Re: September Infants and Toddlers
posted at 9/23/2012 7:33 PM EDT
SO much catching up to do! I don't have time to read through it all, but will comment on some things.
IPW, I totally understand what you're saying in that it is a stereotype that only children are spoiled or awkward socially. That is something I had to do A LOT of soul searching before having a baby. DH really only wants one, and I would like two, but am OK with one if that is how it ends up. We actually had a conversation about it today. We decided that in 2,3,4 years we will re-visit where we are in our lives and then have a conversation about it. Right now, we both agreed to enjoy DD to our fullest. I believe every family is different (obviously) and every family needs to do what they feel is best for them. I am already dreading the "when are you having another?" questons, because I have heard many, many times "Oh, you can't just have one!" I can't?? Oh...ok...I wasn't aware of that! Oh and BTW, about the whole stereotype, I know many only children (some of them being you guys) and you all seem pretty normal to me!!
DD has been great this past week! She is really becoming her own little person. VERY smiley and makes the cutest happy noises. She still has her meltdowns, but I am pretty intune with her now and can figure out what is wrong. 9 times out of 10 she is just overtired.
Yesterday we went to a 1st birthday party and she was fabulous for about 45 minutes. Awake, happy, smiling, looking around, totally intrigued by all the people and then she LOST it. Screaming until she turned red, and nothing calmed her down. I frantically rocked her in the little boys bedroom but nothing was helping. I decided to leave and once we got in the car she passed out. So, alas, she was overtired and I think over-stimulated. But, we also had dinner at friends last night and she was great. Our friends actually commented that she was a really "chill" baby, which was nice to hear!
Nothing really else to report. She is eating almost 6 ounces now and has a weigh-in on Friday. I am hoping she is up to 10, but I am not worrying so much about her weight anymore. Pedi said as long as she is gaining then everything is fine.
My friend from college gave me two bins of clothes, and on top of all the clothes we have either bought her or were gifts, this kid has more than I do. I spent a good two hours organizing her closet and putting outfits together to make it easier to dress (especially for my DH :-) )
I hope evewryone had a great wee/weekend!