That was such a fast month for us!
Emma is now 2 months old and she is changing more everyday. She is now 12lbs 9oz and 23 and 1/2 inches long, what a growth spurt! I love watching her little personality shine through. This month she started smiling, she loves when people talk to her and look her in the eyes, that is how you get the biggest smiles out of that lady. We also heard her giggle for the first time yesterday, and it made my mommy heart so happy!
She is sleeping a good 6 hour stretch at the beginning of each night, which is great for mama! She also takes at least one 3 hour nap a day, which is great when I can line it up with Randsom’s nap/quiet time.
She loves her brother and enjoys when he talks and sings to her. She also tried a bottle for the first time, and took it like a pro! Which is such a relief because Randsom never took one and it made going out for a few hours very difficult.
Other things she enjoys are: bubble baths, her pacifier, and being held like a big girl so she can see what is going on!
Since baby girl won’t have her own room for a while, I’ve been putting my “nesting” to work in Randsom’s bedroom. I wanted something neutral, but with pops of blue and green. Right after I started decorating, Randsom developed a huge obsession with Star Wars (thanks to his dad). After that, it was all down hill from there. I didn’t want to go crazy with a theme, so I just added a few touches that will be easy to change in the future when his likes and dislikes change. I’m very happy with how it turned out- his room is now my favorite in the whole house!
Rug: Wayfair – Curtains: Wayfair – Rocking Chair and Ottoman: Wayfair – Star Wars Prints: Etsy – Crib: Babies R Us – Dresser: Discontinued
Hi Family and Friends,
While I doubt many of you are following our little family on this blog yet, I know eventually you (or maybe just me) will be looking back at this post and enjoying the story of how we got where we are.
First I want to address our puppy, or better stated, lack of a puppy. We brought Maverick home with us the day before Easter. Everyone loved him, and rightly so because he is adorable. Sadly it didn’t take long for us to realize that Randsom was allergic to him. This fun friend we brought home for our son was making him cough and wheeze. He had snot pouring out like a faucet and he broke out in hives when the puppy licked him. We waited 1 week, took Randsom to the allergist to confirm our fear, and that was that.
Thankfully, my wonderful family graciously decided to adopt Maverick and give him a loving home. We are sad that Mav couldn’t stay with us and that Randsom won’t get to be around him much, but I know my family will love him and hopefully we will find a remedy for Randsom so someday he can play with all the puppies he wants.
Speaking of remedies for Randsom’s allergies, we are exploring our options. We have made appointments with several natural care doctors and we are hopeful. While I fully believe in the good that modern medicine does, I don’t want to discount anything that may provide relief just because it isn’t main stream. We will forever continue to see a certified allergist who works closely with a hospital, I know the risks my son will face everyday with his growing list of allergies and I never want to be without professionals in this field. But, Randsom would have to live in a bubble if his only form of allergy treatment is avoiding his allergens. I want to give Randsom the best chance at being safe and healthy. I know that I can’t keep him out of contact with every single allergen he has. Because of this I have decided to explore several safe, noninvasive, natural procedures. I will update more on what they are and if they work after we have finished.
And for the final update…. WE HAVE A HOUSE! Purchased this month in Pullman, Washington. It’s a 3 bedroom beauty and I can’t wait to post pictures of all the decorating and updating I plan to do. It is a relief to know we have a place to live when we move in July. I can’t believe it’s only 3 months until we start our next chapter.
This was a long and rambling post and I’m impressed that you made it to the end.