Monday, January 27, 2014

Photo Dump

A stop at Cracker Barrel on the way to TN

Visiting at Memaw's 

And making her house a complete disaster

Cat Nap for Charlie on the guest bed

My chunkster

Daddy modified Colin's nerf gun and added a flashlight.

Lunch at Edgar's Bakery with Daddy and he slept through it.

I brought this piece of deliciousness home =)

Colin wanted to play outside with me but I was sick and it was cold. So we each had a walkie talkie and I had a cup of tea. Charlie played on his play mat.

First bloody nose. And first of many I assume with two boys. Maybe next time he will listen when I tell him to stop rolling around on his PB Anywhere chair. Face meets kitchen tile floor. 

Quickly back to normal for some brotherly love.

He likes laying on my knees. I'm careful about it as Colin frequently spit up on me in this position.

Big brother comes to the nursery to play with little brother's toys and to torture a stuffed monkey. 

I've wanted a yellow lamp but couldn't find one. So I painted one I had on hand and really like how it turned out. It isn't perfect, but not bad for my first try.

Colin put all his toys in his had so he could be like the Cat in the Hat.

Just hanging out.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Photo Dump

Pictures from the week off my phone.

Check up with the Cardiologist (all looks about the same and no changes!).

 Below freezing!

This is where Molly sits most of the time at our house. She likes lounging and looking out the front windows. If my house is ever clean again, I'll give a tour on the blog.

I don't get many photos of me with either of my boys. So I have to take them myself in the mirror or do a selfie!

Today he wore a 3-6 month outfit from GAP. And there's that cute dimple! And Colin asks to hold him often.

 Sunday we grabbed some BBQ for lunch and then spent the afternoon at the Zoo. Charlie was happy and awake a lot of the day! However he didn't sleep to great last night. So not sure about that connection. =/

Monday, January 6, 2014

Phone Photo Dump

I didn't take many photos this week, but he few I did show off Charlie's cute little dimple!

Colin and I have been doing lots of these sticker books that Granny got him for Christmas. A good way to spend time together quietly while Charlie naps near by.

We've been lazy and just hung around the house this past week. I got out and to the Y three times this week AND panted the media room. So a productive week for me!

Friday, January 3, 2014

1 Month

Sleeping: There wasn't much awake time. He mostly slept! He napped pretty much all day. He sleeps in the Rock 'n Sleep in our bedroom closet at night and would wake up anywhere between 2.5 to 4 hours to eat. He's not a fan of having his arms swaddled, so he gets swaddled from the arm pits down.

Eating: When he came home from the hospital he was on a 4 hour schedule thanks to the NICU. However at home I went by his hunger cues and he would about every 3 hours. In the evenings he would eat every 2-2.5 hours and the pediatrician said that was completely normal. The day he came home he would take 2 ounces in each bottle but at 1 month he was taking 4 ounces during the majority of feedings. This kid can also burp like a grown man! Andrew can't get the good burps from him that I can. They honestly can borderline on completely disgusting. So with that in mind, be gets infant gas drops pretty regularly to make sure that he doesn't get gas bad enough to hurt his belly.

He takes the regular blue can of Similac, but we are trying the Kroger brand to see if we can get away with a less expensive knock off.

Clothing & Diaper Size: At 1 week he was out of newborn sized clothing and into 0-3 month. He is really long and some of those 0-3 items are getting too short already. The onesie/body suit items fit him fine but the pants are short and sleepers with no feet are getting short. I also noticed that his feet look kind of squished into the footies of some of the sleepers. I guess he just has long legs and big feet. I'm going to buy a few 3-6 items in case I need them one day, but hope I can make it another month or so with the 0-3 items.

He moved into size 1 diapers at 2 weeks old. I started with Pampers but picked up some Target diapers to try on him. Colin was a Target diaper baby starting around 9 months or so. They have since changed the diapers and I wasn't sure I was going to like them. I stuck with it and they have, so far, proved they can hold in the mess. =) And honestly, the cost savings was motivation to keep trying. A pack of size 1 Pampers (36 count) is $10.99. A pack of size 1 Target diapers (50 count) is $6.99. Not difficult to do the math!

Milestones: No real milestone in the first month.

Sibling Love: I love hearing Colin talk to Charlie. He likes to show him his toys and explain how they work. And I noticed he takes his cues from Andrew because he talks to him a lot like Andrew talks to him. (I've also noticed he does the same thing when he talks to Molly.)

How Mommy Feels: I feel about normal. I got the OK to workout at 3 weeks and just did my first two workouts this week. I did day 1 of the Couch to 5k program and did a short Spin workout. I'm happy to have something to do by myself that lets me re-set my mind and make me feel refreshed. I'm starting to notice a little joint pain and hoping I'm not getting a Lupus flare. If it were just in my legs and feet I'd assume it was from jumping back into exercising, but I am noticing it in my fingers. I'm giving it just a little time before calling my Dr. as I know stress triggers flares for me. I'm trying to take it easy and stress less over not getting everything done I want to each day. So my house is a freaking disaster, but I'm hoping it pays off in the end.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lazy Picture Update

Just some pictures from our quick trip to TN, a stop by Hallie's to drop off some borrowed maternity clothing, and a few random Christmas ones scattered in. These are off my phone as I just never can get sat down long enough to transfer photos off my digital camera.