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  1. Sams Mom

    GOLD / nectarine / 2482 posts

    @autumnleaves: I caught my son gripping the edge of the counter top, and climbing the side of the cabinet with his bare toes to get onto the counter. I don't think it's possible to toddler proof at this time... maybe just lock everything up until hes 10...

  2. rockinghorse

    cherry / 187 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: DD turned 2 on Tuesday, and I swear the 2 year sleep regression started that very night! Her bed time has been 7pm forever, but last night I tried 8 and it went a lot better. Fingers crossed!

    Also, her tantrums have really increased in frequency and intensity. Just learning what behaviors to ignore and what behaviors to address.

    Teeth brushing is very hit or miss for us as well. Half the time I have to hold her down and hold her head, the other half she will open wide for me.

    We just made a cake for her birthday and that's it. I am finishing up my semester, and can't even think about trying to have a party. I think in mid-May we will have a picnic with family at the park as a birthday/summer is here celebration.

  3. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @rockinghorse: hope the sleep regression is getting better for you!

    Oh man you guys, LO and I are sick again I'm so over this cold and flu season, this is ridiculous. LO has another ear infection, less than a week after finishing meds for an ear infection in the same ear. But she saw her Dr on the last day of antibiotics and he said everything looked good, so, it has to be a new infection, right? I had to take her into Urgent Care for this one because the fever started on Sunday, the only day her dr isn't open. Definitely will be taking her to see her ped after these antibiotics are done, so that they are aware of this and also just to be sure its gone...

    In other news, LO has started kicking and hitting. so that's fun

  4. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful apple seed / 16829 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: aww man back to back ear infections are the worse. What did Urgent care give her? I loved it whenever they gave LO the shots.

    One of LO’s tubes fell out. We don’t go back to the ENT for almost another two months and I’m crossing my fingers he stays healthy until then.

  5. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @Mrs. Lemon-Lime: to you that lo stays ear infection free! They gave her Cefdinir this time. She's having a lot of diahrea still 😕

  6. autumnleaves

    persimmon / 1473 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: I hope your little one feels better soon! We went to the ER on Saturday night because DS2 had 2 febrile seizures again and 103.6 temp- we wanted to figure out what was causing the fever. ER doc said it was an ear infection but on Monday our ped said the ears looked good (though the tubes are already out) and he has a throat infection. He had a fever from Saturday to Wednesday- not all day but at some point each day it would be 102. Not a fun week but finally he is feeling better.

  7. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @autumnleaves: the seizures must be terrifying! I'm sorry you guys have had to go through that. I hope your LO is still doing well

  8. Sams Mom

    GOLD / nectarine / 2482 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: My son gets Cefdinir for his ear infections because his amoxicillian allergy. He always gets a little bit of diarrhea with it. I usually make sure he gets oatmeal, bananas, mashed potatoes, rice, etc when he's on it to help with that. Then when he's done with the course I get him yogurt pouches with probiotics to help straighten everything out.

  9. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @Sams Mom: yeah, my toddler is so so so picky the only thing on your list she'll eat is bananas. She gags on oatmeal, doesn't like rice and is going about 6 months if no mashed potatoes. But, were on day 10, so just one last dose tonight and we're done, thankfully. She does currently eat yogurt so she'll be having that this week.

  10. rockinghorse

    cherry / 187 posts

    Well ladies, I've gone and done it. Just got a BFP! Here's to another April baby!

  11. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful apple seed / 16829 posts

    @rockinghorse: congratulations!!! 🍾

  12. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @rockinghorse: Congratulations

  13. rockinghorse

    cherry / 187 posts

    @Mrs. Lemon-Lime: @JennyLayneAZ: thanks guys! I can't believe we think we can handle 2 kids!

    I'm joining the April 19 board, but there isn't much action. I'll miss having an active group!

  14. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @rockinghorse: You'll do great with 2 I'm jealous LOL Hopefully the 4/19 board will pick up for you as the month goes on. I'm sad about the slowness of this entire website honestly. I've been reading babycenter a lot lately, but the boards move too fast over there and usually whatever I felt the need to say has been said a billion times already. I miss the "medium" ness of the the size Hellobee used to be. Anyway, good luck with baby #2!

  15. rockinghorse

    cherry / 187 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: I completely agree!

  16. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful apple seed / 16829 posts

    @rockinghorse: this is very exciting one of our April babies is getting promoted to big sibling status! I bet once you have two you won’t even remember what it’s like to have one. A three year age gap is pretty darn perfect!!

