Toddler/Kid Chat (12 months+)

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Toddler/Kid Chat (12 months+)
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Mon, 06-28-2010 - 1:12pm

Hello. Sorry I haven't posted lately as I've been quite busy and it's going to get busier this week and next.

Well David is still teething. Still no tooth yet. We keep waiting but no luck. I wish he'd get it in I'm sick of him being in pain. Also no luck with the constipation issues either so the pediatrician is giving him a stool softener. We've tried prunes, juice, pears anything we can thing of fruit wise and he's going but he's straining and in pain so the doctor told us to give those. So we'll see if they work. He did sleep through the night on Friday night to Saturday. He slept 8pm to 7am. So I am trying to elminate his 3rd nap and if not then make it so he doesn't sleep past 4pm. Friday he missed his nap and then slept through the night. I think that could be part of the problem. Also trying to move his bedtime up to 8pm so we'll see what happens. the book I got it says they tend to sleep longer with an earlier bedtime. doesn't make sense to me but we'll try it.

We went to Cincinnati yesterday and David went to his first Major League Basetball game. Cincinnati was playing Cleveland so we went to the game since the dates in Cleveland were ones we couldn't go to. My dad has season tickets to the Cleveland games. Then we're going to Columbus on Friday for fireworks and staying at my husband's friends house. They will be in Boston visiting his wife's family but they offered the place so we don't have to kennel the dog. Actually we found out they are having their second child. Their son turned 2 in March. That is the ideal spacing I want with David and our second so hopefully it works out for us too. I had a lot of friends have babies 2 yrs ago and quite a few are now pregnant with their second. Anyway then next Thurs-Sunday we're going to see my family and my husband's in Ohio. We are hoping to visit my friend from high school so she can meet David since I have an extra day. Most times we are so busy with family I don't have time for friends and none of my friends have met him yet. Of course a lot of them do live out of town also.

So it will be a busy time. My husband's birthday was on Saturday and our 8th wedding anniversary is tomorrow. We're not doing much as we can't afford another sitter as we've gone out twice this month. So maybe next year. We'll just stay home and maybe have a nice dinner. I did buy steaks at the store the other day.

I hope all of you are doing well and I hope to do personals soon. It's just been insane.

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Sun, 06-27-2010 - 10:17pm
Anna it's Sunday!!! I'm hoping you are TTCing. ;-)
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Fri, 06-25-2010 - 3:54am

Sarah - that's so funny about Eloise being a little girlie girl who loves pink! i do really wonder where it comes from though; these early gender differences?


Kelly - what a cute video! I just watched it with Teddy, who loves YouTube ;-) Elena will be walking in no time! I remember when we bought Teddy a similar walking toy I would run after him all the time because I was so worried he'd crash and fall over. But then he was only 7 mths old then ;-) And hooray for more teeth coming through, I agree they are a nuisance!


Brita - good to see you again :-) I can't believe how many fruititarians there are on this board. Oh, and "no" was Teddy's first word too, apart from Mama and Dada! I think babies like it because it gives them a sense of power and really communicating what they mean.


Julie - too funny that Alex is the same! Boys! I bet he was very excited at the John Deere museum. Teddy is very fortunate, he has a Grandad who owns two old tractors and a digger, so whenever we go there it's like paradise for him :-)


Ella - I still say we might TTC, as DH still has time to change his mind before the next pill pack is due (I'm in the 7 day pill break phase). But if he's still up for it by Sunday, we're on!! It's finally starting to sink in that we might start TTC next week, but I'm still trying not to get too excited just in case...


AFM - as Sarah mentioned this about Eloise picking her clothes - I noticed that Teddy is becoming more and more opinionated and especially wants to wear what HE likes. I won't let him choose all the time though, especially as his favourite shoes are his regular ones, but when it's hot he gets to wear his sandals (and then he brings his other shoes to me and demands to have them put on). Yesterday, when we got ready for nursery, he insisted on wearing his cap; and this morning he grabbed his coat (his hoodie) out of the linen basket and demanded to have it on (all throughout breakfast!). I fear the time of lovely, colour coordinated outfits has come to an end - no doubt he'll soon be sporting T-shirts with tractors on ;-)

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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 10:47pm

Heather- LMAO at Gideon’s bedtime excuses, especially “I need some money.” Hahaha! From your response and from other PP, it sounds like it could be his age combined with the baby being here that has caused him to boycott his bed.

