Since it has been so long since I’ve posted, I’ll share some pictures so you can see what’s been going on!
Here is C playing outside this summer.
And C playing in our tunnel from Ikea.
Looking like a rock star.
Running through an apple orchard.
Our little farmer on Halloween.
And finally our new little Bean!!
It’s been almost a year.
Well. Maybe like 10 and a half months. But who is counting?
So. What’s been going on in our household?
C is 2 now. Running around. Talking. Getting into everything. Learning something new everyday. Exploring his world. Challenging Mommy and Daddy. All in all, keeping us very busy! But we’re loving it.
And the big news…
dun dun dun…
We’re having another baby!!
[There are moments in which I wonder, “Who thought this was a good idea?!?”, but then I get excited again!]
This bean is due at the end of April. Actually, my due dates are exactly, to the day, two and a half years apart. So if this bean comes a little late, then C and Bean could be exactly two and a half years apart. Crazy!!
In other news.
We’re settled nicely into the house. We’ve painted two bathrooms and C’s room. Hoping to get to our room and another bathroom before Bean gets here.
I’m taking a photography course at a local college which I’m enjoying immensely. I’ve learned so much and actually know how to use this really nice camera that I own. Perhaps I’ll post some photos for enjoyment soon.
J is busy with his new position at his job. And with teaching a night course at our local college.
Other than that, just terribly busy with the day to day life of being a mom, a wife, pregnant, trying to keep a semi clean house, and keeping C from getting into everything. I’m hoping that I’ll start posting here more often. It’s fun to keep a record of how things are going and to look back and see what’s been going on in our crazy life!
It has been forever since I’ve written. Not sure why,
probably just that life has gotten insanely busy. Mobile children
do that. The point of this post. Breastfeeding. Or, rather, the end
of breastfeeding. A daunting task. They don’t prep you for it. They
throw stuff at you, left, right, and center, about how to start,
how to get a good latch, whether you should have the baby on a
schedule, whether you should supplement, when you start solids, and
countless other ‘shoulds’. But what about stopping? Weaning? What
does that look like? How do you do it? For all intents and
purposes, I got to find that out last week. (I will say that we
aren’t completely done. He does nurse for a couple minutes in the
morning still). A week ago I tried to put C to bed like we normally
do: dinner, bath, get dressed, nurse, in bed. But we had a hiccup.
He wouldn’t nurse. I mean there was full on pushing away from me
and crying. If you ever want to feel totally rejected by your baby,
this is how. No matter what I did, he cried and fought it. I
panicked. I didn’t know what to do. I had thought about weaning,
but I was going to wait till the New Year. At least until we were
done with our Christmas traveling. But apparently he had other
plans. So I yelled down to J. He held C and rocked him while I
battled tears and made a couple calls. First to N. She nursed
longer than most moms I knew. Surely she’d have advice.
Unfortunately, she was out and somehow her husband just couldn’t dish
out the advice on this topic. (N did call me back and was a HUGE
help. Thank you.) I naturally then called my mom. She calmed me
down. Told me her thoughts. Prepared with that and some mommy
instinct, I tried again. We changed locale, I tried to calm him
down, he latched for maybe a minute and was done. He was fighting
all attempts at trying again. So I rocked him to sleep hoping that
it was a one time deal. The next morning made me think it was a
fluke. He nursed, everything was great. Until nighttime. He wanted
nothing to do with it. I tried briefly the next night with no
avail. And since then, we now have a new bedtime routine and no
more nursing before bed. I’m sad. It sucks. If it had been a mutual
thing, I think it would have easier, but there were no warning
signs. One night fine and the next we were done. I haven’t fully
dealt with the emotions yet. I think I’ll ignore them until we are
truly finished. And I’m hoping to make it to 14 months with the
morning nurse. That is another couple weeks. But then again, maybe
he doesn’t want it. We shall see and we’ll roll with it.
We were at the home of friends of ours on Sunday afternoon and J was playing outside with C. He decided to try letting C walk with a little lawnmower [you know the kind]. And he did it! He was walking through the backyard just pushing the lawnmower! No help from anyone!
And now [thanks to said friends] we have a push toy that C can push around the carpeted areas. He was doing it yesterday morning. Let me tell you, it is very weird to have a child who, until now, has completely depended on you to get around walk away from you!
My little man is growing up so fast! It’s awesome, sad, and scary all the same time.
Oh. And he dances to music now. So friggin’ cute!
So you’ve heard me talk so much about the cloth diapers and even seen a few pictures. Well now we have all of our diapers [so far… don’t tell J that I want to order more!], I thought I’d share a picture of all of them.
Here’s what they all are: [I’ll add links to where to find them later, running out the door…]
2 BG AIO
2 BG 3.0
1 Thirsties Duo
2 Fuzzibunz [new version]
Every once in awhile, you stumble upon something so sweet on the Internet.
I found one today.
Mila’s Daydreams is a blog started by her mother. She is on her maternity leave and has started imagining what her daughter dreams about during her naps. This has started her creations of daily photos of what she imagines Mila’s dreams to be about.
It is so sweet and it’s amazing what she can do with a sleeping baby, some props, and a few pieces of fabric.
It’s actually going better than anticipated [well until this little bout of frustration that just hit].
I’m loving it! I don’t mind the laundry. I love hanging the dipes out to dry. I love the fun colors I get to put on his bum. I love letting him run around in tshirts and a diaper, or even just a diaper.
I love it so much that I just ordered more on Monday!
Right now we have 16 diapers [with one more coming when we get to my parents house this weekend]. On top of the ones I’ve posted about, we got in a bunch of Kawaii OS pockets. I love them! They’re so much cheaper and just as good. Plus, they have fun colors and prints.
If you’re looking to order some cloth diapers, check out Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique. Beth is so awesome and helpful. I was super excited about my order and pestered her with some questions. She was prompt and answered straight away. Because they were coming into Canada, neither of us were sure how long they’d take to get here. But she was excited when I told her they arrived. Then with my second order, I made a mistake in my ordering and she changed it as soon as she got my email. Her selection is the best I’ve seen for Kawaii and the free US shipping and free shipping to Canada [on orders over $100] makes it even better!
We have a couple of setbacks going on right now. We have a bit of stink going on. I’m not sure if it’s from the Rockin’ Green or if it’s from the way we’re laundering. But I’ll be stripping them and trying again. Plus, he’s getting a bit of a rash on his belly that seems to be from me not being completely adjusted to the amount of times I need to change him. I’m still used to changing him like he’s in disposables and I need to remember to change him more often.
We’re away for the weekend visiting my family and we’ll be using disposables. It makes it easier when traveling, plus I don’t want to have to deal with those issues while we’re away. But we’ll be back into it when we get back!
Here’s a picture of C in his first cloth diaper! A beautiful blue Kawaii.