: to your little girl. Can't wait to hear her birth story.
Congratulations on your little boy!!
Can't wait to hear his birth story too. We still haven't decided on a name either.
And I'm past due. :LOL :LOL
HeatherH & Hillary-
Ugh! Colds are the worst right at the end of a pregnancy. I had a horrible one with Jack. Thankfully it cleared up about 2 days before he was born. The horror of facing labor with totally clogged sinuses was giving me nightmares. :LOL Try to rest as much as possible.
If you are really concerned about her weight, try nursing every 1.5-2 hours during the day. Are you nursing on both sides at each session or only on one side. If you nurse on one side only, she'll get more hind milk and that's the REALLY good stuff. It's got more fats to it, the foremilk is 'sweeter' to entice the baby to nurse. Hindmilk puts on the weight.
I posted a couple of ways to treat Thrush yesterday, I think it's on page 3.
I don't think you are being overly sensitive!! I don't understand how he's so into HIS birthdays but 'ignores' yours.
: to you!!
Try eliminating citrus. That is a notorious butt reddener.
Something with calendula should work awesome, Weleda diaper care is our favorite and it has calendula in it. We also use a little calendual oil in our wipes solution.
You might also try laying her in the sun in the butt for a little while. It's amazing even just an hour of air will work wonders. The TTO might be too harsh for her right now with her delicate skin.
I hear you about not wanting to screw up a bunch of playdates. I've been trying to keep the kids busy without exhausting myself. But also not make too many commitments for fear that we'll have to cancel them. Then I'd feel horrible.
I had another appointment today... NO CHANGE!
And I started having contractions last night too. When I got into bed, David (who'd gone to bed earlier) woke up and I told him "I've been having contractions."
His response... "Not tonight, I'm tired."
Oh, okay honey :eyeroll so sorry to bother you.
I laid down and was able to sleep quite a bit. I woke up a few times but they weren't that bad. Deep and low. Lots of achey hips and lower back. They peetered out over the early morning. Had an occasionally one before my appointment. Radish was poking around a lot all night.
The rest of day was nice. I got home and we went out for lunch. To an awesome BarBQ place.
We then stopped by Sam's to pick up a couple of things mainly laundry stuff and some can goods. Of course the REAL reason we had to stop was David wanted to pick up the new release of the episode 4-6 Star Wars DVD boxset.
He is such a geek. :LOL He's watching one of the documentaries on it right now.
When we got home, both kids laid down for naps.
We laid down and David rubbed my feet.
Then I took an hour nap. Felt wonderful. The temperature here has dropped and its in the mid to high 80s so we laid out in the front yard and the kids played in the grass for an hour this evening. It was so relaxing, we so rarely have cool evenings like this.
Well, I'm going to try to get a few more things done before we head to bed tonight.
Supposedly we are going to discuss "names" again.