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Gasp!<br><br>
Our babies are nearly a year old!<br><br>
This month was consolidation of skills for DD. Standing on her own, cruising, cruising, cruising, and she's ready for the crawling Olympics as well (her impatience and crawling skill, I believe, are delaying the walking). No talking, but if she could figure out what language to use, I'm sure she'd be starting with "gimme!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am just enjoying watching her little personality flower. She's a real charmer, but she's also very impatient and quick to get angry if you take something (such as a pen with a sharp end) away. Still loves hanging out in her podaegi.<br><br>
Her hobbies are playing in the pool and bathtub with rubber duckies, banging on her xylophone, and eating very small objects off the carpet, such as the dried up piece of rice that did not come out when we swept.
 

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It's so hard to believe our babes will be turning one next month <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: .<br><br>
I just had to jump on to share that Lizzie slept all night last night--not that it was super important, but I was just so shocked that she did it all on her own. I was beginning to have visions of trying to nightwean at 2 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . We'll see if it lasts...she has been up to nurse pretty much 2x since 6 mos., occasionally only getting up once. It was nice to sleep 8 whole hours IN A ROW <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .<br><br>
And, today, she signed "more" to my dh because they were sharing crackers. It was so sweet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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We no longer have a little baby at my house-- we have a toddler! Where has the time flown? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/happytears.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="happytears">: Walking is more than just a new skill now-- it's how he gets around. And all the big-boy foods he's eating already-- he has cut back on his nursing noticeably. And he is wearing size 24 months! He's just so big, I can't believe how fast he's "growing up".<br><br>
Oh, the cutest thing is when he says "no" and "yes" and does the shaking the head and the nodding too . . . his nod is a full body nod! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Wow, it will be his birthday next month . . . I can't believe it. But for now, he's still my sweet little ten-month-old.<br><br>
I have to say . . . I have so much enjoyed having Teddy be my little baby . . . now that it's over . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> oh well, there will always be a new adventure to share with my boys!
 

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I just caught up on the end of the last thread and I wanted to say to Anita-- I'm so sorry for your loss. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> And I loved seeing everyone's pictures too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I can't believe they are almost one either and aren't little babies anymore. If he was already walking I would really be feeling it.<br><br>
My little guy babbles a lot and his language is so cute, wish I knew what he was saying.
 

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No! He is still a baby! He is, he is, he *is*!<br><br>
Hey, I can dream, right?<br><br>
DS is a crawling maniac, and pulls up and cruises around the furniture or whatever he can reach. He's also figured out how to get off of the sofa by turning around and sliding down feet-first on his tummy!<br><br>
Lots of chatter and babbling - "babababa" is a big one, some dada (though not really directed at Daddy, just a general noise-making), gurgling, cooing, and lots and lots of belly laughs. He likes anything he can use to make noises - he bangs on DD's little piano, clacks toys together to hear the sound, and will clap and clap his little heart out.<br><br>
This week he's been a little more baby-like because he's been sick (fever, rash, ear infection - poor little guy). I've gotten lots of cuddles, but I hate to see him so miserable, YKWIM? But when he's feeling well, he gets what he wants - usually a quick nurse - and he's down getting into everything!<br><br>
And still no teeth, and no sign of any. Eh, it keeps him more baby for a bit longer, so I'm not complaining.
 

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Never joined in the other threads, though it´s nearly a year now like y´all said........<br><br>
Anyhow feels important to check in with other oct 06 babes as I have no idea whether my DD is going along just average or what, not that I have any great anxiety but still nice to read the other posts and see that she is normal (or as normal as they get <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
DD typically wakes once a night to feed though on occasion has slept through. She´s babbling but no real words, not even "mama" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: , definitely has a certain squeal for the cats and another for the dogs! She´s pointing out interesting things but not responding to "where´s ....?" type questions, not that we´ve really tried! She is exposed to english and spanish, though english only at home so think that will have some effect on getting it all sorted out.<br><br>
She is a crawling and climbing queen - daddy is a tree surgeon and a mountaineer so she´s forever trying to find the highest point in the room. Attempting the occasional "hands free" standing.<br><br>
I guess I´m eager to hear what you guys are doing with your LOs to help them develop - this is my first, I don´t have a mum and I live up a mountain in a foreign country so not really getting any advice.
 

