Cute Pix! Looks like a fun time! I'm jealous of thepool shots.
And also, banana is constipating.
On another note, We went back to Atlanta whis weekend to visit friends, and stayed with a couple who have a 3-month old (we're not super-close to them, but they had a bed and crib and were willing hosts...)
I knew I had very different parenting sensibilities that these folks (She was induced at 39 weeks b/c she was "tired of being pregnant" - while I fought tooth and nail against induction with my 2-week "late" babe - Just as an example of different mindsets), but I was totally freaked out by so many of their parenting choices, and felt sorry for their poor baby. I really try to not be too judgemental of other people's parenting styles (unless it's neglectful or abusive, of course) - But I understand that we all come through life with different experiences, knowledge, and we all have different realitites to muddle through. I can keep Robin much more attached to me than someone who works full time, for example. Like, I would never be judgemental about a working mom supplementing with formula, b/c I've seen how incredibly hard pumping while working is ( this is totally rambling but generally I feel that people usually love their kids and do what they truly feel is best for them - we just don't all agree on what "best" is) - But these people were crazy. They put their 3-month old to bed every night on the SOFA in a living room they don't use. They have a bassinet in their room, and a crib in the nursery, but they just put her on the sofa. God forbid she learn to roll over one morning. When she's awake, as long as she's quiet, they put her in her car seat or a swing - even if they are watching TV right next to the car seat (Which is sitting on the couch facing the TV (not the sleeping couch, though)). And, weirdest of all, they leave a bigscreen TV on, muted, in the room with the sleeping baby until they go to bed. So, for several hours, this baby sleeps next to a giant TV nightlight in a room by herself. And they put her in there next to the TV alone when she's awake too, if it's her "bedtime" (they do attend to her if she cries, though, and don't leave her to CIO - I would have intervened at that point).
I guess lots of people do some of this, it just really freaked me out. I kept going to the glass door to the scary sleeping room to make sure the baby was asleep, b/c I couldn't stand the thought of her lying in there alone, awake, beside the TV. They kept saying, Robin is so active and fun! SHe's so alert! and I would tell them that she's always been completley included in our lives - she does what we do and goes where we go, so she's very communicative and active. But, jus tlike my warnings that babies should be born when ready, they didn't seem interested in hearing me (and their baby had serious jaundice, perhaps related to the induction?). Their OB said "I don't believe in late babies" When they told me their pediatrician said they NEEDED to formula feed (when the were BF'ing well) b/c of the jaundice, i lost all tact and said "Where are y'all finding all these crackpot doctors? They're giving you advice straight out of 1970?"
Argg...I just felt so sorry for the little girl. I tucked her into Robin's sling for a few minutes, just to make her feel cuddled...
I know they love her and want what's best....they just believe their shitty docs and either don't hear or don't have any natural instincts for parenting.
sorry for th elong rant.
hope y'all's weekends were better!