We are kind of having the same problem with our daughter. She'll hold it at daycare for some reason and then in the evening complains about a belly ache until I tell her that she has to poop. Yesterday at daycare, she was crying so hard saying her belly hurt and that she wanted mommy that we think she made herself get sick. Once I picked her up and took her home, she pooped and was fine for the rest of the day. I don't know how to get her to feel comfortable pooping at daycare?!? She goes at home for either me or my husband and goes when she's at grandparents'...I just don't get it.View Thread
CONGRATS!!! I'm predicting another girl based on the heartrate. We waited to tell DD until the heartbeat check at 12 weeks too. Sometimes I wish we would've waited until closer to my due date b/c she's constantly asking when her baby sister will come. A suggestion for that is to make a calendar with some special days on it and then have your DD cross of the days showing that you are getting closer to the baby coming. We started this in August at the beginning of my 3rd trimester and put visits from grandparents and bdays on it so DD could start to understand the concept of time. I think I gave you some titles of really good Big Sister books but if that was someone else, let me know and I can send them to you too. DD LOVES these books and asks to read them almost every night. I also found that having her around other small babies has helped her understand that they can't do much. Good luck and I think Ava will be a great big sister! Our girls will be almost 3 years apart and I think it's a great age difference.View Thread
Since the boards have been slow, I thought it would be fun to do a post where we can brag on our little ones.
DD learned how to draw smiley faces and has been so proud of herself that she makes them all the time. The funny this is she does them sideways. She makes the circle than on the left side of the circle she does two dots for the eyes like this : then she draws a curvy line next on the right of the eyes. You have to turn the paper to have a "normal" smiley.
DD has also started to use manners when asking for things or receiving something. "Daddy may I have some juice....Thank you for the juice." It's too cute! We're so proud of her though.
She also LOVES to sing, so she's really starting to pick up the lyrics of adult songs. She's known the words to the ABC, Twinkle Twinkle, Wheels on the Bus, and Itsy Bitsy Spider for some time but now she's singing songs that she hears on the radio.View Thread
I've been avoiding this post all day since I'm pregnant and I knew it would make me hungry for something. However, I'm really bored so here goes!
Favorite cake - Cheesecake with strawberry syrup stuff on top Chocolate - Milk, Dark, White, None Milk...I LOVE Dove chocolates!!! Favorite chocolate candy? Dove Favorite Chewy candy? Starbursts and I'm totally going to have to try roasting them on a fire Ice cream? Chocolate peanut butter Cheesecake? Love it/Hate it? LOVE IT!!!! Favorite Potato chip? Herr's BBQ and Lay's Sour Cream and Onion Doritos? love it/hate it, favorite flavor? Can't say I love them but I definitely do like them
My favorite muffin is cranberry walnut - my work cafe makes great muffins and they are cheap...less than $2.
Favorite bread - Apple, cranberry, walnut bread. I found the receipe on Betty Crocker's website last fall and probably made 4 to 5 batches of the stuff. Can't wait to pick apples with DD and DH this weekend just so I can make it again.View Thread
We took DD to the dentist for the first time almost 6 months ago (she was around 27 months) and she did GREAT. It was actually DH's appointment but they recommended that we bring her along to "watch" him get his teeth clean. I actually had to give DH a lecture before we got there for him to stay calm and not make any faces b/c he HATES the dentist. Well after he was finished the hygentist asked DD if she wanted her teeth cleaned too. She said yes, so they had her sit on DH's lap. The hygentist was great at explaining the different tools and gave them funny names, DD loved this. While cleaning they noticed she had a cavitity due to her enamel not forming properly, so we had to take her to a pediatric dentist two weeks later. They were super impressed at how well she did b/c they didn't have to numb her or give her "special juice" to make her loopy. She even sat in the chair all by herself. For her cleanings, we'll be taking her back to the regular dentist since they are in our town and we can schedule all of us to go at the same time. Good luck and I think if you stay calm, your child will be fine too. I personally hate taking DD for shots more than the dentist.View Thread
This is about my DH but I was hoping you ladies might have some feedback.
Monday DH has an interview for a leadership position within his department and he's the only one from his department applying for it. However, his boss said that she has 5 other canidates from both outside the company and from within. DH said he saw one guy come in for an interview the other day and he was wearing a business suit, this guy already works for the company. So I asked DH if he was planning on wearing a suit and he said no b/c he doesn't want to "flaunt" it in front of his other co-workers that he has the interview. I think he should since it appears good to the interviewer even though that's his current boss. Any thoughts?View Thread
I don't know if that's true or not but for DD she had to be wet and uncomfortable, that's why pull-ups didin't work. I think they need to learn the feeling, so they have to get wet/poopy in order to know what the feeling is before that happens.View Thread
You DD sounds exactly like my DD and we were trying all the same things you did. Here's what finally worked.
Over the weekend, DH and I bought a bunch of dollar store cheap toys. Monday morning we put DD in underware, told her no more diapers, and that if she went pee on the potty she would get one of the prizes, sent her to daycare with a bag full of clothes. At daycare they take the kids every 1 1/2 to 2 hrs to the bathroom, so they did the same with DD. She would sit on the potty, not go but have accidents through out the day. She was never scolded but instead encouraged to say when she had to go so we could take her to the potty. Even at nap and bed time no diapers b/c we didn't want to confuse her. After 3 days of this, she finally went on the potty for the first time at daycare. They called me at work (I took the call outside) and I made a HUGE deal of it. We told her that when we got home she could pick out a prize. The next few days she still had accidents but less and less. By the end of that weekend (it was a 3 day weekend due to holiday) she was 100% potty trained. She still has accidents every so often when she's playing and not thinking.
I think for her, she had to feel wet often to realize what the feeling was before she had to go. We were consistent even when she asked for a diaper. It was messy but it was so worth it. She's only ever had one accident at bedtime too, she wakes us up to take her to the potty maybe once or twice a week and the rest of the time she's dry.
Whatever you decide to do, stay consistent don't switch for diaper to underware back to diapers, it's too confusing for them. That's why we decided not to put her in a diaper or pull-up for naps/bedtime.
Congrats! Here's to a healthy 9 months a head of you!!! I'm due in 6 weeks and DD took to the news well. She just loves babies. I wanted to also recommend two books that we have for her about being a big sister and how babies are too little to do some stuff. We've also involved her in as much baby prep as we can and she's even enjoyed playing with some of the baby toys that we took out of storage. I'm sure Ava will love the idea of being a big sister!
1) I'm A Big Sister! by Ronne Randall - this is my favorite 2) I'm A Big Sister by Joanna ColeView Thread
Tonight we're meeting a semi-professional photographer to do maternity/family pictures at the college we went too. There are soccer games, so we'll probably watch one afterwards. DD loves college sports...her dad has brainwashed her! ;c)
We don't really have much planned for this weekend but I'd like to get the dresser for the nursery assembled and all the baby clothes pulled down from the attic to wash (having another girl). I'm really pushing DH to get stuff done since we only have about 7 weeks left!! YAY!!!
Sunday if it doesn't rain we might go to a friend's picnic. I'm just looking forward to some relaxation time this weekend.View Thread