Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1 month


Isaac is 5 1/2 weeks old! It doesn’t seem like a month has gone by. He is still my squishy love bug.

Isaac Michael – 1 month

Eating: Isaac loves to nurse. He eats every 2 hours on the hour during the day. He clusters feeds from 6-9pm usually.

Sleep: He is a champion sleeper! He sleeps through the night and only wakes up at 1am for 15 minutes and goes back to sleep til 5am. I love having more sleep! I feel fantastic! I know that will probably change.. but for now, it’s really nice! Oh, he has to be swaddled at night, I loooove my kiddopatamus swaddle me. We have 2 to rotate out.

Clothes: He is a chub-a-lub! {I sometimes sing “Mr chub a luba..mmm” …anyone??} He is almost too small for his 3 month clothes! I cant believe I have such a big baby. I’m use to miss Olivia who was always petite. I pulled out some of my favorite outfits to make sure he wears them before he is too giant to fit.


Milestones: He started smiling on Friday! He has the worlds greatest toothless grin! He can hold his head up for extended periods of time too! It makes holding him so much easier! He isn’t much of a laying down baby when he is awake, he would rather be standing or sitting up.

Bumps in the road: He is super grumpy at dinner time. Usually that is when he is cluster feeding. It makes for a long night, but lately I’ve been giving him a nice warm bath and using lavender calming lotion at nice which has seem to help. It’s also helped with getting him to bed before 9.  {this is what happens when your sister is born first, everything is pink}


 Loves: Being held! I cant put him down sometimes. He is usually in my lap when I’m on the computer or I’m carrying him around the house in my ergo when I’m doing chores. It’s different with Isaac then it was with Olivia. She was never a cuddlier. It’s amazing how much of a difference nursing makes. He really enjoy staring at the living room light! LOL! I tried to give him a rattle, but the light won! I might make him a onesie that says “I love lamp” just for fun! DSC_0011

Other than the lack of sleep for Mike and I, I love our little family. Mike and I have already been on a date! He took me to the movies and dinner for my birthday/our anniversary. Isaac did great and took a bottle! He ate 7oz. in 3 hours! I wasn’t nervous to leave him at all. He was in good hands, and I couldn’t wait to kiss Mike without interruption…remember when? 

Friday, November 12, 2010

if you would of…


If you would of told this sweet girl that she would find someone just like her daddy and love him just as much..
she might not believe you..


If you told this crazy 6 year old that her dream of being a mommy was going to come true..
she wouldn’t believe you, after all her husband’s name isn’t Anthony Longo..


If you would of told this body conscience 15 year old that it doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do…
you will still have a great bod, even after 2 little babies…minus a stretch mark or ten.
{hello eyebrows..}Ashlee_totally_cute

Through it all, I really couldn’t ask for a better 23 years of life.
God has truly been good to me!
Happy Birthday to me!


Thursday, November 4, 2010


I don’t know why, but I don’t really have any words to write this week.

I am tired, extremely happy, and in love with my family.

For now, I’ll just show you some pictures from the past month {or two..eep!}










Mike’s Dad passed away 3 days before Isaac was born. He was in the Navy, and Mike got the honor of receiving his burial flag.








Now it’s back to nursing, changing cloth diapers, laundry, and keeping up with my sweet and crazy Olivia.