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July 2014

weaning your baby at 13 months

While pregnant with Eleanor, I often tried to imagine the various different aspects of motherhood, and for me, breastfeeding was always in the picture. My plan had always been to breastfeed Eleanor for 1 year, and I'm proud to say that together she and I fulfilled our goal! At 12 months of breastfeeding I was [...]

build your own ball pit

Another 1st birthday post coming your way today! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we had the BEST time at Eleanor's Berry 1st Birthday! She's one lucky lady to have so many people in her life who love and care for her! She was also pretty darn spoiled with amazing, thoughtful gifts from all [...]

birthday eats and sweets

five bean salad

Eleanor's 1st birthday has loooooooong passed, but I still wanted to share a bit more about her Berry 1st Birthday Party! Food of course was a party essential, and since I was planning, there obviously had to be plenty of sweets! The most important sweet was Eleanor's smash cake - you can read more about how [...]

5 best sippy cups

5 best sippy cups

As babies get older, many things change. Crawling leads to cruising. Babbles lead to first words. And bottles lead to cups. Over the past few months, Eleanor and I have been on the search for the perfect sippy cup. At our 9 month appointment, my pediatrician recommended having Eleanor off bottles by around 1 year, [...]

4th of july caprese skewers

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a fun holiday weekend planned. We got a head start on celebrating at Jeff's family's cabin yesterday afternoon - lots of food, fireworks and fun! Today we're hanging around home for some backyard fun in Eleanor's pool before heading over to our friends' home for a BBQ and fireworks. Say [...]

first birthday cake

Figuring out Eleanor's 1st birthday cake was one of the most challenging parts of party planning. Her MSPI issues seem to be resolving themselves, but we're still pretty conservative with what we feed her. Her digestive system is a bit touchy, so we continue to avoid soy and most grains. I searched high and low [...]

I'm finally getting around to sharing Eleanor's birthday party here on the blog! Way back on June 14, family and friends helped us celebrate Eleanor's "Berry" 1st Birthday! As you can probably tell, it was strawberry themed all the way from decor to desserts. I think everything turned out really cute and Eleanor LOVED her special [...]

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