Thursday, May 04, 2006

Your Questions Answered

Thanks to those of you who sent me questions, both of you. Man... am I popular or what?! *sigh* I always have dreams of becoming the next Top Blogger, yet somehow, I doubt my content draws that kind of audience. Oh well... the few of you who read have been wonderful, and give me reason to keep posting on this thing we call the internets.

Autumn's Mom: What is the baby product that you just can't live without? (diapers not included!)

Hmmm... can't live without? Well, for starters there's my car seat and stroller which I love. But I'm guessing you want more of a product? I could not live without Shepherd's pacifiers. I know, I know, I swore I wouldn't ever give my son a pacifier... but 48 hours after being home with him, and having him on the boob for 47 of those hours... I gave in. My son is a very oral baby... and sucks on whatever he can... his arm, his shirt, your arm, your shirt... it doesn't matter. And when he goes down for a nap, he gets fussy, and the pacifier soothes him and he can get to sleep.

Jenni: What has been the most challenging thing about motherhood for you? What has been the most rewarding?
Gah... how much time do you have???? Because seriously, I could write all day about this question.
Challenging? The lack of sleep... the crying... the gassiness... but probably most of all. the lack of sleep. I love my sleep. I was never good at pulling all-nighters in college, and only once did I do that, and the next day? I was talking nonsense and had to give a presentation in front of my class... I'm sure they all thought I was stoned or hungover because, it wasn't pretty.
Rewarding? Man... there are lots of things. The first time Shepherd smiled a real smile was pretty dang rewarding. However, when he first smiled at me and only me... MAN, that was awesome! Then, when he watches me walk around the living room, and smiles when I stop and smile at him... BLOWS MY MIND!!! Then of course, he does things like roll over and laugh (yes, he laughed yesterday... though quick and short, it was a laugh, I'm sure of it). There are a lot of things that make it rewarding, but I think the best one of all is just watching him grow. He's so beautiful, and growing so fast, it's just amazing to see this person that you gave birth to come alive!

So any of you out there who didn't get any questions in, feel free to e-mail your questions to corinnyatgmaildotcom.


Isabel said...

Glad to know that my son isn't the only baby who feels the need to be on the boob all day long. I can't take it.

He is starting to be better about taking a pacifier. But only if I give it to him. The kid can smell me (and the boobs) from a mile away.

Hey...what kind of diapers do you like? We have been trying all the different brands and so far..they are all about the same. But I know people are really particular about what brand they use.

Just curious...

Suzanne said...

I've had a lack of content to write about lately too.

Just like you & Isabel, Jaxon was seriously attached to my boob for about 4 months! The pacifiers do work though!!

about the diapers (Isabel) Pampers swaddlers when he was tiny, then either pampers cruisers or huggies supreme. The reg pampers & huggies did not work for us. I like the luv's ok, except they do not have strechy tabs (a must), so we pay more to get what really works. The target brand supreme works well, but they stopped carrying them for a while, keep checking though, because they are pretty good. Ok, that's all!

have a good day!

Erika said...

Um, I totally didn't know there were "regular" Pampers and Huggies!!!

I already don't like Luvs, they are smaller than the Pampers and Huggies we've had. We also haven't bought any yet so I'm not an expert, still working off baby shower gifts.