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Monday, March 14, 2011

Tshirtprinting.net Review

The folks over at www.tshirtprinting.net graciously sent me a sample T-shirt to review for them. They sent a cheeky monkey t-shirt. See below...

I've got to say that I didn't really expect the quality to be as good as it was. But it is really a great shirt. The monkey design isn't something I'm used to. But it's kinda cool. I've gotten a lot of questions about it and I've pointed them all to the website. If all their screen printing work is as good as the one on this shirt then they'll be in business for a long time.

Thanks for allowing this review. I had a lot of fun with it and will continue to wear it and direct people your way.

Sleep Training: Night #3

Night #3 went pretty well.

We only got up to comfort them about 6 times. And again, they went right back to sleep. The only thing I didn't like about this night was the fact that Miranda had to really comfort Carter for him to initially go to sleep. He screamed bloody murder for the longest. But once he went down, he went down for six hours. Neither one of them woke up until around 1:30am. 

The only reason they are waking up and crying now is because they are rolling over from back to front and they get very upset because they can't roll back over. For some reason they HATE laying on their bellies. And here I was thinking that babies liked to be on their bellies. Either I was really wrong or they'll like it later. Hopefully they'll like it later because daddy can't go years constantly waking up in the middle of the night to roll a child over onto their back.

Any advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated!!
Feel free to comment.

On to night #4...

Sleep Training: Night #2

Night #2 went a lot better than the first night. We only had to go into their room to comfort them about 10 times. But, unlike night #1, every time we went in and comforted them they stayed asleep for a while. They are learning pretty quickly. I was actually very proud of them.

On to night #3...

Sleep Training: Night #1

We have started sleep training the boys. They are 6 months old now and the doctor says that there's no reason for them to need a bottle in the middle of the night now. So with that in mind, I moved their cribs from our bedside to their own room (right next door to ours), put up a blackout curtain to keep out the light, placed a white noise maker in the room, installed a night light and a smoke/carbon monoxide detector and called it a day...until that night.


Night one was terrible. Although I know it could have been much, much worse. We were still up at least 20 times, if not 30 or more. We lost count at 10. We started out putting them to bed as usual - with their pacifiers. We laid them down, patted them on the chest for a few seconds, said goodnight and walked out. The first three hours were great. Not a peep. Then the poop hit the fan.

I can't remember who woke up first seeing as how that whole night was a blur. But he started crying. We gave him 2-3 minutes and went in, replaced the paci in his mouth, patted him and walked out. Five minutes later... same thing. We gradually increased the time they cried before we went in. 

Extremely long, drawn out story short... I got about three hours of very broken sleep that night. Mommy got about 6.
But, at 7am the next morning we woke them up and they were just as happy as they could be. Little turds.

On to night #2...