Thanks for posting the link, Carmen! We are huge Padraig slipper fans here. I don't think E wore anything else for about 18 months, even though she started walking at ten months. Love, love, love them. But I bet you could whip them up mighty quick, Seraf!
Thanks for all the welcomes for Hawksley! And yes, Carmen, I'm a big Hawksley Workman fan, and stole the name from him. DP wanted to call him Hawk, which will be his nick name, but I wanted something with two syllables so it would go better with our two syllable last name.
Life with two babes hasn't really started in earnest yet, being that I had DP home for a week and now my mom is here for a week, so they've been taking E out for the morning and after naptime and making everything pretty darn easy.
H and I have been babymooning while I recover from the c-section. He's being very obliging ... sleeping from midnight to three, then from about three thirty to seven. I can handle that! Keep it up, little Hawk! I'm looking forward to being more up and about next week. Everything is going awesome ... E adores him, and it seems like he's been here forever.
I am watching your sleep saga, Yellow, because I've been on the couch since he was born, and now that I can get up and down better I want to go back to bed proper, but dd and dp are in there and we'll need to do a bit of adjusting, even if it's just putting dd on the outside on the other side of dp.
Hey, seraf ... do you recall if your kids nursed side-lying from the beginning? H is happy to, but I just want to make sure that that's okay. I can't remember when E started side-lying nursing.
The midwife who was with me for the birth came by yesterday (she's been on call all week so I'd only seen her alternates, who are also lovely) and we talked a bit about what happened. She said that he was in "deep transverse arrest" which essentially means that he never angled properly into the canal, so he got stuck with his head jammed in the wrong direction. Youch.
isa ... I would totally say that I was in the second trimester if I was 14 weeks! That's awesome! I hope you feel better soon.
sara ... How are you feeling? Better, I hope.
AmandaH ... Was it you wondering if we'd name the baby on his eighth day? Turns out we did!
escher and julie and seraf ... thinking of you three and checking in often to see what's happening!
yellow ... LOVE that farmer picture of H .... so funny and cute! I get you about baby fever. I love being pregnant and having babies, even with the drama of both my children's births. And I get you about the vaccines too. Thus it begins again ... sigh.
Library ... So what's the halloween costume schedule? Hourly changes? Particular outfits for particular events? Curious minds want to know. E is going to be a "friendly monster who likes to play with walruses and read books," which looks very much like the dinosaur costume from Value Village. As for reading and writing ... does reading lots of trashy mags and chick lit count? If so, then yes, lots of reading, but no writing. I'm taking a break until January, when I'll have to do the copy edits with my publisher. The mss is in pretty good shape, considering she beat a dead horse for the last couple of months, so I don't imagine there will be a lot of work to do come the new year.