Life Continues . . .

by Kathleen Quiring on March 12, 2012

Hi folks,

sorry for my continued absence. The trouble is, the new blog project is nearing completion and I’m busy obsessing about that right now. I have a feeling that once it’s ready, that’s going to be the only place you’ll be able to find me. Hope you’ll join me there when the time comes!

Things are going smashingly here at the Quiring household. We got over that slump I told you about and Lydia has two shiny new little teeth to show for it.

We got back on track with EC and we’re better than ever. We’re back to staying dry all night — one pee at night in the potty, and again in the morning — and she also generally pees every time I give her an opportunity during the day, so that we wet maybe six diapers a day. (When it started at 24 a day, that’s pretty amazing). I think I’m starting to tap into that intuition they talk about in all the books on EC . . . I just kind of know when it’s about time to go on the potty. I hold her over it, say, “Go peepee!” and she goes. Back on goes the dry diaper!

infant feedingWe’ve been casually starting with solids over the last month (starting at six months), following the principles of baby-led weaning: we just put her in the high chair, stick on a plastic bib, and hand her chunks or slices of whatever we’re eating. Her favourite foods so far are Camembert cheese, medium-rare steak, and orange slices. And she’s passionate about drinking water from a glass. I don’t understand it. It’s so fun, and I love that I never have to pack her special mushed-up food when we go out. Narnia is also a big fan of this method of eating, because she gets to clean up the floor while Lydia plays around with sweet potatoes, meatballs and cheese slices.

Anyway. The response to my last post on husbands and home birth has been fascinating to say the least. Take a look at the interesting comments if you are so inclined!

And again, thank you, thank you, for reading.

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1 Michael Dundas March 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

The “New Blog Project” is this at a different URL and you will be shutting this blog down?

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2 Kathleen Quiring March 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Yup, it’s a new URL! I haven’t completely decided what I’m going to do with this one . . . I might just leave it in cyberspace but I probably won’t be continuing to write for it. It saddens me, but I’m really excited about the new project and I just don’t think I could do both. And a merger of the two wouldn’t quite make sense.

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3 Michael Dundas March 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Will you be posting the new URL here?

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4 Kathleen Quiring March 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Yes, definitely. Thanks for your interest :)

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5 Bekah March 14, 2012 at 6:56 am

Ooo! I’m excited about a new blog project! I have a hunch it might be about parenting and as we seem to like the same stuff I am trying not to get too excited in case it’s about something else like, say, not parenting. :D
Anywho, we EC too and aren’t dry diapers simply the best?! I think my son’s first sentence will be, “Mommy loves dry diapers!” because I say that to him all the time.

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6 Kathleen Quiring March 14, 2012 at 7:29 am

Well, parenting is ONE of the topics I want to cover. I’m so obsessed with the topic, it would be impossible for me not to talk about it, ha. But it’s not the only one.

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7 Becky April 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

This mom to be would LOVE parenting tips and advice! Thanks for sharing!

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