Foods I’ve given and give Gio

Trying to see what to give your baby food at such young ages can be hard. I can ask the doctor, but for the most part I just ask my mom, other moms, or just give Gio what I feel like he can handle. Lately we’ve been experimenting more and it’s been going smoothly, not counting the mess he makes. Here are some of the foods I’ve given him: 

-Eggs (scrambled): alone or mixed with spinach, tomatoes, and ham

-Avacado: mashed up, small pieces and/or with hints of pepper and lime 

-Ground beef or Turkey: mixed with veggies like peas, corn, carrots 

-Chicken: alone or with rice 

– Shrimps: in small pieces, and I’ll give it to him with pasta and/or veggies 

– Veggies: green beans, peas, corn, carrots, celery, tomatoes 

-Pancakes: I mix the batter with banana

-Fruit: banana, green apples (sometimes with peanut butter), strawberries

-Pupusas lol 

-Chicken fingers 

-Oatmeal mixed with a purée 

-Crackers, puffs, veggie sticks 

I am working on learning new things to make him. I want him to be open to a wide variety of food. 

He’s also on whole milk now, and did so well in the transition! He didn’t act up or anything. He took it easily and it’s now on a sippy cup that helps transition from the bottle. No more bottles! He also always drinks his water from his other sippy cups, the 360’s or any other sippy cup we may have 


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A little bit of Gio for you 

Look at my baby! Ugh, he’s so big- it’s so crazy! I took him to the park on Saturday. It was so nice out so I figured why not?! He really loves being on the swing so that’s where we spend 95% of our time when we go to a park, lol. I let him crawl through the tunnels or climb the stairs so he can get a little exercise in, too. 

We also went to the library last week or maybe two weeks ago? He actually likes it when I read to him. He knows he has to sit next to me, and he always snuggles into my arms- so cute. He likes to help me turn the pages so I always let him do so. He really enjoys the sensory books, like the ones he can touch. He gets so intrigued by them. For a while his favorite book was ‘Ball’, I don’t remember the author unfortunately. He would laugh each time I read it.

I also have him a haircut. It was definitely harder to get him to stay still this time, but we did it. He really looks a lot like his dad, it’s crazy. Each time he felt me cutting or knew I was going to do something to his hair, he would move. So of course I have to distract him with his favorite show and some snacks, and that did the trick for the most part. 

One week is his gym class they had us put the babies in a hand stand, and that’s all Gio wanted to keep doing lol. I wish I could have taken a picture, but obviously I can’t do that while holding him. He would put his head down on his own and try to lift his body, it was so funny but it made me so happy to see how quick he is to catch onto things. He always cooperates in his class and does well for the most part. He balances well, lets the teachers do backrolls with him, he hangs onto the bars so tight and holds on his own for like 3 seconds, so I’m definitely happy I put him in this class! It’s been very worth it. Oh, and he loves the puppet shows now at the end! He sits so still and just watches, before… not so much, lol. 

So sorry, guys! 

Hello everyone! First and foremost, I want to apologize for not posting in so long. We actually still don’t have internet in the house, and I’m not actually sure if we’re getting it anytime soon. So, I’m actually typing this post of from my phone so lets not judge if my grammar is off or spelling or whatever, lol. 

Anyway, I know I said I was going to write a post about my NJ road trip, and I actually starting typing one up on my laptop so I’ll be copying and pasting that one the next time I get a chance to go to the library. 

In the meantime, I’ll give you guys and update on what’s going on for us right now. 

Soooo, let’s start: 

1. Gio’s birthday is in one week! How crazy?! We won’t be celebrating it like originally planned in NJ, and we’re not doing anything here in MD either. We’re going to have a day dedicated to him, though. I’ll post about it after his birthday to show you guys what we do 🙂 

2. Gio is finally standing up on his. Meaning, he starts in this funny position to push his body up and stand! Now, he’s been actually standing for a while now with support. He can stand without it, but he gets scared, lol. Even though he’s scared, I think he’s going to be walking around very soon! 

