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Flying By!

By on January 30, 2014

I feel like time has been flying by lately.

I think having a second baby does that too you even more so than with the first.

I can’t even believe Everly will be here in about 2 months. We have so much going on in the next two months that I am kind of wanting it to help speed things up yet slow things down.

First we have Super Bowl this weekend. We are heading to my cousins so that should be fun. Then the next weekend we are going to DISNEY! It will be Ashlyn’s first time. That girl has a pair of Mickey ears in her near future.

After that my bestie Kat is coming down since Bran is going up to hang with her husband for the Daytona 500. She’s seriously the best!

Then the weekend of my birthday (March 7th) Kat and my friend Lauren are both coming into town to help celebrate my 30th!! My friend Christel also might come in, fingers crossed! I am trying to plan something fun for Saturday night with a bunch of girl friends so we will see how that turns out. Either way I am hoping I can get in that last weekend of fun before Miss Everly comes.

March is usually busy for us in general since we have The Festival of the Green Pig, my birthday, my nephew and cousin’s birthdays as well. My Dad and Grandpa’s birthdays were also in March so it was always a big month for our family.

Oh and in case anyone needs a good Super Bowl dip recipe check out my Easy Salsa Taco Dip! I am going to be making two other dips for Super Bowl this year but this one is always a hit. I love it!

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Trendy Tot Tuesday

By on January 28, 2014

I haven’t done a Trendy Tot Tuesday in forever! I think it’s about time since I now have a little girl to get dressed up.

Ashlyn pretty much was in onsies and sleepers the first 2 months so it has just now started getting fun to dress her. Here are just a few outfits she has worn recently.

The quality sucks since they are from my instragram but you get the idea!

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Onsie: Carters
Headband: Similar
Leg Warmers: The Anchor & Bows Boutique
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Bib: Plum Bum Baby
Headband: Similar
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Bow: Target
Socks: gift
Overalls: Similar
Onsie:Carters
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Headband: Similar
ACDC Bodysuit: Similar
Leg Warmers: The Anchor & Bows Boutique

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Headband: Target. Outfit: Carters. Bumbo
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Headband
Romper: Mine from childhood

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Ashlyn 3 Months Old!

By on January 21, 2014

Ashlyn turned 3 months old on the 18th and she has been changing so much.

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First she has started really laughing and smiling at us. She would do it before but not easily. She has really started finding things funny.

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She also has incredible neck and back control. Ace was nothing like that when he was 3 months old. Or at least I don’t remember him being this sturdy yet. She has started using the Bumbo to help with some slight flat headedness she has going on. Poor girl. Her doctor said its from the way we hold her and I guess we favored one arm over the other when we held and fed her. I am guessing this doesn’t happen as easily with breastfed babies because you always are switching breasts but when you bottle feed you just stick with whats comfortable. We are working on it so we will see how it goes.

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She sleeps really well through the night. She gets up around 5 for a bottle then sleeps till about 7:30/8:30 has another bottle and we sleep in till 10:30 usually. She has her last bottle of the night around 11 so it’s been nice for me to get extra sleep before Everly gets here.

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Ashlyn has been grasping toys and tries to bring them to her mouth. She also loves sucking on her fingers too.

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I almost got the laugh on camera! Stubborn girl! 
The newest and funniest thing is she has found her voice. Last night she was “talking” so much. It was cracking me up. She just played with her hands and was making the cutest noises. This girl!

Wearing: 3-6 Month clothes
Diapers: Size 2
Eating: 4-6 ozs every 3-4 hours
She is just the greatest!

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Ashlyn & Everly’s Nursery!

By on January 20, 2014
Oh hey there! Just me popping in again since I am forever MIA it seems like.
We have been super busy lately. The most exciting thing for me right now is Ashlyn and Everly’s nursery! We are not even close to being done but we got things started on it the past week. Branden painted it, got the curtains up and we got their bedding. I am obsessed with it.
I had been eyeing this bedding for forever but I just kept thing maybe I wanted a more plain bed flowy type bedding but gave up and went with my original plan.
Here is the one side of the room, we still need to get their dresser upstairs and hang somethings on the walls but you can see the rocker and curtains. I am obsessed with the curtains.

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Chandelier : Similar
And here is their bedding, sorry the quality sucks but this was taken form my Instagram! I am so in love with it. They had a super good deal on the 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set on Amazon and thank God since we bought two sets. Babies R Us had it too but it was way more. I love Amazon!! We also have Amazon Prime so we got free shipping, woot!!

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Cotton tale designs 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set, Lollipops and Roses

More photos coming soon. We will be finishing it up within the next week. We still need to get their monograms painted and up and then their dresser/changing table in there. 

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Ashlyn at 2 Months *A bit late, oops!*

By on January 2, 2014

Ashlyn,

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You are 2 months old! You are such a cute little thing. You have the chubbiest little cheeks and beautiful long eye lashes. They seriously are to die for.

You have started smiling and cooing. Your favorite thing to do is eat!

You love to be held and prefer Mommy to anyone.

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Weight: 11lbs 13.5 ozs (75%)
Height: 22inches (25%)
Head: 40cm (90%)

Your sleeping through the night has been amazing. I think you love your Taggies Soothe and Snuggle Me Sleeper, this has got to be the best invention ever! The Rock n’ Play Sleeper were popular when I had Ace but I never got one so I ended up finding the Taggie one and we picked this over the Rock N’ Plays because it has the vibrate feature instead of having to rock it so when you are sleeping and they fuss you can turn it on and they go right to sleep. So nice!

You also love your paci the majority of the time. Ace never took one so it’s interesting having a baby who will take one.

We also have the 4Moms Mamaroo, something I really wanted with Ace but never got because I didn’t hear about it till later and you love this! You smile at the little balls above your head. It’s definitely money well spent for sure.

Firsts: Christmas, smiles
Clothes: 0-3 months and 3-6 months
Diaper: Size 2
Eating: 4 ounces every 3 hours, sometimes more

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