Sunday, November 24, 2013

McKenzie Rose~ 5 Month Update

6 ~ I’ll save that.. That’s Kenz’s first blog entry ;)

We’re just lyin on the floor together as I try to get this done and get her tummy/floor time in and let’s just say she has entered the I wanna grab everything you have stage.

My little girl you are not so little. I always call you My Big Girl!


EATING: You’re still eating every 3 hours or so.. Sometime’s if we’re out you can go a little longer. I think maybe when we’re just home hanging out you are like mom (or how I used to be!) and just wanna snack all day ;) When we’re out running errands, if longer than 3 hours I’m guessing because you are so distracted and interested with what’s going on or you nap you don’t worry about eating? The crying when feeding thank goodness is over for now! You still will do this lil scream after one side is empty and as I switch sides. We’re still going strong on exclusively breastfeeding. In the beginning I would say- Goal is to go to 3 months (that’s when I didn’t think I could last another day), then I gave myself 6months as I worry everyday about my milk supply. Now my goal is to go a year. I’ve even had a few questions from non bf’ing moms of how long do I plan on going for.. Which is followed with “no longer than a year right?” before I can even answer and with this look on their face like any longer would be gross. I used to also think I’d be done at 1 year but honestly if my supply is still going strong and Kenzie still wants it then we’ll keep at it until one of the two is done. I think this is also probably why I am so afraid to pump and bottle feed. The pump I have I feel doesn’t have the best of suck so I guess I feel like it will mess up my milk production if I use it. Anyways why use it too when I have the best lil sucker on stand by.


SLEEPING: We’re still on the same sleep schedule as long month. You still are only sleeping during the day for about 30mins-1 hr at a time (usually about 3-4 naps a day). And at night you will get tired around 8 (although this week.. ahem a lil later like 10 or so) and go down for a few hours then wake up to eat. Then again a couple more times you’ll do this until about 5am is your wake up time of choice most days. I’m kinda wondering if you’d sleep longer/better in your own room because Daddy can be kind of loud some mornings getting ready for work. Maybe soon (yah right?!) it’ll be time to move you into your own room. I am SO not ready for that!



SOCIAL/PLAY: Everyone tells us what a great baby you are! You will let anyone hold you! Going out in public is so different now. You will always grab everyone’s attention. Some times I’ll look down at you and see you have this big smile on your face and then look in the direction you’re looking and someone is smiling back at you. You are not a big talker but you will make your little noises mostly when it’s just me and you at home. When we’re with others you more like to watch and hear others talk rather then yourself. You are really loving your jumper these days. Before you used to just stand or lay back and play with the little piano and rolling football thing.. now you really try to jump and bounce. And you just mostly try to put everything in your mouth! You’re also loving the kick piano & gym. Again you’re trying to put all the dangly toys in your mouth. We have lots to entertain you around the house! Your doorjumper you’re also starting to like.. Not really jumping yet, mostly twirling yourself around in circles and just chillin.


hey girl



CLOTHING:  You are in 6mos and still a few 3mos still fit. Target’s Circo brand I’m finding runs a lil big which is good in your case since some of my fav lil outfits are from your 3mos stuff. Buuutt.. we did have to break out the 9mos stuff the other day! I think mostly for the pj’s! The 6 mos were a kinda snug in length. Diapers we are still in size 2! We had to get your Xmas pj’s out already!



Weight: 16 lbs 7.3oz
Height: 25 3/4” (at your 4mos check up)
Head size: 16 1/2” (at your 4mos check up)
Hair: Still dark blonde/brown. It’s coming in so much more now, especially on top.. and def is lightening up.
Eyes: Beautiful baby blues

♥ Your little squeals followed by little bubbles you blow. It’s so cute.


♥ Your inhale gasp laughs! Again, so cute!


♥ Visit with Grandpa Robert & Grandma Sue.. and Uncle Gabrahamson ;) They live a couple hours away so we don’t visit enough!

♥ This day. It wasn’t anything crazy just a day in the park, me and you.

