly sympathetic. What does he do to help?).

DD has been a bit poorly the last few days but seems to be coming out of it now. She was off her food and dribbling loads and had some raised spots on her hands and nappy area. Either teething or a mild case of H,F&M.

She has really taken to solids. She loves peas - goes wild for frozen peas done in the microwave which is lucky as they are so easy. She like does this bouncy nodding thing and snorts through her nose when she gets food she likes which looks cute but completely weird. No speaking, just syllables da-da-da, ma-ma-ma, ba-ba-ba and Ditzzzzz, and squeals and growls. She is cruising and crawling properly and very fast but cannot yet stand unaided. Still breastfeeding, sleep still fairly rubbish but I can get her off to sleep by just putting a hand on her back and breathing slowly and loudly SOMETIMES.

She doesn't have a routine so sometimes it's one nap and sometimes two. Today she did a short one in the sling this morning then a long-ish one in her cot this afternoon. It would have been longer (was 45 mins) but I had to wake her to collect DS from preschool.

She has 8 teeth. She is very good at manipulating small things like toy cars and will attempt to post things in the toy post box and put the the rings on top of the stacking ring tower. She weighed a bit over 7kg last time I weighed her a couple of weeks ago but I think she's had a bit of a growth spurt since then, she certainly feels a bit more solid. She is a long thin baby.

My DS turned three a few weeks ago, he is a proper little boy. He starts swimming lessons this week - going into the pool on his own.

We are going to see my dad in Italy in June. I am a very nervous flyer and I am worrying about the planes already.

marshmallowpies Wed 06-Mar-13 07:40:19

We are doing quite well on getting M to eat lumpy food - most stuff is mashed by hand not puréed now.

Portion sizes aren't huge though - she still has around 500-60ml milk a day and breast milk if she wakes in the night.

Working out how to cut down milk seems to be my biggest challenge - some people seem to have their babies down to only 2 milk feeds a day now, but the other day a woman in a cafe admired how well M was eating & said her nearly-2 yr old hated food & mostly just drank milk!

HollyPockett Wed 06-Mar-13 08:09:47

Frankie's getting better on lumpy food, but she has to be in the mood!

She's on 3 bottles of 7oz still but some days she'll happily miss one. Usually on a weekend when we're late off schedule.

She eats anything, seems to have a ferocious appetite!

HenriettaChicken Wed 06-Mar-13 08:19:15

DS has breast milk twice a day (usually 6am and 7pm) and then a bottle of cow's milk in the day, with water at meals. His appetite is back since yesterday having almost entirely evaporated when he had a cold. Or possibly glandular fever shock. I say that as my best friend and babysitter has glandular fever and DS had all the symptoms too. Which are identical to general baby poorliness. Kind of hope it was GF as it'll give him a bit of immunity in the future.

Generally he'll have toast/porridge for breakfast, sandwich or omelette for lunch and then whatever we have for dinner. Yesterday it was chilli and rice. It's the spiciest yet - and he loved it! He also has fruit/dried fruit/rice cakes as a snack. Still refusing yoghurt etc, or pretty much anything on a spoon. May try fromage frais as it's a bit more solid.

newmummyvicky Wed 06-Mar-13 16:15:02

Jelly, L still has tummy bug on day 5 now, the doctor said could last up to a week!
luckily white spot on nipple hasn't come to anything. And I tried the needle thing on it too, funny my sister told me about this last time, I had a blocked duct. Its the same one!

I'm really gratefull I'm still breast feeding, its the only thing she seem to keep down. B Feeding Twice/three times in the day and two/three at night. Poor thing!!! sad
Nights have been hard too, awake every 2-3hrs last night, but now has dh home for a couple of days to help.
sickness only seems to be day time with solid food!

As you know normally dd eats loads, it such a shame seeing her like this. And she has turned into a cuddling, clinging, sleeping, weak baby. sad
Having 3 naps per day from 1-3hrs.
But fingers crossed it will be gone soon. Nothing to doctor could do, and she isn't dehedrated. I think due to drinking water a bmilk.

Henrietta how's your dd liking cows milk? Normally L loves it!!! X

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