Tuesday, November 26, 2013

24 Weeks

Noah is 24 weeks and almost six months! (Well, last Friday anyway)  As I mentioned earlier, we actually have family pictures on his six month birthday which will work out great. I'm sort of crazy like that and love when these things fall on completely perfect days.  Now when he sees these pictures I can say, "Noah, you were EX-ACT-LY six months! Haha... it's ok, judge me.  Also, still have not figured out what we're going to wear.... still need to go through my closet and figure out what I want to wear since I change outfits a million times outside of mom life; then I can figure out everyone else. =)

Ok, on to Noah updates. 

  • How old is Noah?:  24 Weeks
  • Noah is how big?: 20ish lbs
  • Stats: Size 3 diapers |  6 or 6-9mo clothing | Full (LARGE) head of fuzzy hair minus his bald "sleeping" spot. (Just like an old man except lower =) | Still has sweaty feet | Abs of steel |
  • Sleep: We finally dropped the 9:30 feed and is now doing his last feed at 7:30p.  He's still sleeping great till about 7-7:30a.  I could not be happier with the way he sleeps at night.  Day time though is still a crap shoot.  Noah has been taking about four naps during the day with the first one being about an hour and a half and the rest between 30-60mins. We're looking to possibly get his to sleep two longer naps and a little capnap before dinner.  Problem is you gotta keep the kid up longer and when he's grumpy and ready for bed he lets you know, and it's usually way earlier than I would want. So, we're still working on it.  Trying to extend his awake time in hopes for longer naps but who knows. Noah's the boss.
  • Milestones: He's sitting much stronger and grabs everything in sight.  His walking is out of control.  Like Jeff mentioned to me this morning, he gets such momentum on the walker in the kitchen he runs up into the carpet so far that he can't back himself off.... but super funny to watch.
  • Mom Check-in: I'm actually doing pretty good this week.  We seem to have a good schedule which really helps me know what to expect which keeps me less stressed. I went to see Catching Fire last week (great sister date) and even put on some real non uniform clothing  for work today.  It's the little things in life that make you smile... and feel like you did before children.  You really do take non-kid life for granted until you know what you're missing.
  • Best Moment of the Week: Catching Fire was great.  Can't wait to see the rest of the movies. (did you know there is gonna be two more? because that was news to me 'till a couple of days ago and I'm semi-disappointed I'll have to wait for the fourth)
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to:  I'm excited for Thanksgiving this week and excited to see my mom.  She always gets to excited to see Noah and how fast he grows.  I'm also looking forward to finishing of some Christmas shopping and getting started on some Christmas projects I've dug up on Pinterest. 
One of those being this:

If you don't already follow Little Baby Garvin, you should.  The things she comes up with are great.  She's super creative which I love and best of all she's very festive which I definitely could work on.  I don't feel like our family ever grew up doing a lot of celebrating and I'd really like to make sure Noah gets excited for the special days.

 And finally in honor of my Alma Mater winning their latest football playoff game, I leave you with this:


Friday, November 22, 2013

Love/Hate List

Love - Getting major things accomplished at work first thing in the morning.  It makes you feel like you started your day off right.  Paid some bills this morning, made my whole schedule until mid-June, took some time off for the rest of the semester, planned out baby-sitting days needed and cleared out my e-mails. Down to one! Feels great!

Love - Auto correct fails.  I laughed so hard! Link HERE.

Love - Little baby laughs.

Hate - This terrible cold weather Michigan is offering today.  It's supposed to snow and get down to the low 30's.  Good thing I get to work inside in a warm office. Could you imagine being the ticket meter maids downtown? Or the people who walk around the city and pick up garbage?  No fun at all.

Love -  How grown up Noah is getting.  In the last month he has gone from baby to toddler so fast.  He's so much more interactive.  He smiles so much and is such a happy baby.  He is very laid back and just hangs out no problem. 

I'm super excited to get Noah's six month pictures done here in the next couple of weeks.  It'll be a great time for a good family picture.  I've been looking for ideas for clothing for all three of us.  Since it's before Christmas but after fall I don't know wich route I want to take.  We wont be doing these pictures early enough for Holiday cards so maybe just winter snugly sweater clothing is the way to go.
Is anyone else doing winter pictures? What clothing are you going with?

