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Old Jul 15th, 2017, 20:44 PM   5521
AliJo
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I'm 26, I'll be 27 in November. I feel young and old at the same time. Not sure how that works.

T can do a true crawl now!! He just started to today! That we've seen anyways. He was already all over the house, now he'll just be faster once he gets a hang of it. It's too cute! A couple of days ago he was getting on his hands and knees and I was saying 2 weeks most and he'll start truly crawling.. 2 days later.

Ally - Glad the trip was nice! Everything is more tiring with a baby. Just thinking about trips stresses me out haha

Lite - Oh how I wish.. ugh.. Oh well. What sucks on top of having to work, a lot of people just expect you to accept it and accept the crap conditions.

No thanks on no AC.. 80 inside is bad enough! No thank you on 89. I'm spoiled by AC and need it lol



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 03:45 AM   5522
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ali- wow go baby T!!!! amazing he is crawling already. i am 27, turned 27 in April. I also feel young, cause I am in my twenties, but old cause i feel tired all the time and don't have the same energy as I did in my early twenties hahah.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 09:59 AM   5523
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Hi ladies!!!

Ali, how crazy!!! Can't believe he is crawling already!!

Ally, I defiantly have to agree that traveling with a baby is very exhausting. We just went And spent time with some friends five hours away last weekend. Dh and I used to use one large suitcase, now we have about three bags and two diaper bags lol.

Lit, I wouldn't survive with no ac! Especially not with almost 100F that we have here.

Slammer, sorry that jack is having such a hard time. I hope he can adjust fast. Has his sleep gotten any better?

Vrogers, I love watching Gage try new stuff, it's so fun!!

Afm, not too much to report. Gage is still trying to scoot but hasn't figured it out yet. He can roll around and get to whatever he wants. He tries to propel himself forward, and then starts getting mad when he doesn't move. He has tried many foods now. Our freezing system has worked so amazingly. I haven't had to make new purées yet because I had so much frozen! I am going to add to it soon though. I want him to have a few more new things and I will make them in bulk and freeze them. It just makes it so much easier to pop out a food cube and throw it in the microwave.

Oh I'm 29, I will be 30 in a couple of weeks.....eek!!!



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 12:35 PM   5524
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Froggy - Yay for your Dirty Thirty! :P

Poor Gage! They do get so frustrated when it doesn't work the way they want it to! In a way it's a good thing because it means they're not okay with the results meaning they will keep trying!

What system do you have for baby food?

Ally - So true. I need to get more active. I bet it will help if I get into shape. I don't want to feel this tired forever!

AFM- Pumping these boobies.. ha.. so so tired today it's not even funny. I fell asleep putting the boys to sleep. Woke up long enough to put T in the crib. He didn't sleep the best. I put him back every time he woke. I just didn't the last time because I had a hour left. The second day is always the worst. I can get 10 hours of sleep and I would still feel like this. My body just doesn't like these 12 hour days.

Only 1.5 hours left and I get to go get my boys. I really have no issues with our child care provider, but I always feel better when they are home.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 13:11 PM   5525
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Ali, I spend an hour or so preparing fruits and veggies and then purée them and pour them into ice cube trays. Each cube is 1oz. And when they are frozen I pop them out and put them in bags and label them. So when it's time to eat I just take maybe one cube of carrot and one of peas and put them in the microwave so I have a two oz meal. Or I'll thaw one squash and one apple and throw the apple into some oatmeal and add a little cinnamon and it's like a desert.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 20:29 PM   5526
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Froggy - Oh, okay! I thought you bought some system haha.. Yeah, see I want to get into making my own, but I just haven't found much time to do it. Need to get a better food processor. It'll be a lot cheaper. T loves his food!! I can't completely satisfy him anymore. He needs to eat at least twice a day and I'm probably going to start feeding him in the morning as well.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2017, 20:59 PM   5527
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I thought that it may have sounded like that after I responded lol. Nope, just an idea I found on Pinterest. It really is easy and seriously takes an hour to make everything. I have a ninja and a knock off magic bullet, but only use the magic bullet because it works faster than my ninja. I buy the steamers peas so I just pop those in the microwave and while those are going I peel and chop apples pears carrots etc and put those in bowls with water and out those in the microwave while after the peas are done for about 15 minutes. And then put each thing in the bullet with a little water and then pour into ice cube tray rinse and move on to the next one. The sweet potato takes a little longer but it makes a bunch!!



