Hi friends! It's been so long since I've posted anything...I hope you haven't forgotten about us...sometimes I have time to post but then I realize there are also dirty diapers, or dishes or a crying baby all the sudden. You know how it goes.
But, I do read about my May mamas each day and think of you often, really! In fact, I woke up this morning kinda missing y'all and wishing we could have a reunion at some point. Maybe after Heather has her baby....will we all be done reproducing? I know KK is a question mark, but it seemed like many of us are DONE. If so, maybe a get together could actually happen in the nearer future!
Elsanne-I hope your travels are going well. I'm glad your dad is with you.
Lisa-I second what others have said about your Annie's weight gain. I met some ladies at LLL this week who had similarly small babies, so that just might be her size. However, I can understand your feeling concern without being able to do anything about the feeding issue
Sarah-I meant to tell you a while ago that I'm so glad you're back. Missed getting your mw perspective at the end of my pg! I 've enjoyed reading about your remodeling travails and like reading about all the normal stuff you can do with Lily at this age! I sort of envy that as G was just getting to be that relatively-easy-to-manage age (despite the regular three-ness) and now we threw an infant into the mix! But, I read your posts (and Renae's and the others with slightly older seconds and thirds) and feel some hope!
Sherri-I have no great ideas for your sleeping sitch, but I hear you and know you'll come up with a good idea. I also enjoyed your porch decorating ideas! I have a porch now, but it's currently filled with G's outdoor toys, so we must get a handle on organizing that before I can decorate! It's feeling more fall-ish here, however, so I'm in the mood for some corn stalks and acorns!
Danile-Sorry about getting locked out! That is one of my fears, by the way. Hope you're doing okay with dh gone; that's a long time! Congrats on the car, too!
Megan-been thinking of you, too.
Renae-hope you had fun at the zoo. I miss living close to one! I also hope you're resting up from your busy social calendar! I read all the stuff you've done lately, and it makes ME tired!
KK-Hi! That neighbor situation sounds crazy. I'm sure hoping we can see you soon...maybe at Thanksgiving?
Miss Juice, Claudia, Nugget, Emmalola, and Heather...thinking of you all too!
So, I sure hope I haven't left anyone totally out. I tried to be very comprehensive this morning!
We're doing quite well here. A is growing....she was 8 lb. 14 oz. at her one month checkup 2 weeks ago (she was 7lb. 2 oz. at birth) so I know she's well over 9 lbs. now. She's sleeping pretty well. We put her in a co-sleeper by our bed (we use it like a bassinet) around 9ish and she'll sleep until 12:30 or 1 a.m. Then I bring her into our bed and nurse her back to sleep which usually is pretty fast. This is what we did with G and it's how everyone slept best. However, A is a much noisier sleeper, so I'm thinking we might try putting her in her own bed in another room near ours in the next few weeks. Though, that means I 'll have to actually get up more....not really even sure how to make this transition since G was in our bed till 1 1/2. Part of me thinks she might get easier to sleep with as we all get used to each other, too, so I'm just not sure how to proceed. Anyone have ideas who's had experience with two different kinds of sleepers? I get the feeling she might sleep longer in her own space since she takes much longer naps when I get up and leave her in our bed. She settles herself back to sleep in a way that G never did.
G's doing well. Today is a big day...he's going to the Lunch Bunch for 1-6 year olds at the community center from 12-2 p.m.This is an activity where I drop him off and LEAVE for two hours and they have a themed activity (this time it's rocks and minerals) and take a sack lunch. He asked to do this, so I hope it goes okay. I don't know what I'm going to do with Annie for this time period...it's far enough away that we won't have time to go home...she'll probably sleep! Wow, the luxury of one kid! If G likes this time, Lunch Bunch meets every other week, so we'll see.
G's stuttering has increased a bit, though. As has his night wetting! He's in a diaper (well it was a pull-up, but he peed right through those) and wakes up totally wet! He's in underwear all day, though we mostly remind him to pee. I've thought about getting him to cut back on fluids after 5 p.m. but that seems mean. Maybe this is like the last draw before all the pl-ing clicks. I can only hope. We're thinking of asking around at the local schools re: a speech pathologist. We really don't think this is an actual speech problem, it seems so mental cause it's not all the time. But, we could use some helpful tips to deal with it.
Okay, I must shower cause A will probably wake up soon.
Whew! That was long...thanks for making your way through it all.