♥ How you already want to drink and eat whatever we have. It’s probably more like you want the cup we’re drinking from or the silverware. Everything must go in the mouth!


♥ Just how smiley and happy you are most of the time. I know you’re going to change everyday so next month you may make mom want to reach for the vino as soon as you pass out, right now I want to remember how easy going you are. ;)

♥ Our weekend away with all our cousins and Aunts and Grandma. They all loved you and it was so sweet to see you all with them.


Some "firsts" that happened this month:
♥ Your first Halloween!! & Costume!

♥ You rode in a shopping cart like a big girl!


♥ Yay finally you rolled over from front to back!

rolling over

♥ Your first football game! We went to watch cousin Nina cheerlead her last game. You actually fell asleep and missed most of it.


♥ Your first “Girl’s trip!” Whoo hoo!


♥ Your first time celebrating Great Grandma’s birthday. We all like to get together on her anniversary/birthday every year to remember her. This year it marked 6 years. I like to think that you two have already met and she helped pick you out because she knew you’d be perfect for us. :)

grandma's 6yr anniversary

♥ Your first birthdays for a few others too! This time of the year is like everyone’s birthday! We celebrated Nonie’s (but didn’t get any pictures! :/), cousin Bradley’s 4th birthday, and Auntie Shelle’s.




We love you Princess!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Candy cane kisses & diamonds

Ever since my challenge I’ve been eating cheese like it’s going outta style.
You know what’s dangerous? A wheel of brie when you’re the only one in the house that will eat it. Bob doesn’t do fancy cheese.
This is why I’m ready to do a mini challenge- 10 dayer after Thanksgiving..Can’t wait. I actually love the shake and fiber drink so it makes it even easier.

Kenzie turned 5months old on Monday.. I adore her. But the day she turned 5mos it’s like it turned on a 5month growth spurt. She’s eating every 2 hrs again. I feel like why even wear a shirt today lol I’m constantly pulling down my bra.
This is also why we never got outta our pj’s today. Since we hardly slept last night, we ended up waking up this morning at 11:30am! 
As I was trimming her nails she found the toothbrush in the kit, and decided it was her new fav teething toy. :: drool monster!::

And it rained!! Today (tuesday) was our first rain in forever days! So it was perfect to lounge around in our comfy pj’s.

I can’t wait until this weekend!! Ah Hunger Games! I almost re-read the books.. but seriously I aint got time for that! Date night 2 weeks in a row.. whoop whoop!

Remember that time where my ring lost it’s diamonds? For like the 3rd or 4th time? Well guess what.. Since I put that ring back on my finger this summer, I lost 4 more. Yep! Just doesn’t sound right, right?! So luckily.. after some sweet bitching to the jeweler manager.. they tracked down the 1 ring left in stock which just so happened to be in Sacramento and they’re shipping it over so I can just exchange. It’s a little sad because I’m giving away my engagement ring but hopefully this one has better prongs or whatever and holds on to these lil babies. I don’t care that they’re “milli diamonds” they shouldn’t fall out so easily!

I went to the mall yesterday with babygirl and bought a pretzel from Wetzel’s Pretzel.. Anyways I also got a large ice water and all day today I’ve been refilling this cup. I dunno why it’s like I enjoy drinking more and more water if it’s from this paper cup with a straw. weird

These damn candy cane hershey kisses. I’m eating them like cray right now. I buy candy to put in a cute christmas candle hurricane thingy for guests.. We don’t have guests.

As I was just looking for my old ring post I came across this.. Can’t believe this was just this time last year..

I shoulda cleaned my oven before sending this pic out to everyone!
I miss my hair like this. I recently cut it all one length, shoulder length and dyed it all to my natural. I miss the length and hilights.
Alright over and out. I should prob try to get to bed since she’s more than likely going to be on strike again tonight.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What is sleep? What our sleep sitch or lack there of looks like right now..

I know it’s the typical complaint/problem for a new mama. Yes Mama.. Dad gets enough sleep. But that’s ok with me. Since he has to wake up for work everyday for our family, I wake up with her everytime and we try to be very quiet. I’m a light sleeper so her first peep I’m up. Kenz is still sleeping right next to me. I honestly don’t know when I’ll ever be ready to move her out of our room.

