November Check-In!

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November Check-In!

My goodness, the board has slowed down! I apologize for contributing to that- it's been pretty busy in my corner lately. So as you are able, please check in with us!

1) Your first name?

2) Sapphire's Name(s)?

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc)

4) Any words? (spoken or signed)

5) Favorite activities?

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc?

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays?

synergy05's picture
Joined: 04/15/10
Posts: 1298

) Your first name? Mari

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Maya

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) walking

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) Signed- More, All done, Milk. Spoken- Ma Ma, Da Da.

5) Favorite activities? Playing with her older brothers toys

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? Table food- Loves Pasta, Cheese and Green beans

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? Thanksgiving is at my parents house and the next day at the inlaws

Joined: 01/10/11
Posts: 113

1) Your first name?Stacy

2) Sapphire's Name(s)?Andrew

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) Walking, Running, Climbing

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) Spoken- Yes, No, Mom, Dada, Hot, Lily (the cat), Night night, Uh-Oh...I think I am going to have a talker on my hands!

5) Favorite activities? Running through the house yelling, he's a wild one!

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? waffles and hotdogs hah

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? Just family time!

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

1) Your first name?
Emily

2) Sapphire's Name(s)?
Eleanor

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc)
Walking, trying to run, climbing, chasing/running away

4) Any words? (spoken or signed)
Spoken- hi
Signed- more, please, nurse (only seen this one occasionally)

5) Favorite activities?
Playing with empty water bottles, nursing, going into her sister's cardboard castle, reading books, banging things on tables, dancing

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc?
Bananas, chicken, corn, noodles, mommy milk from the tap, toast, waffles

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays?
Thanksgiving with ILs, Christmas with my family (though I just found out I work the 25th and 26th, so we'll have to figure out when to celebrate)

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Joined: 10/25/06
Posts: 2455

1) Your first name? Janelle

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Evelyn (Evie)

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc): Walking and running

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) "Hi", and other not so frequent "did you just say that?" moments.

5) Favorite activities? screaming in joy

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? nursing and table foods. She loves blackberries and strawberries but she's had pretty prominent diaper reactions the last few times she's had them.

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? ​in-laws, as usual.

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Joined: 09/07/10
Posts: 1377

1) Your first name? Dani

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Vanessa

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc)Just starting to take steps. Started crawling in June and loves to climb. Is she the only one late to walking?

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) Mama, Dada, Kitty, yes, no, DD1's name

5) Favorite activities? Pushing furniture around and emptying the cupboards

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? whole milk and all table food. Loves pasta, cheese and berries but will eat most things

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? Thanksgiving with friends, ILs are here for a few weeks in December but Christmas is just us

Our highlights over the last two months have been two ER visits.... The first time I caught her finger in our door, she needed 5 stitches and it was broken Sad It was a horrible expereince for both of us and even though she is fine now, I still feel super guilty about it. Our second was for fever (105-106) that came down to normal fever range a few hours after they started the antibiotics.

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"Danifo" wrote:

Our highlights over the last two months have been two ER visits.... The first time I caught her finger in our door, she needed 5 stitches and it was broken Sad It was a horrible expereince for both of us and even though she is fine now, I still feel super guilty about it. Our second was for fever (105-106) that came down to normal fever range a few hours after they started the antibiotics.

I can't not even imagine!! I'm glad she is doing okay now. What was the cause of the fever?

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

I can't not even imagine!! I'm glad she is doing okay now. What was the cause of the fever?

They don't know. After leaving the ER I knew it wasn't a blood infection, the flu or pneumonia. They thought maybe RSV but I don't think the antibiotics would work for that. I was pretty scared when I saw the temperature and we couldn't get it down with medicine or baths.

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Joined: 05/06/09
Posts: 1707

Yes, we do still exist and I do lurk...

1) Your first name? Erin

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Kyla

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) Walking since 10 months and does everything that big sis does

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) Mom, mommy, daddy, Hayleigh, puppy, kitty, woof woof, moo, please (pees), thanks (tanks), up, night night, milk, bed

5) Favorite activities? Climbing, not new but never gets old. She loves mega blocks and is shocking good at stacking them herself

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? Finger foods since 9 months and she eats everything. Fruit is her favorite though

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? Lots of Christmas parties but nothing specific. I doubt will will get her anything but a few books. I am so sick of toys I have started to throw them out

Great to catch up ladies!

Joined: 04/24/11
Posts: 1253

1) Your first name? Krista

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Brad and kaylee

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) running and starting to climb.

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) both sign more and all done. Brad can say more words- mom dad hi up dada mama night night bye. Kaylee can hi mom dada mama "what that?"

5) Favorite activities? Dancing. They love dancing and getting in cupboards (thank goodness for cupboard locks!). They also love their little tykes care and they actually fight over it!

