Real Talk: Teething

I am so tired. Tootsie Roll is getting a whole bunch of teeth including two top molars all at once.  He's normally a great sleeper but he's in so much pain.  I have little to no problem giving him medicine, which helps, but I still sit up with him while we wait for it to kick in. During that time, I usually let him gnaw on a celery which makes his gums feel a little better, but lately he's in so much pain that he won't even try to chew on it. So we watch Netflix together and he lays on … [Read more...]

A Rambling Post on Teething and Tylenol

This is going to be a brain-dumpy post.  Fair warning. Tootsie Roll has started teething.  It actually started a few weeks ago.  I'm proud to announce that he has successfully teethed two teeth, his bottoms.  Those first teeth weren't too bad.  He had one or two rough nights, and even those weren't very rough. But now. His top teeth are coming in.  I don't remember Cupcakes' top teeth coming in RIGHT AFTER her bottoms!  As a nursing mom, I was hoping to wait a bit longer for the top teeth. … [Read more...]

Baby Sleep Tip: Definitely Swaddle!

When I wrote about using pacifiers to help babies sleep, I included the story of how Cupcakes wouldn't take a pacifier (she still sucks her thumb, but it took a while for her to be able to find it).  Since she didn't sleep as a newborn, I'm trying all new strategies with Tootsie Roll.  I. Love. Sleep. So in addition to the pacis, I'm making sure to swaddle TR.  I can see why people swear by swaddlig!!  Have you seen the way newborns flail their arms around randomly all the time, often hititng … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding, Old Fries, Rain Forests & other Saturday Laughs

5. One of my CathSorority friends posted this the other day and it cracked me up:  4. I got out Cupcakes' old Rainforest Play Mat for Tootsie Roll to play on, and -as I knew she would- Cupcakes joined right in.  She loved it and I think Tootsie Roll really liked it too!  He was looking around at everything and I think maybe smiling a little bit.  Cupcakes was all over the place.  3. This.  With her hands on her cheeks.  It happens when she gets excited and tells me something in a hushed … [Read more...]

Potty Training Update: Sleep Times

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Cupcakes has been potty trained for several months now except during sleep times.  She has still been wearing a diaper at nap and bedtime.  You can read about how we did it here: Potty Training Update: Accident Report.  I've been told not to worry about sleep times, that soon she'll just start waking up dry repeatedly and at that point I can stop diapering. In the mean time, I have … [Read more...]

A Story of a Heart that was Melted

Today is the day of Cupcakes' birthday party and we are all so excited.  But since there aren't any pictures of that yet, I want to tell you about last night and how my heart was melted. This was a first. I was laying with Cupcakes in her toddler bed, like I do every night.  And I sang her a song - the same song I always sing her. When it was done, I said 'ok goodnight, love you, see you tomorrow.'  (Like I do every night.) But then she said, "Mommy stay!"  She's never said that … [Read more...]

20 Coping Strategies for Working Moms

1.) Adorn your workspace with pictures of your little one.  I put 4 of my favorite pictures of Cupcakes on a cabinet that I glance at frequently.  Looking at her smiling face always brings a smile to mine.  :) 2.) Have a drawing your little one did in your pocket.  Having something that your child made will help you feel a connection to him or her while you're away.  If it's in your pocket, not only will you know it's there all day, but you can also remove and sneak a peek whenever you … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Seepies Holding Lovey <3

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7QT: Are You Ready for some FOOTBALL??

- 1 - Happy Friday! Cupcake for your face: Source: via Jamie on Pinterest It's still summer so I thought that one was appropriate.  Cutest lawn mower! [By the way, I'm linking up with Conversion Diary.] - 2 - I'm Sick Waaaahhhhh.  I don't know why people say men are babies when they're sick.  I am WAYYY more of a baby than my husband when I get sick.  I don't feel like doing anything but laying around.  This is impossible when you have a kid / blog.  True … [Read more...]

{Wordless-ish} How my Toddler Sleeps

<3 My cutest sleeper.  <3 … [Read more...]