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Penelope’s 12-month update

(Better late than never, right?) 1 year… and in the blink of an eye, she went from a snuggly baby, to a full-up toddler.  A little trip through memory lane: and now, you can often find Miss P chasing her sister around the house, belly-laughing, repeating words, sharing real hugs and kisses, and gently petting…

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How to Combine Baby-Led Weaning with Purees

Hi friends! How’s the day going? So this has been a common request over here on the family page since we combined baby-led weaning with purees for both of our kiddos, and it worked out well. As always, talk with you pediatrician to help determine the best feeding strategy for your family. Most pediatricians will…

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i made it

[Warning: TMI, the reals, and not-so-rainbows ahead. Proceed with caution.] When I hit my personal rock bottom earlier this year, I wrote this little note in my planner so I could look back and realize that everything’s so much better now. P was 12 weeks old.

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stretch mark remedies

I think it’s worth mentioning that I think stretch marks are a symbol of something beautiful. You carried a baby, you have little lines imprinted on their home. Pregnancy, birth, and the miracle of life never cease to amaze me and I’ll always look back to carrying our babies and how special it was to…

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harder parts of parenting

Parenting is such a tricky and personal subject. Before I move into the post, I ask you to please consider the fact that different things work for different people, and to please be considerate of others before commenting. I know you’re classy group of ladies (and dudes!) but just wanted to put it out there.…

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Livi-isms

“Mom, there’s a cat. Don’t sneeze, ok?”   “Olivia, come here!” “My name is not Olivia. It’s seawater fish. I’m a cat unicorn. And a cat mermaid. And a cat fairy. I transform into three things.”   “Why are you wearing old pants?” “They’re distressed; I bought them like this.” “Why do they have holes…

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P’s 10-month update

10 months old: cruising, babbling, giggling, and smiling her little heart out. This little lovebug is doing so well, and I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s so hard to believe that this is the same baby as our little reflux baby. She used to have such a hard time eating without crying, vomiting, and possibly…

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9 Months On, 9 Months Off

“They” say it takes 9 months to put the baby weight on, and 9 months to get it off.  I can’t even believe we’re finally here 9 months postpartum. In some ways, I feel far away from where I’d like to go. In so many ways, I’m exactly where I need to be.  I’ve actually…

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Miss P is 9 months old!

This is where I cry about how time has gone too quickly.  I feel like with both girls, each age is my very favorite. (Ok, except maybe mid-threes. Those tantrums were rough haha. Thankfully that’s just a small memory of the past.) Now that we’re past all of the reflux terror, I’ve been able to really…

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when things come full circle

You guys are going to laugh (especially if you’re an OG blog reader), but this time next year, we’ll be living in Valdosta, GA. If you’re unfamiliar with Valdosta, which I used to affectionately call “Valdizzy” on the blog, it’s a quaint southern Georgia town 22 miles from the Florida border. We lived in Valdosta…

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Introducing solids to a reflux baby

When we were in the middle of reflux nightmare, I had a couple of things to look forward to that helped me fight through the difficult times. When P was sitting up, she might be feeling better. When she was crawling, she’d likely be feeling better. When we was eating solids, we’d likely be out…

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