Morning! It's so cold out today, I actually thought of going to the shops and getting pics. turned into cards for announcements and stuff like that, but SHEESH! It's like WAY to cold for that. Just getting around the block my fingers and legs were FROZEN inside my gloves and CoolMax. Fagetit.
Ori is doing so well...I am so very blessed. Last night was his hardest night yet. He woke for about 10 min. at 3am with the spitups and pains. I got him upright, burped him, and he went right back to sleep w/out even wanting to nurse (probably the chicken chilli from dinner, though it wasn't too spicy). Slept for 3 hrs., nursed, went back to sleep. I had to get up to get dd onto the bus, but he's still sleeping. I expect he'll give me about another 30 minutes. What an amazing little fellow! Please people, remind me I said this if it gets worse!!!
I found a sucking blister on my left nipple in the shower. It was hurting at latch-on, and I thought we'd avoided these (it didn't arrive until day SIX!!!), but oh well. Lanisoh, here we come!
Lisa - how's the bottom doing? Did you try the hairdryer?
Karen - you sound good - this beginning part is hard, it sounds like you're working through the hard parts and really enjoying the good parts, which is WONDERFUL! Enjoy!!! I'm really glad your boys are doing well with the changes. I'm sure there will be moments, but you sound like one really happy family!
Jessi - you inspire! Go sista! You are going to be one wonderful mama, is all I can say.
Heidi - thank you for the update on how we were all doing. I didn't realize we'd had so many changes to our plans, even though for a group this big it's probably not an unreasonable number of interventions. I can only say thank GOD I wasn't xferred this time round.
Ann - Yup - sounds like my dd's and your ds's births were similar. Poor dd had a little lumpola on her forehead (right on the hairline, so it wasn't too noticeable) for a long time. She was presenting that way because the cord was around her neck and if she'd ducked, she'd have cut off O2, her protection was a VERY wise thing for a teeny baby to do for herself! It really taught me (or started me on the road to realizing) that these babes come out with SO MUCH innate wisdom. We need to just let them have some room to show us how to be their own best parent. I don't know how long this actually holds up; at this stage dd makes a lot of mistakes that she learns from, but they're not too wise (like playing dress-up w/neighbor friend yesterday but taking off their clothes and trading underware. Def. no-no around here.). Anyway, I think the hard births also teach us something...just what I'm not sure yet!
Ok, dh is up and attum, I'm gunna go see what he's like this a.m. Sometimes he's such a cuddlemonger! LOL! Andy