Wednesday, July 20, 2011

35 & book thoughts

Hello 35 weeks!
5 more days of bedrest & medicine.
I could jump in the air and scream!
..but of course that isn't permitted.

David picked up Bestfeeding, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, and two more books from the Sookie Stackhouse series (8&9) that I haven't read yet on Monday, and I've already gone through the baby ones.

Bestfeeding { I feel like a lot of the contents in this book are common sense, but maybe it's because I've always been open and curious about breastfeeding- I do not think I wasted any time reading it though. It definitely would be a good book for moms who are unsure about breastfeeding or FTMs that feel like they aren't sure how it works. They're not so into schedules as they are making sure your baby eats when they want, which is a complete contradiction from this next book:

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer { I have really enjoyed reading this one. I came in with a different perspective- and honestly have had some of my thoughts changed. Tracy is big on not having your new baby set your schedule, but setting a schedule (but knowing you need to be flexible!) for your baby. Her biggest teaching is the E-A-S-Y method (which allows time for yourself every quarter) which stands for Eat, Activity, Sleep & You. She is also big on self soothing, babies sleeping in their own room, and not be "worn."

I would rec'd both books to anyone! Just because it's in a book doesn't mean it's right for you. You are the parent and can make decisions for your family. I will be wearing Eli a lot, he'll sleep in our room (but not our bed) for the first few weeks, but I do really like the idea of the E-A-S-Y method so I will try it, I may just have to modify it to work for us. :)


Mrs. Lukie said...

GORGEOUS photos! Hope you're feeling well :)

Kat said...

So, so exciting! I am just so thrilled for you! :)
I just had to go back and read a bunch of your previous posts to try and catch up a bit. I love the nursery! So cute! LOVE THAT!

The only advice I will give you (after having 4 myself) is to find what works for you. Most people's advice you can take and chuck out the window because every baby is different and no one will know your baby better than you. :) I loved wearing my babies. It was the BEST. But none of my babies (except for my last because we ran out of bedrooms) shared the bedroom with us. Only because all their cute baby noises kept me awake. You do what works for you. And don't worry. You'll figure it out. :)

Kat said...

Oh, and I'm so glad to hear you are gonna try breastfeeding. It was the best decision I've ever made. :)

ae said...

Hopefully those 5 days will go quickly!!