Yeah, She was so loud I was embarassed, thinking the nurses were going to come in and think we were horrific parents because we couldn't even keep our newborn quiet. lol. She was born at 3:22pm, was quiet for... I think about 2 hours while she nursed and kind of woke up, and then was fussy from that point on, and between then and the next evening, I only got about 3 hours sleep. She would -not- be put down, right from the start, and also did not want to be unlatched at all. I felt like such a failure. Now I know it's just -her-, but I was so bewildered that first little bit, and couldn't understand it.
To my knowledge there is no real need for them to be on cows milk. I don't remember how old she is, just coming up on a year right? I would probably keep on full formula until a year, and then yeah, start weaning down to another milk. I liked rice milk! lol Only because to me it had the least aftertaste. Never tasted coconut milk though. To me, almond milk tasted like almond flavored soy.
I'm jealous about the gathering too! You and I can keep the group alive that weekend. lol.
I don't care if my children like Disney, as long as it's not "Disney or nothing". My nieces are like that. Stuff can't be just generic princess stuff-- it HAS to be a disney princess or it's not good enough. I want my children to have the imagination to play dressup with found stuff and make up stories, etc, you know? That's my only beef with it. I love Disney, the movies, the songs, etc... I hate the market that says disney or bust. It's funny because we just had a huge discussion about this in my attachment group (which includes several lesbians and a gay transgender man), and some of the discussion was quite heated! lol