This topic is a place for those due March through May 2011 to discuss their soon-to-be bundles of joy and all the excitement of pregnancy!
We will keep an updated list of those expecting, their due dates and the gender of the baby (if known) so please include that information (if available) in your first post.
Congratulations to all the new expectant moms out there!
Vanessa1031: Carina Marie was born 2/11/2011!
Roo_the_roo: Sean was born 3/7/2011!
Curlygirl28: 2/27/2011 -- Girl!
Brittneedanae: 3/1/2011 -- Girl!
Santorkk: Angelina was born 3/12/2011!
Averenee: 03/16/2011 -- Boy!
April_bride: 4/10/2011 -- Girl!
Nicole318: 4/28/2011 -- Girl!
Samantha81: 5/8/2011 -- Boy!
Thegoodpotato: 6/13/2011 -- Girl!
Reason: Updated names and due dates
Hello lovely ladies!!!! I'm back! Florida was a decent trip but the weather was overcast and chilly (low 60's) the entire time so that sucked! If I wanted that I could have stayed home. Evie did fine without me and I survivied without her although it was hard! D did great with her but I could tell by the last day he was exhausted. Nice to know I can leave her with him though, and she lets him hold her a lot more now which is awesome. I think it was a great bonding experience for them both!
Sam~ I'm SO glad you don't have to go to the trial and they pleaded guilty...because they ARE! How on earth were they going to try and plead not guilty?? I hope they carry the weight of this around with them their entire lives, being stupid for a few hours on drugs or whatever does NOT justify ending an innocent persons life. I am thankful you and your family don't have to go through the trial.
Wow, you are crazy busy, I thought you were slowing down!! But sounds like you're enjoying it which is great, better than a 9-5 job you hated. Logan is getting so big and so handsome!! Evie does stairs too!! Yesterday we caught her on step two and she did the entire flight in under two minutes, it was insane! We saw her do one step a few weeks ago at my parents house but she hasn't tried since. She just knew exactly what to do, crazy. We just bought baby gates but we don't really like the ones we bought and might return them. D works from home and is up and down the stairs all day long and they auto close which is great for babies, annoying for adults using the stairs all day. Trying to figure that out.
Evie loves to "walk" with daddy and she cruises on the coffee table and couch. She can let go and stand for about .5 seconds and then falls and thinks it's hilarious! We had our first split lip the other day when she caught the edge of the table but it was really minor and she was fine 5 mins later. Scared the crap out of me with all that blood though!! She doesn't say anything yet but recognizes her baba (bottle) and knows her name and mommy and daddy. She babbles a little bit but not a huge talker yet, quiet like her daddy :P
Amy~ Can I come to Isa's party? It sounds fun!! We'll probably just have our families over for a big all-inclusive party. My b-day is Friday, hers Sat and Mother's Day Sunday, oy-vey! It's going to be a fun weekend! I think the lamb idea is cute for Isa but I wouldn't go to overboard or spend too much money, she won't remember this one - but that's just me!
I'm sure Isa will be fine flying! Evie flew at 5 months and was great and she's flying again in May to MI for my cousins wedding. We flew Southwest and they checked her stroller (UB has an airline bag that is awesome) and car seat/base for free. They didn't count them towards our baggage (which is also free on SW). Families with kids get to board early too, usually after business class and disabled. Just have a bottle or something for her to suck/chew on to pop her ears on the way up/down. I'm sure you're going to have an awesome trip to the beach!
We took Evie swimming the other day and she LOVED it!! She was all smiles and giggles the entire time and cried when we got out even though she was shivering. We got lots of cute pics and videos. I'll have to upload one to fb soon. We even put her under and she didn't choke on water at all, yay!
Vanessa~ HELLO!!!! So glad you're back on, we missed you! I can't believe Carina is already a year old!! I say go for three, they are so amazing and your girls are SO cute!! We're trying for #2 now but no luck so far. I've been off bc for over two months now and nothing. Before, I was off the pill for two days and BAM, preggo (not on purpose). It'll happen, just anxious and excited.
Oh, Sam, I totally had a dream that you were preggo last night, like about to pop preggo!
There were a million other things I was going to respond to or say and now I can't remember what they are :P I'll think of them later.
Hi everyone! Anyone want to talk carseats with me? Evie will be outgrowing her Chicco Keyfit here soon and we're looking at what comes next. Anyone have suggestions on what to get next? I've been reading tons of stuff on consumer reports and from what I've found it sounds like the Britax Marathon classic gets really good reviews from CR as well as from people. There are others that get higher ratings from CR but the people reviews aren't that great or there are many reviews because they're new. So not sure what to do with that.
Also, rear-facing or front facing? Some places say rear-facing until 2 years old, other places say you can front face starting at 22-25lbs. What do you ladies think?
V - WE MISS YOU!! So good to hear from you! On FB you mentioned a new job - and I know that was a while ago, but details please :) ...
Did you have a party for Carina's birthday? That's awesome how her and Julia play together well. I say - go for a 3rd! And good luck on the new diet!
Abby - How fun you took Evie swimming! We just took Logan to his first swim class yesterday - and he had a blast! He loved to splash and float. It was so cute :) ... And your dream is funny. We haven't been "trying" but my period is like a week late. It would be an absolutely shock to both of us if I were preggers again, and I don't feel like I am, but I don't know why else I'd be so late. If I don't get it by this weekend I may take a test. Eek! ... And I actually had a dream last night that my sister was ready-to-pop prego! Lol! *shrug*...
Logan loves to "walk" too. In fact, that's all he wants to do, and he gets royally ticked off if we don't do it with him. Actually, the last couple of days he has been soooo grumpy about everything! He wants to be held all the time, but it doesn't seem to calm him down. He got so mad yesterday when I tried to give him a tray of cooked carrots to feed himself, and cried the whole time after when I took them away I fed him myself. Then this morning he just cried and cried unless I was holding him. I don't know if he's teething because he doesn't have any other symptoms, or if it's something else entirely. I just feel so bad for my little guy, and have to tell myself to be patient at the same time.
It is soooo hard not being able to tell what's wrong. I know Logan knows what baby signs are, but he just gets mad and impatient if we try to get him to do them with him right now.
*sigh*... It's just a phase. It's just a phase...lol.
Hi! I don't have a lot of time but on the carseat issue, we have the Britax Marathon 70. I love it. I got it on sale about a year ago for $200. They have come out w/ some new styles so you might be able to find a new one in the older style on clearance.
My mom got a graco myride 65 on clearance at Target. New but outdated style or something. I like that one too but like the Britax more.
We will rear face as long as we can. I've read that it's much safer.
OMG Sam Test Test Test!!!!!!!!
Lol!! I will... soon. I don't think I want to know...
It's just weird, because like I said - I don't feel like I'm pregnant. I know that doesn't mean a whole lot, because I honestly don't remember how I felt the few weeks before I took a test last time. I remember being surprised because I don't think I felt a whole lot different then, either. I guess the real surprise would be because even though I haven't been back on birth control, there haven't been any...ahem...contraception issues that either T or I are aware of that would lead me to believe that me being preggers right now would be a possibility.
I will definitely let you ladies know what happens...lol! I know that T wants to be there when I take the test, because he wasn't around last time. But I really just want to do it on my own...lol.
Sam~ go pee on a stick right now!!! :P I am so excited to be preggo again. I know what you mean about taking the test by yourself though, it's weird! D wants to be around too and I'm like "how about I just let you know after three minutes?".
Sorry Logan's been grumpy lately, must be something in the water, Evie's had a rough past two nights too. It's like she's fine and then *bam* hits a brick wall of crankiness. Yesterday she was throwing toys which is really odd for her. Not throwing for fun either, throwing in a tantrum, not cool. She refused to eat her dinner and then was squirmy during her bottle and fell asleep in my arms at 7. Woke up at 10:30 to eat again and again at 1am!! Then she was up for over an hour so I'm dead tired today. Baby growth spurt maybe?? She is cutting her top tooth though, I felt it the other day and it just stuck it's head through yesterday although she hates letting me see inside her mouth! I'm hoping it goes away soon, she's very demanding right now and that's hard when you're used to easy-breezy baby.
