Before L was born, I insisted on G spending the night at his grandparent’s house so he could get used to being there before I had to spend some time at the hospital. I realized, pretty quickly, that our current diaper bag (similar to this one) was not going to work when the new baby… Read More What’s in My Diaper Bag?
A lot of my friends are either thinking about baby #2 or are expecting #2 and have asked me what life with two kids is like so far. In a word: crazy. My usual response: someone is always unhappy. A couple of weekends ago I admitted for the first time, out loud, that this applies… Read More My Life With Two Kids (So Far)
Hiring a doula was something I wanted to do for G’s birth but the suggestion was shot down immediately. I couldn’t convince Mr Boots (or anyone really) that I wanted someone experienced in coaching a woman through childbirth helping me through labor. Very few people I knew were supportive of my wish for an epidural-free… Read More Hiring a Doula: Was it Worth It?
I had a lot of people wonder why I insisted on taking another birthing class when I had already given birth. They were even more surprised that the class I had my heart set on the Bradley Method which is a 12 week class. I couldn’t get Mr Boots to commit to this class when… Read More Bradley Method: Was it Worth It?
I wanted to start potty training G at 18 months (ambitious, I know). But then he decided to climb out of his crib and I wanted him us to get used to the new-found freedom of having taken off the front of his crib before diving into potty training. This doesn’t mean I waited to prepare for… Read More Adventures in Potty Training: Supplies
We are officially pacifier free over here! It is lovely! G actually feel asleep without a peep on the way home from the auction yesterday. Unheard of a week and a half ago. I documented our progress, which went way better than I had expected: Day 1 (Thursday): after each nap I told G that… Read More Operation No More Pacifier