Hey friends. How was your weekend? I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the warmer temps, melting snow and sunshine, a great winter weekend in the CLE! Happy MLK Day and happy day off to many of you.
As you probably know by now, Mr. C and I had a little boy this past summer; “Baby Ninja.” Being a new parent is no joke, I mean it’s really hard. We love our little guy with all our might but I would be lying if I didn’t say we miss sleep like nothing else in the whole wide world. We have a handful of friends in the same new parent boat and it’s fun to get together and commiserate about lack of sleep together…over a few cocktails no less, wink.
This past Saturday we went out to Luxe Kitchen with another CLE couple who had a baby just a week before Baby Ninja. It was so fun to swap stories, ask questions and together cheer each other on for those small baby accomplishments. I am still amazed how quickly Baby Ninja continues to grow, to change and to develop as his own mini personality.
While I typically write about things happening around CLE town, from time to time I do like to share what is going on in our lives and I thought a Baby Ninja update along with the products we are currently loving would be a fun way to start the week.
Baby Ninja is sitting up, playing by himself and has started eating big boy food like oranges and bananas. A fun new product to keep homemade baby mush, think bananas and sweet potatoes are the locally designed and reusable product the Press Pouch, a must for any new mom. For clean up I used to keep the Seventh Generation organic lavender dish soap just for washing his bottles but I just started using it on all of our adult dishes, I love how thick it is, goes a long way and makes everything smell like fresh spring.
Baby Ninja likes many of the classic toys that I too used to play with including the colorful ring stacking toy. He hasn’t started actually stacking them but loves to chew on the rings to soothe his sore gums, whatever works. Now that we have moved him from the sink into his new Munchkin duck bath tub he is actually starting to enjoy his bath time including splashing around with his many bath toys. I never envisioned my grown up bathroom being overtaken by toys, scrubbies and inflatable ducks…anything for the babes. Just recently instead of placing every book in his mouth he seems more interested in good illustrations and exciting story lines, “Ninja” by Arree Chung is one of our favorites. Every night before bed we are in the habit of a diaper change and mini baby massage, I LOVE the smell of Babyganics orange blossom, smells like a creamsicle making him good enough to eat.
Lastly Baby N is quickly growing out of most of his baby onesies; he is very tall for his age. Instead of our normal baby blue snap up’s recently he has been rocking some good jeggins and fun bold sweaters; isn’t this bright yellow “like” sweater from the Gap too sweet?
So just a little baby update paired with some of the little things we are using at our house to keep all of us pretty happy…while we are dreaming of the day when we actually sleep again! New parents, any other new things I should try or explore for Baby N? What cool toys, books or food fun are you loving? Have a great week everyone!