Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Baby Whisperer-27 weeks

I am now 27 weeks and as I close out the second trimester I am beginning to think about what life will be like when the baby actually gets here. I really don't want to make the same mistakes I did with Cameron and DJ. I am outlawing two major things: #1 co-sleeping and #2 using a bottle to make the baby fall asleep. Co-sleeping is a slippery slope that, at least for me, was hard to break DJ and Cameron from once they were a few months old. And letting a baby fall asleep with a bottle has cost Damon and I hundreds of dollars in dental bills and Cameron a lot of tears and trauma.

So in an effort to do things right the third time around, I went out to B & N and picked up Secrets of the Baby Whisperer.

I'm already on chapter two and so far the book is pretty informative, even to a seasoned mommy like myself. I can't wait till the baby is born so we can try all the tips and tricks the author writes about. I am hopeful that the E.A.S.Y. system will work for us. But only time will tell.

This morning we took the boys to their 6 month dental check-up. As usual DJ was the model patient, letting the hygenist take the necessary x-rays and getting his teeth cleaned like a pro.

Cameron, on the other hand, acted as if someone was trying to kill him. He screamed and cried and acted like it was the end of the world. His dad had to hold him down and to say thanks, Cameron gave him a swift kick in the ribs.

After all that, both Cameron and DJ got a clean bill of dental health and won't have to go back until December.


Lil Suga & Lil Man said...

I hear on not repeating certain things, we made sure to do it better the second time around as well. It is harder at first but it really pays off and we are glad we are learning from our mistakes.

Baby's family said...

Isn't that book great! I am hoping that it will do us right for our one and only! I understand Cameron's pain-the dentist is my absolute LEAST favorite place!