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Update : {Five Months}

My sweet baby girl, how can it be five months already? I know I say it time and again, but these updates are coming all too quickly. Time moves like quicksand. I barely have time to grasp one moment before it’s gone, slowly fading from my rearview mirror…

Sweet little one, we love so much! Do you know that? Do you know how much your big sister loves to play with you?

Baby Girl – {Five Month Update}

  • Saturday, December 17th was your first family Christmas. You wore the same adorable outfit as big sister did for her first Christmas! You were perfectly happy! This was your first visit with your Great-grandparents and they loved you! Great-grandma even holding you for a quick photo.
  • Christmas Eve was your first time at Church and you very well! I feed you and you slept through most of it.
  • Big sister helped you open your Christmas Eve gift – purple footy pajamas with a monkey on them.
  • Christmas Day was a lovely First Christmas for you! I placed you in your activity seat and big sister helped you open your gifts. Your favorite gift is a teething book, “Guess How Much I Love You” that Santa placed in your stocking!
  • Sing – your first movie on Christmas Day. We feed you before we left. I held you in the theater and you fell asleep about 20 minutes into it. Then you woke up for a short time. You fussed for a moment or two, so I feed you and you went right back to sleep. Your first movie was a success!
  • In the last two months you have been moving all over your play mat and often times moving off of it.
  • Wednesday, December 28th you cut your first two teeth, the bottom two front ones!
  • Saturday, December 31st at 1:00pm you rolled over for the first time from tummy to back! I was able to snap a photo after your second time rolling over, but you haven’t allowed me to capture it on video.
  • January 3rd at 9:30am was your first cloth diaper experience.
  • When I tickle your neck, you give a deep belly laugh! It’s too cute!

Monthly Stickers: {AppleEyeBabyShop}

Personalized Swaddle Blanket: {Audrey’s Bear}

Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You

Update : {Three & Four Months}

Oh sweet little one of mine, I suppose these are the pitfalls of being a second child. Life got in the way… The holidays were busy from start to finish – packed full of holiday cheer. So here I sit, just now writing down some of your milestones from the past two months – as month 5 isn’t far behind.

But please know little one, it isn’t that you were thought of less. Quite the contrary! We were busy making memories and sharing memories with you! So many firsts for you this holiday season, for us as a family of four!  We love you!

Baby Girl – {Three Month Update}

  • October marks your first Halloween! You looked adorable in your ladybug costume!
  • Saturday, October 22nd was your first trip to the Pumpkin Patch! I wore you in the Solly Wrap and you loved it!
  • Sunday, October 30th was you first trip to Boo at the Zoo. We went in the later afternoon and got in right away. The weather was nice and you were as happy as can be for your first train ride!
  • Monday, October 31st we joined your big sister for your first trick-or-treating experience. The weather was surprisingly nice, as I pushed you through the neighborhood.
  • You have become quite the chatter box, as you consistently mumble throughout the day. You definitely want to be heard!

Baby Girl – {Four Month Update}

  • Saturday, November 19th were your first Christmas and 3 month photos. You were all smiles – a far cry from your newborn portraits!
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, you and I spent the morning at Tiny. You giggled and smiled as we bonded!
  • Wednesday, November 23rd, your first visit with Santa! You sat their without a care in the world!
  • Thursday, November 24th, was your first Thanksgiving. We left after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and headed to my parents home. You were in good spirits! Daddy had the task of put you and big sister to bed while I went Black Friday shopping. You slept beautifully!
  • You have found your hands! You love to look at them!
  • You nap off and on, on your play mat throughout the day.
  • My sweet baby, you are still an excellent sleeper. You typically sleep solid from 1am to 9am.
  • Saturday, November 26th, you spent the morning singing with grandma Sue while we took your big sister to a play.
  • Friday, December 2nd, you spent the evening cuddling with my parents while we took big sister to a holiday event!

Monthly Stickers: {AppleEyeBabyShop}

Personalized Swaddle Blanket: {Audrey’s Bear}

Freshly Picked + Milestones

*This is a sponsored post by Freshly Picked. All opinions are my own.

