To Wean or Not to Wean…

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve blogged! The month of April was kind of crazy and I kept getting different health problems, and then my in-laws were in town, and then when they left, I managed to get sick again! (or maybe it’s allergies.. who knows… but whatever it is, which I still have, it sucks!) But anyhow, I’ve been meaning to write about weaning, so here it finally is! The one-year mark was […]

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Schedules, Schedules, Schedules (part 2)

The past few months, since the last time I wrote about schedules (3 month – 7 months schedules) were pretty calm… Everything went smoothly into that last schedule I wrote about and there weren’t any drastic changes until recently. Here’s what 7 months – 12 months looked like: 7 months 7 wake and feed 8 solids 9 – 11 nap 11 feed 12 solids 1:30 – 3:30 nap 3:30 feed 4:30 / 5 solids 6:30 […]

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Learning to play independently..

The other day I was craving snickerdoodles, mostly because the last time I made them with my sister something weird happened to them, but we couldn’t figure out what we did wrong, so I wanted to make them again to see if I could get them right. Anyways, I really wanted to make them, but A had already finished her first nap for the day which meant I didn’t have much free time left. I […]

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My expectations vs. the reality

A recently turned 11 months! Where has the time gone!? I’ve been reflecting on this past year as she gets ready to turn 1, and trying to remember all the ups and downs of this journey so far. Lots of emotions and I end up wanting to cuddle with her, but all she wants to do is play! *cryyyy* Anyways, as I’ve been reflecting, I thought it’d be nice to share 11 expectations (for 11 months!!) […]

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Joint family trip to Hawaii!

This past week, we were able to go on a trip to Maui with Hester and Harold and their son, H! I absolutely love traveling and one of my fears when A was born was that we wouldn’t be able to travel anymore. While yes, it’s true, traveling looks very different with a baby in tow, as long as my expectations aren’t the same as pre-baby traveling it’s just as fun! While we have flown […]

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Eating out with babies…

“Your babies are so well-behaved! Great job mommy and daddy!” – Two older women at a restaurant Typically my response to a comment like that would just be “oh thank you!” but on this night, I seriously wanted to cry tears of gratitude. This past weekend we went to celebrate my sister’s birthday and it was the first time we’ve tried to have dinner at a fancier restaurant. The kiddos started off pretty good, A […]

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What happens when milk supply drops.

“Where’s the milk?!” – Baby A. These past few weeks have been emotionally pretty taxing on me. When A started refusing to drink for the bottle around 3- 4 months, I was not too worried about it since I didn’t have grand plans to be away from her for long periods of time. Granted there were a few times this past summer I had to do hair for weddings and we didn’t have another option […]

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Baby Sleeps, Everyone Sleeps…

** The topic of sleep for babies is extremely polarizing and there are strong advocates at both ends of the spectrum. I like structure so I lean more towards the scheduled sleep side. While not for everyone, I found that it works well for me and my family and this post is simply my family’s journey. 🙂 Recently A has been sleeping well both for her naps and nighttime sleep, which we are SO thankful for! […]

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From my 6 months postpartum me, to my 1 month postpartum me.

Today marks 6 months since I gave birth to A, and it all seems kind of surreal that we actually have a baby and that she’s growing and becoming not so much like a baby anymore… CRY! The one thing about parenthood I enjoy the most, and Kp would agree, is watching A learn new skills. The past few weeks she’s started rolling from back to tummy, but just this past week, she’s been seriously […]

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The road to breastfeeding…

Early on in my pregnancy I remember dreading breastfeeding more than I dreaded the labor and delivery. Everyone said that labor is bad and pushing is hard, but it has an end to it, but breastfeeding is a seemingly unending painful experience. I just assumed this meant it would hurt x 43010392. Fast-forward to right after A was born and I had my first breastfeeding experience, and I remember thinking, “Oh! Maybe A is a […]

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