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Lila is absolutely gorgeous.

 

 

Ozzy knocks his head all the time, but in fits of rage.  If you take something out of his hand?  OH.  MY.  GOD.  He will hurl himself down and BASH HIS FACE REPEATEDLY INTO THE FLOOR.

 

When Em went through those year-mark tantrums, I would usually just kind of hands-off it... sit beside her, talk to her, and only hug when she was ready to be touched again.  With him, no way-- I have to sit there putting my hand between his face and the floor to keep him from hurting himself.  And he'll be moving around trying to avoid my hand so that he can bash his face in the floor, I swear to god.  He gave himself a bloody lip once when I was too slow.  I'm way way way ready for this phase to be over.



Ellie likes to tantrum like Ozzy!  She'll sit down and hit her head on the floor repeatedly, OR throw herself backwards.  (Apparently I used to do the throwing-self-backwards thing when I was a toddler too...)  Now I try to circumvent head damage by laying her down on the floor when I think she's going to tantrum--sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  No bloody lips (yet) fortunately!

She's also into everything...and the more likely something is to maim, damage, or kill her, the more interested she is in it.  lol.gif  She's now really into running and climbing, and holy hell is she fast!

 

No words yet, though.  Our pediatrician said 18 months was when she'd start to get concerned about language delays, but I can't help but feel worried sometimes (especially when I read that some of your LOs have 30 or so words already--wow!)

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Past few days he has not been bashing his face, so that's good.  But he still goes in complete and utter DO-NOT-TOUCH-ME flailing around melt-down.  I'm wondering if the "super sweet happy never-fussy easy-going Best Baby Ever" is being replaced by "Toddler From Hell", lmao.   

 

Not exactly "Toddler From Hell" here, but yes--we've transformed from Mr. Easypants to Mr. Destroyer. He is fun, but he is a one-man wrecking crew. And he already is master of 'NO'. Yay.
 

Oh, and Laurski--two things on words 1) I always tell people not to compare to my kids because both sides of our families have ridiculously early talkers. It's just in their genes. My DD1 was fully conversational with strangers at 18m, as was I.  Totally not the norm, not even close.  2) As a 3rd time mom, I am much better (more lenient?) about counting words. If the same sound is used to name the same thing/action/whatever, then it is a word. With my first, I was very particular about what counted as a "word".I counted ~12 words at a year, but she was talking in full-on grammatically correct sentences within 6 months, so I am sure she had more words than that. My 2nd still is difficult to understand sometimes--she taught me that a word is a word when it is used repeatedly for the same purpose, whether it's clear or not. By THAT measure, she had at least 25 words at a year, but they definitely were not words that strangers could understand, if that makes sense. It was a good lesson. T's words are not totally understandable to us, but he definitely has words that he uses repeatedly for the same purpose. Hope that helps to reduce your stress a bit!

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I know she talks.. Why am I surprised when she answers questions!? *sigh* my bitty girl is growing up.  40lbs to lose before I talk dh into TTC.  

 

Ohh which brings me to I'm down 90lbs since I gave birth! HOLY CRAP!  50 of those were lbs I put on with my pregnancy, but the other 40 I've worked my @$$ off for.  

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No words yet, though.  Our pediatrician said 18 months was when she'd start to get concerned about language delays, but I can't help but feel worried sometimes (especially when I read that some of your LOs have 30 or so words already--wow!)



We have tantrums here too. *sigh* He's fast on his feet, walking, running, going up and down the stairs, climbing off the couch - he keeps me on my toes.

 

Glad you posted up, DS isn't talking yet either. He knows what he wants and is good at expressing it (ie, getting a glass and taking you by the hand to the refrig for water).

 

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Have I given the Emma story?

 

Three words at 18 months.  "Cat" (for anything she liked), "Cat-Cat" (for an actual cat), "Hey-Cat" (for hello).  Not even one lousy "Mama."

 

Fifty words at 20 months.

 

Conversational at 24 months.

 

 

When people are like "oh, my 16 month old isn't talking at all, should I be worried?"  I ask-- "Can she understand what you're saying?  Is she babbling and making vocal sounds at all?"  If the answer is "yes, and yes" I wouldn't worry a bit.  If at 16-18 months one or both of those is "no", I would get hearing checked and otherwise evaluated.

