I missed saying "welcome to the world" to Miles and Willow! I will try to get a chance soon to add the new births to our list. Also want to get a pic of me and Sasha to post to the yahoo group. I have one from his birth that Dh was emailing around, but he's already looking so much more handsome, at five days old, lol.
Had our first "well baby" visit with doc today. I can't get over how cool everybody here is. When the public health nurse visited yesterday I told her I was planning on delaying vaxes and skipping hep B, flu, chicken pox...she was fine. Also thought it was super I was still nursing my 2 year old, and cosleeping with everybody together. Doc today didn't flinch when I said I was not going to give Sasha vit D supplements, but rather try to get him out regularly. This latest fad of having newborns in their stroller/car seat combos with TWO visors pulled down and then a blanket thrown over top for good measure: what is up with that?? Poor babies don't get an ounce of daylight nor anything to look at. No wonder they need vit D!
Well, I overdid it yesterday and paid for it today. Ankles swelled up like balloons, whole stomach and back very sore. I told DH I need to cut way back. He took DD out for two hours this evening so I could nap. Didn't hurt the Red Sox were playing and they have a big TV at the local Bread Garden, lol. He said he felt bad that he wasn't taking better care of me. To be honest, I was sort of feeling that: like why was he letting me do all that yesterday (laundry, making beds, tidying up, etc). Anyways, I also forget to take my meds on time alot and that doesn't help matters. I just want to HEAL so I can get back to LIFE again.
Meantime, Sasha put on 60 grams from yesterday's nurse visit, and 40 from discharge to yesterday, so the worries about the "F word" are gone. Not that I was ever concerned, but it hovered over me - probably my big fear once baby turned out healthy was that I'd be told to supplement. Should remember where I am!
Gotta love crunchy BC!
Toddler update: DH has put DD to bed since I came home, continuing with the success they had while I was away. It has been hard, DD asks for me, etc but we just let her stay up until she is tired enough to concede. I'm hoping soon it will become totally expected that he will put her down, b/c it's hard. But I know if I do it once, we'll lose all the progress we made. Who would have thought my little milk junkie would go to sleep with just stories? But she does. So to all you who are worried, it really does work itself out.
Okay, I should be getting to bed now. I'm off to read some birth stories first, then heading to sleep. Hope we have more of it tonight than we did last night, lol.