3 Months

monthly baby picture, baby girl, three months
I honestly don’t know where the has gone, but three months ago yesterday, Lucy was born.  I feel like one of those old people saying how quickly time flies- there’s nothing like a baby to make you realize it for yourself, though!

As of late, she is trying oh so hard to sit up and can do it with some assistance.  Also, she has given a few good weeks of waking either once to eat at night or (wait for it) one time of not waking at all!  Boy that sure is a game changer.

We have started the teething process I do believe, as Lucy loves to gnaw on anything she can get her hands on- usually her clothes, her hands, or whoever’s hands she can reach. But never a teething toy!  So bibs are our best friend these days- at least it gives her something else to chew on!  I have loved the Little Unicorn bamboo bibs, some Aden & Anais bibs, an Oliver & Lucy bib and a Witt’s End bib.  And how cute are the bandana style bibs that are popular now?  This one by Honest is so cute!  Below Lucy is wearing a Milkbarn Kids bib.

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10 Things Becoming a Parent Has Taught Me

1. Never judge other parents, ever.  We are all in this stage of life that is so incredibly unknown and new, and if something works for a parent, let them go with it!  

*side note: I feel so terrible about ever judging parents before I had kids.  I had NO clue what it was about, so how did I feel like I had authority to judge?! 

2. Just when you think you have a stage figured out, the kid will change.  Just yesterday this happened for me- the swing has been AMAZING for getting Lucy to nap. But today she wouldn’t have anything to do with it!  I laid her in her crib awake, and within minutes was asleep.  What?! 

3. Parenting trends like “co-sleeping” should actually be called survival mode.  I thought we could pick and choose what methods we wanted.  No ma’am- it doesn’t work that way.  Some nights, I am so exhausted that when Lucy wakes up to eat (which is less and less these days) I bring her to bed with us so I can nurse and sleep.  Did I plan on co-sleeping? No! But does it work some days? YES. 

4. Always judge your gut instinct. When Lucy wouldn’t sleep and was constantly crying as a newborn, I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t figure out what right away.  Email or call the doctor when you feel this way!  I wish I had called sooner.

5. Be willing for everything to take longer.  Like loading up the car to go anywhere.  Unfailingly, the second after Lucy gets strapped into the car seat, there is a dreaded noise that results in a quick diaper change.  Every. Single. Time.

6. Lower your expectations.  Don’t expect a clean house, a clean outfit, all the laundry done, and your teeth brushed.  Maybe choose two of those- (teeth brushing being one).

7. To forget about buying anything for yourself again. It’s way more fun to shop for a little human. Everything is so tiny and cute!  

8. Coffee is necessary. Forget what some hard core people will say about babies not needing caffeine so breastfeeding mom’s shouldn’t drink it. It’s all about surviving!  And just because something might not benefit my child doesn’t mean I don’t get to enjoy it, right?  Some of you probably are thinking, “Bad mom of the year quote.” But come on! 

9. Take advice gracefully. Some is helpful, some is not. But accept it all and pick what you want to actually follow.  And some won’t even work for your child anyways! 

10. Learn to laugh at yourself. It beats crying and feeling down! 

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Our Fourth (and Third) of July

We celebrated our Independence Day one day early at the Third of July celebration out in Marsing, a little farm town on the Snake River.  There were food trucks and fireworks over the river.  Then on the actual Fourth we barbequed and relaxed in the backyard with friends! 



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