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Night Weaning Baby #2

Night Three, and my last post on this.

830p - Asleep.

205am - Awake. Turned on the Seahorse, she made a hrumph sound, and laid her head down and went back to sleep.

206am - Asleep.

530a? - Can’t even be sure this happened, or if I was imagining, she wasn’t awake more than seconds before going back down anyway.

530.5 - Asleep.

700a - Awake for the day.

Amazing. I am blown away by how easy and painless for all this has been, especially since it was done in a family bed. Love.

Longest Stretch of Sleep: 5.5hrs
Longest stretch of being awake: 1min
Amount of crying: 0
Number of times awake: 1, maybe 2, but they hardly count.

Maybe tonight she’ll sleep straight through. Doesn’t matter much anyway, it’s really a non-factor since I was awake for less than 60 seconds and didn’t have to even lift my head. Just thankful this process is behind us so I can stop fretting over it.

xx

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Night Weaning Baby #2

Night Two

9pm - Asleep.

117am - Awake. Cried for 4 minutes, refusing Seahorse (as much as she loved the Seahorse last night, she did NOT want it tonight. Bad memories I guess. ha)., then asked to go potty. Peed, went back to bed and turned on the Star Turtle and sang a song my mom used to sing to me about the moon. I sang it for 30 minutes straight until I was sure she was asleep.

145am - Asleep

419am? - (can’t totally recall). Awake. Upset. Turned on Seahorse (it worked this time). She did get sneaky at one point and asked to touch it (milk) and then slowly but surely had managed to pull it out and inch her way closer to it until she made her move to try and latch. I nearly laughed, I was actually caught somewhat off-guard, but was able to block her just in time. It did upset her very much. She thought she was so close. Poor thing. But she gave in to simply holding, until maybe she decided it was too tempting, or more upsetting than just trying to ignore it all together. She cuddled up tight to me and listened to the Seahorse and fell asleep.

434am - Asleep.

7am - Awake for the day.

Longest Stretch of Sleep: 4hrs
Longest stretch of being awake: 30min
Amount of crying: 4min
Number of times awake: 2!

Improvement! This process isn’t as bad as I thought. With Colton the only painstaking thing was that his awake stretches were so much longer than hers, and much more effort was required of us to keep him entertained and help him go back to sleep. We had to sing A LOT, massage his arms, his head, kiss his face, count his fingers and toes, talk about stuff. It was intensive. With her she doesn’t even want me touching her. She shoves my hand away if I try to pat her or rub her, or even cuddle her. So I mostly can just lay there, which is nice. She did accept my moon song, which was surprising because she fiercely rejected Twinkle Twinkle, and one time she did throw her arm around my neck and cuddle into me to fall asleep. It was a nice tight hug. I loved it.

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Night Weaning Baby #2

Night One.

I decided it would be best if me and Addison slept in the guest room for a few nights while we weaned, to avoid disturbing Colton and Tristan.* Colton was sad about this, but Addison didn’t seem to care one bit, as she didn’t mention being in another room.

*For those of you who don’t know, we family bedshare (king sized bed).

9pm - Nursed to sleep. I tried to make it a later night to minimize the chance she would wake before 11p and therefore nurse back to sleep. I was kinda a mess. Cried. Prayed over her and the impending situation— that she will understand, be calm, that I would be patient and calm and have good tactics on how to get her back to sleep quickly and peacefully without nursing.

1135p - Awake. Took me a few minutes to gather my stuff I had piled up by the door to bring in for distractions and assistance, grab my water, her milk, etc). Nursed, and then pulled away to ensure she didn’t fall asleep on the breast. She fussed about while I pat her, until she finally gave way to words and said “Mutte please mommy” and I told her it went to sleep, then she burst into tears.

1142-1146p - Protest. Upset, crying and asking for milk. I reminded her of our book and turned on the Seahorse and she stopped, opened her eyes, and said, “I wanna see it!” and then laid down and watched the seahorse until she fell asleep without another peep. I was floored.