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The last few weeks have been pretty busy around our house lately, as we count down these last few days of summer…

First, we had two road trips planned that were practically back to back with only a few days rest in-between. Which really didn’t provide much rest with a newborn in the house.

It’s amazing how such a tiny human can accumulate so much stuff! I mean packing for two children plus yourself is hard enough, but when one of those children is a newborn, it’s pure exhaustion. You practically have to pack up your entire house! Or at least that’s how it feels anyway, especially when your toddler is running laps around you. At one point I felt like I was in the scene from “Home Alone” where the McCallister family overslept and were running around like crazy trying to get ready and leave.

The following week was filled with so much emotion for this mama, that although there was no packing involved it felt equally as taxing. Our oldest began her first year of preschool and our baby turned one month old… I am the sappy mama who struggles with these beautiful changes. It hit me like a ton of bricks, especially as we were working on changing our daily schedule/routine to fit these new milestones. Somehow I blinked and I became a Mom of a preschooler… Somehow I blinked and a month has gone by since our baby girl was born…

Time never stops moving

Between the road trips and milestones, I feel like we are constantly on the move. It’s as though I am in a constant battle with “time”, trying to slow it down and soak it up all at once. Half the time I feel as though I am just trying to stay caught up and not let everything pass me by.

So, as a busy mama of two little girls, I am always looking for stylish products that make my life a little easier. Insert {Freshly Picked}. When I learned I would have the opportunity to work with this amazing company created by Susan Petersen, I practically fell out of my chair! I was thrilled to review their carefully hand crafted moccs for my girls!

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I love companies created by moms for moms! Susan Petersen, the mastermind behind {Freshly Picked}, is one of those amazing moms. She literally built her business from the ground up with her own two hands. Spending an entire summer banging the glass out of windows, so she could take the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard. Earning $200 to begin her business venture, making quality, stylish moccasins for babies everywhere!

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A {Freshly Picked} Love Affair

Why do I love Freshly Picked?

1. These moccasins stay on my newborns feet! With our oldest daughter, nothing drove me crazier than socks and shoes constantly falling off her feet! It was for this reason that I quit putting shoes on her all together. My own mother constantly voiced her concern that my daughter might become ill because I stopped putting shoes on her. So during the winter months we had to stick with footy pajamas and thick blankets. For a mama who enjoys styling her baby, this was so difficult for me! This time around I don’t have to worry about any of that! These moccs stay securely on her little feet without me having to constantly fuss with them! So come winter, her feet will stay nice and warm and I won’t have to pack away all those stylish outfits in place of footy pajamas.

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2. My toddler can put these on herself! In the current phase of, “I can do it myself!”, these moccs make my life so much easier. My girl loves shoes and putting them on by herself. Which, as any mom can tell you, can slow down the process of getting out the door on time. Especially when my girl is still learning left from right. Luckily, Freshly Picked moccasins do not have a designated right and left shoe. So she can’t go wrong no matter how she puts them on!

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3. Style! One of the most enjoyable aspects of having two little girls is getting to dress them! As my friends can tell you, I love to make sure they are decked out from head to toe, with outfits that match their shoes and hair accessories. With all the nostalgia I have been feeling from these current milestones, I knew I had to pair my toddlers Heirloom in Blush and Gold moccs with this “Never Grow Up” t-shirt and gold dot leggings. For my newborn, I love a cute one piece outfit that captures these ever fleeting days of summer with her Heirloom Cream and Gold moccs.

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4. Quality! These beautiful moccasins were handcrafted with quality in mind! Not only do these moccasins stay on my girls feet, but they also withstand my energetic toddler. They are truly a perfect addition for her busy feet!

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5. My toddler loves them and so does this mama!

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Can’t find a pair of shoes to stay on your newborns feet? Need a pair of shoes to foster your toddlers “can do” attitude, while making it out the door on time? Then I definitely recommend Freshly Picked Moccasins!

Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You

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