Once I saw this illustration The Blue Heart, I just fell in love.
BlaBla not only makes dolls, they also make rattles, backpacks, clothing, blankets, finger puppets and mobiles.
Everything is made from natural fibers of exceptional quality grown in Peru and knitted by Peruvian artisans.
It’s Lily’s first doll and we just LOVE it.
Living in a 1 bedroom apartment, I am very aware of space (or the lack of) and always try to find items that are “space savers”. This definitely meets the criteria.
I am keeping this on the list of Lily’s must haves for when she gets older. 😉
My hair is everywhere! All over the floor, all over my clothes, all over my brush, in the car, in the bed, EVERYWHERE!
It’s falling off in hand fulls. Every time I wash it, I’m surprised I come out with hair still on my head.
When I was pregnant with Lily, my hair was at its best. Long, shiny, full and it never EVER fell off.
I know this is what happens after giving birth, your hormones change once again and even though prenatal vitamins are still being taken, there is nothing that can be done. It just needs to happen.
I wish I could get my pregnant hair back…..
This was another item that Will and I did a lot of research on however, I knew that I wanted the Frog. It was just a matter of convincing Will. Being a new parent and all, we were not used yet to the insane prices of certain things.
The Frog is light, durable, folds down well, comes in great colors (we chose orange) and most importantly it came with a bassinet. Lily slept comfortably in that bassinet for the first 2 months of her life.
So thank you granma Hayes and avo Joao!
You can see Lily below totally stylin’ in her Frog.
I feel like Lily changes every day. There are days when she looks more like me, and there are days when she looks more like Will.
Then, there are the moments when I’m holding her and someone will say she TOTALLY looks like me. 15 minutes later, that same person will walk by, Will will be holding Lily and all of the sudden they say she TOTALLY looks like Will.
I’m aware that she is still growing (obviously) and that it is still too early to tell who she really looks like. She has a bit of both.
The top half is me and the bottom half is Will. But the nose. Whose nose is it? I guess we will have to wait and see…
Below is a picture of me at 2 months back in 1973. Below that is a picture of Lily at 2.5 months in the same outfit. (I think she looks like me) 😉
Since today’s theme seems to be about sleep, I would like to mention how much we LOVE our Babyletto Modo crib.
Both Will and I searched for hours on the internet what kind of crib we wanted. We knew that we both wanted very clean, contemporary lines and preferably something eco-friendly. Well, 2 out of 3 isÂ not bad. All the eco-friendly cribs we found were outrageously expensive and out of budget.
Then, we ran into the Babyletto Modo crib. It gave us the look and feel we wanted for way less money. It can also grow with Lily since it’s a 3 in 1 convertible crib.
Lily seems to love it, she has no problem going to sleep in it. 😉
So thank you avo Carmo for getting it for us!
Ours has 4 different soothing sounds. Stream, rain, ocean and whales. There are 2 different time settings, 23 and 45 minutes. We usually have it set on ocean for 45 minutes.
Everybody kept on suggesting white noise and guess what? They were right!
So, thank you granma Hayes (we are not sure yet about this name. ;)) for getting us not just the Sleep sheep but most importantly….SLEEP!