Starting Solids, The Ear Piercing Dilema Finally Solved, New Giveaway Info & More
My babies had their very first solids today! It was cute & sad at the same time. Cute because it’s so fun and awesome watching them grow, learn, and get bigger, smarter, and smilier, but then at the same time, I get so sad, thinking how much I remember this with my others, and the rest just flew by. I know they aren’t even 4 months yet, but this is a big milestone to me, and signifies them growing up, in some respect, is that crazy?
I was a bit torn on what to do. The Dr. said 3 months, some websites say 6. I know with my last we went with the Dr at 3 months, (same pediatrician), but this time I wanted to wait until closer to 4, or at least when I saw they were drinking a ton of formula and the spacing between was going down to 3 hrs again, because it just wasn’t satisfying enough. That and them needing so much more formula at bedtime, and in the mornings, was another big clue, that they were ready, but me..I was NOT (Am not), but doing what I’m feeling now, is best for them. Not looking forward to the days of getting spagetti-o’s flung in my hair, by not 1, but two hungry lil monsters, he he, and scraping peaches off of the fridge that they threw across the room from their high chairs, but I guess I still got awhile for that. Looking forward to them holding their own bottle though. That is for sure. Annie sometimes does it as a spoof, but not for long.
Anyhow, if you got nearly 10 minutes to kill, you could view the 1st feeding, below. Of course like most things, I can’t keep it short & sweet. Got a little parody song in there, from back in my day. Weird Al, with eat it. Didn’t have much to work with to make it truly funny, but I will be making funny vids w/ appropriate movie clips, in the future. I just love doing that, when I have some free time. Good thing I write fast enough to be able to do a blog post nearly every day. Not easy with all these kiddos.
OH, and this morning I decided on the whole earring dilema. I’m whimping out of it. Not because I don’t think they will want them long term, because I know that they will, or feel guilty choosing for them, because of the reason above…what woman does NOT want pierced ears, BUT it’s my fears. My fears of watching them hold my babies down, marking their ears and then poking them. YES, I’m sure they would get through it just fine, but not sure that I would. It would temporarily kill me. I know they wouldn’t remember, but in that moment, that won’t be much consolation.
Then I have fears of a possible freak occurrence of something getting stuck on them, and it getting yanked out, tearing a bit, or altogether, and also my hair comes out and they get it on everything, in their hands, i got to pull it out, cause i’m havin that postpartum hair loss thing going on (Not happy, as it’s thin to start, and I can’t afford extensions), and I fear that somehow that could get wrapped around it. I mean, if anything were to happen, I’d blame myself, whether it was my fault, their fault accidentally, my still a bit jealous daughter’s fault….or just pot luck, I know I’d never forgive myself, and their ears aren’t going anywhere, so there is really no big rush. Let’s see how my almost 5 yr old does 1st, and how bad of a memory it truly will be, but for now, I have decided, then found out, hubby is on the same page, that I just can’t do it to them just now…I can’t. I soo wanted to, but I just can’t let them go through with it, so I need to cancel 2 out of 3 appts. It feels right at the moment to wait…just in case.
I’m having so much cycle pain right now, it’s ridiculous (Hopefully no men are reading this out there ).:oops: I have bad endometriosis (worse after Mikayla, seemingly no pain before her, until that first postpartum cycle, then after the twins, I prayed, and prayers not answered. Worse then ever *sigh*. And basically, all I can do to try and control it’s growth, and some of the pain is by taking birth control, which I wouldn’t otherwise take, because I’m not very fertile. Not anymore anyhow.
The Yaz is hardly doing a thing though, except making the periods way lighter, and I’m not using the placebos, I’m going from pack to pack, and still having more days of pain then not, but I cannot mentally, nor emotionally bring myself to have a hysterectomy. I just can’t. My mom did, as repeated laps did nothing for her, but she said it was horrible being tossed into menopause so soon, plus, even though we have zero plans to have more babies, I don’t like my option taken away from me either. He’d die if he read this…NO HONEY, I WON’T BE BOTHERING YOU FOR MORE, I just always say you never do know, so it’s not something I am prepared to do, and my Dr. said, just cause you have everything taken out, doesn’t even mean you are going to be free from it, because it can be in other places to, so what’s the real point? *sigh*. I’m forever waiting on a safe, and permanent solution, cause I can’t be the best mommy and wife i CAN be, when I am feeling so much debilitating pain. It sucks.
Anyhow, enough rambling. I love you all, and thank you for continuing to follow my blog. PLEASE DO COMMENT…I’d love to hear from you, and remember, to sign up for our newsletter. I have the BABA BUDDY IN HAND, so if you add yourself to the list, this great gift could be yours. ($30 value). I’ll announce it again in a separate post, in a couple day’s time.
It’s so gross, muggy, and icky….I don’t know what to do today, but I am NOT an indoors person. I get cabin fever fast, and summer time, just can never last long enough for me, so I gotto figure something out.
OH and I want to do a cute twins contest in the next month or so, so if any companies want to donate a product in return for a video review, and advertising on my website, contact me please at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, gotto get ready for the day. From my living room to yours, this is Shelly, signing off!