Hi girls! I'm back at home from St. Louis- thankfully. I feel like I've been in the dark (of newborn and too many toddlers-ville) for awhile. It's nice to catch up.
My new nephew is doing great. He's put a pound and a half on in 2 weeks, so he was up to 5lbs 13 oz on Saturday. Still so tiny, but thriving. My sis is doing great too- even though life with a newborn and 18 mos old is busy,especially a sensitive, expressive 18 mos old. My mom is still there to help for another week.
I missed Axel so much and he's sooo cute! I just love him- but is sure was easy to forget how energetic and intesne he is! What a sweet boy though, really. I am so blessed.
Evangeline was crazy at night for the trip. Both girls got really sick, evangeline was a dripping mess, she got/is getting two molars at the same time. We slept in the same room- but she spent 1/2 the time with me- I wish I could say peacefully cosleeping. Because she was sick/teething/new place she was all over... she'd try to sleep above me, on my tummy, butt on my neck, head on my face, against the wall, on the floor, sitting up...seriously, she was nuts. She'd cry becuase she was so exhausted and couldn't sleep- and wake up sporacically in the night. She would want to nurse constantly, and then refuse to because she couldn't breath. Last night already here at home was better- I sure hope tonight is even more.
Tabrizia- I love your hair! I can't believe how much it changes your look!
Maxi-mom- soo cute pics- you know, Scarlet does still remind me a bit of Eva, I think it's the long face, the heavy cheeks and the droopy mouth- so cute!!
Originally Posted by finn'smama
No measles here! I don't know whether to be happy or sad about it! On one hand it would have been nice to get it over with, but I'm glad no one is sick. We went to the doc just to touch base about it and he actually made me feel pretty good about the decision to not vax. He certainly didn't think that getting measles was going to be the end of the world.
Arlo is doing well, although he has fallen off his growth curve. Being sick back in April really took it's toll on him
. He's also a super picky eater, so I am having a hard time getting him to eat much solids. Any tips for getting some fatty food into him mamas?
He is nursing like crazy and last night he was up all.the.time. so he's at least getting that. I'm tired though...
I was wondering! Glad you didn't get it. I don't think it would be nice. So glad you had a sympathetic dr. I'm sorry you're worried about Arlo's weight though. Do you as a family drink milk? Smoothies are a great idea- dairy, avacados...
Originally Posted by arismomkoofie
So we bought Ari a (new-to-us) Barbie jeep powerwheels. It is pretty cool. Ari is learning to drive it and they have "seatbelts" so we put Abby in in and she LOVES it. I'd like Ari to ride her bike, but Abby gets so bored walking around on my back, leaning over to help Ari with something. Abby loves the movement of riding. We have a grassy area out behind our condo that they drive on, as well as the court we live in (with the parents monitoring both ends of it). The powerwheels is so anti-crunchy, but at the same time, Ari spends her whole time making up stories of what she and Abby are doing. I think it kind of makes up for the lack of a backyard.... Also, Abby is into riding toys and we don't have any here, although she has some at her daycare.
ETA: Abby learned to wave with her whole hand, not just the curling of her fingers!
Axel has a powerwheels too--he loves it! I don't think it's uncrunchy at all- I wanted one as a kid too. He plays outside all the time (without it)and it just gives him one more reason to spend MORE time outside! and for us, charging up the battery means plugging in into our solar-power :giggle: so
s about your c-section. Although, I hope it's comforting to know that no matter what happens, even with a nearly perfect birth, there's always something you wish would have been different or something you'll do different next time. You can't blame yourself.