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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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 12:58am

Name/SO's Name: Amy and Rob

Children's names and ages: Jensen 2 1/2, Blake & Elaine 9 months

Any new milestones or fun stories: We'll start with Jensen. He is talking SO much. So so much. We're working on emotions and he's always saying he's mad or happy lol. He tells me he loves me all the time now and I love it. He is getting so good at his numbers as well. He loves to help me and his favorite thing is to throw things away in the garbage. I caught him taking crackers out of the box and taking one bite of them then calling it garbage and throwing it away little turkey lol. Blake is a little monkey. Both twins are walking around furniture but Blake is starting to let go and just stand there a minute. I think he'll be walking by next month! Elaine doesn't even walk while we hold her hands but she'll walk around furniture lol. She is however developing quite the attitude lol. Both babies know their names and Blake is really good at listening. Elaine not so much lol. She likes to pretend she can't hear me. She is also SO lazy and just cries and reaches for me rather then crawl to me, but put a bottle in my hand and she suddenly remembers she is quite good at crawling! Also when I tell her to give me the stink eye she makes this adorable scrunched up face (picture below lol). Having some trouble with sleep regression in Elaine. She has decided the hours between 1 am and 4 am are for partying and we all very much disagree. Working on it but so far I have tried everything, even CIO, and it's hit and miss. I think she is finally getting a tooth in though so this could be why.

What are you looking forward to this month: We are finally moving on the 28th and I am so super excited!

Thought I would share some pictures. :smileyhappy:

First outfit we ever bought the twins...

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They finally fit into it!

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Me and Jensen at my birthday :smileyhappy:

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Scrunch face lol

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I know they are so little for 9 months old (around 13 lbs) but this is Blake with his preemie onesie stuck to him and wow! I can't believe he used to wear that!

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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 8:16pm
Christine, would you mind updating my/Jonah's ticker on the front page when you get a chance? Thanks!!!

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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 6:26pm
Wow. I feel like we are living in parallel. The hardest part for me was the fear of what others would think. In order to move forward, I had to realize that THAT was a really bad reason to stay. I had to give myself permission to evolve as a person.

Congrats on your big decision!
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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 9:29pm
Hi Erica! Yes, I officially withdrew from my PhD program last week. I wrote about my decision a little bit here: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Baby-Talk/Baby-amp-Kid-Chat-September/m-p/119645579#M11722

I was thinking of you a lot and I read your blog post about your decision to leave your program... I felt similar to how you did, and found myself with completely different goals and priorities than when I started the program. Your story helped me a great deal!

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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 6:27pm
Ella, I think I missed something. Are you stepping away from your program? I'm pretty sure I told you my whole story about seeing that my doctoral program wasn't the right place for me at this time in my life. It was SO HARD to make the decision. It still hurts sometimes. I'm here if you ever need to talk.
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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 2:23pm
Mari - You are so very right... I am learning to let go of what people think and it is very freeing! I really want to teach Eliza this so I just knew that this was the right decision -- I have to model things for my daughter if I want to teach her these things! Thanks for the congrats!

Christine - You are so sweet :smileyhappy: Thank you!

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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 12:14pm

Hi girls! Some personals...

Alyssa- I'm sorry that Evan is being difficult. Fede is too, so I can relate absolutely… I don't think you should think that you are giving him little love, I think it's truly a matter of testing limits and also of not being able to cope with frustration (at least Fede has ZERO tolerance to frustration). In any case, give him tons of kisses and hugs and cuddles when he is being nice, simply because that's never enough! LOL!

Kate- I also let Fede play with toy cars, and I've never seen him even try to do something dangerous (like putting a small piece in his mouth or nose). So I'm sure it's fine. Also, I have extremely flat feet and had to use orthopedic shoes as a kid… I survived!

Erica- I'm so happy that your homeschooling is going so well!

Ruby- We had bunk beds growing up and it was so much fun!

Andi- That pic is so adorable!

Ella- I'm glad the difficult meeting is over and went well. Just an advice, don't waste any energies thinking about "what they were likely thinking", simply because you will never know for sure and it will do a lot of damage to your peace of mind. (I know from personal experience).
Also, Eliza's "cantalou"pe story had me giggling! And again congratulations on the BFP!!!

Ash- Are your little guys feeling better?


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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 10:31am
Ella!!!!!!!!! Congratulations mama!!!! Omg, I'm SO happy for you!!!! :-D

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 9:43am
Christine - Eliza loves ECFE and so do I! There is a parent portion of it where we go off into a separate room and meet while the kids stay with the Early Childhood teachers and it is so invaluable -- the information, the support, the friendships... all of it is such a huge resource for parents around here. I wish every state had a program like this; it has really shown to improve parenting "skills" and child outcomes especially in certain populations. I'm excited to get involved in the program more and maybe even work there someday.

Thanks girls! Yes, a huge sense of relief finally washed over me on Saturday. It feels good. And then today I got a BFP (posted it up in the PGcy section)! It's been a big week around here.

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 12:25am

Ella - I'm so glad the meeting went better than you expected! I felt a huge sense of relief just reading your update and I wasn't even in the meeting, lol! And your fun new adventures sound fantastic!! Btw, how is Eliza liking the ECFE?

Ash - So sorry to hear about Ferdi's cold. Poor baby! Bet you can't wait for your mom's visit!