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We got referred to PT for her left ankle, which I've been watching. She turns her foot under so the gait looks jerky, almost like a little limp. she wore a hole right through the shoe on that foot (think inner side of the heel). bleahhh. doc said 'oh you can go to PT or straight to an ortho,' and i was all 'wha?" i thought she'd tell me "no big deal, let's keep an eye on it!' so i wasn't expecting that. i feel like i didn't ask enough questions, but i think a PT would set me straight if it's not something they can help, right? i figured going to an ortho would definitely involve x-rays and potentially more intervention right off the bat. ideas? wwyd? you can kind of see the motion in videos - here's one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygWMLi5D5nU and here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIRQ5c9nhuY It doesn't slow her down, that's for sure.
I am guessing from what you wrote that you don't get her adjusted at the chiro? I just started getting ds adjusted and wish I had from the get go. But, anyway, if I were you, I would see a good reputable chiropractor who sees families/children (you can find one on ICPA: http://www.icpa4kids.com ). Right away, because the sooner she starts getting adjusted, the less it may effect her in other ways long term. The PT can't hurt I guess, except they will not get to the root of the problem - like why that is happening. I would consult a chiro about it first and they will probably give you a care/action plan like no one else will. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. She is beautiful btw.

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Candice, give your friend an extra big hug for me. Some of my male troops and one co-Lieutenant had babies while we were deployed. Sucked. For everyone. But they all came through just fine! It's wierd, but I have had several dreams since leaving the military (actually, since moving home from Oki, even) about being pregnant WHILE deployed. Yikes! In one particularly harrowing dream, Nevie was there with me and we were being psychologically tortured by some insurgents in a trailer and they were just about to do something horrible to Nevie when I woke up. Ugh. Where's my dream analyst when I need one?

And I'm with you. Teething suuuhhhhcks.
Thanks, Megan. I know she'll be fine, but I just feel so badly for her. She said she pretty much cries every day, but when everyone sees her, she's so strong. I just can't imagine. She's got a midwife and a doula and her mil and a bunch of her friends who will be helping her. I'm worried about after we all leave. She'll have a newborn and a 2 1/2 year old to care for all by herself, all the while worrying about her husband. I wish I could stay until he gets back. The good news is that when she talks to him, his biggest complaint is that he's bored. And he's very matter-of-fact about things. He feels he is doing his duty, and is very at peace with where he is. Anyway, yeah, I just went on and on about someone that no one knows. : It's just nice to say it to someone who understands.
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I am guessing from what you wrote that you don't get her adjusted at the chiro? I just started getting ds adjusted and wish I had from the get go. But, anyway, if I were you, I would see a good reputable chiropractor who sees families/children (you can find one on ICPA: http://www.icpa4kids.com ). Right away, because the sooner she starts getting adjusted, the less it may effect her in other ways long term. The PT can't hurt I guess, except they will not get to the root of the problem - like why that is happening. I would consult a chiro about it first and they will probably give you a care/action plan like no one else will. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. She is beautiful btw.
Hmm, she has been adjusted from birth, and the chiro never said anything about her ankle or legs. Does that mean she sucks? She has a lot of infant/child patients. However, we haven't been seen since H. started walking. I can get her in there and see what the chiro thinks. I'm just not sure how it all plays in, you know? As in who gets to the root of the problem - that's my exact question. If it's an anatomical issue that an ortho would need to see, wouldn't a PT also be able to understand this and refer us out? For instance, you wouldn't say a clubbed foot is caused by a subluxation, right? But I guess this could be? It's all so confusing, so I guess i will hop on the multiple opinion train. Bleah.
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Helen, if you go to a good ortho they should be able to figure it out (yes, with xrays likely but that and an exam is probably all they'll do initially). I actually really like orthos and think they are generally good at what they do. My mom is a PT and I think she might be able to analyze it, but I would think that the x-rays would actually be a help, just to double check that it's not bone related.
So, I guess I am of the ortho or PT boat, not chiro. But that's me. :
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do you want my opinion? i could give it, or not.

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hmm, food for thought, Jessica. This is a kid who hates to be examined or touched by people she doesn't know in general. So maybe cut to the chase with an xray and figure out exactly what's going on, then treat from there?

Korin, of course I want your opinion. As long as it's not that I look fat in these pants. These pants are FINE.
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you look soooo fat in those pants. today I went shopping (and i know you can relate) and everything hung off of me... or had a rise that was 1 inch long, and my c-section scar showed. sex-ay. not. I need to gain 10 lbs. how the : am I going to do that?

