February Playgroup

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:25pm

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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 8:57pm
Emmy - that video is so cute! I just watched it like 4 times, lol. I love how proud of herself she is. Aw. I remember that age. SO FUN! Can't believe she's going to be 1 soon. Wow. Are you guys still thinking about planning for bebe #2 sometime this year?

Ash - oh I really really hate when people do that! I have a friend who does exactly the same thing. She talks so much about how we should do this and that and then I'll email her and actually try to plan something and she either doesn't respond, or, more recently, makes a a plan with me and then bails at the last minute! It's like, if you don't like me, then stop saying you want to get together and do something as though you do!! Annoying. Hope you have fun with the one woman at least! Glad you're feeling better - I know just what you mean about all that, I was feeling the same way last week and into this week. Yay for DH coming home soon - he's been gone awhile! That's rough with a toddler.

Erica & Sarah - It's interesting reading about your homeschooling curriculum! Thanks for sharing. I'm interested in the concept, but know literally nothing about it except for the usual stereotypes. I know enough to know that there is much more beyond those, though ;) I don't know anyone here who homeschools, but just the other day DH was asking about it and what I thought of it. Turns out he's sort of interested in exploring that option for Eliza. Took me by surprise! But I told him I'd of course be happy to talk more about it as times goes on and Eliza gets closer to 5.

AFM - Well AF is here and so ends our NPPing... I guess we're in full-on TTC mode now. Yikes! It was fun NPPing, I have to admit, and I really wish it would have lead to a sticky BFP so we wouldn't have to *try* try. But it is what it is, and at least this means I'll be able to drink on our Seattle trip (my cousin makes the most amazing margaritas from scratch!) and on my birthday overnight with DH at the beginning of March (FIRST NIGHT AWAY!!! EEEEEE!!!). Other than that, Eliza is her usually spirited self, and can be found either hugging and kissing or hitting and pushing over her friends on any given day. She runs hot and cold, it is sort of funny. She is undoubtedly 2!


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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 9:39pm
Katie: Did I read that right? Date??!!! Details, please.
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 9:52pm

Sandy,

I'm actually not all that concerned about TTC or that my DH wants to as I'm glad I dont have to twist his arm to agree to a 2nd baby, its more about the timing which at this point is varying between only a few months.

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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 9:54pm

This thread really took off the last few days since I've been without my computer for nearly a week- ugh, misery :(

I can only seem to remember a few of the posts that want to reply to-

Homeschooling- It has certainly come a long way since I remember first learning that people homeschooled their children. Many of the stereotypes have greatly diminished. I coach several kids that come from homeschooling families and while I don't necessarily agree with all of their reasons for doing so, their kids are much better socialized (don't know if that makes any sense) than kids I knew (10+) years ago. They have much better curriculum and co-ops to choose from nowadays. I have toyed with idea of eventually homeschooling William, but don't think I could do it even having been an elementary school teacher. I like the idea that we can take a family vacation in the off season, but mostly that I won't have to hold William back a year to enter public school because he misses cutoff- we shall see what happens.I give you both credit for taking on all the work that goes into making the program combinations you like work.

Katie- So great to hear that you have found some one you are enjoying spending time with and that Z seems to like as well. Good luck with finding a babysitter so you can go out without baby in tow.

Sleep woes- I am certainly in for it with #2. William has been sleeping through the night since 7 months and teething never bothered him- apparently very little pain and no fever to let us know he was teething. I wish you all luck with getting your LO's to sleep well.

Birthdays- you all make me look like an awful mom as I didn't plan anything more than a small family get together for his 1st bday; I'm talking 10 people. We didn't have any sort of party for his second birthday- just cake and presents from us. I don't see spending all the time and money on a party he won't remember and since we don't have any family close by with kids William's age or friends with kids at all there aren't any kids to invite. Maybe his 4th/5th bday once he's in school.

So I can't remember anyone else I wanted to respond to- sorry this baby brain is worse the second time around.

AFM- William is nearly completely out of diapers. There is no way of keeping him dry overnight as he drinks so much milk through out the day and he sleeps so soundly that I don't think he'd wake up, so we haven't crossed the overnight training yet. William is so not a toddler anymore- he sings the alphabet only missing 'n' and 'x' and can tell me all the letters in his name(not in order) and knows which is which. And with the time he spends at gymnastics with me, he does forward rolls and donkey kicks every where. He amazes me everyday. I sure hope the smart genes and personality didn't get used up on William and that there is something left for number 2 in August.

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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 10:00pm
Elyse,

You arent alone on the birthday thing. On his actual birthday, it was just the three of us with a cake smash. On the weekend after, we just had DH's family here (my family is 900 miles away) and a few friends. Food, cake and gifts, nothing big at all. We will also likely do the same for this year too and keep the friends and bigger parties for grade school. I think birthdays are special and important but also want to keep it reasonable for us and this works well for us as a family.

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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 11:43pm

Elyse- Don't blame you about the overnight pt.


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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 2:49am
Yay for TTC Ella!! Sorry it didn't happen while you were NPP but hopefully now it will happen right away!

I'm glad I am not the only one with some flaky non-committal friends although I am surprised by how many adults think this behavior is OK!

Elyse- We come back from a trip the day before Teddy's 2nd birthday. The chances are very high he will get a cupcake and a present from us and nothing else. If we do do something it will be for us, inviting our friends over- and not the mommy set of friends we have but the normal ones (I mean by that old school friends etc, a few have kids but most don't) and while Teddy will probably get some presents from them, decorations won't be put up or anything like that:)

Once he personally actually starts getting excited for his birthday then we will celebrate it bigger.
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 6:34am

Ruby- I totally hear what you're saying. I am sure you remember as everyone else that it took me awhile to convince my DH to even want a 2nd child. I remember when David was very little he kept saying he never wanted another. Of course David's lack of sleep right now isn't helping my case but he hasnt' said anything lately about not wanting a second. I think he has realized I'm not going to back down on this since we agreed to two before we got married. Plus with all our friends having #2 now I think he's realizing maybe it wouldn't be so bad. So we just have to decide on an actual time. I'm hoping September but we'll see what his job status and everything else come July/August and I'll probably sit down with him at that point and see what he thinks.

I hope your wait goes by quickly too.

David was up again last night at 4am but as soon as I gave him motrin he was out within 5 minutes. He keeps saying his tooth isn't hurting but I know it is because he doesn't get up at night like this every night unless i'ts teething. He also said he was afraid of the trains so maybe there is a 4:00 train going through that is waking him up. I'm not sure. I was able to get him back to his room. he cried for a few minutes but once I calmed him down I sat with him and went back to my bedroom and I looked about 5 minutes later and he was out.

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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 7:11am
Oh and surprisingly enough we probably already have a boy's first name picked if this little one ends up being a boy. We are still deciding between the traditional German and English spelling but we both like it and think it goes will with Theodor!
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 10:30am

Ella - good luck TTC!!

Emmy - HAHAHAHA! Oh that video is soooooo cute!! And thanks for the comment

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