November 28, 2015

Violet Catharina: 5 Months

Weight: 15lbs 9oz

Diaper Size:We just transitioned to 3s on Sunday, one day after turning 5 months old! We were having daily blow-outs which is always mommy's signal that it is time to size up!

Clothing Size:
Violet is quickly growing out of her 3-6/6 month jammies and pants. She fits in this size for dresses and onesies. I am truly getting a little sad that we are moving so quickly through her wardrobe. I have started cleaning 9 month jammies, and storing 3-6/6month attire. 

Eye Color: Dark Brown 
Adventures this Month: We are settled in with our nanny and mommy's return back to work. Mimi and Papi came for a visit. And we finally enjoy tummy time - hooray! 

Favorite Toy: Wooden teethers are Miss V's favorite. She wears her Mary & Kate teether as a bracelet and can be observed getting frustrated/irritated with the Olives & Pickles one too! She also really enjoys the Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball, Fisher Price Kick & Play Piano, and watching anyone throw the ball with Prince. Oh, and she still is enamored with herself in the mirror. I am not sure if that will ever get old!

Violet & Prince Relationship: Prince is slowly coming around. He is certain that he and Violet should share the nanny, though we have been using him as a guinea pig during tummy time, but he is not complaining. Violet enjoys watching him play, though this enamoration is not reciprocal. Prince is still re-enacting Violet's behaviors and positions in hopes that it will bide him some attention. It's a ruff life for Prince.

Hair:Starting to curl up tighter and we have an area that is balding on the left side. Violet is a side sleeper!

Teeth: No teeth have poked out just yet, but teething is in full force!

 Eats: Violet is still exclusively breastfed. With the advent of teeth, came an increase in feeds so this momma is back to feeling like a cow! We plan to begin food introduction at 5.5 months! 

Sleeping Habits: Violet still arises a few times in the middle of the night for feeds, but then typically falls back to slumber. I would say that she is a better night sleeper than daytime napper overall. She much prefers to be held or cuddled while sleeping than sleeping solo in the crib.

Milestones: Using two hands to manipulate objects; flipping from tummy to side; getting better everyday with taking out pacifier and is working on replacing it properly; and getting more and more personality by the minute!

Looking forward to:Trip tp St. Thomas

Michelyn Cynthia

November 4, 2015

Beauty Blogger Book Club: I'm Back!


So I missed a few Beauty Blogger Book Club books and reviews! I really had the best of intentions, BUT.... My 'but list' is pretty exhaustive so we will just keep trekking along!

For the month of November, Ashley has chosen The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

Ashley chooses this BEST books so I am truly looking forward to delving into this book while on vacation in the Virgin Islands in two weeks! Yes, the Ohio Unviersity men's basketball program is playing in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam over Thanksgiving break!

Are you interested in learning more about the other books read? Well, head on over the other Member's blogs since I inevitably missed a few good books!

Heather - Love To Be Busy
Stephanie - The Wonky Brow 

The Beauty Blogger Book Club began in January of 2015! We currently have 6 Members with various blog content. Each month, one of the Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC) members chooses a book for the Club to read. At the beginning of the following month, we each write a book report/summary for our readers to enjoy and share the book for the following month! The "Club" provides all of us bloggers an opportunity to network and read books outside of our comfort zones!

Michelyn Cynthia

November 3, 2015

Getting Myself Together

Hi guys! It has been awhile, and I wholeheartedly apologize for my absence. It has truly taken me some time to adjust to my new role as stay-at-home working mommy! I really, really love the fact that I am able to stay-at-home with Violet, but also provide some financial cushioning for our family! In my books, its a win-win situation. Sure, I miss her while the nanny is here, but I am comforted with the fact that she is merely steps away!

So cheers to my return to life as a blogger! I most certainly will be starting out slow, and seeing how things progress!

Thanks for sticking around!

Michelyn Cynthia