I just have a minute to post. I'm finally caught up, so maybe I'll be able to post more. I don't know how you SAHMs do it, the only time I have time to be on MDC is while I'm at work pumping.
I'm glad you ladies are here, it's so fun to know what's going on with all the babes!!
Cian looks like my DS with the mohawk. I hate when they lose their baby hair, but the hawk is stinking cute.
Plaid: I loved your diaper (last month). GOOD WORK!! I wish I were more crafty! ALSO, the comment about scooching the butt out of the diaper made me LOL!!
Katie: I live in AZ!! If you're in/around Phoenix, maybe I could meet you IRL!
Also about AP. I think being an AP parent is more about being in tune with your kids and knowing how to meet their needs. It makes sense to me that some people don't like to touch when they're sleeping, so maybe some babes like to be left alone too. When David seems discontent, laying him on the ground on a clean diaper and taking his off for 30 minutes does wonders!! He likes to be able to move. Anyway, this is all to say, don't feel bad about the swing. Your baby likes constant motion to sleep, and finding that out and meeting that need does NOT make you a bad parent. Also, someone back somewhere said something about slings being "invented" out of necessity. We need to be able to pee!!! I hope you don't feel like a failure b/c you're meeting a need in a way you didn't think you would. I think it makes you a very intuative AP parent.
s to those having tough times. Infancy is VERY short (in hindsight), this too SHALL pass!! The better you learn your LO and yourself, the easier things become, and that takes time.
David is wonderful. Gorgeous and FAT (I think around 19 pounds @ 10.5 weeks, I'm not kidding, 6-9 month clothes). I love him more every day. I'm still totally blessed when I think about his homebirth. DH made a great video and edited it with music, etc. If I can figure out how, I'll put it up. HE coos and sings all the time, belly laughs (which sometimes gets him to start crying, I think he scares himself), and is taking EBM like a champ from DH, an answered prayer after DS1 who REFUSED the bottle and reverse cycled (up all night long to feed until 14 months...).
I have more, but have to get back to work. Blessings to you ladies in this holiday season!! I'm asking for a hands-free pumping kit!