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September check in/gtky

Check on time. On my tablet, excuse the typos.

1) LO's stats (age, weight, length)

2) LO's latest milestones?

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest?

4) Anyone still swaddling?

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos?

6) Favorite part of your day

7) Least favorite part of your day

Dirol How often do you or your husband clean house?

9) Any labor day happenings?

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall?

11) Next thing on your shopping list

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes

13) How old were you when you got married?

14) Last cocktail you had was...

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning?

eliann's picture
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1) LO's stats (age, weight, length)
4 months on Tuesday. Not sure on weight and length,but from my scale at home around 14 lbs.

2) LO's latest milestones?
Sitting up really well. Not completely unassisted, but he can hold his weight up really good. Leans forward in the bath tub and bouncy seat. He is obsessed with his feet.

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest?
The "row your boat song." I make his hands go like he is rowing a boat and during the last "meriily" he turns into a giggle monster.

4) Anyone still swaddling?
Yes, and I imagine we will be doing it awhile. I have at least done one arm out, but I have to hold that arm til he falls asleep. We still haven't moved him to the crib at night, but have started putting him there for naps.

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos?
Umm haven't had one yet. I have had brunch/lunch dates only. Maybe 3?

6) Favorite part of your day
Picking Henry up from daycare during the week.

7) Least favorite part of your day
Mornings, I hate them. I used to be such a morning person, but I am not anymore due to sleep deprivation. I also hate cleaning bottles at night. Hate it.

8 )How often do you or your husband clean house?
We used to do the floors every other weekend. But I cannot find the time anymore. So DH has been doing them every 3 weekends or so. We have wood floors and a dog, so its a bad combo. You sweep and sweep and hair just flies up. I am trying to convince DH to hire a cleaning person 2x a month.

9) Any labor day happenings?
We saw DH's family for lunch today. Its still in the 100's here, so hard to do anything outside. Trying to come up with something fun for tomorrow that doesn't involve shopping.

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall?
Oh everything. The weather, the food, the holidays and I can crochet/knit again.

11) Next thing on your shopping list
Maybe some clothes or shoes for me.

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes
I typically wear flats, my faves right now are purple and pointy. I also like my toms.

13) How old were you when you got married?
30

14) Last cocktail you had was...
Bloody Mary 2 weeks ago

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning?
We don't watch tv in real time, but looking forward to Homeland, The New Girl, and The Mindy Project.

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Check on time. On my tablet, excuse and typos.

1) LO's stats (age, weight, length)
5 mos haven't had weight or length checked and I never do it at home

2) LO's latest milestones?
Can't think of anything really recent. She rolls easily back to front but not the other way... Does awesome in the excersaucer

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest?
Her older sister. She gets her rolling hysterically by dancing and making funny faces. She also loves when you razz her chubby legs

4) Anyone still swaddling?
Yes but she gets out pretty easily. It at least settles her for the start of the night

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos?
Not often... Could more if we really wanted but for now we are okay. Today we went the PGA tour Deutsch Bank while the in laws had the kids and that was a lot of fun

6) Favorite part of your day
My workout classes or bedtime just because from like 9-1 is the best sleep I get so I love it

7) Least favorite part of your day
None really... Dinners and morning are busy but due to DH and I splitting duties up it goes pretty smooth

How often do you or your husband clean house?
Usually Saturday mornings... Never whole house done at once which I wish. We also talk of getting cleaners but I just think the money can be spent on other stuff and can't bring myself to do it

9) Any labor day happenings?
We had a BBQ yesterday for a friends birthday and then the golf today. I is supposed to rain tomorrow so we hope to do some shopping for groceries and such and just relax since this week is back to work

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall?
Hoodies... Apple picking, a big fair we go to around here. Pumpkin carving

11) Next thing on your shopping list
Well we need basic stuff at target tomorrow. I also want to start Xmas shopping soon

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes
My ugg boots prob all around

13) How old were you when you got married?
26

14) Last cocktail you had was...
Had couple michelob ultras at the golf today

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning?
Omg we are tvaholics!!! I am looking forward to sons of anarchy and homeland. Also I watched the first seasons of revenge and scandal on Netflix on maternity leave and now both second seasons are on Netflix so trying to catch up before new seasons start

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Oh my gosh I forgot the fair. We love going to the fair here. I was going to take a day off for the fair this year, but Henry got sick and I have taken a lot of days already. So we are going to have to go on a weekend when its crazy.

