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Re: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

I did put my phone number and email address on the invite so hopefully helps. It's got me wondering what people did before phones and email. Now that's a hassle! Texting or emailing a single sentence - not so much!

by puppmom

July 23rd, 2014, 2:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 40

Views: 527
Re: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Thanks for all of the responses! I decided to put the reminders in the cubbies and actually ran into one mom this morning who said she lost the invite but would love to come. I’ll update the thread when this all shakes out. A mini social experiment of sorts. ;) I always thought RSVP meant to respond...

by puppmom

July 23rd, 2014, 12:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 40

Views: 527
Child's Birthday Party RSVP

So I’ve got myself in a bit of a pickle. My son’s turning 4 and, for the first time, he wanted to invite his friends. He’s in daycare and the only means for me to communicate with the other parents is by putting a note in the child’s cubbie/mail slot. I decided to invite all of the children. There a...

by puppmom

July 22nd, 2014, 2:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 40

Views: 527
Re: I'm teaching a neighbor kid to play guitar

Kenny, that's lovely! DH is a guitarist too. It's so hard when you're an artist or have a strong opinion about styles to bite your tongue when your student likes something "lame". It'll be great though! You'll both learn a thing or two. PS - your neighborhood sounds amazing! I don't even k...

by puppmom

June 26th, 2014, 10:11 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I'm teaching a neighbor kid to play guitar

Replies: 13

Views: 273
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

ANC, our PT said they're flat footed for the first couple of years so 2ish I guess? She said they look for normal arches at 5. So maybe depending on some factors they develop earlier vs later but some time between 2 and 5? I just made a Father's Day project with the kids involving foot prints and No...

by puppmom

June 16th, 2014, 12:08 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147738
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Jgator, Nate has that with both feet. It's in his PT log as over or excessive pronation. We're in the "keep an eye on it" phase because he's a new walker and it's apparently common then. I don't know if K would be considered a new walker?? PT said this can be caused by a few things - hyper...

by puppmom

June 16th, 2014, 10:29 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147738
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

LC, best news ever! I think about you often and am thrilled!

by puppmom

June 16th, 2014, 8:17 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23417

Views: 626816
Re: Funny conversations with your young child

Bella, did you manage to keep a straight face? That's a good one!

Dandi, I love the exaggerated "ahhh" after a drink! I'm really looking forward to my little guy talking too. He's in the absorbing phase. He pays such close attention to our mouths sometimes when we talk.

by puppmom

June 15th, 2014, 6:13 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Funny conversations with your young child

Replies: 18

Views: 619
Re: Funny conversations with your young child

AMC and Monkeyprincess, the language explosion is coming so be prepared for some laughs! LC, N bosses our dog around too. I love the odd use of words that happen while they’re developing their vocabulary. Babymonster, the body part conversations always crack me up. And the bodily functions! I can’t ...

by puppmom

June 13th, 2014, 11:36 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Funny conversations with your young child

Replies: 18

Views: 619
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Jgator, N1 went through a painfully shy phase similar to K's. He would immediately get off any play equipment if another child got on, he would put his head down and fold his arms if another child spoke to him and forget about it if an adult tried to interact with him! He's still shy but will answer...

by puppmom

June 11th, 2014, 8:08 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147738
Funny conversations with your young child

We've had a couple doozies lately and I love hearing the funny things other kids say. I'll start. Please yours! As I attempt to dress my 3 year old... Me: are you having a rough morning? You're really giving me a hard time. DS: nope. I just don't want to do the same things you want to do! I noticed ...

by puppmom

June 11th, 2014, 7:45 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Funny conversations with your young child

Replies: 18

Views: 619
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Choro, sorry you need to have the D&C. I was fine to drive that evening (or at least felt so) but waited till morning. If your procedure is in the am, I would imagine you'll feel plenty well enough to drive the next morning. Good luck!

by puppmom

June 7th, 2014, 5:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3286

Views: 89475
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

AMC, that's great news! Congratulations!

by puppmom

June 3rd, 2014, 2:31 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23417

Views: 626816
Re: How to talk to your kids about Michael Sam

I agree with Dreamer’s sentiments exactly. Being gay/straight isn’t really a “thing” for me. I do realize though that most of the relationships my children encounter in their early life will be man/woman or, in their mind, mommy/daddy relationships. So, as with anything they don’t come across all th...

by puppmom

May 15th, 2014, 8:23 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How to talk to your kids about Michael Sam

Replies: 73

Views: 1200
Re: Margin of Error in Estimating Dates via Early Ultrasound

Shihtzu, I knew exactly when I ovulated with both of my boys and my ultrasound measurements were "off" by 2 days once and 3 days once. At my second scan it was 1 day off both times. I'm pretty sure my tech said plus or minus 3 days via early scan then the margin of error goes to a week in ...

by puppmom

May 12th, 2014, 5:02 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Margin of Error in Estimating Dates via Early Ultrasound?

