28 August 2013

Feeding Baby

Let's talk baby food. Starting at around 5 months, most people asked when we would start feeding Bug solids. I was hesitant to start, because it was uncharted territory. We had nursing down, why should I ruin it with solids? At least that's what I thought.

Her 6 month birthday was fast approaching, and it was clear that I would have to start solids soon. That meant research on my end. I asked a few other mommy friends of mine who have babies a few months older than mine their advice. They each went about starting solids in different ways, but they all had the same advice: "Go with what your gut tells you." I loved that advice! It was such a stressful time for me and I was making things more complicated than they needed to be.

So enter the time to start feeding my daughter solids. I knew I wanted to make her baby food. It just seemed a waste of money (my personal opinion) to buy baby food when I could just make my own. One decision made. I felt a little more confident. Then I needed to figure out what I wanted to start feeding her. I could always start with the traditional cereals, but for some reason I held off on those. First on the list were: bananas, avocados, apples, and carrots. She loved 3 out of the 4. We added veggies soon after we started: peas and green beans, mainly. She loved those. And then we started adding eggs and meat to her diet. 

She seemed to love all the things we were giving her, but it seemed that it was a waste to cook two separate meals. One for us and one for Bug. That is when I made the decision that she should eat what we eat. That means whatever I fix for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I just blend it together and give it to her as well. I don't cook anything differently (except I make sure her steak is well done, while we like ours rare). I use all the same seasonings, and I cook the same way I always did. The only difference between what we eat and what she eats: hers is all mashed together. 

Bug loves it. She's a big fan of eating. I don't think she has an "off" button for eating food. I have to cut her off when she's had enough, otherwise she would go on eating as long as we kept feeding her. 

Do you have any tips for feeding your babies solids for the first time? Were you just as nervous as I was? Do you make or buy baby food? Are there any foods you look forward to your little one trying? For me, it's spaghetti!


27 August 2013

A Haunting Question

As a new mom, one question always haunts me when something seems amiss with my little Bug. I'm sure this question haunts many other new, and even not-so-new, moms.


There are so many parenting books and articles out there that are meant to help you with situations. There are recommendations for sleep schedules and how you get your babe to sleep through the night. There are feeding schedules, the kind that tell you when you should nurse your babe and when it's okay to start feeding them solid foods. Then there are books that say what solids you should feed them, how much you should feed, how many times you should feed them, and what time you should feed them. There are books telling you how to discipline and when to discipline. Let's just say that there is a whole array of books and articles out there that are designed to help new, and not-so-new, moms out.

But do they really help?

When I first found out I was pregnant, I went straight for the pregnancy bible: What to Expect When You're Expecting. It tells you everything you need to know about pregnancy, labor, and delivery, but nothing towards how to raise your child. It was great for what it was worth.

Now we have competing parenting styles. We have babywise, ferber, helicopter, hands-off, the list goes on and on. And one after the other, they contradict each other.

So what do I choose? How do I raise my little girl? With all the options and methods and advice out there, where should I turn to? Always, I turn to the One book that holds the ultimate Truth to help me be a good mom.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 "Love God, your God, with your whole heart; love Him with all that's in you, love Him with all you've got! Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates." The Message

* Love God and teach your children to love God. Spend your time being an example of what it means to love God, from sun-up to sun-down.

Psalm 127:3 "Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?" The Message

* When your children are tiring you out and you're ready to pull your hair out after a long night of teething, remember that children are a gift. I think so often we forget that our children are gifts and instead, we think of them as burdens. This is not the case! Children are gifts from the the Almighty and should be regarded as such!

Titus 2:1-6 "Your job is to speak out on the things that make for solid doctrine. Guide older men into lives of temperance, dignity, and wisdom, into healthy faith, love, and endurance. Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don't want anyone looking down on God's Message because of their behavior. Also, guide the young men to live disciplined lives." The Message

* Live by example. Teach your children to live purely and filled with wisdom, always seeking Truth, by living it out on a day-to-day basis.

But how do we know what example to live by? In this comes the staple Proverbs 31 woman:

Proverbs 31:10-31 "A good woman is hard to find,
    and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
    and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
    all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
    and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
    and brings back exotic surprises.
She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast
    for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
    then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
    rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
    is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
    diligent in homemaking.
She’s quick to assist anyone in need,
    reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows;
    their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing,
    and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
    when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
    brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,
    and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
    and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
    and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
    her husband joins in with words of praise:
“Many women have done wonderful things,
    but you’ve outclassed them all!”
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
    The woman to be admired and praised
    is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
    Festoon her life with praises!" The Message

It's not easy being a good mom, or a good wife, or a good person. The term "good" is relative anyway. The way I base "good" on is laid out before me in the Bible. 

