I have to jump on the color bandwagon. I love you mamas! I too wish that we were close enough to easily see each other. If you were here, you could all come over and go sledding! Theo likes it, but only if it is on a bumpy hill and not too cold. He doesn't like the snow spraying in his face nor the cold gusts of wind. We had a lot of snow come down in the past few days and have about 7 inches now. It will only last a few days, but it is nice.
For those of you who are seeing your babes get harder and harder to put down at night -- are you sure they aren't teething? Both of my kids seem to have shown sleeplessness as a sign of teething -- I missed it with Theo and watched his 8:30 bedtime stretch til 10 or 10:30 a couple of weeks ago and started to get pretty frustrated, but then the tooth popped through and I said "AHA!" His big brother did the same thing. I had just forgotten. Now we have two teeth and the last few days were a bit trying, but he is in much better spirits now. I haven't tried any remedies for him yet, but hyland's worked pretty well for his big brother. Also a few T's of chamomile tea when he really, really hadn't slept.
Theo really, really wants to stand. He still needs a lot of support, but he loves to stand on my knee or on the floor. He is rocking a lot when trying to crawl, but always drops down on his belly and wiggles along whenever he really wants to go anywhere.
He has also decided that he hates babyfood. He wants to feed himself bits of solid food whenever possible -- crackers, grains of rice, bits of banana and other soft fruit, etc. He seems to love nearly everything he tries. We were eating Massamun curry for dinner last night and he was grabbing at my rice bowl, bouncing up and down with glee.
I am going out for a swanky dinner tonight (unless a baby comes -- we have 4 due in the next few weeks). I am very excited but a little depressed about the clothes that I have to wear. I have a lot of ill-fitting, worn stuff from before my pregnancy and not much else. I am reluctant to buy much because my body is kind of funky and I worry that whatever I buy won't fit in a few months. I just have to scrape together what I can and do my best. You should have seen me a few weeks ago when I was trying to get ready for my dh's black tie work Christmas party -- red brocade silk sheath dress -- skirt underneath because dress seemed too short and a black wool felt wrap that I cut out with scissors moments before we left because it had previously been part of a larger cape that looked funny on me. High heeled dress boots because the snow was 4" deep and I couldn't bring myself to wear the sandals I had. It was black tie punk! I felt like one of those scruffy boyfriends actresses are always bringing to the Oscars.
Tomorrow, I have to go help a mom who is having an induction at 34 weeks. (a doula client) Her water broke two weeks ago and she has been hospitalized since. They are worried about infection, hence the induction, but I am not sure I agree. She and her dh are pretty worried about how the baby will fare in the outside world, so if you have a good vibe to send, please send it.
Take care, everyone -- have a great weekend!
Stacia -- intrepid mama, midwife, and doula. Changing the world one 'zine at a time.