So many things to respond to, but oddly it is the revelation that Jacqueline was raised Baptist too that finally pushed me to post! You describe very well how I feel about realizing late the “new life” aspect of Easter. I remember well the day that the children’s pastor told us at church that Santa and the Easter Bunny were Satan trying to lure us away from the real meaning of the season and then later revealed that my parents were Santa and the Easter Bunny. In my head at 8 years old the church told me that my parents were Satan. It was a bit unsettling to say the least. Easter is now one of my favorite things to celebrate and I semi-practice Lent too. Episcopalian - hmmm, you are the second person in recent weeks that has made me question my assumptions about Episcopalians. Must think on this.
Annabel is doing okay. We had a great week at home and I am at work now. Basically she coughs a bit and is all screwed up with her digestion because she has been on the evil Amoxicillin but otherwise seems fine. Here’s my thinking on Annabel – I just gotta learn to trust that this baby knows what she is doing. She is a frightfully "good" baby. Frankly, it worries me. She gets tired and fusses every night at 8:30-9:00p, we swaddle her and put her in her bassinette, and she sleeps until 5:30-6:00a
. Literally sleeping through the night, EVERY night, like clockwork, since BIRTH. She is a great nurser; content, gaining weight, asking to nurse every couple of hours that she is awake and then extra in the early evening. I don’t know what is worrying me really (besides the to-be-expected “my baby just coughed up blood” anxiety), but she seems a little too content in my opinion. I am trying to work on my faith that she knows what she is doing and learn to sit back and watch and maybe pick up a thing or two from her laid back little self.
So, how does one repair the digestive tract of a 9-week old? Her poops smell yucky, she is farting, spitting up, getting a nasty diaper rash, etc. I would normally think probiotics, but does anyone know how you deal with an infant in this situation? It sucks and makes me so sad.
I am so looking forward to the weekend and some time to enjoy my family and reflect on new life. It is important to me this year.
Yes, Elsanne, the windows here are all open and I am flexing my muscles.
I’ve got my eye on the raisin mama too, Renae, so let me know if she needs to get flung out the window with Els’ man.
It bugs me Megan that we live relatively close together, but not close enough that we can actually see each other. I am sorry you are struggling to connect with nearby moms.
Heather, enjoy your weekend (and your baking little girl – that is so cute!)
KK, I don’t know about Pink Kitty, but around here the Pink Poodle is the sex shop on the corner. It is painted a bright purple pink – just like you!
Jess - that is the cutest egg hunt idea I have ever heard of - Have fun and feed a goat for me.
I am thinking about asking for this for my birthday: http://www.xtracycle.com/electra-townie-p-86.html
We can’t afford it really, but my dream is to bike to work (it’s 5 miles one way) and I will need to research if I can get this on the front of a bus (as a Transit Supervisor this is critical) so that I could do a bike/bus combo trip to/from home. If you aren’t already a biker does this seem like an impulsive thing to want to buy? What do you all think?