Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Caroline | Two Months

Sweet girl is about to turn three months old next week. Finally catching up on her milestones and happy to get back on track.


Here are a few little things about you from your second month:

Nicknames: Little Bit 

Weight: 10lbs, 4oz  

Height: 21 inches long

Looks: Your eyes remain the brightest of blue. Your hair is has lightened up so much to a light brown. 

Personality: You love to be on the go, go, go! You have mastered the social smile and will chuckle when you get really excited. 

Eating: We have upped your bottles to 3.5- 4 oz of breastmilk every 3 hours  during the day. At night, you wake up twice for a bottle before settling back down. 

Sleeping: You have stretched your sleep to 4-5 hours at night. We also transitioned you from the rock n sleep to a bassinet beside the bed. Your still restless in the bassinet but are getting better by the day.

Wearing: Wearing a mix of newborn clothes and 0-3 month clothes.  You are in size one diapers. 

Favorite Things: Still love going on car rides or long walks and baby wearing. You love sitting up with support and looking around the room. 

Least Favorite Things: You fight your daily naps despite mom’s best attempts to soothe you. You hate it when your startle reflex catches you off guard. 

Within your first month:
We braved a seven hour road trip and visited your great grandmother in Georgia. 
                You celebrated your first easter with mom’s family. 
                You got your first round of vaccines at your two month appointment. You took them like a             
                     champ and they did not bother you at all! 








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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Caroline | One Month

First off, I can hardly believe that this little one is getting ready to turn three months old! Now that I am (almost) adjusted to our new normal I thought it was time to catch up on the past two months! 


Nicknames: Little Bit, Baby Bird

Weight: 7lbs, 7oz  

Height: 19 inches long

Looks: You have your father’s bright blue eyes. They are the sweetest shade of blue. Your hair is a deep dark brown hair and is quite full. 

Personality: You are such a happy baby. You only complain if you are hungry or tired. (Like most of us.) Our daily walks are a favorite for us both and you love being on the go.  You absolutely adore your dad and save your biggest smiles for him. 

Eating: We both really struggled with feeding for the first two weeks. We had a very upset baby and once we figured out why you were hungry everything got easier. For some reason, you do not getting enough milk breastfeeding. So, I switched to pumping and you get 3oz of breastmilk every 3 hours. 

Sleeping: You sleep for 3 hour stretches at night right beside mom and dad in your rock n sleep.

Wearing: Wearing newborn clothes and diapers. By the end of the month ,you had grown out of newborn diapers up to size one. 

Favorite Things: Going on car rides or long walks, tummy time, getting baths and baby wearing.

Least Favorite Things: Falling asleep, getting out of your bath and being startled awake. 

Within your first month:
We celebrated your arrival with a Sip-n-See with mom’s friends. 
               You celebrated your first Valentines day. You will always be our little Valentines day baby. 
               You went on your first mini shopping trips with mom and grandma to Target, Sams and Costco. 





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Monday, April 25, 2016

Life Lately

These past two months have been a blur of diapers and bottles sprinkled with gummy baby smiles and sweet, sweet laughs. Life lately has been amazing and exhausting. I hope to remember these days forever. Here are a few things on my mind lately as a brief insight into life these days.

- Dry shampoo and diet coke are my lifeline. I have found a new love in Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo. While a bit pricey, this stuff has made life so much easier as I can go 3-4 days without washing my hair and still look presentable!

Proof- This is 5 days of not washing my hair while at the hospital. 

-  Sleep becomes secondary. You learn to function on less sleep than you ever imagined. Those first few weeks of scattered sleep a night were rough. Now I am getting in 5- 6 hours of sleep and don't mind at all. This is something pre-baby Ashley would have never said.

- Baby wearing is key. I am able to do dishes, clean house, take the dog on a walk and work hands free with Caroline wrapped snugly to me. Sweet girl does not like to be put down so baby wearing has been a lifesaver.


- Netflix and AmazonPrime are a new mom's addictions. I watch a ton of Neflix these days. Currently binge watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and NCIS. Amazon prime has been amazing when I need something for myself or little bit but can't seem to make it out the door.

- It's all worth it. At the end of the day, seeing Joe come home from work and Caroline greet him with the biggest smile and hearty laugh makes my heart so full.


Stay tuned as I catch up on Caroline's first two month's of life.

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