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  • Here is why you’re still fat…

    If you care about your childrens’ health and your own health, I urge you to take the time to listen to this lecture from University of California.…

  • Big Announcement!

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Some of you, who follow me on social media, might have noticed that for the last 6 months I have been working on a few projects. I am ready…

  • Breastfeeding a 4 year old at the airport

    Our flight is delayed and Lexi is crashed out. She asked for boobie before she went down. I haven’t spoken about breastfeeding for a long time because it has almost ceased.…

  • Can we take a moment?

    Can we take a moment and appreciate the change in these two photos, taken almost precisely a year apart? How could she be so big? How can a simple year make such…

  • Your Wonderful Two’s – A letter.

    Baby girl! I stopped my monthly letters because you’re growing so fast that it would impossible to keep track of everything, and you’re increasingly (I would never think it’d be possible)…

  • Cognitive development (13-18 months)

    I started writing this post a few months ago and now coming back to it, the truth is she is changing soooo fast cognitively that it’s absolutely useless to be writing…

  • Speech development (13-16 months)

    Other posts in this series: Physical Development: 13-16 months So by now it is pretty clear that Lexi IS NOT A TALKER. A runner– yes! An energizer bunny– definitely! A singer–…

  • Lexi’s 1st Birthday {the “after party”}

    Last part of the Birthday Photos. 1st Birthday: Morning of 1st Birthday Party Planning and Decor 1st Birthday Part Part I 1st Birthday Party Part II Smash Cake 1st Birthday The End…

  • Physical Development (13-16 months)

    How much fun are toddlers? The answer is A LOT OF FUN! It’s a pretty recurring theme here on the The Art of Making a Baby. But it’s true. We’ve known…

  • Busy busy baby, busy busy days!

    Before I had Lexi, I remember talking to a friend of mine who has a particularly active baby as well, about how she HAS to take her places because staying home…

  • Sign Language: Update

    For more on Signs please read “Baby Signs” post I know I only recently wrote a post on sign and using sign languages for babies, but it has been getting better and better.…

  • Good Bye Babyhood, Hello Toddler!

    I’ve had this post written in my head for MONTHS. Since Alexis started walking full time at 11 months. And it was only now when a reader asked me to write…

  • Lexi’s 1st Birthday Part 2

    First Birthday Party Part II 1st Birthday: Morning of 1st Birthday Party Planning and Decor 1st Birthday Part Part I 1st Birthday Party Part II Smash Cake 1st Birthday The End {All…

  • First Birthday Party: Part I

    First Birthday Party Part I 1st Birthday Party Planning and Decor 1st Birthday Part Part I 1st Birthday Party Part II Smash Cake 1st Birthday The End PHOTOGRAPHY One of the best decision…

  • 6 Seconds is not enough

    Our Vine videos from the beginning. It’s a bit slow in the beginning, but gets much cuter half way through. Join us on Vine: The Art of Making a Baby…

  • Instagram Friday, December, 2012

    Here is the best of the best from December I hadn’t gotten around to posting. {I am not sure how I missed Decemeber so completely, so I am going back to that. I…

  • First Birthday: Planning Decor and Favor Bags

    First Birthday Party Decor & Planning 1st Birthday: Morning of 1st Birthday Party Planning and Decor 1st Birthday Part Part I 1st Birthday Party Part II Smash Cake 1st Birthday The End…

  • This is what toddling looks like…

    The long awaited walking videos. As I wrote in the 11months post, Lexi started walking full time {with support} at 9 months and then with one hand + first independent steps…

  • Letters to Lexi: 11 Months Old

    I don’t know where to start. Again. Again. You’ve blown our minds. Yes, we are first time parents so our minds are pretty easy to blow. But you’re still a rockstar,…

  • Letters to Lexi: 9 Months

    Dear Lexi, This is the age! The age when I considered other people’s kids BIG. I look at you, though, and you’re still so small, so fragile, so vulnerable. There’s yet…

  • VIDEO: Alexis – 7 months to 8 months

    This video is two weeks too late and so many changes happened development-wise in the meantime, but this is what life was all about for our little Alexis between being 7…

  • 8 Months Picture and Outtakes

    Since I had to post the 8 Months Update before I had a chance to download the 8 months pictures, I am posting the photo and outtakes now.…

  • Letters to Lexi: 8 Months

    WHAT? No wait, wait! *Shaking head* You’re 8 months? That can’t be. I remember reading blogs where babies were 8 months and thinking how big they were, but you’re still so little. You…

  • Lexi in Motion: From 6 to 7 Months {Video}

    The first video here is the highlights of everything that being a 6 months old entails. The second video is her highness playing with toys, mostly boring but with a few…

  • Letters to Lexi: 7 months old!

    Dear baby girl, You are 7 months old. The number blows my mind. I remember reading other people’s blogs and thinking how big their babies were at 7 months. And here…

  • What’s been going on around here

    I’ve been pretty busy for the past few weeks attempting to get things in a semblance of order as well as having fun with friends and thoroughly enjoying my baby girl who is…