Hello All !
So we are getting close to the babes first birthday..Any one planning a party?
Happy 1st Birthday to Sang who turns 1 this month :)
D. is being absolutely unbearable. First she had a tummy bug three days ago. She threw up twice (poor thing) and spiked a fever.
Seriously, I love FEVERBUGZ. It always seems that there is a problem with the thermometer, so I love that I can just slap one of these on her and have her fever constantly monitored.
You all may want to get one before your babe gets sick!!
Then, she has been absolutely can't put her down (she is sitting next to me here on the floor as I type this), and just whining and complaining..Ugh.
Poor baby. I know her top teeth are coming in, I see them.
Its just overwhelming right now cause its been 4 days now. I really want to just take a shower and scrub my 2001 parts without having to hold her. Peeing without holding her would be great also.
Anyways, this is nice though. Maybe she is feeling better. Shes not whining or crying.
I am making garlic mullein oil super quick in case it is some kind of ear infection.
Heya ladies. Not a whole lot to report today. Just wanted to get into the March chat so I can find it again easily.
Don't have any plans yet for the birthday, but we have discussed it a little bit. My inclination is not to go big, but then I have that mommy guilt because we went huge (in # of people) for DS' first. Even if I just invite my BF, and immediate family, that's over 20 right there.
Whew! What a month February seemed to be for everyone. Personally I'm not all that thrilled with 2013 so far. Maybe it just got off to a rough start and things will improve from here.
With regards to the birthday party, we traditionally throw a big bbq party on Memorial Day. Last year DH talked me out of it which was probably a good thing since I was miserable and my water broke that night. But this year we're back on. I'm not sure that we'll do anything specific for Elliott's birthday. I guess maybe have a family dinner. DH and I are really moving away from the hallmark/materialistic side of holidays. I'm finding that we need fewer "things" and that time spent together is much more precious. For instance, my birthday is coming up. I told DH I really just want some balloons and maybe some flowers to brighten up the house since March can be so dreary.
I just wanted to chime in about the spilled BM. This has been a nightmare of mine since I started pumping. That must have been so upsetting for you Rozzie. My other nightmare has been Elliott falling off of something and landing on his head - and that almost happened on Saturday. E was at the studio with me and one of the moms was watching him. Her son likes to play with E too. Well, he sat E up on a counter and of course as I came out of rehearsal E saw me and literally jumped off the counter and was about to land directly on his head when someone caught him. We were all sufficiently terrified. I didn't really say much because I think we all learned the lesson without me needing to reinforce it. I'm pretty sure I have a few more grey hairs though.
E finally figured out how to crawl forward! He is much happier now that he can get to things more efficiently. Of course if I turn my back for a minute he's getting into something I'd rather he didn't. We're going to have to baby proof in earnest now. His two top teeth popped through last week so now there are four teeth! He's coming down with a cold again though. :( Has anybody used the Hylands Tiny Cold Tablets? We've been half-heartedly using them but I'm not sure they're doing any thing.
Cristeen - I hope you're able to get some answers soon.
Oh, I remembered what else I wanted to ask you all about... We are going up to Connecticut at the end of March. It will be our first flight with Elliott. It's only an hour but I wanted to fly rather than drive so we can get a taste of what it will be like when we go to California in June. We'll be renting a car once we get there so we need to bring E's car seat, but he won't have his own seat on the plane. So my questions is, do you know if I can just check his car seat at the gate? Also, any other advice is welcome! Thanks mamas!
Yes, you can gate check his seat. If the flight is not full, you can also ask to bring it on the plane. I would recommend getting a travel bag for it if you're going to check it though, as otherwise it gets tossed around by it's straps. Overall I wouldn't recommend checking it if you can help it - the man-handling that luggage is subjected to can be equal to a car crash on a car seat. If you really do have to check it, I've heard it recommended to get a cheap seat for the trip, just in case and leave your expensive one at home.
What part of CA will you be visiting?
Cristeen - We'll be all over but unfortunately not as far north as you. My sister lives in Thousand Oaks (about an hour north of LA), my parents live in Oceano (on the central coast), and I think we'll spend part of our time camping in the Sierra's outside of Fresno (where I grew up).
Rozzie - Yikes! That is too much! I hope your body gets back to "normal" soon.
Still no period here. I thought I was getting it, but really I've just a had a little bit of spotting once or twice. I'm sure it won't last much longer.
Mine started today, too. Mine have been all over the map: 38 days, 31 days, 50 days, 33 days. I guess this is #5 since she was born. Before I got pg with her, my periods were pretty reliably 35-40 days. Weird.
Rozzie - if it's another 10 dayer, please call your OB or MW to discuss it with them. One like that is a fluke, but a pattern of them can be any number of things.
Ick Roz. I am definitely hoping the monster periods are just your body getting back in to whack and *not* any thing else. If (however) your periods do stay heavy, I have heard that Mama cloth can help lighten them up. I'm sure you have heard that also.
Crazy when we think about where we all were a year ago.