3. We have been going to his gym class! For those of you that are curious, it’s “My Gym: Kids Fitness Center” here in Maryland. He loves it so much. Luckily for his age group it’s 3 times a week for the same price. 

4. We will actually be canceling Gio’s class. I know I just said he loves it, once he walks he moves up class and it’s once a week for the same price- I would keep him in, but also financially for us right now, we can’t. Also, I’ll be going to school in the summer so it makes it tougher to go. 

5. Like I mentioned above, I’ll be HOPEFULLY going to school this summer.   I really want to advance in school so I can graduate sooner.

6. Because of some circumstances it looks like we will be moving very soon! Not exactly sure where, but it’s a nerve wrecking process right now lol We’re very tight financially but we’ll see how it goes 😀

Gio is 11 Months


Giovanni turned 11 months yesterday! Meaning we’re a month away from his 1st birthday. It is so bittersweet to me. It breaks my heart a little because it feels like not that long ago he was this tiny baby that couldn’t even roll over. Now he’s this baby that wants to walk on his own already and talks to his favorite characters.

We’re planning on celebrating Gio’s birthday in New Jersey. For those who don’t know or don’t remember, I was born and raised there so all my family is located there. Because of the distance, we see my parents once a month or two months. The rest of family we see even less so Erwin and I think it’d be nice to celebrate Gio’s birthday over there because although they’re hours away, my family is very supportive.

Do we have a theme? Erwin wants it to be Paw Patrol since Gio likes that show although I’d prefer Bubble Guppies ’cause he seems to like that more lol. We’re not doing anything big. Just small and simple at my parents house with lots of food and decorations. Then the following day we’ll all go to FunPlex and have some fun there before we head back home to Maryland.

Before his birthday we’re planning a trip to NJ this coming weekend, but we’re not 100% sure if it will happen. If so, I’ll definitely create a post all about the road trip and just the trip in general.

We’ve taken Gio over there a couple times already and he hasn’t sensed the difference between each home yet, but now that he’s older and more aware we think he might. Guess we’ll see!

Thanks for reading, guys! xoxo

Baby Gio!

Gio is HUGE! I’m really sorry for not being on here and giving monthly updates on my little guy. Honestly, for a while I wasn’t sure anymore if I wanted to blog, if I didn’t want to, but I love it so here we are! If any of you would like to see pictures of how Gio grew throughout time just let me know and I will dedicate a post to just that! I’ll also be adding photo albums!

Anyway, back to Gio today! Last time we went to the doctor was well over two months ago, Gio weighed approximately 20lbs and measured 30in. He’s definitely taller now! Possibly heavier too? Maybe. This kid is getting so big and outgrowing everything!

Little fun facts about Gio:

-He stands! Supporting onto something/ someone. I feel like he can stand on his own, but when he realizes that you’re not holding him, he’ll let himself fall.

-He walks with support! With one of us, with a walker or one of those walkers he has to push himself

-He has 4 teeth! Let me tell ya, when those top two were coming out… He was something else, lol

-He LOVES his bath. He loves water in general

-He’s not much of a crier. He does get fussy, even cranky, but he doesn’t really cry

-He will look for something when you hide it

-He waves hi and bye, and kind of says hola

-He babbles A LOT

-He claps! Finally! One of his favorite things is clapping. Especially with his dad- his dad will clap and he becomes so amazed, then he puts his head in-between his hands and has his dad clap on his head, its the funniest thing. Now that he learned to clap he’s so amazed with himself, he even stares at his hands after lol

-He can feed  himself with his hands, sometimes he’ll get the hang of the spoon but only fro a handful of tries

-He is now only formula fed (had to stop around 8 months). He can use the bottle and sippy cup perfectly on his owns

-He eats purees and pieces of food. He doesn’t really care what puree he eats. He’s always accepted them all. Actual pieces of food isn’t the same story, though. Sometimes he’ll love one food one day, but not the next.

-He likes a few shows like Bubble Guppies, Little Einsteins, Paw Patrol, Team Umizoomi, Super Why, etc., but doesn’t watch as much of it. I try my best to keep him active, but the shows do help me honestly

-He goes to a gym class and LOVES it