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We’re Home!

And I’ll tell all about the return in another post! I promise! I just want to make a note to myself about some books I have to buy.

The Continuum Concept
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids
Playful Parenting
Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children
Unconditional Parenting

Up and up!

And then we go up!

We leave Thursday night.  Someone want to come pack for me???  Or clean my house so it’s nice and spotless when we come home at the end of the month?

JR is feeling better.  Of course, now that I’ve declared that he’s going to have stuff coming out of every orifice and will spew green stuff like Reagan on The Exorcist.  Leave it to me to tempt fate like that.

I rearranged the living room & bedroom yesterday.  It was simple (and I didn’t overdo it, so calm down) but made a huge impact on the feel of the rooms.  The tv doesn’t feel like the centerpiece of the living room anymore, which makes me happy.  JR’s toys are more prominent, and laid out so much more orderly, and as a result have seen more playtime than they usually do.  He’s even putting them away as he’s done with them, for the most part, which is so much more than he was doing before.  I’m hoping that displaying them more prominently, thereby showing them more respect, inspires him to treat them the same way.  I also moved most of the plastic stuff so that his educational, natural, & wooden toys are seeing the most action.  I think I’ll be slowly transforming our home into a Montessori-style prepared environment for him, as best I can before Milla comes.

I really should be doing more laundry & getting started on packing, but I’m sitting here trying to brainstorm what to make the ladies for our craft swap.  I’m doing a holiday craft swap in Texas with the wives of my husband’s old friends, and I’ve just run out of time to get anything knit or crocheted for them, so I’m drawing a blank.  Think think think.  Maybe channeling Pooh Bear will help me out.  Maybe not.

I had a ton of stuff that I was supposed to get done, craft-wise, before leaving AK, but I just have to suck it up and admit that it’s not getting done.  I’m sorry.  Kalli, Trinity, Karo, Jen — I’m sorry.  I hope you forgive me.

I’m running out of time to get stuff done for MIlla too.  I’m almost 30 weeks along(!!!) and seriously need to get cranking on stuff for her before she gets here.  This pregnancy is going so quickly!

Ok, I need to do the dishes & make lunch.

Handmade Wooden Toys

I just received an order from Mike’s Toys on Etsy — a set of three trucks.  I ordered a different truck from him last month, and JR just LOVES these things.

The way he squealed with joy when I opened the package, and how he’s been happily playing with his trucks ever since makes it worth every single dime and then some.

I can’t wait to buy more from this guy!  He has a six-car 5+foot-long handmade wooden train set that I am going to be saving up to get.  I also can’t wait to get him the wooden numbers, fire truck, and plane.  And, well, absolutely everything this guy makes!  If you have littles, you should get them something from Mike’s Toys too!!!

Calling All Babywearers

Boycott these sons of bitches.

They’re owned by Johnson & Johnson. Stop giving them your money. I don’t care that Motrin has posted an “apology” on its website. They shouldn’t have run the ad in the first place.

Baby Care

# JOHNSON’S®
# BEBE®
# PENATEN®
# PRIM’AGE®
# BABY.com
# JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME™
# JOHNSON’S® SOOTHING NATURALS™
# BABYCENTER®.com
# DESITIN®
# NATUSAN®

Skin & Hair Care

Care for your skin and hair.

# NEUTROGENA®
# JOHNSON’S®
# SHOWER TO SHOWER®
# PIZ BUIN®
# AVEENO®
# LUBRIDERM®
# AMBI® SKINCARE
# VENDOME®
# CLEAN & CLEAR®
# PURPOSE®
# ROC®
# ROGAINE®

Wound Care & Topicals

Care for cuts, scrapes, rashes and itching.

# BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages
# BENGAY®
# CALADRYL®
# PURELL®
# NEOSPORIN®
# CORTAID®
# SAVLON®
# COMPEED®
# TUCKS® Hemorrhoidal Ointment
# DAKTARIN®

Oral Health Care

Care for your whole mouth.

# LISTERINE®
# EFFERDENT®
# LISTERINE® WHITENING
# REMBRANDT®
# REACH®

Women’s Health

Products for women’s health care needs.

# STAYFREE®
# MONISTAT®
# CAREFREE®
# e.p.t.®
# K-Y®
# O.B.®


Over-the-Counter Medicines

Relief for pain, colds, coughs, allergies and more.

# TYLENOL®
# SUDAFED®
# ROLAIDS®
# DOLORMIN®
# MOTRIN®
# MOTILIUM®
# MYLANTA®
# ZYRTEC® and ZYRTEC-D®12-HOUR®
# BENADRYL®
# IMODIUM®
# PEPCID®
# NICORETTE®

Nutritionals

Products for a healthier diet.

# SPLENDA®
# LACTAID®
# BENECOL®
# SUN CRYSTALS™
# VIACTIV®

Vision Care

Products for vision care.

# VISINE®
# ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses

Tagged!

-B- over at Rhymes with Dana has tagged me, so I’m here to give you seven (7) things I learned the first month as a mother.

1 — Passing out on the couch while nursing is NOT a bad thing. It’s also not always voluntary.

2 — Seeing my gruff, manly husband melt into the most sensitive and attentive father imaginable is one of the most beautiful things on earth.

3 — Boobs will never be the same after the milk comes in, no matter where it goes from there.

4 — Skin glue instead of stitches or staples is supposedly better. Still weird to have a man’s arm inserted into me up to his elbow in order to pull my son out, no matter how you close me up afterward.

5 — Water is ALL important to breastfeeding. I must have drank the volume of the Great Lakes those first few months to stay hydrated.

6 — Coming face to face with the little alien who had been kicking and nudging you for months is more incredible and loving and life-altering than words can describe.

7 — Spontaneous fits of anxiety are going to be par for the course. You have been given a tiny little life to take care of absolutely, through every imaginable circumstance. It’s okay to let yourself be overwhelmed from time to time. Ride the hormone wave. It will pass.

All of these things were fabulous to learn, and I can’t wait to go through them all again with Milla!

I hereby tag Jen at Raising Lovies, Trin at Kaffee, Kimchi, and Me, Karo at Joon Toons, and Amy at Reconciling Dreams & Mediocrity.

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