Post by cookswithwine9 on Feb 7, 2017 13:36:00 GMT -5
I'm back at work! My first day. It's going better than anticipated. I'm currently pumping. The room is nice, private, has a chair and a fridge. I just wish it had a sink. I also walked to lunch with a friend which was super nice. Feeling a little guilty that I'm enjoying this so much.
cookswithwine9 Don't feel guilty!! Although I did also lol. Man working is a nice break I tell ya lol.
Just working from home today. MIL stopped by and was here for about 3 hours so I could get some work done. It was actually very helpful. Now if only my daughter would take a longer nap than her typical 30 minute catnap.
Post by sophiegrace on Feb 7, 2017 14:09:21 GMT -5
Glad you they're coming out to check on things waitwhat. FX that lady was correct and he's just waiting for everything to settle before getting into the swing of things.
kleigh we need nap help over here. I worry what it means for toddler years. Will she never ever nap?! Because that's what it feels like. So glad MIL was helpful today. Maybe the lack of audience helps her concentrate on not being her normal self.
Post by sophiegrace on Feb 7, 2017 14:15:53 GMT -5
Confession: I put my foot down at 8 weeks and said that she was starting in the dockatot for a month followed by a transition to the mini crib at 12 weeks. We're 14 weeks tomorrow and I have lost all desire and motivation to get her out of our bed. None. Zero shits all around. I feel like this is bad. But once again, can't make myself GAF.
waitwhat Anecdote: my sister wouln't speak until around 3 years old. She *could* speak at least some words they'd heard but apparently was choosing not to. The dr back then told my mom "oh she'll speak, she just doesn't have anything to say". She's 36 now and does. not. shut. up. (in a good way :-) She was 14 months when I was born so perhaps that delayed it if the woman on the phone was correct?
sophiegrace Yes she's so normal at times I don't get it. Also, out of necessity I've transitioned their naps to "off of me" - just because it's too hard with the two. Sometimes on weekends I'll let them have one "held" nap since there are both of us here. Otherwise I am not enforcing where they nap yet, so long as they are down (RnP, couch - supervised, boppy, etc) and I rotate whcih device/place they sleep so that *hopefully* they don't get stuck on just one (like RnP). Not sure that's the best approach but it's working.
Also I bite my tongue - we are 1hr 20min in and both are STILL sleeping.
Post by goldenlove3 on Feb 7, 2017 15:56:04 GMT -5
Hi ladies!! Not a whole lot going on with me. I brought C to my parents house this morning then met up with H at city hall to get info about the lot. It all turned out to be good news so we will be putting in an offer soon!
After that we got some lunch then I went shopping. Bought a couple things for our friends kids birthday and bought more clothes for C at Kohl's. I might kick myself for buying more 9 month but it was all clearance and I had $10 Kohl's cash!!
Hi! Finishing up my second day back at work...Feels kind of normal to be back and it definitely helps that mh is home this week, so I can practice getting myself and j out the door before adding N to the mix. I forgot my cooler and ice pack today, but had a lunch bag to hide my stuff in the fridge.
sophiegrace do you have a king sized bed? There's no way the dock could fit in our queen. We have it in the halo bassinet currently..Last night I finally removed the towel underneath and she slept fine flat, which was a relief. I am in no hurry to move her out of it until she starts rolling though..
cookswithwine9, glad you had a good day! There's no shame in enjoying some independent adult time while you're at work. goldenlove3, great news about the lot!
I took the kids out in the snow and dragged them on the T and through the slushy, beer can strewn streets of Boston to the Patriots victory parade. I'm either the coolest mom ever or the stupidest. But we had a blast. No one got pneumonia and D slept through the whole thing. MH met up with us too!
Just woke up from a nap. I want to go upstairs and work out but DS will throw a fit if I do. He's clingier than ever today.
Yay, I didn't miss too much! Couldn't sleep last night worried about my OB appointment today! I got nexplanon implant. The snow made me more anxious, we weren't supposed to get it till the afternoon. L still has his 2 month checkup and shots tomorrow afternoon! It's supposed to be raining then. What should I expect from L? L let me nap as he took an almost 3 hour nap. So I got almost 2! sophiegrace, I never intended for L to be in our bed and I'm trying to figure out how things will be when he outgrows the co-sleeper we have! dashook, you are brave! I was like DH isn't home so nope nope nope!
Hi! We've been busy the past couple days, I feel out of the loop.
We're sitting here watching The Wall, hosted by Chris Hardwick. It's strangely addictive.
DS is finally feeling better and went back to preschool today (not sure which of us was more excited ). DD has a touch of a cold but she's eating and sleeping well with no fever so the pedi said we can sit tight.
waitwhat glad you got in with EI. Best case, he's on track and you can rest easily; and if he does end up needing speech therapy, you'll get an early start and hopefully he would be able to catch up pretty quickly.
cookswithwine9 That sounds great. I am not really anxious to work again, but it'd be awesome to have a big chunk of "me" time.
waitwhat Glad you'll be getting some answers. Fwiw, most kids with a delay catch up by the time they're 5. Also, I know one mom whose kid is in speech therapy and doing awesome catching up and another whose kid barely spoke until he turned 2. Before that, he said like 5 words. Now he speaks in 3 word sentences (he's 1 day older than Lillian so he went from almost nothing to that in about 3 months).
sophiegrace Sleep stuff is hard. But seriously, if you're ok with her being there, it won't come back to bite you...much. Lillian was the worst sleeper. We laugh about it now. Yes she still ends up in our bed at 2am periodically, but mostly she sleeps in her own bed all night and if I'm good about it, she'll take a nice 1-2 hour nap in the middle of the day. It works out. It's easier this time because a) Lilah is just a better sleeper and b) I don't worry about "bad habits."
cheshie6 Regarding shots: I cried when Lillian got her shots. I did not cry when Lilah got hers. I had similar reactions from them. Crying for a few minutes and then sleepy the rest of the day. Lillian got a slight fever, Lilah didn't. Both had some soreness at the injection site. They get the shots in their thighs. That surprised me for some reason so I figured I'd mention it. One is oral so they drink it. Lillian sucked it down, Lilah wasn't as excited about it. Then 3 shots. 1 on one side, 2 on the other. It takes about 20 seconds.
waitwhat he will get the assistance he needs but I bet it just a nudge that will let him flourish on his own. For another perspective I have two nephews we are the same age one would say anything you wanted him to say from the time he was like 15 months old. He was the absolute parrot and could identify lots of things, but questions or directions often confused him. While his cousin barely had 5 words ( and those were discernable to only those closest to him) until he was probably 2 but he could understand complex directions and questions. They clearly are both fine now as seven year olds, but their comprehension and development of language was very very different. The second one ended up with some speech help for a while and it was really the nudge he needed to use his words and start talking.
waitwhat I wouldn't worry about B being behind in the future. He is only 18 months. And I know lots of kids referred to EI at his age; that's just good proactive care on your doctors part. Usually intervening early can help kick start something so that there isn't any lasting issues. Sometimes little changes in your communication with him can make a huge difference. If he qualifies for SLP, they will give you strategies to help get him going.
One easy thing is keeping a detailed ongoing commentary throughout the day. So instead of saying, "here's your snack", you would say, "here are 5 strawberries in the blue bowl for your snack". Like I said, an SLP can give you more specific recs but this is a easy one to start with.
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