Maxim is the EXACT same way...very cautious, very analytical, he's always been our little thinker.
Andi - Your new siggy is SO adorable! The girls are getting some nice coloring, aren't they? :-)
Alyssa - I know you've gotten a ton of walking advice already but just wanted to add that my friend's DD didn't walk until 16 months so there is definitely a wide range of first steps. Selin took hers two weeks after her 1st birthday but she's been so behind on teeth and didn't get her first two until then!
Waving *HI* to everyone else! I've been reading all the posts but just can't keep up with all the personals.
AFM - Selin has been telling us when she has to poop (most of the time) and has pooped on the potty quite a few times now! I am so shocked, I always thought they tend to pee on the potty first but hey, I'll take what I can get! We bought the same toilet ring for my parents house and she pooped there today, too. Now if we could just get her to tell us when she has to pee...lol. We're not pushing it though as she's not even two yet and I don't want her to regress. We've also had to resort to footie one-piece pj's lately as when we put her in two-piece pj's, she takes her diaper off and pees in her crib. :-/
We're having her 2nd birthday party in a few weeks at a small banquet hall through our park district. Our guest list including adults and kids is close to 60 people but I don't expect everyone to show, especially if the weather is iffy. It's a very large space (my BIL and SIL had their wedding reception there and our nephew's 1st bday party there last fall) and we're quite familiar with it already which is nice. My DH is flying overseas next week and won't be back until 5 days before the party so I'm slightly freaking out but he's assured me that everything will go smoothly. Once I have a head count then I can make party favor bags for the kids, other than that I just have to buy decorations and order the cake. Easy, right? ;-)
Wow...I go away for a weekend and come back to so many posts.
I went on a women's retreat this weekend. For those of you who aren't Catholic, it's Christ Renews His Parish which is a women's retreat at our church.
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Christine- Congratulations on Selin's potty progress!!!! ANd I'm also impressed about your birthday plans... I hope it turns out to be an awesome party!
Alyssa- ((hugs!)) Fede didn't walk until he was 1 year and 4 months old!! I totally understand your feelings about explaining stuff to people. Even though they only ask out of love (or simply trying to be polite), they manage to make you feel like your child has some sort of problem. To be honest, I think it is "us", the moms who are worried about it deep down and so we are super sensitive about such things... personally I am trying to become more confident as a mother and not doubt so much my child's progress and my own abilities as a mom.
OOps! I forgot the AFM part!
I am doing fine, although I am beggining to feel tired of being pregnant... I am 32 weeks now, and things are getting really uncomfortable... But... I still need to keep baking this little one for a while, so no sense in complaining!! Next thursday I have an u/s, and I hope I can find out the sex. But more important, I hope s/he is still head down!!
Fede is making some unthinkable progress lately... He finally acknowledges that there is a baby inside me (or whatever he understands of that concept). And now kisses my belly and says baby pointing at it.