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Motherhood: Month 9

Just a few days ago, my Ava turned 9 months old! Here is an update on the latest and greatest!

Ava has six teeth now…yes six. I know I’m a little slow to incorporate more solid foods, but the gagging scares me! She still loves these puffs, Stage 3 purees, and eggs. We tried this yogurt for the first time and she loved it! We are eating meals 2-3 times a day. When Ava is awake, she is busy. Like, she wakes up and doesn’t stop until nap time. I love her energy and seeing her excitement for all things. Gone are the days where she would be content just sitting. This girl is crawling, pulling up on everything, and “cruising” while holding onto the couch or table.

We had another double ear infection this month, but the pediatrician stated it was common of daycare babies. During that appointment, we found out she was 16 lbs! She’s still in size 3 diapers, and 6-9 month clothes.

She still loves shaking her head no, saying DADADADADADA, and baba. We’re still working on mama. I think she’s playing with me because every time I ask her to say mama, she smiles and shakes her head no. She is seriously the happiest baby ever. Sean and I joke (kind of) that she might be an only child because we don’t want to test it with another baby. We say if we have another, they will be an absolute terror.

Sleeping is still the same from our 8 month update. A few things she has really loved this month are petting Wayne, splashing in the pool/bath tub, and having her wubbanub in her mouth at all times. I know we need to switch this out for another pacifier, but I’m dreading the tantrum that will come from it.




Mother’s Day Giveaway With Incredibundles!

Happy Friday, friends!

Mother’s Day is next weekend, whattttt?! I am so excited as this is my first Mother’s Day with Ava. She has brought so much joy and love to our lives and I’ve completely forgot what life was like before her. For Mother’s Day, whether your a mom-to-be or a mom already, I wanted to share with you this AWESOME giveaway I’m doing with for a chance to win a 3 month diaper subscription!!

If you want to go directly to the giveaway, head to the bottom of this page 🙂

THE SCOOP ON INCREDIBUNDLES.COM is the perfect baby gift whether it be for Mother’s Day, Shower, or Holiday. It’s super easy for gift-givers because you can selection from subscription lengths of 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 12 months. Anything to make life a little easier, right?!

Not only do they offer diaper bundles, they offer toy, book, and bath bundles as well.

Back to the diapers. After you choose which quantity you’d like, will send a cute teddy bear with a gift certificate that includes a unique code to use to redeem the diapers. They can either send the announcement package directly to your recipient or you can have it sent to you if you’re wanting to give it as a shower or birthday gift.

Best part is, your recipient (or you, cause ya know #momlife) gets to choose the brand and size of diapers they would like each time they redeem an installment. As a new parent, you never know which diapers will work for your baby or when they’ll go through a growth spurt. Some babies prefer sensitive and some need extra leak control. For us, we’ve Pampers from Day 1 and LOVE them. offers Pampers, Huggies, Luvs and Member’s Mark Diapers.

Ok, now for the real best part…the diapers are delivered straight to your door!


I’ve partnered with to give one lucky mama a 3 month diaper subscription! One winner will be randomly drawn. Contest closes May 14th and the winner will be announced on May 15th. Open to US residents only. Must be 18+ to enter.


Good luck babes!


Motherhood: Month 8

Ok, total mom fail getting this up almost a week late, but hey, it’s here! I continue to be surprised at how much joy this little girl truly brings into our lives. Sean and I are always talking about how we are seriously so lucky and that she is so perfect.

This biggest change over the past month is she is crawling, pulling herself up on items, and loves to eat solids. We’re still doing purees, but incorporating a little BLW (baby led weaning) into her routine as well. She enjoys picking up foods herself, and so far, we’ve tried these cereals, avocado, tomato, eggs, and bananas. She has 4 teeth and is starting to wear mostly 6-9 month clothes, some 9 month exclusively. Her giggles still make me melt, and she LOVES staring at herself in the mirror and “playing” with the other baby.

Now…. don’t get me wrong… we are fully starting to see the sassy side of her (indeed, my child) and she is starting to be very assertive. She has learned to shake her head no (uh oh). She’s at the stage where we have to ninja when move putting her in her car seat and changing her diaper. If we don’t do it fast enough, she rolls over and has a fit when we try to buckle her in or put her pants on.  Any tips on this?

Regarding her sleep and naps, naps are sporadic, some days she has 2-3, others she only has one. We aren’t really on a schedule with them, so they sort of happen when they do. Her bedtime is pretty consist; she’ll fall asleep between 8-9 and sleep through the night. We don’t use her owlet or noise machine anymore, and the transition has been pretty seamless.

That’s all for this month! Below are some more pictures 🙂

Family Gift Guides

Mother’s Day Ideas With Rellery

Happy Sunday, loves!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! Can you believe Mother’s Day is right around the corner?! There are no words to describe how grateful I am for the most amazing role model that I am lucky enough to call Mom. All of the carpools, special lunch deliveries, shopping trips, cheer competitions, and so much more… my mom has truly been the shining light through it all. Over the years, I have grown to really appreciate her wisdom, experience and advice.

This year is also a very special Mother’s Day because it’s my first Mother’s Day. I hope to one day inspire my sweet Ava, just like my mom did to me.

To honor our beautiful moms (and with Mother’s Day right around the corner), I have partnered with Rellery to gift one lucky winner a $100 shop credit! Trust me when I say it will make the most AMAZING gift for Mother’s Day. To enter is SUPER easy! Head over to my Instagram (click here) and follow the steps. For a bonus entry, comment your favorite piece in the comments below.

Thank you to Rellery for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.