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? ;-)
Maxim is the EXACT same way...very cautious, very analytical, he's always been our little thinker.
"Is Evan more cautious, doesn't like to fall, prefers to examine and learn before trying himself?"Absolutely. He's very cautious when he's learning to do something, but once he can do something he takes a lot more risks. For example, once he figured out how to climb one stair, he climbed to the top of the staircase with no problem.He definitely has the physically ability to walk...he walks with a walking toy and is barely holding on with one hand, but he just WILL NOT let go and try it himself for more then 1-2 steps. Even when he stands up on his own (not pulling up), he will sit himself back down before he falls down.
He also doesn't like us trying to help him. If we try to stand him up, he'll just collapse in a heap (and usually gets angry/frustrated). He'll do the same if we try to get him to walk by holding his hands/arms and moving him forward.
I'm just getting SO TIRED of people asking me if he's walking yet, and then having to explain that he isn't, but he's close, but he's cautious, etc, etc.. I find it so frustrating, that i'm practically crying as I write this post. I don't know why I feel so strongly about it...I just want him to walk already!
kdoerpholz wrote: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.
I completely agree and James was the exact same.