Originally Posted by Proudmom
I do love having him around, but I want him to read my mind. I totally agree that it causes irritation, because he may not be as helpful as I want...
Aaak! I totally agree. It sets the stage for having some help that generally doesn't come, and my disapointment is far greater than the frustration of just doing whatever needs doing in the first place! Occasionally, though, he shines like the sun, and I forget and forgive all previous mistakes :LOL
By the by, I passed on the Irishman, took up with the Scottsman - and for me that was a wise decision. Still drinks lots of beer and whisky, not to mention rum, wine, and any other tonic available! BUT he has a real protestant work ethic that keeps him honest (and instant karma, which is handy too).
About Robeez - having come from Canada, we got turned on to these when they first came on the market. They are so great! BUT dd walked through her 12-18mo. ones in less than a month (at 12 mos), and that was without walking on anything but inside the house and on the deck. And maybe a little bit on the grass in the yard, but I tried hard not to let it go that far. They are not meant for walking in, except maybe as house slippers at night kind of thing. They are GREAT for the non-walker. Also my ils sent us a pair of cutie patootie booties that are robeez. They go up to mid-shin and have the same elastic front opening as regular robeez. No cute design on it, just a baby/lite sky blue color w/white piping. For cold weather they can't be beat! That's an awesome price - anything under 20 is worth stocking up. Az - can you find us anything in green or red? Something kinda neutral (like a leaf, tree, etc.) or the dinosaur? I can pp you, but I don't know how...sad but true.
It's so great having il's here. They are great with dd and ds, and just a breeze to have around. Whew! Something easy, fresh, fun! They're crashed out now, so I get to go on-line for a few min. Also nice! But I'm tired, and babes sleeping and he crashed at 4:30, so I think I'd better go grab some zzzzz's while I can.
Lisa - AAAAAK!!! I'm so sorry about the nightmare trip.
I've done the same thing with dd when she was nursing. It got us through about 100 rough miles in ... ALberta I think it was. Anyway, it's not that safe, but especially day time highway driving, it's safer (imo) than going insane listening to baby
S C R E A M!!! Perhaps the silver lining was showing mil that you da boss, mama!
Tooth problems are happening...I'mshocked I haven't had one yet... hold thumbs! I'm usually the one to get them, so I have real hope that I'll get a short while longer w/out the numbing pain of it. blah. maybe dh's probs take care of our home for a while?!
Laura - you are doing such an amazing job with Megan!!! She is so vulnerable and you have done so much to provide and protect!
I think it's common for babes to resist the breast once they get their little gums on a botle nipple. It's just SO much easier to eat from. As Karen mentioned, the LLL advice is to keep trying in different positions. One good time to be persistent is at the start of every feed. She has to try from the breast first, and then afterward she can have the bottle. Eventually they either get the breast is best thing or they grow out of needing so much milk and the time has passed in terms of importance... but it's always best to keep trying. Besides, it's free!
Feel good everyone!