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post #21 of 41

Super cute new picture in your profile Kelly!

post #22 of 41

Thanks :D

post #23 of 41

My daughter was 24 pounds at 19 and 1/2 months.She is adding 100s of words to her vocabulary and the other day said "eat properly" so clearly it was astounding.

 

Her height is 31.5"

post #24 of 41

Am missing reading updates from fellow DDCers. What are your LOs upto? How are their antics? Are they gaining in weight steadily or in spurts? New pics? Any more preggo mamas?

 

Let's continue updating in this thread rather than wait for new threads....

post #25 of 41

Darcy is 21 months old now. She's been walking for about 3 months now, and is just starting to practice jumping off things with both feet. She's a bit fearless and wants to copy everything here big brother does, from climbing up onto the roof of the cubby house, to eating olives, to riding a scooter! She loves putting her babies (dolls) to sleep and kissing them goodnight. She loves being read to, and likes to point out all the pictures in the pages. Her favourite thing in the world is birds, closely followed by shoes. She is scared of dogs, cats and other animals that come too close, but is fascinated by snails and slugs. Since we are having very hot weather here at the moment (106 degrees) she's loving lots of water play.

 

She's bit a bit reluctant to talk much. I'd say she has maybe 15-20 words. Hang on, let me write them down:

shoes, birds, biscuit, water, snail, mummy, daddy, up, down, iwantdat (I want that), water, juice, ball, Pop, baby, more. Only a handful of those words could be understood by people other than DH and I, the rest aren't very clearly articulated e.g. lala = water, bsshhhhh = biscuit. She's not yet attempting to say her own name or her brother's. She signs milk and finished/all done.

post #26 of 41

Em is still taking her time with talking, maybe 50 words, mostly nouns.  She FINALLY says names-- her own, her baby brother ("Ah" for "Ozzy"), "Da" for Jason, "Mama" for me.  A lot of animal words.  Flower is a big one.  Chair, house... I'm trying to think, "sit" may be her only verb.  She loves saying face parts while pointing "nose" "eye" "teeth" etc.  Clothing items.  A couple random ones like "clock" and "outside."  

 

"No" is definitely the favorite word, though.  *sigh*  Days will go by where she'll barely talk, except if you either try to give her something she doesn't want ("want some juice?"  "*pushes it away* NO") or keep her from doing something she wants to do ("we're not playing in the trash can, Em" "*lies face down on floor* NO NO NO").  

 

She's getting the temperamental 2-year-old thing for sure.  Her signature move, if you stop her from doing something she wants to do, is just to drop down and go spread-eagled face-down on the floor, screeching.  I have to try really really hard not to laugh, and to respect her feelings.

 

Favorite activity is standing on a chair by the sink, playing with her bath toys in some sink water, while I clean the kitchen.

 

She's an absolute sweetie-pie.  She ADORES her baby brother, especially now that he can play with toys-- she is constantly bringing him toys to play with, she shares really well.  She gives us all kisses-- always gives her daddy a kiss when he leaves for work and when he comes home :)

post #27 of 41
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She's getting the temperamental 2-year-old thing for sure.  Her signature move, if you stop her from doing something she wants to do, is just to drop down and go spread-eagled face-down on the floor, screeching.  I have to try really really hard not to laugh, and to respect her feelings.


Darcy too! She does not like hearing 'No' at all. She used to be very easily distracted, but definitely not anymore.

post #28 of 41

It's funny you all mention the temperamental 2 year old thing, Olivia is right there with your kiddos too! It is almost funny, because if you tell her no or take something (dangerous, etc) away, she definitely does that throw herself on the ground face down and screech move. However, if we are standing in the kitchen or dining room (linoleum and tile floors) she will run to the CARPETED living room and throw herself down there. Occasionally she throws herself onto the cat or her pillow pet. It's just so funny, she acts like she's very upset but yet has the wherewithal to tantrum on a soft surface. I too have to stop myself from laughing every time.

 

She gets over things relatively quickly though and is still pretty easily distracted. Which is good. She is wild when we go shopping these days, at the grocery store and especially the fabric store. Not sure what it is about that place, but she just loves running all around and trying to touch everything. I go there a lot because I've recently started my own sewing business from home, so I'm sure they all cringe when they see us come in! :lol

 

She says tons of words now, but this has really only happened in the last 1-2 months. She went from having a handful of words to repeating everything we say, to now maybe 100-130 words on her own. This happened over the past 2 weeks, like she woke up one day completely able to talk. She also say "no no" a lot, but has started saying "owwww!" both when she hurts herself and when something happens that she doesn't like (example: Mplease do not spit all your grapes on the floor Olivia" Her: "Owwww!!")

 

Should we start a new thread? Maybe in March... I miss talking to all you mamas!

 

 

 

post #29 of 41


LMAO.  Em doesn't go into the carpeted rooms, but she throws herself down very.carefully, hahahaha.  Like, she'll go down on her knees, then slowly spread out until she's face down, THEN start howling.  It's a controlled throw, rotfl.

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It's funny you all mention the temperamental 2 year old thing, Olivia is right there with your kiddos too! It is almost funny, because if you tell her no or take something (dangerous, etc) away, she definitely does that throw herself on the ground face down and screech move. However, if we are standing in the kitchen or dining room (linoleum and tile floors) she will run to the CARPETED living room and throw herself down there. Occasionally she throws herself onto the cat or her pillow pet. It's just so funny, she acts like she's very upset but yet has the wherewithal to tantrum on a soft surface. I too have to stop myself from laughing every time.

