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Alrighty Sept '10 Toddlers thread! I still can't believe it.

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Here's my big girl! 

 

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I've been away for a while, and look what I find. A toddler thread! We celebrated Caitlin's birthday this weekend. What an amazing and disconcerting thing, to have a 1-year-old!

 

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Here's a photo having cake on her actual birthday. We had her party Sunday, and it was a blast.

 

She has no interest in walking - like others, I think she's a perfectionist and will wait until she can totally do it. But she does enjoy walking behind a push toy, and she can steer it. She sees obstacles coming and moves around them, or can get unstuck if she misjudges. So cool to watch.

 

She has 6 words (mama, dada, baby, ball, kitty, hi) and maybe giraffe. Plus two animal sounds (most animals roar, which is adorable, but sheep and apparently horses say baa) and she can make a fish face.

 

I'm having more fun with her than I could have ever dreamed and am so excited for the upcoming year.

 

She's also still nursing frequently, day and night. I'm in no hurry to stop it, and we're both getting plenty of sleep since co-sleeping works well for us. She eats lots of different foods, but not much in quantity. My pediatrician wasn't worried at her 1-year appt (yay!) since she's still nursing. :) She's 23 lb 12 oz (big, but she has gained less than a pound in the last 3 months) and 29.5 inches (just above average).

 

Oh, and she loves to dance. :)

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hola.gif Lila and Caitlin!!  T won't be 1 for another 10 days, so I'm not *officially* here, but I'm loving the toddler updates.  

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Awww Happy Birthday Caitlin! ( I love her Amber!) Maybe Giraffe, that's hilarious.  I think it's really cool to see what words they think are important enough to know.  Lila's not a big eater, it's weird.  When she eats food she seems to REALLY enjoy it, but 9 times out of 10 she'd prefer to nurse.  
 
Pink- I'm not "officially" here either, but since Lila gave up crawling a month ago, I figured what the hell lol.  She is exhibiting classic toddler behavior.  winky.gif

 

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I don't go by age so much. Mae's walking, she's a toddler. For babies who cannot walk (rather than will not) I'd probably go with the age to make them a toddler.

We're finally getting our 6th tooth. For Mae's birthday we will be going to Myrtle Beach with my in-laws (including husbands grandparents!) whom I love DEARLY... so that will be fun.

Mae met her first nearly-her-age baby in months this weekend, I had a photoshoot and they had a girl her age so hubby brought her with. We're setting up times to get the two together now (was a friend I did the shoot for, I just hadn't met her in person yet)

We don't have much talking still but I think that's where she intends on being a perfectionist. We have a most obvious Dad, Dada, Daddy... she calls out for him when he's not here, she screams and squeals his name when he plays with her, she pulls his pant leg and says his name to get his attention, she calls his name after a nap even if he's not home. Mommy is ... every now and then she says it.

I swear she said "brother" the other day... and we're teaching her "sissy" for DD1 because her name is a bit difficult for a baby, and DD1 chose "sissy"

She loves to say Nana... which is Nana (hubbys mom) and Great Nana (hubbys grandmother) whom are coming down soon. They will love it.

Her latest favorite toy has been this baby doll of DD1's that is bigger than a newborn (it fits 3-6mo clothing) and she carries it EVERYWHERE. She squeels and grabs it and runs off. This is bad.... because this christmas when we go home, we will have a newborn cousin around and will have to make extra super sure that Mae doesn't try to pick HIM up.

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I guess everyone's trying to cling to that last tiny bit of babyhood lol!   Lila's doing more of the same.  If we say "no" she says "Yes!" I told her "You're so agreeable, you don't even know what you're saying 'yes' too!" I looked at her, she giggled and said "YES!" 

 

The new funny is when I tell her "no" (whatever.. today it was don't drink the bathwater!) she tells me "Daddy!" and I say "Noooo, Daddy didn't say you can do that" And she says... wait for it... "YES!" 

 

It's really weird.  She enjoys food.. a lot, when she's in the mood, but really if she eats one "meal" a day I'm excited.  She still nurses a ton.  I'm already getting annoyed with her toddler antics!   Dh walked her up to me yesterday, raised my shirt and put her in position.  (Never a dull moment I tell ya!) As I glared at him he said "What? She knows I'll get the na-nas for her if she wants them" 

 

I can't wait to see more birthday pics! We're 2wks away.  What are you doing? Big party? Family only? Cake? Homemade or store bought? 

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Dunno what all we are doing for birthday yet. We have 17 days so I should be figuring it out. We will be doing a smash cake for Mae... she loves the "Nyan cat" video so I'm planning on making her a small rainbow cake decorated with Nyan cat for her smash cake.

