10.31.2016

Baby Boy Halloween Costumes

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We made a little lookbook for Harold's Halloween costume options. He will be 3 months tomorrow (can you believe it?!) so I didn't want to stuff him into anything too crazy. We aren't going to take him trick or treating this year because he's too small so we'll just be handing out candy. All of the options are adorable and he's been wearing them all week but we ended up choosing the Franken-Baby pajama and hat set for tonight.

Skele-Baby


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glow-in-the-dark skeleton onesie – Old Navy
socks – Carter's

Franken-Baby


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Yup.  This one is my absolute favorite!!

pajama suit & hat – Just One You by Carter's (Target)

Bat-Baby


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 Remember last year when Steve wore this creepy looking Joker sweatshirt and I wore a Harley Quinn one?!  I think that having a baby Batman with villains for parents is a really cute and funny family costume set. (Watch: Halloween in Salem 2015 vlog)

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Ha ha ha! Harold really got into character here.  I'm pretty sure that is the face the real Batman would make if the Joker picked him up! :)

Batman onesie with cape – Babies R Us
sweatpants – Carter's
socks – Carter's

Dressed Like Daddy


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 You guys! How adorable is this?! #manfridamustache

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plaid shirt – Carter's
sweatpants – Carter's
socks – Carter's

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice


10.19.2016

Lansinoh mOmma Breastmilk Bottle | Review

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Harold had his first bottle! I only put 2 oz in the bottle because I wasn't sure how he'd take it and didn't want to waste it if he had a hard time. I went with this Lansinoh mOmma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle on the recommendation of another breastfeeding mom friend and it worked out really well! This is the first time that Steve has ever fed a baby and the first time that Harold has ever had a bottle and they both quickly got the hang of it.

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When Steve first put the bottle in the baby's mouth he made a slightly confused face but he quickly latched on and started sucking. The only time he paused during the whole 2 oz. was when he opened his mouth to smile at Steve. It was literally the cutest thing ever!

He did a great job and polished off his little snack in no time at all and then set about trying to nurse from his dad. He kept turning his head into Steve's chest and opening his mouth to try to latch on. Ha ha! So I took him to feed him some more and he had no trouble going back to the boob like normal.

Watch Steve give Harold his first bottle: Trying A Bottle

Obviously since we've only done it the one time I can't really say that he's a pro and that we'll never have a problem but I am confident that this will work and allow me to leave Hal for a bit once in a while. I mean I'm totally not ready to do that yet but my midwife said not to leave it too long without introducing a bottle because otherwise he might not really want to take it, and then I'll be stuck.

10.17.2016

Two Months Postpartum Update | Mom & Baby

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Harold turned 2 months old way back on October 1st and I even filmed the update for both him and me a while ago. But having a 2 month old baby means that it is very difficult to get editing done. That's why I'm only just now getting it up. These pictures were taken the day he turned 2 months though. :)

The first half of the video is all about Harold and what he can do and how big he is now. The second half is about my recovery at 2 months postpartum and I also talked a little about how breastfeeding is going.

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Thanks for reading!
:) Alice & Harold


10.14.2016

Cloth Diaper Haul

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We finally bought cloth diapers for Harold! If you watch our vlogs then you may have seen that we bought a mixed pack of newborn sized diapers of different styles and brands. We decided to go with mostly prefold diapers and covers, but we did get a few all-in-ones just for fun. Most of the stuff came from an order we placed online with The Diaper Lab, which is a local business that has both a website and an actual store. The rest we bought on Amazon.


We got two different brands of prefolds, Blueberry and OsoCozy. The Blueberry ones are the medium size and are slightly longer than the OsoCozy diapers which are the “better fit” size 2. I have no idea if these were the smartest size to get but I got a total of 18 of them and figure I can buy more. Supposedly it's best to have 24-30 diapers for full time use and I think it's better to start small and not waste money on something I don't actually want.


Blueberry Organic Cotton Prefold Diapers - Size Medium


OsoCozy Better Fit Prefold Cloth Diapers - Size 2

Along with the prefolds we got three waterproof covers. Two are pictured here and they are both Rumparooz covers. One has snaps and one has the hook-and-loop tabs. We also got another one that is a black and white cow print but it didn't arrive in time to make it into this haul. The three all-in-ones are all snap styles except the One by GroVia (gray) has removeable hook-and-loop panels so that it can be used either way.


Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diaper Cover, Aplix (Invader)
GroVia O.N.E. (Cloud)



The last few things we got were two washable pail liners and a zippered wet bag all by Planet Wise. The diaper sprayer is from Knicker Nappies and I'll let you know how we get on with that when we get it hooked up to our toilet.


Planet Wise Waterproof Pail Liners (Slate, Moolicious)
Planet Wise Waterproof Wet Bag (Slate)


Knicker Nappies Diaper Sprayer

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice



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