It Takes A Village

One mom friend of mine once told me that you find out who your true friends are really quick when you have children. The people that come around and try to help. It’s amazing to me how true that whole statement is but more so, how surprising it is of who actually does come around.

I’ve had people from all over the place…acquaintances even, help me more than I ever thought!

When the boys were brand new a friend from high school sent me the best coffee mug. It keeps my coffee warm for up to 6 hours and it’s amazing because we all know that being a mom doesn’t always mean we get to sit down and actually finish a cup of coffee…and it still be warm! Mind you, this “friend” is someone I barely knew. We may have ended up at the same parties once in a grand while but we certainly weren’t in each others circle of friends.

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Once the boys started teething and trying out solids another acquaintance of mine from high school who, again, was not in my circle of friends but we knew each other, sent me a giant package of homemade bibs and tethers. These were ADORABLE since she stayed within the theme of their room which is more or less nautical. Can’t pass up lobsters and boats! 🙂 This was just so sweet and really heart-warming.

The people who said they would help didn’t and people I never knew even thought about me came out of the wood work to help me along this path of motherhood I was navigating. I’m not sure I can ever express how important it is to be there for someone even if you don’t know them. These little things made all the difference in the beginning especially since I was juggling the post partum depression.

I’ve been trying to pass on this bundle of kindness ever since and I just can’t seem to get enough of it! Pass it on friends, pass it on.

Cheers to kindness!!!

Baby B Slept All Night!

A friend once told me to never pay attention to the moms on the internet who say, “oh my baby is sleeping through the night since 4 months.” Thats bullshit…she would say. Babies have to eat in the middle of the night. So, I guess my babies were already “sleeping through the night” but they wake up to eat.

And then…on September 11th my Baby B slept from 6pm to 6am without so much as a peep!

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12 hours of sleep….no wake ups.

13 hours since last feeding….no dream feeds.

It happened! I was so super excited! I couldn’t wait to get him up and tell him all about how happy I was. The early morning started out so good. And then…

I figured out the REAL reason he slept so long.

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Teething has begun. Yay.

It’s been non-stop fussing/crying/complaining since then. He wakes up and he’s pissy, he won’t go to bed because his mouth hurts. Ugh…This is crap!

My husband is on a new kick about Tylenol and the affects of Acetaminophen. He’s German as I’ve mentioned but in Germany they’ve done studies where the one common denominator in children with autism is their usage of Acetaminophen. He also read that in Cuba they haven’t had access to Tylenol or anything with Acetaminophen in it and their rate for autism is roughly 0%. So, I promised him I wouldn’t use it anymore and I’m regretting it.

I get it…it’s scary all the crap that goes on and all the drugs we take but good lord! I’m the one home with these twinados and I’m the one with the massive headache. Not to make it all about me..but..well..you get me, right?! 🙂 Besides, growing up, we all had this stuff and the majority of us turned out alright.

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Anywho…my alcohol intake may increase a lot  slightly. I’ve ordered some different oils to help with teething. Not that I believe in that crap but it’s not up to me to decide, the babies have to believe in it. Anyone have any good tips or tricks that doesn’t involve over-the-counter, laboratory manufactured drugs?

Pouring that sweet sweet vodka as I type…Cheers!!!