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Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board


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Kiedy,
I think I'm going to pack the swing up, the last time I put Kaden in it because he wouldn't sleep, I went in about 10 minutes later to find him sitting up and the swing couldn't swing with his weight distributed like that...now that he can sit himself up in it I think its done...I could just picture him leaning a bit further forward and getting stuck hanging upside down.

One of my books mentioned that we may find they have temporary sleep disturbances around now because they are so excited they are learning how to crawl, walk, stand that they want to practise...the book said it would be temporary.

Kaden has gotten better with his abusiveness...remember a while ago I mentioned how he would hit or pull hair, he stopped hitting and now only occasionally pulls hair...I think he knows what "Be Nice" means now. So it's probably just a stage they go through, you just have to teach them how to be nice...whenever he'd be rough, I would hold Kadens hand and help him gently rub his hand down my face and say "Nice" at the same time...he'd laugh.

Funny how you said Avery likes the remote, so does Kaden, the other day DH was holding him and the next thing I hear is Kaden crying as if it was the end of the world...I walked in the living room and asked what happened and it was because DH tried to take the remote away to change the channel. LOL...needless to say DH gave the remote back real quick.

I enjoyed both pregnancies the same...I found I was able to have more rest and relaxation with the first one though because I could nap whenever I wanted...but when I was pregnant with Kaden I had Kierra at home and I couldn't nap when I wanted, and I was running around with her or dealing with everyday life with a 2 year old so I was much more tired. Plus I think because I had already been through pregnancy and labour, my body seemed to change much quicker so I think the last trimester was tougher because I was bigger and things just ached more. But otherwise I'd do it all over again if I were younger...which reminds me I gotta get DH to re book that vasectomy again...I swear he just cancelled it because he was too scared to go through with it.

Kaden will usually eat most of his veggies (as long as he likes them) if he starts to get fussy I'll alternate a spoon of fruit then a spoon of veggies and he will usually finish all his food. Or if he is really cranky about the veggies, I will just mix the fruit right in the veggies...but since I've been adding tablefood to his food he seems to not be as picky anymore, the flavour must be more appealing...I just cut up/mash some of whatever we are eating for supper and add it to his cereal and veggies and that seems to do the trick. Kierra did the same thing once I started feeding her tablefood...almost as if she was refusing baby food and requesting tablefood. Maybe that is his signal that he wants more flavour from the tablefood. Try adding some tablefood in and see if that helps....I add mashed pasta, veggies, finely cut up meat, small bit of gravy, whatever it is we are eating, so is he...along with his baby food/cereal.

S
Kaden will take a bottle [B]occasionally[/B]...but only if he is still half asleep and doesn't realize its a bottle, otherwise he wont have anything to do with it, which is why I think weaning him will be harder than it was with Kierra. I told a friend of mine and she said...."Yeah...boys really do like their boobs" LOL

My boss called me yesturday and wants me to come back to work early...he said even if it's just one day a week because he is having a huge problem with staff...I hope he realizes now how good he has it with me. I don't think he realized how much work I actually did before. I think I may help him out...I called the unemployment office and I can earn up to $89.00/week before they start deducting my unemployment benefits....so I can work about a 5 hour shift a week...which isn't that bad....but I know I have my work cut out for me.

We bought a tent trailer this week. :bouncing: We are camping lovers so it'll be nice to have a tent trailer with the kids rather than the tent. They make tent trailers so much nicer now then they used to...I remember when I was about 6 we went camping and I woke up one morning at about 4 or 5am because the sun was just coming up but my legs were sooo cold...turns out I somehow had slipped one leg out the side snaps or velcro of the trailer so it was hanging out there and I had about 150 mosquito bites....imagine what someone walking by to go to the bathrooms must have thought seeing a leg hanging out of the end of a trailer. LOL They don't make them open like that nowdays so that won't happen again. This trailer even has hot water and an outdoor shower so I can hose the kids down or fill a tub to wash them. We are going camping the first weekend in June.

I forgot to mention yesturday....did anyone watch Mondays Dr.Phil show? I cried like you would not believe! It was about a Mom of 5 kids between the ages 7months and 10 years who wrote in because she is scared her anger will permanently hurt her kids if she doesn't get help. They showed video from her home and she was hitting her kids and verbally abusive and it was sooo sad. I cried and asked Kierra to come so I could hug her and tell her I love her, she asked why I was crying and I said because that Mommy was very mean to her kids and I felt sorry for the kids and I never want to be a mean Mommy like her and Kierra said,"Don't worry Mommy, you'll be normal" She made me smile but I felt such sadness for those poor little kids. I'm anxious to see if Dr.Phil will have them back on to see if the Mom did turn things around. Then lastnight I was watching House and it was about a mother who had some sort of liver condition I think that caused her to hillucinate and hear voices and she went into convusions while having a bath and her newborn baby almost drowned then while in the hospital when both Mom and Baby were getting better (so they thought) the Mom tried smothering the baby..the baby ended up passing away and then they figured out what was wrong with the Mom later...but I cried again! I know thats just a show but it makes you think about the fact that things like that do happen in the world and sometimes the Moms don't even have any conditions that make them do that, sometimes they just don't want their babies...this is why if we ever have another baby it will be a baby we adopt from someone who doesn't want it....we will give that baby the love and nurturing they deserve.


OK....I've rambled on long enough...sorry guys, I don't ever mean to write as much as I do, I just keep forgetting to say things.





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