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manoymetal Dear Chicago artists+vendors, anyone want to join The 5th annual #Villapalooza music event as a #vendor this year? If so, holla at my girl @colormevane via email so you can vend! I've vended at this show every year and loved it! •{If interested email: vsanchez@villapalooza.org}• || feel free to share or tag anyone you think would be interested!#chicagovendor #chicagoartists #chicity #chitown #lavillita #littlevillage #pilsen #vendor #musicfestival #vendingopportunity @villapalooza 4d

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manoymetal #carousel fun with these two primos::: @olivjuic #brookfieldzoo #primos 5d

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manoymetal We had to visit my boo @thelifeoftifflove before she goes on her 28day tour with the #cumbiasazo crew across six states! || #getit @cumbiasazo #amistad #guzmanbabygirl #10weeksold #amigas #summertimechi #cumbiasazotour 5d

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manoymetal p r i m o s || c o u s i n s little Melo {#2yrsold} baby Calista {#9weeksold} #littlepeople @olivjuic #guzmanbabygirl 6d

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manoymetal Calista people watched (slept, ate, people watched & repeat) at Pilsen Fest from 5-11pm without crying: aka she's an extrovert. I get it now. // thank you @cruz___moni for capturing that little face! || #shelikesbeingout #babyextrovert #babywearing #pilsenfest #summertimechi #guzmanbabygirl #babygirl #9weeksold 1w

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manoymetal Calista was being fussy indoors, took her outside with her rock n play and she relaxed with the change of scenery as Jeremiah & I played a game of chess... || #mamahood #multitasking #summertimechi #figuringitout #guzmanbabygirl 1w

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manoymetal kiwi-strawberry #paleta from the new ice cream shop was the perfect treat on our walk around the neighborhood today@purrtylady21 thank you for visiting!️|| #pilsen #summertimechi #nevería #helado #icecream #kiwi #strawberry #vsco #paleteria 1w

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manoymetal with yo invisible eyebrows!::: thank you @emiliaafia for capturing this little face today! || #pilsen #summertimechi #babywearing #calistanaila #guzmanbabygirl #babygirl #9weeksold #mamahood #vsco 1w

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manoymetal Starting all over with a newborn has NOT been easy, readjusting to the sleep deprivation, 24/7 dependency and breastfeeding all over again is def. challenging! Especially since I had long forgotten most of the newborn stage since having my son turn 9years old and being so used to his independence... But each day I get a little better at navigating motherhood with more than one child and I learn Calista a little more.. and since I can now stop about 90% of her crying fits before they start... (Unlike the first few weeks!) I'm more inclined to venture out of my home to socialize and connect with friends... I'm taking baby steps (pun intended) and putting my faith in the phrase "it gets easier."️ || #motherhoodunplugged #liveandlearn #babysteps #speakonit #honestmotherhood #guzmanbabygirl #babygirl #9weeksold 1w
  •   mon.gee My kiddos are 5,4 &3 and I think it's getting easier?? Hahaha... Its hectic & crazy but its the best kind of chaos... She's a beautiful. 1w
  •   manoymetal @selgee ️thank you! I'm trying 1w
  •   manoymetal @rosayadira mil gracias! Little by little/day by day 1w
  •   manoymetal @chelciesporter I adore you and miss you greatly! I wish you were here to roam Pilsen with meworld traveler! 1w
  •   manoymetal @maeramayra you are my proof it works out! But what an adjustment starting over! Lol.1w
  •   manoymetal @_lamusique so well put! It is the best kind of chaos. You are a super mom with 3 kids 5yrs & under! My sister has 3kids at 4yr,3yr &1yr and I am constantly texting her questions since I forgot so much from my son being a newborn! 1w
  •   dinosaurtoes Reading this is kind of reassuring and makes me feel like things will eventually be okay. Having never had a baby before, it's been SO hard getting used to the constant nursing, sleepless days and nights, and mainly the crying for no reason. She's 3 weeks old today, so I'm hoping we are getting closer to the day when it gets a little easier! 1w
  •   rosayadira @manoymetal yup! I heard that it's the longest day yet shortest years. 1w

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manoymetal Calista is known to leave a trail of tiny socks and shoes wherever she goes. || #whybother #tinyfeet @emiliaafia #cafejumpingbean #pilsen #chitown #cafe #summertimechi #lifewithanewborn #vsco 1w

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manoymetal My first #coffee date with a friend since I had the baby! Thank you @emiliaafia for coming to #Pilsen to visit us and meet Calista! || #amistad #guzmanbabygirl #9weeksold #coffeedate #wegettingout #summertimechi 1w
  •   marielcam She's too cute little baby feet are my fave 1w

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manoymetal Calista feels the same way I do about shopping at #target!️ she stayed happy as long as I kept rolling the cart, but I left in 15min, didn't want to push my luck::: #smallwins #newborn #lifewithanewborn #9weeksold #calistanaila #guzmanbabygirl #avoidedacryingfit #mamahood 2w

