Wednesday, April 8, 2015

JAX | FIVE MONTHS + A GIVEAWAY

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On March 24th you turned FIVE months old! One more month until you are half a year old! I don't know how this is possible!

w e i g h t | I haven't weighed you since you were at your last doctors appointment but I wouldn't be surprised if you are weigh 25 pounds already! You are still wearing size 9-12 month clothes and wearing a size 4 diaper!!! I'm pretty sure that's the size you're sister was wearing at 2 years old when we decided to potty train her!

e a t s | Another month of exclusively breastfeeding complete! We are one month away from our first goal! We really aren't on a schedule since I just feed you on demand. I'd say about every 3-4 hours you are nursing. I finally decided to pump over the weekend and tried to give you a bottle but you wouldn't take it. 5 months of no bottles or pacifiers! The complete opposite of your sister!

s l e e p | Your sleep schedule is still about the same as last month. I guess I can't complain too much when it comes to your sleep schedule because you are already sleeping more through the night than your sister did! I'm still having a hard time with your naps since you will only sleep on top of me. I try to lay you down but as soon as I do, you wake up. So I just lay down with you until you wake up. We are also still co-sleeping! 

l o v e s | You LOVE your sister! Any noise or movement she makes puts a huge smile on your face! You also love all your teething toys. And here lately you've been loving the TV. In the mornings I put you in your bouncer in front of the TV while I get your sister ready for school. I keep Baby First on and you LOVE the show VocabuLarry. You still love rolling over and all the cuddles from mommy! 

d i s l i k e s | You still don't like your carseat or not being able to see me. You don't like sleeping with a blanket on you. As soon as I cover you up with a blanket you kick it right off. Sophia is the same way.

m i l e s t  o n e s | We are getting so close to you sitting up on your own. Almost there! This month you started reaching for things you want more. You also sound like you are saying "MomMomMom" when you need me! I'm already counting it as your first words! 

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AND now for the Giveaway!!




The lovely Sonya from A Gray Rainbow is giving away Milkies Milk Savers and Milkies Freeze! This is perfect for all of my mama friends who are nursing their little ones! If you aren't familiar, Milkies Milk Savers simply slips into your bra cup and collects your leaking breast milk as you nurse - allowing you to not let that liquid gold go to waste! If you are nursing, planning on nursing or have a friend who is - enter below for a chance to win!




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Thursday, March 12, 2015

$50 ROCKSBOX GIVEAWAY!

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am so excited to be joining Jana and several other lovely bloggers to bring you this Rocksbox giveaway! If you aren't familiar with it, Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service that delivers designer jewelry straight to your door as many times a month as you like! Each box has 3 pieces of jewelry. You can wear the pieces as long as you want, then when you want new pieces, just send the old ones back and a new set will be on it's way to you in no time! If you want to keep any of your pieces, you can purchase them straight from your box at a members only discount!

Here's the best news: just in time for St. Patrick's Day 10 bloggers and myself are bringing you the chance to win a 6 month subscription to Rocksbox + $50 to spend on pieces from your box! How's that for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
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Brought to you by these lovely ladies!
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Life Could Be a Dream // Wetherills Say I Do // Fashion and Feathers // Aubrey Zaruba To Travel & Beyond // My Little Sunshines // Elizabeth Loves // The Suzie Lou Blog A + Life // Becoming Adorrable // A Prioritized Marriage // Letters to Sophia

To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Please be honest, as entries will be verified. The giveaway begins at 12:00 am EST on March 11th and will run until 11:59 pm EST on March 16th. Our winner will be announced on St. Patrick's Day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. May the luck of the Irish be with you! :)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE | 21 DAY FIX APPROVED!

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One of my favorite things about the 21 Day Fix meal plan is all the delicious meals/recipes that I have been finding on Pinterest! The other day I found a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake that is 21 Day Fix approved. I am OBSESSED with strawberry cheesecake so I of course pinned it! {Recipe I pinned found here

Well today I finally decided to try this. It was so good and super easy to make! If you are doing the 21 Day Fix and want a desert or something new -- def try this! AND it will only count as 1 Red + 1 Purple container. 

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I N G R E D I E N T S
  • STRAWBERRIES (I used fresh Strawberries)
  • FAT FREE RICOTTA CHEESE
  • ONE PACKET OF TRUVIA
  • 1/2 TEASPOON OF VANILLA EXTRACT
  • DASH OF CINAMON
D I  R E C T I O N S
001 MIX TOGETHER RICOTTA CHEESE, TRUVIA, VANILLA EXTRACT AND CINAMON.
002 PLACE IN BOWL
003 TOP WITH STRAWBERRIES
004 E N J O Y!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

JAX | FOUR MONTHS

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On February 24th you turned F O U R months old!! I didn't take your picture on that day or week because you were fighting a very bad eczema flare up. It was so bad! Your poor little face was all red and swollen and I did not want to take a picture of you like that. The Doctor put you on a steroid and it's all clear and we are back to your beautiful baby face.

w e i g h t | at your doctors appointment last week you weighed 20 pounds & 7 ounces!! you are now wearing 9-12 month clothes and in a size 3 diaper. you are such a chunky little man but mommy loves all of it!

e a t s | we are now going on 4 months of just breastfeeding! you had some formula for your first few weeks but that was only because i was being a baby and nursing was just too painful at the time. i almost gave up but i am so so so happy i did not because i love breastfeeding. i think it's amazing that i have kept you alive by breastfeeding you and look at how big you are... just from breast milk! it's all so amazing to me! i plan on breastfeeding until you decide that you are done. and we will be introducing you to some food closer to when you turn 6 months (even though we did try some banana food with you a couple of weeks ago and you LOVED it).

s l e e p | at four months old you're sleeping schedule has been changing a little. we had a couple of nights last week where you were up almost all of the night but i think it may have been because of your eczema and medicine because this week hasn't been too bad. you start to get really sleepy around 8:30 so we head upstairs and lay in bed while i nurse to sleep. you will sleep until around 1-2AM and want to nurse again but then you go right back to sleep until 6:30-7AM and then you are up for the day. it's been a little harder now to get you to nap during the day. you fight it so much! but you are sleeping so much better than what your sister did so i can't complain at all. you are still sleeping with me in my bed and i don't mind one bit. i love co-sleeping!

l o v e s | you love your sock monkey blanket and pretending to stand. when you have you "stand" you just look around with the biggest smile on your face. you also love being naked or in your diaper. when i take your clothes off or change your diaper you just kick around all happy so i usually let you lay on my bed for a few minutes like that. you love sophia so much. when you first see her you smile SO big. you also love to to pull on her hair. you are starting to like tummy time more but i think it's because you can roll over when you are doing tummy time.

d i s l i k e s | you do not like it when you can't see me. you pretty much watch my every move and if i leave your sight, you cry! everyone says i have you spoiled but i say you just really love your mommy. also, if someone else is holding you they have to hold you to where you can see me. you don't like your car seat and usually scream in the car until you fall asleep.

m i l e s t  o n e s | at four months you are almost able to sit up on your own. you are drooling and sticking everything in your mouth but i know it's because you are teething. you are rolling over from your belly to your back and touching your toes like crazy! you are very ticklish and laugh (almost like a cackle) when you are tickled.

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and our little man each month! 

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