Saturday, October 31, 2009

"I want to wear underwear."

So Beanie woke up this morning and told me she wanted to wear underwear. First off, a Saturday wasn't really the day I was planning on doing intense potty training. And that its Halloween pretty much seals the deal. But, do you really tell your kid no when they are insisting to wear Dora panties and basically begging to be potty trained? Um, no.

We'll see how it goes. So far she's gone in the potty once. Zero accidents. I'd say that's a pretty good start.

I'm just wondering if I should lay a waterproof tarp over my leather couch???

Friday, October 30, 2009


So, do you think I can do it? I've pretty much sucked at blogging in October, so maybe this will help light a fire under my lazy, got-nothing-to-talk-about behind.

November is National Blog Writing to join me?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"No, I sleep in carseat."


Beanie fell asleep on the way home from our playdate today. Well, barely. By the time we were almost home she was snoozing lightly so I drove around a little more to really konk her out. I thought the mission was accomplished until, when driving up the hill to our house, she says "Go see Dada!!!" to which I replied, "I thought you were asleep?"

So we get home and a half-awake Beanie says hi to Dada. I go to lay her down. Yea, I don't think anyone was getting sleepy except me. I asked her, "Aren't you sleepy?" and she said "No, I sleep in carseat."

Ugh, somehow I don't think her twenty minute nap is going to cut it. For anyone.

Monday, October 5, 2009

To crib or not to crib.

Sigh. You never thought you'd see this post from me, did you?

I am sort of going back and forth on whether I want to get a new crib for Baby 2.0. We sold our last one (which was pretty much never used) to my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, who are also expecting.

Part of me thinks, Man if Baby 2.0 is a better sleeper than Beanie it might be really nice to have a crib. I mean, maybe Baby 2.0 won't want to nurse all night long or need to cuddle with mommy to sleep.

The other part of me thinks (maybe even knows) that I will want to sleep with the baby, or at least in the baby's room (or the baby in our room) for the newborn stage. We've talked about using the bassinet attached to the pack and play and having it in our room. That is something I am happy with, but I wonder how well it will work out with a hubby that goes to bed at 6 o'clock at night.

We found a crib we liked and, of course, it was the most expensive one in the store. I really don't want to shell out a bunch of dough for something we're not going to use. Again. I suppose if it didn't work out to have the baby in our room because of Glenn's sleep schedule, then we could move the pack and play into the baby's room and get a twin bed. Sort of the same set-up we had in Beanie's room when she was little.

I don't know what has caused this crazy change of thought on my part. If you've read this blog for any amount of time you know I'm a pretty die hard co-sleeper. But hubby isn't and I am trying to be more accomodating of what we all want. And, let's face it, if somehow I did end up with a baby who liked to sleep through the night I wouldn't really complain. As long as nursing was established first. lol.