Hi Mamas! Ooooh, I did something TERRIBLE to my neck/shoulder last night or yesterday...could be the 2 hrs. I slung the little fella during the day or maybe just slept funny, but I'm all cockeyed this morning. ugh. I think it's time to call my doula and get her over here asap!
Ann - I think little shorts would be awesome if they'll fit him through the summer (he does have weeny skinny legs, but his waist is normal). If theyr'e smaller, like for 0-3mos, either way is fine. But how can you do this with all this other stuff going on!? Rhetorical, but I just don't get it. It makes me feel really lazy...
Sometimes I hear crying and there isn't any...am I going nuts!?
Lisa - GO FOR THE COAT! Sales at BG are so worth every penny. I stock up there when they have sales - nothing like getting what you want and NOT giving the evil conglomerate (as opposed to the empire) what they want! HA! Big fat raspberry! I am so with you on the sleeping thing.
Yesterday Ori had an AWESOME sleep day - napped really well and then slept 5hrs/4hrs/2hrs/3hrs through the night. Since he doesn't get changed and we don't do more than roll over to nurse, it's ok, but that 5 hr. stretch was so great - unfortunately it was from 5:30 - 10:30, but it was nice to have some QT with dd and dh and also get online and also finish laundry and also do some cleaning up around here. It's difficult with these babes to actually get anything really CLEAN!
Ori SEEMS to hate the swaddle, but he really sleeps a LOT better in it (or maybe I should say he falls asleep more quickly in it. I will try to raido white noise next. I've used the radio, but tuned in and turned low. I will try the white noise station, maybe that's better.
Ok, the Gypsymama site had directions for the mama-and-me poncho, and I have convinced a friend to help me with it (and darn is she EVER - I am SO stupid with this stuff). For someone in the know, it looks pretty simple. If you are clever with this kind of thing and have a moment, could you look at the sitehttp://www.gypsymama.com/frugal.htm
and tell me how to 1) do something with the arms so the cold wind doesn't blow in underneath and FREEZE us both and 2) make the hoods? And is it possible to make a hood detachable for baby, so that if I wear facing front the hood can go on facing front and if I wear back I can turn it around??? Should I look at a cowl-ey thing? Ugh.
Also on the site they have directions for the ABC and I was thinkin gof doing something along that line with some of the silk. I think it's basically the same as a Kanga but maybe a little more comfortable to put on and keep on, but I'm not sure I can make the whole thing out of silk or not...any thoughts handy mamas?
Ok, Ori is sleeping and the kitchen is a horrible mess, so that's my attack plan today. Caio caio! Andy