My name is Stephanie and I am new to this site! My DS Declan was born May 6 (my mom's birthday) in RI. I am elated to have found a community of like-minded moms, and even more so to have a whole group with children of the same age. I looked at the "Welcome" thread but wasn't sure if I would be able to get involved by starting there, and y'all are already very well acquainted with one another I didn't want to 'interrupt' in your October updates.
I must say that I have learned a great deal just by reading past threads... I started D on rice cereal just this past week since he has been trying to steal whatever I am eating for a few weeks now, but from reading others' post I am wondering if cereal was the best choice?
He has also started giving kisses (which is just delightful!) but any sort of sleep has become a battle. Little man will be a skunk for Halloween
More about me (us) since I have at least 5 months of familiarizing to catch up on: I am 23 and D is our first child. My husband was medically retired from the Army and we moved back (read:drove) to RI from Louisiana where he was stationed at 36 weeks pregnant. We have a two year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever who gets along very well with the baby, even though he can get jealous at times. Thanks to the unexpected departure from military life, we are currently living with my parents while I work part time and my DH goes to school full time in Boston.
Can't wait to get to know everyone here!