Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blake One Month

Age: One Month

Weight: 10lbs 8 oz
Length: 23 in
Teeth: none J
Hair:  The fuzziest blond peach fuzz…the cutest thing I have ever seen!
Sleeping: Blake is such a good sleeper. He sleeps solid from about 9:30ish to 3:30ish. He usually goes back to sleep with rocking or binki. He sleeps better being held…of course. We moved him to his crib, not working with him sleeping in our room. It is too noisy both ways. 

Eating: Nurses great. We have had no issues which is awesome. Nurses on demand

Movement: Holding head up pretty well. Sucks on fingers.
Milestones: Sleeping through night. Has smiled at me once!
Favorite Toys: Leah J
Words/sounds: Has made a few “cooing” noises



Saturday, January 19, 2013

2013 Goals

So we are half way through January and I'm finally getting around to blogging about what I would like to focus on this year. I have been thinking about it since the new year, just haven't had a chance to get it all down. They are not so much resolutions as just things I would like to get done or focus my thinking on. So here goes...

1. Organize all the photos on my computer, get rid of the "bad" ones,  and back up them all up to our external hard drive
2. Print out some of those photos I organized and put them in our photo albums I got for Project Life
3. Start Leah and Blake's memory boxes. I have stuff I kept from Leah's 1st year that needs to be all put together and stored away. Start Blake's as well.
4. Tackle my reading list (which will be another post)
5. Get my non maternity clothes fitting the way they should= not so much about a number on the scale, but working on my nutrition and exercise.
6. Do better at carving out time for myself. Whether it is on the form of working out, time with girlfriends, or pampering myself. Time for myself is crucial, but something I struggled with after having Leah as I hated leaving her,
7. Continue waking up early, before the kids are up. Gives me time to enjoy my coffee,have some reflection time and plan my day before the chaos begins.
8. Make more of an effort to have regular date nights. This involves finding a sitter who can come to our house as well as planning them. Mark and I need to come before anything else and we both struggle with this at times.  Every time we have a date night I am reminded about how much fun he is and we are. My only hope is to not end up pregnant after one of these :)
9. Volunteer or get involved with one group in our church. I have a few ideas, more info to come.

So you can see I have a variety of goals for the year, some simple, some complex. Personal growth is always something I like to be doing and its time to ease up on using the kids as an "excuse" I just need to kick myself in the butt and get going! (Best thing my 90 year old Grammy ever taught me) Here we go....

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thoughts of a New Mom of 2...

Blake is 3 weeks old today and it seems like we have known him our whole lives. He is a very good baby, sleeping longer then Leah ever has or will, eats great, and loves his car seat. He has some fussy times, but what baby doesn't. I put him in his crib last night for bedtime and he did great.

In 3 weeks of being a mom of 2 I have already learned some new things about motherhood.

1. There really is no sleeping when the baby sleeps as there was with Leah. We snoozed all the time, but there is no time for that. Leah is transitioning to one nap per day and needs lots of attention especially since we are mainly indoors these days. And if by chance they both are sleeping at the same time I have 2 options. I can either lay down and take a nap that doesn't feel refreshing because I sleep so hard or run around here like a chicken with her head cut off trying to get things done and or have some time to myself.

2. I spend at least half of my day in the kitchen either cooking meals or cleaning them up. As well as breast pump parts.

3. My house will not be clean for a very long time. Or everything won't be clean at the same time for a long time. If the kitchen is clean the family rooms a mess. If the bathroom is clean Leah's room is a disaster...

4. I did not expect to feel the increase in laundry as I have. Blake likes to pee out of everything which results in multiple outfit changes. My laundry has doubled and I can tell!

5. Getting out of the house is a must for this momma.

6. I think the biggest thing I learned is that getting up early is key. Blake has been eating sometime between 5:30 and 6:30am and after that feed I need to not go back to sleep. I need to get up, shower, get dressed and start the day. That way I have some time before Leah wakes up and not wake up to Leah crying in her bed. Yes, I feel a bit more tired, but so worth it.

7. As for being tired, I'm trying to accept that the dark circles under my eyes are not going anywhere no matter the amount of under eye concealer I can cake on there.

8. I'm anxious for the post partum part of having a baby is over so I can start exercising...I need to sweat. I'm hoping another week or so.

9.  Time with Mark is even more valuable now, I think we are doing a good job of recognizing this and taking the few moments we have and making them worth it

10. This is the new norm and it is taking some adjusting. Sometimes I can't believe I have 2 kids. The next few months will probably be hard, but we will figure it out and get through it together. It's a good thing these kids are cute!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Here we are as a new family of 4 on Christmas Eve. Leah was exhausted and not into smiling. We had a great low key holiday with family, but a majority was spent snuggling my new little man.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here is our Christmas card this year...