 

 

 

post #30 of 41
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She says tons of words now, but this has really only happened in the last 1-2 months. She went from having a handful of words to repeating everything we say, to now maybe 100-130 words on her own. This happened over the past 2 weeks, like she woke up one day completely able to talk. She also say "no no" a lot, but has started saying "owwww!" both when she hurts herself and when something happens that she doesn't like (example: Mplease do not spit all your grapes on the floor Olivia" Her: "Owwww!!")

 

Should we start a new thread? Maybe in March... I miss talking to all you mamas!

 

 

 


This is exactly my daughter. Started speaking completely - in 3 word sentences. Uses verbs and nouns. Has 100s of her own words and repeats every single thing we say.
 

 She hasn't yet started tantrumming so am dreading when that happens.....

post #31 of 41


Bwahahaha! Olivia does this too! It's so cute, it certainly makes the tantrums easier to deal with. They tend to be super short lived anyway.

 

Blessed_Mom - no tantrumming yet! Good for you! I'm hopeful that Olivia doesn't get much worse once we get into 2-3 years... she's really not bad now and it's almost always driven by something else (hungry, tired, has a cold, bored, etc).

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LMAO.  Em doesn't go into the carpeted rooms, but she throws herself down very.carefully, hahahaha.  Like, she'll go down on her knees, then slowly spread out until she's face down, THEN start howling.  It's a controlled throw, rotfl.

post #32 of 41

Em's tantrums are sometimes short, sometimes not.  I actually have had to football-carry her off of the playground kicking and screaming, with Ozzy on the other hip.  *sigh*

 

She's just, um, "strong-willed" (isn't that the term for "hard headed and doesn't listen"?  ROTFL).  She's not a "wild" kid at all, she's very cool and calm, she just knows exactly what she wants and if she doesn't get it she throws.a.fit.  Redirection does NOT work very well with her, because she's so fixated.  So  half the time I just have to totally remove her from the situation, and sit with her while she gets all the screaming out of her system.  I'm trying to be empathetic and verbalize with her while it's going on, "I know you're angry, I see that makes you mad" etc.  Most of the time she won't let me touch her, but I have to be there anyway because when it's winding down she wants to grab on to me and hold on to me (still without me touching her-- if I go to hug her back she pushes my hand away... she just wants to cling to calm down).  

 

It's not fun, but it is what it is, she's a toddler.  

 

Right now I'm mostly trying to focus on being consistent... not giving in to a tantrum, but also not saying "no" to her unless I have to (doing the mental check list of "is it dangerous?  does it really matter if she does this? etc").  

post #33 of 41

Hi Ladies!

 

Luke talks up a storm--at this point, once he hears a word/phrase once or twice, he incorporates it into his regular vocabulary.  Of course, his pronunciation isn't the best, so the more he talks, the less I can actually understand because he has a dozen words that all sound really similar. 

 

So far, his "tantrums" have been more along the lines of dancing in place and whining, rather than the throwing himself on the floor and screaming, and I'm hoping that continues.  And most of his tantrums are about food--ie, he wants to eat RIGHT NOW instead of waiting the two minutes for his oatmeal to cook or whatever.  He's pretty cooperative in general and I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

 

Our other news is that I'm about 15 weeks pregnant--due at the end of July.  We're excited & this pregnancy is moving so much faster than our first because Luke keeps us on our toes winky.gif

post #34 of 41

Congratulations on your pregnancy Novus! How exciting!!

post #35 of 41

Congrats Novus!

post #36 of 41

Congratulations Novus! Fantastic news. How fun for Luke to have a little brother or sister on the way.

post #37 of 41

Congrats, Novus :D

 

 

My LO is still a very picky eater. Feeding her is the single most stressful thing about her. As I mentioned , she doesn't tantrum and is a very well-behaved kid in general. Very sweet and laid-back. If only she would eat. She is 24.5 pounds and is very petite.

 

Hasn't outgrown her allergies either....

 

post #38 of 41

Olivia isn't necessarily picky, but doesn't like foods that you always expect toddlers to like! Won't go near a chicken nugget, but is happily enjoying a grapefruit as her afternoon snack. Loves curry, mexican and indian food, things like that. We always joke that she is going to be an expensive date :lol

 

She is also petite, 32.25 inches and 22.5lbs at her last appointment about a month ago. She was still in the 75th and 70th percentiles, respectively, though she looks petite.

post #39 of 41

I wouldn't really call Luke a picky eater either because he eats *almost* everything under the sun.  Except for veggies and eggs.  He refuses every kind of vegetable, regardless of what form it's in, how it's cooked, etc.  Same with eggs--he tastes the "egginess," regardless of how it's cooked.  I do wish I could get him to eat some vegetables, but I guess all I can do is keep offering.

post #40 of 41

Congrats Novus!!

 

Anna is very small too, my others were in 3T by age 2, so it's wierd to have one that can still wear 18-24 months :p Tantrums: check. Awful horrid tantrums that consist of screaming her head off, kicking, arching her back, flailing everywhere. She is an extremely picky eater and for the most parts only wants sweets. It started just to get some quiet, but has grown into a very bad habit. I'm pretty good at holding out on her, but daddy, not so much. Getting her to sleep at night is still a fight, she will stay up till midnight and still scream when we insist we hold her till she gives up. She has words, but you have to listen carefully, I hear them all the time, but my husband still doesn't understand her. She really is a quiet kid (unless she's screaming) which probably has to do with being the third. I've always heard each kid after the first takes longer to talk, which is definately holding true here.

 

Do any of you ladies have an clues or experience on this one: She will chew on her food but spit almost all of it out. That is about all she does with real food. I'm at a loss on it. The only thing I ever really see her eat is apples and macaroni and cheese and sometimes she'll do it with those too.

 

I'm glad to see everyone is doing well!

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