Jude - My goodness, I have no idea how you do it all with twins...my world is crazy with just one little munckin
Cracking up on your finger foods, Audrey would live on carbs, yogurt melts and fruit if I let her. So happy to hear Amy and CJ are doing great, walking and talking so much...ya gotta love it!
Dakota - Happy 1st birthday Gracie!! Just take a deep breath and do as little as possible, let those guests do the heavy lifting
Audrey is the same with going outside, and she gets really upset when we won't open the back door to let her out to play. It was snowing a couple of days ago (yes, in central Texas!) and she so desperately wanted to go out and play. We haven't had to deal with her opening the safety latches, but she just now started opening cabinets so we'll see.
IMBlessed - Happy 1st birthday Zariya!! I hope the snow slows down for you and you're able to get on with the partying..good thing she has no idea what's going on
AdsGirl - OK, I'm totally jealous about the sleeing thing. Audrey will sleep great for 3 days, then something happens and she goes back to waking up between 3-4:30..no idea what that's about. The only sign language we're doing so far is milk, food, more, and all done. I'm so happy to hear your pregnancy is going well, what wondeful news. Hope DH recovers soon and can pick up little Isa, that's got to be a lot on you. Have a fabulous vacation!!
Children - Glad to hear DS is walking and hope all that eating pays off soon. It's so sad to see them get shots, but good thing is they don't remember a thing later on in life
Audrey turns 1 this Saturday, so I'm finally getting around to planning the party. Work has been absolutely crazy and DH and I just got back from the Olympics in Vancouver, so I'm running a little behind. I did send out invitations before we left, so that was a good start. We decided to have just a small family get-together, but that ended up being 40 people! We left Audrey for the very first time, and man was that difficult. I cried from the moment we left the house and didn't really stop until we got to Vancouver and were at our first event. She did so great and had a wonderful time with both sets of grand-parents, so I worried for nothing. She started walking the week before we left, well around 6-7 steps, and by the time we got back she was walking all over the house..crazy. Now I'm trying to figure out the whole formula to milk transition, bottles to fulltime sippy cup, and reducing the amount of milk overall. My pedi told me to reduce to around 16oz/day at 1year, but we're only down to around 25oz or so. Guess we'll figure it out, but my goodness would be good to have a detailed plan for parenting
Other than that I'm on my way to a round of IVF, just started BCP's a couple of weeks ago and start Lupron on the 8th. Hope all goes well this time, as I would absolutely love a sibling for Audrey. Have no idea how parents manage with more than one child, but people do it all the time so I've got to be strong enough to figure it out. I'm hoping I stay as positive as I feel right now, knowing I was already blessed with a beautiful healthy baby girl really helps this time around.
Well sorry for rambling on so long..it's been great to ready everyone's posts and hear all the funny stories..keep them coming.