Ashley, thanks for the heads up about the stick in my last post.
That'd be an immaculate conception! I've tried to hand type emoticons so many times and it's only worked when I've not meant to, evidently!
I'm so impressed that three of you live relatively close to each other and could meet IRL. Great pic on FB! farmerjess- I understand about the carseat! Does he have a mirror in which to talk to himself? Once Bryson's visual acuity included the mirror, he began talking to himself all the time in the car, and the screams became less and less.
baby cakes- I agree about the wiping possibly being an issue. My girlfriend went to the ped about her daughter's diaper rash (possibly blisters) and he suggested "overparenting" as the cause. She dumped him immediately, but from what I know about her kid, she's extremely sensitive to a lot of things, and they were using wipes that weren't making her skin happy. I didn't generally wipe DD (who had a very sensitive bum) after every pee change, and if your MIL is, and with more pressure than you use, it could be the culprit. I hope this weekend brings you clarity on this issue. The ring part of the rash could be from teething.
crosscat- is your dh home yet? I hope you and Calla kept each other company while he was away.
aam: I'm upset b/c DH is indifferent to DS. He doesn't want to touch/hold him or play with him. I have to remind myself that he was still not in our bed at this time in DD's life, and perhaps was equally this way and everything turned out just fine in their relationship, but it's really hard on me as it makes me want to protect/love ds even more. Dh was really encouraging to me, wanting me to get back to yoga and out a bit more, but he also wants to let ds CIO when he's fussy rather than looking for what's bothering him. If I really "needed" him to care for him at those times it would be one thing, but I refuse to go away for leisure time when my dh is going to mess with my child's happiness. DS is selectively fussy: mostly when DH is around: when dh is on the phone or driving the car, or I'm prepping dinner. I guess it's because I'm not meeting his needs as deftly then as when I'm alone and 100% attending to DS.
I often forget that this is really hard on DH too b/c he had a lot of individual time with me before ds was born, and now I'm so wiped out by the time dd goes to sleep, I don't get up with him any more, so he's missing me and resenting the baby.