G answers questions too. Above is the answer to “how big is Gavin?” I get that he’s not *really* answering the question, but it’s like freaking amazing adorable. Moving on.
Your questions. I will answer them all. I WILL. It’s almost
Thanksgiving My Birthday. And I’m feeling like I need to give back to my readers. The least I could do is answer your damn questions on the button I put on my own blog ASKING FOR QUESTIONS. So here we go.
Hey! I love, love, loveee your blog. But I always wish that the links you have embedded there opened in new tabs/windows (target=blank), because I don’t want to lose my place, but if I don’t click right away, I forget. What do you think? It’s okay if you want to tell me to go eff myself and keep my ideas to myself.
I don’t want you to go F off. But I’m very tired from my blog redesign. I am also tired from other things in my life. I don’t understand technology. And I don’t feel like learning about this. Honestly you’re all lucky I’m able to post anything at all. Don’t you have some red hair to brush or something?
Court Snort, that is not random. That is good that your brain automatically thinks of me when you see asian paraphernalia. Next we need to teach your brain to order me stuff.
How did your Diva Cup adventure turn out? I want to buy one but I need your opinion first.
Hi Brookey Pants, I still don’t have my period yet. We’re going on almost 2 years people. WHAT WHAT??
Hey MODG, what kind of diaper bag do you use? I’m having a baby in January and looking for something not ugly, that my husband won’t be embarrassed to carry and that will work for bulky cloth diapers….
Nice try. I’m not tell you or the rest of the internet about my awesome diaper bag. The Baby-Led Weaning book has been sold out for months on Amazon thanks to you hoarders. Diaper bag is mine. **unless diaper bag maker wants to advertise and then I’ll tell you whatever you want to know**
Are you going back to work after G turns one or do you get to continue being house manager?
Lace Underwear, this is a sentence that we don’t say in the MODG house. I’m afraid that B will be like, “oh yeaaaah. You need to get a paycheck Homes” So for now we’re going to play the What? What was that? I’m sorry I didn’t quite hear your question…game.
What is your hippie opinion on hair down there? Shave, Wax, Au Natural?
Jobe Probe: Shave most of it. Once I had a lady wax it and she said “WOAH”. No more public displays of pubes. Although I’m mostly lasered.
What’s your favorite type of Asian?
Katy Kat, That’s like saying what is your favorite type of cookie. They all provide me equal sort of happiness in their own delicious way. Except maybe blonde Thai.
Modg, I’ll be buying a new home soon which means of course I’ll have to get all new stuff (Dizzle and I continue to argue, as he doesn’t understand that I can’t possibly be asked to take a year-old shower curtain and put in in a NEW house). Bu I love your decorating style. Can you tell us what catalogs worth getting regularly/what online stores to frequent?
Lots of Vowels K Name: The way I get away with making purchases without B really making a stink about it, is purchasing things at places that I could literally be buying anything at. Example: dress at Target. Could be baby food. He doesn’t know. Magazines and makeup at supermarket. What? I was buying food. If I HAVE to buy something at like West Elm, I make it always under 100 dollars. Also always get a discount code. I say “B. It was friends and family. I HAD to use it like now”. But your question was not that.
overstock.com for furniture and rugs
etsy.com for throw pillows
macys.com for bedding (I know… but they have good sales and I like basic stuff)
Ikea for chachkies, kids toys, storage, shelving
amazon.com for like anything else always
bellacor.com for lighting
urban outfitters for fun weird stuff like a pink chair
roomandboard.com for expensive awesome shit
What should I wear in a family photo shoot that is outdoors in early November, (Chicago weather) I want to look edgy and hip even though I’m a mom now…or is that an oxymoron?
Amanda (everyone calls me Andrea because they are idiots): Maxi dress with a jean jacket and statement necklace and boots or maxi dress and a sweater. This is my staple look for fall. Although early november has past. Sorry I missed the ball. I do that. I always miss balls. That’s what she said. oooooh.
don’t look at my website, it’s old and crappy. you’re probably looking now. ugh. Anyway, here’s a tough q for you!
my almost 14 month old will not sleep through the night, wants to nurse all night. what to do?
hippy mama with pruney boobs.
