Birth control - I'm leaning toward trying the copper IUD. Hormones weird me out. I'm a little nervous about the heavier period thing, though.
Sleep - Hank slept through the night last night!! It was the craziest thing! I was totally shocked. He slept soundly from 10:30 until 5am. I had been struggling with getting him to go to sleep before the wee hours of the morning and then, bam! All of a sudden he sleeps 6 1/2 hours in a row! Apparently, he's stoked about it too. I'm getting lots of smiles this morning from my usually very serious little guy.
Baby gains - Hank is a BEAST! This kid is solid! He weighs over 15 lbs already according to my bathroom scale calculations. He was 8 lbs 11 at birth and has packed on about a pound per week since. It's amazing! It actually takes some effort to pull him into bed to nurse! Of course with DH being almost 6'5" and me being almost 6', I don't think there's much of a chance this kid will be anything but huge.
Sick mamas - sorry you guys are dealing with colds! Ugh. I hate cold season!
Wipes - I just bought a few packages of baby wash cloths. They're the perfect size if I want to accordion fold them and put them in an empty wipes container. Mostly I just stack them on the changing pad and wet them in the sink when I go to change Hank.
DTD - I'm mostly just curious to see how everything works down there after running a baby through the works! I finally just stopped bleeding this last day or so and I'm kind of hoping for the go-ahead from the midwife at our appt on Friday.
Car seat - My mom bought me a convertible car seat! It's the Britax Marathon and it must just be a lot more comfortable because Hank is doing SO much better! If he does start to get a little fussy at stop lights, I just wiggle it up and down a little and he chills out again.
Crystal Buffaloe - I hope you find some relief for your back! Back pain is just awful and I couldn't imagine dealing with that right now.
Worldshakerz - Sorry you've been feeling down lately. I still get days like that sometimes and am constantly evaluating to see if it could be PPD or just reacting to external factors. As far as cheap diapers go, I found some great one-size pocket diapers for about $5 apiece. The brand is Alva Baby. They run just a little big so I had to wait a little while before I could use them.
MissE - Sorry about the tough phase, I hope it starts to get easier. I feel like things have really calmed down a lot for us now at 6 weeks.
Me time/gym/AP - I totally had a knee-jerk reaction a little while back when someone mentioned how awesome it was that I was able to nurse and go out to dinner with friends and praising me for balancing my needs with my baby's. For a second, I felt like it was somehow pointing out that I was being selfish. Then I read it again for exactly what it was and laughed at myself. I love that Dad gets some quality time with the boy while I get some time to myself! We haven't tried a bottle yet, but only because I'm lucky enough to live pretty much right next door to my gym. I guess I just have guilt sometimes about selfishness. Like when I see Hank fuss and grunt for a minute on the monitor in the middle of his nap. Rationally, I know that he's fine and will doze right back off, but it feels like I've just left him alone up there all by himself and how dare I neglect him! Whenever I dash upstairs to "rescue" him, by the time I get in there, he's fast asleep again. Haha! Or if I'm doing something else and leave him on the floor by himself, I feel so bad about it!!
Judy - Bahahahaha! I love the picture. SO funny! But sorry for you since you have to deal with it. I still remember the time I wrote all over the walls of the beautiful house my dad built. If only the magic eraser were around back then...
My food situation is killing me! Hank has shown signs of a food allergy and I'm on a major elimination diet to try and figure it out. I eat Paleo anyway, which cuts so many things already. But now I've cut out some major diet staples like eggs and nuts and it's killing me. All I want in the morning are some fried eggs and to bake up a batch of paleo banana muffins!
Also, I'm a little freaked out that I block nursed for too long and diminished my supply too much. My boobs were super extra floppy and empty-feeling last night, and this morning one of them still is. Hank seemed cool with it and maybe I've just gotten used to freakishly engorged and lumpy and this is actually how they're supposed to be? Especially seeing as how he slept through the night after nursing on Floppy Boob just fine. I don't know. Any insight?