Hello, lovely mamas!! Thanks for all who gave traveling advice on last month's thread. Our trip went surprisingly well - Landis slept most of the way both ways. While we were in SC, inspired by my very active younger brothers, Landis started crawling! He's really enjoying being moblie, except when he wavers and hits his head on the ground or whatever else is underneath him. He had a bump on his chin for 2 days from landing on the dining room table's leg while attempting to crawl over it.
Pinching: We're into that here too... It's especially bad during the night when he wants to pinch the breast he isn't nursing from - I have to keep his nails SHORT! During the day he'll accept me kissing his fingers instead of pinching, but during the night I'm half awake and don't want to wake up all the way to get him to stop pinching. DH and I both have long hair and we were having lots of trouble with hair pulling. He would grab my hair and yank, and I would untangle his fingers and get more and more frustrated as he grabbed again and again. DH came up with a great solution, though. Over the course of a few days he taught Landis to uncurl his fists. Now when he grabs hair we touch the back of his hand with a finger and say "let go, please" while making a fist and unclenching it. He's getting good about letting go quickly, and thinks it's a great game.
Weight: Oh, I am so sad about this one... I gained about 45 pounds during pregancy and have lost almost all of that weight, but I was overweight before pregnancy and need to lose at least 30 more pounds to be at a healthy weight.
I have been swimming once or twice a week, which has kept me from gaining a lot of weight back, but I haven't had any luck with losing the excess yet.
More kids: Not for a little while for us. What are those of you who want to wait or are done using for birth control? DH thinks I should get an IUD (they're effective, maintenance free, blah, blah, blah) but I've always been a little freaked out by the idea of having a piece of metal/plastic hanging out in my uterus... Anyone have positive IUD stories? (Negative ones I can tell DH, who thinks I'm just completely unrational, are also welcome.
Earthgirl: I hope the napping gets better! Glad you got a little bit of a break today.
Gillibean: Welcome! We knew you were out there!
CableGirl: How did you serve the sweet potatoes? I can't believe our babes are startingsolids already! How has it been 1/2 of a year already?!?