Because Life Gets Blurry

and I dont want to forget a thing.

This time last year! April 22, 2011

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I was at work one day at the daycare I worked at, and I was looking at the kids and just thought about how this time 2 or 3 years ago they were nothing but a dream for their parents. And now here they were as little actual living people playing with toys and looking at books. So I got this really weird urge that I wanted to write a letter to our future child.

I sat down that night and wrote out a letter just explaining how we were in the crazy process of planning our wedding that was just 5 months away and that after we got married we would be trying for them and where we were right now in our lives job wise and ages and just little things like that. That we dreamed about them already and hoped to be pregnant by the same time next year. And that was that- I put the letter away in a safe spot.

Then I was a day or two late but thats happened before and it was always nothing. But I had a cheapie test so I decided to take it (because you know AF will show up right after you test lol!) Well I got this…

life changing..

I couldnt believe it!! Never seen THAT line before!! HUGE surprise!!

A few weeks later I got the letter out to put with the other baby papers and looked at the date on it- 3 DAYS before I took the test!! The paper was dated 4-20-10 and I took the test 4-23-2010 a year from tomorrow!! So in one year we went from that to this.. And we couldnt be happier.

 

Cloth Diapers update April 5, 2011

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So I ordered them from softbums- It took 6 days to ship!! That was a lot of time waiting and then 3 days to arrive so 9 days total!

But when I did receive them I was super excited to wash it up I went all over town trying to find the detergent they suggested (purex free and clear) I didn’t find it at target(which actually the closest target is 45 mins away, I just happened to be there already) or dollar general, I ended up finding it at our local grocery store for something like 4 dollars and it will last a while cause you use so little and I’m glad I was able to find it in town.

So I washed them up and then  put them on him and took him into see dad.

He says “what is that? a swim diaper?” LOL

I said no its a cloth diaper…so then I showed him how it worked and he didn’t really say yay or nay, but when his grandmother came over he showed her it, and even helped me wash them up (hung them to dry) today so I took that as an ok 😀

So I ordered two more yesterday (from http://www.stinkerpantsdiapers.com/ and it shipped that night! Expected delivery is tomorrow!!)  I ordered a “happy robot” and a Brown one, so in total when I get these I’ll have 3 covers, 9 super try touch inserts and one best bottoms insert (which I havent tried yet, but I heard they work with softbums well and they’re cheaper so for extras I’ll probably go that route)

I’m excited, we used them that day for 2 changings then when we were going out and about we threw a disposable on him (we also use disposable at night for now havent braved the overnight trial yet lol) so we’re just using the cloth at home for now. He hasn’t leaked or anything and I just did my first wash since using them today so im thinking I’ll have one cover to use while the other 2 wash and I’ll just rotate them that way. I put a pail (empty trash can) in the bathroom and just toss them in there. So far he hasn’t pooped in it yet been doing that in the disposable LOL

 We used the same cover for both those two changings but when we get the next ones i’ll most likely be using one and then the other (they suggest to let them air out between uses if possible) we’ll still be using the disposable but I figured if I can use these even a couple of days a week then we’ll be saving money in the long run as we wont have to buy diapers as often (we buy up and up brand for 14 bucks for 96, used to last 2 weeks, im hoping we can go a whole month on the 96) and as time goes on I’ll build up my stash of cloth 🙂

 

2 months February 10, 2011

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My little Rj is 2 months old now. I searched the internet to come up with a survey like thing to answer each month but alas there was none…so I came up with my own..

Weight: 11lbs 13oz he’s filling out soo much! Its adorable! wearing size 1 diapers finally 😀 Still has all his dark hair!

Height: 23 inches no more newborn clothes all 0-3 month clothes

Eating: Formula fed- 5 ozs every 4 hours

Sleep: Sleeps during the night from about 10pm-3, takes his last feeding around 8:30PM/9 then is awake for awhile then sleeps until 3…sometimes wakes around 12:30 to be comforted then he goes back to sleep. Then awake every 4 hours after that to be fed. Goes right back down after each feeding until about 8/9 oclock AM.  During the day he eats, plays/is content for a while then about a hour and a half to an hour before the next feeding he goes to sleep for a little while.

