Puente, congrats! Willa is such a lovely name. :) I hope your recovery goes well!
Katico, happy belated birthday. I'm glad you had a nice day!
Hykue, how fun about the dream! I'm a little jealous of all you who keep having DDC dreams. I'm lucky if I have a dream I can remember at all when I wake up! Malcolm looks *very* much like my 8yo daughter did when she was a baby, so I have a pretty good idea what he'll look like when he's older. It's nice to see into the future that way. :)
Body image, yes, I can relate... For the first week or two I was absolutely, honestly, OVER THE MOON with how skinny I looked/felt. Now I realize that my size 18 bottoms fit me awkwardly, and I still won't get into my smaller clothing anytime soon, and most of my tops look pretty frumpy if I don't have a baby in a carrier to cover it all up. Not thrilled. But at the same time, since I'm just starting to get out socially again, I've had a lot of people tell me how wonderful I look, and that's a good self-esteem booster for the time being. Hopefully when I start working out again, it will take some of my negativity away and replace it with more hopeful/purposeful energy. Cause I don't feel great about myself if I stop to look in a mirror, no sir.
AFM, I'm wondering if I ever mentioned that the hematoma on Malcolm's head went away about a week ago? It was very sudden! After weeks of looking like a giant head wound that would never be gone, it just decided it was time, and in the span of about 2 days his head looked totally normal again. I can still feel ridges around the edge where it calcified, but that will supposedly go away with time, as well. You can't see it at all under his hair anymore. Hooray!
DH was sick yesterday, but better today, thank goodness. We sent the kids off to school in their costumes today. And Malcolm is in his little reindeer outfit. I love it to death, because I had a Cabbage Patch Kid when I was a little girl that came with a reindeer outfit. Her name was Eliza Edie, I'm amazed I can remember it! Looked just like this doll on eBay, but with brown hair. Now I've got my little brown-haired Malcolm in a cute little reindeer outfit, too!! (It looks even more adorable when I put his boots on his hands like mittens, because I haven't gotten around to sewing any mittens yet....)