Sunday, December 21, 2014

7 Month Postpartum / Baby Update!

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Body
 I'm feeling pretty good about my weight this month, it's coming off slowly. I've felt a little more confident although I'm nowhere near where I want to be - but that's okay.. I know I'll get there eventually. Still trying to go for walks in the morning and afternoon. It's hard at the moment though as it's such a busy time of year! I've gone off the gym, I just want to be outside in the fresh air! So walking is pretty much the only exercise I'm getting at the moment. I'm 1.3kg/ 2.8lbs lighter than last month - woohoo! I'm pretty happy with that. I just hope I can keep it off over Christmas! 

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Height/Weight
Ohhh he's getting heavy! He's now 9.1kg/ 20lbs! His height is still 70cms.

Routine
Yaaay we've successfully transitioned out his 11am feed! Now if only he would drop his 10pm dream feed..

7am
Wakeup, Feed James
8am
Have Breakfast then Give James Solids
8.30am
Play with James, Moisturise and Dress James
9.15am
Go for a walk, James Naps
10am
Have a Shower and Get Ready while James plays in his Jumperoo
10.30am
Do Laundry & Housework while James does Tummy Time
11.30am
Give James Solids
12.30pm
James Naps, Have Lunch, Blog/Relax/Go Out
2.30pm
Feed James, Play with Him (Tummy Time, Reading, Standing/Sitting etc)
3.30pm
Blog/Relax while James has a rest in his Bouncer
5pm
Give James SolidsRob gets home from work & plays with James
5.30pm
Cook Dinner
6pm
Rob Baths James
6.15pm
Have Dinner, Go for a walk, James Sleeps
7pm
Put James to Bed, Relax
10pm
Feed James, James Sleeps, Go to Bed

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Sleeping
His sleeping hasn't been great this month :( I think it's because he's been teething and also having separation anxiety. Which means we're getting up once or twice at night.. hopefully his sleep goes back to normal soon!

Eating/Feeding
His feeding has been great! Like I said, we've cut out his 11am breastfeed (we're down to 4 a day) and he's now on 3 solid meals a day. We've started giving him a lot more finger foods like toast fingers (with vegemite) and cut up fruit/veggies. I've had to give him a few store bought puree's (which he loved) but mostly he's just been having home-cooked meals. 

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Sizes
He's still in size 0 (6-12 months) although I find in some brands he needs to go up to a size 1 :O. He's still in cloth nappies and size crawler disposable nappies.

Milestones
James had his first little toothie pop through this month (which is all fun and games until someone - aka me - gets hurt haha). He's also sitting like a champ and rarely falls anymore. He's definitely trying to crawl, although he always ends up rolling over which frustrates him. He is THIS close to rolling from his back to his tummy but he hasn't quite got there yet. He's also starting singing "lalala" and starting mumbling what sounds like "hello" - so cute! He loves grabbing faces (as you can see below) and doesn't realise how strong he is. He's just such a sweet and cheeky little boy, I love him so much that sometimes I feel like my heart is going to burst! I'm enjoying every second of being his mummy. 

xx

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Friday, December 19, 2014

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I'm so excited for Christmas this year as it will be James' first Christmas! So excited, in fact, that I started decorated the house in November! Whoopsies.

I love listening to Christmas Carols (Michael Buble is my fave) while putting up and decorating the Christmas tree. It was so cute this year having James there with me while I sang along and danced around.. he thought it was hilarious!

I don't go too overboard with decorations, I just add a few bits and bobs here n' there to make the house feel Christmasy. One of my favourite things to do is put fairy lights around the outside of our house (they are so festive and romantic).

Some of the other decorations we have up this year.. 

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What do you do to get into the festive season?

xx

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our Trip to Windsor

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Last week, we went to Windsor (just outside of Sydney) for a mini-break to celebrate Rob's birthday. We had a great time exploring the town and hanging out with the little man.

Gone are the days of couples massages and fancy candle-lit dinners but we did find time for a little romance. While James slept, we took advantage of our room spa and relaxed with strawberries and champers (mmmm).

We spent the next day playing tennis, shopping in town and going swimming. We stayed at the beautiful Sebel Hawkesbury Resort, which was so handy with a baby as it had all the amenities we needed (including restaurants, a pool, day spa etc). The staff were great too and provided us with a cot, highchair and microwave (to heat up James' solids).

I think we're getting the hang of the whole "travelling with a baby" thing, although the thought of bringing James on a plane terrifies me!

xx

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Spring Makeup Look

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I love keeping it simple during the warmer months, there's nothing worth than wearing thick heavy makeup when it's boiling outside! BB cream is definitely a must during spring as it keeps your skin looking dewy and fresh while protecting you from the sun. 

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FACE & BROWS
1. BB Cream - La Roche-Posay Melt-in BB Cream in Shade 01 (not pictured sorry)
2. Under Eye Concealer - Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Fair
3. Powder - BareMinerals Matte Foundation in Fair -
applied with Real Techniques Stippling Brush
4. Blush - MAC Pet Me Blush - 
applied with Makeup Geek Contour Brush
5. Brows - MAC Brow Gel 
6. Lip Base - Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Honey

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EYES
7. Lids - MAC Tweet Me Eyeshadow
8. Top Lashline - Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner in Black

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MASCARA & LIPS
9. Mascara - Covergirl Lash Blast in Very Black
10. Lips - Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Sweetheart Valentine

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Let me know in the comments what you guys think, and what your go-to spring makeup look is!

xx
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