Auraji - Darcy doesn't drink anywhere near 8oz water a day. A couple of sips, less than half an oz. She wees plenty, so I haven't been too concerned. I've also been giving her small amounts of milk or formula for the days I work - pumping is just not possible - and she seems to be doing ok with that. It's only 2 bottles each day, and about 2oz in each one (not much I know, but that's all she'll drink. I think because I'm a low supply mama that she's used to drinking in small, frequent amounts).
Sounds like you had an amazing time in NYC. I can't wait to take Darcy to the zoo - I think she'd love it.
Comtessa - Darcy is a pincher too. While she's nursing, she likes to delve her fingers into my armpits and pinch. If I take her hand away, she gets angry! I've been thinking it's time to start introducing some nursing manners.
Novus - Happy Anniversary!!! Hope you have a great weekend away.
Katie - congrats on your TTC decision. We're technically not preventing, but (1) I haven't had PPAF yet (2) we have his'n'hers fertility problems and (3) we haven't DTD in about 3 months, so I guess that's about a non-TTC as we could get
Now that we're in a bigger house, I could definitely forsee us trying for #3, and I'm starting to get all clucky again.
Re: solids, Darcy eats quite a lot, but only from other people's plates
She'll eat cereal and scrambled eggs and toast and fruit for breakfast, but only from my plate. For lunch, she'll eat the same as Jambin (3yo DS) which is usually a sandwich of some description. She absolutely refuses to be spoon-fed, so I guess she's not eating huge volumes of food, but a good variety and she's self-regulating her appetite. She's still nursing 10-20 times a day (not joking - she's cut 5 teeth in 2 weeks and has been a boobie fiend!!) and 3 times overnight so I'm not worried about her overall intake.