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December 2007 Babies ~ Its 2009!!!

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Our babies are officially TODDLERS!!! : We're in this new to us forum! Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Years!!

We spent the evening in the ER with my 4 year old getting stitches after he ran into the car door. Thank goodness that was all that he needed!!

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Oh no hope he's OK!

Can't believe we are in the toddler forum! Weren't they just born? I think I missed part of the year or something.

Busy here trying to get life back to normal after the birthday/holiday hoopla but nothing really new going on.

R is really into music, books, animals (she likes to make the sounds!), ride on toys, making herself dizzy going in circles, peek-a-boo, trains, and anything else her brother is doing. She doesn't have too many actual words that I can understand but she likes to do the animal sounds, a couple of signs, and tons of babbling. My son was a slow talker so I guess it runs in the family.

Happy New Year everyone!
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Oh and I forgot to update, Jon had his WCC on his birthday and the doc said at this time it sounds like benign seizures, but since its not imparing anything she said just to keep an eye on it and if it continues and get any worse then we'll be referred to a seizure doc. He had another one Christmas morning, they are still scary even knowing that they aren't doing anything. He just always has this help me look on his face. Poor baby.
That is really great news!

How scary Zjande! I am glad he is ok, too. Those high fevers always scare me. Ari has had two fevers that lasted 5 hours tops on different days of about 101 and they went away. Teething?

And I officially have my first bout of mastitis this time around. I got it all the time with #3, but luckily fended it off for a year, so I should be lucky but I feel like death. Especially after having my mom in town for 2 weeks, going to 4 Christmases and Ari's bday, then driving 5 hours away the day after Xmas for 2-3 days, coming back and keeping my little bro for 4 days. I am pooped.

Congrats Bonnie! :

My cycle is totally screwy. From 35-45 day cycles with 5+ days of eggwhite cervical stuff and temp spikes everywhere. My hormones are just insane lately. I don't understand it at all. And no more Today Sponges, I got some weird (TMI!!!) yellowish funky discharge after using one for the first time.

Ari loves the 5 little monkies song and says bump and hits herself in the head and points at me if she wants to do it. Which is all the time. She is talking a lot more and had a blast at the park in the 60 degree weather 2 days ago. She loved the bridge and the slide.
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Wow I can't believe all our babies are or are almost one! Wow, it's true time flies!

Elliot will be 1 tomorrow and I just can't and sort of don't want to believe it. He's doing all sorts of stuff now. He's not quite walking but if getting close. He loves to play peek a boo, point, "roar" at us, and attack his sister. He is working on his 13th and 14th teeth. He's just a huge guy- 30lbs and in 24/2T clothing.


How is nursing going for everyone? E has cut back to 2-3 short times a day. I think there is just to much to do and see. He's still nursing 3-4 times at night though. Part of me wants him to sleep through the night because I need sleep but I really don't want him to loss more nursing sessions.

Also lately I've been really struggling with E's birth. I ended up with a c/s after a really long, painful, and somewhat traumatic hb transport. The feelings are so strong it's almost worse than after the birth. No one gets it either. I keep hearing the same "you have a healthy baby" line and I'm so frustrated by it. I want another baby so bad but we really are in no position to ttc, DH is still out of work and E isn't sleeping that well yet. I think I desperately want another baby so I can get a redo on the whole birth thing but that's not healthy. Is anyone else struggling with this one year mark and birth trauma?
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Subbing! Happy, blessed New Year, everyone! We had about 35 people over for lunch today, so I'm too exhausted to say anymore than that! Love to you all! Hellooooooo, Toddlerhood!

Erin, I posted before I read your post. I'm sorry for the anguish you are experiencing. I don't know the answer, but I don't think you are in any way abnormal, and I'm sorry that you are only getting trite phrases as "support". It comes down to exactly what you said--people don't get it. They just have no clue, and most of them don't want to examine the uncomfortable questions it would take to begin to understand. : I can understand the desire for a "redo" but of course you are right that it's not the solution if that's your only reason for having a baby. However, that said, I submit that IMHO, there's *never* a bad time to have a baby, LOL!

Also, BTW, we are now almost practically neighbors! We just moved up to Fort Wayne! We have been here almost 2 weeks--got here just in time for the ice storm! I would LOVE to figure out a way to meet up with you sometime....maybe when the weather starts warming a bit (that does happen eventually, right?), LOL!
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Sorry about all the stitches and mastitis and high fevers. Erin, I think it's really common to revisit old birth trauma at the one-year. s

OMG, do we really belong in the toddler forum? I keep on looking at Cyrus and being amazed that he looks more and more like a kid.
He's such a sweet boy. We had a New Year's Day party and he was flirting and laughing with everyone. It's a lot of fun playing with him nowadays and it's so need to see how he's exploring and experimenting and figuring out the world.
He's doing good. He's not walking yet, but he's thinking about it. He can stand for quite a long time now without touching anything for balance, and he can walk pretty well if he's holding our fingers. So I think the toddling is on the way this month or next month.
He's a fairly small baby. His next checkup is next week, and I'm curious to see what he weighs. I don't think he's much more than 20 or 21 pounds. How big are all the other babies now?
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Hello. I will not be posting here because I am too busy being in denial that my little teeny mushy NEWBORN, is a toddler.




