Monday, February 22, 2010

Sip'n'See

Forever family friends Sue, Pam, and Debbie hosted a Sip'n'See so that I could show Miss Kherington off to the ladies. Here is the princess with some of her new friends...








Kherington sure loves her Ya Ya's! {She is trying out names for them because they are obviously too young and beautiful to be grandmas or great aunties!}

Thursday, February 18, 2010

One Month

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Happy One Month Kherington!

Sweet girl, at one month old you:

-Weigh about 8.5 pounds

-Are 20 inches long

-Sleep 2-4 hours at a time

-Nurse 8 minutes to an hour at a time

-Just started making eye contact with Mommy

-Love to nap on Daddy's chest

-Don't notice the puppies or mind their kisses

-Use about 10 newborn diapers a day

-Have a clogged tear duct

-Seem to enjoy tummy time and baths

-Belch louder than Mommy {and that is quite a feat!}

-Suck your fingers when hungry

-Love to be swaddled at night

-Are drawn to light

-Get the hiccups after almost every meal

-Startle easily

-Still wear newborn size clothing

-Are quite content in your sling or your wrap

-Are most alert around bedtime

-Very rarely cry

-Grin when you dream and when you toot

-Make some adorable grunts and facial expressions

-Are growing too fast!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

HEARTS & HUGS

Happy Valentine's Day!

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This is my first holiday.

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Daddy is my Valentine...

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I'm a lucky girl!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Beautiful Baby Bits

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Dont'cha just wanna kiss 'em?!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Parent Products


These are a few of my favorite things...
{can you say that without singing it? 'cuz I sure can't!}


Moby Wrap… I LOVE babywearing… and this carrier rocks. We’ve tried several different holds, including a breastfeeding hold that allows you to nurse without anyone knowing what is going on.



Infantino Sling… easy in and out… I use it shopping, running errands, and at church.


Nursing Sleep Bras… comfortable yet supportive… I couldn’t sleep without them!


Aquaphor Ointment… for diaper rash, dry skin, chapped lips, etc, etc… doc says this is best and it hasn’t let us down yet.


Woombie… I know it looks almost inhumane, but Kherington LOVES it! It is like a swaddle with stretchy, breathable material that truly mimics the womb




Lanolin… hello my good friend!



The Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper… a lifesaver at night. I don’t even have to get out of bed to feed and change Miss K. It was extremely helpful for recovering from a C Section. Much safer than co-sleeping, her own crib is attached to my bed.



Hand-me-downs… Kherington has yet to wear anything I’ve purchased. It has all been hand-me-downs and a few gifts. Have I mentioned that we love hand-me-downs?!



Etsy Handmade Creations… when I do shop for my princess, I love the handmade treasures on etsy.com. I’ve gotten her some really cute headbands, hats, and pillowcase dresses. Everything is affordable, and I’m supporting stay at home moms and independent business owners.



Things that aren't living up to my expectations...



The Miracle Blanket… granted, it is an excellent swaddling blanket… but way too complicated for 3 am. I prefer the simpler ones for nighttime.



Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump… well, it isn’t terrible. But it won’t suffice. I’m going to break down and get an electric pump.


Lily Padz… sounds great on paper, even comfortable to wear… these sticky plastic pads hold in leaks and don’t show like bulky disposable pads. However, I still leak a little, and then my nipples are just sitting there in milk for hours… which leads to MUCH SORENESS! Maybe they will be useful in a few months…



Things I will love... {once we get around to using them}


Breastflow Bottles by The First Years… when we introduce bottles, I think these will mimic a breast well and help limit nipple confusion.



BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller… well, I don’t actually have one yet. Anyone looking to sell theirs? :-)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's Official


How I know I am Officially a Mommy...

-I've been peed on and pooped on... more than once.

-I've fallen asleep sitting on the toilet.

-I've spent almost $400 at the pediatrician's office.

-When we walk into a room, nobody even notices me!

-I've breastfed in the backseat... three times.

-I've leaked... and leaked, and leaked, and leaked!

-The laundry is never done.

-I've driven 20 mph in the rain.

-I'm ridiculously proud that Kherington has gained a pound and grown an inch in 2 weeks.

-I've worried for her safety, her health, her future, etc.

-I've tasted breastmilk.

-I've uttered the word "schmoopie" in the last 24 hours.

-Daddy RSVP'ed to a party as "Skip +2"

-Our lives now revolve around a tiny little angel!

I was meant for this.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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