GLORIOUS HAPPY DAY *updated with picture, you creeps*

Pick up your jaw off the floor. It’s me again. Only one day after my last post. It’s just like old times! Look at that, I even used an exclamation point. I usually hate those bitches. This is how you know it’s a good day. I’m here to tell you all that I performed baby hypnosis and I’m available for 100 dollars an hour and for parties.

I woke up today determined to have a better day. I think last night when dramababy was screaming through the bachelor and I just let B handle the screams, it hit me. I have to do a better job of making myself happy. Candy only gets you so far and so high. So today we tackled the wrap carrier.

Know this, I have the Moby, The Sleepy Wrap, The New Native sling and the Ergo. Dramababy spit in their faces and screamed in mine for a long time. But today it was me vs. baby and I was all jacked up on sugar, ready to go. I tanked him up on boob food and changed his butt goo and waited till he was smile city. Then I followed a hippie on youtube who told me exactly what to do with the moby and how to get the baby in. And you know what? It worked. And even better, he was asleep in 10 minutes.

Because I can’t just be happy with my success and move on like regulars do, I tweeted it, facebooked it, emailed it to B, took it off and put it on 3 more times and then the biggest move of all, I wore it in the grocery store. The bonus of that is the attention you get. People are all, oh how cute, oh what a neat wrap, oh can I get that for you? It’s like the niceness that people were to me when I was pregnant all over again.

So now I’m blogging about it. Because this is the best thing to happen to me since…well I guess having a baby is a pretty good thing. So is a giant kit kat though.

Happy days.

sans hair and makeup. vom.

do you believe I even had time for an MS Paint drawing?

And here’s the hippie we can all thank for my sanity.



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Rach January 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Oh MS Paint, how we’ve missed you.

You are queen of all things supermom!

Rachel January 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Awesome!!! Yay!! I hope to see more MS Paint drawings!

One Ring to Rule Them All January 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Pics or it didn’t happen.

Sorry, the internet got to me for a second; I’ll take your word for it. But seriously, would love pics.

Sarah RDH January 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

yay!!! welcome back to paint drawings & daily postings!!! (right??? this will last, yes? we all hope so.)

Amy January 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Maybe its all the sugar that your ingesting keeping the bambino AWAKE????

brianne January 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

AWWWWESOME! You kicked the C words ASS! Show your little nugget who’s boss, remember, you hold the power of the boobs.

sarah January 25, 2011 at 6:28 pm

The moral of this story: always trust the hippies.

ZDub January 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm

And the asians.

CK January 26, 2011 at 12:32 am

and Britney.

candiedpixie January 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

And the power of candy, yes?

Anna January 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm


amy January 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

This is wonderful! Every little thing helps and when you feel good about something- good things will keep following. I sound crazy but I promise. Today was the first day of figuring “it” out. Whatever “it” is. I remember my day. My colic baby was 6 weeks old and I was driving 2 hours with her…I could go on and on, but I will never forget that “good” day. Promise, these good moments will keep coming, and get closer together, and there will be more smiles. COLIC IS THE WORST! We will probably only have 1 kid because our awesome toddler had colic and I have PTSD.

Jennah January 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Please share hippie lady link for future reference.

Jessica January 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Congrats! Thats so freaking awesome, sugar and happy baby is the best stuff! Hippies got that stuff going on, yay hippies!

Desiree January 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm

So happy for you!!

Mo January 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I felt this way the first time my first baby slept for more than three hours.

(Hooray for preg-level niceness attention!!)

Lorah January 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm

So awesome! You keep it real and it makes me smile. Almost all of my other friends say the same stuff over and over about how awesome their babies are. It gets old quick, but you keep it awesome!

And btw to other readers, I am pretty sure there is a pic on twitter of the baby in the moby!!

Ells January 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm


I’ve heard this afore. Yay for you! Yay for dramababy!

You should do a foul-mouthed ad for them.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic January 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm

score 1 for MODG – score still waiting for Drama Baby’s next move!!!

Molly January 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Moby is my wrap of choice. I put it on in the morning and don’t take it off until bed. That way she can go in and out quickly, and i don’t drag the ends through the puddle in the parking lot trying to put it on.
Congrats on the breakthrough! I’m rootin’ for ya.

Winn January 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Yay for you! (But I’ll still send you a giant kit-kat.)

Rei January 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Saweet. So I think I’ll be eating those trolli sour worms then.
Yay for mr moby. :)

Kiki January 26, 2011 at 9:14 am

Sparkle hearts and glitter smiles for you! I agree — you need to take some time and take care of yourself. I believe it makes us better mothers when we get some time to enjoy the things we like too. It was, and still is hard to for me. But when I get some time to do things I like, I am much happier and “plugged-in” ( I need another word — I really do hate that term) when I’m playing with my daughters. We are more than boob fountains and butt wipers. We are people too!! :)

Hoping for a second great day in a row.

Bailey@peppermintbliss January 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

I finally came out on my blog today so I can finally start commenting with what my true heart of hearts wants to say about these baby posts. I really appreciate you keeping it real but you are also kind of scaring me. I was just coming out of my first trimester sleepathon and finally have been feeling like not the walking dead- and now I am realizing that I better get immediately back in the bed because in a few short months I might never know its pleasures again.

Anna January 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

yep- straight back to bed for you!!!!

candiedpixie January 26, 2011 at 10:42 am

I love pictures of Baby D, but I have missed your MSP drawings like woah. I hope your day is just AWESOME. (:

candiedpixie January 26, 2011 at 10:42 am

Umh, hi “Baby D?” wth keyboard? Guess I should look when I type, cause that should say Baby G.

