Sofia Turns ONE

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For a first birthday we do everything, a cake smash and photo session.ย We even a had donut party! This first year of life completely changes a family and we loved every minute as we celebrated this tiny person. I don’t want you to ever grow up Sofi, I love you!

Happy Birthday Sofia Quinn, you are the sweetest baby in the world.

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Easy Egg Decorations

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Hi friends, I’m so excited about Easter this year, we attempted to decorate some eggs. We happened to have brown eggs on hand  so I decided to skip the dye and go straight to craft paint.  My girls even got in on the action, you can see Ariana’s egg is the mostly white one. ๐Ÿ™Š

Disclaimer: these are just for decoration

Step 1. Boil 6-12 eggs for 10 minutes. 

Step 2. Cool in ice water and set on towel to dry. 

Step 3. Mix white crafters paint with a little water to thin out paint. 

Step 4. Use a small paint brush. (I used a flat egde brush.)

Step 5. Go crazy, put on some music and let you inner Edgar Degas through. 

Step 5. Take a pic and share the pretty and feel free to tag me on Instagram! I want to see all the pretty you created to celebrate this resurrection weekend! 
Cheers!
  
    
 

Crepes for Breakfast

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I woke up hungry for crepes so I had to make some, I’ve never made crepes before so this was all a huge experiment. I found a yummy looking recipe off Pinterest  and whipped up some batter in my blender, 5 crepes later I think I came up with something resembling a crepe. For the cream I whipped heavy whipping cream, vanilla and cream cheese. To finish I topped it with fresh strawberries and had a little picnic with Ariana. 

Cheers!
  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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Baby Beauty +tips for soft curls and tangless brushing.ย 

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Hey guys, Ariana and I got to chatting about her busy baby curls, and we wanted to share how we stay clear of tangles, plus our favorite products to keep this style tear free and frizz free all day!

To start we have a long 2o minute bath, this is essential for relaxing and plenty of playtime. I don’t know if this is horrible but I  only shampoo if there is food or something in Ariana’s hair. On a normal day I grab whatever conditioner I am using and massage it in. Little girls are not super oily so it works, next we rinse and find a tiny towel and wrap up that mop of brown hair.

Once the towel falls off .04 seconds later we know its time to brush. You must invest in one of these wet brushes, I also use a wet brush and it blew my mind how amazing and easy it is to brush out hair! I found my wet brush at Marshals, but you can find them everywhere.

Next we apply two pumps of TRESemme  nourish rituals, this just helps smooth all those curls and keep her hair calm all day. We have been using this soft oil all year and I’m not sure they sell it any longer but any Argon oil should work.

To finish we part on the side, and throw on a cute headband. I also do the same thing with baby sofia, she loves getting her hair brushed and after I brush her hair I let her have some belly time so her hair won’t dry funky in the back.

Hopefully Arian’s advice and experience can help you next time you go to pull out the brush, we all want to avoid baby crocodile tears.

 

Lot of love

~Emily, Ariana & Sof.


  


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32 Weeks

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baby, expecting, its a girl, pregnant, pregnancy, pregnancy blog, mommy blog, 32 weeks

baby, expecting, its a girl, pregnant, pregnancy, pregnancy blog, mommy blog, 32 weeks

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I hope everyone had a very happy Easter! I took these shots Sunday with little Ariana, we had about 3.5 minutes worth of smiles and kisses before she checked out and wanted to play. Thankfully we got some cute shots and were able to enjoy the rest of the day! I am so happy to be at 32 weeks, baby is growing healthy and strong with just 52 days left of this pregnancy I feel like I am in the final stretch. (haha, literally)

THE STATS

How far along? 32 weeks โ€“ Baby is about 3.75 lbs.

Stretch Marks? Not yet.

Fun fact โ€“ legs cramps are the worst. Why would that even be a pregnancy problem? #pregnancyproblems

Best moment this week? Making it to 32 weeks! ๐Ÿ˜›

Anything making me sick still? Tiredness, anytime I get over tired I start feeling sick. Also I was super busy over the holiday weekend so that also made me feel pretty old and tired.