    One of LO’s daycare friends has a little baby brother and the two boys look so much alike. I want pointing out B’s baby brother and LO got sad and said he he wanted a brother too. Yeah, no more discussing little people family relationships.

    @JennyLayneAZ: man, I miss the heyday of HB.

  17. bloved

    persimmon / 1102 posts

    @rockinghorse: congratulations!! So exciting!

  18. MrsRoo

    pear / 1622 posts

    @rockinghorse: congratulations!! No more for me, but I have to tell you that I saw your post on the April 19 board and if your lo is born on his or her due date they will be exactly the same birthdays and age difference of my 2 girls. 4/24/13 and 4/18/16. The 3 year age gap has been pretty perfect. Congrats again and I hope you have a wonderful and healthy pregnancy!

  19. rockinghorse

    cherry / 187 posts

    @MrsRoo: omg! What are the chances?!? And I'm glad the age difference works. I sometimes worry that we waited too long because I feel like DD would love a sibling. But a newborn with a 3 year old seems a lot more doable than a newborn with a 2 year old

  20. MrsRoo

    pear / 1622 posts

    @rockinghorse: right? I had to login and post because those dates are just such a coincidence. I initially wanted a 2 year gap, but I haven’t longed for that since I saw how great of a big sister DD has been and how helpful that extra year of maturity was. She took a big sister class at the hospital and did great, she was a perfect age for it. Having her potty trained and a little more independent when the baby came along was awesome, I don’t see how I could have done it with a 2 year old.

  21. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    Hi ladies, how is everyone doing?

    We are going to potty train this weekend. Any advice? I'm nervous that we waited too long and that its going to be a pain in the butt.

    She's still not talking much (I mean, she "talks" a ton, but not words we know/understand). We've been to the dr about it and he isn't concerned (at the appointment a few weeks ago she had a total of 16 words and about 14 she's working on...)He said to come back in 3 months. It's great he is unconcerned but completely frustrating at the same time.

    Anyhow, any thoughts and prayers for potty training this weekend are appreciated

  22. rockinghorse

    cherry / 187 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: We haven't potty trained either. The book "Oh Crap! Potty Training" was recommended, but we have too much going on right now with me being in school. Good luck though!

  23. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @rockinghorse: yeah I started reading that book this weekend. It says the sweet spot for training is between 20 and 30 months...so I feel really pressured now lol

  24. autumnleaves

    persimmon / 1473 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: I felt pressure too after I read that book and it didn’t work with my first son in that timeframe. With the second attempt I used training pants with him instead of bottom half naked and that worked better first him. He also loved getting stickers/rewards. I tried OCPT with my second son Labor Day weekend and it was a fail too. He was ok being naked but didn’t care if he peed on the floor or not after a couple days. We are going to try again in December/January.
    Good luck! Hopefully it will go smoother for you than it has for me.

  25. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @autumnleaves: thanks and good luck when the time comes for you again!

    So, this weekend went pretty well. A few accidents both days. My mom is having issues with her today though. She did poop in the potty but so far she hasn't peed in the potty, just accident after accident. And she woke up from her nap with a low grade fever so that's awesome.

  26. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    Update for anyone who's interested....she did not do great at my moms yesterday; she didn't pee in the potty at all, however she did poop in the potty. Today she's at daycare and she has pee'd twice so far, so I'm happy with that. I think she's really getting it, I'm really proud of her

  27. autumnleaves

    persimmon / 1473 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: That is great!
    DS2's latest thing is he likes to climb into the front of the car instead of into his carseat or instead of climbing out of the car. It was cute at first because he was getting in the driver's seat and would play with the steering wheel but was not as cute when I saw him pressing buttons/locking the car. Thank goodness he did not lock himself in as his door in the back was still open. And I now know to not leave my keys in the car with him.

  28. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful apple seed / 16829 posts

    @JennyLayneAZ: I’ve been reading along with interest. Great job on the progress!

    LO has to potty train in the next month or two or he won’t be able to go to the more advanced 3 yr old room at daycare. (New DCP since we are moving). He will let us know when he’s about to start pooping and finish on the potty. So I’m trying to muster up courage and go bottomless at home and put him on the potty every half hour.

  29. JennyLayneAZ

    nectarine / 2019 posts

    @autumnleaves: @Mrs. Lemon-Lime: thanks ladies. It's definitely been a roller coaster. She has been doing great at daycare, but not at my mom's. She had 0 accidents on Wednesday at daycare, but yesterday at my mom's she didn't go on the potty at all. She's back at daycare today so I'm hoping today goes well and that by Monday she'll have it down pat and do good at my mom's again. So, fingers crossed.


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