Saturday, July 11, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
We've gotten a lot of use out of this, and I think we will for a while longer. When Sage first came home she would sleep in the napper portion in our room. When she transitioned to sleeping in her room in her crib at night, we moved it to the living room and put her in it for naps. Once I went back to work I brought it with me to my office so she would have somewhere to play. When she got more mobile (I caught her planking on the side of it lol) I dropped the mattress down to turn it into a playpen, and now that is how she plays in it. This is also really good for travel to have something easy to setup for baby to sleep or play in while away.
This is the chair we have for Sage to eat from. You can hook it onto any chair, so we co-opted one of our dining room set chairs for it. It's a simple list seat. Everything is plastic so it wipes down easily. She's very comfortable in it.
Fisher-Price Cradle 'N Swing - $120
I got this $120 swing from Ross for only $70. I was SOOO excited when I found it. It was the only one, and I was like 7 months pregnant, but I carried that sucker by myself out to a cab cause I could not pass up the deal. Plus, it was jungle themed like her room. This was a great buy. This was a lifesaver. In those early days the only way I could get Sage to take a nap in a place that wasn't on my chest was in this swing. "Swing nap" was a coveted thing for us. That's when I would eat with both hands, and take a comfortable nap myself. It rotates so it can swing both side to side and front to back. I was sad when she got too heavy/mobile for this swing, but it's made it's way to a new home.
There came a point where Sage wanted to be sitting up when she was lounging, rather than reclined like in the swing, but she couldn't sit up on her own yet, so we got this chair. It actually came the day all three of us were battling a stomach bug. She loved it, thank God, because it gave me somewhere secure to put her while I laid around praying for us all to get better. She rarely eats in this, but it does have a snack tray.
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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The fact that I grew this little human inside of me is still surreal to me. She is amazing. Sometimes I look into her eyes and see myself, and that is a crazy feeling. I love her. All day, all night. I watched her sleep one morning for 30 minutes. I became overwhelmed with emotion seeing her pull herself up and stand by herself (with the assistance of the side of her crib). I’m amassing toys and clothes to giveaway that she’s too big for. She can sit up unassisted for longer and longer. She is harnessing the power of leverage to get herself where she wants to go. She’s a good little traveler, she people watches or falls asleep.
The rate of her growth and change is overwhelming at times. She’s going to keep changing. It’s only been almost nine months and she’s such a different little girl than she was just three months ago.
Here new found talent is standing, and she can't get enough of it. I'm pretending that she won't walk soon, but that's probably unlikely. She's already taking little steps towards cruising around the coffee table. Here she is effortlessly standing in her crib:
I'm still breastfeeding. Keeping up with pumping sucks, but when she’s taking it from the tap she has no problem. We do have to supplement with the occasional bottle of formula at daycare if I can't pump enough. She’s also eating pureed baby food and table food. In recent weeks her favorite thing has been corn muffins, and her least favorite thing has been salmon.
We're still cloth diapering, and even though she has real poops now it still isn't too much to manage diaper laundry. The only thing I've changed from my original cloth diapering routine is throwing the poop in the toilet before I put the dirty diaper in the diaper bin.
Her little personality comes through more and more each day. Since she's getting around the house more we've had to utilize saying "No" often when she's reaching for something she shouldn't touch. When we say 'no' she makes the cutest little pout, it's too much lol. We're currently working on getting over her fear of the blender.
Well, let me get back to following her around the house trying to catch her when she falls. I'll do that as long as I can for my BabyCakes.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Shirts can't be sleeveless.
I wear her in a Tula through our journey that includes a train, a subway, a bus, and a walk. I don't want my armpits sweating directly onto the Tula lol, so I must have sleeves.
Shirts with tank tops underneath.
Since I'm still nursing I need to be able to use the two shirt method when I feed her, since I don't use covers.
Shirts with smooth fabric, no embellishments up front.
During the day or during our commute she'll fall asleep on my chest, so I don't want any rhinestones or beading sticking her in her face.
My Vintage Honey Shop nursing necklace comes in handy. She has something to chew on/play with while we ride.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Once the cleaning was done and the fellas were manning the grill I finally got to sit down and taste the Palm Breeze Sparkling Alcohol Spritz. We picked up the Pineapple Mandarin Orange flavor. It is very tasty and refreshing. For the first time in a while I was able to sit back and relax, soaking up the sun. The three day weekend provided a well needed mini vacay.
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