I am reading this book for my Monday mornings MOM's group bible study. I have not read much of it yet...but I think it will be a really great study. Now that we have a little one that God has in trusted jake and I to train up ...this study will be really good for me, to beable to put the boundries on our familys lives that will keep our family heathy and happy.
with out getting to personal ;)....jake and I have prayerfully decided to not use birth control (since about our 3 year anniversary). I have serious control issues...so God has really challenged me on this issue. But we believe that God has much better plans for our family then we could ever "plan". I know that someday God will give us a feeling of peace that our family is complete...but who are we to decide at this point that 2 or 3 or 4 or 5...and so on is the "right number". I also trust that God will not give us what we can not handle :) So I am doing all I can to prepare for what God might have in store for us...and this is a great book for it! Everything from fitting a large family in small spaces...to great large family vacations...and much more....its great!
AMAZING!!! I am an attachment parenting advocate. I believe its the best way to parent. I believe its the best way to foster the relationship i want Jake and I to have with our children. I think its the best way to teach them how to treat people with compassion and respect. I LOVE this book... and I think every parent should read this!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
you LOVE the state fair! I HATE the rides and games part...but LOVE the food, exibits and of course the awesome people watching! ;) We ate corn dogs, Indian tacos, and of course deep-fried snickers and oreos! I need to go on a 10 day organic detox after Thursday night...but it was worth it!!! Cant wait till next year!
Piper in a "deep-fried milk on a stick" coma :)
question: what is cuter then a babywearing daddy??
answer: 2 babywearing daddies!! ...we ran into a friend of mine and her husband and their yummy 2 week old little guy :)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
we have officially used up all our disposable wipes from our shower and gifts...which has forced me to start using our cloth wipes :) which has turned out to be much much easier then I ever thought! We are using the kissaluvs organic wipes and are loving them so far! We have been only using water for the past week...but i know that Pipers little bum needs more for cleaning...so a friend of mine gave me a recipe we are going to try. If you have a different one that you love...please share!
2 TBSP Baby Wash (choose a natural wash!)
2 TBSP Olive Oil , tea tree oil, or baby oil
2 Cups water Mix well in a spray bottle or your wipes box. Spritz on wipe before using if in spray bottle. Swish solution around over wipes if using a wipes box.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
-you are smiling lots...and even giggling a little
-you are out of mommy and daddies bed and sleeping great at night in your co-sleeper
-you still LOVE your moby wraps, and now even face out sometimes.
-you LOVE to nurse and in the evenings sometimes you need "mommy time" every hour!
-you are generally a happy baby and really only fuss when you are tired or want to nurse.
-you hold your head up like a champ!
-you are still pretty little, and very long! I think your going to be a model!
-when you are held (unless your sleepy) you like to be facing out to see the world
-you are offically in your cloth diapers 99% of the time...pre-folds and covers during the day and your bumGenious at night, and a disposible here and there when mommy is in a hurry out in public :)
-you snort all the time. We think that is from Daddy's side.
-you have been great when we go to the dollar movies, although you sleep through all of them, as you are snug in your Moby.
-you still wake at least once in the middle of the night to feed.
-you have just started sittning in your Bumbo for short amounts of time.
-you are still a big James Taylor fan.
We look forward to see how you change each month. Until then, we will enjoy watching you perform for us. Hopefully we will be able to catch your performances on camera like we have your first two acts below.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
As we speak Piper is sleeping in her co-sleeper for her morning nap!! She has always slept in the Moby for her morning naps...which i never minded because I was still able to get things done. And as silly as it sounds, i still could not imagine the idea of...putting her in a bed to sleep, then closing the door, and being in a completely different room then her while she slept. That just seemed like such a "big girl" thing for her to do...plus I would miss her. But i thought I would try today (seeing that she will be 8 weeks old tomorrow!!). I layed down with her in our bed, nursed her to sleep then layed her down in her co-sleeper. I layed with her for a few minutes to make she she was blissfully asleep...then i did it...i just walked out of the room...and... success!!