Week 11/52


“A portrait of my baby girl, once a week, every week in 2013”

Week 11 of 52

Baby V is 3 months today, so in preparation of St. Patty’s Day we did a little photo shoot.  One of her favorite things right now is to eat her hands.  She’s our mano muncher.    

Last week I was drawn to check out Avienne, what a special moment; lovin’ the fun of Bella at Sea and Salt; and fell in love with Lucy and her friend Beasley.  If you want to join in the 52 Week Project go to: http://cheandfidel.blogspot.com/   

Why I Use a Water Warmer and Not a Bottle Warmer: A Baby Brezza Water Kettle Review


Baby Brezza Water Kettle ReviewHappy ThuRsday Review!

I did my best to actually post on a ThuRsday this week, even if I am down to the wire!

When I began my baby registry one of the first things my sister told me to register for was a bottle warmer.  It sounded like a good idea to me until I was walking around the local Babies R Us and I came upon a water warmer.

After some research, I chose to register for the Baby Brezza Perfect Temp Water Kettle.

Why you ask?

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Week 10/52


“A portrait of my baby girl, once a week, every week in 2013”

week 10 of 52

We finally installed the mirror in the back of our SUV so we can see Baby V while we’re driving.  I wish we would have done this sooner.  It’s so fun to be able to see her.  She seemed a bit introspective today looking out the window as the world passed by.  

Last week had some great links, Gotta love a boy and his dog, a boy and his dad sharing breakfast, this brings back memories of when our baby girl was this small, and loving the bunny ears – Easter’s coming!

Rub-a-Dub-Dub: What I like about our Baby Bath Tub


So…instead of working on my blog during the evenings this week I used my time to finish sewing Baby V’s crib skirt (it’s about 11 weeks late!).  Which means my ThuRsday Review didn’t get posted on ThuRsday.  Sorry!

This week I decided to give a review on the baby bath tub I registered for and received, the Fisher-Price Calming Waters Vibrating Tub.

Baby Bath Tub Review

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Week 9/52


“A portrait of my baby girl, once a week, every week in 2013”

Week 9 of 52

Last Sunday was Baby V’s special day with God.  She did as good as a baby girl could, especially given the fact that she was hungry.  She had slept all through Mass and then as soon as Mass was over we changed her and the Baptism ceremony began.  She was not a fan of her bonnet, but it did help flatten her crazy baby girl hair a bit.  Here she was humoring me during her photo shoot.

I definitely like Jodi’s suggestion of sharing our favorite links from the previous weeks.  I absolutely loved the eyes of Lotus and the concentrated look of Bo reading.  Looking forward to checking out this weeks links!

Cloth Wipes & Warmer Review


Okay, so my ThuRsday Review is being posted on Friday.  David was out of town for a few days this week so I didn’t have a chance to write and post yesterday.  Better late than never?  Here goes!

 If you are a cloth diapering mommy or daddy,

have you considered using cloth wipes?

Grovia Cloth Wipes

When I made the choice to cloth diaper our newborn I decided we would go all the way and use cloth wipes as well.  I have been very happy with this decision and I think my husband has been as well (maybe I should check with him…). Read the rest of this entry

Week 8/52


I was very excited to learn of the 52 week project.  I’m a few weeks behind, but would love to catch up and post on a weekly basis.  It’s amazing how quickly my baby girl is growing and think viewing a special picture each week will be a great way to capture this amazing time.

“A portrait of my baby girl, once a week, every week, in 2013.”

Week 8:

Week 8 of 52

This week I was reminded through my weekly email from What to Expect that tummy time is important.  I tried something a little different today and used our mombo pillow to prop up  Baby Girl.  I put it on this big chair in her room so that her and I could be face to face with her, thought she might like this better than on the floor.  As soon as I had her up on the chair, our cocker, Lizi, jumped up next to Baby V.  Somehow I managed to get this great shot.  Lizi always poses when I get out the camera and she decided she should be in Baby V’s picture today.  I LOVE it! Read the rest of this entry

52 Week Project


The other day I came across a project that sounds like fun.  I found it in my FB newsfeed from the Disney Baby blog, Capturing Memories: The 52 Project.   It originates from a blog: Che & Fidel.  It involves taking a picture of my baby girl each week and “capturing an expression, an emotion, a gesture” (Jodi Wilson, 2013).  It’s been amazing to see much how much baby girl has changed since she was born.  I think this will be a fun project, so although I’m a few weeks behind, I think I have plenty of pictures of choose from and I can catch myself up to speed!  My goal will be to post my weekly photos on Sundays from the previous week.

Happy viewing!!

52 week project

Rock N Play Review


Rock N Play

I guess I’m down to the wire today for my ThuRsday Review.  Today’s review is on an item that David and I found to be essential to our newborn’s comfort and helped us get some sleep at night (in addition to our Snuza), the infamous Rock N Play.    Read the rest of this entry

Baby Movement Monitor Review


Snuza GoA few days after our newborn was home I suddenly became paranoid that she would stop breathing in her sleep and I wouldn’t know it. I instantly went online and reviewed the options for movement monitors and chose the Snuza Go for our little one. Read the rest of this entry