so all morning, tommy won't eat a bite. he slept through being taken out of the carseat and being walked two blocks. he slept through going back into the carseat. an hour and a half block while i was out running errands. i take him to my dads so i can get some tommy-free party things taken care of. i inform my dad of tommy's odd behavior. he insists tommy's fine. he's a growing boy. it's the heat. yadda yadda yadda.
an hour later my dad calls me to tell me i need to go buy pedialyte…Continue
“Just look at my baby, all grown up.” I’ve probably heard this line hundreds of times…from teary moms watching their children wave from school bus windows on the first day of kindergarten, or from fathers beaming over their sons’ or daughters’ graduations. I’ve even heard it from my own parents through the years,…Continue
Dear Baby Princess,
Great news, for the most part, at the doctor today.
You're just getting a quick note today because I came into work two hours late. I probably shouldn't be taking any time out of my day to do this, but since my door is closed for a few minutes while I'm pumping, I'm doing it anyway. (It occurs to me you probably will not be interested in reading about things like breastfeeding and your diapers when you're older, but that's my life right…Continue
Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 28, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments
"I would like to know if anyone has ever lost a child? I was at 39 weeks. I think about her everyday, and i asked my husband what would she be like now. I know he care, but he does not want to talk about it at all like it will go away. I just want to know how other moms deal with it?" Theresa M.G.
Dr. Jen's response
I know you posted this question to the general forum, but I wanted to make sure and provide a pediatrician’s perspective…Continue
SO im laying down and i pull Kennedy next to me so we can sleep like we used to and she pushed away from me :(. I couldn't believe it she used to love sleeping with me all cuddled like my little teddy bear and now she only comes to me when she wants to eat in the middle of sleeping.. The killing part is she dont want to sleep in her bed anymore. So she wants my bed with her milk without me..l0l.. Sometimes I like for her to sleep ny herself although I would rather it be in her bed but…Continue
Added by Jasmine Brown-Moreland on July 27, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments
Dear Baby Princess,
On the way to work this morning, I got a good perspective check.
We had some formula canisters in the pantry that were about to expire. I think we got them as some sort of free gift in the hospital, and since I didn't know how breastfeeding would go, I stashed them away as backup. (We have been very lucky in that you've had nothing but breast milk so far. Here's hoping we make it another two months.) In any case, I couldn't bear the…Continue
Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 27, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments
it is hard to believe that one year ago today, i was holding a little seven pound baby going omgwtf do i do now.
haha. i'm still saying that actually.
where did this 22 lb bundle of joy come from? could he possibly be that same 7 pound wonder? now a size 6 1/2 shoe? 8 teeth? food obsessed? he didn't even gain weight at first!
one year ago yesterday, i was purposely not thinking about having to be induced at 5 am the next day. i was at my dad's…Continue
Dear Baby Princess,
This morning when I came into your room you were chewing on your crib.
You slept a little better last night, only waking up once during the night. Daddy came in to snuggle you and says he held you for forty minutes or so. We're guessing it's the teething that's waking you up, but when one of us comes in and picks you up you always just put your head on our shoulder and close your eyes again. Maybe you just want to be held? When we try…Continue
Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 26, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Ok so I get frustrated A LOT when people tell me how to parent my children. I am more than williing to hear your advice and would love to explain my reasonings behind what I do. But when all is said and done, they are MY kids and I am going to raise them the way my husband and I have decided is best!
Last weekend was my family reunion. My Uncle Max is my favorite uncle ever (yes, I play favorites with my 7 uncles!) and he lives in TX so I never get to see him (I'm in OH). So…Continue
Dear Baby Princess,
Last Friday you got our first tooth.
The date was July 22, 2011 - two days before you turned ten months. (To be fair, Mrs. M at school told me on Friday that she had seen the tooth the day before. But I like to mark the occasion on the day we found out about it.)
That milestone got me thinking about how we need to record these things, even though I am the kind of mom - and really, the kind of person in general - who is…Continue
A recent test of Mott's Apple Juice found alarmingly high levels of arsenic in the juice, causing environmental groups to call for greater government regulation of heavy metals in foods and testing of…Continue
I can remember just 6 months ago I used to lay Kennedy down and kiss her all in her face and I would always tell her "Im going to kiss you on the lips even when you're old and married" her dad hated it but I loved kissing her.!!! Now 6 months later she loves kissing me.!! I felt like a bully making her kiss me then but now she's the bully.. I'll lay her down to kiss her and she automatically grabs my face with this mighty Kung fu grip and tries to put my whole face in her mouth, It is the…Continue
So six months in and neither me and the baby are getting used to these shots or the pain but for some reason today's shots were the worst. While at the doctors it was the typical poke poke poke cry cry cry (with an added insult of the lady who poked her turning and asking Kennedy "aww whats wrong" ..um HELLO YOU JUST POKED HER) then I fed her and she went to sleep. But once we got home the shot routine changed.. First she slept for like 4 hours so Im thinking yea I got some time to find a…Continue
When I had my daughter March 23,2010 I had never heard the name Chloe other than the character on one of my moms soaps and my Great Great Grandmother. So when my aunt (who is unable to have kids,) asked me to name my daughter Chloe because if she could have had kids that was her name for their daughter...so of coarse I agreed! Thinking YES my kids not going to have this popular name where when she is in class and the teacher yells "Chloe" 6 other girls arent going to raise their hands. My…Continue
At 17 weeks pregnant with my first child, we found out that we were having a little boy through what I guess you could call a miscommunication between the genetic specialist we had to visit and us. Originally I did not want to find out what we were having. Was I very sad whenever we did find out? No, not at all. I was excited to have a sweet little guy and be able to prepare for him however I pleased.
I am a pretty firm believer in "don't knock it 'til you try it" and in…Continue
meg.terry323 you got it right!
i didn't realize it until i read your comment. i have not been bored in over 12 months. not even a teensie weensie bit. at times i have taken a step back and wondered what exactly i did with all the free time i had pre-baby. i never made the connection about my loss of the feeling of boredom. what does that even feel like? i always preferred busy days to slow days at work. so…Continue
Kennedy is now 6 months, as of yesterday, and she left her skill of sleeping through the night behind at 4 months. I lay her down at about 10 and some days she go to sleep quickly and some she don't, but thats typical right? Well after about 4 in the morning, I feel her rolling over and maneuvering my bra until her food is out and she can eat, All while she's still sleeping. However if I have my back is turned or she can't get it out or she becomes impatient with trying she starts to cry…Continue