I have been a slug this last week. A worthless slug. I couldn't figure out why. Seems I have been forgetting to take my little cocktail. Sleep deprivation will do that to you. If I don't take these, I just don't live.
I don't know if I have mentioned how fussy Little Squishy has been, but she has been. Look closely at the picture. Click on it to make it bigger. I love trying to catch their smiles on camera. Anyways. Look at her bottom gums. LOOK! She is a freaking TWO MONTHS OLD and those are teeth. TEETH! My b0obies hurt just thinking about it!!! They are right beneath the surface. YOU CAN FEEL THE RIDGES ON THEM!!! This is especially hard because she is too little to do all of the little tricks to make her NOT CHEW ON ME!!!
My other babies were SIX MONTHS before they got teeth. TWO MONTHS!!!! AGGGHHHH!!!!! At least now that we have figured that out, she has been much nicer. Gotta love Hyland's teething tablets. Normally I am more of a nature girl and my others chewed on green onions to help teethe. Onions have the ability to take away sting. If you ever get a minor burn, slice an onion on it and it takes the burn away. Seriously, try it. With teething babies, a green onion works WONDERS! Unfortunately, I just can't stomach giving my TWO MONTH OLD a green onion!!!
THE STORY OF STUFF
I was hanging around on Lara's blog, and I came across this. The Story of Stuff. It makes you think. Really think. Every time I want to go shopping now, I get a pit in my stomach. I had started cutting back months ago, but this makes me want to go farther. I don't buy things with double packaging. No more cereal in boxes. You have the box as well as the liner. Oatmeal in the large cans and not individual packaging. Nothing is in individual packaging anymore at our house. It takes more time and energy to prepare, but it is worth it. We compost and I refuse to put chemicals into our ground. I recycle. I am currently making reusable grocery sacks so that I no longer have to get bags at the grocery store. I have gone organic in much of our food. It hit home when that video talked about contaminants and toxins in breast milk.I think a lot of our shopping habits as a society stem from "keeping up with the Joneses"...a notion I no longer subscribe to. It is worth 21 minutes of your time. Think about it.