Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5 months

(where does he think he's going? haha)

SO much has happened to our little family this past month I haven't been able to keep up. But here's a little update.
I'm officially out of my 1st trimester *hallelujah*. Oh...I'm pregnant again, if you didn't know (post on that soon). We moved back to California. Wyatt has started his internship. Emmett turned 5 months! Emmett also got sick over the weekend and we took him into urgent care. Thankfully, he had great vitals and but the doctor said he was starting to get some baby bronchitis, so no prescriptions we just got him a humidifier and it's worked amazing :)

Sleep:  Oh... I pray that our next baby will be an angel sleeper like Emmett. I feel like we really lucked out with this kid or maybe he got sent down extra sweet because we are having two babies 11 months apart? haha! It will definitely be a hard adjustment if baby #2 doesn't sleep like him. Haha! But hey, we'll deal with that when the time comes. Emmett is still sleeping through the night anywhere from 10-12 hrs. He is really fond of 6 AM, he'll wake up at 6 AM no matter what time we put him down. Luckily, we are all early riser in this house, so it's  not that bad. He sleeps about 15 hours a day, so depending if I want to nap more in the day I'll try to put him down later. But if we're busy all day or especially on Sunday's I try to get him down earlier, so he doesn't necessarily need as many naps. He is also leaning more towards 2 longer naps a day rather 3. 

Eating: About a week before I found out I was pregnant I saw a noticeable difference in my milk supply. I thought it might have been due to our sleep schedule, but that just didn't add up because I still had so much milk even after Emmett was sleeping 12 hrs though the night. Then I thought "well, maybe I'm regulating or just drying up." I knew my mom wasn't able to nurse very long and I figured that was happening to me... Up until Emmett started doing this thing where he would "pop off of me", it was the weirdest thing. Emmett never stops eating so it was very strange behavior. 
But when that started happening is basically when I started feeling pregnant, so I took a test...Well more like 5 tests and all came out positive. I'll post more on that story later but I talked to my doctor and she said that can happen when you get pregnant while nursing. Sometimes the baby has no interest in nursing anymore w/the hormones. I mean it was nice in that Emmett wasn't "missing the boob" necessarily. But I had weird feelings about it, I felt guilty that my body was already catering to my new baby instead of Emmett. I worried that he wouldn't be getting the "same nutrition," or that he might loose weight. But that clearly wasn't the case and the irrational mommy guilt lasted a few days and then I was over it. Haha! 
I actually really like formula w/the exception of the smell. Fortunately, Emmett takes a bottle great and never had a problem drinking formula. He's just not a high maintenance baby, especially when it comes to food. So that means we have him completely on formula now. Emmett did had some tummy problems around 4 months because he was eating so much, the doctor told me to give him prunes to see how that helps. Well, it helped immensely and he's now regular and going at least once a day :) He has a bottle around 6/7 times a day and then I give him oatmeal cereal with prunes and pears 3/4 times a day.  after his bottleSince he has been regular the past week or so I decided I wanted to incorporate more food into his diet since he seems to be EXTREMELY interested. I'll let you all know how that goes. 

-He is officially mobile, he has no desire to stay in one place at any point in time.
-He's not hands and knees crawling so I can't really say he's a "crawler" but he's definitely "army crawling"! It's actually pretty cute too!
-He sits up by himself for a good minute if he doesn't try to grab everything around him, otherwise... falls right over.
-One of my favorite things about him is that he is so easy to make laugh, there really isn't anything that he doesn't laugh at. No exaggeration. Try him haha
-Still loves the bath, I think more so now that he can play with his toys in the tub.
-He is still just as social if not more.
-Food makes him the happiest, close 2nd's are: being around a lot of people and army crawling.
-He talks all the time and has started to say "da da" he has no idea what it means but he says it all the time.
-He is noticing when I leave his sightline... lol
-Still no teeth, but I'll soak it up because I hear mom's really complain when the teeth come in... & let's be real, I've got enough to complain about (pregnancy w/and infant... ;) lolz) But the amount of drool he's been accumulating could probably put California out of it's drought. 
-He's been drinking out of a sippy cup and loves it.
-He knows his name :) 
-He likes prunes, pears, mangos, and oatmeal cereal. 

