Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cookies with Sue Sue

The week after I had Campbell, my Mom took a week off work to help out. One day during that week she let Warner help her make a chocolate roll. He loved it! So the other day when Warner said he wanted to cook with Sue Sue, she jumped at the chance! He told her he wanted to make cookies, so that's just what they did.

 

Warner was super happy with the final product! ;)

 

Next on his list...cupcakes!

 

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Quick Fix

Well I've yet to paint the dining room...hopefully soon! Until then I made a quick change.

 

 

Much better.

Sorry for the awful lighting. I tend to do these things at night when the boys are asleep! :)

 

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Friday, June 14, 2013

It has begun...

...my crazy obsession with planning Warner's birthday party!

One guess as to this year's theme...


As much as it pains me to do a "character" party, it is what he wants and I'm pretty sure I have found a way to make it cute still! :)

More to come!
(I mean hey, it's only 3 months away!)

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Campbell: 2 Month Well Check



Length: 22.5 inches (28th percentile)
Weight: 11.34 lbs (31st percentile)
Head Circumference: 15.75 inches (80th percentile)

Our little man is just that...little. Well, except for that head. But our pediatrician assured us it was his "big brain." :)

It was also the beginning of the shots. And lucky for us, the combo shot that they normally give was on backorder so Campbell had to endure 5 individual shots instead! How awful. Luckily he only screamed while they were being administered. He calmed down when he got some "mama loving" and fell asleep the minute I put him in his car seat. Once we got home he ate and went back to sleep.

Sweet, sweet love. Snug as a bug in a rug.

Hopefully at our 4 month well check we won't have as many shots!
Sorry, baby.

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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Campbell: 2 months


Feeding: Campbell is eating anywhere from every 3-4 hrs.  It solely depends on how long her naps for.  As some of you may know, Campbell began breaking out in an awful rash, projectile vomiting, and having green poop while breastfeeding.  It was suspected there may be some kind of allergy, but it was hard to tell just what.  I decided to begin supplementing a little and mixing formula and breast milk.  No better.  He still broke out in a rash, projectile vomited, and had green poop.  So back to exclusive breastfeeding I went.  No change. (oh and I think I failed to mentioned the SCREAMING that accompanied every feed and the majority of the night hours)  It was obvious something I was eating wasn't agreeing with him.  The doctor didn't think I ate enough dairy for it to be solely that, but who knows.  In pure desperation and feeling defeated I decided to try straight formula (while still pumping) to see if it was in fact an allergy.  For a few days things were better.  Then they went from bad to worse.  A rash again and dark green poop that was almost black and smelled like rotten eggs -- I know you needed to know that.  (oh and don't forget the SCREAMING) A call was placed to our pediatrician and he said it was time to try hypoallergenic.  UGH!  Within a day the rash was cleared up and his poop returned to normal.  He also stopped the blood curdling screaming.  I guess it is indeed an allergy of some sort.  From what I've read babies normally outgrow it by the time they are 1.  I am praying for this to be the case with Campbell, but if not then we will deal with it.  I could have continued pumping and freezing for later use (in hopes he would tolerate it), but I made the personal decision to stop altogether.  I cried for about a week with feeling like I had failed, but then realized I have to do what is best for Campbell and me.  Like my doctor said, "1 month of breastfeeding is better than no months of breastfeeding.  1 week is better than no weeks.  1 day is better than no days."    

Sleeping: So far (knock on wood), Campbell is gaining about an hour of sleep a week just like Warner did.  He started sleeping 6 hours a night around 6 weeks.  We are now sleeping a solid 9 hours and sometimes going as long as 10.  I am so incredibly thankful for this.  During the day we have gotten into the sleep.eat.play routine.  He is staying up anywhere from 1-1 1/2 hours before taking a nap.  Just this week he has really started to take a LONG morning nap (2.5-3 hrs) and a LONG afternoon nap (usually around 2 hours).  Maybe he is getting close to the two naps a day schedule.  I don't know.  I do know Warner was a terrible napper at the age.  He was a cat napper and it drove me crazy!  Someone asked me what my "secret" was to getting a baby to sleep so well.  I really am no expert.  All I can say is that I am a firm believer in "The Happiest Baby on the Block" (5 S's) mixed with a little "Babywise" (eat.play.sleep schedule).  It's all trial and error.        

"Issues": We are still dealing with reflux, but since starting this hypoallergenic formula that has improved significantly.  No more projectile vomiting or spitting up what looked to be entire bottles.  Granted he still spits up from time to time, but it is nothing like it was.  Since he does have the reflux he has been sleeping in his little lamb seat every night and for every nap.  We've done this because it is inclined.  I am so worried he will never sleep in his crib!  Our goal is for him to sleep in his bassinet before he makes the trek to the crib.  We are working on that now, so fingers crossed.  At 9 weeks Warner was already sleeping in his crib.  I don't think that will be the case with Campbell and that is ok.



Other than that, Campbell is smiling more and is less fussy.  When he is fussy it is usually for the normal baby reasons.  He's hungry or he's had enough and wants to go to sleep!  We are definitely loving our new addition and can't wait to see what next month has in store!
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