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4 Month Update and Photos

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Today my “not so little” boy is turning 4 months old. I’m definitely crying on the inside. Time has gone by like a blink of the eye. I want to go back in time to February 7th at 1:32a.m. The very second he was welcomed into the world. I want to go back to the very second I held him in my arms, and felt an instant love. I want to go back to our first night at home, the anxious feeling of whats to come. But I know I can’t go back. There are so many wonderful things ahead of us, and I wait with anticipation of what’s to come.

Weight: 13 LBS

Height: 24 IN

Rolling Over: Yes! From stomach to back and back to stomach. He’s master the stomach to back, and is working hard on back to stomach

Sleep: His sleep has gotten so much better, for the past week and a half he’s STTN. He goes to bed around 8am and wakes at 5-6am.                            Thanks God for his daddy, because I’m not a morning person, AT ALL! He’s moved into is his room. I thought I would be scared to                 have him be alone, but he sleeps so much better in there.  We still swaddle him, but plan on stopping soon.

Food: He’s been eating formula only for the past 2 months. The other day I wanted to see if he would take the boob again, perhaps for                     closure, but he screamed every time I tried. So there’s my closure I guess. He started solids  and loves it. He’s had bananas,                              butternut squash, rice, and oatmeal. I’ve made all of the baby food myself, which I plan to continue to do.I just use a grinder then               freeze it in ice-cube trays, and store it in dated containers. It’s so simple to just go warm it up and feed him. He’s eating 5oz every 3-             4hours, if we give him more he’ll end up spitting up.

Teeth: None yet, but he’s definitely teething. He’s a total drool-face, and eats his hands all day.

Likes: Staring in the mirror, Sophie, t.v, this fingers, his feet, being outside, his paci, he laughs when you stick your tongue out at him,                    being held, baths and the ABC song

Dislikes: Getting dressed, diaper changes, being put down, being the backseat alone (so driving alone has become a challenge), massages

Favorite toys: Teething book, Sophie, and his Wubby

Here are his 4 month photos we took today. Now I’m off to finish whiting my teeth with Crest White Strips and go to bed! This mama is tired!

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B is 2 months old!

The past 2 months have been life changing to say the least. Time is flying by so quickly, I have to remember to slow down and enjoy the little things. Some people dream of being a doctor or singer, I have always dreamed of being a mother and a wife. I know that may sound silly, that being my only dream but it was. I had an amazing mother to aspire to be just like, sadly she was taken away from our family 15 years ago but I strive to everyday to be half the mom she was. I’m trying to enjoy every smile and sound, and not wishing him to grow up too fast. B is a wonderful boy and handsome like his dad. He’s starting to get this little personality and laughs at the funny faces we make at him. Thankfully he’s started sleeping more at night, we do our bedtime routine at 8pm and he’s usually asleep by 9 o’clock and won’t wake until 4am to feed. After he eats he’s back to sleep until 8am when we get up for the day. Right now I’m lucky because I’m able to stay home with him. I’m hoping to be able to be a stay at home mom indefinitely, but we’ll have to see once the summer is over. B is going for his 2 month shots in the middle of this month, so I’m sure that’ll we fun! Right? We went to our local consignment sale last week and scored an awesome mobile, some toys and books. I’ll be doing a post to show all his goodies. I’ve lost all the baby weight, so now I need to tone up which will probably be the hardest because I hate working out. I feel somewhat like myself just tired. I’ve started a daily schedule for myself and baby. I couldn’t watch another day of trash t.v anymore. We did B’s 2 month photo shoot and wanted to share some of the picture we took!

I have a couple new posts planned so look out for them. If you have any request or ideas please share!

Have a sensational day

Baby’s 6 Week Update

My handsome little monkey has turned 6 weeks today and he’s just amazing. I’m totally a new parent because everything he does is just so wonderful, and I’m loving every minute of it. I have never been so tired in my life, I think my body is getting used to not sleeping. I have always liked to sleep in, and God only knows the last time I got 8 hours of straight sleep. I now know why they say “sleep before the baby comes”, you would have to sleep for a full month to be rested enough to not feel tired. My eyes literally burn when I wake up, but once I can finally see what I’m doing, and see my little man looking at me I know it’s all for a good cause! We are currently co-sleeping, which I never thought we would do. The first couple of weeks he slept better in the bed with us, then in the pack ‘n play next to the bed. We went and brought a travel crib that we keep in the middle of our bed, and made as safe as possible. It has walls so neither of us can roll over on him, and Diva won’t try to bother him. You’ll always have these big opinions when your pregnant, and the second that baby is born you will do whatever you need to make him as comfortable as possible. So don’t be hard on yourself if things don’t go the way that you planned. Babies are so unpredictable, you have to do whats best for the family, and not care what other people think!

We are still breastfeeding, which I have become very fond of. I have put so much effort into breastfeeding, so giving him formula just isn’t what I want to do. If he are out at the mall, or at his Grandmom’s then we’ll give him formula only if I don’t have anything pumped for a bottle. Even then I hate giving him the formula because I know he’ll spit up so much more than he usually does. Doctors say that if you can breastfeed for 1 year that would be amazing for baby, but how realistic is that? I’m not sure how long I will be able to be a stay at home mom, if later on we need the money then I’ll go back to work. We’re going to try for 6 months and see how that goes, I have been pumping and trying to stock pile but we always end up using it. Bobby has become so alert, he has a great friendship with the ceiling fan. He smiles at us, makes the cutest baby noises, and tries to stand up while we hold him. In a nutshell he’s amazing! I haven’t been blogging too much lately but I’m going to try to do something at least every other day, even if it’s just a quick thought or picture. Oh and by the way, Thank God it’s SPRING, this chick is ready for some warm weather!