I have however bought Noah's Christmas dinner clothing.  12 month sweater and pants! He is so big and kind of great because I've noticed that once you hit the 12 month clothing mark things just get so much cuter.  The clothing is so much more adult and there aren't many rabbits and dogs all over. Seems like the older Noah gets the easier everything else gets too! I love it!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sweater Weather Musts

I was just chillin at work yesterday, talking on the phone, not really paying attention to anything when bam!, I look out the window and I see S N O W!!! I mean, I guess it is November... but how did it get here so fast? I feel like it was just summer and things were peachy and then we had Noah and now it's snowing. Yes, that's pretty much how it went. Life just passes by so quickly. 

And I'm thinking about how this week is super sucky because I get to see Jeff for a total of maybe 40 minutes all week until I get home from work on Friday.  I'm trying to look at the positives though. We have most of the weekend of together including Monday. We're going to see Shrek the Musical and honestly, the most exciting thing right now is that I'm going to wear real clothes.  Not my uniform for work, not pjs, t-shirts or sweatpants... but maybe like a dress or a nice shirt that wont get ruined by puke. Which brings me back to this weather.... It's cold outside and I need to go shopping for some cute sweater weather items! =) 
Can you see a pattern... loungy, (is that even a word?) soft and comfy clothing is all I'm craving right now. 
What happened to me wanting to dress cute? Haha.... such is life. 
one | two | three | four

Anyway, can't shop for myself without shopping for Noah. 
He would look like such a stud in these outfits. 
Ladies all over him. =)
1. Top | Pants | Shoes
2.  Top | Pants | Shoes
3. Top | Pants | Shoes 

Those baby shoes just kill me! Agh! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

22 Weeks

Noah is five months!  How is that even possible?  He's sleeping through the night, eating food, sitting and talking.  It's true when they say they grow up fast!  It's just under two months 'till Christmas and I feel like I've been looking forward to that since Noah was born. I can't wait to see what other things he'll be able to do by then.

  • How old is Noah?:  21 Weeks
  • Noah is how big?: 19 lbs
  • Sleep: 10-11 Hrs. Life is good.
  • Milestones: He's been walking around the kitchen in the walker big time.  He's getting very good.  He's also mastered grabbing anything that's in front of him.  This kid is great with his hands already. 
  • Baby "Win" of the Week:  While dad was changing Noah, Noah pees.  Jeff being as fast as he is grabs the onesie just in time where no pee gets on the wall! Noah 0 - Mom&Dad 1

  • What Mom misses: I'm missing sleeping in on the weekends.  I've gotten over the getting up early in the morning thing since I have to wake up for work anyway.  But it sure would be nice to get some extra sleep on the weekends.  Noah was actually doing pretty good sleeping in 'till almost 8 but with the time change it's more like seven.  Not really sleeping in in my book.  
  • Best Moment of the Week:  I'm thinking Noah is starting to grasp the idea of hugs. Very great to feel baby hugs.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to:  I know it's a while away but I'm super excited for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Don't you just have to smile when you see these!? Love!

Also, I linked up here: Check out her blog! It's Great!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day In The Life

Doesn't it just feel like groundhog day over and over sometimes.  Don't get me wrong, there are lots of things that are great about my days but geez, I really need to get some excitement going on.  Good thing the holidays are right around the corner for a nice change of pace.  Holidays mean I get to spend lots more time with Jeff and a lot less time at work!  I almost have three whole weeks of work between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and that's not including a mini vacation to Nashville I'll be taking in December.  So excited for that.  This mom is gonna enjoy some sleeping in for sure.
Anywho, until then my regular life resumes.

My days begin nice and early around 5:30 when I get up and get ready for work.  I'm in by seven and wait for something to happen at the police department!  Until something does though, I like to spend my time updating my blog, reading other blogs, catching up on gossip and enjoying a nice piece of pie from the maintenance department.  Yumm.... You wonder why people gain weight at work.  Someone is always bringing something in!

I love my car.  I little kia spectra I bought right out of college. I seriously never have to fill it up because it's so great on gas mileage which is great because I loathe getting gas.  One of my least favorite things to do in life. When I get home from work I switch shifts with my husband who heads in to work and I become mom to not-so-little Noah anymore.  We play, and then he gets grumpy and then it's time for nap time.  Obvious from this picture it's not his favorite.  We do this a couple more times until the evening. 

Somewhere in there I try to make something for dinner.  Today, beef stew and since it's in the crock pot I even had time to make cookies and muffins for Halloween!  Finally, it's bed time for Noah.  Bath, book and bed around seven. I get a couple of hours of mom time before one last feed at nine and then it's of to bed for me too!