Well, I braved the elements and finally had a night (okay, 1.5 hours) out of the house! I battled with whether I should go or not for a few days. & then again a few hours the day of. Hubs probably had to tell me six times to go, but I was still skeptical. We are nursing & the 4 month sleep regression has been insane. I was so nervous about all the things that hubs could end up having to deal with. What if he wakes up early? What if he’s hungry? Do I have enough milk in the freezer? Will he take the bottle at night? Ahh!
Considering E is only 4 months old this Christmas, it makes some family traditions a little more unrealistic. Basically, they are more for hubs & I to get a practice run before the real deal next year! Christmas is one of my very favorite times of the year, so I am so excited to start family Christmas traditions.
First of all, shout out to my friend & fellow FTM (first time Mom), Paige, for this idea! The plan is to do updates of what things E enjoys the most from month to month. From store bought to DIY, whatever tickles his fancy for the time being! It has been so helpful for me as a FTM to see referrals of specific items that have benefited children of a similar age as E. I’m hoping this will do the same for you! Continue reading E’s Favorite Things: 3 Months Old
Well, I’ve officially been breastfeeding 16 weeks. It’s crazy how fast time flies by. I’ve had someone attached to my nip 2-4 hours out of every day for almost a third of a year. SAY WHAT! While my experience is short in comparison to some others, I have still learned so much. So, here it is. Some of the good, the bad & the ugly I’ve come to know to be breastfeeding.
Well, I am sleep deprived, fosho. We got 4.5 hours of sleep last night because E was up every. single. hour. after his first stretch of almost 3 hours (thank God for that one).
So, I’m new to this SAHM (stay at home mom) thing, obvs. Some may have it down pat come 3.5 months, but I’ve been pretty wary still. I’ve been tossing around the idea of grocery shopping with E (just the two of us) for a while but I haven’t been able to get past the ” I’m supposed to do what?? Alone?? HA!” thoughts until now.
It’s funny because I’m the type of person who always wants to be around people. I don’t really thrive with “me” time & actually tend to get bored with it. With that being said, I was nervous I would be stir crazy being alone all day with E. Who was I kidding? Obvs, I’m not actually alone for starters… He’s a full time job! & that’s not even counting all the other things you’re supposed to accomplish day in & day out as the homemaker. But that’s another post!
As a FTM I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I figured I’d pop out a baby & everything would go on hunky dory. I sure was in for a treat! So, here are a few of things I wish I would have prepared for. Continue reading 10 things I wish I knew as a first time mom
Boy, oh boy. It’s going to be a long eighteen years of taking pictures if this is any indication of my future! As I talked about in my pumpkin pickin’ post, you have to be very time efficient when photographing babies. Well, I didn’t think about the fact that I may need to prep Mike as well (whoops), but I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s start from the beginning.
I was 19 weeks & 4 days pregnant when we had my anatomy scan to find out the gender of our little one. Some how I convinced hubby into having a gender reveal party & I am SO glad I did.
It took me a few days to decide how I wanted to reveal. It needed to be unique. There are so many cake reveals & balloons in a box reveals floating around social media lately. Not that there is anything wrong with those, you know I just gotta be different. 😉 I tossed around a few ideas but when I stumbled across the Confetti Cannon Kit, I knew that is what we had to do! How fun is that!