Sunday, October 26, 2014

2 Months for the Diaper Diva!

I won't lie. Month 1 could not have gone by any slower. Being a new mom was/is hard work. However, dare I say things are actually getting a liiiitle bit easier to figure out?! The days and nights are going a tad bit smoother, and time is really starting to fly by.

I am now seeing what people mean when they say to enjoy it, because it goes by too fast! In fact, Preston turned 2 months over a week ago on the 18th, and I'm just now having a moment to blog about it. I took some 2 month shots of him, which turned out pretty cute considering I had about 3 minutes to get them before he started losing interest. He got all excited once I put down the golf tees and balls next to him, which is definitely a good sign for dad...


We're getting lots of smiles these days, and his personality is really starting to show.  I've a feeling we've got a little lady killer on our hands. I can't wait to see more of his little personality reveal itself.

Preston's 8 week check-up went really well...much better than I'd anticipated. In fact, I am the only wuss in the family apparently. The minute the nurse came in with the tiny silver tray of needles, I started tearing up and had to walk to the corner of the room while hubby stepped in to be with P. There was a really loud cry as he received the shots in his legs, but he was perfectly fine 1 minute later before we even left the office. His new wubbanub has proven to be a Godsend. The minute we got in the car he was out cold, with puppy paci in tote...



He had a very low grade temp over the following 24 hrs, but we gave him Tylenol a couple times and he slept it off fine. No horror stories or major fussiness to speak of THANKFULLY. Preston weighed 13 lbs. 3 oz at the apt (80% for growth) but is now over 14 lbs!

A week later we thought it was high time we ventured into public, although I was kind of hesitant. We're still being extremely careful about public places and strangers wanting to hover. There is just too much nonsense out there going around. A friend told me about these cool little signs that you can hang above baby to nicely say "Back the F off!" haha!


I felt better having the signage although I'm not sure we needed it. Although we made sure P was fed, changed, and happy before we left, we had 3 wet diapers with hissyfits for each in the course of 45 minutes, and he was hungry again and eating in the car by the time we called it quits. Exhausting much?

I seriously don't think I can handle taking him out in public places by myself yet, because it took both hubby and I to accomplish the mission. Hubby took him twice to change him while I bought diapers at Target. The boy does NOT like sitting in wet diapers and lets you know the minute he goes. Such a diaper diva! Apparently, he also doesn't like hand blow dryers that sound like an airplane is landing in the restroom either, as it scared the living daylights out of him and made him cry. It was also 87 degrees out, and he was sweating and uncomfortable in his carrier, poor thing.

Next time, I think we'll take his Baby Bjorn and strap him onto me instead. At least we tried though, and we were proud that we managed to hit 3 stores quickly. We were determined to say the least! Perhaps we should expose him to some new people in the comfort of our own home for now, before bombing him with so much stimulation all at once. He was so darn happy to be back home, and it was obvious.

Speaking of outings, I have a question for moms with babies who HATE wet diapers. We used to at least take walks around the neighborhood and P would sleep, but this is no longer guaranteed since he's awake more these days. What on earth do you do if you're out walking and a wet diaper occurs God forbid? We have a few little parks around our neighborhood with benches to change him on (which I've done), but if it occurs a mile away from home (which it has), I can't exactly just whip him out onto someone's front lawn and change him! So then, I am the crazy lady walking around the hood with a screaming baby. This has put a crimp in our walking plans as of late, and I'm really hoping this "Get this pee diaper off me NOW!!!" phase dies out. All suggestions are welcome if you've experienced the same thing, please and thank you!

Needless to say, we've been trying to stay as busy as possible and get outside while at home. Preston looooves being outside, especially now with a couple cooler mornings. The other day we picked roses...



He likes having his Rock n' Play outside with his toy arch attached. We sit outside and enjoy fresh air and birds chirping in the mornings...



Always guarantees some smiles...



Practicing grabbing and pulling on things...



Spending time sitting in his bumbo chair, although his fat little pork chops are already getting stuck in it when we lift him out...



