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I LOVE Valentine’s Day. The colors. The candy. The love. It’s so much fun for me! Shane claims that it’s just a consumer holiday, and he thinks we should show how much we love each other everyday (blah blah blah)….I don’t care, it’s still one of my favorites:) This year though, I am so excited to share it with my mini Valentine! She makes everything so fun, and she looks MUCH cuter in heart footie pajamas than I do. Lucy will be wearing red, pink, and hearts…well probably forever; but she’ll be wearing an excessive amount until Valentine’s Day. I can’t get enough! What are some of your Valentine’s traditions? I’d love to hear them! Xo.
Crazy hair. Food everywhere. That is one hot mess of a baby. My girl. We started Lucy on solids recently, and she has done so well with pretty much everything we’ve put in front of her. However, there is an exception…..avocado. She was very unimpressed by avocado. Avocadon’t if you will. See what I did there? Eh? Eh? Okay moving on.
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With the exception of Lucy’s less than perfect delivery, (you can read about that here) I would like to think that I have had a relatively easy transition into motherhood. Lucy is overall, an AMAZING baby. She is so happy, healthy, and stinkin’ adorable. We are spoiled, really. I live for spending my days with her and I am so beyond grateful that Shane works as hard as he does so I get to stay at home and watch her grow. One thing that has not been the easiest thing to deal with though, is her sleeping habits. She is the best when it comes to bedtime, I can lay her down awake and she will usually pass right out….But staying asleep….ohhh man, home girl does not like to stay asleep.
She was an amazing sleeper for maybe a month, one glooorious month she slept through the night. Then she stopped. She was like, “ma I’m giving up sleeping through the night, COLD TURKEY”. We were dealing fine, she was only waking up one extra time…No big deal, I can do that. Until last week. Last week, Lucy started waking up anywhere from three to SIX times a night. Willy nilly, no time off limits for this girl. Everyone keeps drilling sleep training into my brain, but I am such a softy. I know she’s teething and just wants her mama. I run in her room as soon as she starts whimpering, and she has absolutely no concept of self-soothing. 100% my fault completely; but now here I am, almost six months in, trying to remember what it was like to ever sleep more than three hours straight.
2016, you were so, so good to us! It was hands down, 100% the most life-changing year I have EVER experienced. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary, I grew a baby, gave birth to our sweet Lucy, and we became PARENTS. We packed a whole bunch of firsts and a ton of happiness into 2016, and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings! I have plenty of goals that I want to accomplish this year, and I can’t wait to share them with all of you! I couldn’t thank you all enough for following along on our journey, and I hope you have a blessed and healthy new year:) Bring it on 2017, xo.
I sat down to blog today and thought, oh…wow it’s probably been two weeks since I’ve sat down and written something. WRONG. It’s been a month!!!! I have never done that, ever! I could sit here and make excuses like, “blah blah motherhood babies four month sleep regression breastfeeding laundry” OR I can just say whoops and move right along. So, WHOOPS.
Speaking of sleep regressions, (not an excuse just an update) Lucy gave us a serious run for our money for a couple weeks. She was waking up four or five times a night every night and she was waking up at 5 am for the day. FIVE. A. M. Lord help us all. Luckily she figured it out on her own, and we are back to a regular sleeping schedule of waking up one or two time a night. Phew. That may or may not have had a large impact of my lack of blog posts, but once again…..I’m not here to make excuses;)
There really is not a ton to update you all on, we are just starting to find our groove as a family & we are enjoying the holiday season! There really is nothing better than having a baby to share these fun times with. I can only imagine how much better it gets every year! Lucy is obsessed with staring at the lights on the tree and grabbing the ornaments, she’s not sure what to think about the snow, and she really prefers being in a warm pair of footies hanging out on the couch (same, girl).
I have been spending my entire Sunday brainstorming and making a list of things to improve my blog, so I will be sharing those things soon! Don’t give up on me yet, better things are ahead! Thank you all for following along and reading about my super exciting whirlwind of a life*, I appreciate you. Really.
*really aggressive sarcasm
Now here are some really cute pictures of my baby. Have a good night!
I have had so much fun putting together Lucy’s nursery, I’m actually a little sad that I’m done! She doesn’t actually sleep in her room yet, but I hope once she does she loves it as much as I do. This room started out covered in old Packer’s wallpaper, and it. was. terrible. I knew that I wanted it to be neutral with little pops of color, but it turned out completely different than I originally planned…and I love it! Can I move in?;)
October is a crazy month around here. We have soooo much going on, and I feel like we are always on the go! Luckily Lucy loves her carseat, and my car gets 35 mpg;) If I’m not updating my blog, I can promise you that I am on Instagram…Follow me @maryssaalbert to stay up to date on my #momlife. Cubs Hat | Lucy’s Bow | MAC Impassioned Lipstick READ MORE »
We seriously love bath time in our house, and I wanted to share our favorite baby bath products! Lucy is just like her mama, she loves to kick back and relax in a nice warm bubble bath, and she has some favorite products she likes to use;) I swear, she told me. After some trial and error with many different products, we finally figured out what works best!
Shampoo/Body Wash: I switch off between the Shea Moisture Head to Toe Wash (HERE) and the Tubby Todd Hair & Body Wash (HERE). I love the smell of both, and there is really no reason why I switch between them, I just get bored of smells really easily;) They are both natural and perfect for Lucy’s super-sensitive skin!
Lotion: Tubby Todd’s Everyday lotion is our must-have (HERE)! It is so gentle, and the smell is subtle yet soooo yummy! I have tried Cetaphil Baby and Aveeno Baby, and they both made Lucy break out in a pretty aggressive rash. This is the only lotion yet that works for her, so we are hooked!
Diaper Rash: At the first sign of a diaper rash, I put coconut oil on her bum at every diaper change…and that usually does the trick by the end of the day! If the rash looks a little more severe, I use Tubby Todd’s All Over Ointment (HERE). Can you tell I’m obsessed with their products? This isn’t sponsored, I just absolutely love what they do for my baby’s skin! This stuff is MAGIC. You need it, trust me.
Cradle Cap/Baby Acne/Scratches: All Over Ointment! Remember when I said that it’s magic? It really is…I don’t know why or how, but it heals everything! I even put it on my blemishes before bed and when I wake up they are gone! It’s worth every single penny.
Man, these babies of ours are high maintenance;) I wouldn’t have it any other way! What are your favorite baby products? These work best for us, but I am always open to trying something new!
Fall weekends are our favorite around here! Since I actually had a weekend off from volleyball tournaments, we decided to take Lucy to the apple orchard for the first time! My sister and her family came along, and between three kids we only had to deal with three or four meltdowns;) I don’t know how we got so lucky, but we have the happiest baby! She is always so smiley, and it seriously makes my heart burst every single time.
Her hat, my word….I am obsessed. It’s from Old Navy, and you can pick it up HERE. There is nothing quite like a baby bundled up for cooler weather, I want to kiss her cheeks all the time! Seeing the seasons change and celebrating all of these firsts through Lucy’s eyes is the best, she makes everything SO much more fun. I hope you all had the best weekend, and hopefully your Monday flew on by;)