Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Toilets are Fun

Random Fact #7 - Toilets are Fun

Found Bitta having a ball in the bathroom. She seems to think the toilet is a water station used for playing. Worst of all, Stinx hadn't flushed the toilet.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Public Breastfeeding is shameful

Random Fact #6 - Public Breastfeeding is Shameful

I try. I do. I really really try. I haven't given up. Bitta is almost 9 months old and I still try to nurse her when I am out and about. But she never does. And if for some miraculous reason, she does latch, she nurses for 1 minute or less. Just long enough to get my let down going. So there I am with a baby who won't nurse and a leaking breast. Brilliant. Bitta seems to think breastfeeding is best done behind closed doors, lights off and on a comfortable bed. As a Mama proud to be breastfeeding, this no nursing in public thing is a pain! I'm happy to breastfeed my baby in public, but why won't she let me!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bed Rails are for Climbing

Random Fact #5 - Bed Rails are for Climbing

Bitta seems to think that developmental milestones are best practiced at 3:00 AM. She has done this so far with all of them: rolling over, sitting up, crawling, climbing, talking etc etc. It drives this motha crazy!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Paper is Delicious

Random Fact #4 - Paper is Delicious

Bitta cannot be trusted with paper. She will most certainly eat it. Because it is delicious.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Car Seats are for Crying

Random Fact #3 - Car Seats are for Crying

Bitta is no longer in the infant bucket seat. Dad installed the convertible car seat and ever since Bitta just cries. And cries. And cries. And cries whenever she is in the car. I am hoping this is a short lived phase.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pooping is a crime

Random Fact #2 - Pooping is a crime

Bitta's never been a pooper. She once went an entire month without a bowel movement. No, I'm not kidding. Totally serious. Between the age of 2-3 months she never stained a cloth diaper. She usually had a BM every 2 weeks.. then weekly.

When I introduced solids at 6 months I was slightly concerned how it would affect the pooping situation. And I clearly had good reason. The adjustment to solid food was tough on her. I can't give her any banana's or rice cereal, as well as a few other things. Her diet pretty much consists of pears, peaches and water (and of course breastmilk). And... occasionally, stool softner. I should also note that I fed her a ton of prunes and it did nothing. Like, nothing.

I do admit that she goes more regularly now... Sometimes as often as once a day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaccck!

I want to do a short series called "Random Facts" about Bitta. It seems having two children has cut out my blogging time so I will try my best to update with short random facts in the next while.

Random fact #1 - Comfort Nursing is for Suckers

Bitta doesn't like to comfort nurse. No sir'ee. That let-down issue sure put a damper on comfort nursing. Somewhere around 4 months I sort of trained her to comfort nurse to sleep. But it was short lived... because she doesn't like to comfort nurse. It was kind of funny though... My version of sleep training this go around was trying to get Bitta to nurse to sleep. HA! She still seems to think that nursing is really only intended for nutrition. She really has me wondering when she will self-wean.