Dislikes: Being sleepy, tired, or HUNGRY. Getting his face wiped.

Growth: I only know his weight because he just got weighed when we went to urgent care. So he's 19.8 lbs (so much for me thinking he might lose weight haha) and I have no idea for all the rest because he doesn't have another doctor appt until he's 6 months :)

ps- pretend that I actually circled the 5 on the pictures, totally spaced on it! haha


Thursday, December 8, 2016

4 Months


I love these updates because it's crazy to see how much Emmett is changing from month to month. He is STILL a total mini Wyatt! From his little chin to his mannerisms, it's crazy how alike they are. I feel like the only thing he got from me was my lips... haha. Whenever we're out and about I'm always getting "what a happy baby he is" and "those chunky cheeks!" He will play with anyone and flirt flirt flirt until he's hungry hahah. He does have a more independent personality. He is always trying to hold the bottle by himself. It gets frustrating because it's not like he can actually hold it up for long and he'll get mad if my hand is in way, like he'll dig his nails into me until I move my hand. Emmett is also really predictable, and has a very even temperament. Fortunately, he's been this way since he was born... I just hope that stays forever! Haha!!

Eating: We started giving him rice cereal a few weeks ago and that has been going great! He has finally regulated with eating (at least for the time being), he was crazy last month and I think that's what contributed to that growth spurt. He now eats about 35-40 ounces a day, 6-7 feedings a day w/no night time feedings. He will usually eat about 6 ounces every feeding, and some rice cereal.

Sleep: He is officially sleeping 12 hours straight though the night. Hallelujah! Haha! We even went on vacation for about 9 days over thanksgiving and his naps were off here and there. Go figure, we were traveling like 5/9 days, but surprisingly his nighttime sleep wasn't effected at all. The kid was still sleeping through the night. I pray that it still holds up though our move in like 10 days.

I'm still getting emails on how I sleep trained Emmett, and part of me would love to just do a blog post for you ladies, I'm just reluctant because I'm not an expert at all. Haha! But we'll see :)
But I'll share the schedule I currently have him on. I've had him on this schedule this past month, and I'll probably keep it until he's least 6 month. He is taking about 3 naps a day which really works for us.
  • Nap #1--8:30AM-10:30AM
    • 10:30-12:00- Change diaper, feed, and play
  • Nap #2--12:00-2:30PM
    • 2:30-4:00PM- Change diaper, feed, and play/(If I have errands I'll usually run them here)
  • Nap #3--4:00-5:30PM
    • 5:30-7:00PM- Change diaper, feed, and play
  • Bedtime--7:00PM-7:00AM 
    • 7:00AM-8:30AM- Wake up, change diaper, feed, and play 

Likes: Pretty much everything from last month and a few new things...

  • Dad's facial hair- because it tickles
  • PEOPLE & flirting!! I never thought babies could be flirty, but Emmett is already ridiculous. It makes me slightly worried for when he gets older but we'll deal with that when the time comes. Haha! 
  • Tummy time. He won't stay on his back long unless he's milk drunk. I think he like's it because he feels like he's more mobile that way.
  • His LEFT side: He will ONLY roll on his left side. It's the weirdest thing, he literally refuses to do anything on his right side. If anything is ever in his right hand or right related it's because I put it there haha. I will even move all of his toys to his right side and he will just look at them and then roll on his left. 
  • Sitting up- He loves his Bumbo seat

Dislikes: Not chewing on something- I sometimes call him a zombie baby because he's teething and acts so crazy! The drool and chewing is out of control sometimes and he doesn't even have teeth yet.

