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Showing posts from September, 2012

the truth

While I strive to typically be pretty positive on here, I wanted to write about a few things today that aren't as positive.  Just to keep it real and to tell you that life isn't always peachy.  It's real.

This little boy, the one with the HUGE cranky face above, stirred things up on our first night home with Emie.  My sister was staying with us to help with him during the day and to help me with anything I needed, which was a great help!  However, Coen knew that something was up.  I think that he knew that someone else was in our house and because of that screamed bloody murder for far too long.  This unfortunately resulted in S. rocking him for 45 minutes, only to set a dead asleep little boy down and have the tears start up immediately.  After about 15 minutes, the both of them were standing in our room and we (the four of us) were trying to figure out what to do to get everyone asleep and not disturb my sister or the rest of the night.

So, we co-slept.  We co-slept wit…

Emerson, 1 month

This little pumpkin is 1 month old today!  Can you believe it?  It's already been a month.

She's already been to sick bay once because she was really congested and while that was only when she was 2 weeks old, she's still working on getting over that one completely.

Outside of sick bay, she was there another time recently because she's just not always keeping her feedings down at night.  I wasn't sure if it was something I was doing or it if it was still the congestion causing an issue.  Either way, we basically learned that we just have to watch it and deal with it as it comes up, but from when the dr. said it wasn't something medically wrong from what he could tell.  My supply is threw the roof so, that seems to be the main reasons feedings come back up.

She's growing like a weed, though and she's keeping down what she needs.  When we were at the dr. last week she was almost 2 pounds over her birth weight!  I couldn't believe it!  She's doing…

How's Coen?

One of the most popular questions about our new family of 4 is... "How's Coen?"  Basically implying that he should have this jealousy phase or rebellion phase that will just be horrible.

Well, I'm happy to say that we haven't really experienced this.

We have had only a few moments where he would like to sit with me and I'm nursing E.  That gets a little tricky, but outside of that, he loves his baby sister.

His eating habits haven't changed, his sleeping habits have been on point, and his attitude has been the same too.  It's actually refreshing that my fun, hilarious, excited baby boy still that same boy as he was before Emie arrived.

So, needless to say, our transition period was null.

Coen is a sweet big brother too... You should here him say her name, or look for her when she's not in the room, or if she's crying and he can't find her, or when she's eating and how attentive he is, or the way he gives her kisses... sometimes over a…

Family of Four

As you can tell, we are surviving.

It's not been as bad as some people predicted it might be, honest.

We are actually really enjoying our family of four and wouldn't have it any other way.

An updated report of our whereabouts and well-beings will be coming soon.

Until then...

Emerson Ann | Birth Story

Let me start by saying that when we schedule my c-section date, I was not happy with the date itself because I have a thing for even dates.  I was born on a even month, an even date and an even year.  When the RN that scheduled me for my c-section told me that my dr. only did surgeries on Mondays and that the date I'd have to deliver on was 8/27/12, I was a little un-happy.  I was hoping for the 24th or at least the 25th.  I was born on a 24th date, so I thought it would be fun for her to be too, but the 25th wasn't bad because although it was odd, my husband is born on a 25th so it would work.

Little did we know that while it seemed foolish to even think it would change, it might have helped to play a roll in the day that she was actually born.

Friday, August 24th, 2012.  It was about 5:45am and Coen was up.  He wasn't making a lot of noise, but enough that it made me get out of bed, go upstairs, take a pillow from the guest bedroom and lay on the couch in the loft to li…