Friday, 23 March 2012
Thursday, 22 March 2012
My 8 month old has been through nine bouts of illnesses in the past six months. Most of the time Leroy gets hit with multiple things. In early February, I finally gave in and quit my job. I felt guilty that I was going to work, while Leroy was at daycare getting sick. I felt guilty that I wasn't breastfeeding and thought, "this wouldn't be happening if I had ignored the pain and stuck with breastfeeding."
When I began working on the medical history section in Leroy's baby book, I realized that none of our pediatricians have ever spoke about Leroy's tongue.
When I was little, I was diagnosed with Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie. It is a common genetic disorder where a child's frenulum (where the front of your tongue attaches to your mouth) is too short or not elastic enough. It can cause children to speak with a lisp, have dental problems, drool, and most importantly have difficulty breast feeding.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Lately, I find myself tired of being judged for my parenting skills. I hear it a lot through my family, but through others as well... I need to be more firm, I need to do this or that... or that my kids don't behave and I let them run a muck. One of my favorites is I need to discipline my daughter more. Please! I'M TIRED OF IT! Stop telling me all this nonsense! You are not raising my children nor contributing to raising my children so... sit down somewhere and shut up! There... I said it!!!