2018. Post 23/100. I've seen lots of posts on my Babywise mommy groups about the pacifier and whether to drop it when the dreaded 4-month sleep regression hits because their baby that used to sleep decently starts waking up every 3-4 hours. Full disclosure: we didn't/don't use the pacifier regularly with any of our girls. … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: Is the paci worth it?
2018. Post 22/100. One of the downsides of moving from Silicon Valley to a suburb of Portland was the lack of meal + grocery delivery options for young moms like myself. Thankfully, in the past two years a number of companies have branched out to the greater Portland area, so here are a few apps/sites … Continue reading Time-saving #momhacks in Vancouver, WA
2018. Post 18/100. I dug up an old post on idolatry from 2012 because I needed my single, well-rested self to remind me of what to do with the creeping idols that pop up day in and day out. “The human heart is a factory of idols… Every one of us is, from his mother’s … Continue reading Idolatry & Sleep Training
2018. Post 17/100. So you made it to your destination and now your baby won't sleep because their internal clock is set to Pacific Standard Time instead of... wherever you are. We've traveled across 1 time zone, 3 time zones, and the international date line. Here are a few of my findings: Time Change: < … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: Plane Rides & Jet Lag (Part 2)
2018. Post 16/100. We flew with M quite a bit. Her first flight was a supposed-to-be-6-hour-but-turned-into-8-hour flight to Maui for her grandpa's wedding at 6 weeks old. That was pleasant. Then on the redeye back they left the cabin lights on the entire time because there was a centipede on the plane. That was also … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: Plane Rides & Jet Lag (Part 1)
(Reposted from 2016. It's funny the prophetic word I had in here b/c B + 3 are nothing like M when it came to sleep!) Chad and I both have type-A personalities and thrive on routine, schedules, and to-do lists. It seemed to be a no-brainer that we would, for our own sanity, try to … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: 3 Tips for Babywise Success
2018. Post 15/100. There is lots of talk among young moms of the dreaded 4-month "sleep regression." If you Google it, you can even find horror stories about children not sleeping for weeks and blog posts linking to $1,100 crib gear to help you survive the regression. But fear not, friend. I'm here to tell … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: 4-month Sleep Regression