Courtney - I am really so jealous of you and your sister sharing a birth day. I so wished that my sister lives closer so that she could have been here for Nora's birth. Or that I could have been there for either of her's. So special! :)
Hair loss - YES. Both Nora and I. Thankfully, I have lots and lots of hair, so it isn't super noticeable, but I bet I loose at least 50 strands a day lately. Nora has lost a lot of the hair around the middle of her head and a bit from the front. There are little blonde hairs growing in, so I am wondering what will happen. Though her eyebrows grew in brown and my blonde son's grew in blonde...hmmm. We will see I guess.
Well Baby Checks - I just talked to our family doctor about this when we had Nora in at 3 months for the first time and she said that since we are not vaccinating right now that I can just bring her in at 6mo and 12mo instead if I chose. That suits me well, so that is the plan for now. I do want her to know Nora when she is well so that if she is sick she has a good baseline to go from.
Arby - I have had two working moms in my LLL group say that their babies took very little to no pumped milk while they were at work but nursed a lot when they were together instead. It seems like maybe it isn't all that unusual and probably is not concerning as long as weight gain, milestones, etc are on track. Some babies at this age may sleep an eight or more hour stretch without nursing also. It will all sort itself out though for sure. He knows what he needs and how to get it. :)
AFM - I have been reading here when I am putting Nora to bed but hate typing anything long on my tablet, so not very posty I guess. Nora is really just such a fantastic presence and I think a calming addition to our family. She is just really the sweetest thing. I was so worried about whether I would love her as much as my son and I really super do. It is amazing how a heart and soul can make room to love another being so very much. It is also interesting to me how the love feels the same but so different. And to see them making each other happy is just heart bursting.
We were going to have Kai in an online charter school for Kindergarten and just recently decided that the curriculum was going to be too irritating for everyone. So we have jumped into piecing together our own plan and trying to be really flexible to what he wants to learn. Nora has stopped taking marathon naps so it has been tricky to figure out where to fit everything in. Any home learning moms with suggestions?