Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hello and Happy Hump Day!

Happy hump day! Well, I finally decided to start a blog. I figured it could be on all my adventures in trying to save the world, lol. I gave birth via c-section to my beautiful son on July 21st. I'm leaning towards the natural (crunchy, granola, whatever) way of living and raising my son. I actually went through 33 hours of labor with almost 5 hours of pushing, and no drugs to bat. Little monkey got stuck behind my pelvic bone and wasn't coming out. That's when I ok'ed a section. It was really hard but it was what was best.

Here's me and the little man shortly after he was born <3.

After that, I knew more than ever I was gonna take a more natural approach to raising my little guy. We cloth diaper (when we can), babywear, co-sleep, and try to be crunchy whenever feasible. It's a process, especially being with a fiance who's not used to this hippie-esque path I'm wanting to go. 

So what do I write about?
I guess I can start with some of the hippie stuff I came up with today. I made my own cloth wipe solution and by gosh, does it smell goood. I didn't measure anything so excuse the crudity of my recipe lol. This is great to use with that baby wash and oil you got at the shower but really don't want to spread those chemicals all over his body. 

Fill spray bottle (or whatever you plan on using to dispense) 3/4 with water. 
Pour in some baby oil (maybe one or two finger widths, depending on size).
Squirt in some baby wash and add some tea tree oil and lavender oil. I didn't have lavender oil but subbed it with buds instead. 
Shake it up and spray on LO's bottom or on the wipe and wipe that poop off :)

I'm still super new at this blogging stuff. Expect posts on natural birthing, attachment parenting (or my attempt at APing), recipes (both food and non food like above), crafty projects, and I guess whatever else comes up in my crazy, scatter brain I have. Not to mention of course, millions of pictures of my handsome little guy. Like the one below, courtesy of Emphasis Photography out of Alpharetta, GA.

Any experienced bloggers out there with some words of wisdom for me on how to make the most of my blogging adventures?


  1. Yay, I love it when my friends start blogs! And I also love that photo of Jonathan in his daddy's hat. I haven't blogged in weeks (this is an extremely busy season of my life!) but when I do, I blog as much for myself as I do for others. When I can't remember when one of my kids had a certain milestone, I turn to my blog. It is their baby book. My journal, too, but with the added benefit that others read it and sometimes give advice. Looking forward to your future posts!

  2. I don't think I've posted on my blog since Laney was like 6 months old... I should probably get on that, huh?