Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Catch Up

I still have a lot to blog about.

Like this




and this 

But today snuggles, cleaning, laundry, baby clothes {No more newborn and barely 0-3!} and a Christmas blog re-do took priority.

One day soon I will blog about such things.

Especially because I don't want to forget the details and the days are flying by- I really can't believe we are almost at one month.

You have GOT to be kidding me. 

Anyways, enjoy staring at that cute little santa on top.

Can she be any cuter?! 

I know, I am biased.

But still... ;)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Skinny Cow

This whole "new mom bod" thing is really weird.

I'm skinny, but I'm fat.

I'm not quite sure how to handle it. 

I feel like I am Biggest Loser finale material.

The drastic change accompanied by the loose skin.

But it happened in two weeks  and I hardly worked.

Yet, I worked the hardest and experienced the most pain I ever have in my life.

And still trying to forget about it.

A couple days before I had Adalyn I really didn't think I was that big. 

 Strangers made it clear they thought otherwise though.

Now looking back at pictures I see that I was that big. 

And now I feel small.

But I don't.

I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight and I fit into all my clothes.

But there's a little big something extra sagging in the front. 

It's weird.

And squishy.

And jiggly.

It does look tan though so that helps a teeny tiny bit. 

And when I say "tan" I mean it's darker skin from stretching out and coming back into droopy land.

We won't even talk about what my belly button looks like.

Of course Adalyn is worth every bit of it. 

And I realize it could be a lot worse. 

But it's just a weird phase to feel so skinny, but also so fat. 

And when I say "so skinny"- it's in comparison to this.
And this

So right now, I am enjoying my little girl and all the snuggles.

The quick and easy weight loss {and I'm not even breastfeeding}

And speaking of my boobs....those took on a whole new look of their own as well,
but we won't go there either. 

So maybe in about 4 weeks Jillian Michaels and I will reunite to try and conquer this whole pouch situation.

But until then I think the term Skinny Cow is a fair assessment :) 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Two Weeks

Has it seriously been 2 weeks already?!?

It really is amazing how quickly time goes by and how much she changes every day. 

We reached a lot of new little milestones this week:

The weather has been unseasonable warm for late November/December, so we didn't want to stay cooped up in the house.

You had your first outing to the mall.
I felt bad because this time you wouldn't be getting chick-fil-a
 this time around.
I think you enjoyed it in mommy's belly- it was pretty much on the menu every week!

first semi-bath 
to soak your red little bum and first diaper rash.

Because of this we started cloth diapers and cloth wipes.

I even went all "earthy" and used olive oil instead of diaper cream.
It cleared right up!

Shortly after you had your first real bath 
because you lost your umbilical stump at 10 days old.

You are very easy going and hardly ever cry.
You had your first cry this week accompanied by your first tear.
I guess you were tired of being in the car.
That was about the first and last time you cried. 
You typically just grunt and make monkey noises. 

You are a great sleeper.
You pretty much sleep 20 hours a day.

You are pretty consistent with your your awake times:
 maybe a tiny bit in the afternoon if we are lucky
and maybe 15 minutes during your 2/3am feeding.

This makes your night time feedings easy on momma. 
You are now drinking about 3.5oz/4 oz every 3.5/4 hours. 
The past few nights you have a bottle around 10/10:30 and then sleep until 2:30/3.
Go right back to sleep and ready to eat again around 6:30/7.

You seem to be most awake around 10:00 {Mommy and Daddy's old bedtime}
We are pretty tired around this time, but you are so so worth it.
We hang out in bed and talk to you. 

I can usually count on two faces during the 2am feeding and I look forward to it every morning. 

Face #1:

Face #2:

We normally go back to bed after the 6:30/7 feeding.
Daddy has left for work, you get unswaddled and we enjoy a couple more hours of sleep.

When you're unswaddled you like to sleep with your arms up over your head
with your hands over your face

I love to dress you up
You are like my own little doll. 
It's too much fun!
This week you were styling in your super cute winter boots

You also went to church for the first time this week and you did wonderful! 
I never realized how quiet it was at church until I had you- I was so nervous you were going to fart or shart or cry! But you didn't! A few little grunts here and there, but you were an angel and slept on mommy the whole time. 

We love you more than words can express.
I can't even think about it or I start to cry {shocking I know...}

You are so beautiful and we thank the Lord every day for blessing us with you. 
What a privilege it is to be your parents. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sneak Peek

The birth story will be posted next week, time is flying by and I really need to get on it before I forget everything!

{And thank you Lord for those hormones that allow you to forget everything! Whew!}

Mr. B went back to work on Wednesday and we are all adjusting very well. 

She is such a good easy-going baby which has been wonderful!

I'll post more stats on her 2 week post- I can't believe how much she changes every day!

{{P.S this is how I am blogging right now :D }}

We had her pictures taken on Sunday and our amazing photographer keeps putting up some sneak peeks and my hearts melts a little more each time. 

I have seriously been obsessed with pictures like these since I was a little girl and it is still so surreal to me that this is MY baby in these pictures! An absolute dream come true. 

I keep joking that it's like the 25 days of Christmas getting a new picture every day. It's so much fun!

I have too many favorites and there are still many more to come- I don't know how I will choose which ones to frame!

There are a couple others that she's posted that are super cute, but I am saving those for later! 
If the suspense is killing you, you can check her out on facebook- Lisa Louise Photography. 
We are so so pleased!!

Happy Weekend!