Friday, June 26, 2015

7 months

Sweet Cal Pal, you are seven months old!

Weight: 15.8 lb. (not super accurate as it was a week late and on our bathroom scale!)

Clothes: Calvin is wearing 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers. Even though some 3-6 month clothes fit, I boxed them all up at once so I don't have multiple sizes out at once.

Eating: Hello World of Solid Foods! While Calvin is mostly getting just breast milk, he got his first taste of real food this past month. It was actually a funny story- well it is funny now looking back on it… At Calvin's six month appointment, we got the green light to try and put him into child care- he was still susceptible to get sick easily since he was a preemie but we were finally out of the height of RSV and flu season. So the following Sunday we had a member meeting and I decided to put Calvin upstairs in child care with a mission team who was watching kids. When I picked him up an hour later, the sweet girl smiled and said "He got a little fussy so we gave him his fruit and veggie pouch and he was much happier!" I am sure a look of panic washed over my face… fruit and veggie pouch?! I stumbled out that he had never had any food before but its ok, grabbed Calvin and quickly walked to Kerry where I just started to cry. :( I was just in shock that my sweet baby had eaten one of Christian's pouches that contained about 8 different foods including kale, mango, apple and chia seeds! He was totally fine but what a way to be introduced to foods! Ha! We have his tummy a week to recover before we tried some rice cereal and banana. I was also given the go ahead to try and add back in egg to my diet but Calvin's tummy was a hot mess with that so once again we took a week off of solids after I took egg back out. So Calvin's intro into the world of foods has been adventurous and exciting. Officially, now he is eating breast milk, oatmeal, banana and avocado.

Sleep: Calvin has gotten into a pretty good groove, which I am enjoying while it is here because I know everything will probably change in two weeks! He sleeps in the swaddle with his arms out.
Wake Up: Around 8
Naps: 10ish, 1ish, 4ish (wake time is 2-2 1/2 hours and somedays he takes two long naps instead of three)
Bedtime: Around 8:00 with one wake up around 4/5

Playtime and Activities: We got back into the routine of going to the Y this month and Calvin does so well there. He is such an easy going boy who is happy to roll around on his activity mat, hang out in his exersaucer or jumper or snuggle being held. He has been playing with his activity cube, scout, books and anything he can chew on.

Development: It amazing how I was concerned at his 6 month check up about head control but now he is doing tummy time like a champ and rolling over both ways like crazy. He will babble, giggle, reach for toys and has been working on sitting with help.

Firsts and Fun:
*First taste of food
*First family trip to Cannon Beach
* Cabin trips

* Loves to suck on his two fingers on his right hand

Stitch Fix #3

It feels a little bit like Christmas morning when that brown and blue box arrives on my porch. And it always comes right at nap time so I can immediately open it and give it my undivided attention. Perfection.

This is my third time receiving a fix from Stitch Fix and I still love it just the same, if not even more. One thing I realized what I love so much about it is not only is it convenient but the stylists really seen to understand my body type and size so pretty much everything I try on fits me well and so I feel good trying it on. They have also done a great job picking items that match my style and my lifestyle.

So what was in box #3?

I asked my stylist for items that would help transition my wardrobe into summer. At first glance I was a bit disappointed in the lack of color I saw- a lot of black and white. But that was soon set aside when I realized that I loved everything in the box, despite the color choices.

 41Hawthorn Montreal Arrow Printed Henley Blouse (KEEP- sort of)
I loved this shirt and the only problem was that I have one hanging in my closet that is almost identical! So a friend actually bought this one from me but I would have totally kept it if I didn't already have one so similar.

Gilli Arisha Striped Dress (KEEP)
This dress has a fun detail on the bottom where it is asymmetrical layered and is lower in the back. I wasn't sold on the color at first ( hot pink and tan/grey stripe) but loved it once it was on.

 Fun2Fun Terrance Lace Detailed Sleeveless Blouse (KEEP)
This shirt, along with the maxi skirt, was my favorite item in the box. I loved the lace and that ut could be worn with jeans on a skirt.

Octavia Emily Lightweight Chevron Infinity Scarf (KEEP)
When I opened this, It actually had a small hole/run in it. I emailed Stitch Fix and they got right back to me and said I could get a replacement for keep it with a 15% discount. I ended up getting ht e replacement and keeping this scarf because it was actually free when I chose to keep all items and got the 25% discount! Score!

Renee C Gabe Maxi Skirt (KEEP)
For anyone else who is short, you can understand how hard it is to find a maxi skirt that is actually a decent length without having to hike it up super high! Well this skirt fits amazingly and I knew I would keep it as soon as I tried it on.

Because I choose to keep all 5 items this fix, I got a 25% discount which saved me $55. So I basically got the scarf ($28) free and one shirt ($38) practically free! 
If you haven't already, try out Stitch Fix. It is only $20 and that goes toward anything you purchase! Sign up here!