Wow! I just read Alttara/plantmommy's birth story! AWESOME!
And the pics... too cute. Look at the beautiful ROUND face... no old man squish there.
And nursing like a pro.
Yeah, glad that Anna's back. Can't wait to hear the birth story there.
so sorry to hear about the loss of your tree. That's awful. We have a 2 HUGE oaks in our backyard that shade it wonderfully. It wouldn't be the same without them. Hopefully you'll be able to plant something to help re-establish some shade. Glad it missed the house!!
about stairs. I've heard limit the stair use as much as possible. But when you live in a house with stairs... you have use them occasionally.
carrying the baby. They recommend not carrying anything "heavier" than the baby for the first week or so. You'll feel the difference if you do. It might up your bleeding a little bit. Just don't try to move the tv.
I remember after Jack was born, they were like don't lift anything heavier than 10 pounds. And I look over at my 20+ pound 2 year old DD... yeah like THAT's gonna happen.
Tori was actually very good about not asking to be picked up. I'd get her to climb up onto her bed so that I could pick her up that way without having to actually LIFT her.
Besides, all you should be doing that first week is laying around with a wee one attached to your breast.
Come one baby2! We are all waiting excitedly to met you.
Well yesterday, MIL came and took both Tori and Jack for the weekend. This is the first time that Jack had been away from me overnight (and me him).
It was soooo bizarre feeling. Especially when we got into the Disco and neither carseat was there... the plethora of toys, grit, crumbs and child junk was still in the backseat :LOL :LOL but no seats. So after they left, I got into the shower... nice long warm shower with no interupptions... bliss. As I was getting out, I was thinking, hmmm I'll get David to come in a rub some lotion/oil to keep my skin from getting dry and... well is something else happens...
... that won't be a bad thing.
And who do I hear in the living room with David... my MOM!
I swear that woman has the worst timing!! And she was bent that I'd "given her babies away" because the kids weren't here. WELL MOM, maybe if you CALLED to say you wanted to come by???
So no fun with David in the afternoon.
Oh and she is STILL convinced that I'm going to go early.
Okay MOM, whatever, live in your little delusional dreamworld.
After Mom finally left, she knew we were trying to go out to dinner and a movie, we went out.
Had vietanmese food... was wonderful!! And we went to see Vanity Fair with Reese Witherspoon. It was really good. David even enjoyed it. I think there was one other guy in the entire theatre of 20 people. We had to go to the 10:20 showing because my mom wouldn't leave. We both slept in until after 10:30 this morning... it was sooo weird. No child climbing into the bed saying at 7am "mommmy I'm hungry". :LOL No grumping from the other child saying come get me...
It was wonderful and... lonely.
We are about to go run a couple of errands and then go to 100% Taquito for lunch (LOVE that place) and then we're going to go see ANOTHER movie. :LOL :LOL We're going to go see Hero (the new Jett Li movie) and it's in Mandarin/subtitles which is sooo cool. The other night I caught part of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on cable and it was the WORST dudding job. It was as bad as those old Kungfu movies.
I hate when they destroy a good movie with horrible dubbing. I'm a big foreign film buff, got to have the subtitles.
Okay, guess I should wrap this up and get going.
Hope to read more baby arrivals when I check in again.