Baby & Kid Chat - September

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Baby & Kid Chat - September
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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 11:16pm

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 10:43pm
Kate - I thought that was just your preference! Rob's brother is 11 years younger then him and I have a friend who has 2 sets of twins, conceived naturally, and they waited 6 years in between the sets. About the same time frame from you meeting your DH to me meeting mine lol. As for the crib Jensen hasn't hit that height yet but he is close. However he never ever tried to get out of his crib. In fact he stays laying down until he sees us and then he stands. It's still armpit level on him and he is afraid of heights so we're leaving him in there. Blake on the other hand is already trying to climb out of his crib so I think we'll have to move him before we move Jensen! I have also had friends who just put the mattress on the floor to start. A friend told me to skip buying a toddler bed altogether and just get a twin mattress, and then when they are 3-4 buy the twin bed.

Alyssa - Thank you!

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 9:21pm

Kate - we moved Evan to a toddler bed in July (he was about 20 months) because we caught him trying to climb out of his crib twice in one day (once when DH was standing right there, and thank goodness he was, because Evan would have gone right over!). We haven't had too many problems with him getting in/out of his bed, though we did fold a very thick comforter and put it beside his bed for the first few weeks. He has fallen out a couple of times, but the comforter softened the blow, and I'd much rather he fall from 1 foot up than 3+ feet.

Another suggestion is to put a mattress on the floor, which I think many of the WTTG ladies have done as well.

Good luck!

Amy - super cute bathtime picture!

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 8:28pm
Amy - That's why there is 7 years between Ray and Teddy. :-) XH left when Ray was around 14 months. I met DH 5 years ago this past August.


Need some advice in regards to toddler beds, etc... I'm not sure if you're aware but most cribs are rated for a maximum height of 35", mine included, after that the risk of falling over the side greatly increases. Teddy is 36". When Ray was 2 and a little over 36" he fell out of his crib, it was so scary.... and well now that Teddy is well over that height I don't want to take the risk. But he's 19 months, and so not ready for a toddler bed. His gross motor skills are still very behind, so I am afraid of him trying to get out of a toddler bed and hurting himself.

Suggestions???
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 5:08pm
Erica - Thank you! I told Rob I'd die of shock if we ever got a kiddo with brown hair lol! It's not surprising though since red hair runs on both sides of our family. Rob gets it from his great grandparents who were Irish immigrants on his dad's side, and I get it from my great grandmother who is from spain. She has auburn hair as well. Mine actually turns red if I spend a lot of time in the sun, my mom thought I had dyed it one summer lol!

Mari - My mom used to bath me and my cousin together because he was just 9 months older then me. It sure makes bath time faster lol. Glad your DH is ok and it was just a bad stomach bug. I totally hear you about men. My husband broke his ankle at work earlier this year (or so we were originally told) and he tried to tough it out and he walked on it for 2 hours before he couldn't bare it any more. Turned out upon further inspection that he just broke the ligaments and fractured his ankle.

Kate - I had no idea you'd been a single mom! I must have missed any before mention.

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 11:01am
Erica: I could use a buddy for sure. You're right the whole idea can be a little cheesey and wow has everything expanded since "back in the day". I think the first time I found FlyLday was 2005/2006; back when I was a single mom and needed routine and stability.
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 10:07am

Erica- That fly lady website sounds really interesting!! I'll be checking on it because, believe me, I need to get motivated with the house work!!
Katie- you must be joking right? He is beginning to potty train??? Fede is 2 1/2 and only now showing those signs!!!!
Christine- Fede is sleeping on a big boy bed since he was 1 1/2 yo. My trick is probably not the best, but it works for us so far… I lay down with him…  I just lay there beside him, sometimes he wants to hold my hand, others he just wants to be by himself, he just wants me there. Usually after 5 or 10 minutes he is asleep and I can leave the room. Now that he is older he's been able to sleep on his own a couple of times, but I till think it will be a while until he can do it regularly.
Amy- I love the bath picture!! my mom used to bathe us all together (me, my sister and brother) when we were really young and it was so much fun!!!!

 

AFM-  DH seems to be fine, and apparently it was just a big scare. Thanks all for the "get well wishes".
He went to work on Wed. feeling queasy, once there he started to vomit, but being a guy (that is fearing to look like a wimp), he kept it to himself. But at noon his stomach pain was unbearable and they took him to the infirmary. There they checked and his blood pressure was extremely low, and they couldn't get it up, so they drove him in an ambulance to the hospital. Of course I found out about this when he was already at the hospital at mid afternoon.. Somehow nobody thought "Hey, let's tell the wife!". Once they told me I had to rush and leave the kids with MIL and get there, because I had no freakin' clue of what was wrong with him. From what his co worker told me it could be anything from a heart attack to appendicitis!
Anyways, after a couple of shots and iv fluids, he was better, and spend the night there just as a precaution.

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 7:36am
Katie, so good to see you. I've been thinking about you and Z.

Amy, love the bath picture. I love that your kids have the same, beautiful hair color.

Christine, the FlyLady is an organization guru of sorts. She had developed a system for caring for your home that breaks down home chores into small manageable steps with the main theme of blessing your family through home care routines that don't have to be PERFECT. It's grown a lot now to include fitness, meal planning, teaching kids to organize, etc. It's a little cheesy, but very fun and motivational! The system worked wonders for me when Fletcher was little, but I've slipped a lot since then and particularly since our move.

You can find all of the info at www.flylady.net.
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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 11:03pm

We did our first group bath tonight (Blake still freaks out at bath time so he sat this one out. Not ready to have more kids in the tub then I have hands!). It went really well. I let Jensen and Elaine sit there and splash each other for awhile. They both laughed and had fun. Then I washed Elaine up and Rob dried her and got her dressed while I washed Jensen, and then once he was done he came back and got Jensen dressed and dried while I bathed Blake. It worked out well but I definitely think it's not something I would attempt without Rob home! Here's a cute PG picture for you guys lol!

 

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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 10:37pm

Katie & Alison - Thanks for the TTC wishes!

Amy - Yes, all in God's time indeed. :-)

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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 10:34pm

Erica - What's FlyLady? :-)

Question for you all...

For those of you who have transitioned to "big kid" beds and are still taking naps, how do you keep them in their bed at naptime? Knock on wood, we've had no issues at nighttime with her getting out of her bed but lately at least one of her weekend naps she roams around her room and ultimately gets into trouble.

Like today, we went to a kids birthday party at one of those inflatable places and I thought for sure she'd tire out but no, instead of napping she chose to empty about half of her wipes container, pull all the pull ups out of the bag and dresser, and open the greasy diaper cream and smear it all over her bed and body. UGH!!

ETA: AND, if that all wasn't enough, she also locked herself in her room so I was awoken from my much-needed nap by her pounding on her door yelling for me. :-/