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? They are completely on table food and have been since 8 months. They are still both bfing but brad is more into boob then Kay, where Kay loves food and will eat anything in front of her. They both love corn, banana and any berry.

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? I don't want to talk about Christmas! It gets me mad. Everyone wants to spend it with us but wants us to be the one to travel. Get me angry. But we are hoping to stay home as its our first Christmas in our new home. And it's so much easier for us.

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Joined: 11/27/06
Posts: 781

1) Your first name Joni

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Alice

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) walking, climbing, trying to run

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) signs all done and waves bye bye. Says kitty, cat, Lego, dipper (dog), mama, daddy and thank you.

5) Favorite activities? being tickled, playing in big sister's room, riding toys

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? banana, any meat

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? not really. Family all lives here.

Alice has been gluten free for about a month. She was having an awful time with dirty diapers, everything passed right through her and she wasn't gaining any weight. Now she is much happier, poops a lot less. I haven't had her weighed yet but she seems a lot heavier.

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Joined: 09/07/10
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Awesome about figuring out a diet for Alice!

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"jonibug" wrote:

Alice has been gluten free for about a month. She was having an awful time with dirty diapers, everything passed right through her and she wasn't gaining any weight. Now she is much happier, poops a lot less. I haven't had her weighed yet but she seems a lot heavier.

WOW! Awesome!

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Joined: 08/10/03
Posts: 2272

1) Your first name? Mandi

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Isaiah

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) All of the above lol. he is running and chasing his big siblings, climbing onto our counters...a 'toddler tornado' Wink

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) Daddy, mama, thank you, all done, buh bye, cat, dog, milk, baby, no, he doesn't say yes but he does nod his head for yes...there are more, he is a talker.

5) Favorite activities? He loves playing tag with the big kids he just laughs and laughs while chasing them lol. we have playdates once a week now and he loves being around the other kids then too.

6) lids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? All table food, he breastfeeds but not much. Some days it is just at bedtime and some days he does at naptime too, we are done with morning nursing now and I actually plan on weaning him altogether in the next month Sad (I don't really want to but it will make it easier on both of us when dh and I go on vacation in February)

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? well we are busy until Christmas lol just parties, ds1's birthday, playdates and get togethers.

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Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 927

1) Your first name? Jennica

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Kesler

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) crawling not quite walking but close

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) mom, dad, no , uh-oh, bro

5) Favorite activities? Torturing the dog , Wink

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? Formula, and table food anything we eat

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? No not to much planned will be fun to see Kesler ope his presents Xmas morning Smile

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Joined: 05/10/08
Posts: 235

1) Your first name? Beth

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Kennedy

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc)Just started taking steps. She loves to walk around holding on to things, but now she is taking a lot of steps and standing up in the middle of the room.

4) Any words? (spoken or signed)She signs: eat, all done, more, please, thank you. She says: mama, dada, no, baby, Bud, hi, bye bye, mine, uh-oh, bobble (bottle), bay (bear).

5) Favorite activities?Chasing Kelly and taking his toys from him, turning off the cable box, climbing on everything, eating everything (anything on the floor is fair game), playing with blocks, babies, utensils.

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc?She LOVES to eat. She eats anything, litterally, that I give her. Tonight was salmon with jalepeno honey butter (not too spicy) and she loved it and wanted more. I also gave her bread w/ balsamic and olive oil, again wanted more. She is happy with anything, but especially her bottle when she is tired.

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays?Budgeting for another baby! (Due in Aug.) Visiting my family in WY for Christmas. Trying to fool everyone that I'm not pregnant, until we are ready to tell people. NO FACEBOOK COMMENTS PLEASE!!!

indianajones's picture
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Posts: 1486

"bethmcd_22" wrote:


7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays?
Budgeting for another baby! (Due in Aug.) Visiting my family in WY for Christmas. Trying to fool everyone that I'm not pregnant, until we are ready to tell people. NO FACEBOOK COMMENTS PLEASE!!!

Congrats!!! :jumpingbeans:

As far as I know, you're our first!

Also had to giggle at "anything on the floor is fair game." Eleanor is the same way! She picked something up the other day, and when I held out my hand and asked for it, she gave me a high five and toddled away to eat it. Stinker!

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Joined: 12/03/08
Posts: 992

1) Your first name?
~ Kristina

2) Sapphire's Name(s)?
~ Alyssa

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc)
~ She crawls, climbs "more like runs cause she's so fast" up the stairs, walks on her knees, and Walks while holding things, and takes a few unassissted steps here and there.

4) Any words? (spoken or signed)
~ She says mom, dad, yeah, yay, bad and ca (cat), and just started with wow, but sounds more like 'ow' lol. She first said it when we plugged the Christmas lights in that's in the window.

5) Favorite activities?
~ She LOVES stacking toys, or putting things in containers, taking them out, then putting them in. She likes anything noisey and blinkey. She also has her favourite giraffe plushie. She loves all giraffe plushies, however she has one that she favourites more than the others "probably because she stole it from Hailey lmao".

