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

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My baby is almost 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know where the time has gone, honestly, I don't. Everyone told me that Fae would grow up so fast, and it was true, it was so fast, yet so continual and steady that I didn't even notice it was happening! Fae is just the most loving, sweet, happy, smart, beautiful baby ever. She talks and walks, and runs and jumps and falls down, gets bruises, gets back up and does it all over again. I love her little voice and the spunky personality that she is really starting to develop. She knows exacly what she likes and what she doesn't like. She will eat ANYTHING, and is slowly getting better at "digesting" and holding her food down, which is very nice for me-- and my wardrobe.

Heres a little update for you all, cuz I know you are interested: We finalllly took Fae to the Dr.'s, and she got all caught up on her shots and is VERY healthy. She is following her curves (on her charts) perfectly! She weighs 18.7 lbs, which the Dr. did not believe, and weighed her on 2 scales just to make sure because she insisted she had to weigh at LEAST 20 lbs.. what can I say, my girl only looks big, she isn't really that big :) shes so cute, I just love her! she is 28 inches long too! Growing like a weed!

Anyway, Fae is turning 1 in 2 weeks! It's so crazy to me! I can't believe my baby is nearly 1 year old! We are having a small family party for her, mostly because she doesn't have any friends yet, and we are still in the process of finding friends here ourselves! So, you guys can all look forward to seeing pics of her b-day bash! But for now, take a look at the adorable pictures we had done today in celebration of her turning 1!!!!!!!!!! (this is just a preview mind you, I will be sending out printed photos after her birthday) We love our GIRL!!!!!!!!!!















Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the woes and woahs! of parenting!

Woah!- Fae started sleeping through the night at 2 months old.
Woe- Since we moved to New York she has gotten up at least 2 times in the night for no reason.

Solution?
Well, here is what we USED to do.. until we realized we were being kind of lazy parents: get up, let her play around, and let her take a bottel to bed with her.
Now we do this: She eats cereal about an hour before she goes to bed, and then has a bottle (with some cereal in it) right before we put her to bed. Brush teeth, and goes in her crib. Sometimes she cries, sometimes she plays, but either way, jarom and I do not get up with her. For example last night, she woke up around 2 in the morning, but I let her cry it out. It only lasted about 20 minutes, then she went back to sleep, and slept till 9:15 this morning!
Moral:
Every parent deals with kids differently, but I realized that we were totally spoiling Fae when we would get up with her and play during the night! She wasn't sick or hungry, she just wanted to play, and as much as I love her, she has to get on a schedule, a better schedule.. Because I will not be doing that crap until she is 5.
It is hard to listen to your baby cry, as every parent knows, but for us... it was a necessity.

Woah!- Fae is a serious walker, everywhere, all over the place.
Woe- she falls a LOT and has a perpetual red mark on her forehead.

Solution: Get her a helmet.

Moral: I let her get hurt, I know that sounds mean, but I truly don't baby her. I'm a true believer in experiencing (safe) things on your own. Yeah she falls down, yeah she hits her head a lot, and even bit through her tongue recently.. which was horrible and there was blood gushing everywhere and I freaked out because I had no idea where it was coming from... but I feel like she cries a LOT less that the average baby, and is way happier just doing her own thing and learning as she goes!

Woah!- She eats anything and everything, and knows how to chew and finnnnnallly learned how to take "bites"- which is so cute.
Woe- She throws up a lot.. she was doind very well with the puking, but the more we introduce table food, the more she thorws up. I always do bite size pieces, and always soft veggies and fruits, she just has a sensitive stomach.

Solution:
We only feed her one real meal a day, the other two are cereal, and in between are bottles. Contrary to what people are telling me to do, we will not be getting rid of her bottle by a year old.

Moral:
As far as food goes, I am Fae's mommy, and I feel like I know what is best for her. Table food is not that important right now, the important nutrients she needs comes from her formula. Cereal and soft veggies will take the back burner for a little while longer. As far as taking the bottle away though, Sometimes I think parents take things away from their kids way too early, which stresses them out. For me, A bottle is comforting, and she will be allowed to have THAT for a little while longer also.


Anyway, those are some of the things we have been dealing with lately, all I can say is I try to be the best mom I can, but sometimes I don't know what I'm doing. This is not que for "give me your advice" haha! Just expressing my thoughts! :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The girl I love most

is a beauty queen,

a musician,

a princess,

a trouble-maker,

a blankie lover,

a momma's girl,

a tumbler,

and sometimes a little distressed!

I can't get enough of this girl I just love her so much!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

surprise!

Jarom and I have been having such an amazing summer, which came to an abrupt end today, because today is his first day of school! Yesterday he went to his orientation and came back telling me how excited he was to start! So that is some good news haha! anyway, I know that Jarom will do amazingly well, he is a really hard worker and pretty dang smart.

Ok, so enough about Jarom, no just kidding, I could go on some more about him if you want.. oh you don't, ok, i'll talk about me then haha! As some of you know, I have been planning to go back to school, I was enrolled at a local community college here to complete their paralegal program. However, after contemplating it, talking it over, pondering, and researching it, the only feeling I got was frustration. It wasn't that I didn't think I could do it, or even that I wouldn't be able to do well, but more that I wouldn't be happy. I was feeling very overwhelmed and nothing I did or how I thought about it would calm me down. I know, I sound like I'm making excuses, but seriously, I just didn't feel right about that degree path. It isn't me, at all. (Besides the fact that I love to write and research, that is).
So, after talking about it with Jarom, he and I decided that if I am going to do something, I should do something I love. Therefore, Austin School of Spa Technology, here I come!
I applied to the school, and will be completing their aesthetics program. I will also be taking some business courses to complete the certificate. I am very excited about this career choice, and also felt a huge relief after meeting with the teachers, taking the tour and working out the financial aid. It is also only 3 days a week, and very hands on, thus easy learning!

Anyway, I am so excited to start! I know I will just love it and will be so much happier :)

So, wish us luck!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

she walks, and other cute stuff

Here are just a couple videos because I have been slacking on this blog pretty bad. I feel like I never really have time for it anymore, and once school starts, I really wont have time for it.

Anyway, Little Miss Fae is just full of personality. She is such a happy baby, and I love hanging out with her every day. She makes me laugh and smile, and also want to scream but she is the greatest little person to ever happen to me. I love her so much!!!

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