The First Year

Helicopter

This morning, we had one of the first awake snuggle sessions we’ve had in a while. Liv will always snuggle up before bed as she drinks her bottle, but if I try to lay with her during the day, she pushes up on me and laughs. Or, like this afternoon, I lay next to her…

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8/21: Thoughts from the week

-Thank you so much for all of the awesome car seat tips and recommendations! I’m excited to check out the brands the you listed and decide soon. Little miss is getting to be too tall for her seat, and while we’re going to keep her rear-facing as long as possible, she’ll be more comfortable in…

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Time for a toddler seat

Liv wants to walk more than anything. She pulls herself up on whatever she can -whether it’s a stable surface or not, like a pillow- and takes a step away from it. She hasn’t quite figured out the whole strength/balance combo when it comes to walking, but I love the way she just goes for…

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Things I can laugh about now

(Head’s up: some of these are a little gross, but the Family page is also the TMI page) -The fact that Tom and I used to celebrate when we would get Livi to fall asleep before the Jewel lullaby CD was over. (Sometimes we had to play it two or three times before she would…

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1 Month of Homemade Baby Food, 1 Hour, $20

Thank you so much for the awesome feedback (and pins!) on this homemade baby food post! For even more recipes, be sure to check out homemade baby food round 2. xoxo Feeding and making solid foods for Livi to try continues to be one of my favorite things. I really looked forward to introducing solids…

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7 months old

Smiling,  standing, stealing my heart every day. Here’s what’s going on this month: -Moving and shaking! Oliv has been crawling for a few weeks, but decided she’s over it and wants to walk. She’ll try to pull herself up on anything (thankful for our sturdy coffee table/ottoman thing and mounting furniture to the walls), and…

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Liv’s letters

“As I’m writing this, you’re just under 7 months old, you have two teeth, the biggest, most beautiful smile and just started to crawl and explore…” Even with all of the things I do choose to blog, and how often I post, a large majority of my life remains unblogged.  There are the things that…

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Adventures in babyproofing

Houston, we have a climber. That’s Liv, practicing her latest tricks before settling in for a nap. It’s like the transition from sitting up, scooting/crawling, to pulling up and standing happened so quickly, and makes me very glad we decided to get babyproofing finished early.  Babyproofing is something I thought about a lot while pregnant…

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Becoming a yoga mommy

I like to think (hope?) that becoming a mom has made me more patient. Before, I had ants in my pants about 24/7. I HAAAAATED waiting in line (and would determine which line/cashier combo was the fastest within .2 seconds), had a mild case of road rage, and was always in a hurry. When Liv…

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Getting schooled

Watching Liv learn new things is one of my favorite things in my life. There is nothing like watching those beautiful huge eyes open wide and take it all in. Today, we went to the Children’s Museum and the second we walked into the baby room, her eyes immediately went up to the rainforest ceiling.…

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Favorite things to do with our 6-month old

and guess what? They don’t cost a thing. -Tickle her hair while she drinks her bottle. She used to do it herself while nursing or drinking her bottle, and now that she can hold her bottle, I tickle her hair for her. -Take Bell for a walk. This has been a little trickier since it’s…

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Saving it for the next one

As we continue to pack more and more baby things away, it’s really hitting home that the first 6 months flew by.  I’ve been storing away clothes and recently got a couple of plastic zip storage bags, which will go inside large plastic bins. It’s crazy to believe that some of the outfits I bought while…

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