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc?
~ Breastmilk, formula, pureed baby food is all a thing of the past, she's all our food/snacks, drinks homogenized milk, juice and water. She still loves her baby mum mums and the crunchie toddler snacks, so I do buy her those from time to time.

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays?
~ This year Christmas will be done, at my house, with just us. We have some family problems going on right now, where family don't give to craps about us and some of the problems we're going through, so we're taking the steps to move on, work out our own problems by ourselves, and not depend on people for support, because that's obviously not gonna happen. I'm actually looking forward to it, I've usually always complained about going there for the holidays, just cause I don't approve/like how things are done and people are treated. Time to do our own traditions I suppose! Smile

Alyssa also has teeth finally! She just got them last month, she's got 2, and more coming. I think she's the very last Sapphire to have gotten teeth LOL!

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Joined: 11/21/08
Posts: 71

1) Your first name? Melissa

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Logan

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) Walking and Crawling. He can walk well, but seems to prefer crawling! lol He turned 15 months yesterday, I realized my other 2 boys were walking at 13 months. LOL BUT it's okay. He wants to do it his own way and that's fine. Smile

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) He can say "All Done" "Mommy" "Daddy" "Bubbles" "Kitty" "Ball" "No" "Hi" "Bye" "Mine" "Tickle Tickle" "What's that?" "Uh Oh"

5) Favorite activities? He enjoys chasing the kitties, anything really.

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? He loves meat. Meatballs, chicken nuggets, etc etc.

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? Just enjoying time with my boys. Smile

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Joined: 10/31/06
Posts: 2069

Sorry for being MIA. It's been a crazy few months

1) Your first name?Lenora

2) Sapphire's Name(s)?CJ (Christopher)

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc)All of the above. He just started walking a few weeks ago and he's really starting to get steady so I'm sure we'll be adding running soon

4) Any words? (spoken or signed)He has some: mama, dada, nana, papa, baba, that (dat), what's that (was dat, lol), and there (der). He's working on some more but I just can't understand them yet, lol.

5) Favorite activities?Reading books. He is constantly bringing me books to read. He loves to dance to the music on his learning table, he likes playing in the kitchen, playing "catch" with the ball, and building with blocks. He is obsessed with our iPads, phones, and computers and he spends a lot of time getting into everything he is not supposed to, lol.

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc?He's going through a picky phase right now. He is still drinking 4-8oz. bottles of whole milk a day...I tried using a sippy and he wasn't feeling it. He loves all meat and carbs, and he will eat fruit, but he is finicky about his veggies (except he loves all kinds of squash but he will only eat them pureed it seems). He has been teething too so he's not eating a lot of solids. We have actually still been giving him a pouch or so a day to make sure he is getting enough fruits/veggies. He loves cheerios, those air-dried pea crips, veggie sticks, any of kind cracker or cookie, cheese, sometimes yogurt, eggs.

Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? We are going on the "North Pole Express" train. The kids dress in PJs and get to hear stories, sing Christmas songs, and get milk and cookies, on their way to Santa's village. We have an ice skating rink near here. We may go to Downtown Disney or Universal City Walk as they really decorate them like crazy. Brandon has 3 weeks off for Christmas so we are going to be visiting family...I'll get to be there to help my mom, aunt, and sisters on tamale day where we make about 50 pounds of tamales. We will have Christmas at our house but then we'll be off visiting family the rest of the time.

Joined: 07/12/06
Posts: 831

1) Your first name? Wendy

2) Sapphire's Name(s)? Selah

3) Mobility status? (walking/crawling/climbing/etc) running, chasing her siblings all over the house and running from them Wink

4) Any words? (spoken or signed) OMGosh! She is such a little talker. This week, she just started saying her name, followed by "NO!" and she says "i wan ___"... wawa (water), out, down, that, nack (snack),... says Mama, Daddy, thank you, nigh-night, ears, eyes, dog, dolly, ball... there are a lot more I'm forgetting.

5) Favorite activities? exploring the house (hates to be contained in the playroom or pack-n-play), and playing outside, she LOVES animals and goes crazy whenever she sees the neighbor's dog or an animal on TV, she loves to play with her big siblings too...

6) Favorite foods? Purees/Solids/Table food/Breastfeeding/Formula/etc? We're down to just BF at night before bed now. She is completely on table foods too. LOVES any/every fruit! And cannot get enough yogurt!

7) Anything fun and exciting planned for the upcoming holidays? We have the ILs coming for Christmas.... 5 of them, BIL and SIL are staying for 2 full weeks, so we plan on doing some site-seeing and taking the big kids iceskating and hitting up a couple of moveis (The Hobbit and Cirque du Soliel)... We took the kids to see Shrek the Halls at the National Harbor the first weekend of December. It was a lot of fun. Smile