Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Five months!

Little Chandler is five months old this week! This has been a crazy month in terms of introductions and new skills for Chandler. To kick off the month, we spent a long weekend at the beach for Memorial Day. It was so nice to get away as a family and spend a little time on the beach relaxing! Chandler enjoyed the beach, despite the wind...and while she was a little wary of sticking her toes in the ocean, we think we'll have a little beach bum on our hands before we know it!

Adam had a week-long business trip this month, so Chan and I headed to Georgia for the week to hang out with Grandaddy, Gigi, and Aunt Chan. We went to the pool twice and it was so much fun! Chandler is a natural and loves the water! She even kicks her little legs as you pull her along. I hope this means she'll be excited for swimming lessons in July!

This month, Chan found her feet and regularly likes to put her toes in her mouth! She has also started to squeal when she is excited, or actually just whenever she feels like it. She has also started sitting up!
Pardon the nudity...just a good way to deal with a little diaper rash!
Yet another first for this month!

After all of that traveling, Chan sure was glad to see her Daddy! These two are so cute together. Adam is such a great, hands-on dad. We are so lucky to have him! We had a great afternoon together celebrating his first Father's Day.

We started sleep training this month, when we hit the four month sleep regression. It has been an adjustment (more for me!) as we let Chandler cry it out now, but she is really learning fast! We have a great little sleeper on our hands now! A few weeks ago, we had Chan's four month check up and everything is right on track! Chan is 24 1/2 inches long and weighs about 15 pounds! She's starting to get some chunky little thighs and little chubby cheeks! We are so proud of our healthy baby!

With all of that growing, this little one needs her rest!

Mom Update: I've had a few people asking for an update on my blood clot and life as a stay-at-home mom. First, thank you for asking! The blood clot is slowly dissolving and my doctor is pleased with my progress. I've been able to exercise and run, and basically function normally now that I am making some progress. Life is great! I love being home with Chandler each day and we have got a great rhythm! We go for a run or walk every morning to start our day. I love being able to be so hands on in Chandler's play, and I love helping her learn! I am so thankful for this life!

Monday, June 8, 2015

My First #NurtureVoxBox

This weekend I received my first #NurtureVoxBox from Influenster. The box is filled with products for me to try out and review! I'm excited to learn about some new things that are kid and parent friendly!

Our first box came with Attitude Shampoo for Chandler, Blue Lizard Sunscreen (for the whole family!) Red Vines, Non-drowsy Dramamine, and SkinFix Diaper Rash Balm. It also included one Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask from Hada Labo. I can't wait to give all of these products a try and share my favorites with you!

*This post is sponsored by Influenster.

Four Months!

I think I say this every time, but time is FLYING by! Our sweet Chandler is four months old (plus a week....) Chandler is starting to sit up with some assistance. She loves her Bumbo seat and her bouncy seat. She is chatting up a storm and has just recently started to squeal when she gets excited.

Adam and I wake up nearly every morning to the sound of her cooing and blowing sweet (and sometimes kind of violent...) raspberries. We had a great visit with Grandaddy and Gigi this month, they came to stay with us while Adam was out of town. We took Chandler to the Botanical Gardens and we enjoyed it so much that we went back the next week with Aunt Chandler.

Second trip to the botanical gardens!
Showing Aunt Chan her gardening skills!
I had an absolutely wonderful first Mother's Day and enjoyed spending the day with our little family of three! We celebrated with brunch and a little stroll and some window shopping! It was just the perfect day!
Worn out after an afternoon celebrating Mother's Day.
This month we dropped the swaddle! Chandler is now sleeping with both arms out of the swaddle. We're still keeping her midsection swaddled for a little longer and will soon move to the sleep sack. We are so lucky though, we have a very good sleeper! Chandler can roll from her tummy to her back, though she rarely does...I swear she just likes to make me worry! She also loves to hold and touch the faces of everyone that holds her...just watch out because the next step is attempting to put your whole face in her mouth.

Our little snoozer...
She has definitely started teething and the drool is insane. We are still exclusively breast feeding and aren't planning to introduce anything else until Chandler is six months old! At this rate, I think we might be seeing her teeth around the time with start trying other foods!

On the agenda for Chandler's fifth month...a trip to the beach, a visit with Grandaddy and Gigi in Georgia and an introduction to the pool!

We love you so so much, sweet Chandler. You have changed our lives for the best!