Hasn’t Gone Out in Five Days

It is our second week here in our country home and so far so good. The kids are pretty much doing well in school. They said, kids and teachers here are nice and friendly. Not much of a difference than city schools.

While I, on the other hand having a little of trouble adjusting to our new living environment. It kinda scares me the thought that we only have a few neighbors, it gets pitch dark at night, so many insects, spiders and bugs we are battling with, and the fact that I have not gone out in five days is kinda taking me back to my old boring days here in America when I feel stuck and nowhere else to go.

Can you imagine  I have only seen two different people this week? One that came over this morning, Karl is his name to help me get in the house ‘coz I got locked out you know and one that I see everyday is our kids’ school bus driver.

I can drive, right? But I don’t see the need to go anywhere else. There are no stores close by that I like to see or none of my favorite shopping stores are anywhere near me so I better stay at home. Anyway, I think I can do this. Just need a little adjustment and getting a hang to it is what I should do in order for me to fully enjoy and appreciate this peaceful country lifestyle we now have.

Training Babies to Sleep, the Ferber Way

There are a lot of things for new parents to decide on. How to setup their nursery, what stroller to choose and how they will deal with the inevitable sleepless nights ahead. Today’s post is going to focus on a sleep method that gets your baby to sleep through the night; it’s called the Ferber Method. Mothers who have successfully employed this method with their kids swear this method has made their lives a whole lot easier.

The internet is rife with countless tips and methods of getting a baby to sleep through the night but for some reason, the Ferber method seems to rank above all the other techniques for getting babies to sleep at night. Although this technique has garnered a large following, a few parents remain skeptical about trying it.

The reason this is, may not be unconnected to the fact that the Ferber method advocates baby-training; this simply means training babies to self-soothe by allowing them to cry for a pre-determined amount of time and then offering external comfort at a scheduled time. As harsh as this sounds, a lot of parents have found that it worked for them.

Of course, there are also a bunch of steps and rules one has to follow during the baby-training phase and so the next question would be – would this work for all babies? Probably not. A baby’s inability to sleep may be connected to some neurological or general health issues so it’s advisable you speak with a doctor before trying out the Ferber method.

Below is an infographic from that sheds more light on how exactly the Ferber method works.

 

Ferber-Method-Sleep-Training-System

Updates Why It Has Been 2 Months I Haven’t Posted Anything

I am shocked to see that my last posting on this blog was in my birthday. This isn’t so me. For those who are on my Facebook, they know full well what is going on with our lives these days. We move in the country and are still hauling our stuff from the city to our current place.

We are 3 hours away drive from DFW metroplex and we are using a small trailer. We are depending on our family friend to do the hauling for us since we don’t have a pick up truck. All in all, we have only been moving pretty slow!

95% of my husband’s stuff are still in the city, I am almost done with mine. Only a few more big plants left in there and I am good. Right now, our house is a complete mess. Wherever you look, no matter what corner it is, upstairs and downstairs… it’s like there’s a tornado that just hit in our area. I did not know it is so stressful. The last time we moved 8 years ago, I don’t remember it to be this overwhelming.

Guess, it is going to be several weeks before I can post something personal on here. Unless, it is something very important that is when I am gonna open my laptop again. Got a gazillion things to do around here and I need to put them behind me. Later folks!