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    Default October 2003 Moms and Kids - II

    WE ARE OPEN!!!

    Welcome to our new thread started right before our first kiddo turns 3!!!
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    KERRYKATE said:

    Erinn~ The girls are adorable! Look like you guys had a great time. Mia's hair looks so thick, Lauren's hair is pretty long but definitly not that thick!

    Renrel~ Sorry to hear about your uncle. That's great did so well with his stitches!

    Alison~ Happy (belated) b-day to Caitlin I can't believe she's a year already!

    Things are going well here. Lauren is having a princess b-day party and she's sooo excited about it. We went to a b-day party a couple weeks ago and she invited EVERYONE to her party including the kids grandparents and neighbors. It's crazy that these kids are going to be 3 Lauren is so big I have been asked several times lately if she's 4 year old... She got on the scale the other day and she's 36 lbs and I think around 38-39 inches. She has her 3 year well visit in a couple weeks so we'll see. When I called to make the appt. the receptionist was very impressed that she hasn't had to come in since her 2 year well visit. We are very lucky that she's had such a healthy year (knocking on wood).

    What are your kids dressing up like for Halloween?
    Lauren has changed her mind several times from wanting to be a cat, a triangle , a ladybug, and her most recent is that she wants to be Tinkerbell hopefully that one will stick.
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    JENYFER said:

    TJ is going to be Swiper the Fox for Halloween. Nothing else to say right now, but I totally forgot about scheduling his 3 year appointment. Ooops. Better do that I guess. He goes on his first field trip with his pre-school class on October 4th. They're going to a Pumpkin Farm.
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    ERINN said:

    THanks for the compliments on the girls. I think they're adorable, but I'm a little biased

    Kerrykate: Mia's hair is pretty thick already. It seems like every time she gets a hair cut it gets thicker.
    Lauren is sooo tall!!! Mia got on the scale the other day and I was so excited that she's now 26 pounds . That means she gained weight since she was at the docs at 2.5 years.
    A princess party sounds like a lot of fun. I didn't really offer that up as a choice this year since I figured we'd be doing those for the next few years.

    Jenyfer: DH is taking Mia to a pumpkin farm for her birthday. I bet TJ has a blast.

    Renrel: Sorry to hear about DH's uncle. How's Gabe doing since his stiches have come out?

    Mia decided that she wants Ayla to go to the sitter's on Friday morning so she can spend the morning with just her and DH. He's going to take her to pick out a pumpkin and to have lunch. We'll have her open her presents from us that night. Then it's a Care Bear party on Saturday.

    Halloween: Mia hasn't decided yet. I hope she does soon since I'm not crafty and may have to order something. Ayla's going to be a catapillar.
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    RENREL said:

    Gabe has been fine since the stitches came out. You would not know he had a boo boo.

    Not sure about halloween yet. Gabe tried on a dinasoure custume at Target which he wore for most of the shopping visit. He told me he was Franklin the Turtle, since from his point of view that was what he looked like (looking down at the bellyside of the custume. He made me go through the whole custume section looking for a Daddy size Franklin costume so that he could get it for Daddy's b-day party and they could match. Yes, Gabe is finally paying Daddy some attention. He likes things to match these days and he and daddy match because they are both boys. Gabe is also finally getting into hugs. He is not a hugging machine but he is no longer holding back on them like they were a precious commodity he might run out of. Though he still sometimes holds out until you give him one, saying he is all out until you fill him up.

    I think we will do a Bob the Builder/construction theme party. I don't want to call it B the B because than we may end up with lots of B the B gifts and we now have most of the vehicals, talkies and take alongs, and the playsets are mostly junk. We got one last year and I just threw it out without every letting Gabe play with it. It was that bad. I could not get the thing to stay to gether so he certainly would not be able to. I am really not sure who to invite to the party. He thinks of the toddlers as his close friends, since he spent more time with them and they are mostly girls. I would like to have some of the new kids included and some boys but I am not sure who he plays with now and I don't want to make it a huge party either. 5-7 kids would be plenty. I am also not sure whether to have it outside the house and if so where. Our house is always a mess and I know better than to think it will get neat in time for the party but Gabe really want his friends to come visit him at his house.

