Finally, after years of scrutiny from scientists, BPA (bisphenol-A) has been banned officially. From baby bottles and sippy cups only. It's a step in the right direction. It's an important step in what will hopefully be the continued removal from everything.
There's just little impact, as most manufacturers of these products have already stopped using the chemical because of safety concerns. So officially banned from baby products, but you'll still find it in your household pantry more then likely.
I remember going to Claire's and getting my ears pierced, I was a "tween" probably, maybe a little younger. I definitely wasn't a baby, but I have several friends who did have theirs pierced as babies. I also have friends who have taken their own children to get their ears pierced, and they seem to be around the 6 month age mark.
Now, we all know that formula itself is not bad or evil. If it weren't for formula my little one wouldn't have survived his initial days as a preemie baby. I myself was given formula from about one month on.
We also know that there are too many resources to list here explaining why breast-milk is best. It's practically common knowledge that when possible babies should get breast-milk. In case you weren't aware, you can see the CDC site and the WHO site for the official recommendations. Some more in depth lists of breast-milk benefits can be found on the Dr. Sears site and too many others to list.
I am unable to produce a full diet of milk for my son, and so my baby and I have been truly blessed to receive milk donations from other breastfeeding moms. For mothers who are simply unable to produce enough, or any, milk of their own donated milk can be the answer.
We all remember the controversial TIME magazine cover that sparked outrage and support. Well now there are talks about doing a reality television show about "extreme" parenting.
The show wouldn't focus just on extended breastfeeding, but would cover all forms of "extreme" and "nontraditional" parenting practices. Will bringing such attention to those practices be a good thing? Bad thing?
My baby girl Hannah Elizabeth was born via c-section on June 30th: one week before her scheduled arrival, two weeks before her due date. She was 7 lbs 15oz and 20.5 inches long.
She was originally scheduled to come July 6th via c-section due to a breech presentation. I was totally excited and really wanted to hold out until then because plans and arrangements were made and I was told that scheduled sections are easier to recover from than emergency ones. Well she had plans of her own.
I had no leading indications that labor was imminent. Not a single clue. So when I got up around 6:45 am on June 30th and felt a gush of fluid I had really hoped I had peed myself. I went to the bathroom and felt even more fluid come. Then I peed. I looked in the toilet and it was so cloudy that there was only one possible explanation. My DH, Nate, could hear me freaking out and asked what the big deal was. I announced that my water had broken. He brought me my phone and I stayed on the toilet as the fluid just kept coming and coming. I phoned my midwife.
We love our cute and cuddly babies that we can rock in our arms, but for some reason we are so quick to try and get them moving! Have we forgotten that once they are mobile they are into everything? Nothing is safe once baby starts to crawl and then walk!
7lbs 12oz 20 inches long. All perfectly healthy and doing wonderful.
I guess I can do a re-cap of yesterday. I mean after all, it was an amazing day!
We arrived at the hospital at 5am just like we were told. I couldn't sleep hardly a wink that night and so I was up at 2:30 am and just waiting around. I was rather quite nervous and literally almost made myself sick that night. Anyways, we got up to the hospital and right before we even got hooked up to the moniters the nurse said that it wouldn't be at 7 (my c-section) that it would actually be around 9:30am. Erg! Apparently, a lady came in with twins who was 4cm dialated and was a repeat c-section so they had to take her first. Yes, I was upset but then again...that lady and her babies came first and I completely understood.