1158pm - Asleep.

Midnight-1228a - Although asleep, every 5-10 minutes she would pop up for a second, reassess her situation, looking around, confirming it was the same —Seahorse, Mommy, no milk— and plop right back down again, repositioning, putting her hand on me and the seahorse, and falling straight back asleep, until she finally woke completely.

1228a - She sat up and said she wanted to get up (trying to avoid having to sleep with no milk), but when I told her it was night and bedtime, she said she had to go potty. Really? But I took her, and to my surprise, she was bone dry and peed straight away. Diversion tactics. It’s okay, I appreciated the small benefit anyway.

1235a - Got back in bed and then after realizing she couldn’t avoid bedtime, and still couldn’t get milk, she started crying and said, “I want to sleep with Colton! I want go to Colton’s bed.” After a minute I agreed. After all, she had been fairly quiet minus that first cry. I explained she had to be quiet and she agreed. We’ll see.

1250a - Back in our bed, mucking about, she asked for the “Mutte´ Sunshine book”. So I left the room to retrieve it and we read it. Maybe she just wanted some reassurance about what was happening to her. She seemed to enjoy it and it kinda soothed her.

103a -106am - Still unable to fall asleep, wailed for milk.

106am - cuddled.

115am - asked for the potty again. Gr. I obliged. Still dry, peed again. I was thankful for that at least.

125am - Back in bed and watching and listening to the Seahorse, she got cozy and became very quiet and still finally, trying to fall asleep. Snug into my arm, with her head facing away, she laid. After a minute of stillness and silence I hear softly, “I love you Mommy.” I almost burst into tears. She still loves me. Even though I am withholding the singular most comforting thing in the world to her and upsetting her, she still loves me and feels compelled to say it. It’s almost as if she also wanted to assure me this new situation doesn’t change her feelings. I almost burst into tears. and then the Seahorse went off a moment later, and she was asleep.

136-137am - Okay not quite asleep. She awoke 10 minutes later and cried for milk. Then listened to the seahorse for another 10 minutes and was asleep for reals.

148am - Asleep.

454am - Awake. I think this was due to Colton waking up and needing to pee. I can’t be sure, it seemed like it happened simultaneously, but in any event, I chose to nurse her and then instantly regretted it. This is the method I did with Colton, but looking on the situation, I feel like I could have just turned the seahorse on and patted her and got her to go back to sleep. Maybe not. Maybe she would have had the same reaction, I would never be able to say, but I definitely think giving her the boob and then suddenly taking it away doesn’t make sense. So I’m not going to do that again. It’s no more milk after being put to sleep until the sun comes up from now on.

457am-502am - Screamed, refusing to be quiet to listen to the seahorse until I shut it off and then she screamed “ON! ON!” So I said okay, but you have to be quiet, and she was. Listened to it for 5 minutes and was out.

504am - Asleep

630a - Awake. Sun is up! Made her open her eyes to see the sun, explained she could have milk, and nursed back to sleep.

8am - Awake for the day.

PHEW. Quite a few wake ups. She did ASTOUNDING that first go, but then I think got increasingly upset to realize this was a new system that was sticking around. I also can’t imagine it helped having her brother in bed, needing to pee, wiggling around trying to fall asleep with her making such a racket. Plus, when she would be on the verge of sleep, he would move and disturb her, which normally wouldn’t, but when she’s putting herself to sleep unassisted for the first time, I imagine it’s quite difficult to keep yourself relaxed and undisturbed. This does seem like more wake-ups than if she had been nursing, which usually she doesn’t wake up at all once I’m in bed, or maybe once. But it is a difficult new thing, so I’m sure it will get better.

Also, all together she cried (like, cannot help it actual tears) accumulatively for about 15 minutes I would say the entire time he was awake (maybe 5 of those minutes were at one time), which I’m not surprised about, as she does definitely put up fusses about stuff way more than Colton did (that is, fights to get her way). But she handled it spectacularly overall.

