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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - ... and he grows!

It is truly amazing to me how FAST babies grow.
So I thought I'd share a few pics of Cub.

First week at home

Three months

Five months

Seven months

10 months!

Just like that!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Give Up!!

Ay yai yai! I am seriously at my wit's end about this whole sleeping/CIO/nursing situation we have at home. I. AM. LOSING. MY. MIND.


It takes a HUGE amount of willpower to go against my Mommy instinct and let the Cub CIO. It drives both me and the hubs bonkers. But we've been told it's the best thing for him, he needs to learn to soothe himself, blah blah blah. That's great and I don't disagree but IT'S NOT WORKING - and IT'S NOT WORKING FOR US.

I hear the wonderful stories about some parents letting their kids CIO and two days later - sleeping through the night. Of course, this isn't happening in our house. EVERY night for the umpteenth day in a row, he has woken up crying. Sometimes, he'd fall back to sleep but lately he's getting more and more hysterical.

So last night, I gave up. Or shall I say, I gave in.

He was just HYSTERICALLY screaming/crying so I went and got him. He was wet. We're trying out some new nighttime diapers so unfortunately, it happens. It just BREAKS my heart when he's crying like that, tears and all. So I was able to calm him down and at HIS insistence, I nursed him. If this is what he needs to feel safe and comforted, who am I to really tell him no? Especially at 10 months. I mean, c'mon - seriously? He's not going to be 13 begging to be nursed, right?

That was at 1 o'clock this morning. At 1:30a, I crawled back into bed until my alarm went off around 5:20a. Then I got up, headed into Cub's room and as soon as I opened his door his head popped up off his pillow and he immediately sat up. I nursed him for a good 20 minutes, then he was back asleep... hopefully he slept in a little bit for Pappa, but I'm DONE with the screaming and crying.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Good News, Bad News

Domestic Dork

Over at Domestic Dork on Sunday is Good News, Bad News! So, the point? Just list your good news and bad news and then link up your post over at Domestic Dork to share your news and see others!

The Good News: Cub has started to walk on his own randomly. Don't try to get him to do it or he won't. Just watch him out of the corner of your eye...

The Bad News: We have yet to baby-proof the house and he LOVES getting into the cupboards and trash cans. Yuck!

The Good News: Cub is a growing, happy baby!

The Bad News: We just spent another $100 on clothes for the next 6 months or so... :(

The Good News: He now has two teeth coming in on top!

The Bad News: He's teething and it's no fun for ANYONE.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Every day I try to think of things I'm grateful for and I know as hard as life seems at times, someone else has it worse and someone else has it better. So I try to focus on what's important to me and the things that matter:

  • My Pappa Bear: You are a wonderful man, husband and father. You are the light of my life and my center. You keep me grounded when I'm floating too high and you unleash me when I feel tethered. You are my world, my love, my life.
  • My Cub: Never have I thought I could love anyone more than I love your Pappa. You are the reason I am making changes within myself to be a better person, wife and Mamma. You melt my heart when I'm with you and I'm in awe of how quickly you're learning new things (like turning off my computer when I'm on it... *laughing*). You make all of my cloudy days shine and my love for you is like no other.
  • My Family & Friends: You know me best, know when I'm acting crazy and yet you still put up with me. I love you from the bottom of my heart and you keep me going from day-to-day. You are my boulders and shoulders when I need you the most. Without you, I'd be lost.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Where it Began...

I love both of my boys sooo much! It melts my heart to see this love!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - ...and the Love Continues

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