Hanno - I LOVE that room!! If my house had a room like that, I'd want to be in it all the time.
queenofmycastle and doudat, I am jealous of your chunky babes. My scout used to be somewhat roly-poly, but she has really thinned out. Her legs are long and lean and her butt isn't enormous anymore (I'm so sad about that!). She still has a double chin, though.
I had an Oh-my-God-I'm-a-bad-mommy moment earlier today. DH just bought me a stainless steel water bottle and I'm always letting DD gnaw on the spout. There is a tiny hole in the lid with a teeny rubber valve to let air in as you're drinking. I didn't realize how easily that little rubber valve thing comes out. When I was packing the diaper bag, I noticed that the rubber valve was gone and DD had just been playing with the water bottle this morning. I looked all over but didn't see it anywhere. (It's about half the size of a small kernel of corn and is transparent.) I thought FOR SURE she had swallowed it. Luckily, I just found it!....on the floor where she was playing. Wow - I'm glad she didn't swallow it or choke on it.
Just for future reference, I wonder what I should do if she would ever swallow something small like that. (hopefully that NEVER happens!) My momma instict was telling me to just wait for it to pass through into her diaper. But my worry-wart side was wondering if swallowing something like that could cause some damage to her insides.