I read along often on my phone and always want to respond, but it's a PITA on my phone and my actual computer time is so limited! Well, actually I do a lot on the computer at work, but I feel like I should be doing work at work.
Anyway, the things I can remember I wanted to say are...
Cristeen - Sounds like you had a great trip, other than the croup. Your experience sounds similar to ours at the beginning of the year. It's funny because at the time when I talked to the nurse over the phone about whether or not to take E in to the ped she asked if his wheezing sounded phlegm-y. I had no idea since he hadn't even had a cold yet. But now that I've experienced croup and subsequent colds I can definitely hear the difference. The ambulance company sent us a bill for $600. DH was livid. He can't figure out why a 20 minute "taxi ride" should cost so much. We resubmitted through insurance and haven't heard back from the ambulance company or insurance company so we'll see what happens.
Saguaro & Astraia - we are pretty much in the same sleep situation. It seems to go in cycles. E will have a few really rough nights where he's up to "nurse" (mostly just suck until I can't stand it anymore) almost hourly and then when I can't stand it and start making a plan for night weaning he'll go back to sleeping for 3-4 hour chunks of time which I can pretty much handle. He goes down pretty well for naps and we've got the bedtime routine down, but still, every time he wakes at night he cries almost immediately and won't be consoled until he's comfortably latched on.
Sky - Sang is so beautiful!
Rozzie - Like everyone else, I think you totally made the right decision.
Kamiro - Let us know how your midwife appointment goes. And I'm sure there are probably others from the DDC who are pregnant too - it's just that there are so few of us still hanging around.
So many times I've wanted to come on here and rant to you all this past week, but now I'm so tired I have no idea what it was about.
I'm constantly thinking back to last year and what I was doing then and how different it is now. I still look at E and think, "Wow, that's MY baby," and wonder how that happened and why it's all going so fast!