Longest stretch of sleep: 3hrs
Longest stretch of being awake:
1.5hrs
Amount of crying:
About 15min (longest set was probably 5 minutes)
Number of times awake:
4? This is tricky because she did a lot of awake-asleep-awake within less than 10 minutes of each other that first stretch. But she awoke first at 1130p, then asleep off and on for about 30 minutes but asleep for reals by 2am, then awake at 5am, then awake at 630a, then 8am for the day. Man. That’s a lot. Didn’t seem bad overall, but that is a lot. And more than she ever would do if she were nursing. Onward and Upward!

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Night Weaning Baby #2

It begins tonight. I just finished putting her to sleep. I read “Nursies When the Sun Shines” and kissed her all up and explained what was going to happen tonight, and then I cried. A bunch. She smiled and giggled at the talk of nursing and her new favorite book, but became somber for a hot second when I replaced her name with the baby’s name in the book, and pointed out our window to show it was dark, and at my chest to say “mutté” was going to sleep… then she smiled and kissed me and said “okay!” … Clearly she doesn’t know it’s about to become a serious reality. I hate that this is happening, but believe it’s the right time for it.

If you’re unfamiliar with Dr Jay Gordan, he has a very profoundly simple sleep-modification plan that he developed. So simple, he hasn’t written a whole book on it, but merely an article online. He is pro-night nursing, pro-family bed-sharing, and very anti cry-it-out, as am I, but he recognizes that not everyone can let their babies self-wean, and sometimes families need a third option. This is the same plan we followed when we night-weaned Colton, and I absolutely loved it and loved how it went, and the same one several of my friends have used and absolutely loved and raved about the success. You can read more about it here, and here…..

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RULES
Pick the most valuable 7 hours of sleep and this is the block where your night nursing routine will be altered. It’s a gradual wean, over the course of 10 days.

Nights 1-3: Nurse to sleep like normal, if they awake before your block starts, nurse back to sleep like normal. If they wake after the block starts, you may nurse them, but not let them fall asleep on the breast. You can pick them up and cuddle them, rock them, pat them, whatever you want, but they must fall asleep without nursing. Continue until your 7hr block has ended, and nurse as normal when they wake after that. *The only alteration we made last time, with Colton, and will make again now with Addison, is that we offered their sippy cup with milk, just to provide some alternative and soothing.

Nights 4-6: Nurse to sleep like normal, if they awake before your block starts, nurse back to sleep like normal. If they wake after the block starts, you cannot nurse them at all anymore. You can cuddle them and pat them, but no picking up or holding on lap, and they must fall asleep without nursing. Continue until your 7hr block has ended, and nurse as normal when they wake after that. *Will continue to offer their sippy cup.

Nights 7-10: Nurse to sleep like normal, but if they awake at all after that, even before the block of time, you cannot nurse them back to sleep, and you cannot pick them up. You can pat them and cuddle them, but they cannot get up or nurse at all and must fall asleep on their own with you next to them. Continue all night, and nurse as normal when they wake after the sun comes up. *No more sippy cup.


Sleep, Changing Patterns in the Family Bed
by Jay Gordon MD FAAP

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Hahaha. If only it were that simple my sweet boy

  • Colton: Daaaadddddyyy. Why do you have to go to work? I don't like you going to work. I want you to stay home and play with me.
  • HB: I know buddy, I wish that too, but I have to go.
  • Colton: Why though?
  • HB: Because I have to make money. Everything costs money and if I don't go, how will we have any money?
  • Colton: We can just go to the money store mommy goes to and get some out of the box!
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I don't like that Lazy Mary Nursery Rhyme

