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  1. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @daniellemybelle: definitely NOT pregnant over here. H eats breakfast and lunch, plus whatever she swipes from my plate.

  2. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @daniellemybelle: this whole feeding/food thing is the biggest mystery to me. M gets four 8 oz bottles a day. One at 7, 11, 3, and 7. He was getting 3 full meals of purees but we've been trying table food. He doesn't seem interested to be honest. He loves Cheerios but will pass on anything else? Weird and it means he's not getting a ton of actual good. Sleep wise we are doing 2-3-4 for naps and bed. It's working soooo well!

  3. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @avivoca: what do you give for breakfast and lunch?

  4. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @ladybee: She eats fruit mixed with oatmeal (from Gerber) for breakfast and a pouch for lunch. She likes French fries and I had to hide my apple from her.

  5. singingbee

    pomelo / 5073 posts

    Haha! So not pregnant. I actually had to wean because of medicine I've got to be on. Lo eats oatmeal with some kind of fruit. She eats three meals a day and gets 5 5-6 oz bottles. We are still doing purees and some stuff like puffs. We have her 9 month appt next week and we will ask about eggs, berries, meats, straw cups, and real food (not purees).

  6. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    Also, when I say eggs, I mean egg yolks. She hasn't had the whites yet. I bought her some puffs and she ate a few of them but isn't super interested. She does have the pincer grasp down though.

  7. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @avivoca: thanks for sharing. I always forget about oatmeal!

  8. Chillybear

    pomegranate / 3032 posts

    @maplemoose congrats!

    Were on vacation right now so this will be brief. But I did want to chime in on Fiona's eating schedule... She usually wakes up at 4 to nurse and we cosleep at that point, so she'll snack until about 6am. For breakfast, she usually gets oatmeal cereal, maybe some yogurt. I send three 5oz bottles to daycare each day. She's pretty much moved away from purées completely. Our favorite standbys are acacado, peas, greenbeans, rotisserie chicken, cheese, puffs, cous cous, peaches, and turkey. We tried eggs this morning and she loved them - no reaction either. Some of the more fun foods she's tried meatballs, grilled cheese, toast, soft serve, blueberries, pasta we've been letting her try a lot of what we eat. She's really not into pouches

  9. MapleMoose

    grapefruit / 4213 posts

    @daniellemybelle: Hehe thank you for the announcement! We will have kids 15 months apart... scary but we wanted them close so we are excited!

    @Chillybear: Thank you!

    Yikes I have missed a lot here. We were dealing with what turned out to be a protein allergy but involved months and months of medication, changing formulas, visits with specialists, poor LO being in pain and not eating/losing weight. It was a rough few months. Now she's on hypoallergenic prescription formula and she's a whole new baby!

  10. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @MapleMoose: We went through the same thing for all of December and January. Poor thing threw up every. feed. unless he was on heavy anti-nausea meds. I'm glad you figured it out. We love our GI and will be seeing an allergist soon. We are on Neocate, what is your babe on? It was life.changing.

  11. daniellemybelle

    cantaloupe / 6669 posts

    @MapleMoose: I hope it's okay that I spilled the beans! I know you wanted your LOs close in age so I am excited for you!

    I'm sorry you've been dealing with all of that though So glad your LO is feeling better!

    @Chillybear: @avivoca: You're good about letting your LOs try new things! I am such a nervous Nelly... I should really lighten up.

    @ladybee: Glad your sleep schedule is working well! We do 3-3-4 roughly but I am going to have to try to adjust that because she's starting daycare 2 days a week in a month.

    So WHEN do your LOs have bottles? Meal times? Nap time? Right now she has a total of 6 daytime feedings, either nursing or a 4 oz bottle. It seems like it would be better to go down to four 8 oz bottles if I could get her to? We are leaning into weaning I think, just because of my low supply & the fact that I don't plan to pump when I'm away from her when she starts daycare soon. I'd like to keep her morning & bedtime sessions until she's 1 though!

    Oh and (KNOCK ON ALL THE WOOD) we are STTN now! We CIO'd for all wake-ups. It wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting & I am so glad we did it!

  12. catlady

    grapefruit / 4988 posts

    @MapleMoose: Congrats! And glad you figured out what was bothering your baby.

    My LO's on two meals a day (lunch and dinner). We usually do one type of mashed up fruit or veg for lunch (we send it to daycare) and usually a couple things for dinner. She's got the pincer grasp mostly down and she likes feeding herself, so we do a lot of things cut up in little pieces. She really likes turkey and chicken, rice, carrots, peas, zucchini, cantaloupe, green beans, and of course puffs. We can't give her too much else yet though due to my (our) super restrictive elimination diet. Booo.

