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Lilah Rae Turns One!

14 Feb

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Our little Lilah Rae turned one year old today! I CANNOT believe it has already been a year since this spunky chunk made her way into the world. She is such a light to our family. I am in constant laughter because of her feisty behavior and pterodactyl like growls. She is tenacious, in good and bad ways. We can’t keep a book on a shelf or a shoe within her reach, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Little Lilah facts: -she still only has her two bottom front teeth -she is still a champion nurser -she wears 18 month clothes -since being in the nursery with Linden she has been a better sleeper and recently started sleeping through the night again! -Lilah has finally come around to liking almost all food. Her disdain for mango has been transferred to avocado. -She has the tiniest feet. I think she is technically still a size 2 but it’s difficult to know because wearing shoes is war torture. -her favorite pastime would probably be walking around the house naked and in circles whilst holding an article of her clothing in each hand, waving them around like victory flags. In celebration of our sweetie turning one, we threw a vintage Snow White themed birthday brunch. Let the photo dump ensue!

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Lilah is 10 Months Old!

15 Dec

photo-84Our sweet happy girl is 2 months away from her 1st birthday. I cannot wrap my mind around this! I still view her as my new baby but she is almost a toddler. Lilah is pretty close to walking too. I think anytime in the next few weeks we might see her take her first real steps. Linden walked at 10 months and judging by him, she is pretty close! She walks along furniture, transfers, stands by herself without pulling up on anything in the middle of a room, she is very controlled in sitting and has great balance.

Lilah is the funniest little girl. She dances, laughs, growls, and “talks” non-stop. Linden was never as vocal as a baby, so it is hilarious to hear the noises she makes. The growling is my favorite, she is like a little bear.  She can be extremely loud too. We were out to dinner a few nights ago and she was screeching, growling, and babbling at the top of her lungs. The whole restaurant kept staring at us and laughing, but at least she wasn’t crying!

Lilah is also obsessed with her Edgar. She climbs, lays, rolls over the top of him and uses him as a prop constantly. Her most joyful belly laughs come from playing with Edgar.

The biggest change this month has been finally putting Lilah in her crib in the nursery. We were holding off because we didn’t want her constant waking to wake up Linden, since they are sharing a room. The change has proven to be AWESOME. Linden actually sleeps through her wake ups 95% of the time. She also wakes less and soothes herself much faster. When she was sleeping next to me in her crib she wouldn’t do that. I think the proximity to me and being able to see me made her mad and also made her want to nurse much more often.  The sweetest part of this change is when Linden and Lilah wake up in the morning. I love watching them on our monitor and hearing them talk and play. Linden adores waking up next to her.

*Lilah is wearing my newest creation found at my shop

Lilah is 9 Months Old!

18 Nov

9 months

TEETH! Finally she has teeth, praise the Lord! Lilah has been teething for months and it has made her sleep non-existent. This past week she has popped out her 2 bottom front teeth and rewarded us with two full nights of sleep this weekend. I feel like a whole new mama and she seems a lot happier as well. I am hoping this reprieve lasts a while before her next bout of teething. This round cost me 4 months of late nights.

♫ All I want for Christmas, is SLEEEEEEEP!! ♫

 
We saw her Dr. this morning and got her stats:

Height: 27″ {24%}

Weight: 20 lbs 1 oz {79%}

We have been dealing with some new challenges with Lilah that we never had with Linden. She has some eczema we are trying to figure out. It might be linked to her egg allergy. It is aggravated currently with this freezing cold and dry weather we have been experiencing. Lilah is also way pickier with food than Linden ever was. This girl will put away the frozen whole peas but try to give her a chunk of mango and it is like I am feeding her poison. I am still trying to figure out foods she will eat and enjoy. Recently she has been into frozen peas, broccoli, cheese and roasted purple potatoes. She is like her brother in that purees are out! Neither of them enjoyed being spoon fed and from the get go, they both wanted to feed themselves small diced up foods. I don’t mind this. I can usually eat my dinner while she makes a mess practicing grabbing food. It only presents a challenge when trying to give yogurt or apple sauce type foods, but she hates those anyway!

