I'm so far behind on the posts it's not even funny... I tried skimming through, but I'm sure I've missed more than I've read...
As for the biting, we're dealing with Micah's biting too. He has bit my arm hard enough to leave welts twice now. The first time I yelled (in pain!) and said NO BITE! and he thought it was funny and tried to bite me again. The second time he came up behind me when I was sitting on the floor and bit me on the back of my arm. It REALLY hurt and I yelped so loud that I scared him and he started crying... funny enough, he hasn't tried again since. I doubt that cured him or anything, but something else I was doing was when he would try to bite me, I would re-direct him to something that he was allowed to chew like a soft toy. I don't know if he is making the coorelation or not, but I guess I figure it's worth a try. Sometimes I feel like I'm training a puppy! LOL
Freerangemama - CONGRATS! Kudos to you... I'm sure not ready to be pregnant again yet. Our "plan" is to start TTC in May 2006. My brother and I are almost 3 years apart, and I'd like to space my kids about that far apart if I can manage it.
I'm so excited about Micah's first birthday party. I'm planning it for the Saturday before the actual day, and having my MIL, FIL, SIL, BIL, and two of Micah's young cousins over for a BBQ and bday party. I'm also thinking of having a small party for a couple close friends of mine on the actual day which would include 3 other kids. I'm going to go to a party store this weekend and try and find train theme decorations. My husband is really into electric trains, and has a set his dad bought him when he was a boy. His grandpa was a conductor, which is really special to him... Anyways, we've decided to start buying pieces to a train set and eventually miniature village each birthday until he's old enough to play with it responsibly. We'd like it to be both something he enjoys playing with, and an investment for him. Something he can pass onto his own children someday. I haven't really started doing any research on what brand or anything, but I'm excited to start this for him. My husband is thrilled with this idea cause he's SO into model trains... I think it'll be a neat thing for them to do together. A hobby they can share. Hopefully Micah's as into it as I hope he'll be. Otherwise my DH will just have a really cool train to play with... hahahaha
Is it just me, or any of you other SAHMs with just one kid feeling rather bored lately? I find I've been watching WAY too much TV these days. Doesn't help that we upgraded our cable to over 200 channels... LOL I've been meeting a couple friends at the mall two mornings a week to walk, I keep the house pretty durn clean, but I don't really have much else to do. I can only sit on the floor and roll a ball to Micah, or read him his Barney Farm book so many times before I feel like I'm going stark raving mad. Doesn't help that it's either 100 degrees outside or hurricaning around here during the summer... Sorry... guess i'm just a bit shack whacky today.