Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baby Food

This past week  I have been busy sewing and making Amelia's baby food. I knew the food was going to be fairly easy to make but GEEEZZZZ it was so easy and FUN! Since little A is loving her food I knew it was time to stock up on her favorites. Store bought food is just fine but I wanted a stock pile and it is much cheaper to make it yourself!
I spent about an hour making food while Amelia was napping. I did veggies the first day, green beans, peas, california blend, and zucchini. She loved the zucchini! I also made applesauce later that night. This baby girl has not disliked any I have given her yet, so I am excited to start mixing up her food for different tastes!

I don't have a food processor but our blender has a baby food setting in it and it worked really well.  This is how I made her food.

~Cooked the veggies/ fruit  either boiled, steamed, or baked them

~Blended it with some water. Some would say to use Breast-milk or formula.... but I think of B.M as liquid gold so I will stick with water! I blended to a smooth texture.

~Poured into ice cube trays and froze!

~ Once frozen I popped them out and put them in  labeled Ziploc bags. Each cube is about one ounce so she will eat two cubes during one meal. 

Each morning or evening I grab out the food I want for the day or next day and keep in fridge! I do warm it up for a few seconds. Princess doesn't like her food or milk for that matter cold! She will take it room temp but that is about it! 

Amelia eats 2 oz  fruit with cereal every morning with about 4 oz of B.M. Next feeding she just has 4 to 6 oz of milk. Around lunch time she will have milk,  2 oz veggies and maybe some cereal too. Then just milk again around 3 or 4pm. For dinner she will have 4 oz of food both veggie and fruit and of course milk too.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I haven't been Blogging much lately because I have been keeping myself busy in my sewing room. I have done a few projects over the weekend and this week already!!
Amelia now has a cute 4th of July outfit. I am not really into the whole super holiday it out deal because then she can only wear it that day. So instead I made a red,white and blue dress! It is adorable... Love it!

My friend,Bea, asked me to make a couple outfits for her new great-niece. Bea picked out the material and I don't think the outfits could get any cuter!

I have been wanting to make myself a dress and finally did it! I wore it to work today so that means it turned out good! I do have a few things I will need to do different next time around. But I did not use a pattern so all in all my first try was good!

I made or may not have a matching dress for Baby A! ;) I also have another dress in the works for me. This time a shorter one!

I am pretty sure Deric is getting sick of me sewing but I can't stop myself! I have so many ideas and HAVE to do them. Sewing is just like a drug that I am addicted too....

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Monday, June 20, 2011

First Fathers Day

To Daddy~

Thank you for everything you do for me, Dad. I am so happy that I have you as a Daddy. Mommy tells me all the time that you love me with of your heart. I am pretty sure I have you wrapped around your finger. I knew it wouldn't take long to steal your heart. I hope being a Dad is all what you wished it would be. I try to be a good girl for you. But it seems like even when I am upset and crying, you still think I am the cutest thing! I can't help it...cuteness surrounds me!

I love that you call me Pumpkin, Princess, Baby, Sweetheart all the time. I think it is weird when you call me by name because I was pretty sure Princess was my first name! I really enjoy our times together and I know you love our alone time too.I can't wait till I am older and you can take me out on dates and we can have long chats about life.

Thank you for letting your whole world change and allowing me into your heart. You may not seem like you know what you are doing sometimes but let me reassure you, you are the perfect Daddy for me. All I need is Love, Snuggles, Kisses, Food, and a Safe Home. You provide that and so much more! I love and adore you more than you know!

Little A

Amelia just had to write a little note to Daddy... she told me what to write! We had a pretty uneventful Fathers Day. I feel kinda bad! Deric wasn't feeling up to par but we did go out for pizza. Amelia got him a little photo book of photos of mostly just him and her. He loved it. We got him a grill a few weeks ago so that was his big gift from us! But we had a nice day and Deric got to watch Golf all day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

5 Months

Amelia you are FIVE  months old today!!! I just can't believe it... I mean you were just born yesterday! :)
You continue to make us fall more in love with you everyday. We love you so much... I don't know if you will ever know how much of my heart belongs to you. There are days I am perfectly happy to sit, hold, and watch you all day long.

Here are your 5 month stats

~You weigh 12.5 lbs
~Size 2 diaper, still the smallest setting on your cloth diapers
~Eating Veggies, Fruit and of course Breastmilk
~Drink 4 to 6 oz depends on your food intake
~ Nursing every 3 hours
~Eat Fruit/Cereal Mix in the morning, Veggies in the afternoon, and Veggies/Fruit/Cereal Mix at night
just depends what we think you would want!
~You LOVE your food.. you grunt/talk while you eat
~Wearing 3 month clothes still
~You were still in the 5%  at your 4 month check up
~Sleeping a bit better.... we miss our all night sleeper. You are getting up at least once a night sometimes 2x!
~You are a belly sleeper.... always roll over on to it
~ You are rolling all over the place
~ Grabbing at toys, books and your toes really well

~Have gotten your knees up under you
~Have maters the back scoot... you push off of anything to scoot
~ You are trying so hard to sit up on your own... you get some really good crunches in everyday!
~You are such a happy baby... Smiling all the time
~LOVE to get attention from strangers!
~ Talking baby girl... you get mad when we don't talk back to you
~ Love when you get read and sang too
~Love watching Cartoons on the Ipad :)
~ Still loving your jump-a-roo and swing
~ Still love to be out and about... love your car seat/stroller

I still can't believe that I am lucky enough to be your Mommy!! I cherish everyday with you! You are growing WAY to fast and I don't want to miss anything!  We are so blessed to have a happy, healthy, content sweet girl. Even when you act like a Diva we love you. I may laugh a little when you cry because it is pretty pathetic!  

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bye bye long hair!

So today was the big day! I cut 10 inches off my hair!!! I couldn't be more happy... I am loving it!!

I can't wait to play with my new hair!! It will be fun !!! It reminds me of my before marriage hair!!!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hey Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

My only sunshine. 

You make me happy 

When skies are grey. 

You'll never know, dear, 

How much I love you. 

Please don't take my sunshine away 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Random thought

I have been thinking about cutting my hair. I have ALWAYS has short hair when I was younger. When Deric asked me to marry him I started growing it out for our wedding.
I really like my long hair but lately it is just looking like..... Blah! It is falling out in chunks (thanks hormones and my baby who pulls handfuls out). I thought about cutting it last summer but chickened out. I don't think I was truly ready. This year I just may do it. As I type this Amelia is yanking on my hair as she is playing on the floor. Nice, I just lost 30 more strands!

Here is what I am thinking about doing.

I just need my full hair back and some spunk!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

3/4 Months Pictures

Before we left for Florida I had my wonderful friend take Amelia's photos. We kept having to push them back because of our stinkin weather we had in NWA. But the day we took them was beautiful and the photos turned out perfect!!  Thanks Candace!

Yes, I posted all of them because I couldn't just pick a few! :)