September 10, 2016

Tessa Jae (3 Months)

This little blog started when Camdyn turned 3 months old
so I figured it would be a good time to pick it up again
since Tessa is the big 3 MO ;)

Life with little miss Tessa Jae has been 
pretty laid back, she really is such a chill baby
which is just what we needed.

She is the total opposite of Cam as a baby
physically & emotionally.
I cannot believe that I have one baby
who was so teeny tiny & one who
gives my arms the best workout
they've had in my life.

Weight: if I'm guesstimating correctly she 
should be about 13 lbs by now
(she was 12 lbs & some change at her 2 month checkup a couple of weeks ago)
Sitting pretty in the 75th percentile for weight & height.

Diet: She's been breastfeeding since day one & still going strong.
The first month we had a crazy experience with reflux
(like I'm talking spitting up basically everything she ate)
but she's seemed to grow out of it for the most part. 

On a side note, she cannot figure out
how to suck a pacifier. I'm still deciding
if it's a good thing or a bad thing.

Sleep: At night she'll go about 5 hours at a time, sometimes more & very few times less.
She sleeps in her rock and play right next to our bed which has
been a lifesaver for her reflux- I'm already getting anxiety
thinking about how I'm going to ever transfer her to her crib
& laying flat- AH.
She is usually only awake for at most an hour and a half at a time
& she'll start to get cranky.
Girl lets you know when she is BEAT.
She zonks out instantly in her swing for naps.
Unless, of course, big sister decides it's a good time
to sing "The Farmer in the Dell" at the top of her lungs while
running around chasing the cat.

Erbs Palsy Progress: She bent her arm to her face for the first
time a couple of weeks ago in her sleep. A couple days later
she started to do it while she was awake :)
We met with Dr Kozin, a specialist at Shriners Hospital
in Philly who told us that her outlook is very good
since she's improving the nerves were just stretched
& not torn (which could require surgery to repair)
We do therapy once a week with a physical therapist
 & do stretches with her throughout
the day at home.

Favs: her swing, nursing, watching me sing horribly, watching
big sister run around like a buffoon, car rides

Not so Favs: getting dressed, physical therapy, tummy time, 
probably watching me sing horribly, the second the car stops

August 5, 2015

We're Back!

Time to dust off our little piece of the internet

Life has been crazy, 
which is the only excuse I can make
for my lack of blogging about our
crazy life with a toddler.
Turns out house hunting & buying a home
take up a lot more time than I expected.
(kidding, kind of)

On July 20th, after 4 months of searching
we are officially homeowners & are SO EXCITED.

We got VERY lucky & found a home
in the town that we wanted, in an amazing
little neighborhood, in our price range
& all that needed to be done was some floor
staining & some wall painting.
(& some shrub pulling)

Oh, & there is a Target, Ulta, Starbucks
& Chick fil a walking distance from our house.
(That's what really sold me)

Before we could move in we wanted
to have the downstairs completely done
for the obvious reason that attempting
to paint with a toddler would probably = HELL.

So here are some before & afters of what we
have done so far.

Here is the listing pictures of the living room
which they were using as a dining room

Here is a before shot of the living room
once we were in the house:

during the process:

& after:

Here is the dining room from the listing pictures
which they were using as the formal living room:
The walls were an olive green color that
 made the room feel super small.
(I could not have ripped those curtains down quick enough)

Here is our dining room in the process:

& after the floors were stained

The staircase also got stained
but it's still a work in process
that should be finished up today (thanks boo!)

We move in on Saturday &
I will continue to post 
all about our process,
& of course, about life with
 this little nugget.

This is going to be fun!

February 20, 2015

The Coldest Winter There Ever Was

Guys, 8 degrees. EIGHT.
I don't mesh well with the winter weather
when it's in the 30's & 40's
but EIGHT damn degrees with
NEGATIVE wind chills.
You can forget about it.

We've basically been hibernating.

I think Cam's getting sick of it too.
Poor girl probably has the worst
cabin fever, I feel ya girl.

Dressing Cam up in all of her
 summer clothes has totally helped
us cope with this nonsense.

& we've been taking
a few trips to the mall to
run some of that energy off.
I must say I have one good
shopping buddy ;)
Those lopsided piggies.

So until the weather gets
above the single digits again
I'll be sitting home doing this

all day, every day.

February 3, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday

Since my Packers were booted out-
I didn't have much interest in the Super Bowl
this year, except for the apps of course.

I made this
which was hands down everyone's fav.
I say omit the cheddar & just go
with cream cheese.
It's the best.

the classic Frank's Red Hot
buffalo chicken dip because.. duh.

Cam had the perfect outfit filled
with Seahawks colors so we decided
to just route for them ;)

Baby chucks, I can't even.

She's starting to smile for the camera
rather than her usual grump face she gives
me whenever she knows I'm trying to take a selfie.

January 29, 2015

Baby Gap Love

As far as Baby Gap goes I can only shop in store.
They seem to have WAY better prices
in store (more sales) & just like when
I'm shopping for myself I just need to 
see them in person, am I cray?

Anyway, I had some Gapcash so I 
decided to pop in today & they
happened to also be having an AMAZING
sale- like 50% off all sale items sale.

I got these four items & one more tee for only
$28 after using my Gapcash- winning!

Thisclose to getting these:

January 27, 2015


There is a whole lotta this

mixed with some of this

because of these

& this guy

had to go work on the power lines
in Boston because of this

Thank goodness for this

& Gigi only living 5 minutes away
because we might be hibernating here until
Daddy gets back home.
Or maybe until spring, who knows.

January 15, 2015

The Bow Rebel

Welp guys, it's official,
Cam's a bow hater.
The second I put one in,
she rips it right out.

I might be more sad than I 
should be about this.
I just want her to wear pretty,
sparkly bows every damn day.

 Here mom, youuuu can take this back.

Okay, you don't want it?
I'll just eat it & stare you straight
in the eyes while I do it.
Just for effect.

At least she lets me dress
her in humungous, furry vests.
We'll see how long that lasts, sigh.

Oh, & the fabulous,
purple, sparkly bow is

We'll try again tomorrow ;)