Julie, I wish Id had that foresight regarding clothes! I kept most of Rolands clothes for the next baby. Roland was a winter baby (Jan 9th) and Caitlin is a summer baby (Jun 14th) So even the gender neutral clothes aren't much use to me! All of Caitlins stuff gets packed up & sent away the moment she doesn't fit it anymore. That way I can't get any silly ideas about having another baby
(any of you having another baby isn't silly... but we're out of room & I refuse to move, so it'd be silly for us)
I think it was partly stress that made my hair fall out so much... it didn't happen to even nearly that extent after Roland was born. I didn't realize how much I'd lost until I noticed the 1 inch hairs wither... I has been thinking that maybe it just seemsed like more than it actually was, because I've got long hair now.
She is beautiful, isn't she?
Of course, I'm her mom, so I could always see it. Looking back at pictures of her is shocking to me, at how bad it was. I love her dimples... one in each cheek & one in her chin, just like her daddy!
Caitlin's in 12 - 18 month stuff. The 18 month stuff is a bit long in the legs, but she likes sucking & chewing on the footies of the pyjamas, so it's all good.
I've found a good way to make Caitlin feel included at meal times when I'm not giving her something to eat... I give her some of Rolands play food to chew on!! Last night she had pizza with us.
I called Infant Development & they're sending someone out to see us on Monday. They didn't seem overly concerned about her not being able to move around much. Shewas really concerned that Caitlin doesn't seem to be able to move food back into her mouth to swallow it. My instinct tells me it's not something to worry about... shes 20+ pounds, after all. Not having that skill yet is natures way of preventing her from ingesting foods before her gut is ready to handle them, and it's stands to reason that she'd be a bit delayed in that, given that she has severe eczema (even though I wasn't able to figure it out, she *does* have food sensetivities, I'm sure of it) Anyway, its an in-home visit, and I'm open to hearing another perspective on it. My mom has a story that backs up my opinion, too. She says that my sister could only eat completely pureed food until she was 9 months old, and then one day at MacDonalds she ate a whole entire filet-o-fish, and the gag reflex was suddenly gone, just like that. Now, I'm not taking Caitlin to MacDonalds, but I suspect the sudden ability to consume foods to happen someday in the next few months. Anyway, I'm rambling.