Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
Changed I mentioned moving Nora to her crib soon to DH this morning, and he got really quiet and started to tear up b/c he wasn't ready yet! He said he would miss her too much if she weren't in bed with us. So she's staying! (Not like she would have actually slept in her crib anyway!)
I love the "daddy's girl" relationship that my DD has with DH. He really misses her when he doesn't get to cuddle her at night, and she's 5. Now, I'm not saying that Nora will be in your bed that long, but in our case we have 1 bedroom, so where's she going to go? Bryan has never had the heart to move Audrey to her own bed. We'll see how it goes this summer when she gets her own room.
Originally Posted by Orionbelt
[Regarding air travel...I've never had a problem. I flew with DD1 when she was 3 months, 4 months and DH took her when she was two. As long as you nurse during take off and landing it is fine.
It was great flying with my DD too. Make sure your first time out is a short trip, however, so if this isn't the case with Calla it'll be less stressful.
Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
Don't cry! Aww, here's a tissue and a hug. Here's the thing. It totally "works" for us, but the bed just is not big enough and we don't have room for a king. I'm stiff and sore upon waking, and DH is as well. I guess those are kind of selfish reasons...but they seem like good enough reasons to eventually get her into her own crib/bed. I don't know, I just can't see her sleeping with us when she's 2 or 3. I want to have her in her own room before then - I suppose that's really my goal.
We are adopting a kitty though! She is 7 months old, completely black, and incredibly beautiful.
I just went through all of Nora's older clothes to pack them up, and I cannot BELIEVE how small her newborn things are. I can't believe she fit in them! Some were big on her at one point! I found myself crying, though. I kept thinking things like, "Maybe we'll have another little girl someday..." and even though that thought comforted me, it also made me sad. I'll never get my first baby back, you know? I'm so glad I did the packing though. I have a real sense of closure. A chapter of my life has passed. On to more pleasures of growing and learning -- all are exciting and important.
But, geez...those clothes were tiny!
I was always less comfortable (more aches and pains) with cosleeping with DD than DH was (once he returned to our bed when she was 3 months old...) But, this time with DS, I am loving it, and it is better on a different mattress-- my twin bed from college.
Congrats on the kitty! Enjoy.
I got rid of so many of our clothes by passing them on to my SIL with an 8 month younger daughter. Now, I'm so grateful to have those gender non-specific clothes back for Bryson! It's great to see my favorites again (or wait, maybe I horded my favorites, and that's okay too!) It's amazing how quickly they have a whole new wardrobe. I think he was in one of my favorites for 2 weeks.
AAM: You gotta love deleting with a big toe while a baby sleeps on your chest! Oh, I'm gonna miss these days too!
Thanks for the ECing input. I will take it to heart. I've not started to try yet.
I'm thinking I, too, will not be winning any mother of the year awards today. DD had a leftovers night last night, and ate her penne and cheese from a restaurant outing from New Year's Eve. I added broccoli to it (I'm jealous!) and she devoured it. Then, still hungry, she had some Keifer. I heard her start crying about an hour later when I was nursing the baby down, and thought that it may have just been one of the klutzy mishaps she and I are prone to (and tends to result from her flying around the living room and bouncing off the furniture.) Not so. She had vomitted up her dinner! In retrospect, I don't know if it was the past pull date Keifer, or the unrefrigerated penne (cold day in car for 3 hours?) or the combination of the richness of the two.
I know I should post elsewhere with this, but did any of your older kids witness you giving birth? DD did, and now is playing "giving birth" with her friends behind closed doors. The first time she locked the door to play this game a week after Bryson was born, and I wasn't cued in to it. The second time she played with a different friend, and I started to be aware. Then she played with her aunt, and yesterday one of her old friends from PreK came out into the living room where another mom and I were talking and said she wasn't interested in playing "giving birth" with DD and another friend. We play with pretty mainstream people, so I hope I'm not alientating anyone by my daughter's processing of the experience we all shared. (My one regret is that someone is the doctor, not the midwife in her game. But, perhaps that is the pressure of the other kids.)