Swimming was a blast! I kept hearing Susan and Nicole talking about it and knew it was time. She LOVES bath time and it transitioned right to the pool! I taught swim lessons for ten years so I'm comfortable teaching her how to swim and go under so we decided not to do a class and just go as a family. We've been meaning to go but packing up and going is a whole other thing. So finally I said let's go and we did and she had so much fun! I'm going to try and make it a weekly outing :P
Amy~ That's the one I was looking at! Britax gets some of the best reviews on consumer reports both from their safety tests and reviewers. That's probably the one we'll go with and keep her rear facing until 1 or so. She doesn't like rear facing I don't think, she cried when you first put her in there and then is just grumpy and falls asleep. She's always straining to sit up and look around the corner towards the front so I think she'll be much happier if she can see out but we'll do it as long as we can.
Vanessa, good to hear from you even for a quick visit. What is miss Carina up to these days? Walking? How is your new job?
Sam, I cannot believe you haven't tested yet. You have way more patience than I do!! LOL. I definitely felt different within a couple of days of conceiving. But for me, both times I was PG I had a certain type of dream about 2 days after we conceived. So the 2nd time I had the dream, we were trying really hard to conceive, and I knew we had. I also started getting nauseous and bloated almost immediately.
Abs, sounds like miss Evie is teething. It hits Isa pretty hard. She doesn't get cranky or fussy but her sleep gets soooooo messed up. She will literally be awake and happy for hours in the middle of the night when cutting teeth. I'm glad she doesn't get fussy but the lack of sleep is so hard!
One nice thing about the bigger carseats, they sit up more even if they are rear facing. They are not as leaned back. Generally they just look more comfortable... I want to keep Isa rear facing until at least age 2 as that is the recommendation now. But the law is 1.
Gah, it would be so amazing if we could all be together for our babies' first bdays. Are we still kinda thinking of an in person get together for the 2nd bdays? I am pretty sure Texas is halfway. JUST SAYING!!! :) :)
I kinda miss talking to you guys more often and having the more active group. I'm glad some of us are still around at times though.
Good morning!! We had a great night with Evie last night. She was in a great mood and played so nicely by herself while we went over the details for the deck we're building. We've been wanting a deck on the back of our house since we moved in 5 years ago but the money always needed to go somewhere else. So the time has finally come and I'm SO excited!! They start in 2-3 weeks and then it should take ~2 weeks. Can't wait!
We grilled outside because it was 75* and beautiful! Today is 45 and overcast, blah. I want my nice spring weather back. Evie stayed up until almost 8 which is more normal for her. We actually skyped with my parents while she was in the bathtub because she was having a ball and laughing up a storm in there! She loves water! We're considering getting one of those DIY 3' deep pools this summer or next. She has a baby pool but mom and dad can't really enjoy that with her. We'll see!
Amy~ I'm totally down for a 2 year party in TX!!!
Abs, that deck sounds awesome! We've had the same weather, it was really warm here for a while then yesterday a cold front came in and it was in the 40s overnight and all day today. Yesterday Isa went to school in bare feed and no jacket b/c it was 70 in the morning. I felt so bad she had no coat for the way home. Your deck sounds awesome! I really want to put new shutters on our house and I'm hoping to talk my husband into making them himself because I want natural wood (cedar) and they are hard to find to buy. Plus way cheaper to make. My husband is off all summer and he will be doing daddy day care but I figure if he works on them like an hour or two a day, while Isa is napping, he should be able to get them done in a couple of weeks.
Sam, tested yet? Are you waiting for your bday to do the test?!?!?!? I cannot take it anymore!!!!! I seriously don't know how you are holding out this long.
and apparently I think your deck is REALLY awesome since I said it twice, LOL
So, I just took a test - and it came up negative. I guess that's why I wasn't in a huge hurry to do it, because I honestly had absolutely no reason to believe that I was pregnant. I think aunt flo might be taking the month off because of stress - it's happened once before.
