Friday, March 21, 2014

Four Month Favorites :)

1. Baby Big Girl Pajamas. I love these things!  I have found them at Carter's and Old Navy.  I don't know that I prefer one brand over the other; however, I do think that some of Carter's may be a little bit softer than the Old Navy ones.  Either way, I love them and cannot get enough of her in these pajamas.  I think they are absolutely adorable.  She looks like such a big girl in them!  She has probably 8 pairs of these pajamas and not just for her current size, but in every size up to 18-24 months.  I am seriously in love.  There are still some times where the trusty zip-up onesie comes in handy, but for the most part the little girl wears these to bed.  We have just about ruled out any button-up or snap jammies because, let's be honest, in the middle of the night trying to match the buttons correctly is cruel and unusual punishment!

2. Summer Infant Melody Bear. Talk about a life saver!  I put this in her crib months ago and sort of forgot about it.  Then when Natalie started sleeping in her crib, this thing became my best friend.  After a nighttime feeding, I simply turn the bear on and the melodies send Natalie right back into dreamland.  In the morning when she starts to stir, we just sneak into her room, pop the paci in her mouth, turn on the bear and boom - we buy another 30 minutes of sleep. Half the time, the bear puts me back to sleep after I crawl into bed after a 2am feeding since I can hear the songs over the monitor. 

3. Carter's Holiday Outfits.  Her first one came as a gift from my friends Kerri and Ilona and it is what the little miss wore for her pictures with Santa.  From that moment on, I was hooked.  I mean, what's not to love?!  A cute little holiday saying, a tutu and leggings.  It's the perfect holiday outfit!  I am generally not for the little cutesy-cutesy outfits, but these are my weakness.  She had her "Santa's little helper" Christmas outfit, "sweet as can be" for Valentine's Day and most recently "Daddy's lucky charm" for St. Paddy's Day.  Seriously adorable.  I also love that there is consistency in her holiday pictures.  I just hope Carter's keep this up!

4. Graco Blossom 4-1 High Chair.  This high chair is seriously awesome.  It has four stages: high chair, infant feeding booster, toddler booster, youth chair.  It has come in handy for both Natalie and for my nephew, Timmy.  My mom uses it during the day as a place where Natalie can play while my mom sits at the kitchen table to eat her breakfast or lunch.  Timmy sits in it when he comes over for dinner.  There is a detachable booster seat which will be nice in the future when Timmy comes over and Natalie is in her chair.  The tray has a removable top that can be put into the dishwasher for easy clean-up.  How much better does it get? :)  Check out the Graco site for more details.

5. Fisher Price Go Wild Jumperoo.  I LOVE this thing.  She spends quite a bit of time in it and she rarely wants to get out of it!  I am pretty sure that little Nat is ready to run before she even really crawls and the jumperoo lets her give those legs the workout she is looking for.  She moves like crazy in this thing and I am pretty sure that since we have started playing with it she has gotten taller!  The music is a nice change of pace from the quiet lullabies of the melody bear and the swing.  Don't get me wrong, they can get annoying with time, but, like I said, it's still a nice change of pace.  This jumperoo has lights, things that spin, a talking book, a hanging monkey - I mean seriously, what is not to love?!  She also has the option of having just music or music and words (our preferred option).  I love that it is already teaching her words and animal sounds.  I have no doubt that my little genius will be roaring like the lion on this thing in no time!