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post #21 of 543

Yep- we have an iPad but DH usually takes it to work.  Booo.  "Super Why" or whatever it is called is basically how Owen learned the alphabet.  Pretty cool :-)  What phonics tools do you use?

post #22 of 543
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Yeah we've been perusing PBSkids, but I want really educational stuff and it's hard to sort that out from the shows.  It's also tough to find age-appropriate stuff.  He can't manipulate the trackpad that well (he does better with the iPad) so the games on there are kind of pointless since I have to be there to do the activities for him.  They need a "sort by age" function, if you ask me :-)


Oh, yeah. You have to watch so they don't just watch shows! When the girls were little, I bought them a mouse to use with the laptop. They sell little kid sized ones that are very cute. We'd just plug that in for them. Much easier than the track pad. Plus, if they go to school, most school computers have mouses (mice?), so it's good to know how to use one. If anyone is interested, you can get a free month of the PBS play thing without signing up for anything. Just if you want to try... I think it's cool. smile.gif Also, for older kids my girls loved Professor Garfield where you can make comic strips. Lots of fun.

Thanks for the input on Jasper. After his bath just now, I rolled up a towel and put it under his chest. He liked that a lot better. I guess I should be grateful that he is a sweet little lump... He can't go anywhere! That makes things a little easier.
post #23 of 543

J - Grandma has always known that our living here was a temporary situation.  In fact, no one really expected us to stay this long.  She just hasn't been receptive to discussing the future.  DH is out picking her up right now.  Send me good thoughts!
 

Rough day today.  I fell asleep at like 1:30 in the morning and KJ slept till 2am then was just up. all. night.  Squirming, fussing, grunting, the works.  We slept again from about 6:15 till 7 this morning and then she was up again.  DH took her at 9am and I slept till about 11.  I'm feeling so off.  I don't really know why she had such a rough night, poor thing, but she's passed out on me now so that's a nice change of pace!

 

Just heard DH pull into the driveway with grandma in tow.  Stay calm, stay calm, stay calm...!

post #24 of 543

Oh gosh, good luck Katie!!

post #25 of 543
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Oh gosh, good luck Katie!!



 Thanks :) I know I'm sounding super dramatic about this whole thing.  Who knows why it gets to me the way it does, but it does.  Thanks for all your support!

post #26 of 543

hang in there Katie!

post #27 of 543

Not dramatic at all.  Those kinds of conversations are so hard!

post #28 of 543

R. hated tummy time until about three weeks ago when he could be more in a 'crawl' position and now it's okay because he can actually look at stuff, instead of just barely hold his head off the ground. And we hardly did tummy time with him at all... and he learned to roll last week! He seriously probably had maybe ten tummy time sessions his whole life until about two weeks ago. And he rolled. So I don't think tummy time practice is needed for rolling :D


Edited by LunaLady - 6/29/12 at 4:26pm
post #29 of 543
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Rhyko hated tummy time until about three weeks ago when he could be more in a 'crawl' position and now it's okay because he can actually look at stuff, instead of just barely hold his head off the ground. And we hardly did tummy time with him at all... and he learned to roll last week! He seriously probably had maybe ten tummy time sessions his whole life until about two weeks ago. And he rolled. So I don't think tummy time practice is needed for rolling :D



totally true.  For most physical development, there is no "critical period".  That is to say that they don't really need practice- they are going to develop the skill regardless once they are ready.  

post #30 of 543
Good luck, Katie!

Interesting about the tummy time, ladies. I guess he'll just do stuff when he's ready!

Mamabelle, you have a Jasper, too! Cool!
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Rhyko hated tummy time until about three weeks ago when he could be more in a 'crawl' position and now it's okay because he can actually look at stuff, instead of just barely hold his head off the ground. And we hardly did tummy time with him at all... and he learned to roll last week! He seriously probably had maybe ten tummy time sessions his whole life until about two weeks ago. And he rolled. So I don't think tummy time practice is needed for rolling :D


Way to go Rhyko!

