Teeny Ramblers

A Blog celebrating the Teeny Ramblers of the world & and all the things that make it work

Living Room Mood Board

We are in the process of renovating our house....slowly...and mostly by ourselves.  We DID however just hire painters to come in and paint our entire formal living room/dining room area and I am so excited!  Since our home is largely 'open concept' with high walls, this was a very daunting task-to paint the ceilings especially.

Trendy Tuesday (only on Friday.....)

Ok so Trendy Tuesdays is happening on a Friday....oh well!  Here are a few things I've been LOVING lately:

I purchased this and another Valentine bath bomb for Jordan's Valentines Day surprises, safe to say I think she will LOVE them

I have a swaddle/blanket obsession and am planning on getting this mermaid quilt for my Ariel obsessed daughter 

Pop on over to one of my favorite blogs http://www.barefootblonde.com/.   Amber seriously makes me want to move to Hawaii, or New York, or wherever else she and her adorable family are in the world!  She makes me think I can still travel, despite having two little ones!

Our upcoming vacation to the Bahamas has me thinking about summer wear and this jumpsuit is definitely on my "have to have" list!

Finally, with Valentine's day right around the corner, I was thinking of making some festive waffles.  Don't these look delicious!? You can find the recipe here:  Valentine's Day Waffles

Happy Weekend People!!!

Snow Day! & Life Lately

What a whirlwind couple of weeks!  It started with Luke getting croup and ended yesterday with the most epic snow day of life!  I feel so lucky that our neighborhood is literally set back in the 50's, when kids played outside until dark and found things to do besides playing video games.  The entire day, the neighborhood kids built snowmen, forts, had snowball fights and sled right in their back (or in our case front) yards.  

We capped the day off with movie night and homemade pizza with our new pizza stone!  In other news, we are FINALLY getting our dining and family room painted and I am SO.EXCITED.  More on that in another post!

Jaimee Lynne

Spit Up/Lack of Sleep/Endless Colds....

Let's talk about how often my 4 month old spits up, or the 3 hour increments he sleeps in, OR the excessive colds/croup/ear infections both my kiddos get from being at daycare all day, the list is endless!  

Here are some things I've found helpful as a mom, that I hope will be helpful to some of you struggling with the same issues.

Spit up/Acid Reflux
Both my babies struggle(d) with spitting up.  For Jordan, it was literally every time she nursed.  It was to the point where I was worried she was getting any milk at all!  I remedied this at the time with acid re-flux meds (that my doctor prescribed) along with keeping her upright for a good 20-30 minutes after every feeding (especially at night when I was worried she would choke if I put her down too soon).   For however much she spit up, it never really seemed to bug her and since the meds didn't really seem to be working, I stopped using them altogether and the problem really just went away.  

With Luke, he struggled with spitting up consistently.  Never full on projectile vomit but enough so that it made him fussy (like do I have a colicky baby-fussy).  Again, the doctor prescribed re-flux meds and they did seem to help some but it wasn't a miracle cure and I decided that I didn't really want him taking medication that I wasn't so sure was solving the problem.  Enter in dairy.  I've always been a lover of cheese, of milk, of anything resembling dairy.  In talking with other mom friends and doing my own research.  I decided to cut out dairy for a while (including soy) and see if that had an effect.  While I don't think Luke has a strong dairy intolerance, it definitely lead to less spitting up and a happier baby.  

Isn't it always the case that with your first child you think you are some rock star parent when they sleep though the night early on or are generally a really happy baby?  With Jordan, this was the case and what I 've come to realize is that she really was just a very very good baby.  She slept through the night just before 5 months and still sleeps like a champ (minus her crappy napping-but that I can deal with).  
Lukie (again) is a different child, and a different story.  He just turned 4 months old this week and the kid still sleeps in 3 hour increments.  I don't mind this mostly because I nurse him and he goes right back down but I'm trying like heck to get out of the 'feed you every time you wake up' rut....not sure if any of you mamas out there have advice for this??  Sleep deprivation when you have to wake up for work at 5am is SO.HARD.

For those of you who work out of the home and have to put your kiddos in full time daycare, you know what I"m talking about!  My kids get EVERYTHING at daycare.  To name a few:

Roseola (look this up, it's super common in infants)
Hand, Foot and Mouth disease
Ear Infections

With Luke's most recent bout of croup (coupled with a bad cold), I used our cool mist vaporizer (I have this one), natural vapo rub on bottoms of feet, chest and under nose (you can find at any whole foods store), propping up the crib/bassinet, and (for croup especially) breathing in steam from a shower to help with that horrible barking cough (poor baby).

I hope these things have helped you!  Please comment and let me know what works for you, I'm always looking for better ways to help my babies.

Jaimee Lynne