I haven't posted in awhile - hope you remember me!
Chris is doing great... crawling up a storm, clapping his hands, giggling like a maniac. He likes to sing along to songs and dance. No walking yet but it always seems like he's *almost* there.
Lots of changes going on around here. I went back to work full time in January (I work from home, but am pretty tied to my desk from 9-4) and we hired a nanny. She's awesome. The only problem with her is that she's pregnant, so will only be with us for a few months -- due at the end of May.. which isn't SO bad because I'm due at the end of June with another boy! So, 20 weeks pregnant now... Feeling great, finally telling people -- I tend to get a little paranoid about things being "ok" and just had the 20 week u/s which shows a healthy little guy so yeah :)
Chris will be 16 months old when his brother is born which is a bit scary for me, but I'm sure we'll get through it. I'm glad he'll have a close sibling - if we didn't decide to just go for it now I think I would have thought myself out of it (see paranoid above). As it is, the baby will be born a week before my 40th birthday!
The stressing thing lately is that my DH was in the hospital with gall bladder issues (sepsis) for a week in December, then had his gallbladder removed mid January.. and a few days after surgery developed a blood clot (DVT) in his leg which landed him back in the hospital for another few days. He's home now, but unable to walk and in constant pain, and constant pain does not beget a very nice or happy guy. I am getting very tired of being the one doing EVERYTHING including being his personal servant, which then makes me feel guilty for not being as loving etc as usual. I think there is light at the end of the tunnel though since last night was much better - he actually was able to sleep for most of the night, and he's been pretty cheerful today.
Chris decided he wants nothing to do with breastfeeding a couple of weeks ago which makes me sad, but there was really not very much milk there anymore and he would just get frustrated. Once he stopped I had zero engorgement or leaking or any change at all really. He loves his bottle though, and hasn't looked back. I try to get him to nurse first to get what little antibodies there are, but he gets quite angry when I do.
I can't wait for this snow to end! I had to learn how to use the snowblower which was actually quite fun. My DH has been saying it was too heavy for me. Pfft. Way easier than shovelling all this snow!