Saturday, November 29, 2014


On November 24th you turned ONE month old! 

w e i g h t | we don't have a scale here at the house so i don't have an actual weight for when you turned one month old. At your last doctors appointment about two weeks ago, you weighed 9lbs 11oz.  i'm sure you weigh a little more now bc you love to eat. you are def going to be bigger than your big sister.

e a t s | you love to eat, well nurse. it seems as if that is all we are doing. the first couple of weeks of nursing was miserable for me. you wouldn't latch on & i was very sore. but after three weeks we finally got it! i did supplement with formula to give my breasts a break but it's been mainly breast milk now that i am finally healed. right now you are eating about every two hours & we usually nurse for about 20 minutes each time. it's a long process but i'm so glad that we finally got the hang of nursing because i love it. 

// at this time i haven't been pumping. the first couple of weeks it felt like i was pumping non stop and it was exhausting. honestly, i just hate pumping. i have been with max 24/7 since he was born so i have been able to just nurse. also, gary and i made the decision that i will not be going back to work (i will post about this later) so there wasn't a reason for me to build a supply.

s l e e p | at one month you are starting your days around 6AM. you'll wake up, nurse & stay awake until around 8AM. then you'll nap. you're naps during the day aren't the same time each day but you are taking about three naps a day that last about 2-3 hours. i've been sneaking in naps with you when you sleep in the mornings since your sister is in preschool. naps with you are my favorite. you are ready for bed around 8PM. you wake up around midnight to nurse & usually go right back to sleep as soon as your done. you are then up again around 3AM & then up again at 6AM to start it all again. 

l o v e s | you love napping on mommy's chest & i love it too. i could lay with you on my chest all day if i didn't have other mommy duties to do with your sister. you also loved to be carried but when you aren't being carried you enjoy sitting in your vibrating chair. you love bath time! you screamed & cried during your first bath but now you seem to enjoy it. 

d i s l i k e s | right now the only thing that i have noticed is that you do not like being changed. you will cry until i have your clothes back on you or until i give you your bath. you also aren't obsessed with your pacifier like your sister was. you'll take it but spit it out after a few minutes.

Friday, November 28, 2014


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had dinner at my aunt's house again this year. She did a great job and the food was delicious! The only thing that was missing was my grandparents were not there. Unfortunately at the end of last week my grandpa fell and was admitted into the hospital. He is doing better now but was discharged right before our Thanksgiving dinner & they decided to stay home for the day. I am just so thankful he is doing better and hope that he continues to get better!

This year I have SO much to be thankful for. My blog has been neglected ... again, so I have a lot of updating to do & as you can tell by the pictures, our little man is here and we are now a family of four! We are so thankful he is here and healthy! He was born on October 24. I plan on posting his birth story & pretty much everything else from the past couple of months. I also need a new blog name now that Jax is here. I plan on using this blog again as a way to document his first year!

But for now, here are a few more pictures from Thanksgiving.