Signs You’re A New Mom

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

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You know you’re a new mom when you discover a new season to be excited about: the first time the weather is nice enough that all your local shops have their doors propped open so you don’t have to clumsily navigate your stroller through the door you’re opening for yourself.

Yay, Spring!

Jen Mussari

April 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

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My new design crush is lettering artist, illustrator, and self-proclaimed Jack Of All Trades, Jen Mussari! Jen is a Tattly artist, and has collaborated with some pretty great modern clients like Squarespace, Airbnb, Kickstarter, EMI, Capitol Records, Target, West Elm, Penguin Books, Creative Mornings, and more.

Here are a few of my favourites.

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Check out her website and follow her on Instagram to see more.

5 Months with Henry

April 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Henry is officially 5 months old today! The last month has been our favourite by far. He’s developed a sense of humour (who hasn’t seen the video of him laughing at Nick folding laundry yet?), he loves to play, he likes to be thrown in the air, carried around like Superman, still enjoys hanging out with me in the kitchen while I cook, and is “talking” nonstop.

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He still lets me take countless pictures of him everyday and poses like a tiny model.

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He’s almost sitting up on his own too! Well I suppose he is now, but still topples over to one side or too far forward if he’s examining his feet.

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The fourth month was a transformative one for both Henry and I: we both starting losing our excess hair! For me, it was the extra hairs I had from pregnancy, but for him, it was the dark hair he was born with. He’s now a strawberry blonde, except for his little mullet which is still brown.

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All three of us have been reveling in Henry’s new and improved sleeping habits. It’s been over a month since his sleep training and he’s still doing great! He gets about 11 hours of sleep a night and has 3 naps a day. (I’m currently enjoying the 1 1/2 hour one he’s taking right now.)

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He’s also ruling at tummy time! He kicks those legs and swims with those arms like he wants to crawl so bad, but that tummy is staying firmly planted for now. Phew! Nick and I aren’t ready for crawling yet.

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The only downside of sleep training was that Henry will no longer take a bottle. Oh well, I’ll take sleep over more freedom any day. And although I’m proud to say he’s still being exclusively breast fed, soon he’ll be on to real foods!

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Nap time is over, so this blog is too. See you next month with another update!

Signs You’re A New Mom

March 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

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This just in: Henry finally goes down for his last nap of the day and I second guess making myself a snack because I don’t want to waste this time to relax standing up.

Talk about things I never expected to happen.

International Day of Happiness

March 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

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It’s the second annual International Day of Happiness! I couldn’t think of a better day in which to participate. Although I started off the day a little sore and tired, I think this is a perfect moment to practice gratitude (and list-making!).

Ten things that make me happy:

  1. Family
  2. Bookstores
  3. Really great songs
  4. Mornings with Henry
  5. Yoga
  6. Taking photos
  7. Listening to Nick read Henry bedtime stories
  8. Good food
  9. Relaxing on the couch with Nick
  10. Long walks in warm weather

I want to know what’s on YOUR list!

Also, if you’re not doing anything tonight, I highly suggest you watch the documentary Happy.

The Many Faces of Henry Storch

March 18, 2014 § 4 Comments

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All that in just a few minutes, at just 4 1/2 months old, all inspired by his exersaucer/”Wheel of Neglect”.

Oh, Henry!

How To Have A Great Friday Morning

March 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Wake up at 7:00 with this guy:

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When he goes down for a nap, head to here to do this:

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Walk home, listening to this:

Stop for one of these:

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And finally, come home to this:

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I really couldn’t ask for a better morning.

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