and now she is learning spanish! How great that I found my old neighbor who is doing daycare now. She adores Peeps and so do her kids. When I call or go to pick her up I never hear her crying which is such a relief. Here are some pics taken today.. she just turned 14 months old today! Yay!
Yes me!!!! I need help. I recently went back to work and have to leave my precious 13 month old with a day care provider. I also leave Poops but she is so grown I don't have to worry about her.
Well, Friday daddy picked up the girls and mentioned to me that the sitter said Peeps cries for 15 minutes and then she's out..for naps. So...the sitter has a very strict schedule..she has a lot of babies and at 9am and then 1pm they all (3 one year olds) go down for naps.. regardless of whats going on.
So...today, Poops didn't have school and I went to work.. I told Poops to be my spy and see whats going on during Peeps's nap time. Poops was playing with Peeps in the tent and then the sitter came and said it's time for Peeps's nap. She took Peeps and Poops had forgotten her spy mission so she played outside a while. She then remembered and went to check..she heard Peeps crying and didn't see anyone come in the room to console her. Soooooooooooooooooo.... when I pick up the girls I of course don't know this yet but the sitter says it only took Peeps ten minutes to go down instead of 15. She tells me that she uses the Ferber sleep method where you go in every 5 mintues and rub their back if they are crying then leave them again and keep doing that until they fall asleep. OK... I don't know about you but this sounds like torture to me!!!! I mean..the girl doesn't take a bottle so she has to cry herself to sleep??? HOW SAD IS THAT? And in a dark room ???? The link belows says it is a normal and valid way to put your baby to sleep but how many of you out there do this? Am I being over emotional??? Over sensitive? I mean.. when I am home with Peeps..she doesn't need that much sleep! She might take one good nap a day but not 2!!! No wonder she is so sad..and why should she have to take a nap if she is not sleepy??? Please give advice!!!! What would you do??
I finally got the hubby to move one of the computers up to my room so I will have easier access to it. It is hard hanging out in the basement with Peeps because the computers were on the back wall away from all the toys and anything interesting for her and she would bug me. Now we have one in our room so she can play next to me while I type. Such a relief. Today we have simple plans to go to the library and bookstore for a while and we are going to visit my dad for a while up in Hoodbridge. :-) LOL... Only the locals will know what that is funny... While up in the hood I might make a quick stop to see my little niece JayJay and give my lil sis a hard time ...why.. just because it is sooo incredibly easy and fun for me. :-) LOL.. can you tell I am the oldest? Well, Poops is yawning and we have been up since 6:30am so I am going to give her a little leche and see if she wants to nap before our big day. Have a great day to ALL!
Oh yea... Poops is doing really well with her piano lessons.. she can play Old Macdonald without looking at the music so her daddy went out and bought her a new fancy keyboard and that is a photo of Peeps and Poops in the box that it came in.
She is a model at the mall now.. The people who took her pics put them up on the wall as display! But no.. I didn't get any free pics!!! Can you believe it? She had so much fun taking her pics she didn't want to leave!
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY PEEPS! I LOVE YOU MY MUNCHKIN!
Poops is so excited I am taking her to her first piano lesson today after she has the opportunity to meet her new 2nd grade teachers. She told me yesterday that today would be a good day. I am letting her wear one of her new outfits that we bought from school shopping so she is even more excited.
I take Peeps to a free gymboree class tomorrow morning... got a coupon in the mail so I hope she likes that. Then tomorrow evening I am going to my first Yoga session.. its a free one offered by the studio to see how I like it. The guy said it is a stress relief class and I will have to yell during the first part of the class..he said I might not like that one for my first experience ...I said..are you kidding me???? I am an expert yeller! LOL.. so tomorrow off I go to have my first YOGA class.
My friend is moving back to VA from Michigan but she is moving to the VA BEACH area so I won't get to see her everyday although it will allow us a lot more opportunities to spend together than before. We grew up together and have always stayed in touch since she moved away. Our daughters are the same age so Poops will be thrilled to have a new person in her large circle of family and friends.
Well, off to take a shower.. while Peeps naps.. I will post of picture of Poops at her first piano lesson as soon as I can. CYA
She walks soo good....and then I put a pair of Target shoes on her.. nope.. she wouldn't walk in them.. so I went and got a pair of Stride Rite.. she can't even tell she is wearing shoes! She runs all around!
