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So, I thought that maybe a good idea for a thread in the Veggie children forum could be just a place to express our love for and amazement at our spawn. I know that I am amazed and surprised and impressed by my pea frequently, and thought it would be nice to have a place to just share stories.<br><br><br><br>
Michael - maybe if it's not too presumptuous on my part, this would be a good thread to sticky?<br><br><br><br>
So tell us - how cool is YOUR sprout?
 

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ok, ok, I'll start. My smallest is 3 & 1/2 months right now, and it is the most amazing trip watching her learn things. You can literally see her change daily! I am absolutely enthralled with the rate at which babies have to learn things, and the prowess with which they do so. For example, they have to learn an entire language, all the nuances of conversation, and the intonation and intricacies of expressing emotion, and they do it all in like 3 years? I am continually having my socks blown off.
 

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My oldest (3 yrs old) has always been a real social butterfly and very energetic and physical. She loves people, but also likes to play alone. She's really sweet and loving, but also very independent and strong-willed. As a baby she didn't really like being held or confined. She always wanted to be free and never liked being swaddled.<br><br><br><br>
My youngest is 7 1/2 months. She is so different from the way my first was as a baby. She is very involved with manipulating things with her hands. She loves baby toys. She loves to be held. She loves being with people, but she is pretty clingy with mommy and daddy and not too thrilled with strangers.<br><br><br><br>
Having such different children really helps me to see how different temperaments play a major role in how a parent responds to a child. It's really pretty interesting to see what I've learned on child psych. play out before my eyes.<br><br><br><br>
I just love my girls. I feel so lucky to have them.
 

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This is a wonderful idea!<br><br><br><br>
I have a 6 yo dd and a 3 yo ds.<br><br>
They both amaze me on a daily basis,<br><br>
My 6 yo is so artisitic and creative, she loves to draw, paint, we do a lot of crafty things too. She also loves animals, she constantly tells me she is going to be a Vet when she grows up and i can totally see that in her. She has the most vivid imagination too.<br><br>
My 3 yo is a bundle of energy, he loves his big sister, and loves playing with her, he loves trains and trucks, but he also loves dolls like Barbie! so cool. He amazes me every day with how smart he is, he is almost reading basic words already, he is like a little sponge just absorbing everything in his path.<br><br><br><br>
They are both athletic, love to run, jump, play baseball soccer in the back yard. they both go to gymnastics, my 6 yo is on the team already but in level 1 so she wont compete for a few years ( assuming she sticks with it and continues to love it)........my 3 yo goes with me to a mommy and me tumbling class.<br><br>
They both also play soccer in our town.......well this will be the first year for my 3 yo, he turns 4 by the cut off.<br><br><br><br>
I feel extremely blessed and lucky to have these amazing little ones in my life, I love them more than I can even express in words.
 

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My little Elliott is 1 yo as of Dec 20th. he's such a bundle of energy and so curious. he loves showing off for anyone around and dancing to Cindi Lauper <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> he also has the cutest laugh and is very ticklish.<br><br>
how could you not love him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br><a href="http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/elliotts_mom/HPIM0074.jpg" target="_blank">http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...m/HPIM0074.jpg</a><br><br>
like I said he's curious<br><br><a href="http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/elliotts_mom/HPIM0071.jpg" target="_blank">http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...m/HPIM0071.jpg</a><br><br>
and he can't go a day without getting all kinds of yuck on his shirt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<b>@ ElliottsMom</b> - really adorable photos!! one of my closest friends is also called Elliott and so i conclude that your son will definately grow up to be incredibly smart, talented and funny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Today was my 3 year old's dance class. She loves it and is so much fun to watch. She's so energetic and social! Then, we went to eat, and she ordered her own food, and when the waitress asked if everything was fine, she said "Yes, thank you." She's such a sweetie with good manners these days. It seems like ever since she's turned 3, she's been so well behaved!
 

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Vegmomof2 - That's so cute that your daughter's in dance already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">. I can't wait til Elliott's old enough (although hubby would rather him play football)
 

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Elliotsmom.......he is adorable!<br><br>
last week while i was watching my 6 yo dd's gymnastics class i was chatting with another mom who has a dd in the same class. she also has a ds the same age as my ds. I asked if she brings him to gymnastics too. i told her the class my ds does is a lot of fun.<br><br>
she said her husband doesnt want him to do gymnastics...and the way she said it was implied that it wasnt a "boy" thing to do!!!!!!!! geez<br><br>
i always say whatever activity they want to do is fine with me, i dont go for that "boy" stuff and "girl" stuff! if my ds wants to dance or do gymnastics he can ......LOL
 

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So I know that it's very parent-y thing to do, but I couldn't resist. She has just started rolling over, but I think she's doing it ass-backwards, as she rolls from her back to her tummy (as shown in the photo) but can't roll back. So when her little neck gets tired from holding up her heavy head, her face gets shoved in the floor, and she can do nothing but cry! Poor little. But wow- do I ever love her. I never would've believed that the simple act of rolling over could be so incredible! Welcome to parenthood, I guess.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=7375&c=502" target="_blank">Here she is!</a>
 

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So I know that it's very parent-y thing to do, but I couldn't resist. She has just started rolling over, but I think she's doing it ass-backwards, as she rolls from her back to her tummy (as shown in the photo) but can't roll back. So when her little neck gets tired from holding up her heavy head, her face gets shoved in the floor, and she can do nothing but cry! Poor little. But wow- do I ever love her. I never would've believed that the simple act of rolling over could be so incredible! Welcome to parenthood, I guess.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=7375&c=502" target="_blank">Here she is!</a></div>
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Aw, she's precious! My baby didn't roll over until she was 6 months old, and it was just like yours, from back to tummy. She still has trouble rolling the other way, and doesn't do it very often. She usually just cries until I pick her up.
 

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How old is she now? And do you/did you worry about her rolling onto her face in her sleep?
 

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She's 7 1/2 months old. Now that I think of it, I can't even remember if I've ever seen her roll from her belly to her back. And yes, I do get nervous about it when she's sleeping. She's very good at keeping her head up, and pushing up her chest when she's awake. However, last night, for example, she was sleeping on her tummy, and had her face down in the mattress. She seemed to be breathing ok, but I turned her head anyway. I'm hoping she starts to flip the other way soon. I don't know why she's so late with these things! She's fine with everything else, but not this rolling business.
 

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I suspect that perhaps part of the culprit may be that we put them to sleep on their backs now, so they do things backwards? Maybe their muscles develop differently as a result.. hmmm.
 

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Elliott was a back to tummy roller too! he slept in a cradle in our room though and woke up often so I didn't worry too much. I didn't sleep much then either
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I like to have her in the crib - I sleep better, but I'm a little too worried about this now, so I usually bring her into the bed with me. I sometimes put her in her crib and tuck a light folded blanket under her left side - she only rolls onto her belly from one side - and that seems to work.
 

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ok, ok, I'll start. My smallest is 3 & 1/2 months right now, and it is the most amazing trip watching her learn things. You can literally see her change daily! I am absolutely enthralled with the rate at which babies have to learn things, and the prowess with which they do so. For example, they have to learn an entire language, all the nuances of conversation, and the intonation and intricacies of expressing emotion, and they do it all in like 3 years? I am continually having my socks blown off.</div>
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I still find it fascinating to be able to hold an entire (kid-sized) conversation with a kid in sign language. Even though I was one of them when I was little. I love seeing little signers, hearing or deaf.
 
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