I just wanted to pop in and say a quick hi!
and Hi FSM!
yay for the sleep successes, Amy!
Peacefulmommy, what a beautiful drawing. Thank you for sharing. I love the imagery.
Q of C, love the haircut! What sweet curls. I just cut Finley's hair this week too! I did cut bangs, which I have mixed feelings about. But I do think it looks cute overall. Only thing is, his is stick straight. The ends don't look as scraggly though. I'll post pictures on our site soon.
Fern, how fun about about the tiny one! So glad he's in your arms and getting your love and gaining weight.
To the mom asking for success stories on sleep without doing anything (can't find the name..think it's Mel?) ...well, I wouldn't call ours a huge success story, but I would say Finley sometimes sleeps through the night, most often wakes once or twice to nurse, and sometimes wakes three or four times. like fsm, it's never a big deal, is quick and easily solved with the breast, and I don't feel like my sleep is that disrupted, nor do I feel sleep deprived. And we have done NOTHING to help it along. So there is hope!
My sister in law was in town, so we were busy being hosts to her and trying to handle a delicate and awkward family situation (she's dating a man who left and divorced his wife for SIL, and also left his 4 year old daughter!!!
) It is hard to not be judgemental, but we really tried (it has been a year now), though it is also hard to hear her talk about him and the daughter nonchalantly. Anyway...
Also, am working on the investigation to find out where Finley has been exposed to lead. (don't know if i told y'all about that, but his one year appointment levels came back at 9, too high for me to be comfortable with...and they were rechecked six weeks later and came back at 8, still too high). It's not the water. Now, we'll bring in some experts to investigate the apartment.
ALSO, this has been nothing short of an awful week in terms of my husband's career. He had a major setback in his struggling/budding film career, and was fired from his day job yesterday b/c his boss is an asshole. It was just a day job, but still a major source of income, and it is still traumatizing. I'm trying hard not to fall apart and be supportive to him...and just take a deep breath and know that we will be okay and that these things aren't the end of the world.
Thanks for listening!
And yes, what incredible joys these little ones are. I'm overwhelmed with how beautiful Finley is and how blessed we are and how fun and precious this time is, savoring it.