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 Next week my little will be 6 months old. Six. Where does the time go? I feel like just yesterday I heard his first little cry in that hospital room. How is he now giggling so loudly and trying to talk to mama and papa all the time? While it makes me a little sad that he is slowly growing out of his newborn stage, I am also super excited to see the little person he turns out to be. I cannot wait to make memories with my little guy...I cannot wait to teach him about life and about love. I cannot wait to live the rest of my life here on earth with the one who has my heart...

Mama loves you Brandon.

Insta-Brandon

just a little glimpse at what my little guy has been up to...with the latest and greatest - he tries to lift his little legs to crawl while on tummy time! My babe is growing too fast...eeek!

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Happy Tuesday!

Brandon's Baptism

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Getting ready for his big day...

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about to get baptized
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Grandma Olga & Grandpa Dan

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Grandma Angie

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Daddy and Brandon

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kissie bear

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The De Liras'
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The Gomez'

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Nino Chuy and Nina Jackie

We baptized little Brandon last month, on May 26th, 2013. We decided to keep is small with just close family. After the ceremony we headed to dinner and then a small reception at home where we took all these pictures in our backyard. What a wonderful day it was.

Baby foods and books...

Now that Brandon is 5 months, we are starting to let him taste foods here and there. So far he has tried apples, banana, mango, squash, and garbanzos. Because he is still 5 months however, he only has a taste and that's it (we don't want to mess up his stomach). We have decided that we will wait until he hits the 6 month mark so he can start eating more. For now he is strictly on mommy's milk and baby rice cereal once a day. 

While we wait for him to turn 6 months, I decided to research a little bit. I found 2 great books on healthy eating, full with recipes. The first one is by Annabel Karmel. Her book focuses on healthy eating habits from birth to toddler-hood. I love how she outlines every topic and goes into detail. It really has helped me make more smart (and healthy) decisions when feeding Brandon. Unfortunately the book is not on her website anymore. The second one is Bebe Gourmet, by Jenny Carenco. This book is a must-have!!! Complete with 100 french inspired healthy recipes, this book is sure to help you develop an adventurous eater. What I absolutely love about this book is that it has so many illustrations and easy to follow step by step recipes, not to mention the yumminess that your baby (and you) will enjoy. So far I like what I am reading. There is one more book I want to get, Super Nutrition for Babies. I have read so many good reviews on that one and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. One thing is for sure, we have decided that Brandon will be on strictly all organic fruits and veggies. 

Lastly, I am dying to get my hands on this beaba babycook!! I love love love the fact that it's a steamer and blender all in one. So far I love all the reviews I've been reading so I think we are on board.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo

5 months of joy


(those dimples. be still my heart.)

I can hardly believe this little guy is now 5 months. I never really appreciated when people said "they grow so fast", but now that I am a mommy I am witnessing it first hand and it sometimes makes me sad. Having said that, mommy-hood is definitely the best thing ever. The sweet little smiles, the little giggles over the silliest things, and that unconditional love and trust they give you. My heart melts every time.

I started working this week and it was the hardest thing to do. I had been a stay at home mom for all 5 months and the strong bond we have created made it so hard for me to go. Needless to say, tears were shed. Yesterday, after only my third day, I decided it was too much to go back to work full-time so suddenly. Brandon wasn't eating right while I was gone, and he was crying a lot. Poor little guy was probably so confused. I spoke to my boss and she agreed to allow me to work only part-time. Yay. I am so relieved, and I know my little guy will be so happy. To me, Brandon will always come first.

Milestones
  • 4/16 first time giggling (he was 3 months)
  • 5/27 reached his footsie with his mouth (he was 4 months)
  • 5/28 held baby bottle by himself (even though he doesn't drink it lol)
  • He sits supported
  • He can do baby sit-ups while I hold his hands
At 5 months old he
  • Sleeps in his big boy crib, no more bassinet :)
  • Wears 12-18 month clothing! He's gonna be a tall boy
  • For the most part sleeps through the night, waking up only once to nurse and right back to sleep
  • Splishes and splashes during bath time
  • Attempts to roll over, it really is the cutest thing to see
  • Barely fits in his baby car seat
  • Eats baby rice cereal with his breast milk, 
  • Has started to drink out of a bottle, sometimes.

And we are back...again.



What a long time its been. My baby boy is already 5 months and is growing beautifully. He is the cutest little guy ever.

xoxo
 
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