Nope, not crazy at all in my opinion. I think of it the same way, as a new family member not a replacement.
So I guess Kole is not allergic to peanuts. Despite my best efforts, Lyla managed to feed him a peanut. He is totally cruising now though. He pulls himself up on anything like a champ and just cruises along. He went from the couch to the coffee table on Saturday. He's just 7 months old. I already packed up the baby books or I'd go through and see if Lyla was doing this at the same age because it seems early to me. Did y'all see my FB video of him pushing a box across the floor? That was the first time he did that and he's become way more proficient at it.
What kind of dishwasher to you have? Do you love it, hate it? Our new house doesn't come with a dishwasher or garbage disposal so that will have to remedied ASAP or we'll have a mountain of dishes piled to the ceiling all the time.
Jackie, tell me you had that baby overnight and it was just too fast for you to contact anyone. . .
Kristi, I don't think it is too soon to get a new dog. I agree it is like adding a new family member, not replacing the old one.
Wow Anna, cruising already! That does seem early, I guess Kole wants to keep up with his big sister! Glad he didn't react to the peanut and now you know you don't have to worry about them-peanuts would be one of my scariest allergies to have one of my kids have. We introduced peanut butter to Isabelle fairly early, I think around 10-11 months. We are all big peanut butter lovers in my family so its good that she isn't allergic. Its now one of her favorite foods, she will tell me all the time "I like peanut butter!"
Dishwasher: We have this one, and I LOVE IT. The buttons are on the top of the door (so you can't see them when it's closed) and it is nice both because it's very streamlined looking AND it's nice for avoiding button-happy toddlers ;) It was really easy to install--I hooked it up myself when I was pregnant. The only problem we've ever had with it is that if you put something too tall in the bottom rack so that it blocks the water thingie from spinning, then it leaks out the bottom of the door--but once we figured that out and got more careful about that, it has never happened again. It does a great job.
Kristi I think it's a great idea that your looking into a new dog for the family. Especially a shelter dog :) Take the girls with you to look, they'll love it.
Anna, the sling Jackie bought is very cute and comfy looking. And I hope Kole's okay after the peanut.
That etsy shop is hillarious oh my.
Last year we did Madison's Santa picture with my FIL. He has the whole Santa outfit, blah blah and DH wanted it taken with him. It still burns my butt because thats not how "the picture" is supposed to be. So this year no matter what she's going to a mall or something. I had mine taken every year with Santa & the Easter bunny
I remember that Lyla was an early walker and pulling up and cruising could still mean a few more months before steps. I bet they're on the same track. You're in trouble!
Some studies have indicated that withholding peanuts may actually cause peanut allergies. There's been a shift recently towards introducing allergenic foods earlier. Most pediatricians haven't caught on.
We don't have a dishwasher. We desperately want one and are planning to put one in as soon as we get around to installing the counter top that's been sitting on our back porch for over a year. We'll probably pick up a newer used one on Craigslist because that's how we roll.
Time to study!
Um...you know you should install the dishwasher BEFORE the new countertop, right? Or at least at the same time? Or else you're just going to have to take it off again....unless you already have the electric and stuff all hooked up for one? We had to get a plug put in, and move a cabinet, so they had to take our counter off anyway...maybe that's not always the case if you are just replacing an existing dishwasher, but I imagine most renovation will require removing the counter.
Which is, I learned, WAY easy and not scary at all. Neither is sawing a plumbing pipe in half with a hacksaw, which I also got to do while putting in our dishwasher. I don't think I've ever felt like such an adult. ;)
The dog we're considering was picked up as a stray, but knows basic commands and appears to be housetrained, plus she's spayed. So she had a home at some point. She's medium sized and about 1 year old. She has energy, but seemed to calm down quickly and just wanted to be next to me and be loved. She also rolled over immediately for me to scratch her belly, which I took to be a good sign. There were lots of people there walking around, and she seemed friendly to all of them, even the kids, so I'm hopeful for the meeting today. The shelter won't let us adopt without every family member meeting the dog, so that's our next step. We need to introduce DH and the kids, and if that goes well they have an outside area where we can take her out and play with her. Since she is a shelter dog, we can't mess around making our decision (though we don't want to rush too much, either) so it is entirely possible we could be bringing home a new dog tonight.
Here she is. They're calling her a border collie/shepherd mix, but I think I see lab and/or beagle in her, and her tail curls like a cork screw. So she's probably a lovely mix of a thousand different things, which I love :)