My opin.. I'd ask your chiro to take a look at it. I've had kids that had wonky gaits and one or two adjustments and all was well.. and i've had kids that i sent to pt/ot/ortho because it was beyond me.
An x-ray will show boney abnormality only. will not show much soft tissue (ie muscle/joint/tendon) problems (unless those things affect the bone structure). so an x-ray may not answer your problem. If it were me, i'd chat with the chrio and pt first, then see an ortho. start conservatively.
well, first, i'd give harp a smooch from ruby. :

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Am I hearing that a couple other moms are having trouble keeping weight/gaining it? I swear, I always feel like the only one out there experiencing that. Plus, ya can't complain to anyone without them wanting to kill you since the rest of the world seems to have the opposite problem. I'm not alone?

sounds like some good chiro advice to me, btw. I just have an opinion, korin has the expertise!

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Yes lori, I am having trouble keeping weight on. I really don't want to hear that someone hates me for it, cause i really don't feel good about myself being this thin... I'm about 10 lbs lower than i'd like to be i guess i should make mashed potatoes each week.

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I'm losing a bunch of weight still, but I had the weight to lose, and would like to lose a bit more. to those of you who are losing more than you want to, I know that's every bit as hard as being overweight.

Helen, I think I'd start with the chiro as well, maybe point it out specifically and go from there.

We are in Oregon now and we get to meet Korin & Ruby tomorrow! Yay!

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Hi everyone! Just checking in while relaxing & enjoying the last hour of my birthday after a very fun day!!

So, do I look 30 to you? I still don't feel 30. I really can't be. I think someone made a mistake. Maybe my mother counted wrong.

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Congrats on the pregnancy Kait!

I'm getting baby fever too!! It only god worse last night when I was holding my niece. I was the only one out of 4 that she didn't cry with *sigh* THAT didn't help!

Well, we got through the funerals... We arrived here on Tuesday and hit the ground running. New Seasons did the catering for my mom's reception, it was WONDERFUL! it any of you live in Ptown and want to cater, use them!! All our guests were in love with the food table. I love it when people love the food I serve so I was very pleased.

Seriously though, this has been a weird couple of weeks. My mom died and then my grandpa (her dad) died 12 hrs later and now, this evening my other grandpa passed away... Life certainly has it's twists...

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Yes lori, I am having trouble keeping weight on. I really don't want to hear that someone hates me for it, cause i really don't feel good about myself being this thin... I'm about 10 lbs lower than i'd like to be i guess i should make mashed potatoes each week.
I'm totally with you and Lori, I'm also 13lbs under my ideal weight. I feel great though so my mom said not to worry about it. I like that advice.

Happy Birthday Kerri!! I felt that way when I turnned 25!! :

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Klynne - I offered you one on the portland thread also, but it seems like you need more than one

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Thanks Korin.


You know, my adrenals are super taxed... anyone have any recs for boosting up adrenals?

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Congrats on the baby, Kaitlin!

Happy 30th BFM! I am turning 25 at the end of the month (for the 5th time, do that math, heheh).

Lots of hugs for Kari. Life is crazy. How's your daughter doing with all the excitement/stress?

Korin, if my c-section scar showed, I'd get arrested. The doc who did it used to specialize in Brazilian socialites in his home country, so let's say it's very far south! gotta say he did a good job though, I can barely see it. It's a little white line. Still feels weird if anything brushes it. If I had another c-section, I'd want him to do it, even though he's a twit.

I gained back 5 pounds from the "is something wrong?" weight stage back in the Spring, and I've been steady since then. I'm a 6 or 8, so "great" by US cultural standards. I'm normally 15 pounds heavier than that. She nurses slightly less, and I think that made the difference, but I still eat a ton compared to other people who aren't nursing. I eat 5-6 meals a day, basically. Ice cream every night almost. She nurses about 6-10 times a day still, even with 3 meals and a snack or so.

Calling the chiro today, gonna take it from there! thanks for opinions, ladies.
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I could swear I posted late last week, but I guess I didn't. Kari, my word, you need LOTS of hugs. Wow.

Kait, congrats on the good news!

Hey BFM, my bday was last Friday - I turned 34. :barf. Just kiddin' - age ain't nothing but a number thang, or something like that. Was a good day, DS wished me a happy bday about 20 gazillion times, which was super sweet. And DD slept until almost 8am, which was a wonderful bday present.

What else? Oh, uh, weight. My offer from months ago for ass transplants still stands. I could furnish several of you with quite a solid amount of junk into your trunks and still have enough leftover for myself. I'm sure we could find a "Dr. Nick" to do them for us...I hope y'all can find some healthy ways to get back up to a good weight.

