Will I be a good mom?

The day you discover you are pregnant, once reality sets in and you completely understand that “this is really happening”, one of the first things that may run through your mind is “Will I be a good mom?”. It won’t be the last time you think that either. You’ll have 9 long months to ponder the question. 9 long months to fret and worry and prepare as well as you can. 9 long months to…

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Carter’s baby clothes may cause rash

So I’m sitting here catching up on the news on CNN, like always and what do I see? “Feds warn Carter’s baby clothes may cause rash”. Great! considering 75% of my babies clothes come from Carter’s. Just what I needed with a son who has super sensitive skin. But, it’s not as bad as it may seem. Apparently it’s the fall 2007 line and that only includes approximately 110 million articles of clothing! Needless to…

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Babies first tooth

At approximately 3 months old Vincent started what I thought was teething. He’s started drooling up a storm, sticking anything and everything straight into his mouth and acting fussy. I thought for sure he’d have a tooth in a few weeks. Haha. Then when he stopped sleeping nights, in my head I blamed that on teething too! But apparently I was wrong.. I guess it’s just a stage babies go through? I don’t know. I…

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Baby Milestones: Rolling over

Most parents expect that around 2 to 3 months their babies will begin rolling over from front to back. However, that’s not always the case. My son rolled over for the first time when he was only 2 1/2 weeks old. I’m sure his weight of 10lbs had a little to do with it, but it just goes to show that all babies develop differently and sometimes what you read doesn’t always apply to your…

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6 month well baby check-up

Vincent had his 6 month well-baby check-up just a couple of weeks ago. I believe the shots he got were the Diphtheria–Tetanus–Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Polio, Pneumococcal Conjugate, and Rotavirus. He had the 2nd of his Hep B shots at his 3 month check-up so he didn’t get another this time. Either way, it’s a lot of shots at once. It’s 4 shots. 2 in each leg and one of them is oral. It’s…

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Hugs and Kisses from baby

At around 3 months of age I thought for sure my son was going to say “I love you”.  He tried so hard to say it but he couldn’t manage the “lah” sound and the “you” was even harder.  Just last month after 5 months of “kisses for my baby boy” on his cheek and millions of “I love yous” He almost had it down.   Him and I were up alone one night and he…

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is doubling the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children and adolescents.

From the American Academy of Pediatrics Website: The new recommendations include: Breastfed and partially breastfed infants should be supplemented with 400 IU a day of vitamin D beginning in the first few days of life. All non-breastfed infants, as well as older children, who are consuming less than one quart per day of vitamin D-fortified formula or milk, should receive a vitamin D supplement of 400 IU a day. Adolescents who do not obtain 400…

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Palin heightens rhetoric on abortion

Make of it what you will, this is a touchy subject so I’m just going to share the story with you without any comments from myself. From CNN: “Palin opposes abortion in all cases, including rape and incest, except when a mother’s life is in danger, and said she believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned and the decision given to the states. McCain voted for the Prohibit Partial Birth Abortion bill in 2003 and…

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