September 22, 2010

I use to think that leggings were only for girls … that was until I came across Knotty Baby Wear on Etsy and FELL IN LOVE with the leggings for boys! Did I mention how much I LOVE them! Just love them!

Not only are they ubber cute, but you don’t have to take them off when you change their diapers. I’ve managed to dirty a few pairs of pants when I put them too close to a dirty bum or when my little guy decided to surprise me with a little yellow sprinkling.


Trick Or Treat
September 14, 2010

Halloween is just around the corner. Nate may not know what candy is, or what a costume is and what happens on halloween… but I do and it’s about time I started taking advantage of the goodies filled day again. Truth is, I’m not excited for the candy or the parties, rather I just want to get Nathan all dressed up and enjoy his ubber cuteness in silly costumes.

Ed and I were out this weekend looking at halloween costumes for Nathan, but we couldn’t find anything in his size. There’s not much out there for infants. That’s when I came across these cuties.

They’re from Sweetpeatoadtots off Etsy and they’re absolutely adorable. Haven’t decided on what to get him just yet but for halloween he’ll be past 2 months so he’ll be a little easier to dress and take around. Can’t wait! Fall season is just around the corner which means I have to look forward to trips to the farm, pumpkin patches, thanksgiving dinners and pretty fall clothes!

Swing Into It
September 13, 2010

As much as I love holding and cuddling my little guy, when I have other things that need to get done around the house the constant attention is hard to provide. Not only that, but I want him to learn how to fall asleep on his own without having to be put to bed. So … Toys R Us is having a huge sale right now and after much debate, we finally decided to purchase a baby swing. Because our place is so small and space is limited as is, we had to ensure the swing we got was compact but still durable and sturdy. That’s exactly what we got with the Bright Stars portable swing which is currently on sale for $60!

Talk about bang for the buck!!
At first he had a hard time falling asleep on his own still even in the swing, but once he falls asleep and I put him in the swing, he has no problems staying asleep or putting himself back to sleep if he wakes up. I guess the swinging motion really does help to sooth him. Here’s the little guy in action as we speak …

I highly recommend this swing if you’re just looking for a simple swing with no fancy gagets or trinkets. It swings, plays music and is super small and compact, folds up for easy storage or for travel and is super cute and durable!

Zo-Li it Up
September 10, 2010

My cousin came by a few days ago with her baby girl and when it came to feeding time, she pulled out an interesting contraption I’d never seen before. A formula/snack dispenser. I instantly fell in love with the idea of a formula dispenser and when I came across this one from Zo-Li, I had to have it!

Nathan is mainly breast-fed, but we started to top of my breast milk with formula to flush out his jaundice and now just out of pure midnight convenience, we’re sticking to a bottle of formula a day. This way Ed can feed him at night without waking me if I haven’t pumped breast milk or when we go out just out of pure convenience. The idea that we can carry around pre-measured formula along with snacks for the baby is ingenius!

Not only that, but Zo-Li has another product that I fell in love with. If you’re like me and afraid to cut your infants nails in fear of cutting their fragile skin, and filing manually is just so time consuming, then you’ll love this. Buzz B baby nail trimmer. The battery-operated Buzz B nail trimmer features four different cushioned pads, two speeds and an oscillating action that’s gentle enough for baby’s skin. I want!

Sleepy Head
September 9, 2010

My girlfriend Jo bought me the Sleep Sheep by Cloud B and at first I wasn’t all that thrilled as cute as these sheep are, the sounds it makes really bothered me.

The different sounds it makes, make me think of horror movies, but lately Nate has really been responding well to these creepy sounds. We have the original version which includes 4 different sounds: ocean waves, whales, rain and a mothers heart beat. In fact, I have the sheep in his bassinet right now and he’s sleeping like a champ. This morning, he let me eat my breakfast at a normal speed without getting up to rock him back to sleep! thanks little fella. The cutest thing is watching Ed when he is trying to cradle the little guy to sleep, he’ll walk around with Nate in one arm and the sheep in another.

Now only if I can sleep like this.
I’ve been told time after time that mommy needs to sleep when baby sleeps – but what if I’m not sleepy when the baby is sleeping? Or I can’t fall asleep? Last night Nate had a light sleep night. He was fussy for a couple of hours at midnight till around 2am and when he finally fell asleep, he woke up again at 4am for a feeding, then at 5.30, then at 6.30 and then at 8.30 which left me completely worn out and very tired. The worst is watching my husband sleep in bed, snoring oblivious to what’s happening around him … mainly his wife up, tired, frustrated and totally annoyed at the lack of sleep.
I understand that my husband is tired as well from a long day at work, I mean even before Nathan arrived, he was really tired after work and fell asleep on the sofa as soon as he finished dinner so taking care of a baby after work must be a challenge for him. However, I need the help! I need him to take Nate off my hands for a few hours in the evening so I can get a breath in or better yet, a nap! So when the hubs falls alseep because he’s tired from work and he starts snoring while I’m trying to comfort our son and I’m just as tired if not more … I get so angry. At times looking at my husband sleep makes me want to pick something up and throw something at him. I’ve come close, but luckily for him … I’ve just learnt to turn around and walk into another room so I don’t have to see him.

It’s the first time in almost a month that the lack of sleep has bothered me to this length. I thought I was doing really well, that there was some magic mommy gene that had kicked in enabling me to do unnatural, inhumane things but it’s finally caught up to me. My head hurts, I’m tired and worn out. The worst part of it is that I have so much to do at home but I can’t do anything because I’m home alone. Everytime I try to do something, Nate will fuss or he’ll need a feeding since he’s feeding every hour now that he’s going through a growth spurt and that leaves me with no time, or energy to do anything else. Moms.. how do you do it? How do you get anything done around the house with an infant constantly seeking your attention? And how do you do it with more than 1???