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Monday, November 24, 2014

Fresh BiB (review)

It's a rare day that Maggie keeps a clip in her hair. I guess accessories are still on the "yet to be discovered list" for this girl. So I'm doing my best to teach her to love an accessories.

Recently I introduced my 16 month old to the scarf, which is actually a bib (in disguise)! Fresh BiB is the perfect accessory for the little lady or fella in your life. They're handmade in the USA with a snap closure (so they don't wear out like velcro), and the best part is they're reversible so it's like getting two bibs in one!

The bibs are available in two options: buy one bib or sign up for a monthly subscription in 3, 6, 9 or 12 month packages!

As you can see, Maggie is a Fresh BiB fan. They're made of 100% cotton, so they're comfy and easy to wear. She may not wear a bib when eating all the time, but wearing a Fresh BiB is super helpful since she's been drooling like crazy (does teething ever end?). Plus, it looks so cute.

Sign up for your own subscription to Fresh BiB and save 10% off with code BethGoad! You can buy a subscription for a new mom (and her baby). Fresh BiB would also make a fun Christmas gift, so get shopping today!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Maggie: 16 months

Maggie is growing so fast. In the past month she's started chattering more than ever. She is more comfortable walking (and falling). Maggie often cracks herself up and loves to laugh.

Maggie has been very into stuffed animals lately. She loves to pick them up and hug them (see above).

Some of her favorite things to say lately are:
no, more milk, baby, book

She is still a pretty good eater, although she has a mind of her own lately. Read: Maggie is exercising her ability to say "no."

Highlights from the last month include:

  • A trip to Colorado 
  • Transition to toddle room at daycare (she loves all the activities)
  • Walking EVERYwhere

A few things you may not be able to tell from the photos:
  • She loves to pretend she's talking on the phone (with a TV remote, mom or dad's cell phone or her own play cell phone)
  • Maggie does not like to wear a hair clip or ponytail (she always takes it out).

Maggie's monthly updates:
1 month // 2 months // 3 months // 4 months // 5 months // 6 months // 7 months // 8 months // 9 months // 10 months // 11 months // 12 months // 13 months // 14 months // 15 months

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgiving draws near

I had hopes of writing about my November goals. I'd given myself one of those "the end of the year is coming" pep-talks, which usually plays out more like "what the heck have you accomplished, Beth?" The last month of the year is next month and what do you have to show for it?

Well, it's been one heck of a year. We have a child (note: this is the first year we've had her the entire year). I transitioned jobs mid-year and about two months later my husband transitions jobs and Maggie went to full-time daycare. There has been a lot going on, so I'm going to cut myself some slack.

I know I don't need an excuse for not blogging. Life happens and just because I don't write about it, doesn't make it any less true.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it's been my favorite holiday for years. We don't usually have grand plans. In fact, we've only spent two of the last five turkey dinners with family.

None the less, our dining room is ready (don't mind the wrinkles in the table cloth or box that made its way into the above photo). We have thankful hearts for the many gifts we've been entrusted with and given. We are excited to celebrate and I feel as though I could explode when I think about all that 2014 brought to our little family.