Friday, July 13, 2007

Fluffy Love

Okay, before I say anything else, I have to post these pictures.

Is this not the cutest puppy you have ever seen? My brother and his wife just got a puppy and sent us an email showing him/her off. I'm already in love. Mashuga's going to flip.

So, on another front, my body is really surprising me. You may not want to know, but hey, I want to tell, so... Skip this paragraph if you're uninterested in my body's functioning. I have never started cycling sooner than about 12 months after any of my babies. But, guess what? This morning I started. Weird. Coco is only 6 months old.

The only thing I can attribute it to is that this baby REALLY likes food. All of my other babies weren't really here or there with solid food. They would rather nurse. But, Coco likes to eat whatever we're eating. So, we don't nurse as often. Interesting.

So, now I'm back to the ever-confusing birth control decisions. I have this thing. I HATE birth control. For one, chemical birth control has this funny thing about making me, um, SUICIDAL. So, not an option. Tried the IUD and it was painful -- all the time. My favorite form of birth control is actually the fertility awareness method, as explained here. But then there's the whole nursing, cosleeping babe thing and I worry about my temps being inaccurate. But, enough about me and my fertility...

Let's talk about my family. My Dad's extended family is having a reunion for the first time in about a decade. So, we are going tomorrow. I'm filled with equal parts excitement and dread. I'll have to let you know how it goes.

Also, JDub's parents are here from Germany. So, we'll try to spend as much time as is possible with them this weekend.

I still haven't finished my last post. There was stuff I wanted to tell you. Ah, well... Some day.

Yesterday, by the way, was one of those "Mashuga's lucky to still be alive kind of days. But we got the messes cleaned up, the neighbor's dogs back in their yard and the screen he thrashed can be replaced... We've gone back to the "No leaving Mom or Dad's sight" rule for a while. He's sitting here dejectedly waiting for me to finish and help him pack for Grandma's house.

I hope you have a marvelous weekend!

1 comment:

Brillig said...

First of all, I love your site. I am so glad you stopped in at mine today so that I could "meet" you. Your family is adorable and your career oustanding. I'm very fascinated by the whole "Birthing From Within" stuff and obviously it's rare to meet someone else who is. I've been exploring the Birthing From Within site that you have linked up in your sidebar too. Gorgeous.

As for the question you left on my site, I answered it there. Not exactly something I should have thrown out there without some explanation, huh? I should have realized that a lot of people would get tripped up on that.

Again, so great to meet you, Heather. I'm adding you to my bookmarks right this second.