January Playgroup

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January Playgroup
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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:28pm

Adrienne

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Alison

Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Alyssa

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 1:07am

Amy- I hope Blake's hips continue to get better!

Andi- Oh no! I hope you start feeling a little more on top of the weather.

Katie- Wow, such a big boy! Complete opposite side of spectrum as Max lol.

Christine- I know some advice says to just ignore tantrums in the store, but I couldn't stand it when Halley would throw a fit so

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 10:56am
Christine, The girls' advice is great. Something else I do (if we are in a big supermarket, not a tiny store) is to head to the children's toys section and pick a cheap book or toy, it usually keep him entertained for a while, and if he really likes it, I can buy it without going out of budget.

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 5:52pm
Katie: Sounds like Z is growing great. We're doing BLW as well, and it's so much fun. Teddy loves food... BTW him and Z weigh the same (but's Teddy's 4" taller, LOL). You're doing great.
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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 5:53pm
Christine: Have you tried carrying her? On your back while you shop.
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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 5:54pm
Woo Hoo Congrats Jess!!!!
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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 5:56pm
Morgan: Teddy had a very low weight gain between 6 and 9 months. BF babies tend to have a plateau at some point, in weight gain, very typical. He's probably just a little late in a growth spurt of sorts. How long are you at work and typically how many bottles does he get? In table foods you are feeding him may need to be altered... maybe more higher fat foods and less of the grains. Avocados are great.
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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:39pm
Congrats again Jess! That is such a relief!

Kate - actually that's not a bad idea!

Thanks everyone for the grocery shopping advice. I've tried snacks and toys but she loses interest after 5 min. I usually try to go by myself because I'm one of those weirdos who actually likes to go grocery shopping, lol, but DH was working and our fridge was down to bread and condiments so I had to go yesterday morning,

Another toddler question, particularly for extended nursing mamas - are you still giving your LOs the Vit D drops?

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:02pm

HI Ladies!I

I don't have much time to post and really no time for personals as David would not nap today and I'm exhausted and I need to send an email for my women's club from church as I'm secretary.

Anyway.. I think we are going to change sitters for sure now. When I picked up David on Thurs she said there was a death in the family and needed two days off. OK fine. Well today I get a text about 600 this evening she needs an extra day off. The girl who watched David could not watch him tomorrow. the only good thing was I have tomorrow off but I had a planned "me" day and that just went out the window. If she told me up front she needed 3 days off no big deal but she tells me at 6pm the night before? Hello...I'm so sick of the short notice. I also went through our checkbook and found these days she said she was "closed" because of illness mostly and I had to get a back up sitter. There was one week I watched David all myself. She's been our sitter since April 2011

December 23 2011- she sent me a text the day before saying she was "closed" because she was going out of town for Christmas

October 31 and Nov 1 she said she had bronchitis

September 29 said she had the stomach flu

June 20 don't remember

week of July 22 spent the whole week in the hospital (this one was excusable). There are a few others on there I can't remember but I think that is a little excessive. I honestly don't even know whether to believe her if she had a death in the family or just said she did because she wanted a few days off because every couple of months she claims she's sick. She said she's been throwing up or a stomach virus at least 3 times this year. and not all the same week.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:10pm
Christine,

I didnt give him D drop until this winter adding a drop to his cows milk. I supplemented myself when I was nursing. I'll probably continue to give him Vit D and I find Vit D even helpful for me and my own energy and moods.

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Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:18pm
Sandy,

Sounds like you've made the right decision about your DC provider. We've had the same sitter for over a year, she has two kids in school (one of whom has a heart condition) and one day last week was the first time she had to take a personal day because her DD had an appt with a heart specialist. And she gave all the parents a weeks notice. Aside from that day and major holidays, she's never had to close since we've been with her.

Also, are your sitters licensed? I think that makes a difference in their attitude as well. My sitter is constantly going to seminars and she gets grants from the state. Not to say unlicensed sitters don't care, but I think if someone else (the state) is holding them accountable for certain standards, they're less likely to slack off, kwim?

(((HUGS))) Switching sitters sucks, I've been there! Hope this new one is a keeper!

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