Tuesday, June 18, 2013

7 weeks old!

We had a great week!  Many of the things I didn't take pictures of though, darn!!

On Tuesday night, several girls and I went and saw the musical, FlashDance.  We had so much fun, and wow - those dancers were incredible.  I wish I had half the energy they do!!

On Wednesday, I got cleared to workout, woohoo!! I had started working out at about 4.5 weeks, I couldn't stay home any longer.  I tried to take it easy, but it's hard not to go high intensity.  Well, I now have zero restrictions and everything healed properly, so I'm good to go!  Yay!!

One thing that is frustrating though, is I'm back to day one as far as the weights go.  I'm doing less weight on some things than I was 9 months pregnant.  On other things, I'm doing better than expected.  I'm just happy to be back in the gym.

Squat cleans after I was cleared to workout!

James still isn't really smiling, but I think he's getting close.  Every once in awhile I see one of these :)

We call Buddy nanny Buddy, he's always looking after James.

I don't know if this is a Houston baby with no clothes on, or after he spit up on the 4th outfit, I decided he could stay in his diaper for awhile..

Nanny Buddy... and naked baby.. who HATES tummy time!!

Another "half smile"

We were overdue for the vet with both dogs, I guess having a baby does that.  So I went to the vet with my crazy dogs, and the baby.  Oh dang.  But it actually went pretty well!! I did choose to go two separate days though, wasn't sure about 2 dogs and baby and vet.

Sweet James still loves the monkey.

On other news I'm 6 days in of eating dairy, and 13 days of eating eggs! I know that eggs are no problem!! I don't think dairy is a problem either, YAY!!!  We're still waiting to see though..

Other things this week that I didn't take pictures of...
Neighborhood Crawfish boil Friday night - lots of fun
Date night Saturday night - babysitter did great, again!
Father's Day Sunday 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

6 weeks old - first babysitter

James is 6 weeks old today!  We had a big first this weekend, a babysitter.  We've left James with my mother-in-law for a quick date night but I've never left James with anyone that wasn't family.  Luckily, at CrossFit there is THE SWEETEST high school girl who is super responsible and she came and stayed with James while I went to a friend's birthday dinner.  It was so good to see friends but I was so nervous on the way there.  Well, Molly did amazing, and she'll be coming back soon!  but.. it made me realize just how much responsibility I had while babysitting, that these parents left me with their life.  I don't think it's something anyone can understand until they walk out the door with someone else with their child.

At 6 weeks, I also feel very blessed to be staying home, I can't imagine leaving James with someone all day every day!

Carrie Jo, Krissie, and me at Krissie's birthday dinner.
My mother-in-law gave us a shark robe, how cute?!
He's getting more expressions!  No smiles yet, but starting to do this!

Baby pajamas are just the cutest!!

Dave was gone this weekend for his "one weekend a month"/"playing army".  We just had to get the two boys in camo!

This is what I've been doing in my "free time", studying for the CrossFit Level 1 Certification.  I'm a nerd and am actually kind of enjoying learning and studying.

Okay.. so, I can fit into pre-pregnancy jeans, but not the jeans I had right before I got pregnant.   I was in the best shape of my life when I got pregnant, I don't know if I'll ever fit in those jeans again!! I can fit in the jeans from before Dave and I even started dating, so 5+ years ago!  After wearing them I realized they're very outdated.  So I went shopping, and bought these jeans above. Cute right?  Well, now I know where mom jeans come from..  You wear stretchy high waisted jeans for at least half your pregnancy and then you wear these low rise jeans and they feel soooooo low rise.  I think that's when moms end up with more high waisted jeans.. just a thought?

the shark again :) baby acne is gone! and look at those eyes, melt your heart.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

5 weeks - no more colic!!

James is 5 weeks! And he's GROWING!!!!  He's 11.5 pounds and I had to put him in 3-6 month clothes this morning because he's SO long!!

The last week has been a fun one.  We put him on reflux meds, I'm still eating no dairy and no eggs, and I put him on a sleeping schedule.  I'm doing the E.A.S.Y. schedule from the "baby whisperer".  Eat, Active, Sleep, You time.. and it's worked!!  I'm wondering if all of his cranky was just that he was very tired.  He goes to sleep in his crib with no pacifier and goes to sleep within 5-10 minutes.  I know "they say" you shouldn't start a schedule until "they're 3 months old" but James loves it...and Dave and I do too.  He's like a whole new baby.  I just talked to the doctor and I'm going to reintroduce eggs this week and see how he does!
Dave and James at Crossfit - post workout

Dave and James at a "gender reveal party" in Austin.  The Cross's from www.ourfullplate.com just found out they're having a 3rd BOY!
Day 3 on the left - 5 weeks on the right.. the righthand picture is also where James was awake for an entire dinner out and didn't fuss once!! Yeah!!!!
There's an app for everything now...and I use iBabyLog for feeding only.. check out how long James slept last night!!! 8 AND A HALF HOURS!!!!!!!!!

James in his 3-6 month clothes today, he's so tall!!
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