 

The understanding-everything really materialized between 12-14 months for Em.  Still not sure with Ozzy, I know he understands some, though.  With Emma it was when she was about 14 months and I said out loud to myself "Where is your cup?"  and she crawled across the room, pulled it out of the toy box, and brought it back to me.  FREAKED ME OUT, lmao.  Still waiting on that "holy crap you totally understand what I said" moment with Ozzy.
 

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No words yet, though.  Our pediatrician said 18 months was when she'd start to get concerned about language delays, but I can't help but feel worried sometimes (especially when I read that some of your LOs have 30 or so words already--wow!)



 

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Have I given the Emma story?

 

Three words at 18 months.  "Cat" (for anything she liked), "Cat-Cat" (for an actual cat), "Hey-Cat" (for hello).  Not even one lousy "Mama."

 

Fifty words at 20 months.

 

Conversational at 24 months.

 

 

When people are like "oh, my 16 month old isn't talking at all, should I be worried?"  I ask-- "Can she understand what you're saying?  Is she babbling and making vocal sounds at all?"  If the answer is "yes, and yes" I wouldn't worry a bit.  If at 16-18 months one or both of those is "no", I would get hearing checked and otherwise evaluated.

 

The understanding-everything really materialized between 12-14 months for Em.  Still not sure with Ozzy, I know he understands some, though.  With Emma it was when she was about 14 months and I said out loud to myself "Where is your cup?"  and she crawled across the room, pulled it out of the toy box, and brought it back to me.  FREAKED ME OUT, lmao.  Still waiting on that "holy crap you totally understand what I said" moment with Ozzy. 

 

 LMAO I love this! Lila went through a phase where she agreed with everything, but when actions would go with it I was convinced she knew what I was saying.  "Do you love Sister?" "Yesh"  But when "yesh" was accompanied with toddling to sister and kisses, it was pretty clear.  When "Are you looking for Daddy?" was met with "Yesh" and pointing upstairs to him, I knew she was really "getting it" 
 

 

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the reassurance.  I'd write more, but am nak'ing my poor sick baby (stomach thing, now starring vomit!) to sleep.  night all!

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I'm kinda glad to see others are having tantums. I came on looking for help thinking I some how screwed up my son becuase he transformed from always super happy to often screaming throwing, yelling, hitting, if he doesn't get his way. It is NOT FUN. I really don't know what to do about most of them. Sometimes distractions works, sometimes he just tired a needs a nap, but a lot of times he just gets over it in a few minutes...  but if he gets something hes not supposed to have, or its time to leave somewhere. Oh man he gets PISSED. At least he is sleeping better! 2 wake ups a night usually and we have had two nights of sleeping all night!!! 

 

M has been walking for a while now, hes starting to walk up and down stairs, and dance, and attempt to jump (which is funny) and tries to run. We have a few words here, dada (which can mean dad, or other things) dog/doggy, mama, ca-ker (cracker) and he signs milk (to nurse) eat, fish, more, and waves hi and bye. :) 

 

Any more tips on dealing with 13 month old tantrums?? 

post #69 of 229

Can't believe we're in toddlers!

I've loved the pics, the babies are sooo cute!

Tso took his first steps at around 11 months, but only really started walking a week after he turned one. Now, he tries to run everywhere, it's funny and cute. He still doesn't like food particularly, and we're on butternut and gem squash and chicken mostly. *sigh* We're nursing frequently still and plenty overnight - no where near sleeping through and I've actually  just decided to not think about it anymore. He's a light little munchkin, weighs 8.8kg (so he's only just doubled his weight of 4.2kg). We have a few words, "Papa" "Luka" and "Hello" but he understands plenty. I'm trying to teach him Setswana as well as English, so this will be interesting.

 

He's allergic to egg and won't drink cows milk or anything made with cows milk, so I assume he's intolerant or something. So, I made his cake from scratch. It was actually yummy. He didn't eat it though lol!

 

It's been lovely catching up on everyone :)

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Mark will eat cheese, but will not drink cows milk or almond milk, but its fine he eats very well otherwise. 

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Ozzy will eat anything.  (Including things that are not food, LMAO)  I've been lucky that neither of my kids have any allergies or sensitivities.  

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This baby is so cute I can't stand it!

 

Here she is "hiding" from her sister

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Mark will eat cheese, but will not drink cows milk or almond milk, but its fine he eats very well otherwise. 


