Baby/Kid Chat -- January

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Baby/Kid Chat -- January
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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 2:42pm

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Tue, 01-11-2011 - 4:20pm
Ash I had to LOL... at almost 7 years I think Ray has had 3 noticeable bruises in his entire life (and never a black eye or the like). And should he scrap a knee and bleed, goodness, he acts like you chopped of his arm screaming about "my blood". It's funny how all kids are different like that. And
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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 3:43am

Kate your reply really made me smile. It just shows you how much temprament does play a role in all of this. Of course all babies end up learning how to walk and talk, etc (unless they have some disability which makes this impossible) but how they get there and how they act while they are getting there can be so different.

I think it is probably more apparent once you have more then one but I still sometimes am so suprised reading peoples posts when their baby sounds so different from Teddy. Like all the babies who still bf tons and -like- to do it. I just can't imagine because Teddy pretty much decided that he isn't interested at a pretty young age and even though I still manage to get in 3-4 nursing session in a 24 hour period, I don't think he would really care if I stopped, and it hasn't changed at all in the past 3 months. Which my PEKiP instructor said might happen (they get less interested in their sorroundings and become more interested in nursing again) well we are still sitting in the same chair in his room and he still can't get over his curtains , kicking the chair, trying to grab books, etc. Oh well maybe baby number 2 will be more into it for a longer period of time:D

I think the nice thing is at least for the first you adapt really quickly and find however your baby does it "normal", although I am guessing it can be really interesting if your second or third is quite different in temprament then the first. We were hanging out with friends who have a 3 and a half year old son and Teddy was so enamored. He was hanging on his every word and just loved playing with him- unlike our other friends with a 3 1/2 year old girl- she is terrible with Teddy in a really cute way. She takes all of his toys and says he can't play with them, even going so far as to take a baby book and put it on a high table- although she also couldn't look at it then LOL. Both sets of parents are pregnant with their second so it will be interesting to see how it goes!

After seeing him with them though, I am so excited to have two. I know it will be a whole lot more work but I think it will be really rewarding to see Teddy with a sibling.Hopefully DH will be ready to start trying in late summer or fall:)

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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 10:15am

Hey Ladies, no time for personals...But I have been reading them all. I have to say I do like the email feature so I can read them during the day and respond later. although this week I haven't been responding...it's been a rough week and it's only Wednesday.

Just a Vent - feel free to skip

Sunday was an awful evening. I had a pretty good day with Gabby even though she didn't get any sleep the night before. The evening came and I was getting her down to sleep and finally after a good 1/2 hour I got her down, DH called (He had been working since 7 in the morning) and it was now about 6:45 or 7 in the evening, to tell me he was on his way home. I walked downstairs to find that the dog had eaten a diaper....AGAIN! Well then I was yelling at her and forgot to turn the monitor on, so 10 minutes later I realize this and turn it on to find Gabby Screaming her head off. Back upstairs, this time with the dog. Call the emergency vet to find out how to make her throw up. DH gets home takes care of Gabby (which doesn't work because apparently she is still hungry), while I am down stairs shoving peroxide down the dogs throat to get her to hurl up the stupid diaper. 10 minutes later she does. then I go to get Gabby and feed her, luckily she went down and but we were up every hour to hour and a half with her all night...it was rough.

Monday was better, I got a new swaddle blanket and got her to sleep most of the night, only woke up twice. Work has been crazy so I have been trying to get things done and this one person at work just isn't listening to me. Monday when I picked her up they said she ate all her milk and they ran out (well why didn't they call?) apparently because it was close to when we were picking her up they decided not to call. So I figure well I will bring in 18oz on Tuesday. So I did that, she apparently ate all of it by 2:40 and the teacher was going to supplement with formula. Again I told them if they run out to call me I live and work 10 minutes and can have milk there right away. I have done it before. But what I didn't realize is that in my haste to get out of the house yesterday I put 4oz of Milk in the cupboard instead of the fridge. Found it there last night when I went to get a glass out of the cupboard...seriously! what was I doing. Last night was a rough night, but not nearly as bad, we got her to bed late because we had to run errands and I ahve pretty much figured out that I can't take her out later than 8 anymore....DH is just going to have to get used to it.

I get to work this morning and have people wanting so many things and again another co-worker of mine not listening to me when I tell her things the day before and i keep having to repeat myself...going to discuss with my boss about it because I am not the only one she is doing this too.

Anyway, if you


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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 10:52am

Have fun Ruby!

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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 10:54am

Cheryl, yay for staying caught up!

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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 11:29am

Jess--I would be asking WTH if daycare thinks it's ok to just supplement! Even for a baby on formula, would they just give a different brand without checking with the parents first?! That's scary! And it really sucks that you found a bottle in the cupboard. I would have cried...

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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 11:46am

bailarina2005 wrote:
I agree with what one of the ladies in the other board said... It could be good if she went with you to the LC and asked all those stupid questions herself. I guess if someone other than her son and DIL tell her, she'll have no viable reasons to keep her position.
I agree, great idea!
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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 12:06pm

Mari--

I think the average age to walk is actually like 13 months . . . 9-18 months is the average range.

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Wed, 01-12-2011 - 12:13pm

Jess--so sorry you've had a rough couple of days.

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