Category: BG3

Aug 16
A Diaper-Free House and Potty-Training Tips

A Diaper-Free House and Potty-Training Tips

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Looks like it’s that time again, the time that all parents both dread and wait impatiently for… Potty-training! BG3 is creeping up on turning two and like with her sisters, I wanted to keep up the trend of getting my daughter potty-trained by the time they turn two. Each girl handled it fairly well and I had high hopes that the baby would follow suit. I ended up doing things… Read more »

Sep 03
It Never Gets Any Easier

It Never Gets Any Easier

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I was a fool to think switching the baby to cow’s milk would go off without a hitch. A damn fool. You would think she’d welcome the taste of milk after the stinkfest that is Alimentum formula, but no, neither man, woman, nor beast can force this girl to drink her milk. I knew there would be a slight transition phase, but her sisters never had a problem with the… Read more »

Aug 25
A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

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I’m quite proud of myself and my family for putting this all together. Granted, Mickey Mouse is a staple, so there are plenty of party ideas and supplies, but still. I really liked how everything came together. The birthday banner was made from a banner company that the Hubs used for his job. We bought a wooden frame with clothespins to put together BG3’s monthly pictures. I was so happy… Read more »

Aug 21
Happy Birthday Alayna!

Happy Birthday Alayna!

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Happy 1st birthday, baby girl! This year has been quite a ride. You’ve tested my boundaries like no other, but you’ve also brought me so much happiness, I can’t contain my love for you sometimes. Whenever you smile at me, it truly makes my heart melt and brightens up my day. You have so much personality and energy. How did I get so lucky to be your mom? I love… Read more »

Aug 19
I Will Love You More

I Will Love You More

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A letter to my last child… Ever since you were born, it seems like the world loves you less than the others. Because a few have come before you, your presence is like “old news” to everyone around us and it pains me to think like that, but the truth has been a nagging ache in the back of my head for quite some time now. The differences may be… Read more »

Jul 30
Project BG3: Week 49 – Eating Less and Less

Project BG3: Week 49 – Eating Less and Less

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Still no signs of walking yet with this girl. She still prefers to be held, especially by me, or else she’s cruising around the living room via the couch and coffee table. She doesn’t seem to like her walker much anymore for some reason. She’s been consistent with the “mama” and “dada” words and I can tell she knows which word refers to which person. Not really sure what will… Read more »

Jul 23
Project BG3: Week 48 – 11 Months Young!

Project BG3: Week 48 – 11 Months Young!

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ELEVEN months! Well, it looks like BG3 is breaking the trend of progressively earlier walking that I thought the girls were going to do. But, when I think about it, it honestly doesn’t matter. Since BG3 is my last baby, I’m just cherishing the “baby moments” while they last. Once they start walking they’ll be walking for the rest of their lives pretty much, so why not enjoy it while… Read more »

Jul 16
Project BG3: Week 47 – If You’re Happy & You Know It, Clap Your Hands

Project BG3: Week 47 – If You’re Happy & You Know It, Clap Your Hands

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BG3 has mastered the art of hand-clapping now and it is adorable, of course. There’s this little Vietnamese rhyme that I always sing to her that involves clapping and she loves that song. Now whenever I sing it, she claps along happily. She also knows to clap whenever we say “Yayyyy!” We’re letting her eat a wider variety of food nowadays. Basically anything besides honey, nuts, and milk. She seems… Read more »

Jul 09
Project BG3: Week 46 – She Doesn’t Care for Sand

Project BG3: Week 46 – She Doesn’t Care for Sand

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It was so amazing to be back with the family after 3 weeks. It also made me very happy that it didn’t take as long for the baby to warm up to me again. Usually when I leave for a period of time it takes about a day or so for her to cling to me again like she normally does. This time, it happened within a few hours. I… Read more »

Jul 02
Project BG3: Week 45 – Pacifier Preference

Project BG3: Week 45 – Pacifier Preference

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We’ve been trying to switch her to a different type of pacifier lately, one that her sister was VERY fond of. But it seems BG3 has her own preference and is sticking to those pacifiers that hospitals give all babies at birth. I guess she’s used to the feel of it. It’s crazy that two out of three of my kids are addicted to pacifiers, as that was never a… Read more »