Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Another week of firsts...

Paige had another week of first last week.  On Thursday Heather and Audrey came to Greenwood for their very first play date.  They got here around 11 and of course before we were able to head out for lunch we had to feed the girls and pump..story of our lives these days.  So around 1 we packed up the vehicle headed out to Howards on Main. 
 

This is one of my favorite lunch spots in town.  Audrey has been out to restaurants before but this was Miss Paige's first time.  Since they both just ate, they slept the whole time...look how sweet!
After lunch we headed to my favorite children's boutique...Sweet Teas.  Heather bought a really cute Thanksgiving outfit for Audrey and I just bought some white tights which I love!  Then we headed on over to Frilly Frog and I bought her a Christmas romper that was on sale..yay!  By the time we did all that, it was time to head back to the house for another feeding and pumping session.  Both girls have been sleeping the whole time too! 
After that feeding, we headed to Uptown Greenwood for the BooBash.  We knew there wouldn't be anything for our girls to do since they are so young, but it gave us something to do outside...the weather felt great!

Since the girls were doing so good (sleeping still) we decided to go out to eat for dinner. We went to Buffalo Grill and had some yummy cheeseburgers.  After dinner we went back home for a photo shoot.  Here are some of my favorites:






 
Then on Sunday, Wes and I decided to take Paige to my parents mountain house for the day...BB was pumped!!



 Then Paige had another first on Monday.  Jodi and I took her to Greenville.  We went by my main office at work and she met some of my co-workers...they all loved her of course.  Then we went to California Dreaming..yum!  Paige then went shopping.  We went to BuyBuy Baby and bought some new pacis, 3 month fleece footed pajamas and a bottle warmer for the car.  We also went to Carters to get some more pajamas.  We ended our trip at Chick-fil-A for a milkshake.  Paige of course slept through it all, well except the getting in and out of the car because it was so very windy and chilly!

 
It is so fun making first with Miss Paige! Today is her first Halloween! We aren't doing much..just hanging out at the house and hopefully going to her Mimi's for a visit when Daddy gets home from work.

 


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Newborn Essentials

I always enjoy what other Moms have found to work the best and worst for their babies and told myself that I would blog about what we like for Paige but of course I keep forgetting about it.  Heather wrote about it the other day and it reminded me!

Looking back when I registered, we had no idea what we needed really..every baby is different.  So we registered for what we have heard worked well and just what we thought we would need.  Here are a few things we couldn't live without these last 6 weeks!

This was one of the tings I registered for and didn't really care if we got because I figured it would be just as easy to warm bottles with water...what was I thinking. This bottle warmer is the best!  We love it
 
 
I cant say enough about the Wubbanub pacifiers.  They are wonderful and will stay in their mouths longer than other pacis!
 
I don't think any of us would have gotten any sleep if we didn't have a Nap Nanny!  This by far is best thing ever invented...Paige sleeps great in it!!
 
 
 
Then there are a few things we thought would be wonderful but not so much in our household...
 
Paige DOES NOT like to be swaddled at all!  This girl loves to stretch out and have her arms and legs free.
 
We also have a bassinet that we rarely use because she only sleeps about 30 minutes at a time when shes flat on her back.
 
 
Those are the main items that are great and not so great for Miss Paige!




Saturday, October 13, 2012

ONE Month Already!


Miss Paige,
It is so very hard to believe that you are already one month old.  This morning I was thinking about all the days I was counting down until you made your arrival and now I am counting how old you are!  Your first month has been amazing...I wouldn't trade it for anything...but please just slow down a little bit, ok?

At your three week appointment your Doctor was impressed because you were finally putting on more weight!  You were 21 inches long and 8 pounds 4 ounces....one ounce away from your birth weight! Your Daddy and I weighed you at home today and you weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces...getting so big!!

You are the best sleeper ever..I know that will soon change as you start to become more alert, but I am loving it now. You typically sleep for 3 hours at a time during the day and as of last night, you are sleeping up to 6 hours!! YAY!  It is like clock work and when it has been 4 hours since you ate, you are ready for more.  You eat 3.5 ounces every 4 hours (6 hours at night).  I try to get you enough breastmilk (I gave up on breastfeeding..I just pump for you so I know how much you are eating) but I have to supplement a little each feeding with Enfamil Infant.  It takes you no time to eat..you love feeding time.  However, when it comes to burping it takes you a minute.  That's the stubborn Wesley coming out haha!

I could literally watch you all day...and I do.  You make the best facial expressions and sounds.  Your sounds keeps your Daddy awake at night..but I love them...so sweet!  One of your favorite things to do is stretch!! Every time I lay you on the changing table you stretch for a few minutes (No exaggeration) and I just wait to change your diaper until you finish.  You are a little spastic when someone messes with you or either you are startled by something loud...here is Daddy messing with you.
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Your favorite thing right now is still your Nap Nanny..its my favorite too.  You sleep so great in there.  We try your bassinet or swing every once in a while but that doesn't last long at all.  So your long naps and night time sleep all take place in the Nap Nanny!  You also love your paci.  You have to have something in your mouth at all time...if not your paci, then your fingers, hand, clothes..something!

We try out Tummy Time daily but sometimes it isn't your favorite activity.  You do really well and your little neck is getting so strong!  You are still wearing newborn clothes and a couple 0-3 months size.  You moved up to a size 1 diaper last week (very sad for me haha)

You have been so much fun and your Daddy and I have loved every second we have had with you.  We love you so much and so excited to watch your grow and develop every day!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Newborn Picture Overload!!

When I first found out we were pregnant one of the first things I thought about were getting newborn pictures. I started looking around at local photographers and found one that I loved, Linsey Wilson. So here are some of the great pictures of my baby girl Paige..enjoy :)