Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Double Digits!

Well the last week certainly got away from me! I looked to see when I blogged last and it was a while ago! I have two posts I need to finish about random postpartum and new mommy thoughts. So hopefully by this weekend I'll have them up.
Until then, here's my favorite picture from Vivi's 2 month lil photoshoot. She is doing so well--I weighed her this morning and she was 13.2# at 2.5 months (**10 weeks--we hit double digits!**) Girl loves to eat! :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

2 months!

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Day in the Life of an 8 Week Old

Here's the newest addition on "A DAY IN THE LIFE..." series. :)
Once again I find myself wondering how my baby girl is almost 2 months (sunday!) We have had some excellent days and excellent stretches of sleep! Here is a glimpse:
1115P: I feed Vivi one last time. I swaddle her before we nurse so I don't have to wake her up. She still sleeps in her bassinet in our room. Put her to bed at 1130p.
705A: Vivi starts to stir. I get up and nurse R15mins. and change a poopy diaper. Nurse L12mins. Put her back in her bassinet.
945A: Change wet diaper. Nurse R10 and she falls asleep again. (**This is a change for me to get breakfast/shower and possibly get ready, depending on whether we have plans to leave during the day.)
11A: Change wet diaper.
1115A: Come downstairs. Put Vivi on her playmat while I eat. I put some laundry in.
1145A: Tummytime
12P: Nurse L15. Rock and burp-catnap on my chest.
1P: Change wet diaper. Playtime on the mat while I run back and forth to finish laundry. Snack on protein bar (homemade--Gluten free and soy free!)
145P: Load up Vivi in the baby bjorn. Vacuum and dust whole house and gather the trash. (**If chores don't need to be done, I would run errands or we'd leash up the westies and head outside.)
245P: V fell asleep half way through chores. Feed her R10. Change dirty diaper and feed R5.
315P: A little bit more tummytime. Talk and sing-V falls sleep @ 350p. I eat leftovers for a snack. Gene gets home @ 415p, gets a quick workout in. (**Thank Goodness for a home gym!)
450P: Nurse L22. Then it's Daddy time! (**This is MY TIME: I either shower, nap or workout!)
615P: Dirty diaper. Play in rocker. Fall asleep on Daddy until 650p. Bathtime when she wakes up from her catnap.
7P: Nurse R18. Change wet diaper. Play on mat. Sit on Dad's lap-kick and coo.
825P: Vivi sleeps in newborn napper while Gene & I watch TV and relax.
9P: Nurse R18. Change dirty diaper. Nurse L10. Head upstairs. V hangs in the swing while I get ready for bed.
1030P: Change wet diaper. Swaddle and nurse L20. Rock and put her in her bassinet with the rain on full blast (sound maker--best invention!)
1115P: We go to bed--hoping for a full night sleep!

**I think this was a 2 or 3 outfit day....I tell ya, even if a diaper is on snug, leaks happen! :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Today I have been tracking our day so tomorrow I will recap the day in a life of a 8 week old. Everyday with an infant is different, but it's fun to take a glimpse and it will be fun to look back at some day!
I'm happy to report I am super sore from my workout on Tuesday. I worked hamstrings and triceps and did cardio on the stepper and the minitramp. It felt great! Tomorrow and Saturday should be good days to get a couple more workouts in! And hopefully if the weather is nice we can walk the westies this weekend!
Here are some pix of the lil goober from the last few days. She is such a hoot! :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Workouts? What are those? Gosh, I have had every intention of getting in my workouts since I was released @ my 6 week postpartum appt.......however......does carrying around a 12lbs baby count? Because that's the extent of my workouts!!! :)
Once again, this week FLEW by. I have no idea where the time goes. And I only have one baby! Vivian will be 8 weeks on monday and since we are a great routine going, I am going to plan on getting in three workouts. I say great routine, but of course, everyday is a little different, but certainly predictable! Vivi had a great week. She is such a sweetie pie! She's smiling a lot now and more alert throughout the day. I am going to do a "Day in the Life of an 8 week old." Last night she slept for 6.5 hours, fed, then slept for another 3 hours. Glorious doesn't even describe how good that felt! :) It's funny, when she was first born, even though I was utterly exhausted-I had a sort of mommy insomnia-where I was SOOOO so tired, but couldn't fall asleep because I was thinking about her, and wanted to be there right when she needed me. NOW, I'm not nearly exhausted and fall sleep immedietly. Thank Goodness for that! Here are some pix from recently. SHe has already changed so much from her pix 3 weeks ago...:( I also took a belly shot of me at 7 weeks postpartum. I will do a body after baby post sometime soon too, especially since I have every intention of getting some workouts in finally! :)oh, and a pic of the westies sunning out back.

Thursday, February 2, 2012