MONTH FIVE | A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER

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I have a love/hate when it comes to writing these because as much as I love looking back on the past month, my heart grows sad realizing how fast time is going. Adalyn, you're almost 6 months old. How did that happen? That's half a year. 5 months has flown by in a blink of an eye. I have no idea where to even begin. The past month you have sky rocketed in your milestones. You are so verbal now, so you will definitely be a chit chatter like your Mamma. You are sitting up on your own un-assisted for brief periods of time, rolling over, and you have not one but TWO teeth. Yep, your two bottom teeth popped almost at the exact same time. You are trying to crawl so badly but it is hilarious because you really hate being on your tummy. Anytime you roll over you immediately get mad as if you're thinking "wait, this is not what I wanted to do". The moment you hit your belly you begin pushing your legs and arms trying so hard to move. I am convinced if there wasn't such a belly there, you would be crawling by now.

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Your current favorite thing to do is go on your singing spurts. You will hit every octave your voice allows you to go to and you wont stop. It is the most amazing thing to listen to your little voice. We have yet to hear you full belly laugh but you do this little mini chuckle that is adorable. Mommy would love to hear your real life any day now though baby girl. Oh, and you are standing up ALL the time. The moment I get you on your feet, you lock yourself into place and can hold your weight up for minutes to minutes on end. I recently started walking with you and getting you to move your feet so that we can work on maybe getting those little chunky legs moving sooner than later. Your doctor gave you to go ahead on foods last month but I haven't really jumped into that yet. I have given you a couple spoons of food here and there and you didn't start really "liking" it until the past few days. You are still breastfeeding like a champ so I am not pushing the solid foods too much too soon. When the time comes though we will be doing baby led weaning and having you eat big people food instead of gross pureed food. My theory is if I do not want to eat it because it's gross looking then you aren't eating it. 

You are finally loving all your toys and enjoy playing for extended periods of time. You love our night time routine of going to see GiGi and Popeye and snuggling them on the couch. Plus when we are with them you get to watch your favoritest shows, which are anything HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, and your recent favorite being football! Popeye is so happy you are a football girl but him and daddy are debating on what team you're going to like. You are the smiling queen and melt the hearts of everyone around you. Anytime we go out, I get stopped about how adorable and beautiful you are. Of course every single time you turn on the charm and flash that big baby tooth smile and those sparkly green eyes. I jump with joy every day that you got both mommy and daddy's eyes! We are in between clothing sizes for you right now but it's okay because the season is about to switch over so a new wardrobe is required anyway. 

Everyday with you is a blessing and I day I am so grateful for. The best and happiest day of my life is the day you came into it. From the moment I found out that you were in my belly to the moment you arrived. Every day with you is a blessing. I love you more than any word in any language can describe. 

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FRIDAY FAVORITES | TWISTSHAKE BOTTLE

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I recently got the amazing opportunity to collaborate with a brand that I have been seeing BLOW UP all over instagram. Twistshake is a new up and coming baby product company that is slowly but surely becoming a major trendsetter in the mom community. The products range from anti-colic baby bottles, a range of sippy cups, pacifiers, pacifier clips, and even adult insulated hot/cold bottles. All of their products are BPA, BPS and BPF free, and are the first in the world to test and ensure that these products meet the highest standard of quality and safety. 

Adalyn is exclusively breastfed and she has a very hard time wanting to take a bottle. I have 3 different brands of bottle sitting around that have barely been used because she has not liked them since she was 2 weeks old. I was excited to test this Pastel Pink Anti-Colic Bottle out to see if she would take it.  If your baby does take formula. what you would do is fill up the inner container with the proper amount of formula for when you are out and about. When it comes time to feed your little one you just dump it in the bottle, add water, place the mixing net on top, and shake away! I did find some formula that we never needed and tested the bottle with it and it shakes up the formula perfectly without leaving any clumps in it. Since she only drinks breast milk, we do not have much of a need for the formula insert BUT the container is going to be amazing to use for snacks as Adalyn gets older.

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We were going to run errands so I figured this was the perfect time to try out the bottle. I put some breast milk in it and when about our day. Sure enough half way through errands Adalyn became fussy and hungry. At first she was not happy about the bottle not being attached to her mommy's chest, but to my surprise she took the bottle. I was worried the flow would be too strong since she didn't have to work as hard as she does when she is on the breast, but it wasn't an issue whatsoever. I am so happy with the results because this definitely helps so much when we are out and about. 

I most definitely would love to try their sippy cups when Adalyn gets a little older because they have an insert in them that is wonderful for fruit infused water. Overall, I 100% recommend this especially to formula Mommas because this will make bottle time significantly easier. You also can do package bundles as well to get more product for more bang for your buck. Your products will be shipped from the USA and you will have your order within 1-3 days. You will also get free shipping with any order over $25.00!

Below is my discount code TwistShake has generously provided for 20% off your purchase!

DISCOUNT CODE : KATELYNFLEMING20

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