My DD takes swim lessons, so we're doing a swim party at the YMCA. She gets to swim for the 1st hour and then we have a party room for an hr and a half. She's gonna love it. We are having about 20 people show up.View Thread
Wow, I wonder where she learned to bite. I don't really have any suggestions. My DD doesn't bite, its just amazes me some of the stuff they come up with. DD is great at unfolding all of the clothes in 30 seconds flat and just screams and throws herself on the floor, when I say no or "aww." (She responds better to aww which I hate but DH started it and it works.) Anyway, I will usually just pick her up and sit her on my lap and get her interested in a toy then continue folding clothes. My DD has a problem and when I'm home from work she has to sit on my lap, play toys with me or stand by me. She will not leave my side, so it's kinda driving me crazy, b/c I can't even take a shower without her freaking out.View Thread
My DD does it too. I think she's just being curious and testing her boundaries. She usually responds when we say, "awwwww." She'll start crying and crawl away, but not 10 mins later, she's right back doing what she was doing before. We try our hardest to baby proof, but DH isn't the greatest. He decided to put the PS3 on the bottom shelf of the entertainment stand and DD thought it was funny to eject the cd's out and scrape them across the floor. Lmao! I shouldn't laugh, but some of the stuff she does is hilarious.View Thread
Hopefully, it goes easy for you. DD has been off a bottle since 8 or 9 months, but when she sees a bottle, she still goes crazy. The other day we were at the park for a 4th of July celebration, her little friend (who's actually 18 months) had a bottle, and she stole it and started drinking it. We took it from her, but she still was all over it, even when she had her own sippy.View Thread
Sounds like your LO is doing great! I think each family needs to make their own decisions. IDK what kind of age gap you have with your siblings but I am 5 & 12 years apart from my younger brothers. I don't think it killed me. Yeah, we weren't best friends, and yeah, my 2 brothers aren't best friends ATM (they are 10 and 17 so just imagine), but it does have its benefits. You won't have two babies in diapers. DD will be able to help you out more (if she's 12 don't make her the built-in babysitter, I resented it). Anyway, then again, I want LO #2 before DD is 3. I actually wanted to start this past May, but because I am still EBF, I still haven't had AF, so there's no chance yet. I want my children to be close. I have a DSS who is 6, but he never sees DD, and his mom is having a baby in Oct. I think that if you live that paycheck to paycheck, it might not be a good idea to have another one right away. Imagine paying for 2 sets of diapers. Maybe you can try and talk DH into trying when you start potty training DD so at least there's only 1 in diapers. (Just an idea.) Maybe by then things will look better financially. Right now, I am the only one working, and while I miss DH paycheck, his expenses were more than it. I would look for a part time job. I'm not sure what you did before, but maybe you can work at a resturant. My cousin works at Bob Evans and her husband owns his own business, so he doesn't have a schedule. But they work with her as long as she can give them a schedule a week in advanced. I used to work at Bob Evans as a 2nd job when I left my ex and had to move out on my own, until I got settled. Just an idea.View Thread
My daughter does the same thing with any container she can find that has something in it. She got into her desitin the other day and spread it everywhere in the amount of 45 seconds (I was using the restroom). She had it all over her floor, our tv, herself. I just don't get how they make that big of mess so fast.
Its funny you say the cat has nothing to do with your DD. Our dog is completely afraid of her. She'll reach out to touch him and he'll run away with his tail between his legs, and he's never once got in trouble for being around her. The funny thing is, he's a great dane.View Thread
Were you on the pregnancy boards and your username if different: Yes since 1st Trimester and my user name there was virginiacarroll
Employed/SAHM: I am a Data Technical Support Coordinator for a Cell phone carrier
DH(DB) Age: 29 (almost 30)
Child's Name/any special meaning: Eleora Marylin/ I wanted to name her Ellie but DH hated it so we went through the baby book and loved the meaning of Eleora. It means the Lord is my Light in Hebrew (we are Catholic though but I love the meaning). Then Marylin is after Marilyn Monroe, and my Nana who was named Mary(where we got the spelling), who passed away while I was a teen. Plus, it was fitting b/c DH Mom passed away a month before DD was born and her name was Marilyn.
Birthday/Age: 07/23/10 So she's 11 months right now.
Any other Children/Age: Not by me. I have a step son age 6, but his mom doesn't allow him to come around.
Planning on having another?: Absolutely. We are trying now, but I still EBF and still have not had AF since DD was born.
About Your Child
Crawling/Age: She started army crawling at 5 months, and hands and knees crawling at 8 months.
Walking or Cruising/Age: No walking yet. She has been cruising everywhere since around 9 months.
Any Words: She says Dadeeeee (just like that), Mama, pohn (for phone), dog, Baba (for breastmilk), dup (for sippy cup). I think thats it. She has a lot of nonsense words she uses consistantly for things, but we don't let her use those.
Funniest Thing: So many, but when DD gets into something or does something she's not allowed (it doesn't happen very often b/c we baby proof pretty well but anyway) DH will say, "Awwwwwww." in the you're in trouble tone. Well anyway, I was nursing and she bit me. She just got her 1st 2 teeth, and I said, "OW!" and I set her up and I said, "You keep that up, we're done." She looked at me with all seriousness and said, "Awwwwwwwww." and then leaned down and tried to start eating again.
Scariest thing they did:We were laying on my bed and she decided to throw some wooden blocks at my head that were sitting on my headboard and one fell towards the edge (our bed is pushed up against the wall and she sleeps on the wall side) anyway, she climbs over top of me and just keeps going all the way down the side of the bed. She ended up doing a somersault off the bed and I thought she landed on her head, but earlier that morning she had pushed all the pillows on the floor and had a soft landing.
Anything else: DD has TWO teeth. She has little rabbit teeth. They are the top two teeth. She still has no sign of bottom teeth.View Thread
I still haven't weaned. I will let my DD self wean. DH and I do not really have a sex life at all, and it sucks sometimes. I'm disappointed yes, but DH is caring and understanding enough that this is best for her. DD will be a year old on 7-23. She mainly nurses at night when I get home from work, and we stopped giving her pumped milk while I was at work and started giving her almond milk. She LOVE's almond milk and I don't have to give her formula. I am thankful everyday she has never had a drop of formula in her life. I still pump during the day to make sure my supply doesn't disappear entirely just by feeding her at night. I am considering stopping pumping during the day, but I don't want my milk to dry out at night b/c I'm not ready to drop the nursing b/c its the most amazing this ever.View Thread
It's hard. I have a team mate that is due in November and she already has a big belly and I miss mine. Then DH exwife is due in October and I'm sorta jealous, even though she was jealous of me, and I have the 2nd child 1st. Lol!View Thread