  • Colton: Wake up mommy!
  • Me: mmmm
  • Colton: Why do you like sleeping?
  • Me: Because I'm always so tired.
  • Colton: I'm going to call you Lazy Mommy.
  • Me: hahahaha. Ok.
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And so it becomes time. Nursies When the Sun Shines. Or, Mutté When the Sun Shines, as we call it (not sure why she calls milk “mutté”).
As much as I love nursing this little one, and as amazing as she’s always been at sleeping (waking only once maybe during the night to nurse once I’m in bed), I’ve decided it’s time to night wean for a few reasons. 1) She is still not eating very much solid food and I’m becoming anxious about it. Mostly because I worry when I become pregnant again, if it’s painful again to nurse, I’ll have to cut her off and I don’t want that to be too difficult or abrupt for her. I want her to naturally start intaking more solids, and intaking healthy ones at that. So I’m hoping if I night wean it will kick start her appetite a little. 2) Because of this, I think she’s looked to nurse more frequently lately. At least that’s what I attribute it to. Who knows. But I’m ready to kinda stop that. It would also be nice to be able to go out at night again, at least after I put her to bed, and know she will stay asleep and not need me. This also comes at a good time since we have a couple weddings coming up and camping, all which would be nice to not have to worry about her waking through the night at all.
I got this book when we were night weaning Colton, by recommendation from a blog reader. It helped so much. So when I pulled it from the top shelf where it lay hiding for the last couple years and read it to Addison for the first time, I cried. Cried at knowing another short lived era is coming to a close. That my baby is transitioning from not being so much of a baby anymore. It’s hard to let go of sometimes, no matter how much you want to.
The last several weeks I’ve kept saying we’re going to start X night, and then it comes and goes and for whatever reason and excuse, we didn’t do it, and we’ll set a new night. I haven’t been able to stomach it yet. I’m gearing up though. It’s harder with the second. What am I going to do with Colton for those nights we start this? Will he sleep in the guest room? Surely not alone, so will Tristan sleep with him, leaving me to night wean alone? That’s not exactly confidence boosting. Last time it was encouraging having him right by my side, helping, giving support and suggestions, chiming in to help soothe and sing. If I have to do it alone it just seems scarier. Harder. Also, last time we started on the weekend so we could be exhausted on days he didn’t have to work and we could all nap together all weekend. This time, we don’t have that luxury. We have a 3-year-old, with lots of energy, and activities planned, and we cannot just nap away. And during the week I can’t just nap away— same scenario with that toddler. Man. I’ll do a short series on it. Maybe.

And so it becomes time. Nursies When the Sun Shines. Or, Mutté When the Sun Shines, as we call it (not sure why she calls milk “mutté”).

As much as I love nursing this little one, and as amazing as she’s always been at sleeping (waking only once maybe during the night to nurse once I’m in bed), I’ve decided it’s time to night wean for a few reasons. 1) She is still not eating very much solid food and I’m becoming anxious about it. Mostly because I worry when I become pregnant again, if it’s painful again to nurse, I’ll have to cut her off and I don’t want that to be too difficult or abrupt for her. I want her to naturally start intaking more solids, and intaking healthy ones at that. So I’m hoping if I night wean it will kick start her appetite a little. 2) Because of this, I think she’s looked to nurse more frequently lately. At least that’s what I attribute it to. Who knows. But I’m ready to kinda stop that. It would also be nice to be able to go out at night again, at least after I put her to bed, and know she will stay asleep and not need me. This also comes at a good time since we have a couple weddings coming up and camping, all which would be nice to not have to worry about her waking through the night at all.

I got this book when we were night weaning Colton, by recommendation from a blog reader. It helped so much. So when I pulled it from the top shelf where it lay hiding for the last couple years and read it to Addison for the first time, I cried. Cried at knowing another short lived era is coming to a close. That my baby is transitioning from not being so much of a baby anymore. It’s hard to let go of sometimes, no matter how much you want to.

