Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Today, Wednesday, is the day my mom babysits my sister's daughter Ava.

Today was also the day I needed to change the oil in my car.

Today was also day 7 of my sister's maternity leave.

So we ll hung out for lunch. Me. Mom. Kate. Ava. Kid. And Jacob. It was a beautiful day of hanging out with my sister, talking about all things motherhood and getting wonderful advice from my mom.

And the little boys? Kid, 7 weeks old. And Jacob. One week old. Such cutie babies. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Baby No More (sorta)

My little boy has made it to his due date! Hooray!

Technically, his adjusted age is 0. I'd say he's pretty advanced for being so young!

Today, though, his status of "youngest grandchild" got passed on to another. I'm fairly certain I mentioned it early, but my sister has been pregnant. Her due date? Just five days after mine.

But today, five days early, they welcomed the newest member of our family. Jacob was born at 12:25 this afternoon, a mere 4 hours after my sister's water broke.

Apparently she and I do things (well, the whole labor thing, anyway) rather quickly.

Ava has already proven to be a rock star big sister to little Jacob, but sometimes calls him Baby Kid.

Such a beauty that Jacob is. We can't wait to get know him and love him up!

Monday, May 13, 2013

One, 6 Weeks Already?!

My sweet baby boy is already a month old. I can barely believe it.

Okay, I admit it. He is 6 weeks old. I'm a little late. We should probably get used to that.

Hubs and I have found ourselves in a new normal. It's a fabulous new normal, and while it is tiring, it is so rewarding. While he treks off to work each morning, leaving Kid and I each with a kiss or two and an 'I love you,' the baby and I meander into the living room to begin our day.

Our days are wonderful. We typically start with a feed and a diaper change. Then another diaper change shortly thereafter. We play on our tummies, we read some books. If the weather were nicer, we'd take the dog for a walk. We (Kid) eat some more, complete some chores around the house and think about dinner.

When the hubby comes home, I get a little break. While I try as hard as I can to sleep with the sweet boy sleeps, I can only sleep so much during the daylight hours. Plus, my brain goes a mile a minute with all the projects I've started as of late. In fact, in the last week, I didn't nap at all during the day, and was I ever tired come 8pm.

So what is Kid up to at a month of age?

Eating a lot (every two or three hours!)
Lifting his head (woo hoo!)
Sleeping a lot (except every third night)
And, he's growing like a weed

It's probably best to stop there, as he will be two months old before I know it. I have to save some milestones for that post, right?