Henry, age 8 (AKA: Kids born in the 2000's)
- Henry: Is there something wrong with the phone? I've called this number before and it works, but now it just goes "BUUH BUUH BUUH BUUH" when I dial.
- Me: That means it's busy.
- Henry: What do you mean?
When HK was born, I had the grand idea that I would do a monthly post on where I am, where he is, and general milestones for the month. Clearly, that hasn’t happened. But! We can start now and hope for the best (the best being semi-regularity). So…at 7 months…
He (the big one):
He (the little one):
—Don’t ever tell my baby I said this. EVER.
When someone gets sick, EVERYONE gets sick. And believe me, there are few sights sadder than two grown folks and a baby battling congestion, coughing, and sleepless nights.
It’s awful. Just awful.
For the benefit of the folks new to the blog: Mr. Buffles uses the toilet. Yes, we use diapers, but we do not strictly rely on them. To learn more about this practice, visit EC Simplified.
We’re still with it. HOORAY! Dudeguy even potties him occasionally. This is HUGE considering where we started.
Night pottying is the truth. He sleeps so much better after a half-wakeful trip to the bathroom. Because of this, I sleep better. This is awesome. Some nights, he’s completely dry; Other nights, not so much, but he’s never soaking wet (or sitting in pee for too long).
The boy likes to experiment with his powers of holding and release. During a usual night pottying, he went and nursed as usual. I generally have him chill with his diaper off while he’s nursing and re-diaper him when he’s done. This time, he thought it would be fun to see if he could hold the last bit he’d saved. He did…until he peed on me. Jerk.
He’s more reliable after we’ve been at a destination. Getting there, though…not so much. I think once he realizes that I have his facilities with me, he’s more apt to signal. I’m not complaining. This past Sunday, we went to a birthday party for my friend’s daughter and he was dry the entire time…after I’d changed him when we arrived. He was soaking then.
I still can’t find infant chonies for under $8 a pair. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Diaper laundry has been cut WAY down. It used to be every other day. Now it’s once or twice a week.
Is anyone else out there doing this with me? Curious about it? Anything?! Tell me stories!
ETA: ok, I don’t know how to add the reply feature to this post…send me a note, or message, or whatever they call them on tumblr…
I don’t think I’ve been this exhausted since pregnancy…and that’s saying a LOT.
For all of you who are or plan on breastfeeding, know that you need around 800 MORE calories per day than you need(ed) during pregnancy. If you don’t keep up, you will suffer. KEEP TAKING your vitamins. Making milk takes a lot out of you and if it isn’t coming from the food you eat, it’s coming from you - your vital essence, your blood and your bones.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to figure out how to 1) get through this work day half-asleep and 2) take my own damn advice.