Monthly Archives July 2010

Swaddling: Yes or No, and what to choose?

In my ongoing mission to make this next baby sleep better than my first child (we can dream, right?) I am reconsidering my position on swaddling.  My son loved to be swaddled.  He only slept in his crib when he was swaddled, and slept for the longest stretches when wrapped tightly.  But he didn’t want…
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Emersyn Lily-May’s birth story

Wednesday 16th June, at 7am I arrived at the hospital for my elective repeat cesarean. I was taken up to the birthing suite, where they monitored Emersyn’s heartbeat for a couple of minutes, and the midwife who was looking after me did some paperwork. I met with the obstetrician who would be performing my cesarean,…
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The Art of Compliments

Many would think that compliments are simply saying nice words. Sounds easy, right? Not really. I am only bringing this up because it has been the topic of conversation lately in a number of situations. I am not an expert by any means, however, I think I can provide some very good guidelines to giving…
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Worst Cookery Lesson Ever

Part one of an occasional series: Misty’s Highly Inaccurate and Vague Recipes! I love to cook. I adore it. I am at home in the kitchen, randomly boiling or frying or grilling various food to see what happens. I have an issue with following recipes though, the issue being that it’s just not me. I’ll…
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IT WAS SO HOT

So, a few months ago we made reservations at Rudd’s Creek Campground since my family was also going to be staying there.  We had family come in from New York, New Mexico and everyone from our area met up!  It is something that we have been doing something during the month of July for many…
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Relief

My sister-in-law delivered  a baby girl yesterday.  I didn’t realize until my brother called me to tell me that she was in labor just how anxious I was starting to get as she approached my loss point.  That day in her pregnancy would have been Saturday night/Sunday morning.  When I realized that she was in…
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Little Opportunities for Big Language

Working on language opportunities with Danny is a constant challenge. We try – boy, do we try – but with an almost-4 year old that likes desires needs to be the center of attention, it seems like more often than not I try to engage Danny in some play therapy and end up with Eric…
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My mother

used every opportunity to teach a lesson.  She’s such a teacher. I found this today going through a box of photos.  I have recently connected with several friends on Facebook, from my teen years so I’ve been finding photos from that era and posting them. I don’t know when I wrote this, but I’m certain…
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