He still snuggles with his favorite stuffed fox (and of course his puppy wubbanub)...



And since the pedi says he has the head control of a 4 month old (yes, a little humble brag), we are enjoying our new jumperoo too...


He loves spinning the wheel while mom or dad helps him bounce. And by the way, he's pretty smitten with his dad too...



Snuggamonkey play mat time on the daily...



And as much as P hates wet diapers, he loooves it the minute he has a new fresh one on. Immediate contentment...


Taking the cake is bath time. What was once a hit or miss event, has now earned a 100% hit rate for happy baby...



Last but certainly not least, we are enjoying plenty of extra snuggle time these days. Looking back on these pics, it's just crazy how much he's progressing and learning and growing in such a short time. I am cherishing every last snuggle that I can while he still wants to be in my arms...



It's safe to say, I'm falling more head over heels in love the sweet little man that Preston is becoming each day.

22 comments:

  1. Looks like you all are settling in great! What fun cute pictures!!! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Little by little! My hope is that we can just settle in a little more in the SLEEP department, because that's going nowhere fast! lol

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  2. The pictures are beautiful. Love the one of you two sleeping. How cute! Definitely Kodak moment. I'm glad you are finally truly enjoying Preston. He does look nice and sturdy.

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    1. Thanks Jo Jo. Hubby got a good one unbenownst to us! And yes, "sturdy"...haha! Indeed he is nice and sturdy!

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  3. He is beautiful! Loving all the pictures :). Where did you get his toy arch from?!

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    1. Amazon of course! They have 3 different ones, so you could buy two and interchange them between babes if you wanted. You can clamp it onto so many things like stroller, high chair, RNP...pretty nice to entertain them! That flower spins when they pull on the handle too. :)

      http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Love-Take-Along-Sunny-Stroll/dp/B000S9RF4M/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1414415401&sr=1-1&keywords=tiny+love+take+along+arch

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  4. Love him! How cute is he, seriously?!!!!! I'm glad you are able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather, despite the fact that needs constant diaper changes ;) I'm glad to hear his check up went well!! Go momma and go Preston!!!

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    1. So grateful here too Caroline. I was so scared about those shots, and he was tougher than me!

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  5. So darn cute! What great pics and a great update! Enjoy every minute of it!

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  6. What a precious little man :) Glad to hear things are finally settling down a bit. What a beautiful photo of you two!

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    1. I got lucky. I am normally the paparazzi around here, but hubby caught a pretty sweet moment. Thanks Amie!

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  7. What a lovely photo that is with the two of you. They all are! It just makes me so happy to see that sweet face and to hear how things are going with you. xoxo

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    1. Oh who the heck cares about ME right now! I am so excited for YOU and the reveal of your gestational carrier. I think your baby is going to be in reallllly good hands. Happy happy joy joy!!

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  8. These are such gorgeous photos - thanks for sharing! I don't have any advice for the diapers because we use cloth. They are so soft maybe Preston would be more comfortable in those when you leave the house?

    Paloma loves being outside too. I think the fresh air is good for both of us... she has the same wubanub as Preston - so cute!

    It sounds like you are doing a great job Mama - the 4th trimester is the hardest!

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    1. Man, that wubbanub....not sure if he'll ever want to let it go now that he loves it so much. So funny Paloma has it too!

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  9. Oh my goodness! Look at his expressions. He really is showing his little personality. So precious. I can see why you're head of heels for that lil guy. LOVE!

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    1. Thanks Jessah. Looking forward to many baby pics from you very soon too mama!

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  10. He's adorable and growing so fast. When I was a nanny and babies would go when we were out on walks I would change them by laying their stroller in the lowest recline setting and taking the car seat off if they had a travel system. That would give me enough flat surface to do a fast change. Hope that helps.

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    1. THANK YOU for answering that question! We took your advice today on our walk and it worked out perfectly changing him in the stroller. I didn't even know the bottom reclined. hahaha!

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