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 :)