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Last two weeks in Instagrams

  1. Lexi’s new swimsuit from Myhabit
  2. Driving to go boating
  3. Asleep in her carseat and her bunny lovey after an exhausting morning boating. {I continue to be surprised every time she falls asleep in her carseat now and I take a picture every time 🙂 lol}
  4. Boating {Lexi in an infant lifevest is so cute}
  5. Back from boating
  6. Swimming for the first time in a pool


  1. Good Morning sunshine!
  2. Eating feet is easier when nekkid
  3. Cutie pie
  4. Having to make a detour to Publix because she fell asleep in the car 10 minutes from home
  5. That’s how excited she gets when she sees kitties
  6. Good Night with boobies and bunny

  1. She stole a peach from me and polished it off. Hint taken! BLW has begun!
  2. More of her eating her first food
  3. Going for a walk on a gloomy day
  4. Playing with both Tiny Love gym and Finn&Emma gym at the same time
  5. More playing
  6. Playing with toes (I feel I am stating the obvious for many of these :))

  1. Playing with  Finn&Emma gym while sitting up
  2. Sleeping while touching mommy’s nose
  3. Eating a cucumber on the countertop
  4. Little energizer bunny: she just goes goes goes, wants wants wants
  5. Eating a plum (I am not really holding it in her mouth, I am just keeping it from falling out of her hand and on the carpet)
  6. Her awesome new ANGRY face

  1. Breastfeeding after a boat trip before we start driving home ( don’t mind my legs, it was the only way to comfortably sit and BF in the backseat)
  2. Playing outside with flowers in her Apple park PJs
  3. Faces of Lexi when on a walk.
  4. Our bedtime routine with Peek-a-boo and Circus McGurcus
  5. Piggy face after eating an avocado
  6. Gaylord Palms in Orlando

  1. Packing for our first overnight trip to Orlando
  2. Waiting for daddy to be done packing
  3. Driving to Orlando
  4. At the hotel ( we forgot my suitcase so this was the only clothes I had)
  5. Lexi, the partier
  6. The Next morning

  1. First tooth!!!! Trying to take a picture of it
  2. Flying high
  3. Sitting on mommy (she looks so big there)
  4. This girl grew overnight. Looks like a different baby.
  5. Her face after a 10 minute (obviously refreshing nap). I had to give in and we went food shopping
  6. Trying to exercise with a fussy baby who was only interested in playing with me

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  • Reply
    July 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    She is so cute! my kid loves to nom on peaches too. it’s hard to tell, but it looks like her car seat straps are coming out of a slot above her shoulders. Rear facing calls for straps to come out of a slot either exactly level with or below the shoulders for maximum safety. It’s hard to tell, maybe they are already like that.. just wanna make sure. She’s too cute nomming on her feet and making angry faces!

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      July 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

      Hey Bryanna,

      Explain the seat straps, pls? Where do they come out above? I want to make sure it’s correct.

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        July 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM

        I see what she’s saying. It might just be the angle of the pic, but they look high. Just read through your manual really quick and make sure they’re in the right slot for rear facing. It might even say on the side of the seat.

        Great pictures, btw. She looks like she’s growing so much!

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          Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
          July 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM

          Oh I see what you’re saying, but i think there’s only one slot. I’ll check, thanks for the heads up!

          • liz
            July 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM

            all carseats have a way to adjust the straps, it might not be another slot, but adjustable up and down (dont know what kind of carseat you have). ours is britax and is a non-rethread which means you dont have to take the straps off nor are there multiple slots, i move it by pulling a handle. on our peg perego i moved it with a button.
            good luck!

          • Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
            July 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM


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        Sarah B.
        July 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

        Rear facing – straps should come out of the slot that is below baby’s shoulders (or exactly even with them).
        Forward facing – straps should come out of the slot that is above child’s shoulders (or even).

        Not sure why it’s like that, but it has something to do with the pressure on the straps during an accident. I think it’s so there is a bit of “give” when forward facing, so the shoulders don’t stay put while the head/neck snap forward. Rear facing doesn’t have that issue, so having the straps below the shoulders holds them in more snugly during an accident. At least that’s what I’ve read!

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        July 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

        You can test the angle by sticking a butter knife into the hole and if the angle goes up then it is correct. It can be hard to tell sometimes if it is correct with the cover. Hope that makes sense!

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      July 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      Can you tell us a little more about BLW? My son is 6 months old and I’d love to just give him a peach or other fruit to chew on but I’m terrified of him choking! Right now I make homemade purees. How do you know if it’s safe for her to eat since she has no (or 1) teeth?

      Also, she’s getting huge!

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        Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
        July 20, 2012 at 8:05 PM

        I’ll be writing about it soon in more detail, but check out BLW book or website.

