Thursday, May 14, 2015

Georgia Rae - 11 Months Old!

May 12, 2015 - Georgia turned ELEVEN months old!

Eyes: Blue

Clothes: 12 months, almost ready for 18 months
Diapers: size 4

Nursing: 5x a day + Almond Milk with meals
Weight: approx. 19 pounds
Teething: Partially cut #9 & 10 (on top), with #11 & 12 (on bottom) following right behind.

Solids: I have introduced a few new things that we have found dairy free: Silk Dairy Free Yogurt & Dairy Free American Cheese (found at Whole Foods). We also decided to start offering Almond Milk with meals. I thought it would have been more of a struggle getting her to drink it but she likes it! Now I'm worried she won't like cows milk when the time comes. 

Milestones: She is standing while holding on and can stand a few seconds when she lets go. 

Baby leg rolls!!!
She can walk very slowly using a doll stroller! The pediatrician said she may have a very short crawl period. Her vocabulary has really taken off over the past 2 weeks! She is also able to look for specific objects, such as "where's the elephant?' and she will look around until she finds it. 

Sleep: Still on the same schedule of 1 nap a day and a 5:30pm bedtime. Dream feed is around 10:30pm and she sleeps all night until 6:15am to nurse. I put her back in her crib and she either lays there and talks until 7:30 or she falls back asleep.

Playtime: Georgia is all over the place now! She goes from room to room playing with her sisters. Georgia suddenly loves baby dolls! She hugs them, kisses them, tries to feed & rock them. She can play peek-a-boo, covering her own eyes. 

Playing peek-a-boo with her dog

Personality: Her personality is really starting to come out! 

Georgia actually thinks she can "out crawl" me! I can say "I'm going to get you" and she will start speed crawling and laughing hysterically. She also takes particular enjoyment in pushing the button on the CO2 monitor and making it siren. The sound literally makes me jump and she pushes it over and over again. Guess I need to move the monitor to a higher outlet! 

Signs: "milk", "hi", "all done" and she's starting to sign "baby" & "more" 
Speech: "Mama", "Hi", "Up", "Dada", "Dog", "Uh Oh", and "all done". She will even put 2 words together like "hi dog".

Concerns/Updates: Georgia is battling high fevers. Sunday morning she woke up sweaty but not hot and again after nap time she was drenched in sweat but not hot. Sunday night Georgia spiked a 104.2 fever. We gave her Motrin and a quick warm bath to bring her temp down. Monday morning she was 102.1 at 6:20am, I gave Tylenol & she went back to sleep. At 8am she was 103.3 so I gave Motrin too. I decided to take her into the pedi since the fever was so high and she had been fussy all week prior. 

Her ears & throat looked fine so we agreed on a cath urine culture to rule out UTI/Pyelo infection due to her history. The urine culture came back negative at 48 hrs. Her fever finally broke but she has been sleeping excessively. All she wants to do is sleep. I decided to wake her up this morning after sleeping for 17 hours (waking twice to nurse only)! She wasn't happy I got her up and is back asleep again after eating a meal. 

On another note. we have successfully continued to be dairy free. Georgia & I are completely restaurant free as well after a suspected dairy contamination back in March. Her most recent guaiac was negative for blood.

Her GI appointment actually got bumped up to May 21st instead of June! 

I am planning on starting the weaning process once she gets over this current fever and these teeth have cut. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Pretty soon she will be walking and talking!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stitch Fix Review {Fix #6}

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Stitch Fix #6 arrived and it looks like it had a rough trip from California!

For this fix I requested: No dry clean items, nursing friendly, an open cardigan with pockets, an anniversary outfit, no accessory unless they had the necklace I pinned. I mentioned we are having mid-80 degree days already.

I had yet another stylist this time and she did not read my preferences or feedback unfortunately. 

