While we’re still digging out from a very snowy winter here in New England, I can’t help but think ahead to the spring. I can’t wait to ditch my snow boots for something more lightweight and open-toed… and ditto this for Judah’s little piggies, too! Now that he’s started working on crawling and even standing, I guess it’s time to move on from socks to actual shoes for his little feet.
There are so many cute shoes for baby at Disney Store right now that it’s hard to just pick a single pair. Here are the absolute cutest Disney Baby footwear choices for baby right now – which ones are your favorites?
As a work-at-home mom, Judah and I spend a lot of time together; we’re very lucky that I have the flexibility to be able to work from home so that I can take care of Judah during the day. In the past couple of months, we’ve fallen into a bit of a routine during the day. As a new mom, it’s nice to be able to predictably count on certain parts of our 9-month-old’s schedule. I feel more confident as a parent knowing the basic parameters of my son’s day, and it makes adapting to changes in his routine here and there that much simpler.
At a mom’s group I go to this week, the facilitator brought up the point that “they won’t be babies forever” and it got me thinking… in just three months, our little baby will officially enter toddlerhood as he turns a year old. I want to savor what precious time is left of his infancy, so I spent the day yesterday capturing the magical moments of a typical day in Judah’s life.
From playtime to naptime and more, here’s a peek at my 9-month-old’s daily routine.
I can’t believe that in less than three months from now, we’ll be celebrating Judah’s first birthday! It’s like we blinked and suddenly our little newborn has turned into a babbling, rolling, giggling little man already. We’ve decided to throw Judah a nautical first birthday party! It’ll be right before Memorial Day weekend in May, so the timing is perfect for a New England-inspired nautical theme.
I’ve been so excited about planning his first birthday party, that I’ve been pinning and bookmarking ideas away for the last three months already… and here are some of my favorite nautical first birthday party ideas that I just had to share!
Before Judah was born, my husband and I talked at length about co-sleeping. Despite the many benefits of co-sleeping, we decided that we wanted our son to have his own space to sleep. We were adamantly against bed-sharing: we were worried about rolling over onto him, our bed is at a wonky height, we thought we’d never get a good night’s sleep… all of the common hesitations many parents have about co-sleeping (particularly bed-sharing) with their baby. All of that got thrown for a loop, of course, when Judah arrived five and a half weeks early!
Even though we swore up and down that we wouldn’t co-sleep with our baby, we inadvertently started a bed-sharing, co-sleeping compromise with a slight shift in our morning routine. It all started about three months ago and now, we almost can’t imagine starting our day any other way!
In our house, it is pretty much Olympics-central: the 2014 Olympic Games are on our TV pretty much every hour they’re being broadcast. My husband and I have always loved the Olympics, and Larry was so excited to watch the Opening Ceremony with Judah last week. Even though Judah may be just a nine-month old infant, he’s already full of Olympic spirit and determination as he works to achieve all kinds of developmental and motor milestones with every day.
To help keep that gold medal spirit going, we’ve been adding all sorts of Olympic-inspired activities to playtime. Here’s a peek at some of our more adventurous activities!