Sunday, February 26, 2012

{Update on G}

 Last weeks was a busy week for us
Remember a while back we mentioned there were concerns about Giulianas head? They were pretty sure she had cranial stenosis. They wanted us to do a follow up appointment after a month of growth to see how she changed & developed.
We had that appoinment last week
They felt her head a lot & ended up doing a cat scan, poor baby. 
{Waiting with daddy at the hospital}
                                              {Getting prepped for the cat scan, Brave girl!}

After lots of waiting, {We were at the hospital for 4 hours!!}, 
Long story short, Our prayers were answered
G Does not have cranial stenosis! 
We are so thankful to find out that our little girl is perfectly healthy! & she's growing so well! 
I was so scared for so long.. I think thats normal though. As a parent, hearing something may be wrong with your little one, & that they may need a very serious surgery,  is very scary & sad. 
But look at her
She will be 10 weeks tomorrow, 
that is one happy baby :) 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

{Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas}

{Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas}
Coconut oil
1 small onion {diced}
2 sweet potatoes {about 2 1/2 C}
2 C cooked black beans
2 C chopped spinack or Kale
Enchilada sauce
Dice your onion & place it in a frying pan with the oil. {We use coconut oil}
Saute until onions are soft
Add salt & pepper to taste
Chop up your greens
Add your sweet potatoes to your onions. 
Cover & cook for about 10 min.
After 10 min, add your black beans & greens. 
Cover & heat until greens become wilted
It will look something like this .
It looks weird but i promise its delicious! 
Prep your enchilada station.
pour half your sauce on the bottom of your baking pan.
Lay out your tortilla.
scoop a line of your filling onto the tortilla
Roll each tortilla as you fill it & place it in the pan
With the other half of your enchilada sauce, smother your enchiladas!
Preheat your oven to 375.
Cover your enchiladas with foil & bake for about 20 minutes.
Take them out of the oven & cover them in sourcream, cheese, lettuce, Whatever you want! 
We LOVE these! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{Valentines day}

So i know that like Everyone probably made one of these this year {It was aaalll over pinterest} 
But i couldnt resist! There are so many things i love about william, & this was a fun way to tell him :)
All you need is a deck of cards, a glue stick, paper & twine.
{Write fun & personal things that you love about your hubby on each card}
{My husby is a watch collector, so i got him a nice case for all of his watches & i put the little card book in the watch case..}
{..& then wrapped the watch case up with twine!}
This year was Mine & Williams 6th valentines day together as a couple & our 3rd valentines as a MARRIED couple, & our 1st Valentines day with Giuliana :) 
Not really sure what she thought of it. 
She is a sweet girl! 
We Love her & we Love each other so much! 
This is just a house full of love on lovey day :) 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{G's little g diapers}

So you know how a while back i mentioned that we were going to try out g diapers??
Well, We tried them
& Love them.
love Love LOVE them! 
& G loves them too :) 
Using them has already saved us money the past couple of weeks & G is a lot more comfortable. 
& not to mention, so darn CUTE! I love that the bottom of the diapers have a little "g" on them. It makes me feel like we have specially made, monogrammed diapers for our little G.. even though.. thats just how they come! I like to think were special :)

To start our little g diapering experience for OUR little G, This is what we got:
{1 (6) pack of "everyday g diapers"}

{1 (6) pack of snap in plastic liners}
{3 (6) packs of cloth inserts}

Thus far, these quantities have been perfect for us.
We use 1 cloth insert during the day & 2 inserts at night since G has starting sleeping for longer periods, just to be safe. We have figured out the whole g diaper system , & have not had a leak in a while now. 
For cleaning, I use my diaper sprayer to clean the poo of the poopy ones, then I just throw all the dirty liners & inserts in the wash at night after i put G to bed. Its really easy! 
Happy baby :)
She looks more & more like her daddy everyday! Atleast I think she does. 
Even though she is going bald, poor thing. 
We love her so much! 
She is 7 weeks this week. Time goes by so fast! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

{Our sponsor: Lulu Wrap}

**** update 2/1/13****
Lulu wrap is no longer Lulu wrap
Elle rowley, founder of the lulu wrap, has expanded her company! yay!!
They changed the name of the wrap to :
The wrap, by solly baby
You can find & purchase your wrap HERE on their new website :)
They offer lots more fun colors, & they are even better than before!
I just ordered on of her new ones, & its amazing :)

So those of you that know us personally, know that William & I are big baby wearing advocates. I am frequently seen walking around wearing our little one.
I know a lot of people think that if you hold your little one too much, they can get spoiled, but we do not believe this. We believe that holding/wearing your little one is very beneficial for both the baby & the wearer! 
I have talked in the past about my Boba wrap & how much I like it. 
After purchasing my Boba wrap, i then got a Lulu Wrap from the Ellemnop shop.
After receiving this wrap, I realized that i like it just as much as my Boba,... maybe even a little better
I like the different texture of the fabric, I feel that it is more secure, I love the color options,  & I really like the fact that its from a small business. 
I wear it literally every day when im at home, when im out walking, when i run my errands, etc. 
It makes it possible to actually get stuff done because i have a happy baby & both hands free! 
{I still use my Boba wrap as well, but it is nice to have both!}
{Hands free & a happy baby!! yay!} 
So.. you may have noticed that on the right side of our blog, we have Lulu wrap by Ellemnopshop listed as one of our sponsors. 
Elle, the owner of the shop, is super sweet & is a strong believer in baby wearing, just like us! 
 i am super excited to be working with her.   
Go check out her shop!! She makes & sells these wraps in lots of fun colors :) 
& as followers of our blog, when you purchase a wrap from her site, if you enter 
ASHLEY15  in the discount code section at checkout, you will receive 15% off your order! Neat huh?
Lulu wraps make great gifts. or.. you can just get one for yourself ;) 
Happy wednesday!