Hi everyone. So glad to have our thread back. I must admit, I tried to join the yahoo group, but I am so computer illiterate I just didn't have the time to figure it out. Life has been very busy. When I had 3 little ones, I thought I was busy then - but now, I don't even have a word for what I am! It seems that all day long someone is needing me (in fun ways too of course), and I just can't get anything done. Housework? Me time? Time w/dh? Not happening. But, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
I too am at that totally-in-love-w/baby stage. The other day I woke up & realized dh had taken care of the other kids & let me sleep. I looked at baby who had also just woken up and said "We slept late!" and she gave me this big smile. It was so awesome. Now that she is smiling, she seems so much more like a little person. I love this age.
Is anyone else feeling like they are keeping their babies to themselves? You would think that w/4 kids I would be glad to let other people hold & help w/baby, but it is not so. I never want people to hold her, other than dh of course. In fact, when I do let her grandparents hold her, as soon as she fusses I scoop her back up. And I have no intention of letting anyone watch her for a while, despite offers. I think it has a lot to do w/the difficult pregnancy & labor that I had, as well as the fact tht she is our last baby so I want to savor every moment. Or, maybe I am just
Sydnee, my baby is doing some major hand chewing & drooling too. My kids have all been early teethers & they would do this stuff for a couple months before the teeth emerged.
Bamboomama, we have no discernable routine for the daytime. We are on the go some much that I think it has been hard to establish one. But nights are settling into a nice routine - fuss from 7-10 (that part is not so nice), sleep until around 2am, nurse, sleep until 5 or 6am, nurse, then sleep for a couple more hours.
Mamacatsbaby - sounds like a good plan w/the elimination diet. My ds is allergic to dairy & we didn't figure it out until he was 5 years old. If you need more info, I highly recommend the book "Is This Your Child?" by Doris Rapp.
MaryLizah, how are your inlaws doing? Do you have any contact w/them? That must be so terrifying. I think of you all often & hope that they are safe. On a lighter note, have a wonderful vacation! Where are you going, if you don't mind my asking?
I haven't read "Lose Your Tummy Mummy", but am hearing such great things about it I may check it out. Is it realistic? Meaning, can I fit the workouts into a busy day? I sooooo want to lose this extra 20 pounds, like yesterday.