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Plaid, join us anyway you can.

I have a WWYD for everyone. We have had the crib set up this whole time but never used it for Linus. I think the window of use is closed and that we should take it down. It is so big and empty except for laundry and other things I am hiding under blankets. On the other hand taking it down means (to me) he will never really nap independently. Currently he nurses or walks in the stroller or in a carrier. I cannot transition him from me to the bed but I can to the stroller. I know people use them for 3 years or so if possible but I am thinking that if he isn't in it by 15 months he won't ever take to it, YKWIM? So, who has a crib set up, who uses it for the baby, who would take it down, who would leave it alone as is, or other, please explain.

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I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, and then one of our kitties passed away very suddenly that evening. It's been very difficult trying to stay cheerful, even when I put up the Christmas tree. Everything reminds me of him and the other three cats are kind of subdued and confused without him, which just makes it worse.

That's the big news of our weekend.

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Oh ishy, I am so sorry. I hate when big bad things occur on holidays, anniversaries, and the like.

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To keep up with the serial posting...

All weekend this thread has bombed my computer out. Not mdc, not firefox, not going on-line, not the toddler forum, not any other thread, just this one. What gives?

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I have a WWYD for everyone. We have had the crib set up this whole time but never used it for Linus. I think the window of use is closed and that we should take it down. It is so big and empty except for laundry and other things I am hiding under blankets. On the other hand taking it down means (to me) he will never really nap independently. Currently he nurses or walks in the stroller or in a carrier. I cannot transition him from me to the bed but I can to the stroller. I know people use them for 3 years or so if possible but I am thinking that if he isn't in it by 15 months he won't ever take to it, YKWIM? So, who has a crib set up, who uses it for the baby, who would take it down, who would leave it alone as is, or other, please explain.
I bet if you take it down you'll get pregnant again :

Seriously though, if you don't think he'll transition to it I would probably take it down. I don't have a crib set up currently, but if I did leaving it up without using it would just mean taking up more space.

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I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, and then one of our kitties passed away very suddenly that evening. It's been very difficult trying to stay cheerful, even when I put up the Christmas tree. Everything reminds me of him and the other three cats are kind of subdued and confused without him, which just makes it worse.

That's the big news of our weekend.
I'm so sorry Ishy

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I think Liam has gone through a major growth spurt again. The 18-24 month Kate Quinn pants I just bought him that were fitting a little long are now 3 inches too short. He seems a bit heavier as well but I haven't weighed him in a while. He has been Mr. Attitude lately and loves causing trouble, he is now able to reach everything on the kitchen counter so I'm having to be creative about hiding things. His words have exploded also, he is currently saying: Mama, dad, cook, cookie, cracker, hot, apple, banana, good, yum yum, mine, up, look, night night, what's that, and a bunch of others.

We will find out this week exactly when Andrew is set to leave (hopefully). My heart feels broken when I think about him missing out on this birth and meeting this baby, he is so downhearted about it and I know he is feeling really disappointed. I am just keeping my fingers crossed and praying for good news.

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Yikes! I finally read through everything (at least mostly).

My MIL is still here so computer time has been at a minimum. I did finally set up my own computer again, but getting it tweaked back to how I like it will be hard! It still seems strange and foreign, and I keep realizing just how much I've lost on the old hard drive.

ishy, so sorry about your kitty! I dreamed my cat was back the other night, and was pretty miffed when DH woke me from that dream. I still miss her, and she's been gone for 6 years now. I hope you're able to grieve and still enjoy the holidays.

Erica, congrats! I hope all goes well!!

Katie, keep us posted on what you find out.

Wendi, . Hope things find a "normal" there.

Judah started signing "eat" today at lunch. He's understood it forever, it seems, but hadn't said it. He sat down at lunch at our regular Sunday restaurant and started signing it. I was practically screeching at DH, "look! Look! He's signing it!" It's such a sweet thing, too! More words, more signs... He's growing so fast!

He is NOT, however, sleeping well. We finally have two bottom molars and I'm worried about what else may be coming in now. He's been waking up crying nearly on the hour, it seems. (Due any minute now, I think.) The other day he was fussy ALL. DAY. But the next day was a lot better. Of course having my MIL here doesn't help too much. Stress levels are up and there's a stranger (to him) in the house. But I think he's adjusted better now and is back to being a sweet, happy guy most of the time.

After Thanksgiving he got really awful diaper rash - clearly from whatever's in his stools. Awful. He has what look like two blisters left now, and the rest is healed. But I'm sure he's allergic to something. In those few days he had eggs, dairy, and who knows what else. He tried pickles for the first time, had a banana to bind it all up, etc. DH keeps saying we need to stop ALL solids with him, but that's not really possible right now! He wants to EAT! So I'm not sure what to do, as it's not acute allergies, but he's very much disturbed by SOMETHING.

We're heading to NASA tomorrow and hopefully will enjoy a day out. We've spent two full days doing nothing but sitting around the house with MIL. Sunday we were out most of the day and it was better. But after Friday and Saturday, I had to get out - so we went looking at Christmas lights and broke out the Christmas music. I haven't been to NASA in probably 15 years so it should be fun!

Yep, I'm rambling... tired, and too much going on. Take care, mamas!

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I bet if you take it down you'll get pregnant again :

Seriously though, if you don't think he'll transition to it I would probably take it down. I don't have a crib set up currently, but if I did leaving it up without using it would just mean taking up more space.
Katie, you had better duck for cover saying such things!! Now I have to leave it up a bit longer as I am not ready to grow this family again.

Heather, I hope Judah is doing much better today and you enjoy NASA.

to all you lovely Mommas. Enjoy this holiday season. The toddlers are so easily fascinating and fascinated.

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