New Site, New Design

I’ve moved to www.babybabylemon.com with a site designed by onestarrynight. The design is still being tweaked a bit, but all new content will be over there. Please update your bookmarks (ha!).

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March 12, 2010 at 5:44 am Leave a comment

Moving Soon

I’ve decided to go self-hosted and after a humbling afternoon where I realized that having a baby eliminated my ability to follow simply directions, I enlisted some help to design and move the new site. I’m excited. I also have some plans for a new feature on the website. Big changes, big excitement.

March 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

Cloth Diaper Update

We’ve been cloth diapering for a little over two months now and I think it is going great so far.  I wish I had waited before filling out my stash as much as I did. It is a little Smartipants heavy. I really like the diapers, but the colors are a little boring and too pastel. My husband, who has a little Ned Flanders in him, like plain, white diapers. Silly. So I have about 5 white diapers, which is a waste of possible cuteness, but does come in handy when none of the diapers even vaguely coordinate with his outfit.

As far as overnight, we had been using disposable, simply because they lasted all night with no leaking. Until three days ago, then we started leaking. And the night before last, the diaper actually exploded, leading to jammies full of the little surely toxic plastic gel beads and a bath before 7 AM. So last night, Doodlebug spent his first night in a cloth diaper. No Leaks! I used a double stuffed BumGenius pocket. He woke up at 4AM, I checked and he had dry jammies, so I just nursed him back to sleep. He was still dry at 6 AM. I only have one of those diapers, so I will have to come up with a different plan for tonight.

March 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Lean, Green Eating Machine

The only thing better than homemade baby food is home grown baby food.

Exploring the new world of avocados

Enjoying the fruits of our trees

March 4, 2010 at 12:55 am Leave a comment

At the water cooler

I was at work yesterday and everyone in the office was going on and on about Avatar and how great it was and unique it was. The plot, mind you, not the special effects. So, I joined in. I said “Oh, I heard it was basically Dances with Wolves with blue cat people.” Dead silence. Everyone went back to their desks. I killed the water cooler chat.
Avatar… I know. I am also very timely.

February 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm 2 comments

Eating Solid Foods

Our foray in to solid foods has been going pretty well. So far, Doodlebug’s eaten oatmeal, applesauce, sweet potatoes, carrots, bananas and golden beets. Except for one jar of organic carrots, just to what it was like (not impressed), I have made everything from scratch. Oh – not the applesause, that was just unsweetened from the jar. He’s eaten applesauce both plain and with some cinnamon sprinkled on top.  I am really enjoying making my own baby food. I received the Beaba Babycook as a shower gift and it couldn’t be easier to use. It steams, chops and reheats, but I haven’t used the reheat function yet.

Oatmeal!

I am doing the pureed thing, but having looked in to baby-led-weaning am being concious of his cues to stop. So far he hasn’t really given any. Doodle has liked all of the different foods and is practically spoon-feeding himself. Either I load it up and he grabs it and shoves it in or I hold the spoon and he moves his head forward to get the spoon in his mouth. Today, he realized for the first time that he could suck food of his fingers. Very exciting! Foods on deck: avocados (as soon as the ones from the tree ripen), green beans, peas.

Beets!

February 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

Pause

It’s been really hard for me to write. There is this cloud of stay-at-home vs. work-outside-of-home vs work-at-home hanging over every post I start. Here is where things stand now: I am working 10-15 hours per week on-site and 25-30 hours per week from home. My husband watches the baby when I go in to work. This is not working. I am stressed beyond belief on the days I am working from home. When I am playing with Doodlebug, I have to keep one eye on email. Gone are relaxing nursing sessions, now I spend them formatting spreadsheets. Some of this could be resolved by having a sitter in the house when I am working, but I haven’t been able find anyone we like for the days I need to work out of the home, let alone having extra support when I am home. And my husband’s schedule is changing April 1st and he may start having weekends off, which is good for him, but not so good for covering my workdays.

So that is why I stopped posting. I would start writing a post about how awesome cloth diapering is going or the rainbow presents in his diapers now that we have started solid food and then my brain starts going no sitter, spreadsheet, save money, hand that rocks the cradle, missing milestones, just stay home, need a sitter, what if I can’t get a job later, have another baby, sleep, coffee, childcare, coffee sleep. So I post a picture. Captions I can handle.

February 21, 2010 at 12:14 am Leave a comment

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