Piglet- Our therapist is named Lanex Brink. Is that who you guys had? I am starting to like her much better after last session.
Letia- I'll post my pic if you do!
I'm gonna put dh on there, too...so you can see who I am always venting about! Hee hee.
Lucy was born in January, so I do have experience with winter babes. We really didn't go anywhere for the first month or so. I mean, we went out sometimes and when we had to, but that winter here in Ohio was a very cold and snowy one! I wanted to recommend Hanna Andersson's fleece buntings and Neverending fleece coats (www.HannaAndersson.com
). They are thin, but really really warm - so you get warmth but not bulk, which is nice for a tiny baby. They don't have them instock yet, but I am told they will have them by September, or you can get them on ebay. We have had one of those coats for Lucy every year, and we love them. Like all Hanna stuff, they hold up so well, and the new baby will be able to wear them - they still look mint, and are gender-neutral.
I am getting a new sling, too! My mom said she wants to get me one for my birthday, so I gave her a list with 4 different slings in 4 different price ranges: the Moby Wrap (about $30) the Kangaroo Korner Fleece Pouch (about $55) the Hug-a-Bub (around $80) and the Zolowear silk sling ($150). I don't know which she'll pick, but I want all 4, so whatever she picks is great. I AM getting the KKAFP no matter what before the baby comes, though. It looks so soft and snuggly. Plus, I saw a guy wearing his baby in one not too long ago in the health food store, and he raved about it. I got to see it "in action" and it looked really comfy to wear and easy to put on.
Speaking of slinging, is anyone still slinging a toddler? I wore Lucy for about 30 minutes the other day in the Maya, and I was SO worn out afterwards. She's around 34lbs, so it was pretty tough. But, she was crying and upset cause Daddy wasn't there, and begged to get in the sling, so how could I refuse? She almost fell asleep in it, but I had to take her out, I was getting so tired! I also wore her at the street fair a couple weeks ago. I felt like SuperMama at first, but had to quickly take her out and make her walk. She's just too big, I think.
I am up to my ears in packing boxes. I should be working....
ETA: Ok, they DO have those fleece Hanna coats in. Here they are, if anyone is interested:http://www.hannaandersson.com/style....C213%7C6%7C%7C
I'm getting it for my dd. They should have the cute buntings in soon.