Monthly Archive:: February 2011

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Scuttle Butt

Rissa nearly gave me a heart attack the other day. I had left her on the floor of the nursery while I quickly grabbed laundry from the dryer.  This had been working out fine for awhile because the area is safe and she has some toys to occupy her.  Is the whole

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Beta Testing Toygaroo Toy Rental

[Update – They appear to have gone out of business.] I have to admit that I’m pretty excited to be a Toygaroo beta tester.  It looks like an interesting service that could really take off! Let me start with my disclosures: I signed up to be notified when Toygaroo opened for business.

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Breastfeeding Milestones

This week’s topic is milestones.  Or, as I refer to them: boobie awards! I previously posted about achieving my three month milestone and have my sights set on achieving six months next.  While I know I’d like to nurse for at least a year, it feels good to focus on the shorter

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(Not so) Wordless Wednesday (2/23/11)

Lately my daughter has been experimenting with making new sounds and exploring with her tongue.  She sticks it out constantly and flexes it.  Sometimes she reminds me of a lizard the way she licks her toys… and my arm!  She’s also been trying very hard to blow raspberries.  She’s almost got it!

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Cloth Diaper Newbie: One Month Review

<< Cloth Diaper Newbie: Day 2 We’ve been using cloth diapers full-time for a little over a month now.  During that time I used one (maybe two) disposable diaper while we were away from the house.  That was in the first few weeks and I didn’t have enough cloth diapers along in

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Stressful Stroll aka How Many Limbs are Needed to Open a Stroller?

Last Thursday got to 50 degrees, which is pretty nice for February in Wisconsin. I was supposed to have a mommy date at the park that afternoon since we both have spring fever. Unfortunately her daughter was coming down with a cold, so we had to cancel. Despite this, I was still

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Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Sweet Support Tips for Breastfeeding Mamas

This week’s topic is about Sweet Support. I can’t emphasize enough how important support is when you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.  I believe the most important person that needs to be supportive is your significant other.  (For those that don’t have an SO helping, then a close family member or

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(Not so) Wordless Wednesday – 2/16/11

I had fun dressing her in a cute outfit for Valentine’s Day.  The trick was in the posing and picture taking! First she’s tipping over while smiling… Then she’s trying to eat her dress!

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Spring is Near

It’s so close, I can almost smell it!  This weekend was pretty nice for February in Wisconsin.  Sunday got to be about 45 degrees out.  We took advantage of the warmer weather and finally got to use our stroller! We took a nice walk with Rissa.  It was much needed.  I like

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Proud Mamas

After reading Crissy’s post, Bragging About Your Child at Dear Crissy, my mind was flooded with thoughts on the subject.  I think it’s natural to be proud of your child’s milestones and accomplishments and want to tell everyone about them. First of all, our children quickly become our focal point and we’re excited

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Breastfeeding Obstacles: Help! She Forgot How to Nurse!

I started breastfeeding Rissa within a few hours after she was born.  She spent a lot of time at the breast during our two day stay at the hospital.  The nurses and lactation consultants commented on what a good little nurser she was and complimented me on positioning and technique. They said

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(Not so) Wordless Wednesday

I can hardly believe how long she’s getting! I remember when there was plenty of room on her changing table pad – now she’s taking up most of it! I think she looks so cute here… I only wish I had taken the picture with our digital camera instead of my iPhone.

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Super Sunday, We Hope!

Being a Wisconsinite, today’s game is a huge deal.  Trust me, you don’t want to know what it’s been like to try and go shopping the past few days.  It’s been inSANE. I thought the last playoff game was huge.  Well, it was.  Big time rivalry and all.  That game was like

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Breastfeeding: Nursing In…A Funeral Home?

I don’t have a lot of experience nursing in public even though I’ve been breastfeeding my daughter for three months.  Until recently, the only places outside our home that I’d nurse were at the homes of family members.  Mid-January that changed when we went out of town for my grandmother’s funeral. Along

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She Rolled Over!

I just have to share this with you right away! A few minutes ago, Aerissa rolled over for the first time!  I could barely believe it. I put her down for tummy time on her play gym mat and got down on the floor with her like I usually do.  She had

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Cloth Diaper Newbie: Day 2

<< Cloth Diaper Newbie: Day 1 I wish I hadn’t gotten behind on documenting this adventure.  Day 2 happened a few weeks ago.  Ah, well, I jotted down some notes throughout that day, so I’ll fill you in on how the first day of full-time cloth diapering went before letting you know

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(Not so) Wordless Wednesday

She rarely holds still anymore! (3 months old)

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Winner: Papa John’s $25 Giftcard

Thankfully I was able to keep up on verifying entries as they came in so I could select a winner quickly after the close of the giveaway.  Now if the winner gets back to me before noon, I should be able to get this out in the mail right away too! (As

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January Giveaway Loot

Why yes, Virginia, there are actual giveaway winners! I thought it might be interesting to keep track of the giveaways I win and the prizes.  As you may already know, I’m a giveaway fanatic and enter way more than I probably should…. but as you can see…. I am winning some stuff!