Figuring out your baby is hard. The second you think you have it all down everything changes and throws you for a loop. We have had some sleep issues lately but Cameron and I have always done very well with eating. I nursed him for about 6 months and then headed when I headed back to work I decided to start giving him formula to make things easier for his caretaker as well as for me and him. I talk a little about our nursing journey in this post.
When we made the switch to bottle feeding it seemed as though we searched high and low for bottles that worked for him. We would find a bottle that he liked but the flow was so slow he would get frustrated. Sometimes it would be just the opposite. The flow would be too strong it seemed like he was guzzling down his bottles and almost choking! When we came across Smilo bottles we couldn’t have been happier.
Over the weekend, Cameron and I spent some time putting together Valentine’s for special people in his life. He has so many wonderful family members, friends, and caretakers that I wanted to send them something special to thank them! Since we have friends and family near and far we will be mailing most of them. Luckily my boy usually obliges to his mommas relentlessness camera. There’s something about the snapping noise that catches his attention and I can always sneak in a few cute photos!
Sleep regression was always such a strange thing for me. I read about it and thought about it often. We always slept through the night even when we brought our first puppy home. He slept through the night since day one. Until one day it finally hit us and boy it hit us hard. I had headed back to work full time and things were going great. We slept through the night until one week Cameron was suddenly waking up a few times a night and by a few times a night I mean every two hours. We had no idea where to start or how to make it better. So I did what all moms do, I went straight to Google and Googled anything and everything I could think of. I found sites that offered their tips until I got to certain portions and suddenly had to buy their books and apps that said they would train your babies to sleep but again you had to buy them. I finally gave into one of them, I’ll get into that later.
My buddy and I have conquered a lot this year. We have gone on countless road trips, learned from each other, cried on hard days, and had endless amounts of laughs and snuggles. Today, I wanted to share a post that I worked on late last month that I never got around to. I wanted to share these adorable teddy bear mom & baby jackets that of course I purchased so that we would match! If you are familiar with my posts you know how much I love to match with Cameron. You can see a few of my favorite posts here, here, and here! Also, if you are ever in need of any type of baby inspiration, you can head right to the Baby category right under my recent posts!
A few weeks ago, Cameron and I had a bridal shower to attend and not much time to find an outfit. With the holidays around the corner, I knew I wanted to find something so we could double up on events. Normally when I look for dresses, I look for things that I can wear to work but since Christmas was coming I was looking for things I can also wear for Christmas! I love wearing classic colors for Christmas such as red and green and spotted this insanely gorgeous ruffle velvet dress and knew I needed to have it! Recently, I decided to purchase ASOS Premier Delivery.
This year the holidays have a new meaning! With a little one who is full of awe and wonder I have loved every bit of the holidays so far. Everything from the lights on the Christmas tree to the first snow has been to much more exciting! We have had tons of family time for Thanksgiving and our schedules have been loaded the past few weeks with outings with friends and family. Since I am finally sending out our family holiday cards for this year I thought I would share a few of our photos! Our shoot was so much fun. Cameron was just starting to sit and stand on his own and our photographer, Stacey, captured the best moments. I can honestly say that Cameron is not camera shy at all! He put on the biggest smile ever when he saw the camera.