Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Finally joined Bloglovin !


What I'm Loving Wednesday!

It's been FOREVER since I linked up with Jamie for WILW!  But, I am back!
Here is what I'm loving these days....
1.  I am loving these new outfits I picked up for Connor at Baby GAP. Whoever said shopping for boys isn't as much fun as girls?!?

2.  I am loving that MTV has been showing re-runs of Laguna Beach and The Hills every morning (yes, I am 31 and still watch these)!  I watch a lot more TV these days since I am home a lot more and was so excited to see these shows back on.  It reminded me of my college days in West Palm Beach :)

3.  I am loving (or maybe not really...) that my birthday was yesterday.  I can't believe I am 31 years old.  Craziness!!  My parents are watching Connor on Friday night so hubby and I can have a night out to celebrate!
4.  I am loving Nick Lachey's newest "baby" CD, "A Father's Lullaby." 
I play it for Connor when he naps during the day :) 
5.  I am loving all of my new Honest Company products!  I got diapers, wipes, fruit & veggie spray, cleaning spray and bubble bath.  These are awesome, safe, toxic/chemical free products for your home and body (and baby!).  So far I am loving everything.  If you haven't read Jessica Alba's book, The Honest Life, I highly recommend it :)

6.  And last but not least...I am loving my sweet baby boy that is 10 weeks old this week!

Head over to Jamie's blog and link up!
Happy Wednesday, friends!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Connor- 2 months

Hi friends!! Remember me?!  I used to blog all the time but now that I am a new mommy I just can't seem to find the time.  When Connor naps I always find other projects and things around the house to do.  I do miss it though and I miss reading all your blogs so I really need to make this a priority again. :)
Anyways....time is flying.  My baby boy is now 2 months and 5 days.  How did that happen so fast?!?!!  Here is what he has been up to for the past 4 weeks....  

Weight/Height- On 7/10 I took Connor to the hospital's lactation department and did a "feed and weigh."  I weighed him before I BF him and he was 12.13 lbs.  After I fed him for 20 minutes he weighed 13 lbs.   That was over 2 weeks ago so I am guessing he is about 14 lbs now.  He is getting the cutest, big belly and chubby little thighs :)  Not sure on the height.  We have his 2 month appt. next week so I will find out for sure!  
Sleep-  Still waking up 2x each night.  We have started giving him a bath at 8:00, then I feed him and he is usually asleep in his rock-n-play by 9:00 at the latest.  He usually sleeps until 1:30ish (although a few times he has slept until almost 3) then goes back to sleep until 4:30ish.  Then we get up for the day about 6:30.  He will go back to sleep around 8 for his long morning nap.  Then will take a couple more shorter naps in the afternoon.  I put him in his crib for a nap for the first time on Monday and he lasted about 45 minutes...instead of his normal 2-3 hour morning nap.  I have  put him in there a couple other times but he does not stay asleep.  So, I am going to keep trying and hope he gets used to it!  I planned on trying to put him in his crib at nights around 3 months but we'll see.... 
Feedings-   100% breast milk for the past 9 1/2 weeks!  Whohoo!! So glad I didn't give up back at 3 weeks.  Breastfeeding is going so great!  I am EBF but pumping once a day and freezing it so that I will have a good supply built up.  His reflux is so much better and we have even stopped giving him his medicine.  He still spits up a lot and is pretty gasy but so much better than the first few weeks. 
Clothing/Diapers-  I told my husband just this morning that we are going to have to switch to size 2 diapers any day now.  Size 1 is just about too small.  He is wearing 3 month clothing now.  And even some 3 month onesies are a little tight on that big tummy ;)
Favorite Equipment-  The swing is still his favorite.  That is where he takes naps during the day or I will put him in there when he is awake and I need to do a few things.  He loves looking at the sheep hanging from the top and loves to "talk" to them.  We still love the boppy lounger, although he is getting to be a little too big for it and we love the rock-n-play sleeper at night.  In the past month he has grown to love his Baby Einstein Play Mat.  He used to hate it and wouldn't last more than a couple minutes.  Now he will stay down there for 30-45 min at a time (if he is in a good mood). 
Big Moments/Favorite Things: 
- Connor discovered his hands and tongue around week 7.  He constantly is putting his fists in his mouth and he always sticks out his tongue. 
- He has also discovered the TV and loves to stare at it
- He is holding his head up really well and loves to practice sitting up by holding our fingers and having us help pull him up to a sitting position.
- Loves anything high....high ceilings, lights, trees, etc...
- LOVES bath time but hates getting out.  He screams bloody murder when we take him out of the bath. We try to get him warm fast but it doesn't always work!

Have a great weekend! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Connor's Newborns!

We had Connor's newborn photos taken back when he was just 1 week old but I am just getting around to posting them!  If you are looking for a photographer in the Houston area, you should definitely look up my friend Kaleigh!  She is a good friend of mine and an amazing photographer.  She did our pregnancy announcement, gender reveal, maternity and newborns and will be taking other pictures for us throughout the first year.  She is the best!! Visit her website here or her Facebook page here. 
Here are several of my favorites from our newborn shoot with her :)


Friday, July 5, 2013

{Fourth of July}

Happy (late) 4th of July!
We celebrated Connor's 1st Fourth of July at The Woodlands Red, Hot and Blue Festival on the Waterway with family.  We found a great spot on the grass, ate Grimaldi's Pizza and watched the fireworks. We were a little nervous about taking a 6 week old to see the fireworks but it didn't seem to bother him, thank goodness!! I was ready to cover up his ears or get out of there if he had a major breakdown but he did great.  His little eyes got so big and he was just looking at me like "Mom, what is going on?!?"  :)

Hope yall had a fun day celebrating!!