Thursday, January 31, 2008

My plastic obsession continued...

Well, there is wonderful news at my house on the new baby bottle front! I have finally found some perfect bottles! You see, what happened is I quickly yanked all of the Avent bottles out of my bottle drawer and threw them in a bag on the counter. I decided that I would have to use the Playtex nursers that we used when he was a newborn. The drop-ins are safe-ish...but still weren't the best choice. We would have stuck with those, but the slow flow nipples were too slow and the fast flow nipples were too fast (and they do not make a medium flow silicone nipple). Caden was drowning in milk every time he ate... and he usually wore most of it. Anyway, thus started an even more panicked search for a new, safe bottle. We tried the Nuby, but the nipples were too small, so I wanted to try the Sassy MAM bottles, and after a huge issue with Target online... I decided those were not meant to be. Then the Angel of the Lord shown down his light to me and showed me this...

Okay, so maybe there were no angels involved, but I do seem to recall the faint sound of the Hallelujah Chorus in the background. It was an awe-inspiring moment. I am telling you, I have never been so excited... well, at least not this excited in the past month or so. This is basically the Avent bottle... nipples, caps and rings are all interchangeable... BUT the bottle is made of BPA free plastic! So, when I presented it to my boy he was uncontrollably excited... then he looked at me like "why have you been giving me these other bottles all this time... wicked woman."

So, let me clarify some things about my plastic obsession:

1) One person said to me "well the FDA says Avent bottles are safe, so we will keep using them." I say... seriously? Doesn't the FOOD and DRUG ADMINISTRATION regulate food and drugs and base many of their decisions on how much money they will get from the companies they support? But, don't get me started on the FDA, they have their own issues and I can only handle one obsession at a time.

2) Another person said "Well, you take a risk every time you put your child in the car... are you just not going to drive anymore?" I say...Listen, if I could put my family in a bubble and live that way forever I would. But in reality I think the husband would chafe and that wouldn't be pretty. But seriously, I can't control what happens the moment we step out the door each morning, I can't guarantee that none of us will become ill, get in an accident, or fall down a hole... but if I am aware of a problem that I can control, and there is even a 1% chance that something is harming my family I will prevent it in every way possible. Plus, now that I know about the problem, I can't sit by and pretend that it doesn't exist, that is just not how I roll.

3) This is only my opinion. If you were not yet aware of the dangers of BPA, then now you are do with it what you will. If you think I am crazy... join the club!

Monday, January 28, 2008

What's an avacado?

We're having what?
Should it taste like this?
I don't think I like it.
Nope, don't like it.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Where have I been?

I didn't realize until today that it had been such a long time since I posted anything. I thought I would take a few moments to catch you up on the happenings in the Adventure house.

First the Boy:
Well, my tiny little baby thinks he is a big guy. He is dangerously close to sitting up on his own...which is fine...but he is also dangerously close to figuring out how to crawl. He pulls his legs under him and wiggles his bottom. I have tried spanking him, but he doesn't seem to understand the correlation. I am not ready for crawling...seriously guys...I am not ready.

The Husband:
I don't really think that he has been up to anything out of the ordinary. Although he did do a wonderful job of hanging out all day with the kiddo last Saturday so that I could play with my friends at Stampin' and Scrappin' ( ALL DAY- like from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm...and man, we made the cutest Valentine's stuff).

As for Me:
My latest venture is in plastic. Yes, I am obsessed...OBSESSED with plastic. I recently read an article about the dangers of plastics only to discover that my baby's bottles are made from some of the most dangerous plastic out there. It seems that chemicals leach off of the plastics and into the food/fluid you have packaged in them. I am currently searching for a baby bottle alternative and obsessively searching through cabinets and drawers for the "bad stuff". I have added two links one for Safe Mama (my favorite) and Z Recommends...just in case you too would like to jump on the plastic bandwagon!

That is all for now!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Caden Eats Cereal...with a spoon!

The latest development in the Little Adventures household is learning to eat cereal with a spoon ! The boy has taken to it like a champ! I guess he just likes to eat!

In other big news...he has also started sucking his thumb! And sometimes sucking your thumb helps the cereal go down!

And finally...he has also started wearing SHOES!!!

Caden is 5 months today!!!!

This is just a little video (certainly not great quality...and without sound). I just think he is cute! I love to watch his fat little fingers at work!

...I was letting him play with paper...I may not win Mom-of-the-Year!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A Photo Year in Review

Here is a look back at 2007 for my family.