Monday, August 29, 2016

Peyton - Three Weeks Old

Noah Three Week Update

The first two weeks really seemed to fly by and then this week came and I feel like the lack of sleep is really catching up to all of us. Jeff is back to work working longer hours and really, we're just trying to make it all through. Luckily Grandma came for the week, and getting a little extra help has been amazing. Life with two kids really amps things up and makes you wish you knew how good you had it with just one. With Noah only napping for about an hour to an hour and a half each day, days are long and finding time to catch your breath is tough.  Either way, here we are with two and I'm looking forward to the first night I finally sit in bed at 8 after everyone is in bed and I know I'm going to get a continuous stretch of sleep.  ...Only a couple more months, right?

  • How old is Peyton?: 3 Weeks
  • Peyton is how big?:
  • Total weight gain since birth: 
  • Sleep: 3-4 hour stretches at night and we try to wake him up during the day if it's been three ish hours since he last ate. He's typically up for about an hour and then sleeps for about two... all day long until night time when he's fussy and it takes me forever to put him down for the night. Some days better than others.
  • Milestones: His head is really strong.  Much stronger than I remember Noah being.  Starting to coo a little and make little noises.  Smiles some which is so nice. 
  • What Mom misses: Honestly, I'm doing ok other than I just want to sleep more, but we're making it through.  Especially last week with Grandma being around we've been able to catch up here and there.  I do miss Jeff being home.  Taking care of two kids is no fun when your husband works 60 hrs a week.
  • Weigh Progress: I gained 35lbs with Peyton.  Way more than with Noah at 25.  I've already dropped 30lbs so I'm pretty close to where I started.  Obviously we just have a lot of toning up to do.  I'm way out of shape.
  • Best Moment of the Week:  Having grandma around has been great for many reasons.  Sleep obviously, help with keeping Noah busy and just having someone around that can have adult conversations is super nice.  A pair of helpings hands really is nice when you just need a break.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Well, fall is just so busy I worry about how hard is going to be with two kids.  I really just want to go back to work.  Life there is so much easier.... I'm hoping that as Peyton sleeps better at night we'll all be more rested and can keep moving forward a couple of months until we settle into a little bit more of a routine. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Diapering with Caboo Baby Wipes

This post was sponsored by Caboo Paper Products but all opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that support this little corner of the web. 

When Caboo Paper approached me about trying out some of their baby wipes, I was excited to accept after researching their brand.   They're made with renewable bamboo and sugarcane and 100% biodegradable.  Not only that, but they are perfect for newborn booties because they are fragrance free and don't have any added inks or dyes.

You can buy them are local health foods stores.  Check here for a list of retailers near you or you can buy here on Amazon. We're already almost two weeks in to using them, and even after countless diaper changes newborns go through, we have yet to get a diaper rash like with some of the other brands of wipes that dry out the little toosh.  We've used them in the nursery for nighttime and I even have a pack in my diaper bag for those rare occasions where I'm getting out of the house this early postpartum.  Check them out at Caboo Paper to learn more about this great brand. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Baby Brother has Arrived

We're very excited to announce that baby brother has finally arrived.... that is, over a week ago. Eeek.  Obviously we've been pretty busy with the two, and free time has been rare but we're very much in love with our new baby and enjoying almost every minute. (except the middle of the night constant feedings)

Peyton David
8lbs 9oz, 20.5in
Born Saturday, August 6th, 2016 @ 1:57pm

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Baby Update and Weekend Fun

I can't even believe I'm saying this but dammit I'm still pregnant and I'm pretty sure this baby doesn't care tomorrow is his due date.  Today I'm probably the most uncomfortable I've been the whole pregnancy.  I woke up at 230 this morning and never went back to bed.  Finally got up to get ready for work at five and pretty much did the bare minimum.  I even put on leggings and then decided that probably wasn't the most appropriate outfit for the office... so I did switch.  That's the most work I've done since.  By the time I got here I was dizzy, my groin and pelvis area feels like it's going to bust open and I'm just counting down the minutes until I get out of here this afternoon for a doctor appointment which I'm hoping they're just secretly waiting to tell me they're going to induce me for whatever reason.
Friday we were sent to the hospital after the doctor appointment for some monitoring and apparently although everything looks good the nurse said I was having contractions the whole time.  What?!  I don't even feel anything.  I've just been sitting around waiting for something more to happen this whole time... at least my body is getting ready right?  Anyway, we'll see what happens today and hopefully we can have this baby in the next week.

In the meantime, this weekend we lived it up like there was no pregnancy.  We went to a wedding and stayed up way too late.  Noah danced the night away while I tried not to pee my pants because he was so hilarious.  We spent lots of time with family, ate lots of food that made me feel way more full than I wanted and enjoyed the biggest slip and slide known to man.  Noah slept not a wink this whole weekend.  Went to bed late and skipped his naps but he had the time of his life.  A great way to celebrate probably his last weekend as an only child.