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 08:29 AM   5528
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I am 30 but I do not feel it? Well not often!

I had my first 2 at 16 and 17 so it's so strange to be treated differently now I am older!

Since I last posted Violet is now sitting comfortably and for a good 5 mind which came out of no where.

She has also said Dada. She does not stop now and sounds are at front of mouth rather than gurgling!

Oh and we took her swimming. She absolutely loved it and we stayed in about 45mins. It made my heart burst seeing her brother and sisters fussing over her in the pool and her just grinning!
I want to update here more!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2017, 03:30 AM   5529
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Hi ladies just quick check in, im with with ds and ollie today, think im going to take them out for walk if I can get myself motivated ! Lol I'm the old one on here im 38 , mind u it would be a bit concerning if I was in my 20's with having a 20 year old son haha..
Love having my two youngest it's like starting again but 1st two for me and oh and it was important for us to have our own. The plan was just one initially but then we thought it would be nice for ds to have a sibling close to his age so now we have ollie and they are so close already.. Im not gonna reply to everyone at the min as ds is hassling me a bit now so will try and get on again later. Hope you are all well x



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2017, 11:52 AM   5530
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AliJO - Newborn fever - you cray!

Sorry your weekends when you work are so hard. I can only imagine. 12 hour shifts must be brutal.

26 - you are young!

Well done on T crawling!

Literati - I was feeding DD all night for ages too, but I think working outside the home is what did/does me in. Maybe if I were home all the time I'd get a longer stretch without a period.

I still can't believe how much overtime your husband does. That's just insane.

Ally - glad your trip went well. Yes, it is exhausting traveling with a baby! Do post some pics when you get a chance. Just you wait until your 30s, lol. These modern times of having babies later and later are hard on a woman.

froggy - sounds like an awesome system you have going for making food. I wish I could get my act together for that kind of thing. I used to spend so much on pureed pouches for DD, but I just hate cooking and never found the time.

midnight - that's nice V enjoyed swimming, and how cute her siblings were so involved with her.

Apple - that's great Ollie can be close with his brother. Even if DH and I were to bust up, I still would never have another kid if I found someone new. I just can't do it again.

AFM - I'm 33 - 34 in October. Crazy to think I'm almost in my mid thirties. Where does time go?! I feel kind of old, but kind of young at the same time. I dunno. It's weird.

Jack started taking the bottle well for DH on thurs and Fri last week, and he did good yesterday at daycare, so hopefully today goes well too. He gets scared of loud noises though, so when the other baby cries he always starts crying apparently. Poor sensitive guy. He had two naps yesterday too, which is better.

Trying to figure out how much milk he needs and at what intervals, and balancing that with my ability to pump. Before vacation he was happy with 2 oz bottles - 10 oz over the 10 hours I'm away. But he clearly wants more now. I want him to stick to the rule of 1-1.5 oz of milk per hour away from me, but if he's in that upper range I might not be able to keep up. I was just kind of thinking out loud about it when I picked them up yesterday and the daycare lady later sent me the USDA food guidelines that she is supposed to go by. They are completely useless because while they try to address both breast milk and formula, they just don't get it right. Saying 4-6 oz per feeding of either until 6 months and then 6-8 oz until 11 months. Um, no. I will never send a serving larger than 4 oz. That would be setting myself up for failure because there's no way he even eats more than that in a sitting when eating directly from me. And the amount of breast milk consumed does not increase with age the way formula does. She said she would of course go by what I want, but it's just frustrating trying to figure out how to keep him happy, and not overfeed him and run out of my stash.

I did give him his first real "solids" last night - just some applesauce. He made faces, but kind of got into it after a few tastes. Still hardly ate anything though.

Oh, my family reunion/crab feast was fun too!



 
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