The other night she was passed out, pushed up against the wall, about 3 ft away from me and I told Bob I don’t want to wake her but I want to pull her up next to the bed. LOL She was too far!

Omg I died when I saw this. I just wanna go give her a little kiss again as she’s probably out like this right now.


I’m sure we I  messed up with the whole not sleep training thing in the beginning.. and I still haven’t yet really tried anything else..But I am so attached to this little girl. I do not want to ever be separated from her! Sure I love my hour sometimes 2 hours shopping trips away from her while Aunty or Grandma watches her.. but that’s the longest I’ve ever gone.. And it happens maybe once every couple weeks..


So naps.. she is a fall asleep in your arms baby. As soon as you try to lay her down, she wakes. Most of the time. Every once in awhile I’ll get lucky. So lately I’ll transfer her to her crib for her 2-3 naps /day..Until the dog barks.. Ughh the dogs barking. I swear. I was just telling Bob I love my other babies but I feel like I’m going to strangle Nilla sometimes.. She loves the baby so much and all she wants to do is lick her or roll her ball at the baby to play with her but it’s just too much. And then her bark is so high pitched and she’s just doing her job and barking at every freakin noise and person that walks by. Now I’m rambling..


She’s a light sleeper. I’ve been trying a couple new things out for naps. The sound machine. I’m not too sure yet.. I can’t tell if it’s really helping. And the Woombie. I finally ordered one, and through the site, in the Clearance section {mama loves clearance!] they had the Winter Woombie buy1 get1. So I’ve tried this out a few times.. It’s still a little warm here for the winter woombie though. I’ve kept her in just a diaper once and still when I opened it she was clammy..But also for those that use these things.. when in the hell do you decide to swaddle her?! Like when you know she’s getting tired you put her in a swaddle/woombie? Cuz I guess that’s why I’m not using it all the time.. It’s a little bit of a hassle right now. Especially during the day. It’s been in the 70’s here so I’d have to strip her before every nap and she’d still probably get too warm. This is usually what I see though about 20ish-30ish mins after I move her into her crib..

Little stinker. She loves her feet right now.


My other reason of no sleep? Well she goes down ‘round 8ish and is out til about midnight. And that’s usually when I go to bed. So when I’m finally ready to go down, she’ll wake up to eat and then will most of the time go back down right away.. Buuuut.. about 2-3 hours later. Wahhh someone wants to eat again.

And then again.. And usually that time is around when Bob is getting up so most of the time we’ll stay awake. She’ll stay awake for about an hour and half.. I have my coffee and catch up with the dvr and we snuggle.. and then she crashes again for another hour or two.But I’m tired now. Yet still want to stay up til midnight ‘cuz this is my “me time”.

So yes What is Sleep? I forget what an actual good night sleep looks like.. I guess I’ll catch up once my girl has moved out. Ha!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Away with Baby

Here’s what it takes to spend a weekend in the cabin with a 4 month old!


Along with some blankets, warm clothes and the cutest baby boots!

We went for some walks around the area where this all terrain stroller came in handy and for quick stops into town I took my ergo and carried her.

But most of the time she was either in her jumper or being passed around in everyone’s arms. We had drinks and snacks on the porch so I kept her bundled up with her new little The North Face hat.

Hey Katie- sorry I’m using your cute selfie since Kenz looks so cute in her little hat! ;)

And when she wasn’t sleeping in “Grandma’s” arms of course I had to bring her Rock n Play [lifesaver!!].
We had so much fun and it’s funny to see the whole car packed with the entire house (what it seemed like) just to entertain a 4mos old for 3 days but I didn’t want to regret not bringing something..Better safe than sorry! :) Can’t wait until our next trip and see what it will take us. Nothing planned as of now.. but every month, every day she’s interested in more or no longer interested in something..

