Fly by post while Addi joins DW in the tub.
To all the preggo ladies - I tip my hat to you being pregnant in this heat. Holy crap, you're all troopers. I'm whiny and melty and I'm able to take my babe off my body to get some heat relief!
Pigirl - Congrats on the birth of your baby boy. Hope that you're all nesting well and that the spinal headache has gone away. Cannot wait to see pics!
AmandaHope - Here's to hoping that you're pushing that baby out RIGHT NOW!!! I'm also glad to hear that you got that chapter out just in time!
MizYellow - Congrats on the birth of your handsome little man. Love the pics, especially the one of you two sleeping together. I hope you're resting well and that Lennon and Harrison are getting to brotherly bond.
Starling&Diesel - Great pics from the folk festival. Your DD is adorable! It's hard to believe that you have such a little bump and you're only 5'2. Being 5'8 with a long torso, I can't imagine being preggers without all of the extra space. It's pretty impressive how bodies of all sizes can accommodate babies. Oh, and like AmandaHope, I loved your response to the post about whether birth is harder for gold star lesbians.
Escher - Yay for being in the double digit countdown. Fall is just around the corner and the baby will be here soon.
Qmama - Way to go on nearly being done the first trimester. It's so nice when you finally get your energy back and you can enjoy the end of summer and fall.
Wehrli - I'm sorry to hear about the parts of life that aren't too hot right now. I think all of the other ladies provided some good thoughts and insights that I hope will be of use to you. I don't have any additional pearls of wisdom for you, unfortunately. I wish I did, however, have a magic wand to make it a whole lot easier for you and DP.
FWIW, I'd pump and leave the baby with her on the weekends or at least try it for a morning or day. We're kind of in the reverse situation where I've wanted DW to get more involved with Addi's care (she'd been doing more stuff with the big kids and cooking and working) and last week had the audacity to tell me - when I asked her to hold the baby while she was working from home - that it was my job! I made my point (grrr), and we laughed about it after, but she's been taking Addi for a few hours in the afternoon to give me a break. I don't really need one, but it was under that ruse that I realized she was quite nervous being alone with the baby and had gotten quite concerned that she wouldn't be able to soothe or calm the baby (pretty much she does bath and playtime) or handle her for a few hours. She was a rockstar and figured it out and now she wants to take the baby all of the time. It's a bit hard for me to let her go. But, I get her all week long, and the joy it brings to DW and watching the two of them together is totally priceless.
Julietea8 - Good luck on the 3 hour GTT and I hope the rest of your alone weekend was thoroughly enjoyable.
Seraf and LibraryLady and anyone else I missed - Hi!!!
AFM (now back to finish this up 2.5 hours post bath and bedtime) - I miss all of you here and have been following along as much as I can. I don't get much time to nurse at the keyboard these days since nursing is now taking up such little time! What a transition from the 40-60 minute sessions in the earlier days. If I get a 10 minute session these days, I'm golden.
Addi is eating and gaining well and turned 4 months old today. She's developmentally exploding - she's cooing, laughing, and full of sound discovery. The girl has discovered her voice this past week! She's rolled over (only once), is doing somewhat of a tripod sit, is beginning to nap (and doing it sometimes on her own), she drools and chews on our/her fingers like mad (teething?), she can grab things and put them in her mouth. Really, she's just a little joy.
For the first time ever I'm really busy doing pretty much nothing. I have no major projects or obligations. I'm filling each day slowly with life and fun. No work at all. It's friggin fantastic. It's all leisure, all the time. We get to do whatever we want, whenever we want. The big kids have been at camp the past three weeks (DS just got home today and he now doesn't want a nightly tuck in, but did come in to ask where his blankie was, and DD comes home on Friday) and DW and I have had the most glorious time re-connecting as a couple. I totally love summer and I'm trying to make the best of everything. I think I'm going to try to take a photography class in the fall. And, well, I'm rambling. But, I'll leave you with a photo (cause that's usually my favourite part).