The last several weeks I’ve kept saying we’re going to start X night, and then it comes and goes and for whatever reason and excuse, we didn’t do it, and we’ll set a new night. I haven’t been able to stomach it yet. I’m gearing up though. It’s harder with the second. What am I going to do with Colton for those nights we start this? Will he sleep in the guest room? Surely not alone, so will Tristan sleep with him, leaving me to night wean alone? That’s not exactly confidence boosting. Last time it was encouraging having him right by my side, helping, giving support and suggestions, chiming in to help soothe and sing. If I have to do it alone it just seems scarier. Harder. Also, last time we started on the weekend so we could be exhausted on days he didn’t have to work and we could all nap together all weekend. This time, we don’t have that luxury. We have a 3-year-old, with lots of energy, and activities planned, and we cannot just nap away. And during the week I can’t just nap away— same scenario with that toddler. Man. I’ll do a short series on it. Maybe.

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Remember this photo? Colty’s little 18 month. And now here’s my little Addi at 18 months. I couldn’t get her to pose, she was too interested in this little electronic phone (what she gets to play with only while she gets diaper changes). Anyhow. Produced Locally. ha. 
So while this photo was taken at 18 months and although she’s currently 20 months, I’m going to give you a quick 19 month update.
Addison: 19 months
Sings the entire ABC song, even the ‘now I know my ABCs’…
Identifies about 10 letters of the alphabet
Can sorta count to 20 (1-10 is perfect, but misses many between 11-20)
Stringing short sentences together. “I want Colton’s toy. I want play with it. My turn.”
You can sing lots of songs in their entirety. The whole Twinkle Twinkle song, and many others, skipping a word here or there.
You’ve been poo’ing on the potty since 16 months, without fail. That’s been amazing. You’ve also learned how to pee on the potty, but are being so moody about it, choosing some days to go on it and some days not to, so we are backing off a little.
I have long since lost track of how many words you know. Anything I can think of, that’s in a toddler’s realm of words they could possibly know you seem to know. I’ve sat and looked around a room before, identifying objects, and mentally checking off every single one— yup, knows it. It’s amazing.
Colors seem to escape you. You mostly identify everything as blue, but then will randomly guess— white, pink, purple, and it’s starting to make us wonder if maybe you’re color blind. Or maybe you just don’t get it yet. It’s okay.
You LOVE dancing. You’ll break out in a dance if you hear a car go by with their music blaring. It’s quite entertaining.
You also imitate your brother for EVERYTHING he does, no matter what. It’s cute, but also sometimes dangerous (like when he climbs up something high at the park and swings from a pole.. “my turn!” uh, no it’s not little girl).

Remember this photo? Colty’s little 18 month. And now here’s my little Addi at 18 months. I couldn’t get her to pose, she was too interested in this little electronic phone (what she gets to play with only while she gets diaper changes). Anyhow. Produced Locally. ha.

So while this photo was taken at 18 months and although she’s currently 20 months, I’m going to give you a quick 19 month update.

Addison: 19 months

  • Sings the entire ABC song, even the ‘now I know my ABCs’…
  • Identifies about 10 letters of the alphabet
  • Can sorta count to 20 (1-10 is perfect, but misses many between 11-20)
  • Stringing short sentences together. “I want Colton’s toy. I want play with it. My turn.”
  • You can sing lots of songs in their entirety. The whole Twinkle Twinkle song, and many others, skipping a word here or there.
  • You’ve been poo’ing on the potty since 16 months, without fail. That’s been amazing. You’ve also learned how to pee on the potty, but are being so moody about it, choosing some days to go on it and some days not to, so we are backing off a little.
  • I have long since lost track of how many words you know. Anything I can think of, that’s in a toddler’s realm of words they could possibly know you seem to know. I’ve sat and looked around a room before, identifying objects, and mentally checking off every single one— yup, knows it. It’s amazing.
  • Colors seem to escape you. You mostly identify everything as blue, but then will randomly guess— white, pink, purple, and it’s starting to make us wonder if maybe you’re color blind. Or maybe you just don’t get it yet. It’s okay.
  • You LOVE dancing. You’ll break out in a dance if you hear a car go by with their music blaring. It’s quite entertaining.
  • You also imitate your brother for EVERYTHING he does, no matter what. It’s cute, but also sometimes dangerous (like when he climbs up something high at the park and swings from a pole.. “my turn!” uh, no it’s not little girl).
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  • HB: When we get home, I'll throw the kids in the bath so you can start dinner.
  • Colton: NO! DONT THROW US IN THE BATH!
  • HB: Yes, you need it.
  • Colton: but WE'LL GET HURT! (Sad/scared/fairly worried)
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I guess that's logical.