Homeland is so good. We are a season behind since we get it off netflix. We watch a lot of tv too. I forgot about Game of Thrones, love that one too. I also love Downton Abbey, parks and rec, modern family, True blood, and I sort of got myself addicted to that revolution show even though its not great. Too much tv. My husband watches breaking bad and sons of anarchy. He started watching those when he worked from home on his lunch breaks, so I never got to join in. I hear breaking bad is super good though, but it would take me years to catch up.

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I tried breaking bad and only got a few episodes in but people told me I need to get through the first season. I may try someday lol. Hubby does games of thrones and I tried downtown Abby but just didn't get into it. I have a lot of other shows too lol. I love love parenthood and blue blood and greys anatomy!

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1) LO's stats (age, weight, length) 4 1/2 mos 5 mos on the 11th, 13 lbs 13 oz and 24 1/2 in long

2) LO's latest milestones? she is grabbing everything now.. Before she was just using her feet to play with her bouncer

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest? shes only laughed a couple times, but smiles all the time.

4) Anyone still swaddling? yes when days are rough we still do.

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos? Haven't had one but one time..

6) Favorite part of your day? Mornings she is pretty happy

7) Least favorite part of your day? Evenings because she is soo fussy because shes soooo tired because she only naps 2 x during the day and only for like 45 min each.

How often do you or your husband clean house? daily.. Its constantly needing cleaning lol.

9) Any labor day happenings?Nope nothing planned hubby has to work today

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall? Cooler weather, changing leaves

11) Next thing on your shopping list? Kitty Litter:)

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes? Flip flops with Rhine stones on them

13) How old were you when you got married?21 almost 22

14) Last cocktail you had was... a year ago

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning? not sure

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1) LO's stats (age, weight, length) 4.5 months(5 on the 15th) at her 4 month check she was 13lbs 12oz and 25.5in

2) LO's latest milestones? She is reaching for everything, plays with her feet all the time and will roll both ways consistently now

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest? Tickling her just below her shoulders. Making any kind of noises to her also.

4) Anyone still swaddling? No, we never did, except for the first couple of days home. She's never needed it.

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos? Date night? Whats that? Smile

6) Favorite part of your day? First few hours of the day she is so happy and easy going.

7) Least favorite part of your day? I don't think I really have a least favorite.

How often do you or your husband clean house? We pick up daily(dishes, wipe the counters table and whatnot) but we don't really have a cleaning schedule. It gets done when it gets done. I try to do more during the day now that the older two are in school.

9) Any labor day happenings? Nope. My brother and his girlfriend moved back in with my parents over the weekend from her apartment. They are saving so they can buy a house and their first baby is due in April also.

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall? Umm, I like to see the leaves change colors. But other than that, I am a summer girl. I love my warm weather and flip flops. I hate being cold which really sucks living right near Chicago.

11) Next thing on your shopping list? Everything. I will go shopping on Saturday and by then we will be pretty low on everything in the house. It'll be a two cart shopping trip.

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Flip flops all the way!

13) How old were you when you got married? 21

14) Last cocktail you had was... Don't remember. I don't drink so...

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning? We really like NCIS, Hawaii 5o and a whole bunch of others but I think those are the two most anticipated in this house.

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1) LO's stats (age, weight, length) Almost 5 months. She's 15lbs12oz at her last appt...and I THINK she was like 25.9inches

2) LO's latest milestones? Nothing majorly new. She loves her feet, rolls over both ways and shoves EVERYTHING in her mouth. Oh, she also likes to drink from my cup...and helps to hold it - and her bottle.

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest? She's quirky. Sometimes I laugh at her and she laughs back. But usually when we change her diaper and tell her "naked baby" and tickle her, she laughs. Sometimes I just get really big smiles.

4) Anyone still swaddling? Nope, not here.

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos? What is a date?? LOL

6) Favorite part of your day: When I pick her up from daycare. She gets so excited and is so happy.

7) Least favorite part of your day: Work.

How often do you or your husband clean house? I try to on Wednesdays and Sundays. Hubby doesn't clean.

9) Any labor day happenings? We went to a cookout at MILs...and daycare had a small cookout the Friday before Labor Day. Julie had an awesome time.

