Sunday, June 10, 2012

Catching Up

Wow! It's been a LONG LONG LONG time since I've updated our family blog. Life got busy and I just kept putting it off. That being said, I don't want to skimp on family updates because someday I will regret not keeping this updated. Let's see since January.... -We discovered Bella has some food allergies--specifically to gluten and dairy. We are hopeful that we can reintroduce dairy into her diet in small amounts so that she has an easier time with things but gluten is no longer a part of our household. -Bella had surgery at the beginning of May to get her adenoids out and ear tubes put in. The surgery went very well and she has been healthy since. -Madelyn is growing SO SO FAST! We had some rough winter months. She got RSV in March and spent 2 nights in the hospital again. Then, in April, she got another really nasty cold from Bella (thank you preschool) but she is resilient! At her 6 month appointment which was May 20, she was in the 25th percentile for everything and doing perfectly. She is still exclusively breastfed. We *just* gave her her first bite of solid food a few days ago-- banana. She didn't swallow anything but she did seem to like the taste! She is sitting up now and already cracked her first tooth-- on the bottom. I can't believe how fast time has gone.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy 2012... I can't believe January 1st has come and gone... and it's a surreal day for me since yesterday was Madelyn's due date. She's sleeping right now in her rock n' play sleeper next to me, and she is very much still a newborn. I weighed her this morning and she was 7 pounds 2 ounces on our baby scale so little peanut is definitely growing :) She is definitely still wearing newborn clothes and diapers even though she is technically 6 weeks old :) She is eating every 2.5-3 hours around the clock still and we are exclusively breastfeeding, although she does still get about 3 pumped milk bottles a day as she gains her strength at the breast.

For the New Year, I have some resolutions, which is something I usually don't do... but 2011 definitely presented challenges to me and I think 2012 will be a good year. The goals I have for this year are:

1. To lose the baby weight and get into good shape again
2. To take more snapshots of my children and hang pictures in my house
3. To make a work schedule and keep it
4. To continue to build my business
5. To make time each week for just me and Bella now that Madelyn is in our family

I have met the 6 week mark post-partum wise which means I can start exercising again! Yahoo! I can't wait although I am a bit scared to start haha. I am going to do the Insanity program at home once I feel like I can do it ;)

Bella is adjusting well to being a big sister and wants to help a lot. Although the poor kiddo has had a cold her entire Winter Break. She starts back to preschool on Thursday.

Happy 2012 to all of you :) Here is to a happy, less stressful year!