Carmen: What an encouraging cosleeping story. I rarely hear about cosleeping babies/kids sleeping through the night.
Omom: YAY for feeling the babe! So exciting and wonderful.
Escher: I went to a chiropractor once/month for the whole pregnancy up until 37 weeks, and he didn't even specialize in pregnancy. I also felt uneasy at times with the lower back adjustment, but I never had any trouble, and I do think it may have helped with the wicked fast labor. It is funny, because I haven't been back since, but my back and shoulders are a sore from carrying L in the sling so much. I really should call for an appointment...
Juliet: Sorry about the scare. L was moving very little on the day she ended up being born, which made me really nervous (and motivated a NST). That's a scary feeling, especially right at the end. Glad everything is fine.
Isa: YUCK. So sorry you had to deal with horrible sinus pain. Your recliner and glider plans sound fabulous, though, and I hope you get to enjoy shopping for them soon. I love the glider that we got when I was pregnant with Z. It is Dutalier, and we purposefully got it in a fabric that works with our living room stuff so that it was still useful once I wasn't nursing anymore. It is in our family room now, though I want to move it up to the baby's room so that I have somewhere comfy to nurse upstairs other than the bed, which is hard to climb in and out of with the co-sleeper attached to the side.
Pigirl: Hi! How goes it? How is motherhood the second time around?
Seraf and Cananny (via PM): THANKS for the bottle tips. I bought an early sippy cup just in case. L nursed right before I left at 11am and has only eaten an ounce of milk since then (she has been asleep since I got home). She finally took the ounce from the third type of nipple that DP tried. But she went down for a nap right after the ounce, so apparently it was enough for her at that moment. I'm glad I'm home now, because she is going to be a HUNGRY girl when she wakes up. Yikes. By the way, re pumping, you just pump once for each time you would normally expect to nurse, right? I only pumped once for a little while, which doesn't feel like enough. Maybe next time I'll do more.
Wehrli: We use those fleece blanket sleeper things (the kind without sleeves, so you put them in a sleeper underneath and then zip them into the blanket sleeper over it). L's hands still get cold when she is in the cosleeper, which bothers me, but the rest of her is warm, I think. The key to our night-time sanity and cuddle time (when we get it) is to start her off in the co-sleeper, and then she moves into the bed in the wee morning hours when she wakes up to nurse. At that point, DP sometimes moves into the guest room, and sometimes she takes L with her so that I can sleep without interruptions. This compromise works for us--we get some cuddle time, and each of us gets some time sleeping with L without worrying about squishing her or covering her head with the blankets by accident. A few times that we have put a blanket on her in her co-sleeper, she has managed to squirm around and pull the blanket over her head. That's when we bought the blanket sleepers. I fear the day when DP tries to get me to put her in the crib.