  • Colton: can I have some cold water please?
  • Me: sure. (Pour him freezing cold tap water)
  • Colton: thanks. (Takes a sip) You didn't put ice in it.
  • Melissa: no I didn't.
  • Colton: why didn't you put ice in it?
  • Melissa: because it's already freezing cold.
  • Colton: well could you put ice in it?
  • Me: why do you need ice if it's freezing cold?
  • Colton: because... I dunno, guess I want it for no reason.
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How much I love this.

How much I love this.

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In an attempt to nurse less on the go, we have switched to the back carry for our walks. She was into the new view (albeit still confusedly asked for milk).

In an attempt to nurse less on the go, we have switched to the back carry for our walks. She was into the new view (albeit still confusedly asked for milk).

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Where is Mr. Sun?

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Two weeks ago this weather was really getting me down. But then last week we got a teeny tiny little blurt of warm weather, and then a couple days after that we were hit with another FUHREEEEZING day and it’s remained in the cold temps ever since. It takes a lot to get through long weeks of indoor play on end. You have to have stamina and get creative. I take the kids to a lot of classes— Sensory Art, Music, Preschool Alternative, Toddler Yoga, and a Gym class, but even with all those things we are still left with tons of downtime at home. In addition to lots of arts & crafts and whatnot, some of our favorite indoor activities this weather has been “baby board games”. They are seriously ah-mazing. Not only are they fun, attention grabbing, and time consuming, but they are brain-stimulating. Here are some of our favorites.

Also filed under…
Best of: Board Games!!

(I haven’t done a Best Of in a while, so I thought this could dual purpose here as a few of our homerun gifts this year from Christmas.)

I always try to get toys that as much educational as they are fun, and so a big goal was to really load up on games this year. Colton has taken much interest in them as well, and they’re perfect because they serve as brain stimulation, group play, and quiet time, all which are huge bonuses in my book.

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Hello Sunshine

"…Oh there’s Mr Sun!" A game for Addison— This hide & seek game that teaches object placement (ie - on top of, under, inside of) and direction taking for babies— "Where’s the Sun? He’s behind the chair! Go find him!… There’s the Sun! You found him!" It’s so awesome, and Addi LOOOOVES it. SO so cute. The sun comes with these little cards with directions on where to hide the sun… on your head, under the chair, behind the pillow… and then they store away in a hidden velcro’d pouch on the sun’s underside. I absolutely find this game darling. It teaches good listing and direction following, and gives her the ability to do some independent search and discover work. Plus my three year old can participate, as he’s the one who runs around hiding it all over, pleased with his involvement, and proud when she finds it— so they are both very into it. Cute cute cute.

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Haba First Orchard

This was fun right off the bat and we couldn’t stop playing it. I also love it because it has beautiful big pieces of wooden fruit, so it’s lovely to look at. You take turns to roll the dice and pick the corresponding fruit to put in the basket until all the fruit has been harvested… unless you roll the crow enough times and it eventually reaches the gate off the path and eats the fruit from your basket! It’s a cooperative game, so there’s a collective win/loss situation, although since my son loves when the bird eats the fruit, it’s pretty much a win/win for him. We make caw-caw noises and the bird noms all the fruit and it’s really silly to him. Great for taking turns and learning the basic idea of game play, also helps teach colors for younger ones.

