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post #141 of 455
I bought Ethan a money costume at Once Upon a Child this summer... for $7. DH is always calling him his little monkey, so it seemed appropriate. It's not what I would have chosen for him (there was a super-cute turtle costume right next to it...), but it made DH happy.

I'm trying to get DH to dress up as a palm tree, so that they "match"...

We're not doing any trick or treating either, but I'm sure DH will hand out candy either at our house or one of our mom's places.
post #142 of 455
Sleep is a sore subject around here again. 2 nights ago, she slept 4 hours straight, which was great, but she's been up every 2 hours most nights. She had a tooth that just cut through the gums, so I am hoping for a bit more sleep tonight.

She's a good napper, though. She still takes a morning and afternoon nap. I love nap time! We still walk her around the house in the stroller for naps so I can walk her back down if she wakes up crying/too early.
post #143 of 455
So I was in in Life With Babe for a few minutes before I realized we are toddlers now.

I applaud all of you mamas who are either pregnant again already or have babes close in age where you were taking care of a baby/toddler and pregnant. DH and I have yet to settle this discussion mostly because the decision is mine and I flip flop on whether or not I could handle another. Of course I would learn to, that is how things work, but I also feel like it would be so much easier in another year or two when DD is in preschool at least part of the day. Of course I also have moments of, omg I love the time I am having with just DD and I, it is so special to me, I would hate to rush into #2.

Halloween...I can not figure out what people do with toddlers, clearly trick or treating is not for us but I did pick up the cutest lady bug costume at a consignment store last week. We tried it on in the store, DD loved it and so did mama because it did not have a tutu. What is with that? I hate that every bee, ladybug, witch...tutus. Makes no sense to me.

DD started walking just before her 1st birthday, in the truest sense of the word toddler. Everyday she gets better and these days is almost walking more then crawlng. I find this so exciting. So far she will not hold anyones hand while walking, actually even as a tiny baby she would not let us do that thing where you hold there arms and walk them along. So i am hoping she learns to hold hands, i dream of walking while holding her hand...oh it' my back and arms that have that dream

What else...oh at her well baby 12month check up she weighed in at 20lbs 3 oz. Height/length 33.3inches...which means she is in the 100% for height. super tall. Anyone else have a super tall baby?

OK, I need to post this before DD smashes the keyboard and I lose it all
post #144 of 455
We like to take the kids trick-or-treating at the nursing home. It's so good for some of the older folks to see life and still be a part of it all.

Of course, since I also have an older kid, the littles will go with us- probably in their wagon. Ds 1 will be Captain Kirk, DS 2 will be Spock. I am working on turning the wagon into the Enterprise.
post #145 of 455
Oh, and yes, Keagan is super tall- actually both my boys are off the charts tall which leaves us scratching our heads as I am 5'2" on a good day, and DH is 5'10".
post #146 of 455
I wrote a huge post. MDC ate it. I think I'm just going to go somewhere and cry now.
post #147 of 455
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I wrote a huge post. MDC ate it. I think I'm just going to go somewhere and cry now.
Oh dear. I've had that happen.

I've learned to copy it all before I press submit.
post #148 of 455
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Oh dear. I've had that happen.

I've learned to copy it all before I press submit.
Yep, unfortunately I've learned to do this too

Ladymeag I'm sorry you're having a rough time.

Re-post when you have the energy!! Or just do a bullet list recap of the original post
post #149 of 455
we officially have a toddler. can i just say, cutest. thing. ever? he started on his first b-day 09/19 and hasn't looked back. he is walking more than he crawls. toddle indeed! lol

halloween, meh. maybe we will maybe not.
post #150 of 455
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We like to take the kids trick-or-treating at the nursing home. It's so good for some of the older folks to see life and still be a part of it all.

Of course, since I also have an older kid, the littles will go with us- probably in their wagon. Ds 1 will be Captain Kirk, DS 2 will be Spock. I am working on turning the wagon into the Enterprise.
ok that is a great idea!!
post #151 of 455
Our town has a trick-or-treat thing downtown for little kids. Basically all of the businesses downtown give out little treats. (Some candy, some other stuff.) Obviously Grey is too young to get the treats, but we're going to take him out anyway so he can walk around and see other kids in costumes and stuff. He loves watching older kids do anything so I think he'll really think it's a hoot.

