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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

16 and 17 weeks!

With the holidays I am a bit behind so catching up this week with two weeks in one! :)

16 Weeks - 12.14.13 & 17 Weeks - 12.31.13

Sleep: We had our first night away from home the night before Christmas Eve! She did really well! We brought the pack n play and the tablet to play the same noise she is used to at home. She woke a couple times and needed to be patted back to sleep but nothing different than how she is at home. She gave us a couple nights of only waking once at 5am which was awesome! But has now gone back to a couple wake ups a night. Usually just need to go in and give her a pacifier and pat on the back to fall back asleep. It is a work in progress!

Clothing Size: Almost all 6 months and a few 9 month have made their way in as well!

Favorite Toys/Activity: She was very spoiled at Christmas and got a lot of new toys! She got a few electronic toys that she seems interested in but they also are a bit too much for her at the moment so if she plays with them too long she tends to get very cranky! She still loves her blocks though and will reach for them if they are anywhere near her.

Milestones: Her first Christmas Eve at Disneyland! This was my 25th year doing this tradition with my family and so I couldn't wait to take her! Some people said we were crazy for taking a 3 month old but it was fine. We only rode one ride but she did awesome on it! We did the Little Mermaid and she was entranced by all the stuff we passed! We also did a lot of sight seeing including taking a tour of Sleeping Beauty's Castle! We of course took a ton of photos and I can't wait to go again next year when she will be able to go on more rides :)

She also had her first cold right before Christmas. She had a cough and runny nose. After coughing for a day, we took her to the doctor. They said it was just a cold and at this age you can't do much but saline their nose and use a humidifier. She did not enjoy having her nose sucked but did seem to get used to it. And it did work because after about a week she seems back to her normal happy self! :)

Highlights from the Week: 
  • First trip to Disneyland
  • First Christmas
  • First Cold
  • First time sleeping away from home
  • Babysat by Grandma and Grandpa 

Favorite Mommy Moment: 
There are so many from these past two weeks but will have to go with Disneyland. Much like my last post with Santa, I always looked forward to passing on my tradition of Disneyland at Christmas Eve. I was lucky to find someone who loved this tradition as well and wanted to continue it for our eventual family, and this year we did get to enjoy it with out daughter. Just being there and watching her look and take everything in was amazing. I also got to see a new side of Disney with their mother's room which is nice that they offer this! Though I did prefer feeding outside with a cover over the room but again nice they offer this!

These past two weeks I just tried to take in everything I could as I go back to work this week. I can't believe I go back to work in two days! I am going to miss her so much!!! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

15 Weeks!

Can't believe there is only two weeks left until I have to go back to work :(

15 Weeks - 12.17.13

Sleep: Well, sleep got a hit this past week due to my surgery. We had to be off schedule and she also got a bit of a cold so she was not sleeping super well. Last night, she finally outgrew all her swaddles so we had to finally go swaddle free which was sad, scary, and exciting! Not having her arms swaddled did cause her to wake up more but not as much as I thought it would. And this morning after her feeding she decided that she wanted to be a tummy sleeper. It was so cute to go in and see her with her tush in the air sleeping soundly!

Clothing Size: Most all of her clothes are now 6 months. And as I said earlier she finally outgrew her swaddlers even though she still fit in the weight limit!

Favorite Toys/Activity: We put down a rug this week and she loves rolling around on it and playing with her toys. She is now rolls to her tummy from her back no problem and does this almost immediately one she is set down.

Milestones: Rolling over consistently from back to tummy, still not from tummy to back. She is now sleeping without swaddlers. She also had her first visit with Santa this week! She did so good! She didn't smile but she didn't scream either like I see so many kids do. We got a great picture that I will always cherish! Now, I can't wait until she is old enough to be excited for Santa! :)

Highlights from the Week: 
  • Pictures with Santa
  • A full 24 hours on bottles while I had surgery (she did great and went right back to breast which I was very concerned about!
  • Lots of cuddles with Grandma and Grandpa
  • She now does this new talking where she makes an actual constant sound! 
  • Rolling back to tummy instantly 
  • Sleeping on tummy 

