Sunday, September 5, 2010

2 weeks, yoga, jeans and 5 hours

We had Lennon's 2 week appointment and she weighed in at a hefty 8 pounds 6 oz compared to 7 pounds a little over a week and a half ago so the little girl is getting her fill of milk for sure! she has totally changed in the last week her cheeks have filled out and she just gets cuter and cuterevery day. Every mom has their opinion on whether or not to have your child sleep with you in bed or have them sleep in their own crib. Ever since we brought Lennon home we have had her sleeping with us in our bed I think it was more for us than her as I just felt more comfortable having her right next to me and feeling her breath. But, we figured we probably should not let her get to comfortable with that sleeping arrangement so three nights ago we put her in the bassinet and to our surprise she slept great! And believe it or not last night she slept 5 hours... crazy huh? So, we will see what tonight brings... as all you know not one day is the same with a newborn.
here is a cute pic of her the other day!

I must say that I finally am loving being a mom I just find myself sitting around and staring at her everyday. We have started to get into a little routine I started back at Yoga on Wed and I am so lucky to be able to bring her with me to the studio. I just lay her on a blanket behind me and she just looks around and observes the surroundings. I think it will be good for both of us to be in that calming environment and I must say I will miss taking her with me everyday once I go back to work. It felt great getting back into my practice and look forward to getting stronger and stronger each week. Hopefully a combo of breastfeeding working out and eating healthy will get me back to my pre-pregnancy weight in a couple of months.. I already feel pretty good and managed to fit into a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans last night (it was a snug fit though) I was pretty happy about it as I a told myself i am never wearing an empire waist tunic or dress ever again!
Here is Lennon and myself rocking out to The Smiths!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Us Three Girls

Today was my official first day home alone as a temporary stay at home mom. All in all everything went well. I managed to take the stroller and Jude on a walk this morning. It took Jude a little while to realize that she wasn't in control of her walks anymore. We usually let her lead the way which probably wasbad dog training on our part but oh well you live and you learn. Anyway... she caught on pretty quickly and I think I will look forward to our walks every morning.
I was really shocked on how fast the day went, I was a little worried that I was going to get bored staying at home but I think I will find plenty of things to do especially when Lennon and I start g
oing to yoga every morning and when the weather cools off I plan on taking miss Jude and miss Lennon to the park. Plus I think I could just sit and stare at lennon all day long I feel like she is changing every day.
here is a pic of her yesterday at the Nelson her first art museum experience!

Friday, August 27, 2010

i got pooped on

I have officially been pooped on! Dean was changing Lennon today and all of a sudden the poop just flew across the room onto my leg on the floor and on the door... who knew such a little thing could produce so much!
This doesn't look like a pooper does it?

but this does!

And then there were three

And then there were three (actually I should say four...sorry jude)
On August 19th at 12:06 pm our beautiful daughter Lennon Simone was brought into the world. She was 7 pounds 3 oz. and 20.5" long, she has the longest feet I have ever seen maybe she will be a runner :) I never thought I could love another human being as much as I love her and while it is so exciting to have her in our lives I do get nervous from time to time, will I be a good mom, will I be able to handle taking care of her, a full time job, being a good wife, and will I have time for me ever again? I am sure these are thoughts that run thru every new mom's mind.. at least tell me this is normal.
Anyway.... here is a pic of me a couple of days before she arrived... I was getting so uncomfortable and I
remember the first thing that came out of my mouth after I had her was "Wow... it feels so good to have her out of my belly"
I think the coolest thing was when she was born the Dr. asked "Ok, dad.. wanna see what the sex of the baby is?" and Dean in tears
said, "it's a girl" as I laid there all I could think was is she ok, does she have any problems and then as soon as I saw her I knew she was perfect.
Here is Lennon Simone.

Now Flash forward a week later we are settled in at home and starting to get into a routine, we both are getting a pretty good amount of sleep I guess as
much as you can expect. Dean has been so helpful. I get up and feed her then he will get up and rock her to sleep so I can get some rest then in the morning I get up while he lays in bed with her so I can have a little down time, drink some coffee, read the paper and eat some breakfast, this will change next week though when he has to
go back to work but I think Lennon and I will get something figured out when it is just her and I together. We have been taking her on walks with Jude every day which is good for all of us, for dean and I to get some fresh air and out of the house and for Jude who I think is warming up to Lennon (at least I think so) I don't want to exclude jude so I need to post a cute
pic of her too as well as some pics of Lennon's room