Oh my Andy, just reading your posts makes me tired!
Jessi, we have a dvd burner that will make slide shows on the dvd player. I still think it's a bad idea either way, and I want to do something else.
Wowzers, Lauren is 2 weeks old tomorrow, funny to think I expected her to be a month old now too. And yaay, our poop is getting yellower again, still fizzy and caustic, but yellower. Hopefully it will stay that way. We went to the bf group today and talked to the LC for a bit, she said it's likely just us getting used to each other, and Lauren will balance out my milk on her own, but that it should happen soon, within a week, and if not, it might be a food intolerance. In the meantime, I'm watching the spicy stuff, and not drinking tons of milk, although I'm still having cereal and dairy products to eat, I picked up some rice milk on the way home from bf group today so I can chug a glass with my brownies.
If all goes well and we stay yellow, I'll start drinking my tons of milk again.
Oh yah, Andy, EC is Elimination Communication - most kids are potty trained and diaper free by 2 years, which isn't necessarily faster than diapered kids, it just means you don't have to potty train them. You spend just as much time using the potty/bowl/sink whatever as you do changing diapers and wiping poo off of butts, it's just that I'd rather hold her over a bowl or potty than wipe super blowouts from every crack and crevice of her bum and body. And she's pretty darn good at it too! (The elimination in the potty part, not the superblowouts in every crack! ha!) and Oooooh no way, we're not diaper free, we're in the keep the diaper dry mode, work on timing and baby signals, no way could we go no dipe! We actually go through more than a normal amount of dipes because we don't put a cover on, and it's more than obvious when she's gone, so they get changed fast. I've only put a cover on her when we've gone out and when dh's aunt was here so she could hold her.
Malama, ack fussy baby! Mine is actually sleeping (can't believe it!) without me touching her. Of course I just neglected to wake her after we came home today, so she's still in her car seat. I feel so bad leaving her in the baby bucket, but it's nice for her to sleep and not be in my arms for once. I didn't realize EC was popular anywhere except places where they don't have diapers.
I've found 3 other moms in about a 30 mile radius of me who have/are doing EC, but only one with an infant. It seems popular in places like New Zealand and other palces I've never been.
So there are 2 breastfeeding support groups - one at each hospital near here - and one meets 3x/week, while the other only meets 1 day. They are both run by really nice LCs and so we headed over there today and she pretty much said to give it another week, that likely the supergas is from normal gut development and the greenies are a balance issue that she and I will likely resolve if we keep on nursing. She said if another week of green poo stays, then to consider milk as an intolerance, and if something crazy like more mucous or blood shows up, to call right away for her help.
There's a LLL meeting next Tues. evening up the street - my best friend from high school is hosting the series, so I'll be heading to that for sure. The LLL meeting tomorrow is too early for me to actually consider getting out of the house in time for, and I'm feeling a lot better about the entire situation.
Az and Jessi, please don't go to the Feb boards, stay here with us Jan mamas!! You have far too much to give to this group.
I need a snack. And tonight is the first time we're on our own for dinner - between family and friends and leftovers we haven't had to cook dinner yet. Hmm.. what shall we have?