UPDATE: A winner has been drawn!
Congrats, Kara! Please send me an email (khiguchi at gmail dot com) and I will get your information necessary to get your tickets to you 🙂
Hellllooooo…is this thing on?
Okay, so blogging has definitely fallen off the wayside recently, but have no fear, that just means life has been busy, fun and exciting! Since we last checked in…
- I’ve been back to running, finally! Between stroller runs with Abby and solo runs after she’s gone to bed, I’m hitting the road at a goal of three times a week. It’s hot as HECK, but it feels good to be at it!
- Abby’s started solid foods! Since the weekend following her 6-month milestone, Abby has ventured into the world of big-girl eating. For now, it’s only one meal a day (in addition to her regular nursing) but she’s tried a variety of items, including bananas (liked), avocado (hated), scrambled eggs (thrown at the dogs, results inconclusive) oatmeal (loved), mango (loved), and her very favorite, sweet potato!
- …and speaking of solid foods – now that Abby’s expanded her palette beyond breastmilk, her – erm- waste has changed, too. As a cloth diaperer, this is often the phase that can make or break the experience for many (read: spraying poopy diapers) but with the help of our Elimination Communication work, we’re not only down on diaper usage (average 8 changes a day, with 4 to 7 diapers actually used), but she’s quite regular so we can often ‘plan’ her poop time accordingly. Abby is so proud to poop on her potty!
- Abby moved up to a convertible high chair – after much research and deal-searching, we decided on the Graco Extend2Fit, and I installed it yesterday. Abby loves being up higher and seeing out the window, as well as the roomier fit of the chair. Also, it’s good for sleeping in, apparently.
So, yes, all is well in Shiawase Life world, and we are getting excited for some new upcoming things, too! Tomorrow, my mom flies in for a 3-week visit, and in a week, VIP registration opens for Mommycon Orlando ! On top of the awesomeness that is Mommycon, VIP is an extra tier of awesomeness from participating sponsors (previous events have included Ergobaby, Cotton Babies, Tekhni wraps and more) on top of your General Admission.
But wait, you say you have not yet purchased your admission?
As part of my partnership in the Blogger Collaborative with MommyCon, I am EXCITED to be giving away not one but TWO general admission tickets to MommyCon Orlando, which is taking place Saturday, September 3!
Instead of doing one of those rafflecopters or random number generators, or anything like that, I thought I’d make the giveaway fun – so if you’re interested in joining me at MommyCon Orlando, just leave a comment below with the name of a song/book/movie that describes you as a parent…and why!
I can’t wait to see the answers!
Winner will be announced on TUESDAY, JULY 5, so be sure to enter by midnight on the 4th of July!!
Remember, you can also use SHIAWASELIFE16 for $5 OFF your registration to ANY MommyCon event. Feel free to share this discount code!!!