The items I received were:
  • Market & Spruce Bri Knit Cardigan, size S ($48)
  • Margaret M Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser, size SP ($98)
  • Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse, size S ($48)
  • Collective Concepts Lisette Dot Print Blouse, size SP ($64)
  • Bay to Baubles Rylan Double Layered Triangle Necklace, ($34)
Market & Spruce Bri Knit Cardigan ($48) - KEEP
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I was disappointed by the lack of pockets like requested. However, this color was one of my favorites and the fabric was SUPER soft. I also liked the length of this cardigan.
This is so lightweight, mom friendly, and versatile! I decided to keep this one and apply my styling fee towards it.

Margaret M Emer High Waisted Cropped Trouser ($98) - RETURNED
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I know a lot of Stitch Fix fans like Margaret M pants so I was curious when I realized I received some. However, I was disappointed they were petites since length is not really an issue for cropped pants. 

I had 2 big issues with these:
#1 they are $98 for a pair of solid black capris! I would never get enough use out of these to justify $98 on them. I am a jeans & shorts fan with the occasional skirt or dress. Black dressy capris won't get much for me. 

#2 they "bunched" all over the place! I wasn't sure if they were too tight or too big or both! I'm pretty sure they were too tight but going up a size would have meant more fabric for bunching. They felt like a glove but the fabric was thicker and not very breathable for TX summer heat. 
I took several pictures of them with the other blouses I was sent in pictures below.

Pixley Bixby Bird Print Tab Sleeve Blouse ($48) - RETURNED
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All I can say is this is NOT my style. It was oversized, boxy, and the print was geometric...abstract? I don't know exactly.
It had long & loose tab sleeves with a pearly button. I just felt old.
This top was boxy and not figure friendly. The arms were baggy, the shoulder was falling off exposing my bra strap, and I had tons of extra room down the side.
An old drowning bird. Sent back!

Collective Concepts Lisette Dot Print Blouse ($64)
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I LOVED the colors and dot pattern on this when I saw it but was immediately frustrated when I saw it was a petite. I stated in a past fix "no petite tops". I even have it in my profile. The petite size made it too short for my liking in the front. I think I would have needed an XS (not petite) but still think it would have been too boxy for my liking.
Again, this is a boxy cut top with no fitting curve line for an hourglass figure.
I did really like the shoulder detail, the split neck and the interesting hidden buttons on it.
This was of course DRY CLEAN, which I have stated over and over and over again NO DRY CLEAN. I am a stay at home mom of 4 little girls and "mess" is part of my everyday life. I don't wear dry clean items!

Bay to Baubles Rylan Double Layered Triangle Necklace, ($34)- RETURNED
I was surprised when I saw I had received an accessory since I stated no accessory unless they found the delicate silver one I had pinned with 3 layered circles.
I am not a big accessory person. To me, less is more. I always wear my wedding rings & my diamond studs. I usually don't wear a necklace because the baby pulls on it. I have been wanting a long tassel necklace though.
I liked that this was silver and delicate. I also liked the layered look because I don't have any. However, the triangles were weird to me and my husband. The triangles come across as more modern/contemporary to me and don't flow with my round diamonds.
Here is the cardigan, necklace & cropped pants all together. 

My total cost for this fix:
Cardigan $48 - $20 styling fee applied = $28 + $ 1.82 tax = $29.82
I still have credit from Christmas gift cards so my actual cost was $0!

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Easter 2015

Easter was very busy but so much fun this year! The girls woke up to baskets from the Easter Bunny and eggs hidden all around the house!

 Georgia was thrilled over her 1st Easter!

We surprised the girls over breakfast with front row tickets to Frozen on Ice! They were so excited and didn't mind one bit having to wait to egg hunt until after the show. 
Once we got home and napped the girls they were ready for round 2 and their egg hunt!

The girls got to spend the evening with a visit from Nana.
Granddad & Meme also came over on Easter weekend and helped the girls bake iced sugar cookies!

Next year we will have 4 of them running around finding eggs!