More goldfish, please

September 30th, 2008

It’s Tuesday again, my Monday. But it hasn’t been bad at all. I didn’t even feel the normal grogginess I do on Tuesdays. Ella, on the other hand, was a bit grumpy today.

She cried the minute I put her in her highchair so I quickly got her some cereal. Which she threw on the floor. Ok, let’s try a breakfast bar, I thought. Nope, she threw it with anger this time as if I had seriously offended her. So I picked her up and tried again and she happily ate it in my lap. Guess she just wanted a little snuggle time this morning. She was really tired I think.

She seems to be feeling good though. She didn’t wake up at all last night. Gotta love the antibiotics.

Sara says her little boy (seven weeks older than Ella) got out of his crib last weekend! So, I’m worried about that. She’s upstairs, close to some stairs, so we have to be sure the gate is closed at all times. Plus I think I’ll just panic if I ever go to her crib and she’s not there.

Anyway, we had a lot of fun with the neighbor boys this weekend, who turned 2 and had a great farm themed birthday party, complete with wagon rides, bales of staw and animal masks. Here’s a photo of Ella and Carson as they contemplate their next round of goldfish snacks. Hope you don’t mind Holly!

4 Responses to “More goldfish, please”

  1. Grace Housholder on October 1, 2008 12:13 pm

    As far as getting out of the crib, I don’t remember any of our three daughters doing that — but I remember our son Paul did that and … yes… it is a shock to go to the crib and not find your baby there! Paul also climbed up onto counters a lot and I don’t remember our daughters doing that. In some families, boys are just more daring than their sisters… but every family is different, of course.

  2. Misty on October 1, 2008 4:42 pm

    Riley never got out of his crib, but at 18 months it was only a matter of time, I caught him several times hanging on the edge. So we moved him to a twin, and then shut his door at night. He couldn’t open the door so the stairs were never an issue. Of course now he can open them, but he knows how to go down steps. Carly and Jake were both in Twin beds at two (cuz each had a new baby to take the crib coming soon).

  3. Elizabeth on October 2, 2008 11:11 am

    I don’t mean to hijack his-sorry Erin, but Misty- how did you keep them from getting into touble if you weren’t up yet. Max hasn’t tried to escape yet but he just turned 2 and Isabella is outgrowing her pack-n-play for everyday use. I want to switch them soon, but I am afraid Max will get into things.

  4. Misty on October 3, 2008 8:16 pm

    Child proofing! You have to child proof there room, then you leave a couple of toys out that they can play with on there own. You move everything and anything up and away. If you have tall dressers, bookshelves, etc, there are anchors you can buy to bolt them to the wall so if your child gets creative and climb furniture, it won’t fall on them. (Ask steve, he did a website for a friend of mine who has a site all about child safety). Jake pulled his tall dresser over on top of him because he opened the top two drawers, lucky for us the beds end table was in front of it, so it didn’t really land on him, it kept it propped up. Scary day when you are 3 days home from c-section #2. Now I have long, wide dressers so they don’t tip, but Jake has a tall bookshelf that needs an anchor (note to self ;). Does that help? Other thing I did, was I had an adjustable/non-permanant baby gate that I would put in the babies doorway so I could easily hear in. Basically, in my experience, when they wake up, they are disoriented, and so they go straight to the door and pound on it, so they don’t spend much time in the mischief department, they still want mom when they wake up. Baby moniters help too, because you can hear if they are awake in there, and can get them.

    Okay, now I’m rambling, but hopefully that helps.

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