Friday, May 22, 2009
9. You can do EVERYTHING right and it can still hurt like a son of a bitch at times
8. There are more books, products, and services catering to your boobs that you would ever know
7. You start to feel like a cow after about 4 days. Your child looks at you as a meal and is constantly touching your boobs, other people's boobs, etc
6. Your boobs lose all sexuality. You really don't care who sees them. It's like someone wanting to look at your pizza; it's all utility
5. The first time you spray your kid in the face, it startles them but makes you laugh your ass off
4. You can spend your whole adult life whining about your small little B cups. Then you get D's, and miss your cute little boobs
3. You have to think "how can I stick a kid's head in there discreetly" while shopping for shirts
2. It is possible to pump blood. And yes, it's as creepy as you would think
1. The first time your kid falls asleep on your boob and smiles with the nipple still in their mouth, all of the above becomes worth it
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sorry about the layout...I don't know what happened.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
How Troy calms Jack down:How Mr. Jack Barry relaxes at the end of the day. Bath and a bottle of bubbly!
And here is a video (sorry for the sideways shot AND for my singing voice) of Jack doing the "Maniac" dance from Flashdance.
Overall, going really really well. I would say it adds a total of 10-15 min of extra work to my day. That includes laundry and folding/stuffing, etc. For those of you who are skeezed out about touching pee/poop, etc, I can tell you that I've rarely had to touch any pee or poop, and as a mom you're going to get pissed and $hit on anyway.
Prefolds (the flat square diapers you picture when you think of cloth diapers): I bought mine from Green Mountain Diapers. The diapers were great, but I don't think that they're for us. They were pretty easy to learn to fold (thank you YouTube!), but Jack is so squirmy that I always had a hard time getting them on him tightly enough. I was able to sell them for the same price that I paid for them because they're such great diapers!
Kissaluvs size 0 - these are fantastic! They have a newborn cord cutout and we never have a blowout in them. We pair them with Thirsties covers size xs. Troy loves these and always reaches for them when he's doing diaper changes...which is most of the time!
BumGenius3.0 - we like these just fine. They tend to fit better once the kiddo is 12 lbs, so Jack has about 8 oz to go. I'll see how they are once they truly fit him. They're a great night time diaper since you can put extra inserts in to make them more absorbent.
I love baby wearing because it almost always calms Jack down when nothing else is working. It also allows me to have 2 hands and get stuff done around the house.
Moby wrap - love this! However, I can see how quickly this can become obsolete once the kiddo gets too heavy. Because it's a stretchy fabric, Jack will slide down a bit as we walk around. He also HATES HATES HATES having his head covered with the panels which are supposed to support the newborn's head. He has good head control so I can still wear him ok. He also screams bloody murder when I'm putting him in it, but calms down within a few minutes of being "worn". I would recommend a gauze or woven wrap from the get go over the Moby wrap because you can use it longer/with heavier kids. I love the Etsy seller LoveyDuds for wraps
Sling - just started using it last night despite having it for weeks. Jack would straight up lose his $hit whenever I tried to put him in it before. I was trying to put him in the "cradle hold" in the sling, and switched to the "tummy to tummy" hold last night and he loved it! The sling is nice because it doesn't require wrapping. When I wear Jack around the store in the Moby, I have to tie it at home and wear it in the car so that I don't drag the fabric in the parking lot.
Ergo - Super pink puffy heart it! We borrowed the newborn insert from a friend and this has been awesome. The Ergo is more expensive than many soft structured carriers, but distributes the weight very comfortably for both mom, dad, and baby. Can be worn from newborn (with insert) to (I think) up to about 45 lbs.
Hope some of this might be helpful!
He took a one hour nap in the morning, and a TWO hour nap in the afternoon! It was so great for him to nap because it allowed me to get stuff done around the house and have some personal time.
I don't know if it was the naps, or if he was just tired, but little man went peacefully to sleep at 8 pm last night and slept 5.5 hrs in one stretch (3rd night in a row!). It was lovely.
Wish me luck with forcing another set of naps today!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
We then head to the changing table where he spends a few minutes smiling about being naked, and letting us kiss his tummy. Sir Jack is then served breakfast in bed. Hopefully at that point he's still very snuggly and then acts like the only thing in the whole world he wants is to snooze on my chest. Now that is a good way to start your day folks.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
He's also growing really well, and has gained 3 lbs and 1 oz since he was born. My fatty fat fat baby is very healthy and according to our pediatrician, "well endowed" (insert Troy's thumbs up here). We're also getting lots of smiles which makes all the crying and fussing worth it!
In sleeping news, he's getting better (crap, as I typed this he started crying on the monitor). It's probably a product of him just being a little older, and the medicine helping him out. We've been able to get him to sleep before 10 the last 2 days, and the little chunk has slept 5 hrs in a row both nights! Thank you all for your suggestions in the last post.
My first mother's day was great. We had breakfast with Troy's parents in the morning, and a late lunch with my parents in the afternoon. Troy and Jack got me a very sweet card and a lovely fuchsia hanging basket. And Monday evening they made me breakfast for dinner.
In butt news, cloth diapering is still going really well. Jack's favorite game is to poo in a brand new diaper right as we're putting it on him, but he's so darn cute it is hard to be mad at him.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
A hilarious forward someone sent me:
A photo of Jack passed the F out in his Moby wrap. I think he hates it...what do you think?:
And finally, Jack's version of "tummy time". I think he's doing it wrong. And yes, I'm wearing a shirt. Why does it look like he has a unibrow in this photo?