While I absolutely adore cute and tiny baby things, there are times when I hesitate to purchase items that I know won’t get much use. While there were a few tiny-sized items that I splurged on when Lola was first born, when possible, I tried to purchase items that I knew would last for more than a couple of months and/or that had multiple uses.
Disney Store has great options if you are in search of products that work for both now and later. Items ranging from cuddly bodysuits that grow with your baby to toys that can be put on display now, and on the playroom floor later. Take a look at some of my favorites that are sure to take your little from baby-hood into toddler-hood (and just maybe even beyond!).
This month marked my return to work (outside of the home). Gone are the days of working in my pajamas alongside my little one. To say I miss her terribly is an understatement. Adjusting has been no easy feat. Although my heart aches for my baby girl, I’ve found a few ways to help me feel closer to her even when we are apart. Here are some of the things that I do until we are reunited:
I have had the honor of planning several baby showers and birthday celebrations. While I love the decor an special details what I love most are the memories. Those live on long after the last guest has rubbed your belly or your little one has dug into their first birthday cake. One of the ways I’ve been able to preserve memories is by incorporating a guest book or another alternative of it. My favorite thing to do is purchase a special book for the baby or baby to be and have each of the guests write a message to baby. Bedtime routines will be filled with not only a special story, but also sweet messages from family and friends.
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Why? Because I love love. Valentine’s Day presents us with a chance to celebrate love in an extra special way whether it is by writing a love letter, passing out valentines or preparing a special treat. There are countless ways to show love. Not to mention, the sweetness that comes from a day filled with lovely gestures often trickles into the days after.
Valentine’s Day also presents us with a chance to garner a bit of baby name inspiration. In celebration of February 14th here are 14 baby name ideas for your own little cherub you might just fall in love with.
The day before yesterday my husband called me. He knows I’m at work. I just started, surely he knows I can’t talk, I thought to myself. I quickly texted him but he called again. I answered this time, whispering so as not to disturb my neighbors. “I’m on my way to get Lola from school because she’s not feeling well,” he said.
My heart plummeted. Guilt set in. My eyes welled up with tears. Of course I knew the colds were coming. A runny nose is a common accessory amongst little ones particularly, in daycare. I know because I worked at one and my oldest went to school there. We were constantly sick. Not to mention a bug was going around her classroom. It was only a matter of time.
But I wasn’t prepared for the agony my already tender heart felt. I should be there to comfort her. I’ve always been there to take care of her when she was sick. My arms ached. I longed to hold my baby. To kiss her warm forehead and let her know that she would be okay.