12 months came and went on October 21 and I’m still in shock! October was a busy month for me planning this guy’s first birthday, going back to work and adjusting to new schedules for our family. Add in Halloween and my husband’s birthday at the end of the month and I don’t really know what happened. It’s all been a blur! I figured I better get this monthly update (and last one I might add) written before I completely forget what happened during month 11.
8 Month Update
Our biggest milestone this past month was Everton crawling! Such a contrast to our previous life with big sis only as she crawled at 11.5 months old. We are quickly adjusting to having a baby roaming around and getting into things. Continue reading
5 Month Update
Our baby brother turned 5 months old on March 21 and in the midst of getting him ready for his first plane ride and hot family vacation, I did not get this posted on time and I am definitely feeling guilty about it!
4 Month Update
Four months old and I think Ever is experiencing his fifth cold. Sister has been super sick this week and the expression “siblings share everything” is oh so very true. Our little guy is coughing and stuffed up but true to his personality he’s still smiling throughout it! I seriously can’t get over how happy he is and how much he lights up around others. At this age, Miss Lace used to be happiest on her change table and would kick and squeal away while laying on it but this guy seems to enjoy catching people’s eyes the most! Continue reading
3 Month Update
Our little bub hit the three month mark last week. I am not going to begin to apologize for being late on posting this because being late is my new reality and I’m okay with that! What I am not okay with Continue reading
2 Month Update
It feels like I just wrote Everton’s one month update, and in some ways I did because I was a little late last month on posting it. I figured if I didn’t get this one done pretty much on time I wouldn’t get it done at all since Christmas is almost upon us and life will be hectic with all the festivities!
1 Month Update
My first monthly update and I am embarrassed to say I am already late to write and post it! I really hope this is not setting the tone for the rest of the updates I plan to do. Last week I was on week 2 of being sick with a head cold when I also experienced mastitis. I had mastitis before when my daughter was 6 weeks old. This time around I was more aware of what it feels like and when I got a plugged duct almost right away with our son, so I quickly nipped it (pun intended). I think I missed this one because I wrote off the aches and chills to my cold instead of thinking it was anything else. Anyways, the point is I was feeling AWFUL last week and although I had snapped his pictures, sitting and typing this up never got done. So here it is now, better late than never!
12 Months Old
12 months… one whole year. Wow how I can’t believe it. I seriously can’t believe it. To say to myself that yesterday was her first birthday doesn’t seem possible. I sit here in complete denial, not knowing how it can be that an entire year has passed since she graced us with her presence in this world. This 12 month update will be the last monthly update that I do for her and to say that I am sad is an understatement. Watching the growth she has made over the past 12 months has been an incredible experience.
11 Months Old
I am surprised that I am even allowing myself to write this update on her actual 11 month birthday. My usual course of practice would be to avoid it completely in hopes that if I do so she won’t actually turn 11 months and I can therefore hold onto this time a little bit longer… But here I am trying to get my thoughts together while I hold back the tears. I seriously can’t believe she’s going to be one in a month! This past month flew by. I’m having a hard time even recalling what has really occurred as it all feels like a blur.
10 Months Old
This past month we took our first plane ride with Miss Lace! She did absolutely incredible. We took the advice of friends and nursed her during take off and this seemed to prove effective. However, while burping her after this nursing session she proceeded to puke her milk up all over mommy. I wasn’t nearly as prepared as I should have been as she hasn’t done this in a very long time. As a new mom, you quickly learn that the smell of fresh milk is quite okay compared to the smell of old milk so I took it with a grain of salt. After I air dried off the rest of the plane ride went seamlessly. She played with toys, enjoyed the multiple television screens, as well as the many interactions with the other people on the plane. The in flight safety demonstration provided her with great entertainment. Continue reading