Hi everyone! (This chat thread has gone way over its intended date, did anyone else notice?)
Wish I had been keeping up better with replies, but at least I'm still reading along. We had a nice Christmas! Except for me randomly not falling asleep until 2:30am on Christmas Eve, knowing it was going to be an early morning-- ugh. We got lots of nice family time, had a beautiful choir program at church (and a talk that even covered the meaning of Namaste), an awesome dinner, and lots of relaxing otherwise. My living room is still covered in gifts and stocking yummies that haven't been put away yet. My DH totally splurged and got me a really nice cutting machine that I've been eyeing for over a year, and MIL made my dreams come true and got me a ton of wool roving and a needle felting pet animal book. I'm ridiculously excited about that one, honestly. :) And my SIL bought a treadmill to keep at her house (she lives with/cares for MIL/FIL), and plans to share it with all of us adults. And since I'm over there weekly, I'm hoping to make good use of it. :) I spent my day today sewing for a baby shower for my SIL's SIL. Yeah, I've never met her, and I'd be surprised if our paths ever cross after this, as she lives out of state. But I sure had fun making girly things! DH was very patient and took care of Malcolm while I went crazy with all of that, and my other kids got way too much screen time with their new games. To do this week: Find a new Christmas tree on clearance to replace the one we've had for 10 years (which is on its last leg, literally). Also to do: Not go crazy with my kids home from school 24/7.
Periods: I had about 4 days of spotting last week. I thought for sure my period was trying to come back, but it faded back away. I wouldn't be surprised if it were soon, though. My period has returned sooner after each of my babies, even with nursing on demand and co-sleeping and everything. The last time was 4 or 5 months PP, I think. And this time, Malcolm has been reliably sleeping looooong through the night for about a month and a half. (The other night he went from 10:45ish to almost 8:00am exactly, not waking up a single time, and that's only slightly longer than his typical night sleeping.) So, yeah, I think it will be soon for me. I'm not going to complain this time, not with such an angel baby who spoils me rotten!
I'm finding myself overwhelmed by feelings of goodness and peace because of this little boy, lately. Everything else in my life could be absolutely rotten and miserable, and I'd still feel over-the-moon, happy-to-tears because of him. And to think I was afraid to have him join our family! I would have missed the most wonderful thing in the world. He's just too precious and wonderful for words.
He'll be 3 months old on the 29th, so I guess it shouldn't surprise me that he's starting to try to roll over. He's been doing little baby crunches for a few weeks now, when we're holding him lying down and he wants to be more upright, and all that muscle-building has translated into his floor time. When he rolls to his side, he does his crunches and gets so close to making it all the way over. I don't think he'll be too happy once he finally manages it, though. He's not a fan of tummy time. ;) Plus, I'm not encouraging him to get there faster. I'm perfectly happy with a completely immobile baby in a house where kids haven't learned to put away their choke-hazard toys, thankyouverymuch!