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Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2013, 11:55 AM
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Posted By LM96
My little guy turned 2 at the end of November...

My little guy turned 2 at the end of November (early one!) and we just had a small party with my parents and my ILs.  He loved his cake and ice cream!  
 
He is a busy, busy guy and really wants...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By LM96
Quote:This week we tried taking him three days...

Quote:This week we tried taking him three days in a row (W, TH, F) instead of the usual MWF


 
 
This may really help him get into a routine of school.  My Montessori school only has 4 or 5...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-06-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By LM96
I met 2 now-close friends through the story time...

I met 2 now-close friends through the story time at our library. We started a playgroup through a local parenting center and a few more people joined. That was about 6 years ago and we still get...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By LM96
If you are worried, I would call and ask for an...

If you are worried, I would call and ask for an evaluation. Your ped can give you the number to the proper resources for your town. We had our youngest evaluated at the beginning of the summer and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By LM96
I'm with the previous poster--we just gave ds...

I'm with the previous poster--we just gave ds whatever we were eating, but chopped it up so it wasn't a choking hazard.
 
At that age he loved refried beans, french toast (bread dipped in egg...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By LM96
Oops--it was a bit out of date!   My little...

Oops--it was a bit out of date!
 
My little guy is doing great--he is a fun kid.  :)
 
It takes time to get them used to having limits and some kids are going to take longer than others.  It is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By LM96
maybe this will give them the needed getting...

maybe this will give them the needed getting used to things so everything is not all shiny new.
 
I imagine this is key.  If you come to my house, it really doesn't look baby-proofed.  Dangerous...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,499
Posted By LM96
I made some quinoa patties that my son gobbles...

I made some quinoa patties that my son gobbles down.  Basically they were 2 cups cooked quinoa, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp flour, seasonings, chopped carrots, onion, garlic, cheese (but I don't see why you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By LM96
Re. naps--we never got into a decent schedule...

Re. naps--we never got into a decent schedule unfortunately.  He has days where he takes one nap, but he still prefers to take 2.  I think his ideal schedule is up between 6 & 7, nap at about...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By LM96
Hmm..thought I posted earlier, but it obviously...

Hmm..thought I posted earlier, but it obviously didn't go through!
 
I keep thinking the little guy is going to start walking any day now, but we have been at this point for a couple of weeks...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-15-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
FWIW, I've had 4 cycles now and my milk supply...

FWIW, I've had 4 cycles now and my milk supply seems to drop drastically in the week leading up to AF.  I think that is part of why ds loves his solid foods so much now.
 
I made cheesy quinoa...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
Anyone else start to feel super drained around a...

Anyone else start to feel super drained around a year? I don't know if it's the nursing, the year of not great sleep, or what, but I am feeling awful
 
Yes!  I had a horrible couple of weeks right...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
MPsSweetie--Aw, poor little guy!  I hope it is...

MPsSweetie--Aw, poor little guy!  I hope it is better soon!
 
I made a fortuitous discovery yesterday with sleep.  I had put that baby down for a nap and was expecting him to sleep at least 45...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
Micah only gets crayons/markers/pens etc....

Micah only gets crayons/markers/pens etc. whenever he finds them on the floor from the older kids.  He promptly eats them when he finds them so I'm constantly trying to keep them away from him! 
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Forum: Life With a Baby   12-04-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
Woohoo!  I bet you feel like a new woman!  :) ...

Woohoo!  I bet you feel like a new woman!  :)
 
I went out with my friends last night and my husband put Micah to bed.  He was only up 2 times but the 2nd time, I brought him into bed with me...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By LM96
This may sound crazy, but have you tried getting...

This may sound crazy, but have you tried getting her to sleep earlier?  I was putting my oldest son to bed around 6:30 (and some times earlier) at that age.
 
Also, I agree with a previous poster...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-01-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
MPsSweetie--Is he eating dairy?  I would...

MPsSweetie--Is he eating dairy?  I would probably cut that out first.  :(  I believe dairy can cause congestion which could be triggering his coughing.
 
Micah actually called me Mama yesterday....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-26-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
My mom commented that Thanksgiving is a perfect...

My mom commented that Thanksgiving is a perfect meal for this age--lots of soft foods!  Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, peas or green beans, rolls, and even turkey is easy for them to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-24-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 656
Posted By LM96
Micah actually just turned a year a few days...

Micah actually just turned a year a few days ago.  It is hard to believe!   He is right around 18lbs and wears mostly 12 month clothes.
 
He is a champion crawler and has figured out how to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-02-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By LM96
I went ahead and lowered the crib mattress all...

I went ahead and lowered the crib mattress all the way down today.  It was about half-way down, but his chest was over the top rail and I just didn't feel comfortable with it anymore.  He refuses to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-01-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By LM96
My little guy is doing this too and I remember...

My little guy is doing this too and I remember my older 2 going through this phase.  *yawn*  Almost every time he wakes at night, I find him sitting in his crib.  It's a bit hard to sleep while...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-08-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,246
Posted By LM96
MPsSweetie--We had a tumble off the bed tonight...

MPsSweetie--We had a tumble off the bed tonight too.  :(  I felt terrible!
 
The little guy is doing well.  When he was weighed a couple of weeks ago he was 16 lbs 2oz.   He won't do tummy time...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,246
Posted By LM96
Somamama--that was the first time I seriously...

Somamama--that was the first time I seriously considered quitting breastfeeding.  I think the main thing that kept me going was that I couldn't stop cold turkey so I was going to have to deal with...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-04-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,246
Posted By LM96
We are doing well.  Micah is trying to roll over...

We are doing well.  Micah is trying to roll over and looks so proud of himself when he gets to his side and grabs a toy.  He is also really close to being able to sit on his own.  He is a very...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-04-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,669
Posted By LM96
My little guy was born in Nov at 30 weeks...

My little guy was born in Nov at 30 weeks (almost 31).  I received steroid shots at 26 weeks and they gave me one shot the night before he was born but did not have enough time to give me the 2nd...
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