K is down to nursing about 4 times a day - around 2am, around 6am, at naptime (around noon), and at bedtime (7:30-ish). Sometimes she'll ask once between naptime and bedtime, but more often than not she's too busy playing. She's eating more fruits and veggies but still favors meat and cheese. She's picking up words here and there (probably has 10 words now that she uses reliably), and has two multipurpose words for anything she doesn't know what the word is: bah-bah and dee-dah; if she doesn't know what it is, it's one of those two things. Pretty cute, and I have no idea how she decides which one it is.

Helen, hope your eval goes well for Harper and you get a good plan how to help, or if it's OK to watch and wait. We did the watch and wait on D for some intoeing (he used to trip himself up occasionally), and he has done fine; he still intoes a bit but it doesn't hold him back; Jason intoes a bit but it's never slowed him down, so we are just letting it play out with good shoes, making sure he doesn't "W sit", and it's getting less and less as he grows. Hoping Harper's eval gives some answers.

D is at his first day of preschool today...we go pick him up in an hour. : K and I have had a lovely morning together, just us girls, reading and playing and dancing and singing. Has been nice to have some one-on-one time with her.

If I missed anything else from anyone, sorry!

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Gabriel is now 15 1/2 months. He is, unfortunately, a climber and a biter, which Alex never was - ack! He's got three out of four molars, and is extremely verbal. Here are the words and phrases he says (clearly!):

Good morning
Hi
Bye
wow
potty
doggie
Maggie
Mama
Daddy
duck
truck
dump truck
trash truck
trash
down
downstairs
get down
kitty
goose
frog
pig
goat
go
ball
tiger
fish
shoes
cup
cookie
juice
cheese

Here's a picture of my little cutie:
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He still nurses at naps & bedtime, once during the night, but rarely in the day. My weight is back to my normal pre-preg weight. (5'5" - 122)
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you guys with your babies that hardly nurse! wow!! ruby nurses... bout every 2 hours when we're together... sometimes more, sometimes less. she doesn't take milk while i'm at work, and i can skip pumping, but my breasts are full by the time i get home. at night she'll go 3-4 hours sometimes, but not often.

words... i haven't kept track.. but she's only got a few.

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Heather, your ass transplant offer cracked me up. I could also furnish a few.

Korin, there's a book called "Skinny Bitch," that made me think of you. It's actually a book written by ex-modeling industry people about the gross way Americans eat. But the title made me think of how you get that rudeness from people. I'd like to see someone call me Fat Bitch.

Geez, Stacy! Your baby's a genius!

Talula still doesn't say much. The cutest thing she says is "boo," for boobies. Yeah, while she's tugging on my shirt.

I want a good night's sleep so badly. How can she wake up all chipper after crying and whining and kicking and punching all night long? I just want to cry.
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I'm curious where you received information that would lead you to that opinion. PTs actually go through a pretty rigorous and competitive three years of school to be able to do exactly that. Many also support chiropractic manipulations and will work in tandem with a chiro to provide the most complete care and rehabilitation.

And Helen, a good PT will tell you straight off if the problem needs additional specialty care and/or is beyond their capability to help correct. PTs and Orthos can be a bit tribal, but the two fields work together all the time.

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And add me to the "my pants don't fit" crowd. This kid still nurses quite a bit, plus I did all that triathlon training over the summer (and continue to run & cycle when I can). So... I try to fatten up, but circumstances are working against me :-) That's a lie. I don't try to fatten up. I'm lovin' this and never want to wean the kid.

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I just went shopping again. either things were too big or UGLY. seriously. I don't need pants with a 2 in rise that shows my c-section scar. ick. no. I'm not that kinda mama (a hooochie mama!)...
am now depressed and going to eat a cheese burger everyday. :

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Geez, Stacy! Your baby's a genius!

Talula still doesn't say much. The cutest thing she says is "boo," for boobies. Yeah, while she's tugging on my shirt.
LOL - not a genius, but freaky-verbal. My Mom said that I had an 18 word vocabulary when I was 12 months old, so I don't know - maybe it's genetic? However, my first son did not say nearly this many words at this age.

Your post made me think of another word to add to the list - boob! He says "boob" while he's trying to lift up my shirt!
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I forgot to say, congrats on your pregnancy, Kait! I am knocked up too, due in February.