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The Picnic Game

This is a group shared game with a spinner. You lay out a picnic cloth and everyone gets a plate and needs to spin until they are able to pick out pieces to have an entire meal, complete with drink, napkin, utensils, main course, fruit, veggie, and a dessert. If you land on ants, then they eat one of your pieces and you have to put it back. Although this is a “lose”, it is actually my son’s favorite part because we use one of his fake ant toys (fun) and it comes and nom nom noms up his food and he laughs and laughs.  

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Go Fish

Super awesome first card game. This one involves a bit more patience and active thinking for game play, but turned out to be super fun. He has to decide what “strategy” to choose— who he wants to ask for cards from, which color he wants to ask about, remembering which he’s already asked for, paying attention to which colors has been selected. It’s really very in depth when you think about it. And he loves when he can say GO FISH! Or goes “OH RATS!” when someone tells him to Go Fish, which is equally fun for him. Also color matching such fun vibrant colors is a bonus (identifying colors for younger ones).

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Magic Moves Wand

This one is not *quite* as educational as the others probably, but still promotes learning, as they need to listen and follow instructions, use their imagination, and share if they’re playing with others (although they can play this alone as well). And let me tell you, this thing is a MASSIVE hit, with both my 3yr old and 1yr old. It’s a talking wand that tells the kids something silly to do and then plays corresponding music while they do it. For instance: Waddle like a duck; Bounce like a ball, Roar like a lion, Slither like a snake, Run like a cheetah; Glide like an ice skater; Strum like a rock star; Spin like a merry go round. There’s like 60 different things. Randomly it’ll say FREEZE! Or Let’s Dance while it plays silly music. The ends light up and flash, but not obnoxiously, in a perfectly fun magical way (and I’m anti “battery operated toy”, as most of you know). It’s really active and helps them get out a lot of energy, which is awesome. And it’s perfect for cooperative play and independent play. They’ve played with it several times a day since they got it on Christmas.

Lastly, puzzles are also an amazing quite time brain stimulator. Addi does Melissa & Doug type puzzles where you fit the object into something, and Colton has graduated to real puzzles and has gotten VERY into them! So far he has only tried 24 piece ones, but he can now do them with little to no assistance. Sometimes he needs a hint, or gets stuck and gets frustrated, but he really enjoys figuring them out.

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Pay-tay.

—Addison cuddling on the couch in the morning, holding my face, inches from my nose just looking at me, and says “pretty”.

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This little one did her first pee in the potty this morning! 

She has been interested in the potty the last couple weeks, and keeps asking if she could sit on the potty. The variations are usually something like: “pee. pee! potty.” Or “Potty, sit.” Or, “My turn!” After Colton goes. I love it. So I’ve been obliging. It’s usually just a whole lot of sitting and standing, the general fascination with it, and satisfaction of doing what Colton’s doing. But this morning after she awoke with a partially dry diaper, she asked to sit on it, and then peed!! Her initial reaction was surprise and she went, “Uh-oh!” And tried to stand up, but after me and Colton cheered, she was pleased and gave us a high five. The rest of the morning she refused her diaper and insisted on being nakey and kept requesting to sit on it. 

Looks like potty training is in our near future. 

#16months

This little one did her first pee in the potty this morning!

She has been interested in the potty the last couple weeks, and keeps asking if she could sit on the potty. The variations are usually something like: “pee. pee! potty.” Or “Potty, sit.” Or, “My turn!” After Colton goes. I love it. So I’ve been obliging. It’s usually just a whole lot of sitting and standing, the general fascination with it, and satisfaction of doing what Colton’s doing. But this morning after she awoke with a partially dry diaper, she asked to sit on it, and then peed!! Her initial reaction was surprise and she went, “Uh-oh!” And tried to stand up, but after me and Colton cheered, she was pleased and gave us a high five. The rest of the morning she refused her diaper and insisted on being nakey and kept requesting to sit on it.

Looks like potty training is in our near future.

#16months

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