From day one, B has wanted nothing to do with bottles. She never cared for her bassinet and would only sleep in her crib for a couple hours at the beginning of the night. Granted, part of that sleep situation was because of me. I was just too tired to put her back in her crib. But now, things need to change. I love co-sleeping, I love all the cuddling. But I miss cuddling with my blanket and sleeping on my tummy. I've also heard that crib babies sleep for long periods of time. While 3 wake-ups-a-night is better than the 6 we were doing a couple months ago, it might be nicer to only wake twice or maybe even only once a night. Sleeping a whole 10-11 hours is just too much to ask for with this kid though. So, we shall try sleep training again. I know this means that I need to stick to a strict bedtime routine (goodbye prime time TV) but hopefully it'll be what is best for us in the long run. Besides, I would hate to have a perfectly good crib and hardly use it till it's time to convert it to a big girl bed. Tonight, bed time is at 8...hopefully...we'll see.
The other issue to tackle is bottles. It might be nice to be able to go out every once in a while but in order to do that, B MUST take a bottle or sippy. She plays with them now, biting them to get the apple juice. But she doesn't care much for actually using them. Even while I was writing the previous part, she was fussing for a snack. I gave her a bottle and she looked at me like I was crazy. After a couple of minutes of shouting and biting, she finally ate the ounce in the bottle. Her reward? Letting her nurse and finish her snack. She's cool now.
If' I'm lucky, which I don't count on, I'll be able to attend a friend's birthday party next month. Maybe even two friends' birthday parties! Like I said, not counting on it but if it works, I will be one happy mama. Of course, you'll still find me cuddling and co-sleeping with my baby every once in a while because who could give that up?
Yesterday was a beautiful day. Perfect for pictures outside in the clovers. Also perfect for a long nap starting in early afternoon to late afternoon. And we missed the beautiful day. So, today we went out to take pictures. The sun was bright...but the wind was terrible. If you've ever seen what happens when you blow in a baby's face, you know that wind does not encourage smiles from babies. B turned away from the wind a lot.
But she really enjoyed the clovers. We went to visit the ladies in the office and talked about the new addition to our apartment complex that is currently being built. We returned home after only getting the St. Patty's pictures. Tomorrow, if the weather is nice again, we'll be taking pictures with her pink and purple petticoats.
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Remind me to never again forget to wash our cloth diapers within 4 days. We were busy Friday (day 3) and Saturday (day 4) so I didn't really have time to wash them till today. Wow, they really stunk. Maybe I should get a new trash can after all cause the hanging wet bag I have doesn't do a very good job at keeping in the smell.
On the bright side of it though, we got to try our new and "improved" Pampers Cruisers Dry Max. I ordered a sample and we got three of the size threes. Of course, B blew out the back of the first one. Haven't had a problem with the cloth diapers but sposies don't work well for us. After changing her, I kept using them because I didn't want to hassle with cloth diapers while our wet bag was washing. So, on to diaper number 2. That one did better. The diapers are purple inside and I guess that's something that's supposed to help absorb? They are soft like the old Cruisers were. We're currently using Pampers Dry Baby at night and they're the same thickness (the pamphlet it comes with says Dry Max is 20% thinner than Dry Baby). I sort of wish I had one more to use tonight, just to see how well they really absorb but the Baby Dry does it's job perfectly well (on for about 12 hrs at night while we sleep). I see no reason to spend more on these new diapers other than they're softer than the regular Cruisers. The absorbency pad is still too small, not covering all of the butt. The characters on them seem more washed out and less vibrant.
Over all, I'm not terribly impressed with these "new" Cruisers. They're basically a purple version of the old ones.
I am a single mom, trying to do what's best for her daughter. I take online courses with University of Phoenix and am pursuing an accounting degree. I hope to be a teacher one day. In the mean time, I am trying to be the best mom I can be.