We did decide to offer another weekend this month when we actually have plans, so it would be helpful for someone else to watch her. I agree 100% about us time and we do that just not overnight yet. I'm paranoid about leaving her overnight and with being 7 months pregnant this isn't the best time for us to do an overnight trip...we haven't DTD in months due really bad crouch/round ligament pain.
If my mom agrees on the weekend we suggested, I'm definitely talking to her about the meals. I don't mind desserts AFTER she ate a healthy meal...it's to be expect at grandparents but to not give her dinner b/c they didn't feel like eating is not acceptable.
Ali you are so right with having to parent our parents. Do they forget what it was like being a parent?!?View Thread
Do you have any friends who live nearby that might want to watch Adde? Too bad you don't live near me, my mom is begging for DD this weekend but we don't need her to watch her b/c we want to spend time with her over the long weekend.View Thread
We have taught DD our names but when she calls out for us, if she uses our name we correct her by telling her it's mom or dad. I think too it's a respectful thing. My dad calls his mom by her first name and I asked why, he told me it was b/c he doesn't respect her enough to call her mom. I also encourage DD to call her teachers "Ms" instead of just their first name.View Thread
Ok, so I'm expecting in October and DD will be 3 in December. She has never spent the night away from us. This morning I get an email from my mom BEGGING to have DD for the entire weekend so that DH and I can have some alone time. Well with this being a holiday weekend, we were actually looking forward to spending the time with DD since we both work full time and she's in daycare. DH is uncomfortable with the email b/c my mom seems so desperate to have DD. When we have weekend visits she basically "kidnaps" DD and no one else gets to spend time with her and she treats her like a baby. She lets her whine, cry, and gives her whatever she wants. I posted a few weeks back about the awful dinner they gave her, so even meal time is an issue. I think we need to let them watch her overnight eventually but I kind of agree with DH that she's too needy in wanting DD to be with them. I know I need to talk to her about this but she's SUPER sensitive and I'm afraid of hurting her feelings. Any input ladies?!?View Thread
My friend use to work as a labor and delivery nurse, so she saw all kinds of names. This one had us cracking up. The baby was a girl and her name was La-A...pronounce Ladasha...apparently you pronouce the dash! So weird!!!View Thread
This morning I was getting ready for work when DD and DH come into the bedroom. I had just put my bra on and DH unsnaps it, so I turn and give him a light punch and a HEY! After realizing that DD just saw me hit (we've been working on no hitting), I said "Mommy was bad and shouldn't have hit daddy." DD starts crying, I asked what's wrong and she said Mommy yelled at Daddy. So I apologized to him and then went into the bathroom to finish getting ready. DH goes to our room and I heard DD close the bedroom door saying "Daddy you're in timeout." Then she comes to the bathroom closes the door and tell me that I am in timeout too. A few minutes later, I hear her open the bedroom door and tell DH that he can come out of timeout now. Then she comes to the bathroom, opens the door and tells me "You're still in timeout." I guess my "crime" required more "thinking time." Seriously, my 2 year old put me in timeout this morning?!?View Thread
I'm so grateful to have parents close by who can watch DD while DH and I go out. However, yesterday my mom made me mad. So DH and I were gone from 9am to 7pm to drive to the city to see an off Broadway show and I left keys to our other car for my parents to take DD out for lunch. They took her to a local dinner and she had chicken nuggets and french fries. We normally get her a fruit option instead of fries, no biggie they didn't know. Well I asked what did she have for dinner and mom said that her and dad weren't hungry so they didn't make her anything. They just gave her grapes, chocolate pudding, and mini cupcake!!!! WHAT?!? There was leftover pizza and salad in the refrigerator they could've give her or even made a sandwich. I get it, they are grandparents and can "spoil" her but how about something healthy to eat during the day?!? When I said, "So you gave her junk." My mom responded with the grapes are healthy and the pudding was made with your skim milk. Ok, yeah but what about all the sugar found in ALL of those?!?
I just don't get it. I know she's trying hard to get DD to like her b/c my grandparents weren't there for us but that doesn't mean you can make her unhealthy! Also, when I was growing up there's no way she would've let us eat that for dinner and would've been annoyed if someone else fed that to me. Why is it that just b/c they are grandparents now all common sense goes out the window?!? Sorry I needed to vent!View Thread
My pedi said that it's normal for them to drool until about 3 and then you'll want to have him checked out. I think he said something about drooling could be a sign of needing speach therapy or something like that. If you're really worried, I'd just call and speak with a nurse before making an appointment to take him in. I've notice that my DD still drools from time to time but not a lot. I could be nothing.View Thread
Exactly one year ago, I lost a baby at 11 weeks gestation and had to have a D&E. So tonight DH and I wanted to do something to remember our baby, we decided to go to our church which has outside benches to pray (we went to the church before my procedure to pray) thanking God for how far He's brought us this year...I'm 29 weeks pregnant with a little girl. Then we're going out for dinner and renting Gnome and Juliet to watch with DD.
Tomorrow I have the 3 hr GTT first thing in the morning. While I'm at that, DH is going to a local consignment store b/c they are having a sale...fill a bag of clothes for $5!!! At lunch we are meeting my best friend from college, who was the maid of honor in our wedding. She had a baby in June that we haven't seen yet.
Sunday is church and probably taking DD to the pool.
Next weekend is exciting!!! We're going to Washington DC to see the musical Wicked!View Thread