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

McKenzie’s First Halloween

I went back and forth on dressing her up this year since I knew we weren’t going to do anything besides hand out candy. She had a few adorable Halloween outfits so I just considered her wearing one of those! I had bought the supplies to make her costume in September but they of course (my procrastinating self) sat in the bag until October 30th! Finally that night I decided just to do it! Hey even though we weren’t going to be going anywhere to show it off she will always now have this to play dress up with!
So I got to making her tutu!
It was my first time and turned out so cute!
The rest of the outfit: Last year around this time I found the hat at Kirkland’s on clearance so I picked it up for my upcoming Princess! Then I just paired it with a pink onesie I already had.
There was some mishaps though ha! I don’t know where I went wrong, but somehow I made it adult size. But it wasn’t a big deal, after putting it on her and realizing this I just took off a bunch of the tulle and then just ended with a big bow in the back. Now though it’ll be perfect and I can adjust as she grows!
I also planned on running to Target that day to pick up candy but the later and later it got I just decided that we’d go to my parents and help hand out candy there. We had so much fun spending Halloween with Grandpa & Grandma!

Oh and then there was this.

I’m pretty sure my babygirl hated this and was in a little pain. We realized really quick her legs were hurting so we pulled her right out!
I’m sad ‘cuz we have no pics with daddy but he was working late. We need to make sure or try at least that he gets off and home in time for next year since for sure we’ll be out trick or treating!
I loved seeing everyone else’s lil one’s costumes! Lotsa lil bugs! :) Makes me even more excited for next year!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

24 Day Challenge Results ~ Final Days

So I’m a little behind. I’ve been so busy just you know with a 4month old. She sleeps a lot less these days making it harder to find time to blog.

Here’s the final week of my first 24 day challenge. I say my first, because I will definitely be doing this again! I love my results, I loved what the challenge did for me. Once I am done nursing I plan on doing the actual 24 day challenge.

I am so happy with my results. Do you see what looks like abs people?! I did no working out really either, other then walks, and planks. I attempted the 30 day plank challenge {you’re supposed to work yourself up to 5minutes by the end of day 30} I gave up after awhile. I made it to 1:50. After that, that shit hurts! How the hell do you do a 5 minute plank?! I would like to thank my favorite Catalyst for these babies.

I still have a little prego belly pooch- wondering if that will ever go away..

I’m hoping with staying on some of my favorite products like Omegaplex, Catalyst, the Probiotic and Coreplex, oh and duh of course Spark I can keep losing weight. I know I also need to keep making wiser food choices to do this.
My week 1 post had accidently been wiped out, but I luckily still had my measurements still saved. Phew!

Here are my final measurements:
All left side:
Seat- 45” –1”
Thigh- 27” –1”
Calf- 15 1/2” –1/2”
Hips- 39 1/2” – 1”
Waist- 39” – 2”
High Waist- 32” –2”
Breast- 39 1/2” –1/2”
Arms- 13” –1”
Total inches lost : 9” lost!!

Now that I look closer.. Ahh I lost a total of 12lbs! I’ve been saying 10 but after looking at these before and after pics of the scale! That actually made my day! :)

In the end of my challenge, I am feeling awesome and down 12lbs and 9 inches!
I plan on keeping with this healthy eating lifestyle.. Yes I’ll cave in every once in awhile so don’t expect me to not indulge a little during the holidays. And I even had some Halloween candy..3 little pieces won’t hurt.
Like my girl Jenn says..”90/10” It’s a good little plan to live by.
Also I think to hold myself accountable and to help others who may be interested in doing the challenge… I’ll update every month with weight and measurements. This system is not one that I will just gain the weight back afterwards..those 12 lbs were not just water weight.
Don’t worry if you’re concerned with my blog taking a different direction into a weight loss blog.. My blog has always been just MY LIFE and right now, my life is about my babygirl and bettering myself. :)

Now if you haven’t already.. Sign up for the Jewelry Swap!! I only have a few sign ups and the more the merrier!

Pick something out of your collection that you don’t really wear anymore! Someone else may love it! I’ll pair everyone up this Friday and let you know!