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  1. evergreen
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    by evergreen » Oct 10, 2017
    Thinking of you, @ladyciel .

    Ha, @April20 , just you wait until Boy (heehee) gets old enough to really move around. I've stopped feeling bad when Alec runs into stuff because it's just EXHAUSTING if I blame it on myself... we put some foam around strategically (not as much as I'd like, but he LOVES to rip it off things to chew on, or sometimes just to chew it while mounted on coffee tables, shelves etc., so preserving my sanity we did not carpet everything in foam) and beyond that I'm figuring he'll just, eventually, learn not to zoom around like a madman. On the plus side, I think he's becoming increasingly resilient, since he cries less and less - and gets back to whatever AMAZING SHINY THING he was heading towards - every time he falls. We're always there to offer hugs and sympathy but, yeah, I've stopped apologizing to him. :)

    Photo of Alec chewing on yet another baby-thwarted move towards preventing him from smashing his head on the coffee table... daring me to take away his delicious new toy. I'm pretty sure it's organic free-range sustainably-harvested nitrite-free foam, so, you know, at least it's probably good for him. :shifty: Reminds me, I gotta order more corner-shaped foam pieces...
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    by April20 » Oct 12, 2017
    We had our four month well check on Wednesday. I had already cut cheese, milk, butter, etc since his poop turned avocado green when he was three weeks old and had a little mucous. I was holding onto sour cream and the occasional bit of Parmesan (he seemed okay with hard cheese), but the ped told me to cut the rest of the dairy and see if it helps the reflux. He's a little peanut, only 13lb 13oz and down to the 15th%tile for weight. We don't know if he's just found his curve or if spitting up so much is effecting weight. So here I am, dariy free and bitter. I'm also eating low carb to lose the rest of the weight, so this is a fun one. Don't mind me, I'm just the one over here eating guacamole with a bacon strip.
     
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    by evergreen » Oct 13, 2017
    Aw, shoot, @April20 :( I guess you have two good options, though, if you stick to it for a few weeks: either he gets better (yay!) or you conclude he's found his curve and can celebrate with a bowl of ice cream (yay!). :/

    Guacamole with a bacon strip doesn't sound horrible, though... bet it would make a good omelette filling, too...
     
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    Aw, shoot, @April20 :( I guess you have two good options, though, if you stick to it for a few weeks: either he gets better (yay!) or you conclude he's found his curve and can celebrate with a bowl of ice cream (yay!). :/

    Guacamole with a bacon strip doesn't sound horrible, though... bet it would make a good omelette filling, too...
     
    


    


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    by ladyciel » Oct 28, 2017
    Sorry I've been slow to provide an update - I've been super busy catching up at work trying to finish everything I didn't get done while stressing about the biopsy, and then spent WAY too much time making D's halloween costume (see below). The fantastic news is that the lump I found is a benign fibroadenoma, meaning I have a reprieve until my planned scans in December. All fingers and toes are crossed in hopes those come back clear and we can start TTC.

    It's hard to believe how soon these littles are going to grow out of this thread. Dorah is still working on walking. She has the coordination and knows what to do, but her balance just isn't there yet. She finally realized that holding our hands to walk is fun - she fought it for the longest time, preferring to be dependent on inanimate objects over people. She's babbling up a storm and trying harder to talk. She also figured out after one demo how to make that silly b-b-b-b-b-b noise where you wiggle your finger over your lips (is there an actual word for that???). She finds it very amusing and does it in the car to entertain herself. We went to a Halloween event at a local park this afternoon, despite the cold (high of 43F or something today). She didn't complain one bit about the cold and had a blast watching all the people.

    Hope everyone else is doing well! Anybody have plans for the birthdays coming up?
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    by junebug17 » Oct 29, 2017
    Old lady popping in - Ladyciel, that costume is fantastic and your sweet daughter is beyond adorable!!! :love: I’m in cuteness overload right now!

    Very happy about your good health news! Sending good thoughts about your upcoming tests and hoping for continued good results, hugs to you.
     
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    Thank you, Junebug!
     
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    by Asscherhalo_lover » Oct 30, 2017
    LadyC I'm so happy to hear the good health news! Baby is lovely of course and looks so proud of herself standing! That costume is so impressive, my go to is party city lol!
     
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    wow, how fabulous! @ladyciel you did a spectacular job, and she looks very proud to be marching around!! Thrilled to hear your good health news as well.