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I was just getting wistful today at how big Gabrielle is now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/happytears.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="happytears">: She just recently discovered how to pull up on things, and then the stairs, it's been a whole new discovery for her since DD1 keeps all the things she doesn't want DD2 getting into up, only now DD2 can reach many of the tables. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Gabrielle loves eating food, but isn't so much into swallowing it, she will spit it back out and then shove her mouth full again. We took our first plane trip last week and she did so well, the most difficult part was keeping her from attacking all of DD1's stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Hi Mamas!<br><br>
I can't believe our babies are going to be 1 next month!<br><br>
Even more impossible to believe, I just found out that I'm pregnant again! My DD still nurses every two hours and several times during the night. We were/are so surprised! Thrilled, but surprised!<br><br>
Hannah is slowly learning to walk. She seems to like to practice things and will only take a few steps at a time and then sit down. She still says Mama, Dada, Bye Bye, Hey and Yeah. She said butt the other day too. (Um oops, we need to stop saying "It's time to change the butt butt" around here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
This past week, Hannah fell and hit her head and briefly lost consciousness. Her Ped said to take her to the ER and they wanted to do a CT scan. They found a "spot" (technical term = hypodense lesion in the left occipital lobe) that they wanted to "check" again in 2 weeks. I called my Ped the next morning and she is instead sending us to see a Pediatric Neurosurgeon in Atlanta. She's already consulted with him and he thinks that it is likely nothing (definitely not caused by the fall) and just a benign part of Hannah's brain that has always been there and will always be there. But he needs to see the scan to verify that. So that appointment is on October 4th. We are scared and a little nervous, but trying to believe that it is the best case scenario and nothing to worry about.<br><br>
We are getting excited for her first birthday and talk all the time about how hard it is to believe how big and mature she is already. She looks like a little person now, not a little bitty baby anymore.
 

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Sadystar, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome">. Your dd sounds on target to me.<br><br>
MommytoHHH, I'll ne thinking about you on the 4th and many it's nothing vibes to you!!!
 

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Peony, congratulations on Gabrielle's progress. It sounds like she is really catching up. I'm so happy for you.<br><br>
MamatoHHH- Congratulations to you too. Two little babies, oh my. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm sure everyone is saying that. Sorry. It's great.<br><br>
Sadystar- Welcome! Have you been to our expat mamas thread in Finding your Tribe?<br><br>
"I guess I´m eager to hear what you guys are doing with your LOs to help them develop - this is my first, I don´t have a mum and I live up a mountain in a foreign country so not really getting any advice."<br><br>
I also live abroad and I am constantly wondering what other babies do. It's so hard for me to sort out in what ways my host culture is just nuts (don't let them sit up until six months or you will squash their ovaries) and in what way it is the same (they will start talking any time now).<br><br>
I think you're right that the bilingualism will create a delay in language. My daughter is also babbling tons but does not use any real words. I think I'm going to work more on getting her to repeat things, if possible. Also doesn't help that I live alone with her.<br><br>
Please feel free to come join us at <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=678227" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=678227</a> for random expat crunchiness. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How did I miss that. CONGRATULATIONS, MommytoHHH!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Woo Woo!!! Congrats!!!<br><br>
Collin's new thing this week is cruising! He's finally realized how much fun it is to pull up on everything and take everything off tables!!! I'm glad be CD because it makes falling on his butt a little softer!<br><br>
We have 3 cats and I am amazed that he knows their names already! If they are all in the same room and I ask him "where's Sammie" he looks to find Sammie! And sometimes he even points at them. He's totally in love with all the gatos, but the poor kitties don't know what to do with him now that he's mobile and interested in them. I have 3 very stressed out cats right now.<br><br>
Also, we've been having horrible, horrible, horrible sleeping issues. Collin wakes up every 2 hours, without fail. And he's dropped 2 of his naps during the day. I don't know what to do about the waking at night...it's been going on for well over a month now and I am just so exhausted that I can hardly function during the day. I'm hoping he'll start sleeping better soon (he used to sleep so nicely! 6-8 hours at night, every night!) because I just don't know what to do.
 

