Thursday, September 26, 2013

McKenzie Rose ~ 3 Month Update

You are a spittin’ bubble and drooling machine lately. I don’t know if it’s early teething or what but girlfriend when you’re not fussin it’s funny. We blow bubbles and then you’ll blow bubbles back with your lil smile and laugh.
You’ve really become such a social butterfly. We’ve taken you out numerous times to eat, shop, visit and you do awesome! We definitely have our moments at home but as long as we’re on our best behavior while out
Here is a side by side of 1 , 2 and 3.

EATING:  Well little girl you are still a very healthy eater! You went through your little 12 week growth spurt and its like it kicked you back into eating every 3 hours after that. I was beginning to get used to feel spoiled with your 6 hrs breaks between feedings. Since you don’t see the dr until your 4month checkup I’m guessing you weigh about 14lbs now. We also started using something new for your gas. A probiotic. It’s supposed to help regulate how your tummy and digestive system processes everything coming in and going out. I’ve really noticed it has been helping you. You still are gassy but it doesn’t seem to hurt you anymore. You have no problem letting your gas go now! ha! One day you’ll be so mad at me for putting this out there!

SLEEPING: You are sleeping great through the night! Yay! It’s considered sleeping through the night even though we’re waking up at around 2-4 every morning for a feeding. And then you’ll go to sleep usually on mommy’s chest. During the daytime you love to fight your naps. You’ll get so so sleepy and now I know because you start rubbing your eyes. You get really fussy until I put you on my chest with your binky in and pat  your back until your eyes roll and you pass out. Lately this is the only way you’ll fall asleep. You have come to hate your swing. You also hate your little bouncy chair. In fact unless you’re being held you try to push your self up and out of anything we have you sitting in with your feet. We finally had to start buckling you in.

CLOTHING:  Mostly wearing 3mos still but the 6mos fit better length wise. We’re trying to get all the wear out of your Summer clothes before it starts to get too cold here. Really only all the 3M little cotton onesies still fit, the cute dresses or rompers are getting to be too tight. I stopped buying you clothes a few weeks ago. You’re good through Christmas now probably and bought you a couple jackets. But other than that you are kinda stocked up lil one. The one thing that I can’t wait to buy though is your first Halloween costume. I think I’m going to make it.. but still I can’t wait to buy the stuff to make it :).


Weight: 13.5lbs (We went to our first Breastfeeding Group at Kaiser this morning and they weigh in.. I was excited to see her up to already 13.5! :)
Height: 23 1/2” at 2 month checkup..I’m gonna guess you’re 24 1/2” long now!
Head size: 16”..who knows!
Hair: Still dark blonde/brown.. We’re still waiting to see what color. The top more looks blonde but the back of your head there’s a lot of hair and it looks brown
Eyes: Beautiful baby blues

♥ How your face lights up WHENEVER you see me.

♥ We’re impatiently waiting for you to roll over for the first time. We thought we almost were going to see it in Tahoe but nope, not this time!

♥ Your visits with Papa. You’re his first great grandchild and I can tell he adores you!

♥ You get the biggest smile and will crack up when you have a stare off with Nilla. Or when Oreo and Nilla are playing and jumping around you think it’s so funny.

♥ You scoot your self or push yourself back now. I can’t leave you alone on your back ‘cuz you’ll push yourself off the mat.

We started putting you in your crib for naps. Sometimes you’ll wake up and wonder where the heck you are! And as soon as I walk in and say Hi Baby! or Goodmorning! You see me and smile so big! It’s so cute! Also I like to watch you talk to your friends! It’s so funny. Those little bugs on the mobile have faces and you love em!

♥ When your Auntie Becca came to visit. She last saw you when she came up when you were born. You both loved each other!

♥ Our family cousin get together and how everyone loved loved you. They were fighting over who got to hold you :)

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♥ How playful and alert you are these days. You hardly sleep so it’s been fun trying to keep you busy and entertained!

♥ You are becoming more and more familiar with Grandma, Grandpa, and Auntie. Instead of always crying for me you get so happy and have so much fun with them.

♥ We thought you were an early teether! You were showing all signs (except the teeth!) .. Also the signs of many other things. We think maybe you’re just going through a growth spurt!

♥ You started batting at and grabbing toys. It’s so funny too because once you have a grip on something you can’t figure out how to unwrap your fingers and let go. You get so frustrated and will start screaming until I help you.

