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Old 03-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #31
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Justine - I've been trying to give over that control to DS too - to let him self-feed. I started last night at dinner by giving him a spoon and a bowl with applesauce and pumpkin in it and letting him go to town. I found this thing on Amazon that suction cups to the bottom of your bowl and then to the high chair so they don't fling it on the ground. He was actually doing spoon to mouth! And it distracted him for a short while. Messy as all get out, but we do bath after dinner, so it wasn't too much of an issue. It's hard to hand over control; I'm a definite type A.

CherryCoke - Hope it helps out! I found that once we cut down to 20-30m naps, the time in between 1st and 2nd nap drastically decreases. A regular sleep cycle for LOs is about 45m so when you cut down to 30m you're waking them in the middle of a sleep cycle and so they'll tire out faster. I also find that sometimes the 2nd nap isn't as long as it needs to be, so I'll try and rock him back to sleep. If he's having none of that, we just go for early bed time and he makes up the sleep time at night. I hope it helps!

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So DS did the funniest thing yesterday! He's already a little bit of a joker but yesterday was hilarious, he had me in tears! DH and I were playing with him on the floor when, while crawling, he did a faceplant. He wanted to cry but DH and I started laughing instead so he started laughing. Then DH started "banging" his face on the floor repeatedly and laughing some more, every time DH would laugh so would DS. Then after DH was done, DS (purposely) bangs his face on the floor twice and comes up laughing hysterically! He's going to be a little comedian this one!
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So DS did the funniest thing yesterday! He's already a little bit of a joker but yesterday was hilarious, he had me in tears! DH and I were playing with him on the floor when, while crawling, he did a faceplant. He wanted to cry but DH and I started laughing instead so he started laughing. Then DH started "banging" his face on the floor repeatedly and laughing some more, every time DH would laugh so would DS. Then after DH was done, DS (purposely) bangs his face on the floor twice and comes up laughing hysterically! He's going to be a little comedian this one!
Oh I love that they're developing senses of humor! That is so cute! DS will do this thing where he offers you a piece of food, but instead of letting you have it, he'll pull it back (sike!) and laugh. It's very cute.

BUT he's driving me crazy. Wants to be held all the time and WHINES for everything. I really can't handle the whining. It's loud and he screeches. Not sure what he wants, but it's going to drive me INSANE. I need earplugs
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HAHAHAHA! You should see them most of the time! Quinn is always beating up on Toby! I don't post those pictures
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Justine - I've been trying to give over that control to DS too - to let him self-feed. I started last night at dinner by giving him a spoon and a bowl with applesauce and pumpkin in it and letting him go to town. I found this thing on Amazon that suction cups to the bottom of your bowl and then to the high chair so they don't fling it on the ground. He was actually doing spoon to mouth! And it distracted him for a short while. Messy as all get out, but we do bath after dinner, so it wasn't too much of an issue. It's hard to hand over control; I'm a definite type A.
What a cool idea - the bowl suction cup thingy. Thanks for mentioning that. I think DD would like to try her hand at using a spoon. She is always grabbing for it. She also likes the pouches - what a super suggestion!! She sucks on it like a straw and seems to gag less because she's controlling how much goes in her mouth at a time. It is so fun to watch them get messy eating. Lol, I am definitely not type A. I am the leave the bowl and spoon at the high chair, wipe as much food out of her hair and off her clothes as possible and then go the rest of the day type of mama. I'm not proud of that.

ETA - I completely feel your pain with the WHINING... some days DD whines the entire time from her high chair while I make dinner. It drives me mad but I have to make dinner. I try not to block it out because I know it's her way of trying to communicate with me but sometimes I will realize I've been sort of ignoring the whining but there is just nothing to satisfy her some days (except being held, which I can't do 100% of the time)

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So DS did the funniest thing yesterday! He's already a little bit of a joker but yesterday was hilarious, he had me in tears! DH and I were playing with him on the floor when, while crawling, he did a faceplant. He wanted to cry but DH and I started laughing instead so he started laughing. Then DH started "banging" his face on the floor repeatedly and laughing some more, every time DH would laugh so would DS. Then after DH was done, DS (purposely) bangs his face on the floor twice and comes up laughing hysterically! He's going to be a little comedian this one!
So cute!! DD really loves for everyone to give her attention and she seems to really understand facial expressions and laughing, like when we are trying to be silly. We went to a birthday party for friends of ours and as we're all sitting around the table, she starts doing this fake laugh which I always mimic with her and we all look at her and then she grins. It made me smile and I thought of you (I read your post a few days ago).

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I'm so worn out and tired and desperately need a break, you guys. There is no one around though that I would trust to watch DS. Maybe it's my controlling nature but I'm not handing him over to a MIL that doesn't make an effort to see him or a SIL who questions every decision we make. UGH. Wish my family lived closer!

Plus, I just read all the Hunger Games book and now I really want to see the movie!
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I'm so worn out and tired and desperately need a break, you guys. There is no one around though that I would trust to watch DS. Maybe it's my controlling nature but I'm not handing him over to a MIL that doesn't make an effort to see him or a SIL who questions every decision we make. UGH. Wish my family lived closer!

Plus, I just read all the Hunger Games book and now I really want to see the movie!
Aw, hugs Mama. I so understand. I wouldn't want to leave my LO with people like that either. Do you have any mom friends in your area who would trade child care with you?

My hubby and I went to see The Hunger Games this weekend, it was very good, but as usual the book was better Hope you get a break soon, wish we were closer, I'd watch your DS for ya!
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Julia wish I could help-- with babysitting or going with you to the movie! I read them too and really would like to see it! Could your DH watch DS and let you have some time to yourself? That's what we do although it means DH and I never do anything together. I'm sorry. I hope you get the break you need soon!

ETA- we have always asked family and friends to babysit but lately I've been wanting to find a regular babysitter that we can get to know and trust with our kids. My dad is a nurse and recommended a nursing student he works with. We'll see. Could you try to find someone? It's so hard. I am lately questioning my MIL's ability to safely watch the kids due to her health though. She doesn't work so she watched them the most.

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Juliabell. It is SO hard to let someone else watch your precious one. For me it did get easier as I added kiddos though . I hope you find a solution soon. You need a break once in a while Mama!
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Today we had our first call to Poison Control Center!!! I gave the dog her dinner with her flea meds in it (just a pill) and didn't think anything of it. Later, DS was playing with her bowl and then crawled over to me chewing on something. I thought it was carpet fuzz since he has a tendency to pick that up and eat it but then he spit out this white stuff and the pill! I think once he got past the coating they put on the pill it got bitter and he didn't like it anymore. PC said it should be fine and to just give him water. But ugh, don't you feel like an idiot when you call and have to explain?? "My baby got a hold of one of my dog's flea pills. Is that toxic?"
Lol!! Not really funny. But I've had to call twice! Once My son ate toothpaste while I was trying to change a VERY messy diaper. He kept trying to put his hands in it :-p so I handed him the toothpaste! Ugh. Then my older daughter ate Desitin. Lol. I should have learned from my son. But nooooo. I handed her the tube while I was changing her diaper, too. :-/
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Tippytoe great picture. So much beautiful hair!

Juliebell - my oldest brushed her teeth w/ Desitin when she was 5...FYI don't worry if your little one ever does that. When I called Poison Control I wanted to explain..."she is the oldest of 4 and so very self-sufficient...Dad left it on the counter...etc.etc.etc!"
Thanks :-). Her hair is a bit crazy. I call her hair hoo-rah! It's kind of short around the sides and long and crazy on the top!!

Ahh that Desitin! Lol
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