Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Little Baby Einstein.

Wait, you thought this was going to be a post where I bragged about how smart Ava is? Ha! No. I'm making every attempt not to be that type of mommy, since those are the mommies that nobody talks to on the playground. This is the polar opposite type of post - the one where I confess what a terrible mommy I am when, at just days past three months, I plopped Ava in front of a Baby Einstein video to save my sanity.

I'm not sure what it is lately. I *think* it's that she has been skimping big time when it comes to naps during the week, leaving her exhausted and cranky come 3:30. At least, I'm praying it's that, since that's fixable. I'm planning to take one of our swings - the travel swing - over to the D's so that she'll have a nice place to sleep during our time there, seeing as how she's recently decided she's not a huge fan of the carseat unless in the car (and who can blame her on that one?) Anyhow, she's been making me cuckoo with the constant wanting to be held and the overtired fussypants behavior she exhibits during the late afternoon, and with the whole clogged duct issue, I threw my reservations out the window and popped in Baby Mozart.

She LOVED it. She sat entranced, and I popped a roast chicken into the oven. I washed my face. I even managed to get her clothes set out for tomorrow morning, all with both hands and without any fussing for ambiance. Amazing.

I still hold that these DVDs will be used as an exception, not a rule, but wow. I needed that.


  1. I appreciate your honesty. Nobody wants to use the TV, swing, or whatever else it may be as the "babysitter", but sometimes you gotta do it. There are too many things that need to get done in a given day and kids aren't always going to be little angels. You do what you gotta do! I think a little TV every now and then can't hurt. And Ava looks adorable chillin' in her Bumbo!!

  2. I hear you on the TV thing. I unashamedly let Marianne watch Calliou or something on Sprout for a whole 20 minutes while I did dishes one time.

    My problem is, unless it's something she likes she won't watch it...and even if it IS something she likes, she gets bored and wanders off after 20 minutes.

    At least if I fill the room with toys I'm 80% guaranteed she'll go for the toys versus the dog, the hair on the rug, the laundry pile, the dog get the idea.

    She much prefers doing to watching.

    I never got her Bumbo...I saw them at Wal-Mart, but most of the time when she was sitting up she got the hang of it so fast, I just put pillows around her in case she bonked her head...she did a few times, cried a minute or two, then was cool with it.

  3. Asher LOVES tv. It's a problem. Only 3 months old and he's a total couch potato. :o) I definitely get where you're coming from -- I let him watch "Gilmore Girls" with me the other afternoon just to get us both through his fussy pre-bath time of day.

    At least you let Ava watch something educational! :o) I don't let Asher watch too much tv, but once in awhile the distraction is just what Mommys need!


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