Originally Posted by AnnieA
Do any of you have sisters that you are close to? I'm trying to figure out if my sister's girls and Ava are drawn to us because we sound like each other or if they have some biological knowledge that we are related. It's the most interesting thing to me, especially after having spent time with MW and Baby_Cakes. Dylan and Finn didn't mind me but they didn't really tolerate me doing stuff for them and vice versa with Ava and the other moms. But my nieces have never had a problem with me taking care of them, they never have to "re-learn" me when they haven't seen me for months and Ava is the same way with my sister. She just goes to her, no problems. In fact, she was following her around the house begging my sister to pick her up. What do you guys think? Do they feel safe with us because we sound the same? Just something interesting I was thinking about on my drive back yesterday.
JJ, how's Miss Ten doing these days? Did you get the extra crib to sidecar?
Sorry, I've been reading along, and keeping a mental list of things I want to comment on, but haven't sat down at the computer for long enough to actually respond.
I think there's probably a lot of truth to what you said. I think the looks and the sounds, but also I'm sure family members smell similar on a deeper level too.
Tenley is doing good. She's having huge milestones lately with babbling a lot more, and has all of a sudden decided that she wants to walk. She's not walking -yet-, but she's cruising along furniture like crazy, and if she lets go of things, she's 'standing' for a little longer than she used to. She's really loving her books too. SO adorable to watch her crawl over, open up a book and just sit there quietly with it for awhile.
She is however, eating hardly any solids, and not sleeping great. A better night or two with a few 2 hour stretches, and then back to the every hour or less wakeups. I'm been managing to get a bit of sleep in the mornings though, so I'm doing ok. She's teething again pretty badly, so I think that's contributing a lot to the sleep right now. You can see it in her face that she's wanting to sleep, but can't.
I went out after that convo the other day and bought a few new shirts- 2 actual nursing shirts, and then two others that are just easier to nurse in or hide my belly. I'm in a much better mood when I'm not feeling fat :D lol
Anywho... the house is relatively clean, and Tenley has been asleep for 1.5 hours already! She woke up about an hour in, and called out once but I went to her door, and she was quiet again, but I could hear her moving... and then she fell back asleep. I suspect she'll be up in the next half hour or so though, so I'm gonna get ready for bed, and play a game for a bit until she wakes up. That way I can do right to sleep after.