Boobs, Baby, Butts…Update!

My life for the past 2 weeks has consisted of boobs, baby, and butts. I haven’t had a full night sleep since I gave birth, I’m starting to forget what good rest feels like. Before I had lil’ B I’d sleep till about 2p.m, eat breakfast, then lay on the couch and watch day time t.v. It’s just a little different now, I still can watch t.v but, I’ll be interrupted, so relaxing is out for now. Since getting home from the hospital breastfeeding has gotten so much easier. The baby is nursing 98% of the time, the only time we give him formula is when we were out, or if company was here and I didn’t want to have to take the baby away from them. I still haven’t mastered it, by any means, he cries bloody murder is I don’t get the boob out fast enough. I just don’t get as flustered if he does cry.

This boy poops more than I ever imagined, he makes the cutest face when he’s going it makes me smile. He had a little diaper rash for the past couple days, so when we went to the doctor this week he said that Destin was okay to use. He also screams like we are torturing him when we change his diaper, I was thinking it’s because of the diaper rash hurting him. I use the Pamper Sensitive wipes, but I think they might be too rough for him. Now we use warm water and he doesn’t cry, so that’s awesome.

Thank God he’s a good sleeper, we had to go out and get a co-sleeper so the baby can sleep in the bed safely. We think he hated his Pack ‘N Play and that’s why he didn’t sleep at night. We let him sleep in the bed 1 night and he only woke up twice to eat. We couldn’t believe it, I know co-sleeping is controversal but I will do whatever it takes to make my baby happy. Before I had him to thought co-sleeping was dangerous and never wanted to do it, it shows you can never say never. Babies are unpredictable and don’t always do what you want them too. We don’t plan on doing it forever but I do want the baby to know that our bed is a family bed, and when he’s older he can come sleep in our bed if he has a bad dream or is sick. I  remember when I was a kid I would just lay in bed afraid if I had a bad dream because my dad didn’t like us sleeping in their room.

I’m almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I have about 5 lbs more to lose and I will weight what U did when I got pregnant. I want to try to lose and extra  10 lbs, but I’m not gonna stress over my weight.  I have to tone up, my stomach flabby and I still have the linea nigera line going down my stomach, which is gross. My boobs have gotten ginormous they are almost the size a seedless watermelon. I was a 36F before the baby and God only knows what I am now, I wear a nursing sports bra and my boobs are always coming out from underneath. I will get a reduction if they don’t go away after I’m done breastfeeding, they are way to big for my body. I feel great for just having a baby, I try to get ready everyday so I feel good about myself and so I look good in pictures haha. I’ve been emotional a couple of times this past week, but nothing to worry about. I get really bad PMS, almost like PMDD where I will be depressed and erratic a couple of days before my period, so I thought I might get postpartum depression but luckily I haven’t.

We had to get out of the house this week, there were 2 really nice days of about 70 degree weather this week. We went to the river and walked around with the baby and Diva, we went to the mall to get some more newborn sized clothes because we only had a couple of things and 0-3 month doesn’t fit yet. Bobby also had his first doctors appointment, and will have another at 6 weeks to get his shots. I took pictures of all his first, it was way more exciting for me then him!

 

Hope you have a Sensational day!

How I survived the 1st week of motherhood

I consider myself to be a planner and an over thinker, so when I got pregnant this was maximized to the 10th power. I was constantly making list and thing to do’s but there are just somethings that you can’t plan for and need to experience on your own. I must say this past week has been great, I think that has a lot to do with me being prepared. Raising a baby is like starting the first day of kindergarten, you’re so excited but have no clue what a long journey you’re in for. Here are a couple of things I have found to be live-savers so far.

1. Moby Wrap- This is something I’ve used everyday since baby and I came home from the hospital. I love to be able to hold him while I browse the internet and blog. Without the wrap he would be sleeping in his swing or bouncer seat, and I would feel bad because he isn’t getting any attention. I read somewhere that newborns are going thru the 4th trimester and need to be close to their mothers for most of the day. In most countries babies are always in slings and carried by the mother, this creates a healthy bond. I love the fact that I can do almost anything I would normally do if I wasn’t holding him.

2. Medela Nipple Shields Hands down the best breast-feeding accessory, for mothers that can’t get baby to latch properly. While I was in the hospital I had almost every nurse trying to help me get baby B to nurse. He would get it sometimes, but for the most part would just scream and cry. They had me try every hold, skin-to-skin, formula on the nipple, and they would even hold the nipple out for baby to latch, nothing worked! I went home discouraged, I have HUGE TaTas and can’t feed my baby. My sister then told me she had the same problem and used the nipple shields. I immediately went out and got them, it worked. Now baby feeds like a champ every 2 hours. The only thing I would say is that I don’t think I have small nipples, I think they are average, but I had to get a small-sized shield. So be careful when buying your because your little one might not be able to suck hard enough to get the nipple through.

3.Swaddle Me- I know that not every newborn likes to be swaddled but, mine loves it. He loves to  be in a tight wrap, and doing it with the receiving blanket can be difficult. Every time the baby would come back from the nursery at the hospital he would be sound asleep. They had the ability to wrap him so well he would instantly calm down, the 2nd night he was in my room I couldn’t get him to stop crying. I had to call a nurse in just to swaddle him, I thought, “what the hell am I gonna do when I get home?” The Swaddle Me makes so quick and easy. I have been using the 5 s’s from the Happiest Baby on the Block and I swear it works, you should check it out they have videos on YouTube.

Here’s a couple pictures of me in action using the products I’ve talked about. Now I’m off to put my baby boy to bed and spend some much needed QT with my honey.

Hope you all have a Sensational Day!