Thursday, September 11, 2014

Baby Favorites #2

Brent and I went rather minimal when it came to baby supplies, I think (though that is relative- because we still have a ton of baby stuff). There are so many things to buy, and it's tricky because it's not 100% your baby will like everything! So here's my "list":

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Carseat

This happened today on the way home from the grocery store. That little snoozer. ALSO, she went to bed a whole hour earlier than usual! At 8pm. Very good news. Lets hope that keeps up. Although, when my mom gets here in a few weeks, I'm sure she'll be keeping Ella awake till way past both of their bedtimes ;)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Baby Spam & Nonsense

It is ridiculously silly how excited I get over normal baby bodily functions. When she burps after eating, it's like a small victory. And I am over the moon when she has a crazy diaper- then I feel validated I'm feeding her enough.
I'm obsessed over the nursing dresses, and frankly the shirts too, by Swedish designed Boob Nursing Wear (Update: I found this dress cheaper and in the U.S. at figure8maternity.com and I've bought it!). I feel like they would make nursing so much easier! They're a little pricey... so I haven't bit the bullet yet, but I want to. It has a simple little flap that you just pull up to nurse. It almost seems like I could make one... but... you know.
Also, I just finished reading "Anne of Avonlea" and it was so fabulous. I need to read more! I mean, I have the time. 

Brent is also leaving this Friday (with one of his brothers) for Austin, Texas to go to a BYU football game. He is so pumped about it- always nice to have something good to look forward to. I didn't want to face the hassle of a plane ride with Ella for just a football game- not quite my thing, so it'll be just us girls this weekend. Hopefully it won't be too boring. I'll have to find something fun for us to do. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Babywearing and Baby Favorites

I find myself a little obsessed with 'baby wearing.' I think it's the combination of having use of both your hands (I didn't quite realize the beauty of this concept until holding a baby all the time...) while keeping the little teddy still so close by. Unfortunately, Ella is kind of hit or miss with whether or not she likes to lounge in the Ergo carrier...

But, in researching baby carriers, I don't remember finding anything negative about the Ergo! So, I did want to share my own personal experiences so people on the lookout can get both sides:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I am in that stage of postpartum where all my hair is falling out. Whereas my previous bad hair habit was picking my split ends, now its running my hands through my hair to get out the loose strands... and it never stops. 

Also, Eleanor will be 3 months on Tues., Aug. 19th. It was cool when she was a newborn and all, but I like her way better now that she can smile and stay awake for more than 30 seconds at a time.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mothers Around the World & Pasta

These interviews about Motherhood Around the World are so fascinating- and even more so now that I have Eleanor. Each interview goes into detail about the differences in parenting, pregnancy, and birth in other countries. In China, babies don't wear diapers. Instead, they have a hole in their pants and just use the bathroom on the streets!
image from this blog about international living
On an unrelated note, I made this Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta a couple times this past week, and shoot it was delicious. I have been on a sun-dried tomato kick really. I found this sun-dried tomato pesto at Wal-Mart a bit ago (it's the same stuff I use for the pasta- it's in this little side cart by the produce section that has nuts and dried fruits you can put on salads), and I put it on just plain pasta or cous-cous and it is delightful.
 And don't mind me:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Night Out

Friday night, on the BYU football field, they showed the movie Remember the Titans on the big screens. It was free! And fabulous I might add. The weather was breezy and I was a little giddy, I must admit. That movie is a classic and, I can't remember the last time all three of us went out on the town.
We were so pleased Eleanor did so well. She slept through a lot of it (it was right around her bedtime- the movie started at 9pm and she usually goes to bed sometime around 9:30-10:30pm) which was a dream. I fed her in the middle of the movie... and at least, no one seemed offended... it was dark and I could cover pretty much everything with my shirt. If only I could be so inconspicuous in the daylight!
The diapers and socks. I just love it. Very Risky Business of her :)