I really enjoyed reading through the threads and catching up on everyone. We're doing well. I am *really* enjoying the peace and quiet of living out in the country, though I do feel a bit isolated sometimes. I'm visiting family this week, so I have internet access. Woohoo!
Baby Update: He is a fabulous baby. He's not a great day-time sleeper (1 hour at a time, tops-- I am right there with you, P&H
!), but he sleeps really well during the night. He is happy with anyone, a very efficient nurser, and he adores DD. If she walks away, he cranes his neck and flails around to keep his eye on her.
He "talks" a lot more than DD ever did, and his "talking" is a constant, high-pitched squawking/laughing. It's pretty funny.
Co-sleeping-- wow, do I love co-sleeping. Unfortunately, Dh is not a fan
A couple weeks ago, we had one of the biggest arguments of our marriage over it (the argument was not *just* about co-sleeping, but about our differences in parenting generally. Dh dropped a few comments about "breastfeeding until he is a teenager." ) The "compromise" we reached is that DS will co-sleep in our bed until 6 months and then go to a twin mattress on the floor in DD's room... where I will probably will end up sleeping 95% of the time.
I love Dh, and he has a lot of great qualities. I just wish we agreed more about baby-care.
Toys: We got a bouncy seat ("johnny jump up," but I refuse to use that name. We just call it, "the bouncer.") I was resistant, because I don't like "baby-tenders," but a friend is lending me one just to try. DS love it. He bounces and plays with his ring toys and squawks with delight. I cannot believe that he and DD (impossible to entertain with anything except undivided attention or breastfeeding) came from the same parents.
Wow, it's hot here. I'm in SC, and after it rained today, I felt like I was living in a steam bath! Bring on the autumn and adorable, long-sleeved baby clothes!