1.9.11

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PLEASE excuse the no makeup and hair that has not been washed in…. (I don’t want to say).

oh yea.. and the dark circles under my eyes! ohhh the joys of motherhood

I’m ONE month old today!!!

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My oh my how time flies when you’re having fun! Altho, the past few days (ok, really just this morning, last night and yesterday) have not  been oh so fun!

I could not for the life of me figure out what was wrong w/ Stone! I thought it was colic (and it may be playing a role), I thought it was what I ate (and it could have been too as I had taco’s… a big no no for me while breastfeeding!), I thought it was just ME period! He was fussing and fussing and fussing. NOTHING would make him happy or sleep (and he had been a GREAT sleeper up until this point). Even me holding him and co-sleeping (which is a no-fail) was not working. He was sooo restless!

Then last night.. Craig takes him and Stone is completely fine and sleeps soundly in Craig’s arms for 3 hours. If I wasn’t exhausted and sleeping, I’m sure I would have cried! Then it started again this morning. The restlessness, not sleeping, fussing. I thought I was going to lose my mind. Literally, LOSE MY MIND. There is nothing worse than the feeling you get as a mom when you can’t comfort your child!

Half way through our morning, I change his diaper and clothes and swaddle him. TADAAAAA. A perfect baby boy again. And it hits me… I had stopped swaddling him. He hadn’t been swaddled in days… the days that he has been fussy! I mentioned it to Craig, and he said yea… when I held him last night I had him swaddled.

It did not even cross my mind up until that point, because Adelyn HATED to be swaddled. She would cry and cry until I UNswaddled her!

Needless to say, we had a much needed peaceful day today with very minimal fussing.

Thank Goodness!

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Stone Liam 1.8.11

notice his legs in the bottom right picture. every time he lifts his head.. he lifts his feet too!

Look into those eyes,

Her soul is pure beauty:

D

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She is playing w/ her pretend food. We like to have tea parties on the couch. She feeds me, and names off every item of food she has.