Listen now (17 mins) | Hey y’all, it’s a free-for-all-Friday and today that’s coming to ya by way of a Park Rant! Up top I explain how a fast food miracle has happened to be, and after that discuss my emotions regarding my baby growing up! Love y’all and thanks In advance for bumping up to the 5 bucks a month in order to support the various programs on this channel!
Nacho Bell Grande , 2 Mexi Melts, taco supreme was my last standing order years ago.
Love you brother! Got the book ordered through one of the few independent book stores near me!
Taco Bell go-to: bean burrito no onion and potato taco
Even with the glowing report, I still can't eat Taco Bell. I'm with the consensus that your son has to sleep by himself. You and he may both need to learn self-soothing. Take a deep breathe. All will be well.
Also, babywearing offers the same benefits of tummy time, so pop him in an Ergo or other SSC (soft structured carrier) and go for a walk or do some housework together! Helps with core strength and neck control! Feel free to reach out if you want more info on general babywearing. ❤️
Sleep regression will likely happen with each milestone. I might get roasted for this, but I do not care. I’m an unapologetic attachment parent. :) Listen to your gut. You do NOT need to crib/sleep train him. Self-soothing is a myth. Most adults can’t do even it very well. We should not expect a 6 month old human to do it. It’s our job as parents to figure out what our specific baby needs and meet those needs as best we can given our specific life situation. Some babies sleep fine alone in a room by themselves. Others do not. I have three kids. One slept fine alone in a bassinet/crib from day one. One slept in my room until age 1.5 then alone in a crib. One co-slept in my bed until age 2.5. They are 14-28yo now and are all independent, well-adjusted, sound sleeping humans. Babies aren’t trying to manipulate you. They can’t be spoiled. Do what meets the needs of the three souls under your roof.
Now on to the controversial stuff. My usual Taco Bell order is: Mexican Pizza with no tomatoes, one crunchy taco no lettuce extra cheese, Dr. Pepper and mild sauce.
Back in the dark years when Mexican Pizza was discontinued, I replaced it with Nachos Bellgrande with no tomatoes and extra nacho cheese.
I think that’s so Beautiful You want to spend so much time with Your Baby Do spend nights with Baby. They grow up Soo fast. If You dont and want to You may regret it. Its worth a try. Good Luck. Great Taco Bell story🙂
There was a local place here in NYC called Jesus Taco. Now I KNOW how it was supposed to be pronounced but it was always our Lord and Savior Jesus Taco to me. We would get a little fired up at the bar and then have a "Come to Jesus Meeting" with some of best nachos and burritos ever. I think a bunch of drunk idiots shouting "Praise Jesus" when we got our food is probably why they changed the name. Food is still just as good but it is not nearly as much fun to order since they changed it.
My taco go to is the 2 beef chalupa supreme and 1 hard taco combo. I am old enough to remember when Nacho Bellgrandes had black olives and green onions! That was my go to for years. I swear my "freshman 60", lol was purely taco bell and banana slurpees!
As far as baby sleeping situation, my Mom was mean and told me to never let my baby sleep in our bedroom. So, since my Mom was normally correct and logical, I put a twin sized bed in my littles ones nursery and if she was sick or I was needing it I could sneak in and sleep once she was fully asleep and able to self soothe.
Sleep training is different with every kid, he will be fine and he will be stronger for the experience, be brave Corey, be brave. Just imagine walking in his room in the morning and seeing that smile! And also Skew...
Do what you and Amber think is the right thing for your son. None of us knows better than the two of you what he needs most. Or for that matter, what you need most. You are doing a great job. Have faith in yourself.
Hmmm, favorite Taco Bell offerings? Mary mentioned the Enchirito earlier. I'd forgotten about them. I think it was the first thing I ever tried and was a must-have until they discontinued them. The original Tostada was also a favorite. The beef Cantina Power Bowl was a go-to item for a while, but I believe they discontinued them and only have chicken now.
As far as the sleeping goes, you're going to have to defer to Amber. Would you be OK with having a video baby monitor so you can keep an eye on him from a distance for your own peace of mind? That might be a reasonable compromise. Everyone will sleep better. I know I did, because every little insignificant movement from the baby wasn't waking me up, making me think I needed to take care of something, because my wasband sure as hell wasn't doing anything in the middle of the night to help. Chronic sleep deprivation while trying to take care of a baby and work a full-time job isn't fun, in any sense of the word.
Re: Crib training. It's probably ok in the beginning but he HAS to learn to self soothe. If he doesn't he can turn into a horrendous brat who can't handle their emotions and will be a struggle to work it out of his system older. More than the usual one. You have depression Corey. A lot of the stuff that sucks for the parent is actually giving your child healthy tools that will help stave off issues later. A child who can't self soothe is potentially an adult who may be a suicide risk. She's protecting your son Corey. Like a good mamma.
What happened is that they were TOLD not to sell them but they still have them. And the employees don't like being told to lie.
I spoke to you the other day on a live feed and I may have probably mentioned that my son is getting wed in BC Canada next week. Your son will always always need his dad as mine needs my help and assistance now and as long as I live. In other words don’t worry.
By the way I absolutely loved our face to face conversation, it absolutely made my week!
Yay for Taco Bell miracles!
Unfortunately, you need to start the sleep separation at some point. He has to learn how to self-soothe or you could be setting him up for being such a light sleeper he doesn’t rest well. It will be hard at first but you’re giving him the gift of being able to fall asleep on his own. Again, it’s gonna be hard at first but it kinda has to be done at some point. He’s old enough to start trying. Give him enough of a bedtime bottle, maybe a bit of cereal too, and make sure if he wakes up and cries, it’s a fussy cry and not something terribly wrong. Newborns are different but if he’s now able to reach out and grasp a toy and amuse himself in small ways, it will be ok. He’ll still love you in the morning and will be even more happy to see you when the sun’s up. Plus, Amber will get some hubby snuggles to herself 😊
I love Taco Bell. My favorites are 1. beef supreme chalupa, no tomato, extra meat, 2. Mexican pizza, 3. Enchirito- discontinued again now.
No hot sauce. None. I don’t like spicy. 😎