Becoming a mom is challenging, rewarding, magical, and stressful as all get out. There are so many things to do, plan, and think about and, some days, it seems like you can't win. I came up with some things that really helped me, and continue to help me, through this transition. Get yourself some mom … Continue reading For New Moms
So, we have finally started trying to feed Lilly solid foods. Mush. We're feeding her mush. I didn't think that it would be difficult but, Lilly doesn't seem to understand what's happening. She opens her mouth now and lunges for the spoon but, she then get's confused when she feels the puree. I don't think … Continue reading Do me a solid.
Happy new year to everyone reading this! I hope this year brings us all wonderful things 🙂 This year was definitely one to remember for me. I experienced the highest of highs with the birth of Lillian and the lowest of lows with the passing of my grandmother. I miss her every single day. I … Continue reading New Year Thoughts
Lillian's first Christmas was wonderful 🙂 We spent a week with my mom and grandpa in San Antonio and then spent a night in Austin to see Paul's dad, step mom, and some friends. Lillian got SPOILED with presents and we learned that she loves, loves, loves toys. She also got a bunch of cute … Continue reading Christmas Trip
Lilly had her first fever the other day while Paul was at work. It was terrifying. It got up to 102! I had no idea how to make it better; I was completely overwhelmed. My first instinct was to take her to the ER immediately but, Paul had the good sense to have me call … Continue reading First Fever
Lillian will be 6 months old soon and I can't seem to wrap my brain around that. I've almost had my little squishy for half a year! She's the best thing that's ever happened to me and it feels like only yesterday my OB was cutting her out of my uterus. As amazing as Lilly … Continue reading Not Ready
Lillian spent her first Thanksgiving in Girard, Ohio. We decided to spend time with my dad's side of the family this year and I'm happy that Lilly got to meet some more family members 🙂 This was also Lillian's first time on an airplane and we took 4 flights total. I have never been so … Continue reading First Airplane Adventure
Lilly is 5 months old and she's learning so many new things. It's thrilling and also a little sad. I feel like I'm going to blink and she'll be a teenager; time really needs to slow down. She is now a master roller from back to tummy and she's literally always doing that. It's almost … Continue reading Time flies when you’re learning new things.
Paul had to go out of town for work and it was just me and Lilly at home for a few days. We had a blast 🙂 I really felt like I was killin' the mom game and it was also nice to get some me time. I can't explain why but, it seems I … Continue reading When Daddy’s Away.
Here is my full list of essential baby registry items. Pack n' Play (works as both a great bassinet and a safe place for baby to play)Sleep Sack (although you should be provided at least one of these by the hospital)Bandana Bibs (seriously, these are the best kind of bibs)NoseFridaPack of short-sleeved onesiesPack of long-sleeved … Continue reading Baby Registry