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Bump Update: 29 weeks

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, especially those experiencing loss, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand and I am still praying for all of you.

29 weeks pregnant

Bump Update-Week 15

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, especially those experiencing loss, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand and I am still praying for all of you.



Bump Update-Week 14

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, especially those experiencing loss, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand and I am still praying for all of you.


Our 8 month update

Hello everyone!  We hope you are doing well and that life has been joyful for you.  It's been quite busy for us!

Baby A. is officially 8 months old!  The growth that has been shown in the past month is amazing.  She is finally crawling without the jump in the middle.  She is also experiencing some really cool milestones!



Weigh In
We didn't have a doctor's appointment this month, so I don't have an official measurement.  I've done the unofficial hold her and then subtract from my weight.  She's pushing 16 pounds.  Her 6-9 month clothing is getting pretty tight, so we're doing the 9-12 month attire consistently.  She's in the size 2 diapers still, but as soon as we are done with this box, we are so switching to size 3s.

Sleeping All-Star?
Well, for the most part.  She is still going down about 8:30 and is still waking at 7 most mornings.  She did have a couple of hard days because of a new milestone, but you have to keep reading to find out about that ;).

Food is an amazing thing!
So, she is in full let-me-try mood!  She is still getting most of her food from formula, but she gets baby food and small portions of table food.  She still loves cornbread and is love with mac and cheese.  Her favorite treat is Yogurt Melts and Air Puffs.

Any firsts?
YES!!! She is officially crawling. She is also officially teething!  She has a small corner of her bottom front tooth peeking through.  This milestone has caused us quite a bit of consternation because it pains her at times.  With all of the horror stories out about Orajel, I limit it's use and focus on teethers and frozen wash clothes.

Oh, she is also pulling herself up!  

Hi, little one!
Any favorites? 
Favorite foods include baby food bananas and yogurt melts.  She also likes Ritz crackers and will protest loudly if I'm eating some and don't share with her.

Favorite toys are her jungle play mat from Fisher Price.  She LOVES that thing and has used it to stand up.  She plays with it almost daily and loves the different textures on the mat.

Favorite lovies include any fleece blanket.  She likes the way they feel in her hand even if they are on the outside of the crib and she can't wrap in them.

Any dislikes?
She is not a fan of green beans.  She refuses to eat them.

Looking forward to?
Walks in the park
Icecream shop visis
Summer vacations

Baby A. is 7 months!


See, this is what happens when life gets crazy and hectic and...well...frazzled. Things have been a roller coaster around her  Between work deadlines and home demands, I haven't had the time I've desired to share!

Today, I'm purposely bringing you some baby A. updates just to make you fill warm and fuzzy.

Baby A. is 7 months old and is loving life.  Her happy personality is so awesome.  Seriously, she very rarely cries.  If she does, it's a quick fix to find out the solution.  I'm very blessed in that regard.

Weigh In!
She's growing, but not ridiculously so.  A. weighed 14.12 pounds and measured 27 inches at her last appointment a month ago.  She is still wearing 6-9 month clothing, but some of those 9-12 month clothes fit her much better.  She's in a size 2 diaper, but will be changing soon as one of her butt cheeks likes to slip out of the diaper.  Fortunately, no mishaps yet.

Sleeping Beauty
A. is a pretty consistent sleeper.  I'm still pretty good about getting her to bed by 8:30 (with the exception of Bible Study and rehearsal nights).  If you put her down sleepy, she'll konk out and won't move until 7:00AM. When she wakes now, she'll play in her crib cooing and "singing" until about 7:30.  Then she lets you know she's ready to see people.

Everything tastes so yummy!!  (Well, almost everything)
We have been giving her solids since about five months under the doctor's direction.  She loves the Gerber bananas, carrots, and sweet peas.  She is not a fan of the applesauce.  Table foods have her loving regular grits.  She is not a fan of cheese grits at all (just like her Daddy).  She'll eat mac and cheese with gusto and recently discovered that money's cornbread is amazing lol.  Seriously, the girl shrieked every time I moved the bread away from her lol.

She is still getting her formula.  When she wakes, she wants a minimum of 8 oz. and then decides if she wants another round or if she wants a breakfast baby food.  The other day she did both and I was amazed.

Any firsts?

YES!!! She is semi mobile!!!  On the day she turned seven months old, she did this...



She is babbling "Da da" consistently.

She is about to celebrate her first Easter (which we will be recapping) and her first Easter dinner.

She's doing amazingly well and I am so thankful for the journey!

Talk to you soon!

-K






















Happy 5 months, A!