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  •   katemulliganandagain @manoymetal you didn't think you were going to get to eat in peace, did you!? Newborns are the worst bosses 2w
  •   manoymetal OMG. It's still sitting on the table as next was diaper change, carrying her around and now naptime all over again... So laying down nursing her... I'm so hungry!!!!! newborns ARE the worst bosses! Lol. #alwayshungry #lockdown 2w
  •   katemulliganandagain I love the lay down nursing! I miss it. He sleeps by himself at night now. This really does go impossibly quick. 2w
  •   rosayadira I love it--newborns are the worst bosses!! 2w
  •   olivjuic OMG! I Love baby feet!!! Haha..impeccable timing for sure. I feel like I'm still in the boss stage at age 2, but not AS demanding. Today I treated myself to an iced coffee and Melo would NOT stop whining bc he wanted some. They want EVERYTHING you want. And I haven't used the bathroom in peace in 5 years. Little bosses, little stalkers. #lockdown for sure 2w
  •   manoymetal @katemulliganandagain so what you are saying is: you basically living the dream right now that's amazing he's sleeping on his own throughout the entire night already?! I can only hope! 2w
  •   katemulliganandagain @manoymetal I will neither confirm or deny this. But when you're ready to stop swaddling, get a Merlin Sleep Suit. Game changer. They have to be at least 12 pounds. For the record, though, I still have to hold him for his naps (I think I do it for me more than him). That's ending this weekend. My pediatrician is mandating sleep training. 2w

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manoymetal gardening at grandmas::: #perennials #lavillita #summertimechi 2w

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manoymetal If it wasn't for my older son, I'd hardly be motivated to wrap the baby and go out walking... But he kept me out and about all day getting that much needed #vitaminD:: #summertimechi #mamahood #babywearing #pilsen #chicagomom #mobywrap #8wksold #motherhoodunplugged #2monthold #vsco #guzmanbabygirl 3w
  •   maddog4572 🏽🏽🏽 3w
  •   grizwashere I got a wrap for baby too and have no idea how to wear it lol gotta figure it out 2w
  •   yo_soy_luna Beautiful picture!! 2w
  •   manoymetal @grizwashere I didn't know how to use it either! I looked up videos then my friend came over and had to show me in person how to use it! Lol. But it's easy once you practice a little bit2w

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manoymetal Calista is 2 months today! {8.11.15} She wakes up cooing and with a smile on her face (a total morning person), loves bathtime and this month she started bonding with her big brother and thinks he is hilarious. She holds her head up for the past few weeks and demands to be held upright all the time so she can look around & peep the scene. She's currently on a 20min nap cycle for most of the day (unless she's held or in a wrap carrier). Despite her being able to flip a switch and go from happy to MAD in a second during the day (#babygemini) she's been sleeping pretty good throughout the night, stopped the crying fits and only wakes up to feed... Speaking of feeding, she eats all the time and refuses the pacifier and bottles of pumped breast milk... so her mom won't be able to go anywhere without her for the next 6months unless you all have any bottle brand recommendations your #breastfed child likes, that you can send our way! Because mom wants to go to Target alone without a feeding timer hanging over her head️! Ha. || #CalistaNaila #guzmanbabygirl #2monthsold #8weeksold #newborn #babygirl #chicagobaby #helloworld #lifewithanewborn #mamahood #motherhoodunplugged #CalistaMonthly 3w
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  •   yosnaps Ella loves comotomo bottles and nurses all day! She also takes any pacifier 😀 3w
  •   manoymetal @yosnaps I have to try the comotomo bottles then! I only have used the Born Free bottles and Calista is NOT having them. Pacifiers help so much for self soothing... My son took them and it helped, meanwhile Calista is like NOPE to them too. GAH. 3w
  •   olivjuic Comotomo! Those are the ones I was thinking about. I know a few other recent moms that have success with those. I like the name of the bottle. Never tried them but I've seem them, and I like their shape. :) Wonder if they come in glass? 3w
  •   yahaira5 My baby won't take a bottle if I feed it to him but will (has too really) on Tuesdays when my mom has him. I've tried many, fancy ones too but he would spill that precious liquid gold lol. We use the classic avent. He only has 2 of those & it's all he needs. He pretty much always with me. And we have no luck with pacifiers but he's calm enough to not need them. 3w
  •   mattsperfsmile AWWWW SHE IS SOO CUTE!!!!! 3w
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  •   safsolomon Super cute! You can always feed her in the #Target fitting room, they're nice about it. They have to be, is in the training manual. My baby is greedy but she does well with the #MAM bottles. Good luck!! 2w

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manoymetal We woke up, ate, got dressed and walked around the neighborhood today for an hour while my son quizzed me on his favorite venomous creatures // trying to ease into being physically active #postpartum::: #pilsen #chicago #citylife #walkitout #babywearing #mamahood #citymom #7weekspostpartum #chicagomural #chicagomom #mural #lifewithanewborn #guzmanbabygirl #7weeksold #vsco 3w

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