theboysmama, I am so, so happy for you. What a lovely leap to make.
livacreature, your ILs are really something else. Good grief. Also, please report back on the windi, if only for our collective comic relief. ;-)
Iris, hope you and your family are on the mend soon!
not_telling, yikes on the fire, and your dinner sounds fantastic.
dollyanna, also what emmaegbert said. Older kids on vacation can be a handful that they are not normally. Mine sure has been the past day or two. (He's going to a birthday party tomorrow and went to pick out a small gift yesterday. Now he has decided he wants to keep the gift. Much uncharacteristic crying over being told, 'Uh, no. That isn't how gift-giving works.' Sigh.)
beautifulmoon, tummy time muscles can be developed other ways, as theboysmama mentioned. I was told with DS1 that carrying him upright developed some of the same muscles. (Not sure if that's true, but certainly the arm pushing and some core strength can happen that way.) Also, just in case, one trick I figured out with my first, who hated tummy time with a passion, was to put him down with his arms under him, not at his sides. So already up in a half-army crawl kind of position, if that makes sense. I had been putting him down in more of a push-up kind of position, which is much harder. Starting from an easier position helped a lot. He never really loved tummy time, so I didn't do it daily. He's OK and still learned to crawl and all that.
AFM, such a minor thing but I need to vent somewhere: DH shrunk my only nursing sweater in the dryer. It is now too tight and the arms are too short. The sweater is not replaceable; I got on super clearance in the first place. It was the one top I had that was warm enough not to need extra layers in winter, it was flattering, and I wore it about every second day. I am very grateful that he does the laundry, but honey, could you please stop damaging my favourite clothes? (Other recent casualties include both pairs of my good tights. Same deal, they are not supposed to go in the dryer.) ARGH. He totally knows the difference between dryer-safe and not. We frequently use our indoor line, and he has never put, say, his bicycling tights or any of his nice things in the dryer. He has washed this sweater before and knew it didn't go in the dryer; he just wasn't paying attention. I am upset waaaaaay out of proportion, but dude, did it have to be my favourite top?
Edited by ~pi - 12/30/11 at 10:19pm