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall? Hoodies...haha. I like October because of the Halloween stuff, I love Halloween!

11) Next thing on your shopping list: We are seriously low on all groceries...

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes: Sneakers, pink.

13) How old were you when you got married? The first time I was 24, the second time I was 29.

14) Last cocktail you had was... Long Island Iced Tea

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning? I don't really watch TV

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1) LO's stats (age, weight, length)
-- She'll be 5 monhts on Sunday, was 13lbs 6oz at her 4 month appt

2) LO's latest milestones?
-- She's starting to scoot on her belly to get stuff she wants

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest?
-- Her brother being silly and other people laughing

4) Anyone still swaddling?
-- No, we had to stop when it got hot. We only have one vent in our bedroom and nights are a bit steamy

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos?
-- Never

6) Favorite part of your day
-- On the weekends, I love when she wakes up, sees me, and gives me a huge grin; otherwise, it's when I get home from work

7) Least favorite part of your day
-- My work alarm going off

Dirol How often do you or your husband clean house?
-- She's wanting a lot of floor time, so we have to clean at least parts of the floor every day; otherwise, just when we can

9) Any labor day happenings?
-- We grilled chicken, but that was it

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall?
-- Cool weather

11) Next thing on your shopping list
-- I need something to mount the tablet in the car as we've discovered that Baby Einstein videos are the only thing that keeps her from screaming in the car

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes
-- My favorite pair of shoes are a ridiculously impractical pair of high heels that are a creamy bisque color with black lace over them. I've worn them maybe 3 times in the years I've had them

13) How old were you when you got married?
-- 21

14) Last cocktail you had was...
-- I have a half a beer once each weekend, but that's about it

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning?
-- Everything we watch is all streaming, so it's hard to say, but I'm exciting to see the next seasons of Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and I'm in the middle of season 3 of Fringe

eliann's picture
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Oh my gosh Jessica, love your new siggy pic. Julie is adorable!

And Joan, yes we need a tablet mount too. Do they sell those? I cannot handle the screaming the whole way to daycare and the whole way home. When I get to a red light, I put the car in park and reach back to put the paci in his mouth. Sometimes he will do it himself, but its rare. Agh. But he only really screams in the car now, so I should be grateful.

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1) LO's stats (age, weight, length) 5 months on the 10th, about 13 lbs and 26 inches long

2) LO's latest milestones? Rolling from stomach to back, grabbing things more precisely

3) What makes baby laugh the hardest? Playing peek a boo - he loves the surprise.

4) Anyone still swaddling? Yep, for naps and at night.

5) How often do you have a date night without kiddos? We last had one a couple weeks ago when we went to a concert and we're planning another one on the 20th through a church that does it for free every few months.

6) Favorite part of your day Morning when the oldest is in school and I can drink my iced coffee. Smile

7) Least favorite part of your day 8pm when I have to get the kiddos in bed, usually keep J happy at the same time, then feed him which takes 45 min - an hour before he goes to sleep.

8 ) How often do you or your husband clean house? I clean something every day. I try to focus on one room/area each day. My hubby rarely cleans.

9) Any labor day happenings? We went up to my parents' house a couple hours away and got together with my aunt and uncle and their family.

10) What is your favorite thing about Fall? pumpkin flavored things - pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, etc.

11) Next thing on your shopping list groceries

12) Describe your favorite pair of shoes Crocs flip flops - super comfy!

13) How old were you when you got married? 22

14) Last cocktail you had was... I got something sweet and milky at the concert we went to.

15) What tv show are you looking forward to returning? We do Netflix so I heard Call the Midwife Season 2 was going to be on there. I'm also catching up on Raising Hope on Hulu.

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"eliann" wrote:

Oh my gosh Jessica, love your new siggy pic. Julie is adorable!

And Joan, yes we need a tablet mount too. Do they sell those? I cannot handle the screaming the whole way to daycare and the whole way home. When I get to a red light, I put the car in park and reach back to put the paci in his mouth. Sometimes he will do it himself, but its rare. Agh. But he only really screams in the car now, so I should be grateful.

This was Emma, but the Baby Einstein videos have totally saved the day. Right now I'm using my phone to play them, but I'm having to put the phone on her legs in her seat, so we only get about 5-10 minutes before she wiggles too much and it falls between her and the seat.

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If you search tablet car mounts on google there are a bunch. My friend just got one for her son.