Friday, February 29, 2008


Originally uploaded by kewidoll
This is From Saturday with the Smiths.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I have a few moments now

Nolan is down for a nap thank goodness. So I went outside and did a little weeding in the sunshine. He is still taking a nap thank goodness he needs the sleep. The last few days have been super cranky ugh.
I found a little potty chair on craigs list for $10. This is the one I got in black we have put Nolan on it. He screams so I guess he is not a huge fan of his potty. When we sit him on the big toilet he is fine.
Saturday we got to see the Smiths for Madeleine's birthday. It was really great seeing them sadly I didn't get to hold Annora. Thats ok there is always next time guess we will have to visit. We did have a first we took Nolan on the carousel he loved it.


I just wanted to say hello and welcome to my new readers.
This week as been a little crazy for us with Nolan under the weather. Once again I have things to say but no time to do so.
Oh well thats just how life goes.

Please comment and make your self known.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Did you know

You can get calls from white paging phones. The caller ID will show up White paging PDX.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

What is EC

EC stands for Elimination Communication, also known as Natural Infant Hygiene or Infant Potty Training. It's a wonderful way to respond to a baby's natural instincts to stay clean and dry. EC reduces diaper use, reduces diaper rash, can lead to earlier potty independence, and so much more.

Babies are BORN potty trained! Just like other animals, human infants instinctively avoid urinating and defecating on themselves. Why do you think babies go during diaper changes? It's not the rush of cold air like others will tell you -- our babies are simply (and smartly!) taking the opportunity to relieve themselves without having to sit in it! After just a few months of full time diapering, our babies are trained to ignore their natural instinct, and instead of preferring to be clean and dry, they are trained to pee and poop into their diapers.

Don't train something you'll just have to untrain later. With a few more months of diapering, our babies follow our lead of ignoring when they're peeing and pooping altogether, and they completely lose the control and awareness they are born with. Elimination Communication (EC) lets you skip the diaper training step and go directly to the end result - potty training right from the start. This is what millions of parents around the world do everyday and have done for thousands of years. This is not a new concept or idea. It's truly "child-led potty training," listening and responding to our babies when they first start to communicate about it instead of years later. The vast majority of parents who EC, even only part time, say it results in closer bonding of parents and baby, less reliance on diapers, and cleaner, drier babies. A lot of parents even say it's EASIER than 2-3 years of diapering and traditional potty training.

Now you all know what EC stands for. We take Nolan to the potty after naps, eating before bed. I am being low key about it no reason to stress about it.
We really need to get him a little potty so I don't have to hold him over the toilet.

Friday, February 22, 2008

today I took a walk

Alright so EC is going alright yesterday I caught two pees. Today we got one so far I'm just doing the ones after naps. I have been watching him to see what signs come with this. He has no problem sitting on the potty in fact he smiles and bounces. the bouncing is a bit of a problem because he moves above the bowl.

I am still toying with the idea of getting a part time job. Right now I am just keeping my eyes open.
Today Nolan and I took a walk to our neighborhood coffee shop about a half a mile. The walk was really nice even if we did get rained on. At the shop I chatted with Amy one of the owners. She told me about a mommy group that meet there twice a month. They have it after the store is closed. I will be going to the next one I can't wait.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nolan's First Day at the Zoo

Nolan's First Day at the Zoo
Originally uploaded by briand
Brian took this while we were waiting in line.

I think that guy is giving us a funny look.

Nolan's First Day at the Zoo
Originally uploaded by briand

He loved the bunny.

Nolan's First Day at the Zoo
Originally uploaded by briand

Nolan's First Day at the Zoo
Originally uploaded by briand

We saw a hippo taking a nap.

Nolan's First Day at the Zoo
Originally uploaded by briand

Monday, February 18, 2008


We took Nolan to the zoo for the first time today. He had a blast watching all the bigger kids running around. I wore him in the beco for two hours that worked pretty well.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


If I said What do you think about EC? Your answer would be are you crazy? So I am thinking about it. Nolan has pooed in the potty twice in the last week so far.

EC stands for Elimination Communication, also known as Natural Infant Hygiene or Infant Potty Training. It's a wonderful way to respond to a baby's natural instincts to stay clean and dry. EC reduces diaper use, reduces diaper rash, can lead to earlier potty independence, and so much more.

no witty comment.

