hi all!happy birthday toddlers!!!
yay for our littles!!
dea- i'm so glad to hear the milk is coming in, that's such wonderful news! also, i think you can get pre-e after having a baby. how's your blood pressure?
mishaj- i think i agree that you should go with the one whose style you like best in labor. it must be hard to have divided loyalties though, like, whichever one you choose also means you are _not_ choosing the other one and you like them both!
lauren- it's SO hard to drive with a wee little one. i'm glad the convertible is working! and i'm also REALLY ready for weaning but Linnaea is NOT! so, we'll nurse until i'm REALLY REALLY ready and then we'll be done.
she also does sometimes go to sleep without nursing which is HUGE but i need to be consistent because otherwise i end up nursing all night again.
leah- that is awesome about the toddler bed! i sure wish i had one of those, it might make the whole nursing all night long better.
in news for us, i got an interview
for one university so far (it was really fast) and that means we're heading to oregon for a few days! i'm excited to see the school and talk to everyone but i'm also super nervous. it's a GROUP interview and i'm just hoping i get grouped with some people that are less qualified than i am.
Linnaea isn't really doing anything special, although i am REALLY surprised at her fine motor control. she wants to do worksheets like Lazlo has from pre-school and she holds the pen like an adult (though she's done that since my dad first showed her how) and she colors these small little spaces like a quarter of an inch long _inside_ each shape. at this point lazlo was doing the color the whole paper and maybe get some of it close to the thing you are trying to color.
she can also be kind of obsessive about things like turning over puzzle pieces and clippies, like, turn them all over and line them up and then turn them all over the other way and she'll do it for easily 20 minutes to a half hour. she's very engaging and talkative and interactive with people so i'm not terribly worried but sometimes when she does it curtis and i are like, is this normal? i remember lazlo being focused on things but never for as long as she is and not quite with the same intensity. thoughts?