Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wish list Must Haves with The Baby Cubby!

Since becoming a mom I've noticed I've either packaged or asked on registries for baby items that I thought I needed but never used. As Mason keeps growing I've also noticed what items he could benefit educationally; what brand I feel would make Mason the up most comfortable and honestly what toys he would love! While searching at certain baby shops I've felt like sometimes I'm just a customer and nothing more and people just want my money. I'm someone who wants to gain a relationship with the place I shop at so I can always come back and feel more than a customer but an actual friend! Since coming to Utah and being a mom I came across this adorable shop called The Baby Cubby in Lindon, Utah! Rex and I were there for one of their pop ups and were also looking for some swaddles and car seats! Right when I walked into the store I felt welcomed! Everyone is so nice , is ready to help you out, is very knowable with each product and treats you with such importance and care! Not only do they greet you and take care of you in person but they also do it through their  Website . As many of you know I love planning ahead and so I started Christmas shopping for Mason in the beginning of November,  so I can enjoy the month of December without stressing over present buying and just enjoy our first Christmas in our home and of course Mason's first Christmas! I headed down to The Baby Cubby where I instantly found some amazing items and cute little accessories for Mason and for myself that I know we would both love. I've recently partnered up with The Baby Cubby to show you some of my must-have wish list items for your baby whether it's for Christmas or just for anytime during the year!
Some of these items are perfect for every day use or even for a fun gift for baby and mommy. I can't wait for mason to open his presents that we got from The Baby Cubby and love the other items we got like the teething necklace, pacifier clip, and even his cute new beanie! This list will make shopping easier and moms we all know we love go to items for our babies!

 Another reason why I love The Baby Cubby is that instead of you doing research of the safest educational products/brands, The Baby Cubby does it for you! I trust them whole heartly with the products and brands they include in their store because not only do they see what parents are looking for but they are parents themselves! I hope this helped with what items you need to have and what company will become your new favorite place to shop at and will also be with you every step of the way with parenthood! 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Masons yummy next step!

Can you believe Mason is already at the stage of his life where he can start being introduced to rice cereal!? I know many moms say this but don't we feel like our babies were just born yesterday? I mean I definitely am thinking that and now I'm giving my baby his first taste of solids!

At Mason's four month appointment his pediatrician said we could introduce Mason to solid foods if we wanted to and I was like "uh is it that time already?" Haha it was the same thing I said when I was getting ready to push in the delivery room. As I thought to myself "Okay what brand or what kind of flavor should I give Mason?' As a new mom your told many things by several people with different opinions on what solid food to give to your baby, what brand, or how far along they should start?

Once our pediatrician gave us the A.OK I told Rex to why not introduce him to rice cereal? I was quickly overcome with excitement to introduce this new step in his life and see his reaction! So we decided to head off to our local Target (my favorite place) and see what we could find! As I was in the baby section I noticed Gerber's Rice Cereal! As I was reading the carton I love seeing the nutritional benefits Gerber's Rice Cereal has! I'm all about finding ways to make your baby stronger and healthier! It's packed with Iron that helps boost your babies brain and learning development. As your babies grow the need for Iron in their body grows as well. It also gives them a variety of vitamins like Vitamin C and E and because of the calcium it has, your little will have strong and healthy bones! I mean mason is already a chubby little guy and I keep hearing that he's a solid little boy, so why not make his bones even stronger!

I went ahead and mixed 1 tablespoon of the cereal with 4 tablespoons of my breast milk (you can also use formula), and mixed to the point it was a nice consistency to feed mason. We sat him in his chair and fed him his first spoon full. I must say if mason could talk he would probably say, "What is this stuff" with a little silly confused expression on his face haha. Straight after his first spoon I gave him his second and he completely feel in love with it! This little independent baby of mine kept grabbing the spoon himself and shoving it into his mouth to eat more! Mason loved it as you can see and we are so happy we had this moment with our little Mas and to see him try something new and know that he is getting nourishment from it. We will continue feeding him Gerber's Rice Cereal because we see the importance of starting your little one on solids foods when the time is right! I highly recommend starting your baby on Gerber's Rice Cereal as their first solid food and see him your little one grow! Oh and don't forget to download the Target Cartwheel app (because who doesn't love to save?!) and get 10% off your Gerber Cereal or follow the link here, Target 10% off Gerber Cereal!