    Her normal milk/food looks something like this:
    Morning - nurse
    Daycare - 4 oz bottle, then lunch is some solids with 3 oz, then 4 oz bottle in afternoon
    Evening - nurse a little, dinner
    Bedtime - nurse
    MOTN - nurse 0-2x (usually once)

    @daniellemybelle: That's awesome about STTN! Mine has done it a few times but she's really inconsistent. She still likes to eat in the MOTN sometimes.

  13. MapleMoose

    grapefruit / 4213 posts

    @ladybee: Life changing, exactly! Like night and day. She's on Alimentum. Has your LO been having any reactions to solid foods? We have avoided dairy products but otherwise she seems to be okay with table food. We go for a follow up next week to determine the game plan now that we finally have an idea what was wrong.

    @daniellemybelle: Of course it's okay! I'm glad you thought of it. It's nice to get a chance to talk with the group again!
    To answer your question, LO takes 6 oz bottles approximately every 3-4 hours, except for the last bottle before bed, that one is 8-9 oz. We weaned her off all her night feedings. We used the water method as our pedi suggested. We diluted her overnight bottles with water, a new dilution every few days before diluting more. It worked great and she adjusted by eating more during daylight hours. Glad the CIO worked for you. It took us a whole month because LO is as stubborn as they come but we were at our wits end and having trouble functioning on such broken sleep so we held out and now her nighttime sleep is much better.

    @catlady: Thank you! And me too, it's a huge relief.

  14. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @MapleMoose: he is intolerant of milk and soy so I've avoided them. DH is home all weekend so we are going to try soy. I'm not so sure he's allergic to it but we will see.

    Eta: we were told to avoid eggs till a year?

  15. MapleMoose

    grapefruit / 4213 posts

    @ladybee: I'm assuming LO is also intolerant or allergic to soy as well. We had her on a soy formula at one point in the trials and she was writhing in pain so we had to stop. Did the doctor give you a timeline, will they grow out of this?

  16. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @MapleMoose: I just called his nutritionist (yes he has one) because we are struggling to afford $160 a week in formula. She said that by 8 months 40% of children have grown out of milk intolerance and by a year it's 80% so she wants us to hang in there and keep up with the formula. M is a big boy so I was hoping to transition early. He was on soy formula until December and did great. Then all of a sudden he got the flu followed by constant puking until we switched to Neocate. Thats what makes me skeptical of a soy allergy. At a year we are going to see an allergist. My husband is milk and soy intolerant to a degree so it'll be nice to get final answers.

  17. MapleMoose

    grapefruit / 4213 posts

    @ladybee: Holy cow that's a huge expense! I am so thankful my insurance covers the formula for LO. $160/week is just crazy. Is Neocate available as prescription?

  18. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @MapleMoose: in Ohio it's not mandated for insurance to cover formula unless it's being given through a feeding tube. The only way it's covered is if you qualify for WIC which we don't. Not even close.

  19. daniellemybelle

    cantaloupe / 6669 posts

    @ladybee: Man, Neocate is so expensive! It is no longer recommended to wait until a year to give eggs. The white is what is most allergenic apparently, though, so I have read on HB that some folks just do the yolk.

  20. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @daniellemybelle: Good to know! We saw a fill in pediatrician last time M was sick who told me to wait a year but he was pretty old school, bow tie and all. Our pediatrician is typically more current but we don't see him till the beginning of August. DH was allergic to eggs as a kid and with all of M's other allergies I'm going to hold off until we see our doctor but I hope he agrees with you

  21. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    Okay guys, I'm not sure how it happened, but our babies are nine months old! In two weeks, H will have been out longer than she was in. So I'm resurrecting this old survey, and if you want to play along, feel free!

    Name (if you wish to share): Hyla
    LO age - 9 months
    Weight - 17 lbs, 9.5 oz
    Height - 27" (We have a peanut)
    Favorite food - Anything she can swipe from my plate. We are BLW dropouts, but I'm starting to introduce some finger foods and we are starting stage 3 purees as well. She eats two meals at daycare and is still taking three bottles a day.
    Teeth - SIX!!!!
    Sleep - Hello nine month sleep regression! It's the pits.
    Naps - 2
    Newest milestone - She talks, is pulling up, and is so close to crawling it's not even funny
    "Words" - mamamamamamamamama
    Sociability - she's a social butterfly! But, she doesn't like it when people come up to her and are loud. She went through a period of time with my mom where she screamed every time she saw her, but once my mom got the hint to be quiet when you are starting to interact with her, it got much better.

