Friday, July 24, 2009
“My 5 months old baby wants to be held all the time and cries when she's put down... what do I do? She’s been doing this since she was around 2 1/2 - 3 months old and some people say I spoiled her to the point where I’ll never be able to put her down. She cries when I sit down with her she basically just cries a lot when I’m not holding her. As soon as I pick her up she immediately stops crying. I don’t know what to do, did I spoil her and how do I break her of this?”
There were several answers letting the lady (and all of us out there who need to believe we’re not harming our kid by giving them what they want) know that you cannot spoil a baby. They just need love and affection at this age, and want to cuddle and be close to mom or dad. Example:
“First off you can't spoil a baby. I hate when people say that. Your baby needs you right now. But I know sometimes you don't want to carry the baby all the time so either just let her cry for awhile offer toys and make sure she's not wet or hungry or something. If you have something she likes to be in like a swing or her car seat put her in there for awhile.”
And this one:
“Get a vibration chair and buckle her in it when you are doing stuff around the house. Or get a playpen and put lots of fun toys in it. You can't spoil your baby at this age. She needs to know you are there for her. I know it gets tiring but pretty soon she will be all grown up and not even want to snuggle you. Take advantage of this time because it will be gone in a flash.”
Then there were some “not so nice” mama’s out there. One even felt the need to yell at us:
“PUT HER IN A PLAY PEN (WITH TOYS) AND GET YOUR HOUSE WORK DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She does NOT need to be held all of the time!As long as she has a full tummy and dry butt - let her be on her own - if she cries, walk away (out of her sight) and just ignore her. Sooner or later she will stop once she learns you are NOT going to hold her.”
“…and just ignore her…” ...very interesting…
And this lady, who was trying to say it nicely. I think.
“Unfortunately you did spoil her...”
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
When I told Sean I had set up an appointment at PI, he just shook his head, and I think laughed a little... But he agreed to go, awww...sweet guy! :) He did put his foot down though, and told me that I can't be taking pictures every three months until he graduates.
"And these are his 14 yr 9 month pics..."
So I promised this was just for his first year :)
Friday, July 17, 2009
he likes to stand up (with some support from Daddy),
and when you hold him in the air, he sticks his legs straight out, like he's an airplane! See how much he loves it! Haha!
He looks like he's sporting an army buzz, now that his hair is starting to grow in a little :)
Monday, July 13, 2009
Woodrow - 92 years ... Dex - 6 months
All in all, a very eventful (for Dex) and relaxing (for m&d) trip! Let the "un-spoiling" begin!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
He's either engrossed in the spinny-things or he's wondering if he should cry or not...
And true to form, 10 minutes later, he's had enough!!
Haha! Can't even talk yet, and he's telling us what to do...
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
I scheduled a session at Kiddie Kandid’s yesterday, and WOW. I will never go back. Poor little Dex was so scared of the picture lady by the end of the session, we got out of there as quick as possible! When we left, I told Sean I wish I had been secretly recording this chick while she was taking the pictures. She was snapping her tongue, making motorboat sounds and kept touching his face and saying “DEEEEC-LIN!! DEEEC-LIN!” Oh my gosh, how annoying! Seriously this was his face:
I mean, if I’m coming in there with a young baby and I tell you that all I want is some pictures of him smiling, don’t you try to find out what’s going to make him smile? Don’t you see that he’s obviously not happy and possibly try something new?? Maybe ASK HIS PARENTS? Sheesh. There wasn’t ONE picture of a smile in the whole bunch.
Here is the ONE decent pic we got :)