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August '05 mamas - we have toddlers...wow!

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*I* get to start the new thread? Wow!

Although I'm sort of sad to be over here on the toddler board.... I -like- my life with my babe. ...who has just single-mindedly climbed 15 stairs with a clean diaper in hand so he could throw it into the toilet and turn around and smile. Goofy kid!

Happy September, mamas!
post #2 of 229
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Oh, and Kristen, I love your new signature.

Hugs to you, Deb. I hope you can figure out what the issue is. And are you sleeping 8 hours? Oh, I hope so.
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just subbing

and sobbing...
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Me too!
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subbing!

hope everyones doing well!

Toddler stage will be FUN!

riiiiiiiight guys?.......hehe
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tee hee. I was on the phone with my mom when I read that we were moving over here and I said oh snit no, she is NOT! Then I realized she is. More a weeble, but still...

Kind of concerned about her limited vocabulary so i'm getting an assesment from early intervention. I'll let ya'll know how that goes..
post #7 of 229
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Originally Posted by Kaitnbugsmom
Kind of concerned about her limited vocabulary so i'm getting an assesment from early intervention. I'll let ya'll know how that goes..
As in speaking or understanding? Henry understands a lot but only says "Dada" so far. He does know four signs, though.
post #8 of 229
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just back from vacation...more later

Love to all!

--Adrienne
post #9 of 229
speaking. She has like 6 or 7 audible & comprehendable words, but the only ones she uses frequently are cat/kat & dad. she knows and occasionally uses 'my' 'no' 'bye' 'eat' and 'cup' but not with any real frequency.
post #10 of 229
Hey all,

I'm with the moms mourning the passing of the babe phase, although Tova still seems like a wee one to me, maybe because she isn't walking (or even standing) yet. Amazing how fast one can scoot, though, especially when one sees the cat!

About the vocabulary: Tova understands a lot, but still says very little in the way of words. Dada is pretty much her word for everything, although she's started making a noise lately that sounds a lot like Hi. Kaitnbugsmom, tell us what the specialist says, if you don't mind.

Henhao: hope you are feeling better and that everything works out. I went to see the movie Little Miss Sunshine (funny and subversive!) and the little girl in that is named Olive. Like yours, she's a beaut.

All the best, toddler moms ...
post #11 of 229
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Originally Posted by Kaitnbugsmom
speaking. She has like 6 or 7 audible & comprehendable words, but the only ones she uses frequently are cat/kat & dad. she knows and occasionally uses 'my' 'no' 'bye' 'eat' and 'cup' but not with any real frequency.
I'm surprised you're worried, actually. As I mentioned Henry only says "Dada" and not even all the time.

One of the stories in my family is that my older sister Karen didn't talk at all until she was three or so, and then she said, "Kathy took my cookie." (Kathy is 1 1/2 years older than Karen.)

Of course, you gotta follow your mama gut on these things.
post #12 of 229
Hi all,

Thanks for the good wishes. I won't learn the results of my test until next Tues.

I had the day off of work today. My plan was to have ME time for about 4 hours and then pick DD up early. This is what happened.

I woke up today and wrenched my neck doing pretty much nothing besides turning my head on the pillow.

DH had to run around getting DD ready. I helped with what I could. I rested for a few hours to give time for the ibuprofen to kick in after DD and DH left.

When I woke up, I really wanted to have my ME time so I did that. I started to use the girl's room at home and the toilet had no water in it. So I used the downstairs toilet and the toilet GROWLED at me. Have you EVER heard of a toilet growling? I could not find a plunger to save my life.

Should I call the plumber and say please fix my growling toilet?

So, I leave all the toilets to do their toilet thing and go about my day. Did I mention it's pouring rain and we have no gutters?

I can't see out the back windows of the house because smart DH and smart me have put a tarp up to try and keep the water away from the foundation (since we have no gutters). All I see is a green tarp flapping against the kitchen window.

Backing out of the driveway is VERY hard when you can't turn your neck very far. :

So I go out and have my fun and even buy lunch out! Woo-hoo. A mommy on the loose!

I come home to eat and then plan to pick up DD. I look at the clock...Not working. No Electricity!!

Now I have a wrenched neck, a growling toilet and no electricity.

And that, my friends, was my day.

Love you all,
HH
post #13 of 229
Who is worried about words? Is your DC walking? Mine does not walk and has a big vocab -- so they say. Evidently, babies with big vocabs will be a bit "behind" physically and those ahead physcially will be a bit "behind" with talking.

Right now, DD says: car, jenny and jen (name of someone at daycare), mama, dada, balloon, light (sounds like ight), bye (sometimes), house, sky (sounds like guy), tree, sit and hot. She seems to say new words the most with dada. She also "orks" like seal, hisses like a snake and growls like a toilet -- I mean a gorilla!

She only does one sign -- for milk. Man, was it cool when she was crying and she could tell me what she wanted!

When asked, she can point to her nose, mouth, eyes, feet, grandpa, and some other things.

However, she does not walk.

Here's something wild. We usually feed her dinner at 5 or 5:30. By 5:30 today, we'd not yet gotten her dinner, so she crawled over to her high chair and pulled herself up to standing as if to say "come on and feed me!" The other night, after dinner, she went over to the CD player and turned on her "night night" music as if to say "time for me to go to bed!" They can really get the messages across when they want to do so!

