Wow, Heather, have fun in LA! Let us know how it goes. That sounds soooo exciting.
Potty Learning; kids are so different.... you just never know, I guess. Cecilia was so painless and early (although not as early as some..) and I am COUNTING on that with Carl; so I'm sure this is the part where he decides to wear diapers until he's four! I swear by nudity, wood floors and big lawns for potty learning.
Birth Control.... AGGGGH. I KNEW something as easy as that VCF stuff would have a major drawback! You know, Carl was a 'hard' baby in my estimation, but I know I want more children, so it feels like 'whenever, why not?!' Plus, my wardrobe is either maternity or clothes that were in style 4+ years ago!
Heather, have you considered having your tubes tied? My gf did it last year, laproscopically (sp?) and she said it was great. I know my dh doesn't want to mess around with a vs. My friends dh had one last year, and he's had nothing but horrible pain ever since.
Anna; congrats on the dial up!!
It will be great to hear from you more often. Your posts are fun.
Kids and 'because I said so!': Well, it so weird parenting with your mom around. On the one hand, my mother gives Cecilia a 10 minute explaination on why she shouldn't try to get her own ice cubes out of the freezer, or why she can't eat m&m's for breakfast. I'm much more like "No, just eat your cereal!" I tell my mother she isn't owed an explaination for everything; some things are just NO.
But on the other hand.... I will also let Cecilia do just about anything she wants because I think initiative and discovery are so rewarding. If she wants to climb the ladder to the attic to see what's up there, I'm not going to stop her. I might warn her to pay attention, but that's it.
Chrissy; that's so great that you are enjoying the kids. It's such a great feeling... but it can be elusive! I feel like I'm just hitting my groove as a parent- it's nice.
Ashley; where will you be when we are in AK? We're in town July 11th to the 21st. I so very much want to visit with you and the kiddos, but you may be in the peak of the season. Or totally shut down and bored, who knows! PM me and let me know what would work out for you.