Monthly Archives: December 2012

Oh Daycare Drop Off!!

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My son’s daycare is not my favorite but it was the best we found when we were looking for daycare centers. I love the energy of the teachers but some of their practices are questionable. He’s on the waiting list for my brother’s school and we are hoping to get a call around April which would be magnificent!!

Usually the drop off is HORRIBLE!! My little one SCREAMS and he clings and squeezes me. Just not a good way to start the day. And after being there for 4 months, I thought he would be used to the drop offs by now.

Well, today we had a break through. When I dropped him off I took his coat off and he took his hat off and tried to give it to a teacher. Another little boy came over to give him a hug and he went off to play. I said bye from the door and for the first time he had a positive response. With puzzle pieces in his hand, he waved and screamed with the BIGGEST CHEESE FACE EVER…BBBYYYYEEE!!!

The simple joys in life are ALWAYS the best. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Moving Mommy Monday

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I have not posted in about a month and loads of things have been happening. Work has been very hectic as I work on coordinating my department while my supervisor was on leave AND still seeing my clients. AAAHHH!!!

In addition to work getting a little crazy, so has my time a home. My little one is more active than ever. Not a dull moment when he’s awake. He loves to read and is developing a love for animals, at least for now. He’s constantly pointing and pulling an adult towards an animal book or picture. It’s amazing and so precious to see him recognize the animals and mimic the sounds. We’ll have to get him to a farm as soon as the weather breaks.

He’s eating A LOT more now too. His teachers at daycare says he tries to eat the other children’s food quite often. This is a bit I a problem considering he’s got a bunch of food allergies. More on the daycare front later.

In October I FINALLY decided that I want to become a Childbirth Educator. I’ve been thinking about it for a while especially since I had to leave my city (Newark, NJ) for most holistic/natural childbirth information during my pregnancy. I’m saddened by the infant mortality rates AND the disparity between black and white rates. (Black infant mortality rates are double that of whites. WHAT THE HECK!!?!?) I think it has a lot to do with understanding our rights as women during labor, access to quality healthcare (and the ability to choose or advocate for better birthing options) AND our view of birth in general.

I had a chance o meet Ina May Gaskin (one of the greatest midwives and birth advocates out there) and hearing her speak was very empowering. More on that in another post as well.

So I’ve been gathering information about different organizations and certification programs and I’ve narrowed it down to 2. ICEA or CAPPA. Their philosophies are very similar and I THOUGHT I made a decision but I’m starting to debate again. Any advice you want to share would be great. My goal is to get going by January 1.

Ok I don’t want to overload you with a complete update of the last Monty’s happenings…so I’ll stop here. The calendar year is coming to an end and I’m about to celebrate my personal new year (as I like to call birthdays). Loads of new opportunities and experiences are coming and I’m excited to share them with you all.

Making moves as a mommy…it’s a work in progress๐Ÿ˜‰

20121204-020156.jpgEnjoying vegan gluten free pancakes with berries. They were DELISH!!

20121204-020256.jpgHungry boy exploring in the refrigerator

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