Kass January 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

Back (way back) in the day when I was toting babies around, it was called a Snugli and I was too poor to buy one (they cost $50), so I borrowed one from a friend and made it myself. It was the only way I could get anything done. I did dishes, picked up things from the floor in a squat-like awkward motion (I had muscley thighs back then), mowed the lawn – everything. It saved my life. Glad you found something similar.

Queen of Feisty January 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

So… um… yeah… I kinda got off track on blog commenting, barely posting myself. Not sure if you remember me, but I was in love with your prebaby post about your new shoes, as you modeled them on you toilet. I did randomly come here to find out you had a baby, and I was thrilled. Going through PPD myself, now since my littlest baby is almost 3, it’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, so I blame that for not commenting on any blogs.
Good gawd, now that I got all that gibberish out of the way, CONGRATS! On the baby, and even bigger congrats on the contraption you got baby in!! And candy for you is coffee for me. I get upset, kids crying through the Bachelor is enough to send any mom into a fit of candy rage, or my part coffee bing. And yes I’m often cracked out on caffeine.
I type any more and this will be a post instead of a comment! Yikes!

Philly Maggie January 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

I was a sling girl myself, every time I heard “Moby” I was always thinking of a big, bald indie rocker. But whatever works because if they would have told me that wrapping the child in sausage would calm her down, you bet your sweet bippy I would have had her in a meat wrap faster than you can say e-coli. it is a serious deal when trying to cope with colic and I lived by the motto “whatever means necessary”. blew out a few vacuum cleaners because she loved the sound and vibration and would be calm while it was running. I think Hoover’s stock went up 100 points that year.

Yay for calmness and 2 posts with MS paint! Shots of skittles for everyone!

Becky Mochaface January 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

I guess the hippies win this round. For now.

Krista January 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

I’m pretty sure we need a pic of you on the toilet (or by one) with Baby in the wrap :)
For old time sake. Besides, he needs to be introduced to the bathroom photosessions anyway!

ashley January 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm

My hosptial people said get the Moby- they even sell it so I though it was special, but I wasnt sure what the differenece was between other wrap things. NOw you convinced me I need it, but also need to learn the hippie way to use it.

Alexandria January 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

i love the moby like a fat kid loves cakes. seriously. the only thing is i hated having to tie it in the parking lot before going in somewhere but the trouble was worth it.

Ashleigh Moore January 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm

This made me so happy that I almost cried happy tears (I’m also a little over emotional from being in my last trimester). My daughter had dontputmedown, and even though she never had “the C word” she always seemed to be grouchy, so I know what its like to have them go from screaming in your face to happily wrapped up. Are you going to do a product review on all the wraps and carriers you’ve tried;-)
In a couple of months I will let you know if its true what they say about the second baby being more laid back.

Ells January 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I seriously do not get why you even wear makeup.


Kaela January 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Amanda I’m SO glad you finally found something that works! From the looks of it he is VERY happy. I read the original post last night and burst out “Oh my god! MODG finally got her baby to stop crying!” I felt such a sigh of relief for you. And Dizzle was like “Who the F is MODG?” Then I proceeded to explain how I’ve been worried about a bloggy friend and her C-word baby. He just kept getting more confused.

Anyhow, my sister is currently in the hospital having her first – she and I both read your blog and I’m sure your advice will help her in the coming weeks!

Nicole J January 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm

After reading this I went on my BRU registery and registered for one. Thanks for the product review.

Anna January 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

whooooooooooooooooooop whoooop…. this is bloody marvellous news. x x x

Joanne January 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I love this hippie. She has been my go-to for sign language (My Smart Hands). My little screamer still screams, but I’ve been able to teach him a few things so that there is at least some communication.

Sarah@grownupnow January 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

That sling reeks of pure awesomeness. Does carrying the baby around in that murder your back though?

Ashleigh Moore January 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

The wrap is easier on your back than even the most expensive carrier and its much easier on your back than just carrying them in your arms.

MommyLisa January 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I love your MS Paint drawings. ;)

Windy City Kelleys January 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Yay, such a good feeling to be able to actually LEAVE the house isn’t it? Next stop, lunch. :)

Miranda January 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm

And the Moby WINS AGAIN!


So glad you figured out its awesome magical powers. I mean, your awesome magical powers!

Yay Moby!

betty January 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm

so awesome! so happy for you and baby g! you and gavin both look adorable. and he also looks pretty big! (in a good/healthy way–way to go breastfeeding!) isn’t it crazy how they transform from ‘newborn’ to ‘baby’ so quickly?

i live in nyc so my baby and i dont really venture further than a 10 block radius of our apartment (babies r us is 17 blocks away). but i can tell ya that i think is the b’s knees. free overnight shipping! don’t know how much candy they have in stock, but their sister site ( has a pretty decent health & beauty aids section. oh man, the crap i can load up on after a 4 am feeding…

eileen marie January 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Yay, Modg! You both look so happy! Colic SUX -my brother had it until he was like 30, but I’m sure lil’ G will be different -w/ all that candy, he’s probably getting a contact high. Where did you get that A-dorable high chair? Love.

Andrea January 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm

One day over the summer, I was eating lunch outside of a restaurant and I watched a new mom put one of those on….i swear it took her a good 10 minutes, and I found it to be hilariously entertaining. She walked down to the marked and bought a watermelon….if you can imagine carrying a watermelon in front of that load… funny. Sorry this story is basically pointless but….it reminded me of that day.

Glad baby G is finally getting the hint!

Jenny January 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

Just FYI, whenever and whatever you write is awesome.

Jennifer February 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm

First the Belly Bandit and now the Moby, I’ve bought both. Hopefully the companies will kick you a little appreciation for the sales you are sending their way!

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