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post #621 of 658

Instead of clapping when DS does something, I taught him to pump his hands in the air. Like when he gets the shapes into a toy. Cracks me up every time I see him do it. Probably not helping I encourage him. LOL

post #622 of 658
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Instead of clapping when DS does something, I taught him to pump his hands in the air. Like when he gets the shapes into a toy. Cracks me up every time I see him do it. Probably not helping I encourage him. 

We need video! That sounds hilarious :D

post #623 of 658

OMG just typed out this long post and then my mouse clicked wrong and I lost it.  Arrrgh.

 

ok-- 

 

-walking-- just a few steps at a time here, he's very unimpressed with it and would rather crawl

-climbing-- all over the damn place.  up on the bed, up on the sofa, up on everything.  thank god we have no stairs

-teeth-- still just 8, top and bottom front four.  not looking forward to molars

-birthday-- in 8 days.  wild, wild, wild.  fun to think of how miserable I was a year ago.  doing semi-small party, family at my mom's house, low-key, a couple of other babies (my nephew and my cousin's baby)

-talking-- not sure.  pretty sure about 'dada" and "up" but the rest I don't know whether it's just mimicking sounds, or actual intent-talking.  will know in a few months, I reckon.  I remember by 13-14 months Em was obv understanding most things we said to her

-pics:

 

At another baby's 1st birthday part last week-- racing to the top-- ignore my awesome nursing-bra cleavage

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My little redhead

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Peek-a-boo (red spot on his face from where his sister (accidentally) bashed him in the face with a very heavy toy, lmao, poor guy)

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Loves the swings

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I just like this shot

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"do that walking trick again and I'll give you a car"

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<3 my 1-year-old

post #624 of 658

Wow!  So many babies doing so many things these days--so much fun!

 

I'm coming to think Little Miss Eleanor is a bit of a perfectionist and therefore is hesitant to try new things until she's confident she can do them well.  For example, she was definitely on the later side of crawling--she waited until she was 9 months old, then went from army crawling to cross crawling in about a day.  Now she's cruising everywhere, and usually walks around our couch barely touching it, but I don't think she's going to stop making contact with the couch until she's 100% sure she can do it "perfectly."  lol.gif  Definitely takes after both her mommy AND daddy on that score...

 

No real words here yet.  She's said "Da" a few times when looking at DH, and has said "Ga-gi" when looking at our dog (he has a really tough name for a little baby), but not much else.  She does, however, roar like a lion and make monkey noises if you ask her to do so! love.gif

 

I can't believe she's going to be one on SATURDAY!  Just 4 more days!  We had our big party for her this past weekend--held it at a local park with swings and a playground.  It was a lot of fun.  On her actual birthday we're just going to have our immediate family over--I'm starting back at work on Monday, so we wanted to keep it nice and low-key.

 

She's actually at daycare today so I can get some lesson planning done.  It's so sad being home all alone without her--I keep thinking b/c it's so quiet she must just be getting into trouble...

post #625 of 658


That's just how Em was.  She finally started walking at 14 months, and as soon as she did she was walking perfectly, like an older toddler.

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I'm coming to think Little Miss Eleanor is a bit of a perfectionist and therefore is hesitant to try new things until she's confident she can do them well.  For example, she was definitely on the later side of crawling--she waited until she was 9 months old, then went from army crawling to cross crawling in about a day.  Now she's cruising everywhere, and usually walks around our couch barely touching it, but I don't think she's going to stop making contact with the couch until she's 100% sure she can do it "perfectly."  lol.gif  Definitely takes after both her mommy AND daddy on that score...


 

post #626 of 658

Does anyone's LO sleep through the night?

 

DS still gets up 1-2 times a night for a feeding. I don't know if we should try to "force" him to sleep through the night, by not providing a bottle when he wakes up. I read/heard to give water and/or sooth him back to sleep (rub his back, give a paci, etc). I guess I feel when he's ready he will sleep through the night. Am I off in thinking that?

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Totally normal for a 12 month old to wake up 1-2 times a night.  If you're in "night-weaning mode" (although sounds like ya'll do bottles), I have heard to gradually increase the amount of water in the bottle (as compared to the amount of formula), eventually it won't be "worth it" to him to wake up, and he'll start eating more during the day to compensate.

