Sunday, October 30, 2011

Four Months Old!!

Leah turned four months old on the 20th! I can't believe how time goes by!

At four months old, Leah is:

*14 1/2 pounds (75%--Woo-hoo!!)

*Rolls both directions

*"Talks" a lot :)

*Smiles and laughs all the time

*Sleeps 10 hours at night (most of the time)

*Is a joy to everyone around her

For fall break, I was really needing a get-away. I felt as though I'd been stuck in the house for most of the summer and I wanted to do something fun. We decided to go away to Lava Hot Springs. Now Lava Hot Springs is not a very happening place. (Sorry to those of you who may be from there). But, we rented a house that was just awesome to stay at.

This is the Inn at Owl Hollow. We had so much fun there! I highly recommend it.

Leah takes a dip in the coolest hot pool at Lava (102 degrees F). Notice her adorable Baby Gap Swimsuit? 50 cents at a yard sale--I LOVE a good deal!

Okay, so Halloween is coming. Here is the costume I made for Sarah. She's a cute little garden gnome sitting on a toadstool!

I honestly can't say if I like Sarah's or Skyler's costume best. I think Skyler is the cutest nerd, EVER! By the way, his pose was natural!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Leah's exercise Video


I have to admit, I didn't come up with this idea, I copied the idea from one of my favorite blogs:

Three Months

I can't believe that this girl is three months old!
She is now:
*just under 13 pounds (woo-hoo)
*laughing spontaneously
*smiling all the time
*sleeping 9 hours at night (usually)

My only problem is not being able to find more than a few minutes at a time to work on any projects. Oh well, 'tis the phase of life that I am in--better get used to it!

Is it just me, or is this face totally irresistable? Those eyes!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Two Months

I can't believe two months have passed. Leah is an absolute doll! We just adore her!

This month:

  • We were introduced to the "5 S's" from "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and it has made all the difference. I highly recommend it!

  • Leah started smiling alot!

  • She laughs and coos occasionally.

  • 11.5 pounds--75% --this is a miracle for me if you knew the history of my babies weight gain (or lack of it).

  • Breastfeeding is going great now (knock on wood!)

  • I am feeling tons better--almost back to normal. Although that's a new normal because I have so much less time and I don't feel like I accomplish much.

  • Best of all, Leah is sleeping 8 hours at night!!

    • Trying out the bumbo for the first time.

      Sisterly love:

      Couldn't quite fit everyone in the picture. My lens doesn't zoom.

      Tuesday, July 26, 2011

      One Month Old

      Okay, okay, so I'm about a week late, but what do you expect with a new baby? Here are some photos of Leah at one month. She is sooo precious. Has it really just been one month...and yet has it really already been a whole month? Wow, you wouldn't believe (okay, maybe you would) what we've been through in the last month. We're talking postpartum depression (ouch, that is a hard word to admit to), mastitis, drying out, pumping a ton, all kinds of supplements and medications, carpal tunnel (actually that started months ago), a visit to the lactation specialists, and much more. Why isn't breastfeeding easier?
      Well, anyhow, this little darling has made it all worth it! What more can I say?

      Tuesday, June 21, 2011

      Meet Leah!

      Well, here she is, at long last! Leah May. She was born at 10:12 PM last night (Monday) after about 7 hours of nearly painless labor and one push. (Thank you, epidural!) That was the easiest of my five labors and deliveries. My other four babies weighed in between 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Leah? A whopping 8 pounds, 3 ounces!! Yes, that is more than a pound larger than my next biggest baby! I had no idea that was possible, but I am feeling mighty proud. (I always wondered what was wrong with me for producing such small babies). She has been a joy and an angel already and we just adore her. My next mission? Relaxing and enjoying the new baby-ness of this little gal every minute!

      One little angel and one tired mama.