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Twinkle Dreams Design Giveaway WINNER! {and discount code}

Congratulations to LORA on winning the monthly onesie stickers from Twinkle Dreams Design! For everyone else, Darcie has been generous enough to offer a discount code for my readers!

For 10% off your order, please use the code babyblythe7months (expires August 31, 2013).


Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!



7 months and a GIVEAWAY!

So, I can’t believe it, but somehow Porter is 7 months old. I don’t know how or when it happened, but it’s true. Every day he is looking more and more like a toddler as opposed to a baby, and while I love seeing him grow and change, IT’S FREAKING ME OUT. Where is my baby?!


A lot has happened lately. He has a tooth (!!!); he’s eating real foods more regularly; he’s moving around like crazy. He rolled over from back to belly for the first time recently and he’s sitting up pretty well, too (though he still falls over from time to time.) I know it will only be a matter of time before he starts scooting around.  Maybe I should start baby gate shopping.

Here are some 7th month photos that we took this morning. I can’t believe how big he’s getting and how much he’s changed in one short month.


PorterMonth7-10{I love his crinkle nose! }

PorterMonth7-74{Can you see his tooth? }




PorterMonth7-28{I’m a little biased, but he’s the cutest baby EVER!}

And finally, I have a giveaway for you guys! The monthly stickers that I use to document each month are from an etsy shop called Twinkle Dreams Design. I bought them before Porter was born, and I think these are the perfect stickers that could have been used for either a boy or a girl. And lucky for you guys, Darcie, Twinkle Dreams Design‘s shop owner, has agreed to give away a set of stickers. The winner will get a set of monthly stickers of his/her choosing. Even if you could not use these yourself, these would make a great gift!


How cute are these unisex ones?


I also love these!

You can earn three entries for the giveaway. You must leave a separate comment for each entry. To enter the giveaway, please complete any (or all) of the following:

1) Visit Twinkle Dreams Design and comment on this post telling me which set of stickers you would choose if you won. 

2) Visit Twinkle Dreams Design and favorite Darcie’s shop and comment on this post. 

3) Pin this giveaway on Pinterest. Leave a comment in the comments section and include your Pinterest URL.

Good luck! The giveaway will end on Saturday, August 3 at 12:00 a.m. {central time}

Winner will be chosen via Giveaway open to US residents only.

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Half a Year, 6 months, 182.5 days

Today is Porter’s 6 month birthday.  I can’t believe he’s 6 months old already–how much our lives have changed in such a short amount of time! I have loved every moment!

Some updates:

  • Porter is a pro at rolling over now (but only from his belly to his back). When we put him on the ground, he almost immediately rolls over. It’s like he’s saying “Hey! I finally figured out what you wanted me to do!” and he likes to show off this new skill.
  • He is getting better at sitting up on his own, but he can still only do it for short periods of time.
  • We think he may be starting to recognize his name. Most of the time when we call him by name he looks up at us, but it’s hard to say if he’s reacting to his name or if he’s just reacting to the sound of our voices.
  • He is SO happy most of the time, and he finds the oddest things hilarious. Yesterday I sneezed while changing his diaper and he cracked up! I then continued to fake sneeze and each time he would explode into the most adorable giggles. I told David about it, so this morning we were fake sneezing in order to get some laughs out of him. It.Was.Precious.
  • I think he might be teething, but I’m still not sure. EVERYTHING goes in his mouth and he seems to be drooling more than normal. His bottom gums look a little white, and he was absolutely hysterical last night and it took 2 hours to get him down to go to bed (this is very abnormal for him.)

P woke up at 5:11 this morning, so we had an early start to our day! This allowed us to get our monthly photo shoot done early, which is why I’m able to make a 6 month update ON the day he actually turned 6 months old. Blessing in disguise, I guess!


6mo-31[How is this perfect little boy ours?]



6mo-58[Stop it! How cute is he?!]

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5 Months

I promised a 5 month (okay…5 1/2) update, so here it is!

First of all, there is NO WAY that 5 months out of the womb and 5 months in the womb are actually the same amount of time. I swear there is some magical fairy that must visit women in their sleep to change how quickly/slowly time passes. I cannot BELIEVE Porter is already 5 (and a half) months old. It has gone by so quickly and I remember feeling like my pregnancy was dragging on and on.

5 month collage

I remember several moms telling me that after giving birth you quickly forget all the pain and discomfort of pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and that is SO TRUE. I remember being in a LOT of pain, but if I tried, I couldn’t describe the pain now. I know for a fact that I felt the most pain I’ve ever felt in my life, but again, it almost seems like a dream and like none of that stuff even really happened to me.  I guess the joys of being a mommy make it really easy to forget all that pain.  Am I ready to do it all over again? No, not yet (sorry!) but eventually I know I’ll be saying “Let’s go! Sign me up!”

So…what’s going on with Porter?

Weight: Probably around 16-17 pounds.

Sleep:  He is a great sleeper. He sleeps about 11-12 hours at night and doesn’t often wake up in the middle of the night. He’s not as great of a napper, but we’re working on it!

Social: He LOVES people and is really good about being passed around (even people he doesn’t know well.) He smiles at EVERYONE, and he’s such a little charmer. David’s mom said that David was a charmer as a kid, too. He used to “flirt” with strangers and waitresses at restaurants. It seems Porter is following in Daddy’s footsteps…

Diet: Still breastfeeding (no solids yet, but soon!)

Clothes: He’s short, so he can still wear 3-6 month sleepers, but most of his shirts and onesies are 6 month. His pants and shorts are 6-9. He’s chunky, and his cloth diaper adds some bulk, too.

Likes: His pacifier, crunchy/crinkly books and toys, Maggie (and petting/touching her), Daddy playing peek-a-boo, his activity mat, playing with his toes, blowing “bubbles” aka drool, making lots of noises, ceiling fans, being thrown into the air, splashing in the bath tub

Milestones: He’s rolling over, but doesn’t do it often. He’s only rolled over from front to back, though. He can roll onto his side from his back, but never quite makes it all the way over to his stomach. He can sit up with support.

month 4-190Here’s me and Mr. Grumpy Man on Mother’s Day (he was a little over 4 months old here).

The rest of these pictures are from his 5 month “photo shoot.” I am so in love with our little boy!