Tummy Troubles

Last night I was reminded how hard it is to be a single mother of a toddler. I kept my friend’s three year old over night. I love spending time with this little girl, we played games and watched movies. In the middle of the night I heard a noise, it was sweet little Ivy, she had thrown up in her bed. Now if there are two parents one of them can clean up the child while the other ones strips the bed. Since there was only me, I cleaned Ivy up and tucked her into my bed. By that … Continue reading

Weaning to Formula-Part 4

It was just 2 short weeks ago that I introduced my first bit of formula to my baby. I was hopeful, but shocked when he took right to it. Now, two weeks later, I can say that he is officially weaned. It was a difficult road for me emotionally, but weaning him proved to be not as difficult for him. In fact, my little man has been sleeping in his own bed for the past three nights! That, coupled with the fact that he is also sleeping longer has made me believe even more that my decision to switch him … Continue reading

An Act of Service

I have to share an act of kindness that someone did for me today. It is probably one of the nicest things anyone has done for me in a long time, and I’m not really sure she realizes how amazing of a gift it was for me. My baby has been struggling for several months now with tummy troubles. I’ve had to eliminate a lot of foods from my diet to try and help him. It has been very difficult for me and him. He doesn’t sleep well, has bad acid reflux, and as a result, I’m not sleeping well, … Continue reading

Watching Baby Sleep

Do you ever watch your baby sleep? I do. I’m sure most moms do. If you don’t, then you are missing out! I can’t help but have my heart melt when I look at his little cherub face asleep. I love watching his face expressions, and listening to him breathe. I especially love watching him suck in his sleep. When babies are sleeping, it seems as if all the problems go away. It is a time that you can sit there and enjoy your baby’s calmness (if you are not trying to get some sleep yourself). This past week has … Continue reading

When Baby Won’t Take A Bottle

My latest frustration in dealing with my little guy’s tummy troubles has been since we have tried to introduce a bottle. I never thought a four-month-old could be so stubborn. But, my little guy is. He wants nothing to do with a bottle. There was one occasion where I went out and my husband fed him breastmilk with a bottle. He took it right away, and had no problems. But, now, we are trying to supplement with formula due to the fact that we can’t seem to figure out what it is that I’m eating that is causing his tummy … Continue reading

Who Rules the Roost In Your House?

This morning, my husband and I woke up groggily after a night of sleep with a baby in the house. Every night is unpredictable. Every night, we never really know how much sleep, or should I say, how little sleep we are going to get. My husband and I left our sweet baby sleeping in the middle of our bed. He came up to me and told me that when he wakes up, I should go in there and stand at the foot of the bed and look at how the covers are on our little babe. He said, “It … Continue reading

Your Baby Wants You!

There is always a recurring theme in my blogging it seems. I am a Mom. And, I often feel inadequate. Today has been one of those days. I woke up super grouchy due to my baby waking me at 4:15 am, the toddler waking me at 5:45 am, and my “big girl” waking me up at 6:45 am. Needless to say, I was not happy with anyone. I managed to get my girl out the door to Kindergarten and gave her a big hug before she left and told her I loved her. I hope she remembers that instead of … Continue reading

What is YOUR 4 Month Old Up To?

I love every stage in my baby’s life. There are precious moments in each one, but I am particularly loving my sweet little four month old right now. No, he is not sleeping through the night yet, and no, his tummy troubles have not been fixed, but he sure is sweet, and I am loving watching him grow and develop. It seems that for me, when my kids hit 4 months old, I start to really enjoy all the sweetness that comes with being a Mom. My little guy is smiling at me all the time. One lady said, “Oh, … Continue reading

Cleaning Up After a Sick Child

It was a lovely Saturday, or it would have been if I hadn’t woken up to a three year old throwing up on me. Poor little thing. Ivy spend the night last night and got sick in both of our beds. I don’t think my washer has run this much in one day since Hailey was little. Cleaning up vomit is never fun but if you don’t get to it immediately it will stain. So if you have a sick kid, as soon as you get them cleaned up throw the bedding in the tub, especially if it’s the middle … Continue reading

Food Allergies in the Breastfed Baby- A Frustrating Puzzle

My pediatrician says that I am in an elite group of people that struggle with food intolerances in the breast fed baby. I honestly don’t know how common, or uncommon it is, but I know that trying to figure out this complicated puzzle is not fun and can often lead to feeling frustrated and alone. I’ve shared before about my struggles with figuring out what was wrong with my second child and his tummy issues, and part of me feels robbed to have to go through it again. I feel robbed of a happy baby. I feel robbed of sleep … Continue reading