Someone started smiling and giggling last week. It’s only the best thing in the world.
Adelaide had her two month vaccinations last week and the poor thing screamed so loudly I almost started crying with her. And then she slept like a baby (ha!) the entire afternoon.
She’s a rockstar sleeper at night. She sleeps through the night except for a 2 minute feed around 4am. But just as quickly as she wakes up, she’s back to sleep.
I can’t quite say the same thing for her during the day. She rarely naps more than 20 minutes, which can make for an exhausting day. It’s hard to get things done when your baby wants to be held all day long.
But I’ve got no complaints- I’m loving the all day smiles and giggles and full night’s sleep.
Basically, my baby’s awesome.
Literally two days after Adelaide was born I filed a claim with insurance for my breast pump. They’re now totally free through Obamacare, so I of course wanted to take advantage. After six weeks my pump finally came in and then I sat and stared at it for another two weeks. All the cords and little pieces made it seem so intimidating to me.
I finally decided to go for it and it ended up not being so difficult after all. Then I was nervous that Adelaide wouldn’t take the bottle since she was nearly eight weeks old, but she took it like a pro.
It was so special to see Jon feed Adelaide for the first time. It’s been such a bonding experience for me to get to breast feed her, and it meant so much that Jon got to experience feeding her as well. There’s really no greater feeling than watching your husband holding his daughter. Talk about melting your heart.
Feeling pretty lucky over here. Wishing all the mamas and mamas to be out there a Happy Mother’s Day. Happy Friday everyone!
Kind of like J.Lo’s album “On the 6″ except with much less dancing.
I’m still babywearing when I take the subway because the stroller would be close to impossible to get up the stairs without an elevator. Not to mention Adelaide loves it and falls asleep as soon as I put her in the carrier.
Yesterday we tackled pouring rain, the subway and two month vaccinations. Definitely a more stressful day for mama than for baby. Luckily there were lots of cuddles to make us both feel better.
Last week Jon and I took the baby and the dog down to Maryland to celebrate my mom’s birthday. My parents had made reservations at Range, a restaurant owned by Bryan Voltaggio who was runner up on Top Chef (coming in second to his brother Michael).
Bryan is from my hometown and has three restaurants there, which are all amazing. So when my parents made reservations at his fourth restaurant Jon and I were game. The only snag in the plan was we had a baby and no babysitter. My mom insisted that we bring her along, so we agreed. Not to brag or anything, but Adelaide is an amazing baby. She really only cries when she’s hungry, and even then it’s the tiniest little cry.
She slept the entire dinner in her car seat, waking just as dessert was finishing up. That’s when I realized she had a major blow out and there was no changing table for a baby in a fancy restaurant. Luckily I had my mom to help me juggle that catastrophe or things could have gotten ugly.
I even had one pregnant lady tell me that she and her husband called me her idol for successfully taking a baby out to dinner. I’m not going to lie, I was scared to take a baby to dinner. But at some point I’ve got to start getting out there and stop letting the “what ifs” and the fear of the unknown keep me in the house 24/7.
Yesterday I pumped for the first time, and Adelaide took the bottle with no problem. It was such an encouraging day, that I could pump and that Adelaide wouldn’t refuse the bottle.
Big things are happening for us!
I’ve gotten a lot of advice in the last year. Some good, some not so good, most of it heard before. Someone finds out you’re having a baby and all the sudden they’re an expert on your child. But there was one thing someone told me that has been a lifesaver more times than I’d like to admit.
Onesies pull down.
Yep, that’s the lifesaving knowledge that was imparted. When Adelaide has a diaper blow out I don’t have to pull her poopy outfit over her head. Simply pull the outfit down and save yourself poop smeared through sweet baby hair.
Moms everywhere, you’re welcome.
I took an unplanned break from the blog last week and used the time to get in some extra snuggles with Adelaide. At six weeks old both she and I are starting to get a hang of this whole thing. Each day seems a tiny bit easier.
We went to visit my parents last week and I spent a good amount of time driving around and enjoying some of the pleasures of living in suburbia. Like parking lots and Target.
Except I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get the car seat into the base, and almost had a meltdown in the parking lot of Target. But by the end of the week I had finally mastered the challenge that is the carseat.
City girl problems…
Yesterday was such a beautiful day, so I decided to take Adelaide on a nice long walk. Since the weather has been getting nicer we’ve been trying to get out everyday for walks around the neighborhood. I’ve been wearing her in a sling up until now, sort of afraid that she’d hate her stroller, but she loved it! She was wide awake and looking around the entire time.
It’s so great to be able to get out of the house each day, even if it’s for an hour. Days like these make me fall in love with New York all over again.
You may remember that Jon and I are huge Mets fans (don’t ask why, they always let us down). Remember when we took Brady to his first game?
Jon had about the best week ever- Game of Thrones premiered and baseball season started. He may or may not have gone to three games in the last week. Adelaide and I went along with him to the Saturday game. Adelaide even sported her adorable “My First Mets” tee from Kristin.
I unfortunately couldn’t wear any of my gear since it’s not very nursing friendly. I’m still working on finding things to wear that aren’t nursing tanks. When I figure it out I’ll let you know.
Adelaide was a total champ. I wore her in a carrier which she slept in for most of the game.
And The Mets even won, which was a lovely change of pace. I’m so glad the weather is getting nicer so we can enjoy more days like this outdoors.