October WTTG's Playgroup

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
October WTTG's Playgroup
178
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 8:32am

Adrienne

Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Alison

Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Alyssa

Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Amy

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Andi

Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Ash

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Brita

Lilypie Third Birthday tickersLilypie First Birthday tickers

Cassie

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers 

Cheryl

Lilypie Second Birthday tickersLilypie First Birthday tickers

Christine

AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers

Ella

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Elyse

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Em

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Emmy

Lilypie First Birthday tickers

Erica

Lilypie First Birthday tickers Lilypie Kids Birthday tickersLilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Photobucket

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 8:29am
Christine, observations are so scary! Even when I felt like I did great, I was so nervous. Thanks for the websites. I'm going to check them out. Fletcher isn't too far away from those days. How exciting that you can see graduation in your future! Woohoo!!

Emmy, good for you on the toy events! I scheduled my first Creative Memories party since our move for October 21st. I'm excited but nervous.
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2011
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 3:53pm

Erica- No worries about not having me on there, I haven't been in the list the past few months. Sorry Jonah was up so much. I remember what it was like getting up with one, I can't imagine two.

Liz - Glad the milk stuff got situated! what a relief

Katie - Awesome about Z rolling over! and glad you were able to go in and get him so he wasn't choking anymore

Christine - I would be sweating bullets too if I was observed in my job. I know i have told you this already but glad you got AF ;)

Mari - I am so sorry to hear about your sister. My Thoughts and Prayers go out to her and all your family. What a tough situation to be in. I would be thinking the same way. and if I were you I would just be there for her and if you aren't sure what to do about conversations about your baby, ask her. I know this isn't quite the same, but when I had major baby fever and Mike and I weren't even close to TTC, my SIL was preggo and while I was sad, I was SUPER happy for her and I wanted her to talk about it, but she didn't because she didn't want me to feel bad. I know it's not the same as losing a baby, but you could just ask her. GL! I pray for a healthy baby.

Waving hi to everyone else. that's all my brain can remember I know I was going to comment on more, but I can't remember it now.

AFM - I am in the 2 week wait...DH and I were able to BD around when I think I ovulated. FF is saying that I O'd on Day 16, but I think it's more day 13. This cycle is looking A LOT like the cycle did when I got preggo with Gabby, but I think part of me is just really wishing that's the case. I am trying not to worry/obsess over it. Part of me wants to not be pregnant, and the other part of me wants to be pregnant. It would be a late June/early July baby and I would love to have July, August and part of september off. but since I just started a new job I don't think the timing is right, but whatever happens happens.

Gabby is still sleeping through the night, although she is getting up around 5:30. I decided this morning I am just going to stay up when she does that and work - she goes back to sleep for another hour or so, so I can get a good amount of work done before I have to get her off to day care, and if I want then I can leave work earlier.

She is having trouble with eating a variety of food. I just don't know what to do with her. a Friend of mine is giving her a recipe book for kids, so hopefully that helps. She sees the bread and wants it and only it or she will see the yogurt in the fridge and want that. SHe is starting to get a little too smart. I can't hide things in food anymore. I tried smearing oatmeal on bread this morning and she poked it with her finger (she didn't even see me do it) and looked at me and then threw it on the floor. She then picked up the other piece of bread and ate that. I can't even get her to put it to her mouth!

Avatar for berry81
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-27-2008
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 8:11pm
Jess - that sounds exactly like Eliza when she hit about 13/14 months. Seriously, she started eating about 1/3 - 1/2 as much as she had been eating before. It's so normal! I just tried not to stress over it and continued to say to myself: "it's my job to offer her/present her with a healthy variety of foods, it's her job to decide what and how much she eats". I'm STILL doing this now at almost 2. Her eating is still hit or miss. I think if you look at the week as a whole in terms of what Gabby is eating - instead of what she just ate *today* - she's probably eating more than you think and is getting a good balance.

(Also, you're still bfing, which is still providing her with lots of nutrients. I always think of that too when I'm worrying that she hasn't eaten a green veggie in days!!)

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-08-2007
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:03pm
erica812 wrote:
Check in time, ladies!

Name/SO:
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:11pm

Jess

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2005
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 2:36pm
Hi girls, I'm sorry but I don't have the time (or energy) to do personals right now. I do want to check in tough. Things have been pretty rough this week with the whole job dilemma, and also Fede and I have been fighting a nasty cold... I miss being able to take meds!! I swear I envied the poor sucker cough and mucus medications!!! LOL!! As for my sister (thanks all for the good wishes, btw), it is delayed m/c, so she's having a D+C next saturday. I talked with her yesterday, and although they are sad, they've also accepted it. She confessed that she kind of "knew", because she had lost all pregnancy symptoms days before the u/s, so she wasn't totally surprised. Anyways, I think they will both be ok and I will keep praying and hoping for short TTC period and a super healthy baby in the end. We've also been having some family drama about one of my uncles (bipolar wife, recently separated) who threatened to kill himself. I found out from one of my aunts (the one he confessed his intentions to), and got absolutely freaked out. I mean, all the family knew bits and pieces of the situation, but due to some stupid sense of discretion and "respect" they never talked about that to the rest of the family... As a result, we never got the full picture... Anyways, there were a couple of days of frantic phone calls and last night the siblings met for dinner, and talked for hours with him. I think it has been a good thing, and he knows he can count on his family now. I just hope than between that and therapy, he can put his life back on track. Don't worry not everything in my life is so terrible. :) In fact the rest of it is going pretty well, it's just that some things are so strong that everything else falls into a second place, you know??? anyways... that's all for now. let's hope next post has a happier feel!!

Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-11-2009
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 3:43pm

Mari - that's a lot going on.

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2008
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 4:12pm

Mari - So sorry to hear you and Fede are sick! Feel better soon! Also, glad to hear your uncle is getting the help he needs. By the way, are you finding out the gender of baby #2? I'm dying to know what you're having! LOL

Andi - The girls are SO cute and have gotten so big! I love the one of their little feet. :-) I hope the transition back to work isn't too hard for you. Is the nanny coming to your house or do you have to drop the girls off somewhere? You'll find a new normal eventually. I had a super hard time going back to work when Selin was 5-1/2 mos old but it does get easier!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2011
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 10:40pm

Ella & Christine - Thanks for the thoughts. It helps to know it's normal. She is doing better, eating more at daycare, we are trying to still offer her a variety of things. The hard part that I am having is that she wants to be in her highchair all the time (I think I am going to have to hide it soon).when she comes home from daycare she instantly wants to go to her chair. It's actually pretty funny.

Ella - I am still nursing but only 2 maybe 3 times a day during the week and the entire day/night on the weekends.So I keep hoping that's enough ;)

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2011
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 10:49pm

Andi - A book that really helped me out (and ella can support this as well) is Baby Led Weaning. I think even if you don't do full fledge baby led weaning for solids, it really helped me understand more about the transitioning to solids. Gabby HATED, and I mean HATED purees when she was 6 months. So we had no other choice - we had to, after about 2 or 3 months she would start to eat purees and yogurt. but still just mainly wanted to nurse and only up until about 2 months ago she wasn't really eating much. She really picked a bunch and now we are back to just purees, and barely that ;) But it is a blast seeing her progress. She is eating eggs with a fork and yogurt with her spoon now.

Oh and BTW - Your girls are just adorable. my DH did the same thing, we did it for two weeks of my last weeks of maternity leave. I worked 2 days the 2nd to last week and he stayed home and then the last week I worked 3 days, and he was home with her those 3 days and then she went to daycare at 11 weeks.

Pages