Jan 03

Fireside Five on Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday post. It feels good to be back. Now that the hustle bustle of Christmas is over, I have found a little free time to do projects like old times. So, here we go!


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ONE– 2013 has come and gone, and I have to just say….2013 will always hold the best memories of my whole life. It’s been quite a year! We rang in the new year with our friends Michelle and Thayne and their baby, Charlotte! She is 5 weeks younger than our Charlotte. We stood the girls up in front of each other and they just stared at one another. I think that’s baby code for “we are besties”. It was the perfect way to spend the holiday with a new baby! NYE Charlottes NYETWO– Just one big, happy family. While Charley had some Tummy Time on Dad, Barkley took a rest on his neck. That’s normal, right?Barkley Eric and CharlotteTHREE– Eric and I painted this tree in our basement hallway. We love how it turned out. Eric had the idea- we will add frames on the branches with pictures of our family in them. We’re hoping to do a little tutorial on the blog to show how it came together. Tree on basement wallFOUR– We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Fogo De Chao on the plaza this week while Eric had the day off. If you haven’t ever been, you should definitely go. It’s a Brazilian Steakhouse, which means more delicious food than you can wrap your head (or stomach) around. My BFF Jena babysat Charlotte for us, which was AMAZING of her!Fogo De Chao date FIVE– Unswaddled sleeping=miracle. Miss Charlotte doesn’t do a whole lot of sleeping, but when she does, she’s usually swaddled. Lately, I’ve been trying to wean her off the swaddle when she naps. Some days it’s successful, others not so much. Any tips from mamas on how to wean the babe off the swaddle?Sleeping without swaddleHope you all have a great weeekend!


  1. Heather

    Oh my goodness that Charlotte is such a doll baby. And I love that name. Our son, Charlie, was going to be Charlotte if he was a girl. On the swaddling thing – why do you want to wean her off the swaddling, does she wiggle out of it and it wakes her up?

    Sleep can be tricky. Is your baby a swinger? Not all kids are swingers. My first wasn’t but i think that’s because we had the wrong swing. The one we had the second time around was a side-to-side swing that was kinda round like a papasan chair. Anyway, that swing was from Jesus (and my friend, Kelly).

    We had to wean Charlie off of the swing, but man did it help us with naps in the meantime.

    Good luck, sister. And congrats on your precious girl.

    1. Kelli

      Hi Heather! Well, I’ve just been reading that you should start weaning off the swaddle at 3-4 months. I’ve heard of people swaddling until 6 months, so maybe I should just go as long as I think she needs it. It’s strange because she does wiggle out of it, but once her arms are out, they keep her awake!
      The funny thing about the swing is that she doesn’t like it at home, but will ONLY sleep in the swing at daycare. It’s amazing how different kids are at home vs. daycare/with someone else.
      Thanks for the encouragement and for stopping by!!

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