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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September 2008

9/30/2008 12:00:00 AM
Chatty Kids
Cole and Rylie have been talking like crazy these last couple of weeks. Cole is completely talking in sentences which is unbelievably cute. His latest thing is telling me "I like that" whenever he sees something on tv or in a magazine that he likes at all. Today he saw a little picture of a monster in my Parenting magazine and he said "I like that Mommy!" He says new things everyday that surprise me. Over the weekend I videotaped him singing his ABC's and he does it really well. He also sang Mary had a little lamb that was really cute as well. He went accident free today!! Yay. Let's hope that keeps up!

Rylie has been talking a lot too. Her latest thing is saying "oh man" that has evolved into "oh Matt". It is adorable. She also says Cole, Jayda, Dada, kitty, dog, k for monkey, k for milk, all done, and th for bath. She calls ma "da" just like Cole did (this is Jessa writing this by the way.) It took Cole forever to say Mommy and it seems Rylie will be that way too!

We have had great success with dairy for Rylie. She is on full dairy formula and has been eating dairy in her food as well. She can eat yogurt and cheese, so it's pretty official that she has outgrown her diet. The only time she threw up was this weekend. Her and Matt were wrestling around and all the sudden she puked on Matt. It was right have she ate a HUGE lunch and then drank some 1% milk. I think it was more because she was jumping around right after eating a huge meal. She seemed fine otherwise.

My work has been offering me a job as an assistant director and my current center. It would require me to work 5 days a week as it would be salary. I have been considering it, but I don't think I am going to take it. I have the rest of my life to work full time, right now I just want to enjoy my children while they are little. Once they are in school I will definately go down that path, but for now, I'm going to stay put and enjoy my 2 days off with my kids. Working 3 days a week is hard at times. I can't imagine adding in 2 more days at this point. Maybe in a couple years it'll work, but not now. I enjoy my kids too much. :)
9/15/2008 2:54:22 PM
Rylie's birthday
I just updated Rylie's wishlist on http://www.wishlistr.com/rylie. There are only a few things on there because we have SOOO many toys already. I'm hoping we can limit the amount of toys she gets this year and keep it to just a few things. The only thing I can think of that she'll actually need is clothing. She'll need 18 months shirts and dresses sometime in the winter, so that is all. We have plenty of 12 months pants (which I'm sure she'll be in for a LONG time). Avoid 2 piece outfits because the pants will probably be too big on her. We have plenty of pajamas as well. Feel free to skip a present this year if you want (although I know some of you really like shopping for baby stuff so go for it if you want to). She really does have way too many toys as it is! :)
9/15/2008 11:27:09 AM
She can eat dairy!
Wednesday I decided to try a piece of cheese with Rylie. She ate the whole thing and nothing happened. The next day at my mom's house she tried some goldfish crackers and did very well with them. She loved them and no puking. Saturday I decided to try mixing in regular formula with hers, and she has done great. She had 2 oz of dairy formula in with 6 oz of her hypoallergenic kind. Today I started mixing half and half, so we'll see how well she handles that much. We'll slowly keep adding more and more dairy until she is on full regular formula. I can't wait to start feeding her any food that we are eating without having to worry about it.
9/2/2008 6:27:37 PM
What a pretty sight
This morning Rylie woke up with a diaper that had leaked through onto her pjs. I changed her diaper, took off her wet pjs and didn't dress her because Cole was still sleeping and her clothes are in his room. Well she was pretty fussy so I fed her breakfast and she was ready for a nap by 8am which is about 2 hours early. I figured her being in just a diaper was just fine and she'd be up quickly since it was such an early nap.

About two hours later I still hadn't heard a peep on the baby monitor, so I went in the room to check on her. I instantly smelled poop and knew that she had been up for a while. When I looked at her I was shocked. There was poop all over her, including her face!! She had pooped while she was in there and it came out the top front of her diaper. She decided to play in it and smeared it all over her sheet, her blanket, pacifiers, and even her face! It wasn't pretty.

I had Makia (a 5 year old I was babysitting) go grab me some wipes so I could wipe up a little of the poop off of her while I started a bath. I had John (a 3 year old) entertain Cole while I washed up Rylie and cleaned up the rest of the poopy mess. Whew.. it was quite an interesting morning. At least I had a couple extra hands to help me out. Hopefully we won't ever have to experience that again!! Rylie enjoyed it though. She was all smiles when I took her out of the crib and cleaned her up. :)