Thursday, October 04, 2007

Big Brother Book Help

Hey, anyone know where I can get a book for Harry about being a big brother? Not just any book, mind you, but one that supports our breastfeeding, co-sleeping, yippy kind of lifestyle.

All the books I have found at Borders and Barnes and Noble talk about how the baby will drink a bottle and sleep in a crib. Well, these things won't happen for Harry's new baby, and we don't want him to think that we're a bunch of weirdos, so we need a book that reflects our habits (crunchy granola hippy wannabees that we are). If you know of a good one, let me know.

Also, anyone see that new study about fish and pregnant/breastfeeding moms? It goes against the FDA's recommendation and says pregnant and nursing women need AT LEAST 12 ounces of fish a week for proper fetal/infant brain development. Hmmmm. It claims, too, that there's never been a proven link between the mercury moms eat and neurotoxicity in fetuses. Hmmm again. So, what's a girl to do? I think I may get some DHA supplements or flaxseed oil or fish oil from Whole Foods and get my omega 3s that way, but I'd loive to eat more fish, so I am torn.

In other Harry news, we've had our first official public temper tantrum at the Starbucks on campus. We stopped for a snack on our way home yesterday, and Harry really wanted to get out of his stroller to better enjoy his shortbread cookies and milk. Rookie mom that I am, I let him out, even though the place ws teeming with students and faculty, none of whom seemed interested in Harry's spitty advances. I tried to convince him to sit at the table with me, and he went ape shit. Unfortunately, his flailing was blocking ONE of the SIX POSSIBLE routes to the door, and these two girls with venti something-or-others and the largest sunglasses I have ever seen outside the pages of US Weekly got all pissy and stood there huffing while I tried to peel Harry of the floor. Awesome fun.

Finally, apropos of nothing, Harry eating a banana.


  1. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Isn't that ADORABLE???? I bet it was the best tantrum ever!!!!Grandma is soooo proud.

  2. Anonymous10:09 PM

    he's so smart...being a terrible two at 15 months...told you he was exceptional...Bomma

  3. Hee, "largest sunglasses I've ever seen." Now that I have a little one who freaks out when I even approach the car after we've been at the park I think tantrums are kind of funny. Maybe I won't feel the same way when they start happening at the coffee shop.

  4. Are you sure it wasn't the Olsen twins in Starbucks? :-)

    Yes, letting them out of the stroller can be a lapse in judgment, but what's a mama to do? He wants to run around!! We have the same dilemma daily.

    I will look through my Mothering magazines to see if I can find any recommendations for co-sleeping, bf'ing big brother type books.

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