Replies: 10

Views: 494
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

So nice of you think of us, LC! N2's PT is going well. We're so pleased with his progress. He's walking beautifully. His coordination is improving and we focus a lot on strength and stamina where he still struggles. He's such a sweet boy so cheering him on is so fun. DD is well. She just came home f...

by puppmom

May 8th, 2014, 7:19 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147738
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

NEL, Nate’s in PT for gross motor delay and we had the same issue. Our PT comes once a week and for the first few visits, he spent most of the time crying and clinging to DH. Around visit 3, he warmed up toward the very end. Visit 4 was even better and now the PT can actually get an accurate idea of...

by puppmom

May 8th, 2014, 12:43 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147738
Re: My Picky Toddler

Freke, great point about the over encouraging. I can sometimes tell N is overwhelmed by our song and dance. We had to cut it out and start playing it cool.

by puppmom

April 30th, 2014, 7:43 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: My Picky Toddler

Replies: 37

Views: 717
Re: My Picky Toddler

Laila, our kids are on the same carb diet. N1 will eat any carbs except pasta. Very few veggies in his diet and no meat except chicken nuggets sometimes. AMC, you're totally not alone. I don't think B is pickier than the average toddler but maybe stronger willed! :lol: Our issue with N1 is he's alwa...

by puppmom

April 29th, 2014, 5:40 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: My Picky Toddler

Replies: 37

Views: 717
Re: Siblings and sleeping arrangements

NEL, our boys are 2.5 years apart. I worried about the same exact thing. N1 is not and has never been a great overnighter sleeper (he’s a nap champion though!) so I was worried the baby would wake him. N2 woke round the clock every 2-3 hours until he was about 7 months old when we let him CIO (DH to...

by puppmom

April 28th, 2014, 12:37 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Siblings and sleeping arrangements

Replies: 14

Views: 649
Re: Tell me about birthing classes

I’m sure not all birth classes are created equal. What I found most valuable in the one I participated in is the information made DH feel comfortable with the experience. DH getting to tour the hospital and having a general idea of what to expect was huge. The L&D nurse who ran our class really ...

by puppmom

April 22nd, 2014, 8:52 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Tell me about birthing classes

Replies: 37

Views: 879
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Congrats, anchor! Having two boys will be awesome! Laila, good job on the rear facing! We struggled with DS1 because he didn't understand (or refused) to bend his legs. LC, it's so convenient that I'm pushing off switching over as long as I can! Plus, I'm not looking forward to the expense of THREE ...

by puppmom

April 16th, 2014, 6:00 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38426

Views: 1436446
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Is it weird that my 15 month old still fits comfortably in the chicco key fit carrier? :lol: He's such a peanut! DS1 moved to a convertible at 6 mos because he was huge. We have the Evenflo symphony which we love but the footprint is huge making for a really tight fit in our corolla.

by puppmom

April 16th, 2014, 10:01 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38426

Views: 1436446
Re: The grandmother thread

Hi, ladies! Congrats on the soon to be grandkiddos. I don't really belong here. My 19 year old DD is due in October...right before my 37th birthday. ;( as you can imagine, my feelings are mixed at best. Babies are a blessing and we will celebrate this little one's arrival just as we do all the babie...

by puppmom

April 10th, 2014, 6:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The grandmother thread

Replies: 109

Views: 1680
Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

Elliott, I hope everything works out. It takes a lot to do what you're doing. If my pup ever got away, I could only hope that a nice family would give him food, warmth and cuddles until we could be reunited.

by puppmom

April 8th, 2014, 9:12 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 402

Views: 6459
Re:

Bright, cute kid you've got there! My u/s pics were never that good. The discomfort you're describing sounds normal and is probably RLP. I used to tell DH I had what felt like a running cramp only I wasn't doing anything close to jogging!

by puppmom

April 7th, 2014, 5:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5883

Views: 143993
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

LV, I'm cheering you on! Hope to see some good news from you soon.

by puppmom

April 7th, 2014, 5:12 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3286

Views: 89475
Re: Do you expect a favor in return for a favor?

I don't ever expect anything in return but, as the receiver of kind deeds, I'm compelled to give back. I'm the lucky recipient of lots of family help with our little ones and I'm always looking for ways to give back. I don't borrow or lend money though. I deal in baby clothes and equipment. :lol: on...

by puppmom

April 7th, 2014, 10:21 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you expect a favor in return for a favor?

Replies: 27

Views: 408
Re:

Laila, twins?! :love:

AMC, hope this is a sticky one!

by puppmom

March 28th, 2014, 1:02 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5883

Views: 143993
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Since I ended on such a crappy note here's a pic of my sweet baby

by puppmom

March 26th, 2014, 7:42 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147738