Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends!
I'm back! Sorry for abandoning my blog for the past week. We had a rough couple of days, but we are doing much better now!
 
Lincoln has been going through a developmental leap, but we made it through the storm! (For all you new moms out there, you should check out the Wonder Weeks app. It describes all of the mental "leaps" your baby goes through so you know what to expect. This was our first leap... but it was spot on. I have a few friends who swear by it as well.)
 
AND, on top of that, Lincoln had to have a frenectomy last Tuesday. He was only using the back of his tongue to swallow, which was making nursing a little difficult and frustrating for both of us. Normally, the doctor likes to do this procedure within the first two weeks of life. Since he is a little older, the recovery was more painful. He also bled a lot, which meant they had to put a lot of extra pressure on the area. It was REALLY hard to watch my little baby go through that (I may have cried more than he did!), but he is completely healed now and nursing is going great.
 
So, I am back today with a new Friday Favorites post! Here are my favorites this week! Also, I apologize for any spelling/grammar errors! I am currently typing this while feeding Lincoln.
#bloggingwithanewborn #keepingitreal :)
 
 
 
ONE. MY NEW NORTH FACE JACKET
This beauty is at the top of my list because my amazing husband surprised me with it last night!  I've been eyeing this jacket for awhile, but I never bought it because it was a little pricey. So, when he came home and gave it to me, I was THRILLED. 
You can find it here on amazon. I have the black/curry gold. 

  
TWO. BYE BYE UNDER EYE FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER
I went to Ulta the other day to get some stuff for Hawaii, and I saw this little tube while I was waiting in line. I really like It Cosmetics (I wear their CC cream), so I thought I would give this a try. ITS AMAZING, and it stayed on ALL DAY (which is great when you are a new mom and have constant dark circles under your eyes) The only issue I had is that they are NOT kidding when they say a little goes a long way. I learned the hard way. Literally, you need the SMALLEST dot ever. I think this tiny tube will last me like 10 years.
 
  
THREE. TARACHANDER
I got my annual progress report from the child I sponsor through World Vision! His name is Tarachander and I love getting his updates! I have only been sponsoring him for a few years now, but I love it. I pay a monthly amount to help him get school books and other supplies. Also, a few times a year, I send him little gifts (stickers, coloring books, etc..)
  
 
FOUR. USING A BOPPY FOR TUMMY TIME
As I've mentioned before, Lincoln HATES tummy time. At my friend Nicole's baby shower last weekend, I was talking to another new mom about my issue. She asked if I tried using the boppy, and a lightbulb went off. What a great idea! I never even thought about trying the boppy, but it worked!  He actually likes his tummy time now.
  
 
FIVE. EXERCISE DVD
I had my six week postpartum appointment last Friday, and I got cleared by my doctor to exercise. Yay! I ordered this DVD from Amazon and I am really enjoying it. I didn't realize how out of shape I got over the past nine months, and I feel like I lost ALL of my muscle definition while I was pregnant. Up until now, I have only been walking... so it feels good to get my heart rate up and get a good workout in!
 
 
SIX. BABY SMILES
Lincoln has been smiling more and more and it is the cutest thing ever. For those of you who don't follow me on Instagram, here's a smile for you!
 
 
That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to those who checked in while I disappeared for a few days. 
 
Have a great weekend everyone!
 
Simply, Chelsea


4 comments:

  1. I'm glad Lincoln is recovered and nursing well!!

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  2. I love baby smiles!! I will definitely need that DVD as well in a few months!

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    1. They are the BEST! :) and YES, you should check it out.

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