Friday Favorites #2

Hey Everyone! How are you this week? It seems like this is the time of year where everything seems to pile up and there is so much to do! Do you feel that way as well?

I apologize for being a little MIA on the blog this week. Daniel and I are getting ready to move to England! If you aren’t aware, Daniel and I currently live in the Netherlands. Daniel has just finished his Masters Degree and we have applied for his US Visa. We have decided to move to England temporarily to be closer to Daniel’s mom while we wait for his Visa to get approved.

We have been so busy this week getting everything ready to move and getting all of little Fé’s paperwork done while we are still here in Holland.

I didn’t want to neglect my Friday Favorites post so without further adieu, here are my favorite things from this week!

1. Fé’s Passport Photo Take #2

So if you read my Friday Favorites from last week you may have seen Fe’s HILARIOUS passport photo! This week we had to go to the US Consulate in Amsterdam (Fé’s first time in Amsterdam yayy!) to Report a Birth Abroad and apply for her US passport. We were worried that the US wouldn’t accept her passport photo because you cant see her chin (which is one of the rules) so we decided to get another photo taken just in case. This one turned out to be even more hilarious than the first one! You still cant see her chin but we decided to risk it anyway, and the US consulate accepted it!

This means that Fé is a US Citizen yayy!!!

2. Pentatonix Christmas Album

If you haven’t heard of Pentaonix before they are AMAZING! They are an a cappella group and I am so in love with them. Their Christmas album is so great and I have been listening to it all week. What I love most is that they sing more traditional Christmas songs which I am all about. Although I do love me some Mariah Carey every now and then 😉

3. New sneakers and my new baby bag!!

In my Gift Guide for Moms I mentioned that I had my eye on this baby bag from Kate Spade. I did a TON of research (because I am the most indecisive person in the entire world) and I decided to order this baby bag from Petunia Pickle Bottom! I am so excited for it to come! Not only is it super stylish it also has a ton of inside pockets for all of Fé’s necessities. I’m not really a huge fan of the diaper bags that look like giant duffel bags and I wanted something that looked more like an actual bag. I think this is perfect and I cant wait for it to arrive in the mail!

I also ordered these slip on Converse Sneakers  because I am in need of some new cute sneakers. I’ve always loved the classic look of converse, but I have been cursed with unusually large feet and the classic chucks seem to accentuate my long foot size. I have read that the slip on Converse don’t accentuate your foot length as much so I am going to try them out =)

4. Christmas Movies

I LOVE watching Christmas movies! Daniel and I are currently trying to watch as many Christmas movies as possible before Christmas this year. Comment below with your favorite christmas movie!!

 5. Squat Challenge!

This week I have officially started my quest to get back to my pre-baby body! I didn’t realize how out-of-shape I have become. Its incredible! And also pretty discouraging and daunting to think of how far I have to go to get back into the same shape I was before I had Fé. I am going to write more about this on the blog later! In order to kick start my fitness regime I have decided to do a little squat challenge =) Feel free to join me if you want to and let me know how it goes!

30 Day Squat Challenge

6. EcoCentric Mom Box Subscription Giveaway!! 

If you are looking for a GREAT last minute gift this Christmas enter the December Grand Prize Giveaway with over $250 in prizes! EcoCentric mom delivers awesome products for both moms and moms-to-be with subscriptions to monthly gift boxes. They strive to make moms lives easier by delivering safe, healthy, non-toxic products for both mom and baby. A subscription makes the perfect gift for all those moms on your list!

Looking for more holiday gift inspiration check out my Gift Guide for Moms or my Gift Guide for Dads!

 

I hope you all have an awesome weekend and continue to get all of your Christmas preparations done 😉

Friday Favorites #1

Hello Everyone! How is your Friday going? So a few things have changed around here if you haven’t noticed. First of all I have changed the blog name from A Day With Fé to Millennial Mommy!! I think my new name better reflects what this blog is ultimately all about.

I have also started a weekly Friday post called Friday Favorites to replace my Flashback Friday posts. I am so excited for some big changes happening around here. Be sure to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already to keep up to date =)

This week was our first week with a one month old and life is starting to get back to normal around here! We took Fé to her first Doctors appointment and she is doing (mostly) great. She has been pretty Fussy lately especially around feedings. She has been refusing my breast milk altogether and after some coersion she will take formula. We told the doctor about it and she looked at her mouth and told us it was Thrush, a Candida infection in her mouth. She prescribed us some gel and hopfully it will begin to clear up soon!

1. Dr. Browns Pacifier

I mentioned this one before in Fé’s One Month Update but we seriously love this pacifier! Fé got her first passport photo taken this week (what a drama) and we used this to try to keep her calm enough to get a good picture. Daniel was holding her and she had her pacifier in her mouth and right before the photographer took the picture I would take it out of her mouth. Hopefully, we would get a good picture before she would start crying! She really didn’t like getting her photo taken but we managed to get a sort of good picture….

Fé's Pasfoto

Daniel and I just crack up every time we look at it!

2. Tummy Time!

One Month Update

Fé is really loving tummy time. She has been practicing rolling over and she is getting pretty good at it! Right now we are just doing tummy time on the couch ottoman or on her mattress but I have my eye on this awesome baby gym for Christmas! I think its time to start getting her some toys to play with and grab and this baby gym is perfect for that =)

3. My Bullet Journal

Have you guys heard of the Bullet Journal? Basically its a journal/planner/notebook all in one and you customize it to fit all of your needs. The concept was created by Ryder Carroll and she calls it the analog planning system for the digital age. Anyway, I keep EVERYTHING in my “BuJo” from my monthly and weekly planners, Fé’s baby trackers, Shopping lists, blog information etc. I use this Leuchtturm 1917  notebook for my bullet journal and I am OBSESSED! I plan on writing a post on how awesome the BuJo system is and why it works perfectly for busy moms so be sure to check the blog for that coming soon!

4. My New Breast Pump

A breast pump probably isn’t something many women get excited about lol. If you have been keeping up with the blog you have probably read about my breastfeeding struggles. I rented the Mirena Symphony Pump from the hospital but we decided to buy a pump of our own because it looks like I am going to be pumping and bottle feeding Fé from now on. We decided to buy the Spectra Baby USA breast pump and its awesome! It is incredebly light and has a rechargeable battery so I can just walk around with it and watch Fé or do whatever I need to do around the house. I also cut out holes in an old sports bra and made my own hands free pumping bra!

5. Gift Guides

Christmas season is upon us and the holiday shopping has begun! I LOVE looking at gift guides to get ideas for everyone on my list. Check out my:

I hope you all have an AWESOME Friday and a wonderful weekend. Leave a comment below with your favorite things this week and what you are looking forward to this weekend =)