Activity: He rolls from his tummy to his back, can lift and steadly hold his head up, likes his swing sometimes but doesnt ever sleep in it. Has been doing the “mini push ups” since month one! Doesnt show any intrest in rattles or anything like that yet. He only uses the binky when we’re trying to get him asleep and when he’s in the car seat. He’s starting to like the bouncy chair more, even though it doesnt vibrate anymore(batteries died, must replace soon)

He is just growing so much and changing everyday, and when other people are holding him I just get over whelmed with this “my baby is soooo cute” feeling. LOL he really is adorable and could be a model…I should put a pic up just to show him off and then take it down after a day or something…i’ll think about it. 😀

 

The best compliment ever. February 8, 2011

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I got hit with the best compliment ever last night. Just days after reading this post actually.

My hubby told me that Rj was lucky to have me, that he knows he’s lucky to have a father that loves and cares  about him(as many fathers out there dont put as much effort into their babys as my hubby does) but that he’s twice as lucky to have me. That I do such a good job taking care of me, and that he can tell that Rj loves me.

And it really is the best feeling ever to get that compliment- but also a little awkward- how do I respond, do I say thank you? Because to me, there just is no other way, kinda like after I had Rj and EVERYONE kept saying , “you did good” or “you guys have a cute one, he’s just perfect, you did good” I never understood that because I didnt do anything that wasnt just natural. I didnt do anything to make him come out perfect- I had no control over that. Just like being a good mom to him, I dont have control over that (I suppose I do but there is just no other option in my mind) I do what I have to for him because I love taking care of him and watching him grow, I love him with all my heart.

 

Going back to work February 4, 2011

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Because I was put on bedrest a week before he was born I had to go back to work when he was 5 weeks old.

My mom or hubbys grandma comes to watch him when I go to work at 3:30 then dad takes over when he gets home at 6pm, I work until 9:30pm

He likes to be fussy for dad. Its been hard on me to leave him with dad because dad tries very hard but does get frustrated. Dad then calls me at work and that’s just worse cause then I’m at work crying because I can’t just leave work all the time to help him. It’s such a learning process and dad just doesn’t do as much for him as I do, I’m with him all day, I only work tues and thurs nights and dad just doesn’t have the touch that mommy does. He cries a lot for him, he doesn’t do that for me. I’ve had to leave work early to go home and help him, he’s had to bring him to my work even so that I could help calm him down. As soon as I have him in my arms he calms down. I try to explain to mr blur not to take it personally and that just my smell calms him…but its been hard.  But I have faith that it will get better…

 

Cute baby February 3, 2011

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There was a cute baby contest at a local department store and my little man won!

 

weeks 1-8

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when RJ was one week old we took him for his check up and he was back up to his birth weight. He was drinking 2 oz every 3 hours and was sleeping when he wasnt eating. He was also changing in looks everyday 😀

The nights werent as bad as I was suspecting. I actually didnt feel too bad not getting much sleep. We did take advantage and let gma take him for the night, so we could get a full nights sleep and that has been wonderful.

So far he has stayed at one of his grandmas houses once a week since he’s been born. We feel its imortant for him to know them well and get comfortable with them and their houses and I know he likes looking at other peoples faces and not just ours. We love him and he’s well taken care of and happy but we dont feel he has to be with us 24/7 like some parents do. Our family is his too and they have every right to get to know him and spend time with him too and we trust them completly so its been nice to get a break and some time for us together.

As of last wednesday he is 10lbs 8oz

Currently drinking 4-6 oz every 3-4 hours. Does not have his nights and days mixed up. During the day he stayes awake most of the day except for 2 naps and during the night he only gets up to get changed/fed then he goes right back to sleep (MOST nights I should say :D)

He’s wearing size one diapers and still fits in some newborn clothes but mostly the 0-3 month stuff.  He makes great eye contact and has started smiling some, not as much as i’d like to see but it will come.

He rolled over from belly to back at 6 weeks old!!! That surprised us. He has awesome head control and doesnt hate tummy time. Doesnt show much interest in toys or rattles yet. But loves staring at our faces and listening to our voices.

We love our little monkey so much.