thanks MCImom for the advice. my best friend has 4 she is with, and I think in some part I am identifying with her way as the only way, but we don't do the SAHM identically. I will have a small job, but I think you are right, to schedule stuff to do. I don't think I will regret it, and I know how much harder it is than the office gig seven days per week, I think its fear of change and the unknown.
that said, my landlord does the ironman every year and I know what dedication and time it takes for those events. kerc, you have my utmost respect. if it doesn't shrink your knuckles, nothing will! although I found drinking lots of water is the key to not retaining any fluid. but that's me.
D.W. cut a tooth on Wednesday evening. I was letting him knaw on one of my knuckles while I tried to make a phone call, and I thought he had something sharp in his mouth!
WOW, did that hurt! but he had been fussy the last two days, so I am glad that tooth surfaced. once they poke through the gums, how long before you can really see it so I can take a picture?
I must admit I read the falling off the bed stories and I am amazed at the aplomb that you all have. I think I would be in the ER!! Not that you couldn't tell or know if you needed to go, but with the first one. I got over boiling everything that goes in his mouth, but frankly I am terrified for the usual childhood injuries to happen. I am the calm one whenever someone else is in crisis, but I love my little guy so much I cannot imagine how I will react!
also, any advice on when you can start yogurt? I wanted to use it to thin out the texture of some of the starchy veggies, like peas. D.W. is 29 weeks today. and still not rolling over.
back to the office life for only 10 more days! good thoughts to all you mamas and babies for a great weekend!