Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Book Review- The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD

This book has been a lifesaver. Lots of great info on babies' fourth trimester and need to still feel safe and secure in the womb. The 5 S's are exactly what we needed to help our little girl calm down and sleep longer at night. We have gone from 1.5-2 hr to 3-4 hr stretches at night. Also purchased the DVD. 

Get them if you have a baby on the way, a fussy baby, or know someone who will be having a baby. This would make a great gift.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baby knits

Wanted to share some of the knits I made for Emma awhile back. Already the hats are too small. At least I got them on her a few times.

First, Wee Leaf Baby Set by flintknits.com.

I made this one to match the Helena Cardigan from knitty.com.

Baby cardigan

The cardigan is still a little big for her, so she won't have a matching hat unless I find time to make another one a bit bigger. :)

I have some other knits I really want to make for her. I just need to find the time. I have the yarn, the needles, the patterns...I just don't have the time yet. 


Monday, October 11, 2010

Finding time to read

Having a new baby in the house has really made it difficult to get any reading or online time. I had big plans one night to read while little one was sleeping but by the time I had gone to the bathroom, changed into pj's, brushed teeth and cleaned up a bit, I was only able to get through a chapter before she was awake and making it known that she was ready to be fed.  

I am actually waiting for her to let me know that right now. We just got back from walking to the dry cleaners and picking up some take out about an hour ago so her nap in the car seat should be done very soon. She last ate at around 11:30am. Two hours ago!  

Anyway, Emma will be 1 month old this week! Hard to believe we have made it to a month already. She has had some fussy nights and some really good nights. Definitely ready for when she sleeps longer than 2-3 hours at a time. 

Well, looks like my time on here is done. Little one is starting to stir. 

Be sure to check out my two reviews coming in November...

Green BabyGreen Baby on November 10th for Eco-Libris' Green Books Campaign.

Very nice looking book put out by DK Publishing. Have been looking through it when I have time. Lots of great green ideas. More info to come on the 10th of November.

The Dead BoysThe Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham on November 17th.

A middle grade book that I am looking forward to reading and seeing if it will be a good one to pass on to my nephew. Always looking for books to get him reading.