 

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Edited by LunaLady - 6/29/12 at 4:25pm
post #33 of 543

Shay is monster huge, over 17 pounds and still gaining about an ounce a day (when will it slow?) and he does most of his tummy time on my chest or in the sling.  If I lay him on the floor he can kick himself around in a circle or if I put him down with his arms under him he will roll. Or he may just cloose to eat his hands or lick the blanket. 

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This is what tummy time looks like for Avery...

 

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Jaimee - LOVE that pic!
 

KJ HATES tummy time.  I've only forced it upon her twice, and she cries so pathetically I just can't do it.  She's done a total of roughly 30 seconds of tummy time in her entire life.  But she's so obviously doing great so I'm not worried (well, sure I worry about her, but not more than I think is normal for any mom).  A couple weeks ago I was like "Oh yeah, tummy time."  And tried it and she was just so unhappy.  We won't be doing that anymore...

 

Thanks for all the support everyone.  I'll update after the big discussion (think it'll be happening tomorrow morning).  I won't be a part of it; DH and his aunt are gonna sit down with grandma and I think KJ and I will go for a walk or something.

post #36 of 543

She watches some phonics videos and then we practice the different letter sounds when we're reading.  Nothing special, but she's really interested in it, so it keeps coming up.
 

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Yep- we have an iPad but DH usually takes it to work.  Booo.  "Super Why" or whatever it is called is basically how Owen learned the alphabet.  Pretty cool :-)  What phonics tools do you use?



 

post #37 of 543

Yup, this is us too.  That, or she'll rub her face into the ground.  Coralie likes to be on her tummy though, she sleeps best that way.
 

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This is what tummy time looks like for Avery...

 

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This is what tummy time looks like for Avery...

 

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Haha! Same for Greta! My girl is absolutely obsessed with her hands.

 

She can get them to her mouth pretty easily now and that's all she wants to do... gnaw on her hands. She has yet to find her thumb and now I can't really tell if she's really looking for it, but she sure does love to eat her fist! She pretty much always has her hands around her face. She eats them most of the time, but while I'm nursing her she rubs her eyes with one hand. They just have to be touching her face. She also loves when I put a regular shirt on her instead of a onesie or one piece outfit. She grabs at the shirt and pulls it up to her mouth, showing off her belly to everyone. That's about the only thing she can pull to her mouth right now though. She also isn't grasping at toys or anything yet. My MIL has been putting her on an activity mat at her house, but I haven't seen her pay much attention to the toys yet. She's working really hard at rolling over right now. She started that about a week ago. If she can pull herself on my finger, she'll just about make it all the way onto her tummy. She can get up on her side pretty well on her own, but she usually gets distracted by the hands in front of her face at that point. It's pretty funny to watch her hike herself up on her side, eat her hands, flop onto her back, hike herself back onto her side, repeat, repeat, repeat... until she turns her whole body in a circle. That keeps her entertained on the floor for pretty long stretches of time. 

 

Oh, and I have to brag on her today. She is officially 3 months old today! Last night, she slept in her crib from 8:30-3:30!! That was so awesome. I went to bed around 10 and got a good 5 hours of sleep without her in the bed! Then, today she has taken two long naps in the crib. About 2.5 hours each! I'm celebrating that since she normally doesn't stay in the crib during the day for more than 45 minutes or so! I'm certainly not expecting a repeat, but it made for a good day today!

 

post #39 of 543
That's cool that Greta is such a big girl, Mal, sleeping all alone! smile.gif

Hmmm... I guess Jasper has discovered his hands. I think he is starting to bat at toys. He also likes to put his hands on his face. But not in the mouth... Hands in the mouth would require him not having a boob in his mouth, and that never happens. When he was first born, I used to complain that he didn't like to comfort nurse and didn't nurse for long. Boy has that changed! Now that's all he wants to do. He wants to nurse straight through every nap and then some in between. I'd say he's nursing every hour. Whenever I hold him, he pecks at me. I'll have to think about this... It's easy now to allow open access, but I remember being irritated when my girls still wanted that when they were much older.
post #40 of 543

My first was that way-  until she was almost 8 months old she nursed constantly.  The longest we went between feedings during the day was 45 minutes after that.

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