Thursday, August 14, 2008

Not enough wine for the whine

Okay, meaning NO wine! Suddenly, my adorable two year old has learned the art of whining. How do they all learn this? Is it just inborn? Do we all come into this world and figure out that if we're super annoying, we just might get our way? It is really driving me batty. My personal favorite is when I pick her up from my aunt's and she immediately starts asking for juice. When I explain (for the 10,000th time) that I do not keep juice in the truck, that she can have some juice when we get home, I get an "Okay, Mommy." Immediately followed by, "Mommy, I want JUUUIIIIICCCCEEEEE!!!" Ignoring her doesn't work, telling her not to ask again doesn't work, telling her that if she asks again, she won't get any doesn't work... What does work?? When the request is reasonable and I don't mind saying yes, it can pretty quickly be remedied by asking her to repeat herself in her normal voice and to say please. However, if it is not something reasonable, it just goes on and on and on... Other than the obvious, "don't give in," anyone have any other good pointers. Remember she's about 2 1/2...

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Baby Poll

So, yesterday, I got my first prediction... my boss predicts I will be two weeks early. Which, horray! I would be all for. It also made me think it would be fun to put a baby poll together and see who gets the most correct answers. The prize may range from just bragging rights to something I might try to send you, but I'm not making any promises. Bragging rights go a long way...

Here would be the questions to answer:


Some hints are the following: N. was 6 days late, 9 lbs, 2 oz., 23 inches long, born at 6:20 am. As of my last appointment, I am measuring exactly right (cm = weeks) and I've been 1 lb heavier than I was with N. for about a month now. I have been having Braxton Hicks contractions for 2 weeks now and I've gotten some comments that I have "dropped" or am carrying lower in the past couple days. My "internet" due date is Sept. 13th and my midwive's assigned due date is Sept. 17th.
One response per person please.
Let the games begin.