Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Miss C. In Action.....

She is officially able to roll over at will. Well from her tummy at least. First roll was on Sunday night, (7 Weeks 3 Days), after returning from a trip to Dutch Wonderland. I guess hanging out in her car seat that whole time made her want to get a move on. I love how she does this like it's no big deal and how she cries until you put her back on her tummy.

We officially have another mover and shaker.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Updates and Baby Toes...

Well after a week long lull of under the weatherness, I am finally starting to get a little caught up. It's weird how laundry is a clear indication of how well I am managing everything else in my life, if I'm on top of it...game on. If there are mountains of it well...it's every man for himself and good luck finding clean underwear. I'm just sayin'

Anywho I finally found a nursing bra that seems to fit and support like it should. I wore this last time in a different size and this time I felt like the smaller size was still a little too snug. Then I moved one of the hooks over and what do ya know...bliss.

And then I found out that it is discontinued. Nice. That's really awesome.

So I have phone calls into retailers trying to determine how many everyone has left so I can place an order. For whatever reason it seems that I am difficult to fit. I guess manufactures don't realize that gals who can feed large countries breastfeed too.

Okay that's enough about all of our underwear here's what everyone wants to see right?

Miss C. continues to do well, she is moody in the evening but so's the rest of the family so she fits right in :-)

The rose shirt is from Target and was a score at $3.50 She is still rocking all of her newborn clothes and has barely made a dent in any of her 0-3 stuff.

Well we are off to pick up Colin from his third early dismissal this month. Sometimes I think I should really reconsider my career choice. These schools may be on to something.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Embrace the Camera and Other Randoms...


I had Matt snap this photo this afternoon in the middle of Colin playing Toy Story Mania on his Wii and Miss C having a nursing induced coma. This is our new normal.

Although today included a shower, going to the gym, and a parent teacher conference. So generally our new normal doesn't include this much kid free time but we will go with that for the sake of the picture :-)


Also since it Veterans Day I thought I would share a photo of my favorite one.


I finally took a photo of this image so I can make copies. My sister found a way to get copies of the originals and I look forward to ordering those, but for now at least I have this. This is my Dad back in the day and I have to say that he makes a very handsome solider. He served in WWII and Korea. I am very thankful for his service and for everyone else who has come before him and after him.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Guess Who Is One Month Old...

Little Miss C!


I'm going to try really hard to do this every month. I have no idea what happened in Colin's first year unless it revolved around a doctor's visit or projectile vomiting. So here's hoping that this improves my memory!

(And just to be clear, I can't take credit for this idea. I've seen this on Susan Weinroth's blog).

At One Month...
-Does not like to be put down and is in a ring sling as I type this.
-Is nursing like a pro and I just pumped milk yesterday so I can leave the house for more than five minutes, (I mean Daddy can experience the special bond of feeding).
-Likes her bouncer but not either swing that we own.
-Is sleeping well at night and gave me a wonderful 6 hour stretch last night.
-Still sounds like a duck when she is awake.
-Helps me everyday to drop off and pick up her brother.
-Just today spit up a little on Colin.
-Seems to be doing well and is tolerating everything that I am eating...except for maybe the spicy chili that I made the other day :-)
-Is still wearing newborn clothes and some 0-3 months from Old Navy.
-Looks like a porcelain doll when she is asleep and a crazed diva when she is upset.
-Starting to look like her own person but still needs some more bows since she is often mistaken for a boy.
-Has way more hair then her brother had at this time...even though it's still very little.
-LOVES running water.

Also today is Thursday so I took a quick photo of where Charlotte has been spending a lot of her time.



Well it's raining here so I plan on staying in today and trying to catch up around the house to get ready for the weekend.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Goodbye October...Hello November :-)
Photo taken at Swamp Fox Farms when my little man was in charge of hauling pumpkins.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pray For Soy or Thank God For The Washing Machine...

Either way we are praying today :-)

So the first title is because I have secretly exchanged Colin's Coconut Milk Yogurt for Soy Yogurt. I say secretly because if I told him it was Soy he wouldn't touch it..yay for food allergy awareness! Boo for food trials! Here is today's lunch...

A sunbutter and organic jelly sandwich on homemade bread, Triscuts, Carrots, PSU Pineapple Chunks, and a small serving of Silk Vanilla Yogurt. I threw in a treat from Trick or Treating and a juicebox and we have hit every food group. He had some soy last evening and didn't throw up, run to the bathroom or break out in hives. So if you are the praying kind please think of Colin as we try this since literally this would open a huge amount of eating out options for our little guy. Soy milk is everywhere now! So not only could he go to Dunkin he could also go to Starbucks :-)

Not to brag...but I will :-) I put this together today while breastfeeding Charlotte in a sling. So I totally felt all Earth Mothery today while actually accomplishing something. Which seems like a pretty big feat this week.

Hence the second title :-)

Charlotte LOVES running water. She is a bit demanding and desires to be held most of the day or in her car seat while running an errand. (Which I totally don't mind, my home on the other hand is requiring some attention) She is a pretty light sleeper so as soon as you put her down or come home she knows and is NOT happy about it. So I am thanking God today for having laundry all over my house because it gave me a few extra minutes between feedings since I sat Miss C. in her car seat in front of the machine. So if it wasn't for laundry I wouldn't be able to have lunch or blog today with both hands :-)

We did manage Trick or Treating which Colin enjoyed even though he gives most of it away to his parents but really, don't most kids do that anyway?


See no running water in the photo or a boob in her mouth. Miss C. Not happy.

I have no idea why it was so hard to find a newborn costume. I guess they figure that you should be a better parent and not take them outside at all. Hey, I read a study that is linking lack of Vitamin D exposure to Food Allergies. So uhh. We are outside a lot.

Here's Colin handing out candy. He said he actually liked this more anyway. As always he was a complete riot.

Gotta run, the machine stopped and she knows...