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post #21 of 169
Oh my goodness! I have been looking through the Life with a Babe forum...and BAM we have moved to the Toddlers section?!?!?! IT WENT BY SO FAST! :


I'm on mothering every day but haven't stopped by the Sept 07 thread in too long.

How are you all? How are your growing toddlers????
post #22 of 169
Can we pls share pictures of our LOs?! I want to see how they all have grown! Maybe a newborn pic to a 1 year pic? That would be so awesome
post #23 of 169
I was so excited when I went to my subbed threads & I was on the current page,

I have this for last month~
ishy~ so sorry about your kitty!

EricaE~ Wow! CONGRATULATIONS & vibes!!

Katie~ Praying for good timing in his leave.

Mommajb~ Your family radiates with good health! You all look so great!

Okay, that's what I'm remembering... lemme go read this month's & see if I get time to post.
post #24 of 169
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Dahlia is a dancing fanatic. She is such a girl. She loves shoes and purses and babies. She loves to dance and listen to music and has the daintiest little pincer grasp when she takes things from you. : She makes me smile when she isn't whining at my feet.
This sounds so much like Ruby!! I'm praying something comes through for your dh.

naps~ we're having a very hard time getting back to a routine with her, occasionally I still get 2, usually one is very short.... and a couple of times she has gone without & is a mess.

cribs~ we have one set up from our 1st that has never been slept in, it now keeps Ru out of her sister's room & away from the myriad of chokables within.

gifts~ We don't know what we're getting for Ruby yet. Probably a good doll & unit blocks?

I hurt my neck really bad last week, I'm seeing a chiro again & it has helped tremednously.

I was so stressed out last week that I decided it would be a good idea to take a last minute trip to FL to be with my family. I decided & made reservations within a day and now I'm flying with Ruby with just one seat this Sunday. Ugh, why did I do that? That's going to be a tricky couple of hours if she's awake!! I have no way to request seating arrangements, either. Doh!
post #25 of 169
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Some of you are still getting two naps

Cian is trying (and I am fighting) to drop his one nap. The last two days he didnt go down til 5. which of course means he is up til 10 or 11. Lilah did the exact same thing at this age, so something must be in the genes
is exactly how I felt.

I am convinced I am doing something wrong over and over again. My children apparently do not require sleep. Ever. Okay, I think maybe as pre-teen hormones kick in they start to sleep but only in the morning when I am trying to get them to get up. They also never, ever walk. Linus has taken to walking on his knees which drives me crazy. Ian did it too. My mil still talks about Ian (Oct birthday) walking around the block on his knees in the snow at Christmas. It doesn't sound nearly as ridiculous as it looks.

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Well, she really likes the big kids' choking hazards, too.

I have no idea what we are going to get her. There's not a lot that we don't have.

Today's plan - Homeschool, more iPod music transferring, order ds's stuff from the jolly elf (spy gear), look at my big old pile of work and decide if I want to deal with it today. I think I already know the answer to that one Oh, and speaking of hamster cages - wash diapers.

: Have a good day, ladies! :
sorry to snip you so that you aren't totally in context but I could have written all of this. I have some monthly reporting to do, dirty diapers, homeschooling, shopping for beds, and home repair.

The plumber came, can't find the leak either though he agree we have water damamge. He asked me to let him know if we find the source. : $50 for the service call. : Meanwhile, my new wood floor is buckling. ::

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I'm praying something comes through for your dh.

cribs~ we have one set up from our 1st that has never been slept in, it now keeps Ru out of her sister's room & away from the myriad of chokables within.

I hurt my neck really bad last week, I'm seeing a chiro again & it has helped tremednously.
Thanks for the photo comment.
I hope you feel better soon!!

Yes, the crib is currently full of stuff, just not baby.

Enjoy your trip! If she doesn't sleep maybe she will nurse? SweetTexasGal has done the most traveling I think.

Wendi, You are in my thoughts!!

Jazzy If I haven't deleted the photos mine are posted in last month's thread I think.
post #26 of 169
we had our 15 month wbv today.

32 inches tall and 24 # 7 oz. : and, she's at almost a 21 month old level developmentally. ::: we were so proud. the doctor was so impressed with her animal noises (we have an excellent doctor whose kids nursed until they were two and he was so happy to hear we were still cosleeping, etc.) and her car noises and her ability to play pretend with the car and with a phone.

he also gave us the name of his allergist so we can get ro in a program to see how we're going to deal with gluten. sigh. i hope she doesn't have issues. it's such a pain in the rear.
post #27 of 169
Jazzy! Hi!! : So good to see you here

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Can we pls share pictures of our LOs?! I want to see how they all have grown! Maybe a newborn pic to a 1 year pic? That would be so awesome
My favorite pic of the birth

Less than 24 hours new

Me and Chaya

Chaya on Halloween

Cooking with Chaya
post #28 of 169
And re: naps

Babe was down to one nap around 11 to 1, and she would nap about an hour or more.

