Re: January Infants and Toddlers
posted at 1/14/2013 12:50 PM EST
Thanks for all the coat advice! I think I just needed reassurance that it's okay to put him in just a fleece if we're only running to and from the car (and, vice versa, that others do bend the carseat/big coat rules for short trips -- my DS is always pretty warm, so I don't expect to have to do that unless I forget to warm up the car or something). I'm definitely not going to bother with new bunting. Between his fleece jackets, winter coat, and snowsuit we should survive :-).
Cwag - Sorry you're dealing with that issue at daycare. I haven't had to deal with anything like that, but I would hope the provider is giving you some feedback about how s/he is handling it. I realize they can't control the kids' behavior, especially if something is going on at home, but you should at least be able to feel like it's recognized and being dealt with in some way.
Pugs - Sounds like your pedi has the same philosophy as mine. We've felt pushed (not beyond our comfort, but to the point where we're like "Really...?") on a number of things, mostly related to solids and getting DS off the bottle by a year. As with everything, you need to evaluate the advice based on what you're comfortable with and what your gut tells you is right, so don't stress if you're behind your pedi's timetable, particuarly if DS doesn't seem ready.
That said, both the increasing meals and letting others feed him are both things that will have to happen eventually, so it's probably a good idea to push yourself, even if it's just a little at a time. Two "meals" may really be just sitting him in the high chair for 5-10 minutes and getting him to take a few bites at first. What matters more at this point is building his familiarity and giving him practice. As for others feeding him: I was nervous with others feeding DS solids at first, too, so I would only give my dad and our daycare lady foods I'd already fed him a few times. As time has gone on, I've become comfortable enough that I'll give them anything he's tried and liked once. GL -- it will start to click!
Liz -- DS did, and still occasionally does, spit up his solids, but usually only a little and never projectile. I'd definitely ask the pedi, although I'd take comfort in the fact that she doesn't seem bothered by it. GL with your house selling/search!
Summer -- GL with your house stuff, too! It took us 2+ years, including a short sale that never came through, to find our house, so I can relate to your anxiety! So awesome that you got an offer so quickly, though. I haven't been through the selling process but that's the hard part nowadays!
AFM -- I swear DS has a psychic sense about stuff I post on here. Shortly after my mealtime lament, he started being much better with eating. There's still whining and an occasional meltdown, but he's getting really into feeding himself finger foods and is generally much better at mealtimes.
I think someone on here said awhile ago that they have times when they just fall in love with their kids all over again. It's happened to me a few times and now more than ever. DS is so awesome right now. He's having a developmental explosion: pulling up to stand, crawling everywhere, babbling like he's saying actual words, and flirting like crazy with anyone he locks eyes with. He's such a little person now!
Just out of curiosity, what "counted" as your kids' first words? DS was sitting on DH's lap yesterday, patting the cat (and slowly learning "Gentle, gentle!" :-)), and after DH repeated "Kitty" several times, DS said something like "Dih duh" several times in a row. Could have been a complete coincidence, but after the second time, DH and I stared at each other and were like "Was that....?" Would totally figure if that came before "Mama" or "Dada," since he is pathologically obsessed with our poor cat.