Favorite Mommy Moment: 
I have always dreamed of having kids and enjoying the fun of Santa with them. This past weekend, I got to have my first moment of that and it was awesome. I know she was too young to realize what was happening but to have her dressed in her santa outfit and getting her picture taking with him was too cute! I also struggled this week due to my surgery I could not hold her for about 3 days and that was the worst! I just wanted to cuddle my little biddle! So when I finally was able to get my cuddles again it was the best feeling and to have her look up at me and smile was just icing on the cake! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013


So, I had my surgery yesterday to have my gallbladder removed. And all I can say is OUCH! So much pain! They make it sound like this surgery is no big deal beforehand, all the doctors were like oh its laproscopic, just three tiny holes, no big deal. Um... It's a big deal! The holes are bigger than I thought they would be and had no idea I would be in this much pain. The worst part is that I can't hold A :(

My mom came up to help and thank goodness because last night I literally could not move without help! Hopefully, tomorrow I start to feel better but they said I won't feel 100% until 10 days!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

14 Weeks!

Time really is going too fast!

14 Weeks - 12.10.13

Sleep: She is fully sleeping in her crib now and for the past week her schedule was a wake up around 3/4 and then again around 8/9! Now that is a schedule I can get behind! And then because she is the best baby ever, slept from 10-6:30 last night!! I am sure that will not be her new schedule but I loved it! :)

Clothing Size: Definitely in the 3-6 month with more and more 6 month making its way into the mix! So crazy!

Favorite Toys/Activity: She seems to be enjoying her pack n play more. But she still really loves her whale toy especially pulling on the crab and starfish! :)

Milestones: Rolling over at night to her tummy (really gives me a scare!). She also rolls back to tummy a lot more during play time. Usually lasts about 3-5 minutes on tummy before she freaks out! I laugh and tell her she got herself that way and to get herself out of it! I know the day is coming soon where she will! She also is sitting up more and more. She still is assisted of course but I can see her building her core!

Highlights from the Week: 
  • Family Photo Shoot at JC Penney
  • More "talking" everyday 
  • Slept longest amount ever during night!

Favorite Mommy Moment: 
Since she has moved to her crib we try and have her nap in her crib as well. But sometimes when she wont go down, I rock her and just enjoy holding her and cuddling her as she sleeps! I love her little sighs and smiles while she sleeps.

Looking forward to Santa pictures this weekend!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

13 Weeks/3 Months!

This week is a twofer! A is 13 weeks old and 3 months old today! She is growing way to fast!

13 Weeks/ 3 Months - 12.3.13

Sleep: A is now fully sleeping in her crib! She is also sleeping more at night most nights. She did 2 nights where she went 8 hours! But I know not to get used to it because last night she was up 4 times so not consistent quite yet! She also has learned to roll to tummy during sleep Whig really freaks me out! And she keeps breaking out of her swaddled but the night we tried to leave one arm out did not go well!

Clothing Size: She wore a lot of 6 month this week! She is just so tall!

Favorite Toys/Activity: She loves to be part of he action. So as long as you ate holding her so she can see out, life is good! Still loves her whale toy as well. And her hands have become a new love of hers! She loves to suck on her fingers!

Milestones: Rolling to tummy at night! And sucking her fingers... Or anything she can get into her mouth!
Highlights from the Week: 
  • Thanksgiving! She had a great time with her ever changing outfits as we had been given three and we already bought one for her too!
  • Long car ride - Drove to San Diego to visit family. Did it as a turn around too so lots of car time! She did great though!
  • Decorated for Christmas :)

Favorite Mommy Moment: "Talking" with her is my favorite at the moment. She gets more and more vocal everyday! She has started to do this squeal laugh that is hilarious and always makes me smile.


You are the light of my life! Even these nights that you don't let me sleep at all, one smile from you and it is all forgotten! You are going to take after daddy I fear and be a wanderer! You just are so alert and want to see everything happening around you! So curious already and I love to watch you as you take it all in! You are growing so fast! Such a big girl this past month moving to your crib. You handled it way better than I did! I bawled like a baby :) not because I was sad but happy to see you doing so well and becoming this beautiful person already before my eyes! (ok I was a little sad too not to have you so close to me!). I only have one month left with you at home and I plan to get all the snuggles, cuddles, and fun I can get each day! I know I will still get that when you go to preschool but only morning and night which I fear won't be enough for me but I am sure like the crib, you will handle it way better than me! We love you more than I thought possible and each day it just grows more and more!