Then, daylight savings, teething, a cold, and an ear infection got in the way and all of a sudden she was napping at 9 am and 4 pm. Hello! 9 is okay, but 4 was terrible.

And we just spent 2 weeks in CA (she was still teething and getting over the ear thing) and she napped 3-4 hours AT A TIME between 9 and 1. Crazy. Today (we're home) she napped from 10 to 11:30 and again from 3 to 4. She went to bed around 8. :
post #29 of 169
Lucy and I are off to North Carolina this morning. Wondering how she will do on the 2+ hour flight. This will be the first longer flight since she is running around.

Beemama-I hope your flight goes well. Lucy will usually nurse and nap for a bit and then eat a snack when she wakes. She will then get passed back and forth between my mom and I and play with a couple of toys. I am lucky...I have never had to fly with her solo. New toys or toys she hasn't seen in a while always entertain her for a while on a flight.

Jazzy

Falicia-Chaya is adorable....she looks so much like her Mama!!

The first half of our trip is leisure and fun and then we will be working the rest of the week. We just added childrens(little girls) jackets to our clothing line.....so Miss Lucy has had a blast prancing around modeling the new sample jackets. I will post some pics when we are back...she is a riot.

: I should be able to keep up via i phone. Much love to all!!
post #30 of 169
I haven't taught Linus any signs but when he wants to nurse he rubs his chest. Further proof that in his eyes we are one.

Falicia, Chaya is adorable. I love her hair.

Enjoy your trip Michelle.

Leanbh, ro sounds just perfect.

I have so much to do today and I want to crawl back into bed. :yawning:
post #31 of 169
I love the picture of Chaya at Halloween .

My plan for today - homeschool. order ds's stuff from santa. (hey, this list is looking remarkably similar to yesterday's . i did get the diapers done yesterday ). ummmm.....that's all i can think of right now. oh yeah, per Jazzy's request, I want to put up some photos, but dial-up makes me :

mommajb - my girls' motto is "sleep is for the weak"
post #32 of 169
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I haven't put up photos in a while, I'll have to take some news ones when Liam wakes up from his nap.

I'm starting to pack and organize today. We may be moving on the 9th instead of the 15th so now I have even less time to get things together. I've decided that to make my life easier and to cut my grocery bill I'm going to meal plan one week at a time, and designate a certain amount of money each week to food instead of doing one or two big shopping trips once a month.

I still have tons of laundry to do today but I'm trying to wash by type of clothing in hopes that it will make it easier to fold and put away. I'm not sure why I didn't think of all these little tips before to make my life easier.
post #33 of 169
I've been keeping up with you ladies when I get a chance. Things here are CRAZY! During the month of October, DH got a new job as the director of a public library, we moved an hour and a half away (back to our hometown-area), and I went back to work. I wasn't planning on working, but the opportunity came up to teach at a 'virtual school' so I jumped on it - working from home for more than I was making before was too good to pass up, especially since we're still trying to sell our house while renting a new one. It's great but unfortuneately Ezri is in daycare 3 days a week because I just could get anything done without her spending most of the day watching movies or playing alone - kind of defeats the purpose of my being at home.

The good news is, we found a WONDERFUL woman who does daycare in her home. She is very hands-on and creative and Ezri comes home everyday with an art project! Ezri loves going there which makes it easier to part with her. The other perk of my new job is that I can keep baby #2 home with me - no pumping this time!:

Speaking of baby #2 - IT'S A BOY! We just found out and are . I am one of 4 girls. We have 4 nieces on my side and 3 on DH's side. All of my first cousins (12) are girls except one. I am excited but overwhelmed - I was looking forward to having another little girl to get to use all of our cute girl stuff again. Little boys I'm used to but I am seriously freaked out about raising a boy through puberty!

As for Ezri, she is every bit the toddler. She went from not walking to running about 2 months ago. She has started climbing all over the place and is into EVERYTHING. She is so confident and daring - almost to the point of being aggressive! She has taken to pulling hair, smacking, biting both me and other kids her age and older. She is getting better about it, but will still smack me then shake her head no and laugh. It's actually hilarious because she knows what she is doing and hams it up, but I don't like that she is smacking because I have no idea where she saw it. I'm guessing the bigger kids at daycare (3-year olds) or her older cousins because the only tv she watches are her Yo Gabba Gabba DVD and Sesame Street. Still no words other than "Meh" for mama, "Da" for dada and "Dax", our dog's name, which she can articulate perfectly - go figure

Gifts - I second (or third or fourth) the baby doll idea. Ezri has 2 and those are some of the only toys she continually plays with. For Christmas, we do 3 gifts - one from me, one from DH, one from both (all from 'Santa'). I am getting her a wooden ironing board and iron and a child-sized laundry basket and miniature clothes pins from Nova Naturals - the kid is obsessed with her dirty laundry so I thought she'd enjoy it. From DH and I we are getting one of those wooden boats that you can flip over and it's a bridge. We had one .in my kindergarten room when I was a kid and I have been looking for one since last Christmas.

