Saturday, July 5, 2014

Reese is 7 months!

Wow time is flying. Reese is just over 7 months now! Still going strong with breastfeeding! My supply hasn't been the best lately but I'm hanging in there! 

Reese has 5 almost 6 teeth now. The teething monster has fully taken over! She has been waking in the middle of the night for nothing but comfort, poor baby. She is also standing against objects like a big girl. She wants to move so bad but can't yet lol. I've been terrible at updating! She had some 6 month photos done but I don't have them on my phone. Here are some recent photos:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reese 5.5 months

 Ah, it's been a while. But all is well. Reese is getting so big! She is officially a sitter. And now has two bottom teeth! She is quite the little babbler too, she says Mama when she is upset lol. And just like her mommy she is a feisty little girl sometimes. But still a GREAT sleeper! 

Still breastfeeding and pumping. I started to donate milk since I have so much in the freezer and the woman just pays a little bit towards my pump rental, so it works out well. I've been really struggling emotionally with working full time. It's really hard for me to work three 12 hour nights with such a long commute. I'm feeling defeated because we can't afford for me to go part time. I miss my baby while at work and I just wish I could go without sleep during the day so I can spend time with her. C and I have been exploring other options to try and fix my frustrations. The hard part is I don't know what I want more day shift or part time. I'm sure it will work out though. 

I promise to update with her 6 months pictures. It's so crazy how time flies. And I love seeing all the other blogger babies grow!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Baby girl 4 months old!

Baby girl is 4 months old as of yesterday! We tried homemade bananas with breastmilk and she loved it!

One year ago

One year ago today C and I got our first positive pregnancy test! Oh how much this year has changed... We are truly blessed. Here is my sleepy girl resting on my chest  ;)!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Long time no post!

Hey there! It's been a little while! Reese is getting so big! She is almost 4 months now, where does time go??? I weighed her at my breast feeding group meeting last week and she is 15lbs 11oz! My big girl loves to eat! Breastfeeding and pumping are still going well. My deep freezer is full of milk so I am looking into donating breastmilk. I'm back to work and have been for almost a month now. It's not as bad as I expected but I would still love to be part time. Unfortunately it's just kit financially possible. My wife is looking to go back for her NP in acute care. So maybe when she is down school lol three years from now! 

Sleeping is still great. She finally wakes herself up in the morning! I was getting concerned about her not waking up lol. She is such a great baby. I'm enjoying every minute I get with her! Here are some photos:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Baby girl is 3 months!

Reese is growing so fast! I am falling more and more in love with her each and everyday. Everything is going way, breastfeeding and pumping is still going well. My supply is still in the excess and I am running out of room in the deep freezer lol. I go to weekly breastfeeding support group meeting now. It's nice to be surrounded by other women that breastfeed/pump etc. As far as sleep, this little girl sleeps  like a teenager! She goes to bed for the night at 9:30pm and I have to wake her up at 10:30am the next morning! One day she slept straight until 12:00pm and I had to wake her up! So now I just always wake her up at 10:30am so we can keep her on a routine with a nap etc. I returned to work Monday and it actually wasn't too terrible lol. I feel good knowing she is with mostly family and a good friend. Anyway here are a few of her 3 month photos:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Baby girl 11 weeks old!

Time is flying! Reese is 11 weeks old now. I go back to work in one week, ugh! I am both excited and nervous to return to work, it will definitely be an adjustment for our whole family! 

Everything has been great. Reese has blossomed into a wonderful and happy little baby girl! Breast feeding/pumping is still going pretty well. My supply has been great, but my poor nipples are so sore! I went and saw a lactation consultant today which was super duper helpful! She weighed the baby and she is 14lbs, holy cow lol! She also helped me find a better fit for when I pump. Reese has a slight upper lip tie, so we were referred to a Pediatric Dentist, that will laser it.

Great news in the sleep department! Reese sleeps at least 8 hours a night now!!! My boobs still haven't adjusted (I am working on it), so I still wake to pump. 

So for now I am enjoying this last week off from work with my baby girl. This saturday my family and I will celebrate my sister's wedding, can't wait! Reese has a pretty dress too! 

We booked photo sessions for 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months… so excited! Here are a few photos I took from Valentine's day etc: