Happy April, everyone!! Aptly, it is POURING rain here, but very mild ~ high 70's. Our poor little garden is struggling against all of this rain, I fear!
Nicole, thank you for the updates about Will! I'm glad that he's extubated and I hope you are able to cuddle him soon. What a lot you have been through, all of you. I cannot imagine and offer lots of hugs.
Crunchy? Well, for this little Alabama town I CERTAINLY score high on the granola factor! :LOL We EBF, CD, and co-sleep... the slings and wraps are becoming our trademark around town ("Oh yeah! I saw you out walking with your baby in a cloth thing...."), delay vax, allegal homebirth for Brynn, homebirth for Tess, forego the newborn screening, forego the well baby visits... we're kind of weird to people around here, I think. I'm vegan, my DH & Tess are lacto-ovo... we walk almost everywhere we can, love to have our hands & feet in the dirt, our yard is wonderfully wild and free ~ like a little forest! I listen to pretty much straight folk/maritime folk music (DH is more into the Beatles & such), we love to hike and camp and aren't much for luxury hotels, etc. We shop at our little natural foods store as much as we can, and buy organic soy products almost exclusively (gotta do your best here!) We don't have cable, and are about as anti-cell phone as you get. My DH is a Philosophy prof. I wear little to no makeup, and am either "poo-free" or use natural shampoos without the icky chemicals. We use vinegar & baking soda to clean our house.
I'm a Starbucks addict (*blush*), and love my venti soy caramel macchiatos (fully leaded!) soooo much. We are buying a new car, but mostly out of necessity since our old one has NO AIR CONDITIONING and would become a death trap here in the summer (it's already unbearable). We eat at Burger King about once or twice a month, and are hopelessly addicted to the evil that is Coca-Cola... I'm trying desperately to cut back to a few a week; DH still will have atleast 2 a day... oy. Tess watches Caillou and Barney every morning, and I'll admit to watching both The Amazing Race AND The Apprentice each week.
THis post has taken me about half an hour to write, with the interruptions to run & fetch & cuddle, so I've lost track a bit. Oh well... such is life!
Oh, I had an awful dream last night!! I went back to work (social worker in a previous life), and when I got there I realized that I hadn't even thought to pump for Brynn before leaving that morning! Oh. my . God.... the desperation that I felt! I called home, and heard her screaming in the background... my boss told me that I could take a case of formula home with me. I couldn't find the words to tell her why I didn't want to do this; I was in hysterics, and I couldn't function. It was truly awful. I woke up feeling so lucky to be able to stay at home with my girls, and that first morning nurse felt so incredibly wonderful, I can't tell you!
Ok, Tessa is asking me "Are you all done your email???", so I guess that's my cue to go! lol