Okay it's that time again folks! Not Me! Monday! has arrived! If your interested in what this blog carnival is all about head on over to MckMama's blog and read all about it!
I did not get extrememly excited about my best friend coming to stay here for the weeekend! She is notthe most amazing person in the whole world and we, including Landyn, were not thrilled to have her stay with us! Nope! Not us!
I did not finally finish Landyn's nursery today. Nope it soo did not take me the second half of my pregnancy and another 4 months to do so! Nope! Not me!
I did not go to Kohls and spend an outragous amount of money on a Rachael Ray Cookware set and be completely in love with it before I even used it for the first time! Nope! Not me!
I did not start looking up plane tickets and planning my trip to Omaha that is not until June where Landyn and I get to meet Megan and Carson! Nope! Not me! I would never fly to a different state to meet an internet/blogging buddy!
I did not take my son to the ER this weekend because he apparently had a ingrown toenail that was infected, which I didn't notice. I would never miss something that big and then have to spend a ton of money at the ER. Nope! Not me!
I am not sitting here eating dry Kix cereal for breakfast! Nope! Not me!
Well it's that time again my faithful followers...all 8 of you! It's time for Not Me! Monday! woo hoo! If you are wondering what this is all about head on over to MckMama's blog and read all about it!
I did not cry because my amazing little boy is 4 months old now and of course I never would have done this multiple times in a week! Nope! Not me!
I did not spend countless hours on the internet reading new blogs and looking up stuff about cloth diapering. Nope! Not Me!
I am not now addicted to cloth diapering and all of the cute little accessories that go with it! Nope! Not me!
I most certainly did not spend hours at the Mom and Pop Place this week hanging out with a new friend named Amanda and her 4 adorable children and enjoy every minute of it! Nope! Not Me!
I did not like MckMama take my laptop to the bathroom with this week or any other week. Why would I do a silly thing like that??
I did not not beg Amanda to show me how to use the prefolds and afterwards feel like a complete idiot for not figuring it out on my own. It's sooo easy! Nope! Not me!
I for sure didn't forget when the last time I changed my son's diaper and continue to let him zonk out in the swing and just hope the cloth diaper didn't leak in the swing. Nope! Not me!
I did not go against what I have said all along and go out and buy Landyn some baby Oatmeal, spoons and bowls just in case I decide to start feeding him solids soon. I wouldn't change yet another thing I said I would never do because my son is apparently ready for cereal WAY before I am. Nope! Not me!
I did not spend 15 minutes taking pictures of my son's feet and adorable cloth diapers just because yesterday. Nope! Not me!
I did not get breakfast served to me on the couch yesterday morning by my dear husband! It did not include Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrowns, Sausage, Bacon and Toast. Nope! For sure it didn't!
I was not completely oblivious to the fact that we had a huge winter storm coming at us that was in fact name Winter Storm Kyle and sit on the couch all day yesterday doing nothing but hang out with my 3 favorite boys... Ryan, Landyn and Tucker! Nope! Not me!
Today is Landyn's 4 month birthday! We had his well child checkup first thing this morning. He weighed in at 14 pounds 6 ounces 44% and is 25 1/8 inches long! (I'm pretty sure this is wrong his head was over to the side when she measured him.) The doctor also gave us the go ahead with solids but we will be waiting until he is ready or about 6 months. He was only 6 lbs 14 ounces when he was born so he has to gain 1 more ounce to double his birth weight! His shots went way better than the 2 month ones. His legs are not swollen and he's really not as crabby as I imagined.
We also have started using cloth diapers! I'm totally loving it right now and with my new washer I just press all the buttons and it does the prewash, soak, normal wash, spin, extra rinse, and spin again! All of that in 82 minutes! But the nice things is I don't have to walk all the way down to the basement again to start the regular wash like 20 minutes later! Yup lazy me doesn't like walking down to the cold basement to flip the laundry! oh well!
Okay it's time for me to take a nap, I know it's super late for a nap but if tonight goes the way last night did I will be lucky to get 4 hours total by 7 am! I can't wait to get the replacement crib parts so we can start following the guidelines from the book "Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child". Or as I'm starting to call it, "Sleeping Bootcamp". More about that later!
So it's that time again, the day of the week that we confess all of the things we did not do this week! Head on over to MckMama's blog and check out what MckMama and all of her blog followers did not do!
I did not tell my dog to run out the door and find a new home at least 10 times this week. His excessive whining and constant need of attention lately do not drive me up a wall! Nope! Not Me!
I did not sit and crunch numbers for a crazy amount of hours to try and figure out how I can get this minivan I want! I would never put my son in his swing and let him talk to his animal friends spinning above him while I did this. Nope! Not me!
I did not get jealous when Megan said she was going out for Mom's Night Out with her Mom's Group. What stay at home mom who has a baby attached to her 24/7 would want that?? Me?? Nope! Definitely Not me!
I did not get a book from the library called "Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Baby" to try and get my son to sleep at night. I am not completely losing my mind with this child's not sleeping and reading a book written by someone who does not know him to try and figure this whole thing out! I am sooo not that mom!
I did not get so frustrated over this van thing and cry because it's not looking like it's going to work out! Nope! Not Me!
I am not already dreading Landyn's well baby check up on Wednesday morning. Nope! Not Me!
I did not break down in tears multiple times this week because my little baby boy is turning 4 months on Wednesday! Nope! Not me!
I most certainly was not beyond excited that Ryan has off on Wednesday so we can spend most of Landyn's birthday as a family. But then get upset because he will be crabby from his shots! Nope! Not me! (Let's just hope it goes better than last time or I might just have a nervous breakdown!)
I did not consider letting Landyn cry himself to sleep tonight after he was nursing, sleeping 20 minutes, nursing, sleeping 20 minutes... over and over again for hours... Nope! Not Me!
Last but NOT LEAST!!!!!!!
I did not give up on my child going to sleep at 4 am, bring him downstairs and turn on the TV and Laptop to write this post while bouncing my child to sleep in his adorable Rainforest bouncer chair. Nope Not me! It certainly did not take over an hour to do so! Nope! Not my child! (I think he seems to be liking this Not me! thing... let's try not to make a habit of it!)
And no as you can see from my confession above I really didn't let him cry it out... I can't do it unless we are in the car and I need to be somewhere!
Okay it's now 5:30am, Landyn is finally sleeping and I'm off to try and fall asleep before it's light out... Happy Monday everyone!
I'm happy to say that becoming a mother has changed my life in so many ways but all for the best! I have now become a breastfeeding, cloth diapering, baby wearing, baby led weaning, selective vaxing, and photograph taking mama! Landyn and Lillyanna are amazing kiddos and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us!