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I've been reading the posts in my email inbox but haven't had a chance to reply. I hope everyone had a great holiday!
Things are really good here. Teddy is now 9 months and standing all the time. He pulls himself up on everything and has even tried to climb up his dresser!:smileysurprised: I think he will definitely be walking within a month or so. He has wanted to stand basically from birth so now that the strength and balance are halfway there all he does is practice, practice, practice. Yesterday he literally spent 45 minutes doing squats (holding onto a chair and going up and down, up and down) He can even stand without support but only for like a second. He also sometimes doesn't use his feet enough so he pulls himself huge distances with his arms and then sort of remembers to drag his feet along LOL. Everthing that moves is now a walker for him.
Christine - I hope you get that insurance sorted soon! But how cool that DH is totally on board and keeps dropping hints! I think that is worth so much. I have to admit I'm very jealous of all of you who have DHs who want children. It took me SO much time and effort to convince DH we should have a second and he's still making a big fuss about it, ugh.
Ash- sounds like Theo is doing great! That separation anxiety might also be an age thing - I remember Teddy getting all upset for a few weeks when I dropped him off at nursery, when he'd been fine previously. They just become more aware of what's happening. On the plus side, he'll soon know that you come back even when you're gone for a while! :)
About teeth and moving - there is a wide range for both! Teeth as Ella said between 4 - 12 months, although one of my best friends got her first tooth at 18 month so she was worried her daughter would be the same (she wasn't her first one came at 10 months). On the moving front, some babies cruise for a long time before walking, others go from cruising to walking within weeks! I guess for Teddy it was rather long - he was pulling up to standing/walking forwards with baby walkers or cardboard boxes at 6 1/2 months, but only took his first steps at 10 months. His friend Jessica only started crawling at 11 months, but then quickly moved on to standing at 12 months and was proper toddling by 14 months. It varies so much!
AFM we had a good Christmas and Teddy adores all his presents; especially his trains though (we got him a wooden train set). The other night I went into his room to tuck him in before I went to bed, and he half woke and sleepily muttered "Choo choo train!" before going back to sleep. It was so sweet - that must just be on his mind all the time!
So I want to do personals before there are so many posts that I can't possibly keep up, so here goes,
Jess: Way to go Gabby on rolling over that is awesome! I'm so sorry that you and DH were sick over Christmas. I never carried the carseat with though, I always just carried Teddy-much easier:D. We have had a convertible carseat from the begining which we don't take out of the car.
Anna- Yeah it didn't bother me to be honest. I mean if he had been crying for the whole hour I was gone that would be different but crying when I pick him up- no problem LOL. 10 months is still quite early for taking proper steps I think! I love the train story, what a sweet son you have. I also have similar issues with DH and TTC. I know I will get the 3 I want but he won't be the one encouraging us to TTC;)
Ella-Yeah we also only got Teddy one present and will continue to do just 1 or 2 until he really understands the holiday- which I guess is around 3 or 4 years of age? Sorry you got so many plastic noisemakers! We did a box of duplo legos and Teddy loves them- well as much as he loves any toy at this point. He takes them all out and then puts them back in the case, and then bangs them together LOL. My SIL gave us a plastic book that sings songs and makes noise and it is annoying and I also don't think it has much educational value- at this age reading to him clearly works much better! Way to go Eliza,standing unassisted and taking steps! I have heard that children who start walking a bit later tend to be much more steady on their feet once they get walking down- you'll have to tell us if this is true for Eliza.
Christine- It is great that DH is excited for number 2 and that Selin has mastered cruising and babbling:) I think it is so neat watching their speech take shape. I hope your insurance issues are dealt with so that you at least know exactly what is going on!
AFM: Today is New Years Eve and a huge party day in Germany. Everyone sets off tons of fireworks at midnight (it is actually quite dangerous people throw them from balconies, they are all over the streets, etc- but of course it is also a lot of fun!). We are having a party here and then DH will probably go out around 2 and I will stay home with Teddy since it isn't my favorite holiday anyway. However I am SO excited my SIL and BIL with a 7 week old baby have offered to watch Teddy overnight so that I can celebrate my birthday in 2 weeks. I can't wait to go out and then be able to SLEEP IN! As we go out quite a bit with a babysitter but of course still have to then get up at 6 or 7 in the morning when Teddy wakes. I can't believe they offered as Teddy was still waking every 90 minutes at 7 weeks but their baby is much easier when it comes to sleep and just in general so they said it wouldn't be a problem.
OK well I am baking a cheesecake and have to get back to it before Teddy wakes up from his nap. I hope everyone has a fabulous New Years Eve and I will "see" you all in 2011!