Birthday planning is so frustrating! I received a catalog in the mail from Birthday Express. It was reasonably priced with coupons on the back and on their website they have 99 cent shipping until April 1st. I found a cute little monkey theme which I thought would work out perfect because I had already bought these monkey favors on clearance after Valentine's Day (pencil, ruler, eraser, sharpener). They were blue and only 25 cents each and didn't look like they were from Valentine's Day at all. Well last night after the boys were in bed I was on their website picking out everything I thought we would need when SO sits down and says he doesn't like it. He says it reminds him of DS1's first Halloween costume. He is almost 3 years old and he was only 3 months old then! So now we are back to square one on the theme. SO liked the John Deere theme but didn't really like the decorations. Then he said he like the Dr Seuss theme but I don't really care for it (mainly because I think it will cost too much). After I said I didn't really care for it then he said he was tired of looking. Mason's birthday is just 5 weeks away! We really have to get things figured out!View Thread
My LO will be 13 months in a few days. He takes a lot of steps but isn't quite walking yet. He can walk practically across the room but hasn't just took off walking. He doesn't really talk yet either. He has said dada and mama, but it's been awhile. He usually just grunts or squeals when he wants something. He has also has started pointing. It seems like my first son was talking by now but like I have told you several times before- every baby is different. Lol. Your son seems to be right on track with mine! Mason is very curious. He gets into everything! He tries to get into the trashcan or any of the drawers/cabinets in the kitchen. He follows his big brother around everywhere. It's really cute seeing them interact and play together!View Thread
My LO will be 1 on the 3rd and he is also a screamer, but it's not something he hasn't recently started doing. He has always been a screamer. I can already tell he is going to have a temper! I thought he was just screaming because that was his only way of communicating but I am not so sure now. He screams when his brother takes a toy away from him or if his brother just comes close to him after taking a toy from him. Lol. And he screams at the dinner table if he is ready for more food. When he does that I try to say "More. Do you want more?" and then give him more. He isn't really talking much. He just recently started saying Mama and Dada more frequently. Hopefully once we get him talking more and being able to communicate he will stop the screaming!View Thread
My oldest son turns 3 in July and he is really into Mickey Mouse Club House right now so we are going to do his party in Mickey Mouse. I had the same idea as you about getting regular cups, napkins, plates... The ones that match the theme are so expensive! Like $4 for an 8 pack of plates. It's crazy! I have never been on wilton.com I will have to check it out.View Thread
Well I got to looking at the Birthday Express catalog again and I guess the Dr Seuss stuff is pretty cute. And it does have 1st Birthday on the decorations and balloons. It's not as expensive as I thought it was either. I guess I was kind of set on doing the monkey theme and that's why I didn't want to give Dr Seuss a chance. I think I can just get some solid color napkins, plates, cups and maybe tablecloths to match and just buy the actual Dr Seuss decorations from Birthday Express. And I can get some cheaper things for the treat bags. I thought about putting an actual Dr Seuss book in each of the treat bags if I can actually find some cheap enough.View Thread
My DS2 is 10 1/2 months and at his 9 month check up last month he weighed 19 lbs 4 oz and was 29 1/3 inches long. He was in the 85th percentile for height and only the 30th percentile for weight.
When DS1 was 9 months old he only weighed 17 lbs 4 oz and was 27 1/2 inches long. He was born exactly 3 weeks early (and spent 6 days in the NICU). He is always been on the smaller side. He is now 2 1/2 and weighes 26 lbs and is 33 inches tall. It wont be long before his little brother catches up to him!View Thread
It is kind of hard having two kids under 3. My oldest will be 3 in July and he does help out quite a bit. He loves to help with dishes and laundry. If I ever need to do something without him I know I can put on an episode of Mickey Mouse Club House and he will sit on the couch and not move til it's over (thank God for dvr!). But my youngest is so much more active. He constantly wants to be down on the floor crawling around and getting into stuff. If I put him in his pack-n-play he will cry at first but then he will get distracted by his toys and start playing with them. And he loves to be around his older brother. It's so cute. He already tries to do everything DS1 does. I think they are going to grow up being so close.
I have heard over and over again by different doctors that vaccines do not cause autism or cancer. No one knows what really causes cancer and I think people are just looking for things to blame it on. I do know that because of different vaccines that some diseases like chicken pox and polio have pretty much become a thing of the past. Both of my boys are up to date on their vaccinations. I think it's scary to think what can happen in this world if people stop vaccinating their kids.View Thread
My first DS didn't start crawling until 11 months and he didn't start walking til he was 14 months. He has always been a little bit small (he was born 3 weeks early, but wasn't really tiny). My 10 month old started crawling at 8 months and he is already pulling up really well so I think he will be walking pretty soon. It took him forever to learn how to sit up on his own though. As soon as you put him on the floor in a sitting position he went straight to crawling. Lol. He is a busy little guy. Total opposite of my first. He is in to EVERYTHING! My first son is much more chill.
Every baby is different. They say you shouldn't compare kids, but it's so hard not to. I always go back and look at my first son's baby book to see what he was doing at the same age as my second DS. So far, DS2 has been about 3 months ahead on everything (crawling, weight and height, etc). I wouldn't worry about your son. He seems perfectly normal. And I love your new profile pic. What a cutie! We just had the boys' pics done at daycare and they should be in in a couple of weeks!View Thread
My little guy just turned 9 months on Friday. Mason is my second DS and his older brother is 2 1/2. These 9 months seemed to have gone by twice as fast as they did with DS1!
DS2 seems to be hitting all of his milestones faster than DS1. He has been crawling since 8 months (DS1 was 11 months), he has 5 teeth (DS1 was 11 months), and he just said his first word "Mama" (DS1 was 9 months and said "Dada" first). I think he will be walking earlier too (DS1 was 14 months). He already pulls himself up to his knees when he is trying to get into the toybox or Mega Bloks wagon. But he is still not sitting up. You can put him on the floor into a sitting position and he will immediately start crawling. Maybe the problem is that he doesn't want to sit still?
Over all he is a very good baby. The only time he really cries is if he is sleepy or hungry. He is eating more and more table food. And is doing much better with a sippy cup. I am so proud of all of his little accomplishments. He is a very happy baby and is so very lovable!View Thread
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