Symptoms? Leg cramps, not even kidding I woke up with double leg cramps in both of my calfs. I got out of bed to stand up and try and get them out but { my muscles wouldn’t work } so I just fell over in a heap. Thankfully my husband was right there and while I laid like a helpless human he massaged my calfs until the cramps went away. They kept coming back over and over…worst feeling ever. My muscles stiffened up and were super sore for two days after that, I told my midwife and she recommended a powdered magnesium supplement called Natural Calm, I have been taking it for two days so hopefully I will not have any more cramps after this! Anything to stop the pain of have your leg muscles all jacked up. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It is the worst!

Cravings โ€“ Nothing to crazy lately. Just normal food and lots of popsicles.

Weight gain? 23.5 lbs pounds.

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31 weeks

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This week has been a little rougher on me, I have been extremely tired and sore. The weekend (Saturday) I spent the day shopping and hanging out with friends, not the best idea though. I felt fine but Sunday morning but around ten I started have some braxton hicks and lower back pain/ache so I spent the rest of the day resting on the couch and hydrating. I probably worry too much but I also did not do much on Monday because I don’t want to push my body too hard. I finally feel back to normal today {Tuesday} but since I have just barely nine weeks left I probably can slow down life so this little baby can have her designated 9 months in the belly. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s it for the week, I am reducing my caffeine intake and trying to eat more healthy snacks like popsicles and popcorn so I don’t go to crazy in this last trimester! Wish me luck ๐Ÿ˜‰

THE STATS

How far along? 31 weeks โ€“ Baby is about 3.3 lbs and is just over 16 inches long.

Stretch Marks? No, every week I keep thinking about just deleting this quesiont but I have 2 months left so I’m keeping it just in case.

Fun fact โ€“ just 60 days left to go till baby D-Day!

Best moment this week? going to bed every night, seriously I am sleep monster lately.

Anything making me sick still? This week has been a little rough on me, baby girl is getting bigger and lots of Braxton hicks and tiredness.

Symptoms? Braxton hicks, Tiredness, sore hips, and a very sore lower back.

Cravings – pickles, lime popsicles and popcorn.

Weight gain? 22 lbs pounds.

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30 Weeks

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baby, expecting, its a girl, pregnant, pregnancy, pregnancy blog, mommy blog, 30 weeks

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Thirty weeks over here! We had fun this weekend traveling to Florida and visiting with Family and friends. We spent a day on the beach and ate lots of yummy food, it was a long 9 hour car ride and definitely the last trip I will make before I have this baby. ย Today I had a baby check up and I measured 31 weeks and I passed my diabetes test with flying colors. (Whew) Not that I was worried but there is always a chance. That is all I have to update for this week, its getting harder to put on my shoes and paint my toenails! Thank goodness its summer and I can just switch over the sandals and from now on I will just have to pay for my pedicures. ๐Ÿ˜›

THE STATS

How far along? 30 weeks โ€“ Baby is about 3 lbs and is just over 15 inches long.

Stretch Marks? Nope.

Fun fact โ€“ During pregnancy woman grow a whole new organ, ie the placenta.

Best moment this week? Relaxing on the beach with my toes in the sand!

Anything making me sick still? The third trimester has been good to me. No sickness or nausea.

Symptoms? Cravings – Sugar snap peas, snickers and lime popsicles! But not all at once ๐Ÿ˜›

Weight gain? 21.lbs pounds.

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29 Weeks

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Good Morning to all you lovely mommies! I finally got my 29 week post up, this week has been so busy and sometimes it is just way to challenging to stop and write a blog post, but it has definitely been on my mind. I am actually 29 weeks and 6 days in these images but I felt like I needed to post before I hit week 30! This weekend we are going to be in Florida and so I am anticipating taking a lot of belly pics. This week has been good, I have still been a little tired but more in a routine. I worked out about four times and stayed pretty busy over the weekend photographing some family sessions! I had my gestational diabetes blood test last week but I haven’t heard back from my doctor so I am assuming for now I am in the clear. I have my next appointment on Monday so I’m looking forward to getting a check up on that. Baby Bautista is growing a lot and moves around all the time! I haven’t have any sickness this week but I have had more cravings for Pineapple and peanut m&m’s. Just 10 more weeks left guys, ย I am feeling pretty optimistic for the last couple months. I weighted myself this morning and I have gained about 20lbs so far, I am aiming for 25lbs. but I guess time will tell. Thanks for keeping up with me, I will be posting my 30 week bump-date soon! Happy weekends to everyone.

