CatskillMtnMama, that's awful!
I'm so glad you are all alright and were well take care of in NYC!
FF, any news on your ceiling? It must be fun to be able to decide to make something and be able to just do it!
Oh, I never could get those pictures with the back carry to work.
Everytime I tried, it crashed this browser.
I know it's an older beta of Mozilla... hopefully I'll figure out where to put my own computer and have something up to date soon!
We went to a mom/baby store today that I've been wanting to get to for a while. It was pretty nice! They had a small selection of cloth dipes (including the Bumkins print that was waiting for me in the mail at home :LOL), strollers, car seats, toys, feeding... etc. Nice, friendly people, too, who offered their store for nursing/changing/pottying whenever I'm downtown.
They were having a sale today on 2004 Peg Perego items - so we got a Prima Pappa highchair.
I was thinking about just getting a strap-on booster, since we do have an old (antique) wooden high chair at home. But, that one has always frustrated me. The Prima Pappa is really nice - it adjust height-wise, so he can be near the floor or up high (which he's loving!). I love the 5pt harness, and we got it in Black Sable, so it looks really sleek (Dh wanted the leather, but I was worried about cleaning it). Anyhow, so Iain really seems to like it so far! We decided to go ahead and give him some smooshed banana for the first time now that we've got a chair.
I think he liked the flavor, and opened his mouth repeatedly for the spoon, but he certainly didn't care for any little chunks - those came back out. :LOL IIR, he made more of a mess than Gabriel did at this point, but Gabriel was really a pretty clean eater.
I think we'll proceed with solids much like we did with Gabriel - a little here and there, mostly just for fun, up until a year or so, when he can have most anything.
Anyone have opinions on brands of jarred foods? I've tried asking on the main forum but got no answers.
I didn't use much with Gabriel, but I found it handy when we needed it. I ordered Beech-Nut for him - from eBay! It was rated highly in a comparison of several major brands (including one organic, but I don't remember which), as having the best amt of food vs. extras, most substance, etc. But now there are several brands of organics available here, and I'm curious if they're any good... Anyone know?
We also got a white noise CD (from Harvey Karp) at that shop today. It's actually a little annoying to me. :LOL But hopefully it'll help Iain. We used to play a "water tape" that we recorded from running the bathtub. I've been looking for a water/white-noise tape for ages now!
Well, Iain WAS sitting happily in the high chair, playing while I typed. Now he's on my lap reaching for everything again.
I do think he's getting near crawling now. I tried to put him down, but on his tummy, he just wanted to get his knees under him and try to scootch.
All the reaching and grabbing really goes along with crawling, too, as they realize there are things to get that are out of their reach. Gotta figure out how to get there!
I'm sure there was something else I was going to say, but I can't remember now... Hrm...
Oh, I will say I'm going to be ordering some Stampin' Up mini catalogs soon (these are seasonal catalogs, one per quarter). My minimum order is 5, but I don't yet have that many customers. :LOL So, if anyone would like to receive one, let me know.
It's a great way to see what Stampin' Up is if you've never seen it before.
I got to have a nice long discussion with DH tonight, driving along the coast while the boys fell asleep, about my need to get some "me" time, to relax, and unwind, be refreshed, and just be ALONE sometimes! I've been getting more and more overwhelmed, for various reasons, with the kids and life and never getting a break from it. Thankfully he was very receptive - he is really a very good man. Hopefully he'll go ahead and follow through with taking the kids out or letting me go do something on my own. He helps alot when he's home and on weekends, but I rarely have the defined alone time that I really need. I'd sure love it if he decided to send me somewhere for the weekend! But I guess Iain would get hungry. :LOL
We started looking on line last night for houses back home. I found a few that I'm really interested in - which isn't to say they'll be available by the time we're ready.
I emailed our realtor (current landlady back home) to tell her we wanted to get started. We did make one step, in determining just how much we can actually afford. There's a very nice house for just that much in the neighborhood right next to where we were (and therefore slightly closer to my parents' rather than further - which is hard to do when you're walking distance! :LOL) - I wish we were home and could go see it! It even has a pool.
Okay, Iain's fussing - maybe he's really ready to sleep this time. :LOL