• Tips for Introducing Solid Foods
    Baby,  Motherhood

    4 Tips For Introducing Solid Foods

    With both our littles, each new milestone is exciting but introducing solid foods was certainly near the top of the list. Maybe it is the adorable faces babies make or the curiosity of what foods they will prefer but either way, we were excited about this next step. When Did We Start Solids Though we were very excited, we chose to follow the recommended guidelines of waiting until at least 6 months old before introducing solid foods. Along with the 6 month time frame, we also waited until they seemed interested in food and could sit upright unassisted. I strongly encourage all parents to work with their children’s healthcare providers…

  • Farmers Market Themed birthday party
    Birthday Parties,  Kid Activities,  Parties

    Farmer’s Market Birthday Party

    Our little baby girl is one year old and we celebrated with a Farmer’s Market Birthday Party! How can it possibly be that we are already celebrating her turning ONE?! It feels like this last year has flown by so much faster than Asher’s first year did! Second child probs I suppose.  Since finding out I was having a baby girl, I have been super excited about getting to, perhaps, experience things other than trucks, bugs, dirt, and dinos. So this first birthday party planning was so much fun! For Ellery’s theme we decided on a farmer’s market. We wanted something summer-y and fun but a bit unexpected. Plus the…

  • 10 months old

    Ellery: 10 Months Old

    Age: 10 months Weight: Not sure Diapers/clothes: Still in cloth, second rise, and 9-month clothes Eating:  A girl after my own heart! She loves to eat. She has now tried beef and chicken, oranges, apple sauce, and pears and…she loved them all. She is still nursing and there doesn’t appear to be an end in any near future. She also loves to “eat” any microscopic pieces she can find on the floor, so we have to be diligent with sweeping. Sleeping:  Still naps 3 times a day most days but she has started dropping her evening nap more often. She also is sleeping longer stretches at night which has been…

  • 9 months old

    Ellery: 9 Months Old

     Age:  9  months Weight:  nearly 17lbs Diapers/clothes: Cloth diapers and nine-month clothes Eating: This girl LOVES to eat. If she sees Asher with a banana she will wave her arms and yell until we get her one. Baby-led weaning has been super fun and easy with Miss E. She hasn’t met a food she doesn’t like and she handles new foods really well. Her current favorites are bananas, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, and avocado.  She is still nursing like a champ and I am still loving the bond of nursing as well. She has become quite the gymnast with nursing and loves to prop her self up onto one leg…

  • Motherhood

    Ellery: 8 Months Old

    Age:  8 months Weight:  Not sure. Diapers/clothes: She is still in cloth diapers. Wearing six and nine-month clothes. Also, we can’t keep socks on her! She loves to pull them off and chew on them.  Eating:  She is still nursing but also eating solids one to two times per day. As I mentioned before we opted out of purees this time and instead are doing baby-led weaning. We still haven’t given her any of the food we eat because I feel better with less complicated things (ie: single ingredients, no seasoning) so I am still making all her food separate. She is loving squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans and…

  • Motherhood

    Ellery: 4 Months Old

    Our little lady is FOUR months old! This month has been one of the most fun so far. Miss Ellery is really starting to show her personality and it has been awesome watching her blossom. She is quite the diva and gets frustrated when things aren’t exactly as she would like. Our baby girl is so very sweet and loves to get attention. Any time you talk to her or mention how cute she is, she smiles really big and scrunches up her little face.  Age:  4 months old Weight:  12 lbs 6.4oz Diapers/clothes: Cloth diapers and 3 months clothes for the most part. She is pretty long so she…

  • Motherhood

    Catching Up!

    Hello blog world! Remember me? The one who was 8 months pregnant last time we were together here in blogland. So yeah, I sort of disappeared for a while because we brought a new little bundle into our lives. That momentous occasion mixed with a couple of changes at work and SURPRISE buying AND selling houses means I have been up to my eyeballs in adult things and haven’t been able to devote much time to my little blog. But the good news is that I am back! As I mentioned we welcomed our little lady into the world back in May and though I haven’t posted them, I have…

  • Adjusting to life with two little ones. Becoming a mom of two

    And Then There Were Two: One Month In

    It’s been a little over three weeks since we welcomed little Ellery and after my first week solo parenting (Jacob is back to work) I thought it’d be a good time to reflect on what it is like to be a mom of two: reality vs what I had imagined. When I was pregnant with Ellery I tried to imagine what it would be like to have another little one. I was so beyond excited to see Asher step into the big brother role and I couldn’t wait to see how our little family of three would change when she arrived. I worried endlessly about how I could make sure…

  • Motherhood

    Ellery: One Month

    I can’t believe it has already been one month?! Folks, they aren’t kidding when they say it goes by so much faster after the first. With Asher I thought the time was flying but now with two kiddos to keep alive I realize how quickly time really does pass. But anyhow…on to the good stuff. Our little lady is officially one month old! The last month has been a roller coaster in the best of ways. As you know her entrance into the world was little rocky and unexpectedly sooner than we had anticipated but it took no time at all to settle into a routine as a family of…

  • Motherhood

    Ellery’s Newborn Session

    Nearly two years ago I heard about this wonderful photographer named Erin with Bare Bones Photography. We had our first session with her when Asher was only six months old and we’ve never been disappointed with her work. So it was no surprise when she managed to capture some pretty amazing moments with our little addition despite a sore, swollen mama, uncooperative toddler, and an only-wants-to-nurse ten-day-old. I am so in love with these newborn photos!