Friday, November 29, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
P used to spoil me with 2 long naps a day. Now I am lucky if I can get him to take 1 45-minute nap. He is still only sleeping 9-10 hours a night, so I have NO IDEA where he is getting all of his energy!
So, now I have almost 4 extra hours of awake time a day and I'm not quite sure what to do with it. He won't sit still at all or play on his own, and he gets bored at home. He is also doing stuff like jumping off the sofa, eating boxes of kleenex, etc so it is a lot of work!!
We upgraded our gym membership to include daycare, so that's been a huge help. He gets to play with other kids while I hide in the locker room and read magazines. (Haha!!)
Any ideas on what I could do? We already hit as many storytimes as humanly possible and go to the life and science museum almost weekly. We also hit the park a few times a week and have some playdates. Aaaah! I am tired and miss naps!!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In the past TWO WEEKS he has learned how to say "hi, bye, thank you, what's that?, wow" and probably a few others that I can't remember. He still uses "ma, da, car, ball" consistantly.
This just proves to me the power of a mother's intuition. The pediatrician said he was fine. I knew he wasn't so I got him evaluated by a speech pathologist, who said that his verbal comprehension was well below his other developmental skills and she said it was probably due to his chronic ear infections. I am SO GLAD that I followed my gut and got his ears fixed.
PS- did you know that every state offers evaluations to parents at no cost? They look at verbal, gross and fine motor, and cognitive skills. If you are worried that your baby is behind in any of those departments, your pediatrician can provide you with the information you need to get your child evaluated. I am really thankful for those services, and now Parker is doing so much better!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I was on a walmart commercial. It was super last minute- I was called at 6am!! I had auditioned for the commerical but was the back up to the back up... and even then I still had a 50% chance they would use a different mom. It was a fun experience and I liked that someone did my makeup. I am glad I was picked!
My sister Julia made Parker a beautiful paper doll set for his birthday. She used a Cricut and a lamanating machine and some velcro. It turned out awesome! Parker loves playing with the prince doll and the dragon. Parker is so lucky to have aunts that love him. We sure love all of his aunties! (And uncles!)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
...and a few days.
-4 teeth (still!!)
-he eats a toddler sized meal PLUS a giant bowl of rice/puree at most meals
-we are down to 2 bottles a day!! (First thing in the morning/bedtime)
-still 2 naps a day... praise be! He sleeps at night 8pm-6am.
- he is talking a little more consistantly. He says ball, car, momma, daddy. If he wants something, he will grab our hand and walk us to whatever he wants (ie, the door if he wants to go outside or the fridge if he wants milk)
-ear tubes go in NEXT MONDAY
-he loves to run, jump, and climb. A little too much. Yesterday I caught him MID FLIGHT after he launched himself off the top of the stairs.
-he is in constant motion... ask anyone at our storytime!
We aren't planning on making him a big brother anytime soon. I wish people would stop asking me when were having the next one. Its a really sore subject because id love another baby and a sibling for Parker. But now is not the time. So if you ask, I might just start crying and that's just awkward for everyone involved. Save us all the trouble and leave it alone ;-)
Nothing in this world is free. This is especially true for moms. If you want something, you're going to pay for it. For example, the current going rate for a hot shower is one dumped out sock drawer and pen ink on the comforter courtosey of the toddler you left unattended while you washed your face. The cost of loading the dishes while your toddler finishes breakfast? See for yourself!