And we're dressing him as a kangaroo. We got an awesome costume from Goodwill.
post #152 of 455
Can I just stop in for a second to gush about my DD? I just think she is the best child ever. Granted there has been little sleep for me but she is just perfect. She has the greatest demeanor, knows when things are funny and makes up games herself. Eats well and a variety of foods. She does so well in hectic situations or around people. Smiles at strangers, is happy almost all the time. Doesn't cry except when she falls hard and hurts herself. Isn't afraid of the dogs, isn't afraid of much really. We took her on a boat ride for hours the other day and had a great time, even with the bulky life preserver on. She doesn't scream at the top of her lungs. She rides well in the car even for trips that are 4 hours +. And to top it all off she has slept from 7-7 for the last three nights, w/o even one wake up call. I just needed to let that out. What a great kid!
post #153 of 455
Ok, I'm getting antsy for K to start walking. He was standing and cruising SO WELL eary on, but now he;'s such a fast and efficient crawler, that he just doesn't seem to care about walking. I know, I'm being silly, and he'll get there soon enough (my older kids were late walkers 18 m and 16 m) but I still am being impatient.

He also only has four teeth, and only is interested in solids as an experience. *sigh*
post #154 of 455
Grey was like that... he actually cruised a couple days before he started crawling, but then crawling was so much fun that he stuck at it for 4.5 months before he even thought to take independent steps.

He's STILL getting molars in. I'm ready for a break from teething, sigh.
post #155 of 455
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He's STILL getting molars in. I'm ready for a break from teething, sigh.
Rowan just got his second top tooth (13months, 3 teeth!)! Molars... wow! OK, I guess I need to ramp up for Teething to be forever :-)
post #156 of 455
Oh man, I had forgotten how much teething sucks! But I guess its worse for the babes. DS has had 6 teeth for a long time now (since 8 months or so?), so I knew it was coming. . .but man, the past week I have been living with the crankiest baby on the planet! Sheesh. I can finally see the tips of both the new bottom teeth, but he's still cranky, so not sure if there is more or these just need to surface more for him to get relief.

Makes me realize what a happy guy he is usually. . .and he suddenly only wants to nurse all. the. time. He hasn't eaten much food at all the past week and when he does eat he refuses anything but bread, hummus and strawberries. I guess that's not a terrible diet as it is, but still. He throws anything else on the floor. Hello, mama maid service. I'm terrified of the molars!

I hope he's back to his normal self soon! He seems pretty frustrated lately and I don't know if that's just the teeth or just a phase. He is very close to walking and really wants to communicate more than he is able to with his 20 or so signs (only two words--mama and abba). So I don't know what is teeth and what is just wanting to walk and talk.
post #157 of 455
I'm hesitant to think it might be true, but my anti-sleeper seems to have learned to sleep! He won't fall asleep in his bed, but he will sleep in the pack and play from about 8pm on, and I simply move him to my bed when I go at 11 or so.

post #158 of 455
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I'm hesitant to think it might be true, but my anti-sleeper seems to have learned to sleep! He won't fall asleep in his bed, but he will sleep in the pack and play from about 8pm on, and I simply move him to my bed when I go at 11 or so.

Yay! I hope that happens here too! Eventually. . .
post #159 of 455
The flip side, however, is that my fabulous sleeper now wakes at about 4 am, and is only a mediocre sleeper. Still, SO MUCH BETTER than the waking every 45 minutes for a year straight routine we had been in.

I wake about 4x a night now- and it feels like a blissful vacation.
post #160 of 455
Hello everyone! It's been waaaay too long since I posted, I was looking in life with a babe and I was like "wait a minute...." DS is walking and running, he says 3 words. But by far, his favorite is wawa which he uses for ANY drink. Super cute. He also says mommom and daddad but, he calls everyone daddad. If you are a person, you are daddad. He has much to learn.

We are expecting #2, which was a bit unexpected, but I'm very happy. We were going to start trying next month, and we weren't being really good about TTA (obviously ).

Mommas with more than 1, what was the biggest change? I'm really excited but also sad that some things will change for DS (he already is getting much less milk when he nurses ) And, I know it will be awesome for him to have a sibling, but will he be ok at first? He'll be almost 23 months when the newb is due.
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