I’ve been meaning to write something for him up here for a while now – my earlier reviews involved him a lot, but that was before he learned how to get around. Now that he can get around a lot by himself, he’s strayed from mommy and her computer desk. I do most of my work from home, so he still gets plenty of mommy-time, but he prefers the company of the full-sized keyboard in the living room and his blocks.

Curtis is my first and only child. He’s attachment parented – we’re very responsive to his cries and we do not use the cry-it-out method. He was 100% breastfed until around 7 months when we started introducing solids, but he’s still breastfeeding and we plan to continue until he self-weans.

He uses homemade flannel cloth diapers with store-bought diaper covers. During that awkward period of time when all I really could do was sit down and put up my feet a lot while I was pregnant, I made him a few dozen fitted diapers. At first he was a bit too small for them and we had to fold them down, but now they’re a perfect fit at 10 months.

Curtis can’t really talk yet, but he can say Mama, Dada, baba, and his older brother’s name. He likes music in movies, so very often his favorite part is the credits. He loves Happy Feet because it’s full of singing, and Howl’s moving castle for the trains and explosions.

He started walking last week, halfway into his 10th month. He has a bit of an attitude, especially for a baby – and I swear the kid gets the most done when he’s cranking. He started walking towards me from the living room when I was in the kitchen with something on the stove and couldn’t get to him. He figured he’s waited long enough so he was going to come to me instead – while saying “mama mamama MAMA” like a swear word, he took a few steps, stumbled, got really angry, and tried again.

All his clothes are hand-me-downs at the moment, with a few new pieces here and there. I’m a great believer of 2nd hand thrift stores for clothes, since as you can read from the above, I believe in reuse before recycling. Besides, when you get something in cotton used, you know it won’t shrink anymore than it already did. Did you know you can find OshKosh at Value Village?

So far, I think I’m doing the right things – he’s hardly ever sick (since last Christmas, actually), he’s happy, he has personality, and he’s a lot of fun to be with. And like I say to his daddy- the best baby in the whole wide world!

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9 Responses to “About Curtis”

  1. Shelley Says:

    Having just let you a note regarding Azada and having now looked further into your website I am amazed that you have time to create all these amazing solutions and look after two children. Well done you.

  2. Christina Says:

    Same thought here Shelly.
    I originally thought this website belongs to a guy…you know, single, early twenties, sort of game-addict.
    It really amazed me how Sally could handle all this and truly with expertise.
    Well Sally, admire your effort and God bless to your family

  3. Bonnie Says:

    Dear Sally,

    You sound like a wonderful parent. Motherhood is one of the most wonderful things you can experience. I am very happy for you. I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

    Bonnie

  4. Star Riley Says:

    Came by after checking out your Friendster Blog it truly is an amazing job your doing here. Keep up the good work if you need anything let me know. Star your online friend and supporter.

  5. Erinn Says:

    I am a great believer in second hand shops too! A lot of people don’t realize that you can find brand new items there as well as things that have been used maybe once or twice. I think my motto is “why pay more than you have to?”.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to make these reviews. Taking care of a home and family is a busy job especially with little ones running around.

  6. Sabryna Says:

    Hello! I stumbled upon this when looking for FrontierVille stuff.

    I saw that you practice attachment parenting. I had my first child, Natalie, on July 27th and my husband and I also practice attachment parenting. Our Natalie is never left to cry, sleeps by our bed, and naps with me in the morning.

    There is so much more we share together. I would love to chat with you and share advice and tips.

    Please, if you have time, send me a message.

    Lovely site! I will definitely be coming back to visit!

    1. sallysings11 Says:

      Hi Sabryna,

      Heh, you can still connect with me via facebook if you like, for frontierville stuff. I use a script for Chrome nowadays so I always gift because it makes it so easy. My username is sallysings.

      I’m glad to hear you’re also an attachment parent – it just seems like the most natural thing to do! Right now, Curtis has a Staph infection that I keep putting Polysporin on, but he kept picking it off so I thought maybe I can find a sort of bandage to put over it and went to the pharmacist. She actually told me that I don’t discipline my child enough, and may need to threaten / bribe / hit my child so he will stop picking at his face! Unbelievable.

      Hope to talk to you soon on facebook!

      ~Sally

  7. Sabryna Says:

    I can’t seem to find you =(

    My account on FB is under Sabryna Harrison, add me and we can chat and be FrVille neighbors =)

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