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Life Can Happen Fast July 13, 2012

Filed under: Family — xmommy1x @ 3:18 am
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Last few weeks have been non-stop. It’s been cook-outs, pools, beaches and more, not to mention an ER visit with the wee one. In case all that fun was throwing all life off-balance, for whatever reason my sides/ribs have been horribly sore. It seems whenever I inflate my lungs, they apply pressure to whatever is hurting.

I don’t know if that’s even possible, but that’s what it feels like.

Really it’s only bad when I hiccup or yawn, which got me wondering (This right here is where it all starts, the  “wonder”):

Why do we yawn?

I’ve head a few different reasons over the years, but never really thought about it (or cared). I searched on good ol wiki for the true reason only to find out that my trusted goto site didn’t haven any more of an idea than I did.  A few theories that could go either way on whether they could be right or not. But that’s it.

So being out at strange houses (by strange I just mean houses other than ours) it’s always a question of what we’re gonna bring for the baby to sit/ lay in. Sometimes its the bouncy others it’s the stroller. Up until now it wasn’t a huge deal because she was probably gonna sleep most of the time, but now she tends to want to be apart of the crowd.

So a few years ago I saw something in target unlike anything I had seen before. It was a seat for babies who couldn’t support their heads yet. Unlike a bouncy, the BUMBO allows infants to fully sit up.

It’s perfect! Well, almost. It does have a few drawbacks:

 There are times where you might not want your little one so close to the ground.

Depending on your baby, he or she may grow out of the sit rather quickly. It supposed to go to 22lbs

This short use item has a price tag of 40 dollars or more!

 My best advice for acquiring this quite nifty piece of baby gear, Craigslist! I found it for 15 dollars from a mother who said her 9 month old who [get ready…] grew out of the wonder seat. Actually, I saw three within two days. There are trays that can be attached, new Amazon has them for less than 10 dollars.

So in all it is worth having, but it is not worth the price. Just be smart.

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Man has it been… June 25, 2012

Filed under: Family — xmommy1x @ 1:15 am
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Man has it been hot. We live in New England, so we get all kinds of weather. Here and there we go through little heat waves. Anything 90+ degrees for three days we consider it a heat wave. It’s hard to imagine that there are places that 90+ is the norm.

 

Today is much cooler though. It’s a nice 85 out. My oldest is with my mom and Jeff is out fishing, so just Olivia and I.

 

I know some people like baby wearing, but I feel like I might bump into something and hurt her. Luckily she likes her swing (especially when I have cleaning to do). sadly yes, I have the house mostly to myself on a beauful day and the only thing I want to do is clean. “you know you’re a mom when…” I cleaned for a while and realized Olivia’s been quiet/ asleep for a while, even after I shut it off.

 

Jeff’s grandparents came for a visit a short time ago and his grandmother actually asked if the swing ran on a crank! Her son (Jeff’s dad) replied with “No ma! They have electricity”. It was an amusing moment to say the least. As we chatted, I realized how far we’ve come is such a short time.

The hand crank swings were horrible (but the intention was great). Once you wound the crank it was only good for a short time before someone had to rewind it often causing the baby to wake. How effective they were, I am unsure since this was before my time.

I remember my younger cousins having a battery operated swing that took about four D batteries. Thankfully, ours plugs in. I would hate to run out of batteries in the middle of a fussy night. We all know that’s the only time they would die.

But even further than the plug, not only does this swing play music, has six different settings and vibrates, but the seat detaches with the push of a button and turns into a bouncy! I wasn’t going to even buy a bouncy, just to save money. Plus I figured with all the other stuff we had, We didn’t really NEED a bouncy. But since it came with it and wasn’t any pricey-er than the rest, (I think we paid about $120) we said “why not“! It’s great because it fits nicely ::Note that I say nicely, not easily:: into the trunk. It gives we some where to put Olivia down when we’re visiting grandparents. Plus the vibrating motion is attached to the seat so it still vibrates on the go.

I guess out of all the gear we got, the swing is one of my favorites. One thing that I wish I did get was a bigger wallet for all those medical cards that came with the new baby. I guess that’s my new excuse to go shopping!

I wonder, whats one things other moms coun’t live without?