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post #621 of 653
Happy Birthday, Julius!
DD2 turned 1 last Saturday. We had a small pool party so DD1 could swim and play with her friends, except she had swimmer's ear, poor kiddo, and had to play on the playground instead. DD2's nickname is KitKat, so I made a cake and decorated it like the wrapper of a kit kat bar.
It was a fun day!
~maddymama
post #622 of 653
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post
She's also been very into wearing everyone's shoes and "talking" on the cell phone.
Cavan does this also... maybe they are calling each other secretly


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Happy Birthday my little Julius!!
Yay Jules

Sounds like it was an awesome party... did you get lots of pictures?
post #623 of 653
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Originally Posted by Coconut Chronicles View Post
Cavan does this also... maybe they are calling each other secretly




Yay Jules

Sounds like it was an awesome party... did you get lots of pictures?
Jules tries to ralk on the phone too. I had to get him a look alike phone as he would push a chair up, get mine off the charger, and leave it on in some super hard to find spot in the house till the battery runs out.

Yes dh took loads of pics, I will try to upload them when I have the time. (or patience for my dial up internet)
post #624 of 653
Ryden still just tries to eat my phone.

WOW... we have one year olds in our group now. I can't believe it. Another thing I can't believe, we are actually going to have a real deal birthday party for Ryden. WE never do these kinds of things (usually too lazy and laxed about it all). I think I had too much time on my hands this week and went all out. I have all the details taken care of, and I have most of my decorations. I just have a lot of crafting to do. Luckily, I have until close to the end of the month. I also have good friends who are photographers, so, I am really looking forward to how it turns out!!!
post #625 of 653
I think it's about time that we all post some new pics of our lo's.. I'll start.

On the Beach

Splash

Squirt Bottle or Sippy Cup?

Mommy and Baby
post #626 of 653
she finally started walking now she can really chase her big brother

at least she won't be crawling in the dirt for camping next week
post #627 of 653
Is anyone else dealing with an out of control baby? Jules is so naughty and way too active. He runs around pushing chairs and climbing on furniture and from there will pull all my books off the shelf, then my 3 yr dd will opent he door and he runs out and rips his pants off and if they dont come off easily, he jumps in the kiddie pool anyway. Then from there, he runs to the sandy driveway, pours dirt on his head, then climbs in the mimivan (who opened it in the first place!?, and pees in there (if the diaper came off earlier). Then somehow, he find a pen and writes on anything he can, like my minivan, the walls, or the front door!! Along with all of this, he torments his big sister, taking her toys, and rainning away with them laughing, ha, ha, ha! And after, he comes in for a nurse, and falls asleep. I then realize that he is the most peaceful sleeper, and I fall in love for the next hour of quiet. I love my baby, but it is like he isn't a baby anymore. Aren't babies supposed to be calm and quiet at this age?
post #628 of 653
Thread Starter 
Ha! Bluebirdmama, I think you are experiencing the reality of the tendency towards gender differentiation - i.e., boys are on average more active, gross motor skills, etc., while girls are on average quieter, more communicative, etc. Of course both boys and girls can be anywhere on that spectrum as individuals, but . . .

After 2 boys I am rather enjoying a girl baby who is happy to sit and play sometimes, likes to cuddle, and listens when we say "no" (OMG, I truly didn't believe that a 1 year old could actually listen to that word!)

But I feel your frustration, having lived through it twice (and actually, it just changes as they get older - it doesn't really stop.)

Happy birthday to all those who are having them! DD had a great birthday including her first steps, but still thinks it is way too hard to walk to want to do it much. We've been hosting her grandparents & away on family vacation since then.

