Always reading but, like lifeguard, I hate one handed typing!
Leiahs: the pie-a-person tradition is basically the best thing I`ve ever heard. Ever. So awesome! Pie...
Rosemary: No dairy or chocolate...I am so sad for you. So, so sad.
Chelsea: DH and I were together for 9 years, living together for 4 and married for 2 when we had DD and we still felt like roommates...and he was that annoying roommate who leaves dirty dishes everywhere and never does his share of the housework. It`s totally hard, I know. It does get easier....and then sometimes it gets harder again. But, for us at least, there is always this joy that we share, having these little people to call ours, and that sees us through it.
pi: Crappy :( I hope you get it all sorted out and can get your active groove on again. I`m worried about the long, dark, cold winter too. I hope I can force myself to make sure we get out enough.
lifeguard: 4lb in 6 weeks!!! Go baby, go!
livacreature: 7lb! whoot! I can totally relate to having a slow-gaining baby. DD1 was 7lb3oz but dropped to about 6lb when we were struggling to breastfeed....and it took her a long time to gain after that, I remember being so excited she had regained her birth weight and then when she hit 8lb, I was thrilled!
trinket: If you`re afraid to dtd because you know it will hurt, maybe you should wait a little longer? I say this gently, and with full understanding of how frustrating it is to wait and to keep your Dh waiting...but with DD1, we dtd before I was sure I was ready and it ended up taking longer to get back into the swing of things in the long run because it really irritated my soreness and bleeding.
The really difficult thing is that my DH gets so wanty that when I try to just give him some physical attention (backrub, hugs, etc), it totally gets his hopes up every time. We're almost 3wks pp and have been dtd since 2wks with no problems but...dude....I'm tired, y'know? Just let me rub your back and accept the gift of the energy it takes me to do that. case of baby acne and a paranoid mom--I don't blame her; if I had less experience with babies that would make sense. I'm not too worried but since we're traveling tomorrow (and he only has state insurance) I want to make sure it's not a problem. It's probably an allergic reaction to something I ate, or an outfit irritated his skin, or something.
AKIslandgirl: Have you tried this recipe? http://glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-cinnamon-rolls/
Baby mullets: Oh yeah. DD1 had super patchy bald head for a long time. Claire has more hair than she did but I think we're headed to Mullet-ville...and soon.
AFM: Claire is almost 3 wks old. Took her for a checkup today and she is up to 11lb 5oz. It's funny to me that so many of your little babies have almost caught up to or passed her, since she was so big at birth! DD1 didn't weigh 11lb until she was 3 + months old!
I feel like the time is just flying by. We've been busy and life is happy- so happy! So far, it's been pretty easy, I think mostly because I just FEEL so much better. And I feel like myself again. I feel like I can be the kind of mother I want to be, again!
Thinking of birth announcements, needing to capture a really great photo so I can get those done. I'm trying hard not to shaft the second child I did her little hand and foot prints the other day, for her baby book. DD1, of course, insisted that I do hers as well, and seeing the difference between those and HER newborn prints....oh gosh, it just goes too fast.
I think I need about 5 more children... it's just the very best thing in the world