Sorry about that last post. I am just in a rough spot. I wish someone had told me months ago that dh and I should not be rocking our baby to sleep, or he would always need to be rocked to sleep. I wish I could go back and just start laying him down in bed awake. Now, the second we lay him down, he starts crying, and it is just so sad and heartbreaking. I don't want to have to lay down with him when he's two, just so he'll nap. I know that works for some people. But I want him to be able to fall asleep on his own. We've done this CIO (cry it out thing) for several days now, and I just don't know that it is doing anything except making him so upset that he clings to me during the day, doesn't want to be put down, and starts crying and flailing his hands when he thinks we are putting him in bed. That can't be good for him, can it? So I have to make a decision... do we keep trying this for a bit longer (how long??) and hope that we start seeing progress? Or quit and go back to rocking him. At least when we were rocking him, he was a happy, independent, confident little guy during the day. I miss that. I don't know who this whiny, insecure, needy, wailing child is, and I don't like it! I've talked to so many different people and read so many different things in books and online... I know there are two very vehemently different views on CIO. Some say it is horrible and cruel, and others swear by it because it has worked so well for them. I just don't know where I stand! Somewhere in the middle, I guess, because I feel cruel, but I really WANT it to work.
Ok, enough of that. Here are a couple of cards I did last week, but haven't shared with you yet. They were for an SCS Dirty Dozen/Fan Club challenge. Two cards... step the second one up by adding MORE to it, or something like that. Here's my first card. I cut it with my nesties, by lining up the fold of the card under the edge of the die before I ran it through my cuttlebug. Fun, huh?
Then, for the MORE is MORE card, I added a layer of Pale Plum, made the white layer scalloped, sponged the edges of the white, added glitter to the whole flower, and added some little pearls. I'm not even sure which version I like best!
For more details, find these cards in my gallery on SCS. I don't feel like typing out all the details today. Sorry!
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