Weekly Wishes


I haven't posted one of these since December 11th!! BUT It's time again for Weekly Wishes!! 

The Nectar Collective

This week's Wishes;

1. DO (ONE) SAINT PATRICK'S DAY CRAFT - I've been trying to get Josiah off the game by making random things.. like DIY Slime ... play dough isn't working and I'm sure this won't either but it's worth a try!!! 
2. START WORKING OUT AT HOME - I'm too cheap to get a membership right now. BUT I said I was going to start working out after 4 weeks of having baby girl and here it is, 2 MONTHS later!
3. PACK FOR MY VACATION - I can't believe it's already that time! I usually take a trip this time of year and I although I just had Amiliana, I have been a full time stay at home mom of TWO kids for the past three months. This is just a little break. 
4. POSTING AT LEAST ONE BLOG POST - I don't even care what it is about... but I need to make another post this week. Usually having weekly goals on Monday gets me motivated, that and being at work bored out of my mind. 
5. FIND A BATHING SUIT THAT FITS  - this goes back to not working out. I am STILL 170 pounds!!! That is 20 pounds heavier then a year ago. I can't .... i can't right now 



Have a great week!



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DIY Slime




We've been stuck in the house for a whole week because of snow! So I decided to make this slime that I had planned on making a few weeks back. I'm so glad to get Josiah off the game and finally doing some activities! I'm also glad he enjoyed it. 



What you'll need;
1 Tbsp Borax
4 oz White Glue
Food Coloring
Water
Mixing bowl and/or paper plates
Measuring cup


In a bowl add 1 Tbsp of Borax powder to 1 cup of water and stir. 


I had Josiah do this while I emptied the glue on a paper plate. 

After emptying the glue on the paper plate (or a mixing bowl) mix the 4 ounces of glue with 4 ounces of water. Stir until smooth. I was told to add food coloring so I added three drops of green. It gave a light tint but not enough to damage the rest of the colors at the end. 



In the process of the measuring the next step we added a few drops of food coloring to one of the mixtures. I also cleaned out the measuring cup for each color.


On another paper plate (or mixing bowl) add 1/4 cup of the borax mixture with 1/4 cup of the glue mixture. 



Just stir the mixture around and it should instantly form. Let the mixture sit for about 2 minutes, then pour any excess liquid has separated out into the sink.... Then it is ready to go! 

Make additional batches with other colors. You should have enough to make 3 small batches (for 3 different colors)

Store in ziploc bags in the fridge.



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Amiliana ; 2 Months







8 Weeks/2 months ; 02.17.15
11lbs 10 oz
23 inches

 
Baby acne had disappeared for a while and has come back.
She now has cradle cap & eczema :( Were using Vaseline until I can get my hands on Coconut Oil 
Still wearing a few newborn pieces but for the most part in 0-3 months but they are still too big..
She is still in size 1 diapers, they are also a little big but newborns are too tight.
 I will be doing cloth diapers as soon as I get money to finish my pile! (b/c I don't want to do laundry every day)


Eating
We had to start on formula at 6 weeks. She is still getting use to the formula and not being nursed so she basically eats when she wants and how ever much she wants. That could be 3oz and two hours later she will eat 1oz then 3 hours later another 2oz. For the most part during the day she eats 3oz every two hours and around 10pm-6 am she has probably 2 more bottles.


Sleeping 
We are still co-sleeping, because she was sick and coughing at night. I will be doing the transition from co-sleeping around 4 months when I get back from my trip. 
She takes multiple 5 minute to hour naps during the day and is sleeping about 4 hours during the night in two intervals. She is always swaddled so she doesn't startle herself awake. I love my swaddler/burp clothes by Aden & Anais. They are huge and work for a tight swaddle and even a loose swaddle.




Milestones
Smiling & laughing at things
Her vision is definitely here
Pooping!!!
Let's us know when she wants to be left alone! (whining)
She has found out how to reach and grab!
I discovered a tooth so she has been putting her whole hand in her mouth, but the tooth went back in. I'm still sure she is teething



I'm in the process of making teething rings! 

Likes
Bath time
Her Swing
She loves her hand!
Baby T.V. (til she falls asleep)
She looooves looking at the fan & pictures on the wall! 



Dislikes
Burping
Cold wipes
Medicine



We've been baby wearing and she actually loves this one! I've had it with Josiah but never really used it. It's been in the attic until now! 





She is attempting to hold her own bottle already! 



She also is trying to sit up!!! I told her to stop growing already! LOL




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Newborn Must-Haves


Amiliana is 2 months today!!! 




1. Aden & Anais Swaddlers - (Adenandanais.comThese are perfect for your little ones! They are so big that you can use them for pretty much anything. And not to mention how soft they are. 

2. Wipe Warmer - (WalmartThis is the best wipe warmer we have come across. It doesn't dry our or burn your wipes and if your baby is anything like mine, she will appreciate it!

3. Vicks Humidifier - (Walmart)  During the cold months Aka Cold & flu season.. this is handy. My baby was diagnosed with congestion at 6 weeks!!! This has worked wonders. If we don't have this on she keeps us up all night! Also along with this I would get saline drops for your little one as well. Which brings me to the next must-have...

4. FridaBaby Nasal Aspirator - (Walmart)  I know doesn't it look crazy?! But I seriously should have invented this damn thing! It works wonders!!! Nothing gets in your mouth hen your sucking like the old days. My mom told me that they use to do it straight from the nose to the mouth. uuhhhhh I guess the love of your child will make you do crazy things ! LOL 

5. Hats & Mittens - (Kmart)  It's cold here in Virginia, and hats may not be your must -have if your having a summer baby, BUT trust me when I say these mittens ARE! It's just a plus when it comes with a matching hat! ^_^ 

6. Gas Relief drops - (Target) I don't know about your child, but mine has a lot of gas! When I was nursing it was crazy how many times she farted in my lap lol. Now that we have figured out what helps her poop, We don't have to give these that often but trust me they are still good to have around! Again, your baby will thank you later! 

7. Dr Brown's Bottles - (TargetThese bottles are something we have come across since finding out my baby girl has colic. These bottles with the formula has really helped. I don't know which one is making it better, but I don't care to find out! 


This is just my person list of newborn must-haves! Everyone's will be different =) Tell me what you needed or didn't need on my list!!! 


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Personalized Coffee Mug




What you'll need;

Oil-based Sharpie's (Hobby Lobby)
Coffee Mugs (Dollar tree)
Stickers to decorate (Dollar tree)
Oven (heated to 350)

First you wash your cups and make sure to get them completely dry. 



Decorate however you want. 



You'll want to bake the mugs in an oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. 
This will help the paint to bake onto the mug and resist wearing in the dishwasher.
I left them in the warm oven (turned off) overnight as well.




I found these a while back and handed these out as gifts for Christmas!!!! Along with my DIY Body Scrubs, and maybe even some DIY Body Butter!!


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