She really likes bedtime now!
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I know that developmentally she's okay, that when the mind/body is focused on one task, such as walking, eating solids, etc, other things fall by the way side and are gained later, but after having two developmentally delayed children, one of whom has a smorgasboard of issues, I am a bit paranoid..
post #15 of 229
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Originally Posted by Kaitnbugsmom
I know that developmentally she's okay, that when the mind/body is focused on one task, such as walking, eating solids, etc, other things fall by the way side and are gained later, but after having two developmentally delayed children, one of whom has a smorgasboard of issues, I am a bit paranoid..
Trust your gut! A mama knows. I was just looking into this and wanted to share this article with you...look at the end of it and they have some info about when to be concerned. Well, you already ARE concerned. I thought you might the end part of the article interesting; they said that having 2 or 3 words at year is okay.

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/tod...ent/11738.html
post #16 of 229
Deb - hope you are feeling better! Feeling sick is no fun at all.
Wow, your house sounds so much like ours no gutters here either! We used to have a growling toilet that used to spew black gunk all over our bathroom...eeeeew! Luckily my FIL is a plummer. We still can't take a shower, have no bathroom sink, unfinished floor and walls. I did find a dryer at a yard sale for $40 that works great. I still hang out most days, but it is wonderful not to have to hang inside when it rains. Did you ever get your bathroom finished?

Yeah to toddlerhood! I really love the age Johnjon is at right now. So much wonder and discovery. He points at everything and says "dat," tanslated as "that." Life is just one big adventurous game! I love the smiles and the hugs...and yes the growls, grunts, and hollering too (he does a really weird animal type growl thingy). I really didn't think that he'd get this huggy, but he is warming up and starting to give hugs and kisses which is sooooo sweet! I LOVE it!

He is just so much fun right now...a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I just feel all warm and fuzzy right now. I just rocked J back to sleep and stood there and watched Nathan sleep for a while. Ahh, these are the good days. It doesn't matter what else is going on or what bills are due, or what other crap needs to be done...I just feel so blessed to have to happy boys. When they give Mommy a big hug and kiss, I just want to cry, it makes all the rest worth while. sniff...sniff...sniff......

He really only uses two words: dada and dat (that). He says mama, but not too often. He knows the signs for milk, more, please, and help, but doesn't always use them in the correct context. I made the mistake of teaching him "please" and "help" before "eat", so he will go through the list of signs he knows trying to say eat, it is actually pretty cute.

Been busy lately, with life and getting a preschool plan set up. I think we will start next week, but not sure how that will go. Here's hoping.
post #17 of 229
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Originally Posted by Kaitnbugsmom
I know that developmentally she's okay, that when the mind/body is focused on one task, such as walking, eating solids, etc, other things fall by the way side and are gained later, but after having two developmentally delayed children, one of whom has a smorgasboard of issues, I am a bit paranoid..
it's ok to be paranoid. I am also a very paranoid person but on a lot of the little things. My son actually taught me not to be so paranoid now, after watching him play with some toilet waterrrr...

What other moms said about development is right...

Physically my DS is strong, started walking at 10 1/2 months, but verbally he only saids "bye bye", "mama" (only when tired), and "bubble" very well. He understands a lot more (probably around 12 words) and also commands (like Give me....Turn off light....Close the door...Don't touch....) and been signing "milk" A LOT these days.

By the time our kids start 1st grade, we won't be able to tell who started talking first or walking first. Right?

Hope all is well mamas!

I love all the hugs and kisses from DS too! It keeps me going during the day!
post #18 of 229
Hello mamas!
I can't believe we have toddlers now.
Emmett turned 1 and then it was like he was a new boy. His personality is in full gear and he is one funny kid. we totally adore this guy.
I agree that we all have things we worry about and you need you trust your instincts. At least if it is nothing to worry about and a specialist lets you know that, you can reduce some of the stress you are feeling. My sis has a boy on the autism spectrum and when she had her DD she was very worried about her development, perhaps being a bit more critical because of her experience with her son. It sounds normal to be vigilant. I think I would be too.
That being said, my MIl is visiting and she is a pediatrician and has been for 30+ years. We were talking about babies and discussing the wide range of normal, especially in those first years.
- kerri
post #19 of 229
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I talked to a speech therapist last week about Adam - he has had "few time only" word appearances with a lot of recognizable words - he had about 7 last month, before he started walking.

Then, walking, and ZERO words now except 'mama' and 'uh oh' -- he still converses in 'uh oh' -- like this:

Me: "Good morning, baby! Should we go downstairs?"
Adam: "Uh! Oh! Uh, uh, uh!"
Me: "Okay. We'll go have breakfast."
Adam: "Uh."
Me: "Let's get up."
Adam: "Uh oh ah oh."

The ST laughed at me and told me not to worry. She gave me some hints about early language development - the reading & talking, etc., and when I explained that I'm a SAHM with no social life who actually does talk to my son all day, she said that could be part of the 'no words' either, as he doesn't need them all that much right now...that since I can understand what he needs a good portion of the time and anticipate much of it, that he doesn't need to acquire much these days.

Interesting... But do let us know what they say, kaitnbugsmom. I still wonder sometimes.

Deb, between your neck, the toilet, and the power out...eek. But a Mommy on the Loose? Yeah!!! That sounds good!

Off to go and make the house presentable. Family coming for the weekend -- have a good one, all!
post #20 of 229
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Originally Posted by henhao
Who is worried about words? Is your DC walking? Mine does not walk and has a big vocab -- so they say. Evidently, babies with big vocabs will be a bit "behind" physically and those ahead physcially will be a bit "behind" with talking.
That's interesting...Henry has been walking really well since he was 11 1/2 months. He never crawls at all.
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