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Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-07-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By dexlor
Thank you so much for your responses.  There's...

Thank you so much for your responses.  There's something else I've realized..my monthlies are hitting me more emotionally than they used to as I get older. I become despairing.  So, one thing I am...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By dexlor
She'll be 3 in 2 months and I don't like being...

She'll be 3 in 2 months and I don't like being with her. Even when she's happy and playing I am tensing for a tantrum.  I might walk into a room when she wanted to walk in first or I might pick up a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-01-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By dexlor
Can you get your boots on by the time I...

Can you get your boots on by the time I sing...(insert fave song of the minute)? Can you get your boots on by the time I count to 5? Response "Mommy, don't count" and "Nooo, don't sing".  DH and I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-22-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By dexlor
Hello all, feeling those insecurity blues, that...

Hello all, feeling those insecurity blues, that I suffer from periodically and just wanted to share. Let's start with the good things: My 2.6 month old is now peeing in the potty! This is huge and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-30-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By dexlor
Thanks everyone! Corrieoseal, it does...

Thanks everyone!

Corrieoseal, it does wonders hearing someone else going through the same thing esp. with our LOs near the same age. This morning I did hide her diapers and told her we had to buy...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-29-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By dexlor
2.5 year old DD has absolutely no interest in...

2.5 year old DD has absolutely no interest in using her potty seat. Picked it out herself, she did. We have tried the Elmo potty, Bjorn potty. The Bjorn potty she was peeing in when she was 18...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-24-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By dexlor
Hi all, so let's see, my life is pretty darn...

Hi all, so let's see, my life is pretty darn good. But today was not such a hot day...well actually it was...but just read on. So, day 4 of my period is still ridiculously heavy flow. I'm exhausted,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-14-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By dexlor
My 2.2 year old DD recently started exhibiting...

My 2.2 year old DD recently started exhibiting some of the terrible two behaviors. She is saying "no" more for one..and "no" to things she loves...like eating. Any mealtime she now says " I don't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By dexlor
I thought I was just hormonal from recently...

I thought I was just hormonal from recently weaning and just really overheated from the hot spell we're having here on the east coast. But this week my DD is acting so different. She is way whiny...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By dexlor
My 26 month old DD started saying "umm" right...

My 26 month old DD started saying "umm" right about 24 months. It's so cute. I'll ask "What did you have for lunch at daycare?". DD looks up pensively and goes "ummmmmm....pasta"....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-07-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By dexlor
I will balance this out by posting all the good...

I will balance this out by posting all the good stuff that's happened later this week. But for today, I don't have time to exercise. I just weaned my 26 month old who still asks for "milkies" and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By dexlor
I have been posting questions while in angst,...

I have been posting questions while in angst, while frustrated or angry or sad. But tonight I thought I'd change that vibe. I love being a mom. I have a smart, strong, beautiful, brave, funny, kind...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,798
Posted By dexlor
"Ohhhh yes!" When something tastes really good...

"Ohhhh yes!" When something tastes really good or is just simply awesome.
"Oh boy" When something falls or spills.
"Oh man" When something just seems nutty.
"Oh dear" our version of "uh oh"...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By dexlor
We've gotten in the groove of cleaning up during...

We've gotten in the groove of cleaning up during the day but only taking few seconds to do it. She's pretty good at "helping" clean up and I think that's a good thing for her at 26 months. But...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By dexlor
I say "we're going to the playground after you...

I say "we're going to the playground after you wake up tomorrow" or "after lunch". She's 26 months and I think she gets it. She'll go "Ohhhhhh" as if she totally gets me, which I am not so sure she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-07-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By dexlor
My now 26 month old was using the potty...

My now 26 month old was using the potty periodically around 1 year old to pee in but now has no interest in it. I ask her if she wants to try it and she says "no" and when I've tried to cajole her,...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-07-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By dexlor
Hello, I am vacillating on DD finally getting...

Hello, I am vacillating on DD finally getting the MMR. We've used an alternate scheduled for vaccinating and wonder if it is time for her to get this. I wish they still separated it!

Just wanted...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By dexlor
Baby cakes- It is hard when they come to your...

Baby cakes- It is hard when they come to your bed early in the morning! Part of me is too tired to do anything else and another part absolutely loves picking her up and snuggling with her as she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By dexlor
So, I posted a couple of times here about how my...

So, I posted a couple of times here about how my 8pm-6am sleeper was refusing to go in her crib at all and if we were able to put her in fast asleep (after falling asleep in our bed) would wake up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-18-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By dexlor
It is now 2:35 a.m. So, she came to me with her...

It is now 2:35 a.m. So, she came to me with her arms up to get into our bed and hour ago. Mind you, this is very hard for me to resist. I'd love to take her up and put her down between us. But I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-17-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By dexlor
Let me start off by saying that I know we are...

Let me start off by saying that I know we are incredibly lucky that DD at 23 months sleeps in her own crib at all. But we've been used to her going to sleep after nursing around 8/8:30 and waking up...
Forum: Dads   03-12-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,559
Posted By dexlor
Hello, I am the father of an almost 2 year...

Hello,

I am the father of an almost 2 year old DD. Ever since she was big enough to take baths in the tub, we have one night a week when we play in the bath together. She is old enough now to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-12-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By dexlor
My DD is in daycare 3 days a week. Those days,...

My DD is in daycare 3 days a week. Those days, she nurses in the morning, before bed and sometimes when she gets home from daycare. My days off, she nurses more often..probably about 3 more times....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By dexlor
Wow, thanks everyone for being so supportive and...

Wow, thanks everyone for being so supportive and honest with me! I feel like we have the NSF fees because we believe we can afford to get that $5 lunch or donate $2 to United Way. It all adds up. A...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-08-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,955
Posted By dexlor
This was me last Tuesday. That is the night that...

This was me last Tuesday. That is the night that DH works late so it is all up to me to put our 23 month old DD to bed. I'm so fortunate to have a supportive and great dad in my DH and to have a...
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