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November 2012 - The weaning adventure continues

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StuntNun Fri 14-Jun-13 19:25:05

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PetiteRaleuse Sat 15-Jun-13 16:45:00

We've had two or three wakeups a night since we have been in England. Hoping she will calm down again once she is in her own bed and not in the travel cot. Very short wake ups, nothing to write home about, but wake ups all the same. Hope it isn't the 8month regression. Or is the next one at 9months?

TheDetective Sat 15-Jun-13 16:58:18

I was going to post to say there isn't a 7 fucking month regression is there?!

O got all spirit level like on me before. He was clearly tired, but didn't want to be put down for his nap confused. Took 8 attempts at putting him down after self settling failed. Fuck! Don't start this shit again! grin

I thought the next one was 8 months <weeps dramatically>. I'll be moving out if that happens! I'm sure nothing can be worse than the 6 month one - surely?

O just refused a bottle in favour of grub. Greedy fecker.

For weaning, I generally strip O down to a vest with a bib. It depends what he's wearing. He's in a cheapy asda babygrow right now so I'm not too bothered about it. He is having green mush. So I've put a cover all bib on him, which seems to do the trick.

If he is having orange mush, he goes naked grin. Orange and banana stain everything and never come out!

PetiteRaleuse Sat 15-Jun-13 17:41:10

LO is 8months this week Detective smile

Heard from your son? How spooked is he? I drove past where he is staying the other day and shuddered grin

PetiteRaleuse Sat 15-Jun-13 17:43:21

Luis that's great re the two days a row sleep. You must feel like a new man.

LO has decided she prefers Ella's Kutchen stuff to anything else now. Better than Nestlé I suppose but how am I going to maintain an EK habit when we go back to France?

PetiteRaleuse Sat 15-Jun-13 18:18:02

Is vq ok?

TheDetective Sat 15-Jun-13 18:18:05

Not a peep PR but then again, I'd be surprised if I did. He's not got a phone with him grin.

I've found that O prefers puree that is made to recipe (ie. with correct quantities) rather than my random chucking things together, and hoping for the best. Oh well!

izzybizzybuzzybees Sat 15-Jun-13 18:36:29

I love how you're all wondering about regressions... We've never had sleep!

LuisGarcia Sat 15-Jun-13 18:53:15

sorry izzysad

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 19:01:18

Fingers crossed after dairy free you might get some sleep Izzy. Short of that - whisky? wink

MM lay down the law with a shovel and patio slabs on the fecker wink

Don't say 8 month regression - we're nearly 8 months. And sleep has been so good of late - sods law. Developmentally I wouldn't be surprised as he's changed so much this week - proper babbling with consonants and long earnest conversations with lingering eye contact and hilarious facial expressions at the cat kneeling up, bouncing like P and meerkatting at everything. He also decided Sainsbos trolleys are perfect for teething on.

We also seem to have really 'got' solids and nearly onto three huge meals a day. I love the Sainsbury's steamed veg packs (asparagus, sugar snap peas, butternut squash, courgette, broccoli, carrots, fine beans) five mins on the steamer and enough fresh, BLW size chunks of veg for the day - no faff, no washing up and 75p a meal is better value than baby pouches. He luffs them.
He also had his first taste of fish and chips last night blush and went bananas for it. I figure without dairy he needs the fat. blush blush blush blush ahem. DH is making Caribbean fish pie for tomo so we'll see what he thinks of coconut, allspice and lime juice smile

BigPigLittlePig Sat 15-Jun-13 19:03:41

I can count on one hand the number of times F has had a very good night (3). I can count on two hands the number of pretty good nights. Every other night is a variation on total dog shite. Still love her heaps and heaps though. Izzy I believe in order to regress, they have to have gressed in the first place.

Caught MIL about to pour milk into the eggs she was cooking for me. Gah!

Det F seems to manage to avoid her clothes, but spreads her food liberally about her person. She has just fallen asleep on me and I'm trying to pick bits of crusty sweet potato out of her eyelids and nose.

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 19:04:40

Oh and DH took him out this morning so I could start thinking about freelancing admin and he took a whole sippy cup of nutramigen mixed with 1/3 BM. We're getting there!

BigPigLittlePig Sat 15-Jun-13 19:06:11

YW that's how I justify giving F rich tea biscuits and sorbet

Forgot to say, have made her some "yoghurt" which she loves - oat milk heated through on the hob with a tbsp of corn flour, then rapidly cooled, mixed with fruit puree or vanilla extract. I quite like it too.

