Friday, March 28, 2014

Five Question Friday-- March 28th

TGIF! Oh wait that means nothing anymore, ha ha. 

Woo hoo for the weekend. I'm so glad Monday is not a payroll day because this week has been rough. I'm praying it's going to warm up this weekend and maybe E and I can walk to my favorite park. There's still snow on the ground so I'm doubtful. 

I have so many questions to answer so I'm going to try to get this show on the road every Friday. We'll see how that turns out! 

1. How is E sleeping, how is she napping, etc? 

For the most part, good. She sleeps great for me at night. She gets to sleep by 8:30 and will stir once (sometimes twice) before waking up around 7:30-8:30. I'll wake up to her moving around in the middle of the night so I'll either reswaddle her, nurse her, give her her paci, or just rub her cheek. She always sleeps through whatever I end up doing..which is me just winging it. 

She hates naps. We have a routine, a lovie, a paci, a swaddle, an "aquarium". It. Don't. Matter. She hates naps. I'm lucky to get one hour a day, usually around 10-11AM. 

2. Are you still working? I thought you didn't work? Are you going to quit/move to part time? Is it hard to work with Little E?

Believe it or not this was a very popular question, LOL. Yup still working. No plans on quitting or moving to part time at the moment. 

Yes! Imagine bringing your baby to work, that's what it's like. It makes for very awkward phone calls, conference calls, and emails that take me two hours to reply to. I have no tips for any work-at-home-moms, but if you have any for me please email or leave a comment below! 

3. How is breastfeeding going? Are you still BF'ing? You're STILL BF'ing? 

..Like my kid is in high school. 

Yes, still BF'ing! I feed her on demand, so if you've seen her thighs, that's about all the time. :) In all honesty she eats about every 2 hours if we're at home. If we're out, she rarely gets hungry. She's a very distracted nurser so feeding her anywhere besides our quiet house (or car) isn't very easy. 

It is going great! It's so easy and requires no thought anymore. 

4. What is E's weight/length?

Not really sure. She was at the Dr on Monday and she was 16 lbs, 2 ounces. They didn't do her length but she's well over 24 inches. We'll find out at her 6 month appointment. She's wearing 6 month sleepers and clothes. Some 6 month pants are too tight on her little legs! 

I have to be completely honest.. I'm currently checking out on Etsy so I'm not sure what I'm typing. 

5. What are some of your must have items you are using right now?

Good question! We use A&A blankets, her Pack N Play, Baby Einstein aquarium, rings, teethers, and her play mat the most.  

Okay E is awake! xO

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Life Lately-- March 27th

I'm trying here, people! E is passed out and my husband is browsing Facebook, so I'm hoping to give you a peek into our life as of late.

My dad came a month or so ago. We went to BJ's (we became members around Christmas time) and he was like a kid in a candy store. It was so funny.  

I think we'll end up going 4-5 times a year. We get all the normal stuff plus diapers (for bedtime) and wipes. There tissues were way pricier than Target so I didn't get tissues. I love the big boxes of cereal. Awesomeness. 

Little E sucks on her hands/fingers all.the.time. Note: Her first sproutie! I called it a pony and my friend quickly corrected me. Sprouties 24/7. 

The first time we really took her out on our own for a good while-- we went to the mall, a sports bar (parents of the year), and did some shopping. Fed and changed her in our teeny tiny car. 

Just in case we forget her name!

Got peanut all tucked in for bed, got my jammies on, and the freaking fire alarm went off. Correct that-- we don't have a fire alarm. It's a man's voice saying "There's a fire reported in the building. Please exit immediately". 

Scared the crap out of her. My husband was getting ready to leave for work so he took Little E and I got some blankets (it was 30 out) and the dogs. Ayyy yi yi. 

Thirty-ish minutes later we were allowed back in. Oh, turns out the fire was on our floor. 

Can't have enough pictures of me and my girl. :) I want E to have lots of pictures when she grows up! 

PS-- No, she never wears clothes.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


That would be how we describe it. Alive. These days the day is a success if everyone is alive. Bonus: If the house is tidy. 

I'd say we are finally, finally getting a little "routine" going. The days are long. Hard, sweaty, full of poop, frustrating. Long. But oh so much fun. I couldn't imagine doing anything else. And what do they say? The days are long but the years are short. 

Little E will be 5 months on Thursday. Woo hoo! Each month is more fun than the last. 

I'm so sorry for the lack of life and completely neglecting this little old blog. I will be better (I hope)! 

Let's see:

:: She's rolled over a few times. Still not loving tummy time, but hangs out on her belly for a good while every day. 

:: Emma loves her beauty sleep. She's still waking up once a night for a quick nurse. I don't even think she's really awake..she just stirs. 

:: She loves playing! She can grab all her toys and she puts them in her mouth immediately. 

:: No teeth yet! Our pedi recommended starting solids/Baby Led Weaning at 6 months AND when she can sit up on our own. She turns 6 months on Easter Sunday. Ham, anyone? ;)

I'm going to try to be better about posting. Have a great day, y'all! xO