RE: My Mom Survey- updated without crossed off sections (those weren't supposed to be there!)
-Age of child(children)
DD, 20 months
-Wake up time 7:15 am
-Number of wake ups at night Generally, 0 or if she does wake up she will almost always get herself back to sleep (I can hear her playing in her crib but don't go to her unless she is in distress). If she is crying/upset and can't settle down within 5-10 minutes I go up, give meds if necessary, rock for 15-20 minutes, and put back to sleep.
-Naps (number of, what time(s) of day, how long they usually last) 1 nap/day, around noon, for around 2 hours.
-What time are meals 8a, 11:15a, 5:15p with a snack between lunch/dinner or between breakfast and lunch if she goes down for an early nap and has lunch after the nap.
-What makes up your standard breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks?
B: drinkable yogurt, piece of raisin toast w/butter, 1/2 banana, some cereal and milk if she wants it with a spoon. L: some type of sandwich (grilled cheese) with some type of fruit. D: Some type of entree (quesadilla, grilled cheese, pizza, ravioli, mac/cheese, etc.) with a veggie (corn, peas, green beans) and a fruit. Maybe some pudding for dessert for spoon practice. Snacks are generally nilla wafers, goldfish, veggie booty, pirates booty, freeze dried fruit, cheese, graham crackers, and milk or water.
-Favorite foods: pudding, drinkable yogurt, cheese, nilla wafers
-Least favorite foods: veggies
For the babies:
-How many diapers did you or another grown up change today? Usually goes through about 5 dipes/24 hour period.
How you spend your day:
-Describe what you did in this 24 hour period (errands, fun stuff, hanging out at home, school, extracurriculars)On non-MDO days, she wakes up, we snuggle on the couch and watch sesame street and she has some milk, then breakfast, we get dressed and ready to go out. Mornings are usually playgroups or Gymboree class and then lunch and then nap. Afternoons we usually do errands and then home, play a little, dinner, bath, Watch Jack's Big Music Show, and then time for bed. On MDO days we might run a quick errand in the afternoon after I pick her up at 2:30, or go to the park if it's a nice day before coming home.
-How much time did you spend driving to and from all of these places? about an hour a day in the car usually going here and there.
-If you find yourself at home all day how would your family individually or as a whole pass the time? (TV, reading, playing video games, hanging out, cooking, cleaning...)? Playing with DD in her room, playroom, and family room (rotate so she doesn't get too bored), cleaning while DD "helps" (give her a baby wipe or damp paper towel and she will do some cleaning too!), watch tv here and there.
-What do you like most about this age? She can understand so much of what we say, loves to laugh, likes to imitate us, and can play independently fairly well for short blocks of time.
-What is the biggest challenge? Can't articulate her wants/needs very well so sometimes gets frustrated when I don't understand what she wants.
-If you could, would you want them to go backwards? Like if your child is 2 years old do you wish they were a baby again instead? NO! Each age has gotten more and more fun, I'm about to have another newborn and I'm not sure I'm ready to go back there again!
M, mommy to A 4/05, E 1/07, and L 12/10