Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Swaddle Designs Transitional Swaddle

Our favorite swaddle company, Swaddle Designs, has a new product that we love. 

Sloan is our best sleeper - and she has always used an arms up swaddle. She seemed annoyed having her arms pinned down. And new research is saying that babies are more comfortable having their hands to soothe them.

The transitional swaddle sack still calms their startle reflex, but allows their hands up by their face. Sloan would chew on the fabric in the middle of the night. 

This swaddle has cuffs that fold down, allowing their hands to be out, but keeps tight along their body, like they are used to. It is great if your baby starts rolling over and you need to transition out of the swaddle. 

SwaddleDesigns is always our favorite swaddle. With their incredibly soft fabric and two way zippers, we exclusively use SwaddleDesigns. 

They are giving away one transitional swaddle sack to a reader! Head on over to Instagram to enter! And follow Swaddle Designs on Instagram

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sloan - Six Months

Height: 26.75 inches (80%)
Weight: 17lbs 12 ounces (80%)

Sleep: Still sleeping through the night and a 3 hour nap. Although, with all these Christmas visitors, she has been skipping nap for a party ;)

Eating: We are JUST starting solids. She loves anything food. She is very coordinated getting food in her mouth. I gave her a big piece of white meat turkey to chew on and she threw it on the floor. She was sitting in my lap at Christmas dinner. When I went to pick it up, she grabbed a fist full of gravy/cranberry/dark meat turkey and just shoved it in her mouth. She is a little piggy for sure. And she has the thighs to prove it. 

Milestones: Still not rolling over. I'm not sure if this girl will ever roll over. But she's so happy. And rolling means mobile and I want her to stay my baby forever.

Clothes / Diapers: 12 month clothes. This girl is massive. Both the other two were in 6 month clothes at 6 months.  Sloan is plowing through her wardrobe. 

Best Moment of the Month: Christmas. It isn't really related to Sloan - but just the magic for the big girls and the excitement for Sloan. She loved the wrapping paper and plastic and all the people and attention. Christmas lights were a big hit! 

Parent of the Month: This goes to me and Dan. We cannot get their names straight. Our brains just can't think of the right name at the right time. We just yell names until someone replies. It drives the girls nuts - but I'm sure it'll only get worse.

Favorites: Food is definitely the new favorite around here. Besides that - she has this big jingle bell. I wrapped presents with some bells and gave Sloan a big one with a big ribbon. She just holds that ribbon and shakes it as hard as she can. She pauses to show how proud she is of herself and smile. Then she goes right back to shaking that bell. 

She is so much fun at this age. She is massive and smushy and so smiley. She is literally the best baby in the whole world. I love holding her. With the other girls I would have to walk around everywhere and they would yell if I stopped. Sloan is just such a content baby. And I love snuggling all that baby smush. Her calves are massive and her thigh and wrist rolls are my favorite. We all love this baby so much!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Christmas 2019

We had such a wonderful Christmas. My parents, Dan's parents, and both of Dan's brothers all traveled to us for Christmas. It was so nice not going anywhere this year - especially since I didn't have many days off because of maternity leave. And was so wonderful having everyone together. Can we do this more often?

The girls made gingerbread houses and visited Santa a million times. Olivia wanted a ball pit and Emma wanted a watch. I hope their wishes always stay this simple. Christmas morning was magical and we managed to spread presents out ALL day. The last gift was opened at 6:30pm. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sloan - Five Months

Sleep: Still sleeping through the night with a 3 hour nap in the afternoon. Still our best sleeper.

Eating: She drinks 8 ounces about 5 times a day. 

Milestones: Still not rolling over or sitting. She is getting really good at using her hands - putting her paci back in her mouth. Her head control is great so she loves her excersaucer. She has also started blowing raspberries and thinks she is the coolest. This little girl smiles with her whole face and at everyone. She got to try some sweet potatoes at thanksgiving and LOVED them. And she's still spitting up constantly.

Clothes / Diapers: She is in 9 month clothes and size 3 diapers.

Best Moment of the Month: Probably when she first tried sweet potatoes. Our ped said to go slow on solids since she has had so many issues with dairy and reflux. We gave her just a little before starting solids fully at 6 months. She lit up. She started panicking, waving her hands for more. She is our little piggy.

Parent of the Month: Probably goes to me for feeding her sweet potatoes (with brown sugar) as her first food. 

Favorites: Sloan loves Sophie the giraffe, her baby mirror, her excersaucer, and her big sisters. She can just contently watch her sisters run around, scream and play all day. She loves when they pay attention to her. 

She has these Aiden and Anais breathable lovie blankets that she just rubs on her face to fall asleep. And we also love having her owlet smart sock that tells us that shes breathing fine. When she was very little, we went to the lake and slept in the room with her. We could hear her choking all night long on her spit up. So relieved to have the owlet, just in case. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Wonderful Thanksgiving with my parents in town. The girls had their own champagne, which they loved, and a tablecloth that they could color on. Emma insisted that her dinner be served on a teacup saucer - she's only moderately high maintenance. 

And Sloan got to try a bite of sweet potato puree.