Your Baby

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Putting your baby to sleep – Useful links

Putting your baby to sleep – Useful links

Settling you baby to sleep: It's amazing how we try too hard isn't it???? lol!Fran's basket is on a rocking stand so if she doesn't settle within a few minutes I just reach out and rock her gently without turning the light on just to calm her down a bit.I find the less interaction I have with her the better and it's amazing how quickly she nods off once the lights go out.We started putting her up to bed on her own last Tuesday and using the monitor rather than taking her up when we go up and because she can self settle we have had no problems so far. It's just taking things one step at a time - we are attempting dream feeding too in the hopes she will eventually start sttn - she goes a bit longer each night so fingers crossed!! My newborn fusses when I…
My Kids are Computers

My Kids are Computers

I pretty much have to congratulate myself on this one: when my kids were born, I checked off the box that said “Computer module.” I really didn’t quite understand what that would entail, but boy, did I make the right decision! These days, behavior, morals, even chores—you know what? All of parenting is just not the hassle it’s made out to be! All I have to do is enter my input: Environment.church { behavior: reverent; volume: 10%; default-position: seated; thoughts: Jesus; } And BAM! My kids are the most reverent at church! (It’s important to beat other people with your reverence, too.) At home, it’s just as easy: Operation.chores { complaining: none; enthusiasm: 85%; competence: 100%; willingness-to-see-it-through: 200% } Entitlement? A problem of the past! Operation.gifts { response: gratitude-sincere; attutide: positive; asking-for-more: please; if-no: whining-off; } Uh . . . YEEEEAH. Right. My kids aren’t computers, and I’m betting neither…
A baby’s smile

A baby’s smile

I could tell right away that Hazel was going to be a smiler. She smiled in her sleep constantly. Though it took her a couple weeks longer than the other kids to start smiling as much in her waking hours, smiling quickly became her favorite activity, and she especially likes smiling at me. Today at church she was engaging in her favorite smiling-at-me hobby when my friend commented, “Doesn’t it seem like they can see into your soul?” I joked back, “If she could, she wouldn’t keep smiling.” (And then I commented, “Nah, she’s my favorite. She doesn’t disobey “) But thinking more about that unabashed smile, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes: It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may have come across four or five times in your life. It faced—or seemed to face—the whole…