Feeling much better these days

Postpartum who?

Despite the fact that my hair is still falling out like crazy, that my body is still not quite  like it once was and that I only got up to go for my morning walk twice, I am feeling much more like myself and much better these days.

We went to the beach the past 2 weekends and let me tell you, it really helped. The sun, the beach air and the salt water do wonders.

It also helps that Lily has really taken to solid food so she sleeps longer during the day and during the night. I don’t feel as tired as I used to.

Last thursday night I got to go to dinner with my old co-workers and it felt  wonderful to be and feel like Claudia again. I left after giving Lily her dinner and a bit of breast feeding and it was all good!

I knew that what I was going through wasn’t going to last forever but, I’m sure glad that I acknowledged it, felt it, dealt with it and now it has vanished.

Oh, life is good again.

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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.