June WTTG's Playgroup

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 9:56am
Kelly and Ella - holy man, I hope it doesn't last that long! LOL! He's not too bad yet. Sometimes I can leave him alone while he's playing and he doesn't even notice I'm gone. But, some other times he'll scream/cry if I go to the bathroom or into the kitchen for a few seconds.

He does the same with everyone though. We had a friend of mine stay with us last week, and when she would head out for the day (she was attending a conference here), he would cry for a couple minutes! LOL!

It will be interesting to see what happens when daycare starts.




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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 9:59am
Sorry your pictures didn't turn out. We love our Sears, but I really think it depends on the photographer. Our Sears has a great photographer, who remembers everyone who comes in and does great with little kids. We did have one bad shoot with a different photographer at our Sears, so we try to get the one we like when we go now.



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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 10:12am
Sorry to hear about your friend Ella.

We do a shutterfly book every December, which I do 2 pages for each month and get one for us, my in-laws and my parents. It isn't a ton of pictures, but it is great to have and a good snapshot of the year. Both Desmond and Eloise love to pull them out and look at them too. I started doing it when I had no time to scrapbook and it works well for now.

Mari, I won't worry about sticking him in the tub. Heck if I get to go to the bathroom alone, and none of mine have separation anxiety right now I am thrilled. I normally have someone come in wearing my shoes, and then someone else coming in and telling me, "Mommy can I play my game?" and then the first one wants to be held, all while I am just trying to go. And mine can unlock the bathroom door! So locking it doesn't even help, sigh. Really you know you are a Mom, when you can go to the bathroom with someone else on your lap.

As for separation anxiety, Desmond was pretty bad about it, Eloise is better as long as we are leaving her with her Grandparents or Desmond is there.



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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 11:00am
Alyssa-I think seperation anxiety lasted about 3 months for us--it's hard to tell though because my Evan was always very attached--and we almost never left him with anyone. I just remember it being really bad when we travelled home for his fist Christmas, especially around family members who didn't have or remember having their babies who tried to "cheer him up" instead of just handing him back to me.

All this talk about photos has got me thinking about them--I have no clue where to go now that we're in Ontario, but might make a stop at Target during our next visit to my family in NY---I'd never heard of Portrait Innovations--I'll have to check if there's one near my parents...

AFM- Anna is cluster feeding...and has been since yesterday afternoon...! I'm totally new to this--because Evan refused to BF for so long and wasn't a big eater at all until he was older. Last night, after feeding Anna for literally 2 hours (with her sleeping lightly in between), DH tried keeping her occupied while I got Evan to bed(I've really tried to put him to bed every night so we have special time together)--she screamed the whole time and Evan, who's super sensitive, got upset because she was crying--he kept telling me to go help her. He also has a new nickname for his sister--Be-Anna (short for Baby Anna:)
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 11:01am
Sarah-that's a great idea to do the Shutterfly books--I feel like I take so many pictures but never do anything with them--and the grandparents would love it!
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 11:33am

I wanted to quick post here I don't have much time as I should be working but I am on here instead :) Anyway...David's pictures yesterday came out great. I will post pics after I get them back. I don't want them on the internet before my husband sees them as they are a surprise for Father's Day. not like he would see on here but just to be safe. They are supposed to be in the day before father's day so that way I can get them and have his gift. I was afraid they would nto be ready.

I hope you all have a good weekend. Busy for us. Our church festival is this weekend we already were there last night and david had a blast in the bounce house. he was 3 inches too small for the kiddy rides.

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Sun, 06-12-2011 - 4:53pm
Kelly - I can't believe Elena is two already! Sounds like things are going much better for you now and I'm glad you're happier. :-)

Sarah - Your story about trying to go to the BR with all 3 kids cracked me up! I've had to hold Selin in public BRs while going but so far not at home.

We have the same separation anxiety problem at home, but only if DH isn't around. If I can sneak out of the room unnoticed, that seems to work best, otherwise I just keep telling her that I'll be right back, over and over again.

Mini rant here: We were just visiting at my ILs and my
SIL (DHs sister, the one I like) was there with her 7
mo DS. I had to run home to get something and when
I walked by my SILs car, I noticed they changed their
car seat to a convertible one and it was forward
facing. I got so pissed because I already shared the
state law with them and made the comment about me
not driving them around unless our nephew was properly restrained and they're still not following the law!! He is only 7 mo and not even 20lbs yet so he should still be in a bucket seat, right? And definitely rear facing for sure.

I told DH about it on the way home and while he agrees they are wrong, he doesn't want to get involved. I don't want to keep harping on them but I just can't believe that two educated people could be so careless about car seat safety. It's ironic because they are so particular about buying organic and US made products yet they're so lax on this. The only thing I can think of is maybe it's a cultural thing because car seat laws in Turkey just recently came into effect. I saw many people using seats improperly or not using them at all. Ugh, so frustrating!!

Ash and Anna - just curious what the car seat laws are like in your countries?

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Sun, 06-12-2011 - 5:13pm
Christine--It's perfectly ok that they're using a convertible seat, but it definitely still needs to be rear facing. Peter is in his already, and he isn't 20 pounds yet. Unfortunately, I think a lot of states recommend keeping kids rear-facing, but don't make it an actual law. In NC, for instance, the law says kids have to be in a car seat. It doesn't dictate which direction it should face.
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Sun, 06-12-2011 - 9:04pm
Christine - I would be equally frustrated and royally pissed! I know some people would say it's none of my business, but I really hate it when educated people (especially those who you have helped educate about stuff like car seats) do stupid things like that. And it is really really stupid to have a 7 month old, <20 pound baby in a FFing seat. In my state there is actually a law that infants RF until they hit 20 lbs (though I don't know how they really can enforce it, but still). Maybe there is one in your state too and you could pitch it to them again that way - like, "hey, did you know you could cited for that?" (even though I know you've already tried...)?

That is frustrating though, I would have a hard time keeping my mouth shut - and I think my DH and yours are similar, my DH would also not say anything and wouldn't want me to either... but it is sooo hard not to!

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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 9:14am
Christine, yes he should still be rear-facing, a convertible is fine though. Eloise was only in an infant seat for 1 month, she hated it so we moved her to a convertible and Sullivan started in a convertible and has never been in an infant seat, in fact we don't even own one, we gave ours to my sister for my nephew.

All states even if they don't state an age and weight limit, do have a you must follow manufacturers directions law, about car seats, and there is no car seat available in the US that allows forward facing before 1 year and 20 pounds, and really the new guidelines are till at least 2 or the limit of the seat, the longer the better.

I really don't get people who are careless about car seats, especially since the number one killer of children under 5 is car accidents!



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