THE STATS

How far along? 29 weeks โ€“ Baby is about 3 lbs.

Stretch Marks? Nope.

Fun fact – A selfie of my bump is actually called a #bumfie

Best moment this week? Packing up for a weekend trip to the beach!

Anything making me sick still? Feeling so good, tired somedays but a nap is the best cure.

Symptoms? Cravings – Slushies are a new one. And popsicles. Anything citrus makes me the happiest girl in the world. I have also been having a lot of crazy dreams, the same thing happened last time I was pregnant and I can only assume it is because their is a tiny indian princess doing the salsa in my belly. I have also started eating a LOT of fresh cucumbers drowned in apple cider vinegar flavored with salt and pepper. ( way to be a classic pregnant person right )

Weight gain? 20lbs pounds so date.

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28 Weeks

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Hey mommies, and mommies to be! I have finally made it to the third trimester! Ah, I am so excited. Just 12 more weeks till my baby girl is here, compared to 40 it feels SO close. ย I am starting to feel a slow panic to get things ready and finish up my “project” aka – things I just never get done. I bought baby #2 the most adorable little outfit this last week, but that is the first thing I have prepared! I know it will all come together but I am busy making a list as I write this post. This week I had my 28 week appointment with my midwife and everything looks right on track, baby is head down and growing right on schedule. I also had my glucose test and am still waiting the results from that. I didn’t have a problem with my blood sugar the first time around so I am hoping it will be the same the second time. The drink was not really as bad as I remembered it, but by the time I drank it and had my blood taken and made it back home I was craving carbs and salt. I picked a “healthier” option and boiled potatoes and ate them with A-1 sauce. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย So Amazing.

My appointments have moved up from once a month to every 2 weeks, and then once I am 32 weeks I will start taking the birthing and newborn classes offered at my center. Never hurts to refresh right! 80 days to go and this girl is so happy!

THE STATS

How far along? 28 weeks โ€“ Baby is about 2.5lbs.

Stretch Marks? No, idk why I keep checking. :S

Best moment this week? I finally bought this little baby the cutest lil’romper! I found it at Target and it was so adorable and tiny I had to get it for her. I have started feeling slightly bad because I have not gotten anything ready for her yet!

Anything making me sick still? ย I have had a lot of extreme tiredness this week, if I do too much or stay out too long doing shopping or errands I start to feel bad. Ick.

Food Cravings? Oatmeal, Ice-cream and Mango tea.

Symptoms? Tired, and in need of a lot of naps. Feeling less hip pain, but more stress in my back and spine. ย Mild nauseaย if I skip meals, and or sleep.

Weight gain? 18.5 pounds. :S

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27 Weeks

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baby, expecting, its a girl, pregnant, pregnancy, pregnancy blog, mommy blog, 27 weeks

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baby, expecting, its a girl, pregnant, pregnancy, pregnancy blog, mommy blog, 27 weeks

I found this lovely maxi style dress last weekend at Target, I usually shop clearance so I cant link to the dress. But like a lot of mommies and stylists just be sure and check out the clearance rack in the back corner of Target and you can probably find this dress. It was just $14 and so comfy, I ordered a few other maxi dresses from boohoo.com and I plan to wear those for the next 13 weeks so I don’t have to think about waistbands.

THE STATS

How far along? 27 weeks – Baby is about 2.5lbs.

Stretch Marks? Nope!

Best moment this week? So many good moments but really it is about learning to enjoy every moment with this little girl in my belly.

Anything making me sick still? ย I think sickness is long gone, but Ill keep you posted if it comes back.

Food Cravings? Oatmeal, orange juice and steaks. plural.

Symptoms? Lots of baby movement, nights are getting longer and my bladder is getting smaller. ย Another thing is everyday I have less and less space so after eating a regular size meal I feel so overstuffed and full makes me super uncomfortable. I will just turn into a little snack machine for the last month of baby #2!

Weight gain? 18 pounds. (onward)