Again, I decided to join Emily in her Fab Five Friday, Blog Carnival! We all know that "things" are not what is most important in this world, but we also know that as parents, wives, women, there are products out there that DO make life just a little easier. Here are my picks this week!
1. Okay, I am so excited about this first "thing". I have really been struggling lately with sleep. I am not a big believer in letting a baby cry it out, but my boys transitioned easily to their beds from co-sleeping. Hope just wants to be on me EVERY minute of every day. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but my marriage was suffering for it. I NEVER had any time for my awesome husband. I was beginning to feel twinges of resentment because I never had a moment to myself or with Howard, and was frustrated and discouraged that every time I discussed our sleep issues, all I got was a "cry it out" answer. If "cry it out" is your thing, that is fine, but for us, I just can't do it. When I put my baby in their crib and walk away and I get that look of terror, confusion, and despair, I cannot take it. Babies cry to communicate and I try to be sensitive to their needs, but was losing my mind! A friend (who survived TRIPLETS using this) recommended this book and we are really seeing progress! It is not a miracle cure, but is such great advice and it really does work.
1. The No Cry Sleep Solution
2. Wii, Just Dance
This one is just plain fun! We have a blast with this game, rocking out to songs like, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (don't tell Howard I told you, but he rocks at that song!) :) It is fun, great exercise and provides fun for the WHOLE family. Ben even does well!
This is the ONLY way I get dinner ready. Hope LOVES hers (though it isn't quite as cool as the one pictured. She can really get it jumping, and the only drawback is that once she gets to rockin' that thing is LOUD!
4. Dark Chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs.
Seriously, do I need to say anything else? As if the Mini Egg could not get any better? Dark Chocolate is amazing!
Given to us as a shower gift by Aunt Heather, this was Hope's first book. She already adores it! It is a super cute story. Even the boys like it, but don't tell them I told you so. :)
So there you have it! My favorite "things" this week, though my TRUE favorites are not things at all!