Monday, January 18, 2010

Could it be.... no way.... cross your fingers!!

So what's new here... it's been a little while since I updated, we've had a lot going on! I could shoot myself for saying this for fear that I jinx something but I think we are rounding the corner with the colic!!! Praise GOD!!

I don't know if it was the 2 month shots or the Colic Calm (check out his Colic Calm face, it looks like charcoal lol!) that I ordered or what but little man seems to be doing a LOT better.... wow I didn't think I'd ever say that. The day he got his shots he slept pretty much the whole day and then slept for 8 hours that night! It was a miracle and I was going "Uh can we do shots everyday?!!" He stayed mellow for the next day or two and then got a little fussy the following days but nothing like it was. He still has fussy periods during the day and he still has some baaad days but now we get some good days too!! I joke with hubby that our next pregnancy and baby are going to be a breeze.... either that or we'll end up with triplets and go "ya know what, Holden wasn't so bad!" haa

We got his Bebepod seat in and he LOVES it! He absolutely loves to sit up like a big boy. I ordered the Bebepod because it has more "features" than the Bumbo. First it comes with a tray with an attachable toy and washable placemats to use when feeding them. And honestly it looks cuter than the Bumbo ;)

I've been reading a lot about sleep techniques and all kinds of stuff. Now that this colic seems to be easing up I feel more confident in trying out the coveted Baby Wise and Baby Whisperer techniques. Up until this point we've done our best but there was no consistency because the child cried all day and night and made his own routines and schedules, we've been at his mercy for 8 weeks, now it's time to turn the tables. I'm really excited about it, I think there are so many good philosophies out there! We are going to start implementing a lot of new ideas in our daily routine, some of which we already do naturally. I'm going to start working harder at dreamfeeding and logging his patterns every day to see what method is going to work best for us. Also analyzing his nap times and awake times. I'll post our progress and things that worked for us once we start.

Other than that we've just been busy getting things going for the New Year! Business planning... oh so fun... NOT. But I am excited about my new marketing plans for 2010. I'm working with a PR firm to get some things going and I can't wait to see what the year brings. We're already branching out into some crazy territory with Bella, adding more and more international boutiques, you can look forward to finding us in the UK, South Africa, and Canada on top of the Dubai and Arab Emerites locations. For all you preggos, ever heard of Pickles N Icecream? Yep we're working on a deal with them as well. And for you Colorado fans check out both Kidsport locations to find our tutus.

I'm also currently looking for a seamstress to help me "mass" produce the tutus, if you're in the Colorado area and are interested, shoot me an email and we can talk about the details ashleigh [at ]bellabmaternity [dot] com!

So that's what's new in the Maven household... next up I plan to delve into my New Years Resolutions... chime in to help me organize my house and life!!


Kim said...

Sounds like 2010 is off to a great start for you and your family. That's awesome!

Lian said...

First of all, I love the cute pictures you have on top of the page. Next, I can imagine your relief to see the colic days getting less. How often did you use Colic Calm? I have that on my list of baby colic remedies
I've not heard of the bebepod seat. Thanks for sharing.

Momma Maven said...

thank you! we used it probably ever 4 hours for a good week and now I haven't had to use it at all for a week!!!

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