The only books I read these days are printed on indestructible cardboard!

baby booksEver since I became a mother, time seems to move quicker, and there seem to be less hours in the day. Many of the things that I used to have all the time in the world for, now don’t even fit into the day sometimes! Here are a few of the things that I rarely have time for these days, since I became a mother:

  • Reading: rarely do I have the chance to read anything besides skimming the google results for sleep techniques for babies, squinting to read the directions on the back of the baby Tylenol bottle in the middle of the night, or reading books printed on thick indestructible cardboard.

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Her first sentence! Oh, and I think we made her afraid of bugs…

Uh-oh. I think we may have contributed to our daughter’s first fear.

So, the other day my Mom and I were sitting on the floor with Baby E. I noticed a little bug making it’s way towards her. It was sort of hopping along, getting closer and closer to my little girl. So I think I may have exclaimed “ooh! Bug!” and tried to quickly move my daughter while my Mom flicked the bug away. I didn’t really think much of it until …

The next weekend our daughter spent an afternoon with her grandparents. I should say that she absolutely loves her grandparents. As soon as we pull in the driveway, she knows where we are, and starts calling out their names: Nan & Bubba. We once had to pull back out of the drive, to park on the road, and she burst into tears. She really loves them.

Anyways, last weekend, Bubba was taking Baby E for a wheelbarrow ride around the yard. They were under the apple tree, picking apples, when Baby E said her first sentence! Well, maybe sentence is a bit optimistic! But our 17-month old strung two words together for the first time! (Proud Mama? For sure!) What did she say? “Bug … Up!”, reaching her arms up to Bubba! Hmm … Did we just contribute to her first fear?!

The next time that we see a bug, I will be making a big effort to not move away or act concerned – maybe even to point out how cute it is. We need to do whatever we can to squash this fear!

Month 2: Adding to the Baby Essentials

When you have a baby, everyone tells you to enjoy every moment as it all goes by too quickly. We heard this so many times while we were pregnant. I always smiled and nodded, but thought it might just be something that people ‘say’. Well, I am now one of those people! It’s true, time does go quickly, and babies change and grow every day – before we knew it, Baby E was already 2 months old!

Previously, I blogged about my personal list of Newborn Essentials for the 1st month. As Baby E grew, we found that there were a few new items that became useful during the 2nd month. Here is my list and my thoughts for Month 2:

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