I know! I hope they stay that way. Just last night I was at a craft store and DD#2 was sitting in the seat part of the cart and DD#1 was in the bucket part, while I was looking at something a bunch of employees gathered around my girls to look at them b/c they were being cute. When I asked what they were doing, I was told that the oldest was leaning over and wrapping her arms around the baby's neck giving her hugs and kisses. I love it!View Thread
We do not enjoy time changes. Before the time change our oldest (3yr) would sleep until we woke her for daycare at 6:20 but now she's been getting up around 5:50. This morning she slept a little longer, so hopefully she's getting back on routine.
Sunday was awful! Our 1 yr old was so grumpy b/c we tried to keep naps at the "normal" time on the clock but her body was telling her different. Then bedtime she was ready at 6pm (old 7pm) and screamed at bathtime b/c she was exhausted. She's doing much better now.
DD#1 has been so confused when we leave the house after 5pm and it's dark already...she thinks it's bedtime. Time change is for the birds! Oh and I was bothered that our pastor assumed everyone got to sleep in on Sunday. Yeah, I had so much extra time that I made pumpkin muffins before church and we even go to the early service.View Thread
I figured I'd just ask her and she said it doesn't matter. Great! That doesn't help. Since she is a college kid on a Saturday night and we'd like to use her again, we were thinking $50 for 6 hrs. It does get expensive b/c we're going to see a musical which is over an hour away, so we'll need to stop some where on the way home for dinner. This was my mom's idea so she's paying for our tickets but it still seems like a ton of money for an afternoon out.View Thread
Hey ladies! Glad to hear that your 3 yr olds are adjusting well with their new siblings. Last October (I can't believe it's been a yr) we had DD#2 and DD#1 adjusted great too. Like Zaysmama, we were afraid of jealousy issues too b/c DD#1 was the first and only grandchild on both sides as well. Our LOs are just a few weeks shy of 3 yrs apart. Since then, DD#1 is so proud of her baby sister and loves her dearly. During the first year, she helped me watch the baby when I had to leave the room, got diapers/clothes/etc for me and even liked to feed her when she could (both bottles and food). Every new milestone that DD#2 has accomplished, DD#1 was right there with us cheering her baby sister on and praising her! DH says everyday at drop off for daycare they give each other hugs and kisses before going to their separate rooms. Even during the day, I've been told the oldest will stop and say hi while passing the infant room! I love how they cherish each other. Glad to hear all is going well with your little ones too!View Thread
Posting here since you all might have a better idea. We never used a sitter with DD#1, only family watched her. Next weekend we are having a college age girl watch our 1 yr old for about 6 hrs. During this time she'll have to fed her dinner and put her to bed. How much should we pay her?View Thread
First we (DD#1 and I) made him a picture using each of our hand prints. DH is in the back with mine on top of his, then DD#1 on top of mine, and DD#2 on top of DD#1. Then using black stickers I spelled out our family name and the year. This is in a nice frame for him.
Then with DD#2 I took her to Color Me Mine and made him an 8inch plate. It's painted to look like a basketball with DD#2's footprints in the center. Around the outside I wrote "Daddy's Littlest Fan" "Katelyn 2012". I did this same idea with DD#1 for her first Father's Day, except her plate looks like a baseball and it says "Daddy's #1 Fan."
We thought we were giving Katelyn a "normal" spelling of her name but boy were we wrong. I can't find anything in stores with Katelyn on it, just Kaitlin...guess that's the most popular way to spell it.
What will Kaitlan's middle name be? Our DD's is Grace.View Thread
We did this too when our DD#2 was born in December. However, since we were having another girl I didn't want to buy a new toy for the baby, so DH and I picked one out of baby toys stored away. DD#1 thought it was new and put it in the gift bag for her baby sister. Then for DD#1 we bought her a Thomas the Train puzzle. She loved playing with that after the excitment of the baby wore off. We had my mom put her in her big sister t-shirt to visit. On the way to the room so many people stopped her to ask if she was visiting her new baby. This made her day! Also, when she gave the baby the stuffed animal she kept trying to make DD#2 hold it. It was so cute.
Just a warning, your son may not get that the baby you are holding is the same one that was in your belly. We referred to DD#2 as Katelyn all the time but when DD#1 came to visit she didn't understand that it was the same Katelyn as in mommy's belly. She just kept asking "Who is that?" Also, be prepared for lots of questions about the hospital room, any IVs that may still be in your arms and what you are doing if you BF. 3 yr olds ask LOTS of questions!
I check in everyday but there hasn't been much discussion. DD is doing great and still enjoys her baby sister. Next week we are FINALLY changing daycare. I think some of you might remember our issues, well the time has come to say farewell! I hope the transition goes smoothly. The baby is my biggest concern b/c she's going through separation anxiety.
Question: Did any of your babies have issues sleeping when they were teething? DD#2 has been getting up the last few mornings around 3-4am and will only sleep if held. If she seems asleep and I put her in her crib, she wakes up screaming. DD#1 didn't do this and I'm at a loss as to what to do. Last night I rocked her for almost an hour and finally just brought her back to bed with me. I don't want to start this habit but we both need sleep!View Thread