Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy One Month Birthday, Charlie!

It is hard to believe that this "little" man is already a whole month old.  I can't believe how much bigger he is now and how much he has changed already.
What a handsome young man you are, Charles. In your first month you have gone through about 350 diapers and around 425 wipes.  You have baptized your mom 5 times and have pooped all over your dad once. You now drink about 4 ozs of milk each feeding and have only had one spit up that required an outfit change. You unofficially weigh 10 lbs and 8 ozs, although we won't know for sure until your next doctor's appointment.You burp and coo and are obsessed with ceiling fans and posters. You have broken hundreds of hearts. You are the best baby we could have ever asked for.
However, you do have a bit of a problem. Apparently you have not yet learned that your middle finger is reserved for special occasions to express discontent, not to flip at your mommy when she tries to take your picture. Case in point:
Uh oh, I'm sorry that I upset you. Work out those lungs, big boy!
To wrap up this monthly update, I wanted to do something a little different.  In order to give a true idea of Charlie's size I am going to put him up against common household objects in a little exercise that I call "Charlie Versus" This month I proudly present "Charlie vs. Remote"
Charlie= not so amused. Me, I think it is hilarious.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

And because I can't resist...

Do you really think I could publish a blog post with no Charlie pics and not follow it up with one chock full o Charlie goodness?
Eeeeee! We love him so much.  From his itty bitty toes to his chubby wubby cheeks.

And although I miss my old Bump... I've got a new one!

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Things I loved during pregnancy

Well, as expected, my blogging has been less than impressive lately.  Can you really blame me? I have an adorable, hungry, attention loving newborn that I can't get enough of. It is pretty difficult to step away from that long enough to form coherent thoughts!
I didn't want to leave my readers high and dry, so I thought I might put together a quick review of the top things that I loved during my pregnancy. I know I have a few readers that are pregnant or hope to be soon, so this is my two cents.
#1 Thing Loved: Burt's Bees Belly Balm
Ahh yes, the balm. This is a little tub of pure moisturizing goodness.  I went through 6 tins of this during my pregnancy as I religiously spread it across my belly each night before I went to bed. It is the consistency and has the same feel as chapstick. Seriously. I would put it on and then wear a tank top so that it wouldn't get all over everything. In the mornings when I'd hop on the shower my belly would bead the water because of the protective coating. Each tin cost around $10, but you can usually find it on sale for about $9.   It wasn't cheap, but I am happy to report that I have zero stretch marks
#2 Thing Loved: Tums Smoothies
I ate these things non stop during my second and third trimester. They are WAY WAY WAY better than normal Tums.  I don't know why anyone would ever eat regular Tums once they have tried these puppies. With the same relief, they have zero of the chalkiness. I was so glad that our friend Vicky turned me on to these!
#3 Thing Loved: Old Navy NON-Maternity Clothes
Since Old Navy clothes are quite cheap (and often cheaply made) they have quite a bit of stretch. The last few weeks of my pregnancy I wore all non-maternity clothes courtesy of Old Navy. Their tanks are long enough to cover a bump and stretchy enough to fit well. Their skirts and capris are all generously cut so that you can wear em low.  And the added bonus? You can still wear them after you pop the baby out.