Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summertime Fun

This summer has been fun and it's been fun figuring out what "kid stuff" we can do with Owen.  Parks are a ton of fun along with grabbing snowies or dinner and heading to the picnic benches to eat outside.  Owen loves the zoo, aquarium, and the pool where he is a crack up and loves splashing like crazy.

It's been fun celebrating holidays and he's loved fireworks (which surprised me) and sparklers which I absolutely love as well.

And of course, food.  He's been eating so well and so many more "big boy food" has been introduced and he's done awesome. I don't know what it is, but cheerios and mac and cheese are what every baby loves including our little guy.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

10 months

Wow it is getting harder and harder to take pictures of little man. Today I had Bubble Guppies (his favorite show) going while giving him treats and toys, holding a flashing toy and signing... yeah no luck... I didn't get a good picture but there's worse things to worry about.

 This week he's 10 months!  He has three teeth coming in on the top, one came earlier this month (top side tooth) now the front tooth and other side tooth is coming in.  He is finally sleeping every night through the night! Took a few months but know what, he's such a good baby it was totally fine. Even when these three teeth were coming in at the SAME time, he slept through the night and has been great.

He's crawling up a storm, last month was like the worm but he's really crawling and is super fast now.  He loves climbing our fireplace which looks super awful now because it's covered with blankets just incase he hits his head.  He loves watching people and is super friendly and not shy.  My husband and I were super super shy so it's fun seeing his outgoing personality.

His hair still sticks straight up in the air (I measured it is over 2 inches long) and EVERYONE comes up to him in stores and makes a comment. He also loves to cruise and pull himself up, but then get down which is good.  We had to lower the crib to the lowest level and he's just moving a ton.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

First of all, I love what I do and the success Pearl Pear Designs has been so far.  My shop has chalkboard printable files that people use to announce their pregnancy.  I originally designed one to announce and track my pregnancy and now I have a shop filled with over 100 different designs and hundreds of sales.  It's been so fun and I love being a part of everyone's big announcement.

Here are some recent pregnancy announcements/ tracking with my signs from  Pearl Pear Designs.

Pregnancy Week by Week Tracking Pictures

Isn't she darling?  I have a few options for taking bi-weekly/ monthly pregnancy pictures.  This is one of my favorite designs, it's a 16x20 custom last name chalkboard print that tracks the progress of your baby.  

Pennant I'm being Promoted to Big Brother/ Big Sister Chalkboard

Love these cute pregnancy announcements with the colored pennants.  I love seeing how the customers choose to use the announcements.  Some are framed (like the first announcement) or held/put on foamboard (like the one below).  Either way it is so cute!

Guard Dog Pregnancy Announcement

Dogs are definitely a part of the family.  I love these cute pregnancy announcements using their dogs.  The phrase "guard dog" is used for some of these designs and I love how they turned out!

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Baby....

I love the customization for this pregnancy chalkboard announcement.  You can include the important dates of love, marriage, then of course BABY!

We're Expecting Pregnancy Announcement Chalkboard

I love when customers take beautiful pictures.  I'm not even close to a beach or palm trees so it's gorgeous when they take pictures with a beautiful scenery.

Guess what, we're expecting pregnancy announcement

 Some of my most popular designs this month is a set of three signs like the one below.  Customers choose to take one picture (with all three signs) or take separate pictures like this to announce their pregnancy.

Last Name Customized Pregnancy Announcement

I love customized... well pretty much anything.  I love when things are personal and they just are special to me.  Many of my designs display the last name of the baby coming.  So cute!  I also have 

Birthday Chalkboard Stats

I love the cute designs I have up for birthday chalkboard prints. Customers use these for cake smashes, birthday decor, and for pictures.  I love how cute they are!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

9 months

I was a little behind with his pictures, but it's finally up and little O is 9 months!  He is still cutest thing around and has the sweetest disposition.  When I pick him up he'll wrap his arms around my neck for hugs and his new thing is to give me kisses on my cheek.  He loves my hair and knows to be gentle with it.  When he nurses or when I hold him he loves to stroke my hair or grab onto it, even when it's pulled back in a ponytail.

He is becoming really active and is a little explorer and loves watching kids.  We'll go to the zoo and he'll just watch kids and see what they are doing.  We went on the plane with him last month and he was sooo good!  We had four plane rides altogether there and back and he was amazing.  He loves being with mom and dad.

I thought this picture was really cute, he gets so excited and happy when we play around, wrestle, or tickle.  

He loves being on his knees and is taking a few knee steps before getting his tummy on the ground, he's been able to cross the room the last few weeks and we call his new crawl "the worm" because that's exactly what it looks like.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Daddy Time

When dad comes home, Owen lights up.  He hears the garage and when I say "dada" he looks at me with a huge grin and looks around for Chris.  We either greet him sitting on the stairs right when he enters the house, peering around the corner of a room, or having him walk (with my help) to dad's arms.  He gets so excited. 

Chris is the best dad ever, he'll come home and spend time with O and take him everywhere.  They're cute to watch together.  O can say "dada" now and it makes Chris so happy to hear, it's cute :)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Aquarium, Zoo, repeat

Now Owen is getting more bored when he's home for too long, or maybe it's just bored of me ... jk. He's been more and more active and loves getting out and people watching. We had a new aquarium open by us which he LOVES, we've gone there probably 6 times since we got our pass the beginning of April.  He loves the animals especially the penguins.  And, most of all he loves people watching, I'll point to the fish and follow them with my finger and he's just looking at the other kids.

Here's his "thumbs-up" of how he likes the shark tunnel at the aquarium.

We also have a zoo pass which is super great and fun to go when Dad is not working.  We watch the seal shows and see the bears.  He really enjoys it and sleeps well when we go out on our field trips.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

8 months Owen

I can't believe how big he's getting! He is so active and of course still the sweetest boy.  When he wants me you hear "momma" and he also says dada and boo (as in peek-a-boo). He has a mini basketball hoop that he shoots hoops in by getting the ball in his tiny little hands then putting it in the basket.
He sits all by himself and I'm always afraid of him falling, but I'm sure I'll theoretically be afraid of that my whole life of him hurting himself or me trying to prevent that. Sitting by himself has taught me to back off and let him do his thing and he's ok.  He loves being independent and enjoys playing by himself as mom does some work or housework.  But of course he loves playing with mom and dad more and it's been interesting "learning" how to play with him as he becomes more interactive.

Some things we do are go around the house and point to objects and talk about their name and what they are, he has always loved reading so we read a lot especially right when he wakes up or about to fall asleep, playing with his toys and counting and colors of everything, he likes when I point to our family picture and point out who each of us is (he's starting to point at the picture), he likes when I play Pandora Disney music and dance and sing, he loves Bubble Guppies and is glued to it... so that's why we don't watch that a lot or a lot of tv for that matter at all.  If I need to get some work on I'll turn an episode of that on but I really try to stay away from watching anything until dad comes home.
No other teeth besides the cute two on the bottom, still not sleeping the best and waking up at least 5 times a night, mostly to get his paci back in his mouth.  He loves moving and "arm crawling" to get to places and moves backward more than forward.