Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
So my question is, why do mother's let their babies cry it out, even though it goes against their motherly instinct? I know the answers... bad advice and pressure from family, friends and society, unrealistic expectations of a baby's ability to sleep etc etc.
CIO is just something I can't wrap my head around. The only exception I can think of is if it is the only safe option for baby. Ie. Parent being so frustrated they are tempted to shake or hurt their baby, so they leave the room. That I understand. But the fully planned CIO sleep training, just doesn't make sense. The only other exception I can think of is a mother's mental health. But in that scenario, I really do belive that the Father should give the mother a break, and take over the night time parenting and until she is well again, and even then, I think the Dad should help out by taking turns..
Which kind of gets me onto another point, I really think more Dad's should be involved in nighttime parenting, even if it is just once or twice a week... Maybe most dad's do. But I know with my husband, I have to remind him to help me otherwise I'll go months without his help.
Ok. End of rant.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Stinx has been really obsessed with the Wheels on the Bus videos lately. This is one of his favorites. Today when I was volunteering in the nursery at church, Dad was letting Stinx watch the video at home. When I came home Dad asked me which person Stinx thought was the Madonna cartoon. I said I didn't know and he said "Anti-Kels". Bahahahaha. Too funny. So I pointed to Madonna and asked Stinx who it was was and he said "Kels". This post is for you Anti-Kels.
Title of post is not meant to offend anyone. Let's just say it's an inside joke.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
"Did you see the mom with the wings tattoo on her back?"
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
- Treat people the way I would like to be treated
- Go to the gym once a week
- Try to use the cloth diapers 100% of the time
- Blog more
- Bake more often (and cook too)
- Take better care of my plants
Then there was the "I hope this happens" list. Things I hope are accomplished by the end of 2009:
a) Be very very pregnant
b) Have Stinx graduated from diapers
c) Have Stinx weaned
And B and C are mostly because of a A. If I have another baby either at the end of 2009 or begining of 2010, I would really like Stinx to be using the toilet. We've been part time EC'ing for a few months and we've made progress. I figure if I actually put more effort in, and commit to it, Stinx could very well be graduated by the end of the year (and perhaps sooner!). As for C, I am in no rush. Stinx is 22 months currently and I'm happy with our nursing relationship at the moment. But C is on the list because of A. If I'm pregger's, I want to have Stinx weaned by the time baby comes - simply because I don't want to tandem nurse.
So it will be interesting to see what happens with my resolutions/goals. Especially since I have no control conceiving a baby! Meh. If it doesn't happen right when I want it to, it buys Stinx more nursing time! :P
And I just noticed that Sleeping Through The Night is no where to be found. Surely, I have let go of my sleep obsession. LOL. I know that a year ago my biggest hope for 2008 was a whole lot of STTN. Haha. While Stinx did STTN quite a bit in 2008, it wasn't nearly as often as I had hoped for.