AFM - I found out last week that the assistantship at school that I was promised last spring
Christine-For naps, Maxim still takes 2 naps...one at 10:00am for an hour and then another at 2pm for 2 hours.
Ella- I'm so sorry!!! I would be livid! Your department sounds awful, I hope something works out! Watching your friend's daughter for a day should help at least.
Christine- We switched to one nap at around a year. Teddy just wasn't taking 2 good naps anymore. Teddy goes down around 1 and sleeps 2 hours. He could go down earlier (as early as 11) but he does best if we do a fun activity, then lunch, and push nap time back. He still goes to sleep between 7 and 8 depending on the day, and gets up around 7 ish.
Ruby- Teddy has a spoon, fork and plate for every meal. I love the plastic plates from Ikea because they are a soft plastic that you can't break- he already broke a few other ones. He just recently started getting interested in using the spoon and fork and normally he switched over in the middle of the meal but I figure that is how you learn- no pressure but it is all there if he wants to try:)
Cassie- Isn't it frustrating that one of the ways kids deal with changes has to be in the middle of the night?! LOL I know it is hard but just try and stick with it and I bet Simon will be over it in a week or so. I also wouldn't worry about the milk since it is just for a short period of time.
Mari- Your week sounds awful, I hope it gets much much much better!!!
First of all, huge (((HUGS))) on this crappy situation!! Do they not even post these things for others to know? Are there any other campus jobs you could apply for, even if they're not a TAship? I would be livid, too. How did your DH take the news?
As upset as you are, don't give up! You're so close to the finish line
Ella - This may be a dumb question, but if Eliza is sleeping from say 11-1, when does she eat lunch? LOL
Ruby - For Maxim's morning nap, do you wake him up after the one hour mark?
AFM - When Selin was at the sitter, she was primarily just taking an afternoon nap right after lunch, but towards the end and per my suggestion, she started taking a morning nap there too, depending on the day. The sitter would say that by lunchtime, without the morning nap she was just so exhausted and irritable. Like Ruby said, if Selin doesn't get her morning nap, she is so tired and restless so it seems she still needs some sort of a rest, maybe I should just limit how long she sleeps, even though I hate to wake a sleeping baby?
And this is all our routine at home. If we have to go somewhere for the day, like today we're heading out to my parents' house after breakfast, then she usually won't nap elsewhere in the morning because she's too excited/too much going on and she'll only take an afternoon nap. In the car on the way there, she's visibly tired and will fuss but lately it's taking her forever to fall asleep for her morning nap in the car. It's a 45 min. ride and sometimes she doesn't fall asleep until we're about 10 min away (I think Adrienne posted something like this - doesn't it suck Adrienne? LOL)
Keep the responses coming, looking forward to hear what everyone has to say. :-)
Suzie - Glad you're having a great vacay and I'm sure Grey missed you as well! When DH and I had our date last weekend, we mostly talked about/missed Selin! How exciting to be TTC in Jan! I'm hoping at the very latest we'll start then as well. I'm not thrilled about possibly being hugely PG in the summer, because summer weather doesn't agree with me as it is (I get nauseous/headaches when it's extremely hot
Yes I do wake him after his morning nap but not the afternoon and just let him go as long as he wants in the afternoon.
In just a couple of days, I got way behind on this thread!