As 2014 slowly comes to an end, the “baby name experts” are making their predictions for the new year. As always, pop culture and current events have a lot of influence on baby names. This past year, names from Frozen, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey were quite popular. With Kate Middleton expecting baby #2, there’s a lot of buzz over what she’ll name the new baby. Of course, people will choose to name their babies similarly.
Based on names that have skyrocketed in years past and trends we are seeing all over the world, here are the top baby names to look for in 2015…
Now that I’ve got three girls, I can’t help but hope to dress them alike for Halloween. At six months, two, and three years old, I’d love for them to coordinate, somehow. Of course, my older girls want to be princesses, no matter how many other ideas I give them.
If you have twins or multiple children, here are some GREAT costume ideas. Get creative this Halloween!
When I became pregnant with Margot, I planned on doing Baby Led Weaning when it was time for her to begin exploring solid foods. With my first two children, I made my own purees. It was fine, but it took a lot of time. The more I read about Baby Led Weaning, the more I was sold on the idea. It’s basically the idea that you skip purees and let little ones discover and try new foods on their own – a chunk of banana, a slice of apple, a cube of cheese, etc.
Recently though, I felt like Margot was ready for solid foods. She seemed hungry all the time and not entirely satisfied after each time I nursed her. To do Baby Led Weaning though, babies should be a little bit older, and able to sit up unassisted, etc. Margot is not quite there.
Last week, I went ahead and gave Margot her first food. I roasted a sweet potato in the oven and pureed it with a little breastmilk, to reach a smooth consistency. No surprise to us at all, she devoured it! She was so eager to eat and ate like a seasoned pro.
Many expectnant mothers and fathers choose to find out the sex of the baby during pregnancy. Nowadays, it’s fun to come up with a creative way to announce if you’re having a baby boy or a baby girl. When my friend, Sara, posted this on Instagram, I knew I had to share it with you! It’s such a fun and festive way to reveal your baby’s gender!