Wes is 5 Months!

 

Can you believe that Wes is already 5 months? I swear I start every post about Wes the same! BUT REALLY! Time goes by so fast with a little one.

He is starting to giggle so much more! I find myself doing crazy, obnoxious things just to hear that sweet giggle. He is grabbing ALL things and sticking them straight into his mouth, including his feet! He loves putting his little feet in his mouth. He also has found his tongue! He is constantly moving his tongue in and out. He recently started rolling all over the floor reaching for his toys. He loves and needs ALL of his mommy and daddy’s attention. I also discovered that he is OBSESSED with a certain version of ” Wheels On the Bus”! Any time he is upset or tired I play the song and he is asleep in minuets! Its crazy!

He is loving his teachers at school. Apparently he even has a little girlfriend! 😉 Some times he is in such a good mood in the mornings that it really makes me sad to leave him. Mommy doesn’t want to share his sweet snuggles and giggles! haha We really are so thankful for the teachers at his daycare. They are seriously so sweet and listen to all my needs and concerns. Thank you Lord!

Wes is still drinking around 5 ounces every three hours. We did start baby food, so he has been drinking a little less. We have been so excited about baby food! A lot of people have been telling me to make my own baby food but the best choice for my family right not is to simply buy it. I researched and found a great company called Beech Nut! All of there products are REAL fruit/vegetables. The only ingredient they use is the actual fruit/vegetable. Wes loves his greens and carrots! We might have to pay a little more but we will have a sane momma in the house!  Maybe during the summer when I am not working I can try it out.

Wes loves:

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle : He absolutely loves this rattle! It’s so colorful, soft, and so easy for Wes to grab and put in his mouth! You can even stick it in the freezer to soothe your teething baby.

Baby Bandana Bib and Teething toy: I love these bibs because they are actually absorbent and super trendy! Wes loves them because attached is a teething toy for him to chew/play with.

Baby Einstein Rhythm of The Reef Activity Saucer:  He loves his saucer! We are always in it! I love this one because it has sounds and lights!

Fabric books with Crinkle Noise: We love our fabric/crinkle books that we can put in our mouth!

Rock and play: Yes, we are still sleeping in our rock and play at night! I will be out for summer in a month then I will start the process of transitioning him to his crib. So until then Wes and I absolutely LOVE the rock and play! He’s been in it since the day we brought him home from the hospital. HEAVEN sent!!

Pampers: We have been loving pampers! We have had zero blow outs or leaks! LOVE

3-Stage Deluxe SuperSeat : Wes loves to be sitting up and checking out what everyone is doing, so this seat his perfect for him! I sit him in here when I can cooking or cleaning. I even feed him in his seat sometimes! We use it ALL the time!

 

 

 

 

 

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Forks Over Knives

This week marks my 4th week back at work. Such an amazing blessing! I remember being so nervous on the eve of my first day back. I have been learning how to manage working, taking care of a baby, cooking, cleaning, and everything in between. So I apologize for slacking on the posts! Jamison and I have been going to sleep so early during the week. We are exhausted. Wes is still not sleeping through the night. He will be turning 5 months next week and I’m praying that once we start baby food it will be the key to sleeping all night. I will keep you posted!

Jamison and I watched a documentary called Forks Over Knives. It was pretty inspiring. We learned so much about how food can heal your body from diseases and cancer! If you haven’t read my cancer story click here! Anyways, we have been vegan/plant based for a little over 2 weeks. Sounds crazy right?! Yes I thought so also! But with pinterest and youtube there are SO many resources to help us succeed with this life style. I don’t think Jamison will be vegan for ever (he loves steak and queso too much!) but I think It will be good for him to give it a break every now and then. I am so thankful that he has been so supportive throughout this decision I have made. 

I know some of you are thinking YOU ARE CRAZY! I thought it was crazy also, but I do not want to cut my life short because I’d rather have a steak than a salad. I was not put on this earth to live for food!

Here are some of my favorite plant based recipes that we have made so far! And NOT one is a salad!!

Also, this is the link to my plant based recipes Pinterest board. I am constantly adding to it. Follow it to find some healthy alternatives!

 

If you try these out or have any great vegan/plant based recipes comment or send me a message!

Stuffed bell peppers!

Super easy and SO GOOD! Awesome weeknight meal. Love to top it with some guac! (vegan, gluten-free0.

Sheet Pan Cauliflower fajitas

Easy Sheet Pan Vegan Cauliflower Fajitas.

Vegan Chili (My favorite!)

Avocado, Garbanzo Bean Wrap (Jamison’s favorite!)

I made these and the avocado mixture was really strong, but so filling I only needed half. I will make it again and maybe make a few changes.

Plant based Pancakes ( We loved these!)

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes without Bananas {gluten-free and oil-free}

 

 

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