As parents there is nothing we enjoy about seeing our babies cry. We don’t get pleasure when our kids are upset, frustrated or having a full-on meltdown. It’s during these moments, where we have to take step-back and look at the big picture. We need to look at the whole picture and not just the […]
Bringing home baby can be one of the scariest, most joyful, straight up panicked, tearful, blissful and a complete cause for being overwhelmed situation! How one tiny baby can bring about such a crazy mixture of emotions is yet to be determined, but for all of us parents out there, we can vouch that all […]
are you bringing home a newborn and getting all geared up to continue your regular schedule. after all how hard can it be? all you have to do is lug the baby carrier or bucket car seat with you, right? the baby can sleep anywhere, right? you can still go out to dinners and stay out late because the baby can go with you, right? well, sorry to burst your bubble, but not really! yes, for the first few weeks you can do this. your freedom to some degree can continue. granted, you will need to meet every need of your new baby while you’re out doing what used to be done in such a glamorous and speedy fashion. now you must stop to feed your baby, burp your baby, change your baby, and anything else that goes along with your new little package.
freedom or happy kids…. i have to admit this is a complete toss up! although, the decision for me is an easy one. i definitely go with happy kids. sure, i would love to just go where i need to go and do what i want to do when the time was convenient for me. […]
it’s funny how you can forget so much from one child to the next! it also boggles my mind how two kids from the same recipe can have such different personalities! these differences are what make each of our kids unique and why we love them all so much! that being said beckett (10 1/2 months) is at that stage where he knows he shouldn’t do something, but likes to look at you directly in the eye, smirk and follow through with whatever he knows he shouldn’t be doing! when he looks at me with those big, knowing, blue eyes it is hard not to let out a little chuckle or smile, but i try my best to hold strong! hudson, my first, was one of those boys, and still is, whom always seemed overly compliant. i would say ‘no’ 1 or 2 times and he would move onto something else, never to return there again. it breaks my heart how sweet he truly is! beckett on the other hand, still sweet of course, is a bit more aggressive if that’s the right word:) he knows what he wants and is doing his absolute best to get it. i can’t fault the guy for his determination but, on the other hand, all of his hard work is making my work a bit more challenging, to say the least. my ‘no’ 1 or 2 times to address something with hudson isn’t coming even remotely close to the tip of the ice berg with becks.
as mom’s, we all have our things we swear by. whether it be tricks of the trade, methods of parenting, and of course the products we choose to use! we all have our preferences of which diaper brand, disposable or cloth, homemade baby food or jarred, lotion before bed or not, etc. this list will go on for eternity, but one product that is definitely worth mentioning as a mommy tip: bio gaia!!! i swear by this stuff up and down. it is a little bit like liquid gold! it’s not cheap to say the least, but the amazing work it does on your little ones’ immune system is worth every penny! we go through one of these tiny little bottles, that costs in and around $33.00 each week. we used to spread it through 2 weeks before the arrival of baby beckett, but now the 2 boys smack back 1 per week. i can’t imagine the bio gaia budget per year if we end up with a 3rd baby, yikes!!
newborns and baths…some parents find this time of the day to be a relaxing one, as their infants lay back and relax. others find this time extremely stressful as their tiny new baby, flails around wet, shivering and flat out pissed! as a first time parent everything can be somewhat awkward as you are trying to get the hang of so many new things. simply trying to organize when to bathe the baby can be trying enough, let alone the actual handling of the slippery baby both in the bath and getting them out. with lots of practice and a very useful tip from a nurse when i delivered my first i have been able to get the wailing whale to stop and relax! once i got the hang of everything, had a schedule/routine in place, bath time was something i, and my baby, looked forward to each evening. it took me a little bit of time to master the art of newborn bathing with my first. poor hudson was the guinea pig and had to struggle through my learning and therefore, little becks definitely got the good of the stick with this one! as you can see from the photo just 1 1/2 weeks old and loving every minute of his bath. so much that he actually fell asleep! priceless!