I have a 2 year old, but this is about the first birthday party for his younger brother. This community is much more active than the others.
We have decided to do his birthday party in Dr Seuss at one of our local parks. We found some really cute party stuff at birthdayexpress.com. I know I want to do his cake shaped like the hat from Cat In The Hat. And I know I want to put Dr Seuss books in each of the treat bags. Other than that I need some help! Anybody got any ideas about decorations, games, food, etc.? I found a pic online of an oreo and red gummy life savers shaped to look like the hat also. And we found him a 1st birthday shirt on another website with the Cat In The Hat on it and we added his name to it. It's really cute.View Thread
Yesterday I was playing with my son and tickling him. He was laughing so loud and opening his mouth all the way. I noticed that his tonsils were pretty swollen. He has not been complaining of a sore throat or anything and he has been eating normal. He hasn't been sick at all. Do you guys think this is concern enough to take him to the doctor?View Thread
DS2 was born May 3rd. The following month my Dr put me on the mini pill. (I had taken this for about a year after DS1 was born and always had a regular period with it). Sometimes I would forget to take it so in August I went and got the depo shot. I didn't have a period at all with it. It made me gain like 10 pounds so when it came time to get the second shot I just switched to the Yaz pill (in Nov). I had 1 period at the very beginning when I started taking it and then I had another one 2 weeks later. The Yaz pill made me very moody. So in Dec I switched back to the mini pill (I should've never switched to begin with!). I have not had a period with the mini pill at all this time. The last period I had was the 2 that I had in Nov.
I know that it's normal to not have a period sometimes while you're on bc, but I took the mini pill for a whole year and always had a normal period right on schedule. I still get cramping ever so often but no bleeding at all. I have taken several pregnancy tests within the last couple of months so I know that's not it. I spoke with a nurse at the dr office and she didn't seem concerned. She thought it was normal. I already have an appt scheduled in June for my yearly exam. I wonder if I should just wait it out until then or if I should make an appt sooner?View Thread
This morning my DS woke up at 6 when I got up for work (he usually wakes up around 8:30 with his daddy). Normally he would fall back asleep on his own but he kept crying even after I went in there and rubbed his back for a minute. So I decided to just go ahead and get him dressed and take him to daycare. When I brought him into the bathroom his nose was bleeding. He has had a couple of nosebleeds in the past but he does not get them very often. It kept bleeding for awhile and he was making it worse b/c he was crying. I guess that it is sinus related? We always have crazy weather here in Kentucky and everybody has sinus issues.
I guess my question is what exactly am I supposed to do in this situation? I thought you were supposed to pinch his nose together and hold his head back? I tried that but he really didn't want me to touch it (I did anyway). And how long is normal for it to keep bleeding? Is there any way to prevent it? The daycare lady said when he goes to bed that I could take a q-tip with a little vaseline on it and put it inside his nose and that he was bleeding from little sores that had scabbed over. I don't know about that though. His nose was still bleeding a little bit when we got to daycare 30 minutes later (It wasn't flowing out like before but you could still see it was coming out a little bit and it was still red instead of brown.)View Thread
My 2 year old has started misbehaving recently. I guess he is kind of testing us. Whenever I ask him to do something he says "No. I don't want to." I tried the "Look mommy in the eyes" like you suggested and it has been working! Thanks for the advice!View Thread
My DS did this a few months back. Basically you just have to ignore it and he will eventually stop. He is only doing it for attention and if you don't give him any then he will eventually move on to something else. It worked for my DS.View Thread
I don't really have any experience with them but when my brother was 2 he had one. He never had another one after that and he is 22 years old now. They are pretty scary. I hope you never have to experience another one with your child!View Thread
Last night while we were eating dinner my DS1 turned and said to me out of the blue "I am not a baby anymore. I am a big boy." It just about broke my heart. I started to tear up and everything. I guess he is right. He is growing up so fast. I am very proud of him and all that he has learned in the last few months, but it still saddens me that he is not my little baby anymore! And my 8 month old is growing too fast too. He is almost crawling and almost talking. Sometimes I wish the world was just slow down for a minute so I could watch my babies grow!View Thread