Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers for my mom. We ended up going down there Wednesday, and stayed through Sunday morning. It seemed to help having all us kids there to support and encourage her. By Friday the peritonitis was clearing up well, but another infection set in at her IV sites. (Is that a filthy hospital, or just a fluke, good grief?) Anyway, she is doing better and the doc told her Sunday she could go home midweek if she keeps up the progress. Though she's still in enormous pain, incredibly weak, and sooooo exhausted. (Matt and I had to leave the hospital when we had the twins after just one day because you just cannot sleep in there; I can't even imagine having to deal with that for 2 weeks straight!! People coming in every hour or more all day and night to mess with you... buzzers and beeps going off all the time... lights flicking on in the middle of the night... a most uncomfortable hospital bed... Egads.)
Welcome, new mamas! And I'm glad to see a few older moms still keeping up! Sheryl, I did not gain hours in my day... but I was able to start keeping up with the thread from the moment I discovered "subscribing". Now I just check the thread when I check email. Which for me is often; like every time I pass by the computer. And the computer is on my way to the diaper changing area! And cable internet helps too.
Wow, we have a September roller already, eh? That's so fun. Nicolas started early like that, too. And he was a 4 month old sitter, too. But these babies are taking their time. William's been scooting for a while, but not enough to warrant the DRASTIC measure (LOL) of babyproofing yet. He stays on the blanket pretty much.
Last night McKenna was grabbing at a bright red plastic Solo cup I was drinking from while watching the Super Bowl... so I finished my ginger ale and let her play with the cup. She did a good job of keeping control of it, and even got it to her mouth three times. Little smartie.
I also keep picking flakes from McKenna's head. She deals with it. William never had bad cradle cap, but the few spots I did find have been easy to scrape off. Which is good, because he just hates me doing that.
I also can't stop thinking about those towels in the closet needing to be folded, LOL. I have a unique way of folding clothes... I adjust my fold depending on the space available where they go. For instance, my guest room towels are on a wide shelf, so I fold them in half lengthwise, then in half and half again, into a large square. But my regular bath towels are on a narrow shelf. So I fold them in half lengthwise (It's just too much trouble to fold in thirds, imo, LOL) then in half, then THIRDS. I adjust my and dh's clothes that way, too. He has requested his stuff be folded like the stuff at the mall... sleeves and shoulders folded back, so that the design and collar are showing. I just fold my own shirts like I fold the towels.
OK, baby crying. See ya!