For the moment, my hands are free and no one's crying - so I'll take a minute to post. :LOL
Iain now has TWO teeth! Pretty much on schedule with his brother - the second one came a week after the first. I realized, too, that Iain was two weeks earlier than Gabriel, by gestational age, and now he's doing things too weeks later. Seems they're actually using a very similar schedule!
And... he had his first solids last night. A nice big bite of ... paper towel.
Apparently Gabriel left some paper towels on the floor from an earlier meal, and Iain scooted from where I'd put him down, with DH, who was sitting five feet away, not paying attention.
I got a good look at a piece that was too far back in his mouth to get it, and then it was gone. Gee, what surprise that he's had lots of dirty diapers! Of course, he's really been pretty happy. He started grinning and laughing as soon as it was down! :LOL Guess he likes that full feeling you only get from paper.
Chrissy, yes, Santa Cruz is VERY crunchy. Around here, I'm NOT crunchy. :LOL I am enjoying the many nice, independent, natural grocery stores, the beautiful weather, etc. There are active LLL and API groups in the immediate area (as opposed to a neighboring town). You can find veggie-only restaurants that aren't ethnic, and EVERY restaurant has a "veggie-friendly" section on its menu. Everything's organic. And you HAVE to recycle a ton. It drove my family nuts when they were here to visit. :LOL Of course, the other day, Gabriel took a pretzel that had fallen on the ground, and told me "It can be recycled." :LOL Into birdseed, maybe?
Anyhow, in some ways I totally relate and love it and in other ways I'm SO far from the culture it's a bit shocking!
Well, in the time that I was hands-free and no one was crying, the littlest one managed to get the bigger one's water bottle and pour half of it on himself and the floor... which, of course, DS#1 never told me.
: I picked up a fussy boy to find him DRENCHED from the waist down! That's when you think, "now what diaper did I put him in?!" :LOL Thankfully it was just water... but, ugh.
Okay, off to fight with Cingular one more time to get my new phone and service turned on... have a good evening!