fifths disease is no big deal at all for kiddos. There is typically a lacey rash on arms and legs and the cheeks look like they have been slapped. It is a little more annoying for adults as the joint aching (which kids don't typically get) is really uncomfortable. Don't let him anywhere near a pg woman as it can by very very dangerous for the baby, especially if the mom contracts in in the first tri or early part of second tri. That is how we lost Emeric
rosemary- glad you are loving the new piano!
canned music: it doesn't really bother me when it is used for its intended purpose. (soothing the baby, etc.). What bother's me is when the older kids hit the button over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over, etc. even when the baby is asleep. ugggggg
giggles- no giggles here but she just started smiling 2 weeks ago. She is smiling a lot more now and is even making eye contact some (not all the time but some).
baths- the kids bath with me. I started taking a bath every morning when ds1 was born. That is my relaxing time. Sometimes I am alone and sometimes it is really crowded. If the baby wakes up and fusses someone dumps her in with me. The only bad part about this plan is they don't all bath with me every time (which is good:)) but I can never remember which kid bathed when and know that it sometimes goes entirely too long
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dd2 has her first dr appt. wed. hoping that goes well. curious how much she weighs, etc.