Hey Mamas, long time no chat
I've missed you guys ~ part of the reason for my absence was just feeling like I needed a break, and part was we've had a busy week. Mostly the former, though, I think. The whole weight of it really hit me on Monday, kind of like a post-stress reaction. I'd done everything I could to respond to the threat (getting in touch with the website organizers, contacting the police in that City...) so then it just kind of sunk it more, I guess. BUT, life goes on.
Karen, sorry about that rash! It sounds really bad. I hope you've managed to get some rest, and weren't up scritchin' & scratchin' all night long!
Jeni, that's so funny about the baby seat! Doesn't your friend know that those things are SOOOO much heavier to lug around than any kind of carrier? Gad, I had to pick up a friend's *newborn* in one once and was shocked by how heavy he was! It's all bicep work! I'm glad your mouth is feeling better. I missed your updates on the dental surgery, but I'll be poking back through the last few days after I post this.
Chiromom, nice to see you back! I'll have to take a peek at your blog later on
I'm loving up this "easy baby" stage, along with some of you other Mamas. It's perfect ~ she sits up and plays and is adorable and smiley, but doesn't go anywhere yet! :LOL Goodness, seems like we have a few in the running for "World's Happiest Babies!" Was everyone eating loads of dark chocolate like I was during the pregnancy? There's a study out there that says this leads to happier babies..... me likes this kind of research
We are *so* going to have our hands full once B gets moving, though. She is an entirely different creature than her big sis ~ EVERYTHING goes in the mouth. Any tips from seasoned Mamas about what to do about older siblings "too small for baby" toys being in the home? DH wants to put everything away that isn't safe, but I feel like this is both unrealistic and unfair to T. We don't have a playroom, so we can't easily separate the play areas. Our living area is our play area! I just don't want to become the Mama that says "No!" all the time ~ to the older or to the younger. This is going to be a challenge.
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