This is a big month for me, it's not only Valentine's Day, but also my wedding anniversary! My husband and I will celebrate 4 years as a married couple. Wow, have those years been packed is all I can say... Having babies really makes time seem to accelerate extra fast. Here's one of my favorite pics from 2/22/2014:
We were very lucky with the weather, even by NC standards! Here are some things we are up to this month...
Wow it has been an exciting month! Lucas is getting into everything...and I mean everything. He is a real daredevil, willing to crawl over and off of pretty much anything, and I can't believe his first birthday is just a few short months away!
Read on for what we've been up to including Lucas's current schedule!
Hi! This post has been in the works for a while... I want to share information, but I also don't want to seem like my way is the best or the only way, as it is not! Many new parents are unsure what to do when baby gets sick. I'd encourage every parent to always consult your pediatrician! If you have a question, call the office and a nurse should call you back and answer any questions you have. But I hope this post is helpful and perhaps makes the new parent a little more confident!
This post is going to talk about what I do with my kids. As a nurse, I lean toward traditional medical remedies but I also medicate my children as little as possible. Read on for my tips about handling common baby/toddler illnesses!
Welcome first Friday of the New Year! This week, Lucas at 9.5 months figured out how to crawl up stairs. I could only laugh. I think it must be some sort of weird sign that it's going to be and exhausting but truly wonderful year!
Five things we have going on this first week of the new year...
I recently listened to Gretchen Rubin's Happier Podcast Episode 147: 18 for 2018. The idea is instead of traditional New Year's resolutions, to develop a list of things to do in 2018. The items can be one time things or daily/monthly things; such as Try Spin Class or Make My Bed Every Day, respectively. Each item though is supposed to add to your overall happiness. Gretchen Rubin talks a lot about how accomplishing things in an atmosphere of growth brings happiness. If you haven't, check out her book The Happiness Project.
My sister is expecting her first child and I put together this list of products for her. You can definitely get by without some of the things on my list and you can also definitely get a lot more products.
As much as my son is loving his ground pork with sweet potatoes, I like to feed plant-based protein packed meals too! Red lentils are super easy to prepare for baby because they will actually fall apart while cooking. Besides being packed with protein, red lentils contain fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, and folate. Butternut squash is a great flavor compliment and is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C.
I am so sorry about no posts this past month! If you're still following my blog, I really appreciate you sticking with me! It has been a very busy time. We went on an out of town trip...take a just crawling baby and a 2-year old on vacation, it will be fun...said no one ever! But we all survived! In case you were wondering, yes, my toddler still gets carsick... Also before, during, and after the trip my kids and occasionally my husband and myself have been sick with a persistent cold which has had us all trying to get some extra sleep. Time has been flying by though so on to eight months, including Lucas's current schedule!
Oh my! It seems like I was just writing the 6-month post...days are flying by! I've had a few "downs" this month... I realized the difficulty we were having getting Lucas to take milk from a bottle was all due to frozen milk. He loves fresh milk and will tolerate milk that has been in the refrigerator a few days but he hates the frozen milk... More on that below...and other happier things we are up to including Lucas's current schedule!