Baby Oliver

I Find This Amoosing

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - Lamaze by Tony Clip and Go Mortimer The Moose Activity Toy

I still can’t understand how these tiny babies can be entertained by hanging toys on activity gyms but Oliver will giggle, stare, caress, pull and bite on these toys for about 30 minutes. But he’s been known to do marathon playtime for two hours! I love to lay next to him and watch him explore …

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Baby Oliver

A Special Moment Recreated

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - I love you Munchkin

On a typical weekend in Malibu we usually try to stay at home and enjoy relaxing and spending time as a family. Mostly because Malibu fills up with tourist EVERY weekend, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) crawls to a stop, all the trails are single file, illegally parked cars EVERYWHERE and tourists taking in the sights …

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Baby Oliver

Teenie Preemie Splishin’ and Splashin’

Malibu Karina - www.MalibuKarina.com - Teenie Weenie Preemie Splish and Splash

My husband and I were bathing Oliver the other day when we started to discuss just how HUGE he has gotten in the past 4 months! It reminded me of his VERY first bath we did at home.  It was probably the scariest thing we had to do. We gathered ten washcloths, four towels, a …

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Baby Oliver Toys

Baby Time International Big Oshi Stephanie Convertible Crib / Bed

Malibu Karina - Big Oshi Stephanie Convertible 4 in 1 Baby Crib in Natural on Amazon - A perfect spot waiting for Oliver

Since Oliver, our son, was born almost two months early, and on top of THAT we were moving to a new town and a new house we were in a rush to buy a crib. In fact, I researched them before I went into the hospital for a month before giving birth. The market is …

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Baby Oliver

Welcome to the Word, Oliver!

The IVF we received in Warsaw, Poland, Europe was successful and my pregnancy was AMAZINGLY EASY.  Like seriously easy.  NO morning sickness, NO excessive weight gain, I felt GREAT!  I felt better than I did when I wasn’t pregnant. Until…..at week 29…..I was diagnosed with IUGR.  If you Google it, you will see that it’s …

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Kitchen

Easy Cheesy Meatballs

Malibu Karina - Mauviel 250C Copper and Cast Iron Pots and Pans - Reheating Meatballs

One of the most important pieces of advice I can give new, first time mother is this:  If someone suggests bringing food, helping out with cooking or bring take out home to you, do NOT refuse.  Sure your grandma makes fatty foods, sure your mom doesn’t use the organic veggies you love and take out …

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Baby Oliver Toys

Nautical Theme Derailed

Oliver in his Cat & Dogma Onesie Playing with his Musical Sheep

Before Oliver came home from his stay in the NICU I was buying baby items at a rapid pace. Because Oliver was born two months early my husband and I were NOT prepared. We should have been but we were also moving at the same time and we wanted to just buy the items at …

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Trial and Error

A Beautiful Rose A Sign Of Hope For Beautiful Things To Come

My husband and I, as per our doctor’s recommendation, went to see a fertility specialist in a coveted fertility clinic in Beverly Hills, California.  The clinic was downtown Beverly Hills in a beautiful, well kept sky scraper.  Upon arrival we were surrounded not by older couples, gay/lesbian couples, older man young woman or vice versa …

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Baby Oliver Fashion

Cat and Dogma

Why am I smiling? Because my Soft, Organic Cat & Dogma I LOVE YOU Onesie is on point

Please note, I purchased the items reviewed myself as a consumer, these were NOT gifted to me, I paid full price for these, this is an honest review / opinion not swayed by freebies. Seeing Oliver in the NICU made me want to wrap him up in something safe, something soft, something comfortable and adorable. …

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This is the FUN Part of Getting Pregnant

Everyone my husband and I talked to kept saying things like, “just have fun”, “trying to get pregnant is fun”, “just relax”, we heard it all and at first it really was fun.  It brought us closer together, we would make time for each other, we would actually do stuff together like taking roadtrips, going …

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Baby Oliver

Hitting Highs and Lows Without Moving

In 2012, after eight years of wedded bliss my husband and I finally decided it was time to have a baby.  Or babies since my husband is an identical twin, we were hoping to have two and “get it over with”.  We have just purchased a house in a nice, suburban neighborhood, my husband’s job …

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