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I just went shopping again. either things were too big or UGLY. seriously. I don't need pants with a 2 in rise that shows my c-section scar. ick. no. I'm not that kinda mama (a hooochie mama!)...
am now depressed and going to eat a cheese burger everyday. :
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I think clothes suck no matter what size you are. So, I still wear crapass clothes from ten years ago. Seriously.

Although this is not really an approach I would recommend.
Point: I will commiserate with you and offer you a :. Where are you shopping?

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Geez, Stacy! Your baby's a genius!

Talula still doesn't say much. The cutest thing she says is "boo," for boobies. Yeah, while she's tugging on my shirt.

I want a good night's sleep so badly. How can she wake up all chipper after crying and whining and kicking and punching all night long? I just want to cry.
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My kid started saying some stuff and now everything is "dee," though he does babble a lot, just not in english!


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you guys with your babies that hardly nurse! wow!! ruby nurses... bout every 2 hours when we're together... sometimes more, sometimes less. she doesn't take milk while i'm at work, and i can skip pumping, but my breasts are full by the time i get home. at night she'll go 3-4 hours sometimes, but not often.

words... i haven't kept track.. but she's only got a few.
to all of that. I truly have a run-by nurser. Suck suck, bye mom! 3 minutes later, at it again. I am trying to get him to say "yeah" when I ask if he wants Milk, instead of just pulling on my shirt, but so far no dice.

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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/...t/P7260021.jpg

He still nurses at naps & bedtime, once during the night, but rarely in the day. My weight is back to my normal pre-preg weight. (5'5" - 122)
Wow, that's a lot of words!! Also, Stacey, he is beautiful and his eyes are such a neat color.

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Hold the phone -- that is *exactly* what a PT would try to do. I'm starting PT school next week, so bear with my ruffled feathers. But that is exactly what a PT is trained to assess: gait, stature, differences in symmetry, etc, that lead to various issues (and quite a bit beyond that -- hence why it is a competitive and rigorous three-year program). Many also support chiropractic manipulations and will work in tandem with a chiro to provide the most complete care and rehabilitation.

And Helen, a good PT will tell you straight off if the problem needs additional specialty care and/or is beyond their capability to help correct. PTs and Orthos can be a bit tribal, but the two fields work together all the time.
sorry I offended you, really. After re-reading it, I understand. That was probably an extreme statement and didn't come out right either. II know that chiros and PT's work really well together...but I guess it just wouldn't be my first start. To me, PT usually is something that comes after an evaluation by a chiro or other practitioner, yk? Believe me, I am supportive of PT completely! I have scoliosis that has affected me in so many ways my whole life and have seen both chiro and PT throughout the years...and both have been helpful and successful in their own ways (depending very much so on the individual PT, btw), so I didn't mean to sound so against PT. I am definitely not. But again, I would want to see what a good chiro suggested before PT because that may not be necessary or helpful at all, depending on why it is happening - and I would just choose to start with a chiro opinion and adjustments first before getting into an entire PT care plan for a one year old especially. Maybe thats what a chiro would suggest anyway, but you never know if you don't start with the least aggressive approach - I mean that as far as commitment and comfort level for such a young child.

Again, sorry for dissing the job of a PT. My former PT was the most helpful in assessing the overcompensations my body made due to the curve of my back. He gave extremely thoughtful care. And he really really helped me feel better although when his wife passed away and I got assigned a new PT, I had a totally different experience. She just told me to do some stretching on the ball and a few other things then put me on heat - never watched me or discussed anything else with me. So, it does depend on the PT. I wish you well in your schooling!

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Happy Birthday Kerri!! I felt that way when I turnned 25!! :
Thank you!! My first day of my 30s was not too bad, so I guess it'll be OK. Like I have any choice in the matter anyhow!

I would feel better about being 30, however, if I were pg again - but no PPAF in sight yet, alas! Taking Vitex & some other herbs to try to prod my eggies a bit...not willing to cut out any nursings or anything, so other than that, I will have to put on my patience panties and deal....

Oh and Kari, I am sorry about all the losses your family has suffered

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Happy 30th BFM! I am turning 25 at the end of the month (for the 5th time, do that math, heheh).
Thanks! I think I'll start counting the birthdays your way!

Hope you find a chiro or PT or someone who can help with Harper's issue (if it even ends up being something that needs help...)

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Hey BFM, my bday was last Friday - I turned 34. :barf. Just kiddin' - age ain't nothing but a number thang, or something like that. Was a good day, DS wished me a happy bday about 20 gazillion times, which was super sweet. And DD slept until almost 8am, which was a wonderful bday present.
Happy belated to you!!! And hope preschool went well today....