So tell me your experience with feeding your baby their first solid food?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Masons 5 month update!

Oh my you guys, another moth had passed and my baby is a month older:( I hope these monthly updates aren't annoying. I love keeping track of Mason's growth each month and I hope you like it as well! I feel like this month has hit me harder , hahaha and I think that's because next month he'll be 6 months! Mason continues to grow so much and just amazes both daddy and mommy of his sweet new developments! Mason is such a happy boy and always has a smile on his face, which reminds me of myself! This little guy has an eye for all things moving! We went to our trunk or treat for Halloween and Mason could not stop starring at all his fellow baby best friends and their furry friends! I think it's a sign that it's time to get a pet, right Rex, haha?! Mason is also getting more and more ticklish and in we're loving hearing him crack up. Mason is now usually on his tummy and Reaching out to object (that sometimes he shouldn't touch) ! I think it may now be time to start being more cautious of what's in his reach just because this little guy is a Adventurer already! Mason becomes interactive more each day with his toys and even likes when he make silly sounds! He's starting to show signs of crawling, he loves rolling over and scoots in different direction. Did I mention that his hair is getting lighter? If I already did, sorry, but his hair is getting so much blonder! I think hes going to have light hair just like daddy. Mason also has developed this new thing where when he smiles or get excited he shows his little tongue, I love it! Mason loves meeting new people and loves being held but mommy is still his favorite, tehe. I look back at his first week photo and then his first month photo and see where he's at now and cant help but tear up of how much he's grown. I am beyond blessed for my baby and love him so much! Cant wait for this next month and to see his new development!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Story Time with your little one

Before Mason was born I read and was told by other moms that it's good to read to your baby even though their in your belly, because they can hear your voice. I read (when I remembered)  a book to Mason and kept thinking how exciting reading a book will be when Mason is actually here. Four months forward and mason is here and we love reading books! We have anything from 10 + Dr. Seuss books, ABC books, to books will with texture and bright colors! Rex, Mason and I read a book a day right before bed time, and has now become a fun routine that if we didn't read a book that, night would feel completely off. We started reading books to Mason from me being pregnant, to him being a few week, to now. I truly believe that no matter what age your baby is even if their in your stomach , your little one benefits from it. While writing this I felt like I needed to add some facts to tell you the importance of reading to your little one! According to the website, Read Out and Read; reading to your child allows your child's development for language to grow! As your reading to your little one the bond one creates is immense, I truly believe that whichever way we spend time with our children that the relationship your creating will create life long beautiful memories. With reading, your child develops a positive mind to reading and increases their interest in reading more and more. It can help build curiosity, motivation, memory and the beautiful-unlimited imagination that a child can have. Now that mason is almost 5 months old, mason has now become more interactive with the books he reads. He loves staring at the bright colors, looking at all the pictures and books, and especially loves hearing mommy and daddy make silly sounds to help him connect with what in the book. We that reading has created memories that we wont ever forget and I can know that as were reading to him it not only makes for some fun time but also educates him and helps him grow. I recently teamed up with the lovely Lucy Darling to share one of Mason and my latest favorite book! There are several book to choose from, but we of course had to take the "All Aboard California", since that's where mommy is from and I loved being able to show my little Mas where I was born in a way that he will be interested and love. Each book is filled with beautiful landscapes, pictures , and what each state is popular/known for! But hey she not only sells books, but also swaddles, gift boxes, prints, and so much more! Head over to here shop to see the items that you and your little one must have! Don't forget to read to your little one and be ready to start some beautiful bonding!