Monday, May 11, 2015

1 month

 1 month as of May 6, 2015
Weight: 10.6 lbs.
Length: 22 inches

Clothes: Landon wore Trace's 5-8lb clothes for about a day and then he was in newborn clothes. By the time he was 1 month old he is out of newborn clothes and into 0-3 month clothes. Chunky monkey indeed!

Health: He's as perfect as perfect can be

Diet: We bounced somewhere between 2-3 oz of formula per feeding on demand for Landon's first month. At his 4 week appt we got a little scolded by his ped (in a sarcastic way) and were told that he should be eating closer to 3-4 oz every 3-4 hours. Noted and adjusted :)

Sleep:  Sleep? What's sleep??? We don't get much of that in our house, haha!! The first few weeks at home Landon was napping whenever he wanted in his swing in the family room and slept throughout the night in 45min-1.5hr increments. It was awful! As he approached 1 month old he started sleeping in 2 hour stretches at night and that was heavenly, but his pediatrician wasn't thrilled with that and told us he should be sleeping in 4 hour stretches at night. We have some work to do, and thanks to Moms on Call, are getting there...

 Baby Gear Love: Rock n Play, double monitor playmat

Likes: pacifier, eating, tooting, rock n play, laying on his back, being swaddled, car seat, car rides, bath time, warm water

Dislikes: bassinet, pack n play, swing, bouncing, sun in eyes (oops!)

 Landon isn't a big crier, and when he does, it's completely manageable and for obvious reasons

Milestones: car ride, walk in the stroller, bath, babysitters, outtings to Nanny and Papa's, gone to lunch 3 times, gone to dinner once, has been to both Target and Walmart, gripping our finger/hand/hair/shirts

Social/Visitors: Lucky for us, the visitors keep coming and coming. My lovely MOPS girls set up a meal train for us for the first month we home, so we had meals delivered every other day by them, as well as several meals from my friends and mom. Lots and lots of visitors and we have loved every second of it!

 Postpartum: My recovery this time is 100% different than it was after recovering from having Trace. Trace was born in an emergency c section after I had labored for over 24hrs and pushed for 1hr. Landon, on the other hand, was born via scheduled c section, so neither he nor I endured any trauma. I firmly believe this, combined with the superfood I ate throughout my entire pregnancy, is what helped me recover in record speed. Mentally and emotionally, I felt really good immediately. Physically? It took a couple of weeks. That's it! At this point I have no pain at my incision line, but I am very numb. I feel great walking up the stairs, picking Trace up and being on my feet for extended periods of time. I'm trying not to push myself, as I don't want to get an incision hernia, but it's hard because I feel so incredibly good!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

monday, april 6th... the day our family was complete

Welcome to the world

Landon Nash

born Monday, April 6, 2015 at 12:50pm
7 pounds 6 ounces and 20.25 inches long

We are so in love!

Birth story to follow...

Monday, April 6, 2015

bump update - 39 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 

Scheduled C-Section: April 6, 2015 - TODAY!

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Very low and very big. Lots of bones making large movements inside me. All on the righthand side of my torso

Feeling: Ready to get my surgery over with and to have a healthy baby in my arms. I'm nervous, scared and excited!

Food Cravings: Give. Me. Cinnamon rolls/buns, which is still SO strange because I don't even love sweets

Food Aversions: none

Clothes: Most of my tops are too short and show my underbelly, but my long tank tops are my go-to's. It's gotten pretty warm outside and I don't go out much, so I'm living in work out clothes and comfy clothes. If I have to go out, I wear maternity jeans or a sundress 

Stretch Marks: Maaaaaaybe one, eek!! My belly is SO much bigger this time!

Sleep: I am having major hot flashes and wake up so sweaty that I actually thought my water broke one night, but it was just sweat. Gross, I know. I am moaning and groaning more than ever when I have to switch sides from left to right. So much so that it wakes Bryan up. Oops. It just really hurts and is very hard to roll from side to side

Symptoms: Heartburn, sore feet at the end of the day

What I Miss: Everything, haha!

