Friday, February 26, 2010
Blindly walking towards the bathroom without my glasses in the dark. Turn on the bathroom light. The bright light blinds me. I sit and then FALL. Into. The. Toilet.
Seriously? Why can't a guy put the seat down?
who made mom fall into the toilet. But one thing is for certain.....I will never forget to look before I sit.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
When I found out I was pregnant for the first time I read "What to Expect When You're Expecting" religiously, spent countless hours online googling everything baby, and asked to many people for their advice on names. Not to mention, I registered for way to many things...and half of them I never even used!
With baby #2, pregnacy was a little more relaxing. I knew what to expect.
Then, uh-oh, baby #3 turned into TWO BABIES! What? Twins?! I really shouldn't have been suprised. According to my Grandmother me or one of my sisters was "supposed" to have them. My mom is an identical twin and the old wives tale says it skips a generation.
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We go through so many wipes in our house. We use them to wipe dirty faces, clean grubby hands, and of course wipe bottoms. We are saving over $20 a month making our own wipes...hey, every penny counts! For those of you with more than one child in diapers this is a must!
OK, here's how I do it.
- Cut a roll of paper towels in half. (This can be tough if you don't have a sharp knife!)
- Take the cardboard center out. You will pull the wipes from the center when using them.
- Place in a tall Tupperware container.
- In a separate bowl mix 2 1/4 cups of HOT tap water, 1 tbsp of baby oil, and 2 tbsp of your favorite baby soap.
- Mix and pour on top of wipes.
- Place lid on wipes and let the paper towels absorb all the water.
Baby is allergic to mineral oil? I read that you can use a tsp of tea tree oil instead. This probably would not smell as nice, but would work just fine! I LOVE tea tree oil.
Why do I have a pool of water at the bottom of the bowl? Your paper towel absorbency is probably different then mine. Just adjust the water amount. If using off brand paper towel maybe only use 2 cups of water....don't be afraid to experiment!
Mold problems? We go through wipes so quickly in my house I've never run into this problem. But remember, your using all natural ingredients so there is no chemicals preventing mold to grow. Be sure to wash your Tupperware out between each use.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Camille, the bitee
Nap time is a different story. Which brings me to a new problem we are facing......BITING! Ugh. My boys never really bit each other...well, not like this anyway.
SOOOO...I put them down for naps in the same crib. They had their little baby dolls and were playing....and then fighting....which, of course, led to biting. I had no clue at this point, I just heard screaming and crying....which I separated and they went to sleep.
Maya, the biter
I didn't notice until baths that night. Let me tell you...it was BAD! Poor little Camille had FOUR bite marks!Any biting advice out there? Especially when you aren't around to see it? And if your going to tell me to bite my kid back, save it. Not going to happen.
Monday, February 8, 2010
this picture is G last year...but you get the general idea of how much trouble I was in
After forcing him in the van.....I had no time to console the poor kid, I was already late picking up Zander from the bus stop....he proceeded to lecture me about his balloon, which he apparently developed deep feelings for in the past 24 hours. I apologized and told him it was an accident and that there would be other balloons.
"Mom. I loved that balloon," he choked out between tears.
"I said I was sorry Gavin. What do you want me to do?" I asked him.
"A plane or a helicopter."
"Buddy, we're out of luck. I don't have one of those."
"Call someone that does. I know! Call the airport! They have lots of airplanes!"
"I don't have their number, and besides, they are to busy to catch your balloon."
"Fine. If you won't call them take me to the airport...I'll talk to a pilot."
Alas....my disappointed child....he is now upstairs staring at the string that his beloved balloon was once attached to.