Wow!!! finally get some time to post... We have just moved into a new house (yes..house...hooray!). It has been hectic, but now we have settled in it's great. It even has a swimming pool ( too cold for that yet though...).
Cla - how upsetting about your poor cat. DH and I are big cat lovers, and have lost 2 over the last 5 years or so. Also ver old, but no less upsetting. We have a great cat now that my parents have been catsitting since Lulu was 3 months old...too hard to keep her clean. We are getting her back next week and I can't wait. Lucy LOVES cats, and anytime you call "sunny" (the cat next door), she goes crazy making "oooh oooh" noises. It's adorable and very funny.
Kristi - I know you posted this a long time ago, but about siging, a friend of mine has a hearing imparied neice, so instead of baby signing, she taught her first bub 'regular' sign language (bit by bit). That way she thought it taught her a practical skill for life. She is nearly 2 now, and knows signs for bird, sleep, windy, sunny etc. Little kiddy words. I sometimes do it with Lulu when I am reading to her. If you go to a hearing impaired website, often you can join for free and they have all the info on the signs for words there.
Tracii - that books sounds great, I will definitely give a read. Also, a great book on getting through all the ups and downs of motherhood is "buddhism for Mothers". Also, about your trip....I am in the same boat. We are off to Hong Kong in a week, and I don't know how to keep my hyperactive child amused for 10 hours. Lots of people have told me about a mild baby sedative called "finnergin (sp.)". I'm going to the dr the week to ask about it. Don't cancel your trip though - once you get through this, then Isabella will be able to travel the world with you and DH without you worrying about how she will go.
Madiva - a walker!!! wow!! how exciting for you. It must have made you smile when he started. We have friends who had babies on or around the same day as Lucy, so we have to try and slot in a party for her on one of the days. As we are in a new house, we are having it at home. I can't wait!
Julie - so sorry about the worries with your job. When will you know for sure?
The latest with Lucy is she is crawling everywhere still, climbing on everything and walking around holding on to anything she can (walls, furniture, the backs of our legs.) It is very hard to do anything, because if you stop for a second, she climbs on you!!! She has also started to love the rocking horse - it's really cute. She knows how to hold on and just smiles so much when we rock her on it.
I'm glad I finally got to catch up with you all. I hope everyone is doing well. Will have a look at the pics and try and post some of Lucy from her christening.
Brady & Tyler (Kristi) - 30th September
Hendricks (Julie/EYCI) - 4th October
Charlie (Cla) - 13th October
Colin (Madiva) 20 October
Lucy (Bella) 3 Dec
#1 -ve severe OHSS
#2&3 FET both -ve
#4 1 blasto - BFP! Lucy Bella born 3rd Dec 06
Jan 09 - FET...BFP!