Daddy’s Day At Platform

Last week for fathers day, Fashion Mama’s coordinated an event for daddy’s at the Platform in Culver City. It was during the heat wave here in LA and luckily Culver City is either closer to the ocean, or we just got lucky from all the corners at Platform that it wasn’t too crazy. Felt just right, even for the baby.

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We did vlog a little (hint hint the photo of E looking into the camera) … I need to edit it!! Eeeeek!

More from the event HERE

A Day With My 6 Month Old

This is kind of my normal day to day schedule:

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So far I have only left little E with family for a day, maybe 4 times. They weren’t even full days. (So hard to stay away from my little nugget!) This time schedule was made for my husband.It doesn’t go exactly this way, but it gives you an idea of what his naps would look like.

Like I said in the video, every month is different. I am not strict on naps, kinda go with the flow kinda mom (BUT always making sure he goes down AT LEAST every 2-2.5 hours)

As I am writing this he is crying in his crib trying to fall asleep. The sleep training has started and like everyone says, night time training is waaay easier than the afternoon naps! Now that he knows how to grab things (like his crib) and stand up, he stands and cries..sometimes I think he even forgets how to sit 🙁

Let’s see how our schedules will change next month!!

My 3 Month Old

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Being a new mom, even though days are long and tough and sometimes it feels like it never ends…Time does fly. My little one is already 3 months and right now has been the most fun (as of yet!) Month one and two is a lot of the same thing, nurse and sleep. Now we have “wake time” which we actually do things like tummy time, rolling around, stretching, talking and smiling.He started smiling around the later half of month two. Now its every morning! We sing the “Good Morning, Hello How Are You?” song and he smiles so BIG! Makes me forget I barely slept lol
He loves to try to fit his whole wrist in his mouth. Two thumbs at the same time. Yesterday we finally got him some TOYS to put in there and his favorite has been the Elephant KiKi. The tummy time we have has been great. He picked it up pretty quick. Every now and then he will actually try to roll over and do tummy time on his own! (Feel like he will crawl soon) Another new thing are his feet. He loves to raise them up and flex his toes. If you kiss those mini E toes he smiles and sometimes giggles. You can find my husband and I kissing and nibbling on his toes all day long! LOL
He is also a talker. He is most vocal on his back , right before he is about to fall asleep. Or its when he is on his back in his favorite spot, the dressing table. He will start a conversation and have so much to say. Its the cutest thing!!! End of the day too, you start talking to him and he will talk with you. You can tell he wants to talk.
Sitting….he also wants to sit on his own all the time now. Soon…soon he will sit on his own and we can face each other and talk!

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Photo by Crystal

Everest’s Nursery is Almost Done

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It has been a process and I don’t know if it will ever become the “pinterest dream room” that I think of…but its a working progress. Since my newborn is still 2 months and sleeping in our room.. ehem our bed. We haven’t used the nursery for sleeping reasons BUT we are in there a lot! We change him, play with him, rock him all in that tiny room! I made a quick video of a tour of his “adventure/woodland theme” room.

Click here are my nursery inspirations from my Pinterest board

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Having Flat Nipples

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Breast feeding struggles are real, wether you have flat nipples or not. When you look at the bigger picture, why do you think there are sooooo many breast feeding classes, teachers, books and even consultants out there? Funny to think I was going to go into breast feeding at an ease…Honestly it was one of the most hardest things I had to work on. SO many nights (and mornings!) where I cried thinking that I had failed. But I kept at it and learned a lot from it.Thank goodness I had midwives because who else do you talk about your nipples too? All my mom friends didn’t have to go what I went through (they had their own struggles) so I thought I should share my story to let you know that you are not alone and to not give up hope! Even with flat or introverted nipples, we can stil breast feed our babies! We just need a few tools and pointers. Good Luck Mama’s!

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Our Labor and Delivery Story

Since the birth of my son came out of nowhere AND it was sort of unplanned and during the holidays I never got the chance to tell the story to my friends and family and everyone keeps asking me why my first instagram photo with little E was in the hospital and not at home?! I still didn’t get to tell them the story so we decided to shoot a video of my husband and I telling you what happened instead of writing it all out! lol
Me being lazy right now (p.s baby is sleeping and I am writing this as fast as I can! lol)
It is a tad bit long, so go grab a cup of tea and maybe some cookies and enjoy our story of the birth of Everest on Dec 23rd 2015!