Sunday, December 21, 2014

Oh Baby You Light Up My Life!

It has been SO nice to be with my family for so long during these holidays! However, I know it's going to make it that much harder to leave them next week:( I don't know what I am going to do without my mom and dad gawking over Milan while I eat a meal or shower, I am going to miss the way her face lights up as soon as my brother talks with her, and I'm going to miss my little sister always offering to hold her, get her changed, or play with her so I can do something. She is so blessed to always be surrounded by people that love her and I know it will be the same in Arizona because I have the Fox family and friends there, I just will really miss my family. It's going to be hard.

Anyways! We made the drive up to the Washington DC temple to see the lights and I'm so glad that we did! I actually met Michael at the Mesa Temple lights December 2012 and we've gone every year since then! Last year as a newly married couple, and this year as a new set of parents! The DC temple is also where I got my endowments so it will always hold a special place in my heart! 

Besides it being absolutely freezing, it was a great night and I LOVED watching Milan in awe of all the lights! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Sooo what if it is half way into december and I'm just now getting around to doing November's photo drop. Mom life right? Haha but really we've been so busy around here lately! We made the big half move and Michael is OFFICIALLY out of the army! So we are now staying at my parents house in Virginia until New years when we make the big other half of the move to Arizona! So crazy that it's here and happening!! ps: any tips for an 8 hour overnight flight with an almost 4 month old send them my way..yikes! I'm kinda {super} terrified! Heres our month in pictures!

November's Events: 
  • Milan's blessing day
  • Milan met Nana and Papa Fox for the first time and loved them
  • My 21st birthday
  • Packing our apartment
  • Coming to my parents for thanksgiving 
  • Michael's finals
  • Michael's discharge from the army 
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Got Christmas decorations up! 
  • Getting into the Holiday Spirit!!! 

Sunday, December 14, 2014


We just talk about for 2 seconds how FAST three months went? Time is a funny funny thing as a new mom. I am absolutely LOVING watching my sweet girl grow and learn new things-she honestly gets more and more fun everyday! However I long for my teeny tiny curled up newborn! It is strange! 

Size (Diapers, Onesies, Etc.): Size one diapers still! Newborns still fit this little shorty! Onsies are all 0-3 month but leggings and dresses newborn fit better! But I've been putting her mostly in 0-3 because I'm seriously running out of newborns! She's growing into them better everyday!

Eyes:  The prettiest blue! And I'm almost positive they are going to stay that way! Surprising cause I would have thought Michael's eyes would be much more dominant! 

Hair:  It's lightening up!! Still totally a brown but now a soft brown and there's still that hint of red in it sometimes!!

Sleeping: Goodness gracious were we blessed with a rockstar sleeper?! Seriously a dream child! Goes to sleep around 8, sleeps straight until 8 in the morning! 12 full hours!! She then goes back to sleep at about 8:15-8:30 until 10am! Up for about an hour or so and then takes a 2 hour morning nap until about 1! Her next nap is at 3:30ish until 6!!! Like for real? She sleeps SO much and she LOVES her sleep! 

Eating:  Still exclusively breastfed with no supplementing! I think I deserve a sticker for that one:) I love breastfeeding her! It's such a special time we share! She's started to move around a lot more while eating, she'll play with my shirt, coo while eating, and kick her little feet! It's so cute! 

  • We got a GIGGLE this month! I've got one out of her three times so far and it is just the sweetest sound in the whole world!
  • She now takes a bottle! Yay! Very particular about it though! She has to be wrapped in her favorite blankie, and she takes it best from me (which kinda defeats the purpose of it though haha) I've had a lot of questions on which one worked for us! The lansinoah mOmma bottles did the trick! They look so much different than any other bottles we tried ( so basically all other bottles) haha

Memorable Outings:  Black friday shopping! She did surprisingly so good with us all day going places! Another memorable outing (not in a good way) was another shopping day we were just out all day and she hates her carseat more than anything in the world. She was just screaming in between every place we went. It drove me crazy enough that I went and  bought her a whole new carseat! Literally last thing we could try to get her to like her carseat! We went with the Maxi Cosi because they are known for being "comfy" we haven't had a lot of time in the car since then to know if it works- but the next day after that was a world of a difference! Fell asleep three times in her carseat-which NEVER happens! 


