Friday, October 25, 2013

life w/ 2 munchkins

my baby boy is already 3.5 weeks old!
it kind of seems like he should be older than that
i think time may go in slow motion when you mostly get 3 hr. segments of sleep
of course during the day he likes to go 4-5 hrs. between feedings

anyways, here's a little look into the last couple of weeks in our lives

Brighton has adjusted so well to a newbie in the house
she doesn't seem to be threatened by Asher at all
i'm guessing it's because she's never been a cuddle bug so she doesn't get jealous of me holding him
she likes to give him kisses
and every now and then she'll hold him for about half a minute :)

storytime! reading him one if her favorites...Gossie 

first bath at home...not impressed lol

i was so grateful to my mom for coming up and spending a week and a half w/ us!
Brighton was in heaven :)

 the Sunday after Asher was born, Mom helped me put together a drop-in baby party
it was fun to have a chance to be creative and celebrate the birth of our perfect little boy

on the menu was:
vanilla and chocolate cake pops
caramel popcorn
party mix
cheese and crackers
pumpkin cream cheese muffins
cinnamon apple ring
citrus punch

 also, while mom was here, she worked on making Asher's baby blanket

Mummsy's little "helper"

the beautiful finished product!

we also took the chance to take a picture of Mummsy and Brighton w/ the baby blanket Mummsy made  for her

Mom, thank you so much for coming up and helping us out!
you are such a blessing!

i must say, having 2 kiddos in the house hasn't been the easiest thing ever
Asher was such a good little baby the first week of his life, but has been getting more and more fussy as time has gone on
that's been hard because i feel like i lost my happy little baby, and i don't know why
he barely cried the first week
now i spend about 2 hrs. every evening trying to console him
it's not constant crying, but about every 5 minutes he just spazzes
he starts crying really hard
his face turns all red and he starts sweating
and he clenches and claws w/ his hands
it's so sad...and tiring!
he's somewhat content throughout the day, but more often than not he wants to be held when he's awake
he also slept better at night early on so i'm feeling more and more exhausted

earlier this week i was having headaches and feeling absolutely awful
i just thought that my body was wussing out on me
hormonal changes, lack of sleep, maybe dehydration
i thought, "great, i'll never be able to have another baby because i obviously cannot handle it!"
turns out i was actually sick...took my temperature yesterday and it was 102
kind of a relief lol ... maybe i can have more kids ;)
anyways, the worst part of the sickness is over, and i'm feeling much much better today! yay!

and to end, just a few more pics...


  1. Aw I'm sorry he's been fussy. My first cried ALL the time. Have you ever heard of the baby language? I'm using it with this one and it's SO nice to understand a little better what he needs. Evie

    1. I have, and i've tried to use it, but can't really tell much difference between his cries. During the day he's really not bad at all, and i can always get him's the 2 hrs. of colic crying at night that are rough :/

  2. Oh, poor you having a fever!! ACK!! I feel so incredibly miserable when I get fevers. Feeling the pain over here too with the two little ones and a fusser, btw. Caroline has slept most of the time for these first two weeks, and then, boom. Today she has been fussy ALL MORNING after sleeping really lightly ALL night. Weary weary sigh. This too shall pass...

    1. o dear...i hope it was just a one day/night thing!!! colic feels like it could be the end of me ;) but like you said, this too shall least we hope and pray it does!!!! lol
      ps. great birth story! 7 minutes and on the stretcher...and i love how you told the nurse to let her come out :) still makes me laugh!

  3. I feel for you...crying babies make the transition even harder! But it will get better!! (and you will have more babies!) Have you tried gripe water? I've used it a lot for N with all the tummy aches he's had. So special your mom could be with you! The quilt you made for Asher is beautiful!

    1. hey ruby, i have tried gripe water...last night it seemed to help for about 10 minutes, and then he was at it again...i wonder if you can overdose them...every 10 minutes for 2 hrs? jk ;) lol

  4. Beautiful pictures! I was wondering if you would be able to answer a question about your blog! I'm Heather and if you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com that would be great!

  5. Hi, Parla. Love the pictures and can't wait until Christmas, it's so far away! About the crying, hopefully he's not doing that every night now, but if he is... Do you drink milk or eat much dairy? When I nursed I had to lay off the dairy or we had gassy, crying nights with all three of my babies. Dr. told me that some babies can't take whatever dairy does to your milk. Just a thought. Sandra