I have heard some concerns and I feel that I should clarify my post regarding Babywise. I do apologize for those concerned about what sounded like an outlandish approach to parenting while Landon was so young. After rereading the post, I completely understand where you're coming from and I don't feel that I gave a clear representation of what exactly we were doing at that point in time.

I believe that Babywise is a wonderful book that worked well for us and for Madisyn, and hopefully it will for Landon too. We have only started the process with trying to feed him when he wakes up, but we do make sure that he's eating frequently enough and gets enough at each feeding as suggested by our doctor. The "crying himself to sleep", as noted previously, has been more of not running to his attention every time that he makes noise and letting him have a few minutes (which is all he needs at times) before we run to pick him up. I hope that this rests all concerns about Landon's health. I promise that he is doing wonderfully well!


Mindy Wednesday, April 18, 2007 9:40:00 AM  

Tiece, we used the Babywise book with Lucy and even though it wasn't the magic bullet, it helped a lot with getting her on a schedule. It made it really easy to know *what* she was crying about, instead of everything being so random. I think any mother can easily tell when the time is right to tend to your child, and when to let them soothe themselves a little. My mom also seemed concerned when I told her that we let Lucy cry for 50 minutes one night, and she fell back asleep. After that she began sleeping through the night. I don't think she has any psychological trauma from the event, and she is a much happier girl. You do what you know is best. Looking at what a happy child Madisyn seems to be, I'm sure Landon is well loved and cared for!

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)