March Playgroup

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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 4:16pm

Please let me know if your info needs to be updated!

~Ash

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:24am
Congrats on your baby Ferdinand, Ash!!! :) :)

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:26am
Suzie - I have to agree about the TV at daycare -- while Eliza is allowed TV at home, I would feel differently about a DC provider using it as a tool like that. Clearly, it's not a common practice, so I wonder why they use it and don't see it as odd?

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:46am
Sorry for the multiple posts from me, too!

Hope all the babies and toddlers feel better soon, having a sick kid is hard (esp the vomiting, Christine, OMG I have a really hard time with that).

Katie - glad you're feeling better too! I KWYM about understanding what kids go through and feeling for them! I had such a bad ear infection in college that I couldn't even wear headphones or lay on that side of my head. When Eliza had ear infections last year I felt so bad for her knowing how it hurt. Can't believe Z took 4 steps all by himself!! Go Z!!

AFM - so I know I can safely rejoice about this here and you guys won't judge me... Finally after 28 months, Eliza is night-weaned!!!!! I know that I waited a long time, but up until about 4 weeks ago, it was 'working' for us... Until it suddenly didn't anymore. And then I finally knew I was ready. And so we talked about it a lot and went cold turkey starting last week Wednesday. It was hard for her (and me, too) at first, but we got through it and since Sunday she's only woken up one time all night. And now all she needs is a pat on the back and she's back out in 10 seconds. AND, in her own bed. And I think it won't be long until she's sttn on her own. Hooray! I can honestly say I don't regret any of our night time choices from birth to now, but I am also really happy with this change :) and I DO think #2 will be night-weaned earlier ;)

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:54am

Suzie - Congrats on the new

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 12:47pm
Yeah on being night-weaned, Ella! Enjoy your new-found night freedom. :)

Also: I'm jealous. Peter still uses me as a pacifer all.night.long.
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 12:47pm

I have been pretty MIA from this post and finally am getting all caught up on the posts. I will try to do some personals from memory, but no promises as my brain can't seem to hold all of the information it needs to.

Suzie/Christine- Sorry about the teaching troubles. BTDT and am so glad I gave it up. I love actually teaching, but the garabage that we go through without much recoginition is miserable. March-June was always the roughest part of the year as there are so many additional disruptions (field trips, vacation week, assemblies, and weather/spring fever). I used to take my kids (3rd grade) outside for 10 min if the weather was nice and they could earn it through the day. I'd set the timer and let them run 'wild' through the field for the time and that usually curbed the antsy pants for the last 90 min of the day. Although I know your day is very different with having multiple classes, is there a way to give them choice activities related to what is it you are working on (power point, online research, etc). Sorry Suzie I can't remember what you are teaching. I can't imagine being teacher #3 at this point in the school year. My best advice is to keep your teaching consistent since that is clearly something they have been missing this year.

Katie- I hope that your ear infection continues to get better and you are able to keep up with Z. Keeping up with William is such a task. He was full out walking a week past his turning 9 months and hasn't stopped.

Ash/Grace- DH and I are feeling the same way about having a 3rd. If this baby had been a girl, we'd be done, but I am not ready to give up on having a girl. Although if William and James are quite the pair I expect them to be then we might be done at 2. We are also still young and have plenty of time to decide.

TV at DC- We allow William to watch select shows at home although the TV is usually always on if we are home since I have grown accustomed to the background noise and I like to know what's going on in the world - the news/talk show is usually on. The sitter we use often has her kitchen TV on with news or something like that which I have no issue with. If her DH is home, then there is often a hockey or ball game on- not of particular interest to William. I know that the TV is sometimes used for a movie (she has 2 school age daughters and a DC boy in K) which I know William can't sit through so it doesn't bother me. Since the TV isn't being used in place of her interacting with the kids or them being active, I don't have an issue with it on occassion.

AFM- William is out of his crib now. We waited so long since he wasn't climbing out of the crib. He has slept in his big boy bed nearly all night without waking (7:30 - 5:30) and then is awake so I take him to the couch and he has been falling back asleep until 6:30/7:00. We have also started looking into 2day/wk preschool programs for the fall, but aren't having much luck since he is born after the school cut off date. I am determined to find somewhere for him since I know he will need the time away from me once James arrives and I want to make it like a special big boy thing he gets to do. He loves library time and does much better if I don't sit anywhere near him. I also would like some academic element to it- he needs a challenge since he can pick his name out and identify the letters in it along with half the alphabet now.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 12:57pm
Ella- I just want to say congrats for getting through night weaning. We all have to decide for ourselves when we think will work best for us and our little ones to night wean but even when you know it is the right time the initial transition can still be difficult. I'm glad you both got through it and are doing so well!

Christine- I'll use Fritz and DH will use Freddy as a nickname :)
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 3:07pm

I have zero computer time right now, so I'll just do some personals by memory, sorry to those I am forgetting!
Ash- Congratulations on having Ferdinand!!! I feel like you about #3... Although we'd like to have another, I think it is a decision we'll take in a few years from now.
Ella- Congrats on almost STTN!!!
Christine- I'm glad Selin is feeling better!
Katie- The same for you, glad y ou are on the mend.

I'll try to post my "AFM" when I have more time, for now just a big "Hi!" to everyone!

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 9:08pm

Ash, congratulations on boy #2!






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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 6:21am

Congrats Ash on your boy.

Katie glad you're feeling better.

Anyway DH had the official TTC talk last night. He really wants a summer baby but I told him it could take a few months. Anyway he agreed with me to July. I was hoping he would go for June but no such luck.

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Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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