Friday, July 6, 2012

2 going on 12!

Who took my 2 year old and handed me this 12 year old?! WHERE IS MY LOVING LITTLE GIRL?! Seriously, Jaliyah woke up one morning and everything changed. Her vocabulary now includes the following fantastic and loving terms/phrases/words:

"No, I'm not!"
"No, not yet!"
"Shut up!"
"I'm not leaving!"

Really, 2 year old? You're not leaving? Lets see who wins this one, bet it's mommy! Oh! That's the other thing, she calls me Elisha - or "isha" in her words.

Who is this child? Ha.

FYI - Stay tuned in for an exciting announcement soon :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Hello, fellow co-sleeper here. I know co-sleeping is such a wish washy subject. Half of the world feels one way and the other half feels another. Personally I am all for co-sleeping, I think the benefits are great if done properly. I have co-slept with Jaliyah since she was a couple months old until, well, now. Every once in awhile she slept in her crib but not on a regular basis. Not only did this create an amazing bond between the two of us but it just worked for us. I am a single working mother and waking up in the middle of the night was just not what I wanted to do when I had to get up the next morning for work. Co-sleeping worked for us.

Fast forward 2 years later and it's time she sleeps on her own. However, the consequences I am facing for co-sleeping suck. She gets soooooooo excited for her "big girl bed" and loves going up stairs to look at it, jump on it, lay on it but as soon as it is "night night" time in her "big girl bed" - hell breaks loose. At this point the crying it out method is not going to work because she can simply get out of the bed. So we are stuck between a rock and a hard place now. I know it's time for us to seperate, I think we will both get much better sleep at this point.What did you do when you stopped co-sleeping?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Guilty Pleasure

Three days ago I noticed Jaliyah’s left eye was red underneath and in to the corner with a little puffiness. I instantly panicked because we have been going to Gymboree classes and figured one of those kids gave her pink eye. We washed our hands every 5 seconds and I got her into the pediatrician the next day to find out it was allergic conjunctivitis, not bacterial. Okay, so a little sigh of relief and was instructed to give Jaliyah some Benadryl for a couple days. I’m a little weary about giving Jaliyah medicine so I as a little iffy about it.

Normally our bed time routine consists of bath time, chill out time, cup of milk, brush teeth, lay down. We did all the normal things in our routine but added ‘take Benadryl’ right before the last hour of our routine –right before milk and brushing teeth, then we hang out, lay down, read a book –stuff like that. Well after brushing teeth, I ran to the potty real quick (yeah, I said potty) and the 2 minutes it took to do that and walk back in to the living room, Jaliyah was out cold. Asleep, so easily –for the entire night! Hmm…this Benadryl wasn’t such a bad idea.

Is that so bad? I was actually happy I decided to drug her this time. Not only is her eye infection gone, but mommy got two nights of uninterrupted sleep. Thank you Benadryl.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baybee Luv Boutique

Hey momma's!

I just launched my boutique's Facebook page and would really appreciate your help because you ladies are awesome! Please click HERE and 'like' us!!

Feel free to look around - there are only a few products up but I will be adding more throughout the week. You can also get to my Etsy page through the facebook page.

Once the boutique gets to 50 'likes', I'll be giving away a free 5x7 frame that YOU get to design.

Thank you so much everyone, it means a lot!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Parents shouldn't be parents..

So I was making my internet rounds and stopped at Yahoo to see this article. Excuse my vulgerness but..ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! What did you THINK was going to happen when you idiotic, uneducated, morons put your child in the washing machine?! I hope your parental rights are taken away from you and they put you in a washing machine, that poor child was probably so terribly frightened it makes me sick to think about it. I couldn't even bring myself to watch the video of these shit heads.

At the end of the article it says "..a 3-year-old was killed in France after his father put him in one and turned it on to punish him." punish him? To fucking punish him? I think people like this should be put in to a washing machine and we can all laugh at you while you're freaking out from being tossed around like a ragdoll, drowning.

This is why I have always said that people should have to under go testing before being allowed to parent another being (along with taking a drivers test post 60 years old).

Ugh..I'm disgusted, way to ruin my day Yahoo!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Yeah, I said it..

Ok, I know I'm a little late but hey - better late then never, right? This cover has turned up so much controversy and it's quite humorous to me to hear all the different opinions. So now it's time for my opinion...are you freaking kidding me?! If your child can tell you in a complete sentence that he would like the boob - it's time to stop. It creeps me the hell out, it almost borderlines some sort of weird abuse. I mean...I know people are saying it's great nutrition...well at this age they can eat everything on the food pyramid to get nutrition. I just can't wrap my mind around it, the fact that I would be sitting here breast feeding Jaliyah and having a conversation with her at the same time - "hold on mom, I need a sip." No thank you. Now don't get me wrong, I am totally pro-breast feeding but there is a line that can be crossed, and this has crossed it people. It makes me uncomfortable.

On another note - Jaliyah actually shared toys today with her little cousin for about 55 seconds. It's progress, right?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Terrible 2's, who knew?!

I'm sure everyone gets those people that you talk to about your kid and they are like "oh..just wait for (insert obnoxious story)." Lord knows I got plenty of those when I praised about Jaliyah being such a good baby. Fast forward a year and half later and boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I have turned in to one of those "Oh just wait" people.

When Jaliyah turned 2, it was like a light in her brain switched on and told her "Oh shit, you're 2 years old - raise hell!" So, that's exactly what she did - raise hell. Even though her tantrums have escalated and happen more frequently, I have been able to handle them. I usually address the issue with her, explain to her what is happening, and then ignore the rest of the nonesense and let her work through it on her own - this usually results in her realizing that she is not getting attention and she stops. Then the other day we were leaving my grandmothers and she absolutely insisted she sit in the front seat. Obviously - that is a no-no. So I put her in the carseat and all craziness broke through. She started thrashing around like a fish out of water, trying to scratch me, and I swear she was foaming at the mouth. She even managed to get through her carseat straps and try jumping out of the window. Whos child is this?! Then after I finally got her strapped in, she got that deep groggly devil-ish voice going on. I was appauled. It was like a whole new kid came out - so far that kid hasn't come out again but if your kid hasn't reached the 2's...just wait.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!!

I was hoping Jaliyah would understand what mother's day is and sleep in until 8am but our normal 6:30 wake up time was still in order - bummer. However, Jaliyah broke out in to song when we finally made it downstairs and sung me the "I love you" Barney song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star followed by a million kisses - So I'm happy :) Happy Mothers Day to all of you awesome mommys and especially to MY MOM!!! ♥ Enjoy your day ladies.
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