Archive | April, 2007


30 Apr

I’m wondering why the ‘n’ and ‘m’ keys on my keyboard are the only ones with the letters worn off. Are those now the most popular letters in the alphabet? Must remember for my next game of Scrabble…

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What A Wonderful World

30 Apr

Saturday night, we went out to a restaurant called Ciao, which specializes in gourmet pizza and good wine (they even have a sommolier). We chose to go there because the lead singer from Uncle Funkle, the band that played our wedding reception, was doing an acoustic set there.

Dinner was good. Little Miss was well behaved, and then wanted to show off her new trick to the entire restaurant after she was done eating — WALKING! That’s right, we officially have a walker, aka a toddler on our hands! She walked all around that restaurant with her hands up, and doing the ultimate balancing trick — walking while holding her ear (don’t know why she’s doing this, but it seems to help her balance).

After dinner, we went into the area where the music was, and after the first song ended, everyone clapped. Little Miss then started clapping, very delayed, but very enthusiastically. The singer (I think his name is Joe) saw her, Brother Cled, and said into the microphone, “there is my biggest little fan!” He then dedicated “What a Wonderful World” to her, and JB danced with her to that song. It was a beautiful moment, where I truly felt that it was a wonderful world for my little family.

After we left the restaurant, we went to a car dealership across the street, where JB gave her a balloon from one of the cars, and she held that balloon in between her arms, and WALKED the whole length of the dealership all by herself, saying, “uh uh uh, oh!” repeatedly. It was utterly adorable, and I really wish I had brought a camera with me!

So I leave you today with a picture that just melts my heart. Happy Monday, everyone!

Daddy’s little girl:

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Bottle Intervention Days 2 and 3

30 Apr

Saturday was a rough day, as Little Miss refused any sippy cups, as sippy cups are the ROOT OF ALL EVIL. I finally was concerned with her getting dehydrated, so I gave her a bottle of water.

On Sunday, she started drinking from a sippy again, but refused all milk. Did you know that milk in a sippy cup tastes like poison?! It does, just ask her. Now concerned that she wasn’t drinking any milk (down from 3 bottles a day), I gave her a bottle last night. And man, did she enjoy that bottle.

As I admitted to my in-laws last night, I’m playing this all by ear, because I honestly have no idea what I’m doing. I guess the latest strategy is that I’ll give her one bottle a day if she refuses milk all day. And then we’ll discuss with her doctor at her 15 month appointment.

This parenting thing… Full of strategy it is…

So as for the score, I think we’re in a tie. It’s hard to tell at this point.

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Bottle Intervention: Day 1 (Evening)

27 Apr

The battle wages on. I offered her a sippy for her night time milk, and was greeted with screams. I then tried to brush her teeth, and she had none of it, so off to bed without a bottle she goes.

She is really pissed.

Little Miss – 1; Momma – 1

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Bottle Intervention: Day 1

27 Apr

I decided to start the intervention this morning, and offered Little Miss her milk in a sippy cup. She pretended to take a sip (didn’t actually get anything out), and then proceeded to gag dramatically. She then threw the sippy cup.

Being the tough Momma that I am, I decided that she’d just have to go without, so I went about my business of preparing our lunches for the day. She came over and started whining, which escalated into screaming, and rationally, I knew that I could stop all of this if I just fed her some solids, but I was already late for work.

So I poured her milk into her bottle and gave it to her. She happily sucked it down.

Score: Little Miss – 1, Momma – 0

I was still late for work this morning.

Does anyone have advice for me as I head into the weekend of intervention?!

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Prepare Yourself

26 Apr

Prepare youself to be overcome by cuteness… Tonight, I decided to feed Little Miss outside since the weather was so beautiful. It took her a matter of minutes to figure out what fun it is to feed our dog, Shadow. Poor guy was so patient as she fed him one grain of rice at a time!

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Staging an Intervention

26 Apr

I went to the dentist today. While I was there, I asked them about the deadline Little Miss’s doctor had given me for getting her off the bottle at 15 months (which is less than 2 weeks away).

The dentist strongly urged me to get her off the bottle stat. I then got quite a lecture about how bad it is for babies to suck on a bottle and get milk sugars all in between their teeth, and how horrible it is to have a kid with tooth decay, yada yada yada.

Oh, boy, this isn’t going to be fun. She loves her sippy if water is in it. But if you put milk in her sippy cup, she will take one sip, spit it out and THROW the sippy cup, as if to say “how dare you, woman!”

This weekend, we will be staging an intervention. We will try having her quit cold turkey. I plan this on a weekend, because it is a time when I can be more flexible with my sleep, as I don’t think this is going to be pretty.

Is there an equivolent to a nicotene patch for babies being broken of the bottle? If so, please send some my way!!!

Wish me luck!

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