Hi All, lots to discuss!
Shoes: I've felt frustrated with lack of shoe options, too. We love Robeez ($24), and half price Target knock-offs ($12). But they get wet when we go out in wet grass or visit our friend's restaurant. Lulu loves to dance in the spill-over from the giant ice machine in the restaurant's kitchen.
I've ordered some boots from LL Bean on sale ($12). They're waterproof and warm, but look terribly bulky, so I may have to send them back. But what we really need is a (REASONABLY PRICED!) rubber soled shoe. I like Preshoolians, etc. but they are just way too expensive. Even if we are going to have another child eventually... I agree, the stuff in the stores is garbagio.
Night Nursing: I am just a big old crank if I don't get decent sleep. I took care of Lulu for the first seven months at night, while my DH slept upstairs. Lulu would nurse all night long when she co-slept with me.
Now, Lulu co-sleeps mainly with her Da-da. It works beautifully. And I'd say 50% of the nights, she sleeps through the nights without waking once for a nurse!! If she does wake, my dh brings her down to me for a nurse, then brings her back up with him. He treasures the time with her, and I treasure the sleep. He said just last night Lulu somehow wedged herself between his legs, with her head at his feet. He said she was using him like a little cradle! So sweet.
BTW, my dh and I don't generally sleep together because of his high volume snoring. Which, obviously, don't bother the babe!!
Milk: Lulu drinks whole cow's milk, and enjoys it. She's not a huge drinker of anything (even cider) except mama's milk. But she will have an ounce or two here and there, or mixed into cereal. I have seen no ill effect, and milk intolerance does run in Dh's side of the family.
Weight: Yes, I'm stuck stubbornly at 10# higher than I used to be. But I'm content with that for now. I have zero desire to curb my eating or do more exercising. My body feels in balence. Except when I run, (like after Lulu, not jogging!!
), and all the extra padding flies around!!
I too am so excited by the two pregnancies!! Yippee. We may begin to try this month for real. If I am very, very good...
Fav. Food: Yo-Baby Organic Yoghurt. Luli could eat this stuff til it came out her ears and not be tired of it. She won't eat "non-organic," mainstream yoghurt like Columbo. I tasted it, and can't blame her! She loves eggs and chicken, too.
Love to all.