Mellie - Good luck with the new round of IVF. I am happy that you are going for it! I wish we could. We have 4 frozen blasts just waiting for us by my DH has decided to rethink having another baby. I don't understand him. We had agreed to more, but he is freaked out. I am hoping that he changes his mind. At my age I can't really wait for several years....
CT - Your Ella sounds like a bundle of joy! I can't wait for my baby to get a little older so that he enjoys going out to shop and see the world. He just gets cranky now.
Loopie and Suga - I thought that hosting Thanksgiving was hard! I had dinner for 15 people at my house and Declan got really tired of being handed off from person to person, so DH ended up spending most of the time after he woofed down dinner upstairs with the baby - missed most of the evening. I had to entertain guests and do all the clean-up. It was HARD. However, it sounds like going to someone else's house was no picnic either. I think just adjusting to the baby and all his needs is difficult, especially with the holidays. But it was so nice to see everyone cooing over him.......
Corny - I am sorry your DH is gone so much too. It is really hard to be a firefighter's wife in general, and now with our babies I think it will be a little harder.
Rio - I am sorry you are feeling sad. I get that way too and end up having a crying fit. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. I thought that all the hormone issues were done with, but I guess they aren't. I sure don't feel like I am in control of myself all the time. I am not depressed though. Perhaps I am just tired, tired, tired.
Jomae - Your comments about DH are just what my doctor said. I talked to her about it and she said that oftentimes fathers get ignored in this whole process and get feeling left out because all of the attention is on mom and baby. They need to figure out where they fit in, especially after the novelty of the whole thing wears off.
So Declan has learned to smile! It is the most adorable thing ever. What a payoff! I can't believe he is two months old already! He goes to the doctor tomorrow for his first shots. I am a little nervous about that. I hope he doesn't have a bad reaction to them. I am really curious about how much he weighs too. He eats ALL THE TIME! I have been keeping track and it is about 35-40 oz a day. Also, he had been sleeping for a 7 hour stretch during the night from about 5 weeks on and all of a sudden the last two nights he has been waking every 3 hours for a feed. What is that all about?!?! Anyone know when we can add cereal to their diet? I am wondering if eating cereal in the evening would help him sleep longer. Any ideas?
Well, he is crying in his swing so I have to go!