The reason folks distinguish how many months old a kid is between the ages of 1 and 2:
There is a huge difference between a 13 month old and a 23 month old. Babies are still growing and developing at a phenomenal rate at this age, and we keep counting the months because we know those months bring significant changes to our children. Breaking down the age by months provides much needed context for our babies’ needs and abilities when discussing our children’s health and growth with healthcare professionals, caretakers, and our friends, family members, and other parents.
This is how doctors discuss babies’ ages between 1 and 2. This is how daycares and experts on children’s development discuss babies’ ages between 1 and 2. The only people who think it’s ridiculous to use months to describe a baby’s age between 1 and 2 are people who don’t have children and don’t know much about children. And it’s fine if you don’t know anything about kids. Lord knows I didn’t before I had one. But maybe you shouldn’t be so rude about it to other people who do know what they’re talking about. You just look kind of silly.
And on that note, here are adorbz pictures of Isla at 13 months and 23 months:
Look at that smushy, squishy face! Precious at any age. :) Although at 13 months, she definitely would have been eating the markers.
“Women aren’t usually told that early labor can stop when the uterus gets tired after trying to fit the baby into the pelvis. Which may be because baby isn’t engaged yet. Often because baby is posterior and, in this case, the head may be deflexed (extended, chin up) and the forehead is resting on the pelvic brim, and not engaged. Early labor with a breech baby can stop/pause when the baby is trying to tilt his or her waist to get the hips into the pelvis. The labor may stop at any point with any fetal position if the baby can’t fit further down the pelvis and the uterus gets tired. Rest and the right maternal position will solve most of these. Go back to the First Principle, Balance, to make more room for the baby and once labor resumes, the baby may be able to fit the next time surges build up strong again.”
Post for my mama friend waiting for her baby to get here and dealing with start and stop labor. I had this sort of labor starting at 37 weeks and continuing right up to 41 weeks. I think this was probably due to Isla being OP, which an OB mentioned to me at 38 weeks and which I had consistent signs of throughout the last month of my pregnancy. She was eventually delivered sunny side up by c-section, which the doctor said probably explained why she wasn’t tolerating my induced labor very well.
Love Spinning Babies and very strongly recommend it to anyone who is expecting. Wish I’d relied on this more at the end of my pregnancy.
I feel sorry for all the babes on Tumblr who missed out on the 90s.
Better TV. Better music. And clearly better fashion, because why else are all you young’ns ripping it off?
Tonight was the first night in over a week that Isla has had a fairly easy bedtime.
Given how screwed up her sleep schedule has been the last several days, daylight savings ended up being a blessing for us, even if I am deeply bummed out over the loss of an entire hour this weekend. I feel like I should be paid for overtime or something this week to make up for being robbed of an hour of Fringe-watching time this weekend…
Tomorrow is Monday.
Fringe Season 4 Thoughts
When some know-it-all on tumblr who’s pregnant with their first kid is telling off moms to already-here children on every parenting topic from potty training to personal hygiene, I just hit follow and wait.
I just want some time to myself that isn’t spent on the toilet.
EXCERPTS >|< Training for childbirth and after (1940)
A series of GIFs excerpted from Training for childbirth and after. This video shows ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be.
We invite you to watch the full video HERE
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Trying to get this on as many social media platforms as possible.
A Fight to Survive TBI: The Story of David On the Road to Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury.
August 24, 2012 drastically changed my life. What happened that evening has left David in a vegetative coma and I am desperate to save my son’s life and future. David was pistol whipped, had his jaw broken and then his unconscious body was robbed. Though David regained consciousness, he was incoherent and rushed by ambulance to UMDNJ trauma center in Newark, New Jersey. It was there that he underwent emergency craniotomy surgery to alleviate the pressure from his swelling brain.
He is currently living in a sub-acute unit at a nursing home being fed via a gastric feeding tube. He is no longer entitled to physical therapy because he has shown no signs of progress. This means each day he lies in bed approximately 19 hours and sit in a wheelchair for 5 hours with no physical stimulation aside from being dressed and his diaper changed.
The importance behind physical therapy is that it will help him maintain his muscles and joints; to achieve his goal to attain flexibility, balance and coordination free from pain or suffering, so that he may lead a normal life again; performing all of his daily activities with minimal or no difficulty and without dependency. It can even help with his cardiopulmonary and neurological functions.
With prolonged treatment, it is possible for him to regain a large share, if not all of his mobility and it will improve his overall fitness and health.
David’s survival depends on continued physical and mental stimulation therapies which most insurances are not willing to fund long term. The lack of such treatment poses a direct threat to David’s ability to return to a life that extend beyond sitting in front of a television for hours on end in a nursing home. He deserves better.
His recovery is destined to be a long and arduous one, with no guarantees. But in order for him to have that chance, he needs, aside from a miracle, funds for aggressive physical therapy, a private neurologist and a specially designed vehicle for myself to accommodate his wheel chair.
Please join my family in our fight to get David the medical and physical treatment he needs. The amount we are now trying to raise is just the beginning for David and we could use your support. Thank you!
Please reblog, donate, and pray for David #teamwu
help a brother out
#adventuretime meets potty time