amber teething necklace

i've notice over the last couple of weeks that Levi seems as though he's beginning the teething process. mostly just because he chews on his hands & toys all the time now & has quite a bit of drool. 
i've had a couple of friends that have used amber teething necklaces to help with their baby's teething side effects & say good things about them. 
I did a little bit of research & decided to order a necklace for Levi. 
make sure to get natural, authentic, unpolished baltic amber. 

- amber is homeopathic
- could reduce swelling in gums
- can alleviate teething pain
- could accelerate natural healing process

make sure to get a necklace that is knotted between each bead for safety. 
*Levi does not sleep with the necklace around his neck, we double wrap it around his ankle when he sleeps. 


the kind of mom that i want to be

             i found a note on my phone from a few months back, before Levi was born that said, 
"the kind of mom that i want to be... balanced"

i'm not sure if i'm doing this but i thought balanced was a great word.


here's why.

I went on a 4 month hiatus & this baby boy is my reason why.
He's also the reason i am so excited to get out of bed every morning. The smile that he flashes me when I walk in his room to get him out of bed... melts. my. heart. like crazy. 

I have always wanted to be a momma. And I have looked forward to receiving this job title for as long as i can remember. Hands down, amazing. Just as amazing as I have always known that it would be. 
There is no greater feeling in the world than being a new mom. It can be tiring sometimes, especially in the beginning. But I was never too tired to complain. It can be challenging but I look at is as more of a learning experience every day. Learning each other is part of the greatness. 
 I absolutely love spending every day with my munchie bear. I keep waiting for the day that I want a break from my baby: i don't think it's coming any time soon. 

Levi turned 4 months old a couple of days ago. He is so much fun right now & I keep hearing that it gets better & better. He can roll over & is so proud of himself when he does. He's more interactive with toys these days. And I love the way he tries to communicate different things with us with his different sounds, gestures & cries. The little noises that he makes are so funny- the vowel-y coo's, his laugh thing that sounds like a dolphin, he's beginning to giggle. 

... this is what i've been up to lately.