We are trying to transition DS to whole milk, however he seems to get the runs when we give him milk. He eats cheese and ice cream, so I was assuming he is not lactose intolerant. Am I wrong in assuming that? Should we keep giving the milk and let his system get used to it? We are doing it slowly, mixing his bottles 1 part milk - 3 parts formula. Although my DH mixes it 2:2 ratio.

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I think it's normal for there to be a stronger reaction to pure milk than to milk in its other forms. If it's causing trouble, lay off for a little while and try again later.

 

My DS we think has a sensitivity to cow's milk protein and I have been dairy free for at least a year now. We tried introducing cheese and yogurt, and I think it has affected his sleeping. So, we're going to lay off again a bit. The problem is, he won't take my milk when I'm gone (about 30 hrs a week!) and he's not very interested in nursing anymore! The doctor said he has fallen from 90th percentile at birth, down, down, down at each visit to 25 percentile and she's a bit concerned. She wants to get more fat in him, and suggested doing more dairy (and that she could do an allergy test if we wanted). Arg, so hard! But, I can't imagine him taking cow's milk if he won't even take mine! But, then, why is it that he is more than happy to eat cat food??????

 

So, are there any other non-walkers out there? I'm not worried about it, I guess, but he does seem slow in other ways. Well, at least, quite a bit slower than my DS1. DS1 sat up at 4 months, crawled at 6, walked at 10. DS2 sat up at 7, crawled at 10, and I'm predicting about 15 months for walking! He is cruising, though, and has great balance. But, he won't take steps if we hold him up as if to walk, he just plops down. I figure he will probably just up and decide to walk one day, and that will be the end of it! This will save me a lot of back-ache, as DS1 constantly wanted someone to hold his hands as he tried walking!

 

As far as words go, we have one -- "uh-oh". He says it all the time. Very cute! He also tries very hard to say baby, and it comes out "daddy" lol! :) He can also say "palta" which is avocado in Spanish, but hasn't done it consistently, so I'm not counting that one yet.

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We are trying to transition DS to whole milk, however he seems to get the runs when we give him milk. He eats cheese and ice cream, so I was assuming he is not lactose intolerant. Am I wrong in assuming that? Should we keep giving the milk and let his system get used to it? We are doing it slowly, mixing his bottles 1 part milk - 3 parts formula. Although my DH mixes it 2:2 ratio.


If it was true lactose intolerance I'm pretty sure all dairy would bother him, but milk might be worse. We tried giving him milk again the other night and he drank it down fast! Then... threw up all over... not sure if its a coincidence or not. But we won't be trying again for a little while. I know babies do not NEED milk. They just need all the things in milk! So as long as they are gettting calcium, fat, and protein, they are good. 

 

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Let's see the Halloween pics! 

 

My little clown fishy
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Her big sister... Water

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And my favorite Halloween ever--Zombie Reya

 

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Hobbit!

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OH.  MY.  HOLY.  CUTE.  That is frickin awesome, lmao.  So simple but you can totally tell what he's supposed to be.  It's the vest.  Hahaha.

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Hobbit!

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aw, awesome pics!

 

just wanted to chime in on tantrums.  We got the Happiest Toddler on the Block DVD (since my husband won't read books) and the method they use (toddler-ese) has been working really, really well for dealing with tantrums.  In short, you get to your toddler's level and repeat in 2-3 word phrases what you think he's feeling/thinking, to show you get it.  

 

For example, I had to trim nails this morning and got the tantrum.  I sat on the floor next to him, made icky faces, and said "No, i don't want my nails cut!  No no no!  Mommy no!" and I actually got a smile from him before he calmed down enough that I could get the job done.

 

might work for y'all too, just a thought...

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aw, awesome pics!

 

just wanted to chime in on tantrums.  We got the Happiest Toddler on the Block DVD (since my husband won't read books) and the method they use (toddler-ese) has been working really, really well for dealing with tantrums.  In short, you get to your toddler's level and repeat in 2-3 word phrases what you think he's feeling/thinking, to show you get it.  

 

For example, I had to trim nails this morning and got the tantrum.  I sat on the floor next to him, made icky faces, and said "No, i don't want my nails cut!  No no no!  Mommy no!" and I actually got a smile from him before he calmed down enough that I could get the job done.

 

might work for y'all too, just a thought...



That totally works with my 2.5 year old.

 

Not yet with Ozzy.

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