    We celebrated Alec's actual birthday last Wednesday, and the Saturday before that with family and cake (oh, cake. His hair smelled like strawberries for days, and that frosting in his ear took Q-tip extraction..). Does that mean we've aged out of this thread?? :???::errrr: I don't like change.

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    by in-the-air » Dec 1, 2017
    Congrats Diva. So awesome!
     
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    I realized I never posted any birthday updates here on D. She spent the day opening presents, running around the house chasing us and her grandparents, emptying the kitchen drawers of tupperware, eating an early Thanksgiving dinner, and playing in her cake. Fast forward to 15 months (wrong thread, but oh well), and she has an exploding vocabulary and a strong will. Hi, bye, yeah, no (on repeat), duck, bear, ball, book (all the b's sound very alike, but she tries), cat, etc. No mom or dad, though. She absolutely refuses to say those even though she at least knows who "Daddy" is. She's more coy about whether or not she knows me by name. She's climbing on everything, and she is comically possessive of any chair she manages to get in to. She loves to dance, duplos are life, and stickers are her favorite art medium.

    Also, for anyone with thread alerts set up here that might have missed my post in the other thread.... she is expecting a sibling in early November. :wavey:

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    My little girl is now 12 weeks old! She starts daycare on Monday and then I start back to work on the 22nd, I’m happy and sad all at the same time
     
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    Today was Blaire’s first day of daycare and there was a pair of snotty nosed twins, hoping they don’t get my little one sick :(

    I’m waiting for the separation anxiety to set in lol
     
    


    


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    Aww, congrats! Blaire is gorgeous!

    I've been meaning to pop in here some time (and also post my birth story on the preggo thread, but then I wrote it out and it was wayyy too long to expect anyone to ever read :lol:).

    Glad to see your little girl is doing well! Looks like you made it a little closer to the due date than me, as my little guy, Theo, turned 13 weeks on Saturday. He was born 2 weeks early exactly on July 14. Which means this is my second week back to work.

    That said, I am extraordinarily fortunate in that I work from home (and have done for about a year and a half now), and my husband recently started a new job that is currently allowing him to work from home 4 days a week. All this to say that we decided not to put Theo in daycare at all right now and are basically just tag-teaming it (plus a little help from my MIL on the day my DH goes into the office) while we work. So far it's only mildly nutty and I managed to get a good amount accomplished last week. I'm not sure this week is off to quite as good of a start, considering I'm on here when I should be working. Whoops!

    Things are going well for us at the moment, but the first month or two postpartum were pretty rough, mostly due to a lot of feeding issues. I'm happy to swap war stories if anyone is interested. But the important thing is that little man is breastfeeding and gaining weight well now. I think the only ongoing issue we're dealing with now is torticollis/plagiocephaly, for which we're doing weekly physical therapy and waiting to find out if he'll end up needing a helmet to help his head shape.

    Here are some pictures. I think they are one month old (gray swaddle), about 6 weeks (with me), just over two months (green pocket), and then just over 12 weeks (in his awesome onesie sent to me by my coworkers, which he wore for my first day back at work last Monday). I can't believe how much he has chubbed up! He was just a little thing, at 6lb 5oz at birth, and is now somewhere around 13.5 lbs.

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    @jazzoboe What a cute baby!!! :D

    I didn't even realize we had this thread. My daughter is 5 months old :)
     
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    by Babyblue033 » Oct 16, 2018
    My oldest was a very cautious child, never put random stuff in his mouth, doesn't wander off, even as a baby.

    Noel is a very different baby! He rolles over when he was barely 3 months, started crawling before he could even sit up properly and have been on the move and getting into trouble ever since! He quietly goes off and does something like this (tried to eat a crayon, thank god a washable one) o_O
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    It's gonna be quite an adventure with this one! :mrgreen2:
     
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    At least you will never be bored! You have an adorable baby!!
    We are still trying to get ours to start crawling. She hasnt figured out yet that you need to move your arms to move. She sits and stands up though very well if she has the trendiest amount of support.
     
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    by jazzoboe » Oct 16, 2018
    Yay! I'm so happy to see this thread moving again! What a bunch of cuties we have around here. Babyblue, it looks like you're going to have your hands full with that little guy! As much as it'll be nice to get my arms back occasionally once my boy can sit and entertain himself a bit, I think I'm kind of enjoying this non-mobile phase :lol-2:
     
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    Awe! I must have missed the alerts for this thread, such cuties! What was everyone for Halloween?

