Saturday, January 28, 2012

I'm posting just for the post of it.

Baby Bear is doing excellently. He drank 3 oz of breast milk out of a sippy cup last night without any trouble. I thought that was pretty great. He also took one step by himself. I missed both things because I was out but Papa Bear and Grandma saw him.

Since I've cut out wheat his poops have been more solid which I find interesting. He is still a breast milk only baby, no solids yet (not for a lack of trying), and his last two poops were pretty dense. Not constipated-like at all, very mushy, but not wet. I had to spray them into the toilet with the detachable shower head.

Speaking of that, I need to start some diaper laundry.

I think I have PMS.

I want chocolate.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I'm pretty sure my last three (now four) posts were all written while sitting on the toilet. It's kind of the only time I get to myself. Except for the times I have to bring in the baby. Hopefully I haven't burned off all the hair in his nostrils.

Paleo/Gluten Free

So I've been really good about sticking to this Paleo thing. I've had a few things that aren't Paleo, but I've made sure that they were gluten free.

I've only been doing this for about a week and a half but I'm already seeing results. I didn't have to run to the bathroom once today. When I did feel the need to go it wasn't an I-might-shit-my-drawers situation. That used to be the case about 4-5 times a day. Sometimes I'd have time to hand Baby Bear off; many times I had to bring him with me and give him a you to play with on the floor.

I must say that today was a fantastic Friday the Thirteenth. Not only was I able to refrain from nearly crapping my pants, I also got all my swag from finally selling my iPhone in the mail. My awesome diaper bag arrived, it is soooo pretty! And my badass planetwise owl wetbags arrived! Yay!

So my mood has greatly improved as well. My mom said that I haven't been as cranky as usual the last few days, and that's pretty awesome. Sometimes I'm just crappy to be around.

BB has his two bottom teeth coming in but they are doing so at their leisure. I can see them in his gums, they are just taking their sweet ass time to pop out. I read somewhere that it takes a week on average. Four days for the tooth/eeth to erupt and three to get used to them being there. I think we are on day five and the teeth are just lurking in there. I know that the "average" isn't a rule, but c'mon teeth! Give my poor baby a break!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Enough About Me...

... for now. Lets talk about Baby Bear! BB is nearly 10 months old and is still toothless. I think that's going to change soon, he has been chewing on things more than usual. He pretty much attacks his socks when they aren't on his feet. He chews on his own shoes (we only have them to keep his feet covered in the stroller, he can't stand in them!), and is quite violent with wet washcloths.

He says mamamama all the time now, and maaam sometimes when I reappear in a room. It's heartwarming. He tries to eat people's  faces, but I'll chalk that up to giving kisses, not being a crazy cannibal.

He still gives me a rough time of it when it comes to diaper changes. I often let him wander around without a diaper at first diaper change to let his nethers air dry, but sometimes he pees on the carpet (which is bound to happen when you let a baby run around diaperless). Maybe I'll try singing cool songs to rewire his diaper changing attitude. Or maybe it is a matter of location? I don't know, I just know that as soon as you try to put this kid's junk away in a diaper he gets pissed off.

He walks with his haba discovery wagon and sit/stand walker (just not very far, they get away from him pretty quickly). He also walks/side sidles about the livingroom using the furniture to keep himself steady.

His favorite activity, besides nursing, remains to be dumping out the cat's food and then flinging it about. He has fine pincer picking up ability (makes sense to me!) from picking up pieces of catfood. And he doesn't try to eat it (so far)!

So far all this kid has actually eaten is a smidge of mashed potato, some licks of crazy bread seasoning, marinara sauce (because he got it all over the place knocking a container down), and bits of paper from chewing on paper (which I try to stop him from doing now). He just isn't interested in food yet.

Breastfeeding is still going wonderfully. We are almost at 10 months which is fantastic. Hooray! Unfortunately my period has come back. So that sucks. But, on the upswing, now I get to look into cloth menstrual pads. I'm going to try my hand at making my own. I've gotten a little better with my sewing machine.

And my family cloth (more like me, myself, and I cloth) is working great. I wish I'd done a better job serging the edges, but overall they are holding up well. And they are niiiice. I hijacked BB's wipes warmer (Its okay though, I microwave his wipes so they aren't cold). No more bits of TP all up in my lady parts.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goodbye chocolate, you cruel mistress.

So, I've decided to go paleo/gluten free in an effort to stop my intestines from bleeding. I haven't started yet because I have to go shopping, but the whole thing is kind of confusing. I'm having a very difficult time trying to sort out what I want to eat. I was going to go back to vegetarianism, which was easy for me. But I read about gluten intolerance and how people with IBS and other gastrointestinal issues saw great improvement when eliminating gluten from their diet. One search lead to another and I found the caveman/paleo diet. Except it isn't a diet it is a lifestyle change. I can do it, I'm just kind of at a loss where to begin. I wanted to stop eating meat not eat a bunch of it. In my test run I had a lovely meal of ginger lime salmon, but I appear to be allergic to salmon. So that really sucked because salmon was going to be my go-to meat. I guess I'll just have to jump in, go for it, and see where it takes me.

Goodbye all processed foods. I will miss your deliciousness, but not the way you affect my GI tract.

Coke and coffee, I think I'll miss you the most.

Much love,


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

My resolutions:
To Blog more consistanly.
To take better care of myself, inside and outside.
To be more active (I got a kinect for Christmas and the dancing games are funsies!).