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 19:07:50

BPLP sounds like my MIL totally unable to handle the concept of dairy free cooking. Good luck! I ended up with a green leaf salad, no dressing and a boiled egg for tea last time I was there. Not fun when BF I could have eaten a limb envy

ChasingDaisy Sat 15-Jun-13 19:08:09

<slinks sheepishly out of hiding to mark place and share cute anecdote>

After O had his dinner today (first taste of chicken, broccoli, green beans and avocado) my dads dog licked his hands clean and he giggled like mad. He was properly beaming at the dog smile

Oh and I'm with you on regression talk izzy. I wish Oscar's sleep was so good that I could worry about it getting bad again.

<closes door quietly on way back out>

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 19:09:10

Woooooo good skills BP - do you cool it in the fridge?

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 19:10:42

<Grabs Chasing lovingly by scruff of neck and pops her into a comfy MN armchair >

BigPigLittlePig Sat 15-Jun-13 19:17:18

YW I poured it straight into tupperware container, popped lid on and stuck it at the back of the fridge. Made it on Thursday evening, and just finished today. 200mls of milk. You can use 200mls formula, but I figured I would use something tasty instead of making raw potato flavour yoghurt <boak>

Chasing well done - 12 hours is a long enough break in my book! Sounds like O is doing v well with his grub - and I bet the dog is loving the scraps.

TheDetective Sat 15-Jun-13 19:36:28

Dogs are fantastic baby entertainment systems grin.

BP Sounds good! Will try some for O.

Anyone know where I can get Oatly from? Can't get it in Morrisons, Sainsburys or Asda. Not tried Tesco - that's the last choice. hmm

Also YW where did you get the wot no dairy yoghurts from?!

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 19:56:12

Det we can get Oatly in Tescos, Morrison's, Asda and Sainsbos. Are you looking in the right place? Its usually in the baking aisle with the UHT milk and alpro UHT rather than in the fridges / dairy section.

I get Wot no dairy from our local health food shop, which rather fortuitously has a massive allergy / freaky eaters section. I've not seen it in a supermarket. Find a big health food shop?

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 19:57:40

We've decided to get a dog as a family Christmas present as I'm going to be WAH / SAHM / freelancing for the next half decade at least. Is this madness?

PetiteRaleuse Sat 15-Jun-13 20:04:27

No, not madness. Are you going to buy or get a rescue pup? Idea on the breed? Do you have experience with dogs? Do you have other pets?

My dog is having a great time here at my mum's. Just back from a walk/run on the shore. I miss the sea so much when at home.

TheDetective Sat 15-Jun-13 20:06:09

I've looked in both sections YW sad

I don't want to give him soya milk in cooking. And obv rice milk not suitable. So that leaves oat milk but I can't find it!

Will try and find a health food shop unlikely as i live in pie land! Thanks!

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 20:09:52

Det do an online shop or ask in store staff, even small Tesco locals up here have it so I'd be surprised if a big superstore didn't have it.

He's just fed to sleep in 20 mins. WTAF?! <Runs downstairs to have an evening!!!> Clearly tonight Jonas ate all the pies smile

YellowWellies Sat 15-Jun-13 20:14:37

Det I'd avoid soy for boys as it contains phytooestrogens which mess up the development of sex hormones. Also it may trigger CMPI. Koko coconut milk is pretty good for cereal just a bit watery for cooking.

PR we've both had lots of family experience of dogs, I had one in my 20s but no experience of dog + child + cat. We're thinking rescue dog ideally but temperament / history is obviously a big concern. I luff scruffy dogs with eyebrows - something like a border terrier would be my ideal.

Passmethecrisps Sat 15-Jun-13 20:17:33

Hia. Not madness yw. You walk such a lot you will wear a dog out. It'll be hard going but meh. I am a big fan of pets for children.

Sounds lovely chasing. I agree that pets are great baby entertainment.

We can get oatly in sainsbos and in holland and Barrett. I checked in both stirling's health food shops for Wot No Dairy and neither stocked it. When I get back to work I can pick them up there though.

The recipe for yoghurt is the same as one I saw in the nutramigen cook pamphlet I think. Must give it a go. I have discovered that p will eat from a spoon but only if what she is eating contains meat. Little carnivore. She was properly grabbing the spoon, sooking the stuff off then shoving it back at me it a sort of 'moar!' Fashion. Other than that she eats toast.

Not seen VQ on FB either. Are yeh there misses?

Lunch out was lovely. P was perfectly cutely baby like with lots of babbling and giggling and cooing. She cried for about 5 minutes because she was horrendously tired but she chilled in her car seat and seemed to have a second wind.

She is also leaping all over the place at the moment. Backwards crawling, mega sitting skills and almost permanent crawl practicing. She has got as far as rocking back and forward before bunny hopping forward a tiny amount. The momentum of the bunny hop causes her to collapse on the floor. She also does a sort of sideways plank thing which looks like she is trying to get to sitting from lying down. She once held her arms out for me to lift her but hasn't since. She keeps waking in the night in crawl position rocking back and forward but whimpering confusedly.

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