My nephew, David, is on a national commercial. He is the last kid in it with the goofy smile.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
We love her. It has been so much fun. At church today an 8 year old girl came up to me and asked me to "let her hold my baby." I said okay but made her sit down while doing it. The she mumbled I was an "overprotective mother" AND PROCEEDED TO ROLL HER EYES. This is an eight year old. So funny.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
My media-phile husband knew this would become a show for me and recorded it. It plays on Tuesday nights on the ever so classy CW (Tyra's station). Tivo it. Totally trashy and totally worth it, just don't admit you watch it.
These are my thoughts:
1. Don't compare yourself or your baby to other moms, and if you do, don't put too much weight on the differences. All moms and babies are different.
2. Don't criticize other parents for their feeding method. Yes, yes, breast is best but the guilt that other moms feel from not being able to or wanting to breast feed is not fair.
3. Get measured for a bra. Your body changes so much during and after pregnancy. 12 weeks post-baby get measured, you need to baby yourself as well as your baby.
4. Get out of the house. Go on walks, visit friends. Seriously you need it.
5. Respect the nap. Don't compromise nap time...for your sake, even if the relatives came on a 12 hour flight to see your baby and are dying in the living room, make them wait, the nap is all important.
6. Enjoy the early weeks of intensive naps. Get your rest during the first month, they don't sleep like that later.
7. Baby your other baby. Leave your kid with a sitter. Anyone can handle a small amount of crying. Go out, get dinner, be a couple. Oh, and don't talk about the baby at dinner (if necessary, small amounts).
8. Don't become a crazy mom. Seriously, there are a lot of amazing women who become moms and they treat their mom status as a job and put their all into it. These are the ones who go to thrift sales an hour early and elbow you away from the elmo toys at Christmas. Can these moms please go away and chill out?
9. When your baby regulates sleep, learn the joy of an early bedtime. Seriously, some kids will wake up at 8 am (or 6 or whatever your kid is set on) regardless of whether they go to sleep at 10 or 7. Find that early bedtime and enjoy your evenings.
10. There is no such thing as an easy baby. It is hard for everyone. Even parenting an easy baby can be hard. Don't compare yourself and think the grass is greener on the other side. Remember comparison is a curse.