  22. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    Today we spent our day at the Cleveland Clinic getting Matt's eye checked out and getting allergy testing done. Good news, his eyes are great! Bad news, he is highly allergic to milk and will now need an Epipen with him at all times. The soy test came back mildly irritated so we need to do a blood draw, egg came bag negative so that's bad yet really great! I would be soooo happy if Matt only had to avoid milk and not soy.

  23. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    Name (if you wish to share): Matthew
    LO age - 8.5 months
    Weight - a little over 23 pounds
    Height - No idea!
    Favorite food - Cheerios! Nothing makes him happier. He also loves purred banana and pumpkin (together), apple sauce, and pancakes.
    Teeth - Only the bottom 2!
    Sleep - Still pretty great, waiting for the other shoe to drop! One wake up 4-5 nights a week around 4am.
    Naps - 2
    Newest milestone - talking (pretty sure he said baby today!), just pulled up today, and army crawling like a pro... waiting for crawling
    "Words" - mama (babble), dada (babble), baby
    Sociability - He is so social and loves people! He never seems to be sad. He doesn't like huge gatherings and takes a while to warm up to new people.

  24. singingbee

    pomelo / 5073 posts

    @ladybee: our ped told us today to wait until a year for eggs. Poor M!

  25. MapleMoose

    grapefruit / 4213 posts

    @daniellemybelle: I tried eggs with LO a few days ago. Poor thing broke out into hives and her eyes were puffy and red!! Was this a similar reaction to what your LO had?

    @ladybee: Oh no, poor little guy. Do they think he may grow out of the severe allergies in a few years?

    @avivoca: Wow six teeth already?! We still have zero lol

  26. singingbee

    pomelo / 5073 posts

    Name (if you wish to share): Mary-Micah
    LO age - 9 months 1 day
    Weight - 18 lbs 9.5 oz
    Height - 27.5 in
    Favorite food - sweet potato, pear, peas, oatmeal.
    Teeth - Bottom two, but the two on either side are coming in and her top four teeth are moving down. 8 teeth coming in!
    Sleep - pretty good if her teeth hurt or she is about to do something new, it throws her sleep off. She's been sleeping through the night in her room
    Naps - 2 or 3 depends in what she did that day
    Newest milestone - standing! She is trying to cruise, trying to say momma or dada
    "Words" - says momma and dada, but not when seeing us....think we are close to that, hi, woo, baba which is either our dog Bonnie blue or bottle. She says it when she sees them both.
    Sociability - She is a happy baby! She will talk to anyone. She loves to meet people.

  27. singingbee

    pomelo / 5073 posts

    @avivoca: I'm so afraid to do blw or anything that's not purées. We are about to start meats. Our ped had us wait until she was 9 months to eat meats. I need to be brave and try more finger foods, but it's hard to do it for me.

  28. catlady

    grapefruit / 4988 posts

    Name (if you wish to share): "V"
    LO age - 9 months
    Weight - 18 or 19 lbs, I think
    Height - No idea, but she's always been short like mama
    Favorite food - Carrots. But she will seriously eat anything these days.
    Teeth - Zero! And none in sight.
    Sleep - Pretty good! She usually wakes 1x per night. Still waiting on STTN
    Naps - 2ish (she'll still sometimes take 3 naps on weekends)
    Newest milestone - Standing on her own without holding on (still working on this one) and "dancing" (bouncing up and down)
    "Words" - dadadadada
    Sociability - She is a little charmer. She is a little shy around new people but usually warms up to them quickly. And she absolutely loves toddlers and kids.

  29. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @MapleMoose: they say he could but my DH and his sister are highly intolerant.

    @singingbee: blw terrifies me! M loves chunk of pancake and I love how easily they fall apart in his mouth. Did they give advice on how to start meat?

  30. singingbee

    pomelo / 5073 posts

    @ladybee: he was like, "get just chicken or beef or something like that in the baby jars." works for me. I'm going to go get some tmrw. We will probably start this weekend. We are also starting berries soon---blueberry and raspberry. Not at the saltire though.

  31. daniellemybelle

    cantaloupe / 6669 posts

    @ladybee: I hope it's just milk too! But still a bummer for poor M.

    @MapleMoose: Yep, though her eyes were not really puffy - just red & her whole face/torso was blotchy I am sorry she reacted that way! Hopefully both our LOs outgrow it!

