Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Week recap

How is everyone's week going?  I'd love to be able to say that we've done so many exciting things, but not so much this time.  We celebrated my dad's birthday last Thursday night by ordering some pizzas and visiting with my grandmother.  Our weekend was pretty tame too... grocery shopping, working on a project for the nursery, laundry, caught up on some DVR shows, and of course spent time with Mary-Grace.

We got baby girl to take all but one of her naps this weekend in her crib.  We fell into the trap of either me holding her (which I really do love but it's not realistic for the future) or her napping in the same room as us.  We couldn't get her to sleep more than 30  minutes at a time in her crib.  Hopefully I'm not the only parent this has happened to.  She'll sleep for others with no problem but not for us.  She must know we are suckers!  I use to brag on her when she started sleeping through the night at 4 weeks old, but that has changed.  During the past 3 or 4 weeks she's been waking up 1-2 times a night acting fussy.  I talked to another mom with a little one about the same age and she said the same thing was happening with her.  She said she read about something called a 4 month regression.  Has anyone else heard of this?  From all of the advice I've been given and from what I've read, staying consistent with bedtime routines is important along with putting your baby down before she falls asleep.  We'll see how things keep up!  

Did anyone score some Lilly during the after party sale last week?  I missed out on a few things that I really wanted but did manage to snag the Parrish maxi dress in Sea and Be Seen.  

I was worried about it fitting me but luckily it's a perfect fit!  It's not what I would consider work appropriate, but I'm sure I'll still get a lot of wear out of it and definitely can't beat the sale price! Did you also hear about the Lilly and Target collaboration?  Lilly Pulitzer will have a collection in Target on April 19th.  Over 250 items!  I don't think I'll be able to contain my excitement! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Lilly Sale

In case you love Lilly Pulitzer and haven't heard yet, I wanted to let you know that the after party sale starts tomorrow morning at 8am and runs through 11:59pm on Tuesday, Jan 6th.  This sale only happens twice a year and the deals are amazing! It's suggested that if you plan on buying something,  you create an account ahead of time to help save time at check out.  I can't wait!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend. We went to a new place for lunch today with family and then went to buy a few necessities for Mary-Grace.  I can't believe that she will need a new car seat soon.  After doing some research, we decided on the Britax Boulevard.  I like the idea that it's re-enforced with steel.  Has anyone else used this carseat?  We currently have the UPPAbaby Mesa infant seat that we love and fits easily into our UPPAbaby Cruz stroller.  By the way, if you're in the market for a stroller, I highly recommend it. When we transition her to the Britax, I'll have to get use to taking her out of the seat before putting her in the stroller.  

We also picked up a larger bath tub for her and some more 8oz bottles.  I'm sure we could have found more stuff that we "needed" in Buy Buy Baby but we were good this time and stuck to the aisles with what we had to get.  

It's back to work tomorrow and I'll be up and out the door bright and early.  Ok, who am I kidding, it's not even bright at 5:45am... so sad.  Hope y'all have a fantastic Monday!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

And then there were 3

Well to say that life has changed over the past 5 months is an understatement.  Life isn't completely different, but I'm sure as other moms know and others can assume, it does change quite a bit.  The words wonderful, stressful, happy, funny, and tiring all come to mind when thinking about it, but I feel so very blessed.  When you hear other parents say that they didn't think they could love someone so fast until they had a baby is absolutely true.  This little girl has stolen our hearts and has so many people wrapped around her little finger!  Mary-Grace Caroline arrived (a week late and evicted) on August 5th.  I won't share all of the details because that's quite a bit of info to throw at you after coming back to the blog, but at some point I will try to share it.  I've always found it interesting to read others birth stories myself.  For the most part we have our routines down, but with a growing baby, things are subject to change!  Her personality has really been showing and I can't wait until she starts talking.  I have a feeling she will be the life of the party.  She seriously smiles and laughs at just about everything except when she's hungry, just like her mom and dad.

My husband and I have both had the past two weeks off of work to celebrate the holidays, relax, and catch up on things, which has been amazing.  To say we have jammed packed days when we work is also an understatement.  I've been able to clean out some of the closets, work on a project for the nursery, and catch up with friends and family.

Mary-Grace has had a lot of firsts to share: 1st Halloween, 1st Thanksgiving, 1st Christmas, 1st New Years, 1st bite of food, 1st time rolling over, and you get the picture. Of course like many other moms out there with a smart phone and cute baby girl clothes, I have made sure to get her dressed up to take a picture of the event when I can.

On her birthday

1st Halloween

1st Thanksgiving

1st Christmas

1st New Years Day

1st visit with Santa

I hope you all have also enjoyed the holidays and I promise I will be back soon. Happy 2015!