<![CDATA[The Essential Mommie - Blog]]>Sun, 22 Mar 2020 19:53:54 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Six Months Old!]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/six-months-old
  SIX MONTHS OLD! The days can definitely be long sometimes, but boy have the months flown on by! I cannot believe we have officially reached HALF A YEAR OLD! Noah currently likes talking nonstop, eating his feet, shoving anything and everything in his mouth, and eating his baby food! He doesn't like sleeping alone still and when he has a dirty diaper. The dislikes he has have been pretty consistent every single month and he really just doesn't like sleeping alone and having a dirty diaper! 

  He is eating baby food and loves bananas, sweet potatoes, avocados, and green peas! I am making his baby food at home (I bought the baby bullet) and it has been an amazing experience! I buy all fresh food and it is SO MUCH CHEAPER than buying baby food jars at the store right now. He only eats about once a day so its easy to make his baby food at home. I figure, when he is eating three meals a day I will probably have to cave and buy baby food because I probably will not be able to keep up with making that much baby food! In the mean time, I like making his food at home and knowing exactly what is going into it! 
<![CDATA[Five Months Old!]]>Sat, 12 May 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/five-months-old
  Noah is FIVE MONTHS OLD! How do I already have a five month old?! Noah likes being awake, looking at everything, being around family, and putting everything in his hands! He doesn't like sleeping alone (we are still co-sleeping), the heat of summer, and being in his car seat for too long right now. He also started eating baby food and loves bananas and sweet potatoes! 

  Noah and I are celebrating his five month milestone up in Northern California for my niece/Noah's cousin Allison's ninth birthday! He is loving all the snuggles, kisses, and affection from all of his family members and it is SO nice to be around family. Even though we are missing Daddy like crazy and our pup, it has been nice to come up here and see everybody for a couple of days! 
<![CDATA[Four Months Old!]]>Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/four-months-old
  Today my little nugget is four months old! He has lost quite a bit of hair from his head since he was born, and it is FINALLY slowly starting to grow back. Noah likes smiling, laughing, talking all the time, making tons of voices, and eating his hands. He does not like when he's tired and cannot fall asleep, and dirty diapers still! 

  He is breastfeeding only at night now because my milk production is so low and he is mostly formula fed. He is finally smiling at the camera and is SO alert! He is aware of everything around him and it is so adorable! I cannot believe how fast these four months have gone by, and how he is getting so big! He isn't a tiny tiny baby anymore, but a growing healthy boy! 
<![CDATA[Noah's First Easter]]>Sun, 01 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/noahs-first-easter
  This little man celebrated his first Easter! My brother and his family made their way down and celebrated with us and Noah got to spend the day with family receiving lots and lots of love! We took him to meet the Easter Bunny for the first time because he was too young to visit Santa in December! 

  We went to church for Easter and Noah did so well! Church is big in our home, and we haven't truly found a church for us where we live. I love going to the Church I grew up in when we come to visit my parents, and we try to get down there on Sunday's but we are only here once a month or every couple of weeks. 

  This Easter was filled with love, family, and resurrecting Jesus Christ! 
<![CDATA[Our First Family Pictures/ Noah three Month Photos]]>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/our-first-family-pictures-noah-three-month-photos
  Today we did something SO special to me; our first professional family photos! We decided to do a session for Noah's three month milestone and I thought that it would be a great idea to pop in them as well so we have some that I can print and hang up all over my house! We just went to JcPenny's again because they did a great job for his first Christmas photos, so we decided to go back to them. I would love to set up a session with the girl that did our maternity photos because she is AMAZING, but we just haven't had a chance to set it up. 

  I love that we got to get these done, and I am glad that we finally have some professional photos of us as a family! I have been wanting these pretty much since Noah was born and to have them now is something that makes me so happy! I can't believe how alert my little nugget is now! He is so aware of everything that is around him and it is so cute! 
<![CDATA[Three Months Old!]]>Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/three-months-old
  How the heck have THREE MONTHS already passed!? Three months have passed by in a blink of an eye and I cannot believe how alert this little man now is! 

He likes being talked too, bath time, and all the snuggles. He isn't too fond of sleeping alone, dirty diapers, and putting clothes on. I swear this kid wants to just be naked and snuggled all day long! He is getting better at sleeping and even though he wakes up a few times during the night still, he is getting better at sleeping for longer periods of time, which is definitely something I am thankful for! Happy three months baby love!
<![CDATA[Two Months Old!]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/two-months-old
  My chunky monkey is two months old today! These past two months have been the best and he is worth every sleepless night so far! Noah likes bath time, being awake, car rides, and now enjoys eating his hands! He isn't too fond of sleeping alone, and having gas. 

  He has his two month shots tomorrow and I am so nervous! I know he will do just fine, but of course there is still some anxious and nervous feeling surrounding your baby potentially getting pricked and hurt. I will probably say this every single month, but I cannot believe that another month has passed and that he is two months old already! 
<![CDATA[One Month Old!]]>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/one-month-old
   My baby is a month old already! This month went by in a blink of an eye and went so fast I cannot believe it!

  As of today, Noah likes cuddling, looking around, and eating all the time! He is about 45% breastfed and 55% formula fed as of right now but we are working on it! He doesn't like being put down, being swaddled, and dirty diapers. 

  All in all he is such an easy baby and even though he wakes up every few hours, he is such a bundle of joy to have and we are enjoying every single second of being his parents. I still cannot believe an entire month has gone by. I am not prepared for time moving this fast!! 
<![CDATA[My First Christmas]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/my-first-christmas
  Noah celebrated his first Christmas today and It was the best! He got to meet his cousins and his aunties and uncles for the first time and they definitely swooned over him! He is such a cuddle bug and definitely loves to be held and snuggled while he sleeps. He let everybody feed him, snuggle him, and give him all the love he could ever imagine to get in his first two weeks of life. 

  For me, this Christmas has definitely been exhausting to say the least. I am extremely grateful to be surrounded by family that wants to help while they can so I can get a little rest though, and for that I couldn't be more thankful for. My mom is helping out a TON and I am so lucky to have her by my side through this. Jordan is also a very helpful and hands on Daddy, but we both get way tired throughout the middle of the night and sometimes butt heads over it. I know that we will get into a routine sooner than later, but it definitely is challenging these past couple of weeks. 

  With that being said, this is the BEST Christmas I have ever had because I have this amazing little human who I get to raise and love every single year from here on out. I am so blessed and grateful to have this little baby and I love him more than words can ever describe. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 
<![CDATA[My First Christmas Pictures!]]>Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://theessentialmommie.com/blog/my-first-christmas-pictures
  Today my little almost two-week-old baby got his First Christmas pictures taken! He did so well- as you can see by him being asleep the entire time! We only got a few because he was sleeping, but I am so happy with the way that these came out! We just went on down to JcPenny's at the mall and got them done in the photography studio. Luckily, there was not a ton of people, because I was skeptical of taking him out in public that young with a ton of crowds due to the upcoming Holiday. Luckily, JcPenny's only had a few children there so we got to be in and out within the hour! 

  I just wanted to share these sweet photos of my little angel baby! I cannot believe he is going to be two weeks old, it has been flying by! There are definitely some ups and downs and we have been adjusting to the very short increments of sleep, but for the most part he has been a great baby! Happy Holidays!