“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
Family life has been fun as of late – and busy! We have a new family addition to integrate into our chaotic, busy, funny, and laughter-filled life. My brother’s baby, Alise, has us all smitten. The entire family (that’s Grandma Kelly and Grandma Wenche below) has such fun just staring at at her, holding her and cuddling her. She is almost three weeks old now.
As is clear in the above photo, Baby Lily weighs about twice what baby Alise weighs. Soon, cousin Alise will be able to handily win wrestling matches just by growing a tinch more. And no, that’s not a joke. Lily is 20.2 pounds and Baby Alise just hit 11 pounds. Chris and I apparently produce petite little shrimps and should not be planning on any football scholarships to help with college.
Jamisen loves, loves, loves baby Alise. It is rather endearing how loving he is since he knows she’s going home and not staying at his home, fighting for precious resources.
Lily is contemplative about this new addition that is taking attention from her but she seems to feel that her piercing blue-grey eyes and perfect heart bow lips will win the day.
I thought this might be the best place to post this question. I am trying to sift through all the info online to get some answers on soaping during pregnancy. Is it possible to soap(cold process) during pregnancy? Do you know if the lye fumes are only dangerous when the water is mixed in and emitting fumes, or should I continue to wear a mask while working with the batter? I am 6 weeks and trying to decide whether I should continue or not without turning into a totally paranoid mother-to-be. I know you guys are busy, but I would really appreciate any insight you have on this. Thanks!
We are happy to help! Whether or not you continue to soap while pregnant is something that is up to you and your doctor. I can tell you Anne-Marie soaped while she was pregnant. However, you may find yourself sensitive to the lye and any fragrances, and may choose not to. I would definitely recommend talking to your doctor about it, and what precautions to take if you do soap. 🙂
Some essential oils shouldn’t be used during pregnancy. We have a great post on which ones to avoid that may be helpful for you: http://www.soapqueen.com/personal-ramblings/keeping-the-bramble-bump-safe-2/
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
Hello I bought oils and flavors and a preservative, but not when it ends Wharf suitability I do not know how to use the preservative
We have a great blog post about preservatives you may like. It explains when to use them, which ones to use for what products and how much to use. 🙂
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
Talk It Out Tuesday: Preservatives: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/talk-it-out-tuesday-preservatives/
I dont think ive ever posted a comment before, but just had to today! Lily is absolutely beautiful! I sooo miss that age. My son is now 16, and he had/has those same gorgeous blue eyes and incredibly long eyelashes 😉 its especially endearing on a “macho” boy lol…and speaking of beautiful… I just love ur hair longer like that! In the pic of you in the garden, u look so young! Were you born with that beautiful wave in your hair? It sure is gorgeous regardless! And speaking of gorgeous….oh my goodness your brother is so handsome! I know hes taken, but everyone likes a nice compliment now and then 😉 keep up the great work, love your blog, newsletter and website….you and your team do an incredible job! Fond regards, nickie