    Oh, and at the ER visit they weighed Gabe and he was only 30 pounds. I am not sure how tall he is but there is only one kid shorter than him in his class and she is two months younger, a girl and small for a girl. The rest are all at least 2 inches taller than him. The girls who just left for kindergarden liked to pick him up off the ground in a hug. Thats how small he is. sigh. At least it makes it easier on me when he wants to be carried around. I will ask at the 3 yr visit if we should be concerned but he seems health and active and well proportioned so unless the doc says there is a problem I am not worrying. He eats pretty well for a preschooler. His only big issue there is that he refuses nearly all green food but will eat peppers, carrots, peas, cole slaw and lima beans, which are at least pretty good vegis to like if you are going to limit yourself. Protein, dairy, carbs and protein are no problem.
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    JENYFER said:

    We're having a Thomas the Tank Engine Party. Surprise surprise. We got one of those Birthday Express Catalogs (or whatever they are called) in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and TJ was looking at it and said "Look Mom, it's my Thomas Birthday." So, when we went to go pick out invites, he saw all the Thomas stuff and was thrilled. Of course, we went up the next aisle and they had Dora, so he had to get some Dora napkins. But it was funny because he says to me, "Mom, we only need Dora napkins. That's enough."

    Renrel: I have sort of an off-topic question for you... my best friend is expecting her first, and she just got some questionable results from her big u/s... it could be something pretty major, it could be nothing. Is there anything that I could/should say to keep her calm? I don't want to stress her out if it's nothing, but I don't want to tell her everything will be alright if there's a chance it might not be. I feel like we've (she and I) have been talking about her pregnancy and her u/s quite frequently, so if I suddenly just don't talk about it it will definintely look like I'm avoiding the subject. I seem to remember that you had something like that come up during your pregnancy... any words of wisdom?

    If anyone else has any ideas, I'm open! Thanks!
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    B-day party - We are doing the general construction party - this is the one that Aidan fell in love with in the Birthday Express catalog. He liked the Thomas and Bob ones also, but kept going back to the construction stuff.

    Halloween - Aidan wants to be a police officer and I found a costume for $20 at the Party store. I think that I might pick it up and even if he changes his mind I can save it for dress up.

    Have a great day!
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    Don't you just LOVE those Birthday Express catalogs? TJ has been "reading" his since we got it. It goes EVERYWHERE with him.

    Thanks for making the new thread, Alison! Looks great!
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    Thanks for the new thread Alison

    The B-day express catalog is where Lauren got the idea for a princess party. I was kind of suprised b/c she is really not that into the disney princesses. We have a few of the books but she hasn't seen any of the dvd's yet.

    I decided to do a seperate party/play date for my friends and all their kids for Lauren b-day it's to chaotic to have friends and family at our house. So I booked a hayride and the kids get to pick out a pumpkin and have apple cider. Should be fun.
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    Alison: Thanks for the new thread!

    Jenyfer: The abnormal ultrasounds I had with Ayla were pretty stressful. The people that helped the most were the ones that asked questions, but didn't add to my stress. They were concerned for us too, but didn't harp on the bad things that may be present. They also kept tabs on when my next ultrasound would be and made sure to call to see how it went. When I wanted to talk about my fears of having a not so perfect child, they listened. They didn't try to tell me everything would be OK. The ones that annoyed me were people that told me that they were sure everything would be fine (how did they know?), those that just didn't say anything (like the problems didn't exist), or those that kept asking why I wasn't insisting on seeing a specialist. DH's uncle is a retired OB and kept saying things like, this baby could have really bad problems. They may have to take the baby at 26 weeks, etc. Not helpful when you're trying to trust in your doc's recommendations. I hope your friend ends up worrying for nothing, like we did.

    Renrel: How big are you and your DH? I'm only 5'1" but DH is 6'1". I was hoping Mia would get a little of his size, but at only 26 pounds, and easily 2-4 inches shorter than almost all of the kids her age, it doesn't look like it. Our ped isn't worried for now- he says that she'll most likely take after me.

    It was a rough night. Ayla was up 3 times and so was Mia. She was complaining that her forehead hurt last night. She even listened to her stories with her eyes closed. I'm thinking she had a headache. We gave her tylanol. She called me around 10:30 and I laid with her for a little bit. Then I heard DH up with her a few hours later. Around 4:15 I got up with her again. I asked her if anything hurt and she said, "No Mommy. Daddy gave me medicine. I all better now." We don't give her much in the way of meds- it's probably been 9 months since she's had tylanol and the same thing happened- she was up and down all night long. She would have been perfectly happy getting out of bed at 4:15 this morning. I hope when she gets out of bed this morning she feels much better.

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