 

But, you don't HAVE to do anything like that.  Like I said... it's normal.  My two year old still often wakes up.  Hell, even *I* don't sleep through the whole night without waking (even before kids).

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Does anyone's LO sleep through the night?

 

DS still gets up 1-2 times a night for a feeding. I don't know if we should try to "force" him to sleep through the night, by not providing a bottle when he wakes up. I read/heard to give water and/or sooth him back to sleep (rub his back, give a paci, etc). I guess I feel when he's ready he will sleep through the night. Am I off in thinking that?



 

post #628 of 658

Wow. Love seeing your posts! Mark WALKED ACROSS THE ROOM TODAY!!! Woo hoo! 

 

We are slowly working on night weaning here... some think its still too early, but he's waking every hour (co-sleeping or not) and I can't take it anymore. So we did half the night no nursing last night, and are doing half the night again tonight and are hoping to go most of the night tomorrow night. We aren't letting him CIO, we are still offering other comforts, just not nursing. Mommy needs some sleep. 

 

 

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We're night-weaning soon.  I had planned to already be doing it, but he's been sick, and now I've got ANOTHER plugged duct that needs to be nursed out.  I did this:  

http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html  with Em, will probably do it about the same with Ozzy.

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Wow. Love seeing your posts! Mark WALKED ACROSS THE ROOM TODAY!!! Woo hoo! 

 

We are slowly working on night weaning here... some think its still too early, but he's waking every hour (co-sleeping or not) and I can't take it anymore. So we did half the night no nursing last night, and are doing half the night again tonight and are hoping to go most of the night tomorrow night. We aren't letting him CIO, we are still offering other comforts, just not nursing. Mommy needs some sleep. 

 

 



 

post #630 of 658
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You guys have my sympathy! Lila's been sleeping through the night (5-6 hour stretches) since we came home from the hospital.  She has been sleeping ALL night (8-12 hours) since 3ish months.  She doesn't nap worth a damn.  She has to be in arms or the sling, but she sleeps great at night! 

post #631 of 658

Mae is walking everywhere and for long distances. She's to the point now where she catches herself rather than falling. Still almost no words, she's been focusing on walking so much. We have a definite "Daddy" means daddy now... she whined at him the other night because he wouldn't pick her up "DAAAAAADDY!!!"

post #632 of 658
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Lila's not doing anything new.. mostly just building on skills.  When I tell her "No" she looks at me and says "Daddy!"  Cause he doesn't mind if she plays scrabble (or anything else lol) This is where she waits for me to come out of the bathroom.  

 

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post #633 of 658

Last night, T was running around like a maniac destroying the living room. The boy can make a huge mess in 2 seconds flat! Anyway, suddenly his pj pants were in his hand instead of on his bottom. He looked at me, took a few steps toward me and said, 'HERE!' and handed me the pants. Silly kiddo :)

post #634 of 658

UGH Mae's a little ball of destruction lately too. She totally ruined the entire pack of paperwork for her brother & sisters school.

I'm not looking forward to this weekend. If we get evacuated, I have to do it with 3 kids and no husband. Sucky.

post #635 of 658

Kelly--that's really good to know about Em.  Am I right in remembering she waited to talk, too?  That seems to be the track Ellie's on.  (By the way--are you guys ok after the earthquake yesterday?)

 

Ellie's also a holy terror around our place.  Swathes of destruction left behind everywhere.  The worst part is that the layout of our apartment makes it very tough to babyproof certain areas, and she's recently discovered places that aren't safe.  Problem-solving babyproofing issues is no fun!

 

As for sleep--Ellie's finally been sleeping in a crib for about the past 1.5 months (no longer in a carseat, yay!), and generally sleeps from 9-5 or 6.  She'll occasionally wake up, but DH just gives her some butt pats and she's usually off to sleep.  I'm actually in the process of weaning her down to just 2 feedings a day--first thing in the morning and right before bed--because I am going back to work next week and won't be able to pump anymore with my new schedule.  (I also get so little when I pump at this point that it wouldn't be nearly enough to feed her.)  I'm hoping to keep the 2x a day nursing until around 18 months, when I'll probably start to wean her of those nursings too, but I'm not sure yet.  My goal is 18 months, and then we'll go from there...

post #636 of 658

Oh, and I forgot to ask you guys--how are your LOs naps?  For a few months Ellie (finally!) had a nice, consistent nap schedule--lately they seem to be all over the place (and for all different lengths of time).  At first I thought she was moving to a one nap a day schedule, but given how sleepy/grumpy she is when her morning nap is pushed back too far, I don't think she's quite ready for it yet.

