Tuesday, July 21, 2015

3 months

Never got to a 2 month post - oops!

 3 month as of July 6, 2015
Weight: 14 lbs.
Length: 22 inches

Clothes: In 0-3 and some 3-6 month onesies. All 3 month sleepers and 3 month shorts

Health: He's got a little eczema just like his big brother

Diet: Landon's eating 4-5oz (mostly 5oz) at 7:30am, 10:30am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm and he gets his last bottle of the night, which is 7oz, at around 7:15/7:30pm. Somewhere around 3:00am he wakes up for a quick 3oz. He's a big eater, but it sure does take him forever to finish a bottle

Sleep:  Sleep is getting better and better everyday! He's currently fast asleep in his crib somewhere from 8:00 and 8:30pm. He wakes up around 3:00am-ish for a diaper change and small bottle, just to fall back to sleep until about 6:30/7am. We're hoping to get a solid 8pm-7am night in within this next month. Fingers crossed!

 Baby Gear Love: swing, baby bjorn, playmat, bouncer

Likes: sucking fists/fingers, diaper changes, smiling, smiling with tongue out, eating slowly, laying on his back staring up, bath time, warm water on head, being bounced on medicine ball, being worn, sleeping on someone, mommy

Dislikes: being rocked in a rocking chair, car rides

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

Milestones: no more swaddle, sleeping in crib for naps/nighttime size 2 diapers, coo's, smiles all the time, celebrated Trace's birthday and his first 4th of July, babysitter, holds head up

Landon, I don't even know how put put my feelings for you in words. You are truly special. You are not only my baby, but you look like me too, and that is just the wildest thing ever... to see my genes, with my own two eyes, passed down to the next generation. Your disposition is so incredibly happy and smiley. I've never seen a baby smile quite like you do, and at everything, but especially at me. Unlike your big brother, you sure are a mama's boy! I often tell Daddy that "no one's ever looked at me the way that Landon looks at me" -- It's like you truly see me, look through me, and see me. It's bringing me to tears as I type it because your gaze is that powerful. I can't imagine my world without you in it and I feel so blessed to have been chosen to be your mommy. I'll never forget when Daddy and I found out that you, our littlest boy, was on our way to us. We were on vacation in Carolina Beach and had just gotten in the car to drive to a party store and have them fill a balloon with either pink or blue confetti (for us to pop) and learn your gender from. It was going to be an intimate moment for just daddy and I. As I sat in the car waiting for your Daddy to get in the drivers seat, out from my purse I pulled the sealed envelope with your ultrasound picture in it. I glanced at the envelope, knowing that my future was in it.... and with the sun so bright that day I saw a "Y". I didn't mean to see anything..... but you know as well as I do that there's no "Y" in "girl". Your dad got in the car and I froze. I couldn't believe I had just seen a Y. Or was I seeing things??? I didn't want to ruin the surprise for your dad, but I also couldn't hold it in, so there, in a parking lot in our car I told Daddy that "I saw a Y".... He was SO confused! Then I showed him the Y through the white envelope and we could see that the Y was attached to a 3 letter word. We were both shocked. Daddy honestly believed with everything in him that you were a girl, haha, and he was looking forward to having a daughter. Right then and there we decided that we couldn't wait and we tore open the envelope and there it was - IT'S A BOY!!! It was YOU Landon Nash. And you are everything we ever hoped for...

Monday, July 20, 2015

learning more about nutritional rebalancing at the football hall of fame

24 hour whirlwind road trip to Ohio was a complete success!
We stayed in Chagrin Falls, went to Maran's dads restaurant and capped it off at the Football Hall of Fame for a day of learning and growing with about 60 other sweet souls.
Nutritional rebalancing is so much more than just a physical transformation!
My mind is full of knowledge and my heart is ready to explode.
So blessed to be on this journey with some of my closest friends and love having the freedom to travel with them when I want.

because 4 out of 5 of us are looking

Thursday, July 16, 2015

thankful thursday

TODAY is one of those days that you wake up filled with an abundance of GRATITUDE!
Feeling eternally grateful for my friend Laura and the opportunity I have in the palm of my hands.
It speaks loudly to me, to my spirit, to my core.
Yellow is representative of my outlook on the future, the way I walk through life and how I want to impact others.
Lets all create it today and everyday! Mkay?