Hi everyone! Today our A. turns 5 months. It’s amazing how much she has changed in such a short amount of time. She’s a ball of quiet energy, inquisitive and fun. Her laughs are the absolute best thing on a daily and it is pretty easy to decipher her “I’m hungry” cry from her “Where are you? I don’t see you” cry. She has rolls for days and this love of jumping. I seriously need to invest in a jumperoo or something, lol!

So, how is A. doing?

 

Baby's 2 month well-baby visit

Hi guys! I just wanted to drop a quick one to let you know how Miss A. is doing and how she did at her two month check-up. I went in a bit sad because I knew she would have to get shots and it would make her cry. Let’s face it. No mom wants their kid in tears. So, we went in and met with my favorite nurse and got A.’s height and weight. She is now 11 pounds even and is 23.5 inches long. That’s great considering she was 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. I answered all of her milestone questions and was pleased to see she is pretty on target with everything. I did have one concern and that’s the baby eczema she seems to have. Bless God it is nowhere near where her sister’s was and she seems okay with it. The pediatrician came in and looked it over and gave us a cream to put on it. Since she knows how much interaction was had with my elder daughter, she trusts that I will use it as needed, but will also continue to use shea butter and coconut oil as well.

Our nurse re-entered with an oral vaccine, which A. took readily especially after getting some milk to wash it down. However, the others… (3 shots that combined inoculated against DTaP, Hib, Polio, Hep B, and Rotavirus) were administer via shot. A. was heartbroken and the look of hurt on her face that I’d allowed it to happen broke my heart. She even stopped and thought about it for a while and then got the saddest pout and cried some more as I comforted her. Poor baby. The good thing is she was over it pretty quickly and slept most of the evening away just getting herself together. That meant no Joy Night for her because we didn’t want her out and about if she was cranky. We’ll take pictures and post later.

So, that’s that. Have a great day and we will be posting again soon.

-K

Four weeks later...Baby blues and breastfeeding

Hello everyone!  I apologize for disappearing.  Quite honestly, I've been debating if I wanted to continue since this blog was initially started as a #TTC space.  I  didn't want to inundate readers with baby overload, but I still wanted to be able to share some information with everyone--especially since it has been a decade since my last birth experience.  After some self debate, I decided I would continue until I felt the opposite.  So, here we go.

Today, I feel pretty good.  Our beautiful baby girl is four weeks old.  She is starting to display her personality.  I recognize the warning "ah" she gives before launching into a cry if she isn't fed quickly.  We've finally gotten the hang of this nursing thing but we still have to supplement with formula because I'm just not producing enough for her appetite.  I was pretty bummed about that initially, but I'm much better about it now.  Plus, I needed the additional rest time because she did a number on my nipples (TMI).  Thankfully, Lansinoh has been a great tool!



I wish I could say it has been that great the entire time.  I developed baby blues this pregnancy.  I suppose it was a release of hormones and a combination of lack of sleep in the hospital.  It may have been the massively stupid disagreement that I had with S. in the car on the way back from the hospital or a hidden disappointment of how I thought things should have gone versus how they went when we got home.  Whatever the trigger was, I found myself overwhelmed and weepy.  I tried breastfeeding and the little one couldn't get the latch correct.  My nipples were a raw and bleeding mess.  I kept trying because with our first, I had no issue.  This time I could barely hold the baby on my chest because of the pain.

Fast forward to her first post-birth appointment and I was still feeling overwhelmed.  S. had already returned to work, so it was just my oldest (who was kind enough to accompany) and I.  The baby had lost so much weight, but was slowly gaining.  She wasn't at birth weight and the pediatrician, while not worried, wanted me to come back in two weeks to ensure the baby was continuing to grow.  Fortunately for me, she's a great eater and has gained much more already.

Back to the baby blues.  My mother came to visit her new granddaughter when the baby was about two weeks old.  Bless her for recognizing that I needed a bit of alone time to get acclimated to the baby before visiting.  When she arrived, I was just getting into the hang of scheduling (or attempting to), but felt more than a bit overwhelmed.  She sat beside me on the couch and I started crying because I felt woefully inadequate and honestly, things have been a bit strained in my household lately.  She gave me the biggest and best hug, told me it would be okay, and tried to assist in whatever way I needed while she was here.

I only needed her to be available, not necessarily do anything.  I just liked the idea of her being able to if needed.  Mama's baby indeed.

Right now, the baby is nestled snugly in her bassinet.  I am catching up on Cosby Show and blog posts and looking forward to the couple of hours that I'll have to sleep.

I promise to be in touch soon!

Have a great evening.

-S