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Hannah's mom-- thinking of you two today! That must have been so scary!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> And CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PREGNANCY! How exciting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Hi Sadystar! It's totally normal for baby's who are growing up bilingual to speak much later-- like even a year later than their peers-- and no wonder, they have twice as much grammar and vocabulary to pick up!!! She sounds completely on target to me!<br><br>
Sleeky_Meerkat-- with my boys, sleeping issues are always always always food related. Teddy was recently starting to sleep really badly and teething harder than usual. I had started trying to eat dairy normally again, and had slightly increased my intake of sugar, and that was the issue-- I cut back on sweets (including fruit juice!) and the dairy, and he's sleeping like an angel again. Ahhh. So much easier for me. SO much easier. So my advice would be to examine the possibility food sensitivities or too many sweets in your little one. Also, you could try to see if he has a homeopathic constitutional imbalance.
 

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Dd is growing so fast! She's still little for her age, but the things she can do! Right now it is playing on the stairs. She would crawl up and down all day if I let her. She also eats things off the floor if I don't get every speck up. Climbing on and off furniture is a new skill, too- she no longer does a "controlled fall"- it's a real "climb-down" onto her feet, and then she cruises away.<br><br>
She's quite attached at the moment. If I leave the room, she sits down and cries until I come back, pick her up, and take her with me wherever I'm going. Hopefully this is a phase, and she will go back to following me around like she used to.<br><br>
No teeth yet, although she gnaws on everything. I'm hoping when the teeth come in and she learns to walk that she'll be a little less high-needs. (Not that I mind holding her all the time, but she gets so upset sometimes, from frustration I think.)
 

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I never even thought of dairy. It fits though...it's been about a month since we started giving him yogurt in his cereal. I feel so stupid not thinking about this as a cause of his sleep problems.<br><br>
Thanks sooooo much for the advice. I seriously don't know what I would do without you mamas!!!!
 

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She's quite attached at the moment. If I leave the room, she sits down and cries until I come back, pick her up, and take her with me wherever I'm going.</div>
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My little guy is doing this too. Or I guess I should say again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
This morning little guy was feeding me imaginary food, it was so cute. He got a real kick out of it. He was so serious about it ,he would pick up the imaginary food with his pincher grabber then carefully put it in my mouth. Then he would smile so big.<br><br>
MommytoHHH, I'm thinking about you and Hannah today!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thanks for the Hannah and pregnancy love, ladies.<br><br>
Hannah's pediatrician called me this morning (out of the blue) just to check on her and make sure she was still doing fine. She reassurred me again that she thinks everything is ok. She is such a fabulous and well educated Dr. We just love her!<br><br>
Yesterday, Hannah took 9 unassisted steps from the ottoman to me!! She did several shorter trips later in the day. I can't believe she is almost walking!<br><br>
Is anyone elses baby only taking one nap/day now?
 

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Congrats Hannah's Mom! You are going to have a very busy household soon!<br><br>
Sam has taken one 3 hour nap during the day a few times, but his usual is still two naps.<br><br>
Sam's not walking yet but he's cruising like crazy and climbing stairs, furniture, whatever he can. He loves to stand holing onto something and then throw both arms up over his head and stand by himself for a few seconds (very cute!) but so far no steps that way. And boy is he jabbering. He certainly sounds like he's saying very important things. I just can't understand them yet!
 

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I'm also new to this thread but thought i'd jump on this month. October approaching is so bittersweet for me, well all of us i'm sure. I'm so amazed with how much Gwen has developed in only a years time but at the same time I'm so sad to see how big she is getting. How does a year fly by so quickly?<br><br>
Gwen is walking all over the place and has been for a little over a month now. I swear if her feet would cooperate she would be sprinting everywhere she could. She is nowhere near sleeping through the night but we are patiently awaiting the time to come. On average she is still up a good 3 sometimes 4 times to nurse. She isn't crazy about solid foods though so I think she is just trying to get all her calories in with breastmilk. Her new favorite food is colby jack cheese and peaches, at the same time, yum right? I suppose it could be worse and I'm glad to know she is getting extra calcium.
 
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