OK, I give up. I just can't post everything I wanted to. But please know, each and every one of you, that I have been reading and laughing and thinking good thoughts and crying and virtual-hugging every one of you for various reasons.
Just a few points:
Lily has the sugar/candy thing going, too. Mostly it was Christmas at the grandparents' that did us in, but I must admit I have a problem with giving in and feeding the craving myself. I find that sometimes, when I've GOT to get somewhere and Lily HAS to get in the car, or whatever, I would rather resort to a treat than her pitching a fit. I realize this is just making it worse, but I honestly don't have time to figure out another plan. I totally don't mind her pitching a fit when I don't have to be somewhere, or I'm not on the phone with an important call. And it used to be fruit leathers and booty would do the trick, but now that she's tasted the good stuff...
And this is not to say that we keep a stock of candy at the ready to bribe her or anything; it's just that she knows where the chocolate chips and the marshmellows are...
Yeah, and the two choice thing doesn't work here, either. It's "Neither!" or "NOTHING!" Le sigh.
Lisa, I am sooo thinking turning thoughts for that babe. I think my top two recs would be as much acupuncture as possible, and lots of inverted-type positions. Hope E feels better soon and everything settles down before the big event.
We are under the weather here, too, with lots of stuffiness and a little coughing. My nose is running like a faucet right now.
jstar, thanks again so much for watching Lily. She had fun - and she was very impressed that Isaac had his own room...keeps talking about "Isaac's room upstairs, DIFFERENT than his mama and papa's room!"
I sooo wish we could finish our blankety-blank upstairs sometime before 2015. Le sigh #2.
Oh, and on ultrasounds...talk about a weird topic in my current environment. So much controversy and opinions. My current opinion is that 2-3 u/s during pregnancy are a-ok, especially if benefits are there - early dating/nuchal, general check at 19 weeks, later position check - but that's about it. The newest study that came out on neural cell migration is kinda scary and I don't think *lots* of u/s is good for any fetus, mouse or human. Personally, I got the 19-week u/s with Lily and I would have done another if there was an indication such as possible trauma (emmalola) or bizarre dating issues.Heath
, I just wanted to say WOW that C. is sounding out words. That's awesome! Lily knows a few words from sight (names, mostly) and can identify the first letter of most things, but hasn't quite made the jump to sounding out a whole word. And glad the hippos were fun! Did you take pics?
OK, gotta go eat and do homework before picking up the munchkin.