Wehrli: So glad you are making progress with sleep. His room is really lovely, and it must be great to have your bed to yourselves some of the time.
Gumshoe: Hi! Glad A is getting some sleep, too! She is such a cutie.
Library: That elf picture is just over the top adorable. I can't believe your dp made the costume--it fits perfectly! Isn't it fun to let others ooh and ah over the babe? One more reason I love going to Trader Joe's... ;-)
OneMommy: Your insight about feeling further away from the babe this time is intriguing and interesting--feels like a glimpse into the life of a family with two different gestational moms. Thanks for sharing it.
Seraf: I almost started crying when I read about your crying from hearing Sara crying... Yikes. I hope you enjoy the quiet week to yourself and S a little bit. He is looking more animated at 6 weeks, definitely. Oh, and as for wraps, torso carries feel great (though I have yet to really learn how to do it--need lots of practice, I guess, and L has a short tolerance for my attempts, so I tried with a doll last night), and the Tibetan tie does take some of the pressure off the nerve, but not completely. Thanks!
Yellow: Hmm...we're getting some sleep. L takes 3-5 naps a day ranging from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours (not lately, though). She'll stay asleep as long as she has a boob in her mouth or is moving in the stroller. Sigh. At night, she often takes a long time (like most of the evening) to go "down," so I end up spending most of the evening in and out of bed with her starting around 7:30-8pm. Once I go to sleep with her (DP in the guest room--sigh) around 10:30-11pm, she'll usually nurse quickly and then sleep until nursing around 2am, 4, and 6. She wakes up between 7-9am. But last night she skipped the 2am wake-up, so that was nice. I feel fine with it, except for DP being in the guest room. We'll probably get a king sized bed in January, but DP has also started snoring, which has me really worried, because both L and I sleep lightly right now. DP is being a great sport about it, largely because she can't imagine pressuring me to get out of bed and nurse the babe in another room multiple times/night. She naps with L in our bed during the day sometimes to get some bonding time with her and also to enjoy our super comfy bed. I sleep so well with just me and Lilah in my bed...I feel guilty about it but don't really mind our current arrangement, as long as DP and I get some togetherness time (ahem) elsewhere, which happens from time to time (though not often enough). The pic of your two little guys is great--wonderful that H is such a loving big brother. Oh--and you asked about rolling over. L just rolled over yesterday and is now doing it frequently. She seems proud of herself. She is super smiley and happy most of the time, giggling and squealing and making all manner of funny noises as she tries to imitate our speech. I'm loving this stage and can't wait to enjoy her with my family over the next few weeks.
Indigo: Hoping you are enjoying these last days of a family of four...
Isa: Hmm...now I'm thinking of making a wrap after all, but a shorter one. Mine is super long and wonderful for the front cross carry, which we use most, but way too long for other carries I like (esp. hip carries). I was told that Osnaburg fabric is best/strongest...got any of that hanging around? Looking forward to seeing you (and the cookies). Great story about the glider--glad you didn't get hurt and that dp didn't hurt herself laughing too hard.
Mami: Will we get to meet you and your lovely family on Sunday? Hope so!
Crystal: How goes it?
Hi to everyone else!
AFM: I have a stomach bug! I never get stomach bugs, and I'm miserable. I'm so scared that Lilah will get it. I'm also way overdue on a conference paper, the writing of which is like drawing blood. I'm usually pretty good with writing conference papers, but I have no motivation for this, and the chair of the panel is a big wig, so I probably shouldn't embarrass myself too badly. So I'm in bed with the laptop while DP and A try to entertain L.
In better news, L got into the campus Child Development Lab for the two days/week when I'll be on campus all day. I'm THRILLED, since there are only 9 infants total in the two mixed-age rooms and I never thought I'd get her in. I have three friends with infants there, and they love it. It is in the building next to mine, so I'll be able to go over and nurse or see her any time I want. They won't use cloth diapers, but we'll survive for two days/week with paper. Two other days/week, I'll be working from home or the neighborhood while DP or her parents take care of L, and I'll take care of her one day/week and work when I can. I'm so happy with this arrangement, because I'll be with or near her every day. The one big potential downside is the drive--35 minutes each way. So we'll have to figure out how to handle that. I'm already collecting CDs of kid music, since my stereo in the commuter car doesn't have an auxiliary input for my phone.
Z is singing Baby Baluga to L downstairs--so sweet! Seraf: that is L's very favorite song, too (as it was for Z--that's just a winner around here).
Hi to everyone else!
Edited by AmandaHope - 12/16/11 at 6:08pm