Leslyn's Lovely Life: March 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Brand Highlight: The Lil Cupcake

Hi, wonderful friends!

I'm not going to lie- this post is partially to show you how adorable my child is. Sorry I'm not sorry. But really, I want you to know about how wonderful The Lil Cupcake is!

Like, Emmett can't even with this adorable bib. 

Crystal's shop was initially for baby girls, filled with adorable headbands, bows, head wraps, bibs and teething rings (and she still sells those items at incredible prices). But recently, she started using boy prints! The moment I found out about the boy prints, I had to contact her!

As you can see in these pictures, Emmett is drooling like crazy (no sign of teeth yet), and these bibs are saving our lives these days. He wears his almost every day, and loves them. They're super soft and made with organic cotton!

I have seriously eyelash envy.

Be sure to follow Crystal on Instagram (@thelilcupcakeshop) so you can see her adorable designs, and so you can see when she has fabulous deals! Last week, she was selling her bows for only $5. That's unheard of, y'all!!

Thanks so much for the bibs, Crystal! You're the best!
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Emmett: 8 Months

This kiddo is growing up so fast. We started thinking about his 1st birthday party a couple of weeks ago (we need to plan ahead since his big party is going to be in Arkansas). So basically I have an almost 1 year old and I can't handle it.

Weight: 19.5 lbs (49th percentile)
Height: 28 inches (92nd percentile)
Head Circumference: 18.5 inches (97th percentile)

Milestones: He has been trying to crawl for a while, but he's still rocking back and forth and scooting backwards. DJ didn't crawl at all- he went straight to walking! So who knows- maybe Emmett will do the same thing? He has made the "d" sound (but still hasn't said "dada"), and really likes drinking water out of mommy's cup. He will put anything in his mouth (even more so than usual... maybe this means his teeth are coming soon). Emmett will cry if either of us set him down to play, then he'll stop when he forgets that we're nearby. And then he'll see us again and start crying again. He's already trying to play THOSE games. ;) The other day, he kind of played peekaboo by himself, which was the sweetest thing ever.

Sleep: I have come to accept the fact that my child will sleep through the night when he feels like it. Sleep training hasn't been successful, and we've been working on it for a while. He usually wakes up at 3 and 6. Sometimes, he sleeps (again) until around 8:30-9. I'm just letting it go and trusting that I'll sleep again in about 25 years.

Favorite Things: The rodeo (he was fascinated by all of the animals), singing (but seriously), playing the piano (we "practice" every day... lol), dancing with mommy and daddy, his vibrating strawberry teether (Y'ALL. A LIFESAVER), and watching TV when mommy lets him.

Health: He's in the middle of a growth spurt right now, so he's a little more fussy than usual. He's been a little congested this month, but nothing too bad. Other than that, he's a healthy boy!

Eating: He loves fruits! We've added apples (not his favorite on their own, but he loves them mixed with other things), strawberries, oatmeal, bananas (probably his favorite), mango, spinach, and papaya! I have tried to give him little chunks of food, but they make him gag. He definitely prefers pureed food.

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