The Happiest Baby {Giveaway} – CLOSED

It’s been a long time since I updated you on our happenings on the family front, but can you guys believe that our baby girl is NINE freakin’ months old? When did that happen?! Over the span of a week, she figured out how to sit up from lying down position and then how to pull herself up from sitting. Can I just say that it freaks me out just a bit (okay – maybe a lot) to see her lying down one second then she’s sitting or standing straight up talking to herself two seconds later, before I even have the chance to blink. I can barely handle how quickly she is growing!

madison_0 to 9

Zero to nine months.. Seriously?!

Anyhooo.. like with most conversations I have these days, I digress! With growing up comes the territory of ever evolving eating habits, not just for Madison, but us also! Although we’ve tried for the last few years to eat well as much as we can, the biggest change we’ve implemented into our lifestyle is going organic. Many people see organic as the latest fad, but we feel informed and well-educated enough to know that this is the right decision for us as a family. Obviously it’s not possible to eat organic all day every day, but when we can, we do!

We like to make Madison’s food from scratch, but sometimes things are just too busy that we need a more convenient option. We also like to give her diet a bit of variety, so that’s where Happy Family’s Happy Baby line comes to the rescue! You may remember me raving about their adult pouches many, many (pre-baby) months ago. Well, their line of baby nom noms have come in handy many a time over the last few months when we’ve realized Maddie’s freezer stash was gonezo or that she needed a little spice  in her life. We love to mix things up by offering her a pouch of their Homestyle Meals or mixing one of their fruit & veggie medleys into a serving of her baby cereal. She’s currently obsessed with their brown rice pudding with banana, apple, and cinnamon – and who can blame her!

Happy Baby products

How could we not be happy with such a great selection of yumminess!

So what do we love most about the Happy Baby food pouches?

  • They’re organic.
  • They’re healthy.
  • They’re convenient.
  • They’re tasty!

We can literally just toss them in our diaper bag on the way out the door and know that we have a healthy option for the bub when we’re on the go. And let’s face it, that’s us pretty much every day,every week – but who isn’t as a parent, really?

Step 1: Squeeze. Step 2: Slurp. Step 3: Slurp. Step 4: Slurp some more....

Step 1: Squeeze. Step 2: Slurp. Step 3: Slurp. Step 4: Slurp some more….

Whether your little person is just starting off on solids or isn’t such a little person anymore, they have something for every stage and every age. Don’t believe me? You can find out more about the Happy Family Organic Superfoods brand and all of their product lines on their website.

So.. have I convinced you yet that Happy Family needs to be a part of your family’s crazy and busy life? Good! Because here is your chance to win a free snack pack from Happy Family! You can enter by clicking the Rafflecopter link below:

Enter for a chance to win a free Happiest Baby Giveaway pack!

This giveaway will be open starting today July 14th and ends in two weeks on July 28th, so hurry and enter to win a nutritious and tasty pack of yumminess! Best of luck to everyone and Happy eating!

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40 Weeks: Pregnancy Update

40 weeks

How far along? 40 weeks and 3 days – This baby is officially LATE as of Sunday!

Baby is the size of a … Jackfruit! Baby is about 18.9 to 20.9 inches long and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds.

How has (s)he changed this week? Not much has changed last week. Baby is just growing bigger and stronger!

So far, I’ve gained … 39 – 40 pounds. I didn’t weigh myself this week.

Sleep has been … Bad! I couldn’t fall asleep last night until 1am and was wide awake at 5:15am! Somehow I’m not that tired today.

I feel … Uncomfortable and huge, and I don’t expect that to change until after the baby comes!

I miss … Nothing at the moment

Craving … Carbs galoreeee

Keep me away from … Nothing!

Symptoms?  Frequent bathroom breaks, shortness of breath, baby brain, Braxton Hicks contractions, fatigue, pelvic discomfort, heartburn

Gender? Boy! Or girl. Who knows!

Maternity clothes? Everything and even maternity clothes are getting a little tight!

Movement? The little one has periods of deep sleep but when the baby’s awake, he or she definitely lets me know it!

Exercise? Daily walks to get this baby moving!

Healthy eats? Lots of fruit, veggies, smoothies

Splurges? Chinese food

Wedding rings on or off?  Off – lots of water retention these days….

My best moment was … Lots of one-on-one relaxation time with Rich before our lives change forever – for the better! =)

Looking forward to … Finally meeting the peanut soon! Come onnnnn, baby!

39 Weeks: Pregnancy Update

39 weeks

How far along? 39 weeks and 4 days

Baby is the size of a … Watermelon! Baby is about 18.9 to 20.9 inches long and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds.

How has (s)he changed this week? He or she can probably flex its limbs by now, which would explain all the kicking and punching going on right now.

So far, I’ve gained … 40 pounds total, about a pound since last week.

Sleep has been … Terrible. Pains at night and hourly bathroom pit stops are keeping me up.

I feel … Uncomfortable and huge, and I don’t expect that to change until after the baby comes!

I miss … A medium, rare steak

Craving … Pasta!

Keep me away from … Nothing except bananas (sort of)

Symptoms?  Frequent bathroom breaks, shortness of breath, baby brain, Braxton Hicks contractions, fatigue, pelvic discomfort, heartburn

Gender? Boy! Or girl. Who knows!

Maternity clothes? Not much fits anymore but I’m still making an effort to look “cute.”

Movement? The little one has periods of deep sleep but when the baby’s awake, he or she definitely lets me know it!

Exercise? Just walking as much as I can

Healthy eats? Bananas, pineapple, cantaloupe, strawberries, honeydew – We bought ourselves an Edible Arrangement for our anniversary present, so we’ll be noshing on that for awhile. =)

Splurges? Chocolate chip muffins that I baked on Tuesday! And a cheeseburger last night for National Cheeseburger Day.

Wedding rings on or off?  Off – lots of water retention these days….

My best moment was … Our 39 week appointment. Things are moving in the right direction and hopefully continue that way!

Looking forward to … Finally meeting the peanut! Maybe this’ll be the last prego update??!