Poops wants to take piano lessons and I have decided to try Yoga lessons so we are off to get some prices. BYE!
Peeps is 10 months old now! What have I been up to.. lets see..
Well, this past week I was home alone with the girls because O was off in CT training for his new promotion. We stayed busy going to the pool and fufilling play dates. I was going to leave Peeps for once in her life while he was gone but changed my mind. I can't bear to leave her yet.. it's too scary. :-(
I started painting the kitchen cabinets white...and then I realized what I got myself in to! It's sooo much work! But I am determined to finish. First you have to clean with TSP, then sand down and wipe with a TACK cloth..then primer 2 coats and I haven't even gotten to the painting part yet! And I am only on the first cabinet..since I have to do it when Peeps is asleep which isn't often. Hopefully the end product will pay off..and if not.. then I will open a HOME DEPOT account and just get them to install brand new ones. :-)
P.S. I am sanding by hand! My dad said he will bring my an electric sander soon so that is good news.. oh yea.. and I had put the house up on the market but changed my mind. I am going to wait until it's necessary to move and not move out of want because I really don't want our mortgage to go up now that we will be paying about 1300 a month for day care once I go back to work. :-(
Oh YEA and by the way.. PEEPS started walking right before she turned 10 months! She is an early walker at 9 months walking but it's the cutest thing!
I am so happy to be home..and to come home to a nice clean house is the nicest feeling! We went to pick up Scrappy but my sis-in-law who was watching him for me wasn't home and Poops was crying. She will have to wait until tomorrow to see him and actually went to bed early in anticapitation of seeing Scrappy tomorrow. :-) Peeps did very well at the beach..she went to everyone and let me read two whole novels while she played with her grandparents, father, cousin, and uncle. Whew.. I got to breathe so it was a nice vacation. At first she did not like the sand but when given the opportunity to sit on a towel and play in it with her hands..not her whole body..she warmed up to the idea of sifting it through her tiny fingers. Poops had a ball..we actually got to spend some mommy daughter time together when I took her to Splash Mountain Water park and we went on all the rides. The funniest part was when we first got there we were so excited we just got in the first line we saw and it ended up being the STEALTH slide! OMG.. if you didn't know I am attaching a photo of it. It was quite a way to start off our day at the park! I thought we were going on a tube or something cutesy..but this thing was straight down.. it is soooo scary! You totally feel like you are going to fall out and die right there. But after that ride..none of the others were so intimidating. By the way, Poops wanted to keep going on that one..over and over again..but not me so much. I gained about 7lbs at the beach..who thought of buffets anyways? Oh well... :-) Here are some pics of our vacation.
We are going to Ocean City for the week and are leaving tomorrow morning. It's been busy trying to get the house all tidied up and everyone packed up for the trip. Poops left this morning with the grandparents so she's already soaking up the rays. The traffic was horrible for them so I assume it will only be worse for us tomorrow. I have to borrow my dad's brand new car because my check engine light keeps coming on and he is going to have it repaired while I am out of town...how sweet is he? He has barely had a chance to drive around his car when he ups and offers up his own as soon as he hears distress in my voice regarding my own vehicle. He is such a sweet dad! Well, off to finish packing! Happy 4th!
Man.. I wrote so much on that post.. but what can I do? I don't feel like typing it all over again and it was probably a sign to not post something so detailed about my life anyways... here are some recent pics. P.S. Poops won first place in the SACK race on Field DAY! WOO HOOOO!
One pic is of Peeps and her cousin Jasmine shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond! The other of Peeps in the car eating her yummy feet! YUM-O! and the other of Poops and Peeps playing on Peeps's new toy! and one of Peeps and her cousin JayJay..my sis's first and only so far baby girl..and my one and only neice!
School is almost over for Poops and I am so excited I get to spend this whole summer with her.. then back to work for me. :-( I am starting to wonder how Peeps is going to do since she won't let me out of her sight for a moment and it gets worse when someone else is around. Then she gets really insecure and reaches for me. AHHH.. what am I going to do? Even my friends baby wants me all the time.. I think it's cause I look like an angel. LOL.. that's what O says.. cause my pale white skin and yellow hair.. it's like I am so shiny they just want me. What was cute when my friends baby called me mama and was crying for me when her mommy took her out of my arms. LOL.. It's my aura! Here's some recent pics.