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Things we LOVE!

We LOVE our Zutano dresses and tights.

Zutano is a great clothing line for kids. They have dresses, t-shirts, pants, jackets, shorts, hats, blankets, all in 100% soft cotton and in wonderful prints and colors.

There are several sites that carry the Zutano line however, I have found that Baby Super Mall, Modern Moppet and Amazon offer you the best deals.

Here is Lily in one of her Zutano long sleeve dresses and tights.

Diapers

Where should I begin????

When I was still pregnant with Lily, Will and I discussed and did research on many different options for diapers for Lily once she was born.

Cloth diapers maybe? Both Will and I were raised on cloth diapers and although times have changed, many new moms have started using them again. For us however, because we don’t have our own washer and drier in the apartment, it didn’t seem like the right choice.

Environment friendly diapers like Seventh Generation? Maybe. But, then I read the worst reviews about them. Sure everyone liked the fact that they were “green” but complained about fit, leaks and diaper rash. I didn’t want that for my Lily.

At the end, it was between Pampers and Huggies.

We chose the Pampers Swaddlers which we really liked up until lately. When Lily was smaller, there were few leaks or spills however, it seems that every time she goes #2 now, if we are not right there to change her diaper, it either spills from the back or from the legs. It is horrible!

So, we are back to the beginning. Which diapers now?

Shall we try Huggies? I wish Diapers.com would have a value pack of different diaper brands in the same pack so you could try and see which one works for you.

Well, after much research again, we have both decided to try the gDiapers. They are a bit more expensive but I like the fact that they have a gPant that covers the either cloth refills or theΒ  flushable diaper refills which happen to not only be flushable but you can also garden compost the wet ones. So they are “green”!

I found that LuckyVitamin.com had the best deals in both the gPants and the refills.

Wish us luck! πŸ˜‰

Things we LOVE!

Uncle Darren purchased this stylewood baby lounger by Bloom at Genius Jones for Lily when she was born and we just LOVE it!

The Bloom lounger is where Lily…well, lounges.

It’s a curved, single-piece frame with cosy comfort seat that comes in 9 different colors (again we chose orange :)). It’s perfect for contemporary living spaces.

We have been putting her in it since the day she received it. It’s quite funny seeing her grow in it. She used to be SO little in there.

Here she is lounging in her Bloom not even a full day old wearing a one-piece and hat by The Children’s Place and then just the beginning of this month wearing a bodysuit by Old Navy, pants by babyGap and Rosies socks by Trumpette.

Must have of the day

More owls!!!! I just can’t get enough! Found these wall decals on Etsy by ChocoVenyl and I think they are definitely a “Must have” for Lily’s future room.

I mean, it will save me the time and trouble of painting them on the walls, they are easily removable and reusable. How GREAT!

You can have different themes all the time because there are soooooo many wonderful decals on here, it’s hard to choose!

Go to sleep and let us sleep!

I think I wrote too soon…

Sleep” was posted a couple of days ago where I wrote about Lily’s sleeping patterns being consistent. HA! They are all over the place once again.

Last night for the second night in a row, she woke up every 1.5-2 hours. Not fun.

She hardly slept during the day. Mind you, she had a very busy and stimulating day yesterday with lots of action and people around her.

Let’s just hope this is another growing spurt and that everything will be back to normal soon. Whatever “normal” is nowadays….

Here is Lily at Zeke’s with auntie K, daddy Will and I checking herself out on the video that auntie K took of her. Lily is wearing a Boatneck graphic T and her Turtle hat both by babyGap.

The night she was gone…..but she was here!

When I was pregnant with Lily, before I would fall asleep, I would hold and rub my belly and in Portuguese I would say to her: Boa noite Lily. Faz O-O. Dorme bem. (Good night Lily. Go night night. Sleep well).

I did this EVERY night before I would fall asleep.

Then, Lily was born and for the first couple of nights, with the excitement and exhaustion of her being here, I would just fall asleep. Until, the third or fourth night when I went to hold and rub my belly and realized there was nothing there. Tears starting building and I just cried. She was gone…

I looked over and there she was was in her bassinet next to me. She was here!

It was a brief bitter sweet moment. She was no longer inside me where she was all mine πŸ™ but she was here for the world to see. πŸ™‚

Here we are below just a few hours after getting home from the birthing center. Lily wears a full bodysuit by babyGap and her blanket is whynottsewn.