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  • #3483
    Maryrose S
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    1st birthdays and beyond – what new Milestones did your child reach?

    #3615
    Maryrose S
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    Maxim moved from his daycare to his new preschool. YAY! So so happy to have him in preschool as his learning had plateaued at the daycare. Plus, he’s now at the same school as Malia which means only ONE DROP OFF!

    His first day went smoothly. Malia had the same teachers so they were familiar faces to him. He didn’t cry or cling to me. 🙁 He waved and said “Go mom” — and I went to the car and cried. lol He was very excited to have a cubby and to sport his new Paw Patrol backpack and sneakers. 🙂 Such a cutie!

    #3629
    GWTW1939
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    Yay! I’m so glad it went well. That must be so much easier to have them in the same place, woo hoo!

    Rhett lost his first tooth right before Christmas. He was very afraid of the unknown, no matter how many times we explained it to him. He thought all of his teeth would fall out at once & said “how am I going to eat?” It was loose for about 3 weeks, and it came out right before dinner. He turned white as a ghost & almost passed out, basically having a little kid panic attack. We had to pull out a game on our phone to distract him. He calmed down, but then refused to chew any food, so he wouldn’t eat dinner that night. He has a special pillow for his teeth, so we put it next to his bed since he’s a super light sleeper. Before bed, he said “Can I have 5’s and 10’s?” Um, NO! LOL! I laughed my butt off watching Scott try to swap it out on our camera. Everything was okay by morning, and the new tooth is coming in. No other loose teeth right now. Now that he knows it’s no big deal, hopefully he’ll be more excited next time 🙂

    I was sentimental about it because it was the first tooth he ever got in at 6 1/2 months, and it’s just a reminder of how fast he’s growing up 🙁

    #3631
    Maryrose S
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    I saw that post on facebook. Yay Rhett!
    5s and 10s! Get that hustle on Rhett! 🙂

    I’d be sentimental about that too. What a milestone!

    #3646
    GWTW1939
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    I know! LOL!! That’s what we get for teaching him so much about money 🙂 I seriously got a Quarter most times, maybe a Dollar at best. We started $5.00 a week for him for allowance when he started kindergarten. I don’t let him off easy! He has to complete the chores on his chore chart. But, he’s doing a great job with it. He’s always liked to clean & help out, and he’s very goal oriented and concrete. So, it’s working out well. He’s raking in the dough! We teach him about saving some, spending some, etc. He worries about what the bank will do with his money when we take it there…gets that from Daddy! 🙂

    #3687
    Maryrose S
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    Max slept through the night in his own bed! WOOT WOOT!

    He’s such a good little boy. Very independent and secure. I’ve never had issue with him sleeping through the night. Malia is much more fearful. She’s afraid of the dark and hates sleeping alone. If she wakes up by herself, she’ll cry in terror.

    We spent the weekend getting Maxim’s room in order. It’s about 75% complete. The layout is done. The dresser is in place (still needs some hardware and paint touch-ups) and all of his clothes have been moved over. It’s definitely nice to have all of his stuff organized in one room.

    #3723
    GWTW1939
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    Can’t wait to see it!! (in person!!!)

    #4153
    GWTW1939
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    Mary, how is Malia doing with her sleeping/night terrors? I didn’t know she struggled with that. I used to have them as a kid. My parents still talk about it to this day. It was scary for them because I used to get up out of my bed and walk around the house. I would be crying and talking incoherently. I actually have a few memories of it, waking up in our downstairs bathroom. They didn’t last super long for me, and I’m one of those that outgrew them, which is typically what happens with most night terros. I’ve never had any trouble sleeping since, go figure. I’m a super light sleeper, which is the worst thing that happens to me now. I have vivid dreams nightly that I often remember, but dang, I’m such a tired mommy all the time, I’m always able to sleep no problem haha 🙂

    #4157
    Maryrose S
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    I found an essential oil that worked wonders. I diffuse a blend of Vetiver and Lavender or a similar combination. It worked far better than I thought it would. The Vetiver just grounds her so much after an active day and lavender is known for it’s calming qualities (unless you’re one Jamie Fraser, of course) I also have a blend called “Serenity” that I dab onto her pulse points (and mine) that just gets her straight to sleep.

    It’s also answered my problems with eczema on her. I add Frankincense or Melaleuca to her lotion and her skin is so much better. No more steroid creams!

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