Its been so nice to read updates from everyone, and hear all the news!!! I rarely have any time to type with both hands, so haven't been checking in much.
Miriam is 10 weeks old now. She's smiling and cooing, its just so much fun :) I'm starting to bathe her more frequently... at this point she's probably only had about 7 or 8 baths total, which was fine up till now, but she's starting to get "scurfy" pretty quickly, and just needs total body washes! We have a deep jacuzzi tub, so we just go in together and soak. She's still a pretty undemanding baby - she basically waits until her siblings are quiet or asleep, and then wants to be up and play. Great for the siblings, not so great for me trying to get sleep!
Sibs are adjusting - so much easier than the transition from 1 to 2 kids. My oldest just loves playing with her, and my toddler just seemed to have noticed her for the first time last week, lol. My two oldest seem to finally be bonding together (it only took 2 years) and that has been great to see. 3 kids definitely brings more balance to our house! Too bad it brings about 2x more laundry....
Speaking of laundry, we started cloth diapering again this week. I did it with my toddler until this past April, and he had gotten a bunch of colds in a row, and was constantly having diahhrea problems, and the nighttime diapering wasn't working, so I just quit. But, now that I have the laundry situation back under control, I started cloth again. I forgot how much fun it can be :) Since Miriam is EBF, no nasty diapers!!! I just wish we could hold off on doing solids until, like 1 year old? :)
Sol - Miriam hangs out in the carseat on top of a fluffy blanket a lot. Her siblings would never have stood for it.
Boots - sorry about the dye job! I hope you're able to fix it. We have a family photo shoot this Sunday, and I look and feel like crap. I really need to go get a haircut, my hair looks awful right now. And do some waxing. And clip my toenails. Argh.
Lily - Sorry to hear about the naughty husband situation. My husband did something execution-worthy last week, but remember, if you kill him, that's one less set of hands to help hold the baby :)
Re: ravenous-ness, I'm there, too. I'm constantly eating. I'm trying not to get cracker crumbs on my computer right now... I am now a fan of hummus and crackers - easy to eat, some protein, and comes in various flavors! Can be scooped with baby carrots or crackers (or a spoon)
VV - I'm glad you came on to rant. I so totally hear you on how you are feeling, it makes me feel less alone! DH started a new job, and while he isn't traveling internationally anymore, he doesn't get home often until bedtime, so I get very little help with all the kids. Being a mom is an exhausting job, and I think the time that we are hitting right now can sometimes be the worst - we're over the birth/new baby high, they still are waking us up all the time, and we have almost 2 months of sleep deprivation under our belt. But, the good part is, it usually starts to get better soon!
Well, tomorrow is picture day for DD at her school, which means a whole lot more prep time in the morning... hair, nails, jewelry (my daughter is such a girly girl!) We already did her hair tonight, so at least that part is almost done. Better get to bed so I can face the day tomorrow. Yea coffee!!!