♥ You are aware of the tv now and will watch with us.

Some "firsts" that happened this month:
♥ Your first vacation! We went to Tahoe as a day trip before, but for Labor Day weekend we went back for 3 days with Nonie and cousin Hailey.

♥ Your first fishing trip! Also on vacay in Tahoe.

♥ Your first baseball game. Go A’s!

♥ Your first time in the pool! You loved it!

♥ Your first trip to Mommy’s work. You did so well and everyone held you, you didn’t cry once! Here’s you with my boss.. Auntie Jan. This was believe it or not her first time holding a baby without sitting down. She even walked around the campus holding you.

♥ Grandma read you your first book from her. I’ve read you a couple already. :)

Because I feel like time is flying and it’s hard to keep up with all these monthly updates and with my memory being so bad I’m going to start with weekly updates. Right now you’re actually 3 months and 1 week (14weeks old).. so next update in a couple weeks since this one is almost over it will be a 16 weeks update! :)
Babygirl you are growing so fast and sometimes it makes me cry when I think about it. Before we know it you’ll be rolling all over the place. I can’t wait for your first Halloween next month! Love you Boo!

XoXo Rachel

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

24 Day Challenge ~Operation Lose Baby Weight

Day 1~
So today is the day! Seriously I was so ready to start eating healthy but I had to prepare. I wanted to get rid of the crappy food we had in the cupboards and really take inventory of what we had before making a trip to the store. We also decided that we wanted to really try and eat organic. Ironically we want to spend more money when we’re trying to be tighter.. Sucks how it costs so much more to eat healthy right?!

Last night it was like the night before Disneyland or something.. I was up to 1am looking up recipes, doing some research so I was prepared and making my grocery list. I was excited!

So first thing this morning I started with the Fiber Drink and not gonna lie.. I heard that this drink was hard to get down with the consistency.. but Peaches ‘n Cream is the way to go! It was pretty good. I definitely drank it as fast as I could ‘cuz I was worried of it started to thicken but I was good. It also didn’t hurt that I was able to wash it down with some watermelon Spark.

I remembered I had to take my before pics so here it is Day 1:

Ps. Small scale I know! looks so silly with my big feet but I feel I believe the scale more when it’s this kind rather then the digital ones for some reason. Pps. This is a maternity top.. I wanted to wear white since it shows my belly more and the ruching doesn’t hurt ;) Weighing in this a.m. at 204. I knocked off a pound for my clothes I was wearing..

After weighing myself I took my Catalyst and Probiotic supplements also and then got things ready since lil Miss and I had errands to run! I knew I didn’t have much time to make breakfast so I grabbed a MRS (Vanilla) and a bottle of water and mixed it in the car!
My snack before lunch was a couple of hard boiled eggs and an apple.
So far so good! I wasn’t feeling hungry. I already drink a lot of water since I’m nursing so I think that helps. It fills you up.
But by the time I got home.. I had a plan to cook a turkey burger really quick on the stove (my fav by the way- eat plain w/o a bun and just squirt mustard on top).. but Bob was home early and cooking up Chicken Sausages. He’s really into eating healthy so when he said it was good to eat I just believed him. Well I posted to the 24 Day Challenge Recipe Facebook page (which is awesome btw) a pic of the packaging and one after another people are pointing out why I shouldn’t have had it..

Already day 1 and I’m failing! Oh well lesson learned! Just 1/2 of 1 meal so let’s move on and prepare better!
Right now that’s where I’m at. I’m about to have my midday snack {probably a couple pieces of turkey and maybe an orange) and Catalyst. Then I’ll start planning and getting dinner ready. Not sure exactly what yet.  I know I know I stayed up late getting all this ready right? I didn’t really make a plan plan just got all the things I would need to make enough..
Here’s my haul from Trader Joes.. About 1/2 organic.. I don’t normally shop there so after I got half the stuff I realized it wasn’t all organic! #dummy I thought that’s what Trader Joes was.. all organic. Ps the Apple cinnamon fries are amazing but are for Bob.. and the bread is all for him too! Oh and the dogs needed more treats! So Boom!

Can you spot my product placement photobomb? You like that? ;)

Looking to lose some weight too? Ask me about the challenge! I’d love to share all about it!
I’m going to try and post everyday along my 24 day challenge but let’s be real this baby doesn’t like to sleep anymore during the day so my blogging breaks are becoming less and less.. :)

And today i'm linking up with the Glossy Blonde.