I hope the adoption goes smoothly for you (and speedily). ... We gave my Malachi a haircut a couple months ago and took so many pictures. It's amazing the difference a haircut makes.
Originally Posted by flavorfull1
Hey everyone, I cannot believe it has been this long since I posted! Yikes! I have been coming and reading but then life happens and I forget to post.
Catubodua- keep us posted and yay for puffs and pizza!
PoetryLover- congrats! I think I have seen you around on other boards, I also have a Malachi who is 15 months in two days!
As far as ttc....I definitely want another one soon. We are planning on adopting our second child and have turned in the very preliminary papers for it. A lot goes into adoption and it is hard for me to play the hurry up and wait game. I want to breastfeed this one too (hoping to breastfeed all of my kids) and I think that is what is at the forefront of my mind right now. So, next we have interviews and a home study then we wait for someone to choose us. It could take 16 months to 3.5 years from now. That is what trips me up because I don't want too much space in between but it's not like I can make the process go faster :)
Malachi is a ball of energy these days. Seems like we are working on molars too. I gave him his first hair cut this week, so sad to see those baby curls go away! No STTN yet and not even close. He is a night nurser and he is no where near ready to give up the milk at night. Some nights it drives me crazy, others, no big deal. It usually has more to do with my own psychological state than anything else. Anyone else notice a dip in their milk supply around AF? I always have and it seems to be getting more pronounced. Lots of trying to say words, a lot of communication and really concentrating on what I am saying. I think I name ball and dog a billion times a day. Malachi also has to stop and point up at the sky for EVERY airplane. We live on a flight path so there are tons for him to point at. I love seeing his personality develop, I knew he was an individual from day one but it is neat to see what he prefers and what he thinks is funny.
I am still getting adjusted to moving to another state but I have made some new friends and I am starting to really feel familiar with some places which is so nice! Now, I just need the weather to be warm and sunny all the time!
Congratulations! I'm 28 weeks pregnant and am definitely feeling it.
Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99
Welllll, my husband and I apparently *suck* at NFP because I'm pregnant again! AND he has his consultation for a vasectomy this week. How's that for timing?! Looks like I'm due in early February. That'll give me a kid born in January, February and March. Looks like we only have sex in late Spring!
Hope you all are doing well. I want to hear more updates! And see more pictures!!
I'll look forward to seeing the video. They're so cute at this age.
Originally Posted by hakeber
Awww Fantastic news! Dh and I closed up shop a few weeks ago...just waiting for the post snip green light...cannot come soon enough, I tell ya!
Emily is doing such cute things lately. Such a charmer and a great dancer too. I must get some video up of her shaking her little booty. I can't belive they are almost a year and half old!
We've been teaching Malachi signs, too, and so far he can sign "more", "please", "thank you" and "all done." "All done" was a big one for us because it helped him to communicate that he was done eating without throwing his food on the floor. LOL
Originally Posted by Gray's Mommy
OH MY GOODNESS!! I love catching up with everyone! I can't believe so many are pregnant again!! I still haven't gotten my period back yet~Liam is 15 months & this is the longest I've ever gone without. Can't complain & it gives me more time to figure out the more babies thing. I go a little crazy with 3 children & can't imagine a 4th, then we have an amazing day & I can't imagine NOT having a 4th.
Liam is running, biting everything (tons of teeth still coming through) & has that personality shining through. We're trying to encourage baby signs & so far, he just looks at us & goes "uhhh" or "whats that". He really only says 4 words...what's that, mama, dada & the screech for get away from me big brothers!! LOL
I'm so glad that all our babies are doing well & growing healthy. It just makes my heart sing!
Oh, molars are the worst! Poor Ethan to have to go through that pain for 2 whole months. Teething tablets really helped Malachi to sleep better, but it was a huge struggle for all of us. He was in so much pain.
Originally Posted by devasma
Congratulations Angela! That is definitely funny timing!
I want to see some booty shaking videos, I love dancing toddlers.
Ethan is getting a bunch of teeth too. He's been getting molars for about 2 months, with 2 through and 2 partially through. In that time, he's also gotten his top incisors, the bottom ones are red and swollen but not cut yet. Teeth are stupid - he has days when they don't bother him at all and days where he cries as soon as he wakes up. Ethan says about a bagillion words. Ok, not that many but he says a lot! Everyday he surprises me with more words. He loves birds and trucks ("big trucks" sometimes sounds more like "big f@#ks, haha). We put up a bird feeder a few weeks ago so he could watch them from the living room.
It's been so long since anyone's posted, it's so nice to hear updates!!!
Good luck TTC! They're so cute at this age when hey're dancing!
Originally Posted by carmen358
Wow, great to hear some updates from this group
Congratulations, Angela! Funny timing, indeed!
I'm currently "waiting to O" and hope to try this month! My O has been very late in my cycle since AF returned in January.
Skylar will be 17 months in a week! She's running around, seems to be learning a new word every few days, loves dancing and music, and is still nursing up a storm This is SUCH a fun age...I'm really enjoying it. Here's a short video from last month that highlights one of her many talents
We are patiently waiting for the last 4 molars....she got her others quite quickly but nothing (except on/off teething discomfort) for months now.
I LOVE reading everyone's updates! Malachi turns 16 months on the 30th. He's running around at this point. He has so many words. We counted something like 70 words and phrases that he can say. He has started to chase the cats and sometimes he'll try to coax them by saying, "Meow" and walking toward them very slowly. His dad plays the guitar and Malachi has a little electric guitar. He uses the pick really well and handles the guitar well (he is a lefty, so he plays a right handed guitar upside down). He also sings while he strums; it's so, so cute! He LOVES flowers. We got some cute photos of him in a field of dandelions. He also loves our beta fish, bubble baths, being read to and nursing!