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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 10, 2012


Tip #7
Morning Playtime

Have a great partner. If you can possibly help it, have a wonderful, caring, supportive, loving, kind, gentle, respectful, and understanding partner. This will take a bit of pre-planning on your part but trust me when I tell you, it's totally worth it.

~M
SJ loves loves loves morning playtime.  Even on cold mornings.
 
~A




Monday, September 10, 2012

September 9, 2012


Sunday
PBS Fan

  
What can I say, it's Sunday. A good day to laze around in your diaper, err... PJs.

~M
SJ Loves PBS and I do too!
 
~A




Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 8, 2012

New Skill
BabyProof

We took BC to the Greek Festival today. We were gone for several hours and what with all the sight, sounds, and smells, he was just too distracted to nurse. This lead to two things occurring: my breasts getting super full and uncomfortable, and BC getting super hungry and fussy in the car on the way home. 

What to do? Well, since my discomfort was also a potential health issue, and since I had actually learned from past experience and left my hand-expression cup in the car for emergencies, I went ahead and hand-expressed a tiny bit of milk to relieve some pressure. The hand-expression cup that I have is attached to a bottle but the bottle is sans nipple. But since BC was becoming more and more fussy and difficult to distract I decided to go ahead and try to give him the milk I had just expressed. 

Let me tell you, a 4-month old drinking from a cup is pretty stinking cute to watch. I was really impressed with how quickly BC figured it out, actually. He got most of it in him and it was just enough to quell his hunger until we got home. This new skill of his will come in handy in the future, methinks. 

And oh yeah, during the hand-expressing and breast milk-in-a-cup-to-baby-feeding, my husband was driving. I'm not that good at multitasking. 

~M

16 ½ years ago we entered the baby-proofing world.  We were first time parents and so careful with everything.  Every outlet was covered, baby gates up throughout the house, locks on all the cabinets and drawers and we even went to the extreme of duct taping towels to end tables and coffee tables.  Yes duct tape, which was the end of that furniture when we removed the tape.  Times have changed and today I purchased my first and very important baby-proofing item, an iPhone case.  Priorities people!  J
 
~A




Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 7, 2012


Exersaucer This
Boy Genius



I think BC gets weary of me taking his picture all the time. Sometimes I think, if he could talk, he'd say, "hey mom, exersaucer THIS!"

~M

Yeah, I’m convinced!
 
~A




Friday, September 7, 2012

September 6, 2012

Some Great Adventure
Toy Trade
           
The boys had a visit today (okay, Amy and I got to visit too). They are growing so fast. It's fun to see their little personalities developing. SJ is definitely the observer of the two. And BC is definitely the tactile one.

I can picture them, 10-12 years from now, playing outside - on some great adventure. SJ will say, "I dunno. It looks a little dangerous." To which BC will respond, "oh come on, I've jumped off'a this loads of times!" as he runs towards the edge.

~M
It was good to see Molly today in person.  We had so much to chat about and celebrate and I really needed the gal pal time with her.  SJ and BC certainly wasted no time catching up.  “I’ll trade you my keys for your book.”  Let the sharing begin.
 
~A




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Molly and Amy have been friends and co-collaborators for years and now are parenting infants in tandem. Amy's baby, SJ, is her fifth. Molly's, BC, her first.