Monday, June 8, 2009


ok and apparently the links didnt go through... here they are:

AAP News
YouTube Rear Facing
YouTube 5pt Harness

rear facing child seats

i honestly cannot remember who i was talking to about the benefits of extended rear facing car seat use...but here are a few links that talk about the great benefits of extended rear facing use and some videos...

Friday, February 13, 2009

happy friday the 13th!

alright so first off i have a not even sure how many people read my blog, or if anyone does really so i may not get any answers but here it goes anyway...Riley is now 20 lbs at 4.5 months, is his weight gain going to slow down? I am working at the GDiapers booth at the everything green expo this weekend and in compensation I will get some little g pants BUT do i get some mediums (go up to 28lbs) or should i get larges?? im really not sure what to do since im not sure how much longer he will be in mediums...if hes only in the meds for another couple of months then id get larges but if hes going to be in mediums until after hes one then i might consider getting a mix...what doyou think???

im a special ed teacher for children birth to grade 4, so youd think id know how to teach a child to drink from a sippy cup BUT i really have no idea how to teach this skill to Riley...he refuses, screams, cries and shuts down when you try to give him a bottle...which really is just fine with me since im breastfeeding and im not working at all, BUT id like daddy to help out in the middle of the night how do i teach him to take a sippy cup???

do you know what really annoys me?! my husbands alarm...he sets it for 615am, but then when it goes off it takes him a good 5 minutes before it wakes him up and he rolls over to hit the snooze button, he then repeats this process for a WHOLE HOUR!!! the alarm wakes me up instantly and if Riley is not already awake and eating he is woken up the the alarm as well...frick, if your going to set an alarm set it for the time you want to get up!!!!

alright im done....going to go sit on the floor and play with Riley now

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

getting back in shape

well last week i decided i need to get out of the house, and i really miss working out so i joined baby bootcamp...its pretty cool we run laps with interval training in between...riley on the other hand DOES NOT like it--he hates the stroller, and unfortunately thats the beauty of BBC, you put the kiddos in the stroller and push them along as you run, and make faces at them as you do your strength training...ohwell, hopefully soon he will learn to like the stroller but untill then i think i may go crazy...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


so after 3 frusterating weeks of nursing Riley, and finally visiting the lactation consultant today i have an answer at least. I have too much breastmilk and it all flows out in 5 minutes, essentially i and flooding Riley with milk and he dosent appreciate it, so he fusses and cries. The LC gave me some suggestions as to how to help fix the quick let down, and assured me that eventually Riley and my milk supply will get in sync with each other, but heres my issue...its been over 3 months already! shouldnt they be in sync by now??? its ok though im thinking that since i dont mind pumping, and since some women have the opposite problem of me maybe i should be a nice person and donate my extra milk (pump after he feeds) to the national milk bank...what do you think?? there are extensive tests i would have to go through to be accepted as a doner, but i really believe that donating (blood, milk, time) if you have it is the best way to rack up those positive karma points...i think i may do it! i wish i could sell it and make some money (and not feel so bad about being a sahm and spending all our money)