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Gabriel is now 15 1/2 months. He is, unfortunately, a climber and a biter, which Alex never was - ack! He's got three out of four molars, and is extremely verbal.
Stacy! Gabriel is SOOOOO cute!!!! And wow, that is a LOT of words! I am amazed by what Andrew understands - so many times I say something and he does it and I'm surprised! But as far as things he says clearly, I think it's just: mama, dada, sis, yes, no, good, ball, balloon, more, go, here, there, and blue (for blueberry, which means any small round food - blueberries are his favorite food but grapes, cherry tomatoes, peas, etc. are all "blue!") I thought that was a lot until I saw your list!

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you guys with your babies that hardly nurse! wow!! ruby nurses... bout every 2 hours when we're together... sometimes more, sometimes less. she doesn't take milk while i'm at work, and i can skip pumping, but my breasts are full by the time i get home. at night she'll go 3-4 hours sometimes, but not often.
I'm with you - Andrew nurses about the same amount, every 2 hours or so during the day, sometimes 3 if he's distracted- but at night it's um....pretty much the entire night... especially since he's getting his molars now...

Speaking of teeth, I think this came up before I but I don't remember, has anyone been to the dentist yet? Andrew has his first dentist visit tomorrow morning. I don't think it's *really* necessary at this age, but our ped & dentist recommended starting around 1 year, to screen for possible problems but mostly just to get them used to the idea of the dentist looking in their mouth periodically so that they hopefully don't freak out later on when they go for a cleaning the first time Anyway, I had appointments for the girls and our dental insurance covers it, so I figured what the heck, let him join in the fun while we're there!

Hope it's not a disaster. At least he'll get a cheapo, plastic piece of junk from the "treasure box" that's probably made in China and full of lead for his trouble, so he won't fight over the girls' prizes :

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Lori -- no worries. I'm sorry you saw my original reply. I edited to scale back my slightly over-the-top indignation :embarrassed

I tend to be, um, passionate about things I care about. So... not always the best judge of my own response until I look back later.

I'm sorry you had a crap PT. Crap professionals exist in all genre of practice, unfortunately. Anyway... thanks for sharing your story with me. I'm sorry I snapped a bit too harshly.

Back to the babies! Mine is asleep! For now! Hooray.

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Hey Megs, how did your triathlon training go? I'd like to start running, but I'm afraid of loosing weight/burning too many calories. Did you consider this when you started training?

Sydney will nurse like every 3-4 hrs now. I think she forgets sometimes actually, so I'm the initiator. And at night, sheesj, she's on the breast one night and the next only twice... my boobs are c.o.n.f.u.s.e.d

I've got three monkeys jumping on the bed!!

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So, I know it's not popular around here, but I feel safe telling y'all that after three weeks of not sleeping for longer than 15 minutes at a time, we transitioned J in to his own room. He had been in our bed since the get-go (or in the side carred crib for a few hours each night) but every time we rolled over he woke up.

The first night was t.e.r.r.i.b.l.e. and I ended up sleeping on his floor he woke up so often. The second night was also bad in trying to transition him from nursing to laying in his crib, since usually I would lay beside him and nurse him down. No longer an option, so we're trying to nurse down in the rocking chair (IKEA Poang chair, really) and then lay down in the crib.

Last night, I nursed him to sleep, laid him in his crib, he yelled at me once and then passed out for 5 HOURS. He woke up at 1:30 and DH gave him a bottle, and he slept 'til 6:00, when he came to bed with me, nursed, and then we got up so I could shower. I laid him in his crib so that he wouldn't destroy my bathroom, and by the time I got out of the shower (10 minutes with the door open so I could hear him if he needed me) he was asleep again!

I feel human.

S2 is hysterical. And very chatty.

mommy
daddy
sissy
vic
syd
jackson
doggie
hot dog
chicken
yuck
shoe
sock
up
down
light
tree
see
me!! (screamed jubilantly when it's her turn to be picked up/buckled in/whatever)
go
papaw
cracker
cookie (interchangeable with cracker...everything is a cracker or cookie, unless it's chicken)
juice
bye bye
i love you
that
please
thank you

and she signs:
night night
eat
more
please
thank you
bye bye
change

Granted, she's 17 months old (tomorrow!) so she's had a little more time to work on the words. Still no walking anywhere in sight. J will walk before S2 at this rate.

Sarah - Mama to Vic (1/19/00), Syd (4/06/02) Sam (4/20/06-born at 30wk2d), JackJack (2/14/07) and Charlie (4/30/10)
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