15 Week Update

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This week I went back to work. The first day was hard! But after talking to several moms who reassured me that all would be fine in the world, I just stopped stressing and realized I had to do what I had to do. So as the week goes on it's getting a little better each day. However, it's not only missing my baby that I have to adjust to but because I am still breastfeeding I have the joys of pumping at work, exciting eh? (not really!)

Aaron is now 3 months and 3 weeks old (it's crazy that this time last year I was 3 weeks pregnant with him and puking on the metro on my way home- awesome!) and is finding his voice, he likes to talk to us and is getting louder and louder, he even does a girly scream when hes angry and loves grunting, it's just hilarious. He's also learning to graps toys and of ocurse with that comes putting things in his mouth. He's such a happy baby that all he mostly does is smile, laugh and coo, and I am upset I miss this being at work!!!! (ok, so I am still having trouble being away).

Other things: We will start cloth diapering next week. I am brand spanking new to the cloth revolution but will be starting with Gdiapers, so i'll update on that later.

It is now 4:50 and I am dying to go home and snuggle with my gummy bear! Then catch up on True blood, Teen Mom and Kourtney and Khlow! Also, apparently the duggars new season started yesterday so I will try to watch that, I'd like to see how baby Josie is doing.

Going back to work

Sunday, August 1, 2010
I will cherish this week! This week is my last week home with my lil man, and then I have to head back to the office. Now I am not worried about the well being of aaron because he will be with my mom, I know I am lucky and extremely grateful! I have already started organizing his things for her, washing everything (again!) and labeling, now the hard part will be for ME to actually put things where they belong. As I was organizing, I was already creating a stack of clothes that no longer fit him!!!!! Not Fair! He is only 3 months! time is just going by too fast!

So I will cherish him! His morning smiles, his soft cheeks, his new giggles that are to die for, the way he can NOT keep his hands out of his mouth now that he's found them, the way he smells, sighs when he falls asleep on me, grunts when he gets impatient, goes nuts when its time to change his diaper, EVERYTHING!!!!!

Everyday Celebrations

Sunday, July 25, 2010
My Saturday started out rough! everything that could go wrong for me that day went wrong! Aaron was spending the day with his grandmother and as soon as I went to pick him up my day just brightened up. It's amazing how happy he makes me! When I am with him nothing else matters! Even though it was a hot one outside, the day was beautiful now that I had my baby boy! I decided to take him to the pool for the first time! he loved it!

2 months old

Thursday, July 1, 2010

9 weeks old and he is smiling, cooing, and just being so darn cute!!!! But not sleeping thru the night :( lol/

Life as a New Mom: My Must Haves!

Friday, June 18, 2010
Being a mom is an indescribable feeling. The amount of love I feel for my little man is something I have ever experienced before, it literally bring tears to my eyes.
The first couple of weeks, I will admit I didn’t know what to do with him, being a first time mom it was a big adjustment. Having lots of children in the family I really thought it would be easier, but when it’s yours and you are with that baby 24/7 it is a whole different ball game!
Aaron is now 7 weeks old and while I am still a novice, I still call family and friends for advice and still get nervous at the new things I am getting the hang of being a mommy more and more each day! There have been several items that have helped me and I am listing them to help others and to have this list handy for when we prepare for number 2! ☺

1. The Boppy!
I use the boppy for everything! For breastfeeding, propping aaron, tummy time, and sometimes for one of his little 10 min cat naps. (My boy doesn't really like to sleep)
-here's a pic of my munchkin on his-

2. Swadler!
We made the mistake in the early days of thinking aaron hated being swaddled - boy were we wrong, even though he still wakes every 2-3 hours most nights, we sometimes get a good 4-5 hour stretch when he cluster eats and get's a good tight swaddle.

3. The Happiest Baby on the Block!
Don't need to describe - just go buy it!

4. Breastfeeding Essentials!
Though I supplement with formula for various reasons, I also breastfeed and my goal is to continue to do until at least 6 months. I could not live without the following:
Lanolin Cream:

Breast pads:

Breast Pump: Prep for when I return to work. I love my Madela PISA - I have to say it treats me better than the hospital grade rental I had (I won't name the brand).

Don't forget your nursing bra's and tops!

5. Baby Sling
aaron is long but skinny and I feel that he is still too little for his carrier but this sling makes him feel so snug that it puts him to sleep every time he's in it. My personal preference is the Balboa sling.

6. Sound Sleeper
Babies need white noise, I forgot to turn this on one night and aaron was waking up every hour! not fun!

7. Snuggle Nest
oh how things change when you become a parent. I used to say I would never co-sleep and then aaron came along and there are just some days that he is cranky and nothing soothes him other than being near mommy and daddy. To safely co-sleep this is a definite must have on our list.

8.and of course a Camera! I swear aaron will hate to see all the pics I have taken of him DAILY when he is a teen but I can't help it! :)

and there you have it!

Aaron is here!

Monday, May 31, 2010
Which is why I have not updated my blog in forever! He arrived on 4.27.10 weighing 6 lbs 3 oz.

Aaron Christian

Birth Story coming soon!

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