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We were decorating our Christmas tree the other night. My son hung up his Baby's First Christmas ornament like he does every year. He was born in 1991 so that makes him 20 years old. This year we had another Baby's First Christmas ornament for our daughter. She was born in October of this year. So here I am looking at my sons 1991 ornament and my daughters 2011 ornament and it just hits me. Wow they are 20 years apart. Who does this? Apparently we do. I am so blessed to have both of my kids. It's amazing being the mom to a baby. Sometimes I feel like a first time mom.
When my daughter was born I resisted giving her bottles of my pumped milk. Everything I read told me that she could get nipple confusion and refuse my breasts. I didn't give her a pacifier either.
At four weeks I started pumping one bottle of milk for her daddy to give her early in the morning. It was really nice as I was able to sleep through that early a.m. feeding. I felt almost human again. We also started giving her a pacifier before her afternoon nap. She would lay down awake, suck on her paci for a few minutes, and go to sleep.
Fast forward to eight weeks old. My daughter refuses to drink out of a bottle. She won't let daddy feed her. She won't let brother feed her. She won't let grandma feed her. Oh I know what you're going to tell me. You are going to tell me that I need to leave the room, maybe even leave the house while they give her the bottle. Um no. The only thing I haven't tried is leaving the State!
I started thinking that they need to make a bottle that has a "realistic type" nipple on it. Someone else already thought of it, but it's not in production yet. I'm hoping that she will again take a bottle one day or even running to the store without her will be a challenge.
By the way, she refuses the pacifier as well.
My daughter is three months old now and still nursing like a champ. I have been getting a lot more sleep and am not suffering from exhaustion anymore. I haven't tried to give her a bottle in a few weeks. I'm not even pumping milk anymore. I figure she is nursing well, we are both doing great, why mess with what works. If for some reason I have to be away from her for an extended period of time, I will try some of these excellent suggestions you left for me on this post.
Something is wrong with my GFC. I followed many blogs in the last week or so. Many sites require you to be follower to enter their giveaways. I've just discovered that although I joined and it is showing up on MY list of blogs I'm following, it isn't showing up when my profile is clicked for some of the blogs.
I'm going through my list one by one and will update when I'm done. In the meantime, please don't disqualify my entry until I'm through going through the list of blogs it states I'm following to make sure that I'm actually following it.
I recently started shopping around for new auto insurance. Sadly our rates are through the roof. Last year my son had a ticket and an accident within two months of each other. One 20 year old male, a ticket, and an accident is not a good thing.
This weekend my sister found a ticket in her 16 year old daughters car. It was from October and it stated she was going 98 in a 65. Can you believe that? Ninety-eight, ninety plus eight, 98 miles per hour. Apparently my niece called the court twice and got an extension to pay. I don't know if she was ever going to tell her mom. She received the same punishment as my son ... her car was taken away. My sister took an extra step and made her cut up her driver's license.
I notice that many teenagers drive recklessly. They text, talk, blare music, put on makeup, eat food, and who knows what else while driving. I don't think they will care about my "Baby on Board" sign and that scares me.
Whenever I see this mayhem commercial from Allstate, I always think of my son. Now I will think of my niece too.
I am a new blogger that blogs mostly about my family and giveaways I've found while surfing the web. I'm a married mother of two. I have a new baby girl. She is two months old. I also have a son who is 20 years old. Yes, we are starting over!
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Thanks, Mail Carrier is giving away a 10 day food package from Nutrisystem. I've been working really hard trying to lose the baby weight. In the two months since she was born I've lost most of it. Sadly though I had pounds to lose before I even got pregnant.
My goal for 2012 is to rid myself of all of the excess weight. I have been wanting to try Nutrisystem for awhile now. If I win this giveaway I will seriously lose some pounds. I heard the food is good too.
You can enter this giveaway by clicking the link below. The giveaway expires 1/3/12. Good luck.
My Organized Chaos is giving away a Designer Series Programmable Crock-Pot Slow Cooker. We use our slow cooker several times a week. I love that I can put the ingredients in the pot and let it cook all day. My family loves pot roast and country ribs. I would love to have a new cooker. The giveaway expires on 12/8/11.
Mommy Living the Life of Riley is giving away a Little Giant Xtreme Ladder. Our ladder broke so we aren't able to hang Christmas lights this year. This would be a perfect gift for my husband and we wouldn't be with out a ladder again as this ladder comes with a lifetime warranty.
You can enter to win this ladder by clicking the link below.
Mommy Living the Life of Riley is having an amazing beauty giveaway. The prize pack includes BrilliantFX Body Serum from Trinity of Youth, Minus 417 Anti-Aging Kit, Pirri Elements Hair Products, EnvyDerm Eyelash Serum, and “Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin” book by Dr. Paul Friedman. The giveaway expires 1/9/12.
I'm most excited about the EnvyDerm Eyelash Serum. I envy my husband's gorgeous lashes. Mine are short and even lengthening mascara doesn't help.
Mom and More has some great giveaways. I really want to win the Baby Doll for my daughter. You can enter all of these giveaways by clicking the links below. The expiration dates are at the end of the links.
I'm currently using a Medela manual pump. It's a good pump but hear me when I say ... manual. I really need an electric pump. I've read many great things about the Medela Pump In Style and added it to my wish list.
If you know of any giveaways for breastpumps please let me know. I'd love to get a better pump.
My husband and I are overjoyed with the birth of our daughter. She arrived healthy and happy in early October. I on the other hand am exhausted. I'm nursing every few hours so I don't get much sleep. I love looking down at her beautiful face and seeing her look back at me.
I didn't realize how much I needed her until she arrived. I'm the happiest mommy.