In so many ways this girl is a clone of her brother! Active, adventurous, stubborn and adorable. She already knows how to shake her head no when I say, “no,no,no!” and even says, “nnn, nnn, nnn.” Also like Linden, Lilah does great with other people. We were even blessed to have my parents watch the kids a few weeks ago for an overnight trip and she was wonderful. That is definitely a great perk of an independent personality!

It seems impossible but there is only 3 more months until my baby is 1!

Here are some outtakes of our 9 month shoot haha

 

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Lilah is 7 Months Old!

18 Sep

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{Cupcake in Pomegranate}

On Sunday our little girl turned 7 months old. She is growing so fast that I can barely keep up with her. In the past month, she officially started crawling, pulling up on furniture, CRUISING along the couch, and I can even see teeny tiny white dots on her gums where her teeth are starting to come in. Her sleep has improved since my Whole30 but with the teething it is still rough, but manageable.

We introduced some foods when she turned 6 months but I have really slacked on feeding her solids lately. I need to get back on that soon. I have only been casually sharing little foods with her that I am eating at the time, like egg yolk or avocado. A 2nd child thing probably, I was way more diligent with starting Linden’s foods.

In this photo Lilah is sporting a handmade onesie. This is a sneak peek at a project I have been working on slowly for a few months now. In April/May I started drawing and hand carving rubber stamps that I have since stamped with non-toxic inks onto organic onesies and toddler shirts. I have a few designs already made and am working on a few more stamps currently. I need to get busy because my little model girl is starting to grow out of the onesies already. I will have a separate post later introducing this line of products I am working on.

Type B Mama Confessions: diapers

27 Feb

Before I was even pregnant with Linden I knew that I wanted to cloth diaper. There are so many reasons for this decision and I know EVERYONE knows the reasons. They are healthier, safer, cheaper, eco-friendly and of course cuter! If you don’t believe me, just look at the evidence below. I could get all preachy but I won’t because this isn’t a post about why I cloth diaper, although I may write some of those eventually. 

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(This is my sweet boy in his BumGenius Elemental in moonbeam)

When I told Steven about my decision he was very supportive but also skeptical. I suppose he knows me too well. I always plan on doing everything I talk about, but sometimes my passion subsides and I fizzle out. These specific cloth diapers were a pretty big initial investment. Maybe that helped me stay motivated so I wouldn’t waste the money? I don’t know. Honestly, I love cloth. I have used disposables on Linden and with other children I have watched and I always come out of the experience reaffirmed in my choices. Some of you might be questioning my true Type B status because of this choice. Rest assured, it truly is the more Type B option. I get way more use out of these bad boys and have NEVER had a blow out. That means I have eliminated an entire batch of other problems that I hear about constantly from disposable diaper users.

My confession isn’t that I secretly HATE cloth or that I HATE doing diaper laundry. I actually enjoy it!

First I do a cold Rinse & Spin cycle.

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(My laundry room/downstairs bathroom)

Then I do a hot wash with an extra rinse.

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I am usually on top of things when it comes to the washing cycles. Probably because by the time I toss them into the wash I am running low on clean diapers. I started out washing them while leaving an ample supply of cleans behind but true to my nature, I now push it to the limit! So much so, that Linden sometimes gets a little extra “naked time” out of my procrastination.

Next, I pop them in the dryer (along with dryer balls and towels) on HIGH.

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Unless it is summer and I actually have my act together enough to line dry them, which I LOVE to do because they get sun bleached and look so darn quaint!

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Because our diaper style is an All In One type, they do need a little extra drying time and so I will then put them on the timed dry for another 30-40 minutes.

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There they are! All clean and dry and ready to go upstairs and be put away! It takes 10 minutes out of my day to finish that last part. Most days, however, they remain right there in the dryer….. for a couple of days…. and by then I have to do another wash and repeat the cycle. The sad part is that I will go grab a diaper or two at a time and bring them up stairs to change Linden instead of just carrying them all at once. I know that doesn’t make sense and is totally inefficient. Since my normal choice is to carry EVERYTHING that goes upstairs all at once so I don’t have to go up and down stairs all day.

On super woman type A days I have no problem hauling them upstairs with toddler in tow and folding them all pretty into the drawer. But most days I just am too tired, lazy or in too much of a hurry to care.

So, my confession of the week is that for no apparent reason I can’t manage to take the diapers out of the dryer.

If you cloth diaper, do you struggle with completing the cycle?

10 months old

29 Aug

 

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