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September 2009 Moms and Toddlers!

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Thread Starter 
Thought I'd start our thread over here.

I can't believe that our little ones are turning or have already turned one!
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I can't believe we are here in the land of potty training questions and threads about cute toddler sayings.
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I'm absolutely not ready to make the leap either, but thank you for starting the thread.

Can I head back to the land of denial yet?
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Thread Starter 
sure. this thread will be waiting for us.
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I don't think it will help lol he's standing and cruiing and almost ready to let go. What happened to my sweet little snuggly newborn?
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My DD took her first steps this weekend. I don't think she realizes that she is doing it, but she has definitely started walking.
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This is a little strange being in this forum. It's exciting too!

Jennifer, I'm so sorry about the loss of your friends' baby. That makes my heart hurt just thinking about it.

As far as sleeping goes, we are attempting to implement a bedtime for Lake this week. He gets tired around 8:30 but plays relentlessly until DH and I go to bed. I think it's time for me to structure things a little bit more though, for his sake and ours.

I'm also starting to worry about weaning Lake from the bottle. He loves solids but he also loves his bottle. It soothes him and puts him to sleep. I am picturing break down, drag out brawls with him over this! He is so stubborn and persistent when he wants something. Anyway, I know I've got some time but I need a game plan.
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I'm also starting to worry about weaning Lake from the bottle. He loves solids but he also loves his bottle. It soothes him and puts him to sleep. I am picturing break down, drag out brawls with him over this! He is so stubborn and persistent when he wants something. Anyway, I know I've got some time but I need a game plan.

My plan is to slowly transition him to a straw cup during the day. Night weaning will probably go next and the bedtime bottle will probably be last.
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I think I'm going to stick my fingers in my ears and go "lalalalalalala" until Niall is walking. I don't wanna move to the toddler forum. I'm ready for HIM to be a toddler, I just don't like moving where I check. :P
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Thanks for the support ladies. I appreciate it. SO hard to know what to say/do for my friends, other than to let them know I am here for them... and I know that it has to be so much harder for them.

In news here, we got Viv shoes yesterday... and she likes to have them on. Took her about 20 minutes to figure out how to walk with them on, but now she's good to go. Tooth 9 feels to be on its way in, and maybe 1 year molars (poor baby!).

I started a new job on Friday - teaching 3 classes a week (1 hour each on MWF) at the community college that's a block from our house. It takes me about 3 minutes to walk there. I finished teaching at the other school Monday night; still have an in service on Thursday, but otherwise done. I have kept the door with them open so that I can substitute this quarter and teach in the spring if need be. I am also (finally!) opening my chiropractic office in 10 days! So much to get done and I'm a bundle of mixed emotions: excitement, terror, joy. If anyone is interested, I'll post pictures once we have the space finished (should be by Sunday).

The bigger kids have been back in school for almost a week and Viv is taking awesome naps - usually at least 1 that is 1.5 hours long - per day.
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I think Lake is working on 1 year molars as well! And he just learned how to walk in shoes too! He just stood in them for a long time balancing. It was cute to see!

That is fantastic about your new jobs! I'm so happy for you. I definitely want to see your new office when it's done.
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hey, just wanted to get a post in here so I can find this again later. And wanted to let everyone know that 2boyzmama posted in life with a babe, in our posting...and she sounds like she is having a rough time. Thought you might want to check in there.

Sophia has 6 teeth, is starting to walk, says dog and duck all the time, loves tags, wants my food, but only to spit it out, loves the outdoors and is getting a bit more independent.

I am having a rough week and considering the possibilities of PPD. The thought of drugs scare me, but the natural stuff I think I am doing. Vit D, prenatal still, lots of walking and out door time...but no me time, ah we shall see!
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I am NOT ready to be here And since Gavin is the youngest in this group (Oct 3) it definitely feels way too early to move over here.

He's doing well. He has 3 teeth now, which I need to go back and look, but I think that's the most this early of all three of my kids. I think Ian and Connor only had 2 on their first birthdays. But maybe I'm wrong. He finally started real crawling a month ago, and is now pulling to stand. He's getting brave with standing, will let go of one arm, pivot around, squat down and back up, etc. He's still a ways away from walking though. Ian was an early walker (first steps 9.5 months) and Connor was a late walker (16 months) so we'll see where Gavin falls. I'm betting he'll be perfectly average at 12-13 months or so.

There's probably more to say, but I'm sick with bad mastitis, so my brain is definitely not functioning. I'll write more later.
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This just feels wrong!! :-)
Rowan's not walking. Only has two teeth. And has no hair.
"Babe" is still just fine with me :-)

ACK - he's going to be a year in less than two weeks! Amazing how time passes.

This week has been learning to THieve everything. Ooh, found the remote... and then steals it away. Tries to give it to you, then steals it back. What a fun game. Hmmm.... no missing cell phones yet, but I see it coming.
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hey, just wanted to get a post in here so I can find this again later. And wanted to let everyone know that 2boyzmama posted in life with a babe, in our posting...and she sounds like she is having a rough time. Thought you might want to check in there.


Aw thanks!

I'll be okay, I'm just so sick, in so much pain

You hang in there too, okay? I think I've been skirting around PPD this time, managing to control it okay so far by myself, but there are definitely times when I just want to crawl in a hole and hide from the world.
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@2boyzmama- I hope you are feeling better!
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Hiya! Mom of a toddler, wow. Its surreal. In my head he's still a newborn sometimes. He's not walking or talking, but tonight he stood by himself for about 20seconds, just balancing there, I'm not even sure he knew he was doing it. But it makes me think that walking is just around the corner. He has stalled at 6 teeth. . .seems like those all came in at once and now nothing in quite awhile. Oh well.

He's been not wanting to eat much solids lately. Which is okay since he still nurses a lot, but at the same time, I'd like him to enjoy food more. And I think he might sleep better/more at night if he'd eat and not have to BF all night long.

Our other issue of the moment (which is I guess an appropriate one for the toddler forum) is we find it suddenly impossible to eat at restaurants. We've been having a "date night" with Noam and going out to eat, but he will no longer sit in a high chair. He wants to be down on the floor crawling around and this doesn't work so well out places. Not sure what to do besides finally find a babysitter for date night. I hope its a phase though I;d like to be able to go to restaurants (and other places) with him. These days I can only take him places like the park where he can be playing on the ground safely. Sigh.
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Kismet - what we do for restaurants is keep him on our laps, passing back and forth between us until food arrives. If were somewhere where he may not be able to eat our food, then i always pack something thats not messy andthat he can feed himself (like grapes ). When our food arrives he goes into the highchair, gets his grapes and ill feed him whatever he can have off our plates. It's not a nice leisurely meal like it once was, but for now it works. In another few months, different distractions will work.
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Cristeen--that's what we have been doing, but lately it ain't working. He'll sit with us or in the high chair for all of 15min before he realizes, "hey, there's a floor here i could be crawling around on!" Sigh. He's just not a sitting still type of guy. My DH and I fantasize about a restaurant that provides those play places like McDonalds, but actually has good food. Maybe we should start one!
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We don't bother going out to nice places- lol. We will sometimes order take-away and go to the park with it as that works MUCH better.

DH left this morning, I'm here alone with the three kids for the next few months until we move.

Tonight is just- really hard. I'm trying to be positive for the kids, but I want to curl up on the couch to cry for a few hours. I know we'll all be back together but this time apart stinks especially as- while I knew it would eventually happen- it was all very sudden.
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