Last night Brian and I had our date. We had Greek cafe for dinner which was very good. After dinner we did a little shopping at the outdoor mall across the street.
First stop was Baby Gap to get Nolan a few new shirts. While there we picked up a baby shower gift for a friend. I had fun drolling over all the little girl clothes. I told Brian that Nolan needs more boy friends. All of our friends have little girls guess he will just be a ladies man.
Then we stopped by REI to look at what was on the winter clearance.

On the way home we swung by Fred's to pick out some dessert. While at Fred's they had all of the gardening supplies on sale so we got some seeds.
We had a nice night with our dessert we watched a little Tivoed tv and talked.

Brian's at work so it just Nolan and I for who knows how long. I am thinking of ordering Pizza for dinner.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Have you made your partner feel loved today?
So Brian came home at lunch time to surprise me. In fact I hadn't yet showered oops. He brought flowers what a great surprise. Last time he gave me flowers was?. Last night he gave me a book I have been wanting for a while. What a nice sweet husband I have he is the best partner. Tonight we are going over to some friends for dinner. Saturday we have a date night planed of greek food. If we are feeling crazy we might get some tea/coffee.

hey Girls do you want to do a tea swap? We could each send a few bags.This would be a fun way to try new types.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

rambling about things

I have a few things to ask.
So are any of you doing something special for Valentines? We are going to a potluck with some other friends. I think Valentines is a very nice thing. I also think you should treat your partner like its valentines every day.
Saturday we have a date night planed we are going to Greek for dinner. Then who knows might go to the book store we like to walk around.

Alright strollers I really want a jogging stroller. Nolan and I need and want to take longer walks this spring. So what do you have if at any?

We are planing on planting a garden when do you all start ;yours? So far we have carrots , toms, herbs and corn planned. I think we are going to do cucumbers, beans, eggplant at my folks house.

Monday, February 11, 2008


I am so sorry about not finishing my post about Toys. Last week was crazy with Nolan crawling.
I have most of it written well in my head that is. One night this week after Nolan's in bed I will get it all down.

WW has been going good last week I was down 4.2 lbs. I have my weight in at 7 so we will see how this week went. I know that with PMS things were a little out of control.

I have been planing out our weeks menus using some WW cook books. this has been helping a lot because I don't have to worry as much.

Friday, February 8, 2008

just hanging out

just hanging out
Originally uploaded by kewidoll
Nolan and I are having a slow morning. He is being a cute little guy in his cloth.
So on the crawling front he drags himself every where. He is really moving and eating all the fuzz. I can't believe my baby is 3/4 of a year old. Time goes by so fast we are going to have a BBQ for his 1st Birthday.
Just wondering for those of you out of state do you want to come?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

coupon code

Someone posted the other day about on one of my blogs.
Parenting magazine has a coupon for $10 off your first order with a $50 minimum purchase. (Diaper sprayer is 39.99 for example.) Just thought I'd pass it on! Oh they also carry born free so I'm going to get Nolan a few sippy cups.

Coupon Code: PTG6
Expires: June 30, 2008

Enjoy I think some of us can get use out of the code.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Thank You Every one who left comments about my diapering. We have been using a few cloth diapers these last two days. The love is not 100% back but, it is a start.

Monday, February 4, 2008

fun fact

I neglect my child, did you know that? Yes, you read that right! Why shouldn't I be honest and up front about it.

You are all wondering how do you neglect your child? Let me answer that question for you. This is how: by playing with him on the floor. We spend most of our day playing with Nolan's non-noisy "educational" toys. Yes, by not buying my child every toy out on the market I am neglecting him.
wow Brian and I sure have this parenting thing all wrong. Here we thought it was best for me to be a SAHM and play with our child. Boy we are going to have one messed up kid when he gets older.

Later in the week I will share with you a few of Nolan's favorite toys

Now, I have been blessed to be a SAHM. I know there are plenty of parents who care and love there children who work. This is in no way looking down on them.

Losing that loving feeling

Time to be honest with all of you. I am in a diaper funk let me explain . We cloth diaper and for the last week my son has been in paper diapers. I don't know why this has happened we have a nice stash. In fact I just made a trade for a Blueberry minky os pocket. Let me tell you this things is so soft I could just pet it all day.
Part of the problem could be that Nolan has started acting out during changes. He bucks and moves around its a real struggle to snap a diaper. The other thing could be I have no CD loving friends in town am all alone in my fluff love.

I have even thought about selling off my stash. Please tell me this will pass and selling the stash is not the answer.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The truth will set you free.

Where should I start oh right how about here.

I think its sad you believe the lies told by someone you have never met.

That is all my peace has been said.

Oh and I forgive you both. No that might not mean anything to you it more for myself.