Posts by Claudia:

What does she think it is anyway?

For many of you who know me well, you know that I’m probably one of the most camera happy people you have ever met. I always have a camera on me and I’m not afraid to use it.

Now that I have Lily, I’m constantly taking pictures of her. 100 a day sometimes. Thank goodness for digital cameras.

Lily has always been aware of the camera. She looks at it attentively, and she wants it. She wants this object that is constantly in her face.

But does she think it’s a toy? What does she think it is?

We always show her the picture on the screen and she seems to recognize herself but then all she wants to do is lick it and put it in her mouth just like everything else she sees.

Either way, Lily has become my favorite subject to photograph. I just hope she doesn’t think I’m teasing her with a toy she can’t have. 😉

Here she is in motion trying to grab the camera from me. Picture 1- Lily spots the camera. Picture 2- Lily thinks of a plan to get the camera. Picture 3- Lily decides to make a move for it. Picture 4&5- Lily reaches to grab the camera. Picture 6-  Lily thinks: “Really? you won’t let me have it?”  Picture 7- Lily has the face of “Seriously mommy, I really want it.”. Lily wears a flower top by Old Navy.

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So much for what they say!

So far, since Lily started eating solid  food, her naps have gone from 30 minutes to almost 2 hours.

Everyone has something different to say. We have read books that have stated that it is not proven that solid foods will make a baby sleep longer.

Well, from our personal experience, food has definitely made Lily sleep longer. Her day naps last longer and so do some of her nights.

We are sooooo happy about this. 😉

Here is a much rested Lily after a 2 hour morning nap yesterday. Lily wears pajamas by Old Navy.

Things we LOVE!

Our Skip Hop crib bedding set!

I looked at TONS of bedding when I was “nesting” before I found out that Lily was in fact a Lily. The set I always kept on coming back for was this Skip Hop Mod Dot set. It was great for both genders I thought.

I purchased it from Baby Nursery and Beyond through Kaboodle because it went on sale and we were past the “danger” pregnancy months.

Well, it was one of the best purchases. We LOVE it!

The set includes 2 fitted sheets, one yellow and the other beige with brown polka dots, the bumper, the crib skirt and the blanket.

I have washed both fitted sheets and the blanket many times and its colors are still vibrant.

This Skip Hop Mod Dot set is contemporary and not too baby like. Just how we like it. 😉

Here is a happy Lily through the months enjoying her Skip Hop bedding. In January wearing a striped shirt that was a gift from aunt Sarah with a jumper from babyGap, In February wearing pajamas that were a gift, and in March wearing monkey and striped pajamas both by Old Navy.

Must have of the day

I want Lily to take her time growing up. I want to enjoy her as a baby as long as I can, who knows, there might not be another baby and she might be the only one. I do however get excited when I see arts and crafts projects and can’t wait for days and hours filled with them and Lily!

This Stitch-it Owl Kit by The Little Experience on the wonderful  Grasshopper website is a perfect example of a great arts and crafts project to teach cutting on the dotted line and learn how to do the first stitches.

And they are owls. By now you know we LOVE owls! 😉

This Stitch-it Owl Kit is a “Must”!

Diaper update. You didn’t think we had settled, did you?

It took many different diaper trials, leaks and messy, runny spills but we finally found them!

We had been using the Pampers Baby Dry and we liked them, they did the job. We never had any leaks or runny spills  however, they always had that funny “Pamper” smell.

Then, this week we finally decided to try the last one on the list. We finally ordered the Huggies Pure&Natural diapers from Diapers.com.

They are wonderful! They last all through the night without leaking. There have been no messy, runny spills but, since Lily started eating food, there are no runny poops anymore. There are solid poops now! (I would take a picture but everything has its limits, no? ;))

The Huggies Pure&Natural are just what they say they are. Pure&Natural! They are made of organic cotton, they are hypoallergenic, they have aloe and vitamin E, no funny scents, no dyes, they are soft! And….with the exception of the faint Winnie The Pooh print, they are almost all white. Isn’t that what a diaper is supposed to be, white?

YAY! We have finally found them. The Huggies Pure&Natural win. The diaper war is officially over.

For now anyway. 😉

Here is a happy Lily in her Huggies Pure&Natural.