Remember Zaimah and her upcoming trip to Pakistan? She wrote in to update us all:
"Dear Moxie and Readers,
We just got back from our trip to Pakistan and I wanted to let you all know that your the tips from your comments and suggestions were very helpful and we used them. We also realized that there were just
certain things you can not anticipate and so you have to be a lot more flexible than usual. SInce we were staying with family the whole time we had a few days of growing pains but by the end we had all reached a
happy middle ground. Anyhow, it was a good trip overall and I am happy to say we survived it with minimal scarring.
Thanks once again."
Well, that's a relief. I always feel bad for the readers who are dreading some future event, because you really just never know how it's going to go for them. Updates are comforting, so if anyone else wants to update us, feel free.
Now a question from me to you: I know that when a woman weans a baby, her body stores up calcium really easily (I'd find a research link, but I've been doing my taxes and am fried). My younger son is slowing down on nursing (although he went from once a day to twice a day when I went to work), so I'm thinking I should be actively supplementing with calcium to catch the window when he does wean completely. So what's the best form of calcium supplementation to be taking? The one that's most easily/completely absorbed, I mean.
(This is also useful info for women who experience a dip in milk supply at the beginning of their mentrual period each month. Extra calcium supplementation for those few days helps even out supply.)