Christine, yuck! WHY do they insist on reaching down in the poopy regions??? ha ha
Kristin, your poop missile story is absolutely hilarious!
Becca, I am so excited for you about the TV station. That is definitely an unexpected blessing. You'll do great! If I were closer, I'd have the baby over to play.
Hi, Anna! There's a giant booming thunderstorm going on here right now, actually... And we also played outside yesterday -- 4 hours at the playground, in like 70 or 80 degree weather. Aaaaaaahhhh. I met some other AP mamas for a play date at 10:30, and Nicolas and twins and I stayed until 2:30! The babies were soooo happy... We tandem nursed publicly twice, and my friends helped me secure them in two Mayas and they loved it. I'll post a picture soon. They even took a nap that way, and I walked around making a scene, LOL. Actually, it was like old home day at the park (first nice warm day in weeks)... I saw about 6 moms from our church; 5 other twin/triplet moms and their kids (!!!), and met 3 new friends. Nicolas made new friends too and played really well.
The best part of that day was ... as we were driving into the parking lot, Nicolas was saying that he wanted to ask Jesus into his heart!!! I was so excited and proud of him. He's been telling me for months that he had already asked him, but no adult has prayed that prayer with him, so I kindof played it down. But I could tell this time was real, was different, that he knew what he was asking and was serious about wanting it now! =O) We were late for our play date because we had some snuggle/talk/prayer time. Then the rest of the day was his special party day, since the angels were celebrating in Heaven, too. Last night we finished the day with a little family party at my house where he made his special announcement to granddaddy, aunt, uncle and cousins.
And at the park, McKenna saw a little 9 month old in a stroller, waving his hand at someone. Then it looked like she imitated him and waved too. I thought it was cute. At the party last night, she waved hello and goodbye three more times, at appropriate times! (In fact, when we tried to get her to do it for the camera, she refused... smart girl; nobody was arriving or leaving, LOL) So it was a fun and busy day.
Oh, I carried William in the Maya on my back, and then on top of that I had McKenna in the wrap in the front, snuggling in. I tried again to put William on my back last night by myself, with dh's help, and failed miserably. :LOL It seems so simple when the other babywearing moms are helping...
We are going to organize an Earth Day community picnic... with a natural parenting theme. My LLL friend also runs two organic food co-ops, and another friend is the local EC and babywearing contact. So we'll have it be sponsored by LLL, Real Diaper Association circle, Organic foods co-ops, and Nino babywearing group. It will be a fun, relaxed chance for families to not only enjoy each other, but meet other similarly minded families, and get their AP questions answered and even get help with breastfeeding, babywearing, etc. I won't promote this part, but there will be people there who have had home births and don't circumcise, don't vaccinate, etc., so it will be a definite wealth of information different from anything the families around here are hearing in their normal routines...