Peony, your fart post cracked me up...That said, I'm so sorry your baby's having tummy issues. Hopefully that will all be sorted out soon.
Cat13, I wish I could figure how to nurse clandestinely in the carrier. One day I will figure it out.
Regarding periods, yes, it's close to a year for me too. What a pleasure not to have one. I've forgotten what it feels like and hope I won't be reminded for a long, long time.
As for me, firstly - I'm sorry I rarely post here. I occasionally read some of your posts but sitting down to write is a whole other thing. I read SoonToBe's post about unrealistic expectations, and all I have to say is that SoonToBe is doing so much considering all that's going on with the mastitis. I had nursing issues in the first weeks after Sam was born, but it got sorted out. But even now I feel like it's hard to get things done...to focus...to relax... I start so many things only to find them halfway done hours later...I don't know how you mamas with more than one child do it! On top of it all, my husband doesn't seem to understand that my occasional spaciness is due to taking care of an infant. He realizes that I became this way after giving birth, and yet he doesn't seem to want to accept it.
I'm settling into Oregon life. I'm getting a car (never had one in NYC) and trying to figure out what I'm going to do regarding work (i.e. how long I will - or can - stay at home; should I seek part-time employment, etc.). I also have to sit down and figure what I'm doing regarding vax. Sifting through all the literature is daunting.
As for the holidays, we're spending them with my mother in law, so she's handling the planning...for which I am grateful. I have a question...do any of you have a way of handling a group of family/friends who want to hold your baby's hands? I mean, there's a lot of family here in Oregon, and they often come over (as I'm staying at my MIL's until December), and they're all very boisterous and like to fawn over baby Sam. This is fine, I don't want to complain but occasionally it irritates me in a way that feels hormonal or primal. And when they grab at his hands it really gets me. I don't know if there's a delicate way to ask them if they've washed their hands, etc...Oh dear, half the time I have no idea if I'm being too hormonal/mama-bearish or if I'm perfectly in the right...