Leslyn's Lovely Life

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Emmett: 11 Months

Weight: 21 lbs 1 oz (58th percentile)
** I didn't check his height or head circumference, but he has outgrown a ton of clothes over the past month, and his head is so large that it's a challenge to get him dressed. Haha

Milestones: Our little guy has teeth now!!! He cut his first two teeth last week. His top teeth are about to come in any day now! He wasn't grumpy at all with the bottom teeth, but the top ones are a whole 'nother story. He's also gaining more balance, but he still gets a little scared when he stands up on his own so he usually falls down to his knees.

Sleep: Our little man sleeps through the night now! Woohoo!!! We usually lay him down between 8-8:30, and he doesn't wake up until about 6-7. I'm so thankful that he sleeps more. I think it all had to do with him getting more nutrients (especially protein)

Favorite Things: Eating (all. the. time.), watching videos of himself, listening to music, watching a TV show called Notekins (about music, because duh), blowing bubbles, watching the puppies, and pulling up on every single thing in our apartment.

Health: We've had a healthy boy for the most part- his reflux started acting up again for a little bit, but that's worked itself out.

Eating: We have given Emmett a ton of different foods this month. I did some research and realized how behind we were with giving him "big boy food". So we tried to give him food that he could gnaw on with his little gums (until his teeth started coming in last week). He loves chicken and spaghetti! Here are a few pics from his first spaghetti experience.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cleaning Messes with Huggies Wipes

Life in general can be messy. But life with a baby is a whole 'notha level of messy. Thankfully, once you have babies, you realize the value of having wipes to clean up your messes.

Of course, the baby causes plenty of messes. It really amazes me how my son can manage to be covered in the most bizarre things over the course of the day. Thankfully, we have awesome Huggies ® Wipes with Triple Clean Layers (from Wal-Mart) to get my almost one-year-old clean, cuddly, and yummy (yes, yummy) again.

(sorry for the blurry picture. He won't sit still. Also, check out the dog photobomb. #winning)

And then, of course, I have the issue of being super clumsy and I make a lot of messes. I've gotten to the point where I try to have wipes everywhere I go, as there are days where I feel like I am the one who uses wipes more than my small child.

Okay so let me share how much I wipe things with my Huggies ® Wipes:

- I wipe off my child (especially after he's been around the dogs who are obsessed with licking him)
- I wipe off my hands (after handling said dogs)
- I wipe off my steering wheel (seriously?! HOW does that thing get dirty?!)
- I wipe off my desk because bacteria. Ew.
- I wipe off surfaces in our rooms.
- I wipe the dust off of my computer because I haven't blogged in a million years.
- I wipe off spit up off of my clothes. Works like a charm.

So even if you don't have a child, I would seriously consider getting some wipes to keep in your purse, car, desk, or anywhere else that's convenient. I'm positive you'll love them as much as we do!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Neutrogena Naturals Review

I was so excited to find out that I was chosen to be a part of the #wipeforwater movement with Neutrogena and Influenster! I had never heard of Neutrogena's natural line, so I was curious to see if I liked the product (spoiler alert: I loved it).

I received my package from Influenster and immediately opened it! I didn't have makeup on that day, so I wasn't able to try it immediately. The next day, I made sure to wear plenty of makeup so I could see how effective the wipes were. It turns out that one wipe is more than enough to get rid of every bit of makeup on my face!

One of the things I love most about the Neutrogena naturals towelettes is that they don't leave a gross residue. My face feels clean and moisturized after every use. Also, different brands of wipes have a strange scent, but these smell wonderful! 

I HIGHLY recommend the Neutrogena Naturals wipes to any gal who wants to save water and save time (my face is totally clean in about 10 seconds. No joke). 

Thank you to Influenster for providing the product for review!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Emmett: 10 Months

Weight: 20 lbs
Height: 29 inches 
Head Circumference: 18.5 inches 

Milestones: Emmett has gotten to the point where he pulls up on anything and everything, which makes this mama nervous!  Yesterday, he said "Mama" for the first time (it's about time, am I right?!). He's been eating a lot more solids, and loves drinking water out of mommy's cup. He went to the zoo for the first time, and he loved it. I don't think I've ever seen him happier! He especially loved the monkeys. 

Sleep: He's slept through the night four times in a row, but I know better than to think that this is a routine that he'll stick with. I'm hopeful that this will become a more regular thing. 

Favorite Things: Crawling everywhere, putting things in his mouth, watching (and imitating sounds of) dogs and monkeys, cuddling mama and daddy, and being tickled. 

Health: Little buddy had a few more respiratory issues this month, but those cleared up after about a week. 

Eating: He has gotten over his texture aversion- thank goodness! We added meats to his diet (turkey, chicken, and beef), and he really seems to love it! At first, I was nervous about giving him jarred baby food with meat, but I realized that the protein keeps him full much longer, and he seems to like the taste of it! 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this past month! 

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Emmett: 9 Months

Weight: 19 lbs
Height: 28.5 inches 
Head Circumference: 18.5 inches 
(I'm too lazy to look up percentages this time... I'll add them later! Ha!)

Milestones: Our little E is crawling, army crawling, scooting around and pulling up all the time! He also said "Dada" for the first time this past week! Woohoo!!! He loves saying Baba, Dada, Gaga, and OOOOH! He cries any time we sit him down or walk out of the room (at least we know he likes us, right??).

Sleep: He slept through the night a couple of nights this month, but he typically wakes up once or twice every night. He usually takes one long nap in the day (while I'm at work).

Favorite Things: He loves chewing on everything imaginable, bananas, making new friends, music, fighting his sleep, watching the puppy dogs, and going on walks! 

Health: He is a super healthy boy- we haven't had any issues this month! PTL!

Eating: He has tried most fruits, vegetables and several grains (oatmeal, rice, and quinoa). He's still a little weird about textures, and I think that's mostly because he still doesn't have any teeth. Emmett loves Cheerios and flavored puffs. He's not a fan of homemade baby food, and I think it's because the flavors are so strong. But he loves it when his mama shares a sweet potato with him.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this past month... I had to dress him up in his clothes that he was outgrowing (or the clothes that were too warm for this weather).

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