It sounds so cold and heartless to refer to you as “birth mother”. I think of you in such a brighter light. To us, you are family–so much more than the “person that birthed our child”. It makes me cringe to label you as such, but for your own anonymity, I will for this purpose. It sounds cliche, but there really are … Continue reading Dear Birth Mother,
Wednesdays are not my most favorite day of the week, for sure. Last Wednesday, someone plowed into me in his truck and very likely may have totaled my Jeep. (That’s a story for another day, friends.) THIS Wednesday my baby took off walking. To be honest, I’m not really sure how happy I am about it. (Mixed feelings from Mama, for sure.) I’m happy for Logan. He … Continue reading First Steps. Slow down, Love.
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this little children’s song, but I’ve probably belted it out thousands of times in my life. (Aaaaah! See?! There’s a reason I’m so crazy.) This song is always a big hit with toddlers and preschoolers. It’s one of those songs that day care teachers all across America sing when they see themselves losing all control … Continue reading If All the Raindrops were Lemon Drops and Gumdrops
Logan now knows to clap his hands by himself when you start to recite “Pat-a-Cake” to him. He gets so proud of himself and it makes my heart so, so happy. I never tire of seeing children’s faces when they learn something new or discover some kind of ability they didn’t realize that they had. He can’t “roll” it yet, but he knows that Mama … Continue reading Pat-a-Cake, Gymnastics, and “Yes Sir, No Sir”
So today I wrecked my Jeep. Well, someone ran a stop sign and ran straight into me. But all is well and we should hear something from the other person’s insurance agency tomorrow. I was not hurt and Logan was not in the car–he was at the sitter when it happened and Corey was at work. The day was not going well as a whole, … Continue reading ONE STEP CLOSER TO FINALIZATION!
Month eight was chock full of adventures, milestones, and sickness. In month 8, week #1, you caught what we thought was a cold. You ran a fever and had a snotty nose. You were whiny and altogether just not happy. It lasted for about four days and then you were back to your spunky self. First Trip to the Play Park In week #2 you … Continue reading Month Nine
One of my good friends (Helloooo Amanda!) is adopting a baby girl that is due in May. Yay! I can’t WAIT to see her precious love. We’ve had several conversations about what you REALLY need and what is “nice to have”. She’s going to be a single mom and like any new mama, she is going through the lists of what she needs to prepare for … Continue reading Necessities!
When starting to feed your baby, you’ll simply puree whole foods. At first, I only combined what was needed for the Baby Guacamole. The only other foods we mixed together was fruits with his bananas (applesauce and bananas, melon and bananas–see below). He didn’t like the texture of the bananas but we still wanted him to have them, so this was our way of getting him to … Continue reading Chef Mama–Favorite Recipes!
In part #1 of this series, we discussed what you need and how the process works. If you are anything like me, you are wondering when to start which foods and how MUCH food that your child should be eating for each stage. This was given to me by a good friend and it has been my saving grace throughout this process. I hope this helps … Continue reading Chef Mama Part 2–Making your Own Baby Food
I’m in no way claiming to be a pro at this, but here is what has worked for us, how we did it, and how Logan has responded. I didn’t “plan” on making his baby food upon his birth; however, when it came time to start solids it just made the most sense for our family. It’s much healthier (no preservatives or added coloring!), half the … Continue reading Chef Mama Part 1–Making your Own Baby Food