Elizabeth must have just finished a huge growth spurt. I had her feet measured at the same store, and they grew 1/2 a size in one week. I've had to buy a whole new wardrobe for her, too. She skipped an entire clothing size. She has gone straight from a size 6x to size 8. Last Summer, she was wearing size 5 dresses. I took her shopping last week, and had to buy her size 10/12. Yikes!
Having 2 girls, about 2 years apart, I really expected to get to take advantage of hand-me-downs. Well, Elizabeth is in a larger size than Emily. So far, it doesn't seem to bother her that she is bigger than her older sister. Hopefully it will stay that way.View Thread
Awful! I so need this post to help get back on track.
It has been non-stop family stuff for the last 2 weeks. I'm on a bit of family overload. Activities scheduled all day, every day, and I've hardly been home.
The last of the family goes home on Sunday. So, I'm hoping to get back on track Monday. I've signed up for 2 spinning classes next week, and I have a training session. Hopefully I'll get a couple more gym workouts in, too.
I'm ready for those LAZY days of Summer......View Thread
I agree with getting up earlier so you aren't so rushed.
I got my daughter an alarm clock when she was around 5. She hated it when I woke her up, but would jump right out of bed when the alarm clock went off. I don't know why it made such a difference, I'm just glad it did! View Thread
No, I didn't use any book. Based on an informal poll I did on this board a few months ago, I do think I'm on the young side to have this discussion.
Really, it was not that awkward to do. And, I'm really glad that I have started the conversation with her.
Starting a few years ago, I would make a big deal of having "girl talk" with both DDs. They think it's really fun. Sometimes it will be me with both girls, or just one-on-one. It's usually right before bed time, DH will go downstairs, and we will lay in bed and have our girl talk. I think having that established helped, too.View Thread
Well, I bit the bullet and had the talk with Emily. I must say, I was much less nervous this time than when my Mom had the talk with me!
I thought it was time. She had heard the word sex before, but wasn't sure what it meant. Plus, she had come up with her own ideas of how babies were made, and I wanted to straighten that out.
I'm glad that I did it. She is the type where we will talk about something, but she will need a few days to process it. I didn't go into detail about all the changes her body will make, but will before school starts up this fall. (I know some girls started their periods when I was in 3rd grade, and I don't want her to be taken by surprise.)
I expected to be all nervous about it, but, surprisingly, I wasn't. Phew!View Thread
It's funny you mention this, Emily has an appointment in 2 weeks to have hers sealed, too. The dentist said that she has deep groves. Insurance covers most of it. They said it would be like painting their nails -- easy and painless. The hardest part would just be keeping the tooth dry while they did it.
I remember having mine sealed as a kid, too.View Thread
Yesterday was bittersweet. I realized it was the last day Elizabeth and I had together, just us. I wanted to cry almost as badly as her first day of Kindergarten.
Today, I'm just excited for Summer vacation to start! I asked them what they wanted to do this afternoon (they only have a half day today). Emily said she just wanted to lay around on her bed this afternoon. If that doesn't prove she is growing up, I don't know what would!!!!!!View Thread
Both girls are on Zyrtec. Emily takes the full adult pill, Elizabeth takes the children's liquid. I haven't noticed any side effects. It did, however, take a long time for it to totally kick in. It took about a month to really see an improvement.