    Blaire was a squirrel

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    @jazzoboe love the name Theo! Glad to hear he is gaining, that can be so stressful. Blaire wasn’t even on the growth chart till her 2 month appointment so I know all about small baby issues. I’m a tad worried we will need a helmet as well but mostly because my husband stresses me out about everything, right now I’m just waiting on Blaire to poop! It’s been 10 days now but she has a soft tummy and plenty of wet diapers so ‍♀️ everyone but my husband says not to worry.

    @Babyblue033 such a squishy face! His cheeks kill me, I love them. Rolling over and crawling already is awesome, we still aren’t rolling over but we are close. I have a feeling she will be walking before she crawls because she loves using her legs to stand (even if she doesn’t have the balance yet)

    @MeowMeow haha the moving the arms is such a struggle lol
     
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    Awe!!! You have such a cute baby!!! Great pictures :D
    And yes it is a struggle apparently lol. Hoping she gets it soon.
     
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    the face plants are kinda funny to watch lol
     
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    @KKJohnson Aww, I love the squirrel costume! Theo was a pea pod :D Good luck with the poop issue! Our guy is an infrequent pooper also. He just had a small to moderate poo this morning after going a bit over 4 days with nothing, but I'm pretty sure there's more to come. Our longest stretch was 6 days (and when it finally came out, it looked like 6 days' worth :shock:), but 2-3 days is pretty normal for him.

    I hear you about the husband stressing out about everything, too. My DH's job situation is a bit stressful/up in the air right now (long story. He's employed but we've been waiting for updates from the company for weeks to find out whether they're good or potentially going under, so it's totally out of our control) and I think it's just making him feel stressed about anything he can't control, include baby's head shape.

    Physical therapy is going really well and he's getting really strong, turning his head both directions on his own much more, but he struggles to get off the flat spot when he's on his back, so trying to help his head round out feels like a losing battle right now. Once he can roll both directions on his own, we've been told it's probably safe to let him sleep on his tummy, which would help, but we're not there yet. He currently can roll from tummy to back most days, but not 100% consistently. No signs of moving from back to tummy yet. The pediatrician and PT agree we'll get a referral to the plagiocephaly specialists at 4 months, so that's coming up in a couple weeks.

    Hope everyone else's little ones are doing great! I'd love to see more baby Halloween costumes!

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    Yeah they kinda are lol. At this rate I think she might sit up before she crawls lol but we will see.
    As far as poop problems go if she hasn't pooped yet I would call your doctor and ask what is safe. Our baby gets constipated which terrifies me because hemroids are a thing. So I called my doctor and they just told us an ounce of pear or apple juice. Or cranberry depending on who is calling me back that day. But your doctor will have their own preference on what to try plus whatever they try might vary by your LO's age :) So I say just run it by their office and hopefully that will make everybody feel better!
     
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    I love that little pea costume!!
     
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    I sent a note to a lactation consultant and she said as long as baby doesn’t have a hard or uncomfortable tummy with plenty of wet diapers then to not stress. It’s so strange to be so worried about poop lol

    But I might just go ahead and give the oz of juice mixed with BM
     
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    Yeah they keep saying that to us too. But our baby when she can't poop she gets really uncomfortable and screams so I'm not able to wait for her to decide she's going to poop. I usually give it 3 days and if she hasn't pooped we give the little bit of juice(sometimes just a few sips helps. I'm not sure we even do a full oz usually) and it helps after that. I don't love the fact that it's so sugary.
    I would definitely still run it by your baby's ped. They may have a preference on the type of juice. The nurses told us pear or apple, no cranberry, but her ped scoffed and said cranberry at one of her last appointments. I wish they would agree lol.
     
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    I had read pear/apple/prune juice are all fine because it’s the sugar that actually makes them go and we already buy the low sugar apple juice for ourselves. Blaire just isn’t uncomfortable and doesn’t fuss so I don’t think it’s true constipation but I will call and leave a message for the pediatrician
     
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    Sounds like a good plan! Hopefully your little one has a poopy diaper soon! I'm really glad she isn't uncomfortable though.
    That's really interesting information though! I didn't know it was the sugar that made it work. Cool! I need to read into this then.
     
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