Hey there mamas! So good to see everyone!
Bundle, what a story! It was a bit of a reality check for me. My DH and his father run a drywall company, and there is NO WORK right now. His poor parents haven't been able to pay bills in months. They are actually owed money from past jobs where people have BOUGHT THE HOUSES AND ARE LIVING IN THEM! But there is no law in NYS that says the house can't be sold until the contractors are paid. Fortunately, DH also has carpentry trades, so he's been working for a friend. He's only making a little more then half of what he normally makes, but with my paycheck, we are still ok. (and its defiantly better then nothing at all) But I fear the bottom will fall out from under us at any moment. I just hope things turn around for this country soon. I hope your hubby finds a job very soon. Please let us know the moment he does! At least now you are back around friends. Support is so key! My heart aches for your poor babies having to go through this. Every time DH and I have an argument about money or stress, I try to bite my tongue as I really don't want it to effect my babies.
Charlie is still so little and at a very critical developmental stage. He moved up to the Toddler room at his DCP about a month ago. They usually don't move them until they are 18 months, and start just bringing them in for an hour or so every other day, to "warm them up" to it. Well Charlie didn't need it. That kid is going to be a social butterfly. He LOVED playing with the bigger kids. Wasn't scared AT ALL! He would get mad when they would try to take him back to the infant room! He sleeps on a cot for nap time……A COT!!! My little baby is sleeping in a daycare version of a big kid bed!!!! He sits AT A TABLE to eat, no more highchair. Of course we still do all this stuff at home because listening to his teachers and listening to mommy are two different things. Plus there aren't other kids around doing it for him to follow suit. He's singing his abc's now, or something close to it. He's communicating with head nods and shakes. I FINALLY got him to say MAMA. That one was killing me!
. And he's SO GOOD with his little brother. Always giving hugs and kisses. It's very sweet. He's in the 90th percentile for his height and 50th for his weight, so he is going to be a string bean like his mama was I think. He eats like a CHAMP!
Matthew is a different kid completely. Not only do they look different, their personalities are SO different. Matthew is a straight up mama's boy. If I walk out of the room he fusses. He's usually ok when I drop him off at daycare in the mornings, but at night, WATCH OUT. If he is not hanging from my hip, he's not happy. He's still EBF, which I wasn't able to do this long with Charlie unfortunately. But hes so much better at focusing on one thing, where Charlie was interested, (and still is) in EVERYTHING around him. We used to call him Nose Bomb, cause he just seemed so nosy! Matthew has just started using his hands and is bringing things to his mouth, and he is a TALKER! Making all these noises and sounds and so LOUDLY. Charlie never did that either. (for a while I was actually a little worried) Matthew also is infatuated with what we are doing when we are eating. Charlie never seemed to care that much, but if you are chewing, he will stair at you with such concentration. I haven't given him anything other then BM yet though. Gonna wait until he is literally grabbing things from us.
Well that's it from me. If you have read this far, Thank you. My life is pretty boring except for my babies, whom are my whole WORLD. I don't know how I got through life before they came along. Lol!
Birdie, I want to nibble on those cheeks until my teeth rot because she looks like she's just to SWEET!!!
Oki, I thought Matthew sleeping was bad. Charlie is a DREAM sleeper and has been for a long time, so its been tough working on such little sleep.
EMC, I had a similar experience with Charlie's first Ped, but not nearly as RUDE. I dropped his sorry behind and found one that is all for INFORMED CONSENT, which is absolutely your right.
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