Tuesday, March 11, 2008

a few things

i took the boys on our first outing alone yesterday. i don't know why i was worried about them acting up... because apparently it was ME that i needed to be more concerned with. we went to the mall, had a quick dinner, then went to the play area. max got his yaya's out by running around for about 30 minutes. then we went and did a little shopping. one stop a card shop... i'm trying to push this beast of a double stroller around and let me tell you, i now really feel for the handicapped people of our community. a single stroller is one thing... but a double, holy cripes... anyways, i'm standing there with cards in hand and i pick out another and take a reasonable step back away from the card stands and bam! i step right into the side of a shelf holding tons of those little figurines that are tan and have the blank faces, there are mothers and father holding babies, and expecting mother ones, i have a few, i think everyone does... but back to the story, so i bump into this shelf and about three or so of them go tumbling to the floor! i completely shatter one. i'm completely embarrassed.... i start to pick them up and pick up the broken pieces, the manager comes over to make sure that we're ok, we are. i offer to pay for it, she declines and then points out that she broke something earlier in the day. of course though, all the other shoppers who happened to be men, just looked at me like i was nuts... nice.... anyways, thank god the manager was so nice and understanding... after that, i paid for my cards and we went home... i do have to say though, that i feel much better now that i've gone out with them by myself. i know we can do it again and i plan to very very soon!

ok, so i mentioned a few posts back that i was going to start reading again :) i have. i lost interest in Freakonomics... it just wasn't what i was looking for at the moment... but, my copy of Happiest Baby on the Block came to the house on saturday and i've been complete engrossed. i have realized that reading a hardback book isn't very easy with a baby nursing.... so i have resorted to reading it a bit just before i go to bed. dr. karp is amazing! granted i don't think we have a very sensitive baby in his terms but let me tell you i think his methods are awesome! and so is his theory on "colic" and the "fourth trimester". regardless, his methods sure do help with prolonging sleep periods at night! whoa! two nights straight, andrew has slept for 6+ hour stretches! i'm in awe! and i'm only 1/2 through his book, the swaddling suggestions alone have helped this much. i was swaddling before but i don't think i was doing it tight enough. max always got out of them and andy was a bit too...

anyways, i really suggest reading this book. all new moms or mom's to be, pick this one up. there are cheap copies on amazon, i got my copy for $3.59 or something insane like that! it's worth it!

ok, so i know there was a third thing that i was planning to write about this morning but i can't remember what the heck it was... mommy brain strikes again...

2 comments:

Michelle said...

yes, yes, Dr. Karp is great! His swaddling method alone totally saved us when Amelia was teeny and busted out of everything. I need Happiest Toddler on the Block now!

Sparx said...

Hi Cara - wow, that is freaky, we both posted a pee on the potty post on I think the same day! I haven't been by for a long time and congratulations on the new baby, you seem to be doing really well.

I've not read Dr. Karp, we had Gina Ford to get us through and we did swaddle as well, it was really great. Glad all's well, very happy for you.