Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I broke down and did it. I bought Ellie a binky. I am torn about the decision, but I guess I can always change my mind. Neither of my other kids would ever take a pacifier or a bottle, but I never seriously tried to get them to. Rachel is a thumb sucker and Ellie was showing the signs of becoming one. She is always sucking on her hands, so I thought I would see if she would even take a pacifier. I have heard that it is alot easier to take away a pacifier than a thumb. I went shopping at Walmart by myself for the first time today with all 3 kids (they did great btw) so I bought a binky 2-pack. After I sterilized them I popped one in her mouth and she went to town immediately. She sucked herself right to sleep. I am going to try to just use them for the "I am fussy and tired and want to nurse even though I just nursed and am not hungry but I think I am and it is the only way I am going to go to sleep for you" times. I just hate not being able to see her cute little face behind that huge plastic thing. I know that this doesn't seem like a big deal, but I have always been opposed to pacifiers (I know as a parent to never say never) so this is a changing of mind that I have to come to grips with. So for now I have a quiet house of sleeping children and if it took a plastic prop to do it, I guess I should be thankful for technology.

On another note, I was watching a news program about mommy bloggers and how blogging has become the new "talking over the fence." I think that it is true for the most part. There is a mother of 6 who wrote a hilarious ebay item description here of some Pokeman cards her children had somehow snuck past her at the store. I read it on ebay and cracked up. Well, I guess she gained some fame from that because she has a blog that gets so many hits, she now makes $4000 a month in advertising. How crazy is that?! I didn't even know that blogging was a potentially money making activity. Now if I could just get blog READING to make me money I would be on to something.


Rachel said...

She might still end up a thumb sucker. Ainsley abandoned the pacifier for her thumb a little while back. Now if she is really tired and fussy, I can sneak it in, but her thumb is her favorite!

Thanks for the potty training advice. She's catching on, she just can really hold it so we don't have a lot of opportunities for success!

Anonymous said...

Hi Samantha,
Mark sent two pictures to my work from your blog today. I loved it so much that I had to come home and read what was going on in your life. Sounds like you have it undercontrol and your family is having a good time with little Miss Ellie. I just love the pictures of all three kids together. The hair colors of the three is amazing! I'm so looking forward to Thanksgiving and spending time with you all.
Love and kisses