A couple of weeks ago, I let you guys know about some of the stylish baby proofing options I had come across and was trying to implement in our new place. We have two sets of stairs (one going up to the 3rd floor and one going down to the basement), and because of our railings and large banisters, the pressure gates weren’t fitting or staying put.
This is the first time we’ve lived someplace with stairs. I love that the kids sleep upstairs and we no longer have to tiptoe around the house during naps and post bedtime, but I hate that the kids are OBSESSED with climbing up and down them. I am also totally neurotic and afraid they will fall down to their deaths… but that’s another story of paranoia.
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Lincoln is wearing a shirt/onesie/pant set from Carter’s, with my own accessories. Bow tie sold in my Etsy shop
The seasons are changing! My poor daughter has nothing to wear for spring weather. Most days she sweats it out in long sleeves and leggings, or bears her tummy in too-short t-shirts from last summer (sorry, kid). One of the joys of having kids is that you are forced to buy them clothes; true, this can be a financial nuisance – but it’s a fun one.
Christmas is approaching and it’s time to pull out all the stops to make some awesome and affordable DIY gifts! I love giving handmade gifts for the holidays; it’s thoughtful and unique, and helps me stay on budget during such an expensive time of year.
My little man is quite the drooler. It’s possible that at 4 months he is already teething, or it could just be that he’s one of those kids who’s going to constantly drool for the next few months. Either way, I pretty much need to have a bib on him at all times unless I feel like changing his soaking wet onesie every couple of hours. Did I mention he also spits up all.the.time.?
My little man wearing his Babyville Boutique diaper cover
A while back, I mentioned that JoAnn Fabrics was now carrying a line for DIY cloth diapers and I was super excited about them. I began cloth diapering with my first child around 3 months, and really wanted to start at birth with baby #2. But since babies only wear newborn diapers for 4-12 weeks (depending on the size of your child), I didn’t want to spend money on purchasing some newborn cloth diapers that would barely get worn. I figured I could save some money if I made my own and thought this might be the answer I was looking for.
Since Instagram is all the rage these days (by the way, you can follow me on Instagram here…), I decided to create a series of Instagram style birth announcements for my Etsy shop. Each announcement uses special photo filters to give your images that vintage look that Instagram is known for!
With a new camera lens and a new baby in the house, I’ve been snapping pictures like crazy. I had several poses I wanted to try with Lincoln, and spent a few different afternoons torturing him by placing him in ridiculous positions. Poor baby!
I’m feeling a bit sluggish these days… I’m 36 1/2 weeks pregnant; almost full-term, and most definitely exhausted. I have been lucky enough not to gain a whole lot of weight during pregnancy, but what I do gain goes straight to my belly. That means that I am carrying an extra 35 pounds in my midsection… that’s like toting my 2 1/2 year old around all day, every day on my belly. No wonder I’m exhausted!