Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Month 4 Must Haves


#1 - Infantino Go Ga Ga Squeaky Teether - Same kind of concept as Sophie the Giraffe, but half the price. The tail is definitely a favorite chew spot.

#2 - Bumbo Floor Seat with Tray - Sebastian LOVES to sit up but he's not ready to sit on his own. We used to prop him up on pillows while we sat with him on the couch but he started throwing himself forward... and face planting. A friend of mine suggested trying the Bumbo and he sits and plays with his toys on the tray.

#3 - Lamaze Stretch the Giraffe - We clearly have a thing for giraffes in this house. This one has different textures, colors, the legs stretch, and each foot makes a different noise.

#4 - Britax B-Nimble Umbrella Stroller - Since my mom watches Sebastian for me when I'm on the road for work, it just made sense to get a stroller to keep at my parents'. We wanted something light, easy to fold, and that had a high weight limit. The B-Nimble also has the "click & go" feature for our car seat.

#5 - SwimWays Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy - This float was a perfect buy for my in-laws pool. Sebastian can lean back and relax in the pool while the canopy keeps the sun out of his face.

#6 - OBall Flexi Loops Teether Toy - The loops on this toy are easy for Sebastian to grab with his little fingers and easy for him to stick in his mouth. EVERYTHING he gets his hands on goes into his mouth lately.

#7 - Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Comfort Rocker - Sebastian was not a fan of this rocker/vibrating chair when he was a newborn but lately he is perfectly content swatting at the toys and rocking away. Anything that gives me a few minutes to respond to emails is a winner in my book.

#8 - California Baby Calming Shampoo & Body Wash - I dunno if this stuff is actually calming, but I love the lavender smell and it's gentle on his amazing baby skin.

Lots of toys this month! Sebastian is learning so much everyday and it's been a blast introducing him to new things. What toys are your baby's favorites?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Family Outing

Sebastian's first trip to the Jersey Shore!

This past Saturday, Serg and I packed Sebastian up in the car, picked up our friends Sally & Julio and their little boy and drove to Point Pleasant Beach for a stroll on the boardwalk. It was spontaneous and perfect - just what we needed to break up the usual routine of our recent days. There's really nothing like feeling the ocean breeze and watching the sky turn pink as the sun sets.

I see more spur of the moment family outings in our future! What are your go-to places for an easy, fun day trip?

Monday, July 29, 2013

4 Months

Our little monster turned 4 months on Friday! At our visit to the pediatrician today, we learned that kiddo is in the 75th percentile for height, weight, and head circumference - making him a symmetrical little dude.

Here's what's new this month:
  • Shoving his foot into his mouth. Getting angry when he can't shove both in at the same time.
  • Realizing he has a dog and thinking she's hilarious.
  • Cradle cap and balding, lol. It's not pretty but he's still cute!
  • Trying to sit up. He must have abs of steel.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th!

We spent an awesome day celebrating USA's birthday with family. Breakfast at our usual spot in Montclair with my parents then lazying around the pool at my in-laws. Really couldn't have asked for better! Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Month 3 Must Haves

#1 - Rhino Toys O-Ball - Now that Sebastian knows he has hands, he loooovveess grabbing things. This O-Ball toy is perfect because he can wrap his little fingers through the openings and get a good grip. It's light weight, inexpensive, and comes in a variety of colors and styles.
 Look what I can do!

#2 - Johnson & Johnson Baby Hand & Face Wipes - These wipes are the easiest way to freshen up during the day while we're out and about. And I love the way they smell!

#3 - Baby Gap Straw Hat - I have a serious obsession with Baby Gap and hats. Combine the two and we have a problem. After seeing how adorable Sebastian looked in his fedora, I couldn't help but pick this one up too! Isn't it very Gatsby?
 After looking so dapper in his fedora, he needed the other hat too! ;)

#4 - IKEA Leka Cirkus Play Mat - I didn't want to keep dragging his Kick and Play Piano gym up and down the stairs (it's in my office area upstairs) so this IKEA play mat was a perfect solution. It's big (almost 4'x4') but I can fold it up and store in a basket so it's not in the way. It's very plush and each animal and ball has a different sound or texture. And it's cheap - $24.99!

#5 - Boba 3G Carrier - Yes, I bought another Boba. But this one was with Serg in mind! I swear! The 3G is lightweight, easy to put on, comfortable, and fits both of us. I wore it grocery shopping and Sebastian slept the whole time... despite being stopped in nearly every aisle by people trying to peer down at him, lol.

#6 - Classic Toms - These are my version of sensible "mom" shoes. I have them in black glitter, red, and gray. Comfiest shoes EVER.

#7 - iPlay Swim Diaper - iPlay has the cutest "cloth" swim diapers in prints for both boys and girls. We've used it for swimming in Grandma & Grandpa's pool and will use them for our "Mommy & Me" swim classes in September.

#8 - Sophie the Giraffe - I don't know if Sebastian is teething yet but he is constantly trying to shove his fist in his mouth. I don't want him to get into the habit of hand/finger sucking so I've been redirecting with toys. Sophie is a favorite!