Oh, and I meant to say, Katie, yes those are the infant toddler rockers - they are the BEST aren't they!!? I would go so far as to say they are the single best item we received at my shower... x2. Amy, if you don't already have a good seat to use, I really recommend these... they are great to put the babies in either when you need free hands for the other one, or when you need a break. The babies can be sitting up (nice for right after feedings to avoid reflux) or in a laying down position and it has a vibrate feature. We have carpet and we scoot those things all over the house like race cars. If your DH is ever bottle feeding them, it's easy to put them both in the chairs and feed both at the same time. Sometimes I'll park them both in front of the screen door looking out to our backyard and the girls will sit there for an hour (usually until they fall asleep), cooing to each other and enjoying the breeze and outside sounds (see below
Ella – Thanks for the cow’s milk advice – very reassuring! I’m so tired of my parents and in-laws nagging me about Selin’s cow’s milk intake. They’re not anti-BFing but just don’t understand the long-term effects, no matter how much info I send them. :-/
Andi – We did BLW with Selin and like Alyssa, I would have to say it is one of the best parenting decisions we’ve made. Oh and Selin didn’t get her first teeth until her first birthday and we started BLW around 6 months and she managed just fine! I loved the fact that we didn’t have to deal with jars of baby food or pureeing our own food and it forces us to make better food choices, esp. when dining out. We still get comments to this day on how well Selin feeds herself and what a good eater she is. Last fall, one of my friends was watching her while I was doing the dog-walking gig and she said Selin would always eat more than her 2 yo son! I read the BLW book Ella mentioned from my library. I didn’t read it cover to cover but I also used food charts from this website and they made it even easier to figure out what she could eat when: wholesomebabyfood.com. We would print out the chart for the stage she was in and put it on the fridge so it was very handy.
Katie – Zaydren is adorable in that outfit!! He sure is a long baby for only 3 months! Have fun with your stepson this weekend.
Erica – Meant to say earlier that I’m glad you’re making new friends through church. Are you and/or DH able to spend some one-on-one time with the boys, esp. Jonah? Sounds like he might need that extra time with one or both of you. (((HUGS)))
AFM – Met with my principal this morning to talk about my observation the other day and it turns out it was like a mini review! I kinda got nervous but she ranked me as “proficient” and higher on everything and she said I’m doing a wonderful job so that was a huge relief.
Selin has a new tooth popping up on the bottom for a grand total of 7 teeth, woohoo, lol. She was a hot mess tonight for some reason but thankfully she’s sound asleep now. Hoping she’ll give me a break and STTN tonight while we’re at my parents’ house again. Last night she was up from 12:30am-2:30am for no good reason so I only got about 4-5 hours of sleep.
Going to attempt to assemble our new Britax car seats that arrived at my parents’ house during the week. Amazon shipped them in just two days!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Hope everyone had a good weekend. I think we've officially entered the terrible 2's. David had a major meltdown today. It didn't help he got up early and was really tired but he's been testing us a lot lately.
Anyway I think I decided on his birthday present for the grandparents. David has been in his baby bedding still and he's in his converted toddler bed. I know we're going to need it when we have #2 which is still awhile away but since he's going to be 2 I thought a big boy bed and new bedding would be perfect for him.