I haven't checked in in a loooong time-- my mom, sister, two aunts and an uncle were visiting so things were pretty crazy for a while. My sister is epileptic and had a grand mal seizure in my living room. It's the first time I'd seen her seize and it was just horrible. It was really traumatic-- she's so beautiful and smart and fun and she has to deal with this. Breaks my heart.
Geo is doing sooooo well, I can't believe how much better things have gotten in the last three weeks. He cries less, sleeps well, eats every four or so hours, gives us tons of smiles and is trying really, really hard to talk! So cute to watch him work on making sounds. I feel so much more normal-- I think I was on the verge of depression a few weeks ago, when breastfeeding hurt so much and he wasn't yet very responsive.
Geo is still a devoted tummy sleeper, though, so we had to figure out a solution that we were both comfortable with. We've ended up moving him to his crib which is in our room, right next to our bed, and we're using an Angelcare monitor (it detects motion, even breathing, so if the babe stops breathing or there is no movement for 15 seconds an alarm goes off). I miss him in our bed, but this was the compromise we both felt comfortable with. He's made the transition quite well and I'm right next to his crib, so it's been fine so far. Last night, though, the alarm went off and I thought my heart had stopped. He was fine, sound asleep and a little surprised at being yanked from the crib. I don't know if he really stopped breathing or what.... But it scared the pants off me.
Other than that, it's been incredibly hot here, so we've been laying low...
Max, so sorry to hear about the thrush!
Andiflipping-- glad you had a great weekend after a rough week.
NYCVeg, wow, nine hours! That's amazing.
for your neighbor. How devastating.
Mamabeakley-- too sad about your cousin's baby and breastfeeding.
ecoteat-- glad things are calm and happy on your end!
Happy fourth of July to all!