So much to catch up on ... we've been entertaining the ILs and doing Christmas with them b/c next week DH, DS, and I all have to drive 10 hours to visit my family (I really hope DS is up for the trip!).
Pavlina, what a beautiful hair cut for a beautiful mama!
I really liked all the babe pics that have been posted. I need to get some uploaded of DS (I've been really slack on that).
Kim, Emma's photos are beautiful. She has your big, beautiful eyes.
JJuice, I thought your pink username was linked to your juciness! Glad the mystery has been clarified.
April, so great to have you back in our midst. As for the non-AP family, that's so hard to deal with. One thing that I've heard that can help (I have no experience myself, so this is just heresay) is to say that Lochlan is your baby, so you get to decide how to raise him. My ILs are so very ready to feed Seth "real food," they don't understand about allergies (which are quite bad in my family) and the need to delay solids.
What do all of you do with large and loud toys given to you from well-meaning family members and friends? DS escaped most of that during all his showers (people stuck with our registries very well), but now that there is no registry to follow, friends and family are left to their own wills to pick out things that I would NEVER buy. DH and I are minimalists and have no idea where to put all of it. I'm trying to lead by example by only giving books and wooden toys (and even then, very few!).
Question for everyone: Why did you choose your username?
Mine is a combo of where I went to college and my maiden name. For all of you who thought I was passionate about cooking, I'm sorry, but that is incorrect! Although I do enjoy baking! Mmmmm brownie batter!