Mazen’s Then + Now

April 23, 2014

Sweet little Mazen 5 days old!!

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You probably recall the famous striped onesies that Mazen lived in during his newborn days. They were SO soft, and of course I love stripes.

So imagine the tears I shed when my friend Gaby gave me some of her little boys clothes and I found out she had the 18 month version!!!

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The colors are slightly off, but we knew we had to do a re-take of his newborn photos before he grows out of these! Here is our attempt…

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And….the tooth-brushing shot!

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Bloopers!

We absolutely could not get this shot…

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Because Mazen thought we were making him nap and did NOT want to be in his crib!

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Swaddling also did not go over well…

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We three had a lot of fun doing this! Mazen loved rolling around on the blankets like it was “ni-night”

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Feeding Baby: 14 Things That Make It A Whole Lot Easier

April 14, 2014
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This post is sponsored by Target. Our baby has been Eating Real Food for over a year now, and looking back I can condense dozens of trials and errors into a list of 14 products that have made feeding Mazen easier. From the first purees to the messy finger foods, may these help you turn […]

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19 Months Old

April 9, 2014
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I have never liked the number 19 very much but 19 months we are! We’re in that gray area before two takes us over by surprise. 20 months is going to seem so old! Mazen has really become a little boy this month. I’d say 18 months was a big developmental turning point. As our […]

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Motherhood: Is It Easier Now?

April 2, 2014
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  The short answer: Yes. Definitely. The long answer: In general, I have found each and every day to be a little bit easier than the last. For these reasons! 1. Feeding While I really enjoyed breastfeeding, I found it to be a logistical headache. In the early days nursing took SO long, and I […]

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3 Questions + 3 Answers

March 26, 2014
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Of course I can talk about my cute baby is till the cows come home, but I would love to share some helpful posts on BERF as well. I recently asked Twitter for a few recommendations for post ideas. Here were three responses and my answers –     We dropped down to one nap […]

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Baby Registry: 10 Items You Might Overlook

March 18, 2014
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This post is sponsored by Target When you have a new baby you never know what you’re going to need till you need it. There is so much to consider from clothing to nursery furniture to all-things-diapers that you might overlook some of the more “off the beaten path” items. Plus they grow up so […]

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18 Months Old

March 12, 2014
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Indulge me in a little cliché: HOW HAS IT BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF ALREADY!!!?? Here is everything that is going on with sweet Mazen Duke! Words – so many words are popping out! I’ve been looking forward to this stage for….a really long time…and I’m glad it’s here! Here are the new ones […]

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Mazen’s Lately

March 5, 2014
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Hi guys, it’s Mazen! Mommy just taught me how to type on the keyboard properly (I’ve been banging on it with my fists for months now) so I thought I’d tell y’all a little about the toys and joys in my life! This is currently my favorite toy along with about 5 other trucks. I […]

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Finding A Mom Community

February 26, 2014
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In March of 2012 I was 14 weeks pregnant and my friend Alice invited me to join her group of new mom friends for a meet up at a local coffee shop. I was eager to absorb information and hopefully get to hold a baby for practice! Two years later, these ladies are my dearest […]

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17 Months!!

February 19, 2014
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I took zero notes this month, but I feel like I have so much new stuff to share. However now that I am sitting down to write, nothing new is coming to mind! Let me see… Words have started bubbling out of Mazen this month, and he’s started to copy us a little bit. If […]

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