trace's 2nd birthday

SURE DO LOVE A FRIDAY BIRTHDAY and knowing that Bryan and I didn't have to wait for the weekend to celebrate our little guy together -- donuts, Dan Nicholas Park, lunch on High Rock Lake, pool time, dinner, presents, cake and toys galore -- Trace certainly loved all of the attention on his special day and will be having extra sweet dreams tonight!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

on the go din din

Whole row to myself so I get to spread out and MAKE my own dinner on the plane? 
Would much rather be eating this $2.85 40:30:30 balanced meal than the $15 sandwich that was staring at me back in the airport.
And this dinner gives me boat loads of protein that is cheerful cow certified
1 packet + water = total convenience 
(grass fed, no hormones, no antibiotics - undenatured whey)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

father son snaps

I think it's safe to say that I'm not the mom who hides behind the camera. 
I once heard an adult friend say that they have no pictures of them with their mom when they were little because she was either taking the pictures or hiding from the lens. 
It saddened them not to have tangible memories with their mom.
So I've taken that to heart and love both making memories and capturing memories.
But some of the most special moments are between the boys of the house.
I sure love a candid and have been fortunate to have snuck in some good ones with my phone...


I went to take a picture of Landon's 1st trip to Target - because doesn't every modern mom document this monumental moment? After I got home, I looked back at the picture and saw that I accidentally caught the sweetest hug in the background. Gaaaaah, Bryan is SUCH a good dad!

Trace loves to help, and we really talk up what a great helper he is. I'm pretty sure this load of dirt and mulch took at least 20 minutes to get about 30 feet away, but tiny legs can only move so fast when pushing a wheelbarrow :)

A post splash pad family stroll around Birkdale Vilage happens at least twice a week this summer. Shirts are optional.

Too cool Trace heading to the pool with Bryan, while I was at home on a great team conference call and juggling a fussy baby 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

mullet be gone

Modeling his new hair cut from a real salon :)

say no to excuses

How about we twist our excuses that are holding us back into the actual reasons why we should do it? 
I'm learning how fun life can be when we push our excuses aside!! 
And I say this with love -- can we please stop using our kids as our excuses? 
They are our REASON :)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

a life of freedom

I still can't get this image from my trip to DC out of my mind.
This is my girl friend's QUARTERLY BONUS!
Not her monthly or yearly salary, but the bonus she earned last quarter simply from blessing others with the same opportunity that she's been given.
Guys, her husband is a marine.
She had 3 kids in 3 years.
I've been friends with her for about 8 years and I say that she is easily the nicest person I've ever met and deserves everything coming her way!

So get this --- EVERY Monday her and her husband get together and pick a new charity to donate to (on top of the charities that they donate to monthly).
They not only have used this opportunity to create financial freedom within their family, but more than anything, they now have the freedom to live a life of service and contribution!
I thank God everyday for her coming into my life and for sharing this gift with me so that Bryan and I can follow the path she's set out for us with such grace and honor.

(Laura & I at a Brad Paisley concert in San Diego back in 2008)

If you received $35k as your quarterly bonus how would you spend it?

make progress not excuses

Oh how this hits me to the core.
We make so many excuses for not taking chances, trying something new and jumping head first out of our comfort zone.
But why? Why so many excuses?
I'm continuing to find that what waits for us on the other side is exactly what we've been praying for.
Stop taking the easy way because you're afraid to fail.
The easy way is never sustainable.
Let's not waste anymore time -- We ALL deserve progress and results!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

2 year molars stink

This little guy was so congested, snotty and just wouldn't eat anything I put in front of him, but clearly he's a fan of my superfood!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

june 9th, 2015

BIG day in our household!

Friday, July 3, 2015

to university i go

Last month I spent a weekend in Washington DC learning and growing with some of the best people I've ever met. I love being part of an organization that's all about giving back, lifting others up and general overall health and wellness. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

he's dreamy

I feel ya Cali!
I like to just sit and stare at him too!

postpartum appointment

During my postpartum appointment I took one last picture in that bathroom mirror... So crazy what a woman's body can do. We create miracles!