Happy 1/2 Birthday, Caden!

Caden's 1/2 Birthday | The Dorsey Crew

Caden's 1/2 Birthday | The Dorsey Crew

Caden's 1/2 Birthday | The Dorsey Crew

Caden's 1/2 Birthday | The Dorsey Crew

Caden's 1/2 Birthday | The Dorsey Crew

Caden's 1/2 Birthday | The Dorsey Crew

We celebrated Caden’s 1/2 Birthday over the weekend and it was fun! I never thought I would be “that mom” who celebrates 1/2 birthdays, but I am! No shame. Haha. We celebrated Carter’s 1/2 birthday too, so I gotta keep up with the tradition, right?!

But to be honest, although I really love documenting memories, I’m totally slacking!

When Carter was first born we celebrated all his little “firsts” and “milestones”. We have photo books and tons of videos of him standing for the first time, crawling, laughing, spitting up, ha! Let’s be honest, we documented everything. We even photographed his first diaper explosion haha!

“That mom.” Haha

With Caden though, I have #momfailed as of late. I have loads and loads of photos, videos, snapchats, instastories on my phone, but I have yet to print 1 photo of Caden! I feel horrible but life happens y’all. Life happens and next thing you know I have a 6 month old and a 2 year old!

Does anyone even print photos anymore? When I was in high school, one of my favorite things to do was to buy a disposable camera, take loads of pictures and make double copies for my friends! Anyone still do that? Or did I just age myself? Haha.

We celebrated Caden’s 1/2 birthday by using leftover balloons and party hats from Carter’s 2nd birthday. I know what you’re thinking, “give her the Best Mom Award!” Ha!

Caden, did however, get a brand new Foogo sippy cup! And it just so happens to match Carter’s big boy Foogo cup. Hehe.Caden also had his first taste of real food, a la soft boiled egg yolk and he LOVED (<—- total lie) it. He was indifferent about it. But we tried again the next day and had much success!

You may be wondering why we chose to give him soft boiled egg yolk and not rice cereal or something easy out of a jar… And it’s because after doing a lot of reading on baby nutrition it just made a lot of sense for our family.

Some of the books I’d recommend and that taught me a lot about nutrition and really challenged the Western diet way of living are: Nourished Beginnings,Baby Food,  Super Nutrition for Babies,  & this one  . This one really opened my eyes. It is packed with amazing information. It has made me say OMG many times and has totally helped me to feed my family better, it’s called Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats, and I love it!

Leave me a comment if you have any tips you’d like to share about the introduction of food to babies or if you have any questions for me about it. I’d love to chat!

Xo,

Raquel

 

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