Have to say, even though I pretty much knew what the result would be - I couldn't help but be slightly disappointed! Logan definitely needs a sibling, and I feel like I'm ready for another baby (most of the time) :)
There you have it ladies! We can all sleep better tonight ;)
Abby - That's so great how much Evie loves the water!! Wish our water-babies could play together! :) ... And yay for nice weather! It's finally starting to warm up here, so Logan and I can spend more time outside.
Amy - Glad things are warming up there as well! Our babies are going to love the summer. And, though I'm not sure that Texas is what I'd call half way, I wouldn't mind visiting there again...lol!
Busy, busy, busy.
Dilemma/personal issue for ya - So, recently I just kind of let everything out to T and told him that with the business I'm trying to get into, and with being in this profession, it's really important to me that when possible I take the opportunity to travel. I want to work with as many different people as possible, network with big names, etc. And sometimes that might mean taking 2-3 day trips on my own, as opposed to family trips. I told myself last year that I was going to go to this makeup show in New York in May, and now he's flipping out because a) there's no way we can afford to go as a family, but I still want to go on my own, and b) he doesn't think it's necessary. He doesn't see how much I need to further my experience and education - and that I'm really, really stuck in a rut at this point.
And, anytime I bring up ANYTHING that doesn't involve being a wife and mom, it causes issues. I told him about he Mrs. CO pageant, about traveling, wanting to go back to school and finish my education, etc. and he totally freaked out.
I just feel like I spent my 20's worrying so much about what everyone else wanted me to do - which was get married and have babies, that I didn't focus at all on what I wanted to do.
Don't get me wrong, I love, love, LOVE being a wife and mommy! LOVE IT!! And these things I want to do - I'll do over the next few years, not all at once. And it would only be as our finances allow. But these things are really important to me. Does that sound bad?
I tried to talk to my mom about it, but neither of my parents have ever had much ambition, so they don't see the point any more than T does. So, I have all these things I want to do, yet don't have anyone in my corner! *sigh*
Sam~ I'm in your corner!!! I really hope NY happens for you, that would be such a great opportunity for you. I wish T would be more supportive of you and realize that as much as you LOVE being a wife and mommy, you still need some YOU time here and there and that's not selfish at all! It sounds like a great career opportunity for you and it's only one weekend. It sucks it's so far away though. You supported him while he was taking classes, why can't he support you? Good luck, you know you always have our support.
Amy~ our deck is going to be awesome! :P I'm just excited to be able to have some place to sit outside and grill. We keep the grill in the garage now because we don't really have anywhere else to keep it and it gets boxed in with motocycles and boxes and strollers and stuff so now it will have a home.
It's going to be so much fun this summer with our babies! I think I love this age the best so far! They are independant and fun and learning so much and just so expressive!!! I'd give anything to have 100 more nights with Evie like we had last night.
She's getting better eating food. I still feel like sometimes I have to convince her food is good and she needs more than a bottle :P She is a fruit girl like her mamma. She tolerates veggies (better than I do!) but she LOVES fruit. We've been giving her (big) chunks of apple and she gnaws on it for ever and sucks all the juice off. We also gave her unmashed banana, kiwi, pineapple and some other stuff in those mesh holder thingies. She loves it!
No weekend plans here, any of you doing anything fun? Maybe another trip to the pool!
Thanks Abby! I always emphasize to T that the things I want to do aren't going to take away from me being a wife and mommy, and that time away from home will be few and far between - but that these things could be really beneficial for me. Ugh!
And I'm glad to hear that Evie is as attached to her bottle as Logan is! Lol! I am trying to get him to eat more food-food, and do less bottles during the day. It's hard, though because when I have my MIL watch him, or T is home with him and I'm not here - any work toward getting him on a feeding schedule and getting him off a bottle goes out the window.
I try to get Logan to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a bedtime bottle - with an afternoon snack before his nap if he seems to need it. But when he's with other people, they just feed him whenever, give him bottles all the time, don't really do any kind of schedule - just give him food throughout the day and it drives me insane!!!
