chiro- I think we are finally getting into our new normal now that we know people where we live and kind of have our house together. I don't really recommend moving with a 6 week old across states but it has worked out pretty well now. As far as a pet, I would love to have a dog or a cat. Probably a dog to run with but I really don't want the responsibility and up keep right now. A pet is in our future and I love caring for one, I just know it does not fit in our life right now at all. Hope your DH comes around by christmas, you still have time :) thanks for the thread, this month has been a little rough, I appreciate reading it!
courtney- really missed seeing you before you left, I am definitely hoping to see your sister soon. I cannot believe coraline is pulling up on things! I mean I can't but I can after seeing her, she was definitely a very mobile and determined girl. So precious. I hear you on the decluttering. I think I have become a mad woman with the amount of organizing and house projects I have listed or taken on. Somehow my house doesn't feel any cleaner yet but I am right in the middle of it. How was the trip back to FL?
rosie- my hair is falling out all over the place and it is annoying. I can't tell that much on my head but I am tired of my hair being everywhere. We didn't start food with DS until he was 7 or 8 months because I was worried about sensitivities and he wasn't sitting up unassisted or all that interested until then. DD is just now getting the sitting up thing so maybe in a month or so, I am not in a big rush and it seemed to work well for us to wait. Just like everything else, remember that you have the best feel for when your kid is ready or not. I think the hard part in parenting is when your kid is ready and you might not feel ready and you have to either figure out how to make yourself ready or go for the ride with your kid regardless. Food felt big for me with my DS, he was ready before I was and I was fine right after his first bite, just a little sentimental because the whole first food thing :)
moss- so sorry about the diaper rash. that was why we waited w my DS. he was sensitive to dairy in my milk and we have a family history of food allergies. we just took it slow and he can eat everything but straight milk or cheese now at 2.5. (err 2 3/4 how did that happen!)
day- lol I love the screeching. DD gets louder and louder and it always seems to be right when everyone is being quiet and listening to someone talking. A lot of it is just her talking with other people and trying to interact. She waits until it is quiet because she is usually taking it all in if it is loud. It is funny and I forgot about that w DS.
raven- so sorry about the anxiety pp but so glad you are feeling better. I am glad you get to go out and boy it would be hard for me to not want to buy everything in a natural toy store!!
AFM- going to try to keep it brief. This month has been rough but also good. I got super sick right before we went to the beach which was awful, fever at 102, aches and nausea. Lasted 48 hrs then all better. Happened again yesterday and then today, all better. If it happens again next month I am going to the doctor bc either it is sushi that I ate or it is related to my body trying to ovulate. I haven't had my period for a couple of months when it had come back and I do have a history of weird cysts on my ovaries prior to trying to get pg with DS. As far as positive stuff :) I had an awesome first family vacation at the beach and it was too short. We visited the in laws before it for 24hrs which worked well bc it was short. DD did pretty well in the car and, drum roll please, as of two weeks ago she has started FALLING ASLEEP in the car without any crying. One day she cried, the next day she didn't. I did not do anything different and it is awesome. I can now drive to see people and even take a road trip to see family. I can't wait! Kristy, that means we need a play date! I have also gotten really plugged in with a church and community of ladies here which is nice. I like being able to walk to see friends and just have friends for DS to play with. I had to take a break from mdc to kind of open up socially. DS is now in a mom's morning out play group on mondays and this monday was the first one. He loved it. I was a little sad leaving him and it felt weird to not be with him for a little over 3 hours but I think I can get the hang of it lol. It was crazy how easy life was with one kid. I got a lot of errands in...and a disclaimer here, one kid is not a piece of cake and I honestly think being a first time mom is the hardest thing ever. but when you have acclimated to two, going back down to one for a little while feels easier. ok update on dd ( almost done with my novel) she is sitting up for good amounts of time but does still fall over if she gets really excited, has two teeth poking through on the bottom and likes to test them out on me sometimes, loves rolling and scooting. she can only scoot backwards though and does a very enthusiastic superman to try to move forward, it is hilarious and not productive at all. She has smiles only for her brother and a laugh that is adorable. I am really enjoying being a mommy to two. ok I will be back but I figure I won't completely drown you all with stuff :)