        I’ll tell you this : I was very afraid of her chocking until I read the book which explains very well how PROPERLY introducing normal food has no more danger of chocking than purees.

        The book isn’t very scientific but it’s common sense.

        I wouldn’t try it without reading first though since it touches on a few safety issues that I found very important.

        I have to tell you I’m loving it and Lexi is a huge fan.

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          July 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

          Just chiming in that the book is awesome and so is BLW. We loved doing it. Can’t wait to see Alexis’ new foods!

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          Steffany von Sauber
          July 21, 2012 at 6:28 AM

          Great. We would love to read about BLW too!
          When did you start giving her normal food?

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    July 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    That is one cute angry face!!

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    July 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    What stroller are you using in those pictures? It doesn’t look like that red one you wrote about a few days ago. Did you get a new one?

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      July 20, 2012 at 4:06 PM

      Hey, Melissa!
      It’s Origami by 4moms. I’ve had it for a while but it can’t be used until your baby sits up so we have just started using it. Plus it’s facing forward and Lexi still occasionally needs to face rear to feel safe.

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        July 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM

        Ah, it’s cute!

        I have a Graco that has a flip handle so you can rear face if the baby wants to see you. Usually though, he’s all about seeing everything around him, so we haven’t taken much advantage of the rear facing.

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          Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
          July 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM

          You know she keeps going back and forth. She’ll want to face forward, but then when she’s feeling fussy or vulnerable, she wants to see us.

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    July 20, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Wow, I’ve never seen a baby’s hair color change so much in a few days!

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    July 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    I love her thighs. Seriously. How adorable is she?
    Looks like BLW is going great. I love seeing babies chomping on real fruit, or any real food. Are you planning on making your own baby food purees?

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    July 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    She is SO CUTE!!! Love that red hair. And those eyes! Just beautiful!

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    July 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    I am lovin’ that angry face! So cute!

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    Elena C.
    July 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Loooove candid pics 🙂
    Lexi’s growing and changing so fast, ohhh 🙂

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    July 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Love the new angry face!

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    July 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    So you started solid foodN when did you did start? How did it go? Any advice? Anything you would recommend for products ie highchair, spoons, bibs etc….?

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    July 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    she’s so cute! good luck with the blw – can’t wait to see pics/video of her first taste of ice-cream and lemon!

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    Rachel M
    July 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Did you stay in a room with the atrium view? I love the room renovations they have done! We are on the space coast and stay at Gaylord palms every few months because it is my happy spot 🙂 I definitely prefer it to Disney during the hot months

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      July 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      You know, I had to think about what the view was ( obviously not something I even noticed, even though back before Alexis, the room and the view were a big deal lol). I think the view was of some garden outside the hotel.
      Gaylord Palms is one of my favorites. I do love Disney hotels too and we stay there often just for fun ( like you say happy spots), but Gaylord is definitely something special. Did you ever get to go to their ice exhibit?

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        Rachel M
        July 22, 2012 at 5:43 PM

        We always pay the little extra for the atrium because of the a/c balcony bonus and the fun people watching! Lol it’s esPecially fun around 9pm when everyone is tipsy 🙂

        I have NOT been to ice! We didn’t discover the wonder of GP until right after Silas was born. This year, he will be 2.5 and prime age! We are also going to switch over to universal passes this year since he is in love with shrek, barney, and despicable me. We had annual passes to both Disney and universal when we first got married, but it was too much. Plus, DHs uncle works for universal now- yay family discount! The whole family’s pass combined wont cost as much as 1 Disney pass!

        Why do you think of the new pools? The kid area was a little too old for a 2 yr old, but he loved the nightly movie. Also, we are going to do a shrek bday party for Silas this year at GP. Did you happen to see the characters roaming around? Looks like fun!

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          Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
          July 22, 2012 at 9:16 PM

          This was the first time we actually stayed there. Up until now we’d just visit and go to villa de flora. We usually stay exclusively at Disney. And we were the same way with season passes as you. This year it’s gonna be Disney passes.

          Have fun with your 2 year old. We are taking Lexi to Disney in September and we can’t wait!

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    July 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    I noticed the car seat you use. You should check out this blog post.

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    July 24, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Hi there– such cute pics of your little gal eating! I see Alexis is not eating purees, but straight off the fruit. Was wondering where you got the idea…anywhere online I can read about introducing solids this way? Thanks!!

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      July 24, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      It’s called Baby Led Weaning and it’s a relatively popular method of feeding. There’s a website I think or you can read a book.
      I’ll be writing about it once we’ve done it consistently for a few weeks.

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    July 26, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    You both are so gorgeous! This post is so delightful.

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