Hey there all you Mommys!
I read through everyone from the beginning of this thread, and I can't believe I didn't post at all! I have been reading here and there and keeping up with you all, but life has been CRAZY with Amy and CJ and time always seems to be spent on something else!
I am so glad to hear that everyone's los are doing so well, and starting to walk and reach their 1st birthdays. Where has this year gone? It seems to have flown by, but at the same time it seems incredible that a year ago I was still pregnant and the centre of our worlds weren't even born yet!!
Dakota, I feel for you with Gracie and no sleep! Amy is still waking most nights 1-2 times, sometimes she will sleep 12-8 which is wonderful but often when she wakes it can take me an hour for her to go back to sleep in her crib, or I give in and bring her to our bed (which is where CJ is) - which is a bad habit! CJ is still nursing at night, and he ended up in our bed and I haven't had the energy or the heart to try and break that yet. Amy pretty much weaned herself at 5 months, she got so frustrated waiting for the letdown!
She is very independent and is not happy to be fed at all, so meal times are Very Messy at the moment! She loves to feel all the food, and is bad at throwing it sometimes too.....luckily she hasn't repeated any bad words but they are out there at times! We pretty much do baths after every evening meal, she had spaghetti bolognese all over her face and hair tonight! CJ thank goodness just likes to hold a spoon and practise with that while I feed him with another spoon
Both of them are cruising everywhere, and they are taking maybe 10-12 steps before they plop back down again. It is sooo cute.
Amy has 6 teeth, and CJ just 2.
They had Salmonella
( when they were 3 months old, and have had a few colds but other than that are healthy babies, and CJ is in 18mnth clothes at 26lb, and Amy is my petite little girl at 19 1/2 lbs.
What a year!!!!
Neffi, I am so sorry about your m/c. I am glad that Jack is a bundle of joy for you and is helping you to get through. Happy birthday to Jack!
Adsgirl!! Congratulations on your new wee bean!!! That's wonderful news! So nice to hear from you too.
Angram - I tried the CIO thing which seemed to work, but then Amy will keep on crying a few times per week - it is me who caves, DH sometimes will barely even wake up!
Rubylee! How did you manage to get them both to sleep in one month! did you follow a pattern or did you just pretty much leave them? Any advice much appreciated, I really think you are right on the deep sleep being so needed.
I will try to post more now, but ladies I have been reading all the posts you put and it helps to get me through the more insane moments!
Take care all, and Happy Birthday to all those upcoming and past