Erica, I hope you have a great time with your family this weekend.
Here is the code for Jonah's ticker. I guess I should have thought to do that! THANKS!
Christine- That slow cooker pumpkin pie does look good! I really need to invest in a slow cooker... From the other thread it looks like you have decided to WTT until March... sucks but probably the best decision in the long run. I hope school is going well for you.
Jessica- I hope Gabby begins to STTN for you soon. Maybe she is just a night owl? lol, although I know it is probably not that funny to you ;). Oooo remodeling your house sounds like a big project, but will definitely be worth it I'm sure.
Liz- Yay for Peter turning 1! My niece didn't walk until she was 15 months or so and now she's running like crazy. I hope Max and our cat Prince get along once Max is actually able to chase him down and whatnot lol.
Amy- I can't believe you're so close to having the twins!! I love Jensen's red hair, BTW.
Ash- Aww about Teddy giving you hugs and kisses! I can't wait for that stage. I forget that different places have different customs re:Halloween!
Erica- I also love that we have birthday buds! It is hard to imagine Max being Charlotte's size, hehe. He's got a bit more chub to him though, apparently ;). That is awesome that you can use the SNS and still be able to nurse her and it sounds like she is doing great!
Ruby- I love hearing toddlers talking in their own language. So cute! Maxim does look like such a sweetie.
Sandy- I hope your DH and you are able to find a solution re:TTC. Yes, 2 December babies +Christmas sounds like an expensive month!
Em- I love the name Nate! That's so cute about him being into all things boy hehe.
Mari- have fun gardening! I think my thumb is about as opposite from green as it can get... I am so not a gardener. Luckily, the former tenant apparently was really into it though because they planted quite a few perennials. Blooming flowers sound wonderful right about now though, considering we are just about to come into true fall here in Iowa.
Hiiiii everyone I missed!
AFM- Max is doing great. He hates to be laying down, though. He would much rather you hold him sitting up so he can properly see everyone/thing. Tonight, we went out for dinner and AJ was holding him while we were eating. All of a sudden, he grabbed some of AJ's pasta
Here goes my first attempt at personals.
Mommy to Nate and expecting a little girl Nov. 2012
Morgan- One thing about the freezing breast milk thing that I was told. Can't remember if it was the LC or my son's pediatrician but they said not to keep it in there too long as breast milk changes as they get older and if you wait too long it might not be as good for an older baby as if you would have given it when they were younger.
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Morgan - I had to laugh at the Milk Hoarder - I totally was. I had at one point 200 oz in the freezer - I think Kate said before the hurricane that she had 500 oz ;) So we feel you on that one. Towards the end I was using what I pumped instead of the frozen stuff to daycare because she wouldn't always drink it all and I was afraid to waste it. I just sent the last 4oz to daycare today :( It's so amazing that I used the last bit I had at almost 13 months.
Amy- as someone else said, you can store for ~3 months in a regular freezer and ~6 months in a deep freeze. At this point, I think milk bags take up more of our freezer than frozen food lol. I am thinking we might invest in a deep freezer before too long... can probably buy it just with the money we've saved by not doing formula! I hope you have luck with BFing! Maybe Andi has some tips on BFing twins. What were some problems that you had when trying with Jensen? I just did a blog entry on BFing... http://my-baby-youll-be.blogspot.com/2011/09/breastfeeding.html. If you have any questions, be sure to ask! There's a BFing group on FB that Adrienne added me to that was/is super helpful... I will add you.
Em- so cute that he can be a manly man or a sensitive boy. I hope Max will have a good blend as well.
Sandy- Thanks! We rotate