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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - All Smiles!

 Pay no attention to the spit up...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2 Months!

Cailin is 2 months old as of yesterday!

Things have gotten much better this month! Starting around 6 weeks, things started getting better. She's no longer crying for hours on end. Actually she's not really crying that much anymore. Still fussy and whiny a little bit, but at least she's not screaming at the top of her lungs for hours on end anymore.Thank God. I thought I was going to have to give her back there for a minute. ;p

We had her 2 month doctor appointment yesterday, and it went well. She got all those shots, poor thing. I changed pediatrician, and I love love LOVE her new doctor! There wasn't anything necessary wrong with the other doctor, I just for one hated the location. It was in the same building of my OB, which is at the hospital and there is never any parking. That drives me insane. Also I felt like the office was kind of "ghetto" and this may be mean, but she had a really thick accent and I could barely understand what she was saying. The new doctor is super nice and even more informative! I've been thinking about doing a delayed vaccination schedule. She was very supportive of that and really whatever I decided to do, and gave me more information about how to do that. For now, I'm keeping her on a regular schedule, and  I'm just watching to see how she reacts to them. I may delay them later. We'll see. Really the shots weren't bad. I thought she was going to get poked 5 or 6 times. It was 4 needles, 2 in each leg, and one oral vaccine.

 I decided we needed to use a bigger stuffed animal. It's impossible to get the baby and the bear to sit up straight at the same time.
 "What up, homies."
 "Okay, Mom. Enough with the photoshoot, and get these boots off me, now!"


* Weight: 11lbs 6oz  -  75 percentile, wow!
* Height: 21 3/4 in - 25 percentile. She only grew 1/4 inch since last month.
* Head: 15in - 40 percentile.
* Food: She's eating 4oz of formula every 3-4 hours
* Sleep: She's still up every 3 hours on the dot! We usually get one 4 hour stretch every night. We've had one night where she had a 5 hour stretch, then a 4 hour stretch. That was awesome. Then we had another night where she had a 6 hour stretch! I was so excited when I woke up at 6AM for the first time that night, that I couldn't go back to bed. But neither lasted and they were only a one night deal.
Oh! She's sleeping in her PNP (pack and play for you non moms out there) full time now! She's only in the bed for a couple hours in the morning when she wants to wake up, but Mommy's not ready. She'll dose off in my arms and then that way I can keep sticking the binky in her mouth. haha!
* She's in 3 month clothing and size 2 diapers!

What else... Oh her lopsided, flat head. So... she favors her right side. She ALWAYS has her head laying to the right. Well I noticed her head getting flat, so I asked the doctor and she said yep, it's pretty flat. Actually a little worse than even I thought. She said it's pushing her face forward on that side and everything. So... her orders are lots of tummy time, and to get her to turn her head to the left. It should correct it since she's still so little, but if not we might have to do the helmet. Dun dun dunnn! Oh god no! Not the HELMET! That's like one of my worst fears. Yeah, I'm shallow like that. Her head is for headbands, not helmets! And don't lie, when you see a baby with a helmet you're thinking "what the hell is wrong with that baby?" So yeah, she's doing pretty good since we left with keeping her head to the left. I thought she would fight me on it, since she is the most stubborn baby ever, but she really hasn't. It was hard getting her to sleep that way. I'd turn it to the left when I put her down, but every time when I woke up it was to the right again. Ugh. At least I'm keeping her head to the left most of the time. Not sure what to do about night time.

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Roof, New Paint.

Back in October we got a pretty bad hail storm. I mean, golf ball sized hail and bigger!

See? And, this was after it had melted in the yard a little.

Anyway, roofing companies and even car repair companies capitalized on that storm. At first we were like, "nah. It's fine. We don't need a new roof". Then by the 5th roofing company knocked on our door, Husband told him we probably didn't really get much damage, so we don't need a roof. That sales guy took him up on the roof and showed him that there was indeed quite a bit of damage. Plus we figured a new roof basically for free(we would have to pay our deductible, but that just comes out of the check they send us, so no money out of pocket) was a good idea.

We got the check and a new roof. Then we decided that it's definitely time to paint the exterior. We've been wanting to to this for some time. And since Husband can do anything himself, it was very inexpensive.

Here's a before picture of the exterior. Don't you just love that mauve paint?(Click on pictures to make larger for a better view)

And here it is now with a new roof and fresh coat of paint.

We decided to give the door a pop of color. Husband also added some trim to the door to make it look brand new! I wish I had taken a before picture. The middle piece was barely hanging on by a thread.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


So I just realized something. Our initials are ABC. Totally not intentional. Cute! Thinking about changing the blog name to something about ABC's, but I'm not creative enough. Any suggestions?

And I leave you with baby pics...

Her first sponge bath at home. Pay no attention to my fugly kitchen in the background. That's why you have never seen a picture of my kitchen. I HATE it. Anyway, little baby bath....

More recent. Look how much she's already grown. She's getting chunky! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mommy Has A Tattoo

I bought this book today at Hissyfits, an awesome kid consignment boutique today. It's super cute.

This is the new children’s book out to help youngsters understand that tattoos aren’t as scary as they might look. Phil Padwe has started "teaching tattoo tolerance" through his illustrations and colorful characters. When James sees The Tattooed Man, he is immediately frightened and hesitant to meet his new neighbor. However, after learning that his mother also has a tattoo, James reluctance melts away and he becomes friends with the once-terrifying character. This book should be in the home of every tattooed family. 
(from Prick Magazine) - don't ask, I just googled images and this "Prick Magazine" article is what came up.

If you are awesome and are a mom with tattoos, I highly recommend this book. :)