Love the 6 flags pics! We're real, we're ReaL!
Hope Will's transition to DC goes well, Nicole. It's so great he's been wiht you all this time, what a difference that must make for all of you!
Karen glad that you have an idea of whats in store, its reassuring that it can't be expected to get worse, only better. You must be a wreck, though still. ARe you doing any skin healing, homeopathic comfrey or calendula or anything. I forget what the botanical name/homeo name of comfrey is but that might help those itchies. Thanks for the awesome postcard, cool choice. Iris loves that doll, too.
So Jeni, glad you had a little walk with the babe and mike. I totally agree wiht the others, have a plan for whe nyou are losing it so you can get out of the house, even for a little while, if it just gets to be too much.
There is nothing like bad sleep. Martin woken the baby and me to try to pee her at 6 am and she just woke up. I was in the middle of REM sleep and she normally hadanother 2 1/2 hours in her...I was in total breakdown over it. He had a big progrmamming deadline at 11 am, but I was irrational and just had to get more sleep, I just left her on the floor in Martin site and he did what he could with her. Luckily he took her till i taught the water class at 9:30 am. I felt like a totally differnt woman once I had slept. I can not imagine those with no sleepin' babies that bring you to that state everyday. Ireally was so annoyed at baby doing her kick-kick- kicker thing at me....
The chlorine at the YMCA pool we go to is making my cute daughters hair all crispy. It messes up my thick hair, her little baby wisps are suffering. I don't want to ruin her cute head of hair! I seriously was thinking I shouldn't dunk her there anymore, only at home where it's less intense maybe...but I like showing the preggo mommies how to get the babes to swim, so we'll see
Annie! Woo-hoo on the mama help. I'm so glad you got to chill. You'v esaid your mom can be a nut job, but if she cooks and cleans, then well....at least her stressful personality traits are apparently balanced out wiht some really great help, too! And freaky on the joint/rheumatoid stuff. I wonder what would be going on that would just target joint? Autoimmune stuff does show up in joints lots. And maybe thats what behind Kobe's weirdess...I wonder how you would ever narrow it down. Look into what the history of the land is, was/is there a big polluting industry near by? look at land stuff as well as thewater source stuff. Go Erin Brokavitch, go! And thanks forthe perfect card, too!
jess, Sad your babe is being awake, too. they are going through a new evolution now aren't theytaking on new abilties and patterns.
Iris is up on her hands and knees lots. A while ago she woke and needed to nurse, and I walked in and she was quiet and was up on her hands and knees, rocking. I tried to ge ther to lay down to nurse, but she ducked down and nursed like that half asleep. A few mintues later I tried ot get her side lying and she was not having it, she layed on her belly and turned her head and nursed while she was mostly asleep, it was cracking me up. She just fell asleep on her belly that way.
ON sleep arrangemetns- I see her falling out of bed sometime as inevitable, she is ever more moblie and curious. We have a box frame/mattress on the floor so its a pretty short fall. Still tonight, we just set up a futon mattess folded in half next to our bed. Half sized it makes a great sized baby bed if she starts kicking and driving me nuts (I can get on it if she won't) and it is about 6 inches form the bed top, so it protects her from falling of that edge. Of course while we were setting it up she nearly scooted off the bed, only her fathers Jedi reflexes saved her form the first spill. I guess we had good timing on predicting it!
On used dipes, my brother thought I was soooo gross when he heard I was using used dipes. I can only imagine what vision it brought to his non-parenting head. I have all used dipes, I have one I got new as a gift, now I think of it. Doesn't freak me out at all. I sell new wonderroos now, too, PM me if you some or want a catalog. I'd make it a good deal...they offically go for $18.00/ea but I could do it for less, I'm sure.
So glad you all had a fun day at 6 flags- Andy pulling an Annie is sooo funny! I think of Annies story all the time, because I think its only a matter of time before I go out one tit to the wind someday! Ha, ha ANdy. And funny you had to learn to call Sheri Sheri. How the heck did you pick Azreil anyway? it reminds me of the smurfs, I always think it was name of the cat that belondged to the evil wizard from the smurf's Gargamel...but I'm thinking thats a long shot, and just some weird association- garmale rhym,es wiht azreil so I think I'm just
Anyway, glad to see your back Kathy and not detered to much.
So, I am doing a prenatal tomorrow and interviewing a midwife that I may hire for the birth center next year. I hope she's the one! I don't want my midwife search to be long or exhausting! Send vibes for the best midwife for our center to find me and come on over!
Anyhoo, means I'm up early so better get some zzzzz's.