Hi Michelle and Tepe
Thanks for both replying to my post. I've only just checked today, and it was nice to know it was read. Haven't had time to read all the posts in this section, but you certainly have hit a 'raw nerve' with alot of mums out there. Good for us to have our own 'club', so to speak, where we can really relate to one another.
Those who haven't been through anything similar can't really understand. It's kind of sad that when we should be experiencing the happiest times of our lives, we also have a 'dark cloud' hanging over us. There are obviously too many of us going through this, judging by the amount of replies this post has created.
Anyway, life with a 17 month old is very busy, as you well know!! Lia is a bundle of energy, and even my mum-in-law has made comment that she has my mum's evil sense of humour, which is nice!! It's an age where they are learning so much, but also are pushing your buttons alot - she has learnt to squeal loudly or cry when told 'no' or removed from something she wants to do - very challenging! I read in a book that when they squeal, you should start whispering around them, so that they try to listen to you, and forget what it is they wanted. We're trying that for now. All you really want to do is yell back, but it doesn't really achieve anything, does it?! She's still on 2 sleeps a day at home, but gets stuffed around at creche for the 2 days I'm at work. They don't have to put up with the 'feral kid' that I do when she only has one sleep there!! Apart from that, feeding is pretty hit and miss - eats with gusto at some meals, and couldn't be bothered with others, but I think everyone goes through that.
Thanks again for replying, and trust that you and your families are well. I'll keep in touch through this post!
Kim, Pete and Lia
Kim and Lia Tas