The First Year

Baby Recipes 6 months – 1 year

I thought that solid foods would be amazing, but I had no idea. Liv isn’t even eating a ton yet (babies’ main source of nutrition is breast milk or formula until they’re one- everything else is just for funsies), but I get so excited about making her food and teaching her new flavors. This week…

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Making mom friends

(Bell: friends with everyone, and everything) One of the bonus things about military life is that there is a circle of women, with something in common (husbands who deploy and work long hours), wherever you go. For me, it was especially helpful because Tom and I got married when I was pretty young. I was…

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6 months

Happy half-birthday to you, Happy half-birthday to youuuuuuu, Happy half-birthday, little love of my life….. I can’t even believe it’s been 6 months already. Watching her change and grow, learn, start to move, eat solid foods,   it’s been absolutely amazing. Here’s what’s new this month: -Moving and shaking! Little Miss will probably start crawling…

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Roadtrip with a beeb

This past week’s trip to La Jolla was our first longer roadtrip with Liv. I was excited to see how it went, as Tom and I love to travel, and we also figured it would be a good test run for a trip later this month (which will be a flight instead of drive, but…

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Calming my fears

While I was pregnant, I tried to keep my worries and stresses to a minimum, because I knew that everything I felt, Liv could feel, too. I wanted her to feel happy and safe, so even when things came up, I did what a could to take deep breaths and take action without getting too…

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Right [not] on schedule

One of the things I’m frequently asked is how we got Liv on a “schedule.” I remember when she was 3 weeks old and someone asked us if we had her on a schedule yet. I wanted to laugh because I was just proud of myself for getting dressed that day. A schedule was pretty…

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Review: “Bringing Up Bebe”

It’s no secret that I love to read. It’s my favorite way to unwind at the end of the day -I try to go upstairs to read for 20 minutes or so before bed- and am usually reading an informational book and a fluff book at the same time. I like to think they balance…

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6/15: Thoughts from the week

Someone is obsessed with my purple glass water bottle. I take it with me everywhere, and now, whenever I open it to take a sip, little Liv opens her mouth too. I put the bottle to her mouth and let her drink water, and even though I’m mostly holding it, she puts both hands around…

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An afternoon pick-me-up

Thank you so much for all of the kind and lovely comments on my last family post. I appreciate your sweet words and am also thankful to all of you who have shared your advice and experiences with me. I’m grateful to have such an amazing group of ladies (and dudes!) that I can rely…

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5 months

5 months ago was our first full day at home after coming home from the hospital. After our first few nights as parents, the first night with our baby at home, a mix of adrenaline, sleep deprivation and wacko hormones, I remember thinking to myself, “this is really your life right now. Things really are…

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Movers and Shakers

Yesterday morning, Michele texted me to see if Livi and I wanted to join her and Levi for a baby class. Miraculously, it worked out perfectly with both our babies’ morning nap times, so we decided to go for it.. and I’m so glad we did. (there were two other babies + mamas in our…

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6/3: Thoughts from the week

-This is the reason why mesh bumpers exist. As far as appearance goes, there’s much to be desired, but totally worth it because no matter where we put Livi in her crib, she inchworms up to the corner so she can sleep with her face next to the bumper. To everyone to said not to…

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