Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nap Time Chit-Chat

Aww.. See my sweet Instagram Husband in the window of this pic? ;)
Carseat/Stroller Set: Graco (similar)

Always sucking on her fingers.
Sunglasses: Charming Charlie | Top: Tobi | Leggings: Old Navy (sold out, but similar) | Shoes: DSW (similar)

Necklace: Hey June | Top: Tobi | Leggings: Target | Shoes: Old Navy
Currently Ruby is taking a nap which seems to be the only time I can get anything done lately. Not that I'm complaining. I love hanging out with her. Sometimes though, I have a list of a million things to do (such as clean my house.. ugh, the constant struggle) & I feel like I never get anything done. Seriously, I think every day when Andrew gets home I tell him, "Well, I was going to get more done today BUT..."

Life in the Cunningham Fam has been kind of hectic lately. We're adjusting to some new changes in our lives & trying to continue to make time for each other. That's also a constant struggle for parents too I suppose. I recently read this book & highly recommend it for newer mamas who are trying to keep marriage a priority. It's a 21 day challenge.. Most of the things in the book are things we used to do when we were dating our spouse, but now that we're married & have kids, we don't "feel the need" to do those things anymore. It definitely has changed my perspective on choosing to love Andrew daily. Because let's be real, sometimes it's hard to be nice & loving when your kid just spit up on you or you've had a million blowouts that day.

Speaking of "kids", Ruby is possibly on the verge of teething (?). I really don't know though. Last night she was running a slight fever & just wasn't acting herself so we decided to keep her home from church. And then before bed, she wasn't running a fever & acted fine. Her doctor gave me some advice & signs on teething so I don't want to rush to any conclusions that she might be teething & then she's not. (#FirstTimeMomProbs) Nonetheless, I guess she'll be teething sooner or later & we'll get to experience that adventure.

For those of you wondering about Murphy, he's doing great. He's currently at the groomer, having the time of his life. He loves going because all of the ladies in there think he is the cutest thing ever & he knows it. Seriously guys, he walks in there STRUTTING. He's so funny.

Well, that's all for some nap time chit-chat because Ruby is about to wake up!
Happy Thursday, y'all!

And P.S. All of my tops from today's post & Monday's post are from a new shop I found called Tobi! Check them out!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ruby's Favorite Children's Books


Top: Tobi | Jeans: American Eagle | Teething Necklace: The Vintage Honey Shop (sold out, but found here) |
R's bodysuit: Carters | Pants: Carters (sold out, but found here) | Headband: Boutique | Moccasins: Classic Dot
I love children's books. I've pretty much always had an obsession with them. So when Ruby came along, I already had quite a collection, but I received so many more at baby showers! Every day, I try to make it a habit to read with Ruby (& when I say "with" I mean, she really does "read" along with me!). I'm a big fan of the Read Aloud campaign which believes you should read to your child at least 15 minutes every day. And what do you know, March is Read Aloud Month! So today, Ruby & I decided to share with you our favorite children's books right now.

Side note: These books are board books which are perfect for those eager babies who want to put everything in their mouths! :)

Llama Llama Red Pajama
We've fallen in love with the Llama Llama series. I'm so sad that the author, Anna Dewdney, passed away recently but I hear her final book is going to be released soon. Seriously guys, these books are so fun & catchy, I have a blast reading it with Ruby!

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
I actually starting "singing" this all the time when I was changing Ruby's diaper & she always giggled! Now she loves reading the book & thinks I'm hilarious when I say, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus
Pete the Cat has always been a favorite of mine, so this is a great one for Ruby's age group. It's a little bit of a remake of the classic "Wheels on the Bus." It's definitely a fun one!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
I remember reading this one as a kid! Ruby loves when the caterpillar eats through all of the "junk food" because she can flip through those little flaps easily! Eric Carle is one of my favorite children's book authors. Anything he writes is great.

I've always had this book, but it didn't really get to me like it does now that I'm a mom. When Mama Raccoon kisses Chester's palm of his hand, it melts my heart. Ruby loves it when I kiss her hand too while reading it!

What are you & your kids' favorite children's books?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Five Months With Ruby!

R's dress: Old Navy (sold out but similar HERE) | R's tights: Old Navy (sold out but similar HERE) | R's shoes: Classic Dot | R's 5 months sticker: Sticky Bellies 
Five months already?! I seriously can't believe it. I feel like I just had Ruby a few weeks ago. I know she's still only a few months old, but I'm loving this stage right now. Ruby is pretty chill for the most part-- except recently at restaurants & when she's hungry or sleepy. She is recognizing faces now so she likes to hang around "Mom" &"Dad" more than others sometimes ha! Ruby is also rolling over more & more everyday. She's only rolled from back to tummy in her crib a couple of times, but she rolls almost daily from her tummy to back. Ruby is starting to hold toys in her hands & reach for stuff more. She has a new love for her teething ring & tries to put anything & everything in her mouth.

This past month we started cereal & she eats it like a champ! Although, most of it gets all over her hands & her face! :) She has the habit of sticking her hands in her mouth right after I give her a bite.. It gets everywhere! It's usually easiest just to let her eat only in her diaper so then we can wipe her off or bathe her. She really is doing well with it & we're probably going to introduce veggies & fruits sometime soon!

Ruby LOVES "petting" Murphy! He's super soft so I think she loves that about him. Today she grabbed his paw & was trying to put it in her mouth (ha!), but don't worry guys, I caught her in time. Murph was looking at me like, "Mom, make her stop." He likes her (we think) but he's not so sure about her sometimes & he gets this annoyed look on his face when she cries. It's pretty humorous because it's like he's telling us, "Is there a fee to ship her back? I'll cover it for you guys."

Ruby smiles all the time. She really is a happy baby. She has her moments where she screams & cries, but she's seriously such a joy to have in our lives. I can be having the worst day ever & she'll smile or laugh at me & it's impossible not to light right up. She's the best.

We love you, Ruby June! Happy 5 months of life!

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