Month Three Favorites

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shea Moisture Organic Olive & Marula Baby Lotion- Seriously, just smell this & tell me you don't want some for yourself. I love it & the smell lasts until her next bath & she has never had dry skin, I'll chalk this one up as a win.
Colorful Ring Links- Seriously don't be afraid to purchase more than one package, these things disappear like bobby pins & hair ties. They are perfect to link toys to her car seat so they are actually within reach & don't fall on to the floor every 5 seconds.
Snugga Bunny Swing- This is my savior during the days, we just stopped co-sleeping & she will only sleep in her crib during the night, but put her in the swing & she naps like a champ.  
Shea Moisture Organic Olive & Marula Baby Wash- Okay again, smells like heaven & it helps her relax in the evenings too. Giving her a bath every night at the same time was the first step into creating a schedule for us. She doesn't sleep through the night, but it does let her know it is night time & she will sleep in her crib from seven to seven, only waking to nurse.
Moby Wrap- Baby wearing is what allows me to get my household chores done. She doesn't really like the cradle hold because it makes her want to nurse. I tried to situate her in it to where she can nurse & that shit doesn't work, or maybe I am just not doing it right? But I ended up with baby limbs sticking out at all ends & her face smashed into my breast, you can only imagine how much she loved that. So we stick with the simple upright hold as shown in the picture above.
Halo Sleep Sack- Love, love these! Kirby manages to destroy my perfect Kirby burrito within minutes of swaddling her, every time, so these make for a safe alternative to a loose swaddle or loose blankets in general. Make sure to buy more than one because, half the time I am scrambling to get it out of the washer from earlier in the day & dry by the time bath time is over.
Baby Trend Expedition ELX Travel System- This has to be my favorite, mainly because I was itching to go for a run as soon I was given the okay at 6 weeks. Due to babies neck strength it isn't recommended to take them in a jogging stroller until 6 months. BUT this jogging stroller has an infant seat adapter so we were able to start running together at 6 weeks!

3 months

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Three months
Not sure we go to the doctor next month.
{Diaper size}
We nurse on demand.

Sleeping 4-5 hours at a time

{Favorite words/sounds}
Loves to make lots of sounds talk & smiles constantly.

{Favorite toy}
More interested in faces than toys. Obviously.

Baby girl is addicted to her swing & boobies.
{Not so much}
Flips her lid when she is in the backseat alone, this chick hates car rides. Don't let this peaceful picture fool you.

Kirby Sue, Kirbus, Grumpus Rainey & Kirbylicious
{Signature moves}
Working really hard on getting that thumb in her mouth.

Starting to really hold & grab toys & put them directly to her mouth. Started lifting head a lot more while on her belly instead of just always trying to eat the blanket.
Baby girl got in her big girl stroller for the first time & loved it. Going to the park & watching mommy & daddy workout is a regular adventure that we all love.

I love this silly, chubby baby more than words can explain & I am enjoying every second of being her mommy. This is my attempt at getting her to suck on something besides me & per usual she wasn't having it for a minute.

Kirby's first flight

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Let's just clarify that I went into this with a full ONE HOUR of sleep. I am the biggest procrastinator of all time & of course I wait until the day before 10PM the night before I had to embark on my first flight alone & with a newborn. So packing every single thing I would need for me & Kirby to move to CA in one large & one small suitcase was a shit show to say the least, I mean I seriously had the scale out & everything picking through all of my belongings. Let's just say I have become a minimalist.

I woke her up at 4AM that morning to get ready to essentially meet her daddy for the first time. Talk about emotions. We went with the Moby Wrap as our chosen method of baby transportation, as the airlines wouldn't let me push my full sized jogging stroller to the gate.

When we got there, you better believe I was shaking with nerves. I pulled her out of the car seat & situated her in the wrap & praise the lord SHE SLEPT. There entire time through security & everything! I was so afraid that she was going to want to nurse, but she didn't even budge.

When we finally got through security & on to the plane I situated myself & pulled out my nursing cover. The first thing I did was let the person next to me know that I would be nursing, but I would be using a cover for their comfort. It made me feel less stressed about it. For good reason, because one lady actually picked up & moved seats when I told her. I am glad that I told her instead of us both feeling uncomfortable the entire time. So a tip for nursing mommas, as bad as you want to say suck it, it's much more stress free if you are just up front & don't have to worry about it.

I quickly learned to change diapers on my lap versus getting up to go to the tiny airplane restroom every time. Since I didn't have anyone with me, my space was so limited, so to not have to get up & get re-situated was definitely a stress saver.

Then it came time to transfer planes & i'll be damned my gate was a million miles away, as in take a tram all the way across the fucking airport & walk another 5 miles to your gate with a screaming newborn & your heaving ass carry on & diaper bag. It was just bad timing, the plane let of while she was in the middle of nursing & we had to go, I was even the last one off the plane. She was more than pissed at my for putting her so close to her boobies in the Moby Wrap & not letting her nurse.

The second flight was a little rougher because it was longer & we were next to a guy this time, but he was totally cool with everything, just a tad more awkward for me. Partly because when she was nursing on my right side, she kicked him like 3 times! Oh well, we made it through.

All in all it wasn't too bad & seeing the look on Brian's face when he finally got to see his daughter for the first time since birth (4 months) made it more than worth it. Of course I didn't capture a picture, but I am sure you can only imagine the beauty of a father & his daughter reuniting.

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