We're having a thrush problem. I ran out of probiotics and didn't get around to reordering for a while and got really itchy, painful nipples. Now I've been back on the probiotics for a week at mega doses and it's getting much better, but clearly DD's digestion is out of whack - she's pooped in the middle of the night twice in the last week, which she NEVER does :-( Hope we can get back in balance soon!
post #629 of 653
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Is anyone else dealing with an out of control baby? Jules is so naughty and way too active. He runs around pushing chairs and climbing on furniture and from there will pull all my books off the shelf, then my 3 yr dd will opent he door and he runs out and rips his pants off and if they dont come off easily, he jumps in the kiddie pool anyway. Then from there, he runs to the sandy driveway, pours dirt on his head, then climbs in the mimivan (who opened it in the first place!?, and pees in there (if the diaper came off earlier). Then somehow, he find a pen and writes on anything he can, like my minivan, the walls, or the front door!! Along with all of this, he torments his big sister, taking her toys, and rainning away with them laughing, ha, ha, ha! And after, he comes in for a nurse, and falls asleep. I then realize that he is the most peaceful sleeper, and I fall in love for the next hour of quiet. I love my baby, but it is like he isn't a baby anymore. Aren't babies supposed to be calm and quiet at this age?
Yeah, I would definitely say that it's the difference between boys and girls. The only thing that I've been dealing with with Olivine is whining when it she doesn't get her way. She wants to be outside most of the day and will fuss and moan at the door until I let her out. Yet, she even has a dainty, little girl whine/wimper. My DS was more full on energy, go, go, go, go, go! There's nothing peaceful about a boy toddler!
post #630 of 653
I gotta say, though, that my #1 was crazy, and she's a girl. She slept maybe 4 hours in a 24 hour period for the first year, was on the move constantly, into everything, etc. I'd say it's more the temperment they are born with than anything else... DD2 was just born a calmer baby (who sleeps)...........
post #631 of 653
happy birthday!
post #632 of 653
I am glad to hear that my boy isn't just a wild odd one. He is so naughty, but one thing he does do is if he is bad is I tell him to go to time out and he runs to the time out chair and sits in it for a good while. Got to go, he is pushing the plug in carbon monoxide tester, SO LOUD! Ack!!
post #633 of 653
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I gotta say, though, that my #1 was crazy, and she's a girl. She slept maybe 4 hours in a 24 hour period for the first year, was on the move constantly, into everything, etc. I'd say it's more the temperment they are born with than anything else... DD2 was just born a calmer baby (who sleeps)...........
Maddymama, my two boys were VERY different from each other, too - DS1 is definitely high needs, and DS2 is much more "normal", slept better, calmer, etc. But there is, I can report, something almost indefinably different about DD, which is not, I think, ONLY personality, although I agree that in general, any individual baby will be more determined by temperament than gender.
post #634 of 653
happy birthday august babies
post #635 of 653
Hey Mama's... how has everyone been lately? I miss seeing everyone's pictures!

Cavan turned one yesterday but we had his birthday party the week before. He had a blast! Hope everyone is doing well
post #636 of 653
Super cute, Coconut!!! I was just wondering how your party turned out- after seeing the pre pics in the thread about what to do for one year old's b-day party a couple of weeks ago. Looks like it turned out fantastic. I can't wait for Ryden's on sunday.
and in the pic where Cavan is coming out of the tunnel, he looks just like your husband... right?
post #637 of 653
Hey mamas! I haven't been around too much - life has been busy. My dad just passed away on Santiago's first birthday after battling cancer for a while... it's been a tough but special week. We did get some pics of on his bday, in the morning, opening up presents. Then we got the call about my dad drove to be with the family. Later that day, we all celebrated life, both my baby and my dad, and ate chocolate cake, which Santiago didn't actually like!
In the midst of everything, I feel very blessed. Santiago is a great baby, smiles a lot and brings us a lot of joy! He was also a real joy to my dad as he got sicker and brought us all a lot of consolation. I called him "my little therapy baby".
post #638 of 653
Michigan Mama,
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Hugs in such a sad time. I hope having the ability to say good bye to your father and knowing he is at peace is a comfort to you.
Santiago is such a cutie!
~maddymama
post #639 of 653
Hi there, just thought I'd join this thread - only just joined MDC, so hope that's ok. My DS2 had his first birthday on Sunday. He's still just trying to crawl (bum shuffles mostly) and isn't walking yet. He had his first haircut yesterday - I nearly cried! I reckon this is such an adorable age - so many changes happening and so much discovery.
post #640 of 653
Welcome Lyrebird!

Hey everyone! I have not posted here in a whole year! Everything is going well. Amelia was COLICKEY for her first 6 months, then started eating and was fine. I KNEW i should have started feeding her earlier. She is awesome though-a little firecracker. Started walking at 9 months and now at 11 months is running, climbing, she can go up a little playskool slide stairs and slide down-she can even ride her big brother's scooter!

Enough bragging, I love her to say the least. Here is a recent photo. She has a black eye in it!

Anyways, my mom wants to get her a bday gift for around $50. Any suggestions? She loves to ride on things and push things... I thought maybe you guys would have some suggestions. I prefer natural or wooden toys, but plastic would be ok too.

Thanks!
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