What a FABULOUS day. Bella had a "Baby" Costume Ball, and her baby friends looked so cute. Of course she was the "Belle of the Ball", in her pretty little pink princess dress!
It wasn't 30 minutes into the party before she dozed off and took a beauty nap, but she woke up as sweet as can be and ready to party. We had a great time and afterwards we all fell into a deep sleep.
Who ever thought a baby party could wear out the grown folks too?
For great party supplies I recommend Party City. They had everything I needed to prepare for Bella's baby soirée.
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Well, I understand the danger of placing a baby on a countertop or desk, and so I am just waiting to hear one lame excuse after the other for doing so. As you can see I have Bella sitting in her Bumbo in my bed as I gave her her first solid food at four months. At this time she wasn't very mobile, but I never walked away from her either.
By six months, she could sit in the Bumbo and knock it over. Knowing that, would I place the baby on a surface and wait to see what would happen? Uh, NO!
Why would anyone?
Whatever...I still love my Bumbo. For the next baby I'm going to add the tray.
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Today was an exciting day!
The March of Dimes "Every Baby Has a Story" Tour stopped by Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and gave moms the opportunity to share their baby stories. They gave out free gift bags filled with fabulous goodies and swag. (I love swag!) My husband and I went together, and I told Bella's story.
For those of you that don't know, Bella is a preemie. You can read about it here:
Did you knw that 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely. The next one could be yours.
For more info please visit: March of Dimes
Ok, what is more adorable than a cute little baby in leg warmers? Uh, nothing, duh. It's the cutest thing. That's why I had to have these for Bella.
Actually she has two pairs of leg warmers. Perfect for the little dancer she is. (Bella dances to anything from commercials being played to water running.) My baby can get down! She's definitely my "Tiny Dancer"
When I saw these cute little warmers they reminded me of my former little dreams of becoming a Solid Gold dancer. That's right, I said it, "Solid Gold" If you're my age or older you must remember that show. It was the entertainment delight of the 80's.
Well, since times have changed Bella will have to settle for "So You Think You Can Dance!"
Nevertheless, she'll have her little Baby Legs on! You should get your munchin some baby legs too. Not just for dancing, but because they are awesome quick fixes to the cold when you don't want to have to put on those teenie weenie itsy-bitsy baby pants the stores expect our plump babies to fit in.
I just slide these on Bella with a long sleeve onesie or t-shirt and a sweater, and she's ready to go. They don't take up a lot of space , but she's covered. She hasn't exactly told me this, but I can tell she loves them!
She loves anything that doesn't slow down her crawling, and that is exactly what those bulky teenie weenie itsy-bitsy baby pants do.
Here are my top 10 reasons for buying Baby Legs:
- Baby's crawl with ease
- They protect baby's legs from the cold
- They protect baby's legs from hard surfaces as they learn to crawl
- They look cute!
- Baby's look like tiny dancers
- They will thank you for your fashion sense later
- Everybody wants some and they have styles for all babies
- You can match them to their outfit
- No more wrestling with those teenie weenie itsy-bitsy baby pants
- Your baby deserves them!!!
Who knew? Well, if you knew why wasn't I told? I don't know where it went, but one day I looked up and the edges of my hair were gone. I'm talking capital G-O-N-E!!!
My mom called it to my attention one day and I was almost mortified. Nobody told me this would happen. Where in the heck did my hair go? I could see my scalp. And no one was talking about it but me.
Oh wait, me and other mothers who were nursing that is. That was it. I was nursing! Some mothers who nurse will suffer from post partum alopecia. Or as I look back on it...
Post Partum Alo- Piece? Yeah!!! as in, "Yeah, somebody get me a piece" (white women call them wigs, but to black women it's a piece) hahaha...that's just me being funny!
Anyway, I rushed to the doctor, because I had no idea what was happening or when it would stop.
What a waste of my shoe money.
All I was told was that it is normal and that as soon as I stopped nursing my hair would grow back. That's all good any everything I thought, but Bella was 4 months old and I had no plans to stop any time soon.As a matter of fact the hair sometimes falls out until you stop. Quick, order me a piece!
Well, I noticed after she turned about six months old I started to see some growth, and that was pleasing to the mind, but not to the eye. As each day passed I started to look more and more like a baby bird. I have pretty long (decent) hair so I was able to brush it forward and cover up my feathers! (I said I looked like a bird, didn't I.)
Now here we are, Bella will be a year old on Saturday, and although my hair has not grown back to its original length I have it pulled back in a bun for all to see. I can look back at this experience and laugh.
I guess it wasn't so bad after all. I just think I should have been warned. Next time, I'll have my piece on hand!
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for piece of mind!
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