Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Doctors Visit & Two Month Update

Waiting part one: 

Waiting part two: 

Waiting part three:

Before his shots:

About 10 mins. after his shots:

I was surprised to see him smiling already though he did get grumpy a few minutes later.  But once he was home and fed he was good to go again.  So proud of him.  Shots really are one of the saddest things ever for a parent to witness.


Weight: 11 lb 3.2 oz
Head Circumference: 15.75 inches - Thankfully he is no longer in the 95th percentile.
Height: 24 inches - Though the pediatrician did laugh and say the nurse must have stretched him as far as he would go, which is funny because the nurse measured him twice trying to get an accurate measurement.

General Updates: 

-Smiles intentionally now.  I love it and can't get enough of it!
-Falls asleep during the day but never naps super long after the morning which doesn't give me much time by myself because I am usually sleeping during his morning nap.  (Though, after his shots today, he slept a lot.  Now I am paying for it as he doesn't seem to want to go to bed.)
-Just last week he started sleeping 3-5 hours at a time, rather than just 2-3 hours.
-We will be moving him into a crib soon, though he will probably stay in our room a while longer.  I like having him there and his room will be used as a guest room next month so I am going to wait a little bit longer to transition him.
-Likes baths...until he gets cold.  If he is grumpy, giving him a bath will automatically calm him down...but he gets grumpy when I take him out because if he hasn't gotten cold yet, he gets cold then.  I am apparently an awful bath giver.
-In size 2 diapers though we moved him up a bit early.  We will actually be starting cloth diapering shortly.
-Loves his swing.
-He holds his head up really well and has super strong arms and legs.
-Within the past few weeks he has finally started spitting up like a normal baby.  Messy business but nice that I don't have to worry about the acidic spit up going back down his throat and hurting it.
-Very alert and has many expressions.
-Always watches us closely when we are eating in front of him.
-He still loves to sleep with me but I try to keep it at a minimum at night.  I sometimes cuddle with him in the morning though so I can get more sleep and just because I miss him.
-All the girls at church love him and all our Asian neighbors as well.
-Speaking of which, he does great at church.  Usually nurses once and takes forever doing it but rarely gets grumpy.  And I have had a few times in Relief Society where the woman have relieved me of holding him and he was perfectly content resting in their arms.
-He loves to make noises and the hubby swears he already says mommy but I think that's the hubbies excuse to pass him on to me.  Haha!  Though it really does sound like he is speaking sometimes.  Kind of freaky.
-Still hates tummy time and doesn't care for toys yet.
-Slowly but surely finding his fingers but still enjoys the pacifier.
-Still gets crazy hiccups but gripe water works like a charm.

K.  That's probably more than enough updates for now.  No need for me to write a novel.

Monday, August 26, 2013

What In The World?

In one of the rooms at the doctors office:

Does this creep any one else out?

Meaning what?

Since when is this an emotion?

Part one?  How many of these charts are there?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Breastfeeding Appropriate Outfit

I was commiserating a few weeks back with another family member about how rough it is to find clothes that are both modest and convenient for breastfeeding.  Having a small stature does not help this task at all.  So I thought I would do a post whenever I find an outfit that is especially appropriate for breastfeeding.

These pictures aren't very good quality, I look extremely pale, and the outfit looks much better in person, but please forgive all that because I am posting them anyways.

Do you notice the lovely red mark on my left arm?  It's from the burn I mentioned in one of my previous posts.  Awesome that it's so noticeable...sigh...

This black dress is from Target and ended up being half off which was a nice surprise.  Usually I am an x-small at Target and this is a small so it is a little looser up top than I would prefer but makes access to my chest even easier.  Underneath the dress I have a tank top that connects to my bra so when I undo my nursing bra the tank top pulls down with it.  And as a note for other LDS woman, I have a nursing top underneath that.  So basically I pull aside the first layer, unclip the second layer, and pull down the third.  It sounds like a lot but is totally easy and doable.

Now if only I could find the time to apply makeup before church.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Handsome Boy

What I Have Been Up To Lately

I have been...

watching Falling Skies and catching up on NCIS.

eating traditional yogurt (aka no additives added) with homemade granola and fresh fruit everyday for breakfast.  Who is this person?

loving Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes.  They make my face feel clean without making my face dry and forcing me to use a night facial lotion.  Plus they are quick, something I really value right now.

enjoying my iPhone.  It is my first Apple product and I am loving it.  I don't have the patience or smarts for the Android system apparently.

playing Candy Crush.  I can see why people get addicted to the game.

using Instagram.  I decide to join now that I have a phone that takes decent pictures.  I think I am going to enjoy this app.

busy taking care of my adorable son who is growing up much too fast.  Update on him coming soon.

destroying my skin.  I burnt myself badly twice in the last month.  Once on a pan and once on the dishwasher.  The pan was the worst and is still healing.  I am going to have a nice big scar on my left arm now.  Oh joy!

seeing some gorgeous rainbows while we eat dinner on our balcony.  Definitely a major perk of living in Hawaii.