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Grandmama visited last month + new blog!

A whole month has already passed since my mom visited but MAN did Lily love having her grandma here! My mom was here for three weeks in December for Lilyian’s birth then she visited in February when my little was only 2 months old so she didn’t really interact with anyone yet. THREE months go by and I’m pretty sure my mom was going to explode if any more time passed without seeing us but she finally visited at the end of May. Now, mind you, we had FaceTime’d with my mom almost daily between February and May and Lily had grown to learn that the FaceTime call-tone meant GRANDMAMA! and she grew very irate if GRANDMA! didn’t answer.

My mom got here right when Lilyian turned 5 months so she got to see a much more lively baby. They read together, laughed, cuddled, and simply enjoyed each other’s company. Since my mom has left, Lily has learned how to crawl (someone save us!), plays more, is cutting her first tooth (again, save us!!) and has begun eating solids… which is a whole different post I need to work on (spoiler: she loathes cucumber)

Grandmama and Lily Monster!

Grandmama and Lily Monster!

Smiles for my mom

Smiles for my mom

how very interesting..

how very interesting..

SO! I previously said I was starting a new blog AND I HAVE! Big News for Little Ones is a site where I will be posting articles from around the world that are kid-friendly. It is really hard to sift through all the negative to find something you and your little one can learn about together so this blog will become an easier way to find the good in all the bad. I am trying to update fairly often but the crawling + the tooth cutting + preparing to move = slightly challenging so bear with me while I get everything to calm down!

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Physical therapy + doTERRA DIY + I’m making another blog!

Hello, world! I have finished physical therapy! A little background information: I started physical therapy in March after my doctor (finally) accepted the fact that my postpartum pain wasn’t going to resolve itself and recommended me to a physical therapist. It turns out that my hips were staying misaligned and a nerve was getting pinched. After several sessions with at home exercises and deep muscle massages (oh my goodness <3), my hips are staying where they are meant to be and I am PAIN FREE! Thank goodness, I can finally sleep! Eric rubs my hip once a week with doTERRA Deep Blue rub which helps immensely as well.

 

This doTERRA DIY is.. Razor Burn Relief! Now the story behind this is simple and one many moms can understand… I just don’t have time to shave anymore. It is a happy day when I get my calves done but my thighs… I don’t think they had been shaved in the year 2015 until the other day. Well, I finally got the time + dedication to weed whack and, of course, I broke out in some bad razor burn. I decided to look up how to get rid of razor bumps with essential oils and stumbled across Atwood Avenue’s post which suggested using lavender and melaleuca. I sprayed my Owie Spray on my legs as it contains both oils plus frankincense which is pretty much a miracle in a bottle for anything you need and.. tadah! My bumps are GONE! I am so happy because I also do not have a thigh gap so my puppies get even more irritated from rubbing against each other.

 

Finally, I’m making another blog! I want to be more active online since Lilyian is now 6 months old (tomorrow!) so I have a bit more freedom as she likes doing things on her own now. This new blog will be a daily news blog where I post information and links to kid-friendly news. I always liked hearing about the world as a child but it was hard to sift through the negative to find the positive stories and I know we don’t want to spend 20 minutes sorting through age-inappropriate articles before we find one that we can share with our children. This blog will encourage us as parents to connect with our children through what is happening around the world and who doesn’t want that?! Leave a comment on what kind of news you would be interested in hearing about + the age of your child/children. Thanks so much!!

 

And a Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers around the world!

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Another month passes

Lilyian is FIVE MONTHS OLD as of the 22nd of May. Whoa! She’s growing too fast. This kid is a champ too. She hates sitting because all the cool kids are standing, didn’t ya hear, so MOM STAND ME UP! She hugs if you ask her to, squeals when I say “nom nom nom” because she knows I’m about to nibble on her legs and stomach, she loves to play Up Fall which is where I stand her on my collarbone aaaaaand let her fall (with my arms constantly right behind her because I’m not insane enough to let her fall on her own) then I catch her before she hits the ground! She squeals and giggles and her eyes light up. Lily goes nuts when Daddy comes home, she thinks her puppy is the bees knees, and she really really wants to pet the kitties but mean old Mama and Daddy won’t let her. Everything in the entire world belongs to her. Everything. I belong to her. You belong to her. She discovered her toes a few weeks ago and now they are a constant play toy! Which is not fun for me at bedtime because “TOES WILL KEEP ME AWAKE!” yay. Lilyian has started to grab her crinkle books and “read” them to herself. She holds it above her, looks intently at the pages, and tries to turn the pages on her own (which only works when she is on her belly). I’m so proud of her! It is AMAZING to watch her grow up. Absolutely astounding.

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Oh hey by the way! I have decided to challenge myself to post a photo to Instagram every day so come follow me and the daily adventures of Mom and Baby!

Here we are!