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Friday, May 31, 2013

Potty training

I'm proud to announce that Livia has been wearing her big girl panties for the last 2 weeks!
Of course we've had a few mishaps! But that's part of the process, right?

At first, I felt like this was a long road to success since we 1st started out potty training during the Holidays, about 6 months ago. Back then, Livia did sometimes ask to go potty...but it wasn't consistent at all! So we thought to ourselves, maybe if we buy her some princess panties & seriously work on potty training while we are at home with her 24/7 for at least a whole week, things would work out?.... WRONG!!!

Even though I shouldn't have, I felt a bit frustrated after cleaning pee of my floors for about 2 days (I was at the beginning of my pregnancy, so I guess that the tiredness didn't help with me feeling a bit frustrated...but that's no excuse!) Everybody tells you your kid will show some signs when he'll be ready for potty training, that you'll know exactly when to start....What we thought might have been signs from Livia weren't in fact, and I guess that admitting that myself was the hardest know when you feel your mother's instincts have failed you? That's not a great feeling, right?

Anyhow...we stuck with cloth diapering, and the months have passed...
Livia was still asking to go to the potty sometimes, but still wasn't ready to commit 100%...until 2 weeks ago! Then the REAL sign, the one I was waiting for, came! Every morning when waking up, before getting dressed, she would got to the potty. That morning, when she was done, she asked me to wear some princess panties! So I let her choose the one she wanted to wear, and that day, brought her to the potty about every hour...and we had a perfect day! :)
I was so freakin' happy... and proud!! And the day after, same thing, no mishaps!

The mishaps happened when she went back to day care at the beginning of the following week...but after a few days of adjustement, she's now a real champ, both at home & at day care...and even when we're out! I bought a foldable toilet cover, perfect if we ever have to use any public bathrooms!

Watching a "subliminal" potty training video with her Huggies app hahaha!
 Can't believe how grown up she is & looks! Is there anything cuter than a toddler running around the house with tiny toddler panties on? I seriously can't get enough! I was so used to her huge cloth diapers...she now has such a tiny little bum, she can even wear some of the pants that didn't fit anymore with her cloth diapers! :)

Are any of you currently potty training? Is there anything you wished you had known ahead of time, or maybe would have done differently? Feel free to share in the comment section!

Talk to you soon!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Our life in doodles...

I'm sure many of you are following the blog A Beautiful Mess...
It's actually one of my favorite, so when I learned they were launching an amazing app to edit pictures (perfect for the Instagram addict I am!) I got pretty excited! Have you tried it yet? I'm totally in love with it!

So here's a little recap of our week through pictures I've edited with the app! :)

A girlie version of my tooth monster...custom orders are always fun!
My pointy baby bump!
Livia just loves her birthday balloons!
Cookie dough love...
I've treated myself to some good homemade cookies
Sipping an amazing smoothie...her favorite! The recipe is from a friend's blog called Trois fois par jour (it's in French but it's worth taking a look at!)
Finally ordered some Salt Water sandals for Livia...and they fir perfectly! Cutest little feet EVER!!!
What I woke up to one morning...
A picture my boyfriend took this week...what's not to love?
Early morning bath...Lots of fun!
My little helper...
We had fun picking out the plants for our veggie patch!
WHEN did she get so tall?!?! and so grown up...?
She loves her uncle's birthday gift!

She asked for painted toes just like mine....

Saturday, May 11, 2013

My little lady is turning 2!

That's it!

The celebrations are over...and I'm exhausted!
We had a great day! Livia got totally spoiled, ate too much sugar, didn't nap & went to sleep late! Guess that's what a typical toddler's birthday should look like! ;)

Here's my take on the Pink Lemonade theme I talked about here.

So happy she liked our gift! This ukulele is just perfect!
Mmmmmmm....Yummy! Cupcakes made with love are the best! ;)
Hope you all had a great Saturday!
Talk to you soon!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Birthday moodboard

In about a week, Livia will be turning 2!
Can't believe it!

I'm usually not a last minute person...but we've been sooooo busy lately, I haven't had time to start preparing for her birthday really! So this morning, while she was sleeping in the bed besides me (rough night...again!) I've decided to put together a little moodboard for her birthday.
This might help me visualize what I want, and make a list of what can be done in a week...and what supplies I need to buy!

This year, her birthday's theme will be "Pink Lemonade"!
Found so many pretty ideas on Pinterest, I really had to narrow it down!

Here's my inspiration moodboard...

Lemonade pitcher via Catch my party 
Balloons via Inside out
Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes via Cait's plate
Centerpieces via Tumblr 
Pinwheels via Etsy

Lately, I've been addicted to lemonade and I've tried this awesome recipe! Love it! Nothing beats freshly squeezed lemonade! Guess I'll also have to find a cool pink lemonade recipe, a pitcher of each would look great on the table!...I've seen it made with grapefruit or even with strawberries or raspberries...what do you think would be best?

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Poor little thing...

Can't wait for this week to be behind us...

It hasn't been an easy one & I absolutely hate seeing my kiddo feeling this bad (don't we all?)
What started out as a little cold and runny nose last Friday began worrying us more when she started coughing like crazy, especially during the night! Yesterday, she wasn't feeling good at all & her fever was getting worst so we went to the doctor's office.Turns out she has an ear infection & throat infection! :(
Making funny faces, even with a fever! That was actually her face when she heard a baby cry in the room next to us at the doctor's office!
So today, I took a day off work...but it hasn't been an easy day!
We started the day off slowly, cuddling in bed watching cartoons...
So so serious...
Hate seeing her like this, especially when she cries & I can feel her pain but can't really do much about it! Luckily, it seems that the medicine started to kick in because during bath time, she seemed happy & relaxed!
Little mermaid...she loves water!
I was starting to miss this smile of hers! Glad to see she might be starting to feel better! The fever is down & we're off to what I wish is going to be a good night of sleep! We all need this! ;)

How was your week?
Can't wait for the weekend to be here!
Wish you all a good Friday!
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