Welcome, baby Natalie…1 month update

It’s been a while since I posted.  I had my second daughter, Natalie Joelle on May 27.  Big sister Isabela is now 28 months and is doing great with the potty, a huge blessing as I’m trying to get the hang of mothering two little ones.  I thought I’d post an update of ECing Natalie…
Age […]

Proto-sounds and proto-words at four months?

Wow, I have been paying close attention and focussing on Jett’s ‘proto sounds’ (early vocalisations / communications) for a while - in little ‘practice windows’ when we are together and focussed on each other and feeling quite connected.
Just now (I was asleep having a nap nurse with him before this) I awoke to him cooing […]

The Back Home Blues

Okay, it’s not that bad. But, really, EC while away from home rocks. Whatever the reason–more attentive mama, more attached baby, new surroundings apprehension–things always go better when we are away. Lots of signalling, lots of catches, even some dry nights.
We haven’t gotten into a nighttime potty routine yet. With DS2, […]

Trainers – for the third time – Potty on!!

So, I am using some of my cloth for the third time now. It is a wonderful way to help our children learn to potty. By the third time around, most of my trainers look worn. But, they still look good, if not great. And they all work well. I […]

3 month update

> Age of your EC-child…
3 months
> We started at…
Birth
> Generally speaking we are doing…
Great, I can’t imagine doing it differently!
> How do you know your baby has to go? Baby’s signals? Timing?
> Intuition? Is there a difference for poos and pees?
I just take him whenever the thought crosses my mind. I […]

Newborn Junkie ;-)

So, I admit it . . . I *LOVE* the newborn stage. EC from birth to 2 months is amazing, in my opinion. It is in many ways easier for me because there are so few things that a baby that age needs. A newborn needs to pee, poop, nurse and sleep, […]