    I will come back & do the survey later!

    Am I the only one with no desire to introduce meat though? Gag!

  32. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @daniellemybelle: Well, I have no desire to offer it in it's pureed form because it looks and smells nasty. I gave her a bite of herbed lime chicken about a month ago and it went over well, but when I gave her the pureed chicken and veggies meal, she turned her nose up to it.

  33. Chillybear

    pomegranate / 3032 posts

    Name: Fiona
    LO age - 9 months + 1 Week
    Weight - 18lbs
    Height - 26.5"
    Favorite food - anything she can pick up and eat herself, cous cous, chicken, meatball, veggies, sweet potato, peaches, watermelon
    Teeth - 2 on the bottom and the 2 on the top are working their way down
    Sleep - pretty awful.... its like she hates sleep or something. She's a light sleeper and still wakes up at least twice. I often find her standing in the crib. by 4am i just end up bringing her in bed with me to eat and sleep because hubs is up at 5 and i get up at 6.
    Naps - just 1 at daycare but usually 2 for me
    Newest milestone - cruising, playing peek a boo, shaking her head no, clapping
    "Words" - mostly babble but we sometimes get dadada and Maaaaam or mamamamama
    Sociability - She prefers to meet new people from the safety of my arms but warms up quickly and loves other kids.

    We just got back from our vacation at the beach and after spending 10 days with my baby i really dislike being at work. After coming back, Fi has now transitioned to the next daycare room with more mobile babies. (9m-18m) and while she's the youngest in the room i think it will keep her motivated to learning new skills like walking. There's a lot of differences in this room - they sleep on floor mats instead of cribs, low tables and tiny chairs instead of highchairs, she must wear shoes for outside play and on fridays they go out for water play in baby pools, water tables and sprinklers. We also just switched out the infant car seat for a convertible one.

    We had our 9mon appt last night the only concern we currently have is that her head circumference while always was in the 90th percentile is now off the charts.... they want to keep an eye on it and see where she's at when we go back in 3 months.

  34. Mrs. Yoyo

    blogger / pomelo / 5400 posts

    Name (if you wish to share): Henry
    LO age - 8.5 months
    Weight - Good question. Over 20, definitely.
    Height - Also not sure! Tall.
    Favorite food - Any pouch, as long as it's not pure veggies. He inhaled his brother's left over mac n cheese yesterday, ha. And kiddo loves cheerios.
    Teeth - Just two. Hoping his crap sleep mean more are close to coming in?
    Sleep - OMG, KILL ME. I cannot make heads or tails of it.
    Naps - 2, anywhere from 40 minutes - 2.5 hours (usually 90 minutes or so)
    Newest milestone - Cruising along very fast. Can support his weight standing on his own without immediately falling (gulp)
    "Words" - just a lot of bamaahhhaaa
    Sociability - Fairly happy to be around most people, but definitely a mama's boy at heart.

  35. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @Chillybear: Which car seat did you guys get? I just got Hyla's yesterday and I need to put it in our car this evening. I hope you had a good vacation!

  36. Chillybear

    pomegranate / 3032 posts

    @avivoca: In my car which she's in almost every day we had registered for and received a safety first air complete 70 and we installed that on Tuesday. We picked up the Eddie Bauer XCS 65 at target on clearance for my husbands car but after reading some reviews might go back for the graco my ride 70 which was also on clearance. Might try to install that tonight to see if we like it.

  37. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @Chillybear: We got the MyRide 65. I hope she likes it! I'm afraid I'll have to move the passenger seat up even more since it's taller, but we'll see.

  38. Chillybear

    pomegranate / 3032 posts

    @avivoca: i have a kia soul and we were able to fit the Safety 1st in pretty good, but the last 2 days i noticed her head bobs forward and back when i start and stop even at the most reclined position... looking into putting a pool noodle or towel to recline it a bit more.

  39. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @singingbee: @avivoca: Our pediatrician hates purees. I also have no desire to puree meat so we will probably do chunks.

  40. Chillybear

    pomegranate / 3032 posts

    @ladybee: @singingbee: So far Fiona really like meat and the puree stuff really grosses me out. We had really good luck with the precooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. The meat is very tender and juicy and I just shred it really little Fiona loves it. There's an italian deli by me that roasts their own turkey breast and i also give Fiona shreds of that. We've also done meatballs and meatloaf just kind of smashed into tiny bits i imagine you could do the same with ground turkey or chicken.

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