Happy Birthday America… and happy 4 months baby Simon. Be prepared for lots of cute pictures!
For those of you who have young children, those of you who aren’t necessarily super creative or crafty, and those of you who have no idea what you’re going to do now that your kids are home ALL DAY LONG, here are a few things we do to stay busy…
You’ll notice that most of these activities require little to no creativity, little to no monetary cost, little to no set-up, and little to no clean-up! Win, Win, Win, Win!
Simon is 3 months old! He’s rolling over, drooling like crazy, sharing lots of smiles, and sleeping really well! Such a sweet little boy.
Our brand new double stroller was delivered just over a month ago — yes, you read that right — BRAND NEW!
Aside from diapers, wipes, and other “perishable” items, I think this double stroller was the very first baby thing I’ve ever personally purchased brand new — and today, I’m sharing a bunch of reasons why we’re loving our new stroller!
For the most part, when it comes to changing diapers, Dave and I change them on the changing table in the nursery. I would say 98% of the diapers I’ve ever changed in our house have been on the changing table.
However, since we’ve been using the upstairs more, I created a portable diaper-changing basket that ‘lives’ upstairs. This simple 5-minute project has saved me countless trips up and down stairs these past few months!
Exactly one year ago today, this tired, stressed-out mama and her overly-anxious little girl walked through the doors of our second round of food therapy (after the first round failed miserably).
I honestly can’t believe how far we’ve come in just one year… and I hope this post will offer some encouragement to anyone else struggling with high needs children.
Simon was baptized this past Sunday, Mother’s Day. It was a lovely day, the weather cooperated, Simon cooperated, and Nora did the best she could for being 2.
Today I’m sharing some of the pictures from Sunday, along with our yummy brunch menu and Simon’s baptism outfit — made from my wedding dress fabric!
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When I announced I was pregnant with baby #2, everyone told me the transition from 1-2 was WAY more challenging than the transition from 0-1. This naturally freaked me out since my transition from 0-1 was pretty traumatizing for me!
However, after 6 weeks, I can say that so far, the transition from 1-2 has been easier than 0-1. Thank goodness!
Simon is a one month old today!
I’ve already shared several “Simon posts” this past month, so I don’t have a ton of new information… but I do have lots of pictures!
Almost immediately after Nora was born, I started getting asked if Dave and I would or would not set up a college fund for her and for future children.
The short answer is “no, probably not” — and today, I’m explaining more about that decision.
Can you believe Simon is 3 weeks old today!
As promised, I’m going to share Simon’s birth story today. Thankfully, it’s nothing crazy or super eventful — just a pretty normal (and pretty quick) labor and delivery.
As I was planning ahead for when Nora would come visit Simon and me in the hospital, I realized she wouldn’t last 10 minutes without going stir-crazy in that hospital room.
Thankfully, I found a really neat idea on Pinterest for a travel art kit made out of an old DVD case. She LOVES it!!
Thanks so much for all your support after the birth of baby Simon. We were so excited to FINALLY share his birth announcement (and his name) with all of you!
Since many of you have asked, I promised I’d share the story behind Simon’s name — and today is the day
Before I had kids, I NEVER EVER expected to be a stay-at-home-mom — I was positive I would work outside the home and send our kids to daycare. Obviously, that didn’t happen.
This post was sparked by a recent conversation with my 2-year old… I was literally shocked by her young thought process!
Yay, baby Simon is here!
And what better way to celebrate a brand new baby than by giving out free diapers and wipes — just think of it as Simon’s gift to you
Dave, Nora, and I are ecstatic to introduce you to the newest member of the Dekker family… Simon John!
Recently, I’ve been noticing a lot of chatter about “sleep training” in my social media feeds — and while I honestly have nothing against sleep training, I know for a fact that it doesn’t work for everyone — even if you follow every single rule in those books.
If you’re a frustrated, sleep-deprived parent, you’ll want to read this post!
The whole feeding process has been a VERY long journey for Nora (and for me) — and one I promised I would talk more about.
So since I’ve gotten mass amounts of emails asking for more information about our “feeding journey”, I figure I better squeeze in this post before Baby #2 arrives and I need to start all over again!