What Eli Ate Today | 9 Month Old’s Meals

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I recently filmed Eli’s meals for a day. He still nurses several time throughout the day, but is also eating 3 meals and 1 snack. We do a combination of purees and solids. He is a great eater and we haven’t had any problems getting him to eat anything! He does prefer to feed himself chunks of food, which is good for us since it keeps him occupied while we eat! 🙂

Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/0cEP2strcz4

Eli is 9 Months Old!

18194858_10103459120372252_8583558767517432414_nIt’s already been two months since I last posted an Eli update and what a busy two months it has been! At his 9 month appointment he weighed 19 pounds and  was 28 inches long. Eli is mobile, and while he’s not crawling on his knees just yet, he is one fast army crawler and can get anywhere he wants to go! He loves getting into the cabinets, opening and shutting doors, chasing the cats and Marni, and basically just going where he shouldn’t. He’s sitting up from all positions now and pulling up, too. He’s eating a lot of solids now. We’re still giving him some purees still along with soft foods. I just recently bought him puffs for the first time and he’s a big fan. He mocks our expressions and our noises, we can’t cough or sneeze without him joining in. It’s so cute! He’s still nursing on demand. We started a music class and he seems to be really enjoying it. He has started moving his arms to the music and “dancing”. The biggest news is that HE IS SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! Glory, glory, hallelujah! It took just a bit of training, but he is a sleeping champ now. Or at least at night, naps are still iffy. This is such a fun age. It’s amazing how fast they learn and grow and change. He’s definitely not a little baby any longer and will be a TODDLER in just 3 months. It’s so bittersweet.

Watch Eli’s 9 month update video – https://youtu.be/Cu8m8L4uZxg

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34 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby’s size: Around 17 3/4 inches & 4 3/4 lbs.

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 Symptoms: Heartburn, emotional, tire easy, acne, lot of baby stretches – my favorite thing in the world.

Cravings: Nature Valley’s Oat & Honey granola bars! And Red Lobster – I really need some Red Lobster!

Appointments: I don’t go back to for a midwife appointment until June 23. I’m seeing the chiropractor weekly now. We had our third trimester visit with our doula last week. We also had a breastfeeding class last week which was super informative!

Fun purchases: We haven’t purchased anything, but last week Miguel’s coworkers threw us a baby shower and were so kind to treat us to lunch, cupcakes, and gifts for the baby.

Looking forward to: Our baby shower on the 18th!

Reading: Hypnobirthing

We started perineal massage yesterday, which I explain a bit more in this week’s update video.

Watch my latest pregnancy update: https://youtu.be/yq4bGurHT8Y

Watch our gender reveal: https://youtu.be/XUWqNDUamR4

Watch our reaction to finding out the gender: https://youtu.be/IiK4t2lJkBY

Pregnancy Tag!

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Today’s video is a collaboration with my friends Erica and Myriam! We are all three expecting so I thought it would be fun for us to join together and do a pregnancy tag video! Here are the links to each of our videos:

Mine- https://youtu.be/KRLeEVEipTA

Erica’s channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3YRGs0BC2VBBez6eDEynQ

Myriam’s channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCohXR2iMoX2TDiHN0B27ZRw

And here are the questions:

  1. How far along are you/when is your due date?
  2. Is this your first child?
  3. How long did it take you to conceive?
  4. How did you find out you are expecting?
  5. How did you tell your partner?
  6. What’s your favorite part of being pregnant so far?
  7. Any fears about birth?
  8. Who will be with you during your birth?

Yes or No?

  1. Morning sickness?
  2. Stretch marks?
  3. Maternity clothes?
  4. Caffeine?
  5. Name chosen?
  6. Childbirth classes?
  7. Hiring a Doula?
  8. Breastfeeding?
  9. Co-sleeping?
  10. Delayed cord clamping?
  11. Placenta encapsulation?
  12. Filming your birth?

This or That?

  1. Belly button in or out?
  2. Find out gender or wait until birth?
  3. Midwife or OB?
  4. Hospital/birth center or home birth?
  5. Natural birth or medicated?
  6. New baby clothes or thrifted/hand-me-downs?
  7. Working mom or stay-at-home mom?
  8. Cloth diapers or disposables?
  9. Buy baby food or make your own?
  10. Hope for more children or is this your last?

 

 

Good Morning Giveaway!

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A few weeks ago I hit 1,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel. To some that doesn’t seem like many, but to me it is! I’ve been making YouTube videos for almost one year now and it has been an amazing experience. The friends and support that I have found along the way are priceless and I’m so thankful that I started my channel. Whether you join me here on my blog, on YouTube or Instagram I’m so thankful that you’ve connected with me!

As a small way to say thank you I am hosting a giveaway! Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/CDHf3HHtZP4

***You can enter by clicking on the Rafflecopter link below (to enter you must be 18 years of age and a US resident):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will run until 12am April 15, 2016.

I was kindly gifted a Kona French press for my personal use and one to give away. You can find it here and use code Y5AFAQFZ to save 15% off!

 

Second Trimester Maternity Style

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In today’s video I show you some of my favorite maternity clothing items I’ve been enjoying during my second trimester! I also do a try-on and give quick reviews.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/cnmkaVAfoEo

Some of the items mentioned: