MMM, sending extra hugs to you today.
AHope, love your wrap! great deal!!
now I'm totally obsessed with going and getting some fabric... we have the ergo, and I LOVE IT, but it's a bit bulky for travel. the rucksack looks like it would be great for times when I don't want to lug the ergo along! sounds like the LLL meeting was good! ours was cancelled due to illness this month, I'm a little sad b/c I've really been enjoying seeing all of the littles grow from month to month! and how nice you were able to visit Z's class to make latkas! I bet she LOVED that!
Seraf, so glad that S wasn't too unhappy the whole ride home! it can be hard to sing to a baby for that long... by which I mean, thinking of songs and being creative with them to keep a baby entertained/occupied/distracted. I've never had to sing to S for that long, good thing because I tend to sing twinkle little star and the ABCs alternating. poor kid, I'm so boring. I should try the hokey pokey!
so sweet that S cuddled up with Sara's shirt! and I love that she recorded herself for him, fantastic idea!
library, ugh. good luck with the decision on whether or not to bring Alice and DP. sounds like there are some big pros and cons. and that li'l elf is too cute! wonderful little costume!
OMOM, glad you had the second u/s! sounds like it was totally worth it! she's adorable. I hope you can get through the 3rd tri without too much discomfort!
indigo, glad to hear an update! I've been missing the 3rd trimester lately exactly for seeing (and feeling) a foot poke right out of my belly. I hope DP doesn't feel too bad these last few weeks!
isa, that sounds like quite a fabric stash! I have the same sort of bead stash... I like to play around and I've made some pretty cool stuff but when it comes right down to it, it mostly just takes up space... lol. actually, now that I'm thinking of it, I should pull those out... oh, yeah, who has time for that?!
and SO AWESOME that DP is feeling the baby moving!
AFU, lots of things going on here... we've got an army crawler on our hands but he doesn't use this skill very often yet. I think he's still building those muscles. he's really starting to pull up now and seeming to want to cruise. neat! his sleep is better and better... he had been going to sleep, via nursing down while I sing twinkle little star and the ABCs once each, in our bed. then I lied there for about ten minutes until he either poped off and resettled or his latch became weak and I just rolled away. he usually awoke after an hour of sleep, I nursed him back down (about a ten minute process) and he'd sleep another hour or two or, sometimes, even three! I'd join him when I was ready to sleep and that usually awoke him enough that he wanted to nurse again. so, I was feeling quite good about his sleep and ability to sleep alone some. I mentioned the idea of a Montessori bed/room to DP with the bonus that I could try and nurse him down in his own bed, leaving ours available for us for at least the first part of the night. we went to the kids consignment shop down the block and got a bed rail, we dropped the bed to the floor (but left the crib frame around the sides and back, I'll try and post a pic) and I agreed to start by trying to have him nap there for a week. it was slow going... I couldn't leave his side for the naps (but never have really been able to for naps, wherever they are), then DPs 'rents came over for dinner last Thursday night and wouldn't leave at his bedtime... I tried to wait them out because I was paranoid that MIL was being nosey about our bedtime routine (esp since we put the bed on the floor!), so I reluctantly brought S into his room, laid down with him just like I did in our bed, and after about a half hour, he was asleep! I was able to sneak away just after the ILs left and DP and I got to cuddle in bed!!!
he awoke after an hour and I was able to nurse him back down in his bed! when he awoke the next time, I was ready to sleep so I brought him to bed where we all slept the rest of the night. it was amazing. we've been doing the same ever since. it's kind of a pain for mr (literally) to lay on his crib mattress with him, but TOTALLY worth it! I couldn't relax a whole lot the second night as I fell asleep in my own bed without him (it only lasted 15 min before he woke that night, anyway) but its gotten easier for me and is really great now! sorry for the novel but I'm just so happy and proud of our success that I had to share! thanks for reading, if you were able to make it to the end of my lengthy post!