Monday, July 21, 2014

She's Here!

And she's absolutely perfect!

My little Juliana Elisa was born on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm, measuring 19 inches long and 6 pounds 8 ounces. She's a tiny little booger compared to her big sisters. She's been eating like a champ though.

The entire induction went smoothly. The epidural, not so much. I'll get into that when I post a birth story. The hospital staff was phenomenal.

We only had to stay at the hospital for 24 hours after the birth. It was nice to have our complete little family at home for most of the weekend. The girls love her, but are still adjusting and trying to learn the rules, like no touching her head and to be quiet while she naps.

We have a follow up appointment this morning with the pediatrician, and I'm looking forward to seeing how much my baby has already grown.

I haven't had a chance to capture too many pictures of her yet, but I know I need to get on it since she'll only be this little once.

Thank you for all of your kind messages and comments over the weekend!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Child Super Nutrition Shakes

I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Raise your hand if your child is a picky eater.. I know it just keeps on getting worse with my girls. It seems like each time I serve dinner, there is something new that they refuse to eat. As a parent, I obviously worry if they're getting enough nutrients on a daily basis.

I was thrilled when Happy Family asked if I'd be interested in trying out their new Happy Child Super Nutrition Shakes. Each of the chocolate or vanilla shakes contains eight organic fruits and vegetables, and no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. The eight grams of protein and 21 vitamins and minerals available in each serving are sure to help balance out even the pickiest eater's uneven diet. 

V chose to try the vanilla flavor, so Adri got chocolate. I tried a little of each. I was pleasantly surprised when Veronica's eyes lit up after her first sip. From there, there was no taking the drink away from her. It was the perfect afternoon snack between a bowl of rice for lunch and untouched pasta at dinner. Personally, I preferred the flavor of vanilla drink. Both flavors had a nice consistent texture. Sort of like a thicker milk drink, but not overly thick. If that makes sense.

Since the shakes don't need to be refrigerated, they're the perfect option for busy days when you know meals will be coming from a drive thru. You can just toss them in your bag and go! Four-packs can be found at a Target, select Safeway stores, and on