Anna- Your Teddy and my Alex should get together so they can scream “Tac-taah! Tac-taah!” whenever they see one. The way you spelled tractor is exactly the way that I would describe Alex saying it. He likes any kind of farm tractor, bulldozer, etc. He knows what a combine is as well (the machine to harvest corn.) We actually traveled the other day to the town where John Deere tractors are built (they had a museum where you can climb on different tractors.) He was so excited.

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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 8:26pm

So I don't remember who all wrote what, but I'm pretty sure half of the last replies described Barrett's eating habits :) I definitely also have a fruit-itarian (I've even called him that before!) It's gotten to the point where I always offer him non-fruit foods to eat first otherwise he will just eat fruit and then whine for more (he hasn't quite figured out that 'all gone' means he's not getting anymore of that food).

Barrett is also working on walking, but he is definitely taking his time. He may be the last all our spring babies to walk Today we were in the kiddie part at the pool (1 foot deep) and he was taking a few steps without me holding him but he was really wobbly! His more recent accomplishments are learning to clap and giving kisses (with sound and everything). The last couple days he has been doing a lot of babbling but not many true words. He has told me 'no' a couple times!

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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 3:42pm

Sarah - that's great that both kids really seem to love swimming! Elena loved the pool too but now I haven't taken her in about a month. I need to take her back before she forgets how much she liked it! Good luck dealing with both kids solo today.


Julie - my bf's 3.5 yo is totally a fruititarian too! The kid would live on noodles, pancakes, and every fruit under the sun if his mother would let (and she practically does). He HATES vegetables of every kind - even potatoes (I thought every kid at least liked potatoes!) and as far as meat goes will only eat hot dogs and chicken nuggets. His twin sister eats almost everything though, so maybe it's a normal boy thing? I hope



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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 2:40pm
Anna, that is so adorable that Teddy is starting to talk; I love listening to toddlers chat it up! I've also noticed the gendered toys and preferences between boys and girls - my friend has a boy and a girl very close in age and it's the same way with them. How is it going with DH and TTC #2? I know you had said you weren't going to start another BCP pack... so does that mean it's on??? I hope so and I hope you have "beginner's" luck again!



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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 1:26pm

Anna glad everything is going well with you and Teddy.

As for the boys cars, girls pink thing, I've noticed it here. I mean Eloise loves cars too, but she adores shoes especially pink and sparkly ones, she loves going into her drawers and picking out her clothes, when given the choice between pants and a dress she always chooses a dress and when given the choice of a pink or purple dress and any other color the pink dress is always chosen! It is really amusing, since we are definitely not very girly in our house, except for little miss diva!












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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 10:50am

I love to read everyone's stories and updates! I'm just mostly really bad at responding to them. But -
Julie, good to see you here!
Heather, I love reading all those little stories about Gideon and Zeke on FB :-) He sounds like such a lovely big brother!
Sarah, sounds like you have a great summer with the kids. How is Desmond's potty training going? Or is Eloise still the one who's more interested?
Kelly, how's Elena's teething coming along?
Grace, do you have a follow up appt to see if James' iron levels are going up again? And so glad that things are going so well with your pregnancy, now that you've safely entered the 2T!

Hi and sorry to everyone I forgot!

AFM, nothing new really. Teddy and I are enjoying the summer - it finally warmed up a bit this week so I could get the paddling pool out for him, which he loved. We are rather "busy" with our various playgroups, there's nearly one for every day of the week. DH laughs about our busy social calendar! Teddy is 16 months now and I sometimes just can't believe it. How did my baby get that big? It's such fun now to watch him play with other children, as he truly interacts with them. Yesterday I met up with a friend to watch the football, and our babies were playing with a ball and chasing each other round the living room, giggling madly. It was so sweet!
Now that he's taller, Teddy also discovered that he can climb on more things, like the sofa, our bed and his toy box. He's still not a great talker, but he's trying more words every day (some of them though I'm sure only I can understand, because I know what he means to say). He has become absolutely obsessed with tractors and will shout "Tac-taah, tac-taah!" whenever he sees one (which is fairly often as we live in the countryside).
Honestly I thought that all this "girls like pink, boys play with cars" business was learned behaviour rather than genes, but now I have to review that opinion. I certainly never encouraged him in this respect but he just loves tractors, big cars, lorries, diggers... you name it. Have any of the mums of girls noticed something similar?

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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 10:44am
Yeah, my kids don't actually know the Sesame Street characters at all. Desmond is there for the thrill rides, they have a roller coaster and water slides and a drop ride that he loves! I maybe raising an adrenaline junkie! It is actually nice because we don't have to stop and get autographs and meet the characters since my kids don't care about them, they are just there for the rides.











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