Tuesday, November 5, 2013

That mom

I'm turning into that mom! The one I thought was a little odd for just... parenting different. I've come a long way in my parenting journey since Hudson was born. Although those were the easy days when he was new. I just went with the flow and did what people told me to do. Life was good. And then when he was about 8 months old and I found out I was pregnant with little miss Novabuns I learned about this whole other world of parenting! And I thought those moms were weird. I wont lie. They didn't vaccinate or circumcise. They slept with their babies and breast fed until 3. They "wore" they babies everywhere. They used all natural remedies and they used cloth diapers. They had their babies at home in the tub. These are the "crunchy" moms I learned and none of this I was familiar with. I was on the other end of the spectrum. I cheered for doctors! After all Hudson has needed medical attention since he was born! These moms did things their own way and I didn't like it because I felt like I had to defend my own parenting ways.

After getting myself into a few "heated" discussion on these deferent topics and realizing after each one that it doesn't matter what other parents do. They obviously love their children enough to be advocating for their natural parenting ways. And what's so wrong about natural? I also realized how little I knew. Since then I have done research for myself. I became a little more knowledgeable about vaccines and natural remedies. I learned more about breast feeding and how awesome breast milk is for our babies. I've learn baby wearing is a "thing" now but that it also makes having two kids a lot more easier!

I've learned a lot since having Hudson. And I don't  regret the way I've raised him. That's not the point. The point is that just maybe I'm learning to be my own kind of mom. It's OK that I leaned on my mom for support and advice on raising Hudson but as he grew and as I grew as a mother I'm finding what works best for our family and just doing simply what I want. And maybe that means becoming a little of "that mom". And that's OK. 

I still praise doctors for their knowledge, time and effort they put into their career. I still believe in vaccinating and we think it's best for our kids. We choose to circumcise our boys. My babies sleep in their own beds in their own room. And I'm all for epidurals and so thankful for formula!

Take the time to be your own kind of mom. Do what you want to do. Even if that means trying something new or standing out as being a little odd. :)

That being said Novabuns is a five month old now! Whaat!? Look at those cute little piggy tails! I seriously, seriously can not believe how fast it has gone by. I swear she was just in size 1 diapers yesterday... oh wait, that was yesterday. And speaking of diapers, yes, I made the switch permanently, she's a cloth diaper babe now! I did tons of research right before she was born and bought a stash when she was 1 month old. I never ever thought I would go down this road! But I had many friends who cloth diaper and they reassured me how much they love it! My main reason for switching was to save money of course. We will save about $700 in a year and even more since what are the chances she is potty trained in a year?! Yeah right!

So once I got them I did a trial run on Hudson until her little buns were big enough to fit in them. But 3 diapers later Hudson ended up with a rash and I was al ready to give up! Fast forward 2 months when I thought Nova would finally fit in them and all I got were leaks and a battle of yeast! So I gave up. But I held on to them because I still really wanted it to work out. SO, two weeks ago I tried them on her again. No rash and no leaks for a week and they actually fit! So I switched!

It requires a little more work of course and an extra load of laundry. What I thought I wouldn't be able to handle was the poop but it's really a piece of cake! Instead of throwing the diapers in the trash I just throw them in the wash. It's easier than I expected really. And she has some stinkin' cute diaper colors now! As if picking her outfit out wasn't hard enough...

So I made Hudson's and Nova's Halloween costumes! They turned out so cute! It was cheap and easy! Man, you can do anything with felt!! I love my superheroes! 

We spent our 3rd anniversary at Fountain Hills. 

Hudson has been the best brother ever to little sis Nova! He seriously could not be any more sweeter with her. I heard horror stories of older siblings being mean and rough with new siblings so I was a little concerned. But never once has he done anything to hurt her or be mean in any way. He gives her loves pats, brings me her blankets, and puts her pacifier in her mouth. He shares his toys with her and gives her goodnight kisses. He is the sweetest guy ever! We are so blessed! I can't wait until they can play together!

Nova is still my great little night sleeper! Hudson did not sleep through the night until 7 months I think. After our cry it out test. Occasionally she wakes in the night only to go back to sleep with her paci. She'll get up about 7:30 and then take a good morning nap until 11. After that it's iffy when she'll nap next. And I could act surprised when I tell you that she has started to scoot but I'm not. Since I could feel her move in my belly she was non stop. So I'm not surprised she's already on the move and determined! Looking like me is not all she gets from me...

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I am 19 weeks pregnant, and last week my son was "diagnosed" via ultrasound with a cleft lip or cleft palate. I have been reeling from the news ever since, and am praying fervent prayers about my appointment with the perinatologist on Thursday. I've been reading through your blog and admiring your beautiful little Hudson. I have shed many tears reading your posts! Just want you to know that your blog is a blessing and provides hope for us scared mamas that are at the very beginning of the journey. Thank you so much.