(teehee. thanks for all the kinds words about Draeksley's scary seizure everyone!)
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Also lately I've been really struggling with E's birth. I ended up with a c/s after a really long, painful, and somewhat traumatic hb transport. The feelings are so strong it's almost worse than after the birth. No one gets it either. I keep hearing the same "you have a healthy baby" line and I'm so frustrated by it. I want another baby so bad but we really are in no position to ttc, DH is still out of work and E isn't sleeping that well yet. I think I desperately want another baby so I can get a redo on the whole birth thing but that's not healthy. Is anyone else struggling with this one year mark and birth trauma?
I'm sorry to hear you are struggling. I do think a lot of other woman feel like that. I had a hospital birth and it went as well as anyone could have wanted. But it wasn't what I wanted and I want to redo so many things, with the knowledge I have now. Having another keeps popping into my head and I know it's because i want to redo the birth and those first few weeks.

So, Dd is walking now. That started jsut this last week. She is a crazy monkey who is EVERYWHERE. I swear, I have no clue how she is so energetic- she never sleeps.
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I had my first night of uninterrupted sleep in over a year! My DH rocked Christian to sleep the other night and then put him in the baby swing in our room. I woke up around 6am to find he was still asleep in there! I took him to bed right away and nursed him because I was really engorged. I'm paying for it now because I got a clogged duct which won't go away and I think it might be turning into mastitis.

Does anyone else have a baby who is unusually fussy lately? I just don't know what's wrong with him. He constantly wants to be held and nursed, but when I try he jumps and climbs all over me. He cries and throws himself backwards over the slightest things. Nothing seems to make him happy for more than a few minutes. I can't get anything done!
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How big are all the other babies now?
Jonathan is right about 25lbs, he's a thick boy. But then again, all my babies have been chubby babies and then thin out once they hit about 2ish.

Nursing is still going strong, he would be just devestated if I even thought about weaning. Unless something changes, he's going to be nursing when he's in college.

So anyone have any big plans for 2009? Ours is renovating our kitchen and possibly adding a bedroom on the house. We're out growing the house! But houses are too spendy right now to be buying...fun fun fun!!
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Jasmine is around 19 pounds... She does have her terribly fussy days (complete with the throwing self backwards even after you've done supposably what she wanted) and she's only nursing like 5-6 times a day with like once at night. I try to get her to nurse more cuz she doesn't really eat that many solids... but she thinks she has so much to do and so little time.

Anyhow.. I'm here subbing!
post #12 of 88
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Resurecting our thread...it was on the 5th page!!
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DD2 is about 26 lbs Chunky kiddo and has 4 teeth!! I can see another four but they just won't break through!

Anyone lucky enough to have a LO that is sleeping through the night? DD2 is up at least 4 times a night and DH ends up having to sleep with her on the couch
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It didn't even occur to me until today that I should look in the toddler forum... I nearly went and started another thread in "Life with a Babe" thinking someone must have been slacking and just hadn't gotten around to it yet!

Rhysie is a big, solid chunk of a guy... he's in 18-24 month clothes and is tall, but solid and sooooo strong. We're working on walking, and mostly sleeping through the night -- he's up at 11-ish every night (which reminds me to go to bed!) and then sleeps straight through until morning. He's hardly nursing at all, and pigging out on solids, the little oinker. He only seems to want the boob for comfort and reconnection, which is fine but does away with my best excuse for not being into my pre-baby jeans yet.

Oh well.
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Hey, can someone PM me with the link for our "other" forum? I've lost my bookmarks.
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Diddo! I don't even remember how to get to it.

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Liam's right about 25 lbs. now. He's my monster man. Totally into everything and just screams his fool head off if he hears the word "no". 90% of the time he's just amazingly sweet and loving but he's also super stubborn. ... and a puker. Anyone else have a spontaneous vomiter? We thought it was allergies but nothing is coming up on allergy tests. He's perfectly fine throwing up.. it's just really gross. really really really gross. I had enough puking with my pregnancy thank you very much.
Erin... I'm sending you lots of love. Call me if you need to, k?
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subbing! be back after I cry that we are in the toddler forum
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hi guys! today is viano's birthday. : i can't believe it. we are making her a really chocolately cake and eating it after nap time. i will take lots of pictures and post them later. thanks for being the best DDC ever. :
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Count me in as another mom totally wondering where the little tiny baby went. In her place is this whirling, twirling toddler tornado. Nora rarely sits still.

She's running, climbing, systematically emptying every drawer/cupboard/closet in our house, smiling, playing, and on rare occasion, resting. Her smiles are the cutest things in the universe and she is the little light of my life but holy cow, parenting her has suddenly become a cardio workout.

No words yet except for dada but she must be working on it because you can tell you is trying to imitate what we say.

We don't nurse anymore and I miss it terribly. I'm hoping my next baby is a darling pudgy little lump who just wants to nurse and snuggle the days away. Nora Rose was born with more active intentions. Speaking of future babies, I would love, love, love another one. I worry I might be one of those women who loves the baby stage best. Cool while you are experiencing it, I guess, but it seems anti-climactic to have your favorite year of parenting right at the onset. Maybe once my energy level adjusts to the demands of a toddler my perspective will change. Right about now I am missing the tiny little swaddled newborn, though.
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