Sandy- We have lucked out with sleep issues, but William was not much for going to bed early and sleeping late. He still doesn't sleep past 6:30. People thought we were crazy because we didn't put William down before 9:00 when he was 6months to about a year, but then he would be up at night. After we pushed his bedtime later he didn't get up at night and slept until 6ish. He used to take 2 or 3 naps at day. Now he sleeps 7:30-6/6:30 with maybe one nap of 90 min. That nap is usually in the car on the way to the sitter around 1PM. He always wakes up crabby until he gets a diaper change and milk. It's like adults needing coffee before functioning :) You've got to do what's best for your ramily.
Ella- I know how it is when DH is working many hours. DH was working 60-80 hours/Mon-Sun from Feb to June of this year. I was lucky to see him and William probably saw him about 20 min/day. It's great to have family close by to help out even just to visit for dinner.
Erica- The schools near me don't use grades for K-2. They get N, D, P or needs improvement, developing, proficient. It kind of gives you an idea of where your child is, but since there aren't standards or strands on the report cards it is very difficult to know what they are struggling with specifically within each subject. I hope Jonah's days get better!!
Name/SO: Mari/MatiLittle Ones and ages: Federico, 21 months, and baby#2, 16w.What is your family up to? NOt much really. For some reason we've been really busy with ordinary life lately... chores, paperwork and stuff. As a family, we are trying to help Fede understand that he is getting a new brother or sister soon, and also hopefully watching for some signs that he is ready to
Alyssa- I hope the birthday dinner goes great! We did a medium sized party for Fede and it was nonsense! We (the adults) had fun, but halfway through it Fede and all the other guests under 2 were asleep in the beds!!Cassie- You new job sounds awesome!!!Morgan- The first "fall" is always so scary!! I'm glad both your kids are doing so well!Katie- Sorry that Z's dad is still being an a$$!!! If it helps... Today I was reading Steve Jobs bio, and apparently he was a lousy father at the beginning and then "grew up" and became a real father for
Ruby and Robert
Maxim 17 months
Maxim is a little wild boy!
Erica - Can you add me to the front page?
Name/SO: Jessica & MikeLittle Ones and ages: Gabriella - almost 14 monthsWhat is your family up to? We finally got our permit approved and are starting the demolotion this coming week. I am super excited about it. We have all our lights picked out and some other things (carpeting, tile etc), so now it's just getting it started.Gabby is growing up so fast. She can now she where her belly is when you ask her. This evening I asked her (and signed) if she wanted Milk and she hopped up so fast and came almost running towards me. My mom was giving her flowers off of her Climatis plant and Gabby kept trying to put the plants back on the plant. It was pretty cute. She is mimicking us so much. I can't even believe it. She is stil sleeping through the night!!! from 6:45 or so until 5:30 every night! I can't believe it.Thats about all that's going on with us. Looking forward to Halloween.
Name/SO: Suzie/ JoeLittle Ones and ages