 

 

post #637 of 658

Mae naps 10-11 and 2-3

her schedule messes up any time she is teething or just before a growth spurt.

post #638 of 658

DS will normally take 2 good naps a day (1.5 - 3 hours), however the times vary. I wish we had him on a better routine, but he is with me, DH or either set of Grandparents depending on the work schedule, so it's hard to get on a good routine.

post #639 of 658

So, Silas is still not sleeping through the night....although, he's been down for over an hour, which is unusual for this time of the night.

 

We're thinking of doing the Dr. Gordon thing pretty soon. I read a great series of posts on the Leaky Boob about when she did it. It sounds like there was one horrible night and then it wasn't that bad. Kelly, is that your experience?

 

Silas is crawling, pulling up, into EVERYTHING. He's also stopped saying any nouns (other than "daddy" and "mama," but I think "mama" means "feed me") and replaced them all with "that." It's very efficient.

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Kelly--that's really good to know about Em.  Am I right in remembering she waited to talk, too?  That seems to be the track Ellie's on.  (By the way--are you guys ok after the earthquake yesterday?)

 

 



 

Yep, Em had like 2 words at 20 months.  Then by the time she hit 2 years old she had like 200 words.  It was almost literally overnight.  It's just her personality-- she doesn't want to do anything until she can do it right.  She's very cautious and very perfectionist-- a quirky kid-- but she gets to it all on her own schedule.  

 

The earthquake was like the scariest thing of my life, lmao.  We had just gotten home and were in the kitchen having a snack, my first thought was "a car just hit our house" then after about 3-4 seconds realized it was an earthquake.  Snatched up the babies and went to the doorway of the bedroom.  It was so loud, dishes rattling, everything shaking pretty violently, for a LONG time.  I just kept waiting for it to stop.  Was probably about 60 seconds but that felt like 10 minutes at least, haha.  I was all shaken up (no pun intended) for quite a while afterwards.  We're only about 30 miles from the epicenter, so it was nuts.
 

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Oh, and I forgot to ask you guys--how are your LOs naps?  For a few months Ellie (finally!) had a nice, consistent nap schedule--lately they seem to be all over the place (and for all different lengths of time).  At first I thought she was moving to a one nap a day schedule, but given how sleepy/grumpy she is when her morning nap is pushed back too far, I don't think she's quite ready for it yet.

 

 



Ozzy's at one a day, usually around 10:30 or 11, for an hour or sometimes 2 if I'm lucky.  Then he sleeps 7 pm - 7 am (with a few wake ups of course).  He went to one probably at about 10 months, which is actually a month later than Em did.  Neither of my kids are big on naps, apparently.



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So, Silas is still not sleeping through the night....although, he's been down for over an hour, which is unusual for this time of the night.

 

We're thinking of doing the Dr. Gordon thing pretty soon. I read a great series of posts on the Leaky Boob about when she did it. It sounds like there was one horrible night and then it wasn't that bad. Kelly, is that your experience?

 

Silas is crawling, pulling up, into EVERYTHING. He's also stopped saying any nouns (other than "daddy" and "mama," but I think "mama" means "feed me") and replaced them all with "that." It's very efficient.



We had a few bad nights, but all in all it went well.  One thing is that we did it a lot slower paced than the schedule Gordon lays out.  Like, instead of doing each "stage" in 3 days, we'd spend a week on each stage.  By the second or third week, it was very smooth and easy.  The first stage was definitely the hardest.

 

 

 

 

 

Ozzy's mobility is really taking off past week or so.  He's standing on his own now all the time, takes a few steps occasionaly, still prefers crawling.  He crawls like a streak of white lightning, though.  The boy is FAST.  He is climbing on everything, can get up and down off the beds now (mattresses/box springs on the floor), the sofa, crawls up into the big tubs of duplos in the play room, etc.  I'm glad that we are still very baby/toddler-proofed.  Because he's much more into everything and causing havoc than Em was.  His life's mission is to find creative ways to try to get to electrical cords and chew on them.  You wouldn't believe the things I've had to do with electric cords around here to keep him away from them.

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