  • mommy. Boy does this girl have some separation anxiety! To the point that even if I'm upstairs and she is downstairs she is crying. Oh but do I love her! 
  • Men. Not necessarily holding her, but she LOVES flirting it up with anyone with a deep voice! We're in trouble with this little flirt!
  • being swaddled. I think she is going to go to kindergarten swaddled!
  • Bath time! Literally a 180 flip from baths before! Crazy how something as little as they type of bath she is in can help that much (hoping for the same effect with the carseat). She could stay in for hours and just splashes and coos! I love it!
  • dancing! We have dance parties on the daily.
  • my phone! I think its cause my case is very bright and colorful but she is always staring right at it! I'm gonna be in trouble when she learns how to use her hands! 
  • Her bouncer. She sleeps awesomely in her mamaroo but doesn't love it when she is awake! Her bouncer she can chill in forever and she's learned that if she kicks it will move more! It;s so funny! 
  • The blowdryer! I sit with it running in the sink so I can get ready! 
  • Showers! We brought her in the shower for the first time a couple weeks ago and she LOVED IT!  


  • the car:( everyone seriously please pray for me. I am so close to checking myself into an insane asylum because it is making me crazy. I can't stand to listen to her blood curdling screams for hours. It. breaks. my. heart. It is so so hard! We've tried everything! 
  • Being left alone.
  • Laying down flat

Friday, November 28, 2014


I always have the greatest memories getting together with all my family for thanksgiving and going out late for Black Friday shopping! Even if we don't buy anything-it's still exciting! This year it was a little different with Miss Milan. I wasn't about to take her out at midnight and keep her up all night! So we waited and went out around 10 this morning after a nice well rested night:) She looked so stinkin' cute all bundled up in blankets upon blankets and my favorite little beanie! This truly is my favorite time of year and it's even better with our own little family! Milan makes everything more fun:) 

Friday, November 21, 2014


So have you guys heard of It's a site kind of like Zulily or Groopdealz where they offer smoking deals on super cute products! If there is one thing I love about shopping-it is finding a good deal so this site is on my favorites list! What sets this site apart from other deal sites is that every month they give donations to a special child fighting childhood  cancer. This month it is sweet Faye's turn to be spotlighted and helped. Here's a little bit of her story:

"Three and a half years ago we were expecting our third baby and Faye, then three, often complained of leg pain.  Doctors chalked it up to growing pains, but Faye’s pain increased, she often had fevers, and eventually she didn’t want to leave bed. The only comfort she could find is if we were rubbing her knees 24/7.  Several days after her brother Nixon was born, we took Faye back to the doctor where they did x-rays and blood tests.  Hours later we were in an ambulance heading to Texas Children’s Hospital where Faye would stay for the next five months to receive chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rare type of leukemia that is difficult to treat.  The doctors told us a bone marrow transplant was an option, but Faye responded so well to chemo that we (doctors included) thought it would be best to proceed without a transplant, despite her little brother Nixon being a match.Faye spent the next three years in remission and enjoyed all the things normal little girls enjoy–going to school, playing softball, and spending time with her brothers.  She has taken the name “Mini Mommy” upon herself.  She is incredibly helpful with another new, now one year old little brother.  When she began complaining of leg pain again we were scared to death, but her blood work looked great and we told ourselves her prior chemo could have long range effects on her body.  As the leg pain continued though, we wanted definite answers and asked for an MRI, which showed abnormalities in her bone marrow.  After a bone marrow biopsy, our worst fears were confirmed.  Faye’s cancer is back and this time a bone marrow transplant is the only option.Faye spent the month of September in the oncology ward of Texas Children’s Hospital receiving chemotherapyto bring a second remission, which has been achieved.  Currently Faye is on the bone marrow floor where shereceived additional chemo to kill her bone marrow. She has received her transplant using Nixon as a sibling match. Now it is a waiting game to see if her body accepts the cells from Nixon.Faye is as brave as a little girl can be as she goes through what no little girl should have to and has always prayed for her brother Nixon that “he will be OK when they do the ‘bow and arrow’” (Faye’s way of saying bone marrow).  We are so grateful to our Heavenly Father and for the heavenly and earthly angels who are helping Faye and our family through this fight."

This sweater is one of the many cute things on their site right now! Isn't it the PERFECT holiday sweatshirt? Casual with a hint of dressy! 

I am so honored to be chosen to try to get as many donations as possible! I would be so so so ecstatic if every single one of you ran over there and found something you love-and I would love you all even more if you donate to help Faye and her family! Remember-every dollar counts! Even if you don't buy this sweater-there are a ton  of really cute cute stuff on there right now so I'm POSITIVE you will find something for yourself or something to give as a gift! 

Happy Shopping! XO