So am I a bad mom? Maybe. But I know with God's help, I will continue to strive to not only be a good mom, but the best mom I can be.

26 August 2013

Let's Make Habits: Week 2

Week 1 is down...Here is what I got done:


Week 1 (August 18-24):
Kitchen
* clean out fridge
* organize cabinets
*organize pantry
* baby proof cabinets with cleaning supplies and knives
*dust
*mop

To say that life got in the way seems like it's just an excuse, but it's really what happened. With a little one life is completely unpredictable. In order to really get things done, I have to wait on her nap time or when she goes to bed at night. But there are other things that have to get done. I have to cook meals for the hubs, Bug, and myself; attempt to keep up with laundry; work; keep up other rooms; etc. It's a lot. But I'm working. I'm not going to stop. It feels so good to have things beginning to get organized in the kitchen. I read somewhere that being organized leads to a happier life. I agree. We've been living in a sort of chaos for weeks and it's been stressing me out. I'm looking forward to being relieved of the chaos.

Week 2 (August 25-31):
Dining Room
* organze table
*clean up and organize "bar cart"
*dust
*mop

This week is all about the dining room and I can't wait to get my hands on it! Our dining room table has been a catch all for random junk, and right now it houses my sewing machine because there isn't another working place for it. I'm looking forward to using our table for what it's meant to be used for: eating and family time. With Bug now eating solids, we've made it a point to eat every meal at the table with her. I believe it's important to spend meal time together sitting at the table without any distractions. Here's hoping for a smoother week where I can get my list completed! And maybe if I get all of this done, I can treat myself to some pretty table decorations for fall.

source; "let's make habits" watermark added by me

25 August 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Amy from Not Your Average Amy!  I agree with her post [project fifty two] sleepthat there is nothing cuter than a sleeping baby!


Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

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2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

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23 August 2013

Before Baby vs After Baby

It's funny how opinions change from how you think you'll be and act before you have a baby to after you've had the baby. 

Breast Feeding: Before Baby vs After Baby

BB: I will never breast feed in public.
AB: This baby is hungry, I don't care who you are, she's eating. 

BB: I will wean baby after 1 year.
AB: I'm letting her take the lead on this one. When she's done nursing, we'll stop.

BB: I can pump and let other people feed her. No problem.
AB: I want to feed her. She's my daughter and this is how we bond. This surprised me, how attached I was to feeding her. 

BB: I'll keep myself covered when I feed the baby.
AB: You'll get over it. It's too much trouble trying to cover her. (Note: in public I do cover myself, though with her growing more and more curious it's a lot harder)

BB: Sure those underwire nursing bras that don't show anything will be perfect.
AB: Get those things away from me! They are so painful and you can't even nurse with them on! Give me all the soft cup bras please!

I'm sure there are more before and after opinions, but as of now I can't think of them. Do you have any breast feeding opinions that changed from before you had your baby to after?


21 August 2013

7 Months!


weight: 19 lbs 4 oz       
height: 26 3/4 in still
eating: every 3-4 hours and 3 meals with baby food a day  
floor time: this Bug loves to sit, stand, and roll around on the floor! she's so close to crawling too!
happiness: Bug caught her first cold, so she's been pretty miserable. it's been a cuddle kind of month!
loves: her mommy, teething toys, car rides, peek-a-boo, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, music, her piano, standing, playing in her crib, and eating
sleep: we're down to two naps a day and still sleeping through the night!
first word: MAMA!


She looks so big in this picture! I think she is most likely still somewhere around the 90% for height and weight. The hubs and I joke that it won't be long before she's taller than me! I'm going to be in big trouble. We've been eating solids for the past month, and Bug is loving them! Her favorite would have to be bananas, but she also likes meat. Really, she'll eat about anything we try to give her!


She loves playing peek-a-boo and playing in her crib! It's adorable. I love going in there and finding her smiling and playing. She's trying to pull up on everything and just loves to stand at her piano and bang on it. Best consignment find yet! 


The weather this month has been so strange! It's been in the 60s in August...In Georgia! We're not complaining though. And we've gotten a ton of rain. So we haven't been able to spend as much time outside as I would have liked to this past month. But Bug did get to sit in grass for the first time. She immediately grabbed a handful and put it in her mouth. That's where everything goes nowadays.


She now has both of her bottom teeth and she teethed like a champion! I was so proud of her! She's still in 6 month and 6-9 month clothing.

