Hi everyone! I haven't been around much. Glad so many of you have babies that sleep so well and are content! Ezra is like that too. It's 10:30 and he's not up yet, and he ate at 5 after going down at 11. He's almost 11 weeks. He's really not a fussy baby at all, if he fusses, there's a reason. No period yet but we use condoms.
We're not vaxing either so his 2 mo appt last week was very pleasant
Last night, I was standing Ezra up on my lap which he LOVES, and then lifting him above my head. He'll stick his legs out and hold his head up and smile down at me (and drool), so funny. So when I brought him down to stand on me, he made a little grunt like he wanted to go back up. So I lifted him up. When I set him down, he did it again! lol. He kept grunting each time I brought him down, like 10 times and I'd crack up laughing.
Seattle is up in the air still with a job for DH. We're in limbo as I gave notice at work and he's looking for part time work. We have some savings. We're taking two trips to see family that will cost a few hundred dollars together, but we believe won't be too long before he has a pastor job and it's worthwhile using the free time with no vacation time restraints. Money shouldn't be the whole focus. One of those trips is a 14 hour drive to KS!! We're doing it in two days on the way out...not sure how E will do. The car is where we get his worst crying fits at times. I plan to buy a picture thing for the seat for him to stare at.
April, sorry to hear about G's cold! And a tooth! Wow.
OceansEve, glad you got some answers on dairy.
Quate - when she screamed at breast after feeding some, when E does that, he happens to love just laying on the floor with his toy thing. He's not cranky even though he didn't sleep long. I'd say keep trying the crib since it's worked well sometimes. I'm like, ok ok! I get it! You don't want any...and put the breast away lol.
Katie - September will be here before you know it...I'm so happy for you that DH gets to come home for a bit.
CanBoo - very cool about your new sling!
Auraji - I took a bath with E last week and he seemed really happy. I tried it a few weeks before that with no luck so I'm glad it worked. He's liking his baths a lot more in general.
jpi - our XS small covers are too small here, too. We could use them in a jam, but smalls are a better fit. I'm loving thirsties most of the three I have (thirsties, bummis, mother-ease) but they all perform GREAT.
trauerweidchen - insidevaccines.com has some excellent info on the diseases that are vaccinated. Very informative and understandable.
Amydoula - kicking legs is so fun and cute! E sometimes goes wild when he gets his diaper changed. It's hilarious. That's some of the best fun time with him when we change him and air him out, he's happy as a clam.
jeli - so sorry for your friend. That happened to my mom with a baby after me.
E's rash is gone so we've been in cloth for over a week.
: It looks like it was coming back a little so I've been using some cream while still doing CD. The diaper service won't come to us anymore, so I've taken up using our own and will do my first wash load today or tomorrow. We're in shared laundry with our apt, so I have no wash/rinse options besides hot, warm or cold. I though I"d have to pay for two cycles, but I'll try one starting out to see how well it washes. He only poops every 5th dipe, probably.?
We're thinking of taking him to the pool...since we can't use sunscreen, how do we protect him from the sun besides a hat?
We get lots of smiles and coos, it's wonderful. I love being a mother. I think Ezra is so freaking cute, I can't get enough. Check out this pic ?
How long are your babies awake these days? Sometimes E's awake a couple of hours, and sometimes between two feedings, but usually, he's showing tired signs an hour after getting up from a nap. He goes down great for naps, partly because I've learned when he's tired and get him at the right time.