Best Moment: Celebrating Easter, my favorite holiday, knowing that it's my last day to soak in these kicks and movements of my littlest guy from the inside

Memorable Moment: Just spending lots of quality time with Bryan and Trace before we become a family of 4. Really trying to soak in these days with Trace as an only because things are about to get chaotic real fast

Sunday, April 5, 2015

easter 2015

Hard to believe I'm having a baby tomorrow... Prayers please.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

last date night before baby

I'm officially so over being pregnant and I keep telling him "You did this to me you $@&!/?!" but in reality, how honored am I to get to make him a daddy again? Words can't express how much I love this guy and the husband and father he is. Our boys have the best role model for how to be a strong, sensitive, loving, honest and complete goofball of a man.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

bump update - 38 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 

Scheduled C-Section: April 6, 2015

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Movement is getting creepy. Lots of bones jabbing me!

Feeling: Honestly, I'm over it. I still have good energy, am in a good mood and am rockin' the bump BUT I'm starting to get nauseous, feel stiff and achy and just am sick of lugging this weight around.

Food Cravings: no true cravings

Food Aversions: fish

Clothes: I actually just realized that I still fit into 2 pairs of maternity jeans, yay! Most of my tops are too short and show my underbelly, but my long tank tops are my go-to's.

Stretch Marks: Freaking out because I think I might have one on my left side. Time will tell

Sleep: Sleep is hit or miss! It's not easy to roll over from side to side, but once I make it to my other side I fall right back to sleep. My hips and sides hurt throughout the night from having to sleep on my side

Symptoms: Heartburn, sore feet at the end of the day

What I Miss: Wearing my wedding ring and seeing a number on the scale I like, haha!

Best Moment: I had my pre-op appointment and am as ready for Monday as I can be

Memorable Moment: The nursery is complete, my hospital bag is out and Trace is transitioned into a big-boy bed (because we need his crib), which means it's go time!

Trace loves the camera, can't you tell?!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

trace's big boy bed - march 28th

The most perfect child strikes again --- HE DID IT!!!
He slept ALL night without hardly even moving!
Trace was SO proud of himself when he woke and loved that Cali could jump in bed with him.
Celebratory donuts for the soon to be big brother!
And yes, I went into full-on stalker mode and took pictures of the monitor all throughout the night :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

little brother and i have been shower

My friends.
What can I say about them?
They're selfless, loving, so fun and insanely gorgeous!
The two below?
They're so special to me!
They threw me the most unexpected and thoughtful baby shower.
We started the morning with pedicures and ended with a beautiful lunch on the lake.
These girls made me feel like a million bucks and I feel incredibly fortunate to have them in my life!

Port City Club

A true friend is someone who makes you laugh so hard you pee a little.
These girls are ALL true friends!

Note to self - silk skirts and pregnancy don't mix. Yikes!

peter cottontail

On Saturday we headed to the Botanical Gardens for some Peter Cottontail fun!
Trace wasn't having the "real" bunny, but he sure did love all of the lawn decorations and games.
And let me tell you, this much walking at 38 weeks pregnant is a recipe for being missssserable!!!

 Good God I love this man!

* 38 weeks pregnant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

bump update - 37 weeks - round 2

Due Date: April 13, 2015 

Scheduled C-Section: April 6, 2015 (now thinking he'll be on time)

Gender: Boy!

Movement: Movement is ALL in my right side. Large rolling motions toward the top and a lot of hard movements toward the bottom - like limbs, fingers poking me, feet pushing out... it's weird.

Feeling: I had a couple hard nights of sleep and my belly felt like it needed a holster, ha! But thankfully that passed in just a couple of days and I feel great again. Sleeping good with lots of daytime energy, but kind of over being pregnant.

Food Cravings: I'm back to pastry's... cinnamon buns always sound good

Food Aversions: fish

Clothes: I'm so over my wardrobe! My maternity jeans are getting to be too small, my maternity shirts are starting to be too short and I'm just not comfortable in anything other than yoga pants

Stretch Marks: None

Sleep: I'm back to sleeping great! It's not easy to roll over from side to side, but once I make it to my other side I fall right back to sleep. 

Symptoms: Heartburn, sore feet

What I Miss: Wearing my wedding ring! I had to take it off last week. I also miss seeing a reasonable number on the scale, haha!

Best Moment: The weather has been beautiful and we've been taking advantage of it by working on our tans and playing outside as much as possible. Tanning my belly is so fun! Just really trying to soak in these last weeks with Trace as an only child

Memorable Moment: My parents have arrived which means it's go time!