Dear Bug, 
I know I say this every month, but you are such a joy to have! Your daddy and I love watching your personality develop! Since you've been sick this month, you've been letting us cuddle more than you typically would and I've been soaking it up! I realize that soon you're going to be too big to cuddle, and that just breaks my heart! I would love for time to slow down. We love you so much, Bug. You are truly our pride and joy and we are truly blessed to have you in our lives!
Gitchee gitchee goo!
Mommy and Daddy

18 August 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Rachel from Dreaming of the Country! Her post Having a Baby on a Budget is a definite must read.ways to save money with baby

Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

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Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

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17 August 2013

Let's Make Habits: Week 1

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I'm joining Jenny again this week in her series about making habits. Last week we talked about what our goal for this two month challenge. I decided my goal was to get organized, and you can read all about why here. This week we are to come up with a schedule.

Let it be known, that one of my on repeat New Years resolutions is to get organized, but somehow I always get intimidated by the overwhelming job it is to get organized. I seem to want to tackle it all in one go, get discouraged, and then I end up taking a break that lasts until the new year rolls around again. This time I'm coming up with a schedule to hopefully urge me on in my conquest to organize this house of mine.

Week 1 (August 18-24):
Kitchen
* clean out fridge
* organize cabinets
*organize pantry
* baby proof cabinets with cleaning supplies and knives
*dust
*mop

Week 2 (August 25-31):
Dining Room
* organze table
*clean up and organize "bar cart"
*dust
*mop

Week 3 (September 1-7):
Living room/Entryway
*clean up toys
*organize tv cabinet
*clean out fireplace
*dust
*vacuum

Week 4 (September 8-14):
Bug's Bedroom
*clean out drawers
*organize drawers
*change out clothes sizes
*put clothes that don't fit in storage
*dust
*vacuum

Week 5 (September 15-21):
Bug's bathroom/Master bath
*deep clean toilet
*deep clean tub
*scrub floors
*organize under the sink
*organize medicine cabinet

Week 6 (September 22-28):
Master Bedroom
*organize dressers
*organize closet
*go through clothes to donate old ones
*dust
*vacuum

Week 7 (September 29-October 5):
Guest Bedroom
*gut and start all over

Week 8 (October 6-12):
Hall Closets
*gut and start all over

My plan is to tackle things room by room in order for them not to get too overwhelming. Of course, the guest room is totally terrifying. It's been our "catch all" room and I'm ready for it to be better. I want to be able to walk in there without cringing. I also want to be able to find things in there. 

I think the end result will be the satisfaction of having a nice clean house where everything has a place and there's a place for everything. I also, just maybe, might splurge on some awesome new things for our house. We'll just see what ends up happening.


Jenny Highsmith

16 August 2013

A Week In Review - A New Link Up!

10 August - 16 August

This week has been very...difficult. I have had a cold for most of the week, and now Bug has a cold. Sunday was a long day of work, and that coupled with being sick and a cluster headache, I was not a very fun person to be around. It breaks my heart that Bug now has a cold too. So we have really laid low this week. The weather the past few days has been glorious. Who knew it could be in the 70s in the middle of August in Georgia! Bug and I definitely took advantage of the weather and spent some time walking outside. Along, with the sickness, there's a lot of other stuff going on. Choices that need to be made. I'm not ready to go into full detail about everything, but there has been a lot placed on our plates. Right now, we're just trusting God to get us where we need to be. To put everyone's minds at ease, we are all okay, we're just having to rely on God for a lot of things right now. And that's okay. He has everything planned for us. We're just waiting on doors to be opened.

On a good note: Bug said her first word! "Mama!" My heart is soaring sky high to hear my little girl say "mama." The hubs was giving her a hug before he left for work and she wanted to come back to me. I told her "not before you say 'mama'." And by golly, she said "mama" right then and there! I can't make this stuff up people! My heart is so incredibly happy right now.



top left://Bug's Christmas Eve jammies came in! Now to put them away and forget about them until Christmas Eve is actually here! top right://This is how Bug naps on sick days. She refused to lay down in her crib, so Mommy's chest would have to do. I don't think she was complaining. bottom left://The hubs took an extra day off work for our anniversary, so we went and wandered around the new outlet malls. It was 68*F outside. 68*F. In August. In Georgia. bottom right://Bug is so close to crawling! It'll be just a matter of days before she's following me around everywhere.

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A Week In Review



15 August 2013

4 Years Ago...

4 years ago today I married my best friend. 

I can honestly say that I love him more now than I did then.


He is truly my best friend.


And the greatest father.


I am so thankful that I get to spend the rest of my life with this man, and I can't wait to see where God takes us on this journey!


Gitchee gitchee goo!


12 August 2013

Let's Make Habits: Choosing a Goal

I have been following Jenny over at her blog for a while now. Both Jenny and I graduated the same year from Berry College. I found her blog and just got pulled in. She has such a creative spirit and is incredibly talented. 

She has created a new series called "Let's Make Habits" where we come up with different goals and over a 2 month period we work toward making those goals a habit. 

