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The 2 Hour Loop aka My life…

20130627-121015.jpgNo,I’m not a changed standoff-ish flaky person, ok maybe I am but not on purpose. I really do want to see my friends and go out for lunch or a walk in the park or out for a few shots of tequila 🙂 but since having a baby the only thing I can plan on is following Ari’s schedule.

After researching reading and digging through the Internet I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a high needs baby or “spirited baby” (per Dr. Sears definition high needs baby ) . That being said he has a very particular way of doing things, well needing things to be done rather. Heres where the 2 hr loop comes into play.

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Six Months and Counting!

20130627-120838.jpgAri is 6 months old today (or 24 weeks whichever you prefer). He’s rolling from his tummy to his back, has 2 teeth and is growing like a weed, really he is. At his last appointment he was 23lbs! and he’s pretty tall as well.

The last 6 months are pretty much a blur. I mean, I really don’t know what else to say… I used to google every issue I had to get advice (thank goodness for an unlimited data plan) now Im just going with the “flow” aka “Ari”. I’ve learned that its easier for all of us to just listen to him and what he needs.

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Elective Cosmetic Surgery for my Baby? Why We Won’t Circumcise

Before I begin I’d like to say that for the moms out there who have already made the decision to have your baby boy circumcised and regret it — don’t beat yourself up. It’s not your fault, we look to our doctors with confidence and sometime they let us down. Educate yourself and next time you will make a better choice or help another mom make an informed decision. There are many links and resources below. HUGS

If my son is born healthy — not needing any surgery to preserve his life, then we will obviously opt against any unnecessary surgeries/procedures. When we see his ultrasound pictures we already know he is just PERFECT the way that God made him. We love him so much already. DH and I want to protect him for his entire life, but especially during the time when he cannot protect himself. The thought of him receiving vaccinations kills me. I’m not sure I’ll be able to stay in the room. DH will have to step in for that one.

With that said . . .

Would someone please tell me why I would send my newborn baby boy off — alone — to be strapped down, only days after his birth, to have one of — if not the most sensitive part of his body cut off!?

YES, I’m referring to circumcision. Routine infant circumcision (RIC) not circumcision based on religion.  Read More »

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