Wednesday, November 30, 2011

B toys

I am LOVING this new line of "B" toys carried by Target.
Their colors are so Mommy-friendly. My parents got Gideon the Zany Zoo a couple of months ago and he plays with it tirelessly everyday.
I love that there's no clean-up involved and it sits pretty in my living room:


Also, I am just a big fan of wooden toys period. Thus Gideon is a big fan of wooden toys (cause that's how it works right?). Look how much he loves his Zany Zoo...













I should also mention that this toy has helped a lot with his fine motor skills (sigh, priorities).

Sunday, November 27, 2011

30 minutes in the life of Gideon...

Hungry for dinner:



Full Belly:



At the sight of Mommy's plate of butternut squash (his personal fav), after eating a full meal of his own:



After consuming half of Mommy's plate of butternut squash:



Bathtime, always a party:

Roasted Bell Peppers









Friday, November 11, 2011

Baby gift ideas, $5 or under

EMBELLISHED ONESIES & TSHIRTS






NAME OR LETTER WALL HANGINGS


And this Etsy shop inspired these name embroideries.





CLIPS & HEADBANDS




I got the tiny headband idea from my friend Erin's photo shoot. And I still love the itty bitty flower on Ellie's headband best (but I improvised with what I already had in my stash):


As a stay at home Mom, my time is money. So I spend time making birthday gifts instead of buying big nice toys. I made all of these for $5 or less. I find most homemade gifts make the mommies particularly happy (even though baby prefers the big nice toys...hehe).

One thing I've picked up on, I think most like the clothes and hair bows better than the letter or name art, which I can relate to, as decorating is such a matter of personal taste. So...I'm making three onesies today for tomorrows baby shower. And I will hold off on the name art for now.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bath times...

Proof that Gideon's a big fan of Bath Time:





Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Gid Meister...

We had his 9 month check up, he's in the 25th percentile for height and the 15th percentile for weight. Which boggles my mind. This child eats like a teenager! Waaay more than his friends who are always in the 90s. How is he not a tubbo? His doctor is testing is thyroid, but pretty convinced it's in his genes (and not from my gene pool). Stephen has always been tall and thin and his dad the same. So hopefully Gideon got the height & stout metabolism blessing.

He's over his dairy allergy (HURRAY FOR MOMMY'S DIET!) but he's now having asthma & allergy symptoms. So I am giving him breathing treatments twice a day and Zyrtec at night. Any advice there?

He's waking up about three times a night to nurse. For the love.
So I pretty much live sleep deprived (and high on coffee).

I have more notes on his crazy appetite later, but for now, here are a couple recent pics my friend Amanda took...