So we decided on his theme for the party! It’s going to be Yo Gabba Gabba. I’m going to make him a Muno cake, and am on the hunt for decorations. I didn’t think it would be very difficult, but so far I’ve been wrong! Who would of thought. But even if I have to order them online, we’re having a Gabba Gabba party damn it! Haha. But here is his wish list so far.
2. Gabba DVDs
3. 18 month clothes (he is too big for 12 month already! Haha)
4. Large hooded towels
5. Trucks/ cars
6. Alphabet blocks
7. Playskool busy ball popper
And that’s all I can really think of that he likes and needs!
You know that you’re a mom when your own birthday is in four days and all you can think about is planning your sons first birthday party. Haha.
I was the 16 year old from a day or two ago. I figured out I am pregnant. I picked up a few books, including the Sears ones, and my boyfriend is extremely excited. I also made a baby blog. It's 'tomylittlebaby'. Thank you for the advice! c:
Awwwww :3 You’re very welcome! I’m extremely happy that you came off anon and found my advice useful! I will be giving you and your baby blog a follow, and like I said, I am here if you’d like to vent, or need someone to talk to. Privately, of course.
And congratulations! I am very happy your boyfriend is as excited as you are and I wish all three of you the best Of luck!! :3
what does your body look like now that youve had a kid? do you have stretchmarks? are you back to your original weight? maybe post a picture?
My body is actually better now than it ever was before. I actually have a womanly shape whereas before I was a twig.
I am lucky enough to say no, I don’t have any stretchmarks.
No, I’m not back at my original weight, but I am 110% satisfied with that. I’ve always been a steady 100lbs and now I’m a healthy 115lbs. Like I said before, I am more happy with my post baby body than I ever have been in my whole life. And even if I did have stretchmarks and kept on half of the weight that I gained during my pregnancy, I would still be happy and proud of my body because it brought my husband and I the greatest joy we will ever experience in our lifetime.
Stop drinking anything that has caffeine in it, and stop doing anything that can cause harm to your baby. Drugs, smoking, drinking, sushi, smoking weed is included. Start taking a multi vitamin, or prenatal vitamin. Read, read, READ! Educate yourself. Read a pregnancy book, read a baby book, you have no idea how much they will help until after the fact. I recommend anything from Dr. Sears. He has both a pregnancy and baby book, if you’re interested. I know it may be hard for you, but go to your mom. You’re going to need support and someone to depend on that you can trust will always be there. She may be mad at first, but she will get over it quickly and will help you through it all.
Oh my gosh, I'm so happy to see that other young moms are into natural family living! I'm expecting my second little boy and plan on sticking to the breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping baby first methods I've fallen in love with. I respect you for doing what's best for you and your baby and not what's "normal"
I respect you and support you for doing the same! :) Thank you! I am sure your little ones are going to grow up to be amazing little people because of the environment you’re bringing them up in! :)
i really loved your post on attatchment parenting, that is my plan as well and its encouraging to see another woman talk about it in a positive manner. everything i have seen or heard about it makes it out to be some crazy, negative thing.
Thank you, so very much! It is so refreshing to be getting this kind of feedback, because I, like you, have been met with nothing but negativity towards the subject. It just baffles me how being a good parent is being misconstrued as wrong. But it is so awesome to know other moms that share the same beliefs as my own. Thank you. :)
Hello, firstly your family is beautiful. I was just curious as to what co-sleeping was? If you could please explain it to me, I'm expecting my first child in a few months and personally I've never liked the idea of cribs.
Oh you must be so excited! :3 I’m excited for you! :)
But co-sleeping is where they sleep in your bed. Safely, and with great caution, I will add! If there’s one thing that I recommend, it is reading “the baby book” by Dr. Sears. He gives you many options as to how to co sleep safely, and why you should. That way, if you get a pediatrician who is anti co sleeping, you can inform them as to why and how you are going to do it and they usually will support your decision. They just want to make sure you’re educated on it, you know? Hope that helped!
I admire your last post so much. I'm twenty years old turning twenty-one and I cannot wait to be a mother. When that day comes I'll remember women like you who, like me, believe in organics, and vegetarianism. Your son is beautiful and will be lucky enough to look back and be proud of how he was raised. Thank you for being an inspiration.
Thank you so much! It makes me so happy to have a response like this in my inbox. You have no idea how much! :)
I was actually 21 when I got pregnant. :) And I’m sure you are going to be a strong, wonderful, amazing mother. Just continue with your mentality and when that day comes, you’ll be ready for anything. :) thanks again for your support.
I am a PROUD breastfeeding, baby food making, baby carrying, co-sleeping, attachment parenting young mother. I own two versions of Dr. Sears’ ‘The Baby Book’, and follow his advice exclusively.
No, his methods of parenting are not the social norm, but worldwide, yes. We are the only country in the world that puts our babies in cribs. (Other cultures call them “baby cages.”) We are also the country that has the highest number of SIDS cases. Yes, those two things go hand in hand. We are the only country in the world that puts a time limit on breastfeeding, that looks down on breastfeeding, that thinks its ‘disgusting’. Well, sorry ladies, but that’s what your tits were made for, not to be seen as sexual toys.
In case you don’t understand where this rant is even coming from, TIME magazine recently wrote an article about breastfeeding, Dr. Sears and his “attachment parenting method.” Well because of this article, all three of those topics are being met with negative attention and quite frankly, disgust. I take this very personally because I am a mother that believes in that bond, and doing what’s best for my child. And I think what pisses me off the most is that since when is it “disgusting” to do what nature intended? It’s okay to take pictures of yourself naked and post them on the internet, watch GIFs of porn and sex all day, but see a picture of a mother breastfeeding? Now people are offended. Read an article that explains a method of parenting where the child’s needs are met first and foremost to create a independent, all around happy child? LUDACRIS! We’re too caught up in glamorizing 16 year old sluts being terrible moms and paying them to do it. Americans in their finest moments of hypocrisy.
But that’s okay. Because I will continue doing what I do. I will continue breastfeeding my son until he is ready to wean. Publicly and without shame. My husband and I will continue to co sleep. We will continue to carry him around in his baby slings and carriers. We will continue to make him fresh, organic, vegetarian meals. And we will continue to have a healthy, bright, strong, happy little baby, that will turn into a healthy, intelligent, strong little boy.