October 21, 2014

Paisley Ann || 2 Months

It is with extreme excitement that I'm writing this post! Though it's always a littttttle bittersweet to see your baby grow so fast, I could not be more happy about the fact that we've reached the 2 month mark! 

As a new momma bear, I truly feel like the first two months are pure survival for everyone involved. You're getting accustomed to one another, setting routines, your baby is still so small & fragile and because you just don't know anything about anything, there are so many questions, worries and fears those first couple of months. Now that I'm two months into this thing, my kid is growing, getting a little chunk on her thighs (which, by the way, I could eat!) and we are into a little routine each and every day, I feel much, much more comfortable with my sweet P and can truly say "We survived!"

Here's a look at my Sweet P at 2 months old:

Weight: 10 lb 9 oz

Height: 20 1/4 inches

Hair: Hair is sparse on top but coming in great in the back so it's safe to say sister is rocking a baby mullet lol! It's like a light brown/dark blonde color. 

Eyes: Her eye color is still gray but a lot of people are thinking her eyes are going to be blue like her daddy's. She has really long eyelashes, too, which she'll thank me and her Nonna for one day!

Clothes: all of her smaller fitting newborn clothes (Carter's brand) are far too small & packed way (#tear). She still has a few newborn clothes that are bigger and still fit (Target & Old Navy brands) but other than that, we are mainly in a size 0-3 month right about now. I honestly thought the 0-3 month size was the dumbest sizing ever...like, I thought it was Baby Gap's way of sizing their clothing differently just to be difficult. Little did I know there's actually a purpose for this size and it's when they are (literally) in between 0 and 3 months. #duhstephanie 

Diapers: Wearing a size 1 in Huggies and Pampers. I've always been told Pampers are the best but we are loving us some Huggies and will probably stick with Huggies once we run out of Pampers. However, Pampers wipes are the best. Hands down. 

Sleeping: During the day, she takes naps anywhere from 3-4 times and from 30 minutes to 2 hours. (Praise God for the 2 hour naps!) At night we usually feed her and put her down around 10 or 10:30p and she wakes us up around 4am to be changed and fed again. No complaints there but I will be really happy when she gives us a fullllll night of sleep! During the day she naps in her swing or Rock & Play and has taken a few naps in her crib. At night, she sleeps in her Rock & Play in our room right next to my side of the bed. 

Likes: Mornings! Paisley is SO happy and sweet in the mornings! That's usually the time I'm able to capture a few smile and giggles and it literally melts me every single time! She also loves being outside! She can be fussy as ever and we will try everything with no luck and all we have to do is step out into our backyard and the tears dry up immediately. It amazes me! So we have a morning person who loves the outdoors...definitely taking a few of my features and I'm not mad about it one bit! Adding to the list of likes: her giraffe Wubbanub (we named her Ginger lol), being held and sleeping in your arms, being read to, riding in the car or stroller and kicking around on her activity mat or in her crib. Oh and she's really starting to like her bouncer too!

Dislikes: Having her diaper changed, when we put her bib on or change her clothes (you would think we were beating her when we do this lol), and tummy time. 

Eating: I gave up breast feeding around 5 weeks when I found out she wasn't getting enough from me. Instead of breast feeding, I'm exclusively pumping and bottle feeding. While it can sometimes be tricky trying to pump with a newborn who likes being held, it's working out so much better to bottle feed her because I know she's getting enough milk, which would attribute to her almost doubling in weight. She eats 4-5 oz every 3-4 hours, except in the middle of the night, which she goes 5-6 hours between feelings. 

Milestones: tracking you with her eyes when you walk across the room, cooing, slowly finding her hands and her head support is getting really good! She's still a little bobble head at times but we're working on strengthening her neck everyday. I can't wait til she can hold her head up on her own!

Momma's favorites: When she giggles in her sleep. Oh. My. Word. It is the cahutest (aka: cutest) thing in the whole wide friggin' world when she does this and I love love love it so much! I always wonder what one earth she's laughing about though?! Another favorite of mine at this stage is that she's really becoming her own little person! Her laughs, her cries, her smiles, her little voice...I love watching her develop! It's so cool to me that she changes daily! 

I know it's so cliche to say this but I really had no idea I could loves something SO much! And the crazy thing is that I fall more and more in love with her every day. Heck, every minute of every day. Sure, thre are times that are a little trying and it takes an act of congress to get both of us dressed and out the door everyday but when she looks up at me with those precious gray eyes and sneaks me a little smile, my whole body turns into a pile of mush!

I still have a hard time believing she's mine all mine and I thank God daily for my precious little Paisley girl! It's true that babie give a whole new meaning to life!

Ok but really...time can slow down any minute now! 

October 17, 2014

Wittlest Punkin At The Patch

Though it may still be 90+ degrees here in the Lonestar State and our leaves haven't officially "changed" yet, we're still trying to celebrate this whole "fall" season that everyone speaks of. (Who am I kidding? Our leaves don't change. They go from green...to dead.) Oh, however, we did have a few 80 degree days earlier this week so I guess we can consider that to be the changing of the seasons.


Anywho, I feel like the most obligatory thing to do to celebrate fall is to visit a pumpkin patch, especially now that I have a kiddo to do all these things with! Though she (obviously) couldn't participate in actually picking out a pumpkin, petting the animals in the petting zoo or riding the slides with her cousins, I must say I am so so excited to start to reliving all these childhood memories with her as she grows up! I remember doing them as a kid and it brings back so many wonderful memories and I just can't wait to make those memories with my own baby girl!

 Paisley + her triplet cousins! (Aren't they so big and grown up here?!)

This was the best I could get here. She was pretty over it at this point! Ha!

First punkin patch in the books for Miss P and I'd call it a success! I cannot begin to tell you how anxious and excited I am to experience all of her "firsts" with her, especially with all the holidays coming up!

And just like that I'm off to pack up newborn clothes.
And then I may sit in the pile of 'said' newborn clothes and cry like a friggin' baby.

Happy Friday, friends! Have a great weekend!


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