Milestones: Scooting, rolling from back to tummy, can sit up in his bumbo seat, can sit up for just a few seconds before face planting, and sleeping 12 hours through the night is a huge milestone in our household!

Growth: 17.6 lbs 27 in. Wearing mostly 9 month clothes and some 12 month. Size 3 diapers.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Our First Family Vacation

We had so much fun this past week being around all of our friends and family. After this trip we feel like we're champions of west coast flying. We flew from Utah to Washington, Washington to California, and California to Utah this past week. The Friday before Thanksgiving we headed up to Salt Lake for Wyatt's brother's wedding then headed to Washington Sunday morning to spend Thanksgiving week with my family. While we were up north we visited VooDoo donuts, downtown Seattle, UW, and the Olympic national park. We ate clam chowder, fish and chips, visited the first Starbucks (we're not coffee drinkers but still pretty cool), and took lots of pictures. It rained like crazy the entire time we were there so it was like Wyatt and Emmett got the "real" pacific northwest experience, haha! But it was gorgeous, Emmett did most of his napping in the car which is totally off his normal schedule but ended up working out really nice. He also did his first back-to-tummy roll while we were up there so that was fun. Now the kid won't stay on his back. He loves being on his tummy, but will start to get really mad once he realizes he can't crawl. He can scoot a little here and there, but he basically does a full 360 circle instead of actually moving forward, and it's hilarious to watch but frustrating to him. Emmett loved the rain in Washington, we went to a lake out there and it was just pouring and he was laughing the whole time! I was surprised at how non-stressful traveling was. I was expecting the worst, so maybe that made it better. I mean as far as traveling with an infant, we definitely had those "rookie moments," like... "oh we can carry Emmett in the carrier the entire time EVEN through security check-in?!" After we figured that out, he pretty much stayed in the carrier the entire time. The only real downside was that I've been sick for the past week, but overall it went pretty smooth. I made a little video of the trip too, so you can check it out if you'd like :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Holiday Gift Series: For Her

I love the holiday's, but when it comes to shopping I get stressed out! I am such a last minute shopper and it gets me so anxious. I heard a statistic on the radio the other day and they said that 75% of people have most of their Christmas shopping done by Halloween! That's amazing. But I'm trying to be different this year and get all of my shopping done by the week before christmas (huge goal, I know) haha! So, I've decided to do a 5 week series on gifts for this holiday season. All of the gift idea's I'll post will be under $100. I'm doing the ladies this week, and I've separated them into categories that I thought would work good for mom's, family, and friends etc. But you can really give all of these items to anyone :) Just thought it might help if you have a particular person you're having trouble finding a gift for! I hope you enjoy!

For Mom:

For Grandma:

For Sister:

Other Family/Friends:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rugs and Onesies

I'm always posting on this rug on my snapchat (@kristinapadgett) and instagram (@kristina.camille) stories. We don't currently have a "nursery" for Emmett because we are moving in about a month. So we just move this rug all around. We always have him doing tummy time on it because the dyes are all natural, eco and contain no VOCs like most carpeting and rugs. I also love how Lorena Canals rugs and cushions are all machine-washable and fit into a standard washer and dryer. Emmett will almost always have a little spit up on it so it's nice to know I don't ever have to take it into a dry cleaner. As far as what Emmett's wearing it's a Finn + Emma onesie, and I'm obsessed. Like how cute is that matching beanie!? Finn + Emma is made with buttery soft, G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes. The snaps are lead/ nickel free and feature real coconut inserts. Their clothing has a generous fit- allowing them to be worn from longer- and accommodating for disposable diapers. That is huge for us because most of Emmett's clothes are too short, which causes us to change out sizes bi-weekly. This is one of the only brands where I feel the fit is actually true to size. Also, their wood toys are made from untreated Indian hardwood, finishes with vegetable seed wax, and filled with little beans. I love both of these brands so check them out and let me know what you think! :)