So now I have to think of what do I want to make a habit. Immediately my brain starts spinning. I want to work out, I want to get outside more, I want to start eating clean. But I think the one that stands out most in my mind is: I want to get organized. 

With a 7 month new baby and an almost crawler, anything out of place and on the floor has a flashing light that seems to attract her. She's at the curious stage where she just wants to explore and if she can put it in her mouth, she most certainly will. Hence my new goal of getting organized. I know it's impossible to keep her out of everything, but I would be happy with at least attempting to get things neater and find a place for things that as of now don't have a place. 

Also, there are toys that come along with a baby getting older and older. These toys need a place to go. So not only do I need to organize, but I need to find a new home for all of these toys and things. 


See what I mean? We've been over run with toys. 

So here it goes...Two months to get organized. Check back next week to see my progress and my plan of attack!

Jenny Highsmith

11 August 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Cara from The Building of a House And Family! Her post Paci And Potty Training must have sparked something last week as she had over 20 visitors from the link up alone! I guess all moms want to know the tricks to taking the paci away and of course, potty training. Well, stop by and see how Cara did it!

Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

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09 August 2013

Friday's Letters



Dear Friday, Welcome. It has been a hard week with me being sick since Wednesday. I'm looking forward to the weekend, even though it's going to be busier than my week was. Dear Bug, You have been extra cuddly this week. I'm not complaining one bit! I like my cuddly baby. Dear Hubs, I am so incredibly proud of you! I'm sorry I've been sick, but you've been amazing! I'm so proud of how you are leading our little family. Dear Sore Throat, Please go away. I'm really over this whole being sick thing. Dear College Football, Just a few more weeks until you're here! It's been a long, long spring and summer without you!


07 August 2013

From My Kid's Closet: Mom and Me


This picture was taken earlier this summer, but I absolutely love it!

My Outfit: Shirt - Old Navy; Shorts - Old Navy; Boots - Horse Town

Bug's Outfit: Bow - Dainty Diva Bows; Dress - Bass Pro; Boots - Belk

From My Kids Closet 200x200 photo FromMyKidsCloset200x200_zps126f4090.jpg

05 August 2013

Paint, paint, and more paint

I'm one that constantly likes to change and update things in my home. When we first moved in, I knew I wanted to paint the nursery yellow. I love the yellow that is in there. It's such a happy color. It's bright and airy and is just a happy room for my little girl. But I tire of colors very quickly, much to my husbands annoyance. 2 years in this house, and I'm already ready to repaint (let's be honest though, I've been ready to paint after the first year).

The first room we conquered was the bathroom. We did a complete overhaul in there. Right now, we're just waiting on the bead board and baseboards to get installed, and then it'll be finished and I'll update with pictures!

The next two areas on my list of never ending things to do are Bug's room and the master. Currently, the nursery is yellow. Like I said before, I love the yellow. But I think I want to go with something slightly more neutral. A brown of some sort. Maybe the color of warm cinnamon or Martha Stewart's brown sugar.

  
                    Martha Stewart's brown sugar                 warm cinnamon


Now are master bedroom is a dark green. I like the color, but I've never been in love with it. There isn't enough natural light in our master bedroom to pull of such a dark color. In an attempt to lighten things up, we're already repainting the trim white. At the moment, it's that ugly 80's stain. The white trim is definitely helping brighten things, but in my opinion, it's not enough. So now I'm thinking of doing a yellow and grey combination. Our new (washable) bedspread is yellow, and I love it. But the green doesn't really go well with it. So now, it's time to paint.


I love these greys, but I did tell the hubs that he could pick out the grey in order to get him on board with the master bath redo. 

I don't know if I'll actually get to do these redoes, but a girl can dream right? I'm hoping that when baby #2 is on board, we can redo the nursery to accommodate. I guess I'll just have to wait to see. 

04 August 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Brit from These Happy Times! Her post Oh Hey There highlights her summer including a peek at her adorable baby bump.


Our guest host for this week is the author of Keeper of Reign, Emma Right! Go check out her great blog and her book too!Emma Right | Keeper of Reign


Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


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02 August 2013

Friday's Letters

Playing with Mommy's iPhone

Dear Friday, My days are so messed up! You snuck up on me. I'm okay with that though. At least, I think I am. Dear Hubs, I don't like this new schedule, but I do enjoy our mornings together. Bug really likes eating breakfast with you. Dear Bug, Please stop growing already! You are getting so big. I do love the stage you're in, you're learning so many new things! Dear Football, I can officially say that you will be here this month! Thank goodness! I've been going through withdraws. The past week I have worn my football shirts, watched football movies, and talked football. Oh and next Thursday we're going to a preseason game! Go Falcons! Dear You-Know-Who-You-Are, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That is all.