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Joined: 01/21/07
Posts: 1486
Check in: Week of 12/12

Your name?

Baby's name?

How old now?

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)?

What's the weather like where you are right now?

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset?

Roobear's picture
Joined: 03/26/08
Posts: 343

Your name? Meghan

Baby's name? Audrey

How old now?10 weeks yesterday

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? Christmas day going to inlaws (5 min down the street) for evening. Boxing day going to my parents (1 hour away) and will spend the night. No changes from previous years.

What's the weather like where you are right now? About 3 degrees Celcius, sunny

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skills: Audrey is giving us the biggest smiles, and is so close to laughing. So freakin cute. Hailey is in big girl panties every day, and only 3 accidents in a week!

indianajones's picture
Joined: 01/21/07
Posts: 1486

Your name? Emily

Baby's name? Eleanor

How old now? Just past 3 months. Not sure how many weeks anymore. 14?

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? Thanksgiving with ILs (8 hr drive). Christmas in town. No change from previous years.

What's the weather like where you are right now? Bitterly cold (by my standard, anyway)- 20s?

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? Eleanor is laughing and talking/cooing/shrieking constantly. Today was the first time I saw her notice a toy and reach for it on her own (with no prompting/encouragement from me). DD1? Random, but today she did a 60 piece puzzle with just a little help in the beginning. (Previously, 48 pieces was the hardest she had done.)

Joined: 07/12/06
Posts: 831

Your name? Wendy

Baby's name? Selah

How old now? She will be 3 months on Thursday.

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? Not this year... We will stay here at home. It didn't change because of Selah. Last year we spent a month with my parents in Oregon and a month with DH's parents in Alaska as he was leaving the military/job hunting/moving over Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years. So, we would have stayed here anyways this year. I really like doing Christmas at our own house with our own traditions.

What's the weather like where you are right now?
Chilly! 27 degrees F here at 9:00pm, high of 46 tomorrow.

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? Selah has started doing a lot of new things this past week. She's holding her head up really well. She's trying to grab toys and put them in her mouth. If we hand her a toy, she'll hold it for a long time. She's started giggling when we tickle her. I'm going to have to start putting away the 0-3 month clothes this week... Sad

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

Your name? Janelle

Baby's name? Evelyn

How old now? 15 weeks old today (3m)

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? Nothing changing this year, well, except for sleeping arrangements when DH comes down. We typically go to his family's house for Christmas Break and (due to work schedules) he usually comes down Christmas Eve and leaves the day after Christmas.

What's the weather like where you are right now? Cold, but no snow. Too cold to snow. lol

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? She held a rattle for the first time this week and I got it on video. She even got it to her mouth to naw on it. Smile

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

Your name? Mandi

Baby's name? Isaiah

How old now? 3.5 months

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? Yes and I wish! We have 3 places to go on each day (Christmas Eve/Christmas Day). None more than a 45 min drive but I am still just irritated at how much time everyone expects us and our 4 kids to spend in the car on this holiday.

What's the weather like where you are right now? Bipolar Lol yesterday was abnormally warm for this time of year (highs in the 40s) but it's been really cold and windy most of the time.....and no snow here either. Which is just weird, DS1's birthday is tomorrow and every year since the year he was born we've had over a foot of snow by his birthday and this year nothing! I dislike snow...but I do wish we'd have some for Christmas...after that it can go away again Lol

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? He's just a great baby. He's laughing and 'talking' up a storm. He rolls belly to back and he's moving into 6-9 month clothes!

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Joined: 10/31/06
Posts: 2069

Your name?Lenora

Baby's name?Christopher (CJ)

How old now?9 weeks

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)?Since we bought our house we spend Christmas at home, but we do travel to both our parents' houses either before or after. This year we are going to my parents' house after Christmas and we'll be there through New Year's. We have tickets to the Raiders game on New Year's Day so we're excited about that. It's about a six-hour drive so not too bad. My in-laws are only 2.5 hours away in Palm Springs so we'll most likely go out for the day a few days after Christmas. We are very close to our family and none of them live close-by so travelling has just become normal for us.

What's the weather like where you are right now?Today it's raining but it is supposed to stop tomorrow. The weather is cold by LA standards, in the 60's usually.

