Friday, August 14, 2009

take time to listen, to laugh, and to play together.


life with her often feels like this...we love you baby girl. 
happy 8 months! and thank you Brian for the amazing video!

Monday, August 10, 2009

cutting teeth

i have to say that cutting teeth is one of the most unpleasant aspects of babyhood that i've experienced (and i'm not even the one who has the bone coming through their face!). teething can reduce your otherwise happy baby into a drooly, feverish, cranky little mess. i was using an an ancient ayurvedic remedy called tslimi moti that i read about in dr. gowri motha's 'gentle first year' and it worked so well. the necklace is made from five metals that act as natural harmonizers of energy around the face and oral cavity.  i can honestly say that elodie cut some teeth without so much as a whimper while wearing this necklace. i also like how compact it was compared to the amber necklaces. you could easily style it up by changing the thread color depending on the outfit but i liked the simple black thread it came with well enough. we are also using hyland's teething tablets, cold spoons and administering plenty of hugs! what do you do when your baby is teething?