This is definitely the most fun age. Isa is so verbal and expressive now. When Michael picks her up at daycare she points at him and goes "dada!" She waves to me when she leaves for school and waves goodnight to daddy and sissy at bedtime. She has five words now: mama, dada, uh oh, bye and baba. Still not walking though her bday is next week.
Sam, of course I agree 200% with Abs on the career thing. It's not like this is anything new... the plan all along has been for you to focus on your own business, that was part of why you stopped the full time office job right? Of course to spend more time with Logan too but from what I understand if it's not financially feasible for you to stop working completely, it is not okay for T to try to detract from your career success. Also it's also a passion of yours and very important to you -- Minus the financial aspect. It's hard because I think you guys have a more more "traditional" background so these are beliefs that were instilled in him growing up. But at the same time -- as far as I know -- you never told him you are going to be 100% stay at home mommy (meaning no focus on your makeup artistry etc). I just think in all things, not only this, it needs to be a partnership. One of you can't put your foot down and say no this isn't going to happen. You are both equal partners. This is so important to you and he needs to be able to broaden his perspective somewhat. And of course what Abs said about you supporting him while he was in school, not working full time on his own... that has to count for something!!!
I have taken a pg test in the past few months and although M and I have agreed on no more kids, I was definitely sad when it was negative. I think a tiny part of him is open to more kids b/c we are not very careful w/ protection these days. But we have agreed we are done barring any oopsies. So I'm even more eager for both of you to go ahead and make more babies ASAP!!! I need to live vicariously, LOL.
Good morning ladies! Gah, my sleep is SO messed up right now! Last night I was furiously picking up my house because MIL and FIL are coming over for dinner tonight so my adrenalin was pumping and I didn't get in bed until after 11 and was awake until 11:30 or so. Then Evie woke up at 3:30 and I couldn't get back to sleep!! I came into work super early this morning at 5:30 because I didn't have to take Evie to daycare (MIL taking her for the day) so I'll be able to leave early when I die this afternoon. Just hoping I actually make it to afternoon....
Not much exciting this weekend. Usual errands, making baby food, never ending laundry and house cleaning.
I tested the other day too but negative. Sorry if this is TMI but I seem to be getting more yeast infections after having Evie. I used to get one like once a year and now it's about every other month. Guess I'll talk to my ob about it sometime, don't think it's worth it's own appt though.
Amy & Sam~ I get disappointed too when it's negative, you're not alone in that! I do think it would be fun to all be preggo at the same time again :P
I'm in such a bad mood today. Lack of sleep. Ok, I rarely vent about work pubicly but this really got me going today. I couldn't sleep this morning and I didn't want to do anything at home and wake up D or Evie so I quietly got shower/dressed and came into work super early and got a lot of stuff done! My boss' (also my good friend) bday was yesterday and she's not a huge fan of celebrating but for fun we hung a happy bday sign and covered her office door with pink balloons. She came in and laughed. I told her that I would probably be leaving early beacuse I didn't sleep and came in early and she actually scolded me for coming in early saying my "core hours" are 7-4 and coming in early doesn't excuse me early. So I said "so I just wasted my time coming in this morning?" and she said "no, you can count it this time but don't do it again". Seriously?? I didn't come in early for the sole purpose of leaving early, I thought I was being productive using my awake time to it's full advantage instead of coming in normal time and having to leave early and not work this afternoon when I fall asleep at my desk. Excuse me. But she's the boss and I'm sure it's a rule somewhere that she has to enforce. Still pi$$ed me off.
Sam- stay at my house in May. We'd have a blast.
talk soon- i just saw that, sorry, so busy w/ work today.
You're right Abigail- housework and laundry are ENDLESS. 2 kids and a husband I feel like I should just swim in chewed/moist goldfish, dirty clothed, and chocolate fingerprints everywhere. (julia's discovered easter candy recently)
love you all!
oh. an baby fever? I've got it bad. but I have paraguard so there's no way i can get preggo now. probably for the best b/c in a peak of fever, i may "accidentaly" miss a few.
