A have a few things i wanted to write here since i havent managed to be around here much. I thought to not clutter the board I would just combine them! Forgive me if things are a little all over the place. :P
1 - How do you handle Thank You cards? I feel like i am sending out more mail than i ever have in my life. Thank you cards from the shower, then birth annoucments, then some people sent more gifts after birth, so i send second thank yous to some people, then we mailed out invites to our baby naming (like a christening/baptism sorta) and I was just messing with my registry for my own benefit to see what i still wanted to get and i saw some more gifts are gone which im guessing means people are bringing gifts to the baby naming (which i did not expect) - Should i keep sending thank you cards to all these people? some potentially 3x?
2 - My SIL had a baby 9 days after us. Unfortunately they are having a much rougher time with theirs than we are with ours despite theirs being baby #2. I love them to death and i want to be able to communicate, parent together and have fun together. But how do you all deal with baby comparisons when you are close to someone? Its getting a little rough for me because it constantly feels like i am being quizzed on what im doing with her, being judged on what im doing with her (depsite that its working wonderfully) and it just seems like there is no other conversations going on besides comparing. I dont participate in return too much besides directly answering the questions im asked. But i dont know. I obviously do not feel guilty that i have a great baby, i KNOW i am so lucky, but would it be too much to ask to just maybe not be spoken to like i have some nerve having a ''good'' baby? [I hope this made sense]
3 - Speaking of cousin baby ^, for some reason our mutual MIL seems to be very comfortable with him (and his older sister), but extremely uncomfortable with our daughter. My husband and I cant figure it out for the life of us why she is acting this way. She picks up our baby like shes never held a baby before, but she picks up the cousin like shes very comfortable. Just strange. Curious if anyones had any similar experiences?
4 - Finally, im wondering what FTMs are doing or what STMs have done to go about making/finding mommy-friends?