Babywise Week 6

Our second week of giving Babywise a go went well! I can honestly say that getting Baby Girl on a schedule made our house a much more peaceful place.

I had hoped to use the schedule we created for Week 5 for more than just a week, but Norah had other plans in mind. So, following her cues (as I feel is a key element to the Babywise method), we made some small adjustments.

In today’s post, I want to share with you what Babywise has done for my family so far and what changes we made to Norah’s schedule this week and why.

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Breastfed Baby Eat/Sleep Chart

I decided to make my own chart outlining how often my breastfed baby needs to eat and sleep. And, I’m sharing it here in case any of you other mamas are going crazy scouring the Internet for one.

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I’ve seen these online randomly but when I went to find one, I couldn’t for the life of me! Isn’t that how it always goes? You see something a million times but when you actually need it, you can’t find it!

Well, I decided to make my own chart outlining how often my breastfed baby needs to eat and sleep. I figured I’d share it here in case any of you other mamas are going crazy scouring the Internet for one.

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Hi-ho, Hi-ho, It’s Back to Work I Go

Well, I’m starting back to work today after 8 weeks of maternity leave. I’m not going back full-time. I’m not even going back part-time, for that matter. I’m going back… let’s call it one-eighth time.

I’m easing myself in before going back full time in a couple weeks. And, even though it’s only for four hours, I’m dreading being away from my baby girl.

How do you workin’ mamas do it? I’m sure I’ll settle into a routine. And, it might even be nice being out of the house and having adult conversations again. But, for now, as I’m sitting here sipping my coffee and watching my baby girl play with her dad as they prepare for their first morning alone together, I’m sad.

On a positive note, isn’t she so adorable in her little “hangin’ with my daddy” onesie which is just perfect for the occasion?

What You Should Pack in Your “Go Bag”

Babies come when they want, and you want to be ready to go at a moment’s notice! Even though I went into labor on my due date, I was still surprised. I’m so glad I had my “go bag” packed ahead of time.

Although, looking back now, I wish I would have packed it differently. Today, I’m going to share with you what I packed versus what I actually used. Hopefully this helps some of you soon-to-be-mamas out there as you get your bags ready for the big day!

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Sassy Pants Saturday!

I started something a couple weeks ago and never continued it. I hate when I do that! So as not to make a complete liar out of myself, I’m going to give this another go!

Since Saturday’s are my days to spend with my family (or, like today, my friends- yay for a much needed girls’ brunch!), I want to keep my posts short and sweet. For that reason, I’m simply going to share an adorable picture of my daughter letting her spunky personality shine.

So, here she is. My little miss sassy pants!

Hope everyone out there has a wonderful weekend!

My Little Leaper

I’ve talked about Leaps before and I’ll talk about Leaps again. If you have a little one at home, you should be talking about Leaps, too!

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I’ve talked about Leaps before and I’ll talk about Leaps again. If you have a little one at home, you should be talking about Leaps, too!

Leaps are developmental “growth spurts” that babies go through in the first 20 months of life. They are outlined in a book that is quickly becoming my new best friend titled The Wonder Weeks.

My baby is currently going through her second leap, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy!

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Something Special For You: Blue Apron

My husband and I have been using Blue Apron for well over a year and a half and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon. So, what can you expect if you decide to order a box?

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Today I want to share something with you. Something that I hope you enjoy as much as I do! I’ve talked before about how much I love Blue Apron. Seriously, I’m not just saying that. I REALLY love Blue Apron. Need proof? How about a picture of all of the recipe cards I’ve saved from them?

You can try to count them… I honestly have no idea how many I have

My husband and I have been using Blue Apron for well over a year and a half and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon. We’ve especially enjoyed Blue Apron since the arrival of our baby girl. It ensures that three nights a week we have a healthy, home-cooked meal.

So, what can you expect to get in a box of Blue Apron?

Wait! What’s that now? Did someone just knock on your door? I bet it’s your box of Blue Apron waiting for you. Let’s check it out!

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