My goodness, this thread has become the queen thread of personals! Y'all are on it! I, however, am going to fall flat in the personals area. Please don't think that I'm not reading - I am!
Rynna, Drum & Splash? I'm intrigued. Is that like, a...thing? Or are you going to do drumming and splashing this weekend, two separate activities? Hm. Or - ah. This
Several of you have mentioned struggles with in-laws, and differing approaches to family. For holidays, I've often wondered when the right time is to start our own holiday traditions? Last year we made everyone come to us since i was mondo-preggers
and figured, "if not now, when?" However, we are otherwise on an every-other-year schedule for Christmas, and we stay put for Thanksgiving and invite whomsoever wishes to join us. DH & I definitely have different levels of connection with family, but mine are 6 hrs away by car & his are 2.5 hours by plane, so no one is close. I have to say, we find ourselves wishing more often that we did have family nearby, with the wee one in the picture!
I'm envious of all you sewing mamas. I don't know how you find the time; it's so great that you can make toys, clothes, CDs, so many things for your babes!
Ema-adama - congrats on being 2.5 years smoke-free, that's huge! And Lauren, props to your DH as well, hope he keeps it up!
Birthmommom, my LO has also been extremely difficult for the last 36-48 hours or so. Last night is actually the best she's slept in well over a month - 5 hours, then 4 hours. Yesterday, however, she cried most of the day, and only slept about 1.5 hours the entire day (2 naps). Night before, crappy sleep. THhis morning, she woke up around 5 crying and crying.
She hasn't been wanting to nurse - quite the opposite. When I bring her to my breast, she starts screaming. The past 3 times, the only thing that has gotten her to eat has been expressing a teeny bit of milk and rubbing it on her lips; she then thinks, "Oh, right, MILK!" and eats fine. She definitely did not eat as much as usual yesterday. Pooping, peeing - all normal.
But man, other than that it's arching and crying, very frustrating. She'll take a bottle fine, of course, but I'm not encouraging us to go that route all day!
And crying, crying, crying. It sounds more like "I'm in discomfort" crying - I think she has some gas, but am also wondering if she might be working on a tooth? If she's this fussy, would there be some evidence of a tooth? She had a very, very slightly elevated temperature yesterday, but that could have been b/c she was so worked up most of the day.
Sigh. This too, shall pass.
Oh, and DH and I have been disagreeing over our "strategy" for transitioning her to the crib. We both agree that we just need to do it all at once (as soon as our dratted bumper shows up) - no move-the-crib-into-our-room. I've been better about getting her to stay in the co-sleeper for more of the night. But DH wants to let her CIO, which I am vehemently against. I take the softer, gentler approach (similar to No-Cry Sleep Solution). He thinks that, if we go in and pick her up every time she cries, that we're "giving in" to her, and not teaching her to self-comfort.
I've "won" round one, but it's so unpleasant to be on such different pages.