He’s growing so fast! 20lbs and 5 months later, this is what Colton is looking like. He’s pretty handsome, if I do say so myself. I’m jealous of his eyelashes and his laid back personality. And his lips. Love those. He’s such a chill dude … until he wants something and then it’s game on. […]
I’m writing this post because I feel like I need to shout from the rooftops how lucky I am. My husband is a world-class dad. He truly is. I have met so many wives and mothers who tell me that their husband don’t help with “motherly” duties . Duties that include daily, nightly and routine […]
Things we have learned by now … Colton can scream! He is the coolest, calmest baby but when he is pissed, plug your ears. They call him “Pterodactyl” at school because his cry sounds like a giant dinosaur flying at you. It’s the loudest shriek. Ever! With lungs like his, Ryan thinks he’ll be a singer one day. Future Bieber? Time will tell.
*UPDATE: My friend, Heidi, brought to my attention that my child is in fact three months old and not four. Holy cow. Can you tell we aren’t sleeping much around here? (don’t tell him I did that).
She’s such a desert girl. Here is my little bug (who is getting so big, by the way) before we arrived at her best friend’s birthday party this weekend. And yes, I do feel like weekends are now reserved for kid birthday parties. And surprisingly, I’m okay with that.
*That hair is out of control. But so was she in the morning, so I let that one slide.
Colton was a champ at his two-month wellness visit today. He did great with his shots and even gave mom some snuggle time in the waiting room (that’s the best part). Here are his stats.
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Just to put it into perspective, his sister (who is the tallest in her class) was 95 percentile for height and 75 percentile for weight at this age.
Kelsey and I went on a date the other night. No boys were allowed. Just mom and Kelsey. It was so much fun! We shopped, we ate pizza and mac n’ cheese (her choice) and we drove around singing Adele’s “Rumor has it” – her favorite song!
She took this shirt and said, “No thanks” and put it back on the rack. After finding a hot pink headband and “Tinkerbell shoes” she found the sunglasses. Why sunglasses are priced at $11 in winter beats me.
After she found a pair that she loved, she turned to me and said, “Mom. Let’s go find a mirror”. So, we did. Note to dad: Watch out. This girl knows what she’s doing.
He has baby blue eyes, just like his sister and his dad. His energy is super calming and he is always so alert. He makes me a better mom and has made Ryan, Kelsey and I extremely happy. It’s funny how our family feels more complete, now that Colton is apart of it. Happy seven weeks old, little buddy.
Here’s what we’ve been up to, as captured by our iPhone (and yes, we’re finally iPhone users. 2013 is full of change, I’m telling ya).
This morning the media is ranting and raving about how great Claire Danes looks post baby. Sure, she looks stunning and is super lean (she had a baby 4 weeks ago in this photo!) but let’s get real: This is not what the majority of women look like post pregnancy. Shoot, this isn’t what the majority of women look like now.
Unless you’re a genetic freak of nature, you probably still look about three months pregnant at 4 weeks postpartum. Take me for example. This is a photo take 10 months after my daughter was born. 10 months! Not 10 weeks, folks. In this photo I still have 40 lbs to lose to get to my pre-baby weight. See that chin? And yes, those are maternity jeans. What? I kind of dig the elastic.
For those on your first child, have patience and be nice to yourself. It took me over a year to lose all the baby weight. Let me say that again. It took me over a year to lose all of the baby weight.
First, I had to find the time to get on a weight loss plan (thank you Weight Watchers). Then, I had to wait until my baby was sleeping through the night. I found that without 8 hours of sleep at night, the baby bulge didn’t drop.
“You lose weight breastfeeding,” everyone would say. Nope. Not for me. My body held on to the weight like a champion. I was so concerned at one point with my lack of weight loss, that I asked my doctor to check my thyroid. Truth is, the weight does come off. Just not four weeks after having a baby.
My advice to you, new mommy, is to pat yourself on the back and get off of that scale for a while. It takes time, but with hard work, SLEEP and a little determination, you’ll be able to squeeze into a red-hot Versace number, like Claire Danes, one of these days.
This picture was taken two years after giving birth. Two. Years. It may not be Versace, but I was able to squeeze into a Calvin Klein dress (thank you Spanx). And now? I’m six weeks postpartum with baby #2, and back to being 30 lbs over my goal weight. Crazy thing is, if given the choice, I would take being over weight with a healthy and happy baby any day.
So, here’s to loving yourself no matter what your size and to being patient with the weight loss. Enjoy this precious time with your little one. Unless you have an award show to attend, you can always hit the gym another day.
Photo credit: Getty
Kelsey has been saying the funniest things lately. Well, some are funny – and other stop us in our tracks and we say, “huh? where did she learn that?” Like the other day. She grabbed her Princess wand, pointed it at Ryan and said, “You will bow down when you speak to me!” I’ve been writing […]