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skill set?Brandon lost three teeth in the last two weeks and he's not even 5. He got to be in a holiday parade this weekend with his classmates. I am just in love with CJ. He laughs all the time now and every time he does it melts my heart.

Joined: 04/24/11
Posts: 1253

Your name?Krista

Baby's name?Bradley and Kaylee

How old now?3 months and 1 week

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)?We were going to head North to the ILs but now they are coming to us which is so much better

What's the weather like where you are right now?This time last year we had snow and it was freezing...today: green grass and +2 does not feel like less then 2 weeks till x-mas. Sydney got a report card and got excellent in everything, she is excelling at school

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? They are growing like bad weeds. They are focusing and reaching for their toys on their mat and swings. They are so strong for their sizes, especially Kaylee, she is trying to sit herself up. They are great and i'm pretty luck with two happy babies. It would be a lot harder if they weren't so easy going.

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Joined: 09/07/10
Posts: 1377

Your name? Dani

Baby's name? Vanessa

How old now? 4 months

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? No but that has nothing to do with the baby. If we hadn't moved, we would have flown to our home town for Christmas. We were planning in it anyways until we realized that it costs $1000 more for 3 tickets now than almost any other time.

What's the weather like where you are right now?Just around freezing. It seems so weird not to have snow right now.

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? Vanessa likes to bat at hanging toys and to be pulled up to standing. She is also very verbal so we have lots of conversations Smile

DD1 has been getting way better at sharing but she doesn't understand when other kids don't want to share.

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Joined: 02/02/08
Posts: 2273

Your name? Heather

Baby's name? Heather

How old now? 3 months

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? We haven't traveled during the holidays for a few years now. The year before DD was born we decided we were done and told everyone that they could come to us if they wanted to see us!

What's the weather like where you are right now? Cold, overcast

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? Catie's vocabulary seems to have grown a lot in the last week or so. It always seems to happen in bursts. Ronan loves to "chat" with everyone and is super smiley. He is really good at grabbing/holding toys and finds his hands completely fascinating, which is funny to watch!

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Joined: 01/10/11
Posts: 969

Your name?

Baby's name? Kendra

How old now? 3 M 3W 3 D LOL

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? nope, we never travel. we stay home and relax every year. Everyone come to us...

What's the weather like where you are right now? bbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? Kendra is laughing like crazy, almost laughing but not quite. she like to stand up with support from us ofcourse, she loves to bounce, ALOT! she is holding her own bottle and just learned to push herself out of the carseat when she isnt strapped in (we are always there when she isnt strapped in), she is picking things up and putting them in her mouth and has recently learn that when she plays with the toys on her bouncy thingy that they make noise Smile been alot of progession the last 2 weeks...

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Joined: 01/24/11
Posts: 569

Your name? Sonia

Baby's name? Thalia

How old now? 3months

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? Everything is now different with a LO, but the holidays for me will be the same, except with a new addition. I'll be travelling to Manhattan to spend it with my family while my SO has to work.

What's the weather like where you are right now? It's freezing!

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? I love all the laughs, the smiles and the singing!

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Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 927

Your name? Jennica

Baby's name? Kesler

How old now? 11 wks Sad

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)? no traveling (never do)

What's the weather like where you are right now? rainy yucky west coast weather

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? Kesler held his first item ( car keys Smile ) he is breast feeding with just a nipple sheild now yay!!!!!

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Joined: 01/09/10
Posts: 275

Your name? Cristina

Baby's name? Jacob

How old now? 2 1/2 months

Do you do any traveling around the holidays? Will that change at all this year, given the brand new little one(s)?Normally we stay at home and just have a small family Christmas, since both DH's and my parents are in other states. This year, though, DH is deployed so I am going to visit first my family, then his, over the holidays, to introduce the new baby and so I don't have to spend the holidays alone.

What's the weather like where you are right now? COLD!! Some fog and drizzle now and then, but for the most part, clear and beautiful.

Brag on your kid(s)! What's new and awesome in their skillset? He has been spending alot of time examining his hands and feet as he wiggles them around. I can just see the gears in his head working as he looks at them. Smiling is getting more regular and I can usually draw one out when I want one, provided he's not yelling at me lol! He has learned a new scream that garners alot more attention from strangers, which is AWESOME....