Can you believe we’re well on our way into 2015? I’m kind of still in shock that it’s already here. Our New Years Eve… was quite different from past New Years Eves. In the past, we would always stay up until midnight and my husband and I would drink some bubbly and give each other and kiss and shout “Happy New Year”! 5 years ago we would be out at party with friends, 2 years ago we would be shouting quietly to each other as to not wake our only baby, and this past year we put the toddler to bed at 10PM and I fell asleep with the baby at 10:30PM. And I have no idea what happened in our house during the ball drop. So that’s just our life with two kids now, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Lately, Vivian has started to be in that “sleep regression” phase that is one of those things you either love or hate. It’s great because she is starting to be more aware, smiling a lot more, but it’s also harder to get things done around the house and get her to go to sleep. But in her awake stages, the new 4moms mamaRoo has been so amazing for us, especially as a mama of two now. There’s been one too many times where I’d be feeding Vivian or tending to her needs, that Austin would just have to wait for my attention and that just breaks my heart. But being able to put Vivian in the mamaRoo and step away for a bit as she obsesses over the mobile toy and the rocking motion calms her, has been great. We even now put Vivian in the mamaRoo at the dinner table with us so that she can be involved with our family and we can just look over at her and see her flash her beautiful smile at us.
Austin is obsessed over turning the motions and sounds on and off for her and it helps keep him involved (which is so great for me feeling like I am not ignoring him)! And with the great new feature of an iPhone and Android app, I can even control the motions and sounds from my phone, when I’ve stepped away for a bit to make lunch, play with Austin or do other things around the house. I’m pretty much tied to my phone (as I am sure most of you are too), and this app has become one of my faves. Austin just thinks it’s the coolest thing too!
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This giveaway ends on 1/11/2015 at 12:00AM MST. Good luck!