Halloween though, already planned. DS is Harry Potter (he's almost done with book 3, I'm so proud of him! That's a "5th grader" book and he's just starting 3rd.) DD1 wants to be Princess Peach because our neighbor boy is going to be Mario.

Mae is going to be a teddy bear. I'm going to be a little girl. Hubby is going to be a sock monkey. So the three of us are doing a group costume.

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I think we are doing a rainbow cake too! I am just putting a 1 on it though. Reya is tryimg to teach her how to blow out candles. It will be fun to see if that happens lol. I have no idea what we'll be doing for halloween yet.
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Playing! 

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Caitlin had fun watching this, and when Lila said, "ya ya ya ya" Caitlin said it right back to her. :)

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LOL! I'm sure Caitlin understood every word! 

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Ooops...forgot we had a thread in toddlers and just posted in LWAB!

 

Anyway, great to see all the updates.  Ellie took her first steps about a week ago, and is now walking all over the place, although her preferred method is still crawling.

 

We're in the midst of our first super scary high fever--I got called to pick her up from daycare today b/c of a fever of over 101, and when I took her temperature when we got home, it was 104.6!  So, off the the doctor we went.  Everything looks ok, except for a cold/runny nose that she has had for a few days.   Doctor thinks it might be Roseola, so we'll wait and see if the tell tale rash appears in a few days.  However, despite the fever, she's been acting pretty normally--eating, drinking, and playing.  Maybe just a touch crabbier than usual.  Poor kiddo.

 

 

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Poor Ellie! I hope she feels better quickly.  :( I hate high fevers like that.  

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Ooops...forgot we had a thread in toddlers and just posted in LWAB!

 

Anyway, great to see all the updates.  Ellie took her first steps about a week ago, and is now walking all over the place, although her preferred method is still crawling.

 

We're in the midst of our first super scary high fever--I got called to pick her up from daycare today b/c of a fever of over 101, and when I took her temperature when we got home, it was 104.6!  So, off the the doctor we went.  Everything looks ok, except for a cold/runny nose that she has had for a few days.   Doctor thinks it might be Roseola, so we'll wait and see if the tell tale rash appears in a few days.  However, despite the fever, she's been acting pretty normally--eating, drinking, and playing.  Maybe just a touch crabbier than usual.  Poor kiddo.

 

 



DS had Roseola several months ago. A bit scary to go through, but all was fine in the end. Hope your LO is better soon!

 

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Very strange, we just had roseola here, too. I thought the fever over the weekend was teething, but then the rash appeared, I think on Sunday night. The fever was gone on Monday and the spots are mostly gone now as well. Apparently it's an extremely common early childhood virus. I think I read that you're contagious before the fever starts, so there's no way to prevent spreading it really. Something like 90% of kids will have it before they enter school. All is well here, now. Caitlin's definitely back to normal. And still teething . . .

 

Actually, I see eye teeth hugely prominent in her lower gums. I know one of her molars has been like that for several weeks, so they're not necessarily imminent, but I thought eye teeth were supposed to come in more like around 18 months. She's still just barely getting the 3rd of 4 lower incisors! I guess time will tell. :)

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Happy birthday to our DD!

 

The last year has been like living in a dream world.

 

DD is walking more and more, but crawling is still much easier for her. We've got a few words—kitty, hi—and working on baby sign.

 

Now we're talking about baby number two, but PPAF hasn't shown yet, so we'll wait until my body is ready.

 

Happy birthday, September babies!

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joy.gif Happy Birthday! We're 6 days away from the big 0-1.  What are you giving baby for presents? Lila is getting a Corelle dolly, some stacking cups, a ball and a rocking horse (found used, but in amazing condition for $20!) .  (and probably some diapers!)  What do you want to bet the $3 ball beats everything else out lol.  

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Happy birthday to our DD!

 

 

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Wow! I haven't been keeping up since my sept 10 LO was born - she turns 1 tomorrow, i can not believe it has been a year!  she is walking and saying new words every day - she is growing up way faster than my 1st 2 did ! 

 

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Happy Birthday to the birthday babies!

 

Yep, it was roseola.  Crazy high fever from Monday-Thursday evening, fever mostly broken by Friday morning, rash today.  My mom remembers me having it as a baby too--what a bummer of a virus!

 

Still no real words here yet.  Being a huge worrywart, I'm a bit freaked out by that, even though I know there's no reason to be (yet).

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On this day last year, I was posting that I thought I might be starting a 3 day long labor... I was right :) 

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