Thursday, November 27, 2014

2 & 3 Months Update

Lily,
 I can't even handle how fast these three months have flown by. It was a magical holiday season shared with both sets of grandparents and Uncle Matty. They spoiled you rotten along with your other family too, but couldn't be there. I'm already looking at pictures from last month, and seeing the biggest changes in you. Those yummy baby rolls are forming, that I'm super proud of, and obsessed with! I just can't give you kisses, and tell you how much I love you enough. You are without a doubt "The sweetest pea to ever be" we love you to pieces!

Growth Stats:

9lbs 12oz  20 1/2 inches long {2 month well visit}


Photo with the stuffed animal, (complements of Meme) to show your growth each month:) 








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Uncle Matty!
















Diet

Mommy's Milk
Update- Honestly, I didn't know if we would make it this long, but I just couldnt bring myself to give it up. So glad I didnt, and we worked through the latch issues, infection, blebs, clogged ducts, fast let down (where I literally felt like I was water boarding you... not fun). Two and a half months is when it really started getting easier. I swear one day it stopped hurting, we didn't need a special pillow, and I finally felt confident in what we were doing.  I'm so proud of us, and I will always cherish our sweet time together.

Clothes/Diaper Size

{2months}
Moved up to size 1 diapers
Still in newborn leggings but mostly 0-3 clothes
{3 months}
Size 1 diapers
3 month clothes

Sleeping

{2months}
Bedtime is around 10ish and sleep till around 7am.
You started flip flopping over to your side during sleep, so it was time to stop swaddling. We didn't do any transitioning just put you in a wearable blanket. Surprisingly, you loved being free and able to move all over the place, and slept great! The next night we moved you upstairs to your crib, it was like a king size bed for you! I was so nervous to move you all the way upstairs, but you were ready and loved being in your big girl bed. You have your own space away from everything in the house, but don't worry I have the monitor attached to my hip until we go to bed, then its under my pillow. :)



Milestones

Smiled BIG for the first time {2months}
Officially found your voice you coo and grunt up a storm
Rockin tummy time and your head control continues to amaze us
Swatting and grabbing your toys
Roll to the side








Friday, October 31, 2014

One Month Update



Lily,
  Sometimes I just look at you, and can't believe you're mine. Best thing I've ever done in my life. Everyone says when you have a baby its a love like no other. Oh, how right they were. When you were placed in my arms an indescribable love came over me that I didn't know I was capable of. My life will be forever changed. I can not imagine a better job than being your Mom. You are the sweetest, most perfect addition to our family!
   Alright, enough with all the mushy stuff. This month was about getting to know you, and keeping you alive hahaha. No, seriously, though. Making sure to feed you every two hours (Not that you would let us forget or anything). Checking to make sure you were breathing, by shining my cell phone light over you ALL NIGHT LONG.  Yes, you are sleeping in the bassinet right next to me. Yup, that's me, your Mom. You've been hard at work with all the sleeping, eating, playing, sleeping, pooping, and more sleeping all day every day.
Happy ONE month Lilykins we love you!


Stats 


7lb 14oz 19 1/2 inches long











Baby Sleepy Stretches 
First Stroller Ride

First trip to Target









Diet

Mommy's Milk
Side note- I've been going crazy dealing with a few nursing issues, the main one being an infection. I'm having to pump every 2 hours to keep my supply up while I get better, and yes even during the night when you are sound asleep. We have been seeing a lactation consultant once a week. She has been amazing helping me heal, and checking to make sure you are gaining weight well! Your Dad has been so supportive, and the benefits of me pumping means you still get my milk, and he gets to feed you too :)

Clothes/Diaper Size:

Newborn

Nicknames

Lilykins (We called you that in the womb)
Sweet Pea
Sweet Girl
Chubetta
Milk Monster

Lovin

EATING
diaper change
Looking around at lights, faces, Lucy Bear (our dog)
Sleeping and tummy time on Daddy's chest 
Holding your head up
Movement LOTS of movement
Snuggles
Sleeping 5 to 6-hour stretches at night (are you, my child??)
White Noise
Walks in your stroller especially around Target  :) ( Ok maybe you are my child)
Car rides
Bath time
Pacifier to help you fall asleep then you spit it out
Mamaroo Swing
Your Woombie Swaddler for night time (We liked this way better than traditional swaddling, you can still move around while feeling cozy and safe without waking yourself. Also super EASY to get you in and out of.)

Not Lovin

Getting out of the bath and having lotion applied to your body. You act like its battery acid :(
Being hungry
Stop lights - You can literally find me pumping the breaks so the truck bounces the entire time.
Sitting in your car seat not moving
Being tired. When you are ready for bed YOU ARE READY