Shamey: I didn’t look at your website. The internet is stupid today and I’m not looking at it. My kid is 11 months. I know jack about 14 month olds. But I will say that from what I’ve lived through EVERYTHING is a phase. And if you can make it through it, it will end. I will say though that a few times a night, G will let out a few cries, some for a few minutes, but he always goes back to sleep. I can tell that they aren’t urgent cries. I’d rather him lull himself back to sleep. Me going in will only wake him up more. It’s worked. He is a bomb sleeper now. I don’t want to hear it, I deserve it now.
Hey Modg! Love your blog. I think you write how most of us feel but also in a way that lets us laugh! So, thanks! Anyways, I’m a mom of 2 now and #2 is almost 7 months. This time around, I’m not heading back to work so quickly and am continuing to breastfeed a little longer (first time around, I had to quit at 7.5 months because I got knocked up with #2). Anyways, we’re also trying baby led weaning this time and I wanted to ask how it went with Baby G. Do you have any good ideas? I bought the book and have started but it’s hard not to worry that he’s not getting enough. Thanks!
Ms. Banana. I always gave him one or those squeeze pouches of puree WITH hand held food (I still do) to be sure he gets enough fruits and veggies and grains. I recommend Happy Tots because it has an omega 3 grain in it and fills them up a little more. With that being said, baby led weaning was the best shit ever. We started it around 6 months and then quit and restarted around 8 months. He just wasn’t ready that young. But now he’s a great eater and can chew anything. To start off, give them lots of hand held fruit and sweet potato fries (baked no salt).
Speaking of poopy-whats the longest your son has gone without pooping? My 4 month old hasn’t pooped in 3 days and I’m getting a little concerned. Just wanted to know if you have dealt with this and what you did. Thanks!
Worry Poop, I freak if he doesn’t poop once a day. We did go through this. A little pear juice solves the problem. Prune juice will create a science experiment in his pants. But when G was 4 months he went many many days without pooping. If you’re REALLY concerned, take a q tip with some vaseline and put JUST THE TIP in his butthole. I know it sounds awful, but they are fine with it and it stimulates the poop gland and they usually poop.
Any tips for airplane travel? I’ve read that getting separate seats (from your mate, not your baby) is helpful…but the thought has set me into a state of 2-month advanced panicking.
Sorry Sarah: I’ve never done it and I’m scared to death. My tip: Bake the plane a batch of cookies with a note on it that says “I’m sorry”
So i was wondering how in the world you started your search for your midwife… I’ve been thinking about looking into it and go soooo overwhelmed on the internet and have no idea how to start…. so how did you do it??? close your eyes and point? pray to the hippy gods? help….
auf Wiedersehen Heidi: The Birth Center is a reputable institution around here where a number of midwives work. I would ask for referrals. Do you have any hippie friends? Another way is to find a doula first and ask the doula for a recommendation. www.dona.org is a great place to start.
Is it normal to kind of hate your husband after having a baby? My baby is three months old and every little thing my husband does annoys the hell out of me. And I never saw this coming. We had ZERO issues before baby. Is it just me? Help!
Haters B Hatin: Your hormones are insane still and you’re dealing with a screaming burrito 24/7. I hated B, the cats and air. They could all F themselves. It gets better. But if you feel really horrible, get a counselor. Mine saved my life and my air.
So, can you do a feature on people and when they decided on baby #2 and how many years / months apart they are, and their pluses and minuses? My husband is (older) then us, so, we don’t want to wait tooooooooooo long for another, but I’m kind of torn in a few different angles. Plus you want another one soon too right!??!
Marissa Pissapants: Well, considering that I feel like I’ve survived the depths of war, I’m content to just be thankful for my survival right now. However, yes we do want another baby. And we do want them close together. B is about a year apart from his brother and they are besties4life (they have a necklace). But no period = no babies yet.
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