Yeah, I'm so glad that I won't have to take a weekend day to take her since my mom will be able to take her during the week while we're at work and she keeps another little boy too and his mom is going to sign him up as well.
Avriana is doing good. She's such an easy baby and Shae adores her. She's SO close to rolling over too. She's been working at it for weeks and some days I can't believe that she hasn't done it yet because she's so close. It's crazy how fast they're growing but in reality, she seems tiny compared to Shae. At her two month checkup, she was only 10 lbs 12 oz (29th percentile). When Shae was 2 months old, she was 12 lbs 6 oz (somewhere in the 90th percentile). How big is Natalie now? Is Ava loving having her baby sister?View Thread
How fun! I was just talking to my mom about signing Shae up for swim lessons this winter. The only tough part is there is no where in town that offers them so we'll have to drive her 45 minutes away but I think she will love it and my mom said she doesn't mind taking her so I think we'll do it either this fall or winter.View Thread
I highly recommend the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Weissbluth. It has lots of info and ideas to try for toddlers going through stages like this.
My DD goes through phases like this. We try to give her lots of attention during the day and then be very firm at bedtime about not delaying leaving the room. If you give an inch, they'll take a mile. One more song turns into 5 and pretty soon, a bad habit has formed. We warn her that after we sing 2 songs and give a hug and a kiss, we are leaving the room and that we will not sing any more or give any more hugs and kisses because we've found that if we give in once, she throws a big fit whenever we tell her no more.
As for the middle of the night waking, DD does that when she's overtired sometimes. She'll wake up crying and I always go in and rub her back for a minute but try not to talk to her at all or it seems to wake her up even more and then she has a harder time falling asleep.
Good luck! It's so frustrating when they don't sleep well.View Thread
We haven't done one of these in awhile. Hope you're all doing well!
Monday - BBQ Chicken sandwiches Tueday - Homemade pizza (these were in the freezer so I just have to heat them up tonight rather than doing all the work) Wednesday - Mexican Dorito Casserole (new recipe) Thursday - Chicken and rice Friday - Eating out Saturday - BBQ Chicken, baked potatoes, corn on the cob Sunday - EnchiladasView Thread
I'm still here too. Avriana is 8 weeks old now and we're adjusting well to being a family of 4. She's a super easy baby and a great sleeper which has made it so much easier. Shae is a wonderful big sister and is finally not pushing boundaries and throwing fits as much as she did shortly after the baby was born.
I hope that in another year, we can get Shae involved in t-ball but we'll have to see if she's interested when the time comes.View Thread
I had a golden retriever that was the sweetest dog ever. She was awesome. Though I don't know that I'd call her medium sized. I think she weighed about 160 lbs but she was exceptionally large for her breed thanks to my mom overfeeding her.View Thread
Sunday - Famous Dave's since we were in the city getting groceries Monday - Marinaded chicken, steak potatoes and veggies Tuesday - Hamburger Helper and veggies Wednesday - Dinner with my parents Thursday - Spicy Velveeta Casserole Friday - Eating out for our anniversary Saturday - Pizza since it will just be me and the girls while DH is gone for the weekend for a bachelor partyView Thread