I have not been blogging as much as I would like to. My time has been spent with my family and work, which is not a bad thing. I really should be more proactive about my writing though. At this point Stella is 13 months old and so much has happened recently. We threw her a big first birthday party. Although it was so much fun to plan, I am glad its over because it was very stressful. Having 40 people in our home was a lot to handle in one day. Im not big on themes (as I do believe the first birthday is always for parents and family anyways), so we opted for a color scheme of gold, pale pink and light turquoise…it was classy and perfect. We were very blessed to have so much family come from out of town and a few close friends join us. From the decorations to the food to the cupcakes, it was a special and emotional experience I will never forget. After all, they only turn one once. We also had the pleasure of baptizing my niece (now goddaughter) and daughter together. It was a beautiful occasion. We couldn’t of asked for a more blessed day and great start to our year. God is watching over us…
Shortly after her birthday she began to take some steps on her own. Although at this point she only takes a few steps here and there, we aren’t pushing her to walk…in her own time she will get there. She is a good eater might I add, just like her dad, she likes everything we put in front of her…veggies and all! We did find out she is especially keen on yogurt and loves fruit. At this point she has 6 teeth and I believe she is going to get her molars in soon…yeah, not. I heard that it can be painful for young children, but we shall see. The hardest part for us right now has been trying to transition her from her bottle to a sippy cup. We found out whole milk doesn’t sit well with her so we have her on unsweetened almond milk which she loves, now its just about the transition…nights will be difficult, but nothing we cant take on together.
The first year of a child’s life is like the first year of marriage…exciting, new, fun and stressful all at the same time. My best advice, take time for each other, its very important. Try and not fight about the small stuff and enjoy your child together, as a family. Remember what got you there in the first place and try to respect each other, listen and have patience. It ain’t easy but its worth it.
Since my last post about kids fashion and where to shop small, I have found some new places that I love, so I’d thought I’d share…maybe someone out there is reading this or maybe I’m just talking to myself (which happens a lot) 😊 Without further ado…
Rad Republic Threads: http://www.radrepublicthreads.com – awesome apparel for the whole family and they are based in Cali, which I love
Enjoy Essential: http://www.enjoyessential.com – cute kids tees
Gracious May: http://www.graciousmay.com – great shoes for kids
Thrifty Littles: http://www.thriftylittles.com – deals and trends for the modern mama Miss Molly June Designs: she makes THE CUTEST custom dresses, rompers and sun suits
I could go on for days about fun stuff for my babe, but i’ll stop there….until next time.
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