Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mary Tilman: 6 Month Update

How has it been 6 months? Each month continues to become my favorite although it makes me sad how big you are getting!

Weight: I am guessing a 16 pounder (we will find out at your doctor's appt. in 2 weeks)

Height: Long as your clothes are indicating to use (I commented this morning that I need to buy you some more in-between season clothes until you can wear all your precious spring/summer outfits)

Sleep: Bless you child and your great sleeping habits. It could be thanks to me being the crazy schedule mom or just because you are awesome. Either way, I love it. The best is that you can talk yourself to sleep and are perfectly content to carry on some stellar conversations in the morning as your dad and I drag ourselves out of bed.

Clothes/Diapers: 6 month clothes but moving rapidly to 9 months; We are finishing up the end of our size 2 diaper stash and then moving you up to size 3

Diet: Still solely milk but with the addition of solids! You have been amazing eater as we have tried carrots, green beans and sweet potatoes. You are not a lover of the green beans but I don't blame you (they look gross). We were lucky enough to be gifted a Beaba food cooker and it is amazing! You only mess up one dish and can truly leave it and forget it.

Favorite Gear: Exersaucer (or this may be my favorite to keep you contained for 2 minutes), Stacking toys, books (although you prefer to eat rather than read them)

Milestones/Firsts: You learned to sit the day after your 5 month birthday and have been sitting ever since. I loved seeing you so happy but it makes me sad how big you are getting. You are also dubbed "Chatty Cathy" as you seem to be having full-on baby talk conversations. Sadly, you also got your first fever and it was terrifying! We were those parents calling the doctor on call only to be told it was just teething.

Likes: Your bulldogs, sitting up, airplane, being outside, water (bath time is a fav. still), your thumb

Dislikes: Changing into your pajamas, extended car rides (we now have to make sure you have a full tummy and a little tired after last weekend's horrific ride back to Alabama).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


True story: I am a planner to a fault. I took a personality test through a work leadership program and planning was my strongest quality... the downside to this organized trait is that I get extremely stressed when others are not.

Do I know what we are doing every weekend from now until Independence Day? Absolutely... and it is a lot with everything we have coming up.

Do I have to write everything down in order not to loose my mind? Of course!

In college I used to write down my notes and retype them again to study for an exam. In meetings today, I do the same thing. I heart solid timelines and decisions, yet get stressed when things flucuate. While I am working on this, I solely rely on my Erin Condren planner to keep organized. I mix both personal and professional dates in here just to keep organized. It truly calms me.

I have used Erin's planners for a few years now and love the month/day options. The colorful stickers also make me feel like things are in place.

Do you have a favorite planner?

- I was not compensated for this post. My planner was actually a Christmas gift -

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where Are You Spring?

I am so over winter as I know the rest of the country seems to be. Considering I  couldn't wear any of my spring wardrobe this time last year, I am ready for some bright colors and warmer temps.

Here are some spring favorites:

Friday, February 6, 2015

Five on Friday

1. Y'all... my baby can sit up! Um this is not supposed to happen yet! There were definitely tears shed as she is getting too big too soon. Of course I was there to catch her when she took a lean too far but she can definitely sit up now. Time slow down! Here is our new trick that we like to break out a time or two.


2. I made this appetizer last weekend for the Super Bowl and it was super yummy! The best part is how easy it is. Make your pimento cheese, warm it in some phyllo cups and top with pepper jelly. Recipe kudos go to Natalie.

3. I tried on this dress one night this week and it is adorable. While it made me look like I had currently had four boobs, it is a precious dress and one that I couldn't keep to myself.

4. Spring... where are you? I need some flowers, sun and spring temps in my life stat! Wouldn't this be gorgeous? A lot of work but gorg!

5. I needed this reminder this week after some stressful times. I am trying to stay positive and remember all that I am blessed with.