hi danielle- good to see you! nellah is so cute, have i told you i LOVE that name enough yet? i totally might steal it, though we're not having anymore (i think) so maybe it'll be a cat.
jaimee- glad to hear the night nursing is cutting back! and that it's working for you! right now, i'm just trying to keep linnaea asleep at all costs. my mate is going to be gone for another 3-4 days so it'll be 1-1/2 to 2 weeks of just me and my dad. and then i think about amy and feel really lucky i have my dad to play with them sometimes.
as for birthday cakes, i'm kind of crazy about food
but i made lazlo a carrot cake with brown rice syrup for his first bday. it's a much milder sweetener than any kind of sugar, though if you can't find it or it's too expensive, you can also use maple syrup, the real stuff not the high fructose corn stuff, or rapadura, or molasses, or even agave nectar.
we've been doing the no sugar thing, at least no processed sugar, i'm still using maple syrup and raw honey. and i ate an orange the other day and it was so sweet! i try to remind myself that they've never had sugar so even something mildy sweet like brown rice syrup tastes amazing.
in news for us, we are going to reno today, oh the joys of a four hour round trip drive with lots of grocery buying stops in the middle
also, linnaea CLIMBED INTO THE BATHTUB last night. i had just pulled her and lazlo out and pulled the plug, usually she likes to play hide and seek under the towel for awhile so i turned around to get toothbrushes ready and lazlo says, linnaea is getting back in the bath! i turn around and she's on her tummy on the edge and in the two seconds it takes me to reach for her she falls in and under the water.
so i pick her up and keep her face down so the water can run out. it takes her forever to take a breath and then she does this huge cry and was totally having a hard time getting air. so we went and sat down and i rocked her and eventually she let out this huge burp but it was really scary.
i figured on the bright side, she's okay, and at least it didn't happen during one of those times when i kind of slack off and think, "she'll be okay." because my mate always tell me i'm too laid back about things and i'd hate to prove him right using our baby as an example! i was right there and it took her literally two seconds. damn that climbing thing!