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We are: Jarom, Erica and Fae Bowman- glad you stopped by our blog!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Happiness is when your baby sleeps through the night for about 2 weeks straight, and wakes up like this:

I captured this pic right as she was about to stop smiling, but it is hard to make her smile and take a picture at the same time, so give me some credit!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fae Marie Bowman

Fae Marie Bowman

my sister made this cute video of us... you have to click on it to watch it, but its worth it.. well I think it is :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

The happiest baby on the block

This book is great, I recommend it to any expectant parents, or parents of a newborn baby. It has helped me so much the past few days (since I got it)to understand both why babies cry, and how to make them stop. When Fae was born, she was a perfect little angel for about a week, and once that week was over she began to be very colicky. Nothing we did would help her to stop crying. I took her to the doctor and they told me "well shes just a fussy baby, maybe she has gas, don't worry it will be over in about 3 months." OK three months is nuts.. (as I've said in previous posts) But this book is awesome! I've learned so much and although its been taking time and a lot of effort, I can pretty much clam Fae no matter what within minutes. I no longer believe that colicky babies cry for no reason, although it may seem that way (as it did for me)PLEASE PLEASE read and reread this book! It's great! and I'm so thankful for it!!

Thank you mom for buying it for me! And although the techniques take time to learn, once they are mastered (which I am still trying to do) they work miracles... yes Fae still cries, but for hours? no, not really... maybe 20 minutes here and there..
NOTE: I've had the book for a while, but the techniques take time to learn.. for both you and your baby, so be patient and keep practicing!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

being a mom is hard.

My little girl can be the sweetest baby in the whole world, she will look at you with her big blue eyes and you just melt, however she can also be the biggest BEAST you've ever known! Some nights she will just cry and scream for hours, 6 hours or so to be more exact. The second night she did this I took her to the doctor because I thought maybe she had an ear infection or something, but no, the doctor told me " It's just one of those things, shes a little gassy but she is just a fussy baby, don't worry it will go away around 3 to 4 months." 3 to 4 MONTHS! was he insane, seriously I got like 1 hour of sleep that night and I wasn't prepared to do it again! But it happened again, and then again.. finally I tried something new. I stopped eating dairy, no milk, cheese, eggs, nothing. It's been so hard, but it has helped SO much, she no longer screams or cries all frantic like, just fusses sometimes but for the most part she is great! Of course she cries like any normal baby just not like she used to. This brings me to my next problem, she takes about 2 hours to nurse, she continually falls asleep so I am having to wake her up every 5 min, and not only that she doesn't get enough milk! I don't know if it's me or her, but I pump and pump to try to stimulate more milk but I never get any more.. so today we tried formula. It's a special formula for sensitive babies.. Lactose free :) we gave it to her at 4:30 this morning then again at 8! She hasn't complained, and by that I mean no crying, gas, or fussiness.. just a happy healthy baby! I am still planning to give her breast milk at night.. so I'm pumping when I have time during the day.. hopefully this system works out because I can't take many more nights of a screaming baby!

haha, she thinks the bath tub is her personal spa... she seriously lays like this the whole time like shes in "Awe" of whats going on.. and jarom likes to take baths with her.. don't worry I make him wear his bathing suit..

Thursday, November 11, 2010

oh my gosh...

THIS FACE! ah! it's the cutest thing I've ever seen in my whole life I think! haha and even though she likes to cry a lot and throws up a ton and poops through three outfits a day, this face makes me melt! I love her squishy cheeks and her big blue eyes and her stick-out ears, oh my gosh I'm in heaven when I look at her!

haha I know it looks like one of her eyes is like a totally different shape than the other, but it must be the picture because she doesn't look like that normally haha :) LOVE HER!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So, since I have a daughter, well, mainly since I'm a girl haha, I LOVE pretty things, for example. these headbands:
(For some reason blogger wont let me post a link, so copy and paste it)

I think they are so cute!!! and, not only that, they are fairly priced, and custom orders cost the same as any other headband!! check them out!!