Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blake 2 Months


Age: Two Months

Weight: 11lbs 7oz

Length: 24.75 in

Teeth: none J

Hair Still pretty blonde and fuzzy. Will get greasy if I play with it a lot

Sleeping: We are still doing good at night. About 10:30-3:30-4ish and then back to sleep until 6am and then back to sleep until 9am. He doesn't sleep much during the day unless he is being held, which doesn't happen all the time with the other monster running around.  He has become increasingly fussy and needing to be held all the time during the day. He is also extremely gassy and refluxing. We are having some pooping issues as well. We are trying a new plan with the pediatrician (more to come) and hoping we can get him a bit happier then he has been. Hopefully I did not jinx myself by bragging about what an easy baby he was month 1.

Eating: Still nursing great. Take a bottle like champ while I'm away. I have eliminated  dairy from diet to see if that will help his fussiness.

Movement: Holding head up very well. Has rolled over from belly to back. Kicking legs, sucking on fingers.

Milestones: Smiling all the time, rolling over

Favorite Toys: Leah J Is liking bouncy seat and play gym mat

Words/sounds: Cooing and starting to talk a lot!

Leah feeding Blake a french fry








Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ordinary Days...

I'm so ready for spring/summer...I can't stand being cooped up in this house anymore...especially with a kiddo who has a ton of energy and a mom who is running out of outlets to get rid of that energy. Maybe I can attribute this to her new found love of hitting, pushing, and biting. Hurry up warm weather...we are dying over here! Life is crazy around here, some days I feel like I have this mom thing under control and then other days I wonder what in the heck am I doing. I guess that's normal right? Having 2 human beings completely dependent upon you 24/7 is hard...and then to add anything else in, makes life sometimes seem not doable. We have a lot going on right now.. family, personal, friends, can hit hard..and it is. .. We are plugging away at it over here, and trying to remain positive. So instead of being Debbie downer I am going to share some of the yummy recipes I have tried over the past couple weeks...
Kale Chips...

Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Southwestern Dish

Spinach Burgers

Good for you cookies

Ive also been enjoying my green machine spinach smoothies...They are so good. I use almond milk, frozen fruit, banana, blueberries, yogurt, peanut butter, chia seeds, flaxseed meal and a TON of spinach...Even Leah will drink these. Tryingto get back on track...

Monday, February 4, 2013

7 Weeks and Alive...Barely

Ok I knew I would be entering in to a more chaotic life then I could imagine by adding another child...But there really is nothing to prepare to you for 2 kids. I'd like to think the transition from 1-2 will be harder then 2-3, but I cant even let myself go there right now! Here is a rundown of the things that have happened over the past 7 weeks. *Disclaimer* I swear I watch my kids and if you feel you need to report me to CPS go ahead...

- Blake fell out of bouncy seat...from the counter to the floor....I look over and he is face first on my hardwood floors, bouncy seat on top of him. Yes, the bouncy seat was on the counter, only to protect him from getting a concussion from Leah who beats the crap out of him. I don't know how it happened, I wasn't standing by him. Of course we rush to pediatricians office...Everything turned out fine. Blake cried a few minutes and then back to his normal self. I was in sheer panic, hysterical to say the least. I cant get that image out of my brain. AH!
-Good thing Blake is tough as Leah has been beating him up. Scratches, hits, kicks in the nose, eyeball poking, paci stealing..You name, she does it. I'd like to think she thinks she is being gentle, but who knows.
- Leah ate paint...I'm talking dipped fingers in paint and sucked it down. Ill blame this one on Mark, he was watching her in the garage and then I hear screaming. I come downstairs to find him sucking water up with a bulb syringe and trying to rinse her mouth...called poison control. They laughed and told us to watch her... She is fine.
- Leah ate dog food until she puked...can't keep her away from the bowls.
- Leah slammed fingers in pantry
- I had a root canal...that got infected...I was a druggie for a couple days, but all is well.
- I feel like Leah is enetering the terrible 2's already. She is becoming increasingly more dramatic, stubborn, determined (all my poor qualities). She is not listening, crumbling to the floor, screaming, wanting to do everything herself. I don't how to handle it...she laughs in my face when I discipline her...literally laughs. Time to start reading up on some parenting tips.

So there you have it...I wont be winning any awards any time soon for MOTY (mom of the year). As Mark put it, " we will be lucky if these kids make it through the year alive" I really do hope so. I'm trying to slow down a bit more and have a bit more patience with crying, whining kids.