Hola mamasitas! Nice to have this little thread again... 25 was bulky! Well, we got a new tower for the downstairs puter, which is now up and running. It's got the new windows (I think we were on Win 98, or maybe 97?) which is so much prettier! Also somewhat easier to menouver in. Hmmm, now I'm reconsidering the laptop - such extravagance! I am thinking it might be better to sock the money away in savings until next winter and go somewhere warm...
Not enough time to respond to all the great posts, but ...
I think one of the reasons that we have all gelled so well here is that NONE of us are diehard anything fans. Use the stroller if they like it, don't use it if they don't like it. Use the sposies if you need them, don't use them if you don't. It's pretty simple, non-judgemental stuff. Some other sites (even, ahem, w/in MDC) are pretty 'hard core' and get fussy about people who do it differently. I like you gals a LOT because I can say we put the kid in a sposie and srolled to the mall and bought mcdonalds fries and, well, ok, it's not my proudest moment, but I know you'll understand... (I didn't by the way
) and we have these awesome smilies that let us say
: or :LOL when stuff might get interpreted incorrectly. Maybe we also have in common that it's so hard for most of us to 'do' the CIO thing, so if we are diehard about anything it's listening to our children and letting them have a voice. I kinda think that more listening would make this world a much better place from the top down, too.
Wow, give me a working computer and I let LOOSE!
I had a decent night. Nothing longer than 3 hrs., but I'll take what I can get at this point. I must say I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to have that everlovingfullfeeling when I get up in the am, but it's not to be. sigh. We still don't have a great sleep system worked out, but I'm getting used to hauling my sleepy butt down the hall to the little man. He just doesn't sleep well cuddled. sigh
I want to know how big some of your babies are: Luka, Evelyn, Will, Lauren - give me some estimates. I'm just curious about the doubling birth weight theory versus the 12/13 lb theory. And what is Miss. E. doing these days? Does she sleep for more then 3-4 hrs. Az?
Ok, must get chores done today. I let them slide all weekend and now this place is a hell hole! Ugh. I'd take kitchen cabinets AND a fridge in the LR over the cleaning I have to do this week!!! :LOL
PS - Lisa - we got one of those jumpy castles for our big going away party when we left Canada 3 yrs ago (ostensibly for dd's b'day but it was a big bbq party with a lot of our own friends and about 4 kids specially for the party). Dh jumped in it and broke it
it cost 300$ to fix.
It was a blast, though! Oh, but in really hot weather it sucks 'cause you get stuck to the rubber eeeeeuw.