Naps - Ezri dropped her morning nap around the time we moved. She sleeps anywhere from 1-3 hours in the afternoon between 12:30 and 4pm. It's nice but I do miss having that extra time in the morning to get things done.

Cribs - Ezri has been in a crib since about 9 months. We coslept but all 3 of us move all over at night so our queen-sized bed just wasn't big enough. Now when I try to put her in bed with us, she thinks it's playtime and wants to jump up and down. I am looking forward to having a little one in the bed again in April.

Pics - I can't wait to see how big all of these little ones have gotten! Ezri is definitely transitioning into looking like a 'big kid'. Her hair is finally filling in so that you *almost* can't see her scalp - big progress for her! It's so funny to see all of the different expressions they are making at this age - they've changed so quickly.

That's all for now - whew, this post is long! I should be off to bed but DH wants me to help him order books - I can't pass up helping spend someone else's money on books I want to read.
post #34 of 169
Hi Frida! I love hearing from people we haven't heard from in a while! And I checked out the pix of Ezri in your siggy. Too cute



Tonight is the "Quincy Sparkle". That's our town's tree lighting celebration. Main Street merchants will be open late, with goodies and hot cocoa. Santa will be there. There will be the Trucker's Light Parade - big trucks are decorated with lights, inflatable santas, snowmen etc. Last year the parade was twice as long as usual - there were like 10 trucks! It's been getting below freezing at night :. I'll have to break out the snowpants and everything.

Saturday we're going to get a tree. We are surrounded by national forest, so we pay $10 ($15?) for a permit, then we traipse through the woods to find a tree. This year we're going with two other families, and then we're having a pot-luck dinner get-together afterwards. Should be fun!!!

Well, it's been 12 hours since the last post. You know what that means -- mundane details if you don't start chatting
post #35 of 169
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Another TGIF

I will probably spend much of this weekend packing and organizing. I have some sewing to do as well. I never know what to post because I feel like my life is so repetitive.

Nice seeing an update from you, Frida! Congratulations on your baby boy!

Have a good time tonight, Jeanine, sounds like it will be fun!
post #36 of 169
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I never know what to post because I feel like my life is so repetitive.
My life is totally repetitive, too. Know what I'm doing today? Ordering stuff for ds from Santa. Nope, not *more* stuff. The same stuff I planned to order yesterday and the day before. And I have to do homeschooling too. Same ol' same ol'.
post #37 of 169
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My life is totally repetitive, too. Know what I'm doing today? Ordering stuff for ds from Santa. Nope, not *more* stuff. The same stuff I planned to order yesterday and the day before. And I have to do homeschooling too. Same ol' same ol'.
Does this mean that you did finally wash the diapers?

I feel whiny. I'll spare you the details but if somebody doesn't run away from home soon I will. If somebody does come home from work soon I am going to seek out paying work with a long commute and even longer hours.

Repetitive can get frustrating. :, diapers, :, dinner, :, homeschool, :, home maintenance, :, laundry, : I am not sure why that woman is winking.

On a brighter note, nope, can't think of anything.
post #38 of 169
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I'm sorry and glad at the same time that I'm not alone. I just always feel like I'm doing the same things over again, never really anything exciting. I've been so stressed with money lately that I feel like such a downer, and I know its only going to get worse because Andrew's pay is going to go down now that we're moving on post but we'll still have rent for this house to take care of until somebody else rents it. Ugh. We always plan for the best and never the worst. I have learned my lesson.

In other news I'm going to get a chance to look at the new house tonight and grab some dinner, so a little break from the mundane.
post #39 of 169
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It's been getting below freezing at night :. I'll have to break out the snowpants and everything.
It was 10F here today, and -5F with the wind chill.


We are going to my first ever football game on Sunday, yes, the Packers, and holy cow. it's going to be seriously :::
post #40 of 169
Guess what? We put the tree up on Sunday and now it has lights. I have made progress. It was not repetitive. Well, it did take several trips to the attic before I accepted that I could not find the Christmas lights and then 3 trips to Lowe's to get enough of the ones I wanted.

Next it will be ornaments. Any bets on how long that will take?
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