Happy new year all!
Hmm, if we could be anywhere... a tropical island sounds nice. What I'd really love to do one year though is have all our friends and their kids in one location over night. Like a giant sleepover party, where the kiddos can bounce off the walls for a while and party until the wee hours, then sack out together in a room while the adults booze it up with no need to drive afterwards.
I am having a hard time finding a code word for bfing. Rachel invented her own sign - she screeches if I'm not holding her and flings her body toward me. Once I'm holding her she presses her head against my chest and then looks up at me while patting my boob. Subtle eh?
Since I noticed her doing that (over the past 2 weeks or so) I've been saying "do you want to nurse?" and making the sign for milk. DD1 used the sign for more and said "nee nee" so I've experimented with telling Rachel nee nee instead of nurse, but it feels weird. DD1 still calls my boobs nee-nees most of the time. For example, "mommy, I like your nee-nees" (
still haven't figured that one out)
Tricia, that's funny about your DDDDC. I wouldn't have figured it out either
Karen - good to see you girlfriend! It's been ages!
to those who need em!
April, glad to hear you're settled and enjoying your new hometown! We also got snow which quickly disappeared. Then we got freezing rain
Kimya, love your french phrase. I know how to say "will you go to bed with me" in french, which, sadly, I have not been able to put to good use. I used to be semi-fluent in spanish, having spent a year abroad, but now all I remember besides the basics is "seguro hay albondigas" which means "surely there must be meatballs." As you can imagine there aren't many situations where that phrase would be appropriate. *sigh*
Soap, I stole your highchair idea and set Rachel up there today with a tray full of toys. What a hit! She let us prep and eat dinner, only getting somewhat screamy about 3/4 of the way through the meal. DH made faces at her for a bit and we were able to finish without interruption. Yay for the highchair! I think she liked being at the table with us.
Side note: Rachel still won't go to anyone but me, DH, and the dcp. Her stranger anxiety is worse than ever. She smiles at people when I'm holding her, but if my MIL or mom try to hold her she freaks out. Actually if they come too close and she suspects they will try to hold her she starts turning around and clinging to me. Weird no? It's been this way since the very beginning.
NYE was pretty tame. I wasn't planning to stay up but I was doodling around and cleaning and soon enough it was midnight so I went in and kissed DH, who was playing a computer game in the other room. The night before that we went to the wedding of DH's cousin. It was so much fun - all the kids were invited and DD1 was the belle of the ball. She wore herself out with all the dancing, and collapsed across a bunch of dining chairs around 10
We stayed overnight nearby since I had hotel points so it felt like we were *doing something* for NYE day. Heh.
Anyhoo, DH is baking a pie as part of our junk food send off so must go rescue it from the oven and partake. Mmmm... blueberry...