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Re: No naps

DS turned 4 in July and still naps 2-3 hours most afternoons. We are just recently to the point where we can skip if we want to and know that he won't be super crabby. I have a friend who's son was 3 in April and he no longer naps. DS also has a friend who is a little younger than him who doesn't na...

by puppmom

September 2nd, 2014, 11:48 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: No naps

Replies: 3

Views: 78
Neat find

A couple of years ago, my next door neighbors started making significant renovations to their house. They gutted the entire thing except the living room and kitchen (even had a port-a-pot in the yard!). It’s a long story but they were in their early 60s. The husband was never in great health and the...

by puppmom

August 21st, 2014, 12:39 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Neat find

Replies: 3

Views: 206
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Choro, I'm so sorry about what you're going through. Have you been
able to talk to your doctor? Sending healing thoughts your way.

MP, I really hope this is it for you! I hope that beautiful boy keeps you distracted (in a good way!) during this nerve wracking wait.

by puppmom

August 11th, 2014, 8:32 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3527

Views: 94862
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP, I'm thinking of you today. I hope this is it! And Happy Anniversary!

by puppmom

August 6th, 2014, 7:30 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 3527

Views: 94862
Re: Favorite Books from Early Childhood

DD is 19 now and her favorite book as a child was The Monster at the End of this Book. I can do a mean Grover impression! :lol:

by puppmom

August 5th, 2014, 10:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Favorite Books from Early Childhood

Replies: 64

Views: 527
Re: Potty Training

AMC, raising a sensitive boy ain’t easy! :lol: It does come with extra sweetness though! :love: Luckily for me, DS2 is super laid back yet determined little guy. We struggled with the potty being small too so we ended up ditching it and letting DS pick out a stool and a toilet ring and we’ve had bet...

by puppmom

August 5th, 2014, 10:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Potty Training

Replies: 23

Views: 413
Re: Potty Training

I’ve been there recently (DS just turned 4 last week!). My advice – no matter what method you choose – is to relax, relax, relax. If you sense B is getting upset or the pressure is too much (oh, to be a toddler again when your biggest pressure is peeing on the pot!) then just take a step back. You w...

by puppmom

August 5th, 2014, 9:47 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Potty Training

Replies: 23

Views: 413
Re: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Hey, all! Mini social experiment concluded. A little recap - I put the follow up invites in mail slots on Wednesday morning. I put a note saying to call, email or text me or just write on the invite whether or not the child would be attending and put it in DS’s mail slot (easy, right?). Prior to the...

by puppmom

July 28th, 2014, 9:06 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Child's Birthday Party RSVP

Replies: 43

Views: 676
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: 43

Views: 676
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: 43

Views: 676
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: 43

Views: 676
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: 276
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: 6172

Views: 149041
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: 6172

Views: 149041
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: 23501

Views: 629724
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: 743
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: 743
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: 6172

Views: 149041
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: 743
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: 3527

Views: 94862
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: 23501

Views: 629724
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: 1203
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: 511
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: 6172

Views: 149041
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: 6172

Views: 149041
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: 734
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: 734
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: 746
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: 1028
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: 38541

Views: 1440171