I have been away from this thread for a long time too, and yes, it IS refreshing.
Trijosie-mama, I agree with curlyfry, I'd step off the cereal. Maybe she is waking a lot due to teething? As they always say (about EVERYTHING), this too shall pass (actually that phrase kinda bugs me...how about "things will change, they always do" ?). I also nurse ds every time he wakes at night and do not think it is a bad habit at all, rather a good one. I know that the more he is sucking, the more milk I will produce, which is crucial right now as he is growing and CONSTANTLY hungry! Plus, sometimes he does just need to nurse for a couple minutes to fall back asleep. It actually makes me feel good that he just needs a little mama comfort and he's back in dreamland. Other times it takes a bit more effort. As far as solids go, I'm holding off as long as possible (although ds tried to dive into dp's PB&J sandwich the other day and got a little taste of PB!
) but when we do start solids, it won't be cereal. Probably some fruits/veggies. I'm thinking whatever we are eating, we'll give him a little taste.
anywho...ds's mohawk just KEEPS growing...UP. I thought it would start to fall to the side as it grew, or that the hair on the side of his head would catch up. NOPE. It's just gotten wider, and sometimes sprawls out like a chicken's head. Here's a pic: Every's hawk
He is also totally into rolling. I can no longer leave him on the bed without sturdy pillow walls all around him. Good thing we just have a mattress on the carpet floor, because he's rolled off twice!
mmm....I made some pinto beans (burrito style...spicy...mmm), with creamed spinach & bacon, cornbread, and applesauce. YUM! I took an inventory of EVERYTHING we have in the cupboards and refridgerator, and am trying to use up as much as possible before going to the store for the big load. I have all of february's meals planned out (took me two d*mn hours), and am only spending $175 (for 4 hungry adults....DP and I are staying with MIL and DP's lil brother). Very proud of myself. Now lets see if we can stick to the menu!