Beth: thanks for starting the new thread! Hope the flu stays away.
not_telling: hope you all feel better soon!
livacreature: carpet in the bathroom AND the kitchen?! If my kitchen was carpeted, it would be harboring sentient life forms. Oh, and your MIL? I just...I actually don't even know what to say, except that you must have the patience of a saint.
Starling: gruffalo cake + your DD making a face = awesome.
Amy: so exciting! Glad you accomplished the move without major incident, and best of luck finding jobs, housing, etc.
AKislandgirl: happy birthday to your DD!
Iris: nice to see you! I get really intimidated about posting too, but everyone has been so nice to us once-in-a-whilers that I'm becoming less bashful about it. And hooray for baby chuckles:)
Nighttime Parenting: hugs to those dealing with a cranky DP. I'm lucky for two reasons: firstly, DH sleeps likes he's been drugged, and secondly, he is very aware that because nighttime parenting falls to me, I will rip him a new one if he bitches about DD waking him up
FB/Social group: I don't have FB, so I hope people are still willing to use the social group! i'd miss ya'll :(
AFU: I feel so much better than last week! I'm finally getting the rest of my dental work done tomorrow, which will be a huge relief even if it's not much fun, and DH finished his custody proposal (with minimal nagging from me, hooray!). DSS is steadily warming to DD, asking to hold her and trying to give her toys, and she thinks he is the coolest thing around. He still gets a little jealous sometimes, but I've started sitting him on my lap when I sew so that he can "help" and he LOVES it, I think because it's a special thing that only he and I do...we sewed him a little elf hat last week and he was so proud of himself, running around wearing it and saying "Sew it! Sew it! Sew it!".
DD was sleeping about 7 hours straight every night for a month or two, but several nights ago she started waking up every 2-3 hours again. She's also been unusually cranky in the afternoon and evening, and just in the last day or two has starting barfing a lot (she stopped spitting up regularly around 2 months). She doesn't have a fever and doesn't seem ill in any other way - she's just as wiggly and vocal and energetic. Teething? Slight illness? Any ideas?
She has also discovered her feet, and it's absolutely hilarious. She leans forward until she can grab her feet, but as soon as she gets a grip she immediately kicks the foot free, which of course enrages her. I babies!