Elizabeth is on my lap. This is the third day in a row she's declined a nap. The first day I let her skip it. The second day I made her stay in her crib the whole time. Today I did a mix of both. Consistency, that's my middle name. It should be driving me mad that she's not sleeping, since this is usually my big break: Robert in school, William in kindergarten, Elizabeth and Edward sleeping. Instead it's made me feel more affectionate toward her. I think--and this is pitiful--it's because this time together is such an exponential increase in our usual one-on-one time. The trouble with having a larger family is that there is very little one-on-one time.
I had an OB appointment yesterday. It was the first time I'd seen the OB who handled most of my last pregnancy. He was surprised and amused and pleased to see me again. There were jokes about knowing how this works, have to stop meeting like this, etc.
Can we talk about the name Penelope? Is that a crazy name, or within the realm of possibility for a new baby? I think it's pretty, but maybe too unusual?
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...