I'm very fertile and that would be bad!
I think I log onto CC everyday, and read your posts - but something always happens where I don't have time to sit down and write. However, today I'm working at my old office job - so I have time :)
Abby - I would have been so ticked about that as well! I really don't get why it matters what time you get there, as long as you get your work done, and you get your 40 hrs in. I think some people just go on a power trip, and use any excuse they can come up with to put their employees in their place. I'd spit in her coffee cup ;) ... Kidding. Kind of.
Amy - That's so awesome how Isa is saying words now, and has so much of her own personality! It's so amazing to see how much they grow, and how truly unique they are.
Logan doesn't say anything that we can decifer yet. I'm really trying to work on that with him, though. Trying to show him how to wave 'bye-bye', showing him who mommy and daddy are, naming things that he points at and saying the words slowly so he can hear how they sound, etc. He's really into pointing at everything - particularly the lights on the ceiling, lol! I ask him "where are the lights?" and he immediately either points up, or finds one to specifically point at. It's fun, but of course I always get paranoid when I feel like he's not reaching a particular milestone or developing quickly enough. Should he be speaking? Be able to point people out? Walking? Driving? Eep! *deep breath*
V - Having baby fever again? Lol! That's awesome!! And very reassuring that you have two and still want another one. There are days when I feel like I could have 6 kids, and other days where I couldn't imagine having anymore...lol! But your little girls are so cute, and you are such a good mama, so I can see why you'd want more :)
RE: Career Stuff - T and I argue about it pretty much everytime it comes up. His biggest issue is the fact that he's totally opposite of me in that area. He is a home-body, doesn't have a lot of life ambition or expectations, and is perfectly fulfilled just by being at home and spending time with his family. Which is totally fine - because that's who he is. And that's not to say that having a family isn't fulfilling to me! It's just that there are so many other things I want to do, and I feel like I can balance things out, and still be a good wife and mommy while working on my goals as well.
I just wish I had that bit of encouragement from him, and even from my parents. My mom and dad have never really had that ambition, either - so when I try to talk to them they're like "meh. That other stuff isn't a big deal." ... or... "Maybe you'll just have to put it off for a while."
I'm sorry - but the reason I haven't done any of these things yet is because everyone in my life has been telling me that... "just put it off."
Um, no. Not anymore :)
So last weekend was my birthday, and I have to say - it was NOT the best birthday ever. I don't have a lot of expecations for my birthday, but I was really disappointed that after I ended up working all day (we desparately needed the money) the plans T and I had for afterwards had to be cancelled because we literally had no money in our account. THEN, after I got home I saw that no housework had been done - I spent my birthday evening folding laundry, vacuuming, and doing dishes, because it was such a disaster. Then on Sunday T's parents invited us over for dinner, had cake, and then they had a bunch of cards for me to open (from T's grandma, aunt, parents and brother). But instead of T and his family sitting with me to open them (like they usually insist on doing), T went outside with his dad for like an hour, so I ended up just opening them by myself. I was sooooo irritated. On top of it, my parents didn't call, no card, no texts - nothing! I had to call them! So yeah, not the best weekend.
Sorry for the vent! Lots going on!
Business is still busy, busy, busy. Constantly meeting new people. I'm thinking about working for a local company called Sugarmill Productions. The owner is an educator for Aquage, she's worked for MAC, she travels all over the place, and knows soooo much. I feel like I could learn so much from her! And it would be so nice not to have to worry about the whole running-a-business side of things.
Vanessa~ Hello!! So glad to see you starting to come back, even for a quick hello! How are the girlies??
Sam~ I'm sorry your birthday wasn't that great, that sucks!!! I'm a big believer in birthday awesomeness, even if it includes sitting on the couch in pj's watching a movie curled up with D. But coming home to a mess of a house is never fun, especially on your bday :( I really hope next year is better for you.
D has a lot of the same home-body tendencies as T and it's frustrating! I have no problem being on the go but he just wants to stay home most of the time. I just started planning some stuff and saying "hope you come with us, we're going though!". And he always comes as long as I do all the work of planning and putting everything together.
I think working with that woman might be a great thing. Or how about any of the local salons you were interviewing/considering a few months ago? You'd still be able to do what you love, earn some money and work locally. Downside is you are working for someone so you don't get to set your own times/prices. I really wish you luck on figuring it all out and hope T comes around to understand that you are your own person and need to continually challenge and better yourself.
So Evie is ALL off schedule right now!! On Monday MIL took her for the day and didn't bring her back until after 7! Not that I mind really, she thinks she's doing us a favor giving us some time together without her but I basically get her back and put her right to bed. I was going to try and keep her up for a bit and play with her but apparently she didn't take her afternoon nap so she was on the verge of a meltdown when I finally got her! She was EXHAUSTED. I asked why she didn't nap and MIL just said "she didn't seem tired". Did you even try? Wrap her up, bottle and paci and she almost always goes to sleep. Spent yesterday recovering from that and was a hot mess last night. Then she woke us at 5:30 beause she was "scratching" the wall between our rooms between the crib rails and it made the weirdest noise and we freaked out! She was fine but had a huge dirty diaper so we had to strip her and change her. Then of course she fell alseep at 5:45 and we had to get her back up for daycare at 6:30. Poor thing is just all off lately with no realy end in sight.
This Friday we're going on a trip to PA (not Erie, way way closer) to meet my parents who just bought an RV (like a huge one!) and camp in that together the first night. Home on Sunday and then next Wed we're driving to NC for a little get away weekend because I have off Thurs/Fri that week for work shutdown. I'm really excited but I know it will be hard on her schedule. She'll adapt, she's really good that way.
Sam~ I know what you mean about milestones! Amy~ it's awesome that Isa can say some words!! Evie seems to know her name and when we say "where's mommy/daddy?" she usually finds us. And she knows "kitty", since there's usally 1-3 around us at all times. She loves them! Two run away from her and one could pretty much care less about her petting until she pulls her tail! It's cute! She does say dada and mama but just babbling, not actually putting names/faces together. I'm trying to teach her to wave too, she gets it like 25% of the time. They're so much fun now!!
Sam~ I meant to say this earlier about your comment a while ago about Logan not having somewhere to sleep at your SIL's. Evie likes/needs to be held/rocked to sleep which is awesome because I usually get to do it but when I have something I really need to do I don't always have time and if I don't she'll just sit in her crib and cry. I try to let her CIO but she doesn't usually. It would be awesome if she were more like Logan and could put herself to sleep. She'd be a lot better if I didn't love my cuddle time with her so much :P
Well, better get some work done!
Happy 3,000 posts, mamas!
Abby - I've considered going to a salon, but I wouldn't have the flexibility to do weddings like I want to. And with working for this other company, I'd be pretty much doing the same thing I'm doing now, just working for them. I know it doesn't have some of the same perks as working for myself, but I also think it could open up a lot more opportunity for me. Luckily they're willing to do a 3-month probationary period to see if I'm a benefit to them, and if they're a benefit to me.
Sorry to hear about Evie's schedule! My MIL did the same thing last week. T had picked him up because I was working, but when I got home Logan was so cranky and tired. I asked if he had slept at all, and T said Logan hadn't had a nap because he wasn't tired. I'm like - really?? You don't have to wait until he's exhausted to put him down. He has a schedule, and while he doesn't follow it to the minute, if he hasn't been down for a nap by a certain time I put him down anyway - and he goes right to sleep. Ugh!! It's NOT rocket science.
And about rocking/holding Logan - yeah, he just never seemed to like it even when he was tiny. He could take it or leave it, so it didn't really benefit either of us for me to try. He has just always preferred to lay down and sleep on his own. Even now, in the evening we'll put him to bed at 8:15/8:30ish. And sometimes he falls